How tall is Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan's Height

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.
I'm five foot ten and a half...160 lb. - People Online Chat
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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John Cena said on 10/May/16
Fake:175
Real: 170
Around 5'9 said on 25/Feb/16
I think the full 5'9 is not impossible. I really enjoy watching those rush hour films and drunken master is good too. Fearless hyena is also another one.
Alvin said on 22/Feb/16
Here's the clip of Jackie Chan on the Mike Douglas Show in 1980. Click Here He's about the same height as the late Mike Douglas. Though Jackie had poor posture, rounded back and was in runners. Peak height about 175-176cm.
Johno said on 8/Feb/16
Looked nearly an inch shorter then Ralph Macchio, who Rob has met, around 5'7.25. Also, always looked within 3 inches of Chris Tucker's height.

5'7.25 - 5'7.5 but you can say a strong 5'7, not 5'8.
charlie said on 2/Feb/16
Jackie Chan is 5 foot 6 inches. We all lose height as we age and he was born in 1952. It wouldn't surprise me if he was 5 foot 5 inches. Actually 5 foot 5 looks about correct. I have a friend who's 5 foot 5 and he looks his height
The Dutch Guy said on 12/Dec/15
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.]

Rob you're a very nice person for explaining this... and Leo you're a moron!
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.]
mr.rashid said on 4/Sep/15
@Editor Rob,

Can u add a page 4 Kwon Sang Woo?
mr.rashid 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.
mr.rashid 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)?
mr.rashid said on 10/Jul/15
EditorRob,
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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5'8.5
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 hasnīt 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
Click Here its wrong even if hes bending down.
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
174cm.
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
174cm.
David said on 2/Sep/12
Maybe he was 5 9.25 in as his peak
Primo said on 2/Sep/12
Rob think he is not 5ft8.5 but 5ft7.5(172cm)

Its hard but im sure he is not 5ft8.5
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 spot...it 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.
Silent d said on 19/Jan/12
174cm. Is burn Hollywood burn a good movie? Why isn't jackie chan in the expendables 2? Bo i'll look it up. How much is 100 million HKD?
stan said on 12/Jan/12
I have to agree with Bo, i'm very familiar with the movie "Who Am I". Im from South Africa and a good deal of the movie wad shot in Johannesburg South Africa. Back in 1997 when i saw him on the set he never looked shorter that 5-9, so he could have easily been 5-10. As for Jackie and stallone, i saw a movie of them together called "burn hollyhood burn" and they looked about the same height whereas Stallone might have worn lifts even. Jackie is probably 5-9 or or slightly under that nowadays.
Bo said on 11/Jan/12
@Silent d: Yes his built definitively make him look shorter on screen than in real life. With all his injuries and almost 15 years later I could believe he went down around the 5Ft9 mark. The movie "Who I am" was a small movie from Hong-Kong Golden Harvest, still it has been released on VHS and Dvd later in some countries. I was told he made it to keep his team working between two big "Hollywood" movies. You just search "Jackie Chan who am I" (1998) for full details, it's not a bad movie at all in terms of story and shooting, especially considering the tiny budget (I was told around a 100 millions HKD back in 1997)
Bo said on 11/Jan/12
@Silent d: Yes his built definitively make him look shorter on screen than in real life. With all his injuries and almost 15 years later I could believe he went down around the 5Ft9 mark. The movie "Who I am" was a small movie from Hong-Kong Golden Harvest, still it has been released on VHS and Dvd later in some countries. I was told he made it to keep his team working between two big "Hollywood" movies. You just search "Jackie Chan who am I" (1998) for full details, it's not a bad movie at all in terms of story and shooting, especially considering the tiny budget (I was told around a 100 millions HKD back in 1997)
Silent d said on 10/Jan/12
One of the greatest asian actors. He is awesome! He is not up himself. Even though his life has changed soo much. He is a very private man even with his success. I have a lot of respect for him as a fellow asian. I believe you bo but i never thought he was that tall. They always make him look short in movies. I think all the injuries are taking a toll on his body and height. I would like to see him next to stallone, terry crews, hugh jackman, arnold schwarzanegger and all those other really ripped actors. I remember in police story he said he was 5 foot 9. I didn't believe it at first but my cousin told me his muscular build makes him look short but actually he is taller than people think especially next to will smith. 174cm is about right considering all his back injuries. I think i should watch that movie bo. Looks interesting. Is it an american movie or chinese movie?
mideel said on 6/Dec/11
lo, whats wrong with this all acting know about people height and try to shorting them, tucker is 6'1, you can clearly see jackie is not too much different even though in their dialog in rush hour sounds like tucker is 7 feet while jackie is 5 feet
Jack said on 26/Nov/11
5'9'' is total bogus for Jackie. Jackie is 5'7'' to 5'8'' max, Jet, Bolo, Tony and Sammo are 5'5'' to 5'6'' max and Bruce is 5'6.5'' to 5'7'' max.
burby said on 16/Nov/11
hell no
burby said on 8/Nov/11
He looks 5'7" at the most in those V8 juice commercials.
Will said on 1/Nov/11
Chan was never 1.72 meters IMO. He is likely 5'7" tall. Short but with a thick muscular build on him. You can see him being 5 inches shorter than 6'0" Chris Tucker in the Rush Hour movies.
ier said on 31/Oct/11
174 in 80s
now with all Injuries he had mybe he 170cm
LAN Jiao said on 31/Oct/11
i would be rude to call jackie chan as shorty chan.. because he is a great lie pricks , dare to claim 5'10.5 as he was not even a full 5'7 in real. he was the same height as 5-6 nicholas tse several years ago who get arrested by police and measure out 5'6 and nicholas was about 2in shorter than edison chan who was 5'8 at best. jackie chan is 5'6 and no more today. at peak he is not even 2in taller than 5'5 samuel hong.. 5'6.5 max given him.. even 5'9 claim was a joke. 5'10.5 a big LOL..
ken said on 22/Oct/11
he is 170cm, i saw him in chinese tvshow 2 years ago. so 174cm in his prime maybe.
Ka said on 19/Oct/11
[Editor Rob: I talked to an actor who worked with Chan a few decades ago and he said chan was 3cm taller, this actor wasn't much shorter than me!]

