How tall was Charles Napier

Charles Napier's Height

5ft 11 ¾ (182.2 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in films like Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Silence of the Lambs, The Blues Brothers, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Cherry, Harry & Raquel!, Melvin and Howard, The Grifters, Philadelphia and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

How tall is Charles Napier
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Average Guess (7 Votes)
5ft 11.57in (181.8cm)
Gerald S said on 9/Apr/23
Rob, could we compromise on 5’11.75” for Napier?
Editor Rob
It could be a fair figure.
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Apr/23
My late boyfriend, Pip, used to play the film The Blues Brothers so many times that eventually, I decided to leave the room! Perhaps I should see it on my own terms now! Pip had a lot of innocence in him and wasn’t fond of films of the horror genre. He’d seen enough horror of his own, having been burnt in a fire.

I do have access to The Silence of the Lambs though, so maybe I can see Charles in that…..❓

I don’t doubt Rob’s 5ft11.5 for Charles Napier.
Gerald S said on 18/Feb/23
Rob, could Napier please get a six foot listing?

On a Murder She Wrote 2 part episode, Napier seemed to edge out 5'11.75" Alex Cord; I really believe Napier was no less than six feet up to the 1990s; he was a taller six footer than someone like Lance LeGault I would have thought.
Editor Rob
Not discounted 6ft for him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/21
I get this guy and Jack Palance mixed up somehow...even though there's 4in between them!
RisingForce said on 30/May/17
I really think this is too low for his peak height. He wasn't much shorter than 6'1" Richard Crenna in First Blood, perhaps an inch less. At worst, I'd say 182 cm range based on what I've seen
Chase Witherspoon said on 17/Oct/15
I agree I thought he'd have been taller, looks comfortably 6'0" even..
Sam said on 16/Oct/15
Rob, could you change to "best remembered for" and also add Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Cherry, Harry & Raquel!, Melvin and Howard, The Grifters, Philadelphia and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery?
Sam said on 31/Mar/14
Could you add The Silence of the Lambs and The Blues Brothers to his credits.
Dmeyer said on 9/Sep/13
Rob this Guy was taller than sly in boots and barely 1 in under 6'0.5 crenna 5'11.5 is closer
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 25/Aug/12
I really think he was a strong 5ft11, like 1.81 m or maybe even near 6ft (1.82 m) at his peak.
Sam said on 29/Dec/11
Rob, since he recently passed, I think you can just list the peak height.
Editor Rob
hadn't realised he'd passed this year!
guyfrommars said on 8/Oct/11
And he looked taller than "lifted" William Shatner in Star Trek, while wearing flat boots. He was close to 6' in his prime. Rest in peace, Charles.
lol said on 15/Jul/11
He only look 1 inch shorter than Richard Crenna (6.1) in Rambo II...

to me at the very least, his pak height was 5 ft 11,5
Shadow2 said on 2/Jan/11
Charles was a tough 5'11", who had the menace of someone 6'3" in his many roles. He was ideal as a villain working with average sized heroes, as in those played by Rod Taylor and Bill Bixby.
Davey said on 13/Jul/08
good estimate.This guy looks a solid 5`11.
Height Tracker said on 8/Feb/08
Dmeyer I disagree. Crenna was taller than Napier in that movie
dmeyer said on 6/Jan/07
hey rob in rambo 2 he looks easy the same height as 6 feet 1 crenna so even if crenna shrunked to 6 ft that steel 6 ft for napier or more 5'11.5 at pic

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