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Jackie Chan's height is 5ft 8in (173 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 8.5in (174 cm)
Hong Kong born actor best known for starring in films like Police Story, Wheels on Meals, Shanghai Noon, Project A, The Rush Hour Trilogy and Drunken Master. In his own words he mentioned his height in an online chat, claiming "I'm five foot ten and a half." His body has taken a battering over the years through his physical action roles and numerous dangerous stunts. It is quite possible that with all the broken bones, back injuries and cartilage damage he's sustained, he could have lost a bit of stature.

How tall is Jackie Chan
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Comment on the Height of Jackie Chan

Will said on 12/Oct/15
Jackie Chan is exactly 5 feet 8 inches tall. Enough said.
AJ said on 6/Oct/15
175 peak, 173 today
Leo said on 18/Sep/15
I am very confused about my height, not sure what exactly is it. I scale my height bare feet, standing by wall and put the object on the top of my head (exactly), then mark it and measure it with a tape. It's 70 inches and bit, so when i convert the 70 inches to feet on google, it display 5.83333 in feet and in cm 177.8.

Now i am confused here,
Jackie chan height is 5'8, (173cm)
Van damme is 5'9.25 (176cm)

So if 70 inces equal to 177.8 cm then i should have to be bigger than van damme, but google equals 70 inches to 5.8333 in foot, which is definitely smaller than 5'9.25 (van damme height). I just want to know my actual height, any help..
[Editor Rob: remember when a site says 5.833 feet it isn't meaning 5ft and 8.3 inches, it means 0.8333 of a foot. Since there is 12 inches in one foot, to get inches it's 0.8333 * 12 = 10 inches.

This sometimes causes confusion, and I'm sure some people have ended up thinking they were a different height in feet/inches when converting from centimetres.]
Ferris said on 4/Sep/15
@Editor Rob,

Can u add a page 4 Kwon Sang Woo?
Ferris said on 16/Aug/15
Rob, Would u mind adding a page 4 Kwon Sang Woo? i think 5'11.5" is a fair shout 4 him!
Sanders said on 15/Aug/15
I've met him for work some months ago. He is definitely 174-175 cm.
Ferris said on 3/Aug/15
@Editor Rob,
How tall do u think Kwon Sang Woo is? 182 range?
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Any answer Rob?
[Editor Rob: Ferris, I've not looked at Kwon much, but he can seem somewhere in 5ft 11 range at a first glance.]
Panda said on 18/Jul/15
Rob I remember you used to have his peak height at 5'9.5" (177 cm) but now you have it down to 5'8.5" (174 cm)?
Ferris said on 10/Jul/15
How tall do u think the famous South Korean Actor Kwon Sang Woo is?
he's listed 182 on most of his agencies and he pretty much looks it
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i think chan usaully has more footwear advantage over kwon, so 5'11.5" range seems fair for him.
what do u think rob?
stan said on 3/Jul/15
@height183, i think you talking about Sammo hungs lucky stars trilogy. Those were awesome movies and very funny too, Jackie had smaller roles in those films
Height183 said on 2/Jul/15
@stan: Drunken Master 2 is another great film. Aside from the action and story, I loved the scenery and setting. Amazing stuff.

The films Jackie did with Sammo Hung were not that bad too. Even though some of them hardly had Jackie in them.
stan said on 1/Jul/15
Good selection Rob, drunken master 2 is my all time favorite, classic !!
Height183 said on 30/Jun/15
The first two Rush Hours are really good and underrated in my opinion. Police Story is a classic.
Height183 said on 29/Jun/15
Rob, what are your top 5 favourite Jackie Chan films?
[Editor Rob: Wheels on Meals, Project A, Drunken Master, Police Story...fifth one I'm not sure, I do actually like rush hour after rewatching it, seemed better than I first thought when it came out. ]
anonymous peach said on 21/May/15
There's no way he is the same height now compared to his peak. He could have been 176 or 177cm at his peak, what do you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: well how much height he has lost is the question. From his 80's films, stuff like Meals on Wheels I'm not sure he looked that range though. ]
Josh said on 24/Mar/15
He was definitely 5'9 in his prime. Looked close to 5'10. Maybe he was giving his height in shoes like many others do. 5'8 today though.
Yaspaa said on 11/Mar/15
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Nico said on 16/Dec/14
Rost Jakie chan 174-175 cm
Silent_D said on 15/Dec/14
I used to think he was about 5 foot 6 but after watching a lot of his movies, I think he is about 172cm now. In his prime, he was close to 5 foot 10.5 I think. His body has taken a battering and he has lost some height. He is a few cms taller than jet li.
Kourosh said on 8/Dec/14
Eric says on 17/May/14
How tall do you think his son Jaycee is? He does look taller than jackie, but nowhere near 5'10". I'd peg him at 5'9.25"-5'9.75"

hhah 5'9.25 and 5'9.75 both are pretty damn close to 5'10 lol. some people are trolls in this page woooow
Height182 said on 4/Dec/14
Was he ever as tall as 5'10.5''? I thought that rumour was very wrong.
richie said on 21/Nov/14
Yeah Jackie is actually quite tall for an asian star, close to 5'9". He had 2 inches on Sammo Hung who is listed at 5'7"
andre said on 13/Nov/14
We understand that jackie is not a small guy but 5ft7.5 is the max he ever had
and for sure today he is 171cm
glow said on 27/Oct/14
he's about 170cm-171cm now
nom said on 5/Oct/14
He is not vry short ...maybe 5ft 9 inch ..
Vibram said on 28/Sep/14
He is below 5ft8 / 173cm by some centimeteres.

With 5ft8.25 Ralph Macchio Click Here Both had similar footwear, Jackie maybe slightly thicker.

