How tall is Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke's Height

5ft 10in (178 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0.5in (184 cm)
American actor known for roles in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the tv series Diagnosis Murder.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jun/16
He could look near 6ft1 at times...
Mike said on 10/Feb/16
I say Dick Van Dyke is about 6'1 at the very least.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/16
Ryan Reynolds estimated himself to be around Dick Van Dyke's height, 6ft1-6ft2
Stlweir said on 4/Sep/15
Saw Dick Van Dyke in the early 70s in New Orleans walking down the street by himself during Marti Gras.
Was surprised to see that he was 5'9"" max. Very thin frame. Also saw Red Buttons, 5'6-5'7".
M.Mack said on 2/Sep/15
He's a similar height to Ben Stiller in Night of the Museum 3, then again he is 89.
5'8" guy said on 21/Aug/15
his son is clearly 2 inches or more taller, and he's listed as 6'1". the dude
richinkle said on 18/Aug/15
I walked past him at Neimann Marcus in Beverly Hills in the late 80's. I'm just over 6', and he was about my height.

And yet, in this 1976 tv skit with Lucille Ball, a 51 year old Dick Van Dyke looks no more than 3" taller than 65 year old Ball, who has about 1" to at most 1 1/2" heel advantage. Click Here

Ball maintained her 5'-7"+ height well into her 60's.
Billy said on 17/Jun/15
Rob, you sure his peak height was 184cm? Seems about an inch short for a man of his stature.
Tunman said on 3/Jun/15
Lol at 5'8 Zippy,6'is really the minimum for a young Van Dyke.
Zippy said on 4/Apr/15
Passed him on the street in NYC 30 years ago. I 'm 6 ft and I would guess he was 5'8. Seems everyone who has seen him would agree
Jones said on 17/Dec/14
On Conan last night he said he used to be 6'2 but is now 5'11.5, at least he's right about how much he's lost
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 8/Aug/14
6 ft - 1/2 inch is probably dead on. He looked every bit of 6 ft 1 or 6 ft2 though, because he was barely 160 pounds in Marry Poppins, and maybe 150 according to news interviews.
jordi said on 11/Jun/14
if Van Dyke is five ten, then Tom Hanks should be around six one or more

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if Hanks is six i think dick is barely five nine
Fred said on 21/Mar/14
Dick Van Dyke was six foot. His son Barry wore lifts in "Diagnosis Murder", which was a poor rip-off of "Murder She Wrote".
greg said on 22/Jan/14
So much for armchair prognostication. In other shots of Carl Reiner and Van Dyke in the Dick Van Dyke rerun, there's barely an inch between them. Peak height specified here (6ft 0.5in) does look accurate.
greg said on 20/Jan/14
Just watching an old Dick Van Dyke show rerun from 1965. Carl Reiner (listed at 6'1") looked like he had a couple of inches on Van Dyke. Van Dyke looked around to 5'11" (but what do I know).
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/14
No he didn't Maio. He looked 4 inches taller than a heeled Julie Andrews. In Chitty though he could look more 6 ft.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Dec/13
@ Noapoj. You need glasses mate. In Mary Poppins he looks a good 4 inches taller than a heeled Julie Andrews. He looks easily 6'1" in that film, a lot taller than how Plummer looks in comparison in Sound of Music. Worst film accent ever though WTF was that accent LOL, sounded more like NYC mafia boss who spent his childhood in Bristol than Cockney!!
Arch Stanton said on 28/Dec/13
Not many people know this but did anybody here know that the slide which was used in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang towards the end with Gert Frobe was actually the same Pinewood slide which appeared a year earlier in You Only Live Twice which Sean Connery falls down into a chair in Japan? It was such a cool slide, I don't blame them for reusing it!
Arch Stanton said on 27/Dec/13
Thanks for adding it. I saw it earlier and was trying to compare him to Gert Frobe who briefly stood next to him inside the palace who I know was listed at 6'1" but Dyke was dressed as a clown wasn't he and I think he had footwear advantage. Not really easy to compare.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Dec/13
Rob can you add Chitty Chitty Bang Bang....
Arch Stanton said on 27/Dec/13
Mmm, doesn't really look over 6 ft in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang does he...
Noapoj said on 3/Dec/13
In Mary Poppins he is about the same height as Julie Andrews who is 5' 7"
luvdomus said on 28/Oct/13
When Dick Van Dyke appeared on jay Leno, Jay, at 5'10" was at least two inches taller than Dick, who must have shrunk a few inches through the years. he still stands straight, though, and can still dance a little chimney sweep jig with surprising agility.
luvdomus said on 28/Oct/13
When Dick Van Dyke appeared on jay Leno, Jay, at 5'10" was at least two inches taller than Dick, who must have shrunk a few inches through the years. he still stands straight, though, and can still dance a little chimney sweep jig with surprising agility.
Dipity48 said on 8/Sep/13
I met him about 12 years ago. I'm 5 8.5, was wearing 2" heels and I felt like I towered over him. I was so surprised. I always thought he looked taller but he couldn't have been more than 5' 7". But still a larger than life smile!!!
Arch Stanton said on 12/Aug/13
No way is Barry Van Dyke under 6 ft! In that hospital series they were in he looked nothing less than a tall guy and honestly looked around 6'2" to me, Dick at the time I think had lost about an inch and was 5'11" range..
greg said on 29/Jul/13
> Barry Van Dyke looks minimum of 6ft2 maybe even 6ft3

