How tall is Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren's Height

6ft 3in (191 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 4.25in (194 cm)
Swedish actor best known for roles in films such as Rocky 4, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Masters of the Universe, Red Scorpion, Dark Angel and The Expendables. In Impact magazine he revealed that initially in his career, his domineering stature caused him some problems, saying that he "Was turned down at my first audition for Rocky 4 for being too tall. I was 6ft 5in and you were supposed to be 6ft 3in maximum. I didn't know what the casting call was for and I just showed up, they asked me how tall I was, I said 6ft 5in and they said "Next!". In the Mid 1980's he also stated "I'm about 195cm" and "6ft5 and a half", although more recently on tv4's website, it mentioned: "Du �r 198 cm l�ng." - "Nej, 193 tror jag att det ska vara", which basically asked him if he's 198, to which Dolph replied saying no, 193cm. His action oriented film roles over the last 20+ years may have contributed to an inch or so of height loss in his 50's.

How tall is Dolph Lundgren
172cm Big Jay with Dolph at Supanova Convention

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Average Guess (27 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 4.19in, Current: 6ft 2.75in
jervis said on 7/Dec/16
He claimed 6ft5.5 on the Joan Rivers show,but if he was as low as 6ft3, as some people are claiming here, thats 2.5 inches extra plus an avrage 1 inch for heel height making 6ft6.5?
Jordan87 said on 4/Dec/16
Jervis,

Yes more than likely . Or used his height in shoes.
James B said on 30/Nov/16
He looked massive in rocky
jervis said on 28/Nov/16
So he made up that story?
Jordan87 said on 28/Nov/16
Jervis,

Based on the Picture above with Jay, and How tall DOlph currently looks with 6'0 Carl Weathers ( Recent-Check the site, Carl is 6'0). Dolph is not much over 6'1. That cannot yield a prime 6'4 Man, let alone a 6'5 man without serious health Problems ( Dave Prowse.)

Plus Dolph is only 60. Prowse is 80 so I cant see major height loss. Possibly a inch, maybe 2, but that's a stretch. Average fellow Dolph's age looses 3/4". For him to even loose 1.5" He would need major Injuries and Surgeries and even that would only put him around 6'3 in his prime which is were I have him.

Yes he Towered Sly, who was around 5'8-5'9 on a good day.

My current Estimate for Dolph is 6'1-6'2, with a 6'3ish peak.
Peter 179cm said on 26/Nov/16
@ jervis Even though they made him look 200cm plus next to 174-175 peak Stallone.It's all about camera angles-i just watched Indiana Jones and the last Crusade and Ford looked taller than Connery in the majority of the film sometimes just the same height even though Ford was probably 184 peak and Connery still around 187-188 in 1989.
jervis said on 25/Nov/16
So the story about him being to tall at 6ft5 because they wanted someone of 6ft3 or shorter,when he went for the part in Rocky IV was just a big lie then?
Peter 179cm said on 18/Nov/16
192-193cm peak
188-189cm now,imo.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Nov/16
No I think he would in the same zone as The Rock at worst today.
Jordan87 said on 17/Nov/16
@Dave189,

He is around 6'1.5 to 6'2 Nowadays so you are correct. At around 60 years old the Average guy looses around 3/4". Say he is not the average guy, I doubt he lost more than 1.25". He was not over 6'4 in his prime, to me he was Closer to 6'3 when Young, maybe 6'3.5. Not 6'4, and Definitely not 6'5.
Jordan87 said on 17/Nov/16
@Dave189,

He is around 6'1.5 to 6'2 Nowadays so you are correct. At around 60 years old the Average guy looses around 3/4". Say he is not the average guy, I doubt he lost more than 1.25". He was not over 6'4 in his prime, to me he was Closer to 6'3 when Young, maybe 6'3.5. Not 6'4, and Defenely not 6'5.
Dave189 said on 12/Nov/16
I seriously doubt he's anything over 6'2'' nowdays....

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Anon HD said on 7/Nov/16
He mentioned several times that he was refused consideration at the initial queue line-up for a part in what became ROCKY IV. He said he was asked his height and he mentioned 6'5", but they required someone who was 6'3" or less, so he was refused consideration and used another route for the part in the film.

I see this as firm indication he was actually noticebly more that 6'3" at some time. (Better than any other opinions from photographic material)
Anon HD said on 7/Nov/16
He mentioned several times that he was refused consideration at the initial queue line-up for a part in what became ROCKY IV. He said he was asked his height and he mentioned 6'5", but they required someone who was 6'3" or less, so he was refused consideration and used another route for the part in the film.

I see this as firm indication he was actually noticebly more that 6'3" at some time. (Better than any other opinions from photographic material)
S.J.H said on 4/Nov/16
Atually dolph doesn't look taller than 187cm if big jay is 172cm. I will say at most 6'2 nowadays
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Nov/16
6ft3 when measured. Walks around like a 6ft2 guy though
Leonardo 1.73m said on 24/Oct/16
He looks 6'2.5 here with a good posture.
I don't think he loss 2 inches until nowadays.
He maybe is 6'3 so i should go with 190cm.
josh jeffords said on 10/Oct/16
Dolph was listed at 6 6 and over including his Royal Swedish Marine or whatever the call it mandatory military.
He started downgrading to 6 4 like he said due to getting turned down.
If you watch his old pre steroid and bodybuilding movies he was freaking huge towering over everything.
He has undoubtedly shrunk from previous stated hobbies and being over 50 you guys who say 6 2 are jealous and its pathetic.
He also has bad posture so gotta wait to get good angle.
Peter 179cm said on 8/Oct/16
@ Leonardo 1.73m He can pass for 185-186cm next to 172 Jay but it's implied that he's not standing very well so he could be losing about 2-3cm of total height.He may still be near the 190 mark like 188-189 range if he stood tall for a measurement,though.
Jordan87 said on 8/Oct/16
I'd say he looks 5.5 " on big jay . Not positive he is dropping posture but it's surprising to me he doesn't look taller . I'd also think 6'3 for peak is possible. Let's say he is no taller than 6'2 with jay here he really lost more than 2" of height ? I'd say 6'3-6'4 peak I'm doubting 6'5 at this point .
MrTBlack said on 7/Oct/16
@Rocky

He was never 6'6", he claimed 6'4"-6'5" in the 80s and 90s so he can't be more than what he claimed.
KH said on 6/Oct/16
He was only a couple inches taller then Carl Weathers in rocky 4. Stallone is not very tall its easy to dwarf him. Dolph is a tall man but not as gigantic as he appeared to be in Rocky IV. I don't believe he was ever any bigger then about 6'3 barefoot. Personally I don't believe he was ever over 6'4. A definite roid user too although all the guys in the Rocky movies were.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 4/Oct/16
How tall is he in the photo with Jay? How much he loss in that posture? (Dolph)
James B said on 4/Oct/16
Arch Stanton said on 3/Oct/16
Dolph might be the sort of guy in a club though James to say "I don't like you, you're under 5 ft 8" and shun you because he doesn't like short guys LOL.
Dolph I think would be a friendly guy in general and not that intimidating, but I definitely see how if threatened or in a tricky situation he could be pretty scary if he needed to be. As you say, not a guy you'd want to mess with. I heard that his house got burgled in Malaga and his family held at gunpoint and when the robbers found out it was Dolph's family they fled on the spot.


