Wesley Snipes Height
5ft 9in (175 cm)
American actor best known for his role in the Blade trilogy of films. Other notable performances have been in Demolition Man, White Men Can't Jump and Passenger 57. In a 1998 interview it mentioned: "As a kid, he was short (5-foot-5), had a Napoleonic complex and often got into trouble, says actor Wesley Snipes. But he was never bad. He knew by the time he was 14 that he wanted to be a performer. It just took the world a while to realize it. And after he turned 17, he finally grew five inches in a year and a half". On the Howard Stern show he claimed "I'm really only about Five Eleven", although fellow actor, Orlando Jones, once said "lololololol I'm 6'1 Westley Snipes is like 5 foot 7"
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Shredder said on 15/Jul/16
He was taller than Reedus in Blade 2 , He did pull off strong 5'10 there
Phil said on 22/May/16
snipes is taller than jamie foxx. 176 -177 cm is possible.
Phil said on 22/May/16
5 foot 9. he is not a short guy.
Steven said on 3/May/16
I'm just under 5'9 barefoot and I was pi$$ing next to this guy in the Mondrian hotel on Sunset Blvd and was shocked when I realized who he was. Homeboy is 5'8 on his best day. Dude is short. I'm short and the guy is shorter than me.
IMO said on 28/Mar/16
dude is 5'8. no taller
big t said on 7/Jan/16
When hes in blade his around 173-174 cm he must weight around 165 to 170
RisingForce said on 20/Dec/15
Yeah, Rob, that was my thought too. Maybe he thought that was a chance to claim a little more than usual. The 6'1" figure sounds like one from that 4 letter site!
said on 30/Nov/15
Hey Rob, you can add the 5'11" claim at about 14:45 in this video. Click Here
I can see the 2 inch rule in Hollywood is alive and well ;)
Editor Rob: ok thanks, maybe he was caught off guard with Stern mentioning six one!
said on 11/Nov/15
by the way Rob is it possible to grow up 5 inches for just 1 year especially after 17 years like he said ?
Editor Rob: it is rare, but there will be guys who have that late big spurt at 17-19.
anonymous said on 4/Nov/15
i dont remember in which part it was but when the police searched for "BLADE" they had him listed as 5'8 am i right Rob ?
5'10" dude said on 8/Oct/15
Snipes is 5'8" barefoot in shoes 5'9" spot on Rob, and yeah people do grow later vs sooner. I was 5'10" in 9th grade and never grew an inch. My friends all about 4 more inches than me. They played sports, and exercised while I ditched and did drugs and masturbated a lot. I'm small now and I hate it. I make it up for my smallness with steroids and a loud obnoxious voice. I fight easily and get aggressive any chance I get. Sorry for ranting I cant seem to shut up or stop typing my feelings.
james said on 27/Sep/15
I remember when he was a guest on the Howard Stern show he said he was "5'11" gimme a break man
average guy said on 11/Sep/15
Snipes was a late bloomer growing his full height as a older teen. It happens quite a bit. Also how the hell is ALLEN PAYNE listed as 6'1" when he's the exact same height as snipes in New Jack City. Someone explain please.
Dmax said on 9/Sep/15
He looks same height as 5'9 Michael Jackson and Jason Statham....but to each his own opinion not facts.
the shredder said on 30/Apr/15
He is shorter than Reedus and all of the New Jack City guys , 5'9 or less .
KD said on 14/Apr/15
In imdb he is listed at 5'10
TNT said on 2/Apr/15
Many years ago, I actually met Wesley Snipes. I used to workout at a gym in California that was owned by a guy who did stunts for Hollywood. And one day, Wesley visited the studio. Wesley was a really nice guy. Very funny. I think the height listed is spot on. I stand just right around 5'9.75" and Wesley looked like a little less than an inch shorter than me.
