How tall is Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura's Height

6ft 3in (191 cm)

Former American Wrestler, Actor (Predator) and Politician. In one of his books "I ain't got time to bleed" he says: "I'm a six-foot-four, 250-pound ex-Navy SEAL, pro wrestler, radio personality, and film actor" and in washington post 1998, "I'm 6-foot-4"

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Average Guess (27 Votes)
6ft 3.05in (190.6cm)
dicksock said on 16/Mar/17
Rob, here is Jesse in 1992 with Ron Simmons, who was listed at 6'1" at Florida State:
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Both have equal footwear and Jesse dwarfs him. Even if Simmons was 6', you could argue 6'4" for Jesse. No way was he only 6'3" in his prime. The guy was about 6'4".
Nik said on 26/Feb/17
@dicksock

I like your name!
berta said on 13/Feb/17
well one thing is for choore there is not moore than 2 inches beetween him and hogan. Click Here look at this for example. i mean if hogan was lets say 197 then ventura was 193 and if hogan really was 198 then i would say that ventura was not shorter than 193. its pretty clear in everything you see them in that there is not a big 7 cm height difference :p
dicksock said on 16/Jan/17
I would say 6'4" in his prime. He was 2" taller than 6'2" HHH in 1999. Here he is on the Vicki Lawrence show with 6'3" Rick Rude in 1994, and he is clearly a little taller:
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I would change him to 6'4" prime and 6'3" now.
cobra said on 10/Dec/16
Looked a couple of inches shorter than 6-5 Sven-Ole Thorsen in The Running Man.
newbie said on 29/Nov/16
I'm guessing wrestling is like acting, once the short guys start lying about their height you have to bump up the taller guys otherwise the clams of 6' by some of these 5'8 pr 5'9 guys just don't stack up. Must be a nightmare to have to remember what height and weight they're being billed as this week. I'd have had him 6'3 when you see him against people whose height you can confirm but probably no much taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/16
@Josh Jeffords: You sure about that?


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Josh Jeffords said on 31/Oct/16
Looked about 6 3 in his prime now maybe 6 1 or less.
Sven and koto tower him so maybe a weak 6 2 by late 80s.
Don't remember him having much on arnie maybe 1.5.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 5/Oct/16
Near 6'3" looks good for his peak.
Canson said on 9/Jul/16
Always looked as listed above. At least his low would be in line with a 6'3 person
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/16
"Peak height was 6ft 3½in (191.77cm)"

Looked close to 6ft4 in Predator and Running Man. At least 2in on Arnold (most likely still at his peak).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Feb/16
RP said on 27/Jun/15
Jesse Ventura once said in an interview that he was measured @ 6'2.75" by the U.S. Navy.

No he always said he was 6ft4
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Feb/16
Around 6ft2-3 range today and a strong 6ft3/weak 6ft4 peak. I think he was billed up to 6ft5 in the 80's which he probably was in boots.
Jug said on 22/Dec/15
He has a cameo in Batman & Robin. The guy he stands next to in that film (the other prison guard) is also a wrestler and is billed at 6'6. Jesse looks 6'1, maybe 6'2 next to him. I never understood that, because Ventura always looks pretty tall, and he held up well next to Hulk Hogan. I would say a little over 6'2 at peak. 6'3 might be a slight stretch.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 14/Jul/15
I could believe the 6,2.75 at peak at night.
RP said on 27/Jun/15
Jesse Ventura once said in an interview that he was measured @ 6'2.75" by the U.S. Navy.
PLB said on 9/Feb/15
Ventura was clearly bigger than Arnold in 'The Running Man'. And he is clearly smaller than Hogan in one of their stupid promotional clips - but not a lot smaller.

I think Arnold was about 6'1" at his best. Ventura probably was a legitimate 6'4" bur Ventura wasn't really very muscular for very long. In most of his clips he looks out of shape and flabby.

Hogan probably was close to 6'7" when he appeared as Thunderlips but professional wrestlers suffer a lot of injuries. He probably lost 3 inches.

When I first found this site I was a legitimate 6'4". But I fell off a cliff. When I could walk again "(a year later) I was 6'2". Lots of wrestlers have injuries comparable or greater than mine.

Of course most wrestlers have their heart's blow up first. I used to lift weights but I never took steroids. So my heart keeps beating.
Frank said on 31/Dec/14
I believe hes more like 6ft 2 look about the same height as former President Bill Clinton... Hogan I don't believe was ever was 6ft 6
Henrik said on 13/Apr/14
6'4.5" peak? Laughable. Was certainly more than 1.5" shorter than 6'6" Hogan:

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Jeffery said on 25/Feb/14
6'4" peak in a very good morning.
Marcus Hickman said on 3/Jan/14
6' 4 1/4" 1.94 cm peak
6' 3 1/2" 1.92 cm current
Joe said on 29/Mar/13
He's between 6'2 and 6'3" now. I'm not sure what his peak height was though.
Sharpshooter7 said on 23/Feb/13
He was shorter than Ted Dibiase at the first Summerslam with advantageous footwear.

