How tall was Jon Pertwee

Jon Pertwee's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

English Actor, best remembered for playing the Third incarnation of The Doctor in BBC series Doctor Who. from 1970-74. He also starred as the titular character in the TV series Worzel Gummidge. His son Sean Pertwee said in The Express, "He was a lot more insecure than anyone would believe of a 6ft 3in guy", although Jon listed himself as Height 6 feet 2½ inches

[Jon was] 6foot 4 "ha ha I am 5ft 1" ! He spent a great deal of time in with bent knees for 2 shots on camera ! I wore platforms or I cane up to his waist ! 🤣🤗xxx
-- Katy Manning

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Average Guess (19 Votes)
6ft 2.97in (190.4cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Nov/22
Jon was an entertaining Doctor Who and he even did some singing. He recorded an album called Songs For Vulgar Boatmen, which sounds like it could have been rather jolly! That was way back in 1962, and no, I most certainly DON’T remember it!

Mike voorhees said on 19/Feb/22
Looks over 6-2 peak. Needs a upgrade.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/May/21
I think the original 6ft2½ was fair
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/20
Still looked 188cm in the 90’s so 189cm peak
Caldoni said on 12/Oct/19
Met Jon in Oldham in the 90s at a dr who convention and would say he was 6-2 still. Didn’t look to of lost much height
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Jul/19
⭐ Jon was born 100 years ago today! ⭐

Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jan/19
Oh, didn't Jon follow Patrick Troughton? Yes, I think that was the order of things!

I used to get SO upset when they changed the Doctor Who players when I was a child because I grew so fond of them. The one I took to the most rapidly was Tom Baker, because he was such a comical fellow, with a trademark long scarf and an ever-ready bag of jellybabies!

I learnt something today though via Katy Manning's page, and that is how very tall Jon was!

As he's, alas, no longer with us, I will give Jon what I reckon to be his peak height of 6ft3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Oct/18
Still looked near 6ft2 in the 90’s
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/17
189cm was closer.
Daniel said on 3/Mar/17
I met Jon in 1995 in Birmingham city centre
Editor Rob
any idea how tall he looked?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jun/16
Personally, I'd rate this guy as a strong 6ft2 and Baker a weak 6ft3...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/May/16
Rob, who do you think was taller at peak, Jon Pertwee or Tom Baker?
Editor Rob

I have actually rewatched all pertwee stories, in some he had a wee 1.5-1.7 inch heeled shoe...I intend to rewatch Baker's stuff next, but in person especially the first time I saw him he still looked quite tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Mar/16
He looked a very strong 6ft2 guy at least in the 60's-70's and sometimes near 6ft3. In the 80's-90's he may very well have been less.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Feb/16
Rob, isn't 6ft2 flat a bit low?

He looked nearer 6ft3 in Doctor Who for sure. Later on he may have been this mark though
Editor Rob
I watched a lot of Pertwee and didn't really think he looked over 6ft 2 the more episodes I watched.
Chaz said on 28/Nov/13
I met him in 1986,at the BBC studios,at lime Grove,I stand right next to him in the Canteen,and was shocked how tall he was,a good 6'2''+ must of been 6'3'' as a young man.
tom said on 15/Sep/12
Met him in oldham england few years before he passed,looked a tiny bit shorter than me {6' 2.5"} but he was in his 70's i think so its to be expected.
Anonymous said on 6/Jul/09
I met Jon Pertwee at a SciFi convention or something similar (I only attended it to meet him and get his autograph) in the early 80s (I believe). I think it was in Alabama somewhere. I lived in Atlanta at the time. I asked him how tall he was and he immediately straightened up and seemed to really enjoy the question. I'm pretty sure he said he was originally six foot four and a half, but he had had a back operation and lost a bit of his height from the operation. I don't remember how many inches he lost, but he looked very tall, even while he was sitting. He was a very nice and friendly man, who seemed to be very happy with life.
Barry Langcaster said on 24/Jun/09
I can still remember when I first seen Jon Pertwee as the doctor,I instantly liked the ol chap, at times I would have to admit that the budget on the show seemed a bit low in the 70s but there was just something about the atmosphere of the show the music and Pertwee. I always could tell he was indeed a big egg and toast guy easily 6'3 on doctor who, maybe even 6'3.25 in his prime.
GUK said on 13/May/09
I have a pic of him with my 5ft 10.5 brother somewhere def at least 6ft 2 in his 70s
Raymond Delauney said on 21/Mar/09
Yes agreed, the best Dr Who. Maybe I'm biased as he was my first Dr Who. I don't think height really that important for playing Dr Who, maybe extra gravitas? Tom Baker who succeeded him was perhaps taller but I preferred Pertwee. Invasion of the Sea Monsters (when
Tobacanist Richard said on 11/Feb/09
From watching Dr who for many years I could tell you this old chap was a big eggs and toast sized guy, so I would agree to the 6'3 listing here ,I myself estimated his height within the 6'2 to 6'3 range. Marvelous actor and the best Doctor in my opinion.
Middle-sized Cat said on 26/Oct/06
Worzel Gummidge - best TV comedy of the lot! Jon Pertwee was perfect for the lead scarecrow role. Went to the area it was filmed in - just beautiful (Hampshire, UK).
Anonymous said on 14/Feb/06
looked it next to the people round him. theres a publicity still of him and patrick troughton(who looks to be about 5'7"/5'8" although im not sure) from doctor who: the three doctors and he towers over him

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