Kevin Whately's Height
5ft 11 (180.3 cm)
British actor best known for roles in tv shows Inspector Morse and Lewis. His agency gives his height as 5ft 11.
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5ft 11.19in (180.8cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Aug/18
I LOVE it when Morse (John Thaw) corrects Lewis and then a couple of minutes later, Lewis (Whately) gets him back with the same thing! There have been a couple of instances so far in this episode, called 'The Sins of the Fathers'. He's certainly no slow learner, and when you watch 'Lewis', the follow-up, wherein he's the Inspector, you can see just how much attention Lewis paid to the things Morse taught him, even giving him a penchant for classical music.
I had a bird's eye view of the two of them in an episode I saw recently. I sometimes see John Thaw as no more than 5ft8 in Morse, but the many actors that guest in this marvellous series, including Adrian Dunbar, who is also 5ft11 and the over-6ft Roger Lloyd Pack, right at the beginning of the series, has given ample opportunity to compare Kevin to these other actors. Back then he was 5ft11, so that's what I shall put!
Howay Man! said on 27/May/18
5'10" - 5'10 1/2" I'd give him, no more. Check him out with Timothy Spall in Auf Wiedersehen Pet!
Spall is listed at 5'7" on this site!
Gladstone Screwer said on 21/Nov/17
Whateley may once have been a six footer, five eleven or under today. I think there was four inches between he and Thaw, as I believe Thaw was never over 5'8", at any age. Watching the Sweeney today, he certainly appeared max five eight, he was 33 years old in 1975, yet looked late 50s.
Hence when he started Morse in 1987 he was just 45, yet appeared nearer 70. A man who always looked two decades older than he actually was.
Rory said on 1/Nov/17
In an episode of Morse he's stood next to Martin Clunes and he doesn't look anymore than 3 inches shorter than him. I think 5'11.25 in the Morse years is spot on.
PCVS said on 24/Jun/17
Imagine Fox standing next to Thaw.
Rory said on 28/Nov/16
5'11.25 in the Morse years, and 5'10.75-11 in the Lewis years. I reckon Laurence Fox is 6'2.5-2.75, but often slouches and stands like a 6'2 guy. John Thaw was 5'8.5-8.75 range, but again was a sloucher and so looked just a solid 5'8 a lot of the time.
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Nov/16
I am watching 'Lewis' on the TV and have taken in the 4 inch difference between Kevin and Laurence Fox. I think there is the same, or nearly the same difference when you look at Kevin and John Thaw (5ft9) really I do, or 3 inches to be on the safe side. Kevin might have lost a bit of height now, of course, hence the very noticeable height gap between him and Fox, but 4 inches is no menial difference by any standards. Kevin may now be 5ft10.5!
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Nov/16
I am watching an episode of 'Inspector Morse' and I cannot believe for there to be a mere 2 inches between Kevin Whately and John Thaw! They are sitting together in the pub and neither is slouching, and they are absolutely looking each other in the eye, so it's going to be all down to leg length.
Can 2 inches be that noticeable? Yes, I suppose it can, and they are level when they're sitting, but I still think that Thaw has either shrunk a bit or Whately has chunkier shoes on. Kevin does not strike me as someone who would be secretly wearing lifts! There is a sizeable difference between Kevin and Laurence Fox in 'Lewis' and as Fox is 6ft3, I'll have to try and surmise if the difference is twice that of the Whately/Thaw partnership!
Rory said on 30/Aug/16
Have to say I struggle with his 5'11 listing by his agency. He looked at least that still in Lewis episodes when he was late fifties/early sixties. In 80s Morse he looked a 6fter, or near it, easily had John Thaw by 3 inches and generally looked tallish.
Rory said on 11/Oct/15
I felt in the 80s/90s Morse episodes he could appear more than 5'11, perhaps near 6 foot...maybe its possible aged 64 now he is 5'11 and peak 5'11.5, not sure if the agency would realistically list his current height rather than his former though, so maybe he was always just 5'11 solid.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Nov/12
Saw his name, I immediately though 6 ft. Looks a legit 5'11.