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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Average Guess (624 Votes)
6ft 11.9in (213.1cm)
Canson said on 22/Sep/20
@RP: I would go with 6’7.25-.5 for Magic. Maybe he was just under .5” in the afternoon and Bird 6’8.75”. I give Bird a bit under only because McHale was listed 6’10” and Bird Was clearly shorter and Bird was a lot shorter than Parrish who was only about 7’

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Canson said on 22/Sep/20
As always, RP is the sensible one here! Thank you. I’ve been saying that all along about Pat Riley having said Magic was 6’7” range barefoot and of course Bird was taller than him back then
RP said on 21/Sep/20
@ YAO... did you just say that Larry bird was approximately 6’7” and change barefoot, just like Magic Johnson ?? LOL!!! Larry bird in his prom was a legit 6’9” barefoot! 6’8.75” at the lowest! Magic you have correct. But, Larry had magic by 1.5”....or 1.25” ?? Magic in his prime was 6’7.5” barefoot. And 6’8.5” with his Converse sneakers on. Pat Riley actually admitted this himself during an interview back in the 1980s when discussing how tall Magic was as a point guard, and that he was actually able to play center for them in one game versus Philadelphia in the finals. Pat Riley said “Well, we measured Earvin @ 6’8-1/2” with his sneakers on. And and that’s enormous for point guard, not so much for a center.
Yao is 7-8 said on 21/Sep/20
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
No, the minimum that could be argued for a peak Hogan is over 6'5.5". He was taller than Hillbilly Jim and Jake the Snake Robert, who were both legit 6'5" men.

Response: You don't what you are talking about Danimal, or it George Danimal Steele? Cause you sound about as smart as him. Hogan is 6-5? That would him taller than Big John Studd, who is clearly shorter than 6-6 NBA legend Rick Barry. No, Hogan was 6-3+ at peak, and Dre 6-10+ at peak. Dre was at least 2 inches shorter than Wilt Chamberlain when they stood next to each other for Conan the Barbarian.
Canson said on 20/Sep/20
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

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

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

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

Vegas isn’t downplaying his height. Yao 7-8 is. Vegas just gave the lowest possible within realm. You feel 6’5.5 is but it’s not. Most people think 6’5.5” is the highest he could’ve been which I actually believe too. My belief is he was 6’5.25” peak afternoon
Canson said on 19/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Sep/20
@Canson,

I am saying Pdoggy was right about Lebron, I am not saying he was right about every celeb. And Wilt was 7' 1/2" true, but does it really make a difference in estimating Dre's height? No. Dre is 6-10ish. Magic and Bird are both 6-7ish barefoot, as discussed.

He’s clearly wrong about Lebron. He even said Lebron was shorter than Magic and has Magic 6’9” so that should tell you something about both guesses. Again, a 6’4.75 Kobe and a 6’6.25 Melo and a 6’7.75 Boozer. How is Lebron 6’8.5? You ignore all of the evidence and use your own bad pics. Clearly he is not 4” taller than Kobe below and this is the best pic provided. His listing adds up to what Rob says he is

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Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
JT, there was a time in the past where you were open to Andre's peak height being 6'11". Do you remember? This goes back over 15 years, when Jason used to be on the site (late 2004/early 2005). I see that over 15 years later you're still fighting for your cause (6'10" for his peak). What drives you to still come on this site on a daily basis after a decade and a half? Doesn't it drain you? I can only muster up enough energy to post some pics/videos once a year or even less often than that.
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

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

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

No, the minimum that could be argued for a peak Hogan is over 6'5.5". He was taller than Hillbilly Jim and Jake the Snake Robert, who were both legit 6'5" men. And don't try and downplay Richard Belzer's height by 1" just to justify why you're lowering Hogan's height.
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
One of Andre's very last matches from March 1992. He could not stand up and his chin was literally touching his chest (that's how curved his neck/spine had become). Also, his legs could no longer support his 530-550 pounds body at the end. It's a sad match to watch, but for evaluating his height and how his body had completely transformed by the end, it's more evidence. There are even shots of him next to Giant Baba. Click Here
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Sep/20
@Canson,

I am saying Pdoggy was right about Lebron, I am not saying he was right about every celeb. And Wilt was 7' 1/2" true, but does it really make a difference in estimating Dre's height? No. Dre is 6-10ish. Magic and Bird are both 6-7ish barefoot, as discussed.
Canson said on 16/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Sep/20
Pdoggy said on 14/Sep/20
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Response: Thank you. Bout time someone else got some common sense. Lebron is 6-8 1/2, BAREFOOT.

Canson said on 13/Sep/20
Wilt was taller than 7’0” flat. You said yourself that he claimed 7’.5”

Reponse: Yes, but for the purposes of comparison with Dre I am ignoring the 0.5" to make it simpler.

Ok but you round Yao up to 7’8” when you believe he’s 7’7-7’8 range (presumably you believe he’s 7’7.5) so how is making Wilt 7’0” instead of his 7’0.5 claim any simpler? “Why are you hating on him” as you like to tell people when they say someone is shorter than they claim? That’s hypocritical to do that and to say it to someone when it doesn’t fit your narrative. But You don’t actually believe that when it doesn’t fit your narrative though. And You do know that Wilt measured that in his 40s according to Rob but maybe it was also a measurement earlier in his career. But Once Again you are picking and choosing what fits your narrative since you don’t believe Andre is as tall as he is listed here. Ok So if Yao is 7’7+ like you think and you give him the full 7’8”, then Wilt should be given 7’1” flat and not rounded down to 7’0”. But you can’t do that because giving him 7’1” flat in that picture diminishes your argument and your narrative of Andre being shorter than he was. I agree with you that Andre was never that tall but you can’t pick and choose to make your pics that make him that regardless of how poor they are. His 208cm and 209 and 210 cm at the Olympics support that without having to stoop to that

How is this (6’8.5) any more authentic than this Wilt (7’1 1/16)?

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Again: see below. Lebron isn’t 4” taller than Kobe who measured 6’4.75 by his wife and even claims 6’4.5

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Kobe is not even 2” shorter than Carmelo Anthony who measured 6’6.25”. That’s a 1.5” difference and Melo looked precisely that in person. Maximum 2” taller than me. Lebron has Melo by an inch which lines up with his 6’7.25” pre draft listing.

Cam Newton also called him 6’7”. So Newton calling Lebron 6’7” is no different than Shaq calling Yao 7’8? Since you like to think that someone saying someone is taller than they actually are is “praising” them And calling them shorter than they are listed or claim to be is “hating” on them?

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Common sense? PDoggy also believes Barkley is 6’6” and that Magic is 6’9”. Barkley measured 6’4 5/8 in 1992 (his prime) and next to 6’7” Clark Kellogg is not much over 6’4” which is how he was referred to when he played (6’4-6’5). He inflates just about every celeb he comments on. Magic measured 6’7 range at the 1992 Olympics.

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6'3 Julian said on 16/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 be like “yeah I’ll ignore that half inch cause I’m lazy AF”
62B said on 16/Sep/20
Sorry Yao is 7-8. That photo was supposed to be posted on Hogans page.
62B said on 16/Sep/20
@ Yao is 7-8. Click Here If this were the only existing picture of Andre and Wilt who would you be saying is taller?
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Sep/20
Pdoggy said on 14/Sep/20
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Response: Thank you. Bout time someone else got some common sense. Lebron is 6-8 1/2, BAREFOOT.

