How tall is Andre The Giant

Andre The Giant's Height

7ft 0 (213.4 cm)

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

How tall is Andre The Giant
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Average Guess (849 Votes)
6ft 11.94in (213.2cm)
Awesomeness said on 26/Apr/24
I think 7’5 was too much of a high list for Andre but 7ft was probably how tall he was before he died or 6’11.5 at least
McDonald's Boy said on 25/Apr/24
Rob can you list his peak and current height? how tall was he before he died and how much did he really weigh during that time?
Editor Rob
For any celebrity who passes, they are left at their peak height.
Awesomeness said on 25/Apr/24
I heard Andre was always listed as 7’0, 7’1 or 7’2, 7’3 and mostly listed as 7’4 and 7’5. Then I heard he was like somewhere between 6’9-6’11 but idk if any of those were ever accurated. What was his full measure?
Return of G said on 21/Apr/24
I would say at his peak, he probably stood around 7 ft one and a half inches tall. By the time he wrestled Hogan at WrestleMania 3 I would say 6 ft 11 in
Halb said on 1/Dec/23
For me the tallest André looked with Hogan is the champagne skit. Do we ever get a full length there? In the ring, the difference seems reduced.
ConnorS-6'0 said on 30/Nov/23
I don’t think Andre was ever the full 7’0, but he looked 6’11” 1/2 with 6’5” 1/2 Hulk Hogan.
Sup6 said on 24/Nov/23
Rob
I know andre was about 7ft in his peak day. First question who do you think was taller between big show and Andre? And second looks how big he is here
Click Here
He can pass for over 7ft i think
Editor Rob
I think it's ultimately a toss up between their height at peak. Sometimes
I do feel that maybe Big Show in his 20's could have edged out Andre.
Danimal 5'9 1/4" said on 25/Sep/23
A broken down Andre at the very end of his life using crutches and leaning over with then 6'5" Jake the Snake Roberts: Click Here
Darksol64 said on 12/Sep/23
@ Danimal

Sounds like good numbers to me. Only commenting again because I just noticed how Rob lists that they claimed to have measured him at 7'5 at wrestlemania 3. A whopping 6-7 inch exaggeration. lol good thing the general public watching the matches don't really care to pay that much attention to actual heights, huh?

He can appear to have a whole half-foot on Hogan at times. But with the way wrestling footwear is, camera angles, body positions etc it's hard to say for sure if it really was that much. Wonder if it's possible that Hogan was 6'6 in big boots and something like 6'4.5 barefoot at his low? Anyone's guess really. Certainly mid 6'4 range to mid 6'5 range as Rob lists him is possible. No more no less.
Danimal 5'9 1/4" said on 11/Sep/23
Alex 6'0 said on 6/Jun/23
Peak i could see 6'11 but by wrestlemania 3 he looked barely 6'10. Hogan was maybe 6'5.5 max. Andre by 90-92 looked 6'8-6'9

I think he was closer to 7'0" at his absolute peak and by 1987 (he already had back surgery) he was down to 6'10" and by the time he died he was down to 6'9".
miko said on 7/Sep/23
Barefoot I'd assume Wilt would've had around 2.5 to 3 inches on Andre.
Darksol64 said on 4/Sep/23
@ Njp

Wilt clearly has a camera advantage there though. Looks to have 4" edge over Andre, which isn't accurate especially with a footwear disadvantage.

Not saying they're the same height by any means. Andre is probably 6'10 at best in that pic, so in reality Wilt probably has 2-2.5" of actual height over him.
Njp said on 3/Sep/23
Re: the photo from Conan that everybody uses - Wilts boots have barely any sole to them whereas Andre is wearing huge heels and yet Wilt is still visibly taller albeit marginally. Taller nonetheless. Here’s another angle with Andre looking up to Wilt.

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RP said on 11/Jun/23
@ Darksol64.
100% !!!…I totally agree that Andre was absolutely telling the truth about being measured at 214 CM (7’0.25”) In 1971. We just don’t know if that was a true barefoot measurement, or if it was a random measurement taken with his shoes on. I can definitely see him getting randomly measured at 7’0.25” with his shoes on. And actually being like a true 6’11” barefoot.
Jesica said on 10/Jun/23
Eighthwonder said on 8/Jun/23
The “measurement’ of Wilt at under 7 1 is an absolute joke Certainly not an official measurement

Wilt 10 years later was taller than Shaq w Shaq wearing thick sneakers

Again When Wilt first came into NBA Russell was sure Wilt when he stood straight was 5” taller and Wilt was referred to as 7’2

Russell was 6’10

Please remember that if someone wears a 2” heel doesn’t mean they yield 2 inches of height especially when you are 500 pounds

I work with women who wear 4 inch heels that I am 3” taller than and we are same height

Standing on a 4 inch flat step stool will give you 4”

That's correct. The entire shoe would need to be of equal thickness, say 2", to give a person that much more height. When I wear my 3" high heels, I get about 1.5-1.75" of height. So, Andre in boots with a 2-2.5" heel is not getting 2-2.5" of extra height.
Darksol64 said on 9/Jun/23
Also, I absolutely believe his claim of being measured at 214 cm. He has no reason to exaggerate nor does he seem the arrogant type that would.

Unlikely this was his bedtime low of course, but most everybody specially back in 1971 just gets measured and goes with the measurement..they don't say "Ok.... I'm this height 2 hours after waking up and I'm a big guy so I probably lose another inch by bed."

So I firmly believe he likely stood at a solid 7 ft/214cm a few hours out of bed. Likely dipped a little below 7' later on but who cares, he was a legit 7 ft dude and that's why Rob has him listed as such. It's possible to of dipped all the way to 6'8 and lost 5 inches by the time he died. He had all the extremes working against him.

7'4 and 7'5 of course not, that's just wrestling non-sense.
Return of G said on 8/Jun/23
A peak Andre would be about 7 FT 1 and 1/2 in. My WrestleMania 3 he was barely standing 6 ft 11 in
Eighthwonder said on 8/Jun/23
The “measurement’ of Wilt at under 7 1 is an absolute joke Certainly not an official measurement

Wilt 10 years later was taller than Shaq w Shaq wearing thick sneakers

Again When Wilt first came into NBA Russell was sure Wilt when he stood straight was 5” taller and Wilt was referred to as 7’2

Russell was 6’10

Please remember that if someone wears a 2” heel doesn’t mean they yield 2 inches of height especially when you are 500 pounds

I work with women who wear 4 inch heels that I am 3” taller than and we are same height

Standing on a 4 inch flat step stool will give you 4”
Darksol64 said on 7/Jun/23
@ Alex 6'0

Given his gigantic size, career, spinal damage, etc. those numbers are quite plausible and probably pretty dang close.

Going to give him the benefit of the doubt and put in a 6'11.5 guess.
Jami said on 7/Jun/23
Andre probably did measure around 7'1 in his big heeled cowboy boots and afro. Thats why he appeared taller in the 1970's and early 80's. When he stopped wearing the big heeled boots and cut his hair (mid 80's roughly) he looked shorter. If he was measure barefoot with normal short hair he would be 6'11 at best, and that's being generous.
Alex 6'0 said on 6/Jun/23
Peak i could see 6'11 but by wrestlemania 3 he looked barely 6'10. Hogan was maybe 6'5.5 max. Andre by 90-92 looked 6'8-6'9
Jordan87 said on 5/Jun/23
@Jesica,

Yes Wilt is in Front, but by this time was measured at 7'0.5. Andre, Will not 3" Shroter per Pic ( even in the other pics) take away his footwear advantage over Wilt ( yes he is wearing Thick Boots) Wilt would be 2.5" taller. Andre Was not over 6'10-6'10.5- EVER.
Duhon said on 3/Jun/23
Oh it was Manute Bol, yeah he would have towered height wise over Andre but Andre was more than twice Manute's weight.
Eighthwonder said on 3/Jun/23
True about Manute Bol

He was just tall nothing else

Andre had Giant features

Hands feet head
Georg Altvater said on 2/Jun/23
I think wrestling is show and fantasy. So I say, André the giant was 7'4. But in real life, André René Roussimoff was about 6'11. ;-)
Eighthwonder said on 2/Jun/23
Click Here

Barefoot Andre in Japan against Don Leo
Andre is tilting his head down while Don is perfectly straight. Andre is mostly straight and in great shape at this time

Love to see same pic with Andre standing with perfect posture
Vegas' said on 1/Jun/23
Duhon the story is Manute Bol wanted photo with Andre not Kareem
Jesica said on 31/May/23
Jordan87 said on 30/May/23
Click Here

New Picture of Wilt and Andre

Enjoy everybody.

( Except People thinking Andre was ever over 6'10).

Oh, I've seen that photo around for at least a year. Wilt is standing quite a bit closer to the camera, so it's not a good comparison. Yes, Wilt was taller but not 3" taller.
Undertaker Frank said on 31/May/23
Duhol, The Story was about Manute Bol not Kareem He wanted to meet Andre but Vince made sure it didnt happen Manute was 7ft 6 or 7ft 7 he would have Toward Andre lol
Duhon said on 30/May/23
There's the famous story of how Vince made sure to keep Andre away when Kareem Abdul Jabbar apparently wanted to meet him. However he held up pretty well next to Wilt Chamberlain, with his cowboy boots of course. I can imagine he'd have put on a big pair if he was going to be photographed next to Kareem.
Undertaker Frank said on 30/May/23
Jami correct!!! He always look no more than 5 inches on 6ft 5 guys !!! So 6ft 10 is most likely was his peak height 6ft 11 maybe stretching it a bit
Jordan87 said on 30/May/23
Click Here

New Picture of Wilt and Andre

Enjoy everybody.

