Dirk Benedict's Height
5ft 10in (178 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 11in (180 cm)
American Actor best known for starring as Face in The A-Team tv series, and for his portrayal of Starbuck in the original series of Battlestar Galactica. This photo is from Collectormania glasgow 2008 (he had about 0.3 inch more footwear than me).
5ft 8 Rob and Dirk
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Average Guess (8 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11in (180.3cm)
Current: 5ft 10in (177.8cm)
Richardspain said on 19/Jul/17
He seems a bit shorter than George Peppard in The A Team. Anyway to be honest Dirk doesn't look 180cm.
Maybe George Peppard was in his peak around 182 cm and Dirk 179cm when The A team was filmed. It is more credible.
Charlie said on 18/Mar/17
Is he wearing shoe lifts?He does look 5 ft 10 next to 5 ft 8 Rob. But i am a little confused. The A Team shows both him and George Peppard standing side by side many photos as George about 1 inch taller than him.But when George did Breakfast wit Tiffany's he was close to Audrey's height and Audrey was wearing flat and she was 5 ft 6 as well. I had it in my head George Peppard was about 5 ft 8 and so perhaps Dirk was 5 ft 8 today or less this is why i thought he may be wearing shoe lifts. He does appear 5 ft 10
Pierre said on 14/Jan/17
Aza said on 15/Aug/16
Looks a weak 5'10 in the picture with you Rob considering shoe advantage.
said on 28/May/16
Rob, do you think Peppard was still 6ft during The A-Team years?
Dirk could look close to him at times and Scultz could look 2in taller than him...
Editor Rob: he may have dropped under 6ft mark by his mid 50's.
Danimal said on 15/Oct/14
He shares a slight resemblance to Bill Pullman.
TJE said on 24/Jul/14
I'd look 0.25 inches taller than him with no footwear advantage. 5'9.5-5'9.75 is a better range.
avi said on 15/Apr/14
weak 2 inches
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 22/Oct/13
maybe 5ft 9.5 - 5ft 10
Yaspaa said on 28/Apr/13
I thought he never looked as tall as T, 5'9.5 then and now.
Peyman-6ft said on 25/Feb/13
@ truth ,
you say it because you want him to be shorter than you !
Solid 178 in the pic is out of question
truth178cm said on 6/Feb/13
178-179cm peak, now 176-177cm.
Joey said on 10/Jan/13
considering he had slight shoe advantage Id say 177cm..178cm was porbably his height in his younger years
Aragorn 5'11 said on 28/Dec/12
5'9.5 on a good day in the morning for him! 5'10 is a corny joke!!!
LG69 said on 18/Aug/12
Mark said on 9/Aug/12
Looks about 5'10 and a half here i would guess, clearly no shorter than 5'10 though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jul/12
I think 5ft10.5(179cm) was his peak.
Same as Mr. T.
Tom101 said on 6/Jan/12
yeah 2" here looks spot on.
Mamun said on 27/Nov/11
Yes he was very nice to me and he did shake my hands after ! Sorry for the late response !
Mr. Tempus said on 16/Nov/11
@johno maybe he didn't notice Mamun's hand at that moment, and maybe he shake it after.
Mamun, was he nice with you=? did he shake your hand after=?
Dirk looks 5'9.75
said on 5/Nov/11
Rob, maybe 5'9.5 is nearer?
[Editor Rob: I think with poorer posture he can look under 5ft 10 for sure, but when he stands tall he looks 5ft 10 range rather than 9 range I believe.]
johno said on 15/Aug/11
- He didn't shake mamuns hand !!! Thats rude. He should smile and realise 100s and thousands of people will dicuss his height, because of that gesture to mamun, i'm going to say he is similar to height to mamun.
His eye isn't even hardly above mamuns! And i know the tip of mamuns head is pretty high and not flat as i initially thought.
The picture with rob looks a bit off, he's trying to look taller...
dirk: Lucky to be even 5'9
adz said on 4/Aug/11
He looks same height on both pics. Id say 179 peak 178 now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/11
James I think that's bang on...not looking over 5ft10 at all today and most likely a shade below it. I question the 5ft11 peak aswell because he never looked talker than 5ft10.5 Mr. T
Dean said on 10/May/11
he looks 177cm but with the near cm extra shoe hes defiently under 177..176.5 solid 5'9.5 now surely?
Legend said on 10/May/11
He didn't lose any height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Apr/11
Looks marginally below 5"10 in both pics...he was close to 5"11 in his prime
James said on 27/Mar/11
thorterr said on 22/Mar/11
hmm with mamun pic their chins are the same height,but in robs pic dirks chin meets robs nose,robs pic a strong 5ft 10 in mamuns 5ft 9 0.25 and for gods sake dirk shake mamuns hand
James said on 26/Feb/11
appears 177cm with rob
Anonymous said on 17/Feb/11
most likely 5'-11" in shoes at peak height, hence about 5'-10" peak barefoot, now around 5'-9" - 9.5" barefoot. this is why he looks around 5'-9" next to Mamun!
Mat said on 18/Jan/11
5'10 seems spot on to me Rob. I think Peppard always wore lifts because he hated been under 6 feet. Mr T was always 5'10 max. Dwight Schultz was the tallest at 6'1.
arnie said on 3/Jan/11
almost all of the cast of A-Team were way shorter than I imagined
said on 7/Nov/10
A very strong 5ft10.5 min, I bet he measures in the 5ft11 range at early points of the day. His claim of 5ft11 is accurate.
Alistair said on 3/Oct/07
He's the same height as Mr.T who is listed on here as 5ft 10.5in. When you see them on the A-Team or in photos they are exactly the same height altough T always seems taller because he's about twice as wide as Dirk.
said on 5/Jul/07
Hmm during this radio interview at roughly the 4:50 mark he specifically says "I'm not tall". Maybe it's just his perception of tall, but I personally would claim 5'11 to be tall. I have to say though he seems a bit biggoted in some of his views, I've read some bits and peices about him and he seems very angry.
Phiily guy said on 24/Jun/07
Just saw him at a convention. 5'10" no more. Pretty thin too. Very easy going- one of my friends talked to him.
Brad said on 10/Dec/06
The guy is one of the smartest people I've ever talked to. His autobiography is great. Stephen Cannell won't touch the subject about cooked books at Universal because he brings in the coin and he got his dough. All those A-Team guys got the shaft in profit participation. What Dirk told me made me sick to my stomach. We won't even talk about Garner. He got pounded by Jack "cheapo" Warner in the 50's and Lew Wasserman's cookers at Universal in the 70's. Everything is in the red in TV land if you are part of the profit or if you are Jack Webb/Cannell/Spielberg you got paid. We won't even talk about the MCA record division.
Editor Rob said on 8/Dec/06
I agree with Brad, very laid back and intelligent guy...although in person nowadays does look more 5ft 10.
Brad said on 11/Oct/06
Got creamed by Universal's profit participation in "The A Team". He only had a tiny part of a point but the pencil pushers said the show was still in the red. James Garner sued and only got a small part of his Rockford $ and he was a producer! I think he hates Universal. He's charging for autographs now. 15 years ago he was free.
john said on 6/Oct/06
I met him at the Chicago comic con and he isn't 5'11". I'm 5'10" and was slightly taller than him plus he's very slight.
Brad said on 15/Aug/06
Probably the nicest TV star I've ever met. If he ran for president he'd win. Smart guy.