How tall is Bruce Spence

Bruce Spence's Height

6ft 6 (198.1 cm)

Australian actor best known for roles in The Road Warrior and Legend of the Seeker. He once joked in the Sunday Herald, "Here I am at 5ft 7 and I'm still working!". He is listed 198cm on his agency resume and in a interview he talked about his height, saying: "I'm actually six foot six, I don't know where this six foot seven has come from. Surprisingly there are a few actors a little taller than me, but I definitely am one of the tallest in the business. It's been an advantage and a disadvantage. One of the reasons I've found myself in sci-fi and fantasy films to a certain degree is because of my physical shape."

Bruce Spence at Collectormania
Rob with Bruce

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Average Guess (32 Votes)
6ft 6.49in (199.4cm)
Toby Barrett said on 23/May/23
Can't wait for @Jordan87 to claim Bruce is like 6'5.5" or something.
Hyper said on 22/Feb/23

At least 6’6 1/4” for sure. Looks too huge even now.

Maybe 6’6 3/8” peak for Bruce. He’s definitely a genuine 6’6”.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Feb/23
He still looks about this to be honest. Done well considering guys his height tend to lose a lot as they get older.

I'm beginning to think maybe he really was 6ft6½ peak and now is 6ft6 flat
Andrey200 said on 11/Dec/22
199 peak, 197.5 current
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Oct/22
198.5-199cm zone peak, today 197–197.5cm
Hyper said on 18/Sep/22
Why not upgrade him to 6’6 1/4”? Like I said before, he was 60-61 years of age when you met him. Not to mention, you said it was hard to argue under 6’6” when you met him at that age.
Hyper said on 1/Sep/22

He honestly looks taller than AJ and Spencer Wilding, with you. I don’t know.

He’s standing far worse than them and his proportions look more imposing than both folks.
Andrey200 said on 26/Apr/22
Definitely still looked 198 range with Eric Bana in The Dry.
IceCold said on 2/Apr/22
Looked absolute enermous in Mad Max. Mybe 199 cm peak? He was listed 6'7 before on internet
Jake: 1.84 m - 1.85 m said on 6/Mar/22
Looked huge next to 6ft 2 and a bit Eric Bana in 'the Dry'. Still appeared all of 6ft 6in.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/22
@Hyper: That mark could be on the money peak and today 6ft5½ worst case
Hyper said on 21/Oct/21
@Rampage 6’6 1/4” for sure. It’s hard to argue under this listing, especially when you look at his shoulder level. It’s very obvious he’s an imposing figure.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Oct/21
Better chance of a bit over 6ft6 peak than under.
Hyper said on 18/Oct/21

Yet, he was 60-61 when that occurred

Like you said, he really could have been 6’6.25”. Honestly, he could’ve claimed 6’7” and no one would bats an eye. (Even though Daniel Cudmore would edge this guy.)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Aug/21
Still very tall and doesn't appear to have lost a great deal from his peak which is rare for a guy his height.

6ft6 and change peak I would go far, still about 6ft6, at worst a sliver under
Hyper said on 19/Aug/21
As far as you remember, what would be the lowest you would guess him at? When seeing him in person, of course!
Editor Rob
wouldn't really have thought under 6ft 6
Hyper said on 18/Aug/21

I really think Bruce would edge out Anthony Joshua, especially when you met a 60-61 year old Bruce.
Canson said on 16/Aug/21
@Editor Rob: would you say he’s a guy who maintains 6’6 through the course of the day? Or you think he dips below? He certainly has the face length and size or a 6’6 guy
Editor Rob
yeah could be a candidate for having 6ft 6.25
Hyper said on 28/Jun/21
So he was around 60-61 years of age when you met him.

Maybe give him that 6'6 1/4"? or would you say he didn't lose much height in person?
Editor Rob
you could argue he might have measured strong 6ft 6
Hyper said on 27/Jun/21
Looking at this. — Click Here

Looking at his shoulder level on the left, I seriously doubt he’s under 6’6”. Definitely would beat out Ralf Moeller and Kevin Durand.

If anything, he can have that 6’6 1/4” figure.
Hyper said on 26/Jun/21
Do you remember his age when you met him? Or like do you remember the year, this photo, took place?
Editor Rob
Hyper said on 9/Feb/21
I do think he would edge out Anthony Joshua.
Hyper said on 6/Feb/21
I’m starting to believe this listing easily, based on his shoulder level and his terrible posture.