He looks 5ft6.5 > 5ft7 flat. Given his age today in the photo... 5ft7.25 (171cm) peak?
stan said on 17/Sep/14
i agree with you Arch Stanton, he is not as short as the majority think he is. Not over 5'9 these days but not anything below 5'8.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/14
Chan is at the sort of height where in some of his Hong Kong movies he can look tallish next to some of the other Asian actors but at other times look short next to the taller Hong Kong actors who are 6 ft or a bit over. I think he's have to be 5'8-5'9 to look a decent height next to some of his costars in those movies. It's easy to think of him as a little Chinese guy, but he's taller than you think.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Sep/14
Rob can you add the Project A films too? They're classics, in fact the second one is in my 1001 movies book. They're great films, not sure if you've seen them but they're often rated as among Chan's best.
stan said on 29/Aug/14
watched a documentary of Chan a few nights ago and he looks particularly tall next to other asian actors. I wouldn't call him tall but definitely not short. The listing seems accurate even though i'd lean closer to 5ft9 then 5ft8. Rob what do you think was his peak height ?
Arch Stanton said on 21/Aug/14
Rob can you add Shanghai Noon? Wonderful movie. Owen Wilson had 2-2.5 inches on him, this looks accurate.
[Editor Rob: yeah it was good]
cc said on 20/Aug/14
surprised hes listed at this height. he gives the impression of someone much shorter, like other poster said, maybe cuz of his body proportions. thought he was possibly an inch or two shorter than this listing.
MaskDeMasque said on 29/Jul/14
hmm, watching his films i would have said 5'8 flat.
stan said on 4/Jul/14
That licence is just made up, not real.
Robby D said on 2/Jul/14
What I don't understand is if he claims 5'10.5" how come an internet image of his driver's license says his height is 5'7" and weight 148 lbs?
stan said on 27/Jun/14
i remember watching the Ellen show when Chan was on the show, he took off his shoes to show off his unique socks, no lifts there and it was pretty clear. He's just not want to care for lifts and his height never bothered him. Looked pretty tall in all his earlier movies which suggests he may have lost some height but 5ft6? not a chance.
Bernardo said on 26/Jun/14
5'6 flat. he clearly wears elevator shoes all the time.
stan said on 23/Jun/14
i've seen the latest pics of Chan and Van Damme on the net, appears to be more or less the same height yet Van Damme gets a higher listing than Chan. Rob you might wanna check it out.
Nishar said on 25/May/14
I don't believe that his height 174cm.
Eric said on 17/May/14
How tall do you think his son Jaycee is? He does look taller than jackie, but nowhere near 5'10". I'd peg him at 5'9.25"-5'9.75"
Giulio said on 20/Apr/14
in his early movies he was taller than all the other chinese people, 5'10 for sure
stan said on 17/Apr/14
lol @ Robby D. Even these days i cant see him under 5ft9, i must admit though he does give a short appearance due to his funny body proportions.
Robby D. said on 16/Apr/14
His drivers license says he is 5'7" and weighs 145lbs.
Heloween said on 1/Apr/14
I cannot understand it, 1.74 cm does not exist why ? its 173/174 so than is this 1.73 cm and not 1.74 cm
Russel said on 9/Mar/14
Yes he is short about 173,3 cm 173/174
Michael said on 3/Mar/14
Jackie chans height is a elimination... He is not more than 5ft 7 inc, Right 5ft 8,5 inch does not exist
5ft 8,5 inch is { 1,73 cm }
Agio said on 1/Mar/14
Yes its right 174 does not exist so 174 is ( 173,5 ). And jackie chans height is a ilimunati he is absoluty short about 168 not more than 170 cm i'm sure.
Wil said on 24/Feb/14
Please downgrade, I am 168cm. Met him face to face in an interview, he's not taller than me. Even if there's any difference, I'll give him 170cm at most. 2010 measurement.
Gustavo said on 5/Feb/14
174 does not exist ! I think he is same as rob paul about 173 174 so clean 173,5 cm
Lenad is sexy said on 30/Jan/14
full 5'9 isn't impossible maybe even a bit over when younger. I saw 3.5-4 inches shorter than chris tucker in the rush hour movies. Tucker is listed at 184cm which I think is pretty accurate but whatever they are , I saw around 4 inches difference
Efoersaan said on 26/Jan/14
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Greeting 174 cm Graham Norton back in 2008. Chan is 174-175 cm for sure but will probably drop to 173 cm in a few years.
stan said on 10/Jan/14
i do believe Chan in his younger days could have easily been 5ft10, go look at his older movies. He has clearly lost height since then but anything under 5ft8 is just madness.Anyone that actually met the man can vouch for that.
theflyingdutchman said on 9/Jan/14
''[Editor Rob: a lot of injuries may well have been knocking his height over 30 year career]''

His career as a stuntman and action star spans over more than 40 years. Have we forgot that Jackie Chan appeared as a stuntman on Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury (1972) and Enter the Dragon(1973)?
It's impossible he was the same height as back then. Consedring his bone wracking stunts.
1796 mm german said on 6/Jan/14
There is absolutely no way Jackie Chan hasn´t lost height. This guy litteraly broke almost every bone in his body. He always looked an easy 5ft 9in in his heyday. He is just not that kind of guy that stands up really straight to appear taller. You should definetly add an peak height on this one Rob!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/14
5ft9 range peak, Rob?
[Editor Rob: a lot of injuries may well have been knocking his height over 30 year career]
Gustavo said on 27/Dec/13
the guy next to the red girl is 172 cm look jackie chan he is 168 cm about 170 cm
I hope everybody no that jackie chang is not 174 cm
And Mr Rob if you would change the height..

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chinagirl said on 21/Dec/13
Its not possible that mr.chans height is 1.74m . He is 1.68
Elfoersaan said on 15/Dec/13
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A young Jackie Chan and Jonathan Ross back in 1989. Stand next to each other. The height difference seems about four inches. Which puts the '80s Jackie Chan at a strong 5ft 9in.
stan said on 4/Dec/13
i don't know much about accurate height measurement as Rob, but i made a point to measure myself this morning when i woke up, i put an aerosol can ontop of my head standing barefoot and i measured 174cm (5ft.85in) and i know i drop height during the day so in the evening i drop a little below 5.8. but more than a decade ago Chan was filming a movie in South Africa called "who am i" and i got the chance to see him mere metres away from me and he was clearly taller than me by at least an inch, i'd say 2inch maximum. If he's any shorter than 174cm today then something is seriously wrong, he was defnitely not a short looking man but rather built with a big head. Rob do you think Jackie could have lost that much height since then ?
Peter said on 3/Dec/13
Hey rob i think you know that jackie chang is 170 cm but you would discusion here :))
Ever said on 2/Dec/13
He is 168 cm come one peoples !!!!
5ft 8.5 guy said on 13/Oct/13
Rob would you say he looks 5ft 8 here with Obama? Click Here
In other pics you can clearly see he is in ridiculous looking elevator shoes... Click Here
[Editor Rob: about 5ft 8 yeah, but I don't think those are ridiculous shoes]
Eddy said on 6/Oct/13
He is 167 cm or 168. He look very short !
caaq said on 12/Sep/13
I think 5-8.5 is quite accurate. His hair is flat totally. He doesn't get any advantage there. He wears regular shoes. So when in shoes he looks 5-9 or a bit more means he is about 5-8.5. Chris tucker looked 4 inches taller mostly. Once in a while 5.
Elfoersaan said on 28/Aug/13
Dear Jackson,

What the hell are you talking about Chan looks just a tad shorter than Serh Macfaene in the pictures.

Mark Whalberg is in the picture much closer to the camera than Chan also the angle of the camera is in his advantage. Also Whalberg's shoes look very suspicious.

The official listing of Felix Baumgartner is 170 cm while Chan looks about 2 inches taller than him in the picture.

