How tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Height

5ft 11.5in (182 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 1.5in (187 cm)
Austrian actor, bodybuilder and politician best known for starring in movies such as The Terminator, Predator, True Lies and Total Recall.
I'm 6'2". I've heard rumors that I'm really much shorter in real life - like 5'6" or something like that - which is ridiculous. I can assure you this is not the case. People look up to me, and not just because I do a lot of work in the community. I mean, most people really LOOK UP to me.
Many people who have met him in his early career have said he was between 6ft 1 and 2, although a genuine 6ft 3 man like Kevin Sorbo thought differently, saying with a straight face: "Arnold Schwarzenegger's about 5-11...yeah he says he's Six Three". This estimation is shared by respected actor Richard E. Grant who said "I meet the financial and physical 'muscle' of Tinsletown, in the persons of Mr Stallone and Mr Schwarzeneger...both of whom are substantially shorter than six foot."
Jon Meade said Arnie told him in a 1980 interview he was "6ft 1.5" and bodybuilder Vince Basille gave an insight into a young Arnie's height in an email to me, in which he described how he personally measured Arnie in 1969 at 6ft 1.5. Arnold has also recently said that he was "6ft 1 and 3/4" but now has shrunk to 6ft 1, as measured by his daughter and in 2013 mentioned he was down to a worrying 6ft 1/2 inch.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is tall
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Average Guess (211 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 1.12in (185.7cm)
Current: 5ft 11.22in (180.9cm)
Larry@ said on 21/Jan/17
187 seems very good for peak.Today closer to 182.
Dmeyer said on 18/Jan/17
Average Guess IS perfect 186cm IS enaugh to claim 188cm as hé was probably 6 FT 2-2,25 out if bed and enaugh to mesure 187cm late morning or just touching haïr , and today about solid 181 looking 179 with poor posture
Steve said on 16/Jan/17
James - son of Harold.
mister_lennon said on 15/Jan/17
6'1 peak. 5'11 now
James said on 15/Jan/17
He always wore lifts in movies.
Pierre said on 15/Jan/17
@Danimal=In all the sites i have watched in web Boyer Coe is listed 5"7'.
Kurtz said on 15/Jan/17
Has anyone an old pic(80s) with Arnie and Tom Hanks?
Danimal said on 15/Jan/17
Pierre said on 12/Jan/17
Young Arnold and listed 5"7' Boyer Coe = Click Here

Boyer was 5'8", not 5'7".
slimeball said on 15/Jan/17
Average Guess (204 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 1.13in (185.7cm)
Current: 5ft 11.21in (180.9cm)

200 have voted and this is the truth, 185.7 cm peak and 181 cm now. the average score has always right(it is on IMDB too when people voted on movies) and in line with my own guess after studying arnolds height for several years, seen all his movies and looked at thousand and thousand of pictures.
James said on 14/Jan/17
Arnold Schwarzenegger is 5'10".
Johan said on 14/Jan/17
He has at least 2 inches there on that 5'10" guy without factoring in the shoe advantage.

I do think sometimes that he can look sub 6'1" peak. People who say 6'0.5" as a peak height aren't really that crazy. I still think he was 6'1" at peak though.
Heighcritique said on 14/Jan/17
He looks about 6'1" in shoes, so I estimate him at about 6'00" when he stands up straight. At peak over 6'1" is correct as old pictures of him show, and as bodybuilding competitions list him after measuring his height professionally. It is normal that he lost some height due to age. I had an uncle who was about 6'3" peak, and in his 90s he was 6' standing straight barefoot.
berta said on 14/Jan/17
peak 186 is a VERY VERY BIG CHANCE and now no taller than 181 he is 70 years old so i guess 5 cm loss is just littel more than average? average maybe 3,5? the guy have lifted very heavy and steroids on that so 5 cm is very big chanse that he have lost
Pierre said on 14/Jan/17
Young Arnold with Boyer coe listed 5"7'(maybe a little advantage of shoes for Arnold? i don't know)= Click Here
lollee said on 13/Jan/17
bit shorter than cena imo now and then
Jordan87 said on 13/Jan/17
Junior31,

I think without the Tip toe Arnold would have Dantes still by 1.5"-1.75" also considering Dantes has shoes, albeit small soled shoes. No Way there would be only an inch there.

Dantes 5'10", Arnold 5'11.75".
James said on 13/Jan/17
His height was never measured in 1969, that's just another urban myth.

He was only 6'1" with shoes.
Kurtz said on 13/Jan/17
@jock
I'm not Arnie hater, by no means. I grow up with his movies, i think Arnie was best bb in history and his movies are amazing.
Plus i disagree with people that cut off too much height to Schwarzy and i believe that Arnold was a tall guy that never needed elevator shoes o something like that.
BUT he was never above a genuine 6 1.
My personal opinion is that Arnie was 183/184 cm., not less, not more and this particular height is best for body building and helped him.
Junior31 said on 13/Jan/17
Ali said on 11/Jan/17
I have posted this one before. The Arnold fans cannot come with an explanation so they ignore this picture.
Arnold with 5'10 Rolando Dantes. Bye bye 6'1 claims. Arnold is tip toeing to look taller. Wow he must have
been very sensitive about his height even in those days:

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Arnold peak height 5'11 max and 5'9.5 these days. He has been wearing lifts practically his whole career.

''Wait a minute Ali!! Arnold was 6'1.5, so your talking nonsese''. Am I ? Let me prove that I am not.
This is what happens when you put Arnold in the same picture as a legit confirmed famous 6'2 guy:
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''Wait a minute, sure he is about 3 inches shorter, but Arnold in this picture is not young and in not in his peak''. You
know what? A little secret. George Bush Senior is quite a bit older than Arnold.

''Ok, hmm but wait Ali. Arnold was only like 3-4 inches shorter than 6'5 Ferrigno''. Lou Ferrigno was never 6'5. Weak 6'3.



What? Yea a 5'10 guy in shoes to a 6'1 guy barefoot will look EXACTLY like that picture. You just reaffirmed he was 6'1 peak
Jock said on 13/Jan/17
Vince Basille is well-known and - grudgingly - respected for his straight talking about the bodybuilding world. The only people who don't accept his Arnold measurement are Arnold haters who wouldn't accept the word of God himself.
Jock said on 13/Jan/17
"Kurtz said on 12/Jan/17
Bush senior was taller than prime Arnie FACT:
Click Here"

Look at where Bush's hips are. That man either had legs that were over 4 foot long or he was on stilts. Something going on there. he moves awkwardly too. Not doubting he was a big fellow though.
Danimal said on 12/Jan/17
James said on 12/Jan/17
Schwarzenegger was never measured as 6'1.5", he just gave them that height.

Ignorance on your part. He WAS measured in 1969 barefoot at night by a man who did not like him (Vince Basille), so stop making things up.
Pierre said on 12/Jan/17
Young Arnold and listed 5"7' Boyer Coe = Click Here
kurtz said on 12/Jan/17
and again in 1990
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Kurtz said on 12/Jan/17
Bush senior was taller than prime Arnie FACT:
Click Here
Johnson said on 12/Jan/17
@Ali he towers over Neymar, Rafinha and Denis Suarez the footballers. He can't be less than 5'11 nowadays
Pete Coleby said on 12/Jan/17
"Ali said: This is what happens when you put Arnold in the same picture as a legit confirmed famous 6'2 guy:
Click Here"

That picture has been tilted to make Arnold look shorter. Look at the uprights on the bookcases.
James said on 12/Jan/17
Schwarzenegger was never measured as 6'1.5", he just gave them that height.
Lmeister said on 12/Jan/17
With Dantes Arnie looks 183-184cm. Arnie never had a build of a true 6ft2 guy.
Pete Coleby said on 12/Jan/17
"Ali said: Arnold with 5'10 Rolando Dantes. Bye bye 6'1 claims. Arnold is tip toeing to look taller."

I'm not even remotely convinced that's tip-toeing. That's just the angle of his foot. If he was standing on his toes they'd look scrunched up, and they're flat.
Ali said on 11/Jan/17
I have posted this one before. The Arnold fans cannot come with an explanation so they ignore this picture.
Arnold with 5'10 Rolando Dantes. Bye bye 6'1 claims. Arnold is tip toeing to look taller. Wow he must have
been very sensitive about his height even in those days:

Click Here

Arnold peak height 5'11 max and 5'9.5 these days. He has been wearing lifts practically his whole career.

''Wait a minute Ali!! Arnold was 6'1.5, so your talking nonsese''. Am I ? Let me prove that I am not.
This is what happens when you put Arnold in the same picture as a legit confirmed famous 6'2 guy:
Click Here

''Wait a minute, sure he is about 3 inches shorter, but Arnold in this picture is not young and in not in his peak''. You
know what? A little secret. George Bush Senior is quite a bit older than Arnold.

