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.

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6ft 11.96in (213.3cm)
Yao is 7-8 said on 12/Jul/20
@Canson, For once I sort of agree with you, although I think Andre was closer to 6-10 than 6-11.

@ASC, Andre was measured 6-9 upon death, and I'm saying at peak he was 6-10, so yeh I agree that Andre was not restored to his peak height lying down. However, I just don't think Andre was ever 6-11, let alone 7 feet. And the Hulkster was not 6-5 barefoot, maybe with shoes on, but barefoot the Hulk was in the 6-3 range TOPS.
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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 8/Jul/20
@Jessica,@CJones, @All,

Yall are delusional if yall think Andre was ever 7 feet. Just google Wilt Chamberlain/Andre the Giant photos and you will see why. Andre was in his prime and still looked 2+ inches shorter than Wilt, who was officially measured 7 feet 1/2 inch lying down. If Andre was near 7 feet then he would have been eye to eye with Wilt. 6-10ish would be the absolute tallest for Andre, though I would not be surprised if Andre was actually 6-9.
JT said on 7/Jul/20
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Big ed said on 7/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 6'9 peak and were delusional that would make Hogan 6'3 peak so he'd be 5'11.5" now if you don't think Andre the giant lost height or any1 else believe the same then there delusional
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.
Jesica said on 6/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 26/Jun/20
I think it's universally agreed that Andre was never 7 feet tall. Whether he was 6-9 or 6-10 at his peak is subject to debate

No, no...it’s not universally agreed that he was never 7’0. It’s generally agreed that Andre was never 7’4. I think he was 6’11-7’0 max.
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.
Canson said on 5/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Jun/20
@NCL, Rick Barry was "listed" as 6-7 in shoes, which meant his barefoot height was 6-6 or under, which meant Big John Studd was about 6-5, probably more like 6-4, but 3 times as wide as Barry. LMAO.

Yea Rick Barry was 6’5-6’6 imho. Maybe just 6’5.25ish or as high as 6’5.5-6 possibly
Yao is 7-8 said on 5/Jul/20
@Big Ed, @ASC, you guys are delusional. A person always measures TALLER lying down because there is no body weight compressing the joints. If Andre measured 6-10 lying down(I believe Andre was actually measured 6-9 upon death), then he would have been around 6-9 standing up. In Andre's case, the compression on his joints would have been tremendous due to his large girth. Thus, it's debatable whether Andre was actually 6-9 or 6-10 at peak. Andre was never 7 feet or even 6-11 at any point during his life.
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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Jun/20
@NCL, Rick Barry was "listed" as 6-7 in shoes, which meant his barefoot height was 6-6 or under, which meant Big John Studd was about 6-5, probably more like 6-4, but 3 times as wide as Barry. LMAO.
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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Yao is 7-8 said on 28/Jun/20
@All, look no further than photos of Andre with 7 feet 1/2 inch Wilt Chamberlain. Andre looked about 2+ inches shorter than Wilt even with boots on. So it is pretty much impossible that Andre was ever 7 feet.
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
Yao is 7-8 said on 26/Jun/20
I think it's universally agreed that Andre was never 7 feet tall. Whether he was 6-9 or 6-10 at his peak is subject to debate.
Yao is 7-8 said on 24/Jun/20
@Miko, Big John was probably more 6-4/6-5 range. Andre was never taller than 6-10. Still humongous though, how many 6-10 people do you see walking around? Plus Andre was WIDE, not a beanpole, which amplified his mythical size.

@Doink, yeh yeh, the old "back curvature" excuse used by EXPOSED fakes like Ross Sambridge to explain why they were half a foot or more shorter than claimed.
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."
Canson said on 18/Jun/20
@Yao is 7-8: I never believed him to be 7’0” either. I would’ve said 6’11” max maybe 6’10.5 peak height
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Jun/20
@Miko, finally someone with common sense. Andre was a giant, just never a 7 foot giant. But to an average person, he might as well be 7-4 because it would be hard to tell how tall Andre really was unless he stood next to a 7 footer, like Wilt Chamberlain.
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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 6/Jun/20
@Steven Wade, 7-1 is out of the question as Andre was shorter than Wilt Chamberlain and Wilt wasn't even 7-1 barefoot.

@Duhon, if you look at the full video at the 36 minute mark, to save embarrassment after being measured 6-10, Ross started to whine about the back curvature. The doctor ribbed him by saying he might have lost "a little bit" of height and he should do "stretching exercises" to become taller, LMAO. After Ross left, the doctor poured it on by making fun of his "ego", LMAO. Unless Ross became the hunchback of Notre Dame, I doubt that curvature affected his height as he could still stand very straight if he wanted to.

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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
Canson said on 1/Jun/20
@Yao is 7-8: maybe in his prime he scraped 6’11”. Near his death 6’10”. In the pic with Hogan who was 6’5” he looked 5” taller
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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 28/May/20
@Vegas,@JT,@Editor Rob,etc. Andre the Giant's height exaggeration (from 6-10 to 7-4) reminds me of this video called "superhuman giants", which, among other giants, featured a British lad named Russ who told everybody he was 7-5. Russ also thought he might be the tallest man in Britain and was worried that he was still growing. So Russ went to a renown doctor, who measured him and turned out Russ was 6-10! LMAO. He looked very embarrassed because not only was he not 7-5, he wasn't even 7 foot and therefore couldn't join Britain's 7 foot club. Imagine a 6 foot guy telling everybody he is 6-7! Hilarious.

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Editor Rob
Yeah the video has been seen a few times, Ross did seem a bit surprised he was shorter than he thought.
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
Yao is 7-8 said on 26/May/20
@Ken6-3, and you know that Andre's wrestling shoes were only 1/2" high because??? You measured them yourself?? or did you just make it up?? Logically it made no sense because if anything Andre needed MORE cushioning to support his enormous weight. Otherwise, his bare feet would be supporting most of his crushing weight during wrestling matches, which would destroy his joints in a very short time. Why would Andre or WWE be that stupid???
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
Yao is 7-8 said on 24/May/20
@John Dudd, Andre is shorter than Wilt Chamberlain, google the pics. Andre is not 7 feet tall because Wilt was officially measured to be 7 feet 1/2 inch barefoot and Andre looked about 2 inches shorter than Wilt. Still a giant at 6-10+ though.
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.
ken6-3 said on 23/May/20
Andre probably had the smallest sole's then any wrestler back in the day. Maybe a half inch tops.
Add in His Acromegaly with his large weight plus his wrestling, it Definitely affected his height in the 80's until his death
I truly think he was an even 7' at his peak, 6'9" in his later years

"Yao is 7-8 said on 21/May/20
Definitely not 7 feet as Andre looked a few inches shorter than 7' 1/2" Wilt Chamberlain. Barefoot Andre is 6-10ish, with wrestling boots on probably right at 7 foot mark"
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"
Yao is 7-8 said on 21/May/20
Definitely not 7 feet as Andre looked a few inches shorter than 7' 1/2" Wilt Chamberlain. Barefoot Andre is 6-10ish, with wrestling boots on probably right at 7 foot mark.
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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Editor Rob
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...
62B said on 14/Mar/20
I think with Andre's massive size and long spine he lost more than normal throughout the day, so

Peak
7'0 morning
6'11" afternoon
6'10 3/4" night

By the late 80's you can probably subtract an inch from all the above
Halb said on 12/Mar/20
210cm out of bed, 208cm by afternoon.
Canson said on 8/Mar/20
Peak out of bed 214cm
Afternoon 210.5
Big ed said on 3/Mar/20
He was measured 7'0.5" or 214cm peak height
Eric C. said on 2/Mar/20
I’d peg Andre at easy 6’10- 6’11.5 peak and 6’8.5 - 6’9.5 range at the worst. I take lots of pictures comparing my self to doorframes and it would be fascinating to see the same for Andre. (For me lol.)
Eric C. said on 2/Mar/20
@Sotiris

It’s so funny if you look up on google what Andre’s REAL height was they say 7’4 of 5 lol.
GuccizBud said on 24/Feb/20
I did a calculation based on the picture of Andre standing with Ali, who the poster indicates is 6'2½", and another calculation based on the one of Andre standing with Brutus the B. ⁠B., who it is indicated is 6'2". Both calculations yielded the same value for Andre's height ⁠— 6'8" ⁠— and, interestingly, the two pictures were taken 15 years apart.

Starting with the picture of Ali, I did it this way ⁠᎓  first I found out what the average height of a man's head is ⁠᎓  9.44 inches. Next I measured how many pixels high Ali's head is in the photo (his head is tilted a bit, so I compensated for that) and divided that number by 9.44 ⁠— this gives you the ppi, or how many pixels 1 inch is in that photo. Then I checked how many pixels are between the top of Ali's head and the top of Andre's and divided it by the ppi, telling you how many inches taller Andre is than Ali, and finally added that number to Ali's indicated 6'2" height. Result based on that photo ⁠᎓  6'8" (6'7.936" to be precise).

