How tall is Andre The Giant

Andre The Giant's Height

7ft 0 (213.4 cm)

Andre Rene Roussimoff was a French Wrestler and Actor from The Princess Bride. His official site gives him 7ft 4, also shows his 'measured' height from wrestlemania 3 (1987) as a whopping 7ft 5. He suffered from acromelagy and was supposedly 6ft 7 age 17. His spine took a lot of damage over his career. In 1971 Andre claimed to be "214cm" (Just over 7ft) at a weight of 171kg.

How tall is Andre The Giant
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6ft 11.88in (213cm)
Vincent Caleb said on 30/Nov/20
If he lost height at age 30 maybe 6’11” flat is too low for him. Taking that into account it’s possible he may have been 6’11.5” before he started shrinking, and 6’9.5” before passing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Nov/20
Rob, could we add Ravishing Rick Rude?

Billed both 6ft3 and 6ft4, somewhere between those looked probable. Claimed 6ft4 in this interview with Regis and Kathie Lee in 1986 (3:46 mark) Click Here
Click Here Holding up well next to Andre (a mighty feat) and edging DiBiase (solid 6ft3er himself)
Click Here w/h Vince and HBK
Duhon said on 24/Nov/20
Do we know if people who suffer from Acromegaly lose height in a typical way? We know they certainly don't grow typically. I wonder if they are medically prone to suffer height loss at an accelerated rate? That would potentially explain things for Andre. He had the health problems of an elderly man in his early 40s.
Pdoggy said on 23/Nov/20
In the corrected picture where a black and white picture is overlaid on top of the color picture. The top of Andres hair and the top of wilt's wig are pretty much identical. To the TOP of Andre's head not hair is 7'1.5 to 7'2" in his cowboy boots. Without the boots he is 6'11.5 to 7' in this corrected version.

Debate away, as if I needed to say that.
Halb said on 21/Nov/20
Well we know that Wilt was measured twice, once at 7'1" and once near filming at 7'½". Wilt was 47 at time of filming.
Canson said on 21/Nov/20
@Editor Rob: that’s odd. But then again Wilt may have too in his 30s
Editor Rob
Andre had been doing a lot of wrestling through his 20's.
Canson said on 19/Nov/20
@Editor Rob: when would you say he begin losing height?
Editor Rob
I would not be surprised by age 30 he'd lost a little.
Halb said on 18/Nov/20
An inch minimum by 37 seems excessive when we know his early listings were 6'10"/6'11".
RoelC said on 18/Nov/20
Editor Rob said on 16/Nov/20
Click Here. That is the original version.
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Cool, never new Gettyimages had the original pics in their stock.

If you place the original pics next to the one from Moviestilldb, you can see how tilted that pic was.
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The 1st pic looks to have the correct angle. Everything looks to be level there.
In the 2nd pic everything looks to be leaning to the left a little bit. In the 3rd pic that's of course even more exagerrated.
Editor Rob
yeah there is a tilt favouring Andre.
62B said on 17/Nov/20
What do you guess Andre's height at in the Wilt Picture Rob?
Editor Rob
given his footwear, hard to see andre near 7ft, I mean he had lost an inch at least by then I'm sure
62B said on 17/Nov/20
JT said on 17/Nov/20
Early 70s
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62B said on 15/Nov/20
….This first pic of Wilt and Andre is an altered version as an attempt to correct the camera angle. There is no way to determine if it is an accurate depiction or not. The real unedited picture has Andre looking taller than Wilt even in the wig.

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There is no point in posting pics out there like this Click Here or even this Click Here where there’s an obvious camera tilt in favor of Andre.

Everything including the ground look level here Click Here and Wilt still comes out taller.
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I am not trying to say Andre was ever taller than Wilt. But I would rather look at an unaltered picture than an altered one. I know its your hobby, but even if you come up with something that may have actually been close, there is now way of saying without a doubt its accurate.
JT said on 17/Nov/20
Early 70s
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62B said on 15/Nov/20
….This first pic of Wilt and Andre is an altered version as an attempt to correct the camera angle. There is no way to determine if it is an accurate depiction or not. The real unedited picture has Andre looking taller than Wilt even in the wig.

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There is no point in posting pics out there like this Click Here or even this Click Here where there’s an obvious camera tilt in favor of Andre.

Everything including the ground look level here Click Here and Wilt still comes out taller.
RoelC said on 16/Nov/20
62B said on 15/Nov/20
This first pic of Wilt and Andre is an altered version as an attempt to correct the camera angle. There is no way to determine if it is an accurate depiction or not. The real unedited picture has Andre looking taller than Wilt even in the wig.

Pdoggy said on 15/Nov/20
The original pic of Andre and Wilt without people trying to TILT the pic shows Andre as taller because of his footwear.
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The ‘real unedited’ pic had a clear camera tilt in Andre’s favour!
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It was posted on a website called Moviestilldb, which is nothing more than a sharing platform for moviestills. Who’s to say the pic hasn’t been tampered with before it was uploaded? I can tell you with 100% certainty though that this was not the original pic. It’s been edited as well.

Here’s a different version of the same pic. Less tilted, different colors, less detail in the top of the pic, but more detail in the bottom, confirming that the pic from Moviestillsdb isn’t the original pic. The pic is still slightly tilted in Andre’s favor, but not nearly as much as the other pic.

The pic Meltzer posted in his newsletter, did not have that camera tilt. Whether or not he got the pic directly from the photographer himself, is unsure He doesn’t give credit to the original copyright holders, so my guess is he didn’t.
He did crop the pic to a size, so only Andre, Wilt & Arnold were seen. But did he tilt is aswell?

That seems highly unlikely, as a different pic (the one were Andre had his head down) showed up in a movie magazine, and that pic had the same camera angle as Meltzer’s pic. You can see that pic on my post from November 10 (1st pic). Seeing as the official copyright holders (Universal Studios & photographer Rolf Konow) are credited, it’s safe to assume they got their pic directly from the source. The camera angle is exactly the same as Meltzer’s pic. If you blend the two pics together, you’ll see that Arnold & Wilt stay the same height and Andre gains a little bit of height, because he raises his head. Click Here

The floor line in front of them is a good indicator of how the camera angle should be, as it needs to be nearly level.
Editor Rob
Click Here. That is the original version.
J2Frenzy said on 16/Nov/20
@Vincent I don’t think he lost 2 full inches at his age, but O think he lost more than 1. So 6’9.5 is a compromise
Vincent Caleb said on 16/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy:
Agreed, Andre was 6’11”. Not sure on his height before he passed though. Sometimes it looked as low as 6’9” flat.
Canson said on 15/Nov/20
RoelC said on 13/Nov/20
Canson said on 12/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I wonder when the 7’0.5 took place. Peak could be 7’1 as I’d still not rule it out. Maybe 7’0.75
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Don't know about his 7'1 1/16" measurement, but the 7'0 ½" was done at the end of a 1-hour media session, which was held in the afternoon. Click Here

Interesting
Canson said on 15/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: that looks good. Im thinking that it was more along the lines of 6’11 in his early 20s perhaps or maybe just under. I’m not seeing just a solid 6’10 like some say (which I considered at one point too) but don’t see 7’0” either
Canson said on 15/Nov/20
What people have to remember is height loss at this size is very real once you age. As J2Frenzy said, Wilt Chamberlain could’ve been a candidate for mid 40s height loss and there are others such as Big Show who could be the same. I don’t necessarily rule out some height loss for Andre at an even earlier age and he had a rare medical condition
Halb said on 15/Nov/20
JT said on 14/Nov/20
Wilt obviously has a wig on with Andre but the top of his head is higher than it would appear Click Here
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Even without the correction the floor, on cane see Wilt edges out André, even with those cowboy boots, the only question is by how much, and then how much more to take off for the boots. This is also a healthy André who has had no surgery. There's a great match between André and Stan Hansen from 1983 which shows how nimble André was in '83, there's no reason to think he had lost anything by the age of 37.
J2Frenzy said on 15/Nov/20
Andre’s peak was 6’11, down to 6’9.5 when he died
Pdoggy said on 15/Nov/20
The original pic of Andre and Wilt without people trying to TILT the pic shows Andre as taller because of his footwear.

Roel is correct. These pics are old and a lot of variations have flooded the web.

I would say that in the original pic all things considered Andre was between 6 11.5 and 7' barefoot in that pic. Wilt edging him by a half inch. They both dwarf Arnold. This is not Andre's peak. I believe he peaked at just over 7'.
62B said on 15/Nov/20
JT said on 14/Nov/20
Wilt obviously has a wig on with Andre but the top of his head is higher than it would appear Click Here
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This first pic of Wilt and Andre is an altered version as an attempt to correct the camera angle. There is no way to determine if it is an accurate depiction or not. The real unedited picture has Andre looking taller than Wilt even in the wig.
JT said on 14/Nov/20
Wilt obviously has a wig on with Andre but the top of his head is higher than it would appear Click Here

Stan Frazier next to probably strong 6’0” Roddy Piper and Andre next to Piper from the same year Click Here
Here’s a pretty good shot of Frazier and Hillbilly Jim in the ring
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Frazier in cowboy boots next to Andy Kaufman (6’0” per Rob) from 1983
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RoelC said on 13/Nov/20
Canson said on 12/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I wonder when the 7’0.5 took place. Peak could be 7’1 as I’d still not rule it out. Maybe 7’0.75
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Don't know about his 7'1 1/16" measurement, but the 7'0 ½" was done at the end of a 1-hour media session, which was held in the afternoon. Click Here
Canson said on 12/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I wonder when the 7’0.5 took place. Peak could be 7’1 as I’d still not rule it out. Maybe 7’0.75
Undertaker Frank said on 11/Nov/20
I dont Believe was 6ft 11 Barefoot in the picture with Wilt He had the Heel Advantage & still shorter than Wilt Andre i would say 6ft 10 Barefoot would be more likely
Halb said on 11/Nov/20
There is a picture of André's cowboy boots, they make regular cowboy boots look tiny. What boost do regular boots give? 1'½"-2"?
FriedChicken said on 10/Nov/20
So i looked it up and apparently wilt was in his late 40s at the time. And in his mid 40s he measured 7'0 1/2. So 6'11" for Andre there.
FriedChicken said on 10/Nov/20
How old was Wilt during that pic? In his 40s he shrunk to 7'0.5
Vincent Caleb said on 8/Nov/20
@Editor Rob: What do you think his head size was? An easy 11 inches?
Editor Rob
when looking at some photos with other folk, actually nearer a foot isn't impossible.
J2Frenzy said on 8/Nov/20
Andre is a little further back in that picture, look at their feet. Just a thing I noticed
Canson said on 6/Nov/20
@Roel C and Fried Chicken: where Wilt is in a favorable place with camera. Agreed. If you placed Magic there and Bird in the spot where Andre is, that would make him look the same (shorter) than Magic. While I don’t necessarily believe Andre was ever 7’0”, that pic is hardly the way to prove.
recapa said on 5/Nov/20
i feel like andre was just under 7ft at his peak
FriedChicken said on 5/Nov/20
Andre is obviously further from the camera. Look at their shoes.
Halb said on 5/Nov/20
André looks at least 2 inches under Wilt there. With any footwear taken into consideration. 7'½" and 6'10½"?
J2Frenzy said on 5/Nov/20
The only difference between 7’1 Wilt and Andre looks to be hair based. Dre looks 6’11 there
RoelC said on 4/Nov/20
There was a slight tilt in the pic with Andre & Frazier, which I've corrected here.
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Andre isn't much taller here, but he's standing further behind and has a slight footwear disadvantage. My guess is, he would be around 2-3 inches taller than Frazier.

