Robert Wagner's Height
5ft 11.5in (182 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as The Pink Panther, Austin Powers films, A Kiss Before Dying, The Concorde ... Airport '79, Harper, Wild Things, Broken Lance, Titanic (1953), The War Lover and TV series like Hart to Hart, It Takes a Thief, Switch, Two and a Half Men and NCIS.
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Tom said on 12/Aug/16
I see a two inch difference in height between Wagner and 6-1 Hamilton.
said on 25/Apr/16
Rob, would it be fair to assume that these guys were below their peak heights in this picture?
Editor Rob: yes a bit, but I don't think that much was lost by stewart/heston
said on 16/Mar/16
In some scenes in All the Fine Young Cannibals he could make George Hamilton look 187 range but I think it was posture, In scenes where he's standing better he looks this see Click Here
38 minutes 40s range .
Arch Stanton said on 23/Jan/16
5'11.5 is better IMO, Might have worn bigger shoes on occasion as he could sometimes edge out 6 ft guys!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/16
181-182cm in his prime is spot on
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
Yeah he did look 5ft11-6ft peak
said on 7/Nov/15
In hope and Fiath he was little shorter then 5 foot 11 ted mcgnley Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jul/15
Brad has seen him and reckons 6 ft peak too!
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jul/15
Rob like Steve I think he was nearer 6 ft than 180, 5'11.5 would be a reasonable compromise anyway. I got a good look at him the other day in a film adaption of Hart to Hart and he was a couple of inches taller than 5'7 Stephanie Powers in heels. From a distance he reminded me a bit of Alec Baldwin.
said on 1/Jul/15
Rob can you update with a photo and films like The Pink Panther, Austin Powers films, A Kiss Before Dying, The Concorde ... Airport '79, Harper, Wild Things, Broken Lance, Titanic (1953), The War Lover and TV series like Hart to Hart, It Takes a Thief, Switch, Two and a Half Men and NCIS.
To be fair this guy could look tallish in films and look near 6 ft at times. Rob do you think 180 is tad low? I'd have gone with a more comfortable 5'11 listing like 5'11.25-5 myself for peak, in fact he was comfortably taller than Niven wasn't he? I think 5'11.5 would honestly be a fair shout for him, almost 6 ft.
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't think he was almost 6ft , today he does look no more than 5ft 10 though. 181 is always possible range.]
Shadow2 said on 12/Jun/15
RJ's stand-ins always had to be 6 feet tall to set up shots on the set, even into his 60's. Obviously he is closer to 5' 10" in his 80's these days.
said on 26/Dec/14
Sorry. I accidentally hit 'add coment' before I pasted the link. Problem with fat fingers!
In this photo with two rather famous 6'3" guys, Wagner appears to be 6'.
Steve said on 26/Dec/14
In this photo taken with two rather famous 6'3" guys, Wagener appears to be 6'.
rkphi said on 8/Jun/14
Re mmecorbett. Don't know Julie Simmers. However he's definitely shorter than Julie Newmar who appeared in the Thief series.
Mr. R said on 22/Mar/14
RJ was listed a few times at 6-1 and 6-2 during his early contract years,
Sam said on 19/Mar/14
In the recent Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair, he has some photos and looks a little shorter than the listing actually. In a photo next to Cary Grant (in 1955) he looks something like 2.5-3 inches shorter and in a photo next to Fred Astaire, he looks about an inch or so taller.
Brad said on 18/Mar/14
6' in front of me '80 at Universal, 5' 10.5" last year near Palm Springs.
mmecorbett said on 11/Oct/13
I don't think this is accurate. If you look at the It Takes A Thief episode he did with Julie Sommers, he has to be shorter.
Knowitall said on 28/Jul/13
Wagner's peak height was closer to six feet. Today at age 83 probably five ten.
Arch Stanton said on 15/May/13
@5'11, I think Rob's got Matt Dillon a little too high though, I think he's more 5'10" and a bit. I'll try to find some "evidence" of his height as a younger man later in the week, my feeling is that he wasn't quite as low as 5'11" in his prime.
Arch Stanton said on 15/May/13
Strangely looked near 6'1" next to David Niven in The Pink Panther but looked more 6' in comparison later in the film. I find it very hard to believe Wagner was actually shorter than Niven. I'll try to find some earlier Wagner films sometime but my honest impression is that he didn't look as low as this next to Niven. is it possible he was 6 ft in his prime ?
5\'11 barefpot and growing said on 27/Jul/12
was an inch taller than matt dillon in wild things watching the movie right now....and is clearly an inch taller than dillon....
