Lee Tergesen's Height
5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
US Actor from tv series Oz. On LeeTergesen.com "5-foot, 10.5 inches; about 170 pound"
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Average Guess (6 Votes)
5ft 11.04in (180.4cm)
said on 30/Jul/16
Dalí at 20 yrs has 1.72 m tall, according to his prison record: Click Here
See this photo Click Here
of (1) young Dalí next to (3) Luis Buñuel (1.73 m, according to his 1946 Mexican immigration card Click Here
) and (4) García Lorca (1.70 m according to biography by Gibson). It's true they are slouching a bit but they were in the same range. Photos of Dalí and Lorca: Click Here
, Click Here
and Click Here
. These guys were above the average height of the time (1.62 m in 1914, some 10 years earlier to these photos). All of them came from well-to-do families, were well fed and had an unstressed upbringing.
Dame said on 24/Feb/16
Paleman said on 23/Dec/15
In retrospect, I'm convinced that Tergesen is or at least was taller than 5'10"5 that he states. Think about it - he doesn't seem like a guy who has much insecurities, often putting himself in the roles of perverted, pathetic and/or humiliated characters; I don't think his height matters to him that much either. Now, when someone was measuring his height they might've gotten it a tad wrong - maybe the tape or the person who measured was inaccurate or Tergesen was not simply standing upright - and when his height was given as 5'10"5 he was like "okay, fine".
Just look at him in Oz - he could easily hold his own against the max 5'11 J.K. Simmons and the (probably) 6 feet tall Eamonn Walker. There seemed to be two centimeters of difference between him and the 6 footer Christopher Meloni as well.
Lee Tergesen's height? During Oz years, I give him 181 centimeters (5'11"25in), I'm convinced he stood that tall on a good day. Maybe a centimeter or two shorter today, putting him near the claimed 5'10"5 mark.
Paleman said on 10/Dec/15
Yeah he does look this height, sometimes even a little bit taller, like a strong 5'11 or something. But why would he understate his height then?
Yeah the current listing is what he was AT LEAST during Oz.
AnaS said on 21/Sep/14
Salvador Dalí is tall because he belonged to a relatively wealthy family. The reason why Spaniards where so small is because there was a lot of poverty and uneducated people. The Spanish Second Republic (1931-1936) tried to solve that by making compulsory for every child to go to school, where there will be food for the poorest ones. Then there was the Civil War (1936-1939) and with the fascist dictatorship that came after the war, there was a 15 years post-war with a lot of hunger and difficulties for the families. Some children had to leave school early in orden to work and provide some money for the families. But in the past 30 years, Spaniards average height is the same as those in Europe and North-America. Sadly, the financial and economic crisis that started in 2008 is having devastating effects in Spain due to the most terrible politicians that we could have and, shockingly enough, we are one of the countries with the highest rate of children with malnutrition, which could lead to short stature.
Sam said on 21/Jul/14
Actually surprised that he's this height...he can seem a weak six footer at times on screen, seems a smidge taller than J.K. Simmons and barely shorter than Christopher Meloni.
AnaS said on 17/Jul/14
The problems with average height is that it doesn't always give a real view of the general heights. In the first decades of the 20th century, there was still a big number of illiteracy and malnutricion in Spain. That is going to affect the growth of people. On the other hand, I think in those years people with high incomes could manage to avoid military service, so it was normally the poor boys the ones that had to do it, again the illiterates and malnourished. Dalí's family was considered to be middle class (although I don't think that the conception of middle class existed at the moment, they were probably a low high-class family or something like that).
For the record, the problem with education was solved in the 1930's with the 2nd Republic of Spain (1931-1936) and I'm pretty sure that Franco made military service compulsory for every young boy since the very beginning of his dictatorship in 1939. Time has shown that with a proper education and diet, Spaniards are as tall as most Europeans (with the exception of Holland).
klem said on 18/Aug/11
I M D B still has him 6-0, don't know way.
rafa said on 20/Jan/11
Gotxo, Im Spanish and you clearly exxagerated that. In the years of the civil war avergae height for Spanish males wasn't between 162-164... In the Middle Ages the average male height in what is now Spain was near to 168 centimeters... I suppose Spaniards grew slow the first years of the 20th century, Spain was one of the poorest countries in Europe. Average height for male spaniards born in 1916 at 21 (1937) was 169.5 cms, for those born in 1955 (at 21 in the year 1976) was 173.0 cms, for those born in 1966 (at 21 in the year 1987) was 174.1 cms, and for those born in 1990 (20 or 21 years old now) is 178.1 centimeters.
Peter said on 19/Nov/10
Claims on his own official homepage to be "5-foot, 10.5 inches"! ! !
Drooperdoo said on 6/Jan/06
172 cm = 5.643 feet, not 5'7''. And definitely not 5'7 3/4''. Please correct.
[Editor Rob: yes its .643 of a foot, which is 'base 12'...so .643 * 12....]
Gotxo said on 5/Jan/06
Very interesting Rob, indeed he was quite tall for his time, he was born in 1904, he was 20 in the middle of 20's decade, the mean spanish height in the 30's (Spanish civil war: 1936-1939) was stated either 162cm & 164cm. In 1950 it still remained 165cm so he was a great artist and great in size too.
Please add another artist, the arquitecht Rem Koolhas @ 6'5"