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Chuck Norris height: 5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

American Actor and Martial Artist best known for movies like The Delta Force, Invasion USA, Expendables 2 and tv show Walker, Texas Ranger.

I found an article from AustinActors where the writer says: "In addition, Terry and Eddy both mentioned, "You know Chuck wears lifts in his shoes." Supposedly, Chuck is only around 5'7" tall and most of the people playing opposite of him were required to be his height or shorter". In his book 'The Secret of Inner Strength' Chuck claimed, "I am 5' 10" and weigh 170 pounds."
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Realists says on 29/Jul/14
@Sean73 Rob is Humble most of the times. But if you make a mistake he is gonna by the king too.
adrianpoll says on 17/Jul/14
bobushido says on 16/Oct/13
Chuck Norris is only 5'7 at the most. he does wear lifts in his cowboy boots to give him extra height plus he reason he wears cowboy boots is because of the heel and the lifts work better in western boots. I have trained in Karate my entire life and also trained with several that trained and sparred with him. He is 1.5 years older than I am. I was in the Army serving on Okinawa after he got out of the Air Force. He did not learn Martial Arts here. I have several black belts in both Okinawa Kobudo weapons, Okinawan Shorin ryu, and Japanese Shotokan, as well as Iaido and Kendo. I have been mistaken for Chuck many times as we do share similiar Facial features. The difference is that I am 6'1 and in my fighting days in Karate, I averaged 215 to 235. Many people asked Chuck if he could beat Bruce Lee and he hedges on the question. I watched Bruce Lee in person and with out a doubt, Bruce Lee would have butchered Chuck. I always wanted to test Chuck myself but after watching him fight and get punched in the face and then whine like a little kid. I knew I did not want to embarrass him. I like Chuck so I am just setting the records straight. He is good at what he does but he has never been in a fight for his life. I have. 33 years as a cop and martial artist, I have walked the walk not talked the talk. He also sports a lot of body fat but he is an actor and actors can do anything.
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Who cares what height you are and what you've done in your life? It's a bit cringey that you're trying to portray yourself as one of his peers. We're on here to discuss Chuck Norris.
Sean73 says on 15/Jul/14
Chuck Norris is 7 feet tall!
[Editor Rob: true, but he used to be 8 feet tall, and out of the kindness of his good heart, he donated a foot to a good cause.]
Bob says on 28/May/14
I saw him 30 years ago. 5'9 1/2".
Dmeyer says on 19/May/14
Defenetly no more than 3cm over Bruce lee
Marcus Hickman says on 8/May/14
Chuck Norris
5' 8.5" peak
5' 8" today.
he was only an inch taller than 5' 7.5" Bruce Lee, see the fight scene on youtube.
BrianKick says on 27/Apr/14
Most men that win the powerlifting championships across the world average about 5'7". So considering his proven speed, power and just the way he's built, 5'7" seems right on!
Brad says on 9/Apr/14
"I am 5 feet 10". Well Chuck, you cast short all around you and people believe that crap. He was in custom built up boots on WTR.
RisingForce says on 5/Apr/14
Bruce Lee's own claim of 5'7.5" certainly doesn't help Chuck's 5'10" claim since he really didn't look much bigger than him. Also, in "Silent Rage", Chuck in cowboy boots is barely taller than Ron Silver who is listed at 5'8.5" here in the first indoors scene and more like an inch taller in the second indoors scene of the 2, but he's also shorter than Stephen Furst who Rob gives a peak height of 5'9.5", and Chuck may have had a footwear advantage. It's possible Chuck was never more than 5'8" and definitely never over 5'9", and the highest I'd argue is a weak 5'9". He's another guy who looked like he "grew" after his mid to late 40's, so I don't doubt the quote above about him wearing lifts or that DiFabrizio guy who made elevator shoes for Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Michael Douglas ect. who claimed Chuck was among his customers who wore lifts.