Frazier stood right next to Hogan at a 1985 WWE SNME Halloween special. He looked no more than 2 inches taller than Hogan.
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Looked no more than 2-3 inches taller than Hillbilly Jim either.
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My guess is Elmer was 6'7-6'8" at the most. 6'10" is way too high for him.
Andre definately looked taller next to Hogan & Hillbilly Jim than Elmer did.
Guy B said on 2/Nov/20
Looking at pictures of him next to Wilt chamberlain, it doesn’t show that much of a height difference between the two. I would say that at his absolute peak and healthiest, maybe a shade over 7 feet tall. By the late 80s and early 90s, you can tell his condition was really taking a toll and was compressing the hell out of his spine.

I think a lot of people go against the 7 foot tall guess because so many didn’t follow his career until the mid-80s, and that’s when his condition started to decline. I did have the privilege of meeting him at an event not long before his death. Couldn’t really guess a height then, because I was seven and anyone over 6 feet tall was gonna look like a giant, LOL, but truly truly nice man. A gentle giant.
JT said on 1/Nov/20
Stan Frazier’s website also says he was 6’10” and the same height as Andre but he looked maybe 6’8” peak
With Andre Click Here Jerry Lawler’s around 5’10” and Frazier does not look a full head size taller
With Vince Click Here

Frazier and King Kong Bundy (~ 6’3”) in flip flops stood on the same scale for a "weigh-in" for a mid-1980s Saturday Night Main Event
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Halb said on 1/Nov/20
Looking at this pic, imgur.com/gallery/iHnyHpo, the camera angle favours André, but I don't see 2". Not seen this picture before either of Wilt and André, even with his cowboy boots André has to look up some. imgur.com/gallery/UhWsSh4
UndertakerFrank said on 1/Nov/20
Halb Andre was clearly taller than Stan Frazier So i doubt Stan was a Legit 6ft 10 Andre probably was 6ft 10 There are pictures on both of them together & Andre was atleast 2 inches taller
Vegas' said on 1/Nov/20
Why would Pierres opinion mean anything? The guy knows nothing about pro wrestling as he demonstrated on Kanes page and just randomly posts photos where people look shorter. I mean is Big Show 6'4 based on this? Click Here

Shaq would be ~7'2 in those big sneakers Click Here even an older Big Show there looks taller than 6'9 (6'10.5 in gear). Footwear soles looks similar.
Halb said on 1/Nov/20
If you listen to the 'Jim Cornette's Drive Thru - Episode 161: Andre The Giant vs. Stan Hansen Watch-Along.' Jim mentions the real height of Stan Frazier which he then states is the same height as André the Giant, 6'10".
Canson said on 29/Oct/20
I would say that Big Show was taller than Andre the Giant at his peak height. And Show wasn’t more than about 1.5” shorter than Shaq so he couldn’t have been under 6’10 let alone 6’9” back then and that wasn’t even his peak height. If you look closely, Show lost some height in the neck at that stage. I doubt he was able to stand straight but who knows. Either way The General consensus on Shaq’s height is that he’s No taller than Rob lists him (on average) or at least not much taller than that. Worst case is he’s 6’9-6’10 range

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Canson said on 29/Oct/20
I would say that Big Show was taller than Andre the Giant at his peak height. And Show wasn’t more than about 1.5” shorter than Shaq so he couldn’t have been under 6’10 let alone 6’9” back then and that wasn’t even his peak height

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RoelC said on 29/Oct/20
Vegas' said on 28/Oct/20
You are confusing being "billed" by a pro wrestling promotion. Yes he was "billed" at 7'2 for a few years (Roel would know better than me when WWE stopped billing him 7'2 but I would assume 2004-05?). Prior to that WCW billed him 7'4.
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WWE started re-billing Big Show at 7ft in November 2004.
His billing in October 2004: Click Here
His billing in November 2004: Click Here

When he arrived in the WWE in February 1999 he was also billed at 7ft. They didn't start billing him at 7ft2 until May 1999.
Vincent Caleb said on 29/Oct/20
Andre is a definitely over listed. Peak was max 6-11.25 possibly a flat 6-11.
Vegas' said on 29/Oct/20
Inflation happens in college basketball but a 6'9 range guy getting 7'1 listings is next to impossible. More than 2 inch inflation is extremely rare and I have researched the barefoot heights and college listings of over 150 players from last 5 years measured 6'5 barefoot or over.

You are also ignoring if Wight was 6'9 peak then next tallest guy on a division 1 NCAA team was struggling with 6'5, again impossible Click Here High school teams would be taller.. #32 went on to play in NBA I believe and was listed 6'8!

Shaq and Big show meeting in 2009 Big Show is not in wrestling boots.. Click Here

Also Andre never looked that tall next to Savage or Hogan Click Here
Canson said on 29/Oct/20
@Vegas: Yea Shaq definitely edged him But I also wonder how much height he had lost by that time. Maybe Show wasn’t 7’0” in his prime but I’d easily say he was 6’11” range
Vegas' said on 28/Oct/20
You said and I quote "Big Show claimed 7-2 until he got stared down by Shaq". To my knowledge and I have been watching pro wrestling 40 odd years Paul "Big Show" Wight never claimed 7'2 out of kayfabe. During non WWE interviews for Mayweather match in early 2008 he was claiming 7 foot.

You are confusing being "billed" by a pro wrestling promotion. Yes he was "billed" at 7'2 for a few years (Roel would know better than me when WWE stopped billing him 7'2 but I would assume 2004-05?). Prior to that WCW billed him 7'4.

As for height I met Wight a number of times between 2001-10, 100% he was taller than 6'9 out of gear then and taller than 6'10.

Your video you can't see if ground is a level or footwear, stance nothing. First time he stared down Shaq was 2009, looks taller than 6'9-10 there Click Here

Also you think Lebron in white and Big Show in black are both 6'9? Click Here

Remember even with Shaq in 2009 that's an older obese Wight not peak Wight who was listed 7'1 at division 1 level college basketball Click Here Click Here
Halb said on 27/Oct/20
I think in their peak heights, Big Show would edge out André slightly.
Canson said on 27/Oct/20
@Roel C: no different than Jimmy Butler “measuring 6’7” and Jae Crowder measuring 6’6”. Both are 1” shorter just out of bed
RoelC said on 26/Oct/20
JT said on 22/Oct/20
RoelC, the new NBA rules should have ended the height debate but it didn’t. There’s no way Lebron is within 1.25” of Anthony Davis Click Here who’s ~ 6’10” . 6’8.5” should be around Lebron’s height in shoes. Ben Simmons was “measured” at 6’9.5” and Joel Embiid 6’11.75” Click Here when there’s about a 4 inch difference.
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Fair enough. Indeed Lebron's re-measurement seem to have raised more questions than it answered.

I've seen the pics of Lebron James & Anthony Davis and Lebron doesn't look 6'8.5" in any of them. But I still think it's weird that the L.A. Lakers would 'fake' Lebron's measurement. If they didn't want to send in accurate figures, why give a figure that has him come out taller barefoot than his 2003 measurement in shoes!
Julian Cross 188.5cm said on 24/Oct/20
How would Andre and Big Show compared in their peaks? My guess is Show would be about 1” taller
Vegas' said on 23/Oct/20
Big Show did not claim 7'2 until Shaq staredown. He was billed 7 foot flat in 2004-08 including his match with Mayweather in 2008 over a year prior to first meeting with Shaq

Wight was definitely taller than 6'10 peak though.
FriedChicken said on 22/Oct/20
I know some older kid who's like 6'5" got billed by 6'7" by his school basketball team. Teams inflating their player heights isn't unknown.
Canson said on 22/Oct/20
@JT: I agree with everything you said. And you also met Lonzo Ball and said he was only 6’4.That’s actually how tall he looks to me with Ingram and Kuzma coincidentally. I’d have a hard time seeing Lonzo any taller than me and I’m 6’4.25”. As for Melo, I’ve met him and he’s about what Rob lists him and what he measured. 6’6” range definitely. And I heard Simmons measured 6’8.25 when drafted but possible he was measured earlier in the day and that Embiid is an afternoon height. I have Simmons at 6’8”.

Go to Sunday July 29, 2018 at 404 pm. The link there is to the pic of all of the rookie all stars. Now I see why Ingram was downgraded because he is shorter than Kuzma. He looks a solid 6’7” (although I swore he was 6’8 when he played for the lakers and maybe 6’7 plus but now I don’t see it). I have Kuzma as a weak 6’8 (6’7.5 or 6’7.75)
Being he got 6’8” in the morning most likely. Lonzo looks 6’4 with them and with Josh Hart (measured 6’3.75” likely a bit earlier). I’d go 6’3.5 for him and 6’4 or maybe a hair over for Zo


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JT said on 22/Oct/20
RoelC, the new NBA rules should have ended the height debate but it didn’t. There’s no way Lebron is within 1.25” of Anthony Davis Click Here who’s ~ 6’10” . 6’8.5” should be around Lebron’s height in shoes. Ben Simmons was “measured” at 6’9.5” and Joel Embiid 6’11.75” Click Here when there’s about a 4 inch difference.

James Harden and Chris Paul are over-listed by about an inch at 6’5” and 6’1” respectively. I’ve met Paul and he was a little shorter than my 6’0” brother. NBA even over-lists marginal player Lonzo Ball by at least an inch at 6’6”. NBA also lists Carmelo Anthony at 6’8” when he’s about 2 inches shorter than that (although he may not have been signed with any team when these supposed measurements took place so they kept the old listing).

Major League Baseball probably exaggerates heights more than the NBA but not quite like pro wrestling.
Canson said on 21/Oct/20
@RoelC: Lebron wasn’t the only player. Danny Green measured 6’4.5” and is listed at 6’6” still. A lot of players remained the same height after this “supposed” measurement
Canson said on 21/Oct/20
@RoelC: pics aren’t deceiving. He’s not 6’8.5”. He isn’t 1.25” shorter than Davis. I can point to any pic with Carmelo or Wade etc. that may not have been Lebron’s doing either. The teams were forced to measure barefoot. Like Shane Gray said, I doubt many of them complied. Lebron is shorter than Kuzma
RoelC said on 21/Oct/20
Canson said on 19/Oct/20
Lol. You’re right he didn’t grow at all. He would’ve been 6’8.5 in basketball sneakers when drafted being they give 1.25” to his 6’7.25” barefoot measurement
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Lebron James was measured 6'7 ¼" at a pre-draft physical in June 2003. He was 6'8" in shoes.
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So apparently his shoes only give him a ¾" boost.