Mrskilz said on 18/Mar/15
I seen him in real life he gutta be 5'6
annon said on 28/Jan/15
Shorter than 5'9 charlie sheen in major league. And about 2 inches shorter than 5'10 tom sizemore in passenger 57. Hes around 5'8
keith said on 12/Oct/14
5 foot 8
Bud said on 10/Aug/14
5ft9???No way! he was listed here in the past 5'8.5 and that looked right,this one isn't right.
said on 7/Aug/14
I thought he looked the same height if not taller than Stallone in Expendables 3 though Shredder/Dmeyer.
Looks about the same height as Statham there.
Dmeyer said on 6/Aug/14
He looks 5'8.25-8.5 but has converse in most ex3 premieres
the shredder said on 6/Aug/14
rob this guy is looking 5'8 , 5'8.5 in recent pics.
robert said on 5/Aug/14
Dmeyer said on 4/Aug/14
Rob looking at him again counting footwear and béside sly statham lutz he can look légit 175cm évén 176cm is not an impossibility
GP said on 9/Apr/14
Met him few years ago, just saw him again, he was wearing converse and the most I would say is 5'8". I wouldn't be surprised if he was below that. Makes sense now that he was that much shorter than Harrelson. I guess Rob is being very nice and generous.
MD said on 23/Dec/13
He's not even 5'9", let alone his 5'10" claim. I'd put him at about 5'8". It's clear when he's around others that he's below average height. This first thing I would remark about him wouldn't be his height, but he's definitely not a taller guy.
johnmcc said on 21/Dec/13
Was shorter than Woody Harrelson in Money train who is down here as 5'9 1/2 which puts him about 5'8 .
JD said on 20/Dec/13
He looks about 5'6'' or 5'7"
Len said on 4/Oct/13
I'd believe 5'8".
rayman said on 20/Aug/13
In Rising Son he looks to be two inches taller than Harvey Kaitel would put him at 5 8 to 5 9...
Jax said on 9/May/13
5'8 area in barefeet....he wears thick boots or has lift pads inside regluar looking shoes to create the illusion of 5'9 or 5'10, like most actors do. a common hollywood practice these days
Dman1528 said on 23/Mar/13
He's around 5foot7.5 to 5foot8
Joey said on 3/Feb/13
anything between 172cm and 174cm is possible...but I highly doubt he is even 1mm over 174cm in barefeet....always looks short and even in thick boots ( Blade movies) only about average height....
Silent d said on 5/Oct/12
5 foot 8.
said on 29/Sep/12
Pause at 58:37. Looks near 4 inches shorter than David Caruso. 5 ft 10 is impossible and I thinks its inaccurate that Caruso is actually only 2.5 inches taller.
justme said on 21/Sep/12
look at pics of him and jada pinkett (before she was smith)she's 5'1 and in heels she's almost as tall as him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Sep/12
I think 5ft9.5(177cm) is possible. Looked 5ft10-5ft11 range in Blade
stan said on 27/Jul/12
Met woody harrelson years ago..he was short.id say 5.7 - 5.8 tops.if u see the movies these 2 do together u will see woody is a tad taller than snipes so safe to say snipes probably 5.7 tops
Silent d said on 19/Jan/12
Stallone is 5 foot 8. He looks muscular and built. I am surprised people say he is skinny. I thought there's a gym in jail. I watched us marshals and it said he was 172cm. I believed it but he was taller than robert downey jr and shorter than Tommy lee jones. I don't think he is shorter than 5 foot 7. He has the same build as robert downey jr. If robert is 5 foot 8 than wesley is 5 foot 8.