I highly doubt Chuck is only in the 5'7" range, but a 5'8"-5'8.5" guy with Chuck's build being mistaken for 5'7" is nothing unusual. Especially since people may have expected him to be bigger due to his tough guy image and the fact that he looked taller on "Walker Texas Ranger."
samurai says on 10/Mar/14
first of all i have met norris in okc with bill wallace in 1981, norris is NOT 5'10 more like 5'7 on a good day. and norris is a point champion. stop believing in hollywood crap
Forbin says on 8/Mar/14
When Chuck first started in the martial arts in was in judo.He got all the way up to brown belt when he broke his arm. He then started learning karate until his arm healed. Once his arm healed he got his BB in judo.
176,2Tunman says on 1/Feb/14
Chuck Norris can make G measure 5'8
Gaza2121 says on 24/Jan/14
173 cm.
rockybalboa75 says on 11/Dec/13
Bobushido,

You are right, he did not learn Karate in Okinawa. He was stationed in Korea, and earned a first degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, a Korean style, during his year in Korea.

As far as the rest of your post goes, I must say you come across as not only bitter but also jealous.

You didn't want to fight him so you wouldn't embarrass him? LOL, yeah sure, that's the reason. Or maybe the reason you didn't want to "test" him (As if you were somehow above him, and it is you who should do the testing to tell if he is worthy) was that Chuck was one of the top tournament fighters in his day. I have read an old martial arts magazine that had an article about the old days of Karate competitions, they asked all the top fighters of that era to list the fighters who they thought were the best, people like Joe Lewis, Allen Steen, Bob Wall etc. answered. Chuck was in all of their Top 3, often number one.
He won a lot of championships and tournaments back in the day, there is no doubt that he was one of the best Karate fighters out there.

But I guess you spared him from the embarrassment.

I also like how you had to put in the last sentiment about his bodyfat, and also your resentment at him being a succesfull actor.

I have never seen Chuck being fat in all his life, in his later years he has developed a bit of a beer belly, but for heaven's sake he's 73 and retired, he's earned the right to not be in top physical shape anymore.

Bobushido, I would like to see a recent picture of yourself, along with your official fighting record and copies of all of the articles and cover pictures of martial arts magazines that you have been in.

As far as Chuck's height goes, Id say peak height was close to 5'9, nowadays maybe closer to 5'7.

He was never the tallest guy, but the claims about him being 5'3 or something are nonsense.

There are a bunch of pictures and videos of him when he was young, barefoot and in sneakers, and he always looked like just a regular sized guy. No way was he under 5'8 when he was younger.
josey wales says on 27/Nov/13
Hey i found a top notch celebrity my height yay!! But seriously wheter he is 7' or 5' I realy admire this guy, never heard anything negative from him.
Benny the Ball says on 2/Nov/13
A good friend of mine who is a man of his word, once told me he met Chuck Norris when Chuck visited a US Navy ship he was on. My friend is 5ft. 7in. and stated he was looking at Chuck at the same eye level. I'd have to go with the majority here who claim he is 5 ft 7 to 8in.
Falco92 says on 29/Oct/13
170cm, no more!
Eric says on 28/Oct/13
Bobushido, Saying you would take Chuck Norris is a joke.

Elite Physical fitness, world champ striker and even trained bjj with the gracies since the 80s.