There are pictures on the net of Chan standing with either Robert Downey Junior or Mark Whalberg both are well known as notorious elevator boot wearers that give them mostly a 6 cm boost. The best we can do is guess Chan's height with pictures of him standing with celebrities that are virtually the same height and are not addicted to lifts.
Will said on 28/Aug/13
Remember Jackie is still 5ft 8, forget that he is not 5ft 9.
stan said on 26/Aug/13
ok, for one mark wahlberg is not taller than jackie, he's just closer to the camera because on the 1 pic where all 3 there backs are facing Jackie doesn't look shorter. As for Don cheadle looking taller than Jackie, he does not. Don looks shorter to me by an inch.
chrisss said on 24/Aug/13
He is no in rush hour 2, standing next to 5'8 Don cheedle jackie was a little shorter, calling him 5'9 is just funny and i really doubt he was ever 5'10, in rush hour chris tucker often makes fun of
matheuscore said on 24/Aug/13
rob, do you think that 174cm is short for a man ?
[Editor Rob: depends on the country, in some it might be a bit short, others it could be average]
Jackson said on 23/Aug/13
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Jackie with Mark Wahlberg and Seth McFArlane...and he is shorter than both. Jackie is max 5'7 these days!!! I really doubt he was ever taller than 5'8 or 5'9
Will said on 1/Aug/13
When Jackie was in the Rush Hour movie, his height was said to be 5'10", believe it or not. Though Chan in reality is about 5'8 1/4".
stan said on 31/Jul/13
i'd still say no less than 175cm these days
Will said on 28/Jul/13
Hi Rob, so is Jackie Chan at least 5ft 9?
[Editor Rob: I think chan is somewhere in 5ft 8 range]
Elfoersaan said on 21/Jul/13
Like I stated before Chan was definitely over 5ft 9in 30+ years ago. I remember a video from the '80s when Chan was in Japan at the time were he looked like a giant compared to his 5ft - 5ft 2in Japanese female fans. His way above average height for men in China three decades ago, his huge head and hands are probably the result of the 12 month pregnancy of his mother. He just looks short because of his bigger bone structure. A 176 cm mark in his heyday seems fair enough to me.
TheBigDipper said on 18/Jul/13
5'7, when he was on Ellen, he and Ellen were the same height. 5'7 max. Jet Li 5'5 max.
Vansallday said on 14/Jul/13
@Adrian HOW can you even tell just based on that picture?? :/
adrian said on 5/Jul/13
He is 100% 170 cm look picture he is absolutely NOT 174cm

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Aron said on 6/Jun/13
Photos of him and jet li makes him look like 5' 8-9'
Lorne said on 22/May/13
Hey rob, why did you remove the peak height? He was definebtly 5ft9 at peak, Rush hour alone proves that. Seriously, just watch his old movies, you're original listing was spot on.i
Good Guesser said on 19/May/13
Hahaha... Elfoersaan is right THE action stars from Asia and the West are currently both a weak 5ft 9in but both claim 5ft 10.5in. So much likeness hahahaha... even though Chan has no height complex. He's just to manly to care about his height.
Elfoersaan said on 4/May/13
It's obvious the guy lost much more height than an average person would. It's hard to compare him with other celebrities because their heights are also vague. Take Stallone for example in some pictures he is even with Chan and sometimes he's towering over him, most likely because Sly is wearing elevator shoes at that moment. One thing is for sure the biggest action hero of Asia has the same height as the biggest action hero in the West.
If you watch Chan's early movies where he is in his early twenties. Like Shoalin Wooden Men, To Kill with Intrigue and Half a Loaf of Kung Fu he's taller than any other cast member. I find myself pretty good at comparing in heights. I would say that Chan was a weak 5 foot 10 back then. The current height added here is spot on for Chan nowadays.
5ft10guy said on 17/Apr/13
he must stand on something because he is never towered by 6ft2 guys in pics .I mean 5ft8.5 is still 5ft8
5ft10guy said on 17/Apr/13
Rob its hilarious you have johnathan ross at almost 6ft2 here he is with jackie
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MaskDeMasque said on 9/Mar/13
Looked 5'8 in rush hour films.
Bo said on 21/Feb/13
He could have shrink to be 5ft9 today but I'm almost sure I met him at 5ft10 over 15 years ago, during weeks, not a 5 mn meeting, just check this pics with Hugh Jackman and tell me where is the 6-7 inches difference if Jackie is supposed to be 5ft8 or 5ft7:
Click Here , you can view this pic on "成龍 Jackie Chan facebook profile" and face the fact that the guy is not as "small" as all of you suppose. He's holding a bigger bone structure that make most of you confused because you measure him on a scale that is wrong. When some of you assume he will wear a S size helmet he would barely fit in a XL... Get real, there's 5ft7 people but he's just not one of them except in your desire to make the man smaller. If Jackie is 5ft7 on this nowadays pic then Hugh Jackman is 5ft11, that just doesn't make any sense...Click Here MGBY
Silent d said on 10/Feb/13
truth said on 10/Jan/13
max 5ft8, but more likely a solid 5ft7. Claims 5ft10 or 5ft5 are taking the piss. 171cm, same as Stallone, Cruise etc.
Dmeyer said on 8/Jan/13
On Getty images CAN look anywere 173-175cm so about 174cm very possibly 175cm 20 years ago
Rikashiku said on 3/Jan/13
He might actually be a weak 5'9". Its hard to tell because he is always cast next to really tall actors. He isn't a small man himself.
Key said on 14/Dec/12
Met him a few days ago. He's not less than 5'8 (172 cm). But not taller than 5'9 (175 cm) FOR SURE. I'm pretty sure he's 5'8.
Vouile said on 13/Dec/12
I agree, he is probably 5'8.5. If not, then shorter, minimum 5'8 and maximum 5'9.
J.J. said on 11/Nov/12
Rob amber Lavette had 0.5" on him
Bo said on 10/Nov/12
I couldn't agree more with Johnnyfive, Stan and Silent d last comments, they reflect objectivity and good sense of observation to point the nonsense of the 5ft7 argumentation.

In fact reading all the last oomments there's evidence about the reality:

There's is two categories of people here:

The first one noticed that in real life the guy is a large built individual with a big head and hands, who is probably standing around 5ft9 nowadays at the end of his sixth decade of life and was probably a bit over 5ft10 in his heyday before multiple injury and normal aging.

The second one are judging on proportions only and think he's around 5ft7 to 5ft8, which is that anyone will assume seing the man standing alone due to his body proportions most commons among shorter people.

Take a guy like Denis Cyplenkov, on a pic alone, the guy look 5ft8 and in real life he's 6ft1. Don't rely on proportions alone, they're often right in general but never on every individual.

But as I've said, he look shorter until you face him in real life and realize his head and hands are larger than most average people you might know.

174/175 today seem possible and probably 177/178 when I met him 15 years ago and 179 at peak is possible.

BTW, I'm back in Paris, France, as soon as I put my hands back on some newspapers pics in my family home in the south, I'll scan them and post them to let anyone see by themsleves.