Ever had short guys dislike you because your tall?
Arch Stanton said on 3/Oct/16
Dolph might be the sort of guy in a club though James to say "I don't like you, you're under 5 ft 8" and shun you because he doesn't like short guys LOL.
Dolph I think would be a friendly guy in general and not that intimidating, but I definitely see how if threatened or in a tricky situation he could be pretty scary if he needed to be. As you say, not a guy you'd want to mess with. I heard that his house got burgled in Malaga and his family held at gunpoint and when the robbers found out it was Dolph's family they fled on the spot.
_Evie said on 3/Oct/16
He seemed very tall in Rocky IV (like terminator lol) - 6'5 for sure. In Red Scorpion it was hard to say, he towered over every character but next to Al White who is said to be 6'2, he seemed a little bit shorter.

I think he was at least 6'4 in his peak (more to 6'5 imo), and now 6'3. He still seems pretty tall and everything depends on the angle and posture so it's hard to say what is right.
James B said on 28/Sep/16
In his prime with his height of 6'4.25 and strong looks (no homo) I don't think any women would turn him down on a night out would they? Although some women might see him as a meathead. He was like the textbook example of an alpha male in my option and like I said before I would not want to get on his bad side.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/16
I think Dolph's height loss has to be injury-related. He is a very fit guy. Without those he'd still be 6ft4 today.
123 said on 23/Sep/16
Rob the guy obviously has lost more than just a mere inch look at him with Conan obrien just look at him in the above picture, if dolph really is 6'3" today he's the shortest 6'3" i've ever seen why don't you bring him down to 6'2" at least? he obviously isn't taller than that today

peak 6'3 1/2"-6'4"

today 6'1.5"-6'2"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Sep/16
Either way, that's a brutal amount of loss for 58. Hasselhoff whose 5 years older than Dolph has held up well. He still looks around 6ft4 today.
I think Lundgren in the 80's could look a legit 194cm guy.
Editor Rob: Hoff's body help up very well to late 50's, not losing much...Dolph, arguably a very fit guy through his career ships at least an inch by the same age.
Johan said on 20/Sep/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Sep/16


The real question is whether or not he really cleared 6ft4 at peak?

He would have been taller than a peak Hasselhoff I have no doubts at all. It has to be said however he can look 6'2" range today.

I guessed 6'2.5" from several pics online but since he is listed 6'3" maybe 6'2.75" - 190 cm would be a start, just like The Rock .
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Sep/16
Rob, I think a weak 6ft3 is a safer bet than a strong 6ft2. Dmeyer has a point in that he can still edge out Crews (strong 6ft2 guy himself).


The real question is whether or not he really cleared 6ft4 at peak?
Arch Stanton said on 18/Sep/16
@Danimal, watch Showdown in Little Tokyo, 5 inches on 5'11 and change Brandon Lee and easily 6 inches in boots on 5'11 Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa barefoot. Also Dolph claimed 6'5.5 himself in the 80s, which I believe is a genuine shoe measurement. 6'4.5 is more arguable than 6'4 flat peak, but 6'4.25 is reasonable compromise. I'm also not seeing 6'2 flat or less today either. When he stands his best he looks around 6'3. Possible his lowest is now 6'2.5 or something though.
Shredder said on 17/Sep/16
Danimal 6'2 now , 6'4 peak.
Dmeyer said on 17/Sep/16
Click Here , Dolph can look 6cm over 184cm j'ai white in several pics And can still look hair taller than 189cm crews so not less than 190cm today ,
Danimal said on 17/Sep/16
jervis said on 11/Aug/16
You cant be 6ft1 and claim 6ft5.5 like he did in the 80s,and get away with it no matter what type of footwear you have on.He looked a solid 6ft4 guy in the 80s and 90s to me.

Agreed. 6'4" guy in the mid 80's-early 90's. Today he's max 6'2".
Danimal said on 17/Sep/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Aug/16
He did look 194/195cm in the 80's

Looked, but was probably max 193 (6'4" flat). Not sure where Rob is getting that extra 1/4" from?
Danimal said on 17/Sep/16
Shredder said on 15/Sep/16
He is minimum 6 ft 2 , but not much over it at his best.

And what do you think he was before height loss started settling in? 6'3"? 6'4"?
Dmeyer said on 16/Sep/16
So lets say h is 6'2,5 today 1,75in is huge at 50s , but Can still look 6'3 with j'ai white and crews
Shredder said on 15/Sep/16
He is minimum 6 ft 2 , but not much over it at his best.
Dmeyer said on 14/Sep/16
Can look as low as 6 ft 1,5 today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Sep/16
Rob, could he really be under 6ft3 today?.
Editor Rob: yes, but I don't know exactly what he could measure, 6ft 2.25 or 2.75.
supes78 said on 13/Sep/16
He was definitely at least 6'4" standing next to Stallone in this behind the scenes Rocky IV pic:
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And here he is recently with 6'4" David Hasselhoff still looking tall:
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Jordan87 said on 13/Sep/16
@ James B,
He is not 6'2.5. He is 6'1.5 now.
James B said on 12/Sep/16
This guy will have some serious problems with height loss in the future as he gets older. To go from 6'4.25 to 6'2.5 by age 58 is a lot since even clint Eastwood didn't lose that much in his late 50s.
123 said on 10/Sep/16
dolph lundgren was 6'3 1/2 in his prime however he has lost ALOT of height due to his genetics and or steroid use and or weightlifting and or stunts nowadays he is 6'1" Just look at him in the picture above for petes sake! Big Jay is technically five-seven yet there still isn't a big difference in height there! also compare him to Conan O'Brien who is 6'3"
berta said on 8/Sep/16
cant really see him over 190 today. looks like my father who is 6 foot 2
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 5/Sep/16
His peak height was no more than 6ft4, he needs a downgrade.
Shredder said on 4/Sep/16
He isn't the full 6'3 " , but under 6'2 is insane.
Willes189 said on 1/Sep/16
I've met him once, but that was 5 years ago, i was short at the time (163cm) i have no Idea how tall he was, since everyone was so much taller then me
berta said on 29/Aug/16
was around 193 and now around 190
Johan said on 25/Aug/16
Look up Dave Munns on Instagram ( dmunns88 ) . He is a 5'9.5 guy it seems as he has pics with loads of celebs with who Rob has met. He looks a good inch taller than Jeremy Renner , he is just edged by Jason David Frank.

He is 4 in shorter than Adam Copeland give or take and I could go on. Safe to say he is not under 5'9.5".

Now look at his pic with Lundgren. There is 5 inches between them so old Dolph is not under 6'2.5".
Shredder said on 25/Aug/16
He is only 6'2 now. I wouldn't even give him 6'3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Aug/16
He did look 194/195cm in the 80's
Jordan87 said on 22/Aug/16
Johan,

Those pictures are deceiving , Dolph is in front of Brandon. Better to find them standing next to each other with the ground visible and both actually standing next to each other.

He isnt over 6'1.5 today guys. He must have have broken his body down to shrink 2.5" if he was 6'4.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Aug/16
Yes, a solid 6'4 peak I think is obvious, could observations Johan.

James B said on 10/Jul/16
So rob you think even by early 90s he could have lost a small fraction?
Editor Rob: he did a lot of hard movies with physical demands...so maybe by mid 90's it might start to show...around Universal Solider in early 90's I still think he could look about 6ft 4.

Watch Joshua Tree (1993), anybody who thinks he looks under 6'4 needs to see an optician! 6'4.5 peak, 190cm today.
Johan said on 17/Aug/16
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Solid 5'7" Tia who Rob met at least a good 4 in shorter than Lee. So Brandon wasn't under 5'11".

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5 inches between them, watch the movie. He was at least 6'4" at peak.
Johan said on 17/Aug/16
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Not the best angle but still clearly taller than 6'1" Steve Austin next to Sly in his whoppers.
Johan said on 17/Aug/16
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With 5'8" Grace Jones and he is barefoot. Yes he was never taller than 6'2".
Jordan87 said on 14/Aug/16
He is 6'1.5 now. Also he is pictured recently with Carl weathers who is 6 foot on the dot ( check his picture with rob ). Lundgren is not over 6'1.5 today.