The exact same procedure was repeated using the photo of Brutus the B. ⁠B. The numbers were different all the way through of course, but the result was the same ⁠᎓  6'8" (6'8.031" this time).

Not conclusive, but interesting.
Canson said on 24/Feb/20
@62B: it’s funny that when you’re younger you believe those listings lol. I remember hearing of an egregiously listed 7’4 Andre a 6’7 Hogan or even 6’8” I guess and a 6’10 Taker and Kane. Then when i hit 6’4” and having played basketball against others in the league who clearly aren’t as tall as listed, all of the guys I once thought were 6’6 such as Michael Jordan etc are Really around my height. you also begin to realize that Taker was 6’7” all along and Hogan 6’5 and Andre 6’10 or 6’11”
Roderick said on 23/Feb/20
Andre was never more than 6'10.5". Some people even pegged him at 6'9"
62B said on 23/Feb/20
Sotiris Gravas said on 21/Feb/20
6'2" peak height Jim Duggan w/ Andre... Click Here , Click Here

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Having stood right next to both Hacksaw and Andre in 1988 I can tell you Hacksaw would have been more 6'2 1/2". If you watch the video that the still you posted is from Duggan is always stretching up and Andre looking down. I posted a while ago what I thought was the best part of that video as far as Andree standing his tallest and Andre still looked about 6'10"-6'10.5". Remember Andre's head vs your typical basketball players head, Andre's jaw/chin will be lower due to his acromegaly.
Johnny John said on 23/Feb/20
Given Andre's gigantism disease, his bones didn't start to break down into his early to mid 30's. That was due to his weight gain by then. As a young man around 18, he was already 6'10.5 or 6'11 & 315lbs. By 1974 he would've been 28, & his tailor had him at 7'0.5 tall. With or without shoes? Don't know about that one. But his increased bone density & weight gain that could've made him a little taller as he got older. His weight gain would've added fat & swelling around his feet, causing him to also go up in a shoe size or two as well. Andre's proportions where not that of average man, or even other very tall men such as basketball players. So to even try and do a comparison is pointless & foolish. He was bigger & taller then most people of his time.
Sotiris Gravas said on 22/Feb/20
Andre w/ (billed 6'1") Frank Valois (1975)... Click Here

W/ 6'2.5" Muhammad Ali (1976)... Click Here

W/ 6'2" Brutus Beefcake (1991)... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 21/Feb/20
6'2" peak height Jim Duggan w/ Andre... Click Here , Click Here

Now compare 6'2" Jason Kidd to around 6'11" Kevin Garnett... Click Here

I'd say that was a BIG difference.

Would love to hear what the Andre fanboys have to say about me being a downgrader, ahahahaha...



6'2" peak Sting w/ Kevin Nash... Click Here

Sting w/ Big Show... Click Here



Kidd w/ Marcus Camby... Click Here
Camby w/ maybe 6'11.25" Tyson Chandler... Click Here
Rocky889 said on 19/Feb/20
Like 7ft6½ he is 520 pounds
184guy2 said on 16/Feb/20
Lol if he was 6'10.5 or 6'11 he pretty much was at least 7'out of bed .
Canson said on 15/Feb/20
@Sotiris: I don’t rule out 6’11 flat for a peak Andre. 7’0” is too much. But maybe he managed that out of bed in his prime. In fact ITs very possible
Johnny John said on 15/Feb/20
Andre the Giant was or wasn't 7'0 only 6'10 or 6'11, some of you guys have said on this site repeatedly like you can really tell 1 inch or so when someone's that big & tall? Come on guys he was big & tall no matter how you look at it. And for those who care on this site, Andre's tailor measurement's in 1974 was 84.5 inches tall that's 7'0.5 feet. And give or take, most tailors will have you wear your shoe's. But some do not. Whatever Andre's true height really was, He was still for his time much taller & heavier then most people.
Sotiris Gravas said on 14/Feb/20
@RP Tru dat, bro! (Better I crush his spirit and not his spine. I'm a pacifist (when there's too many witnesses -- kidding).
Sotiris Gravas said on 11/Feb/20
@HarveyFinklematter Thanks, dude. You're definitely in the minority here. Though I couldn't agree w/ you more, lol. The fact that I don't post here as much as I used to 100% makes some ppl very happy, hahhahahaha...

Andre was never more than 6'10.5" peak IMHO. NEVER 7'0". Guys who are real 7-footers would never get called 6'9" buy 6'5" guys like Chuck Wepner...
Undertaker Frank said on 11/Feb/20
Actually I believe Sotiris is pretty accurate These guys are Heights are way overbilled @ times
I have a Picture with my Friends Son & Scott Steiner & Scott looks about 5ft 9 No way is he 5ft 11
RP said on 11/Feb/20
@ Sotiris,
I think you crushed his soul...LOL!
HarveyFinklematter said on 10/Feb/20
I always thought that Gravas had great guesses about real celebrity heights and his main point was that famous people always lie about their height especially wrestlers and actors.
Sotiris Gravas said on 8/Feb/20
ken6-3 said on 8/Nov/19
All i know is Sotiris Gravas has a ADS, Andre derangement syndrome

Face it. Andre was 7' tall at one point and of course he lost height in his older years

I see you on here crying about kane, show and everyone.... You are 6'5". big deal
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Not that it matters or anything, but I'm around 6'7", not 6'5" (295 lbs)... Click Here
A bit of advice: don't downgrade the guy you insinuate is a downgrader.


As for my perpetual "crying," I think you have me confused w/ this guy... Click Here Also, I haven't been on this site for maybe 3 and a half months... partly to get away from annoying ppl like you, lol.

As for my height being no "big deal," it would seem you include your supposed height as part of your username. Notice how I don't.


Lastly, don't bother trying to bait me into responding to a pest like you again. I have better things to do.

Say hi to Barbie for me, Ken.
Default said on 5/Feb/20
Some photos of Andre and others

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Danimal 5'9 5/8" said on 5/Feb/20
Guy who is really worried about his heig said on 27/Dec/19
He was 7 above in his youth, he was slim and muscular then, but when he went to wrestling he had been through his surgery. Pituitary surgery decreases height significantly. I had a friend who was 7 feet 2 and after surgery he was 6 foot 8. Andre was about 6 feet 10 but wwf still kept his original height . He being 6 foot 10 becomes apparent when you look at him in various talk shows .

You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Andre NEVER had surgery to remove the tumor from his pituitary gland. And even if he had chosen to have the surgery (of which he didn't) one does not lose height from the surgery. The removal of the tumor puts a halt to further growth from occurring. It does not reverse ones height. Now to correct the rest of your mixed up post. Andre DID have surgery, but it was BACK surgery and knee surgery. The back surgery was in 1987 (I believe one in 1986 as well if I'm not mistaken) and the knee surgery was in the early 1990's. He also broke his ankle stepping out of bed in 1981, which is really when his body began to first betray him.
Oitheremate said on 27/Jan/20
It's interesting how even tho prime big show is indeed taller than late 1980s andre he is still shorter in shoulder level by at least two inches
Dream said on 24/Jan/20
One way to guess if someone is in the 7 foot range, is to check if his shoulder level is well above six foot flat. I encountered one, once and I was definitely on higher pavement than him, not to mention he seem to have less footwear than me.
Oitheremate said on 20/Jan/20
Well this whole height thing about andre is starting to annoy me
To sum it all up

When he was 19 when he did his first interview as jean ferre where he even stated he was 6'11
So because he had gigantism his height wouldn't stop until age of 25

Now when he went to japan and canada andre was in fact measured twice and both estimates place andre at roughly 217 cm or 7'1
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The Saddest part about all of this is that andre didn't take really good care of himself
If andre wouldn't gain weight, Not Have a curved back, And probably treat acromegaly andre might've been at least 7'3

Because you can clearly see here
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That even after losing height andre biggest problem was his posture, he was always hunched over and even then he was nearly as tall as prime big show which wasn't hunched over and had a perfectly straight back unlike andre's