Canson said on 13/Sep/20
Wilt was taller than 7’0” flat. You said yourself that he claimed 7’.5”

Reponse: Yes, but for the purposes of comparison with Dre I am ignoring the 0.5" to make it simpler.
6'3 Julian said on 14/Sep/20
@Canson sick burn!
Pdoggy said on 14/Sep/20
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JT said on 13/Sep/20
Another pic of Andre by a door and cinder block wall.
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The door frame behind Andre comes out around 6’9”.
Canson said on 13/Sep/20
Thinking Yao Ming is 7’7” or 7’8” is indicative of a mind made of cinder blocks
Canson said on 13/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 10/Sep/20
@Pdoggy, @JT, etc.

LMAO I think yall brains are made of cinder blocks. Why are yall debating how high a cinder block wall is when there are photos of Dre standing next to known exact 7 footer Wilt Chamberlain? Yall seem more concerned with how high a cinder block wall is than how tall Andre the Giant is.

Wilt was taller than 7’0” flat. You said yourself that he claimed 7’.5”
Canson said on 12/Sep/20
Pdoggy said on 11/Sep/20
JT pic of Lebron shows he is easily 6'8 barfoot over 6'9 in shoes. Remember Magic is taller than Lebron. Oops not an Andre comment.

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

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Pdoggy said on 11/Sep/20
JT pic of Lebron shows he is easily 6'8 barfoot over 6'9 in shoes. Remember Magic is taller than Lebron. Oops not an Andre comment.
Canson said on 11/Sep/20
@Julian: meant to say height when he passed. My bad
Yao is 7-8 said on 10/Sep/20
@Pdoggy, @JT, etc.

LMAO I think yall brains are made of cinder blocks. Why are yall debating how high a cinder block wall is when there are photos of Dre standing next to known exact 7 footer Wilt Chamberlain? Yall seem more concerned with how high a cinder block wall is than how tall Andre the Giant is.
6'3 Julian said on 10/Sep/20
@Pdoggy he wouldn’t easily be 7 feet. If he stretched up as much as possible he might scrape 7 feet, if in the early morning
6'3 Julian said on 10/Sep/20
@Canson “his current height” you do know Andre died about 27 years ago right
Canson said on 9/Sep/20
@Roel C: Rob did that once and posted results
Pdoggy said on 9/Sep/20
JT Said
Different sized cinder blocks. Click Here The cinder block wall in the photo with Andre in front of the door is like the wall here Click Here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Just seems odd.

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

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

It would be nice if you could click on the average guess to see what people have voted.
Yao is 7-8 said on 8/Sep/20
Problem is Dre was never 7 feet, or 6-11. He was measured at 6-9 lying down upon death, but I would give him 6-10, not more. Dre was not just 1 inch shorter than Wilt Chamberlain, he was at least 2 inches shorter.
6'3 Julian said on 7/Sep/20
Canson there have been over 600 votes, I think the general consensus is he was pretty near 7’0 and may well have measured it in the early morning
62B said on 7/Sep/20
Canson said on 6/Sep/20
Jesica said on 4/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 3/Sep/20
Average guess is 6’11.91”, it’s not unreasonable to think that looks like 7 foot to the untrained eye

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

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

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

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

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

LOL...6’11.91 will not be distinguishable from 7’0 even for a trained eye.
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Sep/20
Canson said on 3/Sep/20
That doesn’t make any sense. You are always tallest right out of bed. That is scientifically proven. Anything contrary to that makes no sense.

Response: Not true for me. I can't fully stretch my body right out of bed, too stiff. A few hours later when my body is warmed up then I can comfortably stretch out to reach my full height.
DarkM said on 4/Sep/20
@Van Halen yes he did have short proportions. I watched an interview with Tony Atlas who referred to Andre as a "giant dwarf" due to his short legs and long torso. He also had 64 teeth allegedly.
Van Halen said on 3/Sep/20
He had very very extremely short proportions for a 212-213 guy, he looked like a 6'9 guy, with good luck 6'10 at most
Canson said on 3/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 2/Sep/20
Canson said on 1/Sep/20
But he was not 7’0” tall at any stage unless maybe fresh out of bed we could consider it.

Response: I think peak height is different for everybody. I am tallest around noon/early afternoon, not right out of bed. For others, it might be right out of bed.


That doesn’t make any sense. You are always tallest right out of bed. That is scientifically proven. Anything contrary to that makes no sense
6'3 Julian said on 3/Sep/20
Average guess is 6’11.91”, it’s not unreasonable to think that looks like 7 foot to the untrained eye
Undertaker Frank said on 3/Sep/20
JT If that door Frame is 7ft which most likely is Andre looks about 6ft 9 barefoot !!!
Yao is 7-8 said on 2/Sep/20
Canson said on 1/Sep/20
But he was not 7’0” tall at any stage unless maybe fresh out of bed we could consider it.

Response: I think peak height is different for everybody. I am tallest around noon/early afternoon, not right out of bed. For others, it might be right out of bed.

Halb said on 2/Sep/20
Wilt was measured at 7'½" in 1980, before the time of the André pic.

Response: Are you saying Wilt was shorter than 7' 1/2" in the Dre pic? If that's the case then Dre could have been under 6-10 max peak.
JT said on 2/Sep/20
These pics might be new here:

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

Click Here Not sure who the other guys are

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

Same lady Click Here

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

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

Andre and Brad Armstrong Click Here Armstrong looks around 5’10” with Tony Schiavone and Ric Flair Click Here
6'3 Julian said on 2/Sep/20
I think Rob’s listing is good as a maximum peak
6'3 Julian said on 2/Sep/20
Why can’t we count a possible morning height of 7’0?
Halb said on 2/Sep/20
Wilt was measured at 7'½" in 1980, before the time of the André pic.
Canson said on 1/Sep/20
@ASC: 6’3” for a peak Hogan is too low. The consensus here is that he was at least 6’5”. But I could agree with Yao is 7-8 about Andre’s height. I used to think 6’11” peak but I could see how one could say 6’10” although 6’10.5 fits better imho. But he was not 7’0” tall at any stage unless maybe fresh out of bed we could consider it
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Sep/20
ASC said on 31/Aug/20
I wonder if you’re putting too much stock in the Barry photo. A) Does the photo indicate that he is definitely over an inch taller than Studd?
B) Is it possible that Barry is actually close to his listed 6”7?
Tying back to Andre, your last post implies that Wilt was 7’ even though he was measured over 7’1” at least once.

Response: No, Barry looked about 2 inches taller than Studd. Barry was listed as 6-7 in shoes by the NBA, even the 6-7 in shoes could be exaggerated. Wilt was probably over 7-1 with basketball shoes. Barefoot, he was measured 7' 1/2" lying down. See Wilt's page. Dre could be 6-10 1/4, but definitely not 6-11. Too much room between him and Wilt. I'd say Dre's prime max height is between 6-9 1/2 to 6-10 1/4, no taller.
ASC said on 31/Aug/20
@Yao, I wonder if you’re putting too much stock in the Barry photo. A) Does the photo indicate that he is definitely over an inch taller than Studd?
B) Is it possible that Barry is actually close to his listed 6”?
C) Does this photo override the shared photos of Hogan clearly looking taller than 6’3” people?