With big jay he barely hits 6'1.25 folks. This was not a 6'4 man , maybe 6'3ish which I know some people think is too short for one of their heroes but come on now people.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/16
Rob, are you still convinced he was a strong 6ft4 guy in his prime?
Editor Rob: about 6ft 4 yes, now is anyone's guess, you could argue 6ft 2 up to 6ft 3 max
jervis said on 11/Aug/16
You cant be 6ft1 and claim 6ft5.5 like he did in the 80s,and get away with it no matter what type of footwear you have on.He looked a solid 6ft4 guy in the 80s and 90s to me.
Peter 179cm said on 10/Aug/16
So Antman,how do you view the picture above(with Jay)? Jay is a proven 172 guy and as you can see Dolph looks around 184-185cm so nearly 6'1,right?Not to mention his apparent loose posture,so he would probably appear taller if stood like he was being measured.5'11 is clearly a joke even with bad posture .Dolph is likely 6'1-6'2 range flat nowadays,most probably a solid 187cm.I think most would agree on this by now...Afterall he only looks 2-3cm taller than 184-185 Weathers these days.
Shredder said on 8/Aug/16
He is 6'2 , peak 6'4.
nico said on 7/Aug/16
Jace hall height 198-201 cm dolph and carl foto
nico said on 7/Aug/16
Jace hall height 198-201 cm dolph and carl foto
richie said on 7/Aug/16
I always thought Lundgren was 6'5", he appeared huge in Rocky IV and also very tall in The Punisher and Master of the Universe. He either was a huge lift wearer or has clearly lost several inches which is possible i guess, Arnie is barely 6' these days and was definitely close to 6'2" back in the day. No more than 6'3" so i guess he could have lost an inch, 6'4" peak
jervis said on 7/Aug/16
Just seen the photos with Conan,he looks about 6ft2 in them.
Antman said on 7/Aug/16
Peterson188cm I think the picture with Carl Weathers confirms my experience at the LLFC. Lundgren is barely 6ft now when I stood next to him and Weathers too who was around that height but 5ft 11 would not be unrealistic. In fact the height difference was about the same in their fight way back in Rocky IV minus the camera tricks. No way was Lundgren ever 6ft 5 as he ludicrously asserts. You just don't lose that much height. It suited the publicity for Rocky IV to suggest he was and Lundgren clearly started to believe it. If Lundgren is 6ft 3 now then I am 6ft 1 and not 5ft 9!
Peterson188cm said on 6/Aug/16
Rob, In your opinion how tall Dolph Lundgren looks in this photo with Carl Weathers ?? Click Here
Editor Rob: in 6ft 2 range, although I don't know if they had similar shoes, I know the previous day dolph had a fraction less than inch sneakers for sure, he might have worn same ones.
Height m said on 3/Aug/16
Here he is recently with 5'9 Isabella Isaksen (left) and 5'10 Margaux Isaksen (right) from the USA Olympic team.

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Looks about 6'1
James B said on 3/Aug/16
Looked massive in showdown in little Tokyo. Much taller than 6'1
Antman said on 3/Aug/16
Look I know it is hard to believe but he was nowhere near the listed height and he was no taller than 6 feet and that is being generous. One of my friends is 6ft 3 and he would dwarf Lundgren. I watched Rocky IV again after my experience and the telling scenes were in the fight with Apollo where clever camera angles aside they looked about the same height. Carl Weathers was also at LFCC and he was around the 6ft mark which I expected. I think Lundgren was never taller than 6ft 1 and Stallone is 5ft 7. In their fight with neither wearing lifts the 6 inch difference creates the illusion of Drago as a giant. But he is not and never was.
Editor Rob: I seen the guy too and can understand 6ft to 6ft 1 estimates for him, but I would be shocked if he really was that low.
Andrea said on 2/Aug/16
Well, this guy also commented on Michael's page and he said he looked 5'8-5'9 (a good estimate i'd say)...
Honestly 5'11 is quite hilarious for Dolph but i wouldn't be surprised if some people who met him genuinely thought he's just 6'1-6'2, he can definitely look that short in some pictures i've seen (like that one with the 5'5.5 guy and this with Big Jay)... At the same time, considering he probably wasn't any less than 6'4 when younger, i doubt he has shrunk near 3 inches by now!
Editor Rob: I'm sure it must have been surprise, maybe expecting him to be 6ft 4 and looking shorter, so he felt under 6ft to the 5ft 9 chap?
Antman said on 1/Aug/16
I attended the London Film and Comic Convention 2016 on Saturday 30 July and stood next to Mr. Lundgren. I am 5ft 9 and was staggered to find Ivan Drago was barely 2 inches taller than me. He looked no taller than 5 feet 11 inches but 5ft 10.5 was not unrealistic. There is no way he could have lost all that height so I imagine he was never more than 6ft 1 inches. What that makes Stallone I shudder to think.
Editor Rob: maybe you were in shock...
Peterson188cm said on 20/Jul/16
80s: 6ft 4'' (193 cm / 194 cm)
2016: 6ft 3'' (190.5 cm)

Sometimes he looks at 6ft 2 that's scary for a guy who was once Ivan Drago.
Candyman said on 12/Jul/16
Looks about 6'2.5" to me. 6'3" is being very generous in my opinion.
Canson said on 11/Jul/16
I'd say he was at 6'3 in his prime. And 6'2 today is how he looks
James B said on 10/Jul/16
So rob you think even by early 90s he could have lost a small fraction?
Editor Rob: he did a lot of hard movies with physical demands...so maybe by mid 90's it might start to show...around Universal Solider in early 90's I still think he could look about 6ft 4.
MrTBlack said on 7/Jul/16
So Rob do you think he was ever 6'4.5-6'5" at his peak or 6'6"? I never thought he looked 6'6" but maybe 6'4.5".
Editor Rob: he never really looked 6ft 5-6 range, but a solid 6ft 4 range I thought from 80's films.
JF said on 1/Jul/16
In his recent book Dolph claims to be 6'3", and later on mentions 6'4" in his younger days. So I'd imagine no more than either of these figures at either point.
Moke said on 24/Jun/16
Looks 6'2.
the Slav said on 23/Jun/16
@Rob
If Jay is 172 cm then I see 185 cm tops for Dolph!
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 20/Jun/16
All I know is that a few years ago he was noticeably shorter than the then 6'4"-6'4.5" Conan O'brien (who I believe has also lost some height in recent years). Dolph even commented to Conan that he was surprised at how tall Conan was. For a guy who claimed to have once been 6'5.5" on the Joan Rivers show in the mid 80's, I wonder if his later 6'4" height claim was even an exaggeration considering he looked MAX 6'2"-6'3" next to Conan a few years ago. Today he's looking under 6'2".
Dmeyer said on 14/Jun/16
Dolph looks solid 3in over 6ft 0,5 Michal j'ai white , its weird while h has hard time looking over 6'2
berta said on 8/Jun/16
The problem with him i Think is this. If you looks at the beard ( he hardly have anything) you can come to the conclusion that he have very low testosterone. Than makes your bone weak ( the more testo the thicker bone you have) Now you all will say " he have not low test look how big he is" I have benched 202,5 kg and never taken steroids. I shecked my test levels 2 month ago they were really low. Even got test from the doktor. Either way That is the only reason i can se why he have shrunk so mutch. And Tahat is the reason that guys like Arnold and Hulk hogan have lost so mutch to. When they jump of theit steroids they will pay the prise of height loss.
berta said on 27/May/16
He is clearly at most 191 now and can be as short as 189 my father who is 188 would look a Little talle beside this guy than Dolph i Think.. The thing is 3-4 cm is extremely to loose at his eage. expecially if you are a actor who can sleep 12 hours a day and never do any real hard work. Even if he was a Carpenter i would have thought this height looss was mutch. I have worked in the cunstruction industry. And guys that were totally destryed in their body efter 40 years of hard work had loss 3 cm by 60. What i am trying to say is he looked about 194 peak but was maybe never taller than 192-93 and now 190.
Editor Rob: some people have a genetic disposition to losing more height.