Chuck in his 70s would easily give an asswhoopin to 99.9% of the population.
yibner says on 25/Oct/13
bobushido you're full of crap. Norris was a 6 time world champion and retired undefeated. That's a fact. And you?
bobushido says on 16/Oct/13
Chuck Norris is only 5'7 at the most. he does wear lifts in his cowboy boots to give him extra height plus he reason he wears cowboy boots is because of the heel and the lifts work better in western boots. I have trained in Karate my entire life and also trained with several that trained and sparred with him. He is 1.5 years older than I am. I was in the Army serving on Okinawa after he got out of the Air Force. He did not learn Martial Arts here. I have several black belts in both Okinawa Kobudo weapons, Okinawan Shorin ryu, and Japanese Shotokan, as well as Iaido and Kendo. I have been mistaken for Chuck many times as we do share similiar Facial features. The difference is that I am 6'1 and in my fighting days in Karate, I averaged 215 to 235. Many people asked Chuck if he could beat Bruce Lee and he hedges on the question. I watched Bruce Lee in person and with out a doubt, Bruce Lee would have butchered Chuck. I always wanted to test Chuck myself but after watching him fight and get punched in the face and then whine like a little kid. I knew I did not want to embarrass him. I like Chuck so I am just setting the records straight. He is good at what he does but he has never been in a fight for his life. I have. 33 years as a cop and martial artist, I have walked the walk not talked the talk. He also sports a lot of body fat but he is an actor and actors can do anything.
bobushido says on 16/Oct/13
Chuck Norris is only 5'7 at the most. he does wear lifts in his cowboy boots to give him extra height plus he reason he wears cowboy boots is because of the heel and the lifts work better in western boots. I have trained in Karate my entire life and also trained with several that trained and sparred with him. He is 1.5 years older than I am. I was in the Army serving on Okinawa after he got out of the Air Force. He did not learn Martial Arts here. I have several black belts in both Okinawa Kobudo weapons, Okinawan Shorin ryu, and Japanese Shotokan, as well as Iaido and Kendo. I have been mistaken for Chuck many times as we do share similiar Facial features. The difference is that I am 6'1 and in my fighting days in Karate, I averaged 215 to 235. Many people asked Chuck if he could beat Bruce Lee and he hedges on the question. I watched Bruce Lee in person and with out a doubt, Bruce Lee would have butchered Chuck. I always wanted to test Chuck myself but after watching him fight and get punched in the face and then whine like a little kid. I knew I did not want to embarrass him. I like Chuck so I am just setting the records straight. He is good at what he does but he has never been in a fight for his life. I have. 33 years as a cop and martial artist, I have walked the walk not talked the talk. He also sports a lot of body fat but he is an actor and actors can do anything.
Huck says on 3/Sep/13
I saw Chuck Norris at Magic Mountain in 1995. I was in high school and at the time I was about 5'10". He was significantly shorter than I was and he was wearing cowboy boots.
Forbin says on 1/Sep/13
Hey Shaun, in the fight with Bruce Lee in Return of the Dragon he was not barefoot. He was wearing sneakers...get some glasses man.
Brad says on 21/Aug/13
I get pissed reading books penned by individuals who lie about their height and age. 5 feet 10....hey Chuck, nice try.
Marcus Hickman says on 10/Aug/13
Clarence Gilyard 5' 9 1/2" (Trivette)
Chuck Norris 5' 8 1/2" (Walker)
Gabe says on 3/Aug/13
I met Chuck Norris a few years ago in 6th grade. I was 5'3"-5'4" and he was maybe an inch taller than me with his cowboy hat on.
Terry says on 21/Jun/13
5'8.5 is bang on for me. He didn't look much taller than Bruce Lee in the way of the dragon.
Charlie says on 8/May/13
What a load of bull, u seriously think we are to believe that he is 5'5"-5'6"?:S
Me says on 27/Apr/13
I've met him. I'm over six foot and he's about 5'5" or 5'6"
Jake says on 25/Apr/13
Chuck Norris at his peak was 5 feet, 8.3 inches tall and fighting weight was 154 pounds.
clooby says on 24/Apr/13
Even though he's short, pond for pound he is one tough hombre.
