Dan Blocker was 6 feet 4 inches tall. He was a popular television actor in the Western genre, and he was a Korean War veteran. He is famous for playing Hoss Cartwright on the show "Bonanza."
Dan Blocker played Hoss Cartwright on "Bonanza" for 13 seasons until his death at the age of 43. "Bonanza" was a very popular show during the 1960s, and it ranked first for three seasons straight. Dan Blocker's height solidified his character's role as a gentle giant, and he brought warmth and empathy to the role that helped popularize the show. Personal accounts say that Blocker was friendly and upbeat like his character Hoss.