So andre at his peak was 7'1, later in life probably 6'10 or even 6'9 when he couldn't even walk
Big ed said on 18/Jan/20
Some billed heights are there actual heights some get added 1" others 4 or 5" im not sure what method they use when using billed heights warrior billed 6'2 typhoon sometimes 6'3 or 6'6 Mr perfect 6'1 Bret 6' Andre 7'4 so again there's nothing to say Jake Roberts wasn't a legit 6'5 I think he was definitely close to it he was rarely billed 6'6 aswell
Halb said on 17/Jan/20
Jake's billed height was 6'5.
Big ed said on 15/Jan/20
Well if we put Jake Roberts at 6'5 which everyone nearly agrees on some might say 6'4 then Hogan had to be around 6'5.5" or 6'6 which would make giant baba around 6'8 so Andre around 6'11 1989 he probably lost 1.5" the rest is just poor posture which made him appear far shorter sometimes he seemed 6'9 late in his career but id say slightly above 7ft at his tallest
Nippu said on 7/Jan/20
@Roderick Click Here

I am Younger than him but started to do age 12 martial arts with him. Since that i make very good career. I was pretty close to top of the world. Marko was slim 140-150kg only pure mucle. Now he is doing ironman competitions and do a lot of long distace running etc. So if you are only mucle you can be slim 6`10. In youtube u can see videos about him. But i have friends even taller/bigger than him. Marko is probably strongest one still even he is i guess really slim 110-120kg.. Marko did stop strong man career because he did get too many back problems. Still he is super active around age 51 or so. Running also maratons etc. He was also really promosing in boxing. But he choose strongman career.
Roderick said on 6/Jan/20
@Nippu My closest friend is 6'10". He weighs around 285, yet looks skinny.
Nippu said on 5/Jan/20
I know personally plenty of 7 footers. 6`8 is not actually really tall for my standards. 6`10 and more start look tall to me. My tallest close friend is 212cm tall. And tallest ”friend” who i meet sometime but mostly because my job is legit 218cm tall. To me 6`10 and 350lbs is more impressive than 7`3 and 240lbs. I weight more than 240lbs so it is not only height what matters. Andre was his prime in 70`s and early 80`t. After that he was too big and too slow to even look good at the ring. He was way too massive to move around fast at that stage. If u ask person who is 6`9 does 6`11 look tall for u answer is no.
Nippu said on 5/Jan/20
I know personally plenty of 7 footers. 6`8 is not actually really tall for my standards. 6`10 and more start look tall to me. My tallest close friend is 212cm tall. And tallest ”friend” who i meet sometime but mostly because my job is legit 218cm tall. To me 6`10 and 350lbs is more impressive than 7`3 and 240lbs. I weight more than 240lbs so it is not only height what matters. Andre was his prime in 70`s and early 80`t. After that he was too big and too slow to even look good at the ring. He was way too massive to move around fast at that stage. If u ask person who is 6`9 does 6`11 look tall for u answer is no.
cmillz said on 3/Jan/20
Still don’t rule out 6’11 range peak, but probably safe to say he was never the full 7’0.
J. B said on 2/Jan/20
Between 6'11 and 7'1 is not super tall? Lol. Let's just look at 6'11 super tall? I mean a very tall man I say is a good 6'4 - 6'5 - super tall has to be 6'8 and above??
Nippu said on 1/Jan/20
Who cares was Andre 6`11 or 7`1. His size was not his height. He was BIG not actually super tall.
UndertakerFrank said on 31/Dec/19
RP You are correct he did not have the Surgery that could have prolonged his life and i dont believe Andre was ever 7ft Barefoot!! When he was young & thin he was being billed @ 6ft 10 and i do believe that was probably his tallest Barefoot Maybe 6ft 11 but im being alittle generous here
Roderick said on 30/Dec/19
He wasn't over 7', lol. Max 6'10.5"
RP said on 30/Dec/19
@ guy who is really worried about his height.
1) Andre “declined” to have the pituitary gland surgery.
2) having the surgery does not make you lose size! It only makes you finally stop growing.
3) Andre lost height from being 450-530 lbs for the better part of 10-12 years & having a failing back & joints that were filled with fluid & inflammation from his disease and excessive consumption of alcohol. Andre was indeed right at 7’0” at his peak...Somewhere between 6’11.5” to 7’0.25”..IMO. And he did indeed lose height down to approximately 6’10.5” to 6’10” by 1988’ish. But, not for the reasons you are giving. Andre IMO bottomed out @ 6’9.75” by 1992’ish.
Guy who is really worried about his heig said on 27/Dec/19
He was 7 above in his youth, he was slim and muscular then, but when he went to wrestling he had been through his surgery. Pituitary surgery decreases height significantly. I had a friend who was 7 feet 2 and after surgery he was 6 foot 8. Andre was about 6 feet 10 but wwf still kept his original height . He being 6 foot 10 becomes apparent when you look at him in various talk shows .
62B said on 27/Dec/19
I should have put in parentheses that i think Andre wasn't quite a half head shorter than Smits, but close.
Kyle J said on 26/Dec/19
Don Lane looked to have 1.5"-2" heeled boots on, you can see them better when Andre lifts him up, so he could be 6'5.5" and Andre with boots off, would have to be at least 6'10.5-11" if we assume that guys like Hogan or Wepner were a full 6'5" as Andre seemed to have 5-6" or half a head above them in certain photos.
Kyle J said on 25/Dec/19
In the end, it's mostly speculation on my part, I can try to round up numbers, but it's very likely Andre may have been a sub 7ft, but he was still very close to that mark in his youth, and he was an undeniably broad and powerfully built man.
62B said on 25/Dec/19
Rik Smits was listed as 7'4" by the NBA. He had what looked like an very average size head on a very tall body. One can play with factions to get a desired result. But if Smits had a 9" long head and Andre came up to his eyes, which is where I believe he would have. Then Smits was about 4.5" taller using the eyes as the middle of Smits head. If Smits was really 7'4" then Andre was about 6'11.5" when I saw him. With the NBA though its quite possible that Smits was 7'3" making Andre about 6'10.5" when I saw him. Of course a person can try to guess footwear, exact fractions, and question my estimates to come up with their own desired results. But realistically Andre in 1988 mid morning was around 6'11". He was probably closer to 6'10" by evening. I don't think its likely that Andre had lost more than an inch of true height by that time, if even that much. My guess is a Peak Andre would have been right around 7' in the morning and probably dropped to around 6'11" evening.
UndertakerFrank said on 24/Dec/19
Kyle J How can you make that assumption he was wearing lifts ??? Lane was a tall man and no need for lifts ??? Andre had the footwear Advantage Besides Look how Andre appeared next to 6ft 5 guys like Don Leo Jonathan Chuck Wepner Hulk Hogan back in the day all about the same Height Difference I do believe Andre was taller than 6ft 9 !!
Kyle J said on 24/Dec/19
In the aforementioned Don Lane interview, when watching the whole thing, I think Lane was wearing boots with 2" lifts, putting him around 6'6" or so, and he comes up to Andre's nose, if Andre stood fully straight, even with the odd camera angles, I'd guess 7' maybe a bit more but he is wearing cowboy boots, putting him in 6'10.5"-11" range barefoot. He may have been a bit taller in the early 70's but he was starting to put on more weight, which affected his posture.
treefroggy said on 19/Dec/19
Frank, you do notice that Don Lane is also wearing boots right? Andre may still have a bigger heel.The way your comment reads though may be misleading to those that are not aware of the actual video and circumstances.
62B said on 19/Dec/19
@ UndertakerFrank, I also know that when Andre stood tall I was looking at his upper chest. It felt like he was a head taller, but in reality the top of my head was probably at his bottom lip, maybe middle of his mouth. I was 6'3 1/4" at the time. No he wasn't wearing cowboy boots.
62B said on 19/Dec/19
UndertakerFrank said on 18/Dec/19
62B Does Andre look 7 inches taller than Don Lane ?? Even with Footwear Advantage
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I think people have a habit of seeing what they want to see in video and pictures. I can tell you that Andre was taller than a 6'9" guy that was in the same motor pool as me, and that Andre was noticeably shorter than Rick Smits. Maybe 4" shorter than Smits, but certainly not 6".
UndertakerFrank said on 18/Dec/19
62B Does Andre look 7 inches taller than Don Lane ?? Even with Footwear Advantage
62B said on 18/Dec/19
Undertaker Frank said on 16/Dec/19
Don Lane was 6ft 4 Andre with Cowboy Boots looks 5 inches taller def not near 7ft
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He was more 6'11" than 6'10" when I saw him. Although I believe in the evening its possible he may have been closer to 6'10". I just didn't see him in the evening to know this for sure.
Undertaker Frank said on 16/Dec/19
Don Lane was 6ft 4 Andre with Cowboy Boots looks 5 inches taller def not near 7ft
Halb said on 16/Dec/19
Meltzer doesn't contradict himself. THe 6'¾" is from a French athletic board he dug up. The 6'11½" is Meltzer's own estimation from pics.
Kunoichi said on 16/Dec/19
Alex Katch