Michael Voisinet says on 23/Apr/13
Chuck Norris is about 1 in. shorter than Clarence Gilyard Jr.who is 5'11'' So I would say that he is about 5'10''
tex says on 22/Apr/13
Saw Chuck Norris at a martial arts exhibition back in the 70's when he was young. He was about 5'7" in bare feet.
Anonymous says on 1/Apr/13
5-7.5" in real life.
noah says on 24/Mar/13
i think hes abowt 5ft8 really good fighter
juju says on 31/Dec/12
i say hes 5-9.5
juju says on 31/Dec/12
there are several shots of him and 5 foot 9.5 jean claude van damme and they look the same height. check out this Click Here
davidsnova says on 19/Dec/12
I met Chuck back in 1994 @ Ray Rice school of karate. I was 5'8 barefoot and I could see over the top his head.. He's about 5'5 he wears a 3" lift shoe.boot.high heels ..lol
Arch Stanton says on 3/Dec/12
Chuck Norris and Rob are one of a kind. The beard has special powers and they can be as tall as they want to be! Chuck and Rob's beards can cure a dying man just by a bristle on the cheeks! Hehe. Seriously though I thought he looked 2 inches taller than Bruce in the Colosseum fight and I thought 5'9"-5'9.5" was reasonable. I'd agree that he can look 5 ft 8 a lot though.
Anon says on 24/Nov/12
Chuck has worked for me. He is 5'7 in shoes.
romanspqr says on 11/Oct/12
Met chuck Norris at airport security line. Both of us have shoes off and he's a solid 5'8. Plus he's a very nice guy. And gotta admit he's in good shape.
keilah says on 20/Sep/12
I met him at a spa years ago. I would guess 5'7" is about right.
txlawyer2 says on 19/Sep/12
I met him in Fort Worth. I am 5'10", was wearing regular shoes. He was wearing boots and a cowboy hat. I could see over his head standing face to face. He couldn't be over 5'6" tall.
dmeyer says on 27/Aug/12
in the movie and premiere he looks slightly taller than sly
dmeyer says on 27/Aug/12
he realy dosnt look more than 1 in taller than bruce when they have similar shoes
Dmeyer says on 27/Aug/12
So 5'8.5 peak 5'8 now
Dmeyer says on 26/Aug/12
Rob this Guy pulled off 5'10 for sure in elevators , Rob is 174cm his peak height , at 71 years it is almost impossible drop less than 0.5-0.75 in hé dosnt look shorter than sly maybe 5'9 peak now 5'8.25
[Editor Rob: barefoot I don't think he looked that much taller than bruce lee, maybe chuck's martial arts training has helped minimise height loss to a small fraction?]
tuite says on 26/Aug/12
chuck could be some kind of height 5´8 5´9 5´10 and even 5´11 if he really need it is chuck norris dont forget it ha ha ha y remember after the five days the cobra dies ha ha ha
jtm says on 26/Aug/12
look for the is syl staalone 5'7 thread and you will see a quote on page 12 with someone who supposedly met him and claimed that norris told him he was 5'7. maybe norris is around 5'7 nowadays.
Shaun says on 25/Aug/12
Does Chuck have a height complex? He strikes me as the sort of salt of the earth guy like Statham who couldn't care less.
Shaun says on 25/Aug/12
Brad says on 3/Aug/12
Weak 5' 8". 5' 10" is laughable at any year. Has directors for years do the up shots. Custom boots.

In the Colosseum fight with Bruce Lee they were barefoot and Norris looked a good two inches taller, impossible that he could be under 5 ft 8. Are you implying Lee was only 5'5.5"?
tuite says on 25/Aug/12
chuck norris looks more taller that sly in expendables 2 are you sure he never was 5´10??
ElTexano says on 24/Aug/12
Charlie Sheen and Chuck Norris are not 5' 10" just like Jon Cryer isn't 5' 9"
Chuck Norris & Jon Cryer 5' 8.5"
Charlie Sheen 5' 9"
Dmeyer says on 21/Aug/12
Hé looked slightly taller than sly in ex2 how did sly let that happen sly didnt apear apear more than 5'9.5-9.75 in that movie maybe 1 in lift
Woland says on 21/Aug/12
He was slightly higher than Stallone in EX2.
Norris and young Van Damme
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Brad says on 3/Aug/12
Weak 5' 8". 5' 10" is laughable at any year. Has directors for years do the up shots. Custom boots.
firemane says on 1/Aug/12
Chuck's official fight stats list him at 5'10" and those heights are always barefoot. He may have shrunk considerably due to being 72, but then, I still wouldn't pick a fight with him. From 5'10" in his prime to 5'8.5" at 72 sounds about right.

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