How tall is Dennis Franz

Dennis Franz's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)
American actor, best known for playing Detective Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue. I read one article where it mentioned he was 200lbs and a shade over 5ft 10.

How tall is Dennis Franz
Jimmy Smits and Dennis in 2016
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Average Guess (5 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 9.1in (175.5cm)
Current: 5ft 8.55in (174.1cm)
Tim Tam said on 3/Sep/23
Peak 177.5 cm after 40s 176 cm then he dipped to as low as 174-175cm.
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 23/Mar/19
Cannot see how this guy was ever over 174-175 tops. Has the classic look of your stocky 5' 8.5 inch guy. Probably down to 173 nowadays. Bruce Willis looked a good 3' taller than him in DH2.
Andrew M said on 26/Feb/15
Don't forget Hill Street Blues too, Rob!
Rick said on 27/May/14
Looks right at his listed height, 5ft 10in, and more like 225-230 lbs. I saw him in an airport in Fort Myers, Fl. I shook hands with him, he was a nice guy. I am 5ft 11.5in, and I was noticeably taller.
mike said on 2/May/11
in Dressed to Kill he looked 5ft9 but now he is just a weak 5ft8
Will said on 4/Nov/10
Franz is 5'9 1/4".
NYPD Blue's Clues said on 28/Aug/08
It's a handy tool to look at publicity photos from NYPD Blue of all of the cast standing around together looking moody like this one: Click Here

Compare him to the other people. 5ft10 really doesn't seem that unrealistic if Gooselaar is about 6ft and Henry Simmons is 6ft4
Rocky said on 12/Aug/08
Dude, he cannot be 5'10''.

More like 5'4''. In Die Hard 2, he was at least half a foot shorter than Bruce Willis.
IR said on 20/Jan/08
Dennis Franz looks 5'10" on NYPD Blue
Lynn said on 22/Dec/07
Clearly 5'8" max
Leung said on 10/Dec/07
Franz did lose a lot of weight. During the last couple of seasons of NYPD Blue he is noticeably slimmer than what he was before, I think 200lb sounds right. But if you are looking at older episodes of NYPD Blue he was fatter and looked about 230-240lb.
sf said on 10/Dec/07
Well, there's your inaccuracy right there, if anyone believes he was a only a shade over 200 lbs...
Chris said on 9/Dec/07
My brother stod one meter in front of him, he said no more than 5'9''. Do you really think he looks 5'10'' Rob?

Editor Rob
he could have shrunk some, or just been not 5ft 10.

there are sometimes rare individuals who permanently carry themselves with sunken shoulders, although whether he's one of them...
Brah said on 8/Dec/07
Franz needs to be downgraded to 5'9".
sf said on 28/Nov/07
SEEEEE????? Leung and I both agree, so that makes it official...
Leung said on 21/Nov/07
I have to agree with sf, Schroeder is taller than Franz.
sf said on 20/Nov/07
I find this interesting, as Ricky Schroeder was clearly taller than Dennis Franz in every episode of NYPD Blue, yet he is listed as 5'9" and 3/4 on his page.
manitobaboy said on 17/Sep/07
Dennis Franz is not 5'10." Look at him on Hill Street Blues - not a lot of those actors were close to 6' and he was shorter than most. I'd say 5'8" - maybe 175cm tops.
Chris said on 26/Jul/07
Here's a great pic: Click Here . Dennis Franz and Chuck Norris and they're exactly the same height. I wonder if this means that perhaps Dennis is a bit less than 5'10" and Chuck a bit more than 5'8.5"?
Chris said on 26/Jul/07
Cool. We have a Dennis Franz page. Glenn, have you met Dennis?

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