But, it could be wear & tear over 30 years.
Johno said on 25/May/16
He only looks 6'1-6'1.5 here. Always gave a very tall appearance though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/May/16
Working out doesn't decrease height unless done incorrectly, if anything it can help maintain. This is all injury-related.
Peter 179cm said on 7/May/16
I can't see anything over 185cm with 172 Big Jay,maybe he drops some height though,but even then,he would still be under 191cm imo,i'd say standing tall Dolph would likely measure 188-189 range flat these days.But if we're talking about out of bed or in-shoes height,then 190-191cm or 6'3 is fine by me... ;)
Arch Stanton said on 6/May/16
Johan said on 4/May/16
Its true he can look 6'2" range alot in pics. I was looking at the expendables 3 pics and next to Grammer who is around 6'0 nowadays he was 2-2.5 inches taller. As usual though he was n't fully straight. The question is how much can he gain by fully stretching out? Some guys drop an inch easy standing like he does.

He has certainly lost a good chunk of height I just don't understand why as he has kept himself pretty healthy and fit.

In his prime Dolph worked out excessively, a gym rat, always lifting. That combined with doing his own stunts and wear and tear in action roles no doubt contributed to the early height loss.
alex said on 4/May/16
Dolph was a strong 6'4 in the 80ies. Nowdays around 6'3. Correct listing
Johan said on 4/May/16
Its true he can look 6'2" range alot in pics. I was looking at the expendables 3 pics and next to Grammer who is around 6'0 nowadays he was 2-2.5 inches taller. As usual though he was n't fully straight. The question is how much can he gain by fully stretching out? Some guys drop an inch easy standing like he does.

He has certainly lost a good chunk of height I just don't understand why as he has kept himself pretty healthy and fit.
Jordan said on 2/May/16
Rocky, I'm not calling you a liar but Im going by what I see in the picture above. This guy is 6'2 nowadays on a Good day. He barely passes over 6'1 in the Featured pic of him on this site. Not sure how he could have lost 4 " of height. I really cant see 6'6 and even 6'5. I think maybe 6'3.5 as a Peak height so he was rounded to 6'4 on the back of the Rocky 4 VHS I have. Then once he was a star his 6'4 listings became 6'5 and 6'6.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Apr/16
Peak: 194cm
Today: 191-192cm
rocky said on 21/Apr/16
i'm 6'6'. meet him at airport. he's not shoter than 6'5''
Dmeyer said on 18/Apr/16
Night time rob wish is more likely 190cm/6ft2,75 , 190,5cm/6ft 3 or full 191cm , i doubt 189cm
Editor Rob: I would stick with about 6ft 3 if you were measuring him...I know at times he really can under 6ft 3 though, but I wonder if it is just because he doesn't stand as tall as he can.
Johan said on 16/Apr/16
I very much doubt he is shorter than 6'3". I saw some pics of him on the beach and he still looks a very tall guy.

Anything under a strong 6'4" peak for him is garbage, watch "Showdown in little Tokyo" he is barefoot in that film and he honestly passes for 6'5" if Brandon Lee was close to 6'.

I wouldn't change this listing.
Damian said on 15/Apr/16
I doubt he's below 6ft4
Angelino Tristan said on 10/Apr/16
I can't believe they're that short.
Jordan87 said on 4/Apr/16
Rocky, How can the man be 6'6 in the 80's? Your telling me he lost 4.5" of height? ( he is 6'1.5 tops in the pic above with Big J. No Way was he 6'6 or even 6'5. He was 6'4 tops.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Mar/16
He was no less than 6ft4 but I think they used camera tricks to make the "Ivan Drago" character more towering.
Luke said on 23/Mar/16
I'd say in the 80s he was 6'4 and a bit but was bolstered up to 6'5 or even 6'6. it made him a larger than life character and made Sylvester Stallone appear larger than he actually was in rocky 4. We have to remember that Sylvester Stallone would never have been in the heavyweight division. 5'8 and maybe 185lbs?
berta said on 22/Mar/16
i Think he was a guy that they wanted to make bigger than he was after rocky. ralp moeller was about 4 cm taller. i Think he was weak 193 at peak and now he is 190. i live in sweden and he is on tv sometimes. in one show he was with a famous tv personality who is 176 and he looked about 10 cm taller maybe a Little more. so cant se him taller than 190 now. And with Conan he looked 190.
Rocky said on 19/Mar/16
He is 6 feet 6" (198 cm) in mid 1980s, 197 cm in 2000s, 196 cm in early 2010s, and today he is 194 cm.
He often bending the neck
Rocky said on 19/Mar/16
He is 6 feet 6" (198 cm) in mid 1980s, 197 cm in 2000s, 196 cm in early 2010s, and today he is 194 cm.
He often bending the neck
berta said on 15/Mar/16
Peak 194 not more. Now 189-190,5
5ft 9.25 said on 12/Mar/16
He never reached 190cms !
AAAA said on 6/Mar/16
Here he is with Michael Jai White
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Couple of things about this. Jai white is a mystery to me. He claims 6ft 205 and stopped growing at 14. I think this is one of his looking 6'1 to maybe even a weak 6'2. I'd be shocked to find he was a flat 6 He claimed. I've always wondered if he stopped at 14 then randomly got abother inch at 19. Is it possible to not grow for a few years but still have open growth plates?

Anyway back to Dolph. Assuming Jai White is 6'0.5 then Clint Eastwood may lose the title of luckiest to unluckiest in the height dept. He looked 6'4 plus in Rocky 4 and is barely looking 6'3 to me these days

Honestly, I'm 6'1.5 midday 6'1 at night. That photo with Big Jay is what look like next to a 5'8-5'9 guy with normal posture. Maybe Dolph is bending his knees to get closer and I can see it but damn he looks sub 6'2 here. And the photo with White is not helping his case.

However I will say I've seen other photos with him looking to have a more realistic 2-3 in on White.
Robin said on 3/Mar/16
in the rocky he looks 6"5 in the movie i think he is 6"5 in 80s and shrink in 90s.
Yaspaa said on 27/Feb/16
His height was bumped up to make Stallone seem taller probably.
AAAA said on 26/Feb/16
With Sly, both look to be in boxing shoes with no noticeable evidence of a lift. Dolph looks massive.
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Editor Rob: having rewatched Punisher and Showdown in Little Tokyo it's not hard to believe Dolph being comfortably in 6ft 4+ range.

Even today as a still very fit guy, at his age he's lost a far greater amount of height than you'd expect.
phil said on 18/Feb/16
met Mr. Lundgren while I was traveling through Asia in the mid 1980's
Nice fellow - had a brief chat poolside at a hotel. Local media was shooting an interview with him and
I wandered in. Sat, watched, met and spoke with him afterwards. Smart, athletic fellow who happened into
the acting business. Could have done many things. But he is not close to 6'5". I'm 6'2" and looked eye to eye w/him.
berta said on 16/Feb/16
I cant understand how he can shrink dis mutch. He is only 55 years old ore something. He trains alot yoga and stretching and of course weight training to but with very low weight and more reps. Its like the perfect training Schedule to keep height. But once again i bet its because the steroids he took. Stallone was the smart one who took o low dose of growth hormone instead
Johno said on 7/Feb/16
Looks 6'1.5 with Big J here.