I will study a lot. Thank you.
But,I think that Shohei Baba was at least 200cm.
NCL said on 15/Dec/19
This may have been posted here but just in case, a great video if you're an Andre fan: Click Here
Edward Saulin said on 15/Dec/19
One more thing I have seen interviews with Big John Studd and Ernie Ladd. In one interview wag looks a good 2 inches plus poor than Big John Studd. And the other interview I seen stud looks a little taller than lad, does anybody think. Possibly stud would have been wearing something in his boots to boost his height a little bit?
Edward Saulin said on 15/Dec/19
Also gravis posted a picture up Gorilla Monsoon and Ernie Ladd. Monsoon had his head down but you can tell lad has him by at least 5 in or so. I think lad was legit six nine maybe six and nine and a half whatever NFL team measured him I think he was at 6 9.5 and he sure looks it. Now I've seen matches with Andre where he looks about three inches taller than lad which would give him the 7-foot mark. In regards to Gorilla Monsoon I met him when I was 12 years old on the Wildwood Boardwalk he was selling tickets but he was sitting down older later on in the night I seen him standing and his feet were at least size 16 I remember he had leather Adidas on. He was so big that I was afraid to ask him for his autograph. I really think he was closer to 6 5 than 6 4. I think it would be cool if you put Gorilla Monsoon on his own page Rob.
Edward Saulin said on 15/Dec/19
Rob I would post this on the Richard kill site but hardly anybody reads it, he claims a height of 7 ft 1.5 but usually rounds it up to seven foot two. Absolutely someone posted a pic of Andre and Richard kill both appearing on the David Letterman show and they caught them at the doorway before they were coming in and they pretty much look the same height. When Keel appeared in the golf movie with Adam Sandler he was on crutches and didn't look any taller than 611 Maybe how much do these guys lose these Giants in height when they get older.
Editor Rob
I still feel Andre was shorter than Richard at his peak
Edward Saulin said on 15/Dec/19
Also besides the Abdullah the Butcher match, he also looks very tall besides Gorilla Monsoon in an unlikely boxing match in fact I don't know if it's the camera but he looks oh my God almost 8 in tall or 9 inch taller than him although it's the camera angles he has to be around seven foot there at least
Edward Saulin said on 15/Dec/19
I'm sorry for all the typing errors I have a central Tremors which means I use the speaker all the time. I've heard a thousand times about this Meltzer thing where Andre was supposedly measured in Japan at six nine and three quarters. How could he have access to a person's private medical records also he contradicts himself in the wilt photo he has to make them at 6:11 and 1/2 in 1984. He was 13 at the time he got measured there are a lot of photographs out there as I pointed out where he was measures 7 ft or a little more. where he ckearly lost some height.
iconjj said on 15/Dec/19
Alex Katch said on 7/Dec/19
Dave Meltzer says 6'9 3/4 in his book Tributes II when André was 24 and I think it's highly unlikely that he would have grown another almost four inches after that.
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Yeah Dave and I had this debate on Twitter yesterday. I called him out to provide proof. I'm sorry just because its Dave saying it does not make it fact. My take on Dave is that he is an arrogant know it all who believes his own press clippings. He assumes that if he says it, then it is fact. He's intelligent yes, informed very, but now thinks he is above longtime wrestling fans, and I'm not buying into his bs. When he can provide documented proof, we can let it go. Until then all he has is hearsay, just like the rest of us
RP said on 13/Dec/19
The Abdullah The Butcher match is the most massive & tallest I’ve ever seen André look on film! Abdullah was a legit 350-400 lbs depending on time of year, LOL! The question is?...was his true barefoot height truly 5’10” ?? I’ve also heard 5’9” & 5’8” for him before? The heels on his wrestling boots were huge! He was billed @ 6’0” ...which is total bunk! Like I said, I’ve heard his real barefoot height was anywhere from 5’10” to 5’8” ??? Anyone have any better knowledge of this for input? If he was 5’10”? Then Andre was without a doubt 7’0” to 7’0.5” there! Also, keep in mind! Abdullah has a massive footwear advantage over Andre in that match!
Alex Katch said on 13/Dec/19
Tallest Wrestlers

Jorge González (7' 6" - 228,6cm)
Max Palmer (7' 5½" - 227,3cm)
Daniel Gilchrist (7' 5½" - 227,3cm)
Sunil Chaudhary (7' 5" - 226cm)
Rajesh Kumar (7' 4" - 223,5cm)
Jason the Giant (7' 4" - 223,5cm)
John Harris (7' 3" - 220,9cm)
Martin Paquette (7' 3" - 220,9cm)
Chris Miller (7' 3" - 220,9cm)
Muhammad Riaz (7' 2" - 218,4cm)
Paulo Silva (7' 2" - 218,4cm)
Dharam Bhojwani (7' 2" - 218,4cm)
Sukhi Grewal (7' 2" - 218,4cm)
Kurt Zehe (7' 1¾" - 217,8cm)
Édouard Beaupré (7' 1⅜" - 216,9cm)
Dalip Singh (7' 1" - 215,9cm)
Garry Robbins (7' 1" - 215,9cm)
Victor Soprano (7' 1" - 215,9cm)
Ron Reis (7' 1" - 215,9cm)
Shaquille O'Neal (7' 0¼" - 213,9cm)
Paul Wight (7' 0" - 213,4cm)
Kip Christianson (7' 0" - 213,4cm)
Shanky Singh (7' 0" - 213,4cm)
Michael Järvi (6' 11" - 210,8cm)
Conan Stevens (6' 11" - 210,8cm)
Steven Slocum (6' 11" - 210,8cm)
Scott Grimez (6' 11' 210,8cm)
Nathaniel Stathom (6' 10" - 208,3cm)
Brian Norton (6' 10" - 208,3cm)
Steve Pienkoski (6' 10" - 208,3cm)
André Roussimoff (6' 9¾" - 207,6cm)
Kevin Nash (6' 9½" - 207cm)
Robert Leo (6' 9" - 205,7cm)
Robert Maillet (6' 9" - 205,7cm)
Giant Darko (6' 9" - 205,7cm)
Jeff Bearden (6' 9" - 205,7cm)
Matt Morgan (6' 8½" - 204,5cm)
Stanley Frazier (6' 8" - 203,2cm)
Daryl Karolat (6' 8" - 203,2cm)
William Morrissey (6' 8" - 203,2cm)
Matt Sforcina (6' 8" - 203,2cm)
Chadwick Rowan (6' 8" - 203,2cm)
Glenn Jacobs (6' 7½" - 201,9cm)
Mark Calaway (6' 7½" - 201,9cm)
Martin Ruane (6' 7½" - 201,9cm)
Joseph Rudd (6' 7¼" - 201,3cm)
Manny Yarbrough (6' 7" - 200,6cm)
Sid Eudy (6' 6¾" - 200cm)
John Minton (6' 6½" - 199,4cm)
Nelson Frazier Jr. (6' 6½" - 199,4cm)
George Gray (6' 6½" - 199,4cm)
Adam Scherr (6' 6½" - 199,4cm)
Futahaguro Kōji (6' 6½" - 199,4cm)
Shohei Baba (6' 6" - 198,1cm)
Edward Spulnik (6' 6" - 198,1cm)
Terry Bollea (6' 6" - 198,1cm)
Matt Bloom (6' 6" - 198,1cm)
Cedric Rougeau (6' 6" -198,1cm)
Andrew Hankinson (6' 5" - 195,6cm)
Michael Hettinga (6' 5" - 195,6cm)
James Harris (6' 4½" - 194,3cm)
Eugene Snisky (6' 4" - 193cm)
Thaddeus Bullard Sr. (6' 4" - 193cm)
John Tenta (6' 4" - 193cm)
Pdoggy said on 12/Dec/19
@Roderick
There have been others and probably still are, but peak height Andre was a little taller. As far as the butcher match Andre looks just massive in height and sheer mass.
Roderick said on 11/Dec/19
Am I the only person who thinks Big Show was taller than Andre?
Dustin Mark Williams said on 10/Dec/19
Meltzer is notoriously full of you know what as well. Meltzer also pegs him at 6'11.5" 450 lbs in the Wilt photo.
Andretg said on 10/Dec/19
If you watch this match Click Here
Andre vs Abdullah the butcher, and pause at the 12 second mark, it shows Andre looking taller and straighter than anything else I have seen. He looks absolutely enormous in this match, especially considering the size of his opponent.
Alex Katch said on 7/Dec/19
Dave Meltzer says 6'9 3/4 in his book Tributes II when André was 24 and I think it's highly unlikely that he would have grown another almost four inches after that.
Edward Saulin said on 7/Dec/19
I'm sorry I forgot to say that Andre was standing next to the cinder block wall with Bob Backlund who is usually listed at 61 but was probably 6 foot. After that I believe he slowly started losing height until that bam bam picture in 1991 where he looks about six nine and a half.
Edward Saulin said on 7/Dec/19
Hey guys I have been posting here since 2006. I have seen Andre lives and been within 10 feet of him, and I have over 300 videos of him some closer to his prime( by the way I post as gretz) I believe the best evidence for Andre being 7 foot plus is in the cake picks From I think 1972 just searched for them you will find them I posted them before. I believe his top height could have reach 7 ft .75 inches. Search for the Bobby hull photo he was measured by scientist at 5 foot 10 so that's a definitive height and Hull is on higher ground. Andre appears to be at least 15 inch taller than him.Also in a pick with Wahoo mcdaniel( who is listed at 6 foot one by the Denver Broncos I believe appears definitely be about 5-10 Andre appears to look at least 7 foot in this picture and they both have cowboy boots on I believe. Also I believe the last time Andre was around seven foot was in I think 1979 in the background pic when they are near a cinder block wall other that's hardly accurate measurement to go by. I was measuring cinder block walls in a fire tower where I used to work and I always came up with a different measurement so you can't really use it. But I think I his Peak Andre was between 7 ft and 7 ft .75, even in the world pick in 1984 Andre seems to still be around six foot 11.5. Popeye WrestleMania 3 he seems to be about 6:10 and 3/4 and even a backstage hand try to confirm that by measuring a door that he always walk through. But I will say by 1991 when he was wrestling Bam Bam I don't even know if he's six nine and a half he lost quite a bit of height
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 6/Dec/19
@Cedric
I don't think that a peak Big Show was ever taller than a peak Andre.
Undertaker Frank said on 4/Dec/19
Trust me guys Wilt was the Taller Man !!! atleast by 2 inches
Roderick said on 4/Dec/19
How strong do you guys think Andre was? Would you guys say if he had some powerlifting training, he could have potentially squatted 1000lb+?
ken6-3 said on 3/Dec/19
To me that pic confirms that Wilt was taller. Andre had the footwear advantage
If Andre was not 7' peak he was damn close.
And if Tyler Mayne was a legit 6'8" back then, broke down andre still had him by an inch or 2

