How tall is Chuck Norris

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."
I remember I even went in to play Chuck Norris' wife in something and was told you can't be over 5 foot 8.
- Sally Kirkland


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Lmeister said on 8/Jun/16
Chuck Norris was max. a weak 5ft8 in his youth actually could be that he was closer to 5ft7. Take a look at a video of Chuck against Skipper Mullins 5ft7. In the end of the fight they stand next to each other and they are the same height. You can find it from youtube.
Saqib said on 26/May/16
Doesn't look much taller than bruce lee

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Saqib said on 26/May/16
I dont know why veryone treats him like a god like hes badass or something. This guy is not even a full 5'10. If hes really dangerous i dare him to come to my home and smash my head against the keyboard
Morris said on 22/May/16
Actors are less tall than it is supposed to be. As TJE has stated in the previous comment and as I have supposed, Chuck Norris Bruce Lee and other actors are not much tall... Jackie Chan will be 160 or less.I supposed Chuck was less than 170cm and Bruce Lee real height form 160 to 168 cm. Why they lie about their measures is a mystery perhaps the reason is that starsystem is a system of lies and they have to match its standard of lies.
LoganNoll1996 said on 15/May/16
How tall would you guess Brian Libby to be,Rob? He played the killer John Kirby in the Chuck Norris film "Silent Rage" and also appeared as Floyd in "The Shawshank Redemption" as well as Sheriff McGee in "The Green Mile". He's listed as 6'4" on IMDB but I'm not quite sure he's that tall judging from "Silent Rage". However, I haven't seen the other two movies.
Editor Rob: between 6ft 3 and 4 is possible
TJE said on 11/Jan/16
My dad met him a while back; said he was very short like 5'5
Editor Rob: I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your Father...
Oscar said on 8/Jan/16
I looked through BC pictures where he stands nearby 5'6 Bolo Young and BL is no taller than 5'7 or 170cm. Texas Ranger (don't confuse him with real Chuck Norris) was couple cm taller that makes him 172 cm or weak 5'8, at least from where I stand. Today hi is no more than 5'7 and the only way to proove that is to meet him and make a picture. Rob, will you? I think he is shorter than you. (Do not forget to buy anti-radiation suit, as hi is so powerful that radiation comes even when hi rests!)
josey wales said on 12/Oct/15
They couldnt find big enougg lifts to make godzilla atleast within eyelevel of chuck... Ut wouldve looked to unnatural
Victor said on 10/Sep/15
Chuck Norris is 9 feet 5 inches tall. We see him much smaller because our brain is too much scared to reflect his actual size.:)
[Editor Rob: funnily, I heard they were going to makea new film called "Godzilla vs Chuck Norris", but the producers quickly realised everybody knows the ending already!]
Chase Witherspoon said on 7/Sep/15
There's a few pics from early 70's with BL where the footwear is visible and Mr Norris looks 1-1.5" taller, so reckon 174 is spot on...
vinny said on 30/Jun/15
The only way Chuck Norris is 5' 10" is if he is standing on a kitchen chair. I saw him walk thru a casino in Vegas and he looks like a grade school kid. I respect his martial arts ability, but let's face it, he has little man syndrome
Mon said on 30/May/15
Rob, Michael Winner had an interesting perspective on action stars' capabilities; he said they were underrated, because they made the character believable without seeming to do anything. Norris was like Bronson in that department. Similar sized too. Taller mens' acting ofttimes has less fire.
[Editor Rob: for an average or small man, it is tougher - bigger bad guys etc, overcoming the odds. Maybe the average action star is a good vehicle, compared to the 6ft 4 action star...

I mean Seagal just has to stand there in his last 15 dvd's and the baddies run up to him, get swatted with barely a sweat...]
Mon said on 24/May/15
He may have had a slight footwear advantage in the scenes with Bruce Lee for the Way Of the Dragon. I used to be very interested in martial arts and people I consider real fighters respected Chuck greatly. He seems to have little ego and good values. He was an actor and it was part of his job to look the part so saying he is shorter than the characters he portrayed is not diminishing him in any aspect that matters.

