Jackie Gleason's Height
5ft 10.5in (179 cm)
American actor best remembered for roles in films such as The Hustler, Gigot, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Skidoo, Smokey and the Bandit. On TV he had a memorable role as Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners.
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said on 23/Sep/14
Where did this listing come from, Rob? I thought he was six feet, at least that's what they were pushing when enormous Brad Garrett played him. I can see from another look that he's only 1-1.5 inches taller than Paul Newman and Steve McQueen, but that still makes him near 5'11" I think.
Also, could you "best known for The Hustler, Gigot, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Skidoo, Smokey and the Bandit and his role as Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners".
[Editor Rob: he might have been nearer that yeah in his 30-40's]
Bayou Bill said on 14/Jan/14
I caddied for The Great One one time back in the 60's. I'm 6'1 and he was easily three or four inches shorter. He was a GREAT loop, and funny as the devil on the course... his jokes could not be repeated on tv! :)
nick said on 13/Jan/14
no he was 6.ooft
joe bloggs said on 18/Aug/11
In an episode of the Honeymooners, I believe the Gleason character Ralph will be made redundant if his weight-for-height was too far above normal; the numbers, if I recall properly, were 5ft11 and 268lb. Since the measurement was going to be taken in 12 hours, Ralph had no chance of getting under 268, but with a little stretching, he and Ed thought, he'd make 6ft, for which Ralph's weight of 270 would have been just barely permissible. Somehow I figure it was easier for the writers and actors just to use the real numbers(5ft11/270)
Anonymous said on 24/Aug/07
I remember as a boy watching footage of Gleason golfing with 5'10" Richard Nixon and Gleason looked a lot taller.
Cpt. Crunch said on 16/May/07
I recently watched "The Toy" in which a 63 year-old Gleason was the same height in shoes as Richard Pryor was in socks and a spidey uniform. I think by that age Gleason was under 5'9"
Regus said on 14/Sep/06
Now This one I wondered about--from watching 'Honeymooners' or 'Smokey and the Bandit', it's really hard to tell. I figured about 5-11 max.