MBGY all.
Johnnyfive said on 5/Nov/12
Jackie holds his own against six foot guys like Chris Tucker and Chow Yun Fat. I think he does come close to 5 9. 5 8.5 makes sense for Jackie, maybe 177cms in his youth.
stan said on 1/Nov/12
silent d you right, i still believe he could be 175cm today, he's defnitely not as short as people think, and yes i've seen his arms and he's still built at his current age.
Silent d said on 31/Oct/12
I think his peak height was 179cm considering all the injuries he has sustained over his long acting career. 174cm. He has to be about 80kg right? Have you seen his arms.
Frankie said on 26/Oct/12
Met him in real life!!! My friend is acting in him in his next film Chinese Zodiac - He is surprisingly not that small! 5'8-8'5 would be right on. He has a massive head and hands in real life!!!
Will said on 11/Oct/12
I still strongly believe that Jackie Chan is basically a strong 5'8" tall. But for reality's sake he is not as short as 5'7" though.
Shaun said on 5/Oct/12
For some reason you think 5 ft 7 Asian but if you really look at him he is taller than quite a lot of other Asians in his films and does look near 5 ft 9, which is above average for a Chinese guy.
Silent d said on 14/Sep/12
David said on 2/Sep/12
Maybe he was 5 9.25 in as his peak
GPeck said on 16/Aug/12
It was late night 13 years or so ago, limo outside of of a Sandy Springs/Dunwoody Grocery store saw a limo with several happy Asian Ladies maybe others....Was in an isle of the store saw a guy that looked remarkably like Jackie Chan!!! I declined to ask if he was because he was at least 5'-10"!
I am just saying!!! It was ATL Chris Tucker's was him-5-9 to 5-10+
Marvz said on 2/Aug/12
No way Jacky's height is 5'7"..... He's actually 5'3"
Bo said on 24/Jan/12
@Silent d: Hard to tell nowadays, but I think 15 years ago, 100 millions HKD was about a couple of Millions dollars, somewhere between 2 and ten, in any case not much for an international set in three locations. Europe, South-Africa & Malaysia. Jackie did get a major car crash with a Pajero (I think}, speeding on a south-African country road, which delayed a bit the movie.
@Stan: Stallone came to France and stand eyes to eyes with a 5ft10.75/180 cm TV host, "Cauet", the host was wearing normal shoes, while Stallone had extremely suspect sport shoes, the upper part of his feet almost angling at 60 degrees with the ground... So I guess, I would be also the same height than Stallone even if he's probably a couple of inches shorter than me. But I never stood in front of Stallone, still I did in front of Jackie and he didn't wore "drag queens" shoes. So I won't picture them being the same height till I see them barefoot standing side by side.
Bo said on 24/Jan/12
@Silent d: Hard to tell nowadays, but I think 15 years ago, 100 millions HKD was about a couple of Millions dollars, somewhere between 2 and ten, in any case not much for an international set in three locations. Europe, South-Africa & Malaysia. Jackie did get a major car crash with a Pajero (I think}, speeding on a south-African country road, which delayed a bit the movie.
@Stan: Stallone came to France and stand eyes to eyes with a 5ft10.75/180 cm TV host, "Cauet", the host was wearing normal shoes, while Stallone had extremely suspect sport shoes, the upper part of his feet almost angling at 60 degrees with the ground... So I guess, I would be also the same height than Stallone even if he's probably a couple of inches shorter than me. But I never stood in front of Stallone, still I did in front of Jackie and he didn't wore "drag queens" shoes. So I won't picture them being the same height till I see them barefoot standing side by side.
Silent d said on 23/Jan/12
It sounds bad. Stallone can't really act anyway but he still has great screen presence. 174cm.
stan said on 23/Jan/12
burn Hollywood burn is actually a very bad movie about a director trying to make a movie starring Stallone, Chan and Whoopi Golderg, not recommended. It does show however how similiar in height Chan and Stallone are.
korean said on 13/Oct/07
I am a korean girl, (sorry, I am not good at English :))almost Asia people love Jackie!! He is reall good actor. I agree that he is about 174cm. :)
Brah said on 24/Sep/07
Jackie has about the biggest head I've ever seen on a 5'8"ish guy. He has the head of a 7 foot man. Here he is standing with a NBA player listed 6'3":

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xxjohnnyxx said on 11/Sep/07
people forget Jackie have a mellon head with puffy hair...that's were the extra 2-3 inches come from.
Mark said on 9/Sep/07
My friend managed to get a photo with him a few years back. My friend is about 5'9.5" and with average posture he was about 1"-1.5" taller then Chan in the picture. So I guess a minimum of 5'8" for Chan is about right.
dmeyer said on 7/Sep/07
t hink chan could be 5'8.75 like weak 175 and defenetly strong 5'9er in 20s
Franco said on 7/Sep/07
compared to Cheadle who is a proper 174-175cm guy Jackie Chan doesnt look it.

172-173cm for Jackie Chan max.
bam said on 1/Sep/07
chan looks a weak 5'10 if not 5'10 near Chris Tucker. I just think its a combination of posture, and Chan's stocky proportions which give him an appearance of a 5'8ish man. If i'm not mistaken, I think Steve Carell was listed at 5'8 on this site, and this was due to his posture and stocky proportions.
Ms. Sunshine said on 25/Aug/07
In the Rush Hour 2 clip where Chan & Tucker are both barefoot & standing side by side Chan only looks about 2 inches shorter than Tucker, and Tucker is 6' & so Chan stands 5'8" to 5'10".
dmeyer said on 19/Aug/07
chan is about 1 cm taller than cheadle but i agree considering chan is standing by a nearly 6 ft 1 men he dosnt look small
glenn said on 19/Aug/07
thank you anonymous.and cheadle is 5-8.5.
Anonymous said on 18/Aug/07
He was taller than Don Cheadle in Rush hour 2, and didnt appear that much under Tucker, especially considering all the times in the movie he had a dig at Jackie's height. Cannot be less than 175cm even these days.
dmeyer said on 16/Aug/07
he was never more than 175 to 176 cm if he was 5'10 he would have look tall in asian movies and he dosnt
Dunken said on 16/Aug/07
yeah, people often forget just how broken down Chan is. i'm surprised he isn't in a wheelchair after decades of crazy stunts.

