How tall was Fred Ward

Fred Ward's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

American actor, best remembered for roles in Remo Williams, Tremors, The Right Stuff, The Player and Escape from Alcatraz.

How tall is Fred Ward
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Average Guess (10 Votes)
5ft 8.45in (173.9cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Aug/22
Shorter than I thought....fantastic character actor and ruggedly good looking as well...sort of like an American Sean Bean
Jtm said on 17/May/22
rip to this reliable actor. i think he was more 5'7 especially in right stuff.
Tall Sam said on 15/May/22
RIP to one of those actors who always kind of looked older but then didn’t seem to age much. He racked up many iconic roles in the 80s and 90s. Could look more than a couple inches shy of Kevin Bacon.
Average Heighted Male said on 14/May/22
Just watched 'The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988) ' last night for the first time. Ward played the father of Keanu Reeves, looked about 3 inches shorter next to Keanu (6'1"). Fred Ward was most likely average 5'10 back then. Didn't look as small as 5'8". RIP to the talented fella, esp. his distinctive drawl voice.
Matt99 said on 14/May/22
RIP Fred Ward!
Matt99 said on 8/Dec/19
Rob I’m sure you had him at 5’9 not long ago. That’s a chunk of a downgrade. How come? Haven’t seen much of his work but he never seemed this short.
Editor Rob
I think he was a guy who could seem taller at times, but if you check This clip, when all things are equal (footwear) he looks more 5ft 8 than 9.
GP said on 3/Nov/16
I had posted on here years ago under different name. I used to see him a lot at Golds Gym few years ago but not so much recently. From
talking to him few times I know he lives in Venice. He is in his 70's now most likely and about 10 years ago he was already between 5'6"-5'7". So he has definitely lost height due to age but he is in fantastic shape still. In his early movies he would wear cowboy boots a lot and I think maybe lifts also. He never looked over 5'8" in his younger days, but nowadays not more than 5'6". Very nice person. I'm surprised you don't have peak and current heights.
Tom ford said on 2/Nov/16
At least 2 inches shorter than 178 Danny mcbride in 30 mins or less excellent example would be scene in the cinema room
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jan/13
5'9" looks spot on next to Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz. Peak he didn't look under this.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 19/Nov/11
Nieslen was probably 5ft 11.5 in Naked Gun 3. Fred Ward looked 5ft 9in in comparison, however nowadays 5ft 8.25in is probably closer.
Shaun said on 24/Sep/11
2-3 inches shorter than Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun 33 1/3. 5'9" looks right.
jake said on 9/Sep/11
solid 5ft9 peak, now nearing 5ft8 at 68.
Gago said on 11/Mar/09
Rob, did he state this height. Well I see him all the time, works out at Gold's in Venice, I don't know where the 5'9 came from, but what I know and see in front of me all the time is a 5'6 guy, nothing more, could have been taller years ago, but nowadays he's nothing more than 5'6, and very likely to be less than that.

Editor Rob
at his age I can see him losing an inch, but he looks 5ft 6, that is surprising
Josh said on 14/Aug/08
More like 5'8
Anon said on 10/Mar/08
Just watching 'The Right Stuff' and the guy is noticibly smaller then the rest of the cast. Comparing him to the other guys in the film, I'd say 5'8, maybe even a touch shorter.
mike said on 22/Dec/07
this is one guy i never imagined over 5'7". If he is indeed 5'9" then my eyes have played tricks on me for years.
Height Tracker said on 7/Jan/06
He always looks really short in whatever movie he's in; I'd say more like 5'7".
. said on 18/Nov/05
In Tremors he looks a lot shorter than Kevin Bacon and he's only 5,10.

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