''Ok, hmm but wait Ali. Arnold was only like 3-4 inches shorter than 6'5 Ferrigno''. Lou Ferrigno was never 6'5. Weak 6'3.
headman said on 11/Jan/17
What do you estimate his head length? I have always heard he had a gigantic head, I would like your opinion, Rob.
Editor Rob: not humongous, but he has a solid 10 incher.
kurtz said on 11/Jan/17
anyway the difference in height btwn the rock and Arnie in the years didn't change a lot. Always strong 5/6 cm.
Jeff said on 11/Jan/17
I'm inclined to believe the measurements on the Mr Universe programmes as some of those fellows are no bigger than me, according to various stats, and I'm no greek god. So they don't strike me as being exaggerated.
Jeff said on 11/Jan/17
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"Mr Universe" measurements of a 19-year old Arnold, and further down the page as a 20 year old.
Jeff said on 11/Jan/17
Interesting looking through old movie prop sales. Back in the 70s and 80s when magazine articles would go on about Arnold's clothing sizes and chase him up in stores around LA, they mentioned his 34" inside leg, and a 34 or 36" waist - pretty fair a tall and long-limbed fellow as he was. Let's jump to 2000, and if we look here Click Here we see his pants are 38" waist 33" leg. In 2012 Click Here he's wearing a 38" waist and 32" leg.
Canson said on 10/Jan/17
@Christian: of course the weightlifting has to do with it as well
berta said on 10/Jan/17
i still think he was no taller than maybe 186 because can he really have loost all this height. today he is not more than 180-181
Ho Hum said on 9/Jan/17
"Leo said on 8/Jan/17
He is known to wear lifts in his shoes which can make him two to three inches taller than he is."

Known? By whom? Yawn. Evidence please. Internet gossip does not qualify for "known".
Leo said on 8/Jan/17
He is known to wear lifts in his shoes which can make him two to three inches taller than he is.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 8/Jan/17
Canson said on 4/Jan/17
@B: steroids!

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Steroids stunts growth in children, but I haven't found any studies where steroids actually causes height shrinkage in adults.
Pierre said on 8/Jan/17
look at pictures in web of young Arnold next to listed 5"7' Boyer Coe.
kurtz said on 8/Jan/17
Mel Johnson Jr. is listed 180 cm.
I remember him in total recall.
DJT said on 8/Jan/17
5'10". Can't attract an audience anymore!
King of the hill 91 said on 7/Jan/17
Peak 186cm about 181 cm or 182cm know
kurtz said on 6/Jan/17
@hamburger
i see your point, but loosing one inch @ 55 is unriable
hambubger said on 6/Jan/17
Watching him in the new celebrity apprentice trailer it's clear that Arnold has lost significant height - I would think primarily in his knees and his lower back. I think it's interesting to try to figure out when he lost the height.

His peak of 6'1" or 1.85 was probably up to age 45 or so.
I think he lost 1" by 55 and another 1" by 65 and perhaps even another half an inch since then. I think he'd struggle to reach 5'11" in the morning now.
kurtz said on 5/Jan/17
again another pic with sir Charles in 2008
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JRL said on 5/Jan/17
Not just people over 6 foot. I have a friend in his late 60s now who used to measure over 5'10 but on his last doctors checkup was only 5'8, much to his disappointment! Funny because he always used to round himself up in general conversation and say he was 6 foot tall, when we could all see he was nowhere near it!
Kashif said on 5/Jan/17
As a GP for 17 years, I have seen many taller people lose a couple of inches over the years. It is not that unusual for men over 6 foot tall, especially a man who is touching 70 years of age.
kurtz said on 4/Jan/17
no way 6 2 noo way!
Arnie was at his peak the same jhon cena's height: 6 feet.
please stop with this extra loss of height!
Canson said on 4/Jan/17
@B: steroids!
B said on 4/Jan/17
What can cause loss of 5 cm?
JohnMc said on 4/Jan/17
And let's not forget that Pumping Iron came along almost a decade before Arnold became a big name in Hollywood. The movie was filmed in 1975, and though he had minor roles in the intervening years, it wasn't until Conan in 1982 and Terminator in 1984 that Arnold started to become a 'star'.
JohnMc said on 4/Jan/17
GP said on 3/Jan/17
I was re-watching Pumping Iron the other day, since it's such a classic. I paid close attention to that Mike Katz and Arnie scene in the gym and Katz looked to be slightly taller. In the movie Katz was described as a 6'1" college football player. If you do some research, you will find that 6'1" listing was actually true. Off course In the bodybuilding world he was listed 6'2", even taller in some occasions. So that again proves what I have been saying all along. Arnold was 184cm, 6'0.25"-6'0.5" and in the entertainment industry they always add extra height for promotional reasons

You say Katz was listed as 6'1 and that this was actually true. Yet Arnold listed at 6'2" is "they always add extra height". This doesn't tally. If they added a couple of inches to Arnold's height, as you say was standard practice, then they'd have done the same to Katz and he'd have been 6'3". And a simple search for images on Google shows plenty of pictures where Arnold is at least Katz's height, or more.
jake said on 4/Jan/17
Arnold in the 70s and 80s six-one, now he is five-eleven, tbh I think even in true lies he looked struggling with six-one
GP said on 3/Jan/17
I was re-watching Pumping Iron the other day, since it's such a classic. I paid close attention to that Mike Katz and Arnie scene in the gym and Katz looked to be slightly taller. In the movie Katz was described as a 6'1" college football player. If you do some research, you will find that 6'1" listing was actually true. Off course In the bodybuilding world he was listed 6'2", even taller in some occasions. So that again proves what I have been saying all along. Arnold was 184cm, 6'0.25"-6'0.5" and in the entertainment industry they always add extra height for promotional reasons.
Celeb_Names said on 2/Jan/17
I concur with those assessing 5'10" at most. In a recent promotional photo, by comparison, Arnold is barely taller than Jon Lovitz (listed at 5'8.5" on this site). The 6'5" Lisa Leslie stands a full head taller than Arnold!

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Anon said on 2/Jan/17
5 feet 11.75 inches at worst to 6 feet solid next to Patrick Schwarzenegger!
Jim hopper said on 2/Jan/17
Just over 6-0" prime. Now just under 5-11"
Peter 179cm said on 2/Jan/17
@ Kurtz He can look near 182cm there if Barkley is 194-195 range (which he is).
mister_lennon said on 2/Jan/17
Peak:186-187
Today:182-183
Kurtz said on 31/Dec/16
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Mike Doltry said on 31/Dec/16
even in his older movies he looked about 6ft now he looks around 5.11
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 30/Dec/16
He was just barely shorter than 50 Cent was a few years ago. I would say that 182 CM is accurate.
Canson said on 30/Dec/16
My mother's cousin met him in their primes. Our cousin claimed 6'1" prime but who knows if that was Morning or evening and he said Arnold was around the same height. So at worst he was a legit 6'0" guy maybe strong 6'0" prime. Yes 5'11" today makes sense but in his prime some of the comments below are crazy. He was legitimately over 6'0" tall lifts or no lifts
berta said on 29/Dec/16
doesnt really look over 181 these days. i think he is 181 could look 180 but maybe 181 when measured
slimeball said on 27/Dec/16
Harrison smith is right, i studied his heigt serveral years too. He was 6.1 peak (185-186 cm) 6 feet 10 years ago and today 5.11 and a half, about 181-182 cm.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Dec/16
today eveningheight 179-180cm, 5ft10.5-5ft10.75in
today morningheight 181-182cm, ~5ft11.5in

men usually have 24-25 spinal discs, if you just lose a mm/disc with age you lose an inch in height.

so stressing the body with smoking, heavy steroid abuse and heavy weightlifting
its not unbelievable to lose 5-7 cm till near 70.
Johan said on 24/Dec/16
Personally I would shave a half inch off both his peak and current height.

For sure his current height as he can indeed look under 5'11" at times with bad posture. Its been a few years since he looked near 6' without generous footwear.
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 23/Dec/16
@Danimal certainly Arnold has lost some substantial height but i would not put him below 5'11.5. In all your 2014 pictures of him, he does look in 5'11 range and more.

Rob's listing is dead on.
Jeff said on 23/Dec/16
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Funny to see here that Nasser thought himself a 6 footer.
Jeff said on 23/Dec/16
Arnold certainly does look smaller on the second batch of pictures, but he's still clearly taller than Dennis Wolf. It's the angle of the pictures - on the ones shot from low down he looks the same height. the third picture is shot from a level, or higher, and you can see he's got a couple of inches on him. I'd still say he's 5'11 these days, out of shoes. But Christ he looks tall next to Nasser in that very first picture - there's no way that fellow could've been 5'11.5"
Danimal said on 22/Dec/16
Arnold in 1999 with 5'11.5" (barefoot) Nasser El Sonbaty:
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Arnold in 2014 with 5'11" (barefoot) Dennis Wolf:
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Now tell me Arnold hasn't lost a LOT of height. Everything is shorter and compressed (his neck, his entire upper torso, his hips). The man is 5'10.5" MAX barefoot today.
Danimal said on 22/Dec/16
Shredder said on 19/Dec/16
5'11 flat you can argue , but under is really pushing it.

