Michael Jai White's Height
6ft 0.5in (184 cm)
American actor and Martial Artist. He has said he stopped growing age 14. In 1994 was being described in a few papers as "6ft, 205lbs" with a 72 inch reach.
I'm 6'2,usually [weigh] 215-235 [pounds] - never any heavier! A Bodybuilder my height would have to weigh at least 330.
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Dave260 said on 18/Apr/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Sep/15
I think 6ft0¾(185cm) could be the best listing for him. He looks like a guy who might be taller than what he's listed at elsewhere, like Jon Hamm who was listed 5ft11 for years. He's very broad and that might give the illusion of less height.
Rob, what does he claim?
MD said on 3/Sep/15
@Fluffi, yeah, I think he could surprise some folks if you're not familiar with him compared against other people. He is fairly wide in the torso, which can make him appear (sometimes significantly) shorter than he really is. With him having been a bigger star when I was very young, I'm not very familiar with him, and if someone would have told me 5'10" or so, I probably wouldn't have doubted it. That said, he's at least 6'0" from everything I've been able to study.
Fluffi Fluffsson said on 30/Aug/15
Taller than I thought...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/15
I think weak 6ft1 range personally for this dude. He doesn't look tall when standing alone but beside someone like Van Damme he's easily got 3-4in on him.
Josh said on 16/Aug/15
Maybe bump him up to 6'0.5-6'1. Looks a lot taller than listed. This guy is big.
Kevin said on 10/Aug/15
Rob, can you please do a page on Kimbo Slice? If not, do you think he's really 6'2 without shoes?
184.9 on a bad day said on 15/Jun/15
6ft 0.5 is fair in his 20's maybe 6ft 0.75
said on 9/Jun/15
With 5'10" Scott Adkins:
Can't see footwear, though.
sean said on 5/Jun/15
no way he's over 6 if Scott adkins is 178cm, he's only 2 inches taller, michael jai white is a 6ftr with bad posture
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Mar/15
184-185cm at least.
Hypado said on 29/Jan/15
2cm shorter than 185cm Stone Cold Steve Austin.
183/184cm is fair for Michael.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/14
Well, you mention above that he can appear anything from 6ft to 6ft2. Right in between those figures seems reasonable enough.
Maybe 6ft0¾, Rob?
said on 11/Oct/14
Rob, is the full 6ft1 possible?
[Editor Rob: I don't know if he'd be quite that tall, although you could say 184 is a reasonable guess.]
Andrew M said on 4/Oct/14
Actually thought he was nearer 6'4". He looks monstrously big in "Blood & Bone".
He seems like a really nice bloke, a gentleman. And he seems to have a really good attitude in general. I respected his comments about Steven Segal and Jean Claude Van Damme not being in the same league as Chuck Norris, with Chuck always living a clean life and staying in shape. In fairness to Van Damme though, he does seem to be trying to better himself again.
184.9 on a bad day said on 2/Oct/14
He doesn't look lower than the listed height.
I thought this guy was 6ft1ish, he can look around that with bobby sapp , dolph lundgren, van damme and Steve Seagal, but with Jay cutler he looks 184.
Nils said on 30/Sep/14
I thought he was about 6ft 1-2
But strong 6ft is possible i guess.
grizz said on 20/Sep/14
If he really is "only" 6ft tall, he must be then the most intimidating 6footer I've ever seen. I give him 184-185 cm.
Hypado said on 4/Aug/14
Michael Jai White's height is 6ft 0in (183 cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Oct/13
"Michael Jai White's height is 6ft 0.75in (185cm)"
At least that if not the full 6ft1
Rob said on 19/Aug/13
cole said on 26/Jul/13
I don't think he would be much shorter than 184 cm, although it is possible he's 6' flat, as he mostly wears thick soled shoes that make him look near 6'2.
Mike 181 said on 11/Apr/13
Thought this dude was taller than 6"2 kimbo slice.
Anonymous said on 31/Mar/13
He's 6 feet tall. Here he is next to Mike Tyson (5'10) https://m.facebook.com/pages/Undisputed-4-Boyka-Coming-Soon-/173059072737791?id=173059072737791&_rdr#!/photo.php?fbid=560368300653430&id=407427019280893&set=a.408273625862899.99389.407427019280893&__user=100001552314514
B said on 8/Jan/13
He has claimed 6'2 in DVD commentary for "Blood and bone"..he looks 4 inches taller than van damme though
Joey said on 7/Jan/13
6feet (183cm) nothing more nothing less
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/12
I think a full 6ft1/185cm is possible since he can appear 6ft2 in normal shoes.