I'd put Jesse Ventura at a typical height for a wrestler billed 6'4". Probably 6'2"-6'2.5".
Mathew said on 28/Jan/13
I think he was more 6'3" peak height and 6'2.5" today.
tony t. said on 13/Nov/12
In that video below where vince and jesse are talking backstage look how much bigger jesse's head is than vince's. Jesse is at least a full inch taller, if not more.
Henrik said on 25/Aug/12
Ok, now I admit that I (and this site) was wrong. The announcer said 271lbs when Ventura had a match against Curt Hennig.
Henrik said on 25/Aug/12
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So why are they writing 245lbs?
Danimal said on 24/Aug/12
Henrik says on 24/Aug/12
275lbs? His billed weight in wrestling was 245.

WRONG. He was billed at 265-270 pounds in the AWA and 275-280 pounds in the WWF.
Henrik said on 24/Aug/12
275lbs? His billed weight in wrestling was 245.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/12
Looks 6ft2-2.5 tops in 2012. Not in good shape at all. Really is heartbreaking to see guys like him deteriorate over the years. In Running Man he looked pretty close to 6ft4 and was a rock. 275lbs of pure muscle.
Henrik said on 9/Nov/11
Danimal says on 6/Nov/11

McMahon was't even close to 6'1.5" in 2009. Jesse was 6'2" in 2009 and Vince around 6'0". Jesse in his prime was 6'3"-6'4" (pre-hip surgery and age) and Vince 6'1"-6'2".

Here is the video I was talking about: Click Here Must be McMahon's lift shoes if he is only 6', because I don't see much of a height difference between them there.

I stated about exactly the same peak and current height as you did, by the way. :)
drummer777 said on 4/Nov/11
Jessie looks 6'1 to 6'2 with Sid around Stings height, Hogan 6'3 to 6'4 and Sid 6'6.
HeightExpert said on 27/Sep/11
he used to be 6'4 (in his prime) nowadays 6'2.5-6'3 6'3.5 peak.
Eddie said on 21/Sep/11
Vegas says on 28/Mar/11
been looking for this for a long time, remember watching these at the time, ventura easily looks 4+ inches shorter than sid eudy, thats about late 92, early 93 i believe, sid stands slightly behind venture at 1min 48seconds Click Here

I'm actually originally from the same area as Sid, and have run into him a few times. He is all of 6'8" without wrestling boots. I'm 5'9" and he was around a foot taller. Jesse was probably right there at 6'3" to 6'4".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Sep/11
Could be down to 189cm at this point.
Certainly not over 6"3.
george555 said on 26/Aug/11
he is about 6'3 nowadays, IMO.
Terryman said on 27/Jul/11
my apologies Rob,whats the simplest way to post a copy and paste video then!
[Editor Rob: just copy the url/link and paste it into your comment. I can't allow any embedding of video or photos, sorry so don't include any youtube embedded code as it won't work.]
Terryman said on 7/Jun/11
if he is at 191cm today then Randy orton is 195cm(no way in hell)

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/11
192cm peak
189-190cm today

Never looked a legit 6ft4
RP said on 20/May/11
Known fact for years is that Charles Barkley was measured 6'4 3/4" barefoot at his NBA rookie combine back in the mid 80's...June '86 I think. That would make Chuck about 6'5 3/4" - 6'6" in most shoes.
Chris said on 20/May/11
aarod - charles barkley was on an MTV show talking to Gabrielle Reece and said that he was only 6'4" in reality. NBA players are measured very loosely. They often round up. And, they are measured in their shoes. So, yes, someone that's 6'4" or so can easily be measured and listed at 6'6". Now, his 6'6" mugshot was probably because those police mugshot things are not precise and because he was wearing shoes of course.

And, yes, Jordan was not a true 6'6" either. He was 6'6" in his sneakers. He's admitted to only be 6'4" and some change as well.
LG69 said on 24/Apr/11
He always looked 6'3" to 6'4".
Vegas said on 28/Mar/11
been looking for this for a long time, remember watching these at the time, ventura easily looks 4+ inches shorter than sid eudy, thats about late 92, early 93 i believe, sid stands slightly behind venture at 1min 48seconds Click Here
Vegas said on 20/Mar/11
speaking of running man there is a scene where 6'5 listed sven ole thorsen stands beside ventura and thorsen is ~2 inches taller
Ronster said on 15/Mar/11
Why don't you all watch the running man, when Jessie and Arnold who is a legit 6'2" lock up Jessie had him by 2 inches easily. He was 6'4" at least, Hogan was 6'7", Andre 7'2" minimum, just accept the truth haters and stop trying to belittle people. Oh, and Savage was no less than 6'1" and probably closer to 6'2". A larger muscular build makes you appear shorter, just as being really thin makes you appear taller.
Matt said on 17/Jan/11
He claims 6' 5'' in the Predator special features...I personally doubt he was ever even 6' 4''. Probably a little over 6' 3''
Mathew said on 30/Dec/10
He was never as tall as 6'4", that's for sure.
Danimal said on 26/Dec/10
Vegas says on 14/May/10
not looking 6'4 here with ~6'1 Mike Rotunda in 1986

