Robert Culp's Height
6ft 1 (185.4 cm)
American actor best remembered for roles in films such as Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Hickey & Boggs, Hannie Caulder and TV series I Spy and The Greatest American Hero. An article in 1959 mentioned Culp being "73 inches off the ground"
and in a 1960 article he mentioned in reference to actors like Jim Arness, Clint Eastwood and Eric Fleming: "It kind of gives me pause, when I realise that at six-foot-one I'm the pygmy of the lot....Size gives a guy authority"
NBC Publicity Photo via Wikimedia Commons
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Average Guess (6 Votes)
6ft 0.96in (185.3cm)
Napalm Jack said on 21/May/20
Looks at the very least 6'1 in the seventies. Appeared as a Columbo killer three times - second only to Patrick McGoohan, who appeared on four occasions. Perhaps this ought to be mentioned in the bio.
Mon said on 22/Nov/19
Most actors his size would say they were 6'2'' or more. A very strong 6'1'' into the seventies, Culp had a peculiar physique with low narrow shoulders and a awful lot of cranium above his eye level. Look at the top of his head relative to others' and he can easily surprise. Beside the six four and a half (I watched a program in eighties in which he said that is how tall he was) Christopher Lee in Hannie Caulder, a middle aged Culp looked a rock solid six one.
Culp is a man who aged faster than average and he was diminished in every way towards the end.
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 16/Dec/18
He looked a bit shorter on ELR, but he was obviously much older and lost some height. I could buy 6'1" at peak, he was probably around Ray Romano's height at peak.
Jug said on 15/Apr/18
6'0.75" for Culp and 6'0.5" for Cosby on I Spy. In one episode, "Weight of the World," Albert Salmi, whose CV has him at 6'2, looked noticeably taller than both. Next to taller actors, Culp did not look more than 6'1 in his prime.
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 30/Jul/17
In ELR he looks about 6' even, but he was around 70 in that so yeah 6'1" peak appears accurate.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Dec/16
Nah 6 ft 1 is about right, Marvin edged him out in The Great Scout.
said on 17/Aug/16
Rob, how likely is 186cm?
Editor Rob: would need to really look in more detail at a guy like Culp to tell if he fell into the solid 6ft 1 range.
Shadow2 said on 20/Aug/15
Agree with the 6' 1" for Culp. Same height as Cosby in "I Spy". He was no taller than Pernell Roberts in a "Bonanza" episode. Roberts was no more than 6' 1" peak.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Aug/15
Thanks, can you squeeze in The Pelican Brief and A Name of Evil? He looked about a foot taller than Natalie Wood.
I thought he looked near 6 ft 2 but I think you're right as there was a barefoot scene and he was briefly near Elliott Gould and he looked about an inch shorter. In other scenes he looked a similar height though but that barefoot scene I thought actually near 6'1.