How tall is Ted Danson

Ted Danson's Height

6ft 2.5in (189.2 cm)

American actor best known for appearing in tv comedy Cheers.

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Average Guess (24 Votes)
6ft 2.65in (189.6cm)
MIKESOWELL said on 21/Oct/17
I'd say his peak height was a bit over 6-2 so this is spot on.
Junior said on 20/Oct/17

I did say 6'2.75" peak and still 6'2.25" now. Maybe 6'2.5" abit higher for now.
Matt6'5" said on 14/Oct/17
To be this height and nearing 70, he had to be 6’3 peak
Junior said on 14/Oct/17
I did say Danson at 70 years old now holding well at strong 6'2-6'2.25" and closer to 6'3 peak, look a solid 190cm in his 80s show.
Anonymous said on 18/Sep/17
Have these tall men got the tall genes from one of there parents' ?
Deathstroke said on 31/Aug/17
He is almost 70, wouldn't be surprised if he is 6'2" nowadays. almost 6'3" peak for sure.
berta said on 24/Aug/17
Rob i think 190 could be closer to the truth at his peak i mean in fargo he didnt look shorter than at least 188 cm but to me still looked 189. he is 69 years old.if he have lost 1 cm from 190 - 189 then he have held up good. But To not have lost anythin and always been 189 seems almost impossible, But who knows.
Jug said on 29/Jul/17
Danson is a perfect example of a 6'2-or-slightly-over guy who can look up to 6'4. Sometimes he looked the same height as Tom Selleck in Three Men. I would buy 6'2.5 for a peak height.
Dan said on 4/Jul/17
Dean....more like 6'3" at most. He looks 1.5"-2" shorter than the 6'4" John Cleese when he appeared on Cheers. Looked 4" shorter than the 6'6" Fred Dreyer too.
Dean said on 30/Jun/17
6'3 atleast
berta said on 8/Apr/17
rob maybe 190 peak and 188,5 now?
Canson said on 5/Mar/17
Peak is as he is listed as he could easily pull a 6'3 look.
Today he is 6'2 agree with S.J.H
S.J.H said on 27/Jan/17
I think danson is an honest 6'2 guy
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/16
I have never, ever got round to watching 'Cheers', but I did see Ted in 'Gulliver's Travels' and it was by far the best version I have ever seen!
I thought the guy was 6ft4, from at least one article I read about him at the same time I watched 'Gulliver's Travels' and that was in the 90's when it was first on television.
I don't know exactly how old Ted is, but to have been in 'Cheers', he will clearly be of an age where shrinkage is the norm, rather than the exception!
berta said on 13/Nov/16
he looks 188-189 in fargo so i think peak was 190
Greg said on 7/Nov/16
an odd case of an actor rounding down instead of up. I think Rob's estimate is probably accurate, I think Ted is losing height (like many of us over 50) but close to 6'2" now and close to 6'3" younger.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Nov/16
More weak 6ft3 range peak...
S.J.H said on 6/Nov/16
I don't think danson is 6'2.5 now its more like a peak height above listing. Tom noonan had like solid 3" on danson.

Noonan 6'5 now , peak 6'5.25
Danson 6'2 now , peak 6'2.5
josh jeffords said on 10/Oct/16
He was a weak 6 3 in the 80s maybe into the 90s in cheers his 6 5 friend comes by looks 2 inches taller.
He was still significantly taller than tom hanks in saving private ryan and nathan fillion who I believe is overstated.
Was taller than burns who is around 6 1
Also freakishly tall in onion fields but think they were short to average type folks.
Aza said on 7/Oct/16
I do think standing tall he would be taller than listed but shorter than 6'3 . Remember that his hair gave the illusion of being taller. So am gonna go with 6'2.75 peak.
Anonymous said on 16/Aug/16
@Rampage Danson definitely looked 6'3" with Boston Celtic Kevin McHale.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jun/16
I think he might have stated 6ft2 many years ago on a chat show. But that is definitely too low for his peak.

