Max Baer Jr's Height
6ft 4 (193 cm)
American actor best known for playing Jethro Bodine on TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. He said once, "I'm 6-4 and do 300 to 400 crunches a day"
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6ft 3.13in (190.8cm)
Tall In The Saddle
said on 17/Dec/18
Jethro's dad former HW boxing champ Max Baer Snr was at times listed as 6'3" - but more often than not recorded at 6'2.5". Max Baer Snr's brother Buddy (Jethro's rea life uncle) was 6'6"-6'6.5" - among other screen appearances he played the giant in Abbott and Costello's Jack and the Beanstalk.
The guy Max Baer Snr beat for the title - Primo Carnera - The Ambling Alp - was in fact 6'5.75" - though his height was often inflated.
Here's a pic of Max Snr Max Jnr and John Wayne on the set of one of Wayne's movies - Max Snr had among the broadest shoulders you will ever see:-
Another pic of Baer Jr standing alongside 6'4" Forrest Tucker - Baer Jr looking taller but Tucker a bit past peak I would guess
Tucker's 6'4" appears upheld in this pic with solid 6'4" Vincent Price
Baer standing alongside American Football Coach Paul Bryant listed at 6'4" - Baer perhaps looking a touch taller but postures not perfect:-
Annonymous said on 9/Nov/18
I saw his dad referred to as 'a big person...6'3 and 215 lbs". I've seen 6'2.5 and 220 as well. His dad was a beast, huge for the 1930's one of the greatest boxers ever.
Dan said on 16/Jun/17
I'd say 6'3.75". He looks a little over an inch taller than Ebsen, who was more like 6'2.5" rather than his billed 6'3".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/16
He looks like Simon Cowell in the above photo...
Ian C. said on 27/Jul/16
I'm six foot four and I have never done a crunch in my life. I apologize. Jethro.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Apr/16
I think the 189cm might be an official boxing measurement.
said on 7/Apr/16
Rob, could you add Max Baer Sr?
He was also described as 6ft4 but then listed 6ft2½ in other places. I reckon that would be closer. Naturally you can see where his son inherited the height from. A 'strong' tall father and mountainous 6ft6½ uncle
Editor Rob: called 6ft 2 a few times yeah, but would need to look into it.
Shadow2 said on 24/Nov/14
Max Jr was definitely 6' 4". As "The Beverly Hillbillies" series progressed, there appeared to be a widening gap between Max and Buddy Ebsen who was originally 6' 3" peak. Buddy was getting older and heading towards 6' 2.5". Rob, how about a Buddy Ebsen page? In his later TV work (e.g. "Barnaby Jones", "Matt Houston"), Buddy was closer to 6' 2".
reuel said on 24/Sep/14
His father was Max Baer 6'-21/2" who was heavy weight champ in the early 30's. He killed a man in the ring and never got over it. Max was a lovable clown who should never have been a boxer but was one of the hardest hitters in boxing history. He also starred in The Prize Fighter and The Lady, and many more including the last movie for Bogie The Harder They Fall.
Ian C. said on 16/Feb/14
If you watch The Beverly Hillbillies (and I did, as I was an unusually backward child) Baer seems to be just about an inch taller than Buddy Ebsen, who claimed six foot three. So: two actors on one TV show who were telling the truth about their heights. Odd.
Sam said on 6/Jan/11
Buddy Ebsen was 6 ft 2.5 to 6 ft 3 in. Max was a little taller at 6 ft 4 on The Beverly Hillbillies.
Tom said on 5/May/09
Max's height seems correct at 6 ft 4 in. I would guess Buddy Ebsen's height at 6 ft 2.5
manitobaboy said on 6/Nov/08
Tommy Laughran was the fighter who beat Carnera on points. Laughran was listed at 5'11, 189 lbs and Carnera at 6'6" and 272.
Manitobaboy said on 26/Sep/08
Primo Carnera was listed as 6'7" and between 265 - 280 in some fights. He lost on points to a 5'10, 195lb. fighter whose name escapes me in what was supposedly the greatest difference in size for a title match.
Pat said on 1/Jan/08
That would equate to about 6'7'' in todays terms.
Ted said on 11/Dec/07
he was always a big powerful looking jethro.
When he did stong stunts he actually looked like he could.
Warren said on 11/Jan/07
Yes, Max Baer was his father.
Shaun said on 29/Dec/06
Is former Heavyweight champion Max Baer this guy's dad?
jimww said on 1/Aug/06
In the movie Born to Dance, Buddy Ebsen looks the same as James Stewart.He always looked 6ft 3and half to me. His website also says this.
Frank2 said on 30/Mar/06
Ed C said on 29/Mar/06
Does anyone know the height of co-star Buddy Ebsen