No it's not. He looked significantly shorter than Jimmy Fallon who is 5'11"-5'11.5". He barely edged out 5'9"-5'10" George St. Pierre AND here he is in dress shoes next to 5'11" barefoot blonde Dennis Wolf in 2014 and they are the same height (in fact Dennis looks taller than him)! Click Here
James said on 21/Dec/16
Most people probably only saw him from a distance. A six footer in 1969 would look tall.
Harrison Smith said on 20/Dec/16
Have studied his height for many years now, on comparrison to dozens of other celebrities with more easily identifiable heights, I personally put him now at a good 5ft 11in, most probably adding half an inch to that! In his day, 6ft 1/2in - 1inch no shoes and in the morning.
Jeff said on 19/Dec/16
James said on 18/Dec/16
Schwarzenegger was never over six foot. He wore lifts in films and in real life.

On the bodybuilding stage too, yes? That is after all the area in which he rose to fame and in which thousands of people all over the world saw him in the flesh and came to believe he was a tall man.
Jeff said on 19/Dec/16
Rogue Fin said on 18/Dec/16
Rob, how do you explain this picture?Click Here If Stallone is 5ft 8.5in then Arnold looks to be no more than 5ft 10in here. Both have equal looking footwear aswell.

Stallone's shoes are quite clearly his usual built-up type - you can see from the thick wedged heel at the back and how his trousers crease in around his ankle (about 6 inches off the floor!).
Shredder said on 19/Dec/16
5'11 flat you can argue , but under is really pushing it.
Jeff said on 19/Dec/16
The reason Arnold's upper body looks 'compressed' is simple. Look back at photos of him in his bodybuilding prime - as a tall man he is/was very long-limbed. Usually the way with tall people - all the height comes from the legs. So Arnold's torso was never particularly lengthy. Now he's pushing 70, his middle has, quite naturally, thickened - hence the illusion of being 'compressed'. I agree with the overall opinion here - he's probably only dropped a couple of inches, from 6'1 - 5'11.
anyonmious said on 18/Dec/16
Hi peak height is 6'1", his current height is 5'10 1/2"
James said on 18/Dec/16
Schwarzenegger was never over six foot. He wore lifts in films and in real life.
Rogue Fin said on 18/Dec/16
Rob, how do you explain this picture?Click Here If Stallone is 5ft 8.5in then Arnold looks to be no more than 5ft 10in here. Both have equal looking footwear aswell.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 17/Dec/16
Peak: 6'1 1/2"
Today: 5'11 1/2"

He's still not much shorter than his son who was 184 CM in person.
MJKoP said on 17/Dec/16
No way, Danimal. He's still comfortably over 5'11".
Danimal said on 16/Dec/16
Arnold's upper body looking SO compressed and you can see his hips are short too (probably from his hip replacement). 5'10" and change today.

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hambubger said on 16/Dec/16
"Arnold Schwarzenegger Height:"

peak: 6'1.25 (186cm)
today: 5'11.5 (181.6cm)"

Can't argue with that. Peak was 6'1", definitely 5'11" now. 2 inches loss by late 60s is completely believable. I think Trump was also 6'3" peak and now 6'1" (and with bad posture).
Danimal said on 15/Dec/16
Jeff C. said on 5/Dec/16
Ain't no way Sergio was 5'8. Look at the man's proportions for heaven's sake. He was known in his time as a big guy, all round.

Sergio was 5'9"-5'10" PEAK. Lifetime bodybuilding (and strongman) fan here.
Houss 183cm said on 15/Dec/16
186cm peak 180 now
Peterson188cm said on 14/Dec/16
Arnold Schwarzenegger Height:

peak: 6'1.25 (186cm)
today: 5'11.5 (181.6cm)
BenRichards said on 12/Dec/16
@Cobra - The photo with Kerry Von Erich, angles my boy, angles...........it is pretty obvious he is closer to the camera by a considerable distance.
Junior31 said on 11/Dec/16
Kek said on 9/Dec/16
I don't believe anyone can shrink that much. 5cm is way too much for a height loss giving his health history. the man never had problems with his legs or back, so it's impossible that 5cm have been lost since his 30's.
Also, today he doesn't look much above 5'11, so I think he was 6ft when he was young, because losing 2cm is much more blievable than 5. Also, in the 70's everyone was shorter, so Arnold could pass as almost 190cm unnoticed

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nWo said on 11/Dec/16
I think he was a true 6'1 1/2" peak height. He definitely looks under 6' now.
jervis said on 11/Dec/16
I don't think Arnold ever claimed 6ft3,I also detect a little bit of bitterness in Sorbo's comment.
Yas said on 11/Dec/16
By peak arnold, you mean Arnold in his biggest lifts.
Dmeyer said on 10/Dec/16
Rob wath is more likely today at night 5 ft 11/180 5'11,25/181 or 5'11,5/181,5 , he can pull off 5 ft 11,5-11,75 at times lately other times 5 ft 11
Editor Rob: Dmeyer, I think 11.25-.5 today is a good possibility.
Kek said on 9/Dec/16
I don't believe anyone can shrink that much. 5cm is way too much for a height loss giving his health history. the man never had problems with his legs or back, so it's impossible that 5cm have been lost since his 30's.
Also, today he doesn't look much above 5'11, so I think he was 6ft when he was young, because losing 2cm is much more blievable than 5. Also, in the 70's everyone was shorter, so Arnold could pass as almost 190cm unnoticed
MJKoP said on 9/Dec/16
If there ever was a clear-cut, textbook example of a legit 6'2"(1.88m) man, it would be peak Arnold. He was strapping, even when barefoot.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 9/Dec/16
peak 185-186cm
today 179-180cm

a bit more than normal heightloss, but smoking, taking heavy roids and lifting weights that much ...
jim hopper said on 8/Dec/16
cobra said on 2/Dec/16
Young Arnold with 6-2 to 6-3 billed height wrestler Kerry Von Erich:

Great post its the smoking gun imo. Arnie 6-2"???? Never ever ever.
JasonKim said on 8/Dec/16
There's a Shawn Ray interview somewhere about when he first met Sergio Oliva. Shawn Ray was well known as a 5'7" "giant killer" in bodybuilding. By this point Sergio was in his late 40s or even 50s, and Shawn mentions being surprised that he was almost as tall as this man he'd considered a mythological giant all these years. So therefore, well into middle age Sergio must have still been a couple of inches taller. Shawn himself listed Oliva's stats on a tribute on a message board somewhere and put him at 5'11 (presumably when younger). I'd always heard and read he was 5'10 myself and inclined to believe it.
James said on 7/Dec/16
Sergio Olivia was 5'7.5" at his peak.
D Morse said on 7/Dec/16
I was wearing shoes myself, Doc, let's not forget that! The ones I had on that day have a 1.25 heel. Didn't notice Arnold's footwear (I was too close and wouldn't have thought of it anyway) but I'd have guessed he was at least my height overall.
Anon said on 6/Dec/16
Peak 6'1.5''. Seemed to lose height in his early 40's.
Doc 182cm said on 6/Dec/16
I examined the photos of him when he was recently in London Rob and I think he is 178.5cm 5ft 10 1/4 in without shoes; just look at the heel rim of his footwear there is at least 3cm on outside and perhaps 1cm on the inside giving him a perceived height of 182.4cm with shoes just a shade under 6ft 183cm like D Morse who recently saw him in London noted.
King of the hill 91 said on 6/Dec/16
Its hard to tell 188cm to 185cm peak maybe 183 cm know
Jeff C. said on 5/Dec/16
Ain't no way Sergio was 5'8. Look at the man's proportions for heaven's sake. He was known in his time as a big guy, all round.
AlexItaly said on 4/Dec/16
Another proof that the billed height is correct: in pictures with Bruce Willis (who was 182-183 cm.) in the early nineties, Arnold was clearly taller, over an inch more. That puts him around 187. In recent pictures he is almost even with Bruce, since Arnold lost 5-6 cm and Willis around 1 or 2. So Willis was 182-183 and Arnold 186-187 when they were at their peak. Nowdays maybe Bruce is 180 and Arnold 181-182.
62B said on 3/Dec/16
My chiropractor met Arnold at a convention about 10 years ago already, still has the picture with him in his office. His best guess is that Arnold was 5'11" to 5'11.5" at the time. I also have a friend that met him when he toured an Oshkosh Truck plant a few years ago. My friend described Arnold as small, but to be fair my friend is 6'1.5" to maybe 6'2" and about 235 lbs of muscle
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Dec/16
@ D Morse - Hi again! I like your reply, particularly the 'knowing grin' bit and the way you expressed yourself 'stumbling on your way!'
If it had been me, I would doubtless have had to hoist myself up from the ground before stumbling on my way!
Yes, these celebrities must be so used to being gauped at wherever they go; I don't think I'd like it much and I certainly wouldn't appreciate the nosy photographers and press hounding me! I'm quite happy being invisible sometimes.
One thing that didn't surprise me though is that you picked up on his height! It just goes to show that one's height really is one of the very first things we take in when we see someone.
Cheers and have a great weekend!
Shredder said on 3/Dec/16
He's not under 5'11 , peak a legit 6'1.
Lucio said on 3/Dec/16
Lynn said on 1/Dec/16
Seems that Sergio Oliva was 5-8 cit.Wiki.
Arnold in every pics was no more, and I say no more, than 4 inches taller. So if I do the maths correcly Arnie in is prime was...
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Sure, but here there is also written that he was 178 cm .. So what do we do?
Which one is true? 173 cm or 178 cm? Posterity will judge...
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cobra said on 2/Dec/16
Young Arnold with 6-2 to 6-3 billed height wrestler Kerry Von Erich:

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Lynn said on 1/Dec/16
Seems that Sergio Oliva was 5-8 cit.Wiki.
Arnold in every pics was no more, and I say no more, than 4 inches taller. So if I do the maths correcly Arnie in is prime was...
D Morse said on 1/Dec/16
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Dec/16
@ D Morse - Hello! What a fantastic and unexpected event that must have been for you! You lucky thing!
I don't know how I'd react if I bumped into someone that famous but I do know I'd have great difficulty keeping my cool!