OK, as for his height he has a low to the ground build with a large enough head and upper body to carry off massive lifts. His legs always look surprisingly short in scenes where he has no dress shoes footwear such as the interesting sparring scenes in 'A Force of One'. When he is training the officially 5'8'' Jennifer O'Neal in that movie and they are in bare feet on the mat he looks if anything slightly shorter. Peak height was not over 5'8''.
Tunman said on 8/Feb/15
Yeah,Gilyard is average.I was myself shocked by the listing,he seemed about the same as Chuck in WTR though I'm sure Chuck has lifts on his boots as he seems sometimes nearly 3" taller than 5'7 Wilson
Clarence could be 5'9.5-10 but no more
Silent_D said on 9/Jan/15
He always looked around 5 foot 8 to me. Wasn't much taller than bruce lee. Bruce lee will always be the greatest martial artist but chuck is nearly there. I saw photos with him and jcvd and stallone. He was a little shorter. 173cm.
USCkarate said on 5/Jan/15
I'm not quite sure what Adrienpoles assessment of Chuck Norris's fighting ability has to do with his height? Or how Norris would do in a fight against Bruce Lee? And it was so kind of him to not embarrass Chuck! As for Chuck's height - I was at a martial arts convention several years ago where he did a demonstration. After, Chuck posed for photos and my instructor of 25 years got a photo with Chuck. Both were barefoot. My instructor is 5'11. Chuck was no more than 1 and 1/2 inches shorter. As for adrion's criticism on Chucks abilities - My instructor of 25 years is Mike Genova. He's won "The Battle In
Atlanta" the Diamond Nationals" "Long Beach Internationals" and over 100 major tournaments. He was 10 and 1 in full contact as well. He sparred Chuck and he says that Chuck was a very strong fighter. Gene LeBell and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace also have a huge amount of respect for Chuck. Gene called him one of the toughest martial artists he has ever known. Wallace is 5'9" and Chuck is about an inch taller than him.
So I will take their word for it. Never heard of you adrian.
Dingus said on 20/Nov/14
He never seemed taller than 5'08.75". I doubt he is taller than a flat 5'08.00" these days.
Dingus said on 20/Nov/14
He never seemed taller than 5'08.75". I doubt he is taller than a flat 5'08.00" these days.
184.3cm said on 11/Oct/14
Please tell me that this guy is not the Ultimate Asshole ! If he is i know now why your in hiding Rob lol.
[Editor Rob: nah, don't worry, Chuck's one of the good guys]
evil said on 4/Sep/14
i agree, nowdays he must be 174 cm, but next to bruce lee 40 years ago i think huse to be 175-176max
Realists said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 28/May/14
I saw him 30 years ago. 5'9 1/2".
Dmeyer said on 19/May/14
Defenetly no more than 3cm over Bruce lee
Marcus Hickman said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 1/Feb/14
Chuck Norris can make G measure 5'8
Gaza2121 said on 24/Jan/14
173 cm.
rockybalboa75 said 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 said 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 said 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.
yibner said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 10/Aug/13
Clarence Gilyard 5' 9 1/2" (Trivette)
Chuck Norris 5' 8 1/2" (Walker)
Gabe said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 27/Apr/13
I've met him. I'm over six foot and he's about 5'5" or 5'6"
clooby said on 24/Apr/13
Even though he's short, pond for pound he is one tough hombre.
Michael Voisinet said 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 said 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 said on 1/Apr/13
5-7.5" in real life.
noah said on 24/Mar/13
i think hes abowt 5ft8 really good fighter
juju said on 31/Dec/12
i say hes 5-9.5
juju said on 31/Dec/12
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davidsnova said 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 said 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 said on 24/Nov/12
Chuck has worked for me. He is 5'7 in shoes.
romanspqr said 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 said on 20/Sep/12
I met him at a spa years ago. I would guess 5'7" is about right.
txlawyer2 said 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 said on 27/Aug/12
in the movie and premiere he looks slightly taller than sly
dmeyer said on 27/Aug/12
he realy dosnt look more than 1 in taller than bruce when they have similar shoes
Dmeyer said on 27/Aug/12
So 5'8.5 peak 5'8 now
Dmeyer said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 25/Aug/12
chuck norris looks more taller that sly in expendables 2 are you sure he never was 5´10??
ElTexano said 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 said 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 said on 21/Aug/12
He was slightly higher than Stallone in EX2.
Norris and young Van Damme
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Brad said 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 said 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.
Daverocks said on 3/Jan/12
I met Chuck at a topless bar many years ago. I'm nearly 6' 3" and can tell you he is definitely not 5' 10" and might barely be 5' 8". He definitely suffers from "little man syndrome".
Jimmy said on 22/Dec/11
I'm 6'2 yet I have to wear lifts to be as tall as Chuck's massive 5'8 height
Jimmy said on 22/Dec/11
I'm 6'2 yet I have to wear lifts to be as tall as Chuck's massive 5'8 height
Frank said on 22/Dec/11
Dont matter how tall chuck is. At 71 he can kick all of your ass's!
jeremy said on 18/Dec/11
chuck norris' height is 5ft9 that is as much he could possibly contain the of 1000 neutron stars
Shaun said on 15/Dec/11
If you watch the Colosseum fight with Bruce Lee he really did look 5'9.5" range in his prime. I believe he had about two inches on Bruce Lee who was 5'7"-5'7.5". I have Bruce Lee at 171cm so Chuck I'd have estimated at 176-177cm.
Ryan said on 3/Dec/11
Chuck norris has no height. he can stretch to whatever size he wants
Spaniel said on 25/Nov/11
Chuck Norris doesn't have a height, only stature
[Editor Rob: they don't make Stadiometers tall enough to be able to measure Chuck!]
Will said on 28/Oct/11
Chuck Norris is 5'8"-5'9" tall.
Joshua said on 23/Sep/11
Probably around 5'8
Reality said on 23/Sep/11
Now he's like 5'8.5 but at peak he was over 5'9.
jake, 1.82 m said on 21/Sep/11
Chuck could be any height he wants to be. He just prefers to be 5ft8.5 and claim 5ft10.
ecp3886 said on 12/Sep/11
Chuck Norris dreams of being 5 feet 10 . In reality he is 5 feet 6. He is a 71 year old man. These days he is pushing total gym in commercials. I like Chuck. I envy him being married to a 40 year old bleached out hair blond. He has make up artist touch up his dyed beard and hair before each commercial presentation.
Oliver 5ft8 said on 13/Aug/11
Chuck Norris' height is the maximum height a human being can reach...everybody knows that.... Hahaha Chris this is awesome! I too like the 'Chuck Norris facts'. Yep I think Chuck Norris is something like 5ft7.5
chuck norris jokes said on 1/Aug/11
he does look pretty short in the movies lifts or no lifts u can tell his height by the legs and upper torso

