How tall is Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris Height

5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)

American actor and Martial Artist best known for movies like The Delta Force, Invasion USA, Missing in Action, Lone Wolf McQuade, Expendables 2 and TV show Walker, Texas Ranger. I found an article from AustinActors where the writer says: "In addition, Terry and Eddy both mentioned, "You know Chuck wears lifts in his shoes." Supposedly, Chuck is only around 5'7" tall and most of the people playing opposite of him were required to be his height or shorter". In his book 'The Secret of Inner Strength' Chuck claimed, "I am 5' 10" and weigh 170 pounds."
I remember I even went in to play Chuck Norris' wife in something and was told you can't be over 5 foot 8.
- Sally Kirkland


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Average Guess (69 Votes)
5ft 8.67in (174.4cm)
Vicki Taylor said on 10/Aug/18
Sorry, but I am 5'7". We met Mr.Norris several years ago. He was my height plus had on boots that had been built up.
R1morris said on 1/Aug/18
Watching Lone Wolf McQuade. He has scenes with Barbara Carrara who is 5-8 to 5-9. She's barefoot & he has on 2" boots & she's still a little taller. No way he's over 5-7, maybe, under.
Peter175 said on 2/Jun/18
weak 5'9. was over an inch on lee
Yht said on 4/May/18
@Bradly Not hilarious only 1 inch more than his real height perhaps.And 5'10 could be his morning height.
Some people say 3 inches more if you search for hilarious people.
Bradly said on 16/Apr/18
His 5-10 claim is totally hilarious.
Canson said on 14/Apr/18
This may be right. I know in Walker with Clarence Gilyard, he didn’t look anything above average height of 5’8” ish to 5’9
Tunman said on 13/Apr/18
Only 5'8.5?remember the dude can choose the height he wants,he chose to be modest by claiming 5'10 that's it.He's even trying to pretend he lost height but never think of downgrading him,he can measure 7' under stadiometer tomorrow if he wants to.
LLcruize said on 11/Apr/18
In all the discussion about Chuck's height, seems to escape folks that this man got to spend a ton of time with Bruce "freak'n" Lee. How cool is that?? Would love to talk to him about the time he and Bruce spent together.
Gracian said on 7/Apr/18
Yeah, old pictures and movies do not lie, Chuck was really close to 5'9". There's one photo of James Coburn 6'1.5" and Chuck really looks a little shorter. Many of Chuck's photos with Bruce Lee show that Chuck was more than an inch taller than Bruce. Here are the photos: Click Here
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Lee helped his hair so he could give a higher impression, while Chuck always preferred a flat style of hair. Rob, after all I've seen, I think Chuck really needs an upgrade to 5'8.75".
Terry said on 26/Mar/18
5'8 of martial art excellence. Awesome fighter.
abel Patrick Cuba Rom?n said on 15/Mar/18
he is 174 peak
Vibram said on 26/Feb/18
He was never over 5'8 1/4 peak. 5'7 3/4 today.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Feb/18
Surprised there's no Missing in Action and Lone Wolf McQuade mentioned at the top!
Editor Rob
Well, there is now ;)
Dmeyer said on 23/Feb/18
Even thaugh many cowboy Boots give only 1,5-1,7in because if pivoting , but those Chuck Wear AT Times look in the 2,2in range and shouldnt give less than almost 2in
Smiles03 said on 11/Feb/18
Chuck Norris was my height I'm 14 and I'm 5'9 in A half almost 5'10
Gracian said on 8/Feb/18
Rob, who in your opinion had the best chance to enter the 5'8.75" (weak 5'9") range in your best years of youth? Chuck Norris, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas or Jackie Chan?
Editor Rob
I think all have potential to hit that mark, you couldn't rule out a guy like Chuck being near it in 1970's...oldman thinks he was a 5ft 9.5 guy in his prime, but I can't see it, maybe he got a shoe measurement. Chan, well, how much height has he lost? 1 inch by now? 2 inches?...
MAD SAM said on 21/Jan/18
This guy never ages ... he might as well be a weak 5’9” !
Leno said on 16/Jan/18
I think his peak was 175 cm, due to the age with bad posture I guess he is 173.8-174 now.
Dercos said on 12/Jan/18
178 cm
Dmeyer said on 30/Nov/17
He managed looking à hair taller than Sly in ex2 and AT première also
zoro the great said on 18/Nov/17
5'7.5 - 5'8
Richardspain said on 10/Nov/17
He was between 174-175cm

Maybe 176 in the morning.not more.
Sonia said on 26/Oct/17
Chuck Norris is 1,76
JJAK said on 23/Oct/17
5 8 range as his peak probably counting hair, his remarkable fitness seems to have paid off little loss in height.
He looks about a weak 5 8 now never saw 5 10 unless he was wearing cowboy boots :>.
Rena said on 13/Oct/17
I met him at the Toy Fair in NYC I think in 1985. I am 5'7" and I was looking down at him. I was shocked. I was wearing flats too! I would have thought no more than 5'5".
kevin murtagh said on 2/Oct/17
Chuck Norris 5"6' is my guess. I watched an old Dick Cavette show where he directly lied about his height being 5"10'. What a joke
Jann said on 30/Sep/17
5'9" peak 5'10"
tree said on 28/Sep/17
Chuck Norris is as tall as he wants to be
Canson said on 26/Sep/17
5'8" range
Rising - 174 cm said on 24/Sep/17
He looked clearly shorter than a 65 year old Charles Bronson: Click Here Bronson is also listed here at 5'8.5", though as I've said, I believe Bronson was 5'9", which still suggests Norris was never more than 5'8.5". Otherwise, the 5'9" guesses are fairly understandable, but 5'10" is truly ridiculous.
Bobby said on 22/Sep/17
If Chuck Norris looks 5'8.5, and measures 5'8.5 but says he's 6ft tall, then Chuck Norris is 6ft tall.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Sep/17
You can argue 175 cm, but I think 174 peak is spot on when you see him with guys like Bruce Lee and Ron Silver before Chuck started wearing elevator boots. Even later, Chuck was clearly shorter than a 5'9" guy like Don Johnson.
Richardspain said on 5/Sep/17
He was a strong 175cm barefoot in his younger days. Not more
Anonymous said on 1/Sep/17
With Van Damme in 1999.
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Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Aug/17
@5'9": I mentioned this to Rob a while back, but he chose not to give him a current height because he hasn't had an acting role in years. Personally, I think he's done remarkably well too, but I'd give him 5'8.5" peak and possibly 5'7.75" current, but still a minimum 5'8" when he did the Expendables 2.
5'9 said on 27/Aug/17
I'm sure this one could use a peak height addition. I'd imagine Chuck Norris's workout has saved him from substantial height loss. But I think a half an inch height loss is still likely. 5'9" peak 5'8.5" current.
Rising - 174 cm said on 22/Aug/17
It's funny, so many go to extremes guessing Chuck's height. A lot of people saying either 5'10" or 5'7". Neither of which is believable, but the likely figure of 5'8.5" is the average of those 2 fallacious guesses. He could pass for taller, like here on the Arsenio Hall show, he looks like a 5'9" range guy: Click Here But despite the kick, those boots look fairly thick and may be helping him.
Logan said on 5/Aug/17
He is 5,10
even said on 20/Jul/17
correct listing
RisingForce said on 10/Jul/17
I don't think he wore lifts in most of his earlier films, but definitely on Walker Texas Ranger up until The Expendables 2 I think he was a chronic lift wearer. Seems like he may have started on occasion just before that late 80s/early 90s. But he's never been shorter than Van Damme even going all the way back to Missing in Action. Even in the pics I posted from Texas Motor Speedway last year, his boots, while not a heeled cowboy type look pretty thick overall. Although most probably wouldn't expect it, Chuck is clearly quite an image conscious guy with the toupee for decades and increasingly obvious plastic surgery in recent years. I mean no disrespect with these observations either as I'm a longtime fan, but those often seem to be the types to wear lifts.