Lebron was only 18 years old when he got drafted, so it's possible he was still growing at the time.

Last year the NBA ordered all teams to certify the player's age & height. Players had to be measured barefoot by a team physician. Lebron came in at 6'8 ½". Are you claiming the L.A. Lakers faked his measurement? The whole idea was to have more accurate data for players. Faking Lebron's height already goes up entirely against this idea. The credibility of L.A. Lakers team physician would be up for grabs if this measurement proved to be false.

James was the only player from the L.A. lakers whose listed height went up. All the other player's heights went down. I can find no reason for Lebron wanting to be listed taller. Especially considering he played point guard during last season.

Anthony Davis measured 6'9 ¼" at the pre-draft in 2012 (6'10 ½" in shoes, which led to his 6'11" NBA listing). Davis re-measured 6'9 ¾" in 2019. He's now listed 6'10" by the NBA.

I agree that Lebron doesn't look his measured height, but pictures can be deceiving. There's really no debate about an official measurement, unless you wanna argue that said measurement never took place. But if that's the case than we can better stop using NBA measured heights altogether.
Canson said on 21/Oct/20
@Fried Chicken: his Peak height is a mystery
FriedChicken said on 19/Oct/20
Legit 7'0"when he was younger and thinner and ultimately reached 6'11" at the end of his life due to spinal problems. Anyone else agree?
Canson said on 18/Oct/20
Well people who watch basketball and have been around the guys peg Lebron at what Rob lists him max. And I agree with Julian he didn’t grow in his 30s
Halb said on 18/Oct/20
The youtube video titled, 'Jim Cornette Talks About Andre The Giant with Bertrand Hebert' has a title card with two pics of André, one had his real sub-7feet height and one at the kafaybe height.
Canson said on 14/Oct/20
@Return of G: 6’5.5 is very realistic for Hogan in his prime. He would’ve at least managed that at some point in the day (besides out of bed). 6’6” peak is more realistic than 6’3” lol
6'3 Julian said on 14/Oct/20
I agree on Yao Ming being under 7’6, maybe it’s his morning height, and Hogan as 6’5.5 is fine. Andre didn’t pass 7’0 though I don’t think
ReturnofG said on 14/Oct/20
Sorry Yao is shorter than 7'6 Shawn Bradley and Bradley is Shorter than Muerson. A peak Hulk Hogan was no less than 6'5.5 more than likely 6'6 with Andre peak being over 7'0.5, maybe even 7'1.5. When Andre hit over 400 pounds than his height seemed to shrink.
Canson said on 13/Oct/20
A 6’3 Peak Hogan? Here we go again.

Hulk Hogan was at least 6’5” peak. Here is Hogan with Andre the Giant who you said is 6’10” peak. I personally believe he was 6’10-6’11 range. Hogan is not 6’3” with him. He looks 6’5-6’6” range but depending on what Andre was at that stage. I’ve always had Hogan at 6’5.25” (6’6 out of bed) but he obviously isn’t just 6’3”.

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As for the picture with Peyton Manning, once again you use something to fit your narrative. Manning is much younger than Hogan. So since you believe Hogan to be 6’1”, do you believe Peyton Manning to only be 6’3” then? No manning has always been 6’5”. And Manning isn’t 4” taller than Hulk. If you say that he is, it means you’re lying like you do any other height difference
UndertakerFrank said on 9/Oct/20
Wilt was clearly taller than Andre Like i said years ago i seen a picture in a Magazine of both of them in Street Clothes Wilt had about 2 inches on Andre & im sure Andre had the heel advantage I wish i knew what magazine it was in a guy showed me many years ago
Halb said on 7/Oct/20
Correct the angle on the Wilt/André pic and take account of the heel advantage. The Wilt/André pic matches up to 7'½"-6'10ish
RP said on 7/Oct/20
@Guanzo
Andre’s custom made cowboy boots were HUGE they had a 2.3” heel on them, when measured at the peak end of the heel. Meaning they would boost Andre’s height exactly 2” from bare feet. Not 1.25”.
Heck, most modern day sneakers now boost your height 1.25” from barefoot.
Andre peak:
Barefoot: 6’11.5”
Cowboy Boots: 7’1.5”
“This is why he only looked 1” shorter than Wilt in the corrected angled pic from the set of Conan The Destroyer” Andre was in black cowboy boots and had a solid 1” to 1.25” footwear advantage on Wilt that day.
Peak years In his wrestling boots: 7’0.25” (Andre wore a very, very thin soled wrestling boots up until 1987. When he switched to a more thicker soled black wresting boot. Andre’s wrestling boot height boost in the 70’s & most of the 80’s was only 0.75”...1987 and onward it was 1.25” like most of your standard issue wrestling boots. BTW....at WrestleMania 3 in 1987 he was 6’10.5” ...IMO.

By 1991 Andre was down to 6’9.75”

His height loss was pretty much identical to The Big Show’s.
Both men’s peak height was 6’11” & change. And both men ended 6’9.75” by their mid 40’s (44-45 for Andre) Big Show hit 6’9.75” around age 46-47. I think Big Show dropping his body weight to under 400 lbs will slow his height loss from here on out. Unless his health gets bad again. If he stays under 400 lbs & stays healthy. Big Show should still be a Flat 6’9” to 6’9.25” at age 60...IMO.
Canson said on 4/Oct/20
6'3 Julian said on 4/Oct/20
6’11 peak, easily
I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and say his height, weight and job shrunk him to 6’10 by the Hogan match
6’9 on his deathbed

Agreed. Maybe 6’10 and change with Hogan being he also had a good chance at 6’5 and some change himself peak
6'3 Julian said on 4/Oct/20
6’11 peak, easily
I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and say his height, weight and job shrunk him to 6’10 by the Hogan match
6’9 on his deathbed
62B said on 4/Oct/20
Guanzo said on 4/Oct/20
6'9.75" peak
6'11" in cowbow boots

6'9.5" in 1985
6'9" in end of his life.



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Sure, but then you also have pics of Andre and Wilt likes this.

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Guanzo said on 4/Oct/20
6'9.75" peak
6'11" in cowbow boots

6'9.5" in 1985
6'9" in end of his life.



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6'3 Julian said on 3/Oct/20
@Canson yeah he’s got problems. If, as he says, Hulk Hogan was 6’3 at his peak, that makes Andre 6’8? That’s not right
6'3 Julian said on 30/Sep/20
@MGardner while I agree Andre was over 6’9 it’s highly likely Piper had lost height since he fought Andre
MGardner said on 29/Sep/20
Just watched a match with Roddy and the Big Show and another with Roddy and Andre. Andre is as tall as Big Show or taller. 6'9" for Andre in his prime is silliness.
Canson said on 28/Sep/20
Bird looks to have about 1.25-1.5” on Magic
Canson said on 27/Sep/20
Another pic of Magic and Bird

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They even made the respective characters who played Them in the stage play different heights with Bird’s character being slightly taller because he was. Either way the Dream Team photo confirms what RP said below. Magic was at most 6’8.5” in sneaks which Magic also claimed when he said he stopped growing at 6’8 1/2”. Bird clearly has 4+ inches on Michael Jordan while Magic has 2.5-3” tops. Bird if he wasn’t 6’9 was very close to it barefoot. I only leave the door open for under based on how he stacked up to Parish and McHale etc
Canson said on 22/Sep/20
@RP: I would go with 6’7.25-.5 for Magic. Maybe he was just under .5” in the afternoon and Bird 6’8.75”. I give Bird a bit under only because McHale was listed 6’10” and Bird Was clearly shorter and Bird was a lot shorter than Parrish who was only about 7’

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Canson said on 22/Sep/20
As always, RP is the sensible one here! Thank you. I’ve been saying that all along about Pat Riley having said Magic was 6’7” range barefoot and of course Bird was taller than him back then
RP said on 21/Sep/20
@ YAO... did you just say that Larry bird was approximately 6’7” and change barefoot, just like Magic Johnson ?? LOL!!! Larry bird in his prom was a legit 6’9” barefoot! 6’8.75” at the lowest! Magic you have correct. But, Larry had magic by 1.5”....or 1.25” ?? Magic in his prime was 6’7.5” barefoot. And 6’8.5” with his Converse sneakers on. Pat Riley actually admitted this himself during an interview back in the 1980s when discussing how tall Magic was as a point guard, and that he was actually able to play center for them in one game versus Philadelphia in the finals. Pat Riley said “Well, we measured Earvin @ 6’8-1/2” with his sneakers on. And and that’s enormous for point guard, not so much for a center.
Canson said on 21/Sep/20
@Danimal: I used to also believe 6’11” but I could settle for 6’10.5 peak height. Maybe his loss began earlier than others
Canson said on 20/Sep/20
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

Rob has Richard Belzer at 6'1 (I think maybe closer to 6 feet) but regardless Hogan has significant height on Belzer there in in flat Bike training shoes Click Here

The minimum that could be argued for Hogan in the 70s to mid 80s is 6'4 1/2 barefoot.

No, the minimum that could be argued for a peak Hogan is over 6'5.5". He was taller than Hillbilly Jim and Jake the Snake Robert, who were both legit 6'5" men. And don't try and downplay Richard Belzer's height by 1" just to justify why you're lowering Hogan's height.

Vegas isn’t downplaying his height. Yao 7-8 is. Vegas just gave the lowest possible within realm. You feel 6’5.5 is but it’s not. Most people think 6’5.5” is the highest he could’ve been which I actually believe too. My belief is he was 6’5.25” peak afternoon
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
JT, there was a time in the past where you were open to Andre's peak height being 6'11". Do you remember? This goes back over 15 years, when Jason used to be on the site (late 2004/early 2005). I see that over 15 years later you're still fighting for your cause (6'10" for his peak). What drives you to still come on this site on a daily basis after a decade and a half? Doesn't it drain you? I can only muster up enough energy to post some pics/videos once a year or even less often than that.
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

Rob has Richard Belzer at 6'1 (I think maybe closer to 6 feet) but regardless Hogan has significant height on Belzer there in in flat Bike training shoes Click Here

The minimum that could be argued for Hogan in the 70s to mid 80s is 6'4 1/2 barefoot.