great actor and he is a pretty important figure in martial arts it does suck how the entire society judges each other by heights that chuck has to wear lifts to be treated right
Mr. Tempus said on 18/Jul/11
he is modest cause he prefers 5'7, but he can be as tall as he wants to be.
TruebloodFan said on 14/Jun/11
some people said he's a myth. they're dead now...
George Fergadiotis said on 8/Jun/11
Here in Cyprus i go boxing and the teacher has met Chuck Norris and he has a foto with him in the school. He, the teacher, is about 5ft9 and he is 1,25 in taller than Chuck Norris. I am 5ft11.25in and i have about 2 in on him. So 5-8.5 sounds right.
truth said on 8/Jun/11
5ft7-5ft8, excactly 2 inches horter than Vin Diesel
dont mess with the Norris said on 29/May/11
Chuck Norris can rearrange the atoms of his body to be within the range of 174 cm to 175 km high
balla K. said on 24/May/11
Chuck Norris should look down on most people he looks up to...
johnny said on 31/Mar/11
I saw some pictures with him and Van Dam,and he seems a bit taller then him...:) Now,he maybe had that kind of shoes,but when you look that time when they were in show-wrestling ring ,that NWO team or whatever are they,I think he is wearing sneakers and he still looks a bit taller then him. Maybe those are special sneakers for height-challenged men...:) I wouldn't be suprised. Something about 5'8 is correct,I think.
F50 said on 19/Mar/11
@chris: Ha, ha, ha; why are there so many jokes about Chuck Norris everywhere on internet?
Btw, I think 1,74m (5'8.5") for Norris is right.
Johnny Wishbourne said on 10/Mar/11
What the Chuck? Chuck Norris is 5'7 and shorter than Bruce Lee.
Martin said on 10/Mar/11
Chuck Norris is as tall as he wants to be...
chris said on 23/Feb/11
Chuck Norris' height is the maximum height a human being can reach...everybody knows that.
chuckyeah said on 21/Feb/11
Hes a solid 5'7 i met him in Davenport while he was campaigning with bob vanderplatts. Im about 6' and he looked about 5'10-5'11 with his cowboy boots.
guyfrommars said on 13/Feb/11
Yes, just as I've said before, he prefers to wear cowboy boots. There was an episode of Walker Texas Ranger, when he was playing basketball with regular tennis sneakers on, and looked kinda short. He's not taller than 5ft8. Those boots give him a big raise.
PAUL ONEAL said on 13/Feb/11
There are shoes that make you 5.5 inches taller. You can't really trust how tall someone looks in pictures.
Brad said on 9/Feb/11
Cowboy boot wearer. Look at him with Bruce Lee, he's 5' 8" tops on a good day. 5' 10" is laughable.
Why Rob said on 8/Feb/11
Rob If Chuck Say He Is 5'10 Then Who The Hell Are You ? lol
Rob Just Bcoz You're Not Tall Thats why You doing This !