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

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

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

I go back and forth with this, but it’s one argument in favor of over 6’10” that I’m interested in hearing from others.
Canson said on 31/Aug/20
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Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Aug/20
@Canson et al, you tend to go off on a tangent like Joe Biden. Just stick with what we know for sure rather than comparing the Hulk or Dre to a hundred different people. We know 100% that Barry is taller than Big John and Big John is taller than Hogan, so it's impossible for Hogan to be 6-6 or 6-5 1/2, because that's Barry's height. We also know it's impossible for Dre the Giant to be 7 feet, because that was Wilt the Stilt's height, and Dre was much shorter than Wilt.

You mean stick with what you know. You know? The bullsh*t you spew that supports your narratives. Falsifying height differences and using poor pictures to aid your conjecture
JT said on 30/Aug/20
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Andre and ~ 6’5” guys in the 1970s Click Here
Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Aug/20
@Canson et al, you tend to go off on a tangent like Joe Biden. Just stick with what we know for sure rather than comparing the Hulk or Dre to a hundred different people. We know 100% that Barry is taller than Big John and Big John is taller than Hogan, so it's impossible for Hogan to be 6-6 or 6-5 1/2, because that's Barry's height. We also know it's impossible for Dre the Giant to be 7 feet, because that was Wilt the Stilt's height, and Dre was much shorter than Wilt.
ZokorDon said on 28/Aug/20
We met Andre and he is for sure over 6'9" at least back in the early 80s..... my dad was 6'8" and I clearly remember Andre having 3 to 4 inches on my dad.....I remember it clearly because it was my mom's birthday back in 1984 and we all went to the Kiel Auditorium here in St. Louis and my great uncle Stan worked at the Kiel...so we were able to get there early and meet a few of the wrestlers.
6'3 Julian said on 28/Aug/20
@Yao is 7-8 I’m sure peak Hogan was more than 6’3
Canson said on 26/Aug/20
Here is Hogan with 6’5” Tiny Lister In No Holds Barred. Keep in mind he had footwear disadvantage with Lister as the latter was in an altered shoe. And Hogan was only early 30s when it was filmed

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That’s not a 2” difference despite the fact

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

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His 6’6” listing is obviously high but he could reach it out of bed in the morning perhaps. He was not 6’3” in his primes. Peak 6’6” out of bed and 6’5.25 afternoon or worst case maybe 6’5.75 out and 6’5” afternoon.
Canson said on 26/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 25/Aug/20
Andre got about 6-7 inches over Hogan, 6-10ish vs 6-3ish during their prime.

How is there a 6-7” difference? Arguably its 5-6” but really may just be 5”. I don’t rule out a peak Andre at maybe 6’10.5 or so and having lost height and only 6’10” nor do I rule out a 6’5.25 Hogan which is a more likely scenario for him than 6’6” or anything under 6’5”

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And don’t make an excuse about the pic because your pic of Kanter and Lebron is even worse

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Again how is this 6-7”?

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Hulk and 6’1 and Change (weak 6’2) peak Triple H who’s only about 6’1” or 6’1.25 today. That’s more than just 1-1.5” and that’s current Hogan

You still don’t believe he’s lost height but Hogan has clearly lost height. Look at the difference between Andre and Hogan and Big Show and Hogan today. So a peak Hogan at 6’3” was clearly not 6’3”. He was at least 6’5”. Show is around 6’10” today so that would put Hogan at 6’3” today.
Halb said on 25/Aug/20
Nice pics JT, the comparison with Hogan is as good as the ones with Stuff from WM1&5.
Yao is 7-8 said on 25/Aug/20
Andre got about 6-7 inches over Hogan, 6-10ish vs 6-3ish during their prime.
Halb said on 24/Aug/20
Also forgot to add André wasn't obese until well into the 80's. André had maybe two surgeries, both in 1986, or one in '86 and one in '87.
Halb said on 24/Aug/20
6'3 Julian said on 21/Aug/20
Mobile and athletic doesn’t mean you’re not shrinking from obesity, surgery and injuries

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

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

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

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

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

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

However, when he started wrestling in the UK in May 1969 he was billed at 6'10" and 24 stones (336 lbs). So these listing clearly varied from his French listings (some here always claimed the UK used old listings, which is untrue). When Andre made his UK debut he was 23 years old. Andre spend a total of 7 weeks in the UK, spread over 3 short stays. During his first 2 stays he was billed mostly at 6'10" and 24 stones and in his final stay was billed mostly at 6'11". So far we've only found 1 promoter in the UK who billed Andre at 7' in 1969.
RoelC said on 21/Aug/20
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Credits to the Andre the Giant Facebookpage for this recently resurfaced pic of Andre & Hogan from 1983.

Andre looks about 6 inches taller, but also seems to be slightly closer to the camera.
Not sure about footwear. Both men loved to wear cowboy boots.
6'3 Julian said on 21/Aug/20
Mobile and athletic doesn’t mean you’re not shrinking from obesity, surgery and injuries
Canson said on 20/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 19/Aug/20
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Aug/20
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
No you are clearly an imbecile when you make comments such as the one below about someone “hating on someone” by claiming they aren’t as tall as they say they are. How stupid. And you trying to convince everyone that Yao grew or that Lebron is only 1” shorter than Anthony Davis.

Response: If you took that Bradley comment about Yao's height seriously, then you are for real challenged. You also seem kinda arrogant too. Every time I bring up evidence about Yao's height from experts, you just dismiss it without a shred of solid evidence.
1. Shaq estimated Yao to be 7-8 - Oh Shaq likes to joke and exaggerate things.
2. Coach Falsone of Houston Rockets said Yao grew - Yao didn't grow! Falsone is wrong and didn't know what he was talking about!
3. Yao/Muresan pic showing Yao, age 29, to be taller - Yao is not taller! Just look at Yao/Bradley pic when Yao was 22, Yao didn't grow and Muresan is taller and Bradley is taller!!

No offense but you seriously come across like a pompous arse sometimes bro.