Rob, did he start out here at 6ft3?
Editor Rob: I don't know, I think sometimes with his hair he could look 6ft 3.
James B said on 23/Jun/16
189-190cm peak
Anonymous said on 12/Nov/15
I think he may have been a full 6'3" at peak. He was at least an inch taller than M.C. Gainey.
Jim Hopper said on 27/Oct/15
Heres a group shot,full body. Teds height 6-2.5" if the rest are legit. Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/15
188-189cm today
190cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/15
Rob, could he have peaked at 6ft3?

He still looks 189cm now.
[Editor Rob: he could appear near 6ft 3 at times]
James B said on 24/Aug/15
If he's still 189cm range today rob then he must have been 190cm in his prime
Anonymous said on 22/Aug/15
On Cheers, Danson wore very flat boat shoes putting him at a disadvantage to most others on the show. Especially considering that, he was at least 6'2.5" peak.
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/15
Click Here Perhaps no downgrade after all :-) Must be the angle in that other one!
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/15
Rob, can you add a photo and downgrade from peak? Check out this with Noonan, Click Here That's a lot more than 2.5 inches!! Looking 6'1" range there, even with angle and perhaps a little footwear disadvantage.
[Editor Rob: I don't know, I think on CSI he had comfortable 4 inches on someone like Wallace langham who is close to 5ft 10...]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Apr/15
Looking identical to Ed Begley Jr. (6ft4) and Dennis Haysbert (6ft4½)
Click Here

Rob, what's your take?
[Editor Rob: I don't know if that ground is level? But 1-1.5 inches difference at times could look closer.]
CDS said on 19/Feb/15
Cast of "Cheers":

Ted Danson- 6'2" (on show claimed 6'3"-height in shoes-??)
Kelsey Grammar- 6' (maybe just a tad over-??)
Woody Harrelson- 5'9.5" (claimed 6 feet on the show once)
John Ratzenberger- 5'8.5"
George Wendt- 5'8.5"
BradolfPitler said on 3/Jan/15
Danson looked at least a couple inches on an episode of "Frasier", and I think Grammer is a solid 6'1". So 6'3 sounds about right.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Oct/14
188cm is too low for his peak.
Gonzalo said on 3/Jun/14
In a Cheers episode he was towered by John Cleese, but Mr. Cleese is around 1`95-96. Danson looks at least 1´88. I remember him being clearly taller than Tom Hanks in Save private Ryan
Lenad is sexy said on 8/Dec/13
I can buy a weak 6'3 for a younger ted damson. I wouldn't go higher than that though. In reality 190cm would be more accurate
Tom said on 7/Dec/13
Ted Danson looks a lot shorter than Tom Noonan here. So either Noonan is a genuine 6' 6", or Danson is a standard 6' 2".
StevenMcCormick said on 24/Nov/13
He always looked pretty tall on Cheers . . . I know that many actors are sometimes required to wear lifts [Sinatra did] . . . but he always seemed like he was about 6'3".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/13
Still standing tall now at just over 6ft2in.

Peak height: 6ft2.75in(190cm)
Current height: 6ft2.25in(189cm)
First-hand reporter said on 1/May/13
I'm 6'2.5" and was standing next to Ted Danson at LAX last week. To me he seemed 6'1" at most, and that wasn't because of slouching -- his posture was excellent. I was also struck by how thin he was -- probably around 170 -- and how small his head was, both things that would make him look taller on TV.
Lenad is sexy said on 27/Apr/13
I can see a weak 6'3 at peak. he looked 1-1.5 inches under tom selleck
lenad is sexy said on 6/Apr/13
Doubt hes under 6'2 after looking at that pic with Jeff Bridges
Arch Stanton said on 25/Dec/12
Always looked 6'3" ish to me. If he isn't he is surely close. Not under 189cm.
Martyr said on 4/Dec/12
He still looks pretty tall next to Jeff Bridges

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James said on 10/Nov/12
Strange he looked 6ft in a pic with took noonan.