( Except People thinking Andre was ever over 6'10).
Jami said on 27/May/23
@Jordan87 I completely agree with you...it seems he had the shortest peak height in the history of human beings.

He didn't look close to 7ft with chuck wepner in 1976 so when was his peak?
Matt1990 said on 26/May/23
7ft.05 out of bed and 7ft through most of the day join the early 1970s buy early 1980s he was down to 6ft11 and late 1980s till his death in 1992 post back surgery 6ft10
Jordan87 said on 25/May/23
@ Duhon,

I don't know. I don't think Andre ever broke 7'0. People admit he was 6'10 as he was listed in his 20's but then say he grew b/c of his condition and then shrunk again in the 80's....So Not sure how to really tell. I don't think he ever broke 6'10-1/2" to be honest. AT WM 3 he def was not over 6'10 at age 40 and in his earl days in his 20's he got 6'10 listings. So People think in his 20's he was 6'10 and by 40 he was 6'10 ( b/c he shrunk) but somewhere in his 30's he was over 7'0?

I doubt that. I think he was 6'10-6'10.5 and that's it.
Sup said on 24/May/23
Rob how tall do you think is andre here with young ric flair
Click Here
I can see andre wasn’t in a good posture like flair, so if flair was a solid 5ft11 i think andre wasn’t under 6ft11 here and this is in early 80’s. I can definitely imagine Andre as 7ft in his peak
Editor Rob
Yeah, near 6ft 11 there.
Duhon said on 10/May/23
I wonder if Andre was ever offered money to measure against whatever the equivalent of a stadiometer was back in his day? I'm assuming even during his lifetime his real height was something of a mystery.
Jordan87 said on 10/May/23
I think it is very possible Andre was the 6'10" he was originally listed at. People can't make up their minds here. They say b/c of his condition he grew and grew and grew past the 6'10 listings but than said he lost height by his mid 30's. .... I think Andre was 6'10"......And that's it. Wilt was taller than Him with a footwear disadvantage.

Andre's physicals peak was the 70's, his career peak was the 80's. I think He was 6'10 thats it. Not taller.

Also.....Sorry to say, Big Big Show moved TONS Better than Andre the giant in the ring. Andre was athletic for a man of his size but physically Prime for prime, Big Show was far more entertaining in the ring. Andre had a really basic and boring move set ( which most wrestlers had in the 70's and 80's, especially the big guys. ).

In the ring and on the Mic : BIG SHOW Andre
Jesica said on 9/May/23
I've said for years that Andre's peak was 7'0 barefoot. Could he have been 6'11.5 peak? Sure, that's reasonable. At one time, this site had Andre at 6'11.5 peak. The fact is, we all lose a bit of height from the time we get out of bed to our normal walking heights. Your spinal discs(cartilage) compress due to gravity and a person's weight. Someone as big as Andre will likely lose more height throughout the day than a normal sized person. My height loss during the day goes from 5'0.25" out of bed to 5'0 even by end of the day. My husband is 5'9.5 out of bed...5'9-5'9.25 at the end of a day. On top of all of that, Andre didn't have the best posture.
Jami said on 9/May/23
@Halb I fully agree with you. There is no evidence Andre lost height by 1986, he had around 5 to 5.5 inches on 6'5 Chuck Wepner in 1976. If being very generous, I would give him 6 inches however that's unlikely. He consistently had 5 - 6 inches on guys who were confirmed to be in the 6'4 to 6'5 range. To those who argue Andre lost height when he was fairly young, when did this occur? Why would he lose height? Some say he was around 7'1 or 7'2 peak in the early 1970's, he didn't look close to that height with Wepner in 76.
Halb said on 7/May/23
There's little reason to believe André had lost any height at 39 years by Wrestlemania 2. His height there, next to that 6'6" ref stacks up to his height with other tall people like Chuck Wepner ten years earlier.

Wilt Chamberlain was measured at 7'1" when young and 7'0½" when older. He had had the second height measurement by the time of Conan the Destroyer.
Jami said on 6/May/23
Andre would have the height advantage being in the foreground with too tall Jones who was behind Andre.
Return of G said on 5/May/23
Like I've said before with that picture with two tall Jones, Andre looks to have him by little over two inches at least so I figure at that point he was a little over 611. Now as far as his height I figure he was about 7 feet 1 in or 7 FT 1 and 1/2 in
Jami said on 5/May/23
Andre looks only slightly taller than too tall Jones. He was likely 6,10.25 in 1986
Jesica said on 4/May/23
ASC said on 2/May/23
This video shows a still of Andre in the foreground with Ed “Too Tall” Jones in the background at WrestleMania 2, 1986. Jones was 6’9” and the video’s narrator says he makes Andre look “short.” I don’t see that, but maybe I don’t have the eye for comparing fore and background. I assume he means Andre only looks a bit taller than Jones?

Yes, I think he meant that Andre doesn't look that much taller than "Too Tall." WM2 took place in 1986 when Andre had already lost some height. Don't know how much but he certainly wasn't at his peak by that time. He was likely 6'11 at WM2. There was a photo of Andre and a 6'8 police officer that was posted on this site years ago. Andre looked to have 3-4" of height on him.
ASC said on 2/May/23
This video shows a still of Andre in the foreground with Ed “Too Tall” Jones in the background at WrestleMania 2, 1986. Jones was 6’9” and the video’s narrator says he makes Andre look “short.” I don’t see that, but maybe I don’t have the eye for comparing fore and background. I assume he means Andre only looks a bit taller than Jones?

Click Here
RP said on 2/May/23
FYI… just go to Google images… and search André The Giant’s passports. And dozens of them will pop up. The majority of them claim 218 CMs (7’2”)
RP said on 2/May/23
@ 6’3.75”
There are actually multiple photos of old passports of Andre’s floating around. One says 214 CMs (7’0.25”) there’s another that claims 7’2”…another that claims the ridiculously absurd 7’4”. And I’ve even seen one that claimed 212 CMs (6’11.5)… I’ve actually never seen photos of the one that claims 6’9”.
6'3.75" said on 30/Apr/23
His passports say 6'9". RIP
Canson said on 29/Apr/23
Wilt measured 7’0.5” a different time. Not sure if that was after he had begun to lose height
RP said on 28/Apr/23
Yup, forensics of the pictures over the years have proven Andre had on his 2.25” cowboy boots. And Wilt was wearing a 3/4” costume sandal boot. Giving Andre a 1.5” footwear advantage. Meaning barefoot Wilt in 1982-83 was 1.75” to 2” taller than barefoot 1982-83 Andre. Most say Wilt was 7’0.75” around 1982. After a peak height of 7’1-1/8” in his mid 20’S.
So, 1982-1983 Andre the Giant’s true barefoot height was 99% likely 6’10.75 to 6’11”.
And we all think that Andre had already lost AT LEAST a 1/2” by 1982. If not a smidge more. Because that was about the time his back first started to fail him & give him fits.
JT said on 28/Apr/23
NCL, these are Wilt’s boots that he wore in the Conan film and Andre’s cowboy boots next to Bill Watts’ cowboy boots from IIRC October 1983, or the same month when the pics with Andre, Wilt, and Arnold were taken. Click Here

They look like the same dark brown cowboy boots worn by Andre in the pics with Wilt and Arnold although as you say, Andre owned many pairs of cowboy boots.

Andre did have a huge head from acromegaly/gigantism – probably at or close to 12 inches long – but the afro really made his head look disproportionately large (height and width). For Andre, much of the head length is from the eyes down, not from the eyes up.
184guy2 said on 21/Apr/23
@Duhon
Andre is in his 5cm (1.8in) boots.
Wilt isn't in moccasins, that footwear looks 3/4-1 inch. Still 1inch footwear advantage for Andre
NCL said on 21/Apr/23
Jt, great photoshop! Those hands by Andre and Wilt's waste freak me out a bit tho!

I think that would be a fairly accurate representation. It also goes to show just how massive Andre was, even if he wasn't a full 7' (or possibly never was) by that point. I mean, look at his head compared to Wilt's. It's got to be twice the size. Look at his hands too and the width of his shoulders. Massive. That's why he got away with the 7'4" and 7'5" billings for all those years. He literally had gigantic features.

Going back to his head size, and this has been pointed out before, look at how much height he gains by just picking his head up. Click Here and Click Here His height was very deceiving because he wasn't thin and lanky. He had massive features. At first glance, Wilt appears more like 2" taller but if you look at the top of the heads, it's more like 1" tops.

Rob has Wilt at 7'1". I agree with that. Wilt is wearing thin soled shoes there, so I'm going to put him at 7'1.5". That would put Andre at 7'0.5" in his cowboy boots (when standing fully straight).

So really the big question is, how much height is he gaining from those cowboy boots?

It's not so cut and dry. The man certainly had more than one pair of cowboy boots. Yes, I know there was a pair out there that gave him close to 3" but I don't think these are those. Look where you can zoom in Click Here

Bottom line, he was somewhere between 6'10" and 6'11.5" barefoot by the time that photo was taken. He wasn't lower than 6'10" by the time he passed. And he could not have been a full 7' by that point.

Personally, my guess is that he was gaining about 1.5" from those cowboy boots. That would put him at 6'11" barefoot. So IMO - 7' peak, 6'11" by the time this picture was taken, 6'10" at his passing.
Slamo said on 21/Apr/23
7 peak young man.
miko said on 19/Apr/23
Would've been somewhere around 2.5 to 3 inches barefoot between Andre and Wilt.
Duhon said on 18/Apr/23
Big shoe difference between Wilt and Andre. Wilt is wearing thin soled moccasins, Andre is in his trademark cowboy boots.
Jordan87 said on 18/Apr/23
ScottySports

Dude....While a couple of those listings are possible, some are completely insane.