Well Sandy, I didn't even have chance to prepare my cool, let alone keep it! It was totally unexpected and I just stared (I'm ashamed to say) and eventually stumbled on my way. But Arnold clocked me and gave a knowing grin. I'm sure he's used to much more hysterical reactions, so I probably didn't come off too badly. As for his height, I'm a shade under 6 foot and he looked at the very least the same as me, certainly no less. We were close enough for me to be certain of that.
miko said on 1/Dec/16
Rob, do you think Arnold walks around a lot lower than he'd measure? I mean sometimes in walking shots he can look like a regular 5'10 guy these days when he'd still likely measure 5'11 plus.
Editor Rob: miko, I'm sure he has looked 5ft 10.5 to people in person recently, but under the stadiometer I can't see him under 5ft 11.
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Dec/16
@ D Morse - Hello! What a fantastic and unexpected event that must have been for you! You lucky thing!
I don't know how I'd react if I bumped into someone that famous but I do know I'd have great difficulty keeping my cool!
James said on 1/Dec/16
Schwarzenegger was 6'1" at his peak. You could tell from his films he was never 6'2". He probably wore lifts in later films.
D Morse said on 30/Nov/16
Walked past Arnold in St James's (London) last night. Did a double-take, as I wasn't exactly expecting to see him. He was with an older gentleman and a woman pushing a pram (has he just had a kid??). He didn't look gigantic, maybe a 6 footer but not much more. He noticed me staring and smiled, so that's my brush with fame.
Vibram said on 28/Nov/16
179 > 180cm today.
184 > 185cm peak.
Harold said on 26/Nov/16
Sayonara, Suckers. It's been a blast (and, frankly, hilarious fun) tweaking and tormenting the celebrity sycophants and fanboys that flock to this page . From the idolaters and groupies to the professional fluffer and midget that runs the site. Bon Voyage. And if you actually believe Arnie was ever six foot two or, 'peak' (please) six foot one and one-half, you are at best naí¯ve and, at worst, well, not terrible bright. Ditto the current five foot eleven and one-half malarkey. ROTFL. In a few more years, you'll figure it out. Harold has left the building.
jervis said on 25/Nov/16
At the time of Batman and Robin he looked around 6ft1 with Clooney.
JasonKim said on 24/Nov/16
Ok, bit of a weird one this but bare with me. If you see George Clooney and Danny DeVito in the recent Nespresso commercials, Danny comes up almost to George's collarbone. If you see pictures of Arnold and Danny at the Golden Camera Awards in Germany last year, Danny comes up to mid-chest on Arnold. If we go with this then Arnold is an inch or so taller than George Clooney (who is comfortably over 5'10). So therefore, yes, probably 5'11 - 6 foot, as most people here say.
JasonKim said on 24/Nov/16
That picture at the top really makes Arnold look like a dwarf. It's terrible. Do you think Rob might actually be Harold??????
Editor Rob: Jason, I can barely reply to every comment as it is, let alone ramble incoherently and make up nursery rhymes about Arnie.
Junior31 said on 24/Nov/16
6'1 then

5'10.5 now.
jervis said on 23/Nov/16
There is also a pic of Arnold shaking Holyfields hand dating back 20 odd years ago,and both men are about the same height,in fact Arnold could have the slight edge on Holyfield.
Johan said on 23/Nov/16
Im impressed with the average votes. That could be very close to the truth, nice to see most give a good logical guess rather than read the 5'11" peak rubbish.

Some quick facts:

Rob has a pic with Chris Eubank and gave the ex boxer 5'10". Arnold was pí®ctured with Eubank a few years ago ( On his page or here)and still looked 6ft in comparison.

He used to be 4 inches or so taller than Stallone, the difference is down to 3 inches, with equal footwear ofc.

Proving he has lost more than Sly with age.

Rob met Evander Holyfield and gave him 6'1.25" - 186 cm.

You guessed it...A pic circulated here for a while of Arnold and Holyfield standing next to one another. My guess was 5'11.25" from that pic. It looked a standard 2 in difference.
Jervis said on 23/Nov/16
There is a clip on youtube from 1988,he is on to promote the movie Red Heat,there is a very clear shot of him and the 6ft4 listed Ed McMahon and Arnold looks the full 6FT2,if McMahon was indeed 6ft4?
Dmeyer said on 23/Nov/16
Propbably 5 ft 11-11,25 after í  long day And 5 ft 11,5 11am today , to me at 85 hé might become 5 ft 9-9,5
DINO said on 22/Nov/16
I SAW HIM IN PERSON MORE ABOUT 5'10.5 my brother is 6'5 my bro litterer towered him.
Canson said on 22/Nov/16
He was without a doubt 6'1 or at least weak 6'1" prime. Yes he has lost height. That shouldn't be that surprising with the life he has lived. I'd say today he's exactly 5'11 at most
Leonardo 1.73m said on 21/Nov/16
Hello Rob. How tall will he be at 85?
Editor Rob: Leonardo, it is something that nobody wants to think about...

I believe he will become one with his age...85 and measuring 5ft 8.5.
Doc said on 21/Nov/16
Arnold is 5ft 10 1/2 in. Period. I am disappointed he didn't take up my suggestion to measure his height for charity. Hmmm, Sad.
datacipher said on 21/Nov/16
I doubt very much he was ever 6'1. Way back in 1988, Andre Agassi appeared on the tonight show (it's actually on youtube now). Agassi was always listed as 5'10 at that time, though in a year he'd start getting listed at 5'11. In any case, when he and Arnold shake hands it was obvious Arnold was NOT 6'2....in fact he looks equal height to Andre, or at MOST 1 inch taller.
Brad 180cm said on 20/Nov/16
Recently saw Arnold out with his old friend JCVD. They were out for dinner at a downtown Restaurant; big Arnie seemed to be eating something vegetarian. Well anyway Van Damme had his height measured by his mother in a recent documentary and she found him to be 177cm - just under 5ft 10in in stature, she was measuring him out for a suit. Anyway, there was at least a 3 inch difference in height between Arnie and Jean Claude. I would imagine Arnie wears lifts so if you subtract about 2cm just under an inch I would guess Arnie is 182cm without shoes - 5ft 11.5in just like you estimated Rob.
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Nov/16
@ jervis - Thanks very much for that! My lazy little fingers can now be saved from hunting around for Mr Byrne's height!
jervis said on 19/Nov/16
Byrne is around 5ft10 mark.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 18/Nov/16
lol Harold writes another manifesto about fanboys and cowboy boots.
Peter he actually doesn't stir me up at all... He is just a troll that gets off on trying to break people's balls in here

