How tall is Peter Davison

Peter Davison's Height

5ft 11 (180.3 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0 (182.9 cm)
English actor best known for playing The Fifth Doctor in BBC's Doctor Who. He also had a memorable role in All Creatures Great and Small. In his early career he was listed 6ft in the Spotlight directory and subsequently 6ft 1.

How tall is Peter Davison
5ft 8 Rob, Peter (age 58) and Jenny @ Collectormania Glasgow, 2009

Peter Davison LFCC
5ft 8 Rob and Peter (age 56) @ Collectormania 2007
I don't know how much I weigh. But I'm lucky. I'm 6ft 1in and quite broad-shouldered so people don't notice.

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Average Guess (52 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 0.86in (185.1cm)
Current: 6ft 0in (182.9cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Sep/23
I suppose a strong 6ft isn't impossible peak. I know he was on that for a while. 6ft1 is pushing it though except out of bed
Slamm said on 1/Sep/23
Strong 6-0 peak. Now very weak 5-11.
Gladstone Screwer said on 10/Aug/22
Top actor is Peter. He played a great part in a Lewis episode about ten years back. Looked a good five eleven.
Jimmy_ESB_182 said on 15/Jul/22
Big guy. You can tell he was very much a six-footer in his prime
Benjamin Davis said on 8/Apr/22
Peter Capaldi was a good inch taller in the show that revealed him as 6 feet
ChristianPerkins said on 14/Mar/22
If Peter's 6'0.25", then Rob's a weak 5'10". That's ridiculous.
a 5'11.5 said on 14/Dec/21
The averages are pretty high, I wouldn't consider it 6'0 in these photos, 5'11 is believable.
It may have been 6'0 at the peak,of course if he was 6'0 at his peak he would pass 6'1.
anomalous said on 6/Nov/20
easily 6ft 1 peak rob has he ever talked about his height and is he a big guy in person?
Editor Rob
at 19-21 he had himself as 6ft in the casting directory, then changed it to 6ft 1, which he claims. There was a quote on the page, but looking at the top it's not there, so I added it!
Progking said on 25/Sep/20
Looks like a weak 5'11 in the top photo and a strong 5'11 below, ill give him 5'11 but I can buy a strong 6'0 for his peak.
VitoCheng said on 23/Sep/20
Editor Rob
Check out Peter with Prince Charles and John Cleese back in 1990.
anomalous said on 27/Aug/20
saw him next to Nicholas Courtney 6ft 1 in doctor who story Mawdryn Undead peter looked the same height
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Aug/20
Could have been a strong 6ft
Eric W. Tam said on 8/Aug/20
Very close to 6'1 peak and very close to 6'0 nowadays, if not a bit shorter. Hmmmm, Tennet looks to edge him out though. But that could be because Tennet is a lot younger, so yeah I can definitely buy this guy to be 6'1 in his prime. Hmmmmm, guess he's one of those celebrities who managed to deceived the height oracle, Rob Paul!
berta said on 4/Jul/20
maybe strong 6 fotter peak and now weak 5ยด11
sloppykissesfromgrandma said on 25/May/20
Peter Davison is taller than colin baker
mr man said on 14/Apr/20
he is taller then peter capaldi i have seen photos of them both and Davidson looks taller
Mr B said on 19/Mar/20
Click Here looks very simmler to david tennet in this photo and about an inch taller then colin baker easly 6ft 1
bearhugger said on 28/Dec/19
looks 6ft 1 in this photo Click Here
thomas Hill said on 14/Nov/19
who is taller Peter Davison or Christopher Eccleston?
Editor Rob
I believe Peter used to be 6ft range, now last few years he doesn't look over 5ft 11 any time I've seen him.
Joel Masterman said on 12/Jun/19
Peter looked tallish when he was on Dr who I would have thought he would be Similear to someone like Jonathan Pryce but he also looks very similear to David Tennant
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Nov/18
Looks around 5'10.5" on the left pic.
Sylvya Ford said on 13/Feb/18
give him an upgrade
uncle bob said on 9/Jan/18
he's taller than Collin Baker
bobo said on 12/Jun/17
he is 6ft 1 he is the same height as deved tennet Click Here
bear hugger said on 12/Jun/17
looks 6ft 1 in doctor who
berta said on 4/Jun/17
if he was 180 5 years back i sguess he is 179 these days. Peak he looked strong 6 footer
World Citizen said on 24/May/17
He looks rather 5 ft 10 than 11
Victor Surratt said on 24/Jan/17
Weak 1.82 in the second picture, at his peak he probably could be 1.84.
S.J.H said on 4/Nov/16
He even look 5'10 + with jenny and rob
Peter 179cm said on 17/Jul/16
No more than 180cm,could even be as low as 179-180 range like 179.5cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Feb/16
Could look near 6ft1 at times...Definitely not under 6ft peak
Jakob said on 17/Oct/14
In his younger days, he looked a strong 6ft, maybe even 6'1".
James B said on 9/Jun/14
He's lost more than average for his age
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/14
The 185cm isn't his claim, I don't think
Editor Rob
it was on his resume, so I'd say it was, he's definitely shifted height over the 50-60 age period.
ajcf1995 said on 20/Nov/13
bang on 5'11
jon said on 17/Sep/13
First met peter in 1986 he was 6 1 spot on only had trainers on. Met him last year and I would say he was 6 feet as he as aged a little which is to be exspected.
Yaspaa said on 11/Sep/13
He's lost 4cm...? More like he's always been 5'11.
wiltonstilts said on 1/Sep/13
Weak 5 '11 if that
Billy said on 27/Aug/13
I think 6' and a half in his youth is reliable.
Alexandra said on 6/Jun/13
I interviewed him in February, stood next to him and sat talking to him for half an hour. I'd say 5-11 is right on. He's not a big guy at all, actually is much more delicate in person than he looks on screen or in photographs. People do get shorter with age and it's possible he was a legitimate 6 feet in his youth.
LG69 said on 5/Jun/13
Peter looks to be a solid 5'11"...maybe a bit more. Rob is Peter a relatively big guy in person? He looks about 190-200 lbs.
Editor Rob
he might be that range, but he's certainly nowhere near his 6ft 1 claim, a guy I know who was 5ft 11.5 was taller than him that day...
rajjy4boys said on 17/Dec/11
greetings Rob,
i would like you to help me in determining how a person standing by a 6'3.5 guy and reaching him above is eye level would be in height. my friend who is 6'3.5 had an arguement with his friend who claim to be 6'2 about his height.
can you plsss help me in determing how tall his friend who claim to be 6'2 is since they both are almost at the same height level and to me there is upto two inches difference in their height.
thanks a lot Rob .i remain one of your best ( visitor and contributor
Editor Rob
say if the top of your friends head was up to the hairline of your other friend (if he has hair) it's possible he is near 6ft 2.
ChiasmataX said on 22/Nov/11
Accurate listing considered that the eye-level of a 178cm guy go across the middle of the forehead of a legit 173cm person in pictures.
Lenad said on 10/Sep/11
looks 179cm in the left pic. 3-3.5 inches taller than rob in the right
Hansen said on 15/Aug/11
1st picture davison looks 179cm, 2nd looks 180cm. 180cm was pretty accurate given
dmeyer said on 7/Jul/11
looks 5 ft 10.5 near rob but near jenny 5 ft 11 in the double shot , in the the single looks solid 5 ft 11 , rob do you agree he is solid 5 ft 11 he seems taller than most 5 ft 10.5 11 guys you have pics with
Editor Rob
2 years ago he didn't look over 5ft 11 to me
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/May/11
Looks 5"10 range in both pictures
James said on 28/Feb/11
Yeah his hairdo adds 1 inch to his height
James said on 22/Feb/11
really does not look over 177cm in the left pic with rob.

