How tall is Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes Height

6ft 2in (188 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 3in (190.5 cm)
American actor best known for playing William Riker on Sci-Fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation. As a director he has been at the helm of films such as Star Trek: First Contact and Thunderbirds. When asked his height, he once said: "Thank you! I am 6'4". I saw him at a London Film Con in 2012, he looked in the 6ft 2 range that day.

How tall is Jonathan Frakes
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Average Guess (29 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 3.1in (190.8cm)
Current: 6ft 1.97in (187.9cm)
Greg said on 12/Aug/17
Yes, he's lost a few inches, but he honestly looks 6'4" or close to in his younger days - dude looked Huge next to Arsenio
John Davis said on 21/Jul/17
Alot taller than I thought he was
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jul/17
6ft4 in shoes is believable. May have scraped it out of bed but it's quite unlikely that's what he's claiming it off...
HeightMan said on 19/Jul/17
On a binge TNG rewatch right now. I just do not see 6'4''. I'd say between 191 and 189 from morning to evening.
Editor Rob: I think he seemed to get a bit shorter after first season, maybe posture wise he didn't hold himself as tall, but 6ft 4 barefoot seems too much on the show.
Canson said on 15/Jun/17
Peak 6'2+ today 6'1.5-6'2
World Citizen said on 24/May/17
He looks no taller than 6'1"
Sandy Cowell said on 12/May/17
@ Rob - Yes, I agree that the extra bit of weight did interfere with the appearance of his height a bit!
Sandy Cowell said on 10/May/17
Good grief! Is Jonathan really as tall as that? I'll have to take a better look next time I see him in 'The Next Generation' version of 'Star Trek', which is always being shown on some channel or other!
I have noticed that he's stocky! Does that count? Probably not, but it can make him look a teensy weensy bit shorter!
I'll have to go with the flow then! 6ft3 peak and 6ft2 now! Mission complete!
Editor Rob: having rewatched a few seasons I think earlier on he had a more solid 6ft 3 look, but by season 4-5 he had a bit of weight and could look under 6ft 3 on a number of occasions.
Jordan87 said on 4/Apr/17
Looks about 6'1.5" with Rob more or less now that I look at it again. Not 6'4" at Peak But at 60 years Old with Rob, could have been around an inch taller in his prime.
Sonnecker said on 22/Feb/17
I see him now at 189 cm, with a good posture. In ST:Next Generation he appeared 190/191 cm or 6'3" to me,
like Rob says too.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/17
I can't accept anything less than 6ft3 peak
berta said on 20/Feb/17
this guy was barely taller than bruce campbell in 2016 i think he is no gtaller than 187 now. peak about 190
Bambi said on 19/Feb/17
This guy was listed in 1987 newspapers as 6 ft 4, and he really looked the part. In a 1993 interview in Chicago Tribune he said he weighed 200 pounds when he first started filming Star Trek in the 80's. So his lean strapping physique probably made him appear even taller. I'll give him a 6 ft 3-1/2 peak height when he was younger.
berta said on 17/Feb/17
he really didnt looks taller than at most 189 with 184 terry o quinn but most of the time he could looke littel over 190. but with terry its evidence that he was at most 191 and chas that he was probably little under ut. toda y i dont know
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Oct/16
Rob, would this guy edge out the likes of Richard Brakes or Nathan Fillion?