6'1.5
Jedi Master 5' 11 said on 3/Feb/16
The only human on the planet who can be handsome and look like Frankenstein at the same time. 6'6" while he was playing He-man I bet. 6' 4.25" without shoes. 6'5" easy.
@berta, I don't think you realize this but I'm pretty sure Dolph Lundgren is made of pure testosterone alone so If I were you I'd recant
bobby3342 said on 12/Jan/16
those pics with david hasselhoff are no good cause who knows if the grounds level there on grass...
James B said on 9/Jan/16
Arch - he looks a little like David beckham in that article you posted.

Obviously taller and more well built than David
berta said on 7/Jan/16
I Think Dolph is shrinking so mutch because he have very low testosterone and high estrogen in the body. He barely have any beard. Low testosteron makes people shrink faster. thats why Stallone hasnt shrunk more than a cm at most ( growth hormone)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/16
Yeah Arch, sort of seeing very early signs of what Eastwood now has. Still has those long legs but his upper body is beginning to sort of condense.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jan/16
James B said on 30/Nov/15
Maybe 6'2.75 by the end of 2016 rob?
Editor Rob: maybe it's possible, but I feel Dolph has some height he can unleash under the stadiometer for a taller measurement...

Recent beach pics and he actually still has the frame of a 6 ft 4 guy Click Here I doubt he'd measure under 6'3.
James B said on 30/Nov/15
Maybe 6'2.75 by the end of 2016 rob?
Editor Rob: maybe it's possible, but I feel Dolph has some height he can unleash under the stadiometer for a taller measurement...
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 17/Oct/15
Peak 6'4" for sure. Today? ... Maybe 6'3".
Sean73 said on 16/Oct/15
I saw him at O'Hare airport a while back, maybe 3 years ago, and he was a solid 2 to 2.5 inches taller than me, and I am 73" at mid day. I was wearing sneakers that give an inch and he had boots on, so I think it was pretty even. My guess would be 6' 3' to 6'3.25" at mid day for Dolph. I think he could give Kevin Sorbo a run for his money.
MrTBlack said on 13/Oct/15
Nope, was taller than Terry Crews who's 6'2" by at least an inch. Would say he was 6'4" solid at peak and a little under today.
S.J.H said on 10/Oct/15
187cm if he standing straight but if Jay had bigger footwear than Dolph could have a chance been 6'2
height said on 3/Oct/15
dolph looks more like 185 next to 172 cm big jay but in the movie rocky Iv he looks almost like 6 foot 7
Andrea said on 26/Sep/15
Actually, Judd, he looks more 186 with Big Jay...
Judd ISR said on 25/Sep/15
Actually rob in the picture of the guy is 5'7.75" he looks at best 6'2"...
Charlie said on 23/Sep/15
No way Dolph is standing as straight as the opther guy, u want to see a wholepicture to judge this fair.
Judd ISR said on 18/Sep/15
Rob no doubt about the fact he lost a small amount, and actually in rocky V he towered a lot of people, included a young Brigitte Nielsen with heels on...
However you think he might have been a strong 6'4" instead 6'4.25", at peak?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/15
Looks only 6ft1-6ft2.
James B said on 18/Aug/15
One guy I would not want to piss of

He did/still does have a very intimidating look about him as well as his height/ build
NBAer said on 11/Aug/15
Dmeyer says on 30/Jul/15
Yeah but he doesn't look over 186 with Big Jay in the pic,although i still believe he would measure 188-189 range standing tall,and probably was about 193 at his peak.Still losing 4-5cm of height is alot if he didn't go through a serious injury that required a disc removal from his spine(my cousin lost about 2-3cm permanently after a motorcycle accident that needed an emergency surgery in his hip,so i kind of know what's like).
Josh1 said on 2/Aug/15
Wow in that supanova pic He looks 6'2
Dmeyer said on 30/Jul/15
Can look 6-7cm over 183.5cm lutz and 9-10 on 181-181.5cm arnie at worst he is 189.5-190cm 191cm late morning and wakes at 6'3.5-75/192cm
Jordan said on 23/Jul/15
Looks 6'1 in the above pic. Interesting. Even 6'4 is a stretch. Losing 3 Inches! Has he had a million surgeries Like Dave Prowse and Hulk Hogan? ???No Way was this man over 6'4 in his prime. It is now impossible.
dmeyer said on 21/Jul/15
Arnie can look same as jai near dolph
IronFist said on 7/Jul/15
Danimal: It's almost impossible to lose 3 inches without developing some type of spinal injury or serious illness, eg, cancer treated with chemotherapy. Even the average chemo patient loses a lot less than that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jul/15
Danimal, go jump off a bridge
Danimal said on 4/Jul/15
WAS 6'4" at his absolute peak, which is what he was listed at on the back cover of my Rocky 4 VHS tape. Looks to be 6'1" today. It's possible he's slightly taller than that, but not by much. It's a mystery how he's lost that much height, considering the average man his age will have lost just under 1" MAX. Scary to think what he's be down to in the next 10 years.
Charlie said on 3/Jul/15
"Dolph looks 6'1" - 6'2" range here." ok little fella, its really time to go get some eye glasses.
Moke said on 3/Jul/15
I thought he was 6'4 until today. Looks 6'2.5 max.
kal98 said on 3/Jul/15
Wow what an amazing person! and so many of Us have been inspired to keep working out, and strive for the best! As a person ages they naturally shrink that's why keeping active and taking supplements is a great idea, women also loose height after menopause so gals keep stretching, exercising and looking at hunky, yummy Dolph!
George said on 26/Jun/15
Jay is standing so straight he looks like he's about to topple over!! haha Jay calm down you'll cause yourself injury. Dolph looks to be more relaxed, I can see him being 188cm still with matching posture I just think the angle of the photo mixed with Jay pushing to his max makes Dolph look shorter than he is. 193cm peak and shrank to 188cm. What do you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: it's of course a one off with this pic, sometimes seeing someone in person you can get a better sense of their height.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/15
Solid 194cm is believable watching Rocky IV and A View To A Kill in which he makes a brief appearance. Without those injuries, I'm sure he'd still be around that today.
120 said on 23/Jun/15
Dolph looks 6'1" - 6'2" range here.
MrTBlack said on 21/Jun/15
@173-174cm guy

Don't think so. I think 6'3" today and 6'4"-6'4.5" solid in the past.
Pataan19 said on 12/May/15
Hey Rob, then by this token terry crews really cannot be a mm above 6'2" flat, as listed on many other sites. Would you agree?
James B said on 10/May/15
Rob maybe if it wasn't for all his years of stunts he might have still been 6'3.5 today?
[Editor Rob: yeah he could have been...]
James B said on 8/May/15
Jesus Rob this guy is losing height fast isn't he? He will outdo Clint Eastwood in terms of height loss. When he reaches Clint's current age he could be under 6ft.