6'1-6'1.5 peak
5'11 today
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Nov/16
What a load of ranting over someone's height! If he really is a master of illusion, Harold, then he's a damn good one! Seeing him in his Terminator films, he looks ginormous in every way and in the second one, you can see that he is a noticeable amount taller than Robert Patrick, who's 5ft11.5 and 6ft according to the 'X' Files. (about 1.5 inches taller, I wager!)
When he walks into the drinking den at the beginning of T2, one can see that he is as tall as the big biker blokes, only far stronger! He's also big and powerful in 'End of Days' - I'll have to check out Gabriel Byrne's height so I can compare the two next time I see it!
I can't see Arnie below 6ft now, though I must admit that suit he is wearing in the picture above is extremely unflattering and yes, he doesn't look like a tall man in it! He should get rid of it post haste! I'm going to go for just over 6ft for nowadays and 6ft2 for his Mr Universe days. I think that's fair!
Peter 179cm said on 18/Nov/16
The only way Harold's going to stop is if someone manages to personally measure Arnie himself,as Doc said.And even if it happens,i doubt Harold will stop his ranting just like that.
GP said on 18/Nov/16
I was agreeing with Harold on lot of the stuff until he started saying 5'9"now, 5'10" prime? Come on man, you seem to be observant and aware of the reality, but you're losing any credibility by saying 5'10"prime. Makes you sound like a hater in my opinion. I have met him when he was governor, I know people who have known him in his bodybuilding days and I have been seeing him nowadays at the gym. In his peak he was about184cm, now he is around 179cm.
Peter said on 18/Nov/16
I'm not sure why Rob lets Harold continue his obsessive and wearisome ranting on here. He's made his point and ought to drop it now. We've heard it enough times and it just stirs people up in the wrong way.
Peter said on 18/Nov/16
I sincerely hope Harold has never told a lie in his life. And that he wears moccasins everywhere he goes. Poor chap.
JasonKim said on 18/Nov/16
The f-word (fanboys)! Go away Harold. Surely you have better things to do? At least the rest of us manage to discuss this topic with something approaching reasoned good humor. If this whole thing enrages you so much, go away.
Harold said on 18/Nov/16
@JasonKim: "If he was insecure about his height he..." If? Really? If? I'd say a guy who admits to owning over 50 pairs of male high heels (cowboy boots) is just a tad, well, let us say, conscious of his height and what it means to his fanboys. Do you realize how shattered their image would be of the man if he fessed up to lying about that image for so many decades? No doubt, he finds it highly amusing that the debate wages and that people 'waste so much time and energy,' arguing about it. Though one could argue we find it amusing that he has spent his lifetime making joke movies, linked in a fake marriage, diddling the maid, encouraging millions of kids to take steroids and lie about it, while spending loads of money on fake teeth and dyed hair and a nose job. Oh, but his private plane is bigger than yours. There's a life well spent.
JasonKim said on 18/Nov/16
I don't think Arnold hides his height. He is often out and about on his bike or the gym in a pair of flat slip-on shoes, and often in the company of - and photographed with - people who are considerably taller. If he was insecure about his height he wouldn't be so eager to do this and would Munster-up, like Stallone, before going near anybody. I bet he finds it highly amusing that people waste so much time and energy arguing with one another about his height.

Maybe he has already posted on here under a different name.
Peter said on 18/Nov/16
Harold said on 17/Nov/16 "Five foot ten, peak. Five nine and change today."

And Harold is one accusing Arnold of farce????

For what it's worth, I'm with the general consensus on this one. Young Arnold was 6'1 and current Arnold is probably 5'11.

Like Doc says, the guy doesn't take himself too seriously, interacts a lot with his fans (and even his detractors) on the internet, and is happy to raise money for charity. I think he'd be up for measuring. He mentioned his own height at just over 6 foot a few years back, so it's not as if there'd be any great shocks in store.
Dmeyer said on 18/Nov/16
In récent pics unlike 3 years back , arnie could look just 3,5in over today 5 ft 7,5 de Niro so 5 ft 11 flat today is í  possibility
Harold said on 17/Nov/16
@Doc & @JasonKim: uh, you guys do realize that the man has spent his life in the illusion industry, right? When you work at the fantasy factory, you get paid to pretend. As in pass yourself off as something you're not. The idea that little Arnie would flat-out lie for his lifetime (and get well-paid for it) and suddenly, as he turns 70, decide to come clean is...well, let's just say that it's not in his character. The show must go one. Or, in his case, farce. Five foot ten, peak. Five nine and change today. As a buddy of mine, who is a captain in the Los Angeles Fire Department said, upon meeting Schwarzenegger: "I didn't realize he was short." Now, five nine or ten isn't short, but it certainly is if you've been passing yourself off as four or five inches taller. Pathetic, really.
Doc said on 17/Nov/16
One of the reasons why Arnold is very likable is the fact he doesn't take himself too seriously; in other words he is one of the people. We can identify with him. That's what helped him get elected as Governor in the first place. We the people like him. I would directly put it to Arnold, who I suspect reads this page; to let you Rob measure his height for charity. And who cares if it turns out he is 5'10, you can lose at least 2 to 3 inches of height with age. So Arnold Go For It - I challenge you....
JasonKim said on 16/Nov/16
Can we all club together and offer Arnold some money for charity if someone can measure him for us? One of you guys here who goes to Golds Gym, suggest it next time you see him.
Peter 179cm said on 16/Nov/16
@ GP That's why people underestimate 5'11,because most who claim it are anywhere 5'8-5'10 and sometimes even less.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 16/Nov/16
Priyom Haider said on 11/Nov/16
Here is a picture of Arnie and me this year on his Birthday, July 30th, 2016 - Click Here

I'm 5'11, and I say he's 6'1.5 You too me?

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BS You are NOT 5ft11in barefoot Sir, why posting wrong heights here?
GP said on 15/Nov/16
The photo that Priyom posted is from Gold's Gym. I have seen Priyom in the gym and he is NOT 5'11". He is closer to 5'9", possibly lower than that. He has done some acting work and on his twitter page he has a photo with Michael Keaton where he looks shorter than Keaton, who nowadays isn't more than 5'8". It's funny cuz the same day the photo is from, I also saw Arnold in the gym and I remember he was working out with Ralph Moeller, who towered over him. I saw him again recently working out with a trainer and he was like 5'10.5"-5'11". You also gotta take into account that he has a big head and his hair make him look taller
Just the facts said on 15/Nov/16
Mind you, Johnson is prone to exaggeration to suit his story. In a Rolling Stone article he swore that Ferrigno had 26" biceps. Hmm.
Just the facts said on 15/Nov/16
I'd apologise Doc. I generally don't recall that, and watched it a few months back. Even if he did say that, I'm fairly sure it's bull. There's no chance a 1970s Arnold was 5'10".
Doc said on 15/Nov/16
Response to the person who listed themselves as '' Just the facts '' : Quote regarding Arnolds height being quoted as 5'10'' by Kenneth Johnson was from the directors commentary on the DVD The Tncredible Hulk Series 1 - Episode 1 the movie.
Just the facts said on 15/Nov/16
"It is also important to bare in mind that back in the 70s Arnold auditioned for the Incredible Hulk series but didn't get the role of the Hulk character partly due to the fact according to the director Kenneth Johnson he wasn't tall enough in fact the director is quoted to having said that Arnold was only about 5ft 10..."

I'm sure Johnson never said 5'10. I don't recall this from any articles or DVD interviews. Yes, height was one of the things that worked against Arnold in this case - but what you need to remember is that originally even Lou Ferrigno wasn't considered tall enough. The role actually went to Richard Kiel, purely because of his superhuman height. The Hulk character was supposed to be well over 7 foot tall after all. It was only when the first episode was already being shot that they decided Kiel didn't look an impressive physical specimen and that they would have to go with a bodybuilder. As there was nobody with both an impressive bodybuilding physique and a height over 7 foot, they downgraded significantly to a 6'4" Lou. In the episodes, characters still describe the Hulk they have sighted as being over 7 foot tall.
Red said on 14/Nov/16
To revise my former estimate, I'd say 6'1.5.
Harold said on 14/Nov/16
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/16: He was near 6ft2 in his prime, get over it guys. He came to this country with nothing and achieved more in a relatively short period of time than any of you jealous trolls combined ever will...

You are so right: because what the 21st Century needs is an Austrian strongman who believes that might makes right. What could go wrong there?
Doc said on 14/Nov/16
I think Rob that Arnold was 183.5cm 6ft 0.25in max at his peak perhaps a tad smaller. But today I would say he wears lifts and his height without shoes is closer to 179cm 5ft 10.5in. This is clearly evident from the photo that he had taken with 5'11.25in Tony Blair outside No. 10 9yrs ago where it is clear that Arnolds shoes look to have a thicker heel. It is also important to bare in mind that back in the 70s Arnold auditioned for the Incredible Hulk series but didn't get the role of the Hulk character partly due to the fact according to the director Kenneth Johnson he wasn't tall enough in fact the director is quoted to having said that Arnold was only about 5ft 10 in in height even back then, but I don't think this is accurate - as I've already stated I think he was a bit taller than that even back then.
Peter 179cm said on 13/Nov/16
@AlexItaly 186-187cm with shoes on at night in his 20's-30's i can believe that but Ferrigno did tower over him,atleast 3 inches.So that'd make Lou 6'5 which he wasn't.He was also listed 185cm in his early participations in bodybuilding competitions.All i'm saying is there's more chance Arnie was 184-185 range rather than 186-187cm,but each one to their own ofcourse.One thing though,Harold's own take on Arnies current height is not far of the truth but as for his peak estimate,it's just way off.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 13/Nov/16
Priyom Haider said on 11/Nov/16
Here is a picture of Arnie and me this year on his Birthday, July 30th, 2016 - Click Here

I'm 5'11, and I say he's 6'1.5 You too me?

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No way you are 5ft11, either you have been measuring yourself wrong or you're just blatantly lying. Arnold today is nothing more than 181cm, so that would put you at no more than 5ft9. The only way your 5ft11 claim would have seemed sensible, is that if he was actually 6ft1.5, but that's not the case at all.
Jordan said on 12/Nov/16
Priyom,

Post proof you are 5'11 so Rob can verify it. If So, then yes Arnold is 6'1.5. However we need Proof that you are 5'11 just like all the other posters have agreed to do.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/16
He was near 6ft2 in his prime, get over it guys. He came to this country with nothing and achieved more in a relatively short period of time than any of you jealous trolls combined ever will...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/16
He looks a decent 6ft there actually. That is if YOU are really 5ft11
grizz said on 12/Nov/16
@Priyom Haider, I say you lie.
Andy said on 12/Nov/16
Just look at the pics of him standing next to Reg Park and Jeff Bridges and all is revealed.
Lucio said on 12/Nov/16
Priyom Haider said on 11/Nov/16
Here is a picture of Arnie and me this year on his Birthday, July 30th, 2016 - Click Here

I'm 5'11, and I say he's 6'1.5 You too me?