Kane at 6'4"?.....So.....HHH is 5'10/5'11 then?...taker is 6'3"? LOL

At WM 3 Andre was no taller then 6'9, Nash was never over 6'8..... Big Show was about 6'10.5"-6'11"...... Besides that, you are totally off. How can you have Big Show at 6'10 and Kane at 6'4"? Big Show was also always 2.5" taller than Nash...Nash is 6'7ish with Rob. But kane at 6'4"???..
Jordan87 said on 18/Apr/23
JT,

Is there a way to adjust that without Andre's massive boots on? B/c Take them Away ( Wilt was in basically flats from what I can tell), you got to put Andre down at least another inch.

Them boots are .....massive my friend.....don't forget that ;)
JT said on 16/Apr/23
Here's about how Wilt would have looked with Andre without the wig
Click Here
Click Here
Jesica said on 8/Apr/23
@NJP
Wilt was wearing a rather large wig in the Conan photos, which made him look taller as well. That said, Wilt was probably 1" taller than Andre.
Njp said on 7/Apr/23
I always see people reference the Wilt Chamberlain photo with Arnold but very few people ever mention Andre’s shoes in the 80’s. He wore 2.5 inch heels on his custom made boots. Even Andre was self conscious about his height especially as he was billed as being 5 inches taller than he ever claimed himself. No doubt by the early 80’s, Andre’s weight negatively affected his knees, hips and possibly spine too, making him appear shorter than he ever had. In the Conan photo, it looks like Andre has over two inches of heel compared to Wilt, he’s also slightly closer to the camera. Andre may well have been over 7ft by a hair at some point in his life but there’s no point in using Andres 80’s height as a comparison. I would guess a weak 6’11 or a strong 6’10.5” later in his life, 7 foot flat at his peak.
Jordan87 said on 22/Mar/23
@ Meltdown,

Adre is shorter than Wilt- Factually in that same photo. Wilt was 7'1". Calm Yourself.
Meltdown said on 7/Mar/23
A very strong and solid 7ft 1.5. In a 1970s picture, 6ft 1.5 Arnold Schwarzenegger's head is well below Andre's chin. Andre's head was enormous! Probably 4 inches or more longer than the avg head.
:/ said on 3/Mar/23
Scotty the most recent troll on the site at it again...
ASC said on 2/Mar/23
Costa said on 26/Feb/23
Do you want know something funny? I just did a search on that new chatbot GBT and it said there’s a 1981 article in sports illustrated that officially measured Andre’s height and said he was 6 foot 10.
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Funny. I could swear I once picked up a 1993 Sports Illustrated that read Andre was measured at 6’10” when he passed away. I want to say the article added that his weight was 550 lbs at the time. However, I cannot find those details in the digital 1993 article—or the 1981 article for that matter. I could just be mistaken. Maybe it was another publication, like the Sporting News, or maybe I’m way off. Your anecdote makes me wonder though. I’d like to see a paper copy of the 1993 magazine, although I don’t know why that would be any different from the digital version.
Jesica said on 1/Mar/23
@ScottySports

6'9 peak Andre? That's way too conservative. At the absolute lowest, he was 6'11 peak height. By the 90's, he looked 6'10.
ScottySports said on 28/Feb/23
These are my best height observations. These are both peak and current as I don’t believe many have lost any notable natural height. I attribute discrepancies to footwear and keyfabe dishonesty. If they can stand up straight and aren’t in their 80’s substantial height loss is extremely rare for men, especially those who’ve strength trained. I’ll also take my best stab at footwear lifts in ( ). I’m not including the often thin (except for Kane) outer boot sole.
Andre 6'9” (none in 80’s)
Studd-6'4” (2.5” extreme lifts)
Hogan-6'2 1/2 (2” lifts)
OMG-6'4” (none)
Undertaker-6'5.5” (1” mild)
Sid-6'5” (2.5” extreme)
Kane-6'4” (2.5 extreme)
Big Show-6'10” (WCW 2”, WWE 1” mild)
Kevin Nash-6'9” (none/can’t tell)
Rock 6’2” (1”mild)
Rick Flair 5’10” (2”)
Scott Steiner 5’10” (2”)
Costa said on 26/Feb/23
Do you want know something funny? I just did a search on that new chatbot GBT and it said there’s a 1981 article in sports illustrated that officially measured Andre’s height and said he was 6 foot 10.
Undertaker Frank said on 23/Feb/23
Alex, Sid being 6ft 6 makes Taker 6ft 6.5 6ft 7 tops They looked very close in Height I would say
6ft 6.5 for Taker
Alex 6'0 said on 21/Feb/23
Sid solid 6'6. Makes undertaker no more than 6'7.25 peak in their wrestlemania 13 face-off
Jordan87 said on 13/Feb/23
Omar G

Sid already admitted he was 6'6.....His mug shot shows 6'5. 6'7 is Not happening with Sid. He admitted it himself.
Alex 6'0 said on 11/Feb/23
Hogan was maybe 6'5.5 but no more
Alex 6'0 said on 11/Feb/23
His peak could been 6'11 but no more. By wrestlemania 3 vs 6'5 range Hogan he didn't look over 6'10.
OmarG. said on 9/Feb/23
Andre 6'10 maybe 6'11 as low as 6'9 at death.
Studd-6'6 1/2
Hogan-6'5 peak 6'2 1/2 now
OMG-6'6 peak 6'3 now
Undertaker-6'7 1/2 peak 6'6 now
Sid-6'7
Kane-6'8 peak 6'6 now
Uncle Elmer 6'8
Big Show-7'0 6'10 now
Kevin Nash-6'10 6'8 1/2 now
Undertaker Frank said on 7/Feb/23
I dont think Andre was ever 7ft He always looked no more than 5 inches taller than 6ft 5 Guys like
Don Leo Jonathan, Chuck Wepner & Hulk Hogan
RP said on 3/Feb/23
@ Sup,
Andre looks 6’10.5” with Duggan. There are other full length pics from their little 3-4 month feud that year, where both men are showing good posture (which was rare for Andre at the point in his career/life) …and in those photos, Andre also looks 6’10.5” with Jim. I believe the year was 1989?
Sup said on 1/Feb/23
Rob how tall is andre here next to duggan who is 6ft2
Click Here
I think he is over 6ft10 here
Jesica said on 26/Dec/22
RP said on 15/Oct/22
Hmmmmm?????…. Rob, have I been cloned? LOL!😂😂

Sincerely,
The Original RP
Editor Rob
Or forgot to switch back to your other name 🤨

:)
berta said on 23/Dec/22
am i the onlyone that think he never looked 7 feet ever. Imagine andre and the guy that played chewbacca ( joonas) stod back to tback. i think joonas would have 1 inch on andre and he is 211 cm. At most 6´11 for andre. Hulk hogan at 197 could sometimes look only 4-5 inches shorter
NCL said on 22/Nov/22
Top 20 tallest wrestlers of all time according to YouTube Channel Tap Out Corner Click Here

Pretty cool. Mixed feelings about some. It has Andre at peak 7’1”.
Halb said on 16/Oct/22
A YouTube channel called Strength Universe has a video on André, it mentions his early listings were 6'10" and his passport later on said 218cm.
Editor Rob
208cm and 210cm are early listings I mentioned in a video a few years ago, but the 218cm - well you can see Chris has one of Andre's passports in his collection.
RP said on 15/Oct/22
Hmmmmm?????…. Rob, have I been cloned? LOL!😂😂

Sincerely,
The Original RP
Editor Rob
Or forgot to switch back to your other name 🤨
RP said on 12/Oct/22
@ RP in regards to Hulk Hogan & Andre the Giant from the 1979-1980 era…if you factor in the massive size of Andre’s head & face. Then also consider Andre’s fluctuating posture, then I believe Andre was 6” inches taller. Back in the late 70’s to early 80’s. I agree with all your other estimates. I’d just give Andre 6’11.5” back in 1979-1980. I also think that 40 year old Ernie Ladd was closer to 6’8” than 6’9”.

1979-1980
Andre 6’11.5”
Hulk Hogan 6’5.5”
John Studd 6’6.75”
Giant Baba 6’8”
Ernie Ladd 6’8.25”
Black Jack Mulligan 6’5.5”
RP said on 11/Oct/22
@ Michael Vardy. That’s a great point. Because the height deference between Hogan & Andre during their 1st WWF run together from early 1979 to late 1980 was spot on 5” inches.
So, 1980 Hogan 6’5.5” & Andre 6’10.5” perhaps ???

1979-1980 era
Hogan 6’5.5”
Andre 6’10.5”
Ladd 6’8.5”
Studd 6’6.75”
Baba 6’8”
Muligan 6’5.5”
Iceman1990 said on 10/Oct/22
He was 214cm at his peak barefoot
Diesel1975 said on 10/Oct/22
@ Jesica …I agree. A Strong 6’11” from 1972 to 1982.
Michael Vardy said on 9/Oct/22
He might've been 7'0 fresh out of bed but in the daytime? No chance.

If Andre was 7'0 in the late 70's, Hogan was a full 6'7.
Jesica said on 8/Oct/22
Diesel1975 said on 6/Oct/22
Rene Goulet was 5’10”…also, keep in mind the footwear in that pic with Andre. Andre is wearing his massive custom made 2.375” heel cowboy boots. Andre likely has a 1.25” footwear advantage. All that being said, Andre looks a STRONG 6’11” to a weak 7’0” in that photo with 5’10” Goulet. Peak Andre 6’11” barefoot & 7’0.25” in his regular shoes (not boots) Andre was about 7’1”-ish in those custom made cowboy boots.