[Editor Rob: it's my estimate of famous heights. Just because someone claims a height doesn't mean they are that height.]
wldbill said on 18/Jan/11
saw him once, i'm 5'9" i say he may be 5'7"- 5'9"
Rick James said on 17/Jan/11
when god said let their be light chuck norris said "say please"
name said on 7/Jan/11
Chuck Norris puts the "laughter" in "manslaughter".
Larc186-188cm said on 7/Jan/11
The pic with Vin Diesel show us the truth, they look around the same height...:)
Chuck Norris can choose the height that he wishes.

Jokes apart, with cowboy boots + hat can look 5'11 all the time.
SL9 said on 31/Dec/10
Basically, pretty much all celebrities etc quote their "height in shoes" as their height, and they pretty much always have some form of enhancement such as lifts.

SO 5'8.5 and 5'10 in shoes.
lemd said on 8/Dec/10
@TexGal
If you think the Height he fought at is accurate then check the UFC Shain Carwin 6'5"
TexGal said on 2/Dec/10
I don't know about any of the other celebrities' heights, but I have been close to Chuck Norris at a karate tournament and he is a small man. I am 5'6" and, if I had to guess, I'd say he was 2 inches taller than me. There is no way he is 5'10".

As far a people comparing pictures and saying he looks taller/shorter than the other person in the picture, a lot can be done with photography and film to make people look taller or shorter so I don't think that means much. Find out the weight and height he fought at because that will be accurate.
lolo said on 26/Nov/10
chuck norris gains height from out of bed to before bed. everyday.
185 guy said on 12/Nov/10
This is false, Chuck Norris choses what height he is

[Editor Rob: chuck norris is so tall that andre the giant had to use a stepladder just to look him in the eye!]
Mike said on 3/Nov/10
I expect that Chuck Norris, being a professional fighter, had his height and weight accurately measured when he was fighting. That shouldn't be TOO hard to look up. But whatever the numbers are ... he's all man ... physically AND in character.
Misha said on 15/Oct/07
JR's description of how Norris wears shoes while giving lessons to barefoot children shows how pathological obsession with height can become. However, when taken together with foot n inch's description of Norris and Vin Diesel being
"almost eye 2 eye with each other" in a recent film, it sheds light on the fact that many commentators at Vin Diesel's site are clamoring for a downgrade from his stated 6'0" height. In other words, as Norris is now manifestly 5'7"-ish (I saw him up close in bare feet at 5'8", but that was fifteen years ago) for him to appear as being nearly Diesel's stature would require 4 to 5 inch lifts - if
Diesel is really six feet tall. As no lifts exist that can give you that kind of boost, it forces Diesel's height down from six feet into the 5'10.5" range,
which validates both logic and several in-person sightings.
ras said on 14/Oct/07
Chuck Norris can't be clasified at a certain height, he's omnivariable, he can change his height from an inch to 20 feet, he can also travel around the world in a second and touch his own back.
Mr Mayfair said on 5/Oct/07
If you check in the Guinness Book of Records there is a disclaimer saying that all records are held by Chuck Norris and that they only publish those nearest to his! So if Wadlow stands 8'11'' then Chuck must be at least NINE FEET TALL!!
Maybe people are just seeing his mini-me?
Seriously though his height is irrelevant as I suspect he could whup all of us blindfolded - so I am going with 6 foot :)
glenn said on 8/Sep/07
interesing robert.
robert said on 7/Sep/07
several years ago he was on Howard Stern, and when asked, he begrudgingly said he was 5'7"
Chris said on 28/Jul/07
With Dennis Franz Click Here . I think maybe 5'9" for Chuck and 5'9.5" for Dennis.
JR_from_Dallas said on 28/Jul/07
I don't know his height, but he certainly has a mega complex about it. In "Walker texas ranger", you occasionaly see him giving karate lessons, in a dojo.
Of course, every students are then barefoot, as required in karate, but Chuck does have shoes!! Too funny! A karate master with shoes in a dojo!
Of course not big boots, but some kind of black sneakers
What a poorly attempt to conceal his lack of inches !
Too bad, the guy is seven-times world champion in karate, and he feels insecure about giving a lesson barefoot..
Bad Radio said on 14/Jul/07
i think 5'8 for this guy.
foot n inch said on 4/Jul/07
a pic with norris and vin diesal they are almost eye 2 eye with each other. Vin deisal is listed as 6ft so how come norris here is only 5-8.5 acoording to this site. norris there lookes 5-11 but he cud be wearing boots berefeet i would give him 5-10
Jav Man said on 22/Jun/07
About 2 years ago I was visiting my EX in So Cal. I saw a striking woman at the counter with a short man in sweats next to her. He turned about and it was Chuck. I smile and nodded at him. He walked over and greeted me and wished me a good day. As he was leaving another person saw him and asked for his autograph. We were about the same height and I am 5'7".
Kid-Icarus said on 11/May/07
If you watch "Way Of the Dragon" You can clearly see that in the scene where he enters the room with Bob Wall and The Japanese fighter, he was wearing cowboy boots.
Brad said on 10/May/07
Chuck is literally the same height as Christie Brinkley in the infomercial they do together. He's really not a big guy at all. He puts Bruce Lee as I remember him: 5' 6" or just under 5' 7" by a tiny 1/4.
Rooster said on 6/Apr/07
MY2CENTS "Chuck and Bruce side-by-side with a slight lean, fully revealing their feet, both wearing shoes:"

