How tall was Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon's Height

6ft 3 ¼ (191.1 cm)

American comedian, actor and TV personality. He described himself in his biography as "six-foot-four, 220-pound" and has stated that height consistently through his career.
[Johnny Carson is] so slim he makes me look fat every time I stand next to him before a camera...I'm six feet, four inches tall. I weigh (on my skinny days) 198 pounds, and days when my wife's cooking has crept up on me, 208 pounds.
-- Ed in 1964

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Average Guess (9 Votes)
6ft 3.39in (191.5cm)
Harry Sachs said on 11/Jun/20
Click Here Ed McMahon was roughly the same height as George Foreman. Around 6'3 or so.
Canson said on 14/Feb/20
As listed
Tall In The Saddle said on 1/Jun/19
Well actually, McMahon was clearly taller than Sean Connery when he appeared on Carson in '75.

Clip - Click Here

So what does one make of that? Connery listed at 6'2" and Ed easily looking over 1" taller.
avi said on 1/May/19
He looks 6'2-6'2.5 from pics with strong 5'10 Johnny Carson. With 5'8 Dick Clark doesn't look more than 5.5 - 6 inches taller. Yes he may be older and not standing with best posture, but 6'4 is insane.
I think 6'2.5 is fair.
Sargintrock said on 12/Apr/19
No way! I'm 6'2" and when I met him in the 60's I was surprised how short he was! Must have had some killer lifts in his heels! Just seeing him standing level with Sean Connery makes me think something is very fishy!!!p.s. Under 6'!
Tall In The Saddle said on 31/Mar/19
Bear in mind - By the time McMahon achieved mainstream exposure to compare him against well known celebs - it might've possibly been after he lost some height - so perhaps never saw him at his true peak - but for the intents and purposes of both comparing him to and using him to judge other celeb's heights in the 60s/70s I think 6'3.5" might be fair. In balance, I would also say that McMahon probably held his height better than most - so what we saw at least in the 70s might've been near enough to peak height.
Canson said on 23/Mar/19
6’3”-6’3.5
Tall In The Saddle said on 21/Mar/19
McMahon - a great addition.

So many celebrities to compare against him. Problem is estimating his height at different points - his height had to diminish a bit through the years - Carson The Late Show ran - 1962-1992 (McMahon age 39 through to 69).

If not exactly 6'4" then IMO nearer 6'4" than 6'3" at his peak. Was about 50 when Ali Norton appeared in 73 and IMO held sufficient advantage over both men to be projected as still taller than both Norton and Ali if they were in street shoes - and Ali did appear on Carson at other times in street shoes and I saw McMahon as clearly taller. When Foreman guested I think he appeared about equal in height. Vincent Price guested in 73 also - I saw Price holding the edge on McMahon - thought Price himself was 62 yo so maybe Price himself was a bit below 6'4" by that stage.
mrbobh said on 19/Feb/19
watching a Carson clip from 9/7/1973... With Ed, Ken Norton and Muhammad Ali all standing close on stage. Norton and Ali are in flip flops for a mock weigh-in preceding an upcoming fight. I was very surprised they were all very close in height. As neither Ali or Norton claimed more than 6'3"..... and Ed is in street shoes..... I'd peg McMahon somewhere at or below 6'3". McMahon would have been approx 50 at that time.
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 8/Jan/18
I thought he was around this mark... not 6ft4 but still noticeably taller than Letterman.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/18
Was hoping to see this guy on here eventually...Didn't think he was quite a big 6ft4 guy watching Carson but not too far off

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