i'll stick to a little above 5'8 nowadays.
glenn said on 15/Aug/07
know it all i agree with you.
I Know It All said on 15/Aug/07
Hey, look at Hulk Hogan, he used 2 be around 6'7", but b/c of so many surgeries he's now a little over 6'4"(barely 1/2"taller than me). Age and/or injuries can be a factor. Jackie Chan obviously made a mistake stating one too many inches to his original height! He probably used 2 be 5'9 1/2" or 5'10"!
HE IS NOW 5'9" OR SLIGHTLY SHORTER! From my own experience, if a person is at your eye level or below(and you are a full grown person), he is at least 5" OR MORE shorter than you.
Chris Tucker IS BELIEVABLE AT EXACTLY 6'1" TALL, SO JACKIE IS DEFINITELY LESS THAN 5 INCHES SHORTER!!! CHRIS TUCKER CAN NOT SEE OVER JACKIE'S HEAD!! Think about it, and look at yourself in the mirror with a tape-measure! Take my word for word's always Gold!!
glenn said on 15/Aug/07
he is described as 5-10 in others movies too.
dmeyer said on 15/Aug/07
waths funny is that chan looks r=taller in american movies than he does in asian ones
Albi said on 14/Aug/07
How can one loose 5cm from injuries and still be in top athletic shape is beyond me. I saw am asian movie with Jet Li and he looked average. I'd say 5'8-9. Maybe the movies of Chan that Glenn saw were also asian movies. Not only are asians a little shorter than western people, but their older generation was very poor and much shorter than the new one. Plus martial artists (acrobats) tend to be even shorter.
I'm sure of the relation of economy & height because in my country, after the throw of the communist regime, height has increased 2 inches in 3 years and another inch the next years. At 5'10.5 for its generation, Chan would have to be one bloody tall chinese. Even 174 is probably too much for him.
Anonymous said on 14/Aug/07
in rush hour, the FBI dude described him as being about 5'10, but i reckonn hes 5'9
glenn said on 14/Aug/07
i think i have his first movie.1978 i glad you agree.
6'3'' JK said on 13/Aug/07
Glenn i also been a fan of Jackies films and also have watched some of his movies from the 80's and 90's and I do agree that he was 5'10'' in his youth, but now he is like 5'8.5'' - 5'9''
glenn said on 13/Aug/07
chan was 5-10.5 in his youth and is now 5-9 for the last 10 years or more.i met him.some clowns only know him for that rush hour garbage.ive been watching him since 1980.
Anonymous said on 12/Aug/07
He does look tiny on screen and I am sure he does wear lifts. 5-6 barefoot.
Duhon said on 12/Aug/07
In the rush hour movies his height is always being made fun of by tucker. In the latest he referes to jackie as a small asian cop. and in the 2nd one, in a scene at clothes store he asks a store clerk to pick out something for jackie in the kids department.
phil said on 9/Aug/07
i saw 176cm with big dress shoes..
TallAzn said on 3/Aug/07
If Woody Harrelson is listed at 5-10, or in reality is at least 5-9, then would Jackie be at least 5-9? Looking at TrueHeight's pic, the two look the same, if not Jackie being a hair taller.
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/07
can realy look 175 sometimes since he had a lot of injuries might have benn 177 cm
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/07
he is in perfect shape i doubt he has lost more than 1 cm or 2 max
6'3'' JK said on 2/Aug/07
At the Rush Hour 3 premiere looked same height as Paris Hilton who was in heels so he is no less than 5'8.5'' today
hmoob_vaj said on 2/Aug/07
I saw jackie in LA last summer, I'm 6'4 and he was up to about my nose so i say 5'11
irvine said on 1/Aug/07
I am not really a Jackie Chan fan but it makes me mad whenever he was made fun of his height in his own movie. It doesn't matter if he is 5-8 or 5-10 because these heights are not really considered short in American standard. He is simply not THAT short comparing to many American movie stars, probably about the same height as Johnny Depp (who I believe is about 5-8, not 5-10 as he claims - I shaked hand with him once) and Tom Cruise. Jackie Chan probably looks shorter than he really is because of his stocky build. In reality, I simply NEVER met any guy under 6ft don't boose up their height..... It is just a guy thing.
zillionairepoet said on 18/Jul/07
I was in Hong Kong visiting my travel agent, and there was a HK tourist cardboard duplicate of Jackie CHan. Of course, it's very possible the photo was enlarged or minimized, but it was one of those 'life-sized' posters boards, so you can take your picture with the 'star.' Anyway, the cardboard Chan was around 5'8".
dmeyer said on 5/Jul/07
something we shouldnt forget is people round up like my brother is a solid inch under me and claims 5'11 but he is 5'10 lets say when he is 60 and lost 1 in so 5'9 since he claims 5'11 his shildren will say he lost 2 in
Masato said on 25/Jun/07
I just saw a picture or Jackie Chan next to Jet Li in a chinese newspaper. Jet li is what 5'6'' or 5'6.5'' and chan looked no more than 1.5'' taller. Infact they were same around shoulder height, but jackie has got quite a long face and big head. I'd give Jackie 5'8'' barefoot now and probably 5'9.5'' in his peak where didn't suffer so many injuries.
Anonymous said on 25/Jun/07
hey 5'9 kid, I agree with Spadger, would you mind send more proofs for your words, if jackie is at least 3 inches shorter than you, i feel i would be 9'5. I suggest you to measure yourself again or simply get more factual. I am just being honest!
vtlee said on 23/Jun/07
Hey guys, i lived in Hong kong before 1991 and have seen jackie for many times, he lived in my suburb, i have stood next to him in a few occasions, I feels he is no more than 5 feet 8 ( bare feet ) if any different only less. Trust me!!!!!!
spadger said on 7/Jun/07
to 5'9 kid, post it, mere words don't count, we would appreciate ur posting ur pics with chan on here, there's nothing to hide!
Lmeister said on 4/Jun/07
There is no way on earth that he'd be over 5'9'' without lifts. He looks clearly 1-2 inches shorter than 5'10'' Steve Coogan in Around the World in 80 Days...
5'9 kid said on 3/Jun/07
i took a picture with jackie chan a few months ago, im 5'9 and i was at least 3 inches taller than him...
dmeyer said on 30/May/07
he look a hair taller than cheadle so 174 close enaugh 5'9 he does looks easy 4 in shorter than tucker in rush hour 3 might have lost 0.5 in or 1 in since late 50s so 5'9.5 at peak
trueheight said on 18/May/07
Woody IMO is like 5'9.5 barefoot, just my opinion after almost all of his films. He's got a tiny head, both Chan and Glenn's heads are huge in comparison
Viper said on 18/May/07
I give Chan 5-8 1/2.
glenn said on 17/May/07
my pic with woody that is.chan is difficult.hardly ever poses.
glenn said on 17/May/07
chan is 5-9 minimum now.maybe taller in youth.that is an odd angled pic to decipher.woody still looks 5-10 easy.5-11 if they werent touching each other.making chan at least 5-9.take a look at my pic with him.haha.thats called photo proof.not sitting at home at the out getting them in the flesh.
trueheight said on 17/May/07
why don't you take a look at the photo w/ Woody I posted weeks ago then Janice? The same Woody who Glenn claims is 5'11

here it is again:
Click Here
spadger said on 7/May/07
i would give chan no more then 5'10 in his early years, he is 5'9 now, but there's no way he had lost over an inch in height due to injuries, he looks bout 5'10 in his old films and no more, he wasn't exactly a standout in terms of height in his hk films.
Christopher said on 6/May/07
Jackie is taller than he looks. I'd give him about 5'9". Chris Tucker is listed as 6'1". Jackie doesn't look too short compared to Chris Tucker.
5'11.5 guy said on 5/May/07
Chan looked over 5'10 in his early movies. He was markedly taller than Maggie Cheung in Police Story 1 and 2, IIRC
janice said on 4/May/07
haaha... his true height was not taller than 5ft8... his only 171~172cm barefeet..
trueheight said on 4/May/07
dmeyer - Chan has seriously injured his back literally dozens of times; have you ever seen any of his stunt compilations films? Here's an example:

Click Here
dmeyer said on 27/Apr/07
thanks rob for all your informations
dmeyer said on 27/Apr/07
so rob you are saying that if someone is healthy and no back problem at 40 he shouldnt loose anything and at 50 max 0.5 to 1 cm but at 60 people might loose more

[Editor Rob: that's what I think. But, some discs might thin more than others, spines may curve a little more. Generally I would say by 50 if your a man and lost 1/2 inch, that would seem more than average. But, if your body has been through the ringer, maybe you've worn your cartilage in knees or damaged vertebrae you'll likely lose a bit more than average.
From 50->70 loss will be more noticeable]
dmeyer said on 27/Apr/07
to me there is less than 4 inches between him and 6'1 tucker maybe chan is 5'9 or a bit under 5'9 you should give him a bit more at peak it is funny because he looks short in asian movies
TheJerk said on 14/Apr/07
Hes easily 5-8.
Editor Rob said on 12/Apr/07
Chan's been through the ringer so often, God knows how he still has cartilage left in his knees. I might give him at least 5ft 9 peak...maybe.
Anonymous2 said on 11/Apr/07
Yah, I agree with everything you guys Glenn, trueheight and Joe say. I was really surprised to see him listed as low as 5'8.5" here actually, as I always KNEW him to be 5'10"+ in his younger days. But with broken bones, injuries and stuff like Editor Rob said, he probablly did shrink down 1.5" or so.
trueheight said on 8/Apr/07
heres a pic of him w/ LA mayor Antonio Villaragosa who I shook hands with in 2004 and can testify that he's between 5'6 and 5'7:

Click Here

scroll down a bit
glenn said on 7/Apr/07
exactly joe.thats how i know your telling the truth.
Joe said on 6/Apr/07
he's 5'9". I've met him, he doesn't wear heels in real life that's why he looks short in real life. What you see is really how tall he is, although he will tend to wear heels in his movies.
glenn said on 10/Mar/07
thanks trueheight.he had a slouch when i met him.and was still a hair bigger than,5-9 minimum.possibly more.and was more 5-10 in youth.
trueheight said on 9/Mar/07
Brad: this one is not like Sly b/c there is no verifiable evidence that Chan is any lower than 174 cm in recent years. I would believe 1.78cm in the 1970s as peak.