In that picture Bruce Lee is obviously, at least, 1.5 inches shorter than Chuck Norris. Chuck was around 5'8" in his PRIME/Bruce at 5'6.5 - Barefoot Chuck is around 5'7.5 today.
Brad said on 13/Mar/07
Can you imagine Bruce Lee coming back to life and he turns on the TV and sees Chuck doing the abdomenizer infomercial? As Chubby Checker sings: "how low can you go?"
Misha said on 5/Mar/07
You know, I'm kind of sorry to learn that Norris has turned into a jerk. Back in the "Lone Wolf McQuade/Code of Silence" era he was a little nicer. But I always did get the impression that he may have developed a superficial charm to use with larger groups of poeple, and could be much more business-like and cool in one-on-one encounters. I've never done more than exchange friendly greetings with him - you obviously scratched through his polished veneer of goodwill and
exposed something far less appealing. I believe you 100%. These ridiculous infomercials with the abominable abdomenizer make me think he's hit rock bottom.
glenn said on 27/Feb/07
thanks for that.i believe you.
Misha said on 26/Feb/07
And I want to be fair - he could be 5'8.5" - but above 5'9" no way, impossible.
misha said on 26/Feb/07
Norris is an obvious wearer of tremendously built-up boots, and has never been depicted on the screen wearing "normal" shoes. However, I have stood next to him in martial arts settings where he was in his bare feet, and it struck me that he was slightly taller than the total shrimp boat on delivery a la Tom Cruise that I was expecting. In bare feet, Chuck Norris is exactly 5'8". The
old black-and-white photo of him with Bruce Lee conveys their respective heights perfectly.
J. said on 7/Feb/07
Well, if someone uses multiple aliases on a site, I assume that their info is imagined.

[Editor Rob: I think using another identity is out of fear I'd ban again.]
Glenn said on 7/Feb/07
Why would they be untrue J ?.that wasnt his problem.his disrespectful tone towards me was.
J. said on 6/Feb/07
So, wait, "Lee" is really Brad? So, all the goodies that Brad dropped were all untrue?
dmeyer said on 6/Feb/07
even thaugh i think chuck aint a tall guy but i think he has 2 inches on bruce so 5'9 at peak
Glenn said on 6/Feb/07
Welcome back Brad.care to mess with me again?
mike m said on 1/Feb/07
bruce was probably five 5ft 6inches to 5ft 8inches had the pleasure of meeting his daughter at the Long Beach Internationals. Last year and she was about 5ft4inches maybe 5ft 5inches. Very stunning looking woman, also met ted wong and got their autographs.
Glenn said on 6/Jan/07
Yes,5-9 in youth is possible.
dmeyer said on 5/Jan/07
he might have been a full 5'9 at peak
Editor Rob said on 30/Nov/06
Somebody in a 1994 newspaper said, "Chuck Norris is my height, 5-foot-8, so they made the doorway smaller so that when he walked through, he'd look taller".
Larry said on 2/Nov/06
lol. You mean he was 5'3"? Someone said earlier that his mom said Chuck seemed 5'6", I don't know, 5'7 is a possibility but not 5'6, he can seem 5'11 in cowboy boots, he would have to wear some freaking KISS boots to achieve that.
How tall is Clarence Gilyard who plays Trivette on Walker? Sometimes Chuck sems taller than him on the show, sometimes shorter, but usually the same height and size. They even said once in the show how they're the same size.
sf said on 2/Nov/06
Mmm...not sure I'm believing someone being 5'6" having 3 inches on Chuck. That would make him 5'3"!
MJG said on 1/Nov/06
I met Chuck Norris once, and I'm 5'6" and I easily had 3 inches on him.
TNTinCA said on 1/Nov/06
That total gym makes me laugh. Who buys into this rubbish? Do they honestly think that these actors demonstrating that equipment got those physiques from that total gym mechanism? Sheesh....
Glenn said on 1/Nov/06
I agree on that trickery in the shoes.
Larry said on 31/Oct/06
Chuck looked about an inch taller than Brinkley in the total gym infomercials, who supposedly is 5'9. I remember thinking that maybe Chuck really is 5'10 since they were both wearing sneakers, but he might've hidden some lifts inside his shoes.
Glenn said on 31/Oct/06
I kinda remembered it immediately after.I just didnt realise that was Brinkley.yeah,he looked 5-11 in that Texas Ranger gear I saw him in.
sf said on 30/Oct/06
Chuck might be able to kick my ass, but I don't think he's built "muscle-one" with that total gym. I love how they show people doing exercises for their triceps that have nothing to do with building triceps.
Leung said on 30/Oct/06
Yeah I think 59 is spot on for Chucky. When he wears his cowboy boots he can look 511.
Lots people would like to categorise him in the 57-58 range but realistically he is a bit too tall to be lumped in the same group as Tom Cruise and Ryan Seacrest.
Glenn said on 29/Oct/06
I dont remember that actually.so he is 5-9?
Leung said on 29/Oct/06
Anyone remember Chucky in one of those 30 min infomercials with Christie Brinkley promoting Total Gym? I recall that 59 Brinkley and Chucky were both similar in height.

