How tall is Ted Danson

Ted Danson's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)
American actor, best known for playing Sam Malone on TV sitcom Cheers, Dr. John Becker on Becker, D.B. Russell on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Michael on The Good Place. In film he appeared in Three Men and a Baby, Made in America and Saving Private Ryan.

How tall is Ted Danson
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Average Guess (37 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 2.46in (189.1cm)
Current: 6ft 1.99in (187.9cm)
Canson said on 4/Aug/19
Both listings Rob has for him fit.

6’2.5 peak
6’2” current
Canson said on 13/Jul/19
@Junior: Selleck didn’t have 3-4 cm on Danson. He had him by 1”. Rising posted a pic previously with them and it was an inch difference between them. 6’3.5 is what he claimed. 6’4 was a rounded up claim. Also if you see Selleck with 6’5” Darryl Strawberry, that claim fits. It was a 1.5” difference. I think Rob has Danson listed appropriately. 6’2.5 peak maybe still 6’2” today. Selleck is overlisted by 1/2”. His 6’3.5 claim is closer to the truth
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/Jul/19
@Canson He only claim that one time 6'3.5" and often claim 6'4 and look close so gauge out to be 6'3.75" just in between 6'3.5-6'4. During both of their peak they look 3cm apart more than 4cm. Ted Danson is listed accurately for peak and now. Watch Fargo you're see a still solid 6'2 Ted Danson in that show. Selleck is not as low as 6'2 1/2 now as you think more appropriate 6'3 when he stand straight.
Canson said on 14/Jun/19
@Junior: Selleck claimed 6’3.5. I would give him that for his low in his peak and Danson an inch shorter 6’2.5. I think a peak Danson is listed appropriately
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/Jun/19
Tom Selleck is probably more like 6'3.75" peak and 6'3 now and Ted holds very solid 6'2.5" peak and 6'2 now.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Apr/19
Solid 189cm peak and solid 188cm now.
Canson said on 22/Jan/19
@Rising: I agree with everything you said! I wouldn’t rule out 188.5-189 either for Danson as Selleck easily fits the 191.5-192 range peak. That looked around an inch but I won’t rule 3cm out either. Haysbert peak could’ve been 193.5-194 I’m thinking. Danson is a bit older so it’s def possible he’s 187 range now at 70.
Rising - 174 cm said on 16/Jan/19
@Canson: I more or less agree on Selleck and probably all 3. Here's Danson and Haysbert about 6 months ago: Click Here Haysbert looks about 1.5" taller, imo, but he looked closer to 2" taller in 2013: Click Here and this 2014 one isn't a full pic, but it can look more like 2.5" here: Click Here footwear: Click Here He may have been standing worse in the 2018 one so it's not impossible he's still a full 2" taller, but Haysbert basically hadn't aged by 2014 yet at least seems to look a bit older now so it'd make sense he lost height, especially after turning 60. You can probably argue 1/4" under now and over peak for him. Danson is probably close to his listings, but 187 cm range current is possible. Also 188.5-189 range shouldn't be ruled out peak. Selleck's peak isn't much of a mystery to me considering his claim, but current is tough due to posture. I'd say 6'3" flat around the start of Blue Boods, but maybe 189-190 range now depending on how much is posture and how much is actual height loss.