But regardless, with Bruce Lee and the early films, 5'8.5" is right. Proportionately, he looked a lot shorter before he took to cowboy boots. Actually, even wearing cowboy boots in Lone Wolf McQuade, he gives a shorter impression, imo than on Walker. Even in the Total Gym commercials, there was never much of a difference between Chuck and Christie Brinkley, who is also around that height: Click Here
RisingForce said on 8/Jul/17
I agree, Rob, he did look taller at times, even up until the Expendables 2 and the premiere he could look in that range. The quotes above are verified by DiFabrizio also naming him as a lift wearer. The boots he wore on Walker had that thick sort of Burt Reynolds look: Click Here Same thing as recent as The Expendables 2 premiere: Click Here But he did have at least an inch on Mario Lopez in them and seemed to edge out Sly as well so I'd say still definitely 5'8" in 2012. If the fan photos are from Comic Con this year, then Chuck wore these sneakers instead of boots: Click Here

He looked shorter to me in earlier films and at some of the earlier events, perhaps until the late 80s/early 90s. 5'8.5" really seems spot on in early films. He looked proportionately shorter back then, but I don't think he was taller than Christie Brinkley either when they started doing those Total Gym infomercials.
Editor Rob: yeah I do believe at some stage he wore lifts. He might have been a guy who wore them for a few films and occasions.

I wouldn't be surprised if at the convention he did not long ago he wore either a cowboy boot or thick heel.
RisingForce said on 7/Jul/17
Thanks, Rob. 5'7.75"-5'8" currently was my thought as well. Not bad at all for a 77 year old to basically just drop from a strong 5'8" to a weak one. I consider him nowadays sort of a William Shatner type figure in terms of activity, but then I believe Shatner still does acting.
Editor Rob: at times Norris could pull off looking in the 5ft 9-9.5 range, but I feel it might have been cowboy boots that helped him.

I did see a few photos of him at a convention with Fans, and he didn't seem much under 5ft 8.
RisingForce said on 6/Jul/17
Rob, do you think a peak height is appropriate or not? On one hand he hasn't appeared in a film in 5 years, but on the other hand he still regularly does commercial, makes appearances such as Comic Con this year, does a lot of political commentary and activism and the Chuck Norris facts have kept his name recognition high. I'd be interested in how tall you think Chuck is these days regardless.
Editor Rob: I think a half to 3/4 loss by now is likely.

He may not be quite as invincible...but I felt since he stopped films I just left him with the peak height.
even said on 5/Jul/17
now 5'8" - past 5'8.5"
RichardSpain said on 5/Jul/17
Hijopotamus, but our friend Pitt is clearly at least 179cm barefoot if you see him face to face with other actors because if you give to Pitt less 179/180 you must change Clooney's Height, or Matt Damon's Height.. Do you understand? and if Pitt is 179, George is 177 , Damon 174 and it is very low for their. I think Pitt is a solid 179, George 178, and Damon 177 not less.

About Norris never was 180 even his peak and I thought that he was. Cinema has many tricks and some actors have good look in screen.

for example Charles Bronson was other actor that had good looks in screen but he wasn't taller than 175 cm
RisingForce said on 3/Jul/17
All the pics I saw worth posting with 5'11"-5'11.5" Dennis Quaid: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here You see what I mean about posture varying, but unlike Norris, Quaid didn't have much footwear: Click Here

Maybe 5'7.75" current and 5'8.5" peak for Norris? He does still seem to have good posture for a man in his mid 70s, maybe why he hasn't lost as much height as many others his age. I do remember Chuck very similar to Ron Silver in Silent Rage as well.
RisingForce said on 2/Jul/17
Chuck may have finally shrunk. Definitely 5'8" max now, imo. Pics and video are from November 2016. Chuck's boots looked pretty thick: Click Here Click Here

With 5'7" listed Ryan Blaney: Click Here Video: Click Here
With maybe 5'9" Willie Robertson: Click Here Click Here (Not the best pics, but Robertson doesn't look much different with Trump than Pence does and it's difficult to see Chuck still as tall)


There are a bunch of photos with Dennis Quaid that day, but the height difference varies greatly, partially because Quaid's posture is up and down. I'll post them at another time, but Chuck goes from looking 5'8", maybe less in some to at least 5'9" in others, likely because of posture and camera placement. I'd say Chuck was still a more solid 5'8" even at 72 years old at the Expendables 2 premiere as he could pass for at least 5'9.5" or so in his custom cowboy boots. I really don't think Chuck was ever over 5'8.5" looking at his early appearances before he wore Burt Reynolds type cowboy boots so either way, Chuck has done quite well for a 76 year old(in those pics, now 77)

Btw, on the subject of Chuck Norris facts, Chuck reaffirms he likes them at the very end of that video with Blaney.
RisingForce said on 1/Jul/17
MJKoP, I said CHUCK can't be taller than 5'10" because HE claimed that height. Chuck is a known lift wearer and someone who would very obviously know his height. I never said anything about anyone else in that post.