Check out the pics I posted of him w/ Harrelson and Kosugi...and they were shot after hours of stunt work on the set of RH3. Glenn says he saw 5'9 - he's got like 100% credibility and respect on this site b/c he actually has empirical evidence. Too many folks here claim "I met this person and..." but never substantiate w/ a photo or two.
CJL said on 8/Mar/07
I'd say he's around 5-8. He was a Korean show where everyone was wearing just socks, and he looked the same height, if not slightly taller, than the female host who is 5-8.
6'2.5'' JK said on 8/Mar/07
That 6'2'.5'' guy was me
glenn said on 7/Mar/07
exactly 6-2.5
6'2.5'' said on 7/Mar/07
Jackie was more 5'10'' in his proper earliest films in the late 70's and early 80's, nowadays i can't see him lower than 5'9'' although the least he is is 5'8.5''
glenn said on 7/Mar/07
he never looks 5-11 to 6-1 like sly.thats one difference.and i dont think he would be doing stunts in lifts.
Brad said on 7/Mar/07
Somebody find out the stealth footwear he wears....this one is like Sly: all over the place.
glenn said on 6/Mar/07
he was at least 5-9 when i met him.
trueheight said on 6/Mar/07
I'd say at the very least 174cm or 5'8.5 - 5'9 is quite plausible. Seeing his earlier HK films, he always appears taller than his co-stars. That was his personal RH3 diary - I wish he would post his plans beforehand so that I could go and meet him; I live around the LA/OC area and am exactly 5'9. Like alot of the places he visited, I had been to before many many times
foot n inch said on 5/Mar/07
in those pics with kane kosugi (5'11.25) and woody harrelson (5'10) he looks no shorter than 5'9... chan looks about 5'10. he might have been wearing boots at the time i say he is 5'8.5-5'9 bare foot
trueheight said on 3/Mar/07
Chan with 5'11.25(according to this site) Kane Kosugi:

Click Here

scroll down
trueheight said on 3/Mar/07
Jackie Chan and 5'10(according to this site) Woody Harrelson:

Click Here

scroll down a bit
Anonymous said on 28/Feb/07
In rush hour they say he is 5'10 but I really think he looks about an inch smaller than that compared to chris tucker who is around 6'1
dmeyer said on 25/Feb/07
you should give him 5'8.75 since he looks 174 pushing 175
Glenn said on 9/Feb/07
I dont understand cm.then you mix cm with inches.why dont you stick to inches.thats irritating.or if you want cm,stay with that.dont mix.
dmeyer said on 9/Feb/07
could be 175 cm my father is 59 years old he claims 5'9.25 176 cm but he looks 3 inches shorter than me so lets say i get away with 181 so he is 5'8.25 now so it would mean he lost a full inch he did work very hard in his life to me he looks a proper 173 cm like 5'8.25 possibly 5'8.85 like 175 morning so if he 176 claim was a morning height or 1 pm so was about 177 like 5'9.5 morning and about 5'8.75 night so he lost only 0.5 in at about 60 it is pretty normal but if he was legit 5'9er like 175 evening so maybe lost 0.75 in i will never know since when i got tall my father was already mid 50s my brother claim 180 cm but he is 2 to 3 cm shorter than me but he is 180 morning and 178 night my brother is one of those 5'10.25 guys after 60 evrybody looose in height i read an article than says after 50 people loose 1.5 cm evry 10 years i hope i will never loose height i dont know if stretching can help not to shrink but i guess a lot of people lie about theyr height since many guys that i know claims 6 ft and they are barely 5'11 i thaught i was 183 cm thats wath i mesured at the doctor at 18 years old ans sometimes 5'11.75 at the doctor but those were early morning mesurment but comparing myself to mesured people and and mesuring myself at home i think i am a 5 ft 11 guy 181 on a good day since to me morning height dosnt count it isnt a lie but like rob said whos gonna see out of bed i was claiming 183 cm when i was 18 then 182 since 6 month ago now i claim 180 or 180.34 like 5'11
dmeyer said on 9/Feb/07
i met many times bret ratner he is about 5'8 possibly 172 strong i never seen him beside jacky
Spadger said on 8/Feb/07
For those who like to speculate on jackie's height being shorter then they wish must be a tad bit insecure bout themselves? if he looked short being 5'8.5-5'9 on his films, it's probably becuase most of the american actors he worked with stood in the 6 feet range. Listing chan as 5'6 is hilarious and an obvious contortion of facts, for that i will add in my own agenda saying chan is 5'11 bare footed just for good measure, and it won't matter to me anyhow since i would still be taller than him:)
Spadger said on 8/Feb/07
Since when have jackie ever quote his height, thats a lie, source the article or news where he did it, as far as his height goes, he is a good 174cm, bret ratner is around 5'8 and jackie is slightly taller then him in most photos they took together, so i say 5'8.

[Editor Rob: your tone and insinuation shouldn't even be dignified with a reply, but I'll tell you exactly:

early 1995 in an organised Compuserve chat, on behalf of People he said 5ft 10.5.

Now, scurry back under the rock from which you crawled.]
scott said on 1/Feb/07
jackie is wearing rather large soled shoes here:Click Here (on the pic where he is in the trunk of the car u can see this clearly). i say downgrade to 5'7.
S to the C said on 30/Jan/07
i think that jackie might have been close to 5ft 10 when he was in his 20's, but because of the stunts and how they have taken a toll on his body, he has shrunken at least 1 inch since his peak height, i say he is about 5'8, maybe just a lil taller
Dunken said on 23/Jan/07
Sammo Hung is 5'6, maybe less, which makes Jackie even smaller.

he was probably close to 5'9.5 when he was younger, until he virtually destroyed himself with stunts in the '80s/early '90s.

what was his footwear when you met him, Glenn?
Quezz said on 22/Jan/07
If you look at pics of Jackie next to Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, it's clear he's at MOST 5'8.5". Yuen Biao is listed as 5'7", as is Sammo Hung. There is no way that Jackie Chan is anywhere near 5'10", and I'd question 5'8".
Robert.R said on 21/Jan/07
I am really surprised at how tall he is. I have seen his films and he always looked shorter to me, I suppose it could be his build and his stance which give him a shorter appearance.
dmeyer said on 21/Jan/07
it is funny that chan is 5'8 to 5'9 barefeet but looks taller in american movies than chinese also he was describe as 175 cm in the french version of police story
dmeyer said on 20/Jan/07
rob do you think chan could be 173 flat he did lok a lidl over 5'9 in rush hour compare to 179 penn and 185 tucker he looks nearly 177 could be as tall as 5'9 i met penn twice he was a hair shorter than me so 179