I don't think so; Barry Van Dyke looks around 5'11", clearly taller than his father but not over 6'; see this article which has Barry standing next to his father and Pierce Brosnan. Brosnan is wearing chunky Nike's but even so, I don't think Brosnan is much over 6'1" nowadays.
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Arch Stanton said on 29/Jul/13
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Still a handsome devil at the age of 257.... Surprised to see Barry van Dyke shorter than Pierce Brosnan, he looks no more than 6' flat here. I always thought he looked nearer 6'2".
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jan/13
Do you still think he looks 5'11 next to Damian Rob?
[Editor Rob: yeah today he's probably not over 5ft 10 ]
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jan/13
He might pull off 5'10 stood at his best today. He's getting on for 90 so on average would have lost 3 inches by now. I think his height loss down to 5'9.5"-5'10" nowadays is average.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jan/13
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Rob check this out. He's nowhere near 5'11" at the age of 87. More like 5'9.5" now compared to 6'0.5" Damian Lewis.
linc said on 7/Dec/12
When standing next to Jay Leno, who is 5'10', Mr. Van Dyke appeared to be appx. 5'8" in 2012.
norred said on 30/Nov/12
Appeared to be about 5-9 next to Conan tonight. Looks great for 86 and is still very sharp and vivacious.
Sorry said on 25/Nov/12
He is nowhere near 5'11. If you see the picture of him with 6'1 Barack Obama...there's just no way.
Lockman said on 2/Nov/12
I met Mr. Van Dyke in the mid-70's. I'm 6'3" and he was substantially shorter than me. 5'8" or less.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/12
Barry Van Dyke looks minimum 6ft2 maybe even 6ft3
Shaun said on 3/Oct/12
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Actually he does look more 6 ft 1 in this pic. What a super handsome family though, those are Dick's grandsons.
Shaun said on 3/Oct/12
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Not even 5 ft 11 for his son Mr R. says. Sure. And Dick van Dyke is big Gs height.... Barry is more 6 ft 2 than his 6 ft 1 listing in my opinion.
Shaun said on 3/Oct/12
He looked the same height as Leslie Nielsen. And like Nielsen, much more handsome in his old age with white hair than in his youth.

Mr. R says on 7/Jun/12
I saw Barry Van Dyke at the premiere of "The Chernobyl Diaries" a few weeks ago. His sons helped to write it. (Badly I might add.) This was a huge shocker. Barry is not even 5-11! I was taller than him, and it was shocking. Dick is a little shorter.