You can find a rare exception to the rule of men under 6 feet. Most cases under 6' will probably be either someone who is young enough that they could have grown since their last measurement, someone who rarely goes to a doctor and perhaps a chronic sloucher. That would make up most cases. Then once you get over 6 feet, you'll have a few like Chris Pine and John Cena who are likely 6' and change and just round down, but still a minority. Finally, when you start getting into the really tall category, then you'll have more, particularly if being too tall can lose them work like a 6'3"+ actor in the 30s or 40s. Canson will back me up that I've said in the past there are exceptions to the rule. But a health conscious lift wearer well under 6 feet will almost certainly not be one of them.

As for Michael Jackson, I'm with Canson in that I don't believe he's over 5'9" and possibly the 5-8" range his makeup artist who is that height said he was. But for arguments sake, Jackson still was young enough at that time(26-27) as well where he could have possibly been using a slightly outdated height. I doubt it, especially with how much money he was worth to so many, he likely had physicals, but still not completely impossible at that age. Then on the other hand, Jackson was far from your typical person.

In the vast majority of cases, though, most people aren't shorter than they claim. I agree with Canson that the amount of people who inflate their height or use their height in shoes can warp perspectives and make an honest height seem taller.
Hijopotamus said on 1/Jul/17
RichardSpain, same as you think Brad Pitt is 179!
RichardSpain said on 1/Jul/17
I'm surprised. I thought he was around 178/180cm.

Some actors have good looks in screen. Norris is one of them.
Bobby said on 25/Jun/17
Hey, Rob, I know this isn't related to height but what do you think about the Chuck Norris facts?
Editor Rob: many of them were amusing, even Chuck finds it funny...
Canson said on 25/Jun/17
@MJKOP: agreed possible but I agree with Rising Force most men in general especially a shorter guy like Norris won't undersell his height. The problem is that most people inflate heights so people are confused as to what 5'9" looks like unless you have a reliable measuring stick or object or person. I don't know about Jackson but I believe his claim honestly. A 6'4.5 Michael Jordan was much taller than he was
MJKoP said on 22/Jun/17
@RisingForce - That is ridiculous to say someone can't possibly be taller than what they claim. Michael Jackson put 5'9" on his DL, but most agree he was taller. Chris Pine consistently claimed six foot even, but almost everyone believes he is over that. Even Mr. R who almost always swears celebs are at least a good inch shorter than Rob's listings insisted Pine was over 6'1" and pushing 6'2". Also a male celeb Rob met(I forget who) claimed to be a bit UNDER 5'11", but looked at least 5'11" with Rob, which is what he is listed as. And those are just a few examples off the top of my head.
5'11.25 at noon. said on 20/Jun/17
5'10 is the average height for the average American male so it's understandable that everybody under that mark would claim to be 5'10.
Morris said on 14/Jun/17
168-173 cm without shoes.
JCN said on 6/Jun/17
Chuck is like 5'10" not 5'8".
Editor Rob: please don't tell him...an honest mistake!
RisingForce said on 30/May/17
5'10" would obviously be the most Chuck could be because that's all he claimed to be and he appeared the same height as Van Damme because Van Damme was never taller than 5'9" and Chuck has worn lifts for years. There was not 3 inches between Chuck and Bruce either.

Similar footwear and Chuck doesn't look much more than an inch taller, maybe 3 cm: Click Here
Chuck is no more than 2" taller here, but has dress shoes that are a good 1"+ while Bruce seems pretty much barefoot: Click Here

I think Chuck could have been 5'8.5"-5'9", but I don't see him outside that range, same with Van Damme. Bruce I think had to have been somewhere from 5'7"-5'7.5". I'd like to see a good comparison of Chuck today to see if he's finally started shrinking noticeably because back when he did the Expendables 2 in his early 70s, he could still pass for 5'9.5"-5'10" in his lifts or elevator boots so I assume he had to have still been 5'8" at that time.
Frank R1 said on 17/May/17
Chuck Norris looked about 3 inches taller than Bruce Lee (5'7.5") in 'Way of the Dragon' (1971). I think his peak height was 5'10" at the shortest, not 5'8.5". He looked about the same height as Van Damme in 1998 when they both appeared at a WCW event.
RisingForce said on 3/May/17
Btw, here's Chuck's footwear from The Expendables 2 premiere: Click Here Click Here That's what he was wearing in the Mario Lopez interview and anything else you see from that night. Unfortunately, aside from the interview with Lopez there aren't any great comparisons of Chuck that night. Just some dodgy ones with Sly and Frank Stallone, Arnold and Randy Couture. But if Chuck was never more than 5'8.5"-5'9", how tall was he still at 72 years old at that premiere? Even considering his boots, presumably with lifts, it looks like he'd still have to be around 5'8" or so. Dolph Lundgren was still at least 6'3" at the time of the Expendables 2, maybe as tall as 6'3.5", but depending on Dolph's posture, Chuck pulled off at least over 5'9", maybe even 5'10" or so on set if Dolph isn't dropping that much height: Click Here Also, as I mentioned on Kean-Claude Van Damme's page, in several photos photos and videos spanning from 1984 to the late 90s/early 2000s, Chuck has always been as tall or taller than Van Damme when they've been next to each other. Either he wore lifts on all 3 occasions, Van Damme was a half inch shorter than listed or Chuck was a half inch taller than listed. All are possible, but it's really surprising to me that by age 72, it's very possible Chuck hadn't lost any noticeable height.
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 28/Apr/17
5'8 nowadays at almost 80, strong 5'9 in his youth - His fist is 6ft wide, (!!) or at least that's what it would feel like if he clobbered you with it.
RisingForce said on 22/Apr/17
Chuck could be 5'9" as well, but then again, just his cowboy boots would make a 5'8.5" man look a solid 5'9" compared to others wearing typical 1" shoes give or take and then add in a good 1" lift inside, as Chuck has undoubtedly worn for years and Chuck could pull off 5'10" at only 5'8.5".
Arch Stanton said on 17/Apr/17
Chuck pulled off 5 ft 10 with Jennifer O'Neill!
RisingForce said on 26/Mar/17
This is strange, Chuck seemed to have his big elevator boots: Click Here yet still looks shorter than Michael Bolton given 5'9.5" here and neither look as tall as they should if Rob Schneider is 5'3.5": Click Here yet Chuck looked at least an inch taller than Mario Lopez being interviewed 10 years after this: Click Here (At 1:27 in video)
PLB said on 24/Mar/17
I once saw the live TV broadcast of Jean Claude Van Damme's trial. He was being sued by one of the stunt players who had lost an eye during a fight scene. The movie was the one where he is trying to save a girl who is actually a cyborg - not his best but I liked it.