I get a similar vibe in this picture
Editor Rob: I think he is still near 6ft 2 range, I thought he was about that range, taller than brakes.
Aza said on 11/Oct/16
He looks taller against as compared with Michael Dorrn pic so think the listing is accurate.
Editor Rob: Frakes up close has lost a bit of height, I think from watching the first couple of seasons of next generation I couldn't buy him at his claimed 6ft 4, just didn't seem to be that tall.
Jordan87 said on 3/Oct/16
Around 6'1 with Rob More or Less.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Sep/16
182cm, now that is funny. No less than 6ft2 today and no less than 6ft3 peak
berta said on 8/Jun/16
nowing that o Quinn qwas never taller than 184 and looking at their photo together i would say this guy was 189,5 -190 peak and now maybe 188,5. Its funny that some people say they are shorter than they are and most that they are taller. My grandfather told my dad he was 182. my dad who i have measured 188,2 stod back to back with him and there was 1 cm between them. Thats was when my grandfather was around 65-70 years old. If he would have stood beside frakes in this photo they would have looked about the same height. And one guy says 182 and the ontehr 193
Charles said on 13/Feb/16
I worked at LAX in the early 90's as a gare agent and met him twice. One i was right next to him. I'm a fraction over 6'1" and he seemed about 6'3" or skightly less. Also not as big or broad as he looked on the show. As a fan i complimented him on the show and he was extremely gracious
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Oct/15
Edged out Dorn...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jun/15
I think 6ft3½(192cm) prime is closer than a flat 6ft3.
He had close to 1in on Michael Dorn (6ft2½-3)
Yaspaa said on 30/May/15
He's slim and has immaculate posture in TNG, but compared with some guest actors, he looks 6'3 max. Probably 6'2.5 and Worf an inch under that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/15
He really did look near 6ft4 on The Next Generation.
Shocker knowing he's 1in shorter than me now.
[Editor Rob: I watched some early episodes and really I wouldn't put him over 6ft 3 now.]
FlameBoy said on 7/Feb/15
if you measured him right now at night he would measure 188.3cm i GUARANTEE
Judd said on 22/Jan/15
Peak: 6'3"
Today: 6'2-2.25"
Shredo said on 21/Dec/14
I would say Rikers a strong 6'2 nowadays
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Nov/14
Rob, did he look taller than Michael Dorn?
[Editor Rob: both around 6ft 2 I think, not as tall as 6ft 3]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/14
Rob, what was he like in person?
[Editor Rob: he was quite pleasant, but never seen him that much.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/14
Frakes looks a solid 6ft4 in that photo if Dorn was 6ft3
Ace said on 23/Oct/14
A picture of both Frakes and Dorn in their primes: Click Here

Despite being farther from the camera, Frakes looks a good bit taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Oct/14
Yeah, nowhere near that mark today. In The Next Generation he could look it at times though. Certainly no less than 6ft3 at that time...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/14
Did Frakes suffer back injuries, Rob?
[Editor Rob: no idea, but he's visibly nowhere near 6ft 4 in person]
Danimal said on 23/Sep/14
He's already lost a full inch Rob?
Tommo said on 28/Jul/14
How tall is that guy Rob? With Gunn and Frakes.
[Editor Rob: looks in between 6ft 4 and 5 but not seen him much]
Realist said on 22/Jul/14
Max 6'2, i would'nt go beyond 187 actually.
diavolo said on 20/Jul/14
Patrick Stewart wore 2-inch lifts in Star Trek: TNG yet he was always dwarfed by Frakes.
Jordan said on 18/Jul/14
He's 6'2 on the DOT here. He was lucky to be 6'3 in his prime.
Sam said on 17/Jul/14
I think Selleck's a truer 6'4" guy than Frakes, Frakes might have had the same peak height as James Stewart and Gary Cooper.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Jul/14
Me too yeah, I always believed he was 6 ft 4. I'd thought 6'3.5-6'4" was true, much like Tom Selleck. Generally though I think a solid 6 ft 3 peak barefoot it probably more accurate. A 6'4" in shoes sort of guy I his prime but I still believed he was near it.
Brad said on 14/Jul/14
Patrick Stewart has never been over 5' 8" in his life.
Sean said on 12/Jul/14
Wow, I thought he was 6'4. Wasnt he described as 6'6 before?
[Editor Rob: I think at one point in the distant past he had been described as high as that, but today he really is more 6ft 2ish in person, I do believe he's lost about an inch from the 1980's though.]
James B said on 11/Jul/14
Looks like an older version of robin thick
The Horse of FUNK said on 10/Jul/14
Should help narrow down Patrick Stewart's height. Stewart has always been listed at 5'10", but I just never felt it.
Alex 6'0 said on 9/Jul/14
Not sure on his peak but looks a solid 6'2 here. Would be 6 inches if he was a bit more straight
Brad said on 9/Jul/14
As listed, had him by 4 on the nose last month.
Hypado said on 9/Jul/14
SaveUsY2J said on 8/Jul/14
Rob, noticed your photo still isn't up here ... it slip your mind to upload it?
[Editor Rob: ah, yes! I will put it up right now!]
mike said on 13/Jun/14
6ft 2.5 today 6ft 3-6ft 3.5 peak
Lorne said on 9/Apr/14
Hell yeah Rob! It appears you've been updating some listings. So can't we get Dorn at 190cm now, it is the next logical step.
miko said on 29/Mar/14
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Dorn looks taller than Frakes here
[Editor Rob: I just realised my own pic isn't even here, I will sort that next month! I don't ever plan on wearing a star trek uniform myself though...]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Dec/13
"Peak height was 6ft 3.25in (191cm)"

