How tall is Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid's Height

6ft 5in (195.6 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films such as National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Independence Day, Brokeback Mountain, Midnight Express, Elvis, Kingpin, The Last Detail, Not Another Teen Movie and Quick Change.
Quaid is 200 pounds, 6- foot-4 and unintimidated by producers
- Independent Newspaper, 1974
He's a big guy. He's like 6-foot-5. I had no idea. The first time I met him, he was sitting and all of a sudden he stands, and he was huge.
- Chyler Leigh on Randy

Randy Quaid

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Average Guess (16 Votes)
6ft 4.44in (194.2cm)
Junior said on 22/Aug/17
Maybe 6'5 peak and 6'4.75" now. Definitely downplay at 6'4. He look huge compare to his younger brother Dennis.
James B said on 12/Aug/17
Rob I thought he looked more 6'4.5 than 6'5 personally
Matt6'5 said on 6/Jul/17
I believe he's referred to as a "huge, beastly, bulging man in a blue leisure suit" in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. When face to face with chevy chase he did have about 1.5 inches. Listing seems accurate. Too bad he went off the deep end...
Mayfield said on 5/Jul/17
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Look how he compares to Andy Richter, good 4 inches on him, was 6'5 in 1999, just too bad Conan was slouching when he shook his hand, thought would have been an interesting comparison
Edge said on 30/May/17
An easy 6'5 back in the day. He easily edged out Chevy Chase in every scene together.
Bazza said on 25/May/17
Randy always looked 6'5 range to me in films..look at him with around 6'2 Murray in Quickchange and Kingpin easy 3 inches
JJAK said on 25/May/17
Based on his actual career 80s-90 he alawys looked about 6 3 however he was taller than chevy.
His posture and build do not give him the lanky super tall guy look, which makes a high guess tough.
Personally I believe he and his brother are both listed too high or in shoes.
A young stern makes dennis quaid look tiny 5 11 or less, he towers him barefoot standing well behind him.
As for Randal never seen him look over 6 4 except in Christmas vacation which he wore various embelishments..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Apr/17
Looked close to a foot taller than Nicholson
Charlie said on 3/Apr/17
You guys sure he is 6 ft 4? In Midnight Express he did look tall and lanky but he definitely didn't look 6 ft 4. In Midnight Express he is standing side by side with Brad Davis and John Hurt while discussing a Prison break. Randy Quaid was slouched down a bit while talking to Brad Davis and John Hurt. At this point brad Davis head was in the middle of Quaid's forehead. Norbert Weisser the Swedish guy in the movie was not a very tall man about 5 ft 7 maybe 5 ft 8 and he looked 4 inches shorter than Randy Quaid. Randy's height was anywhere between 5 ft 11 to 6 ft when he did Midnight Express.
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 31/Mar/17
Big, big guy, easy 6'5 at peak, despite the slouch. Nick Cassavetes, however, had him by at least an inch and a half in The Wraith. Nowadays, Randy would have to be no more than 6'4 (perhaps a smidge over) upon arising.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Mar/17
Similar height to Robbins but poorer posture. Always hunched over. 6ft4 flat was definitely too low for him…I doubt we're gonna see much from him anytime soon. Gone totally bonkers the last few years!
James B said on 20/Mar/17
This guy edging out Tim Robbins? No way
Mayfield said on 5/Feb/17
In his SNL days, with these two photos, he looks 6'5 next to Jon Lovitz

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S.J.H said on 3/Feb/17
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Look 6'4-6'4.5 max
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/17
This guy has a similar build to Tim Robbins
Mayfield said on 27/Jan/17
A thought I had... the 1974 reference that says he's 6'4. I wonder if he downplayed his height, because back then great height was somewhat looked down upon, just ask James Cromwell. But the lowest I would give him is 6'4.75 because standing up straight, I do believe he touches 6'5. But of course, the guy himself doesn't have the best posture at times, I think Rob mentioned that before
James said on 17/Jan/17
He was 6'4" at his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/17
May have rounded down to 6ft4
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Oct/16
Rob, are you convinced on the full 6ft5?
Editor Rob: in his 30's I think he could pass for it...standing tall he looked nearer that than 6ft 4.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Oct/16
Mayfield: I think maybe 5ft10 range. She looks tall though
Mayfield said on 1/Oct/16
Definitely a 6'5. What do you think about his wife Evi? 5'11 range?

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berta said on 30/Jun/16
this guy looked 3 cm taller than chase with very bad posture. I Think he could be 195-96 range he lookes all the way from 194 to 196
Matthew said on 24/May/16
Click Here Looking at Randy read the nominees with 5'6 Gena Rowlands, if not a full 6'5, maybe give him a 6'4.75 mark?
Matthew said on 20/May/16
Guyana Tragedy. Go to 1:18:00 mark, has Randy with 5'6.5 Meg Foster. Could pass for a weak 6'5 I think early in his career
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/May/16
Looked a very believable 6ft5 in The Last Detail. Nicholson had to tilt his head back to make eye contact with him and he wasn't that short (5ft9-10).

