Johnny Briggs Height
5ft 6 (167.6 cm)
English actor, best known for playing Mike Baldwin in ITV soap Coronation Street. In the 1970's, Johnny listed himself in the Spotlight directory as being "5 feet 8 inches".
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Average Guess (17 Votes)
5ft 5.09in (165.3cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Aug/20
Baldwin has just employed a new cleaning girl, played by Tracy Brabin, and she's afraid of mice.
She is worried that the animals are, in fact, much bigger than mice, judging by the size of their 'leavings'! 💩💩💩
Mike is not amused and certainly doesn't wish to examine the proof the rodents have been leaving behind! I don't think it would bother me, considering the size of my cats' 'leavings'! Sometimes they're as big as any human's and at LEAST five times as smelly!
Mike, or Johnny Briggs, who I spotted in an Agatha Christie play the other day, can have 5ft5, and I'm 'leavings' him another half-inch because he fitted in quite well with the size of the Christie cast, many of whom were women.
Sandy A Cowell said on 8/Apr/20
The other day on Classic Coronation Street, some drinkers were singing songs from “The Wizard 🧙♂️ of Oz”. Mike Baldwin marched in for his normal double scotch and somebody said, “....and here comes a munchkin!”
Mike took no notice whatsoever and I thought, “Good luck to you!”
I’ve been called that enough times myself. 🤪
I’m going for 5ft5.5 for the former opera singer. 🎶
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Mar/20
Ha ha ha! Mike actually had me laughing in this morning's 'Classic Coronation Street'! It was regarding Reg Holdsworth's new 'rug', or toupee! Well, somebody was bound to say something before the wind blew it into a tree...
He suggested Reg should take the seller to Court, though with that on his bonce, they would 'probably mistake him for the judge'!
We had a toupee-wearing teacher, and the mini-rug didn't even match the rest of his hair! The kids in the year below me clubbed together and bought him a comedy wig. I'd have loved to have seen his facial expression when he opened it - he had the temper of all tempers and stank of B.O.!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Aug/19
Those cigars he smokes look almost as big as him! No, seriously, they look like a much-needed extension of his manhood! 🚬
It wouldn't work on me though! 😝🖕
Paul Wood said on 19/Jul/19
I think 5ft 5.5in or 5ft 5.75in peak. I'm watching Classic Coronation Street from the early 90s at the moment and he always looks a fraction shorter standing next to 5ft 6in Michael Le Vell or 5ft 6in Bill Waddington (who played Percy Sugden).
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jul/19
What a miserable old fart! He tried to charge a perfectly nice girl a fortune for doing some mending in his factory! 😝
I'm watching his 'son' now. Bradley Walsh is SO MUCH nicer than he is, AND he hosts 'The Chase'!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Apr/19
In today's 'Classic Coronation Street', Mike was called a 'wee piranha' by the 6ft Jim MacDonald! I used to live with piranha fish as my ex kept them and I can assure miserable Mike Baldwin would have been in for some stiff competition!
He makes Kevin (played by Michael Le Vell, 5ft6.25) look tall...
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jan/19
Ha ha! Now that he's newly married to Jackie, she has cottoned on to the fact that he's after her money!
It took one meeting with his former girlfriend, Alma, whom she realised was an absolute darling, for her to start suspecting things weren't as smooth as they ought to be. Alma said, "It's me who should be wishing YOU luck!"
It isn't long before you see Jackie sobbing in bed, with only a large bottle of gin for company!
Alma, played by Amanda Barrie, described Jackie as 'an inch shorter than me!' She is 5ft4, making Jackie 5ft3, and she doesn't doesn't clonk around in massive heels, just enough of a heel to make her look the professional woman she is. Johnny's Mike is neck and neck with Jackie, but his shoulders are a bit higher than hers.
5ft5 is quite enough for Baldwin, who is doubtless a nice guy in real life!
Probably 5ft6 in his prime though....