How much did he have on Clive Russell?
Editor Rob
yeah he could look a commanding presence wandering about
JD1996 said on 28/Sep/20
6’6”-6’7” range, strong 6’6”!
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Aug/20
@Dream I would have rule out close to 6'6 1/4 before bed for Bruce for his peak. I have never thought he look flat 6'6, he must have downplay a bit. But maybe he will look this listing now in his mid 70s.
Dream said on 11/Jun/20

Actually, do you remember his footwear that day? Also, how does someone like Rick Fox, stack up with him?
Editor Rob
Spence is a thinner guy, so I'm sure could appear taller to people than Rick does, although I don't think they are far apart. I believe when walking about he had a normal shoe on.
Dream said on 7/Jun/20

Actually, I think Bruce Spence could be taller, since you didn’t mention any footwear advantage for him.

While Joshua did have a footwear advantage.
Nik Ashton said on 20/May/20
5’7” is pretty close to average! 😂😂😂
Dream said on 29/Apr/20
Rob, curiosity sake. Was he a little taller than Anthony Joshua, when you met them, or was it too close?
Editor Rob
Around similar range, taller than 6ft 5 guys easily
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Aug/19
Strong 6ft6 peak I think is likelier than weak 6ft6. Nowadays he’s probably in that zone though
Nik said on 9/Jun/19
That is one heck of a lean!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Apr/19
Not as high as 6ft7 but little over 6ft6 possibly
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 6/Dec/18

I wish he wouldn't have leaned so that we could determine how tall he would stack up against Rob.
Editor Rob
Unfortunately it wasn't any good for height that shot, except maybe to say it's a big 4-5 inch lean! Talking to him, he did look very tall. Shame that this organiser was slow to implement photo ops, more photo areas etc as there were a good few guests from 2005-2008 that never done a 'paid for photo'.
Canson said on 28/Nov/18
He for sure isn’t under 6’6
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 7/Nov/18

It's because he has a big head.
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
He has the long face characteristic of a 6’6” or over guy
Gracian said on 26/Jun/18
Rob, who in your opinion in their youth had the best chance of 6'6.25"(strong 6'6") Bruce Spence, Hulk Hogan or David Prowse?
Editor Rob
Maybe Spence, but all guys I think could have been close enough to 6ft 6 when measured. Hard to say which was the more certain of a strong or weak 6ft 6.
Dream(5'9.5 said on 22/Jun/18
Who Bruce be a candidate for 6'6 1/8th"?
Editor Rob
It could be arguable.
Gracian said on 27/Mar/18
In the past, Bruce looked very tall naxt to people like 5'8" Richard O'Brien or 5'5.5" Sara Paxton: Click Here
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I believe that when he was younger he was 6'7" out of bed, today he is probably really a bit shorter. I'm asking you again, he was giving him a peak height of 6'6.25" and the current height of 6'5.5".
Gracian said on 28/Feb/18
Rob, please read my comment and take my opinion into account. I think Bruce can already get peak height and current height. I think the peak height 6'6.25" and the current height of 6'5.5" will be just for him. I am asking for your interventions, Rob.
Editor Rob
The 6.25 figure for him isn't exactly outrageous, he might have shrunk a bit by now too.
JJAK said on 10/Aug/17
Easy 6 6 when he stands up straight at least during his uncostumed period..
He often had to do the stand way back or crouch so as not to diminish the smallish stars.
Even so like arness he towered and what some misnomer dwarfed all the tallest.
He was an ok actor funny how long his career lasted often having pivotal roles and dialogue.
I cannot remember a single time he actually was the star of a picture.
even said on 22/Jul/17
a strong double six ( 6'6" )
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Apr/17
Similar to Cudmore at peak
S.J.H said on 17/Jan/17
I bet he could be a abit over 6'6 in his 20s-30s
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/17
6ft6-7 range peak.
Johno said on 3/Dec/16
Judging by that picture, i am positive he is 6'6.25.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 30/Nov/16
I can't tell how tall this guy is just by looking at the photo above. You should have asked him to stand straight, Rob.
Editor Rob
Christian, that photo was just really to show I met him, but in person he did still look 6ft 6.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Nov/16
Rob, could be a little less than this today now that he's in his 70's?