A series of pics with solid 5'11" Leonardo Dicaprio from 2014: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Canson said on 12/Jan/19
@Rising: I think the average guess along with the listings are perfect. He looks an inch shorter than Selleck as well. I think Selleck needs the downgrade though to 6’3.5 for his peak and 6’3” is still ok for his current to me. I would say Haysbert is prob 1/4” over peak. He’s prob more what I am today peak. Haysbert also has really bad posture today. He can look 6’3 or a bit less in some pics but I believe he’s still somewhere around 6’4 if not a bit under now a days. You’re right too in Sam being listed 6’3” when he played baseball at least so I could see the claim.
Canson said on 12/Jan/19
@Rising: I think the average guess along with the listings are perfect. He looks an inch shorter than Selleck as well
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Jan/19
Yeah, I specifically remember his character claiming 6'3" on Cheers. Of course, Woody's character also claimed 6 feet on the show so we don't know if that's necessarily what the actors themselves claim. I'd guess Danson could have claimed both 6'2" and 6'3" over the years. I'm not sure, but I think I remember him being described as 6'2.5" in newspapers as well. This 1985 Washington Post article has him claiming to have been 6 feet and 120 pounds at 13 and the writer then goes on to state Danson grew two more inches: Click Here
Canson said on 25/Dec/18
@Christian: good question. Rising mentioned that he did when he was on Cheers when he (Sam) was competing with another guest character for Diane. The rival character said he was 6’2” I believe. I don’t remember the episode but according to Rising he claimed 6’3” there at least once. You’re right they do list Based on claims. Even then they round up regularly. I’ve seen 6’5 listings for Haysbert as well as 6’4.75 and 6’4.5 like he claimed. My opinion is that his peak was the similar to me maybe a mm or difference. I doubt a real 6’4.5 at a low like Vince Vaughn or Tim Robbins or Michael Jordan etc but if he got 6’4.5 at some point in the day (which I don’t rule out), he likely would be somewhere around my height if not maybe 6’4 1/8 worst case but I really say he’s 6’4.25 at a low.

@Christian and Rising: for fun here is May Day when he was a player for the Red Sox. He’s listed 6’3” according to this lol

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Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/Dec/18
@Canson

I wonder if Danson ever claimed to be 6'3". Often Google list people based on their claims.
Canson said on 11/Dec/18
They list him at just 6’2” today on the internet. Wonder if he’s lost height or if they simply rounded down. However, I could buy 6’2” perhaps today as he was 6’2.5 peak imho. He has aged but doesn’t look bad for being 70 today

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Tall Sam said on 19/Oct/18
I wouldn't rule out a 190 cm peak height for him.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Jul/18
In Fargo he can still look 6'2 1/2.
Canson said on 22/May/18
@Rising: that is well said! I think 6’3.5-.75 (192 range) may fit him. That’s true that there’s little difference between 6’3.5 and 6’4. I think with Danson, his frame is lankier so he would look taller due to his proportions than some 6’3 guys may look. So in his case he may only be 6’2.5 but pass for 6’3. It’s also from what I’ve seen very much weight and build (torso to leg ratio) that impact. Some guys that are 6’2.5 May only wake up 6’3 or a hair abovs while others could lose closer to an inch or maybe a full inch if they’re on the heavier side like Selleck has been at times
Canson said on 22/May/18
@Rising: Agreed!
Rising - 174 cm said on 21/May/18
@Canson: Yeah, Selleck claimed 6'3.5" on at least two occasions in the 80's. One was in a TV Guide interview published around late 1980 or early '81 and the other was in a 1987 Houston Chronicle interview, but in that one he said "about" 6'3.5" leading me to believe he may have been measured precisely at an 1/8 or 1/4 above it, but I can't see any reason he'd lie about the 6'3.5". If he wanted to lie and make himself shorter then it'd make sense to say 6'3", but if he did want to say he was shorter then why would he claim 6'4" on so many other occasions? It'd defeat the purpose since most people knew him to be 6'4" and likely never saw those interviews. He certainly didn't look less than 6'3.5" so anywhere from that height minimum to 6'3.75" makes sense to me. It's not like it's such a noticeable difference from 6'4" anyway, but would put him in the same range as Eastwood and John Wayne. I believe Goldblum could look the tallest of the men you mentioned, but it might be his frame. Hoff was certainly a legit 6'4" with the chance of being slightly over. Same goes for Neeson.

I tend to agree regarding Danson. His character on Cheers did claim 6'3" and specifically in relation to a rival character being "only" 6'2.5". But then Danson got listed at 6'2" some times so he was probably somewhere in between. Definitely a tall guy, especially compared to the rest of the cast, most of whom were roughly average height give or take.
berta said on 19/May/18
190 guy peak and 188,5 guy today
Sandy Cowell said on 12/May/18
This has to be one of the weirdest coincidences ever! I just saw Ted Danson in the 'Latest Comments', read Mister lennon's contribution, changed my TV Channel to '5 Star', looked up and who did I see at the end of the film 'Getting Even With Dad'? None other than Ted Danson!

