Dan Blocker

Dan Blocker (Actor), born on December 10, 1928 in DeKalb, Texas, USA. Dan Blocker's age 89 years (at death) & Zodiac Sign Sagittarius, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Dan Blocker?

Dan Blocker Bio

  • Birth Name:Dan Blocker
  • First Name: Dan
  • Last Name: Blocker
  • Age: 89 years (at death)
  • Died: May 13, 1972 (43 years)
  • Birth Date: December 10, 1928
  • Birth Place: DeKalb, Texas, USA
  • Country: USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Feet/Shoe Size: N/A
  • Dress Size: N/A
  • Dan Blocker Height

    6 ft 5 in (193 cm/)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)6 ft 5 in
    Height (in Centimeters)193 cm
    Height (in Meters)
    Weight (in Kilograms)90 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)198 lbs

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    Dan Blocker FAQs

    How did Dan Blocker passed away?

    On May 13, 1972, Blocker died in Los Angeles, at age 43, of a pulmonary embolism following gallbladder surgery at Daniel Freeman hospital.

    Was Dan Blocker and Michael Landon friends?

    During his years on the set, Dan became good friends with Lorne Greene and Michael Landon. His TV family was just like real family.

    How tall was Dan Blocker and how much did he weigh?

    The character of Hoss was conceived as a stereotype: The Gentle Giant. The 6’4″, 300 lbs. Blocker filled Hoss’s cowboy boots and ten-gallon hat admirably but brought something extra to the role, a warmth and empathy that helped ground the show.

    How did Bonanza explain Hoss death?

    His cause of death wasn’t revealed until the 1988 made-for-television movie, Bonanza: The Next Generation, which didn’t star any of the original cast members. In the film, it was explained that Hoss had drowned trying to save a woman’s life.

    Bobby Dan Davis Blocker was an American television actor and Korean War veteran. He is best remembered for his role as Hoss Cartwright in the NBC Western television series Bonanza. Blocker was born Bobby Dan Davis Blocker in De Kalb, Bowie County, Texas, son of Ora “Shack” Blocker and his wife Mary Arizona Blocker, née Davis . The family moved to O’Donnell, south of Lubbock in West Texas, where they operated a store. As a boy, he attended Texas Military Institute and in 1946 played football at Southern Baptist-affiliated Hardin–Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. In 1947, he transferred to Sul Ross State Teacher’s College in Alpine, Texas, where he was a star football player and graduated in 1950. After two years of military service, he went on to earn a master’s degree in the dramatic arts. He worked as a rodeo performer and as a bouncer in a bar while a student. He is remembered from his school days for his size of 6 ft 4 in and weight of 300 pounds, and for being good-natured despite his intimidating size.

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