These days though I don't think he's over 188cm.
Ace said on 3/Oct/12
There also an episode in the fifth season where Sam appears jealous when Diane claims her new beau is taller than he. When it turns out that he is only 6'2.5 (which Sam discovers courtesy of carding him), he proudly announces that he is 6'3, much to the boyfriend's confusion.
Silent d said on 26/Sep/12
Pretty tall in becker. Still taller than terry farrell in small heels. She is 182cm. He was also taller than kelsey grammar who is 6 foot 1. 189cm with bad posture.
Ace said on 22/Sep/12
In the finale of season one, Shelly Long refers to Danson as being 6'3.
To me though, a fraction under probably is closer to the truth
Nik said on 28/Aug/12
Let's not get carried away. 6'2.5" peak height is plenty. No more than that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/12
You mean no less than 6ft2.5.
I'd say 190cm peak, if not bang on 6ft3. The guy is very tall.
Definitely the tallest cast member on Cheers.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 31/Jul/12
He looks about an inch shorter than 6'3 Steve Howey, but has worst posture... Anyway, no more than 6'2.5 for him!
Hob said on 13/Jun/12
weir camera angle.. if alan is only 5'10.5 he can't be bigger than 6'1.5 judge by picture above.
tom said on 5/Jun/12
Defo min of 6.2",maybe taller.
steven said on 14/Jan/12
i always thought he is 6'1. but maybe 6'1.5 in real and does't look much shorter than tom selleck.
Silent d said on 4/Jan/12
In that photo he looks 187cm. He is a tall man. 189cm.
Brad Root said on 30/Nov/11
On an episode of Cheers, Sam says he's 6 ft 3 in. That's how I wound up here...
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 20/Nov/11
I agree James, in CSI he still looks 189 cm easy next to Paul Guilfoyle (who could be under 173 cm these days?). Danson was probably 6ft 2.75 peak.
James said on 15/Aug/11
still looks 189cm range today nex too 192cm Tom Selleck.

i think its very much possible he would have been 190cm 20 years ago.
James said on 13/Aug/11
Rob 190cm peak maybe?
[Editor Rob: it's not impossible, he's one guy who can look between 6ft 2 and 3 peak.]
Legend said on 2/Jul/11
Horrible camera angle. Light is in front and looks taller than he really is. Ted Danson was always a legitimate 6'2 at least. In fact Light looks kind of like he's been Photoshopped into the picture...
James said on 22/Jun/11
No way 192cm
Terryman said on 21/Jun/11
had a habit of looking 1,92m on screen,I thought he was that height barefoot but then again he is lanky with long legs! Nothing below 189cm and nothing over 190cm!
James said on 15/Jun/11
not really a noticible difference between danson and 6'4 Nick Brimble in Loch Ness..... still i woulden't be too hastey too give him 190cm cause he could look 1.5 inches shorter than selleck in the three men and a baby shows.

Don't say Tom Selleck was 6'4.5 cause he really was not.
Danimal said on 14/Jun/11
Shaun says on 31/May/11
I read 6'3" for him and believed it for years. Always looked very tall on screen like a guy who is above a flat 6'2" would. If he wasn't a peak 6'3" he sure as hell was close.

I agree.
Lenad is sexy said on 12/Jun/11
188cm now 190cm peak
James said on 11/Jun/11
190cm isn't impossible for his peak
Lenad is sexy said on 11/Jun/11
if Danson straightend up Lights eyes would be level with the top of his head. If Light is 179cm, Danson wouldve been 189-190cm
Lenad is sexy said on 11/Jun/11
If he straightend up i can see 4-4.5 inches taller than Light. So Once again, 190cm peak
Lenad is sexy said on 7/Jun/11
yeah could potentially be 187cm today. He still looks tall. 187cm is the lowest u could give him but 188cm is a safer bet
Shaun said on 31/May/11
I read 6'3" for him and believed it for years. Always looked very tall on screen like a guy who is above a flat 6'2" would. If he wasn't a peak 6'3" he sure as hell was close.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/11
Bang on Lenad...can look as low 187cm these days
RICHARD said on 22/May/11
Just saw a pic on Jason Schwartzman's page where he completely dwarfs both Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis.Granted both guys are under 5'7 but Ted looks like a giant next to them.I still give him a solid 6ft3.
Lenad is sexy said on 20/May/11
188cm now 190cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/11
190cm peak
Lenad is sexy said on 15/May/11
I personally think the most he couldve been peak is 6ft3 on the dot. And he was probably just under it like solid 190cm. I reckon the shortest he could be today is 187cm
Lenad is sexy said on 13/May/11
These days, I doubt hes any more than what Rob has him. But in his prime he did look like he could pass for 6ft3 thats for sure
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/11
Looks barely 6"2 next to Alan
Lenad is sexy said on 4/May/11
Probably 6'2 on the dot today. Closer to 6'3 in his younger days
James said on 1/May/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 22/Apr/11
In 1987:

