How tall is Dan Blocker ?

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Dan Blocker's Height is 6ft 4in (193 cm)

American actor best remembered for playing Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright on the tv series Bonanza. As far back as an edition of a 1959 Lima News, he was being described this height: "The six-foot-four, 275-pounder"

In 1967 Slim Pickens said he "had to wear lifts....I'm 6 feet 3 but alongside Dan Blocker I guess they thought I looked like Mickey Rooney".
Comment on the Height of Dan Blocker

reece said on 30/May/15
Dan Blocker was in a walk on part in an earlier tv western (can't remember the show..maybe gunsmoke? ) but he looked very short to the other unkown coyboys. He looked around maybe barely 6ft2" on the nail !! Lifts will ADD to your height.
Shadow2 said on 3/May/15
Slim was 6' 2" without lifts or cowboy boots, and prone to exaggerate in a very humorous way. In "Bonanza" with Dan, Slim had to measure up to Dan who was probably wearing his 6' 4" boots in that particular episode.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jan/15
What is Slim Picken implying? That Blocker was 6ft8?
dietmar said on 3/Jan/15
Dan was about 5-6cm shorter than Michael Conrad (197cm), so 191-192cm sounds ok for Hoss Click Here
Barker said on 27/Dec/14
Dan , if standing straight , was just shy of 6' 2" in bare feet. With his boots, almost 6 ' 4"...
Shadow2 said on 29/Nov/14
Dan was a strong 6' 3" but occasionally (only very rarely) wore thicker heeled boots to reach that magic 6' 4". Alongside massive villains on "Bonanza", such as 6' 6" Don Megowan, Dan's sheer size (bulk and muscle) overcame the actual visual height comparison to his taller opponents.
Gerard said on 15/Aug/14
193cm - 194 cm . My opinion is 194cm
avi said on 4/Aug/14
Yeah even seeing weak 6'3 maybe 6'2.7 area because in all seriousness he was a solid 3 shorter than Clint Walker in Cheyenne. It could look 3.5. Maybe blocker wasn't in lifts while Walked had inch advantage. Who knows.
ck said on 15/Jan/14
6'3" for sure... looked a solid 2" shorter than 6'5" actor Bruce Yarnell in "Hound Dog" episode of Bonanza.
avi said on 27/Jul/13
Probably a strong 6'3. Its hard to say because other members may had lifts on bonanza. I think Pernell Roberts didn't wear lifts and blocker didn't as well.
Nobody special said on 14/Jun/07
If you watch the earlier episodes where Dan Blocker and Michael Landon (or the others) are walking together in a scene, Blocker towers over Landon. I don't believe he wore shorter boot heels and I don't believe the others wore lifts in the earlier episodes. Blocker was 6 feet 4 1/2 inches tall.
CC-Tron said on 26/Feb/07
Hmmmm.....Ok I'll check it out.
Todd said on 17/Feb/07
Blocker's actual, exact height was 6'4 & 1/2" -- I've seen the rosters from Sul Ross University, where Big Dan played football (offensive tackle and center) in the late '40s/early '50s. Additionally, several years ago I spoke with David Dortort, the creator of 'BONANZA', who also said that 'Hoss' was be-tween Six Four and Six feet Five, and weighed between 380 and 330 lbs. during the program's long run. Unlike Landon and Greene, Blocker never wore lifts, which, along with their boots, added several extra inches to their height(s. Furthermore, Blocker, perhaps because of his massive heft, preferred cowboy boots with shorter heels than those normally worn; just look at the next 'BONANZA' episode and see for yourself.
CC-Tron said on 8/Feb/07
Moe was 5'3 at best. Curly was 5'4. Anyway I still think Blocker was 6'2. He just didn't look on 6'4 Bonanza.
Brian said on 8/Feb/07
In a Three Stooges short film from 1957-8, he was credited as "Don Blocker". He played the outer-space monster in that. He looked at least a foot taller than the 5'4" Moe Howard! I'll go with 6'4" for Dan here.
K.L. said on 12/Jan/07
It's hard to gauge his height because Lorne Greene and Michael Landon both wore lifts as well as the boots. Anyway, Blocker at his heaviet was 340-350 lbs. People who are thickly built always look shorter and thin people always look taller. Either way this guy was huge now matter how tall he was.
CC-Tron said on 29/Nov/06
Dan Blocker didn't look 6'4 on Bonanza. I have my doubts. 6'2 seemed more likely. I can believe the 275 lbs though.

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