"Oitheremate said on 26/Nov/19
I legitimately believe that andre was around 7'2 or even 7'3 by looking at this image Click Here"
ken6-3 said on 3/Dec/19
To me that pic confirms that Wilt was taller. Andre had the footwear advantage
If Andre was not 7' peak he was damn close.

"Oitheremate said on 26/Nov/19
I legitimately believe that andre was around 7'2 or even 7'3 by looking at this image Click Here"
184guy2 said on 29/Nov/19
Here Andre looks an easy 7+ inches on 6'3.5 Jesse Ventura ( 1986 )
Also Jesse by that time used a lot of cowboy boots and Andre stopped using them by early 1980's
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Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 29/Nov/19
@Oitheremate said on 26/Nov/19

Wilt is standing behind. If Wilt is about 7'0 3/4 a low then i guess 7'0 is a low for Andre. 7'2-7'3 can only be some thicker cuban boots height.
Njp said on 28/Nov/19
Maybe he did push 7 feet. We’ll never know but around WM3 he was definitely hovering around the 6’10” mark vs Hogan at 6’5”
Johnny John said on 27/Nov/19
Andre was being billed at 6'9 0r 6'10 in France in the mid 1960's, but he was still in his late teen years or early 20's at the time, he could've grew a few inches after that. But by the early 1970's he was being billed at 7'4. The Pic with 7'1 Wilt Chamberlain shows he was at best 6'11, with the cowboy boots on 7'1 or so. Wilt with his boots & big wig would've been 7'3 or 7'4. The Match with 6'8 Tyler Mane in 1990 shows at broken down Andre only a few inches taller, & Mane would've been 6'9 in his wrestling boots. So 6'11 bare feet peak height 7'1 in his cowboy boots.
ASC said on 27/Nov/19
I watched a few early matches of André as Geant Ferre. Here are some announced heights:
(Rounding to the nearest quarter inch)
Feb. 1966 - 2.15 m (7’0 1/2”) - 19 yo
Jan. 1968 - 2.11 m (6’11”) - 21 yo
Dec. 1968 - 2.12 m (6’11 1/2”) - 22 yo
Oct. 1970 - 2.14 m (7’0 1/4”) - 24 yo

In a 1972 magazine, as Monster Rousimoff: 2.18 m (almost 7’4”).

He looked long-necked with a straight posture. Maybe his fitness and his growth condition could have gotten him to stand at nearly 7’0” in his early 20s.
Oitheremate said on 26/Nov/19
I legitimately believe that andre was around 7'2 or even 7'3 by looking at this image Click Here
Texas Tom said on 22/Nov/19
@DMWDRUMZ Agreed, I don't think the scale works. No way Kiel's head and hands would look that big next to Andre's. Actually that seems to be the case with a lot of the composites people put together.
DMWDRUMZ said on 19/Nov/19
Everyone can google the image Josey is talking about. At first glance, it is hard to take that picture as an indicator of reality. To me it looks like it is not to scale. I do think Kiel was the taller man, but why would one what to use a picture of of two separate images combined, and possible not to scale, when the Andre Wilt pictures exist, and they were taken when the two men were ACTUALLY side by side. Just food for thought.
Halb said on 18/Nov/19
THe ceiling lines in the Wilt/André favour Wilt, that can be clearly seen, and even without taking that and André's huge heels into consideration, Wilt edges out André.
GST said on 18/Nov/19
@Josey Wales: Take a picture of the picture with your phone and email it or text it. I’m sure someone will give you a phone # / email address.
Josey Wales said on 16/Nov/19
Saw a Pic of the late Richard Kiel who claimed 7'2' for himself along brece shedley, Jim breaks and a young Andre the giant in wrestling gear. Andre looks atleast 3 inches shorter if not more. Unfortunately I don't know how to post it here..
Roderick said on 16/Nov/19
@Texas Tom

Dude, well said. Andre was 6'10.5" peak IMO, I'm not even sure he ever hit a full 6'11".
Big ed said on 16/Nov/19
Ye I believe he was around 6'11" at wm3 but that certainly wasn't his peak. I'd estimate close to 7'1 mid 70s. worst posture of any professional wrestler in history
Pdoggy said on 14/Nov/19
Shadows and lines don't lie. They do not have an agenda. The Andre Wilt pics with Arnold have been tilted in both directions you can see the difference when one person is taller than the other and how the lines are skewed and the shadows are skewed.The original pic is out there and shows Andre looks slightly taller because of his footwear advantage. Then because of that we have people trying to correct the photo by tilting it to suit their argument. Pics can be very deceptive.
viper said on 13/Nov/19
As a little kid I remember him being billed at 7-4 but not 7-5
Texas Tom said on 13/Nov/19
There is little if any proof that Andre ever reached the full seven feet. Shots with people of considerable height put him close, but not quite there, 6-11ish give or take a half inch. Standing next to Studd, Fuller, Frazier, Ladd and Wilt, he looks close, but not quite there.
Njp said on 11/Nov/19
That famous picture of him and Wilt Chamberlain holding up Arnold, the size of the heels Andre was wearing. Then when you consider the difference in height between him and Hogan in the ring. I’d say peak was 7’, by WM3 he was 6’10”
ken6-3 said on 8/Nov/19
All i know is Sotiris Gravas has a ADS, Andre derangement syndrome

Face it. Andre was 7' tall at one point and of course he lost height in his older years

I see you on here crying about kane, show and everyone.... You are 6'5". big deal
ReturnofG said on 6/Nov/19
Peak 7'1.5
WM3 6'11
ASC said on 2/Nov/19
@ Nik Ashton: With 495 votes, I wonder:
1. Is 7’0” accurate thanks to the “wisdom of the crowd” theory, or
2. Is it skewed just a little because of the romantic notion of Andre’s height?

I can see either possibility.
Roderick said on 1/Nov/19
@Pdoggy I think the quote was, "Andre was big. I believe he was over 7ft, was it 4 inches? Not too sure."

Seriously though its so easy to mistake a 6'10" guy for 7'0". Happens to my 6'10" friend all the time
Pdoggy said on 31/Oct/19
Question:
Why would Vince McMahon in the Andre bio say he was over 7 ft but not Kayfabe 7'4"??

Vince was the king of Kayfabe. Having him stand on a box etc.
Undertaker Frank said on 30/Oct/19
Tyler Mane to me looked to me about 6ft 7 with Ali Baba Andre looked close to 2 inches one Mane
ETLS said on 28/Oct/19
In my opinion, definately looks legit near 6'11-7 ft in the 70s. With peak 6'5 hogan in 1980s he looks 6'10 range. His last days are around 6'9 as seen with 6'8 Tyler Mane during his match in Japan.
JT said on 27/Oct/19
Halb said on 25/Oct/19
André was maybe 2 inches shorter there. He has bigger heels, the picture is angled (look at the floor ceiling) and Wilt was measured at both 7'1 and 7'½.