dazz11 said on 8/Jan/12
i think he is 5'9-5'10,n yup that suites him well
Refuge penis said on 8/Jan/12
Wesley is 5''7 BTW why can't I buy the 2girls1cup dvd
daggx said on 3/Jan/12
met him on movie presentation of blade trinity, i am 6'2 and i looked like a tower when stand next to him, who said 5'10 not even kidding, this guy can look very tall on blade because of camera angles and big lifts, i say honestly, he looked no more than 5'7, i was looking at dorff is listed 5'7, remember blade's finale whe they fight, snipes looked slightly taller and he was wearing big lift boots, while dorff was wearing flat shoes, so again, if dorff is listed 5'7, wesley should be downgrade to the same at peak, seriously i am a big fan of blade, but this guy is nowhere even NEAR 5'9, cool actor, but he is pretty short
Kaustav said on 2/Jan/12
Wesley is between 5'8"-5'9". Not more than that because he looks 2"-3" inches shorter than Stallone in DEMOLITION MAN. Stallone is 5'11"
dennis said on 1/Dec/11
man i heard he was 5ft 5in.....he just weres platform shoes in his movies
Danimal said on 25/Sep/11
In Blade Triniti they show his height on a card. It says 5'8", which makes sense, seeing he was shorter than 5'9" Woody Harrelson in White Men Can't Jump. I'd say he's MAX 5'8". Rob, you have him at least an inch too high.
Grey Ghost said on 19/Aug/11
He was the same height as 5'10'' Ving Rhames in Undisputed.
jason said on 6/Aug/11
he is 5'8. i have seen him with jason statham. both were of the same height. they're both 5'8 but claims to be 5'10 or some thing
Julia said on 29/Jun/11
I've stood next to him on a couple of occasions. He's roughly 5'6". When you first see him in person, it's surprising how tiny he is (short, small boned, skinny.)
HeightGainer said on 26/Jun/11
OMG! I thought all along that he's really tall.. In his movies he looks like a 6 footer like in Passenger 57.. I was really shocked by this.. Your body frame plays a really big role for you.. Even if you're Short,you can look taller.. Like Snipes he really looks tall.. I'm a height enthusiast and always envy taller guys.. I only stand 5'5.. I'm so frustrated about it how i wish im at least 5'7.. Anyway,thanks for this info
paul86 said on 8/Jun/11
most likely he's a weak 5'10' like myself; being 5'10' in the morning and 5'9.5' in the evening.
tez said on 20/May/11
He is not 5.10. I have met him a couple of times in Orlando and he is 5"7 if not a little shorter. I am 5"11 and always thought he was bigger. It was a shock to me when I realized he was much shorter that I pictured in the movies.
black jesus said on 15/May/11
he should be 5.10 coz he was taller than sly on domolition man
ulrich said on 26/Mar/11
in blade trinity when the fbi is watching at his file its clearly that says that hes 5ft8
DMaN1528 said on 8/Feb/11
Anonymous said on 2/Feb/11
Idk I thought he was taller he looks taller in movies he is thin but he's got tone hes not a big guy but in blade I thought he was 5 ft 11 but i saw the other night BLade Trinty and on his wanted poster you can make out he's actually a little shorter than 5 ft 11 about 5 ft 8 or 9 I think is accurate
sneed said on 18/Dec/10
met wesley snipes some years ago in a vancouver nightclub and me and my bro were shocked at how much shorter then us he was---and we have met several celebrities between the two of us. we are 5'8 and 5'9, he was somewhere between 5'6 - 5'8 max
Legend said on 8/Nov/10
ya, i agree with most of the comments, 5'8.25 is what I will give him.
dave said on 20/Sep/07
i've met snipes and shook his hands in the bellagio in vegas about 10 yrs ago. I went up to him because I was with my girlfriend and her cousin from australia, and i asked him to take a picture. he said no to me, but i am 5'9 exactly, and he was clearly 5'10.
thetrue said on 14/Sep/07
5'10,glenn is TOO close 2the camera
Gin said on 17/Aug/07
Rightfully i think Snipes is 5'9 and could be more. I used to think that he was at leat 5'11 before, seeing him at Blade. But if ever he is exactly 5'9 minus footwear, i'd have to say that he carries himself well since he makes the illusion of a 5'11 to 6'0 guy. Well i guess 5'9-5'11 peeps may look the same w/ this type of build.
glenn said on 13/Aug/07
ive seen snipes look from 5-9 to 6ft.
said on 12/Aug/07
I've seen many movies with Wesley and compared to many other actors like Tommy Lee Jones in "U.S. Marshals" or Ving Rhamesis in "Champion" he is quite tall and I think he actually is 5'10" as he claims (by the way great actor, nice fight style).