Dmeyer said on 28/Oct/12
In the movie Blood and bone hé Gets questioned by a police oficer legit 6'1 Guy friend of mine they look similar height so bang on 184cm for this Guy
Dmeyer said on 28/Oct/12
To me this Guy in a film like exit wounds considering seagal was 6'5-5.25 shoes while j'ai is barefeet hé looked nô more than 6'0-6'0.5 in if hé looks 6'2 at Times wish i didnt see yet the hé must wear lifts
Jimmy said on 6/Oct/12
In blood and bone looked the same height like 6ft2 idris elba. He must be at least 6ft1
Brad said on 10/Sep/12
Hard guy to pin down bc of his bulk and his disproportionately short body, long arms and long legs. Always seemed to be 6ft but on occasion he will appear taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Aug/12
"height is 6 ft 1 in (185cm)" and no less.
liam said on 13/Nov/11
he look like 6'2 men
anonim said on 12/Nov/11
this guy look 6'2.But his height solid 6'1.25 inÃ§ in night.maybe 6'0.75.Size is not under 185 inch can.
Gogu said on 30/Aug/11
no more 180 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/11
I think he might be 6ft1(185cm) barefoot. Saw some behind the scenes footage of him and Kimbo Slice (listed 188cm on official UFC website) and he looked around the same height.
said on 25/Jun/11
if you look at this clip you can see that michael and matthew mullins (who is 6'1) are pretty much the same height and their shoes are quite similar height also, so i would say 6'1 (185 cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jun/11
There's a chance he's 6ft1
dmeyer said on 5/Jun/11
seagal was 6 ft 5.5 with shoes on in exit wounds jai didnt look over 6 ft 0.5 in barefoot
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/11
He's built like a 6ft2 guy...
Gerry said on 30/May/11
6 feet tall is just about right for him, in Dark Knight 6'1" Heath Ledger had an inch on him. He has a big muscular build and broad shoulders that makes him appear bigger, more like a 6'2" guy.
dillinxeonyx said on 30/Apr/11
he is definitely about 6ft,in undisputed 2 when they were at face to face he seemed one inch taller and scott adkins(yuri boyka)is 5'11''.so michael jai white is definitely 6ft!
Emil said on 17/Mar/11
I thought he was more little than184 sm
Mohammed Juma said on 1/Feb/11
I think he is 6.1 as he looks so in universal soldiers. He towers Van Damme who is 5.7
K-ROC said on 23/Dec/10
I was watching Blood and Bones and Kimbo Slice had 2 inches on him. He is definitely a spot on 6 ft.
edd said on 1/Nov/10
White's reach is way higher than 72 inch. 72 inch is almost the same as his height. I have seen White is his movies and the thing that impresses me the most is his long arms. The dude has at least a 80 inch reach. Also he looked to be the same height as Kimbo Slice who is listed at 6'2.
dmeyer said on 9/Jul/07
he did apear 5 in shorter than seagal but he was barefeet and seagal had 1.25 to 1.5 in shoes
dmeyer said on 18/Mar/07
he claimed for years 5'11.5 on i mdb so could be 6 ft
Antonio said on 17/Mar/07
I saw him in sherman oaks mall, clear 6'1
flyprince007 said on 17/Jan/07
i met him, my dad is 6ft i,m 5'9 ,he's 6'2 easy
J-blaze said on 15/Jan/07
Michael Jai White is about 6 foot give or take an inch tops. something to consider is filming angles a little camera trick used alot in "Hercules" and "Smallville" is camera angle, it makes the someones height Appear taller or shorter depending who's angle the shot is supposed to be from.
TNTinCA said on 30/Oct/06
Still strikes me as shorter. But I could be wrong.
In the second Universal Soldier movie, he did make Van Damme look short but the Muscles from Brussells is only 5'9". Honestly hard to say for sure.
dmeyer said on 29/Oct/06
6 feet 1 fits him good
Bryan said on 5/Apr/06
Yeah i always thought the guy was slightly under 6'0", over 6'1" seems unlikely....
TNTinCA said on 27/Mar/06
He did strike me as tall. But in a movie with Steven Seagal (Exit Wounds) he did appear quite a bit shorter than Steven. Looked like around 4-5 inches. Leads me to believe he is closer to 6 foot.
Brett said on 27/Mar/06
you sure hes as tall as that Rob?, Ive always heard under 6'0", hes a very stocky looking guy. Id buy 6'0", but 6'1.5" ?
[Editor Rob: look at him on wireimage beside Tiny Lister and Fred Williamson, there is one pic where he looks maybe 6ft, but I also asked one of his fellow martial arts who has some pictures barefoot with the guy - and 6ft 1.5 was my guess]
dmeyer said on 26/Mar/06
he makes vandamme look lithel he is gotta be 6'1"
Jason said on 24/Mar/06
Was he that big, jacked Black guy who fought Jet Li in Kiss of the Dragon?