Yeah, I considered Andre's bigger heels in the photo with Rene. Also, Rene is standing slightly closer to the camera. Not sure how much difference it would make. Bottome line, I think Andre was no less than 6'11 barefoot in his prime. Out of bed in his prime, he was likely 7'0 barefoot.
Diesel1975 said on 6/Oct/22
Rene Goulet was 5’10”…also, keep in mind the footwear in that pic with Andre. Andre is wearing his massive custom made 2.375” heel cowboy boots. Andre likely has a 1.25” footwear advantage. All that being said, Andre looks a STRONG 6’11” to a weak 7’0” in that photo with 5’10” Goulet. Peak Andre 6’11” barefoot & 7’0.25” in his regular shoes (not boots) Andre was about 7’1”-ish in those custom made cowboy boots.
Jesica said on 5/Oct/22
Undertaker Frank said on 3/Oct/22
No way in Hell is that guy Rene is 5 ft 11 !!!! looks more a 5ft 8 to 5ft9 guy my Friend who took a Picture with Andre is about 6ft 1 to 6ft 2 he was alittle below Andre's nose

The lowest I can see for Rene is 5'10. He looks consistently 2-3" shorter than 6'1 Karl Gotch, and Gotch is at most 4" shorter than 6'5-6'5.5 peak Hogan.
Undertaker Frank said on 3/Oct/22
No way in Hell is that guy Rene is 5 ft 11 !!!! looks more a 5ft 8 to 5ft9 guy my Friend who took a Picture with Andre is about 6ft 1 to 6ft 2 he was alittle below Andre's nose
Eighthwonder said on 2/Oct/22
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Undertaker Frank said on 27/Sep/22
I read Andre was Measured when he was 24 years old He was 6ft 9 3/4 Which kinda makes sense he looked 4 to 5 inches Taller than 6ft 5 inch Guys like Chuck Wepner , Don Leo Jonathan, Hulk Hogan Could he have Grown After that measurement ? I believe his Hands Head & Torso grew but i think his height stood about the same
Jesica said on 16/Sep/22
There's a great photo on the internet of Andre with Rene Goulet on a train platform in Japan in the early 1980s. Rene Goulet is listed at 6'0. He looks close to it...maybe 5'11. Andre looks well over a foot taller than Rene. They're both wearing boots. It's one of the better photos of Andre standing with straight posture.
viper said on 14/Sep/22
7-0 for Andre isn't a bad listing.

I'm not going to quibble much over it.
Halb said on 12/Sep/22
Barry Wyndham on WSI | Wrestling Shoot Interviews says André was "close to seven foot."
NCL said on 12/Sep/22
Barry Windham talking about Andre Click Here

At about 1:25, Windham says he was 6'6" and 6'7" or 6'8" in his boots. At about 1:45, he mentions that Andre was close to 7'.

The first comment on the video says:

Desstrik
57 minutes ago
Andre was paid by Watts to do height&weight in Shreveport (MidSouth)back in the early 80s.
He was 7’1.5”/425ish.

I think someone a while back posted an article about Andre being measured on TV in the 80s and weighed along with Haystack Calhoun. I think that's what that comment was referring to. If only we can find that video!
Ethan Wolf said on 11/Sep/22
His lower back curve definitely looks like it robed him of a bit of height, this happened due to his stomach and high heels wearing habits. I think he most likely was 7'2" in his early 20s
Diesel1975 said on 10/Sep/22
At his peak, Barefoot: 6’11”…
With regular shoes on: 7’0.25”
NCL said on 5/Sep/22
I think he hit 7’ as a young man but lost height due to back issues. An article was posted here several times saying he was measured at 6’10” when he died. I can’t find it unfortunately but maybe someone can post it again?

Regarding the cowboy boots, I’m guessing tops these give a 2.5” to 3” boost Click Here

My guess is he wore them in public to help maintain the 7’4” billing. He may have just also liked to wear cowboy boots.

His wrestling boots were nearly flat: Click Here

Question - did Andre’a neck shrink over the years? Or is that an illusion due to weight gain and his head and chin getting larger due to acromegaly? Click Here
Jesica said on 3/Sep/22
jimmyj said on 29/Aug/22
Look up Andre's interviews with Mean Gene from the AWA in the early 70's on youtube. He looks similar next to Mean Gene as the young Big Show from WCW did(google the pictures) but then they show the boots he's wearing with absolutely massive heels. Now, Mean Gene is wearing heels/boots himself.

Andre's heels must be in the neighborhood of 6 inches. I don't buy that he was ever over 7 ft.

6" heels LOL!! Just stop with that.
62B said on 3/Sep/22
Halb said on 30/Aug/22
The time that André's height would diminish would have been the late 80's. When one looks at André in the 80's he seems to have no lost no height whatsoever, in gauging him when he stands with Big John Studd. I could see André losing a smidgeon right at the end when he had difficulty walking, early 90's.
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When I bumped into him in 1988 I initially had no problem believing Andre was 7'. He was just the most massive person. Pictures and video just don't do him justice. It wasn't until a few years later where I stood right next to 7'3"-7'4" Rik Smits that I figured Andre wasn't quite the full 7'. At least not in 1988. I don't think Andre would have measured under 6'10.5" when I saw him and tend to lean more towards 6'11". I bumped into Andre in the late morning. Being so massive and having such a long spine I think it's probable that Andre would lose more height than your average tall person by evening. I can see Andre waking up close to 7' even in the late 80's, but maybe being just over 6'10 or maybe even 6'10" flat by evening. Peak afternoon I think Andre would have been in the 6'11-6'11.5" range.
Halb said on 30/Aug/22
The time that André's height would diminish would have been the late 80's. When one looks at André in the 80's he seems to have no lost no height whatsoever, in gauging him when he stands with Big John Studd. I could see André losing a smidgeon right at the end when he had difficulty walking, early 90's.
jimmyj said on 29/Aug/22
Look up Andre's interviews with Mean Gene from the AWA in the early 70's on youtube. He looks similar next to Mean Gene as the young Big Show from WCW did(google the pictures) but then they show the boots he's wearing with absolutely massive heels. Now, Mean Gene is wearing heels/boots himself.

Andre's heels must be in the neighborhood of 6 inches. I don't buy that he was ever over 7 ft.
ohmydawgie said on 25/Aug/22
Imo there is no way that Andre The Giant was taller than Big Show - just look at the pictures...

Everytime Big show is like 1 inch taller or even more. I would pick 7ft for Big Show and 6'11 for Andre.
Z* (5'8.5) said on 18/Aug/22
I do believe that he lost height the same quick way Paul Wight (Big Show) did.

He was a very strong stature who developed terrible habits causing obesity and alcoholic behavior, according to his peers and former colleagues while he was alive. I truly would not be suprised if he went from 7'0 to 6'10 during his 20s - 30s, considering how bad his habits were getting.

It has been stated that he was 6'9 at his time of death, so I am implying that he was maybe 6'11 in the early 1980s, 6'10 late 1980s, 6'9 or 6'8.

I do believe had this been prevented he would probably still be here, standing at around 6'7 or 6'8 in his old age.
RP said on 11/Aug/22
@ Undertaker Frank,
Yes sir…right after the fight in ‘76 Chuck said 6’9”…then later on in the 2000’s when Chuck was doing a biography he said “ 6’10” or 6’11” & exactly 200 lbs heavier than me”…makes you wonder if someone had coached Chuck into giving Andre an extra inch or two before the interview ….hmmmm
Undertaker Frank said on 10/Aug/22
RP I read that Wepner said Andre was 6ft 9 also the Sports Writers came up with that height also
Looking @ that fight Andre looks 6ft 9ish to 6ft 10
RP said on 10/Aug/22
Note:
Several years after their match, Chuck Wepner was doing an interview and was discussing the match & the media build up to it. And during this particular interview, Chuck described Andre as being about, “ 6’10” or 6’11” and he was exactly 200 lbs heavier than me”…
So according to Chuck…1976 Andre The Giant was somewhere between 6’10” to 6’11” & about 435 lbs.
Undertaker Frank said on 9/Aug/22
Gary look @ the Fight with Andre & Wepner There was noway Andre had 7 inches on Chuck Andre had 4 .5 to 5 inches @ Best Chuck was listed @ 6ft 5 Andre was young in 1976 30 years old
Halb said on 9/Aug/22
Nice find, GS1981, the early English programmes usually list André at 6'10" or 6'11". I would suppose that André maybe was 6'11" straight out of bed.
Jesica said on 9/Aug/22
Gary44 said on 7/Aug/22
Andre was definitely over 7 ft, anyone who say different clearly never met him in person. My dad has a pick with Andre from the mid 70s and he dwarfed my dad who is 6'2 and even my dad's friend Darren who is a legit 6'8 had nothing on Andre as far as comparing heights and photos.

Is that the photo taken on a parking lot? If so, I've seen it before. The man(your dad?) with Andre is standing on his tiptoes and still looks 8-9" shorter. Andre isn't even standing totally straight. No doubt he was 7'0 or slightly more.
RP said on 9/Aug/22
@ Duhon… that announcer doing color commentary on the mic was none other than a young Vincent K McMahon JR. The height difference between Andre & Chuck Wepner looks identical to the height difference between Andre & Hulk Hogan back in the day.
Sharuyan said on 8/Aug/22
Rob,
Maurice Tillet may have a longer head than Paul Wight, certainly not any bigger than Andre?
Editor Rob
It may be true his head is a bit longer than Big Show's.
Gary44 said on 7/Aug/22
Andre was definitely over 7 ft, anyone who say different clearly never met him in person. My dad has a pick with Andre from the mid 70s and he dwarfed my dad who is 6'2 and even my dad's friend Darren who is a legit 6'8 had nothing on Andre as far as comparing heights and photos.
Duhon said on 6/Aug/22
Does 6'5" Chuck Wepner really look like a "midget" nex to Andre here as the announcers claim? Click Here
Most Legit 6'3 said on 3/Aug/22
At his absolute peak (early twenties) Andre was somewhere between 7’ and 7’1 barefoot, 7’2 in his wrestling boots, and he was 7’4 or 7’5 with his hair. That’s why he was always billed at different heights. By the time of his death he’d probably shrunk all the way down to 6’10.
Monkey knees said on 31/Jul/22
@returnofg... you've inflated a lot of people there by at least 1.5in... Taker, Kane...
Vegas' said on 31/Jul/22
Cass was listed 6'8 in college basketball so 6'9 1/2 is out of the question.