As a proof a picture of Wesley and Ving Rhamesis who is here at 5'11,5" (182cm):
Viper said on 12/Aug/07
Denzel is 6-0 tops.
Anthony said on 10/Aug/07
Denzel is 6'1, which would put Snipes at 5'88. He thinks 5'8.5-5'9. Nothing below, though. Snipes at 5'5 is like Stallone at 5'7.
Anonymous said on 10/Aug/07
If anyone think he is under 5'9 is delusional and a idiot. Look at the pic with Glenn. The top is cut off but he was a good 2 inches at most over him. Don't give the excuse of lifts either. If he was 5'5 and wearing lifts he would be shorter than Glenn. At best posture he is probably 5'10 flat. Who cares about the movies.
Mr. R said on 10/Jun/07
This is spot on correct. I saw him at a movie premiere.
robotix said on 1/Jun/07
looked 5-9 against Denzel Washington's 6-1 in MO' Better Blues
Jon said on 25/Apr/07
I agree that he's 5'9". I was surprised since I thought he was supposed to be around 6'. I saw him at a restaurant called Versailles a few years ago. He stood next to me and I'm about 5'8". I thought that he was Spike Lee because he was wearing those thick framed glasses until my friends told me. I think he overheard me mentioning about how small he was since he looked like he weighed about 160 lbs, was in good shape though.
dmeyer said on 15/Apr/07
he was similar height to statham shorter than sizemore close to sly this guy is about 5'9in in movies i never saw him looking over 5'9.5
Antonio said on 17/Mar/07
he was staying in shutters in santa monica, he is not even close to be 175, maybe 172
glenn said on 10/Mar/07
thats what happens over a 17 year period.he never poses now.so i cant get another.
Stothec said on 10/Mar/07
umm glen, dont get mad when i say this but wow........ ur wearin a freekin muscle shirt, lol........ sorry to go offtopic.... but i couldnt help but think about the years that shirt was in style and laugh......
Manu said on 2/Feb/07
a friend of mine met him in the blade 2 premiere in madrid. he told me he was a midget,shorter than me. I'm 5'9.5 (177-176). my friend is 6'1.25 (186 cm). also told me he wore minimum 1-1.5 inch footwear,probably boots. he's 5'8-5'8.5 barefoot.with boots he could look 5'9.5,but definitively he's not 5'9 barefoot.
hudson said on 24/Jan/07
Ive seen wesley snipes in person in jersey city years ago, unless he's grown since then, he's no more than 5'7. He was shorter then me, and im 5'8.5
smith said on 22/Jan/07
snipes is 5'7" to 5'8" if you seen blade 3 you will see his mug shot listed at 5'7"....see his boots in blade movies.
J. said on 1/Nov/06
Thanks Rob and Padraig! That's the third time a quote of mines has made into a newspaper!
said on 31/Oct/06
J., if you are reading this, Rob said this page might be of interest:
TNTinCA said on 17/Oct/06
We may get a true height when he gets a mug shot shortly. Heard he just got charged with tax evasion.
the nick said on 26/Sep/06
he's 5'9 no shorter, no taller...anyone who thinks he's shorter is just...plain jealous.
Ash said on 25/Sep/06
In U.S Marshalls, there's a scene where he is holding Robert Downey Jr in front of him, and he looks about the same height, so 5'9 sounds right. I always thought Snipes was taller, at least 6ft.
Glenn said on 17/Sep/06
Rk said on 16/Sep/06
Actuly 5'9 is pretty accurate. I was in New York last month and got to meet snipes in a elevator. Im 15 years old and exactly 5'8 and when i seen him in the elevator he was litterly an inch taller than me. To me it was kinda weird because i always expectied him to be taller, when i saw him in blade i thought he was a solid 6ft but i found out thats not true.