No, the minimum that could be argued for a peak Hogan is over 6'5.5". He was taller than Hillbilly Jim and Jake the Snake Robert, who were both legit 6'5" men. And don't try and downplay Richard Belzer's height by 1" just to justify why you're lowering Hogan's height.
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
One of Andre's very last matches from March 1992. He could not stand up and his chin was literally touching his chest (that's how curved his neck/spine had become). Also, his legs could no longer support his 530-550 pounds body at the end. It's a sad match to watch, but for evaluating his height and how his body had completely transformed by the end, it's more evidence. There are even shots of him next to Giant Baba. Click Here
6'3 Julian said on 14/Sep/20
@Canson sick burn!
Pdoggy said on 14/Sep/20
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JT said on 13/Sep/20
Another pic of Andre by a door and cinder block wall.
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The door frame behind Andre comes out around 6’9”.
Canson said on 13/Sep/20
Thinking Yao Ming is 7’7” or 7’8” is indicative of a mind made of cinder blocks
Canson said on 12/Sep/20
Pdoggy said on 11/Sep/20
JT pic of Lebron shows he is easily 6'8 barfoot over 6'9 in shoes. Remember Magic is taller than Lebron. Oops not an Andre comment.

Lebron has maximum an inch on Carmelo Anthony who measured 6’6.25 at the combine and was maximum 2” taller than me in person when I met him. See this lineup here below. Melo is about 1.5” taller than Kobe. Rob has Melo accurately listed (he’s definitely not more than 6’6.25 and not less than 6’6” and Lebron is about right (he may be 6’7” flat or a very tiny hair under in the afternoon which is why Kevin Love and Magic look taller than him

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Pdoggy said on 11/Sep/20
JT pic of Lebron shows he is easily 6'8 barfoot over 6'9 in shoes. Remember Magic is taller than Lebron. Oops not an Andre comment.
Canson said on 11/Sep/20
@Julian: meant to say height when he passed. My bad
6'3 Julian said on 10/Sep/20
@Pdoggy he wouldn’t easily be 7 feet. If he stretched up as much as possible he might scrape 7 feet, if in the early morning
6'3 Julian said on 10/Sep/20
@Canson “his current height” you do know Andre died about 27 years ago right
Canson said on 9/Sep/20
@Roel C: Rob did that once and posted results
Pdoggy said on 9/Sep/20
JT Said
Different sized cinder blocks. Click Here The cinder block wall in the photo with Andre in front of the door is like the wall here Click Here

Exactly he looks over 72 inches at the lower neck line just as he does in the tailor photo.
If he stood straight he would easily be 7 feet.

Something is drastically wrong with the barefoot photo.
Canson said on 9/Sep/20
RoelC said on 8/Sep/20
Canson said on 6/Sep/20
Julian is right but the reason for the under 7’ is that more voters believe he is under 7 than right at or over
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Not necessarily. There could be 589 people who voted him at 7ft and 27 people at 6ft10 and the average guess would be 6'11.91".

An average guess doesn't mean that most people believe he was around that height. If 10 people voted him 7ft and 10 people voted him 6ft10, than the average guess would be 7ft. Yet none of the voters would actually agree to that height.

It would be nice if you could click on the average guess to see what people have voted.

Correct. You could get the very low guess of 6’9” or 6’10 (his current height) on occasion
JT said on 9/Sep/20
Editor Rob:
With brick/cinder walls, they do come in set sizes, but don't they have a half inch layer of cement to account for? The door frame may well be 7ft and he looks under it.

Editor Rob, the standard cinder block here in the U.S measures 7 5/8” high, with the cement (mortar joint) between each block calculated to measure 3/8” so the block + mortar comes out to ~ 8.0 inches. You’ll see those sized blocks used almost universally in any arena or stadium hallway, locker room, garage, stairwell, etc.

These arena door frames are 7’0” like the pic of the early 70s Andre Click Here Click Here Click Here

Some arena door frames are close to 8’0” Click Here Click Here Here’s Undertaker and Big Show walking under such a door frame Click Here


Absent an extreme angle or use of a fish eye camera lens, a photo with a cinder block wall can also be a pretty accurate way to estimate one’s height:
Shaq Click Here
Kobe Click Here
Lebron (slightly in front of the wall) Click Here
Blake Griffin Click Here
Zion Williamson Click Here
Stephanie McMahon Click Here
Kyrie Irving Click Here
Damian Lillard Click Here

and Andre….
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There is a cinder block wall in a stairwell in my old office building that matched up really close with the wall in a pic with Andre and Bob Backlund Click Here The mortar line at the middle of my forehead measured 77” so the lower camera angle and my standing in front of the wall adds close to 3 inches.
JT said on 9/Sep/20
Pdoggy said on 7/Sep/20
@JT or Editor Rob
How tall is Andre in front of the Cinder Block wall with Brad Armstrong??

He seems to be approximately the same distance from the wall in both pics yet he comes out so much taller in the Armstrong pic.

Different sized cinder blocks. Click Here The cinder block wall in the photo with Andre in front of the door is like the wall here Click Here
Pdoggy said on 8/Sep/20
@JT/ROB

Then something must be off with the pic where he is barefoot or the door is taller. Because he is closer to the camera he would be coming out drastically shorter if the door way is 7 feet.

In most other pics where he is in front of a cinder block wall he is at the 7 foot mark.

Just seems odd.

Nice finds JT as I do not believe they have been posted before.
6'3 Julian said on 8/Sep/20
@RoelC if 10 people voted him 6’10 and 10 people voted him 7’ the average guess would be 6’11. Average guess is a flawed but useful system to get a consensus
RoelC said on 8/Sep/20
Canson said on 6/Sep/20
Julian is right but the reason for the under 7’ is that more voters believe he is under 7 than right at or over
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Not necessarily. There could be 589 people who voted him at 7ft and 27 people at 6ft10 and the average guess would be 6'11.91".

An average guess doesn't mean that most people believe he was around that height. If 10 people voted him 7ft and 10 people voted him 6ft10, than the average guess would be 7ft. Yet none of the voters would actually agree to that height.

It would be nice if you could click on the average guess to see what people have voted.
6'3 Julian said on 7/Sep/20
Canson there have been over 600 votes, I think the general consensus is he was pretty near 7’0 and may well have measured it in the early morning
62B said on 7/Sep/20
Canson said on 6/Sep/20
Jesica said on 4/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 3/Sep/20
Average guess is 6’11.91”, it’s not unreasonable to think that looks like 7 foot to the untrained eye

LOL...6’11.91 will not be distinguishable from 7’0 even for a trained eye.

Julian is right but the reason for the under 7’ is that more voters believe he is under 7 than right at or over
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When I saw Andre in 1988 I knew right away he was not a foot taller than me. He was just so incredibly large though that I thought 7' was probable. I really did think he had me by about 9". I've told the story before of after seeing Rik Smits that I knew Andre was not even 7', but still very close. Even though I feel he was still more 6'11" than 6'10" when I saw him, I can tell myself that he probably had on his orthopedic shoes and that being mid morning he still probably would have lost another fraction in the afternoon making him probably more in the 6'10" range in 1988. I believe 6'10" afternoon in 1988 still puts peak Andre in the 6'11" range afternoon/evening, with the possibility of him being 7' early morning.
Pdoggy said on 7/Sep/20
@JT or Editor Rob
How tall is Andre in front of the Cinder Block wall with Brad Armstrong??

He seems to be approximately the same distance from the wall in both pics yet he comes out so much taller in the Armstrong pic.
Editor Rob
With brick/cinder walls, they do come in set sizes, but don't they have a half inch layer of cement to account for? The door frame may well be 7ft and he looks under it.
Canson said on 6/Sep/20
Jesica said on 4/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 3/Sep/20
Average guess is 6’11.91”, it’s not unreasonable to think that looks like 7 foot to the untrained eye

LOL...6’11.91 will not be distinguishable from 7’0 even for a trained eye.

Julian is right but the reason for the under 7’ is that more voters believe he is under 7 than right at or over
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Sep/20
@Jesica
True, no one's gonna distinguish 0.09".
Halb said on 5/Sep/20
André was normally proportioned, it's just that most 'tall' people are all legs like a daddy long legs.
Jesica said on 4/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 3/Sep/20
Average guess is 6’11.91”, it’s not unreasonable to think that looks like 7 foot to the untrained eye

LOL...6’11.91 will not be distinguishable from 7’0 even for a trained eye.
DarkM said on 4/Sep/20
@Van Halen yes he did have short proportions. I watched an interview with Tony Atlas who referred to Andre as a "giant dwarf" due to his short legs and long torso. He also had 64 teeth allegedly.
Van Halen said on 3/Sep/20
He had very very extremely short proportions for a 212-213 guy, he looked like a 6'9 guy, with good luck 6'10 at most
6'3 Julian said on 3/Sep/20
Average guess is 6’11.91”, it’s not unreasonable to think that looks like 7 foot to the untrained eye
Undertaker Frank said on 3/Sep/20
JT If that door Frame is 7ft which most likely is Andre looks about 6ft 9 barefoot !!!
JT said on 2/Sep/20
These pics might be new here:

Probably early 70s Click Here Based on the cinder block wall, the door frame behind Andre is 7 feet Click Here

Click Here Not sure who the other guys are

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Andre standing next to Christine Jarrett and boxing great Joe Louis next to Jarrett Click Here Louis was listed at 6’2” in boxing and is probably in his mid to late 50s here.

Same lady Click Here

Andre next to promoter Nick Gulas and NFLer/wrestler Buford Ray next to Gulas Click Here Ray was listed as 6’6” by the Green Bay Packers back in the late 1930s.

Nick Gulas with his son, George Click Here George looked 6’4”-6’5” range assuming Joe Louis was a legit 6’2” and had not lost any height by this time Click Here

Andre and Brad Armstrong Click Here Armstrong looks around 5’10” with Tony Schiavone and Ric Flair Click Here
6'3 Julian said on 2/Sep/20
I think Rob’s listing is good as a maximum peak
6'3 Julian said on 2/Sep/20
Why can’t we count a possible morning height of 7’0?
Halb said on 2/Sep/20
Wilt was measured at 7'½" in 1980, before the time of the André pic.
ASC said on 31/Aug/20
@Yao, I wonder if you’re putting too much stock in the Barry photo. A) Does the photo indicate that he is definitely over an inch taller than Studd?
B) Is it possible that Barry is actually close to his listed 6”?
C) Does this photo override the shared photos of Hogan clearly looking taller than 6’3” people?

These are just a few examples of why posters don’t agree with your claim that peak Hogan is 6’3”.

Tying back to Andre, your last post implies that Wilt was 7’ even though he was measured over 7’1” at least once.

Anyway, how long do people think Andre’s face was? One reason I argue for Andre being at least 6’11” at his peak is that when someone reaches to his eyes, they might seem only a little shorter than him, but in fact they might be a good six inches shorter. Just a thought.