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Dec/18
Last time I talked about his appropriately miserable face! This time I am in disbelief of this person, who has just proposed marriage to his girlfriend. When will these women realise what sort of scheming piece of work he really is?
Bah and humbug in the extreme! 😝
He's unbelievably selfish and 5ft6 going on 2" tall!
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Jul/18
Isn't he pulling a miserable face? That, coupled with the way he is treating the women on 'Vintage Coronation Street' at the moment say he might be suffering from small man syndrome, so today's vote will reflect that! I will go for nearer the average today, giving him 5ft5.
I wonder if he wore lifts for the show? Not that they do him much good. Deirdre Barlow towers over him and I read - many moons ago - that the late actress who played her, Anne Kirkbride, was 5ft7 or 8.
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jan/18
I saw Johnny this afternoon on an episode of 'On the Buses'! He was being chatted up - by Olive - who answered the door without her specs on!
Johnny was young, attractive and about 5ft6 at the very most. He will have been his peak height in this and no way could he EVER have been the 5ft8 he claimed! In fact, he can have 5ft5.5 this time round, because he really was super, prime-of-his-life young in this programme - and super short!
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/17
I can't see Johnny to ever have been as tall as 5ft8, even in the 1970's! I'm watching week day episodes from the year 1986 (ITV3 @ 2.40pm Monday to Friday, repeated at 6 o'clock the following morning), and on these old shows you can see that he can't be taller than 5f6.5 at the most, though probably 5ft6 even back then!
Furthermore, I think it's imperative that 5ft6 is the only height I have ever read for Johnny. It is usually added in an article enlightening us about his former career - as an opera singer!
I am sticking with 5ft6 - optimum!
said on 14/Nov/17
Rob what did William Roache who plays the long-standing Ken Barlow claim in the Spotlight directory? I'm guessing 5 feet 9 but I would peg him between 5'6" and 5'7" today in his 80s and say he was a peak 5'8.5" range, he was about 3 inches taller than Briggs who I would put at a peak 5'5.5" in all honesty.
Editor Rob: in the mid 70's William had his height listed at a whopping 5 feet 11 inches!
Tommy said on 31/Oct/16
I saw him in real life once, back in 2002. It was at some WWF/WWE event that he took his kids to.
I'm 5'6.5 and I could see the top of his head. He's 5'4 max.
Pretty much everyone under 6' seem to add one or two inches to their height. And I'm not even just talking celebs. The amount of people who think they're 5'8 and they're not even as tall as me... not sure what people are using to measure themselves with.
cd said on 29/Nov/14
That is a bit generous, he looked more of a 5ft 5 guy than 5ft 6 to be honest. Maybe even 5ft 4 in his later years in Coro.
Chris said on 6/Dec/11
maybe he had a different peak height like 5ft6 1/2 or 5ft 7
Robby D said on 21/Jun/11
I have never met him in person but I always thought he was around 5'6" perhaps less. Ironically, he used to claim 5'7" some years back and in an interview even stated, "I am four inches under six foot." I just noticed that one of the sites on the internet has him listed as 5'7.5" (171cm) which is laughable!
Shaun said on 29/Oct/10
Yeah he always looked short 5'5"-5'6" seems about right. I remember him next to Gail's mother in Coronation Street and she looked a lot taller than him.
TJ said on 15/Feb/08
Looking shorter than 5'6 on Echo Beach. I'd say 5'5 now.
Anonymous said on 14/Feb/08
I would say he was 167cm currently. He did look a bit short in corrie.
Editor Rob said on 28/Feb/07
His claim was in 1998, Daily Record, he said "I am 5ft 7in and 11 stone 4lbs"
Robert.R said on 18/Jan/07
I think 5'6" was exactly right in his prime. He looks shorter now whether this is because he has lost height over the years or because he has put on weight I am not sure about. He used to be really slim in his younger days, in fact I heard that when he went into the navy he only weighed about 105lbs.