Glenn said on 13/Sep/06
I read 5-11 on this guy and saw him 6ft once! saw him last year.5-9.one friend swears on 5-6 as well.
Editor Rob said on 12/Sep/06
In a 1998 interview it mentions:
"As a kid, he was short (5-foot-5), had a Napoleonic complex and often got into trouble , says actor Wesley Snipes. But he was never bad. He knew by the time he was 14 that he wanted to be a performer. It just took the world a while to realize it. And after he turned 17, he finally grew five inches in a year and a half"
Then you have from same year another article, interviewer estimating him: "Snipes, 35, is surprisingly small, maybe 5-foot-6"
Marc said on 31/Aug/06
Looks about 5'8". I remember him wearing some clunky shoes in Blade Trinity (Jessica Biel is a about 5'7", so he probably wore them to appear taller).
benzilla said on 18/Aug/06
in blade 3 when snipes is arrested it says 5.8 and 175lbs. i cant see any benefit in making him smaller and lighter then he actualy is?
dmeyer said on 19/Jul/06
he is in the 175 6 range
Glenn said on 18/Jul/06
Its 1993.fashion changes constantly.
Darren said on 17/Jul/06
he was with Michael Jackson in his BAD music video which was directed by Martin Scorsese, he seemed to be at least 5 10 in there, but that was almost 20 years a go, maybe he lost a bit of his height.
OT: What's with that shirt there Glenn? ;)
nWo said on 16/Jul/06
glenn is too much closer to the camera in this photo.I think wesley can be a solid 5"10"
Gonzalo said on 1/Jun/06
Snipes was much shorter than Sean Connery in Rising sun, like four inches. He must be around 5´9
Max said on 31/May/06
I remember watching conan o'brien having wesley snipes as special guest.
He made a comment about the fact that in his movies wesley looks lots taller (it was fun sesing him near conan). Wesley replied "Yes, it always happen, when people meet me they are kind of shy, then when I stand up they all say that I look taller and bigger in my movies"...not the exact words, but I remember clearly having watched that. I thought he could not be more than 5.7 - 5.8 at most.....unless you tell me that conan o'brien is 7.4 :oP
The Horse of FUNK said on 4/May/06
After watching a few of his movies recently (White Men Can't Jump and Major League), I think he's probably 5'9, possibly pushing towards 5'9.5".
Glenn said on 4/May/06
He looked 5-9.5 in combat boots.
Quad-4 said on 3/May/06
Yeah, I believe Woody is 5'9 in real life and snipes is at least an inch shorter than him. I mean it only said 5'9 on Woody's 'own' drivers license. I think snipes is closer to 5'8, but 5'7.5-5'7.75 for max accuracy. I think he's Glenn's height, basically. And because on the blade movie it said 5'8 it makes my guess all the more reasonable. 5'9 seems a bit to high for him. GLENN did you get a look at his shoes that night you took the shot? How tall did he look to you?
Viper652 said on 28/Apr/06
Rob, Ive changed my mind on him. He looks average height in some of his movies, but in anothers he does look a lot smaller,like White Me and Major league. In Major league he looks a lot smaller. One of the comments below said he looked like Ichiro Suzuki in size, but hes actually a legit 5-9 as well. He Looked smaller in that movie compared to Ichiro's size anyway. If I had to bet Id say he was 5-9, but I wouldnt be to shocked If he was smaller though.