Lance Hoyt looks 6'5 at best in AEW, similar height to an aged Jake Roberts so 6'5 might be generous actually. Shaq also dwarfed him

A-Train wasn't 6'7 in person.

Baba was listed 200cm in pro baseball.

Silva and Khali were same height in NJPW and Silva was listed under 7'2 in Olympics.

Highly unlikely Sam was as tall as 7'5

Odds on Andre being 7 foot or over considering he was billed 208cm in France and 6'10 in UK in late 70s are practically zero. He never looks it in one video. 3 1/2 inches taller than Shanky, no way. That would put Andre 7.5 inches taller than current Taker

More likely rounded to nearest half inch peak

Andre 6'10, Wight 6'11 (though he pulls off looking 7 foot in college basketball), Omos 7'2, Sam 7'2, Silva 7 foot, Elmer 6'8, Studd 6'6, Taker 6'7, Kane 6'7, Nash 6'9, Hogan 6'5, Hall 6'4, JBL 6'5,Shanky 6'10, Kurrgan 6'8, Gonzales 7'6, Reis (Yeti) 7'1, Shaq 7'1, Abyss 6'5, Crush 6'4, Sid 6'7, Strowman 6'6, A-Train 6'5, Jones 6'8, Cass 6'8, Morgan 6'8, Hoyt 6'5, Gang 6'6, Mabel 6'6, Baba 6'7, Mane 6'7, Haystacks 6'7.
Ladd I need to see more of his football days but in pro wrestling he looked 6'7 range whether it was losing height/bad posture or whatever but I haven't seen any video of him in ring or outside being interviewed looking more than 6'7 range during his wrestling days
ReturnofG said on 30/Jul/22
These are what I believe peak heights are.
Andre 7'1.5
Big Show 6'11 3/4
Khali 7'0 1/3
Omas 7'3
Silo Sam 7'5
Silva 7'2
Elmer 6'10.5
Stuff 6'7 1/3
Undertaker 6'8 weak
Kane 6'8
Nash 6'10 weak
Hogan 6'6
Hall 6'5
JBL 6'5.5
Shanky 6'10
Kurgan 6'10
Gonzales 7'7
Yeti 7'1
Shaq 7'0.5
Abyss 6'5 3/4
Crush 6'5.5
Sid 6'7 1/4
Strowman 6'7
A Train 6'7
Jones 6'10 weak
Cass 6'9.5
Morgan 6'9 1/4
Hoyt 6'7
OMG 6'6 3/4
Viscera 6'6 2/3
Baba 6'9
Mane 6'8
Ladd 6'9
Giant Haystacks 6'7 3/4

Just my thoughts on these big guys
184guy2 said on 26/Jul/22
Baba Looked 6'8 beside Hogan
Also looked about 3in shorter than Andre
Kunoichi said on 26/Jul/22
Baba and Ladd formed a tag team in the United States when they were young. In the past, Baba said that Ladd's line of eyes was higher than that of Baba. When Ladd came to All Japan Professional Wrestling later in the year, he was asked by the company to bow down and wrestle. Therefore, it seems that Ladd was a little taller than Baba.
Vegas' said on 18/Jul/22
New AEW wrestler Satnam Singh is a clear case of acromegaly.

His head and hands look cartoonish next to Kevin Durant.
Robbe said on 16/Jul/22
If Maurice's eyes to chin is 7.05 then his head is no more than 12in Click Here

In the mold photo, eyes to chin is though 8in, so go figure..
Sharuyan said on 15/Jul/22
Rob,
Here's more proof Maurice Tillet could of have been 13.5''
Mold of his head Click Here
Click Here
Next to man taller
Click Here (Looks 13 inches per say if that man head is even 9 inches)
Click Here Article says his face eyes to chin is 7.05''
So Rob do you believe his head length was 13.5''??
Editor Rob
Can look
a good 13 inches beside the rule.

Actually I will give Maurice a page on here.
Sharuyan said on 15/Jul/22
Rob,
Would you say Maurice Tillet had a 13 inch head it's that huge next to guys his height??
RP said on 16/Jun/22
Rob, could we get a Giant Baba and Ernie Ladd page added to the site especially Ernie Ladd. There’s a lot of debate on his true barefoot height?? I’ve seen his true barefoot height being said to have been anywhere from 6’7.5” to a legit 6’9” ….IMO, at his peak, he was 6’8.5” (afternoon) barefoot.
RP said on 16/Jun/22
@ Pedro Rodriguez
Yeah, Andre had a strong, solid 3” on Ernie Ladd in the mid to late 1970’s. So, even if Ernie was only 6’8.5”…that still gives you a 6’11.5” peak Andre. And most people that have met the Giant Baba in person say that he was about 6’8” to 6’8.5”
Iceman1990 said on 16/Jun/22
He was a legit 7ft in the early 1970s he was 7ft.05 peak barefoot he was half a inch taller than prime big show but by 1978 to 1979 he was already down to 6ft11.5 the poor fella could barely walk by the time he died and was down to 6ft10
Pedro Rodriguez said on 15/Jun/22
Andre was at the very least a legitimate 7’0 in the 70s. Check out his matches against Ernie Ladd who was 6’9. Andre is several inches taller. Or against Giant Baba. Don’t try and tell me those guys were 6’7. You’re delusional if you think that. Andre was a true giant despite all the conspiracy theories making him 6’9. Lol
Skull crushing Final said on 28/May/22
Nah on other sites it said he was 7'2
Space said on 27/May/22
6’11”
Daniel Lee said on 13/May/22
6'10 presence at most with low angles of camera
Canson said on 7/May/22
@David Banner: Andre wasn’t as low as 6’9.5-6’10 peak. I could argue strong 6’10 to weak 6’11 range at worst but not less. But determining Andre’s peak years is about as difficult as determining a peak Hulk Hogan. Hogan can often pass for 6’5 or under but likely was around 6’5 1/2 peak in his 20s
Jesica said on 6/May/22
CookieCutter said on 5/May/22
Crazy to think this man might not have been the full 7'0 thus not be classified as a real giant. Yet when you think of the word giant he always comes to mind. I believe he touched 7'0 out of bed in his peak but at WrestleMania 3 he really only looked 5 inches taller than Hogan. The anouncers claimed Hogan was 6'8 and Andre 7'5 which is absurd even for WWE standards.

Yeah, I also believe his absolute peak was right at 7'0. That said, he was a giant whether or not he was 7'0. His body was massive...much bigger than people who are taller than he was.
CookieCutter said on 5/May/22
Crazy to think this man might not have been the full 7'0 thus not be classified as a real giant. Yet when you think of the word giant he always comes to mind. I believe he touched 7'0 out of bed in his peak but at WrestleMania 3 he really only looked 5 inches taller than Hogan. The anouncers claimed Hogan was 6'8 and Andre 7'5 which is absurd even for WWE standards.
David Banner said on 4/May/22
@Duhon
because Andre was never over 6’9.5”-6’10” peak barefoot - I know that hurts the kayfabe apostles - but it’s reality
Undertaker Frank said on 4/May/22
Duhon thats a good Question ?? In the Ring Andre did have about 5 inches on Chuck
Duhon said on 2/May/22
Anyone have context to why 6'5" Chuck Wepner stood up so well with Andre in this photo? With the big fro you'd think he'd appear well over 7' in that era. Click Here
ASC said on 1/May/22
Re: GS1981

Great post. I recently linked a poster from that era that billed Andre (Jean Ferre) at 6’11” as well. I’m of the theory that he touched 7’0” in his prime, but it’s reasonable to think being called 6’11” at age 23 makes a strong case for that as his peak.

My reasoning for 7’0” is that I wouldn’t be surprised if he was undersold a couple times early in his career as he may have grown in his early twenties. I would call it a brief peak, though, at least in terms of posture. I look at his changing neck posture during his twenties as a hint. As for 7’4” in the mid-70s, with the hair and boots, for sure!
Alex 6'0 said on 30/Apr/22
Looks 6'11 with Wilt and thats his peak. With peak Hogan 6'5.5 tops andre didn't look more than 6'10.
John moss said on 29/Apr/22
No Andre isn't 7'0. The man was actually measured to be 7'4
miko said on 29/Apr/22
If Andre was 7'0 or over then Hogan was 6'7 in the late 70's, and we know that's absurd.
GS1981 said on 29/Apr/22
not sure if anyone has seen this but at 23 years old he was billed 6ft 11 when wrestling in europe

'David meets Goliath - two-year-old David Edwards, of Park Street, Heaton Park, Manchester looks up in amazement at Jean Ferre, the European wrestling champion, a 23-year-old, 6ft 11ins, Frenchman, who arrived at Manchester Airport in June 1969'

Click Here
Danimal said on 27/Apr/22
I believe Andre was 7'0.25" at his absolute peak as a young man whose body had not yet fallen apart due to his disease and had not yet succumbed to all the falls and tumbles of being in the ring. By the time he stood next to Wilt in 1983, he was at best 6'11.5" (that was still pre-back surgery). After his back surgery in 1986/1987, he had lost more height and by the early 90's, now having to rely on a walker to get by (the poor man could barely stand) was at best 6'10" or possibly even 6'9.5".
Jesica said on 24/Apr/22
Duhon said on 22/Apr/22
Andre was not the same height as Wilt Click Here

He's not but Wilt is standing quite a bit closer to the camera making him look 3" taller than Andre, when in fact, he was 1-1.5" taller.
Duhon said on 22/Apr/22
Andre was not the same height as Wilt Click Here
Gerald Evans 5'8.25 said on 22/Apr/22
@Cgconte He was wearing his boots, that he would normally wear during his outings. He was in fact 6'11 - 6'10 by then, considering boots that were custom-made He may have been standing straight and hitting 7'1 in those.

