How tall was John Phillip Law

John Phillip Law's Height

6ft 4 (193 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in films such as The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Barbarella, Death Rides a Horse, The Russians Are Coming, The Russians are Coming!, Tarzan the Ape Man, Space Mutiny, The Love Machine, The Hawaiians and Danger:Diabolik. In a 1968 newspaper article it described him as a "Lanky Six Foot Four".

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Average Guess (5 Votes)
6ft 4.2in (193.5cm)
Arch Stanton said on 2/Nov/20
Yeah Rampage, he made Law look 6'4 and change if anything. I still think 187 peak for Caine is more accurate though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/20
He made Caine look closer to 6ft1
James said on 20/Mar/17
Michael Caine was 6'1" and Law was 6'4".
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jan/17
Seeing him with Caine, this guy really looked damn tall and thin, there's a good chance he might have been a stronger 6'4 guy.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jan/17
Every bit of 6'4, if not a tad more in Hurry Sundown, in some scenes made Caine look 186. Superb build too, not an ounce of fat on him.
Sam said on 22/Mar/16
I meant more rugged from a strictly physical standpoint. My opinion was that Delon was almost feminine in his prettiness whereas Law had the look of a square-jawed, lanky male model type. As an actor, I'd agree Law was quite wooden. He was bit likable as Sinbad I thought but lacked the charisma and presence of true great stars or the best action leads. Delon was a lot more appealing and a better actor in his best roles like Le Samurai or Purple Noon.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Mar/16
Sam said on 18/Jun/15
Yeah, I asserted on the original page that he looked in the 6'4"-6'5" range...I thought 6'5" was a bit much although my impression from him next to Lee Van Cleef was that Law might have had an edge on Clint if they stood next to each other.

The height difference between Law and Cleef and Eastwood and Cleef looked the same to me. Cleef managed to look 6'2.5 next to both.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Mar/16
"jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 23/Sep/15
Law did appear exceptionally tall in 'Death Rides a Horse'. Edged out Van Cleef and dominated every frame he was in. Entertaining, albeit quite ruthless film, that one.
thebad7 said on 15/Sep/15
Good looking, albeit wooden film actor. Despite his limited range, he was perfect in his role as Bill Mecita in the criminally underrated 1967 Spaghetti Western, DEATH RIDES A HORSE. Director Giulio Petroni knew what he was doing when he cast Law--physically, he is reminiscent of a young Eastwood. "

Wooden yes, and resembled Eastwood from a distance with the height and chiselled facial features. But he really did not have the presence and look badass enough for Death Rides a Horse. Sam said about him being more rugged than Alain Delon, but in all honesty I thought Delon was edgier and more believeable in a lot of his films like Purple Noon and Le Samourai than Law ever was.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 23/Sep/15
Law did appear exceptionally tall in 'Death Rides a Horse'. Edged out Van Cleef and dominated every frame he was in. Entertaining, albeit quite ruthless film, that one.
thebad7 said on 15/Sep/15
Good looking, albeit wooden film actor. Despite his limited range, he was perfect in his role as Bill Mecita in the criminally underrated 1967 Spaghetti Western, DEATH RIDES A HORSE. Director Giulio Petroni knew what he was doing when he cast Law--physically, he is reminiscent of a young Eastwood. There are several scenes in the film where Law stands side-by-side or face-to-face with strong 6'2" Lee Van Cleef--who was then a hot commodity following the successes of Leone's final two DOLLARS entries. Law had two inches and perhaps a bit of change on Van Cleef--and both men wore cowboy boots with the standard 1 1/2" - 2" heel. Poster Sam hit upon this, and I just want to extend on the point a bit: the proportions between Law and Lee Van Cleef, when compared to side-by-side shots of Van Cleef with Eastwood in the DOLLARS films are virtually identical, and like Sam, I wouldn't be surprised if Law was a strong 6'4"/weak 6'5", though I would definitely lean more in the direction of the former. In his prime, Law was an easy 6'4."

P.S.--He later starred in a cute little television ad for Midas Muffler (late 70s/early 80s) alongside his old DRAH partner, Lee Van Cleef, in which the men riff their old Western gunslinger characters. Should still be available on YouTube.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jun/15
Really Sam, I think they look strikingly similar Click Here vs Click Here I agree though that Law looked the more rugged and chiselled looking of the two though.
Sam said on 22/Jun/15
IMO, Law has more of a square-jawed action guy face, Delon had a face that could be the dictionary picture for "pretty boy". Law was kind of a pretty looking man in his own right, I think he looked much better, more interesting with the well-kept beard in Sinbad. To me, character actor Everett McGill could have played a more homely, villainous-looking relative of Law's.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Jun/15
He looks quite a lot like Alain Delon facially doesn't he Sam? Even in older age he looked a lot like Delon does now!
Sam said on 19/Jun/15
Up against 6'3" listed Tom Baker in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Law certainly doesn't look any more than an inch taller, sometimes the difference can seem less.
Sam said on 18/Jun/15
Yeah, I asserted on the original page that he looked in the 6'4"-6'5" range...I thought 6'5" was a bit much although my impression from him next to Lee Van Cleef was that Law might have had an edge on Clint if they stood next to each other.
Sam said on 18/Jun/15
Huh, now I'm quite sure this guy had a page already?! And he was listed as 6'5"!

[Editor Rob: his name was misspelled, this is the corrected version.]
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jun/15
5 ft 10 for Alan Arkin is questionable IMO.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jun/15
Rob can you replace Skidoo with The Love Machine, and also
add Tarzan, the Ape Man?

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