I go back and forth with this, but it’s one argument in favor of over 6’10” that I’m interested in hearing from others.
JT said on 30/Aug/20
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Andre and ~ 6’5” guys in the 1970s Click Here
ZokorDon said on 28/Aug/20
We met Andre and he is for sure over 6'9" at least back in the early 80s..... my dad was 6'8" and I clearly remember Andre having 3 to 4 inches on my dad.....I remember it clearly because it was my mom's birthday back in 1984 and we all went to the Kiel Auditorium here in St. Louis and my great uncle Stan worked at the Kiel...so we were able to get there early and meet a few of the wrestlers.
Canson said on 26/Aug/20
Here is Hogan with 6’5” Tiny Lister In No Holds Barred. Keep in mind he had footwear disadvantage with Lister as the latter was in an altered shoe. And Hogan was only early 30s when it was filmed

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That’s not a 2” difference despite the fact

A peak Hogan with a younger Trump. Trump would’ve still been at or near 6’2”. A 6’3” guy wouldn’t tower a 6’1.5 guy let alone 6’2 this badly

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His 6’6” listing is obviously high but he could reach it out of bed in the morning perhaps. He was not 6’3” in his primes. Peak 6’6” out of bed and 6’5.25 afternoon or worst case maybe 6’5.75 out and 6’5” afternoon.
Halb said on 25/Aug/20
Nice pics JT, the comparison with Hogan is as good as the ones with Stuff from WM1&5.
Halb said on 24/Aug/20
Also forgot to add André wasn't obese until well into the 80's. André had maybe two surgeries, both in 1986, or one in '86 and one in '87.
Halb said on 24/Aug/20
6'3 Julian said on 21/Aug/20
Mobile and athletic doesn’t mean you’re not shrinking from obesity, surgery and injuries

There's no reason to think André was at such an early age (certainly not the sizes estimated) and he showed no difference between Wrestlemania 1 and Wrestlemania 5.
Canson said on 24/Aug/20
@ASC: I could believe a peak 6’10.5 or best case 6’11” but that would’ve been before his pics with Hogan.
JT said on 22/Aug/20
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Nice pic Roel. Based on the head sizes, Andre is a little closer to the camera. That’s also the same pants and shirt Andre wore in the pics with Wilt and Arnold Click Here

I’d guess that both are wearing cowboy boots there since the height difference looks only a little over 5 inches. Click Here Andre did own cowboy boots in 1983 with larger heels than traditional cowboy boot heels (the other boots belong to 6’2-6’3” Bill Watts) Click Here though I’m not sure that was the case for all of his cowboy boots.

In wrestling boots, the height difference looked the same between Andre and Hogan from 1980 Click Here to at least 1987 Click Here
ASC said on 21/Aug/20
@Yao, I’ve seen the Studd-Barry picture. I just wouldn’t jump to the same conclusion.

@Canson, good call saying that Andre clearly had 5” on Hogan. I’d say at least 5”. Giants like Andre seem to get underestimated by some people because of eye level, shoulder level, maybe posture, rather than looking at total height.

I defend Rob’s listing because, while I’m skeptical, it’s plausible that Andre grew in his early 20s and gave the appearance of peaking much earlier than the average person. He was certainly anything but the average person, which is why I enjoy this thread.
RoelC said on 21/Aug/20
Willes190 said on 18/Aug/20
I’ve never seen him listed at 6’10 or 6’11. Proof?
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His general billings in France were as followed:
1966: 2m10 & 140 kg (6'10 ⅔" & 309 lbs)
1966-1969: 2m11 & 144 kg (6'11" & 317 lbs)
1970-1971: 2m14 & 171 kg (7'0 ¼" & 377 lbs)

There are a few listings that varied from these billings, like 2m08 & 135kg in September 1966. A French wrestling programm in July 1969 billed him at 2m12 & 148kg (6'11 ½" & 326 lbs).

However, when he started wrestling in the UK in May 1969 he was billed at 6'10" and 24 stones (336 lbs). So these listing clearly varied from his French listings (some here always claimed the UK used old listings, which is untrue). When Andre made his UK debut he was 23 years old. Andre spend a total of 7 weeks in the UK, spread over 3 short stays. During his first 2 stays he was billed mostly at 6'10" and 24 stones and in his final stay was billed mostly at 6'11". So far we've only found 1 promoter in the UK who billed Andre at 7' in 1969.
RoelC said on 21/Aug/20
Click Here

Credits to the Andre the Giant Facebookpage for this recently resurfaced pic of Andre & Hogan from 1983.

Andre looks about 6 inches taller, but also seems to be slightly closer to the camera.
Not sure about footwear. Both men loved to wear cowboy boots.
6'3 Julian said on 21/Aug/20
Mobile and athletic doesn’t mean you’re not shrinking from obesity, surgery and injuries
Canson said on 20/Aug/20
6'3 Julian said on 20/Aug/20
Stop arguing over who’s more idiotic. You both have lower IQs than the temperature of liquid nitrogen. Andre was 7’0 peak in the late 60s/early 70s. He shrunk to 6’10.5-6’11 by the early 80s because of his weight and was 6’9.5-6’10 at Mania 3. By then his bad posture, back surgeries and 500+ pound bodyweight had shrunk him. He was measured 6’9 post-mortem I think, which means he reasonably could’ve shrunk another inch by then

Lower IQs than the temperature of Liquid Nitrogen? You have that. Andre was listed 6’10 at the Olympics
Halb said on 20/Aug/20
C'mmmmon Rob! André was only 34 in 1980, there's no reason to think he had lost height by then, He was still mobile and athletic. His mobility went down post the ankle problem and then his two back surgeries in '86 (maybe one was in '87?) finished him off.
Editor Rob
He was wrestling from a relatively young age. 15 years in the ring can take it's toll on guys his size, and with the other issues acromegaly brings to the joints.
Canson said on 20/Aug/20
Andre clearly had 5” on Hogan. Not 4
6'3 Julian said on 20/Aug/20
Stop arguing over who’s more idiotic. You both have lower IQs than the temperature of liquid nitrogen. Andre was 7’0 peak in the late 60s/early 70s. He shrunk to 6’10.5-6’11 by the early 80s because of his weight and was 6’9.5-6’10 at Mania 3. By then his bad posture, back surgeries and 500+ pound bodyweight had shrunk him. He was measured 6’9 post-mortem I think, which means he reasonably could’ve shrunk another inch by then
ASC said on 18/Aug/20
@Canson, I suppose I was just trying not to be too hard on Yao by saying he’s made a lot of points. As for Hulk at 6’8” and Andre at 7’4”, of course I was joking. Even as a kid, 7’4” looked dubious to me. I firmly believe Hulk was at least 6’5”, and I respect Rob’s listing of 7’0” for Andre because although it may be a little high, I believe Andre is a unique case of peak height, which has been discussed in this thread.

I’m just one humble contributor, though, so I’m open-minded on this.
Willes190 said on 18/Aug/20
This is some good footage of Hogan in his peak with Andre in 1980. Click Here That barley looks like 4 inches!

Now look at the difference 7 years later... Click Here
Willes190 said on 18/Aug/20
I’ve never seen him listed at 6’10 or 6’11. Proof?
Canson said on 17/Aug/20
@Editor Rob: Andre was only listed 6’10” in previous programs and maybe 6’11 once or twice? Why the 7’0” listing? Not to mention he only had about 5” on Hogan and even less on Sid
Editor Rob
I think Andre's early start in Wrestling and years spent through 20's into 30's took him down more than a fraction.
ASC said on 16/Aug/20
@Canson, What’s it going to take for Yao to get through to everybody? His method is reasonable. He arbitrarily assigned Rick Barry the height range of 6’5”-6’6”. Then he used one photo of Studd looking maybe 1/2” shorter than Barry to indicate that he is up to two inches shorter than Barry.

In all seriousness, Yao has made a lot of convincing points, but I’m not buying this particular line of reasoning.

Bottom line, we know for sure that Andre was 7’4” and Hogan was 6’8” at Wrestlemania III because Jesse Ventura reported all of their body measurements.
iconjj said on 16/Aug/20
Jake was no shorter than my 6'4.5 brother in law. Jake is lanky but every bit as tall as my brother in law when I met him in November.
And Slaughter is a tall hoss too..
Halb said on 16/Aug/20
Vegas, I think someone posted ages ago that Fralic may have been 6'4½" (physical exam or something), though 6'5 isn't out of the question.
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
So if Hogan was only 6’3” or 6’3 1/4” that means Andre the Giant was only 6’8” tops maybe even less.

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That’s beyond silly because Andre was clearly taller than 6’8”. He was at least 6’10” like Vegas said.

That would also mean the Undertaker barely made 6’5” in his peak. Not possible. Taker looked a legit 6’7” in his prime and that’s been confirmed with Ali Baba meeting him (with pics) that he was still over 6’6” in the mid 2010s. Taker only had 1.5-2” on Hogan in their primes
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
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Canson said on 15/Aug/20
ASC said on 13/Aug/20
I’m not understanding this belief that Hulk was only 6’3” in his prime. Hogan was as tall or slightly taller than Jake Roberts, who is absolutely taller than 6’3”. I’ll take peak Andre at almost 7’, but I understand lower estimates, just not at the expense of saying peak Hogan was 6’3”.

There is only one person here saying Hogan was 6’3”. The same person who believes Yao Ming is 7’8”

Yao with 7’0” Shaquille O’Neal

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I’m not seeing an 8” difference.

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miko said on 15/Aug/20
Hulk was 6'5/6'5.25 at his tallest and Andre was somewhere around 6'10.25/6'10.5 at his tallest. There was a consistent 5 inch difference between them from the late 70's to the late 80's.

I've got Studd at 6'6 range peak. He was a bit taller than Hulk.
Canson said on 14/Aug/20
@Vegas: that was about as well said as I’ve seen here with the differences between them. A 6’8 Hogan would make a 7’2 Andre
Vegas' said on 13/Aug/20
Studd was taller than 6'4 range. He was taller than ~6'5 Bill Fralic Click Here
ASC said on 13/Aug/20
I’m not understanding this belief that Hulk was only 6’3” in his prime. Hogan was as tall or slightly taller than Jake Roberts, who is absolutely taller than 6’3”. I’ll take peak Andre at almost 7’, but I understand lower estimates, just not at the expense of saying peak Hogan was 6’3”.
Halb said on 11/Aug/20
Vegas, I think you're correct. If Hogan was 6'5 then André was 6'10, if Hogan was 6'6 then André was 6'11.
Hogan was also for a time listed as 6'9" for a shot period 89/90. I know Sky started listing him as 6'7 in 91 when he faced Slaughter, whom they listed at 6'6.
Canson said on 11/Aug/20
@Duhon: you’re right about that for sure. He only looked about 5” shorter. And Andre was not as tall as Shaq who really was a 7 footer. There is no way Andre and Big Show at their peaks were as tall as Shaq in their primes. Andre May have lost some height early but 6’11” would’ve been the highest for his peak or 6’10.5”. He was lankier than Shaq which gave a taller appearance
Halb said on 11/Aug/20
I can see that, Vegas. Hogan at 6'5, makes André 6'10, Hogan at 6'6 makes André 6'11. For a short period in 89/90 Hogan was also referenced as 6'9". It didn't last long long though, I can recall Sky magazine saying Hogan was 6'7 when he faced Slaughter, and had Slaughter at 6'6!
Gretz said on 11/Aug/20
If Andre was only 6'9" or so how could he look as tall as wilt(in the b/w pic).And Wilt looked taller than Shack in his rookie pic.I still think Andre was 6'11".5 in the Wilt pic,and 10 years before they would be around the same height.
Gretz said on 11/Aug/20
Come on now, Hillbilly Jim was at least 6'5".Hogan was an inch taller in the 80's,Andre was peak height 7'0"and a fraction look at the cake pics from 1972.
Canson said on 9/Aug/20
@Vegas: what would you give Andre peak? 6’10 or 6’11?
Vegas' said on 8/Aug/20
Once again if Hogan peaked at 6'3 1/4 then Andre peaked at ~6'8

There wasn't more than 5 inches between the two in 79-80 with both in similar footwear.