Tom Selleck was 193cm or 6"4
Ted Danson was 190cm or 6"2.75

In 2011:

Tom Selleck is 191cm or 6"3.25
Ted Danson is 188cm or 6"2
Ted Danson is

Have to disagree you rampage and danimal as well. Look at Ted Danson compared to Tom Selleck in Three Men and a Baby and there was 1.5 inches between the two. So no more than 189cm peak for Ted Danson and probably could pull of looking taller because of his build.

Peak Ted Danson 6'2.5 (189cm)
Peak Tom Selleck 6'4 (193cm)

Ted Danson 6'2 (188cm)
Tom Selleck 6'3.25 (191cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/11
In 1987:

Tom Selleck was 193cm or 6"4
Ted Danson was 190cm or 6"2.75

In 2011:

Tom Selleck is 191cm or 6"3.25
Ted Danson is 188cm or 6"2
Ted Danson is
Danimal said on 22/Apr/11
6'3" in his younger days. 6'2" today...
James said on 19/Apr/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 12/Apr/11
6"2.75(190cm) peak

I don't rule out 6"1.75 either

No way he looked for sure at least 1 inch shorter than Tom Selleck who some debate could have been more 192cm than 193cm.

I seriously doubt by age 63 he would have 2-3cm in height and he seems in good shape as well.

6'2.5 is fine for his peak. 190cm in the morning when younger.

187cm at worst these days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/11
6"2.75(190cm) peak

I don't rule out 6"1.75 either
James said on 30/Mar/11
described as "6'2" in a recent magazine article.
James said on 21/Mar/11
If he's 192.5cm then that would mean Tom Selleck and Bob Saget are 6'5.5.

Granted if Alan Light is 179cm then Ted looks 6'4 in comparison in the photo. If Danson is 189cm in the photo Alan looks 5'9.5.
Keneau Arnet - aka - Ken O'Harnett said on 20/Mar/11
Okay, let me put this silly debate to rest. I'm was a solid, verified 6'4.25" in my stocking feet in my youth. I'm 54 y.o. now and measure in at 6'3.75" today. That's 192.5cm, folks.

I met Mr. Danson just last week... 3/17/11 and had a nice stand up, face-to-face chat with him for several minutes. He looked me square in the eye without stretching and without my stooping the whole time. Granted, he had his shoes on which adds some indeterminate amount of altitude. But so did I. So... Ted Danson is at least 6'3" plus or minus an unimportant fraction.

And there you have it, the latest B.E.L.D. or the "Birdseye lowdown" on another piece of inconsequential Hollywood trivia from some who "saw it for himself with his own two eyes." QED
James said on 27/Feb/11
6'1.75 today.

Rampage no way would he have lost already 1.5. 6'2.5 is fine for his peak because he always looked noticibly shorter than 193cm Tom Selleck.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Feb/11
I don't rule out 6"3 in his prime...

Today he's probably 6"2 at best
Vegas said on 12/Jan/11
with tom noonan last year Click Here
Observant said on 18/Dec/10
lol how anyone can get 6'2 out of the picture above is beyond me, there is only two inches difference in the picture, i'll round up to 6'1 maximum.
alex said on 7/Dec/10
when is saw in cheers episode simon says that ted was almost reaching john cleese height at 193.5 cm
James said on 30/Oct/10
Ted does look 6'3.5 with Alan.
mario said on 13/Oct/07
Ted still looks a solid 6'2 or 6'2.5 i think, he is a tall guy ,just under 6 foot 3 for me
derek said on 27/Sep/07
Well I saw him on again on Conan tonight and I have to say that he looked his 6'2.5 estimate next to him. Conan even made a remark early in the interview about how it strikes him ow tall he is. Why would conan say that if he is shorter than him? Anyway I don't know why I saw 6'5 last time but his height seems to be corrwct.

