Ned Beatty's Height
5ft 8 (172.7 cm)
American Actor best known for appearing in movies like Deliverance, Hear my Song, Nashville, All the President's Men, Network, Hopscotch, The Big Easy, Silver Streak, Superman, Spring Forward and Toy Story 3. In an LA Times interview at age 59 with the LA Times (22 Dec 1996) he said of his stature, "I'm 5-8 but I used to be 5-9"
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Average Guess (3 Votes)
5ft 8.25in (173.4cm)
Sinclair said on 19/Aug/20
Beatty had about an inch on Ellen Barkin in The Big Easy and Beatty typically looked 5’7” range in most of his films and tv projects. As Ellen Barkin even admitted she was 5’6”, my estimate for Beatty’s peak goes no higher than 5’7.25”. In Hopscotch, Walter Matthau’s character asks Beatty’s character how he got so short, hinting Beatty was not at all a tall man.
Sam said on 19/May/15
Rob, could you add Nashville, All the President's Men, Network, Silver Streak, Superman, Spring Forward and Toy Story 3 to his credits?
jake said on 8/Jun/11
Weak 5' 8" at peak, now he's 5'6.5 and no more than that.
Editor Rob said on 24/Sep/06
In 1977 Oakland Tribuen, in interview mentions:
" actual dimensions are as broad as his professional credentials. At 5 FEET 8 inches, he weighs in at '220 plus' ", sounds like this is what he claimed in his 'peak' days.
Frank2 said on 5/Mar/06
Beatty is at best only five-seven.
DP said on 21/Aug/05
Check out the pic of Ned Beatty with a group of people and tell me if he looks 5'8". I'll let your eyes be the judge but I just find it hard to believe everyone around him, including the females, are all coincidentally over 6'. Not to downgrade Ned because he's a great actor and a great guy but the 5'8" is just a bit over the top. I'm now guessing he's 5'6" tops. You decide
DP said on 20/Aug/05
I thought listing Ned Beatty at 5'8" was a stretch but 5'9" is definitely surreal. Look at Beatty in Deliverance next to Burt Reynolds and tell me if you actually believe he tips the scales any higher than 5'7". He looks like a short fat guy these days so I'm wondering if he's lost some inches.