Rubbish. His son Barry is supposed to be 6 ft 1 but I remember watching the series they were in the late 1990s and I think Barry van Dyke looked more 6 ft 2. Not even 5 ft 11 for Barry is a joke, he easily looks 6 ft 1.
avi said on 4/Aug/12
yes probably never the full 6'1
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/12
I saw Barry Van Dyke at the premiere of "The Chernobyl Diaries" a few weeks ago. His sons helped to write it. (Badly I might add.) This was a huge shocker. Barry is not even 5-11! I was taller than him, and it was shocking. Dick is a little shorter.
m s said on 30/Dec/11
He was standing in a line up on his show and he showed 6' 2" tall.
PUDGE said on 21/Dec/11
I WAS WATCHING AN OLD COSBY SHOW EPISODE FROM 1970. DVD PLAYS A MAGICIAN.6'1" COSBY HAD HIM BY AN 1" TO 1.5"
Keith Klein said on 20/Oct/11
I shook hands with Dick Van Dyke about several years ago as he was judging a Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella contest in Hermosa Beach, CA sponsored by the South Bay Coastliners Barbershop chorus. I am 5'8" and I was taller than Dick!! He must have really shrunk from the numbers you gave!!!
Shaun said on 11/Oct/11
Barry Van Dyke always looked a legit 6'2" to me, I guess 6'1" is possible for him though.
Shaun said on 11/Oct/11
He always looked the same height as Leslie Nielsen Rob and similar with the white hair fox look. I'd buy 6'0.5" peak and 5'11" today. His son Barry Van Dyke though always looked a legit 6'2" as listed to me.
avi said on 7/Oct/11
yeah over 6'0. i think Carl Reiner was almost 6'1 as well. they are 6'1 guys in the morning.
talltalez said on 1/Jun/11
just watched bilko episode (Hillbilly Whiz) with dick starring, Click Here despite his slouching posture, dick is noticeably taller than phil silvers, who was in the 1.80-1.83m range
Gordon said on 28/May/11
Back in the 70s at Mardi Gras I saw Dick Van Dyke walking along the steet by himself. I was surprised how short he was. I'd say 5'9". Because he is so lean he always looked like he was at least 6 ft tall in TV and on the big screen.
Sara said on 24/May/11
I'm 5'9" and when I met Dick Van Dyke 10 years ago he must have been standing in a hole when he was looking up to me as he shook my hand (I was wearing 2" heels). There were several of us who were really surprised at how short he was.
luvdomus said on 12/May/11
saw him on leno last night. he was fully two inches shorter yhan leno. i have stood next toeno and he is 5'10" same as me. dick van dyke at 85 is apprx. 5'8". he may have been 6' or over at one time. some people shrink more than others.
art said on 12/May/11
wow this seems accurate pegged on the money 5'11 no 6'1 maybe his son
Marcus said on 12/May/11
Due to his slim build, Van Dyke looks taller than he actually is. He has repeatedly been listed as 6"0" even.
me said on 7/Feb/11
He didn't look 6.1 in that episode of columbo. My guess is he peak height was really 5.11. He was the same height as scott baio in the 1980s.
me said on 1/Feb/11
He's 5.10. He was the same height as Scott Baio in the show they did together.
Shadow2 said on 25/Dec/10
Dick's son Barry was 6'1", but I think Dick's peak height was just under that, as listed by Rob.
Bleemo said on 10/Jul/07
In the Famous columbo interview he is significantly taller then 5'6" Peter Falk and does have a slouch. But it looks more 5-6 inches, he does walk with a cain mind you and he wears adidas samba trainers throughout.
Snrub said on 25/Jan/07
He said that he grew to his full height at age 11
Editor Rob said on 6/Oct/06
1964 newspaper:
"His current worry is his weight. The 6ft 1 ACTOR weighs a bare 160 pounds," and he says, "its an improvement over the 140 pounds I weighed until a couple of years ago."
Paul said on 25/Jul/06
Bleemo - Dick might be standing on a box in that first shot. Having watched multiple episodes of Diagnosis Murder it is obvious that Barry has a couple inches at least on his dad if you see them in long shots or standing side by side. Of course Dick was in his 70s for most of this series' run so one must take that into account.

Dick himself made fun of his shrinking size a couple of years ago at a TVLand event with Mary Tyler Moore. Some clips from their show were shown where Dick was still 6' and noticably taller than Mary. After the clips were done Dick noted that "Mary's gotten taller and I've gotten shorter" because they appeared to be much closer in height. (Mary was wearing high heels that night.)

Dick has also said in recent interviews that his spine is falling apart due to all the falls he took over the years.
Zack said on 24/Jul/06
When he was on scrubs he was like 10cm shorter than Zach Braff at least.
Paul said on 24/Mar/06
I caught a bit of Fitzwilly awhile back on TCM. Dick was slightly shorter than Sam Waterston in this. Maybe 6'0 or 6'.5" is more accurate?

When you co-star with Morey Amsterdam for 5 years you can look like a 6'4" giant :)
Frank2 said on 23/Mar/06
After Watching Divorce American Style and noticing that Dick is at least two inches shorter than Van Johnson I believe Van Dyke was never 6'1", but barely 6'.
Frank2 said on 14/Mar/06
Dick was about 6' to 6'1" back when he was doing The Dick Van Dyke Show. Carl Reiner was around 6'1" and Mary Tyler Moore was 5'7". The actor who played their son Richie later became a sales rep for a video post production house that I used to do business with and we got to know each other. He occasionaly shows up at the Collector's Show in LA to sell autographed pictures of himself.

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