Dennis Hopper's Height
5ft 8 (172.7 cm)
American Actor best remembered for films such as films like Blue Velvet, Easy Rider, Waterworld, Cool Hand Luke, Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, Mad Dog Morgan, The American Friend, Apocalypse Now, River's Edge, Hoosiers and Speed. In a GQ interview in 2010 he said, on being asked his height, "5'8 1/2"
Photos by PR Photos
You May Be Interested
Add a Comment56 comments
Average Guess (18 Votes)
5ft 7.25in (170.8cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/May/19
Dennis would have turned 83 today.🎂💐 He will never, ever be forgotten.
RIP Dennis, you marvellous actor. xxx
Littlelee168cm said on 21/Feb/19
Him and Kelly brook looked pretty much the same height in house of 9 so he wouldn't have been 5ft 8 then could he have shrunk a bit by then?
RichardSpain said on 13/Jan/19
172/173 cm young
170/171 cm old
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Sep/18
I saw Dennis Hopper yesterday in Quentin Tarantino's thoroughly enjoyable yarn 'True Romance'. He stars as Christian Slater's character's father, who comes to seek advice from his Dad, in his capacity as an ex-copper, after four whole years of absence. The son has landed himself in a spot of bother after killing a pimp stroke drug dealer and his associates and inadvertently making off with a haul of cocaine instead of his new wife's clothes, she having worked as a call girl for precisely four days before they met, fell in love and married!
Christian wants father Dennis to check out some names for him. He does, and they part company on good terms and hugging! I noticed while they were embracing, that Dennis was a very suitable height to have a son of Christian's 5ft8. He looked around an inch less than his son at most, and towered over his new daughter-in-law, played by 5ft1.5 Patricia Arquette.
What follows is one of Tarantino's all-time personal favourite scenes, which is an encounter with some Sicilian heavies, including James Gandolfini and led by a black-haired Christopher Walken. Violence ensues, but not before a great deal of fun and frivolity - and a history lesson which Walken finds offensive, so Hopper gets the 'kiss of death' - and shot!
On this merry Saturday morning, the late, great Dennis Hopper gets 5ft7.25.
Tall Sam said on 25/Jun/18
Rewatched Blue Velvet and he may be wearing ample footwear if not lifts in playing the imposing Frank Booth, from his appearance you would guess him a tightly coiled 5'9" in the role, but he certainly looked more like his listing in other films and at times a weakish 5'8" at that.
James said on 8/Dec/17
Hopper was 5'7" at his peak, and 5'6" in old age.
Richard said on 3/Dec/17
Dennis Hopper was never any taller than 5'7".
JJAK said on 2/Oct/17
I could buy a weak 5 8 peak he was short but not tiny.
He did seem to have short arms and legs making his overall size small.
Gotta say 5 9 is crazy that would be average for his era he was short.
He also claimed 5 8 .5 hard to believe I seem him 5 7 to 5 8.
This of course does not take footwear into account, other than cowboy boots he seemed content with flats.
Fred84 said on 14/Aug/17
Editor Rob: thanks for the answer and sorry for my post - I see you recognized that but I am sorry - I posted the photo at the wrong page - it should be posted to the page where was "Michael Madsen" and not "Dennis Hopper" (I had these two at the same time opened, that is the reason why I posted it to wrong page) :D
said on 11/Aug/17
I saw him in many movies with actor Larry Bishop. But I did not find the height of Larry. How tall could be Larry Bishop? What do you think, Rob?
Editor Rob: Larry looks at most 5ft 10
Rent said on 16/Jul/17
And by the way, a terrific actor. In Blue Velvet, he really was "the worst of the humanity" than David Lynch wanted!!
said on 11/Jul/17
Rob, do you personally understand the current average guess?
This is the first time I've seen someone who's 5'8" get an average guess of 5'6 1/2"...
Editor Rob: there was only 5 guesses here, 2 of them 5ft 6...
AH said on 28/Apr/17
Hooper was quite clearly 5'7" and looked it. In 'Speed' he was the same height as Bullock. He needs a downgrade.
James said on 1/Feb/17
Hopper was never any taller than 5'7".
Marcus said on 22/Jul/16
As a guest star on "The Rifleman" in 1958, Hopper was dwarfed by 6'5.5" Chuck Connors. At least 10 inches separated the heights of the two actors. Based on this appearance, Hopper would be 5'7.5".
Robby D. said on 24/Jun/16
If anyone wanted more evidence that Hopper was under 5' 8" then watch the movie "I died a thousand times." He has a short scene where he dances close up to Shelley Winters (listed as 5' 4" on here and other sites). Winters is wearing heels which could be about 3" high but even then that would only bring her up to 5' 7" so if Hopper was barefoot he should still be an inch taller than her. He was wearing dress shoes and Winters towered over him. He was looking up when he spoke to her. Unless this listing is for shoe height then 5' 8" for Hopper is out of the question. So is 5' 7" for that matter.
Robby D said on 30/Mar/16
I just watched an old episode of Cheyenne and Dennis appears as the leader of a gang robbing the passengers on a train. He was wearing cowboy boots and he was still shorter than everyone including the women young and old. I doubt if he was even 5' 7" I think a fraction over 5' 6" would be nearer the mark.
said on 27/Oct/15
Rob, maybe his claim was early morning?
[Editor Rob: there will definitely be some people who wake up, measure and go with that mark...I don't know if Dennis would be one of those, I think he more likely would give a shoe height.]
bk said on 30/Jun/14
Just saw him on Bonanza, and he was a Few inches shorter than Michael Landon....
said on 21/Jun/14
Rob , can 5'8.5 be his peak ?