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Rob, this photo in my opinion is nullifying.
If this guy is really 5'11 as he says, then Arnold and near if not exactly at 6 feet mark.
Arnold is slightly tilted and yet he is taller than the guy. If he was standing straight he would be close to 6 feet, there is no way he is 5'11".
To me, the current height at the top at this page should be changed at 6'0".
Rob could be ask to this guy if he give you the permission to post this photo at the top of the page, what'd you think?
Editor Rob: Lucio, I don't put anybody's photos on the top of the page anymore.

The only exception I made was for Big Jay, who holds an honorary and permanent photo on the Dolph page.
Peter 179cm said on 12/Nov/16
@ Priyom Haider Nice photo,but i'd say you're probably not 5'11,more like 5'9-5'9.5
@ Dean Yeah,Arnold was clearly over 178cm in his peak but not as tall as 187cm,period.
Priyom Haider said on 11/Nov/16
Here is a picture of Arnie and me this year on his Birthday, July 30th, 2016 - Click Here

I'm 5'11, and I say he's 6'1.5 You too me?
Kurtz said on 11/Nov/16
firecracker said on 4/Nov/16
harold, you understand is full of fanboys here. people don't realize how tall is a legit (barefoot) 6'2"(188cm) 6'3"(190cm) 6'4"(193cm) and so on...

here a 20 y.o. schwarz. with claimed 5'10"(178cm) bill pearl: Click Here

Arnold looks 1 inch taller excluding the hair. SO ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER WAS in the 5'11"(180cm) range at his peak, the rest is pure fantasy for fanboys. Rob, update this profile, you know very well he wasn't 6'1.5"(187cm).

This finally.
Arnie was and is a tall person, but of course not as much as he claimed: FACT. There are lot of people that boost their height much more than Arnie makes/made: Fact. So I don't blame him.
182 cm. his peak-179 now days.
Case closed.
Kurtz said on 11/Nov/16
firecracker said on 4/Nov/16
harold, you understand is full of fanboys here. people don't realize how tall is a legit (barefoot) 6'2"(188cm) 6'3"(190cm) 6'4"(193cm) and so on...

here a 20 y.o. schwarz. with claimed 5'10"(178cm) bill pearl: Click Here

Arnold looks 1 inch taller excluding the hair. SO ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER WAS in the 5'11"(180cm) range at his peak, the rest is pure fantasy for fanboys. Rob, update this profile, you know very well he wasn't 6'1.5"(187cm).

This finally.
Arnie was and is a tall person, but of course not as much as he claimed: FACT. There are lot of people that boost their height much more than Arnie makes/made: Fact. So I don't blame him.
182 cm. his peak-179 now days.
Case closed.
HonestSlovene said on 11/Nov/16
186-187 cm peak and 181-182 cm now, no more no less. Posting pictures of peculiar camera angles and uneven ground does not prove anything IMO.
AlexItaly said on 10/Nov/16
There is no need of exaggereting athletes height in body building. Infact noone does and never did. That's just a pretext to say Arnold pumped his height. Remember he was, barefoot, eye level with Jeff Bridges wearing sneakers. So he maybe he was never that giant in height, maybe 186 at night and 187 peak, but he never was under 186 until his forties. He lost a lot of height in the last years and that's ok. Furthermore Ferrigno was a legit 6'4 and Arnold was 2 inches shorter in ever picture with him. And taller than any other bodybuilding of his time. He edged out even on 6'1ers. So, Harold, canalize your hate into something else. You're done here.
Chasgreenberg said on 9/Nov/16
15 years ago skiing at Sun Valley, Arnold was chatting at the top of the hill. I stood a couple feet away, without disturbing Arnold and friends. I asked 2 of my friends who was taller? They said Arnold...at least 2 inches.. I am 5'8 inches.
Peter 179cm said on 9/Nov/16
He was a weak 6'1 at his peak.He was always 3-4 inches shorter than 6'4 peak Ferrigno, but wore thick footwear in his movies to appear 6'1-6'1.5 in some of them(take Predator for example,he looked at least the same height as Carl Weathers who was no less than 6'1 back in the 80's).
Now he's most likely 5'10.5-5'11 anywhere in that range when standing upright.So basically he's shrunk 2 inches at 69 which is not uncommon.
Jordan87 said on 8/Nov/16
Flint, your in my boat. I have him as a 6 footer when young. 5'10 is BS and so is 6'2.
Flint said on 8/Nov/16
Harold, your posts are brilliant and very funny. I agree that Arnold wasn't ever 6'1 1/2 barefoot and that bodybuilding runs along the same lines as wrestling. It dates back hundreds of years in the form of circus entertainment where exaggeration was all part of the recipe. But I think he was taller than many and so I'd guess that he was about 6'0 when young. At his age, shrinkage has taken a couple of inches off peak.
houss183 cm said on 8/Nov/16
i think arnie is 180 cm now
Dean said on 8/Nov/16
Peter 179cm said on 6/Nov/16
@ Dean That's only about 8cm difference,how exactly is that called dwarfing/towering?? DeNiro is actually no more than 170-171 these days,which again puts a present Arnie at around 179cm or 5'10.5.

Looks more than 8cm to me. Nevertheless it's one in the eye for all these people who'll put a peak Arnold at 5'10 and try to call him less these days.
THE REAL ANNOYMOUS said on 7/Nov/16
Lol Christian !....Harold uses the term Fanboy over and over and spews the same dribble blah blah blah.
That's all that pops out to me when I read his posts
King of the hill 91 said on 7/Nov/16
183 cm no more maybe less 186 cm peak maybe 186 .5 cm
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 7/Nov/16
THE REAL ANNOYMOUS said on 6/Nov/16
Christian I agree with your thoughts on fanboy Harold.
I try and not read what he posts but he's like a bad car accident you know you shouldn't look but you do!

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Thanks, but how is Harold a fanboy? He's clearly not a fan of Schwarzenegger. I'm not one either, but at least I don't trash talk about him.
Justin said on 6/Nov/16
@Christian yeah just giving my opinion mate based on what I've observed from Arnies movies starting from Hercules in New York. I think the key measurement was made by Vince Basille giving Arnie 6ft1.5 plus the other observations I've made of him. I believe that measurement was accurate and that was when he was in his 20s so wouldn't have lost any height. Harold I don't know what Arnies fling with his housekeeper has to do with his height but everyone is entitled to their opinion
THE REAL ANNOYMOUS said on 6/Nov/16
Christian I agree with your thoughts on fanboy Harold.
I try and not read what he posts but he's like a bad car accident you know you shouldn't look but you do!

It's obvious Basile has no love for Arnold so why would he bother to upgrade him from Harold's BS 5'10 peek to 6'1.5??

I couldn't imagine Daniel Day Lewis being a better terminator than what Arnold portrayed. Lewis is an awesome actor one of the very best but
Annie sold more tickets at the box office.

Hey Harold how is your buddy Goodrum doing over at Getbig?
Peter 179cm said on 6/Nov/16
@ Dean That's only about 8cm difference,how exactly is that called dwarfing/towering?? DeNiro is actually no more than 170-171 these days,which again puts a present Arnie at around 179cm or 5'10.5.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 6/Nov/16
I was initially going to reply to Harold, but it's not worth it. If he wants to keep believing the delusion that Arnold is only 5ft10, then I'll let him. At the end of the day, he's going to be the laughingstock of Celebheights, not Justin, Dean or myself.
Harold said on 5/Nov/16
Oh, Christian, you're being unchristian in launching your attacks,
I have nothing but respect for Arnie. Nothing but respect. Because impregnating your wife and your maid on the same week in the same bed really displays character. Keeping it a secret from your family and the electorate who trusted you enough to vote for you truly confirms their trust. And I am not alone in my respect. Can you imagine how much Daniel Day-Lewis respects an actor of such great range as Schwarzenegger? A peer such as that? That profound respect from the entire movie industry explains the sheer number of Oscars Arnold has won and has displayed on his fireplace mantel. As to your definition of the man as 'one of the most respected bodybuilders,' yes, certainly, compared to Bertil Fox, the 3-time Mr. Universe who murdered his girlfriend and her mother, or Craig Titus, serving life in prison for murder, or Dennis Tinerino, 4-time Mr. Universe, who served time for pimping, or Craig Titus, who murdered his girlfriend, or...well, shall I go on? Yes, in that context, the wannabe six footer Arnie shines supreme. Truly, by comparison, a class act. Tell me, do you also go to Bill Cosby for dating advice? Hint: he doesn't lace their drinks with protein powder. I have no doubt you also greatly respect his lifetime accomplishments. ROTFL.
Justin said on 5/Nov/16
Also if you watch Pumping Iron theirs a scene at the start where Arnold walks into Golds Gym barefoot and shakes the hand of fellow bodybuilder Big Mike Katz and they appear the same height and he's listed 6ft1-2.
Justin said on 5/Nov/16
@ Harold I think if you look at Arnold's early movies such as Stay Hungry from 1976 when Arnold was 29 he looks a similar height to 6ft1.5 to 6ft2 Jeff Bridges and like in Pumping Iron he is barefoot in some scenes. Anything under 6ft1 peak doesn't sound right. I think Arnold now like Clint Eastwood has lost considerable height but you can't forget their peak heights
Harold said on 5/Nov/16
Justin, I promise that pro bodybuilding is no different than pro wrestling in terms of inflated heights. Pro bodybuilding and pro wrestling are similar in that they are not sports, per se, but exhibitions. And the money lies in the exaggeration. The lifters blatantly lying about their heights is part of kay fab. As is their silence on their own steroid use. They are just selling tickets. Whether they are also selling their souls along the way is for the audience to determine.
jervis said on 5/Nov/16
To be fair DeNiro is no more than 5ft7 these days and gets dwarfed by 5ft10 guys.Arnold looks about 4 inches taller putting him in the 5ft11 range. Arnold peak was around 6ft.05 too 6ft1 and now 5ft11 IMO.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Nov/16
I agree with Danimal's estimates for Arnold's peak.
firecracker said on 4/Nov/16
harold, you understand is full of fanboys here. people don't realize how tall is a legit (barefoot) 6'2"(188cm) 6'3"(190cm) 6'4"(193cm) and so on...