Joanne said on 11/Jan/07
I have a photo of myself with RJ Wagner and Stefanie Powers, taken in 1990. I'm 5ft and the top of my head comes to just above RJ's shoulder. Stefanie (who is 5ft 8in) is around two or three inches shorter thn RJ in the pic and she was wearing heels. From this info, I'd say RJ is at least 5' 11".
MHouillon said on 28/Dec/06
He's the classic 179cm (5'10.5").
said on 21/Jun/06
Here's Wagner next to 5'11" Clifton Webb: Click Here
Frank2. said on 10/Jun/06
Wagner was never 6'. He was shorter by about an inch than Jeff Hunter and Hunter, a good family friend was at or slightly under 6'.
MarkO said on 10/Jun/06
I saw Wagner in person, a foot away from him as he signed an autograph for me, in 1983. I was 17 and, I think about 5'11 and 3/4 at that point (6 feet, now). Wagner seemed a bit taller than me...and my 3 friends thought so, too. Who knows about heels and lifts, though.
Frank2 said on 1/Apr/06
Yes, Hunter did the unaired pilot for Star Trek. Once the network picked up the series he wasn't available so Shatner was cast in the role of the captain. Hunter's character was named Pike while Shatner's was Kirk. They ended up using Hunter's footage in an episode called The Cage. A while back they found the work print of the original hour pilot with Hunter and I believe it's available on DVD. I know they've shown it on TV since I watched it. The color is faded and there's a lot of scratches in the print, but it's the original pilot starring Hunter.
I'll never forget the day that I was driving in Beverly Hills and Hunter drove by in his Mercedes 190 SL convertible. I hadn't seen him since shortly after my father passed away so I wanted to follow him and say hello, but I was in a hurry to get somewhere and failed to go after him. He died only about a year later. I guess it just wasn't meant to be.
larry said on 31/Mar/06
Thanks Frank2: I think Jeffrey Hunter was a very good actor too. Didn't he do the ORIGINAL pilot for Star Trek?
Frank2 said on 27/Mar/06
I've seen Wagner over the years and he was never any taller than 5'11". He claims he's just under six feet. His publicicst says he's 6'. Fox Studios who he was under contract with also adverised he was 6'. But in Titanic (1953 version) as well as The Stars and Stripes Forever he was the same height as 5'11" Clifton Webb. In Brokan Lance he was shorter than 6' Earl Holliman and 6' Hugh O'Brian. In the film A Kiss Before Dying his character was listed as being 6'1" and in scenes with Jeffrey Hunter, Hunter slouched to make himself look shorter. But in another film Wagner did with Hunter called In Love and War, they were much closer to being the same height with Hunter being slightly taller.
Frank2 said on 24/Mar/06
Jeffrey Hunter was a very close personal friend of my dad. At one time they even co-produced a low budget film together. Jeff later was a pallbearer at my dad's funeral. Jeff was about 6' or slightly under. He was slightly taller than Wagner. Watch Hunter in The Searchers and see how short he is next to John Wayne. And in that film when he fights Ken Curtis who was about 5'10", they're almost the same height. The trick is that Curtis is wearing cowboy boots while Jeff is wearing moccasins. I used to call Jeff, "Uncle Jeffrey." He was just about the nicest person imaginable. He was a lot better actor than Wagner. It was a tragedy that he died so young and from a head injury sustained when a horse he was riding on tripped and he feel off. That was when he was filming some costume picture in Europe. About six months later when he got back home to California, he was going down a flight of stairs in his home when he passed out and tumbled down dying from the fall. His widow later told me that he suffered a brain aneurism so even if he hadn't fallen he would have most likely died anyway. She told me he was never the same after his accident in Europe. So sad.
Paul said on 24/Mar/06
Wow - I never would have pegged Osborne as 6'2". I guess his weight and the fact the TCM intros use a crane camera that looks down on him makes him look smaller.
Based on this info, I buy Wagner at 5'11"
larry said on 24/Mar/06
Robert Osborne of TCM once described himself as 6'2". Didn't give his weight. He looks pretty husky, so that can give the illusion of one not being as tall. Robert Wagner always looked 5'11" (even now). So, was Jeffrey Hunter really the 6'2" he is often listed as? Wagner never looked 3" shorter than Hunter to me.
Frank2 said on 15/Mar/06
I've got news for you. TCM host and Hollywood Reporter entertainment columnist Robert Osborne is well-over six feet tall! I've seen him in person. I was surpised myself since he only appears to be around 5'10" on the tube. Wagner is still almost 5'11". I saw him on the Fox Studios lot and briefly spoke with him while he was in between taping intros for the Fox Movie Channel showings of the old Hour of the Stars and he was just about as tall as me. He's a lot heavier these days. I'd say well over 200 lbs. And he still smokes!
Frank2 said on 8/Mar/06
And he's still 5'11". And he's 76 years old!