I think more genetic then heavy weight lifting/stunts.
[Editor Rob: maybe doing more B-movie role and more of your own stunts takes a toll over 20 years...but it is true that some people might genetically be predestined to lose height more than others. The thing is, doesn't Dolph have a fitness book he wrote recently...]
Andrea said on 6/May/15
He doesn't look 6'2 with Jay, he looks max 6'1.25... I wonder where those 2 inches have gone, Rob :)
[Editor Rob: we know height can vanish in camera or with posture differences.
I think today you could likely say today he may not measure over 6ft 3. He can look 6ft 2-2.5 but would he measure it?]
Modeus said on 6/May/15
wtf he only looks 5,5 inches taller than a 172 cm guy?!
the shredder said on 5/May/15
If Alan Light is 5'10.5 , He looked over 6 '5 there. With Jay 6'2.
James B said on 4/May/15
In that fil Keith Brandon lee 6'5 looked imaginable
173-174 cm guy said on 3/May/15
64 PEAK 61.5 Today
the shredder said on 3/May/15
Rob , Jay told me he was mistaken and thought he looked 6 '2 .
Danimal said on 2/May/15
How Dolph's former 6'4" frame USED TO tower over regular guys:

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184.3cm said on 2/May/15
Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa who Rob met and guessed 5'11 did look taller next to him than Lee. In the bath scene it looks like almost 7 inches between them but Dolph has footwear of 1 inch + while Cary was barefoot. So maybe he was 194-195 at his peak.
184.3cm said on 2/May/15
@Arch Stanton

I would have to watch it again but i thought closer to 6'5 than 6'4. Definetly a 5 in difference there though at least. He didnt reach his eyelevel. Though im not sure on Brandon Lee being 5'11.5 either.
Bishop said on 2/May/15
Looks 6'2" range here.
Arch Stanton said on 1/May/15
Dolph's excessive training is really beginning to show now with the height loss, he's an extremely fit and healthy guy who should't really have lost this much in his 50s (he can look as low as 6'2" range now), he's what 5 years younger than the Hoff who has only lost half an inch at most?
[Editor Rob: sometimes doing stunts and big weights for a long period can impact your spine. Or he could be genetically susceptible to greater height loss and his roles/activities have accelerated it?]
Arch Stanton said on 1/May/15
@ 184.3 Dolph had about 5 inches on Brandon who was around 5'11.5 to 6'4.5 makes most sense. But yeah, anybody claiming Dolph was only ever 6'3 or 6'4" really can't have seen him back then!
Arch Stanton said on 1/May/15
Yes, I think we can assume he's legit, actually I'd thought he looked taller than 172cm here and nearer 5 ft 9! As somebody said an 80s Dolph would have absolutely towered a weak 5'8 guy. I don't think Dolph ever lied about his height in all honesty though. He claimed 6 ft 5 and 6'5.5 but given that most actors don't think anything about barefoot height and are usually measured in shoes I'd guess he got measured at both. I think Dolph said "about 6'5 and a half" once on that show. I think we can assume that was in shoes he got measured at so really about 6'4.5 and as he claimed 6'5" too 6'4.25 in between does actually seem about right. Like Goldblum though I'd probably give him a rounder 6'4.5. In his 90s films Dolph could look more 6'4" but in the 80s he did give the illusion of a legit 6'5" I thought. With Brandon Lee and Cary he was looking roughly 6'4.5 though, that was 1991.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Apr/15
Rob is Big Jay a confirmed 172 cm by you or what? Surprised you've let a user photo with a celeb on here, keeping in mind what happened with big G haha!
[Editor Rob: it's a rare exception, like for big Alex aswell...

big Jay has measured within the 172cm range, I think he got almost 5ft 8 in his Tom Cruise video, so I'd say he was in the almost 5ft 8 zone.]
184.3cm said on 30/Apr/15
Watch that film he did with Brandon Lee and come back and tell me he wasnt over 6'4 at peak. He looked 6'5 in that film next to Lee. "Showdown in little Tokyo".
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 29/Apr/15
He's just barely taller than Kellan Lutz by like .5"-.75".
Danimal said on 29/Apr/15
A PRIME Dolph's head would be cut off at the top of the picture. He would have TOWERED a 5'7-5'8" guy (like the dude in the picture). He's lost a lot of height.
Danimal said on 29/Apr/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 4/Apr/15
He isn't under 6ft3

Why, because you don't want him to be?
Danimal said on 29/Apr/15
Mickser says on 6/Apr/15
I myself am 6'5 and was fortunate to meet dolph lundgren at a healthy eating convention and was able to shake his hand and I can vouch he is taller than 6'4. Easily 6'5.

Newsflash, you're not 6'5" if you think Dolph was your height. Conan Obrien who was 6'4.5" MAX a few years ago had noticeable height on Dolph.
Danimal said on 29/Apr/15
NBAer says on 26/Apr/15
He doesn't look over 187cm in the above picture Rob,and maybe closer to 186 since Big Jay is a measured 172cm in his video...A possible downgrade?
[Editor Rob: big Jay does still think he is in 6ft 3 range.]

Come on Rob. What he thinks and what is (the proof is in the pudding), is something we've seen time and time again on this site for years. No way is Dolph 6'3.25". Conan had over 1" on him and that was years ago now. He's lucky if he's 6'2" today and that's being generous.
[Editor Rob: yes he is struggling to look anywhere near 6ft 3, at times you would say he looks nearer 6ft 2 than 3...]
Danimal said on 29/Apr/15
the shredder says on 29/Apr/15
He looks 6'1.5 , he could be losing height

Yup, he's on a serious downward slope.
NBAer said on 29/Apr/15
He obviously lied about his height at his early acting years...Maybe he was a legit 6'4,as he looked pretty tall in Red Scorpion and Rocky IV,BUT in most of his more recent movies(The Mechanik,The Defender,The Expendables series etc.)he looks 6'2-6'3,so i really wouldn't guess him anything over 6'3 with good posture,and more like a weak 6'2 with bad posture as he probably has with Big Jay...
the shredder said on 29/Apr/15
He looks 6'1.5 , he could be losing height
Andrea said on 28/Apr/15
Wow big Jay, great picture! He certainly looks noway near 6'3 with you, though! He looks more maybe 6'1 range, unless you're on tip toes or wearing lifts of course! :)
NBAer said on 26/Apr/15
He doesn't look over 187cm in the above picture Rob,and maybe closer to 186 since Big Jay is a measured 172cm in his video...A possible downgrade?
[Editor Rob: big Jay does still think he is in 6ft 3 range.]
Niggurd said on 23/Apr/15
6'4.5 Peak
6'3.5 Now
Anonymous1 said on 7/Apr/15
...When I see comments that he is 6'4 or 6'5, which is what I would have thought...at least in Rocky 4, I can't get out of my head his appearance on Conan O'Brien, where he looked a good couple inches shorter than Conan.
Mickser said on 6/Apr/15
I myself am 6'5 and was fortunate to meet dolph lundgren at a healthy eating convention and was able to shake his hand and I can vouch he is taller than 6'4. Easily 6'5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/15
He isn't under 6ft3
danny said on 23/Mar/15
They made dolph look taller in rocky because rocky was listed as(if i remember correctly) 6ft 1 whereas sly was only 5ft 9
nico said on 15/Mar/15
dolphfa lundgrena rost 195-196 cm 198 cm
James said on 11/Mar/15
Niggurd says on 26/Feb/15
I agree with Alex 6'0's statement about those bodybuilders. Too much muscle can look terrible on such a short guy (like Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler for instance). Those guys are amazing in their world of bodybuilding, but they look like bulls due to their incredible thickness combined with their small stature (Jay at 5'8 and Ronnie at 5'10 I believe). Taller guys like Dolph Lundgren can build WAY more muscle than the shorties and still look great, but then again, there is still a such thing as "too muscular" even for a really tall guy (6'4 plus) like D.L. but he is far from that. However, tall guys have a harder time building the muscles up since they have a bigger frame to fill out, but once they finally do it they are way more impressive, stronger and better looking than the short bodybuilders. A short guy would look the best with the Sylvester Stallone build - very well built, very ripped but small and thin-looking with their shirts on.


