Dennis Hopper Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Dennis Hopper Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7¾ in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth May 17, 1936
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Eye Color Blue

Dennis Hopper was an American actor, voiceover artist, filmmaker, director, and writer who is known for his roles in on-screen projects such as Billy in Easy Rider, Kansas in The Last Movie, Don in Out of the Blue, Frank Booth in Blue Velvet, Rudolph ‘Red’ Diamond in Boiling Point, Bruno Bischofberger in Basquiat, Shooter in Hoosiers, Howard Payne in Speed, Deacon in Waterworld, Frankie in The Last Days of Frankie the Fly, Charles Atlas in Top of the World, William S. Burroughs in The Source, and The Judge in An American Carol.

Born Name

Dennis Lee Hopper

Nick Name

Alan Smithee

Dennis Hopper pictured in June 2008
Dennis Hopper pictured in June 2008 (antje verena / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Age

He was born on May 17, 1936.

Died

On May 29, 2010, he passed away due to prostate cancer at the age of 74 in his home in Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Resting Place

Jesus Nazareno Cemetery, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, United States

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Dennis Hopper attended the Kansas City Art Institute and then studied at Helix High School. He also trained at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and the Actors Studio in New York City.

Occupation

Actor, Voiceover Artist, Filmmaker, Director, Writer

Family

  • Father – James Millard Hopper (Post office manager who had previously served in the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency, in World War II)
  • Mother – Marjorie Mae (née Davis) (Lifeguard Instructor)
  • Siblings – Marvin Hopper (Brother), David Hopper (Brother)
  • Others – James Clarence Hopper (Paternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Bertie Bell (Paternal Grandmother), William Lonnie Davis (Maternal Grandfather), Nellie Bly McInteer (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Dennis Hopper was managed by Sam Maydew.

Build

Average

Dennis Hopper and Katherine LaNasa, his 4th wife, at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990
Dennis Hopper and Katherine LaNasa, his 4th wife, at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990 (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height

5 ft 7¾ in or 172 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dennis Hopper had dated –

  1. Rita Moreno
  2. Ursula Andress
  3. Natalie Wood (1955)
  4. Venetia Stevenson (1957)
  5. Tuesday Weld (1959-1960)
  6. Brooke Hayward (1961-1969)​ – He married actress Brooke Hayward in 1961 and they were blessed with a daughter Marin Hopper in 1962. However, the duo divorced in 1969.
  7. Michelle Phillips (1970)​ – He was married to actress and singer-songwriter Michelle Phillips from October 31, 1970, to November 8, 1970.
  8. Daria Halprin (1972-1976)​ – His marriage to Daria Halprin resulted in the birth of their daughter Ruthanna Hopper, an author and actress, on December 5, 1972.
  9. Katherine LaNasa (1989-1992)​ – They were blessed with a son named Henry Lee Hopper in 1990.
  10. Victoria Duffy (1996-2010) – They parent a daughter named Galen Grier Hopper (b. 2003).

Race / Ethnicity

White

He was of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Dutch descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Frequently played menacing, sadistic villains
  • Often sported a goatee

Brand Endorsements

He had appeared in the TV commercials for Ford FocusLincoln AutomobilesToyota Celica AutosNikeCingular WirelessAmeriprise Financial, and Tsumura Bathing Essence.

Dennis Hopper (Left) alongside his friend and 'Easy Rider' co-star Jack Nicholson at the 62nd Academy Awards
Dennis Hopper (Left) alongside his friend and ‘Easy Rider’ co-star Jack Nicholson at the 62nd Academy Awards (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Dennis Hopper Facts

  1. He made his directorial debut with the 1969 independent road drama film, Easy Rider, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for “Best Original Screenplay” (shared with Peter Fonda and Terry Southern).
  2. He was friends with Jack Nicholson, Viggo Mortensen, and David Lynch.
  3. Dennis Hopper received the 2,403rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on March 18, 2010.

Featured Image by antje verena / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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