Michael Dorn was maybe 190cm
Rey said on 20/Jul/13
Six two and 3/8 that the best.
Joe said on 7/Dec/12
Saw Mr. Frakes at Paramount back in 2000, very nice man. He looked a weak 6'3"--maybe 6'2" 3/4 . I don't think Michael Dorn is as tall as he listed too.
Josh B said on 30/Nov/12
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Never looked as tall as he should have with Brent
Mathew said on 25/Nov/12
Just looking at pictures of him next to random fans,he comes across more 6'2" thjn 6'4".
Yaspaa said on 24/Oct/12
He was always 6'2.5-6'3. James Cromwell was significantly taller in First Contact.
Legit 6 footer said on 18/Oct/12
Holy cow, he got downgraded :P well, I saw a picture of him on twitter. Definitely lost some height here, he looks shorter than 6'2" Mike Dorn! (Probably slouching)
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Josh B said on 13/Oct/12
Always suspected he wasn't a full 6'4 when compared with Brent Spiner
Bakura said on 5/Feb/12
Rob, just curious as to why you've bumped half an inch off him?
aaron1337 said on 29/Jan/12
Watch the first 30 seconds of this clip. He says, I am 6'4"!
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Shaun said on 6/Aug/11
I'd think he'd have to be close to 230 pounds in his prime, probably more now.
Shaun said on 6/Aug/11
Looks the exact same height as Tom Selleck to me. Spot, on weak 6'4".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jun/11
Imposing guy...could definitely pass for 6ft5. He may actually be 6ft4
TruebloodFan said on 22/May/11
Frakes is and has always been no more than 190cm. Dorn was 188-9cm. he'd dwarf Stewart if he was 192cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/11
Looks really close to 6" less than the listed height

I think he may be 6"3.75(192cm)
Aaron said on 16/Feb/11
I'd say he looks between 6'3" and 6'4" on the Arsenio Hall show. He clearly has a good 4-5 inches on 5'10-5'11" Arsenio Hall.

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MOF said on 6/Feb/11
Not a very reliable picture, the ground they stand on is probably very uneven. You can see the hillside behind them, Frakes is standing on higher ground.
Gary said on 13/Jan/11
Gotta be at least 6'5"

See this pic with James Cromwell (6'7")

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tallerthanyou said on 6/Jan/11
Idjiots. 5'10".25 Are you kidding. Can you really tell the difference between 5'10".25 and 5'10".75?
Marc said on 28/Oct/10
It seems that while Frakes is listed as 6'4 Michael Dorn is listed as 6'2"
and even not counting the makeup why does Worf always look taller than Riker?

THAT is my dream to be 6'4" have black hair and blue eyes like Jonathan does.

I do have black hair and green eyes and am only 5 7.5 inches tall.

Even though everyone has always known me as good looking

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I wish I was 6'4" like all the time.
brotha said on 31/Aug/07
Saw Frakes in Las Vegas at the Bellagio a few weeks ago definitely in the 6'3.5" range. Very big guy, wouldn't wanna piss him off by any means.
Caesar said on 16/Jul/07
Jordan says on 22/Apr/07
MHoullion, he is 4 or 5 inches shorter than 6'6 james Cromwell in Star Trek first contact. Frakes is also only 5 inches taller than 5'9 Patrick Stewart.

