How tall is Brion James

Brion James Height

6ft 2.5in (189.2 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in films like Blade Runner, Tango and Cash and The Fifth Element.

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
6ft 2.38in (188.9cm)
faza said on 6/Sep/17
Looked solid 6'2 range in most his films
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Aug/17
He looked very tall in the early 80's
berta said on 7/Feb/17
wanst nick nolte in his boots in another 48 hours about the same height as this guy? if this guy had 2,5 cm shoe then he was almost 192. that means notle had to had a boot that gave almost 9 cm to look the same heihgt. i think more like this. this guy 188 and nolte 184 and with boots managed to look almost identical in another 48 hours.Check it rampage. you will se but you like me believe nolte was 184. you cant look 187 range in movies just because boots that give like 2 cm extra if your only 183.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/17
6ft1 is ridiculous aswell though. That puts a peak Harrison Ford and Nick Nolte well below 6ft.
Josh Jeffords said on 5/Nov/16
Guy had bad posture serious health problems after his 30s he started to shrink.
Looked 6 3 onscreen sometimes bigger great big bad.
He was kinda funny too still over 6 ft there in fifth element.
Also likable as supporting good guy.
Fratjimmy96 said on 12/Aug/16
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That's what i was talking about. It's the concrete proof that Brion was a good 6'2 but no more definitely. At the center, Ed O'Ross is standing behind him, so you can tell the exact height, but in 1990 O' Ross was surely 6'0.5 at least. In the end, there are two facts: Nick Nolte was wearing some kind of big heels or Brion James had some kind of really serious back problems. He appears most of the screentime almost side by side of Nolte, and too many times he is so slouched that you can tell that he's only a little bit taller than Nolte. In an interview, Nolte admits that he's a flat 6 feet and he appears 6'1 thanks to boots, but with Brion the situation is really strange. I repeat, in my opinion Brion wasn't over a good 6'2, 6'2.5 with shoes ( seems that he never wore boots in most of his movies).
Fratjimmy96 said on 12/Aug/16
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That's what i was talking about. It's the concrete proof that Brion was a good 6'2 but no more definitely. At the center, Ed O'Ross is standing behind him, so you can tell the exact height, but in 1990 O' Ross was surely 6'0.5 at least. In the end, there are two facts: Nick Nolte was wearing some kind of big heels or Brion James had some kind of really serious back problems. He appears most of the screentime almost side by side of Nolte, and too many times he is so slouched that you can tell that he's only a little bit taller than Nolte. In an interview, Nolte admits that he's a flat 6 feet and he appears 6'1 thanks to boots, but with Brion the situation is really strange. I repeat, in my opinion Brion wasn't over a good 6'2, 6'2.5 with shoes ( seems that he never wore boots in most of his movies).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jul/16
Nearer 6ft3 than 6ft1
Fratjimmy96 said on 22/Jul/16
He was surely a tall man, but i seriously doubt that he was 6'3 or 6'4, or perhaps even a full 6'2.5.
In "Striking Distance" he looked more a solid 6'1.5 (187 cm) against 5'11.75 Bruce Willis, and in "Another 48 Hrs" he was side by side with Ed O'Ross, who's a solid 6'1, and Nick Nolte, who's 6' or a little bit under, but in that scene was wearing boots so he could look an easy 6'1. Even in that case i've considered Brion a solid 187cm tall man, but in both films i can remember that he had a really horrible posture, i can't tell if he was slouching, since he was in his late 40s..but there were some moments in "Striking Distance" when he was just a bit taller than Willis. For me, he was 6'1.5, a weak 6'2 max.
Editor Rob: there is a scene in The Fifth Element where you can see Brion right beside Tiny Lister and SOnita Henry (who is shorter than me)...it's hard to imagine him 6ft 3+
Mightyman said on 7/May/16
Saw him at Planet Hollywood standing in the foyer in a long black rain coat. This was at London Leicester square Planet Hollywood in the 90's. He was every bit 6'2 plus.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/16
Rob, could the original 6ft3 listing be closer?

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If anything he looks at least 6ft4 walking with Rutger Hauer...and he's further back in the shot
Editor Rob: he can certainly look taller there...the last thing I had watched was Fifth Element and I thought he didn't look as tall as I had originally thought.
Brion'sNiece said on 23/Oct/15
He was at least 6'3". Check out his brothers they were all super tall! My name is Alison Conger. My mother Sherry James was his sister.
Chase Witherspoon said on 7/Aug/15
I thought he seemed taller, like 191cm..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Oct/14
"Brion James's height is 6ft 2¾in (190cm)"

He was very tall in Blade Runner and 48 Hours. Visibly taller than guys like Harrison Ford and Nick Nolte.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/14
Looked more 6ft2 range in the 90s
Sam said on 25/Sep/14
Did look a minimum 6'3" at times in Blade Runner, near 3 inches on Ford, 2 inches on Hauer...at other times though, the listing's fine. As mentioned, he looked something like 3 inches (not 4 IMO) under Tonmy Lister.
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Halb said on 17/Sep/14
Visibly taller than Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner.
Brion's Nephew said on 10/Oct/13
He was that tall. he was actually taller when i was a child, around 6'4 or 6'5 and shrunk before he died to 6'3.
Knowitall said on 6/Jul/13
I seriously doubt he was that tall. In The Fifth Element, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr. was at least four inches taller and he's listed as being six foot five.
Yaspaa said on 3/May/13
Wow, had no idea he was this tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/13
Looked 6ft3.5 in Blade Runner. Towered over Harrison Ford
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
I agree with Jake. But I think by the time of his death in 1999 he was probably not over 6ft2
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 16/Aug/12
I doubt he was under 189 cm at his tallest.
Derp said on 6/Aug/12
Shorter than Adrian Paul in a 1994 episode of Highlander.
Shadow2 said on 18/Jan/11
In "The Player", he's closer to 6'1" in scenes with Tim Robbins.
CarbonM5 said on 10/Aug/07
Agree with the above Rob. I too clearly recall Brion James in both Blade Runner (my all time fav) and Tango & Cash.

He looked taller than Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner but only marginally taller than Kurt and Stallone in Tango and Cash although, as you'll remember, he has very flat shoes on in the scene to which you refer and I am guessing that both Kurt and Stallone had their 'helpful' shoes on.

Also, if I remember correctly, he has a small scene in Red Heat with Arnie. Again, he stood very slightly taller than Arnie.
Bleemo said on 3/Jul/07
Hmm well I thought this guy was a cast iron 6'3, but I may have been swayed by the fact Blade runner is my favourite movie. Also I used to beliefe Rutger haur's 6'2-6'3 billings and Harrison Ford's 6'1 billing and so because he was an inch or so tall then Rutger and 2-3 inches taller then ford I assumed his billed height was correct.

Take a look at this shocking pic of him stood side by side with Robert patrick who is pretty much 182cm and only looks 1.5 inches taller even taking into account Patrick's dodgy Teddy boy hairdo.

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Also in the taxicab wars episode of the A-team he has a number of scenes opposite 6'4" Donald Gibb and is significantly shorter. I mean if this guy is 6'1ish as it appears it certainly sheds new light on Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford's heights.
Anonymous said on 28/Sep/06
lundgren is 6,4 or so he says. i'd say six one. as for brion he's was six before he died
sean t said on 9/Jun/05
this is right.. he is MUCH taller then bruce willis in the 5th element..

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