Tall Men of Television

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 11, 2007
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Q How tall were Fess Parker, Clint Walker and James Arness?
—Earl Patterson, Fredonia, Pa.

All three men are among television's towering actors. Parker (Daniel Boone) stood 6 feet 5 inches, Walker (Cheyenne) 6 feet 6 inches and Arness 6 feet 7 inches. Arness was so tall, in fact, that his Gunsmoke co-stars often had to stand on platforms—or he had to stand in a low spot—for scenes in which they appeared next to him.