Pompous? Look at your posts before you critique someone
Canson said on 20/Aug/20
6'3 Julian said on 20/Aug/20
Stop arguing over who’s more idiotic. You both have lower IQs than the temperature of liquid nitrogen. Andre was 7’0 peak in the late 60s/early 70s. He shrunk to 6’10.5-6’11 by the early 80s because of his weight and was 6’9.5-6’10 at Mania 3. By then his bad posture, back surgeries and 500+ pound bodyweight had shrunk him. He was measured 6’9 post-mortem I think, which means he reasonably could’ve shrunk another inch by then

Lower IQs than the temperature of Liquid Nitrogen? You have that. Andre was listed 6’10 at the Olympics
Halb said on 20/Aug/20
C'mmmmon Rob! André was only 34 in 1980, there's no reason to think he had lost height by then, He was still mobile and athletic. His mobility went down post the ankle problem and then his two back surgeries in '86 (maybe one was in '87?) finished him off.
Editor Rob
He was wrestling from a relatively young age. 15 years in the ring can take it's toll on guys his size, and with the other issues acromegaly brings to the joints.
Canson said on 20/Aug/20
Andre clearly had 5” on Hogan. Not 4
6'3 Julian said on 20/Aug/20
Stop arguing over who’s more idiotic. You both have lower IQs than the temperature of liquid nitrogen. Andre was 7’0 peak in the late 60s/early 70s. He shrunk to 6’10.5-6’11 by the early 80s because of his weight and was 6’9.5-6’10 at Mania 3. By then his bad posture, back surgeries and 500+ pound bodyweight had shrunk him. He was measured 6’9 post-mortem I think, which means he reasonably could’ve shrunk another inch by then
Yao is 7-8 said on 19/Aug/20
ASC said on 18/Aug/20
@Canson, I suppose I was just trying not to be too hard on Yao by saying he’s made a lot of points. As for Hulk at 6’8” and Andre at 7’4”, of course I was joking. Even as a kid, 7’4” looked dubious to me. I firmly believe Hulk was at least 6’5”, and I respect Rob’s listing of 7’0” for Andre because although it may be a little high, I believe Andre is a unique case of peak height, which has been discussed in this thread. I’m just one humble contributor, though, so I’m open-minded on this.

Response: Brother appreciate the love but I guess you didn't read my post so here it is again. If Hogan is 6-5, then how tall is Big John Studd? 6-6/6-7? If Studd is 6-6/6-7 then how tall is Rick Barry? 6-8/6-9? Google the Studd/Barry pic and you will see that 6-5 for Hogan makes ZERO sense.
Yao is 7-8 said on 19/Aug/20
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Aug/20
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
No you are clearly an imbecile when you make comments such as the one below about someone “hating on someone” by claiming they aren’t as tall as they say they are. How stupid. And you trying to convince everyone that Yao grew or that Lebron is only 1” shorter than Anthony Davis.

Response: If you took that Bradley comment about Yao's height seriously, then you are for real challenged. You also seem kinda arrogant too. Every time I bring up evidence about Yao's height from experts, you just dismiss it without a shred of solid evidence.
1. Shaq estimated Yao to be 7-8 - Oh Shaq likes to joke and exaggerate things.
2. Coach Falsone of Houston Rockets said Yao grew - Yao didn't grow! Falsone is wrong and didn't know what he was talking about!
3. Yao/Muresan pic showing Yao, age 29, to be taller - Yao is not taller! Just look at Yao/Bradley pic when Yao was 22, Yao didn't grow and Muresan is taller and Bradley is taller!!

No offense but you seriously come across like a pompous arse sometimes bro.
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
Case in point about someone not agreeing with you

Yao is 7-8 said on 16/Aug/20
John barrett said on 15/Aug/20
John was at least 6'7 and a half.

Response: Did you get teleported from another universe? If Big John is 6-7 1/2 barefoot, then how tall is Rick Barry? 6-9 1/2? LMAO.
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Aug/20
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
You are seriously the biggest imbecile that I’ve ever seen on the Celebheights site.

Response: Are you talking about yourself? If you got nothing better to say other than hurling insults at someone who challenges your height estimates then you got no business posting on celebheights. You think your opinions are privileged and throw a temper tantrum whenever someone disagrees with you. You are acting like an immature, pampered imbecile. Grow up!

No you are clearly an imbecile when you make comments such as the one below about someone “hating on someone” by claiming they aren’t as tall as they say they are. How stupid. And you trying to convince everyone that Yao grew or that Lebron is only 1” shorter than Anthony Davis. Not to mention that you’ve hurled a fair share of insults in my direction as well and gotten upset with everyone here for not agreeing with you. That’s hypocrisy

Response: You gotta be the dumbest person ever to post on celebheights if you thought Shawn Bradley's statement was a serious, objective estimate of Yao's height. Shawn obviously was hatin', big time.
ASC said on 18/Aug/20
@Canson, I suppose I was just trying not to be too hard on Yao by saying he’s made a lot of points. As for Hulk at 6’8” and Andre at 7’4”, of course I was joking. Even as a kid, 7’4” looked dubious to me. I firmly believe Hulk was at least 6’5”, and I respect Rob’s listing of 7’0” for Andre because although it may be a little high, I believe Andre is a unique case of peak height, which has been discussed in this thread.

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

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

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

Bottom line, we know for sure that Andre was 7’4” and Hogan was 6’8” at Wrestlemania III because Jesse Ventura reported all of their body measurements.

Hogan himself never claimed to be 6’8”. He claimed he was 6’7” and also admitted to only being 6’5” before. So any chance of 7’4” for Andre is out the window. But Hogan was certainly taller than 6’3” in his prime. That’s been proven multiple times with the pictures we’ve all posted with Taker and Sid. As for Yao is 7-8, if you feel he made convincing points, i respect it. However, it’s hard to take anything he says seriously if he’s pushing the other stuff he posts
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Aug/20
ASC said on 16/Aug/20
@Canson, What’s it going to take for Yao to get through to everybody? His method is reasonable. He arbitrarily assigned Rick Barry the height range of 6’5”-6’6”. Then he used one photo of Studd looking maybe 1/2” shorter than Barry to indicate that he is up to two inches shorter than Barry.In all seriousness, Yao has made a lot of convincing points, but I’m not buying this particular line of reasoning.

Response: Brother thanks for defending me. You are right, I use a very straightforward line of reasoning. Rick Barry is borderline 6-6. Rick Barry is taller than prime Studd, though I think it's more than 1/2" because it was noticeable. So Studd is in the 6-4 to 6-5 range. Prime Studd is taller than prime Hogan by 1 to 2 inches. Therefore, Hogan is 6-3ish. 6-5/6-6 for Hogan is impossible because that would make him as tall as Studd/Barry, but Hogan is obviously shorter than both.
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Aug/20
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
You are seriously the biggest imbecile that I’ve ever seen on the Celebheights site.

Response: Are you talking about yourself? If you got nothing better to say other than hurling insults at someone who challenges your height estimates then you got no business posting on celebheights. You think your opinions are privileged and throw a temper tantrum whenever someone disagrees with you. You are acting like an immature, pampered imbecile. Grow up!
ASC said on 16/Aug/20
@Canson, What’s it going to take for Yao to get through to everybody? His method is reasonable. He arbitrarily assigned Rick Barry the height range of 6’5”-6’6”. Then he used one photo of Studd looking maybe 1/2” shorter than Barry to indicate that he is up to two inches shorter than Barry.

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

Bottom line, we know for sure that Andre was 7’4” and Hogan was 6’8” at Wrestlemania III because Jesse Ventura reported all of their body measurements.
iconjj said on 16/Aug/20
Jake was no shorter than my 6'4.5 brother in law. Jake is lanky but every bit as tall as my brother in law when I met him in November.
And Slaughter is a tall hoss too..
Halb said on 16/Aug/20
Vegas, I think someone posted ages ago that Fralic may have been 6'4½" (physical exam or something), though 6'5 isn't out of the question.
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Aug/20
I need to break it down for yall in simpler terms because some of yall are as dense as Canson. If Hogan was 6-5/6-6, that meant he was as tall as Rick Barry, and that meant Hogan was taller than Big John Studd because Studd was 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than Barry. Ok so far? Now we all know prime Studd was taller than prime Hogan, therefore, Hogan cannot be 6-5 or even 6-4, because Big John was 6-4ish. Capiche?? Is that so hard to understand? Jeez.

