How tall was Jack Nance

Jack Nance's Height

5ft 5 ¾ (167 cm)

American actor, best remembered for appearing in films like Eraserhead, Dune, Wild at Heart, Ghoulies, Blue Velvet and TV series Twin Peaks. On his resume he used to list himself as "Ht: 5'8", Wt: 140"

How tall is Jack Nance
Jack in Blue Velvet

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 6.31in (168.4cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Dec/22
Neither have I, Leighton, but I’m going to buy myself a copy ASAP. Blue Velvet is on the box later this week, which saves me fumbling around for my copy. Dennis Hopper is really freaky in that film. What an incredible array of characters he played!
Leighton Tang said on 6/Dec/22
@Sandy Cowell

I haven't watched Eraserhead yet
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Dec/22
In a way, Leighton, he does come over as that much taller BECAUSE THAT HUGE SHOCK OF HAIR has been deep rooted in many of our minds! It’s high time I see Blue Velvet again; I haven’t seen it so much as once since I’ve been coming to Celebheights, and I’m into my 63rd month now. It doesn’t sound as long as being into my 6th year though, funnily enough……. 🤔

Seeing Jack in Wild At Heart will give a more accurate idea of the guy’s height as well.
Linke said on 4/Dec/22
Remember watching Eraserhead when I was in my teens, it was quite a movie!
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Dec/22
@ Leighton Tang - Have you seen Eraserhead, mate?
Andrea said on 4/Dec/22
I was kinda expecting a 5'7 claim, but 5'8 is quite a big one! From what I've seen, I'd say definitely nothing over this.
Leighton Tang said on 4/Dec/22
5'8? I wonder what made him claim to be such a tall height. I would like to see him claim 5'8 in front of Big Rob.
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Dec/22
What a famous picture this is! (Not the above one but the one in which Jack’s hair looks like he’s been electrocuted!)
Now I really MUST see Eraserhead…..
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Dec/22
Oh no - I have just noticed that Jack is no longer with us. How sad; he died at just 53.

Here are his dates:-

21st December, 1943 - 30th December, 1996.

RIP Jack 🥲💐🕯 XXX
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Dec/22
I see that David Lynch has every confidence in the acting ability of Jack! 👌🏼😁


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