How tall is Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper's Height

6ft 3 (190.5 cm)

British Comedian and expert magician. His daughter said "Dad was a petulant, self-obsessed child in a 6ft 4in body", although in 1984 when he died some obits described him as 6ft 3. On his own passport, Tommy had 6ft 3 in as his height and he once described himself as "Six-foot-four".

How tall is Tommy Cooper
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Average Guess (17 Votes)
6ft 2.96in (190.4cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Oct/20
@ Vincent Caleb - Hi Vincent! I remember watching that show with my Mum around Easter 1984. We didn't think it was a prank, but we hoped poor Tommy had just passed out. He was only 63, and left behind a son and a daughter.


RIP Tommy 🕯️💐
March 1921 - April 1984
Vincent Caleb said on 28/Oct/20
My father had been watching the show live as it happened, and he said it was terrible, and that everyone thought it was a joke. May he Rest In Peace, one of my fathers favorites. Even though he passed a decade before I was born, I still watch old clips of his on YouTube every now and then.
Willes190 said on 20/Aug/20
I could barely watch that horribly sad footage of him collapsing on stage...

OriginalAnon said on 29/May/20
That hat of his used to give me the creeps! He's not over 6'3'' for sure.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/19
He had only just turned 63 and was hardly overweight. It was so unexpected.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/19
Unfortunately, I saw the show in which he died. I was momentarily wondering if it was part of the stage act, but that feeling didn't last for long.


RIP Tommy Cooper xxx 🕯️💐
James B 172cm said on 7/Oct/18
Rob he describes himself “6ft4” here at 2:27 Click Here
Editor Rob
I'll mention that at the end of his description thanks.
James B 172cm said on 25/Sep/18
Very eccentric man
Harris said on 26/Mar/17
Rob, did he have some sort of growth disorder?
James said on 20/Feb/17
He was slightly under 6'3" when he died at 63.
movieguy said on 26/Jan/16
A big man who I think took size 13 shoes, 14 USA. Not so unusual these days but uncommon years ago. Could have been 6'3''.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/15
Yeah but Rob, they can over/underestimate a centimetre even with ID, passports etc.

I'm with Mike on this one. He could look 6ft4 as well.
mike said on 9/Oct/14
Rob could 6ft 3.5 be a better listing?
[Editor Rob: since he had 6ft 3 on his passport, I'll stick with it.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Oct/14
Rob, is this the guy who collapsed on stage and people thought it was part of the act?
[Editor Rob: yeah he did, Jenny said she was watching that programme with her Dad when he died, and she said same thing...but then when curtains came over and they pulled his body she thought maybe not.]
Bruno said on 24/Apr/14
Big gentle giant
Jason said on 25/Dec/13
Rob, on Tommy Cooper's passport it states 6ft 3in
[Editor Rob: yeah I'll update that with a mention at the top.]
David said on 4/Dec/13
Tommy Cooper was 6'3", not 6'4".
Alex said on 24/Oct/12
Greg, Tommy Cooper was certainly taller than 6'1".
greg said on 15/Aug/12
Yeah, looking at a clip of (Sir) Michael Parkinson having a rare interview with Cooper, he looked maybe two or so inches taller than Parkinson who's around 5ft10. I'd call him at 6ft1 tops.
Jason said on 17/Jun/12
Tommy Cooper was 6ft 3in in his stocking feet as a young man, it's in his biography. By the time he died aged 63, he was down to around 6ft 2in, which he looked around other celebs around this time. Rob you can safely update this I reckon.
Marcus said on 27/Aug/08
Tommy Cooper was 6ft 3inches in his stocking feet as a young man. By the time he died on stage in 1984 at 63 yrs, he was around 6'2". Editor Rob please alter!
schnitzelferk said on 1/Mar/07
Worked with a guy who met Tommy Cooper in the 60's. He told me Tommy was 6'4", the guy who met him was 6'2", so I don't think he'd be too far off with his estimation.

Youd be surprised, I was doing peoples BMI, and some dick wanted me to do his, i asked him to stand up to estimate his height, he says hes 6ft, im 6ft, and he was 1" taller than me, when i said he was 6'1" as im 6ft he said "no your note youre about 4-5 inches shorter than me, youre 5'8"

Some people really do have BAD height judgments.
Ive at 6ft been now labelled from 5'8" to 6'3", its insane.

Either way, this guy most likely was 6'4"
Anonymous said on 27/Dec/06
Either way, 6'3'' or 6'4'' a big man partcularly for his generation. His size and large features all added to his act. He looked incredibky awkward which was of course his objective.

[Editor Rob: loved this guys act, and his jokes]
tubbs said on 2/Dec/06
Worked with a guy who met Tommy Cooper in the 60's. He told me Tommy was 6'4", the guy who met him was 6'2", so I don't think he'd be too far off with his estimation.
Jason Jeffers said on 1/Dec/06
In his biography his wife says that he stood 6'3" in his stocking feet, 6'4" would have been shoe height.

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