How tall was Walt Disney

Walt Disney's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

American Film Producer. In the 1994 book 'An American Original', the author described him as such: "By the time he'd reached 50, his 5ft 10 frame had filled out", which is the exact height Walt had in his passport.

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Average Guess (10 Votes)
5ft 10.15in (178.2cm)
Tod Charming said on 31/Aug/18
I'm going to be greater than Walt Disney, one day! And he is 5'10 just like me :-)
(I'm 5'10.5)
Ian C. said on 9/Apr/18
If you were looking for an argument you could make a coherent case that Disney was the greatest figure in the performing arts of the Twentieth Century. Certainly the greatest showman. Who else would come close? None of the other great movie producers had such a wide range. Disney's innovations in animation alone are unchallenged. Disney sponsored composers and musicians, and built theme parks that are still turning profits. He is the only movie producer from the Twentieth Century who now has a movie studio bearing his name. (Unless Warner Brothers is still in business.)
Johnny said on 18/Dec/16
@Rob please add a photo of him.....he won 22 Oscars!!!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/16
I can believe 5ft10. Not a short guy
Orlando said on 19/Jul/16
Jay said on 11/Mar/16 «Orlando, Disney in his 50's could have lost an inch of height to become 5'9.» -- No way. He was about the same height as Dali, who was 1.72 m. No one (unless pretty sick) loses 2.54 cm in his 50s. In this prime Disney was no more than 5' 8".
Orlando said on 19/Jul/16
Please check the downward links in my former post, particularly the footage of him with Dali. Maybe he was not taller than Dali, who was 1.72 m (5ft 7-3/4 in). No way he was 5ft 10 in ever!
truth said on 2/Jul/16
@charlie Neither 5'7 or 5'10 are tall though, more like one was average now is short and the other was above average and is now the average.
charlie said on 29/Apr/16
Walt never looked 5 foot 10 even in shoes. I would say Walt was 5 foot 7 inches flat feet. He looked tall but not that tall.
Jay said on 11/Mar/16
Orlando, Disney in his 50's could have lost an inch of height to become 5'9.
jtm said on 8/Dec/15
what's up with the old comments?
Orlando said on 7/Dec/15
His 1965 passport lists him at 5'10" Click Here But his 1918 passport application (aged 17) lists him at 5' 8" Click Here ... Look this 1957 photo of Disney next to 1.72 m Salvador Dali: Click Here and this very enlightening video Click Here Dali was wearing his famous alpargatas Click Here some 1.5 to 2 cm thick. Disney was wearing some 3 to 3.5 cm heeled formal shoes. Disney was 56 and Dali 53 years old. Disney does not come out as being 5'10"... More like 5' 9".
madison said on 20/Nov/15
5'10 is good
177cmGuy said on 3/Feb/15
5'10 was probably the equivalent of a 5'11 adult male today back in the 1920s and 1930s. It could have been between borderline average and above average height.
wad said on 12/Feb/14
5'10"
guyfrommars said on 17/Feb/09
I thought Disney was 5ft6 or only a slightly taller.
M2 said on 7/Jan/09
I once spoke with a person who was involved with filming Walt Disney's introductions to his television show, and he claimed that Disney was insisted the tables he stood behind when showing artwork or explaining things were not too tall, so he would appear taller.
Loralie said on 10/Mar/08
WOW that is a tall guy i would have thought that he was 6'0" i still can't believe that Walt Disney is that tall! But he was a very tall person buti think he is ver interesting and i wanna learn more about him! <3 Loralie
kevin t said on 5/Feb/07
Walt Disney is one of the only celebrities from old Hollywood who looks taller than the claimed height. I would have guessed him to be around 6' 0".
jesse said on 5/Oct/06
5'10" is tall for that long ago and i dont thing anyone alive knows so he could be any height
Anonymous said on 12/May/06
So what was Disney's height? 5ft10 sounds good...
Shane said on 23/Apr/06
What I said was obnoxious, immature and uncalled for, I'm sorry Frank 2
Frank2 said on 19/Apr/06
Huh? 19 going on 12! May I inquire as to what language is your native tongue?

As for Disney, I did meet him back in the 1950's. My dad knew him and one day we all went to lunch together at the Beverly Hills Brown Derby restaurant. My father was pitching an idea to him for a film using stop-motion animation.
Shane this is for Frank2 said on 18/Apr/06
PS I'm 19 and I don't work for IMDB.
Shane this is for Frank2 said on 18/Apr/06
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You've never met Walt Disney he dies lmost 40 years ago he could be 5'10 (70 inches tall or approximately 178 centimeters)


Frank2 said on 18/Apr/06
You work for the IMDb?

Try acting like an adult for a change and stop using words that make you sound like you have an extremely limited vocabulary.

I sometimes wonder what the ill-informed, uneducated youth of today will do once they take over the world of tomorrow.
Anonymous said on 17/Apr/06
shut up we're not idiots because of a three plus inch difference dont be an asshole.
Frank2 said on 16/Apr/06
Tell that to the ill-informed IMDb. They have him listed as having been three and a half inches shorter. Idiots!

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