Andre was billed 7'4/7'5 and Hogan 6'8 so wouldn't make logical sense that Hogan would be sent out there looking taller than normal
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When we visited Hogan's store in 2017 he wasn't able to stand straight even and had to take frequent breaks from just standing and posing with fans for photos.
Duhon said on 6/Aug/20
Hogan looked massive in the late 70s into the 80, 6'5" is the minimum I'd have him at his peak. He actually never looked that short next to Andre.
Canson said on 6/Aug/20
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

Rob has Richard Belzer at 6'1 (I think maybe closer to 6 feet) but regardless Hogan has significant height on Belzer there in in flat Bike training shoes Click Here

The minimum that could be argued for Hogan in the 70s to mid 80s is 6'4 1/2 barefoot.

That’s the absolute lowest. But Really I would lean more toward a lowest case of 195cm but my guess for a peak Hogan in the 70s was 6’5 or 6’5.25” (196 or so)
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

Rob has Richard Belzer at 6'1 (I think maybe closer to 6 feet) but regardless Hogan has significant height on Belzer there in in flat Bike training shoes Click Here

The minimum that could be argued for Hogan in the 70s to mid 80s is 6'4 1/2 barefoot.
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
Shouldn’t say outside chance but a good chance out of bed in his prime. A 6’5.25 guy would more than likely be the full 6’6” out of bed
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
@HADS 185: that’s something he’d measure later in life. But in his prime I have a hard time seeing below 6’5” maybe even 6’5.25”. I don’t see 6’6 however. Watch pics of Taker and Hogan and it’s probably 1.5-2” and Hogan and Andre 5”
JT said on 30/Jul/20
Probably the late 70s Click Here
NCL said on 30/Jul/20
Scroll down to “Tall Tales”: Click Here

“ Andre’s height had widely varied over the years. With wrestling statistics prone to exaggeration, it’s not surprising that promotions would stretch his size beyond realistic figures. His family never measured him at home. A number of wrestlers estimated him at around seven feet tall, while some sportswriters and other athletes pegged him at around six-nine. An obituary in the Montreal newspaper mentioned that he was measured upon his death at six-foot-10, with the loss of a couple inches attributed to back issues over the years.”

This puts him at 6’11” and claims his passport had him at just under 7’2” (scroll to “Height and Weight”): Click Here
HADS185 said on 30/Jul/20
I personally think André´s very first billing from France is spot on. He was billed at 209cm (a bit over 6´10") at age 19, weighing 135 kilos (roughly 298 lbs.)

Later he really had a hard time standing straight, but I think he did not lose as much as some would assume. When he stood as tall as possible, he still was able to look 6´9" easily.

By the way, many people overestimate their own height. The highest average man´s height is in the Netherlands and it is 182,5 cm, just under 6 feet. So, a man of Andre´s height tops that by nearly a foot, even today! I personally found myself to be 3 cm shorter than I thought. So before you judge height of other people, be sure you know you own height :-)

@Canson: I would put Hogan at 6´4.5" (still 4.5 inches taller than average!), add some thick boots or cowboy boots and he is 6´5.5" to 6´6".

Most wrestlers are way shorter than advertised. There´s a photo of Big Show and Strowman on Instagram. He wears one boot and has to tip toe really high to compensate. Show today is no taller than old André, maybe he never was...
Vegas' said on 29/Jul/20
Yao the basketballers you mentioned didn't take excessive amounts of steroids and hgh for decades. Hogan's had multiple knee, hip and back surgeries last 20 odd years. Click Here
Canson said on 23/Jul/20
Peyton Manning wasn’t under 6’5” in his prime and doesn’t look like he is today either
Canson said on 23/Jul/20
Peyton Manning wasn’t under 6’5” in his prime
Vegas' said on 22/Jul/20
There is no more than 5 inches between Hogan and Too Tall Jones in that photo and Manning is closer to the camera in his.

Regardless both of those are photos of Hogan in his mid 60s. Nobody is arguing Hogan is no more than 6'3 range today. My 6'4 friend was taller than Hogan when he met him at his store in Orlando in 2017 during Wrestlemania 33 weekend.

However it is obvious Hogan has lost height over the years..how much is up for debate. Personally I think 1.5-2 inches, others think 3, others think more than 3 inches.

Compare say this clip of Hogan and Vince in 90 Click Here

With this one of the two in 2003, 6 minute mark Click Here

Hogan does have footwear advantage in first one but still it's obvious he was taller than 2003
miko said on 22/Jul/20
Andre never had enough height on Hogan or Studd to be 7'0.
Ted Terrific said on 21/Jul/20
I passed Andre on the street once. He was tall but not 7 feet. Maybe a couple of inches less. But the size of everything else - his head, hands, girth, feet - were just unbelievable. I’ve seen some tall people, mostly basketball players. And I’ve seen some large people - mostly football players. But no one remotely as HUGE as Andre.
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
@62B: yea I can’t see a peak Hulk below 6’5”
RoelC said on 18/Jul/20
JT said on 15/Jul/20
Some new pics of Andre in the 1966 to ~ 1970 era (first two from the new book on Andre by Bertrand Hebert and Pat Laprade)
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Nice find on those last two pics. Never seen those before.

Too bad the last pic isn't very sharp, as it looks like Andre is standing on a weighing scale in a meat factory. But unfortunately you can't make out the weight the ruler is pointing at.
David Banner said on 16/Jul/20
I know it kills our larger than life perceptions of these WWF superstars from when we were kids but I think if we found out the actual brutal barefoot truth, this is what we’d find to be legit:

Andre - 6’9”
Big John 6’5”
Hulk - 6’4”
JT said on 15/Jul/20
Some new pics of Andre in the 1966 to ~ 1970 era (first two from the new book on Andre by Bertrand Hebert and Pat Laprade)
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David Wolberg said on 13/Jul/20
Andre The Giant was truly larger than life. He definitely had the largest hands of any giant that I have ever seen. However, I do not believe that he was ever 7 feet tall. In the picture of a young Andre The Giant with a young Big John Studd, I see only about a 3 to 3 and a half inch height difference. Since Big John Studd probably had a peak height of 6'7, that would place Andre The Giant's height at 6 feet 10 inches tall (possibly 6'10 and a half inches tall). Andre also appeared to be about 6'10 in 1976 when he went against boxer Chuck Wepner, who was a legitimate 6'5.
Canson said on 9/Jul/20
@Big Ed: beteeen 6’10-11 peak is believable
ASC said on 9/Jul/20
@Yao, I’m actually not far from your view about Andre’s height through most of his career, but we have different ways of getting there.

While people are generally taller while lying down, I don’t just accept that Andre would be restored to peak height while lying down at the end of his life. Maybe you’re right, but his health factors are unique, so I wouldn’t jump to that conclusion.

I doubt Hulk Hogan would be 6’5 1/2” (or whatever you think his peak was) while lying down these days because of injuries and surgeries, so I put Andre in that same category.

When I say I wouldn’t be surprised if Andre rounded up to 7’ in his early 20s, I’m accounting for peak moments, good posture, and possible continued head growth (though these are from my eyeball test). By rounding up to 7’, I’m talking a strong 6’11 1/2”.

I get that you don’t see the evidence for that, but not far from your view, I think for much of Andre’s career, he looked 6’10 or so, and under that in his final few appearances.
JT said on 7/Jul/20
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Ethan99 said on 7/Jul/20
andre could be 6'10.5 in the early to mid 70s. 6'10 in late 70s to early 80s, 6'9.5 by wrestlemania 3 and finally 6'9 before his death.
cjones said on 6/Jul/20
id say Andre was over 7ft in his prime maybe 7ft2 or so. when he was 24 he was officially measured at 6ft 10 but would continue to grow because of his illness so thats another 20 years nearly of growing. but the damage on his body with his back and knees along with his huge weight made him hunched slightly and he could never stand quite straight.
RoelC said on 6/Jul/20
ASC said on 2/Jul/20
@RoelC
I recall reading an archived sports magazine (I thought Sports Illustrated, but I can’t find the proof) that mentioned Andre being measured at 6’10” and a very heavy weight, over 500 lb, upon his death. I had the impression that these were actual measurements. Take it with a grain of salt because I can’t locate the article now, but I always figured if he was 6’10” by then, he was certainly taller in his prime.
I guess I’m just throwing it out there not as a strong assertion but as a lead in case that magazine entry rings a bell for anyone.
The reason I wouldn’t rule out his being very near 7’ in his early to mid-20s is because of his posture and curvature that made him seem 6’10” as early as his late 20s, which seems too young but maybe not in his case.
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The only articles I read that stated Andre was 6'10" at death were newspaper clippings. And none of them talked about a measurement.

Andre's posture has never been very good, but at the end of his life it was of course pretty terrible. Nonetheless, when he made an effort he could still stand up straight. When he did, he still looked 2 inches taller than Giant Baba in 1992 (same as in 1990). If he was measured standing up straight I doubt he was much shorter than say in 1970. He didn't look much taller than 6'10" standing next to Michel Nador, who was billed at 6'2".
RoelC said on 6/Jul/20
JT said on 30/Jun/20
Click Here Studd’s a tad closer to the camera too. Barry was ~ 3 inches shorter than 6’10” George Mikan and Bill Russell so he’s no more than 6’7”.
Click Here Studd may be in cowboy boots on although it’s hard to tell.
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Credit to Chris from the Andre the Giant Facebookpage for posting this picture. It's from the same photosession, but from a slightly different angle.

Killer Kowalski is probably slouching a bit to make the others look taller, and Reis is probably tippy toeing a bit (or at least standing as tall as possible).
For height comparisons the full scale picture is obviously a much better pic, but this one is cool to see.
ReturnofG said on 6/Jul/20
Like I've said many times Andre peak was 7'1.5. Earnie Ladd himself said this was a legit measured height. Most wrestlers go by billed height of 7'4 or 7'5 but he stated 7'1.5.
Big ed said on 2/Jul/20
I think the 214cm for Andre in the early 70s is legit by 1983 he would have been 212cm then by wm3 he would have been 6'11 Hogan would have been 6'6 he was clearly taller than 6'5 Jake Roberts studd was close to 6'7. at death 6'10 for Andre surely proofs he was taller 20 years before look at him in the film trading mom then look at him from the early 70s its obvious he lost height
ASC said on 2/Jul/20
@RoelC

I recall reading an archived sports magazine (I thought Sports Illustrated, but I can’t find the proof) that mentioned Andre being measured at 6’10” and a very heavy weight, over 500 lb, upon his death. I had the impression that these were actual measurements. Take it with a grain of salt because I can’t locate the article now, but I always figured if he was 6’10” by then, he was certainly taller in his prime.