This is with the photo straightened Click Here and where the top of Wilt's head is under the wig Click Here
Halb said on 25/Oct/19
André was maybe 2 inches shorter there. He has bigger heels, the picture is angled (look at the floor ceiling) and Wilt was measured at both 7'1 and 7'½.
Undertaker Frank said on 24/Oct/19
I had seen a picture many years ago of Andre & Wilt in street clothes in a Magazine
Wilt had Andre by atleast 2 inches A guy i knew showed me the picture and i was shocked because @ that time i believed Andre was 7ft 4 I wish i could contact this guy and ask him what Magazine that was in!!
I dont blame anyone who dont believe me but its 100% true
aaronius said on 23/Oct/19
Forgotmyname,

andre wasnt 2 inches horter than Wilt, yoru estimates are way off, when they are equidistant from the camera, they very nearly the same height, and Wilt is verified legit 7'1". Wilt may have a height advantage of half an inch,

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aaronius said on 23/Oct/19
ASC , Andre's billing were all over the place in Europe, ranging from 210cm to 218cm. he was already much bigger than any other wrestlers at the time, and measurements in meters meant very little to the American market, so there was no need to re-measure him at each promotion/event. Andre continued to grow well into his Mid to late 20's though, and Rob's number is pretty close to the money. I've argued that he was likely closer to 214 cm at his peak in the late 70's, but alas, we may never know. Japanese medical exams have him at 214cm, and that is why i use that figure, but alas, the family of Andre wont release his medical records to confirm.
jron said on 23/Oct/19
i'd say between 7'1-6'10 he was that tall. would you agree rob?
ASC said on 19/Oct/19
1968 match: Click Here

Sounds like the French broadcaster calls André 2.11 meters (a good 6’11”). If I’m translating the weight right, 144 kg (317). André would be 21 or 22 at the time.
Roderick said on 19/Oct/19
@Andre LOL yeah, it seems that way on every page. But sometimes certain people don't have a page on CH, so we just talk about them on normal pages. Sometimes talking about one person's height can help us learn about anothers.

But I'm not sure how Lebron James can help with Andre.

Something like talking about Kane's height on Takers page can help though.
Andretg said on 16/Oct/19
I believe this is Andre the giant's page. We are roaming far into the weeds with basketball players heights.
Just my opinion
Canson said on 15/Oct/19
@Viper: that one is all over the place. 6’8, 6’7 the same year then 6’8.25. I agree he isn’t 6’8” more than likely sans a morning measurement. Maybe more Lebron’s height if he is 6’7.5” early morning but to tel you the truth it wouldn’t surprise me if Lebron edged him slightly. I don’t buy over 6’7” either for taytum and I’m wondering now is the upper 6’6 range weak 6’7” range possible? Jaylen brown is around 6’5” if I had to guess afternoon height. Wouldn’t surprise me if he fell slightly under that mark if he was only 6’5.25 at the combine. Very possible his 6’5.5 was rounded up this year. But I think 6’5” is where he would be tops
viper said on 14/Oct/19
All of Tatum's measurements.

Click Here
Mikey97 said on 14/Oct/19
@Riccardo 5'7"

Andre said he was 6'10" and 309 pounds in that second clip I think, there was a translation on the HBO documentary for that clip.

He might have grown to 6'11" at his tallest
Canson said on 14/Oct/19
@JT: the other variable in addition to validity is time of day. I guess one can consider a morning measurement a valid measurement but site standards are afternoon. For me Personally I go with afternoon as well. Rob starts it at 5 hours out of bed which is 1/8” above afternoon for most. So I wake to 6’5” more precisely 195.7cm and measure 6’4.25 or a hair over 193.6 to 193.8cm depending on the day. I never claim 6’5” i round down to 6’4”.
Canson said on 14/Oct/19
@Manson: if I had to bet

6’8.75 Simmons
6’11.25 Embiid maybe even 6’11

@Viper: when did Tatum get measured? I don’t remember him attending the combine
viper said on 13/Oct/19
Tatum is 6-7, not 6-8.

He didn't grow
JT said on 12/Oct/19
manson said on 11/Oct/19
Jt embiid afro is misleading Click Here
....

Embiid would still be significantly taller w/o the afro Click Here

Back to Andre as this is his page Click Here Jason Tatum just measured 6’8” w/o shoes, although I don’t know how much faith we can put in some of these new NBA measurements
Canson said on 11/Oct/19
@Sotiris: I have Commish Silver at 190cm and Simmons at 204-206. 6’8.75-6’9” if he really measured that. 6’9.5 sounds fishy like they wanted to keep him 6’10”. He really looks a weak 6’9” to me. He’s nowhere near Embiid.
manson said on 11/Oct/19
Jt embiid afro is misleading Click Here
i think emmbiid is max 3 inches taller than simmosn.
Ben simmons 6.9 at low
Embiid 6.11 3/4
Canson said on 11/Oct/19
@JT: I didn’t see it mentioning that they were “measured” then. If you can find it please let me know. It just said that the combine events began then that day. But it didn’t explicitly mention the measurements. That’s when it opened to the public. The measurements aren’t open to the public necessarily. I understand what you’re saying but if you’re gonna tell me that then we also can’t assume that they are lows being it’s said before in an article that they do that early morning. And to add, players know that laying down makes them taller as Christian and I both said on Big shows page. That’s what Green likely did here (see the bench and iPod on the bench next to him). Rob seems to understand he did too which is why he only gave him 6’5.25”

As for Embiid and Simmons, I could surely agree with you on that but may be the angle. I’ve seen some pics where they look much closer. They could look less than 3 in one at least. But I would’ve actually thought 3-3.5 before I saw this.

As for Obama, he looks like he’s lost height today. Most here agree. Probably not much though. Just a weak 6’1”. Looking at Draymond with Kobe, they are extremely close in height. Green wouldn’t be 6’5 3/4 with him. Maybe what Rob lists him that’s it.

As for Kerr he is exaggerating both. He’s not 6’2.5 and he’s not 2” shorter. And Curry is that in shoes not barefoot. He’s not as tall as Westbrook. Alvin Gentry also said Green is closer to 6’5” than 6’6”

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Canson said on 11/Oct/19
@JT: I didn’t see it mentioning that they were “measured” then. If you can find it please let me know. It just said that the combine events began then that day. But it didn’t explicitly mention the measurements. That’s when it opened to the public. The measurements aren’t open to the public necessarily. I understand what you’re saying but if you’re gonna tell me that then we also can’t assume that they are lows being it’s said before in an article that they do that early morning. And to add, players know that laying down makes them taller as Christian and I both said on Big shows page. That’s what Green likely did here (see the bench and iPod on the bench next to him). Rob seems to understand he did too which is why he only gave him 6’5.25”

As for Obama, he looks like he’s lost height today. Most here agree. Probably not much though. Just a weak 6’1”. Looking at Draymond with Kobe, they are extremely close in height. Green wouldn’t be 6’5 3/4 with him. Maybe what Rob lists him that’s it.

As for Kerr he is exaggerating both. He’s not 6’2.5 and he’s not 2” shorter. And Curry is that in shoes not barefoot. He’s not as tall as Westbrook. Alvin Gentry also said Green is closer to 6’5” than 6’6”

Click Here
Canson said on 11/Oct/19
@JT: I didn’t see it mentioning that they were “measured” then. If you can find it please let me know. It just said that the combine events began then that day. But it didn’t explicitly mention the measurements. That’s when it opened to the public. The measurements aren’t open to the public necessarily. I understand what you’re saying but if you’re gonna tell me that then we also can’t assume that they are lows being it’s said before in an article that they do that early morning. And to add, players know that laying down makes them taller as Christian and I both said on Big shows page. That’s what Green likely did here (see the bench and iPod on the bench next to him). Rob seems to understand he did which is why he only gave him 6’5.25”

As for Obama, he looks like he’s lost height today. Most here agree. Probably not much though. Just a weak 6’1”. Looking at Draymond with Kobe, they are extremely close in height. Green wouldn’t be 6’5 3/4 with him. Maybe what Rob lists him that’s it.

As for Kerr he is exaggerating both. He’s not 6’2.5 and he’s not 2” shorter. And Curry is that in shoes not barefoot. He’s not as tall as Westbrook. Alvin Gentry also said Green is closer to 6’5” than 6’6”

Click Here
Canson said on 11/Oct/19
@JT: I didn’t see it mentioning that they were measured then. It just said that the combine events began then. But it didn’t explicitly mention the measurements. The measurements aren’t open to the public necessarily
JT said on 11/Oct/19
Canson, Embiid has the Andre afro effect going on but unless his head stops at his hairline a la Herman Munster, the height difference over Simmons is at least 3 inches and probably more. Click Here Simmons is a little closer to the camera too.