I cant believe that my brother used to enjoy Walker Texas Ranger!
Glenn said on 25/Oct/06
Yeah,Norris might be smaller than we think.yeah,thats the word amongst people I know.they call him a dick.
Lmeister said on 25/Oct/06
15and5'7'' maybe your mom had a point. I recall that one finnish editor who is 5'9.25'' wrote that Chuck Norris looked shorter than him. The editor dude also wears boots quite often. Maybe Chuchk really is 5'7''ish...
15and5'7'' said on 25/Oct/06
really Glenn? chuck norris sounds like a grade A A-hole
Glenn said on 25/Oct/06
Yeah,silly me.I did ask that twice.Norris turned me down.never saw him again.1993.2 people,one who had a pic with him already,got it.my turn,he turned me down.
15and5'7'' said on 25/Oct/06
if your askin me Glenn how i'm doin i'm doin good, also i THINK you've already asked that? but hey i repeat myself all the time lol (my memory sucks), but yeah i'm pretty sure my mom was under-estimating his height....Glenn have u took any pics with chuck norris? that way we could settle the dispute about his height.
Glenn said on 24/Oct/06
On the Glenn page I wanted to mention that I make mistakes,especially if its an inch.and I cant remember if I ask how you were doing?
15and5'7'' said on 24/Oct/06
yeah, she could b wrong though i ain't gonna lie, but man i wish she had gotten a pic! so that way maybe we could've gauged their height? also Lmeister i don't think it was the footwear, i haven't ever seen my mom in heels unless it's a special occassion. she's even taller than every boy, and girl in my school except for 1 outta each, the guy that's taller than her is in the 5'10''-ish or 5'11''-ish range, and the girl is even taller...in the 6'0'' range, but get this she says she's 5'8'' which is complete bull, (note:i go to a christian school not a public school so there ain't as many kids lol) but the body build thing could've been it, my mom's like 100-110 lbs. so yeah, that could be it.
Glenn said on 24/Oct/06
Interesting 15.
Lmeister said on 24/Oct/06
Hmm don't really know, but somehow women in that 5'8''- 5'9'' quite often think that guys in the same range are shorter. Maybe footwear and women tend to look bit taller than guys just because women usually are not as built...
15and5'7'' said on 23/Oct/06
my mom met chuck norris AWHILE back when i was like 5 years at one of my karate tournaments, and she said that chuck looked in the 5'6''-ish range to her. also my mom's 5'8''-5'8.5'' barefoot, unless she's taller, and that would mean a measuring tape isn't a good way to measure height. also i'm pretty sure she hasn't shrunk in height any b/c she's 40...so, i just put my 2 cents in.
Glenn said on 17/Oct/06
I only believe my eyes.and my eyes saw,along with my ladies and peers a 6ft man over a 16 year period,in low cut, casual or dress shoes.so,thats 5-10 minimum.sans lifts.
Jeff B said on 15/Oct/06
Hey, Glenn.......Stallone is nowhere NEAR 5-10. I met that A-hole. 5-8, at the most
Glenn said on 25/Sep/06
He is no smaller than 5-8.a bit over 5-10 in boots.I met him.
Drooperdoo said on 24/Sep/06
Chuck looks EXACTLY the same height as Bruce Lee in the photo where they're both in Karate outfits [and barefoot]. In the other picture, Chuck deceptively appears taller because of his love of cuban heels which gave way later to cowboy boots. Barefoot, he's clearly 5'7''. In big shoes, 5'8''. In boots, 5'9''.
Glenn said on 17/Sep/06
Dont insult my intelligence Danny.that was MY personal experience.my friends thought he was a dick from other encounters they had.
Danny said on 17/Sep/06
it seems that he is a bit over 5 ft 8 then, if his wife in the movie is max. 5 ft 8, so in lifts Chuck would seem few inches taller. and Glenn, I'm sorry but I don't get it how you can call him a dick because of that? He is only human, he can't pose for pictures all day long, maybe he was in a hurry. I have gotten the impression that he is very nice and friendly in real life.
Editor Rob said on 16/Sep/06
Sally Kirkland said in 1993:
"I remember I even went in to play Chuck Norris' wife in something and was told you can't be over 5 foot 8."