I guess I’m just throwing it out there not as a strong assertion but as a lead in case that magazine entry rings a bell for anyone.

The reason I wouldn’t rule out his being very near 7’ in his early to mid-20s is because of his posture and curvature that made him seem 6’10” as early as his late 20s, which seems too young but maybe not in his case.
JT said on 30/Jun/20
Click Here The pic with Andre and Stan Frazier has been posted before. I don't think this one has with Frazier in a toupee with ~5’10” Jerry Lawler.

Click Here Studd’s a tad closer to the camera too. Barry was ~ 3 inches shorter than 6’10” George Mikan and Bill Russell so he’s no more than 6’7”.
Click Here Studd may be in cowboy boots on although it’s hard to tell.
RoelC said on 29/Jun/20
Doink said on 20/Jun/20
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From a review of the new Andre the Giant biography by Bertrand Hébert and Pat Laprade
"His family never measured him at home. A number of wrestlers estimated him at around seven feet tall, while some sportswriters and other athletes pegged him at around six-nine. An obituary in the Montreal newspaper mentioned that he was measured upon his death at six-foot-10, with the loss of a couple inches attributed to back issues over the years."
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This is the only 'obituary' I could find in the archives of Montreal Gazette. It doesn't mention anything about a measurement, just a statement that he was 6'10" at death.

It's a discussion that has been held here before. Whether or not this height was determined by a measurement is up to the interpetration of the reader, as the article itself doesn't mention this. Several newspaper reporters attended Andre's funeral in Ellerbe. They interviewed several guests at the funeral, such as Frenchy Bernard, Hulk Hogan, Terry Todd. It might be that one of them Andre was 6'10" in his final days (my guess would be one of the non-wrestlers, as the wrestlers are still sticking to kayfabe as of this day, when talking about Andre).
NCL said on 29/Jun/20
Big John Studd and Rick Barry
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RoelC said on 27/Jun/20
JT said on 24/Jun/20
Click Here This would be 1969 or 1970. In addition to the billed height and weight of 6’10” and ~ 350 lbs., Andre’s wingspan of “6’10 ½”” is noted. Of course the claim that brother Antoine tops Andre by several inches is B.S., like the repeated claim of the 7’8” grandfather.
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Similar stats were given in Mick McManus 1970 autobiography. Although he claimed Andre was 6'11" and 23 st (322 lbs), with a wingspan of 6'10 ½", size 16 shoes, a 63-inch chest and 8-inch fists. The last number must be just the width of his fists.
The same book claimed Antoine was 6'7", which is also bogus. But stories like this are not unique. Nearly every circus giant from the early 20th century had a back story like this. It's just to make it sound like they descend from a family of giant people.

Andre's 6'10 ½” seems a little to short though. A picture like this makes it seem that his wingspan was well over 7ft tall.
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Lyle said on 27/Jun/20
6'10 peak, 6'11 in wrestling boots, around 7 foot in his cowboy boots
184guy2 said on 27/Jun/20
Andre still looked 6'10 in 1992 using wrestling boots , very unlikely to him be that short in the 80's
aaronius said on 26/Jun/20
miko , ANdre's left foot is flat, only his right ankle is off the ground, and it really doesn't add any height when the other leg is still flat on the ground. Try it out on yourself. you 'might' see a half inch difference in height, if that Apparently, Andre's right leg was an inch shorter than his left, hence why he walked with a wierd gate and often leans to his left with his right heel off the ground, to give his hip a break.

additionally, your analysis is flawed, because Studd was 6'7". theres a picture fo him standing next to Rick Barry the basketball player, who was a legit 6'7", and they were the same height. Additionally, there is footage of John Studd standing next to 7'1" Ron Reiss, and the difference in height looks very similar to Studd's picture with Andre
JT said on 24/Jun/20
Click Here This would be 1969 or 1970. In addition to the billed height and weight of 6’10” and ~ 350 lbs., Andre’s wingspan of “6’10 ½”” is noted. Of course the claim that brother Antoine tops Andre by several inches is B.S., like the repeated claim of the 7’8” grandfather.
Duhon said on 24/Jun/20
How would have Andre's hands have compared with NBA players like Shaq and Kawhi Leonard who have hands out of proportion to even their height (mainly Kawhi) but don't suffer from Acromegaly Click Here
Andretg said on 24/Jun/20
I have seen this photo before, and my conclusion remains the same regarding him being on his "tiptoes". Andre many times raised his right foot during many photos. Here he is not on his tiptoes, but raising only one foot. His left foot remains flat on the ground. I see many people pose certain ways consistently when being photographed, and I believe Andre was one of those people.
Halb said on 23/Jun/20
There's no reason to think André had lost height height by Wrestlemania. If you check his height with Studd at Wrestlemania and then again at Wrestlemania V, it seems the same.
miko said on 22/Jun/20
Here we have a prime Andre next to a 6'6 prime John Studd.

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Andre is on his tiptoes and still only looking 5 inches taller, take away the tiptoe and it's a 4 inch difference. It completely rules out anywhere near 7 foot for Andre.
Doink said on 20/Jun/20
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From a review of the new Andre the Giant biography by Bertrand Hébert and Pat Laprade
"His family never measured him at home. A number of wrestlers estimated him at around seven feet tall, while some sportswriters and other athletes pegged him at around six-nine. An obituary in the Montreal newspaper mentioned that he was measured upon his death at six-foot-10, with the loss of a couple inches attributed to back issues over the years."
Monkey knees said on 16/Jun/20
7ft dead on Prime height. By the time of Wrestlemania 2/3 etc, he had already lost height due to weight/bone issues. At WM3 he was barely nose to top of head taller than prime almost 6ft 6in Hogan...
ER23415 said on 14/Jun/20
Alright i found some old footage of Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan that dates back all the way through 1980 which it would've been the prime for Andre the Giant

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And Andre is towring over Hulk Hogan by a lot, in fact Hulk doesn't even reach the eyes of Andre even tho he is hunched back
miko said on 14/Jun/20
The highest I can ever go for Andre at his peak is 6'10.5.

He was no more than 5 inches taller than Hogan in the late 70's, and Hogan was in the 6'5/6'5.5 range at his absolute tallest. Look at the staredown in 1977, it wasn't too much different from the 1987 one.

I'd put him at 6'10.5 in 1977 and probably 6'10 flat in 1987. From 1988 onwards he physically declined rapidly and his posture went with it.
Duhon said on 5/Jun/20
The 6'10" guy who thought he was 7'5" had a very pronounced stoop and back curvature. If he was able to stand with a normal posture he probably would be at least 7', not 7'5" though.
Steven Wade said on 4/Jun/20
Think about 7"1 at peek
JT said on 28/May/20
Here’s the photo of the host (Gay Byrne) and Richard Kiel Click Here probably from the late 1970s and the video with Giant Haystacks from 1984 Click Here Neither looks close to their listed heights on this site so there must be something funny with the camera angles if those 3 guys (all in their socks) are only 6’9”ish. Byrne does have an optimistic 6'1" listing elsewhere. At least as to Kiel, I would never go below 7’1” for his peak height.
PunchesinBunches said on 28/May/20
I think it's interesting to compare Big Show to Andre the Giant, who was measured at 6ft 9in on his autopsy after his untimely death at the age of 47. Big Show is now 48 and he's most likely only 6ft 10in himself now, and he hasn't had half the spinal issues Andre had or undergone the same level of procedures that could affect his height, yet people claim Andre was never over 6ft 9! I guess it's possible, but seems highly unlikely to me that he never lost height through his lifetime.
RoelC said on 28/May/20
Vegas' said on 26/May/20
Excellent work JT. There is another video with that same presenter where he measures couple of guys and they all come out about 6'9 barefoot. Haystacks based on that doesn't look Robs 6'8 estimate Click Here
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Nice video. Gotta love the guy with the ginger hair trying to stand as tall as humanly possible, probably to look taller than those other two.

None of those guys was the tallest man in Ireland though. That title went to Shaun Aisbitt, who was 6'10.5".
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Considering all those 3 men were standing in their socks, Haystacks looks about 6'6".
Kiel doesn't look anywhere near 7'1.5" there either, especially considering he's wearing shoes.
Vegas' said on 26/May/20
Excellent work JT. There is another video with that same presenter where he measures couple of guys and they all come out about 6'9 barefoot. Haystacks based on that doesn't look Robs 6'8 estimate Click Here
Undertaker Frank said on 25/May/20
Burt Gam, I know Ladd was listed @ 6ft 9 but i believe he was more like 6ft 7 He was alittle taller than Big John who was about 6 ft 6
JT said on 23/May/20
No one goes to their pages so here’s Giant Haystacks and Richard Kiel next to the same Irish talk show host Click Here

duhon said on 20/May/20
Manute Bol probably believed the WWF height listing for Andre and just wanted to meet someone who he believed was close to his height. He would have dwarfed Andre height wise but the mass difference would have looked rediculous, Andre probably did weigh close to 300 lbs more than him he was so skinny.

Click Here That sounds right - Manute probably heard that Andre was around his height and thus wanted to get a photo with him rather than try to embarrass him by exposing the actual height difference.


John Dudd said on 21/May/20

Another thing that steepens this height mystery is the Andre Conan photos with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Andre makes Arnold look absolutely tiny in every way.
Arnold looks abnormally pixie-ish, next to 1984 Andre.
If Andre was 7' even, Arnold is no more than 5'9"

It may just be the high camera angle or some lens distortion or a combo of both. Click Here Andre has the big cowboy boots on with Arnold but Wilt looks several inches too tall as well. Arnold’s peak height remains subject to debate but he had to be at least 6’0”.
Burt Gam said on 23/May/20
I have seen Andre in Miami when he was here wrestling. He was enormous in every way. There are two videos on you tube I would like to reference. One was a wrestling match between supposed Ernie Ladd (who I have also seen and Andre. During the video there were only a handful of spots where they were standing in a way offering a basis of comparison when they were both relatively straight. It was apparent to me there was approximately 3 inches of difference to Andre's advantage. Does not sound like alot but 6 foot 9 is really tall by almost any body's standards. In another video with Erie Ladd being interviewed (post retirement I think) Ladd was asked a question when he and Andre wrestled were you told to stop down to make Andre look taller Ladd denied it. He stated he did not have to stoop down because actually Andre was taller by alot.I suppose 3 inches could qualify at those heights as alot taller, especially with Andre's bigger than life features, head size plus his hair style. He actually could look alot taller. At that time Ladd was the closest to Andre sizewise and therefore the best basis of comparison.
Angus said on 22/May/20
he is 40 cm taller than rock
John Dudd said on 21/May/20
There were at least 2 mystifying things about Andre; his well debated height and something else that no one talks about but is just as intriguing; the size of his bladder.

