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Average Guess (43 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.46in (181.5cm)
Current: 5ft 10.67in (179.5cm)
dmeyer said on 21/May/06
i met dennis and hugh grant was 5'11 and dennis about 184 185 cm but he was wearing 5 cm cowboy boots so bare feet about 183 cm max and even in boots he only looked 1.5" to 2" on hugh it means the differnce between them is 1" but in the movie they look 3 inches difference he must wear lifts and play with the angles but maybe quaid was 6'1" at peak but nowaday he is nowere near the 187 he is claiming even in the boots he didnt look it because 2" boots add you about 1 " the guy is between 182 a,d 184 183 is a good guess before i met him i was sure he was 6'2"
Frank2 said on 3/May/06
I've met Dennis and he's 5'11". The reports of him being 6'2" are as silly as those reporting Arnold Schwarzenegger as being only 5'10".
MD said on 3/May/06
So, you're actually agreeing with me, then, that Dennis is not the full 6'0" given, here. I must have missed your earlier post. I still think Topher is 5'11" which would still give Dennis 5'11".
Frank2 said on 3/May/06
I posted them on purpose to give you a height reference. I showed you Dennis with Topher. Then I showed you that Topher just might not be 5'11" as well as how the IMDb lists many actors at that height who are in reality different heights.
MD said on 2/May/06
I'm wondering, what do these pics have to do with Dennis? Did you post these in the wrong persons section?
said on 2/May/06
Dennis with Topher: Click Here
Topher next to Josh Duhamel: Click Here
The IMDb lists him at 6'3.5". Topher looks small next to Josh and certainly doesn't look 5'11", more like 5'8".
Topher with Adam Brophy who also claims he's 5'11": Click Here
Topher looks taller.
Adam with producer David O. Sacks and Rob Lowe: Click Here
Rob is no more than 5'10". That folks I can guarantee you. I worked on one of his TV series. And Rob was two inches shorter than Jim Belushi in About Last Night. Belushi's listed on the IMDb as being 5'11" so here's a case of an actor who's under six feet looking taller than another actor (Lowe) who's listed on the IMDb as also being 5'11". That height is always suspect for me since it usually means the person is 5'10" or even under. But with Belushi who in person is about an inch taller than me, the IMDb blew it in the other direction. I'd say he's a strong six footer. That or he wore lifts when I saw him.
Here's Rob with 5'11" Eric McCormack and 5'8" Debra Messing: Click Here
And with 5'11" Sean Hayes (far left): Click Here
Are you getting the picture?
Where's Oliver Stone when we need him? I smell a conspiracy!
Gotxo said on 2/May/06
Well, it's beyond discussion that he's not over 6' now.
What intrigues me is what Rob has pointed out, how he managed during so much time to mantain the ilusion?
And what he could win doing that? He's not supossed to be gigantic as Arnold, he could have stayed in 6' (wheter is his real height or 1" more).
What advantages do the actors take from such an exaggerations? Better roles they wouldn't play if perceived as short?
[Editor Rob: it might be similar to bale...the 6ft 2 kind of stuck and nobody assumed otherwise for a decade...thats why I'm always trying to find early quotes about height, whether they are right or wrong to get an idea of how they were described early in their careers.]
said on 1/May/06
I still have a hard time seeing him at 6'0". Here he is with 5'11" Topher Grace:
1. Click Here
Now, though we can not see the footwear, Topher is definitely not known for wearing boots or height boosting footwear. Everything I've seen as of late (him with Jake Gyllenhal) points to him being 5'11", these days.
said on 27/Apr/06
Here's Dennis with 6'4" Dennis Haysbert: Click Here
I see at least a five inch difference which makes sense since I've seen Randy and he's my height.
Another shot: Click Here
Gotxo said on 18/Apr/06
I'm with Chris, the guy always looked taller than 5'11", he might have scrapped the 6'1" when young. Plus he's not an action star in a so physical sense as Stallone or Arnold are, he does not need such amellioration of his height, there's no reason.
Otherwise he has the best image asesors in the world and has been paying them a fortune for no reason! I want his method to looking 6'2" being 3 inches shorter!
Chris said on 17/Apr/06
In the movie Dreamscape (1984), Dennis Quaid looked about 3 inches shorter than Max von Sydow. Sydow was about 6'4'' then and I´d say Quaid has always been around the 6'1'' mark. Today he´s about 6 feet.
Gotxo said on 15/Apr/06
It must exist a factual base for a lie or exaggeration.
Glenn has described him at a reasonable 6', i can belive this and really gives a start point to stretch it, you know the mean augment is 2" in Hollywood, so it fits.
And he has looked allways tall, he must be 6' at least.
Maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stallone or the likes have a reason for a constant camerawork, in his case there's no one.
MD said on 14/Apr/06
Who knows, but the fact is that he's not 6'0".
Frank2 said on 14/Apr/06
Why was Elvis described as being 6'2"?
Frank2 said on 14/Apr/06
Dennis is exactly my height or 5'11". Nice man.
[Editor Rob: the big question is how he managed to get described as 6ft 2 in magazines over the years...]
said on 14/Apr/06
He was just on Jay Leno (April 13th/14th), and he was the same height or half and inch shorter than Jay, but definitely not more. Even if Jay is 5'11" barefoot, that would put Quaid at 5'10.5"-5'11" barefoot. Is it possible that he's lost height, because he's looking 5'10" barefoot, now.
Here he is with 5'11" Toper Grace:
1. Click Here
2. Click Here
EDITOR ROB, time to bring him down to 5'11"
Maverick said on 28/Mar/06
In his new movie, 'Yours, Mine & ours' the poster advertising the movie shows Quaid, standing against a door and with one leg pushing against another door!....
What is strange about the picture...i have noticed, is his shoes and it looks like he has got lifts in his shoes to give him extra height!!...his upper body is short and so are his arms, but his legs look long, especially the lower half!..i think he is below 6' most likely 5'10 to 5'11!....has anyone seen the poster?.....he did look under 6' in 'The Day After Tomorrow'...
steve said on 13/Mar/06
im 6ft 8 and he was atleast 7 or 8 inches shorter than me when i saw him
No Way Jose said on 6/Mar/06
He is definitely not 6'2" 5'11-6' is his height.
Sam said on 26/Nov/05
I worked with Dennis for 3 weeks or so back in the early 80's. Back then, I was 5'11 and he was at least 1 1/2 in taller than me. I'd say at present he's at least 6'
Gotxo said on 26/Nov/05
It's obvious he's not 6'2" in spite of in many films he does look it. Dunno what kinds of tricks to reach that appearance that involved. It's obvious that to mantain it a great deal of perseverance is need, so it must imply some kind of reward too. Maybe a contract over his image of leading/though guy.
Whatever, in order to get it, any kind of advantage is needed, so 6' does look right.
gyllenhaalic823 said on 25/Nov/05
Dennis IS shorter than Jake Gyllenhaal =)p! It's very obvious in the Day After Tomrrow (that I've watched five million times).
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/05
Yes, Dennis is only 6'0" or a tad under. In these photos you can see he and the 5'11" Topher Grace are almost equal in size; that the 6'0" Jake Gyllenhaal is actually taller than Dennis; and that the 5'9.75" Michael Douglas does not give much away to Dennis.
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Aug/05
From gossip Group: "I'm 5'9" and I've shaken his hand twice. I'd be surprised if he's 5'11". He certainly isn't 6'2" by any stretch of the imagination"
Anonymous said on 28/Jul/05
i worked all day with dennis he looked 6'1'' but he was wearing 2'' boots so dennis is just about 183 184 cm he is exactly 6'0.5'' very close to 6 ft its funny because i alwais thaught he was 6'2'' maybe he lost 1 inch over the years but right now he is no taller than 184 cm i stood next to him all day so i can say for sure
Mr. X said on 26/Jun/05
I would say this guy's probably about 6 ft. He's slightly taller than 5 ft 11 Topher Grace and about same height as 6 ft Jake Gyllenhaal. Grace and Gyllenhaal might had wore lifts, or might be rounding down be about 2 inches, but what are the odds of that?
Kenshin said on 21/Jun/05
in one of the movies with chad he look about 2 inches taller than him so he should be 6'2
Smoke said on 21/Apr/05
I'll admit that he's looked this to me at time as well (187 cm), but the more picture that I see of him recently the more I'm convinced that he really isn't as tall as he's always been listed at. Topher Grace is 5'11", and Dennis didn't even look 2 inches taller than him in their movie.
dmeyer said on 19/Apr/05
i have a friend who worked on denis last movie a weeck ago and told me that quaid was 187 cm
Chris said on 12/Mar/05
Yeah he definately doesn't look 6'2", but while some argue that the taller the better, many also consider 6'0" even to being perfect height. I would say Dennis is just about 6'0" on the dot, definately not quite as tall as his brother. Gyllenhaal also isn't quite as tall for a guy as his imposing sister is for a lady.
mike sig said on 24/Feb/05
I saw Dennis at House of Blues with his band singing in 2003. I'm 5'9" and was wearing cowboy boots so 5'11". He came over and talked to a girl in my group that he knew. He performs in his bare feet. I could see the top of his head. I say 5'8" to 5'9".