I’m dense?

RoelC said on 14/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 8/Aug/20
Here is a photo taken at the premiere of Kings of Kungfu with Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Bingbing Li, Eva (Shengyi) Huang, etc. Jackie was not standing straight, but 5-8 Chuck looks like a giant in this photo. 5-8 would make Jackie the same height as Chuck, do any of yall think that's even possible after looking at this pic? Like I said, 5-5 1/2 is being very generous for Jackie!
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Lol, that's not Chuck Norris, that's Rob Minkoff, the director of the movie.
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Minkoff was about 2 inches taller than Ty Burrell (listed at this site at 5'11 ½"), so Minkoff is
easily 6ft tall.
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If Jackie Chan is only 5'5 ½", how tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger?
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The difference is less than 2 inches, So Schwarzenegger looks about 5'7" in this pic if Jackie Chan is 5'5 ½

You are seriously the biggest imbecile that I’ve ever seen on the Celebheights site
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
So if Hogan was only 6’3” or 6’3 1/4” that means Andre the Giant was only 6’8” tops maybe even less.

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

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

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

Yao with 7’0” Shaquille O’Neal

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I’m not seeing an 8” difference.

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Canson said on 15/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Aug/20
I need to break it down for yall in simpler terms because some of yall are as dense as Canson. If Hogan was 6-5/6-6, that meant he was as tall as Rick Barry, and that meant Hogan was taller than Big John Studd because Studd was 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than Barry. Ok so far? Now we all know prime Studd was taller than prime Hogan, therefore, Hogan cannot be 6-5 or even 6-4, because Big John was 6-4ish. Capiche?? Is that so hard to understand? Jeez.

You’re calling me dense? Dense as in believing that Lebron is 6’8.5 or that Yao is 7’8?? 😂 😂 😂. You’re the only one here saying Hogan was 6’3” in his prime and do you realize that all of your estimates are off? Hogan was not 6’3 in his prime. You’re 6’3” estimate for his prime is about as silly as Henry claiming he was 6’9 in his prime.
miko said on 15/Aug/20
Hulk was 6'5/6'5.25 at his tallest and Andre was somewhere around 6'10.25/6'10.5 at his tallest. There was a consistent 5 inch difference between them from the late 70's to the late 80's.

I've got Studd at 6'6 range peak. He was a bit taller than Hulk.
Canson said on 14/Aug/20
@Vegas: that was about as well said as I’ve seen here with the differences between them. A 6’8 Hogan would make a 7’2 Andre
Yao is 7-8 said on 14/Aug/20
Vegas' said on 13/Aug/20
Studd was taller than 6'4 range. He was taller than ~6'5 Bill Fralic

Response: Then Bill Fralic ain't legit 6-5. Rick Barry was 6-5 1/2 / 6-6, and Studd was 1 to 2 inches shorter than Barry. So how can Studd be taller than 6-5?
Hulk Hogan - 6-3+
Studd - 6-4+
Rick Barry - 6-5+/6-6
Canson said on 14/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 9/Aug/20
@Vegas, If Andre was billed 7-4 and Hogan 6-8, that meant there was an 8 inch difference between their bragged heights.

You make no sense as always
Vegas' said on 13/Aug/20
Studd was taller than 6'4 range. He was taller than ~6'5 Bill Fralic Click Here
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Aug/20
I need to break it down for yall in simpler terms because some of yall are as dense as Canson. If Hogan was 6-5/6-6, that meant he was as tall as Rick Barry, and that meant Hogan was taller than Big John Studd because Studd was 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than Barry. Ok so far? Now we all know prime Studd was taller than prime Hogan, therefore, Hogan cannot be 6-5 or even 6-4, because Big John was 6-4ish. Capiche?? Is that so hard to understand? Jeez.
ASC said on 13/Aug/20
I’m not understanding this belief that Hulk was only 6’3” in his prime. Hogan was as tall or slightly taller than Jake Roberts, who is absolutely taller than 6’3”. I’ll take peak Andre at almost 7’, but I understand lower estimates, just not at the expense of saying peak Hogan was 6’3”.
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Aug/20
@Goetz, Halib, etc. Anybody who believes the billed heights of WWE/WWF wrestlers is a douche. And the photo of Wilt/Andre posing with Arnold shows Wilt to be at least 2+ inches taller. There are a few doctored variations of the Wilt/Andre photos, possibly put out by Andre fans to make Andre appear taller. Andre is 6-10, and that's being generous.

And Wilt is more or less the same height as Shaq, if taller then no more than 1/2", barely noticeable.
Yao is 7-8 said on 12/Aug/20
@Goetz, Forget hillbilly, Hogan is shorter than Big John Studd, yes? Well Big John posed for photos with 6-5+/6-6 NBA great Rick Barry and he looked about 1 to 2 inches shorter. You can find the photo on the web. So if Big John is 6-4ish, how can Hogan be 6-5/6-6? Hogan is taller than Big John? SMH.
Halb said on 11/Aug/20
Vegas, I think you're correct. If Hogan was 6'5 then André was 6'10, if Hogan was 6'6 then André was 6'11.
Hogan was also for a time listed as 6'9" for a shot period 89/90. I know Sky started listing him as 6'7 in 91 when he faced Slaughter, whom they listed at 6'6.
Canson said on 11/Aug/20
@Duhon: you’re right about that for sure. He only looked about 5” shorter. And Andre was not as tall as Shaq who really was a 7 footer. There is no way Andre and Big Show at their peaks were as tall as Shaq in their primes. Andre May have lost some height early but 6’11” would’ve been the highest for his peak or 6’10.5”. He was lankier than Shaq which gave a taller appearance
Vegas' said on 11/Aug/20
@Canson, Andre was billed 208cm in France and 6'10 in the UK in the 60s so that's likely as tall as he was.

Yao is 7-8, that's not how it works in pro wrestling. Andre was billed 7'4 by Vince Sr because they wanted someone taller than 7'2 Kareem who was the tallest "star" in us pro sports at the time. Hogan's billing had nothing to do with Andre or did it mean both were overbilled by the same amount. We still see it today, Cena billed at 6'1, Ambrose at 6'4 but both men are same height roughly.

Given the actual height difference between the two if Hogan was billed 6'8 then Andre should have been rebilled 7'1 or at most 7'2 by late 70s.