[Editor Rob: I change my mind on folk all the time aswell ;-0
I've got a big list of 'hmmmmms' out there: mcgregor/mckidd/rock/clarkeduncan/chan etc...guys who maybe are getting 1cm benefit of doubt...hmmmmm]
Glenn said on 27/Apr/06
However to further the mystery,my same friend that saw him at 6ft,saw him at 5-6! but I always thought he was exaggerating and saw 5-8.must talk to him.I saw Snipes last summer and studied him.5-9.however,he had huge black combat type boots up to his knee practically.makes me wonder if he's shorter.
sf said on 27/Apr/06
Wow - I know nothing about Snipes but can't believe the height ranges on this guy! 5'5" to 6 ft! Now those are some lifts...
lew said on 27/Apr/06
5'9-5"10 seems pretty accurate cmon guyz 5-6 sounds crazy
Viper652 said on 27/Apr/06
I can buy the 5-9 for Snipes. The 5-5 and 5-6 claims sound pretty nuts to me.
[Editor Rob: didn't you say you could see him 5ft 5-6 a few months back ;-)
but those two posts, driving license and autograph are bunk...I deleted them.]
Glenn said on 27/Apr/06
Then how do you explain the times I saw him at 5-11,6ft? stilts? he is 5-9 and sometimes wears lifts.
Frank2 said on 26/Apr/06
Then the guy has the best lifts imaginable.
Glenn said on 1/Apr/06
Oh,was a great guy.I heard he had some kind of meltdown.not nice anymore.
Glenn said on 1/Apr/06
Thanks Frank.again the best source besides me.these 5-6 reports are silly.
Frank2 said on 31/Mar/06
I met him at Fox Studios when I worked there. He's 5'9". And a very nice person. Very friendly.
Glenn said on 31/Mar/06
I once saw him look 6ft on a film set in 1993.5-9 everytime after that.even 6 months ago.wish I had his shoes.
sgt pepper said on 30/Mar/06
People on this site take these stars' heights a little personally, it seems. I'm in the 'Wesley is short' camp for the same reason I'm in the Pacino- Christian Slater-Keifer Sutherland is short camp. I've met them and they've surprised me with their shortness. The Army measures you for height and weight on a regular basis, to measure your body mass index, and to kick your ass if you're trending towards 'fatass' status. So a US Army issue scale put me at precisely 66.5 inches. They have no need to make me feel good about myself, and I've long since become used to my height, so I measure persons I meet relative to my height, and since I'm a decent artist, my eye is pretty good. I actually like Wesley Snipes alot, and have no problem with him acting like an Alpha dude-short people acting like men is alright with me. So when I say he's 5'5", it's because I served him a drink at a function in Downtown LA, and he wasn't quite eye to eye with me, and I was in comfortable shoes. No one here should feel bad for him because he isn't 5'9". He's nice to his wife and can kick your ass all day.
sbell said on 17/Feb/06
Listen, ALL, I've met the dude, partied with him in the late eighties in Jacksonville, FL and the dude is soak and wet 5'6 5'7 at the most! I'm 5'8 1/2" and he looked like a midget to me with my heels on.
dmeyer said on 19/Jan/06
in chaos he apeared a lithel shorter than statham so 175 cm seems right
starwars23 said on 19/Jan/06
looks 5'10" to me. O and kam the eye level is the same because wesley head is tilted downward
Anonymous said on 13/Jan/06
i´ve always taken him for 178
but he looks 174, 175, 5'9" in that picture
ok 5'9" is acurate for him
Glenn said on 11/Jan/06
I forgot this one time on a film set me and my friend were amazed that he looked 6 feet!
Glenn said on 11/Jan/06
its 1993 cool j.
CoolJ said on 11/Jan/06
I'd buy 176-177cm from that pic... Damn Glenn what fashion style were you going for in some of these pics.. my god.
dmeyer said on 11/Jan/06
in this pic snipes look 174 175 cm range
[Editor Rob: yeah, he's a bit further back than Glenn so he might been closer to 5ft 10 when he met him...]
CelebHeights Editor said on 11/Jan/06
Here was the pic from 93 when Glenn thought he looked near 5ft 10.
Glenn said on 1/Jan/06
Ive read 5-10,5-11.ill send pic of him and I soon from 1993.he appeared 5-10 that day.saw him 6 months ago and he appeared 5-9.