Yes I agree i am 5'7 and got slightly overdeveloped at one point and looked terrible at 174 pounds.

now at 150 pounds of muscle i look much better
Niggurd said on 26/Feb/15
I agree with Alex 6'0's statement about those bodybuilders. Too much muscle can look terrible on such a short guy (like Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler for instance). Those guys are amazing in their world of bodybuilding, but they look like bulls due to their incredible thickness combined with their small stature (Jay at 5'8 and Ronnie at 5'10 I believe). Taller guys like Dolph Lundgren can build WAY more muscle than the shorties and still look great, but then again, there is still a such thing as "too muscular" even for a really tall guy (6'4 plus) like D.L. but he is far from that. However, tall guys have a harder time building the muscles up since they have a bigger frame to fill out, but once they finally do it they are way more impressive, stronger and better looking than the short bodybuilders. A short guy would look the best with the Sylvester Stallone build - very well built, very ripped but small and thin-looking with their shirts on.
James said on 16/Feb/15
Could have been at least 6'4.25 peak
Tunman said on 4/Feb/15
@Arch Stanton
Semmy schlit was maybe one actor who combined bulk and athleticism.Actually even a young Dolph wouldn't stand a chance against him.just think that he's 210 and seems quite fast moving,something very rare at that height.
Statham looked like a shrimp in front of him
@Alex 6'0
I watched Rocky 4 recently,actually sly reached a little over his upper lip in a scene before the fight ,so possibly 7.5" taller assuming Dolph has a big head.BTW he claimed 193 so 6'4.25 between 193 and 194 is fair.
Dmeyer said on 19/Jan/15
Near lutz looks 6'2.25
Alex 6'0 said on 2/Jan/15
Arch, Im big into bodybuilding and I'd never wanna look like a Coleman or a Cutler. I respect their hard work though they're on plenty of steroids that look isn't a good look at all to me. Too short and too massive at once. Dolph had a good look in Rocky 4. Very tall, built but lean still.
Alex 6'0 said on 2/Jan/15
Was watching Rocky 4 last night and he did look more like a 6'5 guy. Looked near a head taller than Sly
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Dec/14
Still 192cm today, IMO. At least 1in taller than Terry Crews
Nico said on 16/Dec/14
Dolph ne 191 cm rost 195-198 cm
Nico said on 14/Nov/14
Rost 198 cm
james said on 31/Oct/14
Always thought he was 6'6
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/14
194cm minimum peak...
AlexMahone said on 26/Sep/14
Guy with Pants says on 11/Sep/14
Dolph was on Sportsnation and he stood next to Marcellus Wiley who is listed at 6'4 and is much shorter.

Proof? Picture?
I don't know. I think this is an urban legend. There are good photos and bad photos form people but this is proof:

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If Terry Crews is 188-189cm, than Dolph easly 192-193 now. I don't believe it that he shrunk to 188cm.
Phil said on 24/Sep/14
Rob, another poster indicated his being much shorter than Marcellus Wiley (legit 6'4" ex NFL lineman) when they stood face to face on Sportsnation. He isn't more than 6'2" today and keep in mind he's in his late 50s now so a downgrade is totally in order
john said on 23/Sep/14
he is like 3 inches shorter than ralf moller
Guy with Pants said on 11/Sep/14
Dolph was on Sportsnation and he stood next to Marcellus Wiley who is listed at 6'4 and is much shorter.
James B said on 4/Sep/14
Yeah Arch unless your big show, mike Tyson Or Ralf Moller you wouldn't want to mess with Dolph at peak or today.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Sep/14
Click Here

The bodybuilding website at least calls him "extremely developed" and "perfectly proportioned" in Rocky IV. Just trying to justify myself to any potential pro bodybuilding visitors!!

Nowadays I don't think he's anything to shout about in comparison with a lot of the MMA types, but he is approaching 60! Hard to think that he was only 28 in 1985 and is now nearly 60. Makes us 30 somethings start to feel old doesn't it!
Arch Stanton said on 3/Sep/14
Bruce Lee, probably the most toned guy ever, of course isn't comparable because he was skinny. I'm talking about the balance between bulk and athleticism of the bigger guys, there's not that many actors I can think of anyway who have both at his sort of height.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Sep/14
Perhaps a lot of the more die hard bodybuilders who think the likes of Coleman and Cutler are "perfection" and that bulkier is better would still consider him really skinny in Rocky IV but to most normal people I think he was an icon of extreme fitness back in those days. No doubt some of the MMA fighters and all that are in even better shape but I've not seen an actor at least on screen who looked quite like Dolph did in Rocky IV.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Sep/14
He was really in unbelievable shape in Rocky IV. A lot of guys could train in the gym for years and never come close, genetics do play a role, it's a combination of that and sheer hard work like it was with Arnie. The scene in which he says "I will break you" and they show the side of his arm and the development is just crazy. I'm not surprised a lot of bodybuilders and fitness guys still continue to look at 80s Dolph as an ideal as he had the perfect balance between bulk and athleticism, not just a typical roid muncher bulk type. Nowadays he's still pretty jacked but naturally more normal and thinner looking.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Aug/14
Yeah he looks shorter than normal in that pic and I suspect her heels are big. She does look a very tall girl though and looks like Dolph around the eyes and mouth.
[Editor Rob: she could be a model if she wanted]
Arch Stanton said on 13/Aug/14
Click Here

Rob how tall does his eldest daughter look? She looks close to his height in heels although his posture isn't great, so might be a strong 5'11 weak 6' gal? She's stunning isn't she, and looks very strong and athletic, norse goddess sort of thing. I could imagine her as a female action star.
[Editor Rob: I would have guessed 5ft 10 but not seen much of her to really say, dolph might be losing a bit there.]
the shredder said on 12/Aug/14
I remember a guy named alan Light that claimed 5'10 1/2 , Dolph had like 7 inches on him lol
Phil said on 11/Aug/14
You have to make a downgrade here to maybe 6' 2" or 6'2 1/2". He was just on SportsNation and he and 6'4" Marcellus Wiley stood face to face and Wiley exclaimed : "I'm taller than Drago" and there was clearly more than an inch difference. Maybe age has caught up with Lundgren?
berta said on 9/Aug/14
its strange kellan lutz looks just a couple of cm shorter than dolph in all there pictures i starting to wonder i he is down to maybe 190.
James B said on 9/Aug/14
A 80s dolph would seriously towered the expendables cast
Arch Stanton said on 5/Aug/14
Showdown is one of my favourites! Looked a weak 6'5" in it didn't he. Lundgren doesn't look under 6'3" today with good posture, he towered over most of the Ex 3 cast.
6'2 (188.5cm) said on 4/Aug/14
6'4 - 194.5 cm (2014)
James B said on 23/Jul/14
Arch Stanton says on 22/Jul/14
James, he really looked huge in the 80s. As tall as Stephen Fry, yes. Now he's about 6'3", can look 6'2" range with poor posture.

You seen him in showdown in little Tokyo? No one would question him looking 6'5 as well as 6'4 in that film.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jul/14
James, he really looked huge in the 80s. As tall as Stephen Fry, yes. Now he's about 6'3", can look 6'2" range with poor posture.
James B said on 22/Jul/14
Compare how much shorter Dolph looks next to ross than 6'4.5 Stephen fry.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7MKz9cdl9QI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7m99P5xV9zM



Funny to think in the 80s dolph was around the same height as Fry. In th clips above I'd say Dolph looks no taller than a flat 6'3.