Editor Rob
he's lost height from his peak I'm certain. I mean with David Tennant he has been shorter, they were in a period drama of some sorts a few years back, at least Tennant looks his claimed height.

sean89 said on 31/Jan/11
5'11 looks about right.
James said on 16/Jan/11
he's still tallish at 5'11.

Actually depending on footware in the new pic with rob he really looks no more than 5ft10 (178cm) or 5ft10.5 (179cm) at best. in the older pic as well looks 5'10 range.
Joe said on 11/Jan/11
there is no way someone in his late 50's could have lost 4 inches of height, especially as he's an actor. he looks about 6'0 dead on. maybe a little shorter without the shoes
dmeyer said on 2/Dec/10
dosnt look over 5 ft 11 maybe 11.25 with you
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/10
5"11(180cm) tops these days.

Probably 5"11.75(182cm) peak
HML said on 11/Jun/09
Ah, here's the link with Sarah's height:
Click Here

I wonder how accurate it is...she did always seem smallish.
HML said on 11/Jun/09
I recently read that Sarah Sutton is 5'1"...perhaps it should be easier to compare now?
random person said on 5/Jan/09
he was standing tall over evryone in all creatures great and small!
cary said on 18/Dec/08
I first met Peter back in the 80s in Chicago at a big Dr. Who convention...I am exactly 6 feet and he was a bit taller, so I'm guessing 6.1 or 6.2 easily. Saw him again last year backstage at Spamalot and he didn't seem shorter to me. MUCH heavier though, I think the weight probably makes him look a bit shorter in photographs. Note too, I met Colin Baker in Chicago as well and he was a bit shorter than I expected.
Anonymous said on 28/Aug/08
hey looks 5,10.5

Editor Rob
he's not that short, but of course in that photo that's not how a 6ft man looks against 5ft 8...

Look at the 5ft 8 mark against this legit 6ft man ;)

Joe said on 28/Aug/08
He looks about 6'0.
Hugh said on 28/Aug/08
Looks a solid 6ft. 6ft0.5 was his peak. Broad guys like himself are almost always at least 6ft.
badboy4 said on 15/Aug/08
how tall is mathew waterhouse nd janet feeding and sarah sutton

Editor Rob
I don't know but I've got a photo with Davison and I think he's struggling with his little 10 minute clip with David Tennant showed...
Editor Rob said on 7/Sep/06
also quoted himself, 2001 mirror "I'm 6ft 1in and quite broad-shouldered so people don't notice"

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