He is walking with a little tiny Macaulay Culkin and seems to be playing his Dad! They are strolling around the streets and Ted is so far, the very tallest person I've seen! I was always of the opinion that he was 6ft4, having read it, but I don't mind going along with 6ft2.5, because we all know how stars' heights are exaggerated, don't we everyone? 😊👌
Mister lennon said on 10/May/18
Danson was a little bit taller than harry anderson in cheers.
Canson said on 8/May/18
@Junior: I remember Rising Force was discussing Selleck and mentioned the time he claimed 6’3.5. rising believed maybe 6’3.75 which fits a bit better but there’s a good chance Selleck dipped below 6’4 at a peak especially since he claimed below it. I agree with Rising that 6’3.75 may be a good fit. 6’3.5 seems a bit low for him. He didn’t give the kind of impression that David Hasselhoff or Liam Neeson or Jeff Goldblum gave. His build may have to do with it, along with the fact Goldblum May have been 6’4.25 peak vs just 6-4 flat

As for Danson, he’s got longer limbs than Selleck and holds his height better. Meaning he could’ve been an honest 6’2.5 guy that passed for 6’3”.
Canson said on 8/May/18
@Junior: I remember Rising Force was discussing Selleck and mentioned the time he claimed 6’3.5. rising believed maybe 6’3.75 which fits a bit better but there’s a good chance Selleck dipped below 6’4 at a peak especially since he claimed below it. I agree with Rising that 6’3.75 may be a good fit. 6’3.5 seems a bit low for him. He didn’t give the kind of impression that David Hasselhoff or Liam Neeson or Jeff Goldblum gave. His build may have to do with it, along with the fact Goldblum May have been 6’4.25 peak vs just 6-4 flat
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/May/18
@Canson There is chance i see Danson had downplay a 3/4 claiming 6'2 to get more good roles in his hey days during those tough life period in the 70s-80s most actors struggles to earn a living. Because most director and producer prefer to get an average height actor on the movie sets or average tall actors between 5'11-6'2 not over. Tom selleck claim 6'4 when he was young atually does look it comparison with many bunch of tall actors claiming 6'2-6'4 range but when Danson claim 6'2 it destroy Selleck down at 6'3-6'3.25", because there is no way anything above 3cm between them during 1980s-2000s never 1.5"-2" and current status its more like a solid inch between this two veteran actors.

Danson peak 6'2 3/4, now 6'2 1/4
Selleck peak 6'4, now 6'3 1/4
Canson said on 23/Apr/18
@Junior: I agree
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/Apr/18
Ted Danson wife Mary Steenburgen had shrunk almost an inch now. But i think Danson could still look about 6'2 1/4 if he standing straight.
Terry said on 17/Apr/18
Yes I think this is bang on for his height. He looked tall stood next to Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan.
viper said on 30/Mar/18
He could be a flat 6-2 now
berta said on 28/Mar/18
Rob maybe check this guys height? he is 70 years old. he must have lost 1 cm at that age. i think from 189-190 to 188-188,5
Eyewitness said on 9/Mar/18
About ten years ago I walked past Ted Danson in the L.A. airport a couple times and was shocked at how short he seemed, as I'd heard reports that he was 6'4". I'm 6'2 1/2 and thought that he was at least an inch shorter than me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/18
Rob, could he have dipped below 6ft2 at this point?
62B said on 20/Feb/18
Watching and episode of Cheers with Fred Dryer. Dryer looked a solid 3" taller. Coincidentally, Harry Anderson from Night Court was also on this episode. Even though Ted and Harry never really stood next to each other. I thought Ted had him by about an inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Feb/18
I suppose there could be a case for 6ft3
Jim Hopper said on 26/Dec/17
I doubt under 6-2.5 peak. Legit tall guy.
Canson said on 29/Nov/17
6’2.5 peak prob still 6’2” today
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 27/Nov/17
The classic 6'2 physique, 190 peak is definitely possible.
Sam said on 20/Nov/17
He's doing what might be his best work as Michael on The Good Place, could you add that please Rob? Yeah, not much height loss, can still look to clear around 6'2".
Anonymous said on 19/Nov/17
Still looks close to this today!



