Ed Lauter's Height
6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm)
American Actor best remembered for roles in films such as The Trouble with the Curve, The Last American Hero, The Artist and The Longest Yard.
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Average Guess (5 Votes)
6ft 1.2in (185.9cm)
Richie said on 3/Feb/21
Ed Lauter was 6'2" flat, he had an inch on Arnie in Raw Deal & towered Reynolds in The Longest Yard & that was with Burt wearing two inch cubans. Death Wish 3 had him hovering over Bronson by some four inches. Nah, Ed Lauters height back in the day was 6'2".
Anonymous said on 1/Jan/18
This guy had 2 inches on Arnie in Raw Deal.
Richard said on 5/Dec/17
He was 6'1" at his peak.
KH said on 5/Oct/17
I think Lauter was 6'2 and maybe even possible a little more (quarter inch or so) in his prime. Was watching a re-run of the movie Raw Deal the other day he clearly was taller then Schwarzenegger.
said on 18/Jul/17
Rob, would you consider bringing this guy up to 6ft2?
I thought between 6ft 1 and 2 was a figure he could look in the 80's.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Feb/17
He had 3in over Burt Reynolds...who may have been in lifts.
The full 6ft2 for me
said on 18/Jun/16
Rob, could 6ft2 be closer?
it could be argued
Andrew M said on 15/Jun/16
One of my favourite "hire-a-bad-guy"s from 80s TV shows, along with Geoffrey Lewis and Lance LeGault. Good to see him here!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Nov/14
"Ed Lauter's height is 6ft 2in (188cm)"
thebad7 said on 17/Oct/13
Virtually identical in height with Jeff Bridges. He was 6'2" flat in his prime, and he stacked up well against taller actors. One of the great character actors of the 70s and 80s, specializing in "heavy" roles. Just watched 1973's THE LAST AMERICAN HERO in which he starred with Jeff Bridges and William "Big Bill" Smith." About the same height as Bridges, and a hair shorter than Big Bill Smith. 6'2" in his prime for sure.
Rob, I just saw a news byte: Ed just passed away at age 74. RIP Mr. Lauter, you were one of Hollywood's finest "heavies." :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/13
Rob, is there a chance that he was 6ft2 in the 70s?
Ajax said on 5/Jul/13
Saw him in older films. He does look 6 or 6'1" today but he could have been 6'2" or 6'1.75"
jake, 1.82 m said on 30/Oct/11
6' 2" peak, 6' 1" now.
thebad7 said on 20/Jun/11
He's one of the great character actors of the '70s, though he's still going strong today. 6'1 1/2" for certain today, though I think at peak he was a legitimate 6'2" tall. He doesn't look like's he's lost height.
Saw him recently in 1973's THE LAST AMERICAN HERO. Looked to be just a bit taller than Jeff Bridges, who was close to 6'2" as a young man.
thekiddd said on 25/Jun/09
Bald heads do make men appear shorter than they are. Could have easily fooled Rob himself.
Bigman said on 16/Apr/09
6'2" at least. I saw him in longest yard and other movies. More like 6'3". 6'1 1/2" is a JOKE!
thekiddd said on 27/Feb/09
Rob, If you get a chance, look at Lauter again. He's a full 6'2". Trust me.
thekiddd said on 29/Apr/08
He's 6'2". He looked about 4" taller than Reynolds. I'd put him there.
Kid-Icarus said on 17/May/07
I also used to think he was 6'4" or 6'5" cause I was really convinced that Reynolds was 6' but I know Reynolds isn't that tall. LOL.
Kid-Icarus said on 6/May/07
All though Ed Lauter here is listed as 6'1 1/2" I think he's a full 6'2". Sometimes looks 6'3" but not too sure on that. I think it should be changed to a full 6'2" cause Reynolds is 5'10" or so and he looked a full 4 inches taller than him.
Jackson said on 24/Aug/06
I'm sorry, I don't care what rob thinks. This guy is at least 6'3"!
Moira said on 23/Aug/06
I think he used to be about 6'2 1/2 or 6'3". He looked at least 4 inches taller than 5'11" Burt Reynolds