here a 20 y.o. schwarz. with claimed 5'10"(178cm) bill pearl: Click Here

Arnold looks 1 inch taller excluding the hair. SO ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER WAS in the 5'11"(180cm) range at his peak, the rest is pure fantasy for fanboys. Rob, update this profile, you know very well he wasn't 6'1.5"(187cm).
S.J.H said on 4/Nov/16
I have see alot of picture proof arnie look 1.5" shorter than obama. 181cm now is assurd
Jim Hopper said on 4/Nov/16
Click Here He was never 6-2". You know I know it. Here with maximum 6-0" Kelsey.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 4/Nov/16
Harold, you're being ridiculous (no offense) Sure, Arnold wasn't quite 6ft1.5 peak, but to say that he was 5ft10 max? It's getting to the point where you're starting to launch personal attacks on not only Arnold but to anyone who disagrees with your absurd opinion. You even called the man pathetic at one point, and that same man is one of the most respected and acclaimed bodybuilders/actors in modern history. And you have no clear evidence that he ever wore lifts. Arnold at peak was around 185-186cm and currently anywhere from 180-182cm.
Harold said on 4/Nov/16
@Justin: Vince Basille also accuses Arnie of rape. Do you hold Basille's word to be true when it relates to Arnie's height but not to his habits? If Basille's word is credible to you, then you'd have to believe him in every regard. The fact is that pro bodybuilding, like pro wrestling, sells the product by fudging the figures. It's all about the money. Exaggeration sells. If Arnie had ever, in his life, been six one and one-half, his beloved cowboy boots (the equivalent of male high heels) would have made him six three or so. Did he ever, in his lifetime, appear six three plus? No. Never. You then might think, 'but Arnie would never lie about his height.' Really? Because he would hold strict to the truth with his noted personal integrity when it came to his height, but not when it came to hiding a secret family from his own wife and children?
Peter 179cm said on 4/Nov/16
@ Justin Maybe it was a morning measurement or at least earlier in the day,so about 6'1 flat in the 60's is definitely possible, and around 5'10.5 these days. I mean we're talking a 50-year gap,looong after his bodybuilding days.And since people believe Clint Eastwood has shrunk from nearly 6'4 to about 6'0 on a good day at 86 yrs old,then Arnie could be on the same level,more or less.Some people just have the genetic potential to lose a big amount of height throughout their life,while others are luckier and maintain it to a certain degree.
Dean said on 4/Nov/16
Click Here

Dwarfing DeNiro in these pictures.
Dean said on 4/Nov/16
Harold, get your facts straight. Arnold's height and measurements had been recorded in magazines and competitions for many years before 'Pumping Iron' was even made. I'm sure you'll say these measurements were vastly exaggerated too (well, you'll have to really, in order to make your own argument work). If Arnold had never been a tall man then he would never have become known as such, simple as that. You'd have him billed as well below 6 foot even in his younger days, which would automatically - and greatly - downgrade every other bodybuilder of that period. So, what - Frank Zane was 5'6"? Nonsense, look at his body proportions. Franco Columbo was only 5'? I'm pretty sure that some bodybuilding measurements are slightly exaggerated, but I don't believe that height is one of them. There's no need. Many bodybuilders are short and always have been. It's the development of their bodies which is considered impressive, not their natural height. For whatever reason you hate Arnold. That's fine. We get it. Your choice. But until you have concrete proof of his height, you should stop raving so much and attacking everyone who has an opinion. That's all yours is too, whether you like it or not. An opinion.
Justin said on 3/Nov/16
I think if their was one sport where people have inflated heights and weights then it's the sport of wrestling. A example of this is when Kurt Angle started in the wwe/wwf he was billed as 6ft2 lol his actual height is around 5ft10. As much as I like wrestling I wish they gave real heights and weights but I guess that goes with the whole mystery of wrestling
Justin said on 3/Nov/16
Vince Basille confirmed his measured height as 6ft1.5 so that's more evidence. I agree he's under 6ft now I believe steroids and weight training has affected that and age.
Harold said on 3/Nov/16
The problem with 'peak height' as a category is it is, as we have seen not just with Arnie but with so many others, problematic in terms of accuracy. Perhaps 'billed height' would be an improvement as a category. My two cents.
kurtz said on 3/Nov/16
@ danimal my was a mistake only on his wife... but don't change anything. he is not reliable on his height, unless was meausured by god in "person" that was not the case.
Harold said on 3/Nov/16
@ Justin: Pumping Iron was a vehicle created to sell bodybuilding and to sell Arnie to the general public. To do so, they 'God-ded him up a bit," as they say in Hollywood. In other words, they added inches to his height and to his calves and he was only too happy to oblige with the fraud, as it meant selling himself and his 'sport.' The fact that anabolic steroids are not even mentioned once during the 'documentary,' tells you all you need to know about both its accuracy and its veracity. While bodybuilders are larger than life, they are not taller than life. But, like pro wrestling, exaggeration sells to the public. No one goes to the circus expecting average or ordinary.
Justin said on 3/Nov/16
I'm a massive Arnold fan and admit Arnie has lost height probably due to excessive lifting and weight training over the years maybe 5ft11.5 is about right for current height I agree with Rob. Peak height I believe he was between 6ft1-2 186 to 187cm seems about right. My evidence apart from his 187cm measurement but if you watch Pumping Iron he's bigger not only in size but height.
Danimal said on 2/Nov/16
Johan said on 24/Oct/16
Yeah he was never a legit 6'2", maybe was close if measuring straight out of bed.

A solid 6'1" at his peak and now around 5'11". A 2 inch loss.

He was 6'1.5"-6'1.75" at his peak and is about 5'10.25" today (over 3" height loss).
Danimal said on 2/Nov/16
Ayush adhikary said on 1/Nov/16
He is much above 5'11"

He's actually below 5'11" today.
Danimal said on 2/Nov/16
Kurtz said on 26/Oct/16
Anyway Arnie is not reliable coz he said is 6ft 1 when meauserd in 2013 by his wife, that is exaggerated.

By his daughter, not his wife and he also more recently said he's 6'0.5" (maybe in 2" shoes).
Danimal said on 2/Nov/16
firecracker said on 2/Nov/16
it should work. with 5'9'' bruno sammartino:
Click Here

First of all, Bruno was universally known as being 5'10" (and even 5'11" at times) in his younger years. He was NEVER as low as 5'9", so way to go to chop off a full inch over what he was known to be in his youth.
Junior31 said on 2/Nov/16
firecracker said on 2/Nov/16
it should work. with 5'9'' bruno sammartino:
Click Here


Arnie in flats and Bruno in heels. If Both barefoot and we got a 6'1 Arnold at his peak.
Harold said on 2/Nov/16
@JamesC(not Cameron!): No one says, "oh, a friend of mine met him and he's really small." Small isn't up for debate. Height is. Because many eyewitnesses do say that he's shorter than advertised. Much shorter. As in Five nine or ten rather than six foot two, as he insisted, for decades. (Perhaps his psychological ailment of "Biggerexia" included height 'isues').

@Rick Rude and firecracker: I warn you, honesty, rather than blind hero worship, doesn't go far on this page. Idolatry has increased the man's size by five inches or so. Rick Rude, I think you are being kind and generous to speculate he was once actually six feet tall. firecracker, you are 100% correct and accurate to call b.s. on arnie's supposed 6'1.5" 'peak' (and even worse, his self-proclaimed insistence he was six foot two (pause for open laughter). The only thing more pathetic than a man with an admitted 50 plus pairs of cowboy boots are the fanboys who swallow his every lie hook, line, and sinker.