So Rob, if I get this right, this actor is ~171 cm, which put Jackie at 174 cm?
To you what's the highest peak height you'd give Jackie?
[Editor Rob: I don't know if the actor had lost height, he was from big trouble in little china and is a martial arts actor/trainer so a fit guy, he also called BS on Sly being 5ft 7 aswell.]
Stan said on 17/Oct/11
i have to agree with Bo, Jackie is no shorter than 5ft9, even these days
Bo said on 13/Oct/11
And one more thing, most of you overlook the fact that not everybody is standing fully erect at all time, especially fighter and martial artist who tend to hunch a little and like to keep their center of gravity low and their head protected... some of you might be surprised to see some boxer gaining 2 inches or more when they stand like a priest. For people with fighter back-ground you better look 3 inches shorter and stay on your feet than stand fully erect and vulnerable to any strike that'll make you less than a foot tall...on the ground. Consider this and Peace ;-)
Bo said on 13/Oct/11
I used to think he was like less than 170 cm tall but I worked with him for a few week in Malaysia in 97, and train with him in a gym at the resort the Golden Harvest rented for the movie set, I realized that in real life the guy is way bigger than you expect him to be, he's no shorter than 5ft9. Besides he's a powerhouse when he kicks and one of the best gentleman I ever met. In his case, his size and aura are more important than his height. But most of you believe he's 5ft8 because he moves easily and fast but believe me he was closer of 5ft10 in real life.
kian said on 7/Oct/11
jackie chan was 179cm
Will said on 4/Oct/11
Jackie Chan is 5-8. Let alone him being 5'10 1/2". No way is Chan 5'11" tall.
Phil said on 26/Sep/11
Do you think he is 4 cm taller than 5 foot 7 Ellen DeGeneres?
Just saw his Ellen interview on YouTube. Ellen wears flat shoes and Jackie wears flat shoes. I think Jackie is 5 foot 7 and a half.
Atdhe said on 3/Sep/11
175.0 seems more accurate,but then again he could had lost an cm the last years since he is getting older.And I agree he could have been around 178.0cm in his 20's,but because of all his injuries and his age he could have lost up to 5cm.
Rob you should add his peek height like 178.0-5'10
Michael said on 4/Aug/11
Jackie looks 5' 7.5" the absolute max. Where did the extra 1" or 1.5" come from?
[Editor Rob: I talked to an actor who worked with Chan a few decades ago and he said chan was 3cm taller, this actor wasn't much shorter than me!]
Mehul patel said on 22/Jul/11
Minimum height for young men.
shorty said on 7/Jul/11
He doesnt look so tall in his films and most of his coactors are taller than him in most films and asian males are not exactly very tall.
Paul said on 27/Jun/11
I was on stage with him for 4 minutes during the 2006 Friendship tour teaching him the golf swing because I was drawn out of the Americna group to go up. What a thrill. I'm 5'7'' and he's exactly my height.
tnsis said on 25/Jun/11
NO WAY he is 1.74 i think he is 1.69-1.70 maximum...
frank said on 19/Jun/11
he's 5"7 max. No way 5"8.5
Antonio Romero said on 26/May/11
jackie chan 174 cm ? he look shorter than that
Michael said on 18/May/11
To the poster Jackie Chan below me, the real Jackie never hit 178cm barefooted. 174cm at best. Now around 170-171cm.
nick said on 14/May/11
saw him at lax, looked about 5'6-5'7, really short in person.
Will said on 30/Apr/11
Jackie Chan is 5'8". He has never seen 5'10 1/2" in his life, ever. But IMHO he is a 5-8 minimum.
Jack said on 28/Apr/11
Jackie looks 5'6.5'' to 5'8'' MAX, his got a big head making him look taller. He sometimes looks 5'6.5'', but the point is that Asian men: Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Bangladeshi, Thai, Koreon etc who are between 5'5'' to 5'8'' is an average, standard and normal height, Asian men who are like 5'9'' to 5'11 are considered very tall, this however does not apply to White men. Most White men are taller than Asian men. 6'0'' for a White man is normal height, where as if an Asian man is 6'0'' he is extremely tall. Jackie is not short he is average because like I said Asian men who are between 5'5'' to 5'8'' is a average, standard and normal height FACT.
biggie said on 18/Apr/11
I think is 174 cm is right.