J-Dog said on 21/Dec/05
If anyone watches Blade: Trinity, there is a part soon after Blade kills a human unknowingly then they show his arrest sheet in the movie. The arrest sheet states 5'8" along with other characteristics. I doubt they would round down Snipes' height by an inch, unless Blade's comic book height is suppose to be 5'8".
[Editor Rob: this all depends on who is responsible for creating computer screens and if they are given the details or make em up. See Art Malik's page - I mentioned they put 2 different heights on the computer screen, but in reality he's 6ft.
I mean, look at Snipes 7 Seconds. The babe is going through the computer screens and every guy is 5ft 9, then snipes appears and it lists him at 5ft 9 in that movie.]
Kal said on 4/Dec/05
This guy definately looks no more than 5"8. I can't se how anyone really can debate that. Simple reason; watch US MARSHALS. T-Lee Jones and Rob Downey Jr. (5"8) prove that this guy is within the 5"8-5"9 camp, easily leaning towards the 5"8 end of the spectrum. Anyone who says he's 5"11 is clearly a Snipes fan - anyone who says he's below 5"7 is a hater.
I think a better estimate for this board would be 5"8 - far more realistic.
realthing said on 2/Sep/05
i saw wesley once, and there's no way that he is 5'10, never! that guy is strong, but deffinitly short, i'm 5'11 and he was about 2 inches smaller than me.....sorry but thats the truth.
starwars23 said on 23/Aug/05
the last post is complete bs a friend of mine who is about 6'2" met him and he said to me he wasnt that tall probably like 5'11". ill admit i used to think that he was 5'8"-5'9" my friend can be a bit off maybe wesley is more 5'10" but I cant see him being anything above below that
CelebHeights Editor said on 17/Aug/05
From some random forum, but another for the 'wesley is a shrimp camp': "lemme tell you something, i was standing next to wesley snipes in southbeach (place called the living room) in 99, was down there for the superbowl, anyhow, that guy is not as big as you think...he's in great shape, but he's short as hell! maybe 5'5, i was alot taller than him and i'm only 5'8.5"
TomInCA said on 19/Jul/05
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Snipes at my kickboxing studio. (The guy that owns the studio, Larry Lam, is a stunt man and fight co-ordinator in moves and a friend of his.) Now I stand 177 cm, 5'9.5". When I met Wesley, I we were both wearing sneakers so I am guessing the effective height increase of the shoes we negated. I would say he was barely a 1/2 inch shorter than me. It was noticable but not significant. I think 5'9" is right on the mark.
Steven said on 30/Jun/05
@Ricardo, that's very true, I'm pretty muscular and people always think I'm like 5 ft 6 (I'm 5 ft 8). A friend of mine who's the same height or maybe half an inch taller but slim, always gets thought of as being around 5 ft 9.
I think Snipes is around 5 ft 9, maybe half an inch shorter, hard to pin his height.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 26/Jun/05
I've only seen a few of Snipes movies but never really cared a bout his height till i heard he was like 5'6 from someone n I watched a few movies n I think hes 5'8 they wouldnt lie in Blade Trinity
Viper652 said on 19/Jun/05
I find it funny people think this dude is Average height. He always looks no more then 5-7 to me in Movies. Im sure his real height is probably 5-5, 5-6.
JS said on 10/Jun/05
IF you notice in White Men Can't Jump there are a lot of shots where Woody and Snipes are side by side.. and Woody has at least 1-1.5" on Snipes. Wesley is not 5'9, and probably not 5'8 either.
leonari said on 9/Jun/05
Height Police you're just wrong man, sorry. I think our editor has pitched him down right. He looks average on every picture you can find on the net and your friend was probably just shocked that SNIPES ain't huge like he looks in some of his more recent movies. He is very very bulky these days and has a serious muscular body like Stallone for example. That's why he believed he is that short but he isn't!"5'8" is the minimum this guy can be and same goes for Stallone but I believe that both are in fact 5'9".
Height Police said on 9/Jun/05
Snipes is short.