He was poised and personable. In his testimony he mentioned that he wasn't real big. He said that it was better to not be too big in action movies. Now this page shows all the kung fu action stars on one page and they are all about the same size - roughly five eight. All these stars (Van Damme, Lee, Statham and Chan) are little guys. Why should that be?

I think it's the polar moment of inertia. That's the physical force which relates to rotation. Van Damme's famous 'helicopter kick' required his whole body to rotate around. If he were the size of one of the Klitchsko's, presumably he would rotate more slowly. Another reason may me the simple transmission speed their nerves. All nerve speeds are about the same but taller guys have longer nerves and thus have longer transmission speeds. So all things being equal a compact guy line Jackie Chan should be faster than Shaq O'Neill.

All this argues that there is an optimum size for a movie action star and it ain't too big.
RisingForce said on 15/Feb/17
How is Chuck still doesn't seem to have shrunk noticeably? I'm serious, but there's another Chuck Norris fact in there somewhere!
Revisionist said on 13/Feb/17
Those of you claiming that you're taller than Chuck make me laugh.

There is no one taller than Chuck Norris. There is only Chuck Norris!
Editor Rob:
I'm warning people in advance, Chuck Norris is taking the names, ip addresses and google history of everybody who votes on his height...
berta said on 24/Nov/16
he was barely taller than bruce lee so the most he ever could have been was 175 i guess 174 is about right . these days he is over 70 years old so he is maybe 172.
Vibram said on 4/Nov/16
He's 1 inch taller than Bruce Lee, so chuck is 5'8 flat. They built him up in films with Cowboys and lifts. I'm talking moreso in Walker Texas Ranger days.
andre said on 30/Oct/16
chuck norris was 5ft7.5 barefoot at his prime now is 5ft7
Bill said on 20/Oct/16
While in the Navy, stationed in South Korea back in the 80s, my unit had the pleasure of a visit from Chuck Norris. I was surprised of his height as he walked among us shaking hands. I was 5'8" back then and he looked at me at eye-to-eye level and I would estimate that we were the same height. He was wearing casual shoes, that didn't have large heels. He may not have been real tall, but he looked extremely fit.
Shannon said on 14/Oct/16
@richie I saw Sylvester Stallone at the Arnold classic in 2010 I'm thinking... I'm 5'7" and walked out of the restroom & almost into one of his bodyguards which made me stay where I was. When Sly walked by, he made look tall. I'm thinking he was around 5'2"-3"
Greg said on 9/Oct/16
There's a rather good photo of Chuck Norris standing next to Bruce Lee, Mike Stone and James Coburn. Lee is wearing sandals which show his feet (no guessing of footwear required here) Norris is wearing dress shoes. Would have thought they were close in height. If Lee was 5'7.5" then Norris was roughly 5'8". If Norris is wearing lifts, then no idea.
richie said on 20/Aug/16
@Bryant....Norris only 5'6"??? That's ridiculous Rob, Norris had 2 inches on Bruce Lee who was somewhere between 5'7/8", your estimation would mean Lee was 5'3/4" which is nonsense. Norris' peak height was definitely close to 5'10" back in the 70/80's and still edged Stallone in The Expendables so he cannot be less than 5'9", it's impossible.....
Rob Bryant said on 1/Aug/16
Watching An Eye for an Eye starring Chuck Norris. Christopher Lee is in an office scene with Chuck. It is obvious that Chuck is standing on a box most of the time and was still dwarfed by Mr. Lee. In a couple of full room shots where Chuck had to stand near him without the advantage of standing on his box, Lee looked over a foot taller than Chuckie. Chuck Norris is no more than 5'-6" tops. Christopher Lee stands 6 foot 5 inches tall.
Lmeister said on 8/Jun/16
Chuck Norris was max. a weak 5ft8 in his youth actually could be that he was closer to 5ft7. Take a look at a video of Chuck against Skipper Mullins 5ft7. In the end of the fight they stand next to each other and they are the same height. You can find it from youtube.
Saqib said on 26/May/16
I dont know why veryone treats him like a god like hes badass or something. This guy is not even a full 5'10. If hes really dangerous i dare him to come to my home and smash my head against the keyboard
Morris said on 22/May/16
Actors are less tall than it is supposed to be. As TJE has stated in the previous comment and as I have supposed, Chuck Norris Bruce Lee and other actors are not much tall... Jackie Chan will be 160 or less.I supposed Chuck was less than 170cm and Bruce Lee real height form 160 to 168 cm. Why they lie about their measures is a mystery perhaps the reason is that starsystem is a system of lies and they have to match its standard of lies.
LoganNoll1996 said on 15/May/16
How tall would you guess Brian Libby to be,Rob? He played the killer John Kirby in the Chuck Norris film "Silent Rage" and also appeared as Floyd in "The Shawshank Redemption" as well as Sheriff McGee in "The Green Mile". He's listed as 6'4" on IMDB but I'm not quite sure he's that tall judging from "Silent Rage". However, I haven't seen the other two movies.
Editor Rob: between 6ft 3 and 4 is possible
TJE said on 11/Jan/16
My dad met him a while back; said he was very short like 5'5
Editor Rob: I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your Father...
Oscar said on 8/Jan/16
I looked through BC pictures where he stands nearby 5'6 Bolo Young and BL is no taller than 5'7 or 170cm. Texas Ranger (don't confuse him with real Chuck Norris) was couple cm taller that makes him 172 cm or weak 5'8, at least from where I stand. Today hi is no more than 5'7 and the only way to proove that is to meet him and make a picture. Rob, will you? I think he is shorter than you. (Do not forget to buy anti-radiation suit, as hi is so powerful that radiation comes even when hi rests!)
josey wales said on 12/Oct/15
They couldnt find big enougg lifts to make godzilla atleast within eyelevel of chuck... Ut wouldve looked to unnatural
Victor said on 10/Sep/15
Chuck Norris is 9 feet 5 inches tall. We see him much smaller because our brain is too much scared to reflect his actual size.:)
[Editor Rob: funnily, I heard they were going to makea new film called "Godzilla vs Chuck Norris", but the producers quickly realised everybody knows the ending already!]
Chase Witherspoon said on 7/Sep/15
There's a few pics from early 70's with BL where the footwear is visible and Mr Norris looks 1-1.5" taller, so reckon 174 is spot on...
vinny said on 30/Jun/15
The only way Chuck Norris is 5' 10" is if he is standing on a kitchen chair. I saw him walk thru a casino in Vegas and he looks like a grade school kid. I respect his martial arts ability, but let's face it, he has little man syndrome
Mon said on 30/May/15
Rob, Michael Winner had an interesting perspective on action stars' capabilities; he said they were underrated, because they made the character believable without seeming to do anything. Norris was like Bronson in that department. Similar sized too. Taller mens' acting ofttimes has less fire.
[Editor Rob: for an average or small man, it is tougher - bigger bad guys etc, overcoming the odds. Maybe the average action star is a good vehicle, compared to the 6ft 4 action star...