FACT!
Glenn said on 7/Sep/06
Kim-Stallone is 5-10.Bruce was 5-7.Chuck might be a hair over 5-8.
Kimberly said on 6/Sep/06
Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Sly Stallone are all about the same height. I met Chuck Norris one time and he was only about an inch taller than me and I am 5"7. How exactly does the movies and TV make them look so much taller than they really are?
Danny said on 26/Aug/06
When Chuck was on the Tony Danza show they both seemed exactly the same height and Chuck wasn't wearing his cowboy boots. so 5 ft 8 or 5 ft 9 seems right.
frank p said on 4/Aug/06
V for Victor is correct about Lee. I saw a documentary where Van Williams AND Lee's exwife said he was 5"7.
Yes said on 20/Jul/06
Bruce Lee is 5'8" Really
Chuck Norris is 176cm Nearly
Glenn said on 21/May/06
Yes,Chuck is overated.but his films bring me back to my childhood.
frank p said on 19/May/06
Yeah, it was a documentary either on A&E or Discovery channel. I watched it a about a year ago. I have nothing against chuck obviously don't know the man. BUT,I never got the whole Chuck craze. Even in martial arts I thought he was over-rated. But that thing abut the daughter he had in Korea? Yeah, that was messed up. I don't think from observation in movies, he was at the same level with Lee, Chan, or Jet Li.
Glenn said on 18/May/06
So it was documetary on him obviously? strange.never heard of it.then again I dont have cable or watch TV.anything else interesting they said? I am a Norris/Lee/Bolo/Jim Kelly/Chan/Jet Li fan.nice to meet you Frank P!
frank p said on 17/May/06
Glenn says on 13/May/06
"This is Frank from Bkln correct? either way,how you doin?"

:)Sorry, I'm Frank from New Hampshire Glenn. I'm doing ok anyways thanks! yeah when I heard that on the documentary, I thought it was messed too. The part of how now they're one big happy family, and he got her job answering fan mail from "Walker Texas Ranger" etc. Well, as Cyndi Lauper once sang, "Money Changes Everything."

About hieghts, your body type can dictate how people percieve you as well.
My2Cents said on 14/May/06
Chuck and Bruce side-by-side with a slight lean, fully revealing their feet, both wearing shoes:
Click Here
Chuck looks to have about an inch or so over Bruce. Since Bruce is convincingly 5'7" to 5'7.5" (to me anyways), then Chuck is probably 5'8" to 5'8.5", just as Editor's prediction.
Glenn said on 13/May/06
This is Frank from Bkln correct? either way,how you doin? yeah Norris is one strange dude.thats a messed up story.
frank p said on 12/May/06
Personally Glenn, I believe your analysis about him. What ALWAYS hit me funny, on AE they did a documentary on him and told he had cheated on his wife with in Korea and got the woman pregnant. He said he had no money for child support and she believed him and let him be. After he became "loaded" during the Walker show, her Mom told the now grown girl who her real Dad is and they reunited and today are happy ever after. What about ALL those years he had a kid he blew off? That didn't bother him? Huge character flaw there. See that's why I beleive Glenn in a minute.
Glenn said on 28/Apr/06
He was nice to some.yes.but very rude to my friend for years and when I finally saw him he took photos with 3 of us(one guy had a photo with Norris already) and when it was my turn he said "no,I gotta go" 13 years later I still have yet to run into him.I got the shaft.
Elio said on 27/Apr/06
Ayreon,