Without the cowboy boot and lifts, maybe five ten.

Maybe.
firecracker said on 2/Nov/16
it should work. with 5'9'' bruno sammartino:
Click Here
Dmeyer said on 2/Nov/16
6 ft 1,25 peak now 5 ft 11,25 5cm loss
AlexItaly said on 1/Nov/16
I think it is not hard to SEE in his old movies (lets say until early 90ies) that he was 187-186 cm. tall
Not very tall, but tallish, appearing very tall with the right boots/shoes. Nowdays he is a tad under 183. Nothing strange, my father, who is the same age, was 183 and is now 180. He never weighted lifts and did anything that stressed his body so he is pretty youthful to be a 70 year old man but still he lost a few centimetres of height. I can easily accept Arnold lost about 5 centimetres, from 187 to 182.
firecracker said on 1/Nov/16
time runs but lies resist on this website. Arnold peak 6'1.5"(187cm) was a pure fake!!! he was in the 5'11"(180cm)range barefeet. Anything over 6ft (183cm) is a lie for his peak.
a young arnold with wrestler bruno sammartino: bit.ly/2ewLMTf

sammartino was 5'9"(175cm). don't joke to say sammartino was 6ft!!! arnold looks 1-2 inches taller than sammartino, but you can clearly see he was way far from a legit 6'2".

Stop with this comedy schwarzenegger-ferrigno overestimated heights. Stop. Rob, i expect serious changes on your website. (don't let me scream... come on rangers)
Ayush adhikary said on 1/Nov/16
He is much above 5'11"
Rick Rude said on 28/Oct/16
I see him at mass at St. Monica's all of the time. I'm 6'.05" and he comes up to my brow. He was maybe 6'0 once upon a time.
Pierre said on 28/Oct/16
@JamesC(not Cameron)5"11' if no lifts
JamesC (not Cameron!!) said on 27/Oct/16
Absolute balls that Arnold is 5'9 or under. I'm 5'10" and met him at the talks he has done in Britain in the past couple of years. He was taller than me and much bulkier in build. And I'm not a skinny dude. With the build he has, if he was any shorter than me he would look like some kind of Warhammer dwarf. It's so easy for people to pipe up and say 'oh, a friend of mine met him and he's really small'. People are talking out of their backsides. I'd say the general opinion here is spot on. He used to be 6'1 and is now 5'11.
Peter 179cm said on 27/Oct/16
@ 172.4cm guy Yeah but did your friend wore shoes-or more specifically heels? I would take it with a grain of salt,most women don't even know how to compare height in the first place,they sometimes think a man's eyelevel or thereabouts is the top of his head...As crazy as it sounds,it happens.But back on topic,Arnold was probably no more than 182cm back in 2004 anyway.
Kurtz said on 26/Oct/16
Anyway Arnie is not reliable coz he said is 6ft 1 when meauserd in 2013 by his wife, that is exaggerated.
So he is not reliable as much as for his height peak.
172.4cm guy said on 24/Oct/16
Ok, I normally don't report things like this since it's just heresay, but it's not the first time I've been told it. Apparently Schwarzennager is not even 5'11" now...he's 5'9". A friend, who stands at 5'9.5" was swearing that when she met him, he stood just under her, with no shoes on. This was back in 2004. A few years ago, I also heard the same thing from a studio exec. Now I know this seems crazy, especially since Schwarzennager did seem like a 6'0"-ter in Pumping Iron, but I just wanted to throw this out there. If anyone else has stories like this, or actually met with him in person, I'll all ears!
Junior31 said on 24/Oct/16
You guys need to check out the amount and type of surgeries he has had. Your right. The average 70 year old will lose in inch or more but when you have had knee back and neck surgeries. Do yourself a favor and double that.

6'1 peak
Weak 5'10 today.
Jordan87 said on 24/Oct/16
He isn't Dave Prowse or Hulk Hogan. A Guy his age typically looses around 1"-1.5". He is around 5'10.5 nowadays so more or less he was 6'0 in his prime. Considerably Tall for a Bodybuilder.
Johan said on 24/Oct/16
Yeah he was never a legit 6'2", maybe was close if measuring straight out of bed.

A solid 6'1" at his peak and now around 5'11". A 2 inch loss.
Roger said on 23/Oct/16
I think Arnold has been refreshingly straightforward in his height claims. He's not saying he's 6'10" or something like that, but that he was almost 6'2" at one time and is now down to close to 6'. If you look at him next to Jesse Ventura in Predator, I think Arnold was indeed 6'1" or 6'2" at one time and maybe has lost an inch, as most people do by the time they get to his age...
Jim Hopper said on 23/Oct/16
To lose approx 3" at his age is B/S. He was never 6-2".
kurtz said on 23/Oct/16
Click Here
Lynn said on 23/Oct/16
Danimal, no offence, you have just written weird numbers. So according to you Arnie has lost 10 cm. Well they seems to me weird numbers
Michael said on 23/Oct/16
Now: 5-11
Peak: 6-1,5
Massive height loss obviously, like Vince McMahon or Hulk Hogan.
Danimal said on 22/Oct/16
S.J.H said on 14/Oct/16
Arnie peak is 6'0 and 5'11 now

No. His peak was 6'1.5"-6'1.75" and he is currently 5'10.25"
Danimal said on 22/Oct/16
Johno said on 19/Oct/16
Kevin Levorne is shorter than Phil heath and Dexter Jackson, he is no taller than 5'8.

MAX 5'9". Been a fan of Kevin since the early 90's.
Dmeyer said on 22/Oct/16
Even in good angle arnie looks 4cm smaller than cavizel counting shoes
Peter 179cm said on 22/Oct/16
@ Harold Hahahaha that was quite amusing,really!! You're commenting like he's the only exaggerator to ever live on the globe...You should run for President or something,think about it. You could create an Anti-Arnold governing party for instance,XD!!
HonestSlovene said on 21/Oct/16
6'1 Jim Caviezel in 2in lifts next next to 5'11 Arnie...yep nothing strange here!
Harold said on 20/Oct/16
Arnie a midget?
Say it isn't true.
There's nothing wrong with five nine or ten,
No one says he's five foot two.
Arnie's real height, is a matter of speculation:
179 cm? 181?
They are just numbers, gradations,
Declarations, qualifications,
But, alas, when Arnie talks,
the word is prevarication,
Because after the decades he spent in the gym,
It's only the nose, like Pinocchio, that grows.
A 'lifter' now, not in weights,
But in male pumps and heels.
Quick, fanboys, bring an extinguisher,
Because the cost for a lifetime liar,
is a pair of pants on fire.
Peter 179cm said on 20/Oct/16
@ Î’en Richards Yeah you're right,there's indeed another pic of Caviezel and Arnie below the videos and if Caviezel is 185 which he always looks it btw,Arnie looks around 182-183 next to him.
Kurtz said on 20/Oct/16
at the end of games i think Arnie was at his peak not more than Jai Courtney now. a strong 183-184,5 cm., BUT by no means 187 cm, never
none of the two.
Arnie in now days 179-181 cm.
PeteJourne said on 20/Oct/16
I run the risk of Harold calling me a 'fanboy' here, but Jim Caviezel looks as though he's borrowed some of Stallone's munster boots on those pictures. And let's not overestimate the heel on most cowboy boots, which will probably only give 1.5 inches, as opposed to 1 inch or so on a standard men's shoe. I'm not saying Arnold is 6'2", but nor is the fellow the midget some folk are desperately wishing him to be.
Johno said on 19/Oct/16
Kevin Levorne is shorter than Phil heath and Dexter Jackson, he is no taller than 5'8.
THE REAL ANNOYMOUS said on 19/Oct/16
AllofUs... Harold is a troll from the bodybuilding site Getbig.
It's best to ignore his rants...
6'1.5 in his prime
Danimal said on 19/Oct/16
sid said on 16/Oct/16
Heres a video of Arnold and Kevin Levorne, who is 5'10, arnold had 2'5 max on Kevin, which makes him 6'0 Click Here

Kevin is NOT 5'10"!! He's not even considered to be a full 5'9"!!
BenRichards said on 18/Oct/16
@Harold: and the photo shows the YAWN (pathetic, isn't it?) YAWN dwarfed by the six foot one YAWN. Wait, let's hear it from the fanboys: it must be the result of what, deadlifts? Bench presses? A lifetime of 'fitness' (if you call 'fitness' being a steroid-gobbling bathing suit 'competitor' in which the quality of your tan is crucial for winning or YAWN 'fitness' routine results in two hip replacement surgeries, multiple shoulder surgeries, and open-heart surgery). Oh, that's right, the open-heart surgery in his 40's was because of 'genetics.' Well, the fact he was never even six foot tall, peak, is another result of genetics. Read 'em and weep, fanboys. Your idol is a liar.

You are about as hilarious as cancer and are a broken record.
The photo was taken on a slope for a start and at a terrible angle. If you scroll down on the same article there is a pic of both of them from same event stood side by side and there is an inch difference, 2 max.
AllOfUs said on 18/Oct/16
Jesus Harold, take some laxatives or something.

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