Take away those boots and he's about 6'10.25 - 6'11.25
Ggconte said on 22/Apr/22
Having seen the photo of him and Wilt Chamberlain when they hold Schwarzenegger up, they look identical in height if you look at the top of their heads. However, Wilt looks like a very normal 7’1, where Andre is a very unusual 7’1”. Not trying to be mean, I do know he had a disease that would plague him his whole life, but his head and hands were massive compared to Wilt’s.
Yas said on 7/Apr/22
Agreed.
Rockaway said on 27/Mar/22
Struggle to see him ever truly hitting the 7ft mark. Maybe first thing out of bed at his absolute peak. Most likely a strong 6’10 peak possible weak 6’ 11.

Andre’s massive features give the illusion of him being taller than he is. Also see Hogan as strong 6 foot 5 peak unlike Rob who has him at 6 foot 6 peak.
Mike voorhees said on 17/Mar/22
Weak 7 foot prime. 7-5 Andre and 6-8 hogan barefoot is pure Vince WWF silliness
Jesica said on 16/Mar/22
The Height Guy said on 16/Feb/22
Is the photo real Rob?, if it isn't it's a very convincing fake, but i dont believe if big show did stand next to andre the giant i believe they would look more closer in height, because big show looks a few inches taller but i dont really know. Click Here

That's clearly photoshopped. I think Peak Show and peak Andre would have been the same—7'0. Overall, Andre was a bit more massive. Show has/had a 64" chest, and Andre's chest was 70-71".
ChristianPerkins said on 16/Mar/22
You can tell that the photo was fake just by chronology. Andre died way before Big Show even entered the wrestling business.
Duhon said on 15/Mar/22
More like between 6'11 and 7' when talking peak.
John moss said on 15/Mar/22
Andre The Giant was like I believe 6'11-7'3 somewhere around there
James B 172cm said on 2/Mar/22
rob big show looks a bit like eddie hall in the photoshop pic
Editor Rob
With hair, I suppose he does a bit
62B said on 17/Feb/22
miko said on 17/Feb/22
Even though its a photoshop that is probably how Show & Andre would've stacked up. 1.5' difference between them roughly.
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Doubtful in my opinion Show was any taller than Andre. Let alone 1.5"
miko said on 17/Feb/22
Even though its a photoshop that is probably how Show & Andre would've stacked up. 1.5' difference between them roughly.
The Height Guy said on 16/Feb/22
I knew it was to good to be true oh well!
The Height Guy said on 16/Feb/22
Is the photo real Rob?, if it isn't it's a very convincing fake, but i dont believe if big show did stand next to andre the giant i believe they would look more closer in height, because big show looks a few inches taller but i dont really know. Click Here
Editor Rob
It's a photoshop
ASC said on 1/Feb/22
NCL said on 29/Jan/22
“This outta stir the pot a little. Andre the Giant and Slick.”
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I remember as a kid seeing the Slick segment on Saturday morning and thinking wow, Slick is not much shorter. As you said, though, Andre was well past peak, which has a big impact for someone of his size. Striking comparison anyway.

I came across this photo of a 1969 ad, listing Andre (Jean Ferre) at 6’11”. He would’ve been 23.

Click Here

I’m not opposed to the idea that some listings didn’t embellish early in his career. I’m of the opinion that he was no less than that at the time.
NCL said on 29/Jan/22
This outta stir the pot a little. Andre the Giant and Slick.

Click Here

I think this video is a good lesson on the power of camera angles. In one angle, Andre doesn’t look much taller than Slick. In another angle, he towers over him.

I’ve heard anywhere from 6’3” to 6’6” for Slick. I personally think 6’3” or 6’4”. Andre was well past peak here.
Halb said on 28/Jan/22
When I started to watch the WWF I can remember Sean Mooney saying Hogan was 6'9"! Which is what I thought he really was back then. :D
62B said on 20/Jan/22
Undertaker Frank said on 18/Jan/22
Studd was Taller than Hogan so was Dan Spivey Fred DRYER was listed @ 6ft 6
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It's possible that Fred Dryer was the full 6'6". I think he was probably somewhere in between 6'5" and 6'6". When Big John Studd was on Hunter the two looked very close in height. I'm inclined to give Big John Studd the edge.
rmg3red said on 19/Jan/22
There was most likely about an inch or so difference between Hogan and Studd at their peaks, with the advantage going to Studd. I've never met Hogan, but having stood next to Studd with someone who was 6'4.75 barefoot, I can tell you the difference in height was minimal. Studd was wearing dress shoes with no egregious heel advantage that I can recall and my brother was wearing sneakers. Studd had him by at least an inch, maybe an inch and a half tops. What did stand out though was the size of Studd's chest. It was massive.

When Hogan debuted in the WWWF at Hamburg, Pa. for tv tapings back in the late 70's, Bruno Sammartino, who was doing color commentary at that time, specifically referred to Hogan on the broadcast as being around 6'5 tall, which was probably spot on. Moving forward, Hogan's height increased along with his popularity, and he ended up being listed at either 6'7 or 6'8.
miko said on 18/Jan/22
Hulk was 6'5/6'5.25 and Studd looked a weak 6'6, and probably down to 6'5.5 in the 80's.
Undertaker Frank said on 18/Jan/22
Studd was Taller than Hogan so was Dan Spivey Fred DRYER was listed @ 6ft 6
62B said on 17/Jan/22
Duhon said on 15/Jan/22
So Studd might have been shorter than peak Hogan?
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Doubtful Studd was shorter than Hogan, but possibly closer than a lot of people think. Studd was known for wearing some of the biggest boots. I think Hogan was 6'5"ish, could have been a 1/4" in either direction. There were times when Hogan and Studd looked closer than an inch and times when Studd looked nearer 2" taller. Studd also seemed to barely edge out guys like Fred Dryer and Bill Fralic who were both in the 6'5" range. As for Andre (since this is his page) I have a hard time seeing anything less than 6'11" peak, but who knows. I can say that Andre was so overwhelmingly massive in person that it didn't really matter if he was 6'9" or 7'5".
Duhon said on 15/Jan/22
So Studd might have been shorter than peak Hogan?
Halb said on 15/Jan/22
I think Studd was 6'5", maybe 6'5½" at a push.
Halb said on 13/Jan/22
Nice pic, I don't recall seeing it before. The difference is what I'd expect when you adjust for the angle and tip-toes.
rmg3red said on 12/Jan/22
Click Here

Andre and Big John Studd in what looks like a pic taken around the mid 70's, most likely when Studd was doing his Executioner gig. Apologies if this has been posted previously. Studd was most definitely right around the 6'6.5 mark in dress shoes when I met him in the early '80's, so slightly less with the sandals. Andre, with even trying to buy himself a good inch and a half by posing on his tiptoes, is quite obviously just barely breaking 6'10, which is what I pegged him at in sneakers when I met him also in the early '80s. And this is an early WWWF career Andre, before his acromegaly and back surgeries started taking their toll. Listing him at anything over 6'10 at any time in his career (unless you take the cowboy boots and afro into consideration) is always going to be pure fantasy.
Toby Barrett said on 9/Jan/22
@duhon their heads do look very close
frank pizzo said on 31/Dec/21
I read Brody was 6ft 5 & Billed & 6ft 8 The Undertaker had close to 2 inches on Brody when he they fought i believe Mark was Texas Red @ that time
Kunoichi said on 30/Dec/21
Apollo Sugawara measured Bruiser Brody's height and says Body was 197 cm barefoot. To be honest, I can't believe it.

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John moss said on 29/Dec/21
Andre the giant was a really big man he seems to be about between 6'11-7'2 in my opinion
Duhon said on 18/Dec/21
Andre-Maurice Tillet head comp Click Here
Robbe said on 14/Dec/21
Andre is closer to the camera, and wearing thicker shoes. Yet he appears only 6'10 range with Morley. I made a comparison, Andre with 5'9 Morley, Big Show with 5'9 reporter, and 6'11 Joonas Suotamo with 5'10 reporter Click Here

There you go 🤔
Toby Barrett said on 13/Dec/21
Click Here looks 7'1 if trump was 6'2 peak and hulk hogan was 6'6 peak
Toby Barrett said on 11/Dec/21
Click Here @Nissim Levy if andre was 7'0 in the picture the other guy looks 5'7
Jimbo Lee said on 8/Dec/21
@Nissim Levy

I can understand your estimate but neither of them are the heights you listed. Although, I do feel instead 5'9, Morley Stafer was in fact more of the 5'8 range.

Andre is wearing his orthopedic shoes which would be his day to day shoes, so to support his frame they would have to be at least 1 - 2.5 inches thick in sole. Let me remind you it has been said he was to have been in pain the last few years of his life.

I'm guessing his shoes had to be build thickly for comfort and heel support. In that picture, Morley looks to be slouching in relaxed posture standing at 5'7 ⅞ or ¾, Andre looks to be standing closer to the camera and to his side making him appear bigger.