6'1" Mike Rotunda was 6'2".
Danimal said on 26/Dec/10
Anonymous says on 21/Nov/10
ventura is listed 6'2 on wwe.com was also 2 inches shorter than randy orton last year on raw Click Here

He's also 60 years old and had hip surgery a few years ago. Peg a young and healthy 1980's Jesse against Randy Orton and you won't see any real difference in their heights.
Rob said on 25/Dec/10
I am 6'2", back in the 80s I had a an aisle seat close to the ring and Ventura walked right near me on the way to the ring. My buddy said he had about an inch on me - so I would say he was 6'3" at that time.
Vegas said on 23/Nov/10
iron fist, hogan 6'6 and barkley 6'4.5, show me evidence of hogan 1.5 inches taller than barkley at any time
Anonymous said on 21/Nov/10
ventura is listed 6'2 on wwe.com was also 2 inches shorter than randy orton last year on raw Click Here
IronFist said on 5/Nov/10
Anon, even Hogan never claimed peak height 6'8. In his Rolling Stone interview last year he claimed 6'7 peak, 6'4 current. But like most, I don't even give him 6'7. He was 6'6 max, making Ventura 6'2.

Also, Viper is right, Barkley is 6 foot 4.5 inches. He was never 6'6.
JohnP said on 15/Sep/07
Jesse Ventura is listed "6 foot 2" in the WWEs Hall of Fame; Click Here

He shrunk and they list his height now, or what? I don't think he was as low as 6-2 in the 80s.
nova said on 2/Sep/07
Jesse looks right around 6'4 in these pics with 6'6 Fred Dryer aka Hunter who was an NFL football player and 6' Michael Buffer and 6'2 Donald.
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Halb said on 11/Jan/07
I watched the Running Man too. I am loathe to estimate, but it was clear to me that Jesse was shorter than 6 ft 5 in Sven and taller than AhNold.
Big Show said on 23/Oct/06
Aren't there any pics of Ventura and Schwarzenegger. They've played in a couple of films together and I can't remember how they compared to each other in height. Charles Barkley indeed isn't 6'6, he's 6'4, but in the pic Jesse is standing behind Barkley and he's leaning a lot more than Barkley is. So this pic really isn't a good way to judge Ventura's height.
Stephen said on 13/Sep/06
There is now way that Ventura is 6-4 now. I give him 6'1.5" tops. I don't think that he was ever any taller than 6'3".
Viper652 said on 29/Aug/06
Barley was never 6-6.
harry said on 28/Aug/06
dipends on how old they were when they met,charles barkley was 6'6,jesse ventura(mean name...mean is newzealand slang for cool)was 6'4 prolly shrunk to 6'2 by now,possbly bad posture and sugeryson necks,knees or other weak bones.
Danimal said on 10/Jul/06
I don't think Jesse lost 2-3" because of surgeries like so many other tall people (Andre, Hogan, Eastwood, etc..). I just think he had bad posture nowadays and appears shorter because of that. I think if he stands straight he'd be over 6'3" easily.
Marty said on 14/Jun/06
In the Predator DVD Jesse claims to be a 6'5 250lbs wrestler... Now I have to give him a good 6'3.5 at least. He looks to be a good 6'4" and that wouldn't be surprising. Nowadays he's probably around 6'2 1/2
Frank said on 13/Feb/06
Canstop, Gorilla Monsoon was never 6ft 6 that's what he said on an interview but i believe he was 6ft 4 in his heyday...Monsoon looked alittle Taller than Triple H....Triple H is 6ft 3 with lifts
I said on 18/Dec/05
He was by one inch shorter than Bill Duke(my guess Duke is 195cm).So 192 cm is correct height for him.
Gramps said on 8/Dec/05
I'd give Ventura close to 6'4" in the late '70s and about 6'3" today. I'm going to take a closer look at him, though.
Jason said on 7/Dec/05
I remember he was only a hair taller than Triple H at Summerslam '99.
Anonymous said on 6/Dec/05
In the mid-eighties, whenever Jesse would interview Hulk Hogan, it was always apparent that Hogan had a good two inches on Jesse...Even when they wrestled, Ventura looked small next to Hogan...Now, Hogan is said to be no more than 6'4" today and it would be very interesting to see them stand next to each other with Hogan's obvious loss in height over the years...I have read that Ventura is 6'2" and 245 pounds today, but I have also seen him listed at 6'4"-6'5"...His heighest weight in the WWF was 281 pounds...
Jason said on 28/Aug/05
I remember in a newspaper article here (in Australia, back when he won the governorship in Minnesota, he was described as being 192cm (6'3 1/2''). I don't know if he's as tall as Hulk Hogan, though ...
RLG said on 26/Aug/05
Ventura also said he was 6'5" in part of the DVD extras for Predator. Guess he's another one of those people who can't decide what height they are. :)

He also is said not to have been a Navy SEAL at all but was a UDT (a "frog") which was a much, much safer job to be in back then, so his honesty is perhaps questionable on some things but that's maybe no surprise as we are talking about a former wrestler here. ;)
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Female high-school student said on this page, "I'm six-two, and I was wearing three-inch heels, and he was still a good inch-and-a-half taller

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