Paul Michael Glaser's Height
5ft 10in (178 cm)
American actor best known for starring in tv series Starsky and Hutch. In a 1979 TV Superstar book, was described at 5ft 11 and 165lbs. In a 2014 edition of the Daily Mail he was quoted saying: "at 5ft 10 and approximately 13 stone [182 pounds]"
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sandy said on 11/Sep/14
whats ur age and are u married or singled i love u on starsky and hutch ur very handsome and a hottie damn ur a handsome man
jtm said on 27/Jul/14
still think he was 5'9.5 peak but this is definitely more accurate than 5'11.
Oanh said on 24/Jul/14
5'9 today...5'10 peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/13
Doesn't look above 5ft10/178cm now. I doubt he's only 0.5in shorter than David Soul.
Near 5ft11 peak is possible though
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/12
I saw him last year at a book festival in LA. 5-9 tops.
Steve said on 4/Jun/12
I wrote this a few years ago - Back in the 1980's I met Paul outside a store in Toronto and - I am 5'9" my ex-wife who was there is 5'5' and she was wearing sneakers. Paul was in sandals and no taller than her. After he walk away she said "I can't believe he is that short".
Daniel said on 4/Sep/11
Soul always looked a little tall (6'0''), while Glaser was average (5'10'') on the Starsky & Hutch TV series. As has been mentioned before, the difference between them was no more than 2 inches.
mcfan said on 20/Aug/11
Problem with David Soul is his knees enter into the picture a half-hour before the rest of him does. There are times Glaser only looks 1.5 inches shorter and at other times 2.5 inches shorter. His hair was also curly and thick whereas Soul had baby fine hair, which would add to the impression of Glaser looking taller. I really think Soul was only no more than 2 inches taller than Paul.
Andy M said on 27/Jul/11
He was nowhere near 5'11, he was 5'9 or 5'9.5 at the very most.
thebad7 said on 25/May/11
I don't think he was quite 5'11." His STARSKY & HUTCH co-star, David Soul, looked to be just a hair under 6'1". I'd peg PMG at peak at a strong 5'9"/weak 5'10".
George H. said on 3/May/11
Re Soul's height loss, I do know he's had at least one seriouos back injury that he needed surgery for. That could contribute to more than average height loss.
mcfan said on 28/Apr/11
Right. If Soul only looked 6'0 then the obvious question would be, how could Paul Michael Glaser really have been 5'11 or even 5'10.5 for that matter? I grew up on their show and I've seen enough of Soul to know he was only 6'0. Glaser, gave an impression of 5'9.5 but he probably had a half-inch height disadvantage because of those small, blue sneakers...I can't remember what they were called. Soul would wear boots at times giving him a serious height advantage. Other times he only looked 2-2.5 inches taller than Glaser.
said on 19/Apr/11
David Soul was only 6'0. I see him listed as 6'1 here, but that's just the agency listing. Glaser always looked 2-2.5 inches shorter. As for Stiller, he probably just had the misimpression that Glaser was shorter than he really was. I'll buy 5'10 for Glaser since he wore small blue sneakers, but since I know Soul was only 6 foot, he simply could not have been 5'11. Tim Matheson looked 2 inches taller than Soul and Clint Eastwood looked 3.5-4 inches taller than him.
[Editor Rob: soul could indeed be just 6ft range, I know a year ago he looked 5ft 11 so maybe the odds on him losing 2 inches were slim.]
jtm said on 19/Apr/11
he was never 5'11.
said on 19/Apr/11
Again, for those who claim he is 5'5": with 6'4" Kevin Nealon and 6'2" Bruce Jenner Click Here
all wearing the same type golf shoes.
said on 18/Apr/11
Nope, don't buy it. Ben Stiller, who IS about 5'5", said on a show on the BBC Jonathon Ross back when they did teh Starsky & Hutch movie that Glaser was way taller than him. He had no reason to say it. He said it after Ross remarked that he resembled Glaser a lot in the movie. He said something like "sure I'd look even more like him if he were about 8 inches shorter"
around the 1:05 mark
mcfan said on 17/Apr/11
Paul Michael Glaser was 5'9.5. David Soul was 6'0. Another one to change, Rob.
Steve M said on 5/Apr/11
Sneaker can have lifts too guys - believe Glaser is not bigger than 5'5" - we was wearing flip flops when I met him in Toronto - NO LIFTS IN FLIP FLOPS.
said on 8/Feb/11
@Mike: yeah, I know that box cover, but Glaser and Soul never differed more than two inches in height. Click Here
Don't forget Soul was mostly wearing thick soled shoes or (high) heeled boots contrary to Glaser's sneakers Click Here
Mike said on 7/Feb/11
There's gotta be a mistake here. Take a look at the cover of "Starsky & Hutch - The Complete First Season." Glaser is a good 4" shorter then 6'1" David Soul.
said on 9/Aug/06
My wife found some more interesting pictures regarding Glaser's height. Click Here
where you can find a few small pictures of Glaser with James Stewart and Henry Winkler (5'6") and another Click Here
of him with Henry Winkler. How tall does he look compared to them?
George H said on 6/Jun/06
I'm still curious about Mr. Anonymous' photo :)
Mr. R said on 7/May/06
David Soul was about 6-1 when I met him in the mid 80's in New York. Glaser was at least 2 inches shorter, so 5-11 at peak is probably right. He looks closer to 5-10 now.
Anonymous said on 27/Apr/06
George H said on 27/Apr/06
Like I said, he was the same size as Soul. Huggy Bear, forgot his name, was several inches taller than both, clearly the tallest and skinniest in the group. And Stiller was about half a head shorter than Glaser, and Wilson maybe an inch or so shorter than Glaser. Also, Stiller and Wilson were on Jonathan Ross' show who complimented Stiller on looking so much like Glaser in their Starsky and Hutch movie. Stiller answered (clearly exaggerating) that he WOULD look like Glaser if only he were 8 inches taller!
Frank2 said on 26/Apr/06
Nope. Paul is no more than 5'10".