Again if you think Hogan peaked at 6'3 then you can't have Andre higher than ~6'8 at least by late 70s.
Halb said on 11/Aug/20
I can see that, Vegas. Hogan at 6'5, makes André 6'10, Hogan at 6'6 makes André 6'11. For a short period in 89/90 Hogan was also referenced as 6'9". It didn't last long long though, I can recall Sky magazine saying Hogan was 6'7 when he faced Slaughter, and had Slaughter at 6'6!
Gretz said on 11/Aug/20
If Andre was only 6'9" or so how could he look as tall as wilt(in the b/w pic).And Wilt looked taller than Shack in his rookie pic.I still think Andre was 6'11".5 in the Wilt pic,and 10 years before they would be around the same height.
Gretz said on 11/Aug/20
Come on now, Hillbilly Jim was at least 6'5".Hogan was an inch taller in the 80's,Andre was peak height 7'0"and a fraction look at the cake pics from 1972.
Yao is 7-8 said on 9/Aug/20
@Vegas, If Andre was billed 7-4 and Hogan 6-8, that meant there was an 8 inch difference between their bragged heights. So if we lower Andre to his true height 6-10, then Hogan should be lowered to 6-2. But that's a bit short for prime Hogan, I still think he is 6-3ish peak. It wouldn't make sense to boost Andre's height by 6 inches and Hulk's by only 3 inches since they were the 2 main superstar attractions at the time know what I am sayin. Yes, Hogan does have health issues now, as do all pro athletes when they reach old age, and Hogan still weighs a ton, but I don't think it affected Hogan's height much. Hogan was 6-3ish prime and 6-3 flat now, but on a bad day when he couldn't straighten his back, Hogan might only be 6-1ish, but that was due to posture, not because his skeleton shrank by 3 inches, that claim is just ludicrous, know what I am sayin?
Canson said on 9/Aug/20
@Vegas: what would you give Andre peak? 6’10 or 6’11?
Vegas' said on 8/Aug/20
Once again if Hogan peaked at 6'3 1/4 then Andre peaked at ~6'8

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

Andre was billed 7'4/7'5 and Hogan 6'8 so wouldn't make logical sense that Hogan would be sent out there looking taller than normal
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When we visited Hogan's store in 2017 he wasn't able to stand straight even and had to take frequent breaks from just standing and posing with fans for photos.
Yao is 7-8 said on 7/Aug/20
@Vegas, I don't think so. 6-4 1/2 is Big John Studd's barefoot height, Hogan is not as tall as Big John, though not much shorter either.
Duhon said on 6/Aug/20
Hogan looked massive in the late 70s into the 80, 6'5" is the minimum I'd have him at his peak. He actually never looked that short next to Andre.
Canson said on 6/Aug/20
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

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

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

That’s the absolute lowest. But Really I would lean more toward a lowest case of 195cm but my guess for a peak Hogan in the 70s was 6’5 or 6’5.25” (196 or so)
RP said on 6/Aug/20
@ Yao is 7-8,
Hogan:
Peak: 6’5.25”
By 1992: 6’4.75”
By 1999: 6’4”
By 2005: 6’3.5”
2020: 6’3”

Andre:
Peak: 6’11”
By 1987: 6’10.5”
By 1992: 6’9.75”
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Aug/20
@Canson, Hogan's peak height is maybe 6-3 1/4. He did not lose 2 or 3 inches from peak height. That is just comical. Please stop making things up.
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

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

The minimum that could be argued for Hogan in the 70s to mid 80s is 6'4 1/2 barefoot.
Canson said on 2/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Aug/20
@Canson, brother Hogan is listed as 6-3 by Editor Rob, right on the money. Agreed that Andre was 6-10ish.

Again you keep saying he’s listed. You aren’t talking about his current you’re talking peak. He is listed at 6’6” by Rob. He’s listed 6’3” today. You’re saying his peak is 6’3” and I don’t agree. I feel 6’5 range
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Aug/20
@Canson, brother Hogan is listed as 6-3 by Editor Rob, right on the money. Agreed that Andre was 6-10ish.
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
Shouldn’t say outside chance but a good chance out of bed in his prime. A 6’5.25 guy would more than likely be the full 6’6” out of bed
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Aug/20
@ncl, I read that Andre measured 6-9 upon death, which caused many people to speculate that Andre was never taller than 6-9 in real life.

@all, The hulk was 6-3ish prime, no taller. 6-5 with wrestling boots. And he did not lose height as he aged. That's just a lame excuse to bloat his "young" height.

A peak Andre was taller than 6’9”. I would’ve guessed 6’11” but maybe he was 6’10” range. As for Hogan, a peak Taker was 6’7” and Hogan was only 1.5-2” shorter than him. Hogan wasn’t 6’6” like he’s listed here by Rob (maybe an outside chance out of bed) but a decent 6’5” if not a strong 6’5” peak (6-5.25)
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
@HADS 185: that’s something he’d measure later in life. But in his prime I have a hard time seeing below 6’5” maybe even 6’5.25”. I don’t see 6’6 however. Watch pics of Taker and Hogan and it’s probably 1.5-2” and Hogan and Andre 5”
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Aug/20
@ncl, I read that Andre measured 6-9 upon death, which caused many people to speculate that Andre was never taller than 6-9 in real life.

@all, The hulk was 6-3ish prime, no taller. 6-5 with wrestling boots. And he did not lose height as he aged. That's just a lame excuse to bloat his "young" height.
JT said on 30/Jul/20
Probably the late 70s Click Here
Canson said on 30/Jul/20
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62B said on 29/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 29/Jul/20
@Canson, 62B, LMAO. Remember your comments on this board and when you reach 65 like the Hulk measure yourselves and see if you are 2/3 inches shorter due to aging. Ridiculous.
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Either way. Hulk was taller than my 6'4" Grandfather when we saw him in 1980. Maybe footwear had something to do with it, but if it did I doubt there would have been enough difference to make Hulk the shorter one barefoot.

Right and Hogan was the same as Tiny Lister in the 80s. Tiny had a footwear advantage in No Holds Barred and atoll only had 1”. Tiny even said himself that Hogan was 6’5” although Hulk was listed 6’7 and 6’8”.
NCL said on 30/Jul/20
Scroll down to “Tall Tales”: Click Here

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

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

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

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

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

Most wrestlers are way shorter than advertised. There´s a photo of Big Show and Strowman on Instagram. He wears one boot and has to tip toe really high to compensate. Show today is no taller than old André, maybe he never was...
Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Jul/20
@Canson, What kind of surgeries did the hulk have to make him lose 2 to 3 inches in height? I read he had back surgery, but not the kind where the doctor would take out a vetebrae. Kareem also had illnesses and surgeries, including quadruple bypass heart surgery, and yet he is pretty much the same height in his 70s as 20s. Come on bruh, you are making things up as you go along.
62B said on 29/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 29/Jul/20
@Canson, 62B, LMAO. Remember your comments on this board and when you reach 65 like the Hulk measure yourselves and see if you are 2/3 inches shorter due to aging. Ridiculous.
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Either way. Hulk was taller than my 6'4" Grandfather when we saw him in 1980. Maybe footwear had something to do with it, but if it did I doubt there would have been enough difference to make Hulk the shorter one barefoot.
62B said on 29/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 29/Jul/20
@Canson, 62B, LMAO. Remember your comments on this board and when you reach 65 like the Hulk measure yourselves and see if you are 2/3 inches shorter due to aging. Ridiculous.
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I am 50 and have lost about 1" from peak. I haven't been nice to my body over the years, but doubt I have done the damage Hulk has done to his.
Canson said on 29/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 29/Jul/20
@Canson, 62B, LMAO. Remember your comments on this board and when you reach 65 like the Hulk measure yourselves and see if you are 2/3 inches shorter due to aging. Ridiculous.