maybe the biggest Action star Ever.
jackie chan said on 11/Apr/11
175-178 cm at his youth, 170-173 cm now
kai said on 17/Mar/11
Jackie doesn't look like a 5 10' kind if guy, he looks more like a 5 8.5'. But even though he's not 5 10' he's a very solid 5 8', especially when standing next to Jet Li, who, I believe to be around 5 6' to 5 7'.
Chris said on 8/Mar/11
@ Chinese2011, Jackie's chinese name is "chenglong" is it? I think that you mean "Cheng Long" and you are wrong anyway, that was his early chinese stage name meaning "Become The Dragon" but the name would actually be Sing Lung, Cheng Long was another transcription. The name Jackie Chan was born with is Chan Kong-sang (陳港生).

Now onto height, 170cm short? But he's chinese, your chinese, average height for chinese people is 5'6? World average is 5'6, Asians really bring the average down, China - 5'6, India - 5'6, Japan - 5'7, North Korea - 5'3.

Even at 170cm (5'7), Jackie would be taller than chinese and world average but considering he's taller than that, he's going up to at least 4 inches above average (Back in the day), but now I'm guessing 5'8.5 would be a reasonable height, again, that's still above average but 2.5 inches.
Chinese2011 said on 12/Feb/11
I'm chinese. I prefer call Jackie Chan's chinese name "chenglong". I can tell you he is absolutely not over 174cm. There are some discussions about his height in chinese BBS. Many people think he is just between 170-173cm. You can see his early action movies when he was young, he is short.


By the way: Since chenglong(Jackie Chan) said "Chinese have to be dominated", he has already resulted in many people have a strong aversion to him,although many chinese like him, still made a lot of us have abhored him.
Anonymous said on 7/Feb/11
Jackie was never anywhere near 5'10. Even if you go back and watch his older films from the 1970s, he barely looked over 5ft 7.5. Even now he doesn't look 5'8.

I think 5ft 8.5 might be a bit of a stretch.
solared said on 15/Jan/11
he's 5'10 or was, the guy has had a ton of injuries that have damaged his spine and neck
5\'7.37 said on 4/Jan/11
I think the 5'8.5 is spot on, Owen Wilson (5'11) looks a solid 2 inches taller if not a tad more than Jackie.
dan said on 21/Dec/10
I've actually met him (no picutres) in an audition for his new film Chinese Zodiac. I was suprised actually not just by how tall he was, but how big he was. He had about 1-1.5 inch shoes on, large hands and head. Incredibly nice guy. I'm 5'11 and there wasn't that much difference between us is all I can say. He only stood up to shake my hand then sat back down, but I was expecting short and tiny, and I met large and quite tall. I wouldn't say 5'8-5'8.5 is out of the question at all
yup said on 19/Dec/10
i'd say hes 5'8 barefoot, claims of more than that would be him with his shoes on
5\'9 dude said on 27/Nov/10
I doubt he was ever 5'10.5 hes always looked kind of short. I'd say 5'9 in his peak probably around 5'7 - 5'8 nowadays.
Jack said on 22/Nov/10
He's probably been 5'10" before. In his really old movies he looks taller
Will said on 15/Nov/10
I would say that Chan is a little over 5'8". He is more like 5'8 1/4". Chan never looked much taller than 5'9".
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 it...my 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 believe.im 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 computer.im 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:
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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:

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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:

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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 me.so,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:

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

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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 slouch.so 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.

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