Eric Morecambe's Height
5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)
UK Comedic Actor from the Morecambe and Wise shows. Ernie Wise made him probably seem taller than he was.
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5ft 8.7in (174.5cm)
Richie said on 21/Sep/18
I would say Eric was 5'10", he was a touch shorter than Lennon and McCartney who were billed at 5'11".
chris said on 15/Aug/14
My mother was photographed with him at a motor company promotional event in the late 1970s, I'd say 5'8" to 5'9".
John said on 3/Jan/14
Morecame and Wise looked shorter than Elton John.
jerry said on 13/Aug/13
I remember reading years ago that he was 5'10.5", that seems more likely considering the difference between him and Ernie Wise.
Tigon Man said on 15/Jul/13
Ernie Wise is generally listed as 5'5 and Eric looked at least five inches taller. I'd say nearer to 5'10.
said on 7/Jan/11Click Here
With Tom Jones
Smithy said on 6/Jan/11
In the 1976 Morcambe and Wise Christmas Special you're on about, Elton John had massive platforms boots on! You can see them when he's sitting at the piano, and then again, when he sidles off the stage! Eric looked like he had normal shoes on. I'm watching it right now on BBC iplayer! :o)
said on 4/Jan/11Click Here
Are you sure it is 2 inches Rob?
[Editor Rob: he can look 1.5 inches smaller in that clip.]
said on 3/Jan/11
Rob see the 1963 edition of Morecambe and Wise with the Beatles. A young Eric is the same size as John Lennon.
[Editor Rob: he looked shorter than paul/john and george I think]
georgeclooneysmum said on 3/Jan/11
He lost a lot of height after his heart op. In early movies he was 5 to 6 inches taller than wise. Towards the end it was about 2 to 3 inches over wise.
said on 3/Jan/11Click Here
Five inches at least on Wise before his heart attack
said on 3/Jan/11
this is mental - I can't quite believe that there are other people out there who also noted the Elton/Eric annomaly. I thought Elton was a shorter guy and assumed Eric was a lot taller. Unless Elton wore secret platforms.
[Editor Rob: maybe elton had his platform shoes on.
there was a joke in one of their books where Ernie asked how long Eric was in the hospital...and Ernie replied 'About 5ft 10...two weeks actually' or something along those lines.
Angela Rippon in basic heels was pretty near his height, Angela herself claimed 5ft 6]
short man syndrome said on 2/Jan/11
fricanman - I saw that as well, Elton John had at least 2 inches on Eric so I think he must have been smaller than this, possibly even 5'6.
fricanman said on 1/Jan/11
Just watched an old Xmas special with them and Elton John. Elton towered over Ernie and was almost the same height as Eric. I always thought Elton was very small but he is listed as 5'7" - he wasn't wearing platforms either! No way Eric could be much more than 5'8" from that comparison, but a genius at any height!
Chris said on 13/Jan/09
My mother met him in the 1970s and she thinks about 5'8" is accurate.
Paul said on 31/Jan/08
He was the same height as me when I played keyboards for two of them back in the sixties in Blackpool Ernie was 5'5" and Eric 5' 8"
Anonymous said on 11/Aug/06
Tom Jones wore shoes with big heels and still does. I reckon Tom is lucky if he makes 5'10''. He's got the build of a 5'8'' guy. I think Eric was around 5'10''. He was certainly more than 5'8''.
Elio said on 13/May/06
Personally I remember seeing footage of a 5'10" + platform shoes Tom Jones on their show and being quite a bit taller than Morecambe.
I think 5'8.5" is still too low though. He seemed at least 4 inches taller than Wise who I think was no less than 5'5".
said on 10/May/06
Found A Yahoo message board, 'The Morecambe & Wise eGroup' where fans have discussed this:
Good Afternoon all,
Please can anyone help ?
Does anyone know how tall BOTH Eric and Ernie were ? This keeps cropping up
and I cant find the answer anywhere.
I think you will find that eric morecambe was 5"10 and ernie wise must have
been about 5"7 roughly. Hope this helps.
Anonymous said on 10/May/06
I think he a bit more than this, 5'10'' to 5'11''. He was often thought of as the tall one which was probably because he worked with Ernie who was about 5'6'' I think. I seem to remember Ernie talking in a documentary and saying he wasn't that short, growing up at a time when average male height was only 5'8'' and that Eric wasn't that tall. I think you can safely add a couple of inches to your estimate though.