How tall is Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid's Height

6ft 5 (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

How tall is Randy Quaid
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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

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Average Guess (44 Votes)
6ft 4.51in (194.3cm)
Canson said on 7/Sep/23
Looks same as Tim robbins. May be 6’4 1/2-5 between that mark. Agree with berta
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/23
Randy is exceptionally tall in comparison to his other family members.

VH1 said on 17/Oct/22
If you google Chevy Chase Randy Quaid pictures you'll see pictures of them in tuxedos at a museum and Randy Quaid has 2" on Chevy Chase and 4" on Will Smith.
berta said on 27/Sep/22
at worst 6´4 1/2 AND AT BEST 6´5 i think maybe 195 flat is better listing.
QM6'1.5"QM said on 21/May/22
At peak he's at worst 6'4.75"!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Feb/22
He hasn’t been in any movies in years obviously but from recent photos I’ve seen of him he still looks very tall, probably 6ft4 range
Darksol64 said on 4/Feb/22
Seen him in a Richard Pryor movie (who's listed at a solid 5'10.) His eyeline is well above Richard's head by at minimum of 2-2.5 inches, so he's got to be around 6'5 as listed.

If he didn't quite touch that mark right before bed, he wouldn't be below it by much. Half inch at the very most. Big guy.

That's peak though. Now? He's 70, with a questionable lifestyle, so he would probably lucky to hit 6'4. Likely 6'3 range. Voting 6'5.
Canson said on 11/Sep/21
Maybe a 6’4.5-.75 or a full 6’4.75”
James B 171.5cm said on 24/Aug/21
Rob I find it unlikely that Randy would have had half an inch on James Avery
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Feb/21
I'm trying to remember, did he share any scenes with Goldblum or Adam Baldwin in Independence Day?

That would have been an interesting comparison particularly Goldblum...haven't seen that movie in years
emello said on 2/Feb/21
This guy slouched his ass off around Chevy Chase in scenes and you could still easily tell who the taller guy was. He practically towered over Chevy Chase through the whole grocery store scene and then towards the end when they're in the house Randy Quaid goes from having his back half bent to completely straight almost and just dwarfs Chevy Chase. I still to this day think in Randy Quaid's prime he had a solid 2 inches on Chevy Chase.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jan/21
I struggle to see Tim shorter than Randy peak...
Canson said on 4/Dec/20
@Rampage: I’m not so sure Robbins actually did that. He may have measured marginally over 6’4.5 and rounded down instead of up to 6’5”. Even a measurement right at 6’4.75 isn’t quite downgrading. Now a person who’s 6’5 or more saying they’re 6’4” is different like if I were to say 6’3” for example or even 6’3.5 being I don’t measure under 6’4 and usually not even a flat 6’4” unless under an extreme low which is very rare
Canson said on 4/Dec/20
@Rampage: I’m. It so sure Robbins actually did that. He may have measured marginally over 6’4.5 and rounded down instead of up to 6’5”. Even a measurement right at 6’4.75 isn’t quite downgrading. Now a person who’s 6’5 or more saying they’re 6’4” is different
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Nov/20
Chyler Leigh quoted him as 6'5 so he clears 6'4 1/2 to be worst 6'4 3/4 peak i'm not so sure if he is really 6'5. I atually always thought Randy was solid 195cm.
recapa said on 27/Oct/20
195cm peak for randy.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/Aug/20
Randy was never 200 pounds in 1974. I'm sure the weight was an estimate. In 1973 The Last Detail (watch twice), Randy was so young and look so skinny at most near 175 max not sure a year time if he gain 25 lbs.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/May/20
Maybe 193-194cm today and 195-196cm peak.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 29/Jul/19
Also he could be 6'4 1/2 peak and 6'4 now. Nothing under 194cm peak.
Nick O'Donnell said on 3/May/19
solid 6'5 just has bad posture from being overweight/older.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/19
I’ve seen recent photos of him and he still looks very tall but probably 6ft4 now
James Brett 172cm said on 20/Apr/19
Rob is it worth giving him a peak and current height?
Editor Rob
He might not be over 6ft 4 now, but is he got a comeback planned?
Mayfield said on 28/Feb/19
Total agreement with what Rampage said, as when I seen these 6'4 1/2 listings and I really looked at him, I got more of a 6'5 vibe off him. And of course he could be 6'4 3/4 at worst
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 29/Jan/19
"Tons of legit 6ft5 guys who've put down 6ft4" Not true. Maybe a shoe height yes. Randy look 6'5 peak and worst 6'4 3/4 although i never heard him claiming 6'5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/19
Canson at the very worst maybe 195cm. He edged out both Jeff Goldblum (who many argue 6ft4½) and Adam Baldwin (most likely around 6ft4 then) in Independence Day. He generally looked noticeably taller than 6ft3 range guys. 6ft5 peak is a safe enough bet.

Nowadays he's probably closer to 6ft4 flat...but still looked very big when being interviewed outside the courthouse...
Canson said on 20/Jan/19
@Rampage. Maybe not 6’4 flat but he could be similar to Tim Robbins or Michael Jordan. 6’4 1/2 at lows but true 6’4 1/2 guys who likely measure no less than or slightly over the half mark as opposed to someone my height who measures solid 6’4.5 3 hours after waking and dips almost down to 6’4.25 at a low. I would class someone that size as weak 6’5 whereas someone my size strong 6’4”
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/19
And tall actors were actually advised to downplay their height to secure more parts.