I think 6ft3 peak is arguable
Canson said on 6/Nov/17
Has decent 6’2+ today.
Carou said on 30/Oct/17
Surprised he’s only 6’ 2.5”. Thought for sure he’d have to be in the region of 6’ 4”, maybe even 6’ 5”. Was he more like 6’ 3” at his peak perhaps? Must just have that Super Tall Guy aesthetic.
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
@Matt6'5"

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)
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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.
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.

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

Today
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
6"2(188cm)

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
6"2(188cm)

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
Legend said on 29/Dec/10
He's a definite 6'1.75 now. Still rather tall if you ask me.
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
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/10
No, he looks more like 187-188cm with Alan.
James said on 30/Oct/10
Ted does look 6'3.5 with Alan.
James said on 25/Jun/09
6'3 when he was 20.
Ejel Khan said on 23/Jun/09
Danson is 6'2". He was clearly 2" shorter than Selleck, and 3" taller than Guttenburg in 3 men & a baby.
Lenad said on 22/Jun/09
Looks 189-190cm. At least when younger
Jason Voorhees fan said on 21/Jun/09
Looks like he's 6'5" in "Getting Even With Dad". His "hair helmet" makes him look about 6'7"!!
Ejel Khan said on 18/Jun/09
Claimed to be 6'3" in cheers.
Lenad said on 14/Jun/09
189-190cm for peak.
Hugh 190cm said on 12/Jun/09
I do still buy 6ft3 but judging by this picture either Alan is taller than 5ft10 or Danson is 6ft2 tops!
Hugh 190cm said on 12/Jun/09
Yeah 6ft3 peak. He did look a strong 6ft3 next to 6ft4 Tom Selleck in Three men and a Baby.
Lenad said on 9/Jun/09
Come on Rob 190cm for peak height
Lenad said on 8/Jun/09
6'2 1/2 min
Lenad said on 5/Jun/09
50 dollars on a strong 6ft2 and 50 dollars on a weak 6ft3. 189cm min
Lenad said on 5/Jun/09
189cm min 191cm max peak 188cm min 190cm max today. Rob have you ever considered giving this guy a 190cm peak height? I honestly dont think it would hurt
Lenad said on 4/Jun/09
189-190cm at peak and 188-189cm today. i wouldnt go under 6ft2 today.
Lenad said on 2/Jun/09
A weak 6ft3 in his youth I'd say
James said on 1/Jun/09
No more than 5'10 next to Ted.
James said on 1/Jun/09
Sorry Rob one more question. How come the Ted Danson and Alan Light pic is not up on this page?

[Editor Rob: it shows up now.]
James said on 31/May/09
Rob ever seen that movie with Ted Danson and Will Smith called 'Made in America'. It came out in 1993 so back then Danson would have been at his peak height. More to the point in that movie notice he looks 6ft4 throughout the film because of those cow boy boots he wears. Do you agree rob that he pulled off looking 6'4 with those boots?

