How tall was Jack Carson

Jack Carson's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

Canadian actor best remembered for roles in films such as Mildred Pierce (1945), Romance on the High Seas, It's a Great Feeling, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Star is Born, Destry Rides Again, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Tarnished Angels and Gentleman Jim. He once mentioned that he was rejected by the US Army Corps because "At Six foot two inches I wouldn't fit into the cockpit of most of the wartime planes," and also "[At college] I weighed 220 pounds and stood two inches over six feet.".

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Average Guess (2 Votes)
6ft 2.5in (189.2cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jul/16
He looks like an overgrown version of Lee Evans in that photo
Arch Stanton said on 1/Apr/16
Excellent find Rob, thanks. Probably more 230 range by that film then as I'm sure he was heavier than in college, most guys are! He looks 16 stone odd I reckon.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Mar/16
@Rob, I don't know if you can find a quote on his weight but see him at 33 minute range here Click Here I think he could look between 220 and 240 pounds don't you? Do you get 230 ish or is it just me?
Editor Rob: he said at college he was 220 pounds, how much bigger he is there I don't know, but I would say 220-30 range, maybe at times he could have been over that.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Mar/16
Seen a lot of him recently in films like Phfft, Romance on the High Seas and My Dreams is Yours. Looked a big, heavyset guy, I wouldn't be surprised if he was around 230 pounds.
Sam said on 14/Aug/15
The difference with James Stewart looks not less than 1.5 inches, although I've long thought that a young Stewart with good posture was more in 6'3.25"-6'3.5" range than a flat 6'3".
Sam said on 12/Aug/15
w/ Jane Wyman, John Garfield and Bette Davis: Click Here
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w/ James Stewart: Click Here
w/ Cary Grant: Click Here
w/ James Cagney & Bette Davis: Click Here
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w/ Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone & Robert Stack: Click Here
He can look at times closer to 6'1.5" but often looked near enough the 6'2" mark.
Sam said on 10/Aug/15
Thanks for adding, Rob! Can you add Destry Rides Again, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Tarnished Angels?

Liked him best in Mildred Pierce and A Star is Born, in which his characters had more depth than his usual bumbling blowhard types.
Shadow2 said on 9/Aug/15
Jack was a 6' 2" reference point in many films, just like Gregory Peck for 6' 3" height. Jack's regular co-star at Warners, Dennis Morgan, was 6' 1", but in several of their films Dennis used lifts to equal Jack's 6' 2".
Arch Stanton said on 9/Aug/15
I requested him a while back Sam but Rob didn't add him! Looked a solid 6'2 with Doris Day in It's a Great Feeling. Enjoyable actor.

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