[Editor Rob: tricky, I have to give credence to glenn seeing him taller, has he shrunk? Age and life of body busting acting whipping 1/2 inch or more by 50...maybe]
Juan said on 19/Jan/07
I actually think that he's closer to 5'6.5, because Jet Li, who's 5'6, stood a tad shorter than him on t.v. Thats just my opinion.
Anon said on 17/Jan/07
I've met him. He was MC'ing a show at my university. A friend and I snuck behind the building after the show and caught up with him. He signed an autograph for me right in front of my face. The guy I was with is 5-9, and Jackie was shorter than him. I am 5-4, and I didn't have to raise my head to look him in the eye, which I would if he was 5-9. We were both wearing sneakers. I'd guess 5-7. Very nice and polite man.
Glenn said on 14/Dec/06
Maybe he was 5-10.5 and lost height in injurys.he is 5-9 most of his career.thank you St.Andrew.he was my height with a 5-9.
St Andrews said on 14/Dec/06
Glenn, no I have not met him. My observation is just photo based. I guess you are an a better position.
Brad said on 14/Dec/06
You heard Chan: "I'm 5 foot ten and a half". Drudge radio show laughter soundbite.
Glenn said on 13/Dec/06
You ever met him St Andrews? I did.5-9 min.
St Andrews said on 12/Dec/06
He is a short guy. Just look at the head to body proportion. Head size does not vary much. Therefore, short people tend to look as if they have big heads. He is no way 5'8.5" as you suggest here. At most, he is 5'7".
Dunken said on 22/Nov/06
Jackie was never 5'10.5.

he's just like Bruce Lee, Tony Jaa and countless other martial artists: wide chest and shoulders paired with small waist and hips gives the impression of being taller.

i have this body type, and at 5'6, 120 pounds, if someone stands at 10 feet from me, i can pass for 5'8.

Chan was 5'9.5 pre Police Story/Armour of God/Project A, 5'8 now.
David said on 16/Nov/06
Hey Ed,
Don Cheadle is the 5'8.25 like listed here but they forgot to tell you thats with shoes on, barefoot he is 5'7
Ed Kline said on 13/Nov/06
I just watched Jackie in Rush Hour 2, and in his scene with Don Cheadle (5'8.25 listed here), he ( Jackie) was the taller of the two but by very little. Possibly a footwear difference. regardless, he is certainly not close to 5'10.5
Indiana said on 13/Sep/06
I come from Hong Kong, and I saw him few times in Hong Kong. I can tell you that Jackie Chan is around 172-174cm.
Samby said on 8/Sep/06
I guess the actress would'nt be "shocked" if jackie were to be only 1 inch shorter than her.
HelloKitty said on 8/Sep/06
Samby, by the Indian actress' statements, based on her estimated height of 5'7 to 5'8, if she is 5'7 than Jackie is 5'6, if she is 5'8, Jackie is 5'7 and if she is 5'9, than Jackie is 5'8. I'll agree with this site that Jackie is 5'8.5 (when he's wearing shoes of course)
Samby said on 1/Sep/06
I read last year in an Indian newspaper (I'm Indian) that an Indian actress, known to be 5-7 to 5-9, met JC at some F1 race (don't remember which one) and she said she was really surprised to see how short he actually was (shorter than her).
Earl said on 18/Aug/06
HelloKitty, maybe you are right, I know he never looked tall but I always assumed it was because he was so stockily built.
HelloKitty said on 17/Aug/06
By all calculations Jackie is 5'8 with shoes.
Earl said on 16/Aug/06
So do you definately think he is 5'10" then C?
C said on 15/Aug/06
Chan is no more than 3 inches shorter than Chris Tucker in the Rush Hour movies. Tucker is 6'1''. You do the math.
dmeyer said on 14/Aug/06
in police story the frensh version he describe himself as 175 cm
Earl said on 14/Aug/06
Mous, I will take your word for it that he is 5'8" as you probably know more about him than me. Did he ever say he was 5'10.5" do you know?
mous said on 13/Aug/06
check out the link to this forum. this guy has a picture with jackie chan. and mentioned his height.

Click Here
HelloKitty said on 13/Aug/06
Chris Tucker towers over Jackie in the Rush Hour movies. I dont know if jackie wears lifts or "special shoes", maybe thick heeled shoes. And I dont know if jackie is being a comedian when he said he's 5'10 and a half, but I have to disagree with him. Jackie at 5'8 is more realistic.
dingdong said on 13/Aug/06
I saw a documentary about a guy who was 5'5 and a farmer who wanted to be the next jackie chan and he was standing next to jackie for an interview and Jackie was exactly 2 inches taller then him if not less. I would put Jackie at a solid 5'7.
mous said on 12/Aug/06
Chan is 5'8, not 5'9
look at his hk films with other popular hk actors/tresses
nick tse is a bit taller than him and he is 5'9
Earl said on 10/Aug/06
HelloKitty. That is an interesting point about Tom Cruise. I recently made a remark on his page. I have never met him but I had always read years ago that he was 5'7" and one source said he was 5'6". Shortly after he was married to Nichole Kidman, I read he was 5'9" then after they divorced 5'7" againd. The wierd thing is he always looked short in his earlier movies yet he doesn't look so short now, so he is one person whose I height I haven't a clue about. My apologies for mentioning about Tom Cruise on Jackie Chan's page.
HelloKitty said on 10/Aug/06
No problem guys (Earl & Tenacious). Tenacious, I'm new here, happened to stumble on this site several months ago after that whole thing with tom cruise (not his baby or katie holmes, but more about his remarks about depression and scientology. I dont want to get into his beliefs, whatever works for him. I wanted to see how tall he was listed, I've met him before, he was wearing dress boots and I would guess 5'7 to 5'8 wearing them, without them I'm sure he's shorter barefoot. I like tom and his movies but he's been acting weird especially on Oprah.
Earl said on 9/Aug/06
My apologies HelloKitty. I do think though you will find that Chan is at least 5'8" barefoot as trueheight says. I would have put him closer to 5'9". I could be wrong but I do not think Chan or Lee would have worn lifts because it could ruin their posture for martial arts.
tenaciousC said on 9/Aug/06
H. kitty, yer answer makes sense its jus you assume jackie also wears lifts and if he did they would be only 1-2inches+, not like slys 3-4inch 'munsters'. someone said below jackie may once have been 5-10 in his prime and ill agree...ive seen him on talkshows like letterman and leno and he looked very 5-10-ish although lifts a strong possibility...come to think of it in the one with letterman he did a kungfu demo where he spun around on daves desk smashing some bottles with his feet, so his lifts couldnt be all dat big if he planned on doin stunts on da show....he cant be under 5-8 to me, prolly 5-9 these days....
HelloKitty said on 9/Aug/06
I'm a girl and I have no clue what you are talking about earl. The only Rob I like has a last name "Lowe". Tenacious, I hear what you are saying, again I never met stallone but I have to agree with Glenn that he is at least 5'9. I don't know if he is wearing lifts in his pic with Jackie, but my point is I don't think JACKIE is 5'10, JACKIE is at least 5'6 barefoot, he looked short int the movie Tuxedo with that (can't remember that actress name, but I think she is 5'3 or 5'4 and Jackie wasn't much taller than her.)
trueheight said on 8/Aug/06
I say at least 5'8 barefoot
Earl said on 8/Aug/06
HelloKitty, you are not that Psycho Rob2 in disguise are you?
HelloKitty said on 8/Aug/06
Thats a good pic trueheight. I like Jackie and his movies but no way is he 5'10. I think he is 5'8.5 wearing shoes with thick heels, 5'6 to 5'7 barefoot.
tenaciousC said on 7/Aug/06
nobody should be using sly as reference...NOBODY!!
Earl said on 7/Aug/06
HelloKitty, do you honestly believe that Jackie Chan is between 5'4" and 5'7"? You cannot be serious!
Nolifts81 said on 7/Aug/06
Hi Rob, that racing Driver is Jean Alesė(I think you know him) and he is not 5'7" but 5'8". He said himself that he is 5'8"in TV and he looks that height!
Danimal said on 7/Aug/06
Stallone is giving 6 footers a run for their money today. I'm starting to think he has had his bones lengthened, if that's even possible?
trueheight said on 5/Aug/06
good point earl, his head is huge, almost as big as ted kennedy's. his build is muscular
Earl said on 4/Aug/06
I have seen Chan's movies and I would say he is a minimum of 5'8" probably taller. I suppose the fact that he is quite stocky with broad shoulders and a large head could mislead people into thinking he is short. I have noticed that most martial arts experts adopt a stance so it is difficult to see their true height in movies.
Viper652 said on 29/Jul/06
In pictures with Tiger Woods Tucker looks 6-0 though.
Glenn said on 28/Jul/06
You met Tucker Viper? I didnt.but my friends sure did.he looked 6-2 in the photos.Im not saying thats what he is,but I think its closer to 6-1.
tenaciousC said on 28/Jul/06
'None of those pictures will convince me he was anymore the 5'6.5"!'
then nuttin' will!! wake up and smell da truth! UR the same guy who thinks bruce lee is 5-6 right? photographs only deceiving from bad angles when one subject closer to cam than the other....full FRONTAL shots are pretty reliable if subjects both same distance from cam from wide shot like jackie+arnie. opinions are good = freedom-of-speech....but BIASED opinions base on ASSumptions with no proof ish bad = hate-speech---
trueheight said on 28/Jul/06
Anony: I would'nt say 5'10, not now anyways. More like 174 like estimated above.

