How tall is Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

American actor best known for appearing on TV series The Drew Carey Show and American Housewife. In film he has appeared in Miss Congeniality 2, Office Space, The Beverly Hillbillies and Napoleon Dynamite. In a 1996 edition of the Beacon Journal he said "and I'm 6-foot-2" and in an AVClub interview he mentioned his weight, saying: "I'm 6'2", 210 pounds - I'm a big guy"

How tall is Diedrich Bader
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For years during the drew Carey show the first response I’d get from fans meeting me is shock that I’m 6’2” bc i was always standing next to @WhoseRyanStiles who is circus freak tall

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Average Guess (22 Votes)
6ft 2.19in (188.5cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/23
Stiles could be around 6ft5½ zone today, peak a solid 6ft6 no question. On the subject of Ashton Kutcher, Diedrich and him look about the same opposite Ryan. Will Smith I still got in the strong 6ft1 range, tops 6ft1½ (most guys his height round to 6ft2). Diedrich was taller than him in that episode of Fresh Prince, maybe an inch? That's a noticeable enough difference
Darksol64 said on 2/Apr/23
Looking damned near 6'3 with Ryan in that first picture you posted rampage.

Although I feel that Ryan was closer to 6'5 than 6'6 as he got into his 50s. Something like 6'5 3/8, maybe 6'5 1/2 max. 20s/30s I'm sure he was near 6'6, but possibly even then maybe a little below like 6'5 3/4 or so. Never came across to me as a strong 6'6. He never towered Ashton Kutcher as much as 6'6 1/4 Carmelo Anthony did.

Anyway, as you said no way is this guy below 6'2. 188-189. I'll guess 6'2 1/4

@Fanz. That's because Smith is one of those guys who's probably weak 6'1 at best and still claims 6'2+. This guy on the other hand is an actual 6'2, and maybe a little change to go along with it. There's a bigger difference than you'd think between weak 6'1 and strong 6'2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Mar/23
This guy always looks really tall onscreen. Definitely nothing below this and 189cm is certainly still up for debate. Wouldn't have bat an eyelid at 6ft3 either if he claimed it.

Stacking up well with Ryan Stiles both back in the day and more recently. It's possible Ryan has lost a bit of height but all in all that's how a real 6ft2 should look next to 6ft6

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MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 18/Mar/23
This guy is great in office space and Napoleon Dynamite. He did edge out 6'1.5 ish will smith in Fresh Prince. 6'2 is fair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jun/22
Nothing under 6ft2
5'11Kid said on 30/Jun/22
It’s pretty interesting that he’s the exact height and weight of Batman in the comics and also voiced him.
OriginalAnon said on 22/Mar/22
Franz, not sure what spectacles you had on at the time but I've just watched a couple of scenes where he looks shorter than Smith. He looks like he could be about 6'1''. He doesn't give a 6'2'' impression in that. I have seen him in other things where he looks about 6'2'' though, but he can't be other that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/May/21
He does look strikingly tall in everything he's in.
FanzWrestler said on 7/Apr/21
Shocked to see he's only 6'2. Looked at times 6'3/ maybe even perhaps 6'4. In The Fresh Prince of Bel Air he looked 6'4 compared to 6'1¼ Will Smith. I'll say he's 6'2¼ still even into his 50's.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/Jul/19
Diedrich always look 3cm on 6'1 Colin Mochrie. I still have hard times seeing him flat 6'2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/19
This guy could pass for near 6ft3 at times. Looked very tall in Office Space a good 4-5in on Ron Livingston

I know he was originally listed a little 6ft2 here. I'd go back to that........
joshjeffords said on 8/Oct/18
Weird guy and tall He has done tons of bit parts has penchant for random nudity..
Point being he looks at least 6 2 barefoot, well over in shoes.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Aug/18
Look more like 6'2 1/4 past and now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jul/18
188-188.5cm zone is likelier than 187.5-188cm
Ian555 said on 7/Jul/18
Could 6’2 1/4 be a possibility? I originally thought he looked 6’4-6’5 tall to me and I think he looks a little over 6’2” flat to me.
Editor Rob
It's a figure some people would guess him at...he could be more likely 6ft 2-2.25 than say 6ft 1.75-2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/18
Looked a 189cm guy in the 90's...
S.J.H said on 17/Sep/16
Rare honest 6'2 guy and maybe 6'2.25
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/16
Appeared on an episode of Fresh Prince. He looks a hair shorter than Will Smith in the top photo with a slight lean while Smith is standing tall but then looks only 2in shorter than James Avery. I think he gives a taller impression next to Avery than Smith...