I mean Seagal just has to stand there in his last 15 dvd's and the baddies run up to him, get swatted with barely a sweat...]
Mon said on 24/May/15
He may have had a slight footwear advantage in the scenes with Bruce Lee for the Way Of the Dragon. I used to be very interested in martial arts and people I consider real fighters respected Chuck greatly. He seems to have little ego and good values. He was an actor and it was part of his job to look the part so saying he is shorter than the characters he portrayed is not diminishing him in any aspect that matters.

OK, as for his height he has a low to the ground build with a large enough head and upper body to carry off massive lifts. His legs always look surprisingly short in scenes where he has no dress shoes footwear such as the interesting sparring scenes in 'A Force of One'. When he is training the officially 5'8'' Jennifer O'Neal in that movie and they are in bare feet on the mat he looks if anything slightly shorter. Peak height was not over 5'8''.
Tunman said on 8/Feb/15
Yeah,Gilyard is average.I was myself shocked by the listing,he seemed about the same as Chuck in WTR though I'm sure Chuck has lifts on his boots as he seems sometimes nearly 3" taller than 5'7 Wilson
Clarence could be 5'9.5-10 but no more
Silent_D said on 9/Jan/15
He always looked around 5 foot 8 to me. Wasn't much taller than bruce lee. Bruce lee will always be the greatest martial artist but chuck is nearly there. I saw photos with him and jcvd and stallone. He was a little shorter. 173cm.
USCkarate said on 5/Jan/15
I'm not quite sure what Adrienpoles assessment of Chuck Norris's fighting ability has to do with his height? Or how Norris would do in a fight against Bruce Lee? And it was so kind of him to not embarrass Chuck! As for Chuck's height - I was at a martial arts convention several years ago where he did a demonstration. After, Chuck posed for photos and my instructor of 25 years got a photo with Chuck. Both were barefoot. My instructor is 5'11. Chuck was no more than 1 and 1/2 inches shorter. As for adrion's criticism on Chucks abilities - My instructor of 25 years is Mike Genova. He's won "The Battle In
Atlanta" the Diamond Nationals" "Long Beach Internationals" and over 100 major tournaments. He was 10 and 1 in full contact as well. He sparred Chuck and he says that Chuck was a very strong fighter. Gene LeBell and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace also have a huge amount of respect for Chuck. Gene called him one of the toughest martial artists he has ever known. Wallace is 5'9" and Chuck is about an inch taller than him.
So I will take their word for it. Never heard of you adrian.
Dingus said on 20/Nov/14
He never seemed taller than 5'08.75". I doubt he is taller than a flat 5'08.00" these days.
184.3cm said on 11/Oct/14
Please tell me that this guy is not the Ultimate Asshole ! If he is i know now why your in hiding Rob lol.
[Editor Rob: nah, don't worry, Chuck's one of the good guys]
evil said on 4/Sep/14
i agree, nowdays he must be 174 cm, but next to bruce lee 40 years ago i think huse to be 175-176max
Realists said on 29/Jul/14
@Sean73 Rob is Humble most of the times. But if you make a mistake he is gonna by the king too.
adrianpoll said on 17/Jul/14
bobushido says on 16/Oct/13
Chuck Norris is only 5'7 at the most. he does wear lifts in his cowboy boots to give him extra height plus he reason he wears cowboy boots is because of the heel and the lifts work better in western boots. I have trained in Karate my entire life and also trained with several that trained and sparred with him. He is 1.5 years older than I am. I was in the Army serving on Okinawa after he got out of the Air Force. He did not learn Martial Arts here. I have several black belts in both Okinawa Kobudo weapons, Okinawan Shorin ryu, and Japanese Shotokan, as well as Iaido and Kendo. I have been mistaken for Chuck many times as we do share similiar Facial features. The difference is that I am 6'1 and in my fighting days in Karate, I averaged 215 to 235. Many people asked Chuck if he could beat Bruce Lee and he hedges on the question. I watched Bruce Lee in person and with out a doubt, Bruce Lee would have butchered Chuck. I always wanted to test Chuck myself but after watching him fight and get punched in the face and then whine like a little kid. I knew I did not want to embarrass him. I like Chuck so I am just setting the records straight. He is good at what he does but he has never been in a fight for his life. I have. 33 years as a cop and martial artist, I have walked the walk not talked the talk. He also sports a lot of body fat but he is an actor and actors can do anything.
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Who cares what height you are and what you've done in your life? It's a bit cringey that you're trying to portray yourself as one of his peers. We're on here to discuss Chuck Norris.
Sean73 said on 15/Jul/14
Chuck Norris is 7 feet tall!
[Editor Rob: true, but he used to be 8 feet tall, and out of the kindness of his good heart, he donated a foot to a good cause.]
Bob said on 28/May/14
I saw him 30 years ago. 5'9 1/2".
Dmeyer said on 19/May/14
Defenetly no more than 3cm over Bruce lee
Marcus Hickman said on 8/May/14
Chuck Norris
5' 8.5" peak
5' 8" today.
he was only an inch taller than 5' 7.5" Bruce Lee, see the fight scene on youtube.
BrianKick said on 27/Apr/14
Most men that win the powerlifting championships across the world average about 5'7". So considering his proven speed, power and just the way he's built, 5'7" seems right on!
Brad said on 9/Apr/14
"I am 5 feet 10". Well Chuck, you cast short all around you and people believe that crap. He was in custom built up boots on WTR.
RisingForce said on 5/Apr/14
Bruce Lee's own claim of 5'7.5" certainly doesn't help Chuck's 5'10" claim since he really didn't look much bigger than him. Also, in "Silent Rage", Chuck in cowboy boots is barely taller than Ron Silver who is listed at 5'8.5" here in the first indoors scene and more like an inch taller in the second indoors scene of the 2, but he's also shorter than Stephen Furst who Rob gives a peak height of 5'9.5", and Chuck may have had a footwear advantage. It's possible Chuck was never more than 5'8" and definitely never over 5'9", and the highest I'd argue is a weak 5'9". He's another guy who looked like he "grew" after his mid to late 40's, so I don't doubt the quote above about him wearing lifts or that DiFabrizio guy who made elevator shoes for Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Michael Douglas ect. who claimed Chuck was among his customers who wore lifts.

