How tall is Burt Young

Burt Young's Height

5ft 6in (167.6 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 7.5in (171.5 cm)
American actor, best known for playing Paulie Pennino in the Rocky films. He also appeared in films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Mickey Blue Eyes, The Killer Elite, Convoy and Amityville II: The Possession.

Burt-Young

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Average Guess (3 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 7.5in (171.5cm)
Current: 5ft 6.17in (168.1cm)
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Aug/17
Rob, do you think 5'8" or at least 172 cm might be closer here with a prime Carl Weathers? Click Here

Burt honestly doesn't look that short to me there and considering he often has terrible posture and Carl wore bigger heels for those scenes, I've always thought he could be closer to 5'8" than 5'7" for a measurement. He had pretty terrible posture, but the difference between Burt and Sly wasn't that big when footwear was about even. And a prime De Niro with better posture and more footwear only looks about 3 cm taller here: Click Here
Editor Rob: he might have been 5ft 8 then
RisingForce said on 25/Feb/17
He always had terrible posture, but some of the photos in the link Ron posted on Ralph Macchio page make 5'8" peak look believable to me. Click Here He didn't look more than 5 inches shorter than Carl Weathers in Rocky 3 either, imo.
Mario said on 5/Jun/16
Two years ago I worked with mr young and it seemed to me 5.8
meezemaker said on 12/Oct/15
in rocky, sky looks to have an inch on him when sly and him are walking through the slaughterhouse. 5'6 will push sly on 5'7 what is wrong since he got more and less the same height than Kurt Russell 5'9 (we can see both walking barefoot side by side, same height in Tango & cash). We can guess Sly around 5'9 and maybe a little less like 174 and an inch less for young, so 171cm sounds quite good for me.
Arch Stanton said on 31/Aug/14
To be honest, even the 70s I couldn't see 5'7.5, I guessed more 5'6 range but he was portly and I've not compared him really.
Arch Stanton said on 31/Aug/14
Rob can you update with American actor best known for playing Paulie Pennino in the Rocky films. He also appeared in films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Mickey Blue Eyes, The Killer Elite, Convoy and Amityville II: The Possession.

Sorry to keep saying "Rob" all the time LOL but if I don't say it I figured you're less likely to see it. I'm happy to use a different word we can agree specifically for flagging the update requests. How about "Chuck Norris" or something?
[Editor Rob: no, I do read it and yes it helps me from having to type out all the names at times. I am slowly going through each page, in fact I got lost at one point and am starting from beginning, just tidying bits up, correcting any obvious mistakes etc.]
nickysantoro said on 1/Nov/13
Unless he lost a lot of height I doubt 5'6". Unless someone has a height scale on hand when meeting Mr young. I seriously doubt 5'3". That's bogus. I say he looked what sites have him as,between 5'7 and 5'8".
eggbert said on 16/Jun/13
Seemed a lot shorter like 5'3".I don't care how tall he was, he was a cool dude.
Irving Cajas said on 17/Dec/11
This is the evidence to show that Sylvester Stallone is 5'7-5'7.5 when Stallone and Burt Young walked next to each other Stallone appeared to be like 1-2 inches taller but Burt was wearing low shoes like as if he were barefoot and Stallome had like 4 inch heels like they used during the 70s
Irving Cajas said on 17/Dec/11
This is the evidence to show that Sylvester Stallone is 5'7-5'7.5 when Stallone and Burt Young walked next to each other Stallone appeared to be like 1-2 inches taller but Burt was wearing low shoes like as if he were barefoot and Stallome had like 4 inch heels like they used during the 70s
lol said on 29/Jun/11
Small Man says on 19/Oct/10
In the final Rocky film,Rocky, and Paulie are walking to the fight next to each other and are exactly the same height.


I disagree...walking in boxing shoes is like walking barefoot...so if burt young is 5.8...he's 5,9 with shoes on. If sly was in boxing shoes in that scene...it's normal that they are the same height since sly is probably around 5.9 now.
the shredder said on 28/Feb/11
Rob , what weight range do you think in Rocky ?

[Editor Rob: 200 pounds? I've not seen the movie for so long! I got about 1000 films unwatched on my shelves.]
small Man said on 29/Oct/10
Exactly jtm, so Stallone is no taller that 5ft 6in.
glenn said on 29/Sep/07
exactly anonymous.
Anonymous said on 28/Sep/07
has a weird body .looks like a little man but I also think he was a strong 5'8 that would make sense since I believe sly is 5"10
glenn said on 28/Sep/07
2001 it was.i was shocked he appeared even a hair over 5-8.i never expected him this tall either.
glenn said on 28/Sep/07
rob-where did you get such a low 5-6?

[Editor Rob: when you last seen him does he still look in the 5ft 7+ range. Maybe I'm quick to think he's shrinking.]
the shredder said on 28/Sep/07
I agree with Glennjamin ! Rob this height is too low for Burt .. He was 5'8 for sure at peak and still a good 5'7 !
JT said on 27/Sep/07
I see him every few months at the supermarket. He's in the 5'7" to 5'8" range.
glenn said on 26/Sep/07
huh? looked 5-8 to me 6 years ago.he was for sure 5-8 peak.for damn sure.
the shredder said on 26/Sep/07
Rob , if Burt was 5'7.5 then , and 5'6 now .. then Talia Shire is more like 5'2 .. even in Rocky days !
darren said on 24/Sep/07
No way Burt Young is 5-7 and a half. He's gotta be like 5-4 or 5-5.
asian dude said on 28/Feb/07
Yeh this dude is about 5'4 to 5'5, he looks tiny in rocky.
dmeyer said on 5/Apr/06
stallone in rocky alwais apear at lest 5 cm taller
guest said on 25/Mar/06
There is no way he is that tall he is like 5'5 in rocky stallone towered over him and stallone is 5'7

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