Stewart wore lifts in his uniform boots on that show. This is highly evidenced in the episode where 5'11.5 Famke Janssen falls in love with him, and is an inch or two shorter than Stewart! Frakes' boots were very flat from what I understand, largely to reduce the size difference between him and Stewart.
Ray said on 16/May/07
I think Cromwell is closer to 6'7". I heard he rounds himself down a bit. Frakes is about 6'3"....which would account for the 4 inch difference.
Jordan said on 22/Apr/07
MHoullion, he is 4 or 5 inches shorter than 6'6 james Cromwell in Star Trek first contact. Frakes is also only 5 inches taller than 5'9 Patrick Stewart.
MHouillon said on 19/Apr/07
What ? Frakes on 6'3.5 now (192cm) ?
Never! Frakes is a 6'4 minimum for sure, if not 6'4.5 (194cm).
Jordan said on 19/Apr/07
He only looks 4 inches taller then 5'9-5-10 picard. I watched Star Trek: Genrations yesterday. Also 6'6 James Cromwell had 4 inches on Frakes in that movie.
Antron said on 19/Feb/07
definitely a strong 192cm at least. Looks massive next to 5foot9ish Patrick Stewart
Gabbyfan said on 14/Feb/07
There're numerous scenes of them walking down the hall together, and Frakes edges it out a bit, based on eye level. You can't judge by top of head because of Worf's headridge-of-the-week effect. Another web site claimed they were 6'6" and 6'4", respectively, but they're much closer in height to each other than that. Of course, one could have had on lift shoes, too, I'm sure the director decided on their relative height in the show.
Robert said on 13/Feb/07
He really looks like tall. I would say that he is for sure a 6-3, because he towered over everyone in star trek.
He really looks very tall.
Chaos said on 19/Dec/06
Heard him once state he was 6'2" tall but that was a long time ago, maybe he was in college at the time.
Shemp said on 16/Oct/06
I'd say Frakes is a full 6'4, and Michael Dorn might be 6'3-6'3.5. Frakes was always slightly taller, but Riker and Worf towered over evryone in TNG.
Frank2 said on 14/Aug/06
He looked 6'4" to me as well. At one point I was about three feet away.
TNTinCA said on 13/Aug/06
Easily 6'4". He was the tallest cast member in the original show.
Joe Teague said on 14/Jun/06
When he stands beside Stewart he's at least 1/2 a foot taller. He towers over Stewart. I own every movie and series episode of STTNG and have watched them multiple times. Riker is "at least" 6'4".
Ray said on 23/Mar/06
I saw Jonathan in Dublin in '95. I'm just under 6'2" and he was a couple of inches taller than me. Definitely 6'3" to 6'4"
MHouillon said on 13/Jan/06
Believe me, Jonathan Frakes is 194cm tall.
Anonymous said on 5/Dec/05
I read on here: that he was 6ft 6, but I think he only looks 6ft 2-3 maximum
Anonymous said on 10/Nov/05
Billy Campbell is a definite 6'4 as he is best friends with my buddy who is also 6'4. Billy starred along side Johnathon Frakes in an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation, and they were the exact same height. So I agree, Johnathon is 6'4 for sure!
Anonymous said on 2/May/05
Frakes is 6'4", like the entry says, he has stated himself that he is that height, and judging his height against your own, or watching him on TV, isn't the most reliable source!
James said on 17/Feb/05
Frakes is about 6'3" tall. I saw him at a Star Trek convention last year, and I'm 6'1", and he definitely had 2 inches on me.
Anonymous said on 14/Feb/05
I am a huge trek fan, and when I've always watch the show, it doesn't seem that Frakes is 6'4. He looks to be around 6'2 at the most. When he stands next to pichard who is 5'10, can you you honestly say he is 6 inches more, more like 4 inches

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