Joe Don Baker's Height
6ft 2 (188 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as Walking Tall, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye, Cape Fear and Fletch. In 1977 he was described as "6-foot- 2, 200-pound" and in a 1974 New Yorker "At six feet two, Baker is a good deal smaller than the actual Pusser, but he looks enormous enough". In a 1973 article it mentioned when he went to College he wasn't big enough, with Joe saying "I'm six feet tall and weigh about 185, for texas football, that's too light to be a lineman."
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6ft 2.36in (188.9cm)
Sinclair said on 28/Aug/20
Baker must have been at least a solid 6’2” at his peak. Frankly, I would steer more towards 6’2.25” rather than a flat 6’2” for this actor’s peak height but both of these options seem logical enough. Even 6’2.5” is not out of the question for Baker’s peak height. I recall Baker gave a slightly taller impression than both John Vernon and Walter Matthau in Charley Varrick. Baker also seemed to edge out Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan, in their James Bond films.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/20
Big guy overall
movieguy12 said on 13/Feb/20
Baker looks massive in Walking Tall playing the part of a real life cop, Pusser. There is a photo of him with the real person and he is dwarfed. He does look big on film though and 6'2'' seems right.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/16
Was taller than Brosnan so you could argue a fraction over this...
Tom said on 9/Aug/16
Looked every bit 6'2.5'' in charlie varrick.
said on 9/Apr/16
Rob, which of these would you give JDB in his hey day?
Editor Rob: not seen much of him in his heydey recently, but from memory I always thought a decent 6ft 2, C
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Apr/16
"Peak height was 6ft 2½in (189.23cm)"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/16
189cm peak, Rob?
joelj said on 21/Feb/15
Looked about 6' 1 next to 5' 11.5" nolte.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Oct/14
Looked 189-190cm range in Walking Tall
Arch Stanton said on 10/Nov/13
Looks more a flat 6'2" next to Nolte though.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Nov/13
He looks 6'3" range and probably 250 pounds next to De Niro in Cape Fear.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jun/13
He was slightly taller than Brosnan in Goldeneye.
About 6ft2.5in/189cm peak and 6ft1.5in/187cm today?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Nov/11
I agree Shaun...probably 189cm if Brosnan is 187cm
Shaun said on 31/Oct/11
I think he was a little taller than Brosnan..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jul/11
6ft2.25 at his peak
thebad7 said on 30/Mar/11
Another underrated scene stealer. I liked him best as the sadistic hitman Molly in 1973's CHARLEY VARRICK. In that film he looked to be a bit taller than 6'2" Walter Matthau. 6'2" is close, but I'll bet at peak that JDB was 6'2 1/2".
Even in recent work, he still has the height. I doubt if he's lost any.
said on 10/Jan/11
6 ft 1 in (185 cm) flat today Rob?
[Editor Rob: I've not seen anything lately that I can remember how tall he appeared.]
Doug said on 3/May/09
200 pound? Try 250!! Always looked 189 cm 6'2.5" to me. He was about 2cm taller than Brosnan.
Hugh said on 27/Dec/08
He looked about 1-2cm taller than Pierce.
jake said on 10/Dec/08
is listed as 6
Nicole said on 23/Nov/08
188cm is exact, taller than Pierce in both films exactly 1inch.
Hugh said on 31/Aug/08
6ft2.5 and BROAD.
Anonymous said on 6/Apr/08
I think he seems 186cm.
Hugh said on 4/Apr/08
Seems a bit more.
Anonymous said on 15/Dec/07
The 6'2" is accurate. Even in the '90s he looks to be a tad taller than Pierce Brosnan in the two Bond films he was in with him.
Anthony said on 19/Nov/06
Awesome actor. 6'2 seems right. But, yes, a lot heavier these days.
D. Ray Morton said on 16/Nov/06
This guy rules. No problem buying the 6'2", but he's a lot more than 200-pound these days.