I do think a strong 6ft6 peak is arguable though...
Editor Rob
6ft 5.5 range today Rampage, is entirely possible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/16
A fraction over this peak is fair…
Canson said on 27/Sep/16
He has the proportions of someone who is 6'5 or over mainly 6'6 or over with the long face. I wouldn't doubt that he was prjme
S.J.H said on 26/Sep/16
Honest 6'6 claimed. He turns 71years old weeks ago. Might be a loss 1/4 by now at 6'5.75
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jan/16
This is what 6ft6 should look like.
Dingus said on 4/Jul/15
looked about 6ft in mad max 2
G said on 24/May/15
Spence has never 6'7. He always looked 6'6 since his debut film (Stork). In this film if you compare it with the doors it really looks 6'6.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
Daniel Cudmore 200-201cm
Bruce Spence 198-199cm
Clive Russell 197-198cm
Nonzo Anonzie 196-197cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Oct/14
He looks taller than Clive Russell or Nonso Anonzie do next to Rob.
In Mad Max 2, he made Gibson loo like a little kid
Editor Rob
spence did look walking about a genuine 6ft 6 guy, nonso isn't really 6ft 6 though, he's nearly 2 inches smaller in person than daniel cudmore! Russell is still close to 6ft 6, at worst 6ft 5.5, although last time I met him still couldn't get a great photo - I asked jenny to watch us before the photo as I talked with him briefly before he decided to rest against he bloody counter and drop another few inches.

She said I wasn't really much above Clive chin...
Judd said on 21/Oct/14
6'6" fits him...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Oct/14
I think he'd measure similarly to Daniel Cudmore
Lorne said on 22/Apr/14
Wow, I can't believe you got a pic with him! I always wondered his height, he looks massive! He is listed 6ft7, and I thought he could actually be that mark. Rob, he is 69 years old now... Could he have actually been close to 6ft7 when younger? I think you should give him a peak, or just an outright upgrade to 199cm, if he looked easy 198cm in his 60's...(Maybe that is why he jokingly said 5'7, he was knocking a foot off...)
176,2Tunman said on 14/Mar/14
Looks like a genuine giant though hes probably closer to the camera,how tall is his head?And how tall is the guy just behind you?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/14
Rob, is 199cm peak possible?

I've seen Mad Max 2 and he looked massive
Editor Rob
well he does look a 6ft 6 guy in person, and 199 isn't impossible.
logan noll 1996 said on 16/Dec/12
6'6 to 6'7. Did you know he played the Mouth of Souron in the extended edition of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King? It would've have been nice to see him and Aragorn toe-to-toe because he would tower over Aragorn.
Desann said on 28/Oct/12
Could be a legit 6'6 1/2".
LAN Jiao said on 21/Nov/11
Lol.. no one will argue bruce spence height.. because he is a certified 6'6 guy spot on.. rob should close this page.
CaptainSpaulding said on 11/Nov/11
Jesus, even leaning over he has over a half a foot over you lol
LAN Jiao said on 30/Sep/11
amount 6'6 claim/listed actor bruce spence looks the tallest to me. he could be a fraction more than 6'6. straight up here with rob he could be easily just 1/2in shorter than 6'7 daniel cudmore
Big King said on 31/May/09
He looked 6'6" in one of the Star Wars episodes.
el toppo said on 26/Oct/08
This guy has had such a mad film run! He was in Mad Max 2 and 3, Matrix 3, Star Wars 3, and Lord of the Rings 3!
Anonymous -15 said on 27/Sep/08
He looks like he'd be nearly a foot taller than Rob if he stood up straight , so 199 seems pretty accurate.
Haze said on 16/Jun/08
whats up wit the photo. ur right arm is gone........ wierd
Tonero said on 28/Feb/08
I'd give him 6'7".
frank barron said on 18/Jan/07
i'd like him to stand next to robert barone. Clash of the titans
S to the C said on 18/Jan/07
he is the helicopter pilot in mad max beyond thunderdome
Markus said on 17/Jan/07
Hey isnt he the helicopter pilot guy from Mad Max ?

Editor Rob
yeah, worked with Gibson...
Britannia said on 25/Nov/05
I'd say that 6'7" was probably very accurate. Watch a few more of his movies and you'll be left in no doubt. Dark City, for example, is proof enough.
Mr. X said on 19/Jun/05
Hmmm... he is tall but is he tall enough to be 6'7"? Noted he doesn't have the best posture, and that could be the reason why he seems to be a tad off the 6'7" margin. The only problem is that I have the Matrix Revolutions at home and there was a scene in that movie where he stood next to Keanu Reeves, both of them looked to have the same posture, and Bruce looked more like 6'5" when comparing him to 6'1" Keanu.

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