For this photo I see, 6'10 or 6'11 Andre standing next to 5'7 ¾ - 5'8 Morley.
Chaoscontrol. said on 8/Dec/21
Nissim Levy said on 6/Dec/21
Ndre was betweeen 7'1" and 7'2" before he started shrinking due to surgery and bad posture.

Here he is with 5'9" Morley Safer

Click Here

Morley comes slightly below andfe's shoulder.

Now have a look at this height comparison graphic at Click Here. Click on the link and type 7'2" for the left figure and 5'9" for the right figure and click on Compare! You will see that the height difference is the same as for andre next to morley

Andre is closer to the camera and wearing thicker shoes
Nissim Levy said on 6/Dec/21
Ndre was betweeen 7'1" and 7'2" before he started shrinking due to surgery and bad posture.

Here he is with 5'9" Morley Safer

Click Here

Morley comes slightly below andfe's shoulder.

Now have a look at this height comparison graphic at Click Here. Click on the link and type 7'2" for the left figure and 5'9" for the right figure and click on Compare! You will see that the height difference is the same as for andre next to morley
Toby Barrett said on 2/Dec/21
rob would andre fit the french actors tag and if i were to guess height i would say 6'11.5
Editor Rob
yes, he should be sitting in that category.
RP said on 26/Nov/21
Yep, I remember the 6’11.5” listing as well.
Jesica said on 23/Nov/21
Halb said on 9/Nov/21
André's height was bumped years ago, I do recall when it was back at 6'11", the more realistic height.

When I first came across this website, a good 10 years ago, Andre was listed at 6'11.5"
Was he listed at 6'11" before that?
King Spattan said on 12/Nov/21
Rob,
Does Maurice Tillet look to have larger head than Andre??
Editor Rob
Might be very close
Halb said on 9/Nov/21
André's height was bumped years ago, I do recall when it was back at 6'11", the more realistic height.
UndertakerFrank said on 8/Nov/21
Andre always looked about 6ft 10 when he was next to 6ft 5 guy's Like Don Leo Jonathan , Chuck Wepner & Hulk Hogan
Canson said on 6/Nov/21
@Shane: he’s been listed 7’ for as long as I can remember. I think he’s someone who loses maybe 1.5” in a day though and could easily measure 7’0” even after 2 hours or so in his prime assuming 6’11 flat was his low
Shane said on 5/Nov/21
@ChaosContol you can't get a 6'11" man a foot measurement because a 6'11" man is.... 6'11".

If he could measure 7 foot he's literally 7 foot if he wants to claim it. Any height you can measure is literally your height. Not everyone claims morning or out of bed heights, but to say those aren't eeL heights is false. That's literally your body's full height. It's obviously real.
Shane said on 5/Nov/21
@Rob, when did you change this from 6'11" to 7 foot?
Editor Rob
been on 7ft for many years
UndertakerFrank said on 19/Oct/21
Harry Sachs they had Hogan & Foreman on a Cover of a Magazine Hogan looked 2 to 3 inches Taller Then i seen a Video of them together Hogan looked about an Inch taller They had Hogan standing on something for the cover photo
Harry Sachs said on 17/Oct/21
@roboc94 Despite what this site claims Hulk Hogan was never 6'6.He was always shorter than the listed 6'6 Sid Vicious. In the early to mid 90's he only looked 1 inch taller than 6'3 George Foreman.
roboc94 said on 13/Oct/21
Andre was massive, a behemoth of a man, but he never looked 7 foot, let alone 7 feet 5 which is absurd.
I am guessing that he stood near 7 foot in his earlier years, but in the 80s when he wrestled Hogan at Wrestle mania in 1987 he look about 4 inches taller than Hogan who was about 6'6 at that time. 6'10 is my guess.
Nathan D'Souza said on 12/Oct/21
Peak height was 214 cm, which is 7'0.25 which is what he was measured in his early-mid twenties. So a strong 7'0 peak seems like a good listing.
Canson said on 12/Oct/21
I doubt he was only 6’8.66 when he died
Michael Gardner said on 7/Oct/21
Watched Diesel and Mean Jean, and Andre/mean Jean early 80s. 7 feet full stop. His pic alone with Wilt ends it.
UntertakerFrank said on 30/Sep/21
I was looking @ Andre & Chuck Wepner Andre look 6ft 9isn to 6ft 10 tops with Chuck
Duhon said on 30/Sep/21
I've always been curious about how strong Andre really was? I do know by the time of the Princess Bride his body was too broken down to carry Robin Wright without cable assistance, she couldn't have been much more than ~110 lbs that was in '87.
Young Man 5'8.5 said on 30/Sep/21
6'10 7/8 peak, 6'8.66 at death.
Halb said on 27/Sep/21
There are stories of André doing that trick in America. One thing that those who know him agree on is his pulling power (in all senses).
Cool Breeze said on 17/Sep/21
After years of reading comments on this site idk if Andre's real height will ever be figured out or agreed upon. That doesn't mean some estimates aren't right or really close. I think there is a small chance he was 7'. I think he was more like 6'11 peak and probably down to 6'9.5 or 6'10 in 1992-1993. He was hunched over and in really bad shape by '92.

I also want to mention the Andre turning a car over myth. I'm going to say there are lots of tales that may or may not be true. This is one that could actually be true. Old European cars can be very light. The 1959 Mini 850 was 580kg or 1278lbs. The 1957–1975 Fiat 500 was only 500kg or 1100lbs. I can imagine a 7ft 400lb man rocking a car then possibly flipping it, especially if it is on an uneven road. Think leg press. Maybe he got it up on two wheels and almost over and the story grew from there.
Cansont said on 17/Sep/21
on his very peak he maybe over 7 ft! older days he has shrinken to i think, 6'10.5
Return of G said on 15/Sep/21
Peak hrs
Andre 7'1.7
Silva 7'2
Show 6'11-7
Khali 7'1
Yeti 7'1.5
Nash 6'10
Kurgan 6'10.5
Elmer 6'11
Undertaker 6'7.8-6'8
Kane 6’8
Cass 6'9
Stuff 6'7.8
Haystacks 6'8
Morgan 6'8.2
Hogan 6'6
Sid 6'7.5
Hall 6'5
Abyss 6'5.9
Crush 6'5.5-6'6
Gang 6'7
Viscera 6'6.9
Gonzales 7'7
Silo 7'4
Baba 6'9.5
Hoyt 6'7.5
Strain 6'7
Jbl 6'5.7
Rock 6'3.6
Roberts 6'5
Jones 6'9
Cottonwood 7'0
Roadblock 6'9
MichaelMyers said on 13/Sep/21
@Young Man 5'8.5

If you believe Andre wore lifts in his wrestling boots, due to the shape of the boots, mainly how the back of the bottom of his wrestling boots juts out, I get what you mean. I also used to wonder why Andre's boots jutted out from the back of the bottom of his wrestling boots, I wondered if he wore lifts. But then I noticed his boots had to be designed like that, since his feet were shaped a certain way, with the heel jutting out a lot in the back of his feet.

Google "Andre the Giant feet". Scroll down to the picture of Andre's foot that he had surgery on, with the stich marks. I myself have big feet and need size 16 shoes, but my heels don't jut out the back of my feet that much. That's why his wrestling boots look like they might have lifts in them. From what I can tell, Andre didn't wear lifts when wrestling in the ring, otherwise it would've been absurdly noticeable, since the shape of his feet already made his boots have to be a different shape than other wrestling boots anyways.
MichaelMyers said on 12/Sep/21
@Young Man 5'8.5

If you believe Andre wore lifts in his wrestling boots, due to the shape of the boots, mainly how the back of the bottom of his wrestling boots juts out, I get what you mean. I also used to wonder why Andre's boots jutted out from the back of the bottom of his wrestling boots, I wondered if he wore lifts. But then I noticed his boots had to be designed like that, since his feet were deformed, with the heel jutting out a lot in the back of his feet:

Click Here

If the link doesn't work, just google "Andre the Giant feet". Scroll down to the picture of Andre's foot that he had surgery on, with the stich marks. That's not normal. For example I myself have huge feet, but my heels don't jut out the back of my feet that much. That's why his wrestling boots look like they might have lifts in them. From what I can tell, Andre didn't wear lifts when wrestling in the ring, otherwise it would've been absurdly noticeable, since the shape of his feet already made his boots have to be a different shape than normal wrestling boots anyways.
Young Man 5'8.5 said on 10/Sep/21
@MichaelMyers He was definitely only 6'8.66 at death, and 6'9.75 in his lifts. I'm sure his ego was as big as he was so I'm sure Mane wore the flattest boots possible.

In that video on Youtube, He was 6'9.75 standing straight in his lifts or 6'10 FLAT! If he were to wrestle in his regular wrestling boots he would be eye to eye with Mane standing at or a little bit taller then him.

He was definitely 6'8.66
MichaelMyers said on 9/Sep/21
7'0" peak, I'd guess 6'9.75" or 6'10" in January 1993. I used to think he was shorter in his last few years like 6'9" or something, but then I seen him on YT standing around 2 inches taller than peak 6'8" Tyler Mane in 1990. Despite the fact that Andre wasn't standing straight, while Tyler was.
Young Man 5'8.5 said on 7/Sep/21
7'0 with illusion at peak, and 6'9 at age of death. Most likely leaning towards 6'8.66 during Wrestle-Mania 3.
ASC said on 4/Sep/21
Here are Andre and Big John Studd in what appears to be a wedding party. Also, here is Studd with Christopher Reeve, who most say is 6’4” or close to it. I’m not drawing any major conclusions, but I found both photos to be quite interesting since Studd comes up often in Andre’s thread.