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Rob, what do you think?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Feb/16
A very solid 6ft2 guy at least
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
189cm for certain if Craig Ferguson is/was 187cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Dec/14
Rob, didn't you originally have him a little over 6ft2?
Editor Rob
yes a few years back
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Nov/14
Rob, is 189cm possible?
Editor Rob
he's a guy at times who could pass for that mark, I think a decent 6ft 2 guy
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Nov/13
He's a strong 6ft2 guy, possibly 189cm. I think Craig Ferguson might be 6ft1.25/186cm. Diedrich was a bit taller him in the Drew Carey Show
Sam said on 10/Feb/12
He describes himself as 6'2" and 210 pounds here in the context of mentioning Max Baer Jr. making him feel small:
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Mr. R said on 30/Nov/11
I saw bhim at the theater. He is a spot on 6-2.
jasperwazap said on 27/Nov/11
Anybody remember the Fresh Prince ep when Hilary says in reference to his stature "he's not that tall." but then again the Avery guy on the show was 6'4''and BIG too.
5'8.76784 said on 5/Aug/11
Anybody knows how does he stand next to 6'6 Ryan Lee Stiles i the Drew Carey Show?? He never seemed that much shorter, but I have no pics, someone?
5'8.56784 said on 26/Jul/11
Rob, this guy is 6'3 then, if Boreanaz is a bit under 6'1, then he might be 190cm. Seems fair, because he always looks tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/11
Kevin Sorbo is just 6ft3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/11
Doubt he's anywhere near 6ft4.
Tetris Vader said on 24/Jun/11
Rob, he's 6'4, he looks it compared to 6'4 Kevin Sorbo in Meet the Spartans, big guy indeed.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/11
Looks a little over 6ft2
michael said on 21/Jan/11
I always thought this guy was just on 6 foot. He made WAY to many references to himself as being a tall guy for me to actually believe he is tall. lol
Nightingale said on 20/Jan/11
Nope, Boreanaz is under 6'1" but at the very least 6'0".
5'7.37 said on 20/Jan/11
He's 6'4, Boreanaz is a legit 6'1, you rarely see someone that much taller than Boreanaz in Bones.
Nightingale said on 16/Jan/11
He's understating his height. In tv show bones he's no less than three inches taller than solid six foot David Boreanaz, do the mathz (bad joke i know).
Then i guess that Justin is telling the truth, i would go with the 6'4" though.
Hugh 190cm said on 7/Jun/09
Does look this tall. Could look close to 6ft3 at times Miss Congeniality 2.
Jasper said on 19/Sep/08
sounds about right. He was about same height or hair shorter than Goodman in "Center of the Universe". John wore his hair pretty short then, and Diedrich always has a bit of his 'fro, so evens out.
Mr. R said on 29/Jul/08
This is pretty close. maybe a hair over.
Brett said on 24/Nov/05
Yeh I think more then 6'2" from my encounter ( I stood next to him in a queue in LAX, but I think 189cm is fair to be honest, 6'2" I thought might be abit stingy, 6'2.25" is perhaps still stingy, definitely a hard one to crack, but 6'2.5" I Reckon is on the money
Brett said on 24/Nov/05
Yep from my encounter I think 6'2.5" is fair or 6'3", but I dont think i could have picked the 1 odd cm gap between the 2 heights
Mr. R said on 23/Nov/05
This is about right. I saw him at The Actor's Fund show 2 yeasr ago. Tho I might downgrade him a bit to 6-2 even.

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