Yao is 7-8 said on 27/Jul/20
@Canson, Here's Hulk next to 6-6 Dennis Rodman. Still think Hulk is 6-5? Come on brother, stop burying your head in the sand. Hulk is 6-3ish prime, and that's being generous.

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No disrespect but seeing as how you think Lebron is 6’8.5-6’9 and Yao 7-8 and now Hogan 6’3 in his prime, you don’t appear to be that intelligent. How hard is it to comprehend that Vegas, 62B, and I all said Hogan in his prime was 6’5” not today. None of us said he still is. You don’t believe people can lose height to that extent but they can. While Hogan’s is exaggerated 6’7-6’4, I can believe he lost 2” or so. That can happen to a normal person as my aunt had several surgeries and lost 2-3” and I have a male relative that went from 6’3 to 6’1” or even under 6’1” today at 70 years old. Then again my father has lost .5” or 5/8” and just measured 6’3.5” from 6’4/6’4 1/8 peak. It varies for everyone. Just because you don’t want to believe it doesn’t make it not true
Yao is 7-8 said on 29/Jul/20
@Canson, 62B, LMAO. Remember your comments on this board and when you reach 65 like the Hulk measure yourselves and see if you are 2/3 inches shorter due to aging. Ridiculous.
Vegas' said on 29/Jul/20
Yao the basketballers you mentioned didn't take excessive amounts of steroids and hgh for decades. Hogan's had multiple knee, hip and back surgeries last 20 odd years. Click Here
Canson said on 29/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 26/Jul/20
@Canson, Alright then, assuming you are right, Peyton is 6-5, then how is it possible for the Hulk to be 6-5? Peyton is looking down at the Hulk. You don't look down at someone who is 1 inch shorter. Hulk is at least 2 inches shorter than Peyton. Hulk is 6-3, MAX.

Poor comparison. A peak Hogan was 6’5”. Not a current Hogan. Manning was drafted into the NFL in 1998 so Hogan was past his prime and likely 6’3-6’4 by then. Currently Hogan is 6’3” ish
Canson said on 29/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 27/Jul/20

Have you seen No Holds Barred? Tiny Lister who is 6’5” and has always claimed it, was About an inch taller than Hogan in the movie only with a footwear advantage. They purposely made him taller using altered footwear. Hogan could not have been 6’3” in his prime. He was at least 6’5” at his peak. I could see the descent to 6’4” in the late 80s
Canson said on 29/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 27/Jul/20
@Vegas, Ok, so too tall Jones looked 5 inches taller, and since too tall was 6-8, that would make the Hulk 6-3, which was verified by your 6-4 friend. Brother it's impossible to lose 2 or 3 inches due to age alone. Google photos of 70+ year old Kareem next to Shaq/Dwight Howard/Ralph Sampson, Kareem did not lose much height (maybe 1/4 inch?) and is still taller than all of them, and the Hulkster is only in his 60s.

The Hulk was 6-3ish when he was 25 and will be 6-3ish when he is 85, barring severe osteoporosis or other bone diseases/injury.


You lose height from major surgeries which Hulk has had and you lose some height as you age. Hulk was not 6’3 in his 20s. He was 6’5”. Yes he is 6’3” today however
Yao is 7-8 said on 27/Jul/20
@Vegas, Ok, so too tall Jones looked 5 inches taller, and since too tall was 6-8, that would make the Hulk 6-3, which was verified by your 6-4 friend. Brother it's impossible to lose 2 or 3 inches due to age alone. Google photos of 70+ year old Kareem next to Shaq/Dwight Howard/Ralph Sampson, Kareem did not lose much height (maybe 1/4 inch?) and is still taller than all of them, and the Hulkster is only in his 60s.

The Hulk was 6-3ish when he was 25 and will be 6-3ish when he is 85, barring severe osteoporosis or other bone diseases/injury.
Yao is 7-8 said on 27/Jul/20
@Canson, Here's Hulk next to 6-6 Dennis Rodman. Still think Hulk is 6-5? Come on brother, stop burying your head in the sand. Hulk is 6-3ish prime, and that's being generous.

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Canson said on 27/Jul/20
62B said on 25/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 22/Jul/20
@Canson, Brother you are delusional. No way Hulk is 6-5 barefoot, that would make him just as tall or taller than Peyton Manning.
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6'4.5" Charles Barkley was about 2" taller than Jesse Ventura in 1999. Hogan had 2" on an early to mid-1980's Ventura, who would have been more like 6'3" at the time

As usual, I agree with everything you said. And Barkley I have at 6’4.5 peak. Hogan was 6’5 in the 70s and 80s. Probably 6’5,25” range while By the time he and Barkley were in the ring, Barkley likely edged him. That was in the 90s. My guess is that he’s been a bit under 6’4” since the 90s and he’s down to 6’3” flat now
Canson said on 27/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 22/Jul/20
@Canson, Brother you are delusional. No way Hulk is 6-5 barefoot, that would make him just as tall or taller than Peyton Manning. I wish you use the same delusion on Yao though as you always want Yao to be much shorter than he actually is.

You just confirmed with the sentence about using the same delusion on Yao that you want Yao to be taller than he is. That kills any credibility that you would ever had because it’s an agenda. And are you really comparing Peyton Manning to a peak Hogan? There is no way to compare them because when Manning came in the league in 1998, Hogan was nowhere near his peak. I didn’t say he is 6’5” today. I said his peak height was 6’5”. I agree with you that today he is somewhere around 6’2,75-6’3.25” range. Lol but you’re calling me an upgrader 😂. Never been called that here 😂
Yao is 7-8 said on 26/Jul/20
@Canson, Alright then, assuming you are right, Peyton is 6-5, then how is it possible for the Hulk to be 6-5? Peyton is looking down at the Hulk. You don't look down at someone who is 1 inch shorter. Hulk is at least 2 inches shorter than Peyton. Hulk is 6-3, MAX.
62B said on 25/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 22/Jul/20
@Canson, Brother you are delusional. No way Hulk is 6-5 barefoot, that would make him just as tall or taller than Peyton Manning.
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6'4.5" Charles Barkley was about 2" taller than Jesse Ventura in 1999. Hogan had 2" on an early to mid-1980's Ventura, who would have been more like 6'3" at the time
Canson said on 23/Jul/20
Peyton Manning wasn’t under 6’5” in his prime and doesn’t look like he is today either
Canson said on 23/Jul/20
Peyton Manning wasn’t under 6’5” in his prime
Yao is 7-8 said on 22/Jul/20
@Canson, Brother you are delusional. No way Hulk is 6-5 barefoot, that would make him just as tall or taller than Peyton Manning. I wish you use the same delusion on Yao though as you always want Yao to be much shorter than he actually is.

@Ted Terrific, Agree 100% with you on the 6-10 estimate. See my post below. Andre also had acromegaly, which made his bones extra large and thick. You would likely break your hand punching Andre in the head and he probably wouldn't even feel it, but if Andre clobbered you, well...
Vegas' said on 22/Jul/20
There is no more than 5 inches between Hogan and Too Tall Jones in that photo and Manning is closer to the camera in his.

