Who are the tallest and shortest television stars?

Does the Fonz tower over Lucy? The heights of famous TV actors might surprise you.

From Tattoo on Fantasy Island (Hervé Villechaize, 3' 10") to Moose Moran on Barbary Coast (Richard Kiel, 7' 2"), television characters come in all sizes. When you roll out the measuring tape, it's no wonder bad guys cowered in the shadow of the Rifleman, Hunter and Marshal Dillon. 

We were curious to see some of our favorite TV actors lined up by height for comparison. As you scroll down, they grow taller. Here are notable actors at every inch from 5' to 6' 9".

5' Danny DeVito, Taxi; Patty Duke, The Patty Duke Show

5' 1" Sally Struthers, All in the Family 

5' 2" Eve Plumb, The Brady Bunch

5' 3" Donna Reed, The Donna Reed Show 

5' 4" Dawn Wells, Gilligan’s Island 

5' 5" Lou Costello, The Abbott & Costello Show; Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek 

5' 6" Peter Falk, Columbo; Penny Marshall, Laverne & Shirley; Henry Winkler, Happy Days

5' 7" Lucille Ball, I Love Lucy 

5' 8" Bob Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show

5' 9" Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman; Tina Louise, Gilligan's Island

5' 10" Elizabeth Berkley, Saved by the Bell; Jackie Gleason, The Honeymooners 

5' 11" Gavin MacLeod, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Love Boat 

6' Raymond Burr, Perry Mason; Andy Griffith, The Andy Griffith Show 

6' 1" George Reeves, Adventures of Superman; Dick Van Dyke, Diagnosis Murder and The Dick Van Dyke Show

6' 2" James Garner, The Rockford Files; Adam West, Batman 

6' 3" Robert Reed, The Brady Bunch 

6' 4" Dan Blocker, Bonanza; Lou Ferrigno, The Incredible Hulk

6' 5" Fred Gwynne, Car 54, Where Are You?

6' 6" Fred Dryer, Hunter

6' 7" James Arness, Gunsmoke

6' 8" Brad Garrett, Everybody Loves Raymond

6' 9" Ted Cassidy, The Addams Family

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Runeshaper 54 months ago
Always interesting to see how stars that never acted alongside each other would have stacked up. I feel as though some of their heights helped with playing certain characters, both taller & shorter.
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