Not just this board but TONS of others as well, the problem is ppl are making baseless inferences about celebs wearing lifts. Only when we have a suggestive photo or print source can we make such inferences like for Cruise and Stallone.

but you're right Anony, there are some unwelcome trolls in almost all popular boards making ridiculous claims without so much as a shred of evidence. But because of their lack of credibility, the estimates won't budge

Viper652 said on 28/Jul/06
I dont see Chan looking 5-6 1/2 in those pictures.
mous said on 27/Jul/06
those pics, 'Anony' posted does not show the feet where lifts can be. if the argument was that he isn't 5'6", then there is no need to proceed further, but for actual height, they cannot be admitted as evidence. 5'8.5", give or take a half, and i am taking the half

5'8" and shrinking
Viper652 said on 27/Jul/06
Ehh, Chris Tucker is closer to 6-0. Chan does look at the very least 5-8 5-8.5 though in that pic with him. I think 5-8 and change is his true barefoot height.
Glenn said on 27/Jul/06
Thanks day people will see Im only tried to give the truth and I was accurate.5-10 is possible,and now maybe his 5-10.5 claim was true in his youth.he appeared 5-8,5-9 with a bad(cobain) that 5-10 is possible.
trueheight said on 26/Jul/06
the 'no girlfriend guy' seems to have it out for Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Chan and Sammo Hung
Glenn said on 24/Jul/06
Thank you dmeyer.
dmeyer said on 24/Jul/06
he looked near 177 in rush hour
Glenn said on 23/Jul/06
I guess Im disturbed.I MEET THESE PEOPLE.and IM BLIND.he appeared 5-9 to me.and he looks it next to Tucker.
Glenn said on 23/Jul/06
I agree Trueheight.
trueheight said on 22/Jul/06
Any 5'6 guy who quotes around 5'11 would be commited to the looney bin; my theory is. he was closer the 5'10 as a youngster as most of his 70s and 80s films will show but has shrunk to just under 5'9. Hey, Clint shrunk almost 3inches due to back surgery; Have you ever seen any of his stunt documentaries? He's literally been injured hundreds of times, i wouldnt expect his spine to be in pristine condition

[Editor Rob: he's mentioned before he's wrecked his knees and probably has little cartilage left plus back and other numerous much he's lost is debatable]
trueheight said on 22/Jul/06
its cool you met him and all but its only a clincher when you provide photographic proof like Glenn and a rare handful of others on here. Again he looked Max 4in shorter than Tucker
almost 40 and need help said on 16/Jun/06
I agree with HT, he's no more than 5-7, most likely 5-6. Anybody who thinks he's 5-9 or 5-8 is seriously disturbed. Jackie's height doesn't include the top of his hair, come on now.
Ht said on 13/Jun/06
He's way under 175 cm. He's short. I'm from HK and I shook hands with him face-to-face in a concert (where he was a guest). I'm around 5-10, and he looked so much shoter than me. 5-7 would be a better estimate
Glenn said on 10/Jun/06
Exactly.he looks taller than 5-6 next to Tucker.
Anonymous said on 10/Jun/06
hes not far of tucker in rush hour and tuckers 6'1
Electric06 said on 29/May/06
Anonymous (trueheight in disguise) said,
"lol. I'd listen to the people who have actually met him. 5-8 to 5-9 it is."

Apparently, you'd listen to youself as well.
Almost 40 and no girlfriend said on 22/May/06
Jackie chan is 5-6. I have also seen him from a short distance, though never stood next to him, a short man, doubt he's even that tall.
Anonymous said on 21/May/06
lol. I'd listen to the people who have actually met him. 5-8 to 5-9 it is
Glenn said on 16/May/06
Thank you trueheight.yes,I watched all those chan movies 20-25 years ago.old school style,42st kung fu double features.saw one called BOLO THE BRUTE.those were the days.
trueheight said on 16/May/06
quad-4 your comments are funny regard his 'body style'. Chan is just bulky and very muscular; have you ever seen his earlier films? like the 1st drunken master? he's ripping w/ muscles. Truth is, HK actors do come more on the short side. what's interesting though is that in most of Chan's ealierer films from the late 70s and early 80s, he plays the 'not-so bright *big* doof'; thats, of course, relative to the other actors who were almost always shorter. He's 5'8 and probably was 5'9 in his younger days. Ppl, especially american fans who don't watch HK cinema were 1st exposed to Chan as a 40yr old in Rumble inthe Bronx. There are music videos in which Chan appears 2in taller than fellow cantapop star Andy Lau. He doesn't look like a dwarf, not to me at least, he's just a big guy
Glenn said on 15/May/06
Yeah,and Tucker can look 6-1 or more in my friends photo.whichwould place Chan at the 5-9 I saw.he is no smaller than 5-8.
sgman said on 14/May/06
i think all those ppl who put jackie down at 5'6" have that stereotypical asian image in mind (i.e. short and small). but when u look at pics of jackie and chris tucker - thats not a 6 inch difference i see - its more like 3 inches. so yes - many hk actors are quite short 5'6"/7" but jackie for sure is atleast 5'8".
30 something and no girlfriend said on 11/May/06
Haha, Jackie is 5-10? That would make him as tall as Roger Moore, maybe he wants to be the next Bond?? He's 5-6, not more than that.
Quad-4 said on 10/May/06
why not lie and say your 5'10.5"? If your 5'7.5" You might as well give your height in stilts. Because Danny Devito doesn't make the best action star.
rj said on 7/May/06
i actuly seen jackie chan in hollywood and im about 5'8 , jackie seemed to be a little shorter then me mabey like 5'7

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