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

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

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

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

Hogan does have footwear advantage in first one but still it's obvious he was taller than 2003
miko said on 22/Jul/20
Andre never had enough height on Hogan or Studd to be 7'0.
Canson said on 22/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: if you see No Holds Barred he’s not much shorter than Lister and that’s having a disadvantage with footwear. He did look 6’5 in the 80s. But I don’t think 6’6.
Yao is 7-8 said on 21/Jul/20
@Vegas, it's hard to tell the exact height difference in that grainy video from afar, but at one point Andre straightened up for half a second and looked 7+ inches taller. If you don't buy Hulk is 6-3, then how do you explain pics in my post below showing 6-4/6-5 Peyton Manning looking down at the Hulk when shaking hands or Too Tall Jones looking 6+ inches taller than the Hulkster? Please don't say that old age made Hulk shrink 3 inches, that's load of BS. Hulk is only in his 60s, which is not that old, and even if he was 100, he wouldn't lose 3 inches off his frame unless he became hunchback.

Yao was indeed measured by the NBA as 7-5 barefoot in 2002, but also 7-5 3/4 in 2004, look it up. I believe he grew further is now 7-7+ barefoot.
Ted Terrific said on 21/Jul/20
I passed Andre on the street once. He was tall but not 7 feet. Maybe a couple of inches less. But the size of everything else - his head, hands, girth, feet - were just unbelievable. I’ve seen some tall people, mostly basketball players. And I’ve seen some large people - mostly football players. But no one remotely as HUGE as Andre.
Vegas' said on 20/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8, Hogan is not standing straight either and has at least 1.5 inch footwear disadvantage. That's closest to where they are directly opposite each other and it's not 7 inches Click Here


Andre likely in cowboy boots there too Click Here

Difference between Hogan and Andre in 70s and 80s was always approx 5 inches..

Btw Yao was physically measured 7'5 barefoot by the NBA :)
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
@62B: yea I can’t see a peak Hulk below 6’5”
Yao is 7-8 said on 19/Jul/20
@Canson, Brother I think it's time to change dosage on that medication. The Hulk is nowhere near 6-5 or 6-6. Take a look at the photo of the Hulk next to 6-8 too tall Jones. Do you only see a 2 inch difference?
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Not convinced? How about the Hulk next to 6-5 Peyton Manning? Still think the Hulk is 6-5/6-6?

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And brother how do you lose 3 inches in height without an amputation? The Hulk is not 150 years old. Kareem is in his 70s and based on pics with Shaq and others, he is still not much off his peak height.
Yao is 7-8 said on 18/Jul/20
@Vegas, Brother I don't know what medication you are taking but Andre in that video absolutely dwarfed Hulk length and width-wise. I see at least 6 to 7 inch difference and Andre wasn't even standing straight. BTW, I am not saying the Hulk is 6-3 flat, I am saying Hulk is in the 6-3 range, could be 6-3 1/2ish.

@David Banner, I pretty agree much with you except I think Andre might be a bit taller than 6-9. Big John is definitely taller than the Hulk, although only slightly.

Andre - 6-9 1/2 to 6-10 1/4
Big John - 6-4 1/4 to 6-4 3/4
Hulk - 6-3 1/4 to 6-3 3/4
RoelC said on 18/Jul/20
JT said on 15/Jul/20
Some new pics of Andre in the 1966 to ~ 1970 era (first two from the new book on Andre by Bertrand Hebert and Pat Laprade)
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Nice find on those last two pics. Never seen those before.

Too bad the last pic isn't very sharp, as it looks like Andre is standing on a weighing scale in a meat factory. But unfortunately you can't make out the weight the ruler is pointing at.
Canson said on 18/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Jul/20

@Canson, as much as I wanted the Hulkster to be 8 feet tall, I have to agree with you that prime Hulk was no taller than 6-5 with big wrestling boots on, and 6-3ish barefoot.

I actually have him as 6’5” barefoot or 6’5.25 barefoot (6’5.75 or 6’6 out of bed). 6’3” today yes. I agree with Rob’s current listing and that could even be 1/4” low or 1/4” higher. I use afternoon measurements. As far as wanting him to be a certain height, no one should want someone to be any height
62B said on 18/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Jul/20
@David Wolberg, Big John was never 6-7, not even close. In the swimming pool photo, Andre looked about 5 to 6 inches taller than Big John, which put Big John right around 6-4ish, which I believe was Big John's true barefoot height. I agree with you though that Andre was 6-10 peak. Andre suffered a double dose of gigantism and acromegaly, which explained his huge hands and girth. His bones were also extra thick from acromegaly so if he headbutted you, it's like getting rammed by a giant buffalo horn, not fun!

@Canson, as much as I wanted the Hulkster to be 8 feet tall, I have to agree with you that prime Hulk was no taller than 6-5 with big wrestling boots on, and 6-3ish barefoot.
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While I admit I didn't know anything about footwear back in 1980. Hulk was taller than my 6'4" Grandfather. Not by much, but it was noticeable
David Banner said on 16/Jul/20
I know it kills our larger than life perceptions of these WWF superstars from when we were kids but I think if we found out the actual brutal barefoot truth, this is what we’d find to be legit:

Andre - 6’9”
Big John 6’5”
Hulk - 6’4”
Vegas' said on 16/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8, if Hogan was 6'3 range then peak Andre was 6'8 range..

Hogan is almost barefoot there while Andre is in cowboys Click Here
JT said on 15/Jul/20
Some new pics of Andre in the 1966 to ~ 1970 era (first two from the new book on Andre by Bertrand Hebert and Pat Laprade)
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Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Jul/20
@David Wolberg, Big John was never 6-7, not even close. In the swimming pool photo, Andre looked about 5 to 6 inches taller than Big John, which put Big John right around 6-4ish, which I believe was Big John's true barefoot height. I agree with you though that Andre was 6-10 peak. Andre suffered a double dose of gigantism and acromegaly, which explained his huge hands and girth. His bones were also extra thick from acromegaly so if he headbutted you, it's like getting rammed by a giant buffalo horn, not fun!

@Canson, as much as I wanted the Hulkster to be 8 feet tall, I have to agree with you that prime Hulk was no taller than 6-5 with big wrestling boots on, and 6-3ish barefoot.
David Wolberg said on 13/Jul/20
Andre The Giant was truly larger than life. He definitely had the largest hands of any giant that I have ever seen. However, I do not believe that he was ever 7 feet tall. In the picture of a young Andre The Giant with a young Big John Studd, I see only about a 3 to 3 and a half inch height difference. Since Big John Studd probably had a peak height of 6'7, that would place Andre The Giant's height at 6 feet 10 inches tall (possibly 6'10 and a half inches tall). Andre also appeared to be about 6'10 in 1976 when he went against boxer Chuck Wepner, who was a legitimate 6'5.
Canson said on 13/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: he could be the same case as Hulk Hogan. He may have lost height quickly from his peak height. I could see 6’10” range too for a peak especially since we know now that Hogan wasn’t 6’6” in his prime
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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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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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 .

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