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Robbe said on 27/Aug/21
Andre and Wilt with Väinö and Lauri 😁 Click Here 😁
Jimbo Lee said on 22/Aug/21
Hello Rob, do you believe the cycle Paul Wight (The Big Show) is going through is almost Identical to Andre as far as Height loss?
Editor Rob
It seems that way, probably within a small fraction in similar 46 year old range.
Sharuyan said on 22/Aug/21
Rob,

How long does Maurice Tillets head look to you?
Editor Rob
maybe in 11 inch range, but also had width too, so could seem bigger when combined with his height.
Sharuyan said on 21/Aug/21
Rob,

Maurice Tillet was another Short Man with Acromegaly his head length was longer than Sultan Kosen and Brahim Takioullah, but I doubt it's larger than those of Andre he is worth a page?
RP said on 15/Aug/21
@ 62B,
That’s what I’ve always thought. 6’11” peak (7’0.25”) in shoes,
as he once claimed back in his mid 20’s as his real height being 214 CMs during a shoot interview. And by 1990 6’10”.
UndertakerFrank said on 13/Aug/21
62B , Sounds about right !!
62B said on 12/Aug/21
UntertakerFrank said on 11/Aug/21
62B How tall would you say he was when you seen him ?? I seen a Picture with Andre next to Wilt in Street clothes in a Magazine along time ago not the same Picture thats posted all the time Wilt was clearly taller atleast by 2 inches I assume Andre had the footwear Advantage My Guess for Andre is
6ft 9 3/4 to 6ft 10 Barefoot The most i could give him is 6ft 11 bot i believe 6ft 10 is probably right

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He was somewhere in the 6'10" to 6'11" range. I used to think closer to 6'11" becasue he was noticably taller than a 6'9" guy I knew at the time. But I think Andre likely had on his orthopedic shoes, so maybe just 6'10". This was in 1988 so he likely had lost some height.
UntertakerFrank said on 11/Aug/21
62B How tall would you say he was when you seen him ?? I seen a Picture with Andre next to Wilt in Street clothes in a Magazine along time ago not the same Picture thats posted all the time Wilt was clearly taller atleast by 2 inches I assume Andre had the footwear Advantage My Guess for Andre is
6ft 9 3/4 to 6ft 10 Barefoot The most i could give him is 6ft 11 bot i believe 6ft 10 is probably right
62B said on 10/Aug/21
Having stood right next to both Andre and 7'3"ish Rik Smits. I think you are both wrong
David Banner said on 8/Aug/21
@Matt Logan - I think you’re spot on
Matt logan said on 27/Jul/21
6'9" 6'9.5" I'll say
ChaosControl said on 26/Jul/21
7’0 could’ve been his morning height. Possibly it was even the reported 214cm. It’s likely considering how hard people tried to inflate his height that Andre’s doctors would’ve known about the daily shrinkage and tried to measure him as early as possible in the day (possibly even lying down?) and got a 6’11 man a 7’0.25 measurement
Alex 6'0 said on 25/Jul/21
A peak Andre 7'0 is the max. Most likely 6'11 which i read. By wm 3 vs Hogan 6'10
Big ed said on 25/Jul/21
If your up to someones eyeline your genereally 4 t 5 inches shorter than that person just a taught because andres head was about 12" i believe if you were up to the top of andres shoulder youd probably be a a foot shorter than him i use his shoulder as a guide rather than chin because his chin came down further than most due to the enlargement due to acromegaly and the fact andre in most pictures has his head tilted down not many pictures of him standing straight with his chin level wm3 in his pre match interview and wm5 with studd as ref he stood to his full height but probably lost a bit of height by then
RP said on 22/Jul/21
@ Aiden Creekmore,
Andre’s measured height by The French National Guard @ age 18, going on 19 was reported to have been 207 CMs. Which is 6’9.5”...not 7’0”.
Alex 6'0 said on 21/Jul/21
Chaos, Andre could drink an insane amount of beer they said too
Undertaker Frank said on 21/Jul/21
If Andre Measured 7ft @ 18 why was he listed @ 6ft 10 when he started Wrestling ???? I believe Andre was 6ft 9 ish to 6ft 10 Barefoot He didnt have more than 5 inches on 6ft 5 guys like Chuck Wepner, Don Leo Jonathan, Hulk Hogan
Lorne??? said on 21/Jul/21
@Chaos Control:

He likely lost 3-4cm from.a.full nights sleep in morning to evening
Aidan Creekmore said on 20/Jul/21
His passport said 2 m 18, I also remember him being measured by the French military at 7'0" when he was 18, and at 6'10" when he died.
RP said on 17/Jul/21
To touch base on Andre’s ring size again. I just read three different articles & all three have a different size, LOL! One said 24, another side 22 and another claimed 20?? So, who knows??
ChaosControl 6'2.50 said on 16/Jul/21
He was a huge guy. Even at 6’11 (nowhere near 7’5) looking at him and how strong and heavy he probably was I wonder how many calories he would’ve eaten in a day
RP said on 16/Jul/21
Yes, Andre was referring to his size 18 ring size.
GST said on 15/Jul/21
JT - I think in the video Andre says 18 referring to his hands, not his boots. No way would he say 22 about his foot size then drop 4 inches off of the total in the same sentence. Just my thoughts.
Lorne??? said on 15/Jul/21
I think he was a tad over 7ft...
RP said on 13/Jul/21
@ ChaosControl 6’2.50
Absolutely !
RoelC said on 12/Jul/21
UndertakerFrank said on 10/Jul/21
Rob I believe that can be a True listing !! When Andre fought Chuck Wepner the sports writers said Andre looked about 6ft 9 Andre did not have more than 5 inches on Chuck
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Andre was listed at 6’10” age 23, so a 6’9 ¾” measurement at age 24 doesn’t seem at all far-fetched.

As for the sports writers, that’s again a Meltzer-claim and I haven’t seen any sports writer claim 6’9”. The newspaper clippings I’ve seen from the match-up all had Andre at his kayfabe height of 7’5”.
However Chuck Wepner has apparently been quoted as saying Andre was really only 6’9”.
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JT said on 11/Jul/21
Not the best quality pic but here’s Andre, Vern Gagne and Chris Taylor from 1976 Click Here Taylor looked around 6’4-6’5” and Gagne about an inch taller than Mean Gene. There’s no reason why Andre would have lost any height by this time.

Interesting that Andre says here in 1976 that he wears size 22 shoes but that his wrestling boots are size 18 Click Here

Here's Mark Henry trying on Andre’s jacket from Micki & Maude. Click Here Would have been interesting to see Big Show try on the jacket.
ChaosControl 6'2.50 said on 11/Jul/21
@RP with Andre’s weights I can see him as a candidate for just over an inch loss so 214cm morning, 211cm evening is something i find believable
RP said on 11/Jul/21
@ ChaosControl 6’2.50”

I totally agree. 6’11” to 6’11.5” peak height in his 20’s into his early 30’s. And... I actually believe Andre when he went shoot mode and admitted that his true height was 214 CMs (7’0.25”) in 1971 at the age of 25. The 7’0.25” was either a morning barefoot measurement or perhaps his measured height in shoes. Either way, I think he was actually telling the truth in that 1971 shoot interview.
ChaosControl 6'2.50 said on 11/Jul/21
And it was 207 centimeters, which is closer to 6’9.5”. But, who knows?? They could be full of BS.

In fairness that could have just been a rounding error, but aim pretty sure that Andre was 6’11 in his twenties. Yall should read Sex Lies and Headlocks, it mentions heights on occasion and it’s usually accurate, and it’s a good read anyway, I’d recommend it for any wrestling fan
RP said on 10/Jul/21
@ Ellis, it was later proven that Metzler made up, or at the very least altered some facts on Andre’s 6’9.75” measurement at the age of 24. Metzler also swore to a 6’11.5” true height for Andre. He was all over the map with Andre. One person (can’t recall who & the article) who presented some proof of Andre’s 6’9.75” measurement @ age 24 as being bogus...said that Andre was indeed once measured at 6’9.75”...but, he was actually 18 years old , just shy of his 19th Birthday by the French Military National Guard. And not at age 24. And it was 207 centimeters, which is closer to 6’9.5”. But, who knows?? They could be full of BS.
Ellis said on 10/Jul/21
@Rob Paul: Makes sense, he didn't look much shorter than Wilt Chamberlain. I would say he looked 6'10.5 with a 7'0 Chamberlain (Chamberlain was 51 at the time, probably lost around half an inch maybe). So yeah, for his prime wrestling days, Andre could have easily been a 6'11 range guy and before that 7'0.
UndertakerFrank said on 10/Jul/21
Rob I believe that can be a True listing !! When Andre fought Chuck Wepner the sports writers said Andre looked about 6ft 9 Andre did not have more than 5 inches on Chuck
Ellis said on 9/Jul/21
@Rob Paul: Hey Rob, I found a book titled: Tributes II: Remembering More of the World's Greatest Professional Wrestlers by Dave Meltzer. It states on page 68, "The last time he was measured in France, at the age of 24, he was 6'9 3/4." This was of course in connotation to Andre the Giant.
Editor Rob
yeah that figure has been brought up before. The majority don't believe he was every that short in his prime, neither do I.
Undertaker Frank said on 7/Jul/21
Taker would have been alittle Taller than Big John Studd i believe
Halb said on 6/Jul/21
André didn't look to have lost any height in his 30's, up to the time of his back surgery at least, which was 1987, when André was 41.
Although, even then, the staredown 'twixt Studd and André from Wm1 and Wm5, doesn't show any difference.
miko said on 5/Jul/21
Yeah its not a real pic but that is probably how they would've actually lined up. Andre wouldn't have had much height on Taker at that point in his life. 2 inches at very best if Taker was 6'7/6'7.25.

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