[Editor Rob: can't remember wanting to ever see that movie.]
D. Ray Morton said on 15/Apr/09
Met him last night. Still a tall guy. 6'2
yoyo said on 2/Mar/09
he is always 3cm lower tom selleck.. he was once 190tall. 189 now make sense.
Fred said on 7/Feb/09
Ted with shoes could be nearly 6'3 I would say looks tall compared to most other celebritys he stars oposite of, in Gullivers travels he seemed a little short in some scenes and like a giant in other scenes wonder why???????
Lenad said on 12/Dec/08
I agree with Rob. He doesnt look a full 6ft3 but nevertheless close
Hugh said on 4/Dec/08
A strong 6ft3 peak maybe. He looked close in height to Tom Selleck.
RisingForce said on 30/Oct/08
I was a huge fan too Danimal. One of my all time favorite sitcoms. I remember one episode when Diane I think is dating this guy named Lance. I remember Sam is jealous that women find Lance better looking so he takes Lance's drivers license looks at it and laughs. He then says "It says here that you're 6-2", Lance replies "so" and Sam says "I'm 6-3". I agree on 6'3" peak, he towered over everyone on that show.
thekiddd said on 9/Sep/08
Possibly 6'2 75."
Danimal said on 31/Aug/08
I LOVED Cheers. I was a fanatic of the show and I remember taping the final episode. Ted was Sam (Ted's character) had been referred to as being a former 6'3" ball player in various episodes over the years on the show. I think he may have dropped to 6'2" since then. He is in his early 60's now. Could even be a 1/4" inch under 6'2" today, but he was a full 6'3" back in the day. He had at least 2-3" on Kelsey Grammer and at least 2" on then 6'0"-6'1" Leslie Nielson in 1981, in Creepshow).
Anonymous said on 31/Aug/08
He towers over Tom Hanks in 'Saving Private Ryan' Tom looks about 5'11 and Ted is easily 6'2 there is at least 3 inches height difference between them
jon said on 24/Aug/08
Ted was 6'4 in his a-day i think, now 6'2 1/2 or 6'3 possibly, still a tall guy, he appeared on frasier once back in 1994 and was 3 inches taller than kelsey grammer who is 6'1 so that shows he was 6'4 maybe a shrunk a bit since then though.
kieran said on 27/May/08
Ted danson is 6'2 and a half the same height as ray romano, tall guy and i love his show becker, it rules like two and a half men also kicks butt.
Riverside Park said on 23/May/08
A solid 6'2.5 for Ted he always looked to be that, I did see him in person walking in Manhattan with a trench coat near Grand Central, I was holding my tea and he was holding his coffee or tea and we were both holding them in the same way and both walking briskly but he was going in the opposite direction, had a good look at how tall he was and 6'2.5 seems right on the mark.
Davey said on 16/May/08
He looks easily to be 6`3.

[Editor Rob: davey, can I ask a couple times you switched name, so please don't thanks.]
Fisher said on 28/Mar/08
My mom saw him yesterday with his wife somewhere in downtown L.A., said he was tall and very gray, pegged him at 6'3. Considering she is no expert, 6ft 2.5in sounds right.
Seldon said on 18/Mar/08
I thought Danson looked three inches taller, at the very least, than Kelsey Grammer during the already mentioned guest appearance on Frazier.
RICHARD said on 8/Mar/08
Looked 6'2 next to 6' or 6'1 Leslie Nielsen in Creepshow. He was also taller than Steve Guttenberg in 3 Men and a Baby.
Lebensdorf said on 19/Feb/08
Before and ten years ago or so, when Becker was on,
Anonymous said on 2/Feb/08
i'm watching "baby" right now,Selleck is about 2" taller than Danson in this.
glenn said on 7/Dec/07
wow.never sent any of my pics with him? you still have a few pics from months ago you never posted rob.forget the sitting down ones.i know you dont do that and thats makes perfect sense.
Socom said on 7/Dec/07
Very interesting. I seem to recall him saying in an episode of Becker he was 6 feet. Why would he round down?

[Editor Rob: no idea, but there's never any chance he was that short at peak. He might have dropped a little nowadays]
Scott said on 23/Nov/07
There is no way Ted Danson is 6'5. He is an inch shorter that Tom Selleck. 6'3 for Ted.
Anonymous said on 16/Nov/07
In the episode of "Frasier" in which Danson's character from "Cheers" visits Seattle, Danson looks about 2 to 3 inches taller than 6'1'' Kelsey Grammar. I know Grammar is a solid 6'1'', so could their significant height difference be due to Danson's "high" hairstyle? Well, I think Danson could easily pass for 6'3'', or taller, even. He's clearly a big man.
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"
Gramps said on 30/Dec/05
I think Rob has him very close at 6'2.5" (could be 6'2" but I doubt 6'3").
Ted with about 1.5" on Will Smith:
http://www.kino.de/pix/newspics/GALERIE/117641_2.jpg
With about 3" on the 5'11" Larry David:
http://images.laweekly.com/ink/02/52/sm52lede3.jpg
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".
cantstop25 said on 21/May/05
he was on conan last night and I was shocked how tall he was he was only like half of an inch shorter. He looked like the same height as tall actors like jeff goldblum and bob saget compared to conan.

[Editor Rob: Danson is a strange one. Many times I really thought he was 6ft 3...maybe he's really between the 2 and 3 mark...hmm.]
hoy said on 16/Mar/05
Ted said on The Late Show with Craig Kilborn that he's 6'2".

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