Rob, maybe 195cm peak?
Arch Stanton said on 5/May/16
Rob can you update with photo and films The Last Detail, LBJ: The Early Years, Brokeback Mountain, Midnight Express, Elvis, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The Missouri Breaks, National Lampoon's Vacation and Independence Day.
Arch Stanton said on 5/May/16
Dwards Jack Nicholson in The Last Detail. Makes him look like 5 ft 7 in it haha.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 10/Mar/16
Matthew said on 14/Nov/15
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An old photo of when Randy was a cast member on SNL. 6'6.5 Penn Jillette stands behind him. What do you all think of this? Could a bit past 6'5 be in question?


Quaid is in the 6'4" range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/16
Matthew, Randy is standing in front of Penn. The difference in height might be more than it looks in that photo. He could look near 6ft5 in SNL I thought. If Dennis was 6ft, then it's not out of the question. He towered over him.
Matthew said on 14/Nov/15
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An old photo of when Randy was a cast member on SNL. 6'6.5 Penn Jillette stands behind him. What do you all think of this? Could a bit past 6'5 be in question?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jul/15
@James: He looked quite lean on Independence Day.
200lbs maybe a bit over. Gained a ton of weight in the 2000s
James B said on 17/Mar/15
Looked a lot more than 200 pounds in christmas vacation and independance day
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/14
That's an absolute given. Conspiracy nutcase. It's a real shame because he was great talent. 194-195cm range in his 20s-30s is a good shout though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
He'd be well north of 260lbs today.

Rob, is there a chance he might be 6ft4 flat today?
[Editor Rob: could be yeah, but he's kind of gone a bit doolally hasn't he? Not done movies for years...]
Sam said on 11/Sep/14
I'd bet recently, he's weighing a lot more than 200 pounds, it's hard to picture him being ever that light since he has a large build. No one's going to find out least they use a tranquilizer gun for a bear because he is wild & insane.
axelrood said on 7/Jul/14
Met Randy Quaid in 1989. Had to look almost straight up to talk to him. I'm 5'10".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/13
6"4.75' (195cm) peak
Silent d said on 5/Oct/12
6 foot 4. He is really tall. Slightly taller than chevy chase. Sad to see his career go down the drain.
matt678 said on 19/Aug/12
looked about 6ft4 or 6ft5 in next to chevy chase
Rikashiku said on 17/Jun/12
Always looked like a strong 6'4".
Mathew said on 23/Dec/11
He looked 6'4" to me in the few films I've seen. Never thought he looked over it.
jtm said on 10/Jul/11
murray is 6'1 and could be shorter nowadays.
Boogee said on 7/Jul/11
That guy has to be 6'5" at least, he had inches on Bill Murray who is 6'2".
Boogee said on 7/Jul/11
Well, 6'5" could describe his height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Mar/11
I reckon his peak would be 6ft4.5-6ft4.75 and today closer to 6ft4 flat
Alex said on 5/Jun/07
To me towering over would be 4-5 inches or more.
Eclipse said on 24/May/07
Richard.... you said he's 6-4 and towered over the 6-3 Chevy is one inch TOWERING over someone? You can barely tell the difference!!
RICHARD said on 19/May/07
He is 6'4. In X-Mas Vacation he towered over 6'3 Chevy Chase. Hell,I wouldn't be surprised if he was 6'5
Dai said on 16/May/07
I agree with Alex, clearly taller than Chase in Christmas vacation, perhaps even 1.5 inches. If Chase is 6ft3.5 then Quaid must of been shade under 6'5 when filming in '89.
berta said on 11/May/07
he is very tall i am 6´4and im think that he lokes taller than me
Alex said on 5/Jan/07
Was an inch taller than Chevy Chase in the Vacation movies so 6'4.5-6'5 seems right.
Editor Rob said on 25/Dec/06
Chyler Leigh on Randy: "He's a big guy. He's like 6-foot-5. I had no idea. The first time I met him, he was sitting and all of a sudden he stands, and he was huge"
RICHARD said on 9/Dec/06
He looked around 6-4- in the 80s. I remember watching Parents(1989) and he pratically towered everyone on set so yeah 6'4" is the right height. I always thought his brother,Dennis, was taller than him but he is only 6'1''.
anonymous said on 13/Nov/06
I thought he was menacing in the movie Parents, absolutely intimidating. I believe he is 6'4.5, because he towers over Cusack in the Ice Harvest, another classic movie.
Derek said on 24/Oct/06
I think the 6'4 1/2" is right. Not quite a full 6'5", but over 6'4". He absolutely dwarfed Woddy Harrelson in Kingpin.
Anonymous said on 12/Aug/06
Its all depends on how tall chevy chase is. in all those movies he looks to have a good 1.5" over him.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 8/Aug/06
i watched kingpin towers everyone n the movie i'd say a solid 6'5
Viper652 said on 22/Apr/06
Looks 6-4 to me.
Glenn said on 20/Apr/06
Wow.he walked by me,last summer and I thought 6-3.I am wrong sometimes.
Ashton Monty said on 19/Apr/06
Randy Quaid is my cousins's ex-boyfriend and i've met him about 3 times. He's really cool and i was able to ask how tall he was. He said he was 6'5'' so i believe him.

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