[Editor Rob: in early 80's danson was being billed 6ft 2, but this guy could pass for 6ft 3.]
sandy said on 16/Sep/07
His height was always wrong because he wore that hair job of his like an afro. It stuck up over his skull like two inches, that is where 6'3 came from. 6'1 to the bald head he has now(sans the wig).
viper said on 15/Jul/07
Conan's show isnt the best to compare heights. Ive seen other 6-2 people on his show looking taller than him.
derek said on 14/Jul/07
I don't know why I remember him looking taller than conan when he was on, which would make him 6'5.
phil said on 22/Jun/07
In the episode of Cheers where he states how tall he is, the Diane character brings in a student who has a crush on her to try to get Sam Malone jealous. Sam asks the student how tall he is and when the student says 6'2", Sam laughs and says "Ha...I'm 6'2 1/2"! Seems to me that you got his height bang on here.
uww said on 22/Jun/07
yes i would say 6'2.5 is about right, he may have been 6'3 but shrunk like an inch though.
sf said on 18/May/07
I have seen an article where Danson, himself, said he was 6'2" and 1/2. There's an episode of Cheers where he claims to be 6'3", when a French guy he's competing with, says he's 6'2" and 1/2....
Macgyver said on 17/May/07
I do not see why Danson does not get a peak height on her. He was clearly taller than his current height in cheers.
footballed28 said on 16/Mar/07
man "Everybody rounds up not down" is such a generalization
sleuth said on 4/Dec/06
I think I remember an episode of Cheers where he claims 6-2. Everybody rounds up not down.
Rut said on 21/Nov/06
I don't even think he is as tall as this.
By the way what happened to him?
Anonymous said on 4/Nov/06
6'2.5? Wow, I used to think Ted was like 6'4 or so, but after taking a second look at him, 6'2.5 does seem closer to the truth.
Gonzalo said on 29/Sep/06
I agrre with Rob. He looks a little bit over 6`2
Mikex said on 26/Mar/06
In 3 Men and a Baby I seem to remember Danson as being shorter than Selleck by an inch or two. There is a photo linked from this site of Selleck next to 6'5'' or 6'6'' Chuck Connors and he looks dwarfed. Danson does look like a genuine 6'2'' guy though. He has that tall rangy look about him.
Anonymous said on 20/Mar/06
he is 6'3 at least id say 6'3.5 DEFINATLY not under 6'3, 6'2.5 is wrong.
ice said on 15/Feb/06
i agree with the 6'3... btw, will smith is 6'2, 6'1.5 at the least, so yeah 6'3 for danson
bikagyura said on 8/Feb/06
definitely looks 6'3 at least
Biffy said on 2/Jan/06
His height was referenced several times on Cheers as 6'3" and he certainly looked it. Some years ago, of course, but surely can't be much less now.
CelebHeights Editor said on 30/Dec/05
From surfergirl:
"this was years ago - about 10 years ago. But while at fisherman's warf in SF, he was out playing with his kids and wife. He is definetly tall. I'd say 6 4 or so"
Anonymous said on 27/Dec/05
was in front of me in the line at the bank in T.O. cali - and trust me this guy is 6-5 all day.
Anonymous said on 1/Dec/05
He was on conan and yeah, he's gotta be at least 6'3, he wasn't that much shorter than conan, who is like 6'4.
john said on 28/Sep/05
Did u see him next to Jake gyllenhaal and some other girl, he was like 5 inches taller then gyllenhaal, how can that be

[Editor Rob: I'm increasing this guy a bit...I do agree he is taller than imagined...]
brett said on 16/Sep/05
Danson is not 6"2, in mug photos in the movie getting even with dad , he has a shot with shoes on obviously and it shows him to be like 6"5, so id say hes over 6"3 with no shoes easy.
sam said on 17/Aug/05
He also pretty close (an inch or less difference) to Tom Selleck, who is at least 6'4".
hoy said on 16/Mar/05
Ted said on The Late Show with Craig Kilborn that he's 6'2".

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