It's not low of him....it's HIGH of him! :)

---------------------------

Glenn,

I realise this isn't a gossip site, but could you elaborate on why you think he is a d**k? I assume he was rude and refused to pose or something? My impression of this man from the way he comes across in the media was that he was a good guy.
LowFlier said on 27/Apr/06
Chcuk Norris use to skydive near Brownsville TX, I knew the pilot there and he said that CN was onyl 4'8"...the man wears heal lifts to make him appear taller!
Lone said on 19/Apr/06
editor rob, those photos don't do justice to Chuck's height. In Return of the dragon, chuck looks at least 3" taller than Bruce. Bruce is 5-6, so Chuck was 5-9ish. Glenn no comments from you until you see the movie please.
Glenn said on 28/Mar/06
Rob- you met him? what did you make of his height?

[Editor Rob: no, that was a joke...sorry, that was for any "chuck norris facts" fans ;-)]
rick said on 27/Mar/06
i'd say he is about 5'9"
Glenn said on 15/Mar/06
Rug, cowboy hat and boots!

[Editor Rob:

I once had the pleasure of shaking Chuck's hand. That was a mistake. I now only have one arm...

fact!]
Anonymous said on 11/Mar/06
His rug makes him appear taller.
Clive said on 10/Mar/06
OK but as Glenn said, he wears cowboy boots which make him taller !
So it's easy for Chuck to say he's 5'10 with that sort of shoes, I think, like severals celebrities who prentend to be 5'10, that he cheats on his height !
Clive said on 9/Mar/06
Terrence I saw your picture and indeed Chuck doesn't look more than 5'8 compared to Bruce Lee who is effectively 5'7 !

[Editor Rob: there's a number of pics around of bruce/chuck. Chuck was taller, not by much, but Lee could have rounded up. 5ft 7.5 is mentioned a lot for him, in book like 'art of expressing the human body' etc...]
Glenn said on 8/Mar/06
He looked 5-10 in cowboy boots,so 5-7 is possible.he claims 5-10 in a workout book I had when I was a kid.and a he is a dick.
Terrence said on 7/Mar/06
Chuck Norris is probably at least 1.5, maybe 2 inches taller than Bruce. See this : http://brucekickass.topcities.com/bruce-102.html. Probably like 5'7.5 - 5'8".
DudeX said on 1/Mar/06
lemme guess Norris... When you jump in a pool... you don't get wet... the water get '' chucked'' ?
Chuck Norris said on 28/Feb/06
i dont wear a watch.. i decide what time it is

[Editor Rob: When Chuck Norris says he's 5ft 10, you don't argue.]
trueheight said on 9/Feb/06
fyi Frank, cowboy boots can give you up to 4 inches total. Just ask "dog the bounty hunter" who is actually a very fit 5'7"
Chuck Norris said on 31/Jan/06
I am 5.8 without shoes.
Frank P said on 22/Jan/06
Look at the movie Lone Wolf MacQuade. You have Dave Carradine listed as 6"0 right? Which I personally think he is. He looked a good 3 inches taller than Chuck who was wearing cowboy boots that we ALL know gives you a 2'' raise. Now Dave is NOT 6"3, so do the math.
Bob said on 23/Dec/05
met him in mid 1980s. 5'9"
sf said on 15/Dec/05
I have a friend at the gym who has actually fought Chuck Norris. This guy is a 7th degree blackbelt and teaches (even in his early 70's) martial arts at a Police Academy in my town. Anyway, we got to talking about this and it dawned on me to ask him how tall Chuck is. He said 5'7", 5'8". This guy has fought Chuck 3 times. Yes, he lost to him.
DP said on 16/Oct/05
I think Chuck struggles to make the 5'7.5" mark these days. There's no question he wears lifts as does Sylvestor Stallone. I'm just jealous because they can both afford CUSTOM lifts and elevator shoes while I'm forced to buy the basic mail order versions. The pro side on me is I'm not a celebrity so nobody is going to be guessing DP's (my initials) height since nobody cares or knows me beyond my little home town. This is the advantage of being a NON celebrity!

I'm well over 5'10" (with those damn lifts and elevators of course) ha ha!
talker said on 27/Aug/05
Norris when young looked the same height with the late Bruce Lee,i believe they were both 5'7" then and Norris probably still is because he seems to keep himself in good shape.
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Aug/05
From a CopLounge forum: "I met Chuck Norris about 17 years ago when I was an MP in the Marine Corps. He was a special guest of the Base General at an air show. I worked the party afterwords and got his autograph, he's no taller than I am - 5'9"."

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