There are many interviews on YouTube with people relating the mythic drinking exploits of Andre, some saying he drank 12-16oz cans of beer one after the other and they all say they never saw him go to the bathroom!

Another thing that steepens this height mystery is the Andre Conan photos with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Andre makes Arnold look absolutely tiny in every way.
Arnold looks abnormally pixie-ish, next to 1984 Andre.
If Andre was 7' even, Arnold is no more than 5'9"
Duhon said on 20/May/20
Manute Bol probably believed the WWF height listing for Andre and just wanted to meet someone who he believed was close to his height. He would have dwarfed Andre height wise but the mass difference would have looked rediculous, Andre probably did weigh close to 300 lbs more than him he was so skinny.
RoelC said on 15/May/20
Lyle said on 15/May/20
I've been reading the new Andre book by Pat Laprade and Bertrand Herbert, according to the the book there is no official records of Andrés height, although the book states at his death he was measured 6'10 in Montreal and in an interview in 1966 Andre stated he was 6'10 and people have guessed him between 6'8-7'1, the only reason he was billed at 7'4 was because at the time basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was 7'2 and they wanted someone who was 'taller' thus making him the tallest sports star, also another story was that there were a basketball player standing at 7'7 called Manute Bol who wanted to meet with Andre but Andre was rushed out of the arena to avoid the height comparison, personally in my opinion if he was over 7ft it was in his cowboy boots, around 6'11 is my guess
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I'm currently reading that book aswell, and it's a good read if you wanna know more about Andre's career outside of the WWF. Pat Laprade en Bertrand Herbert are two experts on Canadian wrestling so there bio on Andre's career in Canada prior to his WWWF debut doesn't dissapoint.

The book doesn't really give much new insight on Andre's height. Much of the stuff debated in the book has been covered on this site aswell. Most of the height quotes come from wrestling data, and we know how trustworthy those can be. 2 wrestlers recall seeing him being measured. Tony St. Clair claimed Andre was measured at 7ft1 (in his wrestling boots) when he wrestled in the UK in 1969. That story seems unlikely as Andre was billed 6'10-6'11" the majority of his tour in the UK. Paul Leduc claimed he measured Andre at barely 7ft tall when he wrestled in Grand Prix Wrestling. The stories could be thrue, but with pro wrestlers one can never be sure.

The story about Kareem being the reason Andre was billed at 7ft4 has been around for decades. The story about Manute Bol wanting to meet Andre has been around for quite some time aswell.
Lyle said on 15/May/20
I've been reading the new Andre book by Pat Laprade and Bertrand Herbert, according to the the book there is no official records of Andrés height, although the book states at his death he was measured 6'10 in Montreal and in an interview in 1966 Andre stated he was 6'10 and people have guessed him between 6'8-7'1, the only reason he was billed at 7'4 was because at the time basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was 7'2 and they wanted someone who was 'taller' thus making him the tallest sports star, also another story was that there were a basketball player standing at 7'7 called Manute Bol who wanted to meet with Andre but Andre was rushed out of the arena to avoid the height comparison, personally in my opinion if he was over 7ft it was in his cowboy boots, around 6'11 is my guess
62B said on 11/May/20
6'8" is definitely too short. He seemed 6'10"-6'11" in 1988 when I bumped into him. He may have had a shoe advantage over me, but for sure when he stood straight made a noticeable difference from his normal relaxed posture.
Vegas' said on 11/May/20
If Andre was 6'8 in 1982 then Hogan was ~6'3 in 82 and Studd was ~6'4

That's too short
UndertakerFrank said on 9/May/20
Maybe 6ft 8 in his final years !!! He looked atleast 6ft 10 fighting against Chuck Wepner who was listed @ 6ft 5
John Dudd said on 7/May/20
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Andre looks unimpressive here, he's barely taller than his jobber

My real guess is 6'8" for Andre on this day
Ottaviano Fulci said on 6/May/20
Andre can look downright small sometimes. Look here how marginally taller he is than Charlie Fulton who couldnt be mlre than 6'3".

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Andre is 6'8" here
Sherick said on 5/May/20
In Pat Leprade’s book he gives a lot of convincing reason to believe Andre was fully 7 feet at some point in his career, though likely he was already shrinking as early as the mid 70s.
Big ed said on 1/May/20
In the door he looks over 7ft tall looks 7'3 the top of frames are usually 6'9 the door looks 6'6 if the other man would be 5'5.5 in runners take away andres shoes and extra hair he'd be about 7'1
ASC said on 29/Apr/20
62B, your estimates feel right.

I wonder what some of us think about this 1976 video from Texas. You’ll see Andre enter an elevator at 1:39 and duck under a door soon after. Footwear should be considered, though.

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Same year as the Wepner match. He did not look 7’ in some of those Wepner promos, but I haven’t seen any great posture photos of him from that time. By the 80s, He already looked weighed down.
Pablo13 said on 28/Apr/20
ASC that Door Frame is probably about 6'6.75(200 cm), so he was 7 feet easily.
62B said on 27/Apr/20
ASC said on 24/Apr/20
Interesting door frame photo from 1972 in New Zealand: Click Here

In the early ‘70s he seemed perfectly vertical, so to me that’s when he was most likely to reach 7’.
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If you read the caption at the bottom of the photo the guy standing with him is only 5'4". That doorway doesn't look like a standard 6-8" door if that guy is 5'4". Probably 6'6" door at best. Makes Andre look about 7' in shoes, maybe a little over. Good argument for a 6'-10.5" peak Andre. I still think 6'11" afternoon, but who knows.
ASC said on 24/Apr/20
Interesting door frame photo from 1972 in New Zealand: Click Here

In the early ‘70s he seemed perfectly vertical, so to me that’s when he was most likely to reach 7’.
cleaner said on 21/Apr/20
I would say 7 ft 0.5, maybe about 7 foot
mrtguy said on 16/Apr/20
Rob, don’t you think having acromegaly is hormone disorder caused by pituitary gland tumour in which the body gives a lot of testosterone, where as steroids is jus injecting a needle to achieve bigger size in hgh?? This documentary is misleading
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Yeah I see what you mean, the guy could be giving slightly misleading info.

Male skulls at age 18 don't stay the same, there are varying degrees of change with age. Putting natural changes down to taking hormones might be a bit misleading.
Andretg said on 14/Apr/20
To Toby Knights: I have noticed that in the photos where it appears Andre is on his tiptoes, it always seems to be his right foot only. If you look at that photo you posted, his left foot is actually flat on the ground. I believe due to his size, or habit, or even pain he was in, might have been the reason Andre stood this way. Especially for a person as massive as he was. Just my observation.
Toby Knights said on 12/Apr/20
Not sure if this photo has been posted but I just found it and it amazes me that someone already 6’10 - 7’1 (depending on boots etc..) felt the need to tip toe in photos next to normal sized people to get an extra 3-4 inches!

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Big ed said on 8/Apr/20
Tommy lister said he was 7'1 him and Hogan 6'5 but wore boots to make him 6'7
Josey Wales said on 1/Apr/20
I'm more and more convinced Andres peak height barefoot was 6'11" and his lowest height was 6'9".Big big man with giant physical features.
Big ed said on 27/Mar/20
Your eyes are about the middle of your head people have this conception that there way up your face there not so if Hogan came up to jus below Andre eyes an you think this is a 4" difference then Andres head would have been only 7 or 8" where in reality it was about 12 or 13"
Big ed said on 26/Mar/20
How do ya know the camera is at the same angle😂
184guy2 said on 24/Mar/20
The picture isn't real but is from the same event , same night and same camera angle so the comparsion is worth it .
Undertaker Frank said on 23/Mar/20
The Picture is not real but i do believe that it would look something like that If Taker had his head raised i dont see 3 inches More like 1.5 I believe Taker was the same height as Tyler Mane so i dont think a Broken Down Andre would have 3 inches on Taker Taker was about 2 inches Taller than a Peak Hogan
And Hogan looked about 4 to 5 inches shorter than Andre
Big ed said on 23/Mar/20
Shoulder height does matter because people tilt there heads all the time they don't tilt there shoulders plus Andre had a bigger head anyway
Big ed said on 23/Mar/20
Undertakerfrank sorry but takers in a hat so how much taller do think Wilt is than Andre?are actually saying Andre the giant was 6'8.5". Look he was 7'0.5" peak down to 6'11 he may of appeared shorter he died 18 months later he was clearly in bad shape if you see a man in bad shape that say is 6'4 in his late 70s on crutches bad health he could appear to be 6'1. Andre had Hogan by close to 6" 1980 taker had Hogan by 1.5 to 2"
184guy2 said on 21/Mar/20
Is this pic real ? Nevertheless , an 1991 Andre looked at least 3inches taller than peak taker .
Halb said on 21/Mar/20
So Taker is about 6'7 and André is about 6'10
UndertakerFrank said on 20/Mar/20
Big Ed Shoulder height means nothing with height !!! Its the top of the head that matters there is no way theres a 3 to 4 inch difference
Big ed said on 20/Mar/20
Taker was about 6'8 around this time an wearing a hat Andre was about 6'11 down from 7'0.5 he couldn't stand to his full 6'11 at this time so appeared about 6'9.5
RoelC said on 19/Mar/20
Undertaker Frank said on 17/Mar/20
I found a Picture on the Internet of a Broken Down Andre i believe on crutches next to The Undertaker & he has Taker by an inch or 1.5 Andre has Horrible posture and Taker has his head tilted down If you Google Picture of Andre The Giant with The Undertaker you will see it
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I take it you're referring to that pic with Sean Mooney in the middle. That's not a real pic but rather a photoshopped image I did, where I blended 2 pics together. See my post from 19/Sep/19 on how I did it.

Taker & Andre were interviewed seperately, but were standing on the same spot with a near identical camera angle. So I'd say the comparison is about as close to a real pic as you can get. If Taker raised his head he'd probably be close to the same height as Andre there. Andre of course is losing some height there because he's leaning on his crutches.
Big ed said on 18/Mar/20
Why would you think thats a 1.5" its about 3" then look at the shoulder comparison and its at least 4"
NCL said on 18/Mar/20
Hi Undertaker Frank,

Is this the photo you are referring to? Click Here
Undertaker Frank said on 17/Mar/20
I found a Picture on the Internet of a Broken Down Andre i believe on crutches next to The Undertaker & he has Taker by an inch or 1.5 Andre has Horrible posture and Taker has his head tilted down If you Google Picture of Andre The Giant with The Undertaker you will see it
Roderick said on 16/Mar/20
My guess is that Andre was 6'10.5" at his peak and then max 6'9" when he died...

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