I highly doubt Chuck is only in the 5'7" range, but a 5'8"-5'8.5" guy with Chuck's build being mistaken for 5'7" is nothing unusual. Especially since people may have expected him to be bigger due to his tough guy image and the fact that he looked taller on "Walker Texas Ranger."
samurai said on 10/Mar/14
first of all i have met norris in okc with bill wallace in 1981, norris is NOT 5'10 more like 5'7 on a good day. and norris is a point champion. stop believing in hollywood crap
Forbin said on 8/Mar/14
When Chuck first started in the martial arts in was in judo.He got all the way up to brown belt when he broke his arm. He then started learning karate until his arm healed. Once his arm healed he got his BB in judo.
176,2Tunman said on 1/Feb/14
Chuck Norris can make G measure 5'8
Gaza2121 said on 24/Jan/14
173 cm.
rockybalboa75 said on 11/Dec/13
Bobushido,

You are right, he did not learn Karate in Okinawa. He was stationed in Korea, and earned a first degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, a Korean style, during his year in Korea.

As far as the rest of your post goes, I must say you come across as not only bitter but also jealous.

You didn't want to fight him so you wouldn't embarrass him? LOL, yeah sure, that's the reason. Or maybe the reason you didn't want to "test" him (As if you were somehow above him, and it is you who should do the testing to tell if he is worthy) was that Chuck was one of the top tournament fighters in his day. I have read an old martial arts magazine that had an article about the old days of Karate competitions, they asked all the top fighters of that era to list the fighters who they thought were the best, people like Joe Lewis, Allen Steen, Bob Wall etc. answered. Chuck was in all of their Top 3, often number one.
He won a lot of championships and tournaments back in the day, there is no doubt that he was one of the best Karate fighters out there.

But I guess you spared him from the embarrassment.

I also like how you had to put in the last sentiment about his bodyfat, and also your resentment at him being a succesfull actor.

I have never seen Chuck being fat in all his life, in his later years he has developed a bit of a beer belly, but for heaven's sake he's 73 and retired, he's earned the right to not be in top physical shape anymore.

Bobushido, I would like to see a recent picture of yourself, along with your official fighting record and copies of all of the articles and cover pictures of martial arts magazines that you have been in.

As far as Chuck's height goes, Id say peak height was close to 5'9, nowadays maybe closer to 5'7.

He was never the tallest guy, but the claims about him being 5'3 or something are nonsense.