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't be as convinced he was that mark in his 30's, although it's certainly not an outrageous claim, he could look 5ft 8]
dsve said on 13/Jan/14
Watching Sons of Katie Elder a d if the Duke is 6'4" Hopper was at least 8" shorter.
Robby D said on 23/Aug/13
I saw him in the movie "Giant" today and no way was he 5'8" in that film! More like 5'6.5" to 5'7". Having said that he was only about 18 years old at the time so I suppose he could have grown an inch.
Arch Stanton said on 10/May/13
Hopper was 5 ft 7 I thought. Nicholson has near 3 inches on him in Easy Rider.
mateodelaghetto619 said on 23/Oct/11
5'8 tall, but body type looks 5'5.
John said on 5/Aug/11
Just watching Speed where he is in the train and he seems slightly taller than Sandra Bullock who is 5'7", so 5'8" looks a good bet for sure.
Voiceless dental fricative said on 27/Jun/11
I'm surprised he was this tall. I had always pictured him as a short guy for some reason.
Mr. Kaplan said on 22/Jan/11
In "Rebel Without a Cause", 5'0" Natalie Wood's head come up to his mouth level. I don't think there's 8 inches from your mouth level to the top of your head. Especially not if you're way under six feet tall.
Bon said on 30/Dec/10
I just watched 'Speed' and I really thought he's a perfect example of a 5'8 guy.
Mr. Kaplan said on 26/Dec/10
When did he ever look 5'8"? The man was short.
Josh said on 3/Feb/09
He was a certain 5ft 8 plus. He was a bit taller than james dean in rebel without a cause and dean wernt that short and he was near the same height as jack nicholson in easy rider.
Random Person said on 18/May/08
I always thought of this guy as really short and stocky but upon watching Apocaylpse Now, I have to say...he looked sorta tall. I thought he looked more 5'9" next to Sheen. That movie did a great job at making average sized actors look huge, espically Robert Duvall and Marlon Brando. Anyway, I can easily buy 5'8" for his peak height...and Sheen was apparently never more than 5'6".
guyfrommars said on 11/Apr/08
robotix: You're correct with Laura Dern.
In his prime Dennis was a tad over 5'7" now he sticks with that height. Also in Easy Rider he's wearing boots.
glenn said on 27/Feb/08
yes,thank you.hard to keep clean.
Danimal said on 26/Feb/08
I like your jacket Glenn. Suede right?
glenn said on 26/Feb/08
correction,maybe 3 years this march.
glenn said on 26/Feb/08
thanks,but that was 2 years ago.
Danimal said on 25/Feb/08
You're looking fit Glenn.
Danimal said on 25/Feb/08
It's funny, but from left to right, it looks like he grew an inch in each of the 3 pictures, going from 5'6" in the first to 5'7" in the second to 5'8" in the last....lol.
glenn said on 25/Feb/08
leonari-possible.but also possible 5-8 peak.i think i saw younger pics where he was in the 5-9 range.what do you think rob?
leonari said on 25/Feb/08
Glenn: you really think a full 5'9" in his prime?
Original said on 30/Dec/07
1 Pic - 169 cm
2 Pic - 172 cm
3 Pic - 174 cm
glenn said on 7/Jul/07
he was 5-8,5-9 prime.i kept bumping into him this one week,as shown here.he didnt change much,and neither did in clothing,but more than him.
Franco said on 6/Jul/07
glenn looks shorter in the 3rd pic, in the 1st Hopper is leaning while glenn is straightish...
yeah if anything he looks in the 171cm area
robotix said on 7/Jun/07
guyfrommars, looks like Laura Dern has 6" on him if she straigtens up. Could be she's wearing 3" heels which is 5'10"+3"=6'1" which is 6" above 5'7"
said on 4/Jun/07
Dennis Hopper towered over by 5'10" (plus maybe some heels) Laura Dern: Click Here
Gonzalo said on 9/Jan/07
It´s funny, in the three pics both Glenn and Hopper wear almost the same clothes, with slight differences
Austrian said on 26/Dec/06
i think he never was much taller, look at him in easy rider
ann said on 7/Aug/06
Dennis is at least 5'8". I am 5"8.5" and was wearing boots with a 2 inch heel, and took a picture with him and our heads were basically the same level. I would say much closer to 5'9" really, definitely not shorter than 5'8" though.
Editor Rob said on 7/Jun/06
Another couple of shots of Den and Glenn.
Glenn said on 16/Apr/06
Frank brought it up that I goosed,so yeah,I was.
Bleemo said on 16/Apr/06
Glenn that's a comment for another type of site.
Glenn said on 16/Apr/06
I was goosed! by a john wayne fan!
said on 15/Apr/06
Dennis Hopper was never more than 5'7". I met him back in the very early 1970's. That's why I'm telling you that James Dean was no more than 5'6". In Rebel Without a Cause, Dean was the same height as Hopper and Dean wore lifts! Check out Hopper's height in Giant. He's not wearing lifts. Compare him to Dean who is.
By the way, here's Hopper with Kiefer Sutherland: Click Here
Now tell me all you Kiefer fans, is he really 5'10"?
In that shot of Glenn and Dennis, Glenn looks like he's just been "goosed"!
Bud said on 15/Apr/06
Anyone remember if he looked around the same height or shorter than Nicholson in Easy Rider? I seem to remember Jack being taller though there is talk of his being 5'7''
Editor Rob said on 15/Apr/06
Here is a picture of Glenn with Dennis.
Steven said on 17/Jul/05
Isn't his name Dennis Hopper? 5'7'' seems about the right height, he doesn't appear to be this "short" on screen, but judging photographs at award ceremonies etc. I would say 5'7'' minimum, maybe an inch bigger.
[Editor Rob: thanks for pointing that spelling mistake! The guy does seem to be shrinking these days...maybe his posture is pretty bad aswell]