I haven’t seen any official listing of Draymond Green at 6’5” flat. Based on this Click Here he’s about the same height he measured at in the 2012 combine (6’5 ¾”) Steph Curry just claimed he measured 6’2 ¾” if we are going to rely on the “official” listings. Steve Kerr claims he (Kerr) is currently 6’2 ½ and Green is around 2 inches taller so Kerr is obviously wrong on Green’s height and probably his own Click Here

Obama’s height (6’1”) is one that basically everyone agrees on and what’s curious is why just about every NBA player who has a combine height never looks shorter than that combine height when standing next to him. I can’t think of anyone off the top of my head who did.

Re: Tacko Fall, an article about his combine measurement mentioned other players entering the draft being measured “earlier in the day”, which logically implies Fall was measured later in the day.
Canson said on 10/Oct/19
@JT: I actually agree with most of your post below tho. The NBA forced them into this so it’s likely the teams may not cooperate out of spite. Lonzo was only 6’4”? Interesting because that’s still how he looks with Magic. And see what I wrote about Liangelo on his page. The one reporter said they were the same height at 6’2”. That’s how they look next to each other lol. LaMelo if anything is 6’4 or 6’5”. He’s taller than Gelo today. Max 6’5” not more but possibly 6’4.5”. Maybe both he and Lonzo measure around 6’5 out of bed today
Sotiris Gravas said on 10/Oct/19
Measured 6'9.5" w/o shoes morning Ben Simmons w/ maybe 6'1" Jay-Z (2016)... Click Here

6'9.5" Kevin Durant w/ Jay-Z (2013)... Click Here

Simmons/ Embiid... Click Here , (Embiid in flip-flops) Click Here

Simmons in socks w/ Shaq (2015)... Click Here , (2018) Click Here

W/ Dirk (2018)... Click Here

W/ 6'3" Adam Silver (2016)... Click Here
W/ Dwyane Wade height comparison... Click Here

Interesting pic w/ Barkley... Click Here
viper said on 10/Oct/19
Reddick was measured 6-4, supposedly
JT said on 10/Oct/19
Click Here Probably before 1975 or 1976 as Andre's not in cowboy boots.

Canson, we can’t assume any measurement time unless it’s documented. Regardless, you have to question how serious some of these measurements really are and if the teams and/or some players are doing something fishy in response to this NBA mandate. I haven't seen anywhere that Harrison Barnes is now officially listed as 6'6" but he's clearly taller than the official listing of 6'6.75" for Doncic Click Here The few Maverick listings that I have seen do seem legit. I'm not surprised Deandre Jordan has an official 6'11" listing with the Nets as he always looked taller than what he measured coming out of college (IIRC 6'9.75").

There’s no way Embiid is only 2 ¼ inches (or only even 3 inches) taller than Simmons. Celtics officially list Gordon Hayward at 6’8” and he's not that tall. Click Here Celtics officially list Tacko Fall at 7’5” (shorter than his afternoon measurement a few months ago) and he said his official listing is wrong and that he is really 7’6”. I also doubt Dwight Howard legitimately measured a flat 6’9” either considering how he matches up to guys like Chris Bosh.

I stood next to Lonzo Ball when he was at UCLA (18 and listed at 6’6”) and he was around an inch
shorter than me (6’5”). I haven’t seen anything indicating that he’s grown since college so if Pelicans officially list him at 6’6” or close to it, that’s a B.S. measurement. Same goes if Pelicans list JJ Redick at 6’4” as I stood next to him getting on an airplane around 4 years ago and he looked 6’2”- 6’3” tops.
viper said on 9/Oct/19
IMO Simmons measured 6-9 3/8 rounded up to 6-9.5
viper said on 9/Oct/19
People thought Ben Simmons was near 7-0, lol.

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Canson said on 8/Oct/19
@JT: well Viper has a point. most of them were early morning. That’s if they are correct to begin with. Most teams have players losing just an inch or some none at all. That’s awfully fishy since a lot of guys may measure 6’6.25 and get listed 6’8” and don’t grow after being drafted. Jimmy butler is now listed 6’7” (down from 6’8) and he’s hardly any taller than Draymond. Butler isn’t even as tall as Kawhi. I wouldn’t have expected higher than 6’6” for Butler if it is early morning and afternoon he would be rounded down to 6’5” too most likely. Al horford was 6’9.25 as opposed to 6’8.75 which he was afternoon. Also look at Dallas’s where Barea and Doncic measured. Doncic is clearly shorter than Harrison Barnes who is now listed 6’6” and Barnes is like 1.5” taller than Draymond at best. Maybe less. And It does say it there that he found out this morning (Barea). Training camps begin in the morning and I don’t see why the teams would measure them after they’ve been working out knowing it will make them shorter. The teams are aware of the morning/evening shrinkage. I’m sure that most do what they have to. But I Don’t know about the Warriors or Lakers. Maybe mid morning. I always had Draymond 6’5” (as you know) so that shows his pre draft was early morning since he’s 6’5.75. He’s now listed at 6’5” and Lebron is now 6’7” which I’ve pretty much had him before which he measured this time.
Riccardo 5'7" said on 8/Oct/19
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Probably someone already posted it, but this is a nice video from 1960.
JT said on 7/Oct/19
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viper said on 7/Oct/19
Joel Embiid just measured 6-11.75 early morning, a guy everyone thought was
7-0 at worst afternoon height.

And Ben Simmons just measured 6’9.5” Click Here so I doubt these measurements are going to end the debate here.

Can you post the link showing that all of these measurements took place “early morning.”
viper said on 7/Oct/19
Joel Embiid just measured 6-11.75 early morning, a guy everyone thought was
7-0 at worst afternoon height.

It's really hard to see Andre as tall as him.

At most I can buy for Andre is 6-11, and maybe just 6-10.5
Wang hung said on 3/Oct/19
More like 6'10
JT said on 1/Oct/19
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Halb said on 29/Sep/19
There's no real reason, or evidence posted to suggest André lost any height up until the mid/late 80s. I can see how his back surgery could have delivered this, but even comparing pics of André and Studd at WM1 and WM5, the difference seems the same. When he had his later issues post WM6, then it seems he had real trouble in standing straight without support.
Ancient Aztec Guy said on 29/Sep/19
Hey Gertz, to respond to your comment from last summer, I agree that a lot of younger people don't take into consideration late 60s and early 70s Andre, you have to look back then to appreciate the height of a prime Andre. Also, long time no see DANIMAL!!!
ASC said on 28/Sep/19
He’s a tough one. The 1976 video I recently posted shows him ducking under doors as much as a seven footer would. (But I don’t know about footwear.) Also that year, though, he’s described by some sports writers as looking five inches taller than 6’5” Chuck Wepner. I’m more interested in his early career because his aging was not the same as an average person in their 30s and 40s.
Sotiris Gravas said on 26/Sep/19
@JT

You're right; my bad... you did say you thought Backlund was around 6'0" peak when standing straight:

JT said on 28/Nov/17
Here’s how Backlund (around 6’0”) would look standing straight with Andre Click Here If Backlund was really standing straight with Andre, he’s no more than 5’10” Click Here as Debbie Harry's no more than 5'6" in high heels.

That being said, here he was next to max 5'11" peak Bret Hart, looking shorter:
Click Here Backlund's puffy hair made him look taller.
JT said on 25/Sep/19
Re: Maurice Tillet, he was 5’8.5”, or a bit taller than Editor Rob Click Here IIRC, Rob’s head is around 9.5” long so Tillet’s is probably a little over 11” long, far below the 13.5” claim but still huge especially for his height. Big bone structure too. Here's a rough idea how Andre and Tillet would have measured up Click Here

Sotiris, I never thought Backlund was that short. He was probably at least 5’11” and maybe closer to 6’0” peak. In the pic with Andre he’s just craning his neck forward Click Here
cmillz said on 25/Sep/19
When did Andre start losing height?
Roderick said on 23/Sep/19
Rob, I'm curious really, how tall do you think Andre was before his passing?