There are a bunch of pictures and videos of him when he was young, barefoot and in sneakers, and he always looked like just a regular sized guy. No way was he under 5'8 when he was younger.
josey wales said on 27/Nov/13
Hey i found a top notch celebrity my height yay!! But seriously wheter he is 7' or 5' I realy admire this guy, never heard anything negative from him.
Benny the Ball said on 2/Nov/13
A good friend of mine who is a man of his word, once told me he met Chuck Norris when Chuck visited a US Navy ship he was on. My friend is 5ft. 7in. and stated he was looking at Chuck at the same eye level. I'd have to go with the majority here who claim he is 5 ft 7 to 8in.
yibner said on 25/Oct/13
bobushido you're full of crap. Norris was a 6 time world champion and retired undefeated. That's a fact. And you?
bobushido said on 16/Oct/13
Chuck Norris is only 5'7 at the most. he does wear lifts in his cowboy boots to give him extra height plus he reason he wears cowboy boots is because of the heel and the lifts work better in western boots. I have trained in Karate my entire life and also trained with several that trained and sparred with him. He is 1.5 years older than I am. I was in the Army serving on Okinawa after he got out of the Air Force. He did not learn Martial Arts here. I have several black belts in both Okinawa Kobudo weapons, Okinawan Shorin ryu, and Japanese Shotokan, as well as Iaido and Kendo. I have been mistaken for Chuck many times as we do share similiar Facial features. The difference is that I am 6'1 and in my fighting days in Karate, I averaged 215 to 235. Many people asked Chuck if he could beat Bruce Lee and he hedges on the question. I watched Bruce Lee in person and with out a doubt, Bruce Lee would have butchered Chuck. I always wanted to test Chuck myself but after watching him fight and get punched in the face and then whine like a little kid. I knew I did not want to embarrass him. I like Chuck so I am just setting the records straight. He is good at what he does but he has never been in a fight for his life. I have. 33 years as a cop and martial artist, I have walked the walk not talked the talk. He also sports a lot of body fat but he is an actor and actors can do anything.
Huck said on 3/Sep/13
I saw Chuck Norris at Magic Mountain in 1995. I was in high school and at the time I was about 5'10". He was significantly shorter than I was and he was wearing cowboy boots.
Forbin said on 1/Sep/13
Hey Shaun, in the fight with Bruce Lee in Return of the Dragon he was not barefoot. He was wearing sneakers...get some glasses man.
Brad said on 21/Aug/13
I get pissed reading books penned by individuals who lie about their height and age. 5 feet 10....hey Chuck, nice try.
Marcus Hickman said on 10/Aug/13
Clarence Gilyard 5' 9 1/2" (Trivette)
Chuck Norris 5' 8 1/2" (Walker)
Gabe said on 3/Aug/13
I met Chuck Norris a few years ago in 6th grade. I was 5'3"-5'4" and he was maybe an inch taller than me with his cowboy hat on.
Terry said on 21/Jun/13
5'8.5 is bang on for me. He didn't look much taller than Bruce Lee in the way of the dragon.
Charlie said on 8/May/13
What a load of bull, u seriously think we are to believe that he is 5'5"-5'6"?:S
Me said on 27/Apr/13
I've met him. I'm over six foot and he's about 5'5" or 5'6"
clooby said on 24/Apr/13
Even though he's short, pond for pound he is one tough hombre.
Michael Voisinet said on 23/Apr/13
Chuck Norris is about 1 in. shorter than Clarence Gilyard Jr.who is 5'11'' So I would say that he is about 5'10''
tex said on 22/Apr/13
Saw Chuck Norris at a martial arts exhibition back in the 70's when he was young. He was about 5'7" in bare feet.
Anonymous said on 1/Apr/13
5-7.5" in real life.
noah said on 24/Mar/13
i think hes abowt 5ft8 really good fighter
juju said on 31/Dec/12
i say hes 5-9.5
juju said on 31/Dec/12
there are several shots of him and 5 foot 9.5 jean claude van damme and they look the same height. check out this Click Here
davidsnova said on 19/Dec/12
I met Chuck back in 1994 @ Ray Rice school of karate. I was 5'8 barefoot and I could see over the top his head.. He's about 5'5 he wears a 3" lift shoe.boot.high heels ..lol
Arch Stanton said on 3/Dec/12
Chuck Norris and Rob are one of a kind. The beard has special powers and they can be as tall as they want to be! Chuck and Rob's beards can cure a dying man just by a bristle on the cheeks! Hehe. Seriously though I thought he looked 2 inches taller than Bruce in the Colosseum fight and I thought 5'9"-5'9.5" was reasonable. I'd agree that he can look 5 ft 8 a lot though.
Anon said on 24/Nov/12
Chuck has worked for me. He is 5'7 in shoes.
romanspqr said on 11/Oct/12
Met chuck Norris at airport security line. Both of us have shoes off and he's a solid 5'8. Plus he's a very nice guy. And gotta admit he's in good shape.
keilah said on 20/Sep/12
I met him at a spa years ago. I would guess 5'7" is about right.
txlawyer2 said on 19/Sep/12
I met him in Fort Worth. I am 5'10", was wearing regular shoes. He was wearing boots and a cowboy hat. I could see over his head standing face to face. He couldn't be over 5'6" tall.
dmeyer said on 27/Aug/12
in the movie and premiere he looks slightly taller than sly
dmeyer said on 27/Aug/12
he realy dosnt look more than 1 in taller than bruce when they have similar shoes
Dmeyer said on 27/Aug/12
So 5'8.5 peak 5'8 now
Dmeyer said on 26/Aug/12
Rob this Guy pulled off 5'10 for sure in elevators , Rob is 174cm his peak height , at 71 years it is almost impossible drop less than 0.5-0.75 in hé dosnt look shorter than sly maybe 5'9 peak now 5'8.25
[Editor Rob: barefoot I don't think he looked that much taller than bruce lee, maybe chuck's martial arts training has helped minimise height loss to a small fraction?]
tuite said on 26/Aug/12
chuck could be some kind of height 5´8 5´9 5´10 and even 5´11 if he really need it is chuck norris dont forget it ha ha ha y remember after the five days the cobra dies ha ha ha
jtm said on 26/Aug/12
look for the is syl staalone 5'7 thread and you will see a quote on page 12 with someone who supposedly met him and claimed that norris told him he was 5'7. maybe norris is around 5'7 nowadays.
Shaun said on 25/Aug/12
Does Chuck have a height complex? He strikes me as the sort of salt of the earth guy like Statham who couldn't care less.
Shaun said on 25/Aug/12
Brad says on 3/Aug/12
Weak 5' 8". 5' 10" is laughable at any year. Has directors for years do the up shots. Custom boots.

In the Colosseum fight with Bruce Lee they were barefoot and Norris looked a good two inches taller, impossible that he could be under 5 ft 8. Are you implying Lee was only 5'5.5"?
tuite said on 25/Aug/12
chuck norris looks more taller that sly in expendables 2 are you sure he never was 5´10??
ElTexano said on 24/Aug/12
Charlie Sheen and Chuck Norris are not 5' 10" just like Jon Cryer isn't 5' 9"
Chuck Norris & Jon Cryer 5' 8.5"
Charlie Sheen 5' 9"
Dmeyer said on 21/Aug/12
Hé looked slightly taller than sly in ex2 how did sly let that happen sly didnt apear apear more than 5'9.5-9.75 in that movie maybe 1 in lift
Woland said on 21/Aug/12
He was slightly higher than Stallone in EX2.
Norris and young Van Damme
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Brad said on 3/Aug/12
Weak 5' 8". 5' 10" is laughable at any year. Has directors for years do the up shots. Custom boots.
firemane said on 1/Aug/12
Chuck's official fight stats list him at 5'10" and those heights are always barefoot. He may have shrunk considerably due to being 72, but then, I still wouldn't pick a fight with him. From 5'10" in his prime to 5'8.5" at 72 sounds about right.
Daverocks said on 3/Jan/12
I met Chuck at a topless bar many years ago. I'm nearly 6' 3" and can tell you he is definitely not 5' 10" and might barely be 5' 8". He definitely suffers from "little man syndrome".
Jimmy said on 22/Dec/11
I'm 6'2 yet I have to wear lifts to be as tall as Chuck's massive 5'8 height
Frank said on 22/Dec/11
Dont matter how tall chuck is. At 71 he can kick all of your ass's!
jeremy said on 18/Dec/11
chuck norris' height is 5ft9 that is as much he could possibly contain the of 1000 neutron stars
Shaun said on 15/Dec/11
If you watch the Colosseum fight with Bruce Lee he really did look 5'9.5" range in his prime. I believe he had about two inches on Bruce Lee who was 5'7"-5'7.5". I have Bruce Lee at 171cm so Chuck I'd have estimated at 176-177cm.
Ryan said on 3/Dec/11
Chuck norris has no height. he can stretch to whatever size he wants
Spaniel said on 25/Nov/11
Chuck Norris doesn't have a height, only stature
[Editor Rob: they don't make Stadiometers tall enough to be able to measure Chuck!]
Will said on 28/Oct/11
Chuck Norris is 5'8"-5'9" tall.
Joshua said on 23/Sep/11
Probably around 5'8
Reality said on 23/Sep/11
Now he's like 5'8.5 but at peak he was over 5'9.
jake, 1.82 m said on 21/Sep/11
Chuck could be any height he wants to be. He just prefers to be 5ft8.5 and claim 5ft10.
ecp3886 said on 12/Sep/11
Chuck Norris dreams of being 5 feet 10 . In reality he is 5 feet 6. He is a 71 year old man. These days he is pushing total gym in commercials. I like Chuck. I envy him being married to a 40 year old bleached out hair blond. He has make up artist touch up his dyed beard and hair before each commercial presentation.
Oliver 5ft8 said on 13/Aug/11
Chuck Norris' height is the maximum height a human being can reach...everybody knows that.... Hahaha Chris this is awesome! I too like the 'Chuck Norris facts'. Yep I think Chuck Norris is something like 5ft7.5
chuck norris jokes said on 1/Aug/11
he does look pretty short in the movies lifts or no lifts u can tell his height by the legs and upper torso