Would you agree rob quite a difference in how much larger fry looks next to johnathan compared to dolph?
[Editor Rob: what time in the video are they together]
TJE said on 21/Jul/14
@Dmeyer Yea I was gonna say. Dolph struggles to look 6'3 sometimes, today that is. He doesn't have 7 inches on Sly today. In fact, in the picture on JCVD's page, JCVD and Jason Statham surpass Dolph's eye level.
Dmeyer said on 10/Jul/14
Rob he looks 0.5in under hassehof who had 0.5in lss shoes 6'3 no more possibly 6'2.75 , is 190cm possible 193cm peak 190cm now 3cm loss at 50s is alot
[Editor Rob: he could also be a guy who doesn't stand as tall, but get him measured and you might find a different story.]
Dmeyer said on 10/Jul/14
When in equal posture he look just 1cm taller than 189cm crews 6'3 flat is possible
Payton said on 7/Jul/14
Here is picture of Lundgren with UFC legend Chuck Lidell who is legit 6'2. Dolph easily edges him and can easily be 6'4 if not weak 6'5. Anyone who aims that dolph is under 6'4 isn't real. - https://www.facebook.com/ChuckLiddell/photos/pb.121997521469.-2207520000.1404728266./10152124590281470/?type=3&theater
Realist said on 6/Jul/14
Rob 6'2 today with decent footwear usually he has lost 2.25 inches already i think his case is gonna be similar to Clint Eastwood so by 80 he will be a solid 6'0 footer.
Parker said on 1/Jul/14
There are plenty of pictures on the net of Sly with 6'4 Dolph Lungren. A 5'7 Stallone would be a full head shorter, so its easy to see how ludicrous that estimate is.
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He can't be shorter than 5'8. He's not taller than 5'10.
Emmett said on 20/Jun/14
I don't think he ever tried to exaggerate his height (not that he would need to at 6'4-5), he was just unsure about conversions from centimeters to feet and inches. In the above examples of him claiming height, the centimeter claims are both closer to what Rob has him at.
AlexMahone said on 14/Jun/14
This is one of the most laughable downgrade ever in this board. Really....most people saw a bad picture (Dolph had really bad posture) with Hasselhoff and downgrades Lundgreen to 6.2 (188). So then he is the biggest 188cm man what I've ever seen...so Hasselhoff is NOW 6.4 (193cm). He doesn't loss height, he's definetely NOT 6.3...In the most talked picture with Dolph he straights up, he stands almost on his tiptoes while Lundgreen flexes his leg much more...so what I want to say that he doesn't stand straight...Hasel-hoff isn't taller. Not by this picture. This is the FACT.
James B said on 7/Jun/14
Rob maybe upgrade his peak to 6'4.5?
Henrik said on 16/May/14
240 pounds at 6'5" could be achieved completely drug-free anyway.
Henrik said on 16/May/14
6'5" and 240 lbs in the morning at his peak. He claims to have stopped taking steroids in 1987 after doing He-Man, but I didn't notice him being particularly smaller in Showdown in Little Tokyo or the early 90's in general. Maybe I am just bad at telling weights... I rest my case.
Arch Stanton said on 11/May/14
Yeah I agree, I think 6'4.5" (194cm) is accurate.
James B said on 10/May/14
No chance he was 'almost' 6'4 peak. In his prime would never drop under 193cm even in the dead of night. 6'4 and 6'5 looked believable for him in his early films.

In the 80s and early 90s gave a bigger impression in his movies than 6'4 guys like Steven seagal, and Jeff goldblum,.
Peyman said on 28/Apr/14
peak: almost 6ft 4in
now: 6ft 2.5in
KROC said on 23/Apr/14
I think 194cm would be his peak height. Looks about 6'3 nowadays.
James B said on 17/Apr/14
I said this before but in showdown in little Tokyo dolph looked around 6'5.
Henrik said on 11/Apr/14
Heylo:

Yeah, I don't quite understand where this stereotype about Swedish people having long legs came from (supposedly, it exists). I have met many 6'4" and 6'5" guys who were taller than me due to a larger torso and not the legs, being 6'2" with a 34" inseam myself.

One thing I disagree on however is that long-legged people tend to look shorter on screen than vice versa, which you wrote. Clint Eastwood (quite leggy) usually struck me as a 6'1" man, unless he was standing next to someone. Same thing with Jimmy Stewart. Dolph and John Wayne always appeared bigger imho.

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dmwalker said on 2/Apr/14
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this is 6'1" Randy Couture beside Dolph Lundgren... He looks significantly taller than 6'3.5" in comparison.
Actually Met Him said on 15/Mar/14
He's one of the few celebs that downplays his height. I met him in the early 1990's. I am 6' 3.5" without shoes and he toward over me. I see him easily at 6'5" without shoes. However, he's a broad guy, big shoulders, and large face.
Heylo said on 15/Mar/14
I Think he was about 6'4, more or less in his peak. But i also think that he can look shorter than he really are in candid pictures because he don't have very long legs for his height. I Think it's usual with swedish people, that their torso is pretty long but not necessarily in disproportion to the legs. Correct me if i'm wrong but i've got that impression of swedish people (yeah, i live in Sweden)
viapto said on 3/Mar/14
6' 4'' beside tiny lister 6' 5'' and ralf moeller 6' 5.5''. Click Here
1.91.3 m 96 kg said on 28/Feb/14
1.93 Peak 1.94
Seth said on 16/Feb/14
I met him at an Army base 4.5 years ago. I'm about 6'6" early in the day and I had him by about 2 inches.
176,2Tunman said on 7/Feb/14
In some scnes of Rocky he could look a really massive guy but that's normal since Sly is only 5'9.In some pics I would say there was only 7-7.25 between them.6'4-4.25 for a peak and 6'3.25-3.5 today is realistic.Losing about 0.75 at 56 is already too much but still possible in his case.At 6'5 the loss would be close to 2in which is impossible.
Viking said on 5/Feb/14
1.25*
Viking said on 3/Feb/14
1.5" loss
MrTBlack said on 2/Feb/14
6'5.5-6'6" sounds a bit high but I don't think he was under 6'4" at peak.
Viking said on 21/Jan/14
190 today with bad posture
193 peak
56.5 guy said on 16/Jan/14
top of head 168 cm burt young dolph hit the shoulder 194 cm peak seems more correct for dolph
James said on 12/Jan/14
No one would batter an eyelid if he claimed 6'5 at his peak
Viking said on 9/Jan/14
Rob, how about the 191,5 cm I found in september -11?
[Editor Rob: at this rate he's going to have claimed every mark from 191-197 :)]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/14
I'm aware of that but, Rob shouldn't that quote be added to the top?
[Editor Rob: I'll mention it beside the 80's line, but I'd go with his metric statements as who knows if he could convert right ;)]
heigth said on 31/Dec/13
in the movie rocky he looked gigantic for real*! i thought he was like 6'8 or something lol he is swedish btw like me :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/13
Rob, did you see Cobra's link where Dolph claims 6ft5.5?
[Editor Rob: for a smart guy, I don't think Dolph was great at giving his height, he should have stuck to cm...]
Arch Stanton said on 18/Dec/13
Cobra says on 5/Nov/13
On the tonight show 1985 he gets asked and responds with "6ft5 and a half"
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0:50, why should he give that strange number?

Because he was telling the truth, his measured height in shoes.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Dec/13
Peter Ronson, the Icelandic athlete who was in Journey to the Center of the earth with James Mason really looks a spit for Dolph Lundgren at least in body frame/jaw/hair. They have exactly the same sort of build and structure and hair. He looked like some Nordic superman. I was guessing him at 6'4-6'5" and I see he was listed at 6'4". Well proportionally he looked identical to Dolph to me and he was listed at 6'4" rather than 6'5...

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