British Actor, best remembered for the TV series Last of the Summer Wine and as the voice of Wallace in Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. In his later career he was listed as 5ft 5 on his resume, but when a younger lad he was being described as Height 5 feet 8 inches
said on 22/Mar/23
Rob, I found this quote from 2014, from Last of the Summer Wine actress, Jean Alexander:
“I have got osteoporosis and I have lost four inches in height. I used to be 5ft 4in, now I’m just 5ft. But this is what happens.”
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said on 17/Mar/23
Rob, what height would you put Bill Owen at? 5’4”?
Sallis did strike me as around 2 inches taller than Owen on Last of the Summer Wine in the early 1970s. Plus, Owen wore wellies on that show.
5ft 4-4.5 maybe. I used to watch the show more-so in the 80's.
Gerald S said on 24/Feb/23
Rob, could we please have a Last of the Summer Wine tag?
Along with Sallis, Frank Thornton, Brian Murphy, Burt Kwouk, Louis Emerick, Russ Abbot, Norman Wisdom and Julie T. Wallace could be included.
Sinclair said on 3/Jun/22
Solid 5’6” peak. He was of a similar height to Jacqueline Bisset in heels, in Who is Killing The Great Chefs of Europe?
said on 18/Dec/21
Rob, how tall would you say Roy Clarke was at peak? 6’1.5”?
Not as sure, but over 6ft is likely of course.
said on 3/Apr/21
Rob, how tall would you say British actor Michael Aldridge was?
In the 70's he had himself listed 6ft 1 in the Spotlight directory. When acting with Sallis and Bill Owen still looked a tall guy.
said on 17/Mar/21
Rob, how tall would you say Robert Fyfe is?
In Last of the Summer Wine, Fyfe looked about Sallis’ height, maybe a bit shorter.
I'm not sure I agree with it, but I can at least state that Robert used to have himself listed in the 80's as being 5ft 7.5
Sinclair said on 12/Aug/20
I would go along with a flat 5’6” for Sallis, at peak. In Taste the Blood of Dracula, Sallis is approximately one inch shorter than Geoffrey Keen (who I think was a solid 5’7”). In an episode of The Persuaders!, Sallis doesn’t look much shorter than 5’9” listed Tony Curtis! In early episodes of Last of the Summer Wine, Sallis looks roughly two inches taller than 5’4” listed Bill Owen.
Damon Blank said on 10/Apr/19
He'd actually be in the 5 ft 5 and a half range. But he was a good man.
MJKoP said on 5/Jun/17
RIP, good man!