Tons of legit 6ft5 guys who've put down 6ft4
viper said on 13/Jan/19
What are the chances he was just 6-4.

They call him 6-4 in 1974
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Jan/19
6'4.75" peak and 6'4.25" now.
Canson-6'4 3/8 said on 27/Dec/18
Agree with Mickie. A peak Avery would be that height and a peak Michael Jordan around the same
berta said on 19/Dec/18
Rob maybe a small downgrade? He really cant have been taller than a guy like kobe bryant at peak. 195 cm flat is better .
berta said on 3/Nov/18
average guess is to low. The possible heights for him is 194-195,5. I would personally think maybe 195 cm peak.
Micky said on 10/May/18
I do think he'd be about James Avery's height. I put them both at 6'4.5", personally.
James B 170.8cm said on 14/Mar/18
Rob 6ft4.75 like james avery?
Editor Rob
Yeah, that could be a good figure actually...
Libertariandude said on 4/Feb/18
A lot of people forget he was a full member of Saturday Night Live's cast in 1985-86. And, if I am not mistaken, he's the tallest cast member in SNL's history.
Canson said on 18/Jan/18
Agreed Mr T Black not less than a flat 194 I’d say but could be as high as 6’4.75. 6’4.5 is prob reasonable for him
MrTBlack said on 16/Jan/18

I think we can all agree that he was not less than 6’4.5” since he did look at least an inch (if not more) than 6’3.5” Chevy Chase. I personally am gonna say 6’4.75”
Canson said on 8/Nov/17
I don’t think ever a solid 6’5. Prob 194-195 and chose to round down
Stilts said on 28/Oct/17
I met him in New York back in 1995 when he was probably around 45 years old and I am a solid 6-2 and I stood next to him and he is a very big guy. I would say he was 6-5 at that time. Maybe lost a bit over the years.
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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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
thekiddd said on 30/Jun/09
He looked about 4" taller than Bill Murray. 6'5" is it.
Big King said on 13/Jun/09
Well in Kingpin he looked only 6'3" but in several films he looks close to 6'5".
yoyo said on 3/Apr/09
a strong 6ft4.5. no way over or less..
hamletmiss said on 18/Jan/09
All of my life, I always believed Chevy Chase to be 6'4", but standing next to Randy Quaid, who has to be 6'4" tops, I am starting to think that Chase at best really is 6'3" all of his life, and like many men, loves to accentuate his height. Usually, Chevy is taller than every man he works with, but only Randy Quaid is just a little taller.
thekiddd said on 12/Nov/08
I'd say 6'4 3/4" at peak or 6'5". And About just 6'4" today.
RICHARD said on 23/Oct/08
Give him 6'5.75 in his peak. Now 193 flat
Big King said on 21/Oct/08
Close to 6'5"? Well, he's at least 6'5".
Hugh said on 9/Oct/08
6ft5ish at his peak.
Hugh said on 4/Oct/08
He's probably more 6ft4 flat nowadays. He is in his 50's.
Big King said on 29/Sep/08
I saw new pics and Quaid is definitely taller than 6'4"!
Big King said on 7/Sep/08
Randy Quaid looks more 6'5".
J.R. Clover said on 13/Jun/08
When I stated on 17/Apr/08 that my buddy was 6'3" and he had worked with Randy Quaid, I forgot to mention that my actor friend Mark Smith was 6'3" in his bare feet! He most always wears cowboy boots which make him approx 6'4.5" If you look at the scenes of Mark with Randy togeather in Independance day, yes they are the same size, and randy is also wearing similar cowboy boots, which would make them both stand about 6'4.5" and that would make them both about 6'3" in bare feet. footware makes a big difference! I am 6'2" in my bare feet, but i have a pair of "Frye" boots that make me easily 6'4"

J.R. Clover said on 17/Apr/08
A good buddy of mine whom is 6'3", I am 6'2" worked with randy Quaid on "Independance Day", their were a couple of scenes of the two togeather and they were eye to eye, shoulder to shoulder, both 6'3" I will try to get a copy of those pics
RedMax said on 15/Apr/08
Randy Quaid is 6'5" and end of discussion!
Vegas said on 1/Dec/07
quaid looked 2" taller than chase in one of the vacation movies i watched a few weeks ago, can't remember which one though

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Danimal said on 30/Nov/07
Chase was NOT 6'3" in Vacation. Since when was he 6'3" in the 80's?? Chevy had at least 2" on John Candy in 1983 and was inches taller than Dan Akroyd in Spies like Us. Chevy was 6'4" MINIMUM. In Fletch the basketball commentator says that Chevy is actually 6'5" and 6'9" with the Afro. NO 6'3" for that man. MAYBE he's leaning towards that today in his mid 60's, but not in his prime.

Whatever Quaid was, he looked short next to Nick Cassavetes in 1986's Wraith.
kenneth198 said on 30/Nov/07
he looks 6ft5 in Another Teen Movie in 2001..
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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