A friend of mine went to a party and met him and he was tiny 5-6 or 5-7.
The funny thing is there's no way he could actually dunk in White Man Can't Jump. Harrelson would've had a better shot.
Also, in Major League you can see how scrawny and little he is compared to the rest of the cast. He looks about Ichiro's size.
Lifts, Close Ups, having people stand on boxes can all create the illusion of height on camera.
Julie said on 27/May/05
Wesley Snipes was in Montreal filming Art of War, and he had such a big ego and attitude on set. I know it sounds like I just saying this to be mean, but he is only about 5'7 or 5'8, not much more. Although maybe his fat head makes him think he's taller.
Lmeister said on 26/Apr/05
Yeah I agree with U guys = ) Like Rob said he can look 5'11'', but then again his shoes are very suspicious. Nevertheless he is one of the best action stars around eventhough he might be only 5'8'' or 5'9''...Wesley and Woody should get back together and make some good ol' time action stuff...
Mr. R said on 25/Apr/05
I saw our friend Wesley at the Mission to Mars premiere several years ago. The other thing that makes him hard to peg, is like me, he wears a lot of hats. I would say he looked 5-9 to me that night, but I didn't want to say anything for fear of being disbelieved. Now, after looking at the evidence, I am even questioning that. However, this proves my other point, which is that some celebs can seem taller or shorter on different days. One person can be truthful if they give one eyewitness account, and another can also be truthful if they give a conflicting eyewitness account.
Smoke said on 25/Apr/05
Yeah I kind of notice the same stuff in Wesley's movies, he definately is not a particularly tall guy. We saw that pic of him looking almost as tall as 6'2" Ryan Reynolds, and in Blade II he doesn't look any taller than 5'8"-5'9" Stephen Dorff. I've met Dorff and he's definately somewhere between 173-175 cm, I think Snipes also falls somewhere in this range as well. Perhaps Tom Cruise referred him to his very own shoelift provider! Granted Jessica Biel is supposed to be 5'8" and she looks considerably shorter than Wesley in Blade Trinity, I also think Biel falls quite short of the 5'8" that she claims.
Lmeister said on 25/Apr/05
I watched Money Train last night and noticed that some fancy camera tricks were done to make Wesley appear a lot taller than J. Lopez first. He also has really thick boots on and still appears an inch shorter than Woody Harrelson at least in the bar scene where Wesley and Woody are both trying to hit on Jennifer...If U pay attention while watching any of the Blade movies U might notice that he is wearing boots with huge heels and I bet that there is some lift inside of them. As opposed to Wesleys boots in Blade II Stephen Dorff is wearing rather normal looking shoes and still appears pretty much the same height as Wesley...Unless Stephen is around 5'10'' and Woody 5'11'' there is no way that Wesley would be taller than 5'8.5''. He is well built so this makes him appear taller than skinnier guys like Stephen and Woody...
[Editor Rob: if I ever ran into Snipes the first question I would ask would be to recommend me his shoemaker...his height at premieres can jump so he starts actually looking a 5ft 11 guy!]
J. said on 16/Mar/05
Okay, man, take away 2-3 more inches and you got Wesley's REAL height. He ain't 5'9". Notice he's behind a car in that photo that Lmeister provided? Says alot.
Ricardo said on 14/Feb/05
In blade trinity on wesley's wanted profile it says 5'8"
Lex said on 3/Feb/05
In Blade Trinity, the "Wanted" Poster says "Blade: 5'8"
J. said on 1/Feb/05
Hey Rob, it's me again. Now this is a good one. Today my teacher who has taken another class to see New York City and how things are filmed said that he passed Wesley Snipes while he was filming a film. He intially didn't even notice that he passed by Wesley Snipes because he was so small. He says that Snipes is no more than 5 foot 6, maybe 5'7" tops. My teacher is 5'9"-ish by the way and said that Wesley was at least two inches shorter. Plus I've seen pics of Wesley with sneakers and he is defintely on the short side.