I think he could have been as low as 6'9" flat.... maybe 6'8.5"..... he lost a LOT of height.
Editor Rob
Might have seemed near 6ft9, but I feel anywhere in 6ft 9-10 range is possible at his lowest point before passing.
Mm said on 23/Sep/19
JT,

That image of Andre with Hogan shows a past peak Andre. He had already been through back surgery by that time.
Canson said on 23/Sep/19
@JT: I’ve seen pics where he looked shorter than Phil on occasion and only 1.5-2” taller than Jordan on occasion. Jordan was a barefoot 6’4.5” so I would put Pippen minimum 6’6.5” still since he did edge Penny Hardaway who was probably a legit 6’6”. Pippen didn’t look the full 6’7” with 6’7” Grant Hill or 6’6” Penny Hardaway but he does look to be a weak 6’7”.
Riccardo 5'7" said on 23/Sep/19
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Sep/19
@Sotiris
I believe that some of the dimensions are exaggerated in order to make the wrestlers seem bigger. For example, in the WWE, they say that their ring's perimeter is 20" x 20", but it could be more 19" x 19". And also I've heard rumors that the WWE ropes are 5'0" tall, but that's BS. More like 4'6" max.

I think you're definitely right...
ASC said on 22/Sep/19
One thing to remember with these basketball comparisons is that Andre’s proportions are not like an average NBA player. He would not have such long legs, meaning he would not step step over the rope as easily as Kanter or Shaq.

Also, Andre’s head would be significantly larger than most, so shoulder height could be misleading.

It’s clear to me that Andre was never as tall as Wilt, but I also believe he had an appearance of height loss even by Wrestlemania III. Could be neck angle, spine, joints.

Footage of him from Dallas in 1976 shows a much different build: Click Here
iconjj said on 22/Sep/19
The top rope comes to Andre's belly button. So use 4'6 as the barometer and you will have Andre's height... if the 4'6 is accurate.
Canson said on 22/Sep/19
@Sotiris: yea 6’7” max for Pippen. At times he did look taller than Dennis Rodman but at times they were the same and I could even argue Rodman being taller in one or two pics. Pippen didn’t look by maybe 1/2” or 2cm taller than penny hardaway in pics
JT said on 22/Sep/19
Another example of what a real 7 footer is supposed to look like with a 6’5” guy. Click Here

Re: Scottie Pippen Click Here that’s what he generally looked with MJ and Phil Jackson, who NBA listed at 6’8” and still looked 6’7” up until even a few years ago, meaning he was a little taller when coaching the Bulls. Click Here Click Here Pippen does look like he’s lost some height currently, which would be surprising for his age although it may be posture-related to some extent.

That comparison looks pretty close, RoelC. Gordon Solie is another guy who stood next to Andre (in cowboy boots here) and Undertaker (as Mean Mark in WCW). Click Here The interview with Mean Mark was from Great American Bash 1990 but it does not look to be online anymore.
Sotiris Gravas said on 22/Sep/19
Boss said on 20/Sep/19
Regarding Andre's head size.

Here with Hogan face to face Andre's head comes out 13.05".
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Here is Maurice Tillet head mold measured at 13.5". The head mold itself measures 13.5" as any of you can verify by going to Maurice Tillet website and the guy who owns the mold will give you any details. Maurice's actual head would be 12" range.
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Andre's head was longer than Maurice's head.
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You're assuming those Andre/Hogan/Tillet comparison pics are 100% to scale... which isn't a foregone conclusion.

As for Tillet's supposed life-size head sculpt, that's something I already posted here, and is clearly false advertising, when his head was actually around 11.5" long, not 12" range... Click Here It was documented that the root of his nose to his chin measured 7".


Andre enthusiasts earnestly cling to the misbegotten notion that his head was bigger so as to justify an inflated height. Andre's head was max 12" long and his height never exceeded 6'10.5". Pics next to Wilt Chamberlain prove this. Venturing to suggest anything to the contrary is pure folly and an exercise in futility.

My best advice: find a useful distraction to try and numb the pain of reality:
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Sotiris Gravas said on 21/Sep/19
Here's Shaq getting into the ring to compare w/ Andre... Click Here Again, Andre was never 7 feet tall.


@Forgotmyname
Here's max 6'4" Barry Windham w/ Mike Graham... Click Here , Click Here

Superimposed Andre pic w/ 5'3" (5'6" in heels) Debbie Harry & Mike Graham... Click Here

While true that my comparison pic w/ Andre wasn't 100% to scale, saying that it was "totally out of proportion" is nonsense. Part of the reason I look big next to Andre is b/c I am big. Currently at 285 lbs, I'm not exactly a lightweight. That said, we're agreed that Andre was probably 6'10.5". Wilt's heels were 0.5" BTW. Also agree that Andre's height came more from a long torso, not crazy long Conan O'Brien legs...


@JT
I sent a post where I basically agreed w/ you that comparison pics can't be 100% accurate if they have a different camera height/angle... but it never went through for some reason.

I differ w/ you on Pippen being 6'7.5". I doubt he was ever more than 6'7" and looks to be under it now. Pippen next to a bald 6'7" Magic... Click Here Also, my head isn't exactly small... it's around 10.5" long and part of the reason it looks bigger is b/c my mouth is open, causing my chin to obviously hang lower.

Going back on old posts, I saw that you thought Bob Backlund might have been as low as 5'10", something I also agreed w/. This was your superimposed pic of Backlund/Debbie/Andre Click Here

Here's your pic of Backlund w/ mabye 5'10.5" Jerry Lawler... Click Here
In these pics, Backlund looks much shorter... Click Here , Click Here Both Jerry Lawler and Tommy Rich were billed as 6'0", whereas Backlund was billed as 6'1". Here's a recent pic of Backlund w/ 6'1" Ryback in a "Battle of the Backs" pic... Click Here Video footage of Lawler w/ max 5'11" Ric Flair... Click Here





Barefoot Andre w/ max 5'11" peak height (currently max 5'10") Bret Hart... Click Here
Bret w/ a height boost of max 1.25" puts Andre at max 6'10.5", even w/ a max 12-inch-long head... never Rob's listing of 7 feet.
184guy2 said on 20/Sep/19
@RoelC
Well Done !!! Andre looks no less than 3-4 inches taller than Taker , in 1991 when he was already broken Down . He also had good inches on Jake the Snake .
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Sep/19
@Sotiris
I believe that some of the dimensions are exaggerated in order to make the wrestlers seem bigger. For example, in the WWE, they say that their ring's perimeter is 20" x 20", but it could be more 19" x 19". And also I've heard rumors that the WWE ropes are 5'0" tall, but that's BS. More like 4'6" max.
Canson said on 20/Sep/19
RoelC said on 19/Sep/19
JT said on 15/Sep/19
Here are a few comparison photos with Andre/Hogan and others from close camera angles
Click Here Pippen measured 6’7.5” w/o shoes so that’s basically how Undertaker or Kane would have looked next to a 1987 Andre
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Although we have yet to find any footage of Andre & Undertaker together, both men did appear at a WWF event in MSG in 1991. They were both interviewed seperately by Sean Mooney on the same spot.
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With the aid of PS you can blend the 2 images together.
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And get something like this
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Andre is on crutches there, so he's probably unable to extend to his full height. Undertaker isn't standing straight either.

I have a very hard time believing Pippen was ever that tall. He’s not even as tall as Magic who measured around that mark. I wonder if he was really close to half and not just over 7 and they didn’t round him up. Also don’t know what time of the day. I think Rob’s 6’7” listing is an absolute best case seeing as how Michael jordan was only 6’4.5”. Magic may be closer to the camera and Scottie very well having had a longer career than Magic and several back and knee surgeries could’ve lost height today but Pippen is still shorter even with that. Pippen is 6’6” range at best today at least. I don’t disagree with JT about them being similar in height because Taker may have just been 6’7” peak too or a hair over (201)

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Boss said on 20/Sep/19
Regarding Andre's head size.

Here with Hogan face to face Andre's head comes out 13.05".
Click Here

Here is Maurice Tillet head mold measured at 13.5". The head mold itself measures 13.5" as any of you can verify by going to Maurice Tillet website and the guy who owns the mold will give you any details. Maurice's actual head would be 12" range.
Click Here
Click Here

Andre's head was longer than Maurice's head.
Click Here
Riccardo 5'7" said on 20/Sep/19
Sotiris Gravas

I think this one is a better comparison ropes/wrestlers Click Here
RoelC said on 19/Sep/19
JT said on 15/Sep/19
Here are a few comparison photos with Andre/Hogan and others from close camera angles
Click Here Pippen measured 6’7.5” w/o shoes so that’s basically how Undertaker or Kane would have looked next to a 1987 Andre
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Although we have yet to find any footage of Andre & Undertaker together, both men did appear at a WWF event in MSG in 1991. They were both interviewed seperately by Sean Mooney on the same spot.
Click Here

With the aid of PS you can blend the 2 images together.
Click Here
And get something like this
Click Here

Andre is on crutches there, so he's probably unable to extend to his full height. Undertaker isn't standing straight either.
Creeper said on 19/Sep/19
I am going with 7'1 minimum. Im not seeing what you guys are seeing. 6'10 range estimates are way too low

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