great actor and he is a pretty important figure in martial arts it does suck how the entire society judges each other by heights that chuck has to wear lifts to be treated right
Mr. Tempus said on 18/Jul/11
he is modest cause he prefers 5'7, but he can be as tall as he wants to be.
TruebloodFan said on 14/Jun/11
some people said he's a myth. they're dead now...
George Fergadiotis said on 8/Jun/11
Here in Cyprus i go boxing and the teacher has met Chuck Norris and he has a foto with him in the school. He, the teacher, is about 5ft9 and he is 1,25 in taller than Chuck Norris. I am 5ft11.25in and i have about 2 in on him. So 5-8.5 sounds right.
truth said on 8/Jun/11
5ft7-5ft8, excactly 2 inches horter than Vin Diesel
dont mess with the Norris said on 29/May/11
Chuck Norris can rearrange the atoms of his body to be within the range of 174 cm to 175 km high
balla K. said on 24/May/11
Chuck Norris should look down on most people he looks up to...
johnny said on 31/Mar/11
I saw some pictures with him and Van Dam,and he seems a bit taller then him...:) Now,he maybe had that kind of shoes,but when you look that time when they were in show-wrestling ring ,that NWO team or whatever are they,I think he is wearing sneakers and he still looks a bit taller then him. Maybe those are special sneakers for height-challenged men...:) I wouldn't be suprised. Something about 5'8 is correct,I think.
F50 said on 19/Mar/11
@chris: Ha, ha, ha; why are there so many jokes about Chuck Norris everywhere on internet?
Btw, I think 1,74m (5'8.5") for Norris is right.
Johnny Wishbourne said on 10/Mar/11
What the Chuck? Chuck Norris is 5'7 and shorter than Bruce Lee.
Martin said on 10/Mar/11
Chuck Norris is as tall as he wants to be...
chris said on 23/Feb/11
Chuck Norris' height is the maximum height a human being can reach...everybody knows that.
chuckyeah said on 21/Feb/11
Hes a solid 5'7 i met him in Davenport while he was campaigning with bob vanderplatts. Im about 6' and he looked about 5'10-5'11 with his cowboy boots.
guyfrommars said on 13/Feb/11
Yes, just as I've said before, he prefers to wear cowboy boots. There was an episode of Walker Texas Ranger, when he was playing basketball with regular tennis sneakers on, and looked kinda short. He's not taller than 5ft8. Those boots give him a big raise.
PAUL ONEAL said on 13/Feb/11
There are shoes that make you 5.5 inches taller. You can't really trust how tall someone looks in pictures.
Brad said on 9/Feb/11
Cowboy boot wearer. Look at him with Bruce Lee, he's 5' 8" tops on a good day. 5' 10" is laughable.
Why Rob said on 8/Feb/11
Rob If Chuck Say He Is 5'10 Then Who The Hell Are You ? lol
Rob Just Bcoz You're Not Tall Thats why You doing This !

[Editor Rob: it's my estimate of famous heights. Just because someone claims a height doesn't mean they are that height.]
wldbill said on 18/Jan/11
saw him once, i'm 5'9" i say he may be 5'7"- 5'9"
Rick James said on 17/Jan/11
when god said let their be light chuck norris said "say please"
name said on 7/Jan/11
Chuck Norris puts the "laughter" in "manslaughter".
Larc186-188cm said on 7/Jan/11
The pic with Vin Diesel show us the truth, they look around the same height...:)
Chuck Norris can choose the height that he wishes.

Jokes apart, with cowboy boots + hat can look 5'11 all the time.
SL9 said on 31/Dec/10
Basically, pretty much all celebrities etc quote their "height in shoes" as their height, and they pretty much always have some form of enhancement such as lifts.

SO 5'8.5 and 5'10 in shoes.
lemd said on 8/Dec/10
@TexGal
If you think the Height he fought at is accurate then check the UFC Shain Carwin 6'5"
TexGal said on 2/Dec/10
I don't know about any of the other celebrities' heights, but I have been close to Chuck Norris at a karate tournament and he is a small man. I am 5'6" and, if I had to guess, I'd say he was 2 inches taller than me. There is no way he is 5'10".

As far a people comparing pictures and saying he looks taller/shorter than the other person in the picture, a lot can be done with photography and film to make people look taller or shorter so I don't think that means much. Find out the weight and height he fought at because that will be accurate.
lolo said on 26/Nov/10
chuck norris gains height from out of bed to before bed. everyday.
Anonymous said on 20/Nov/10
I think Chuck Norris is puts some lifts inside his beard. Because when i seen him last time, he was like 8'6 or 8'7
185 guy said on 12/Nov/10
This is false, Chuck Norris choses what height he is

[Editor Rob: chuck norris is so tall that andre the giant had to use a stepladder just to look him in the eye!]
Mike said on 3/Nov/10
I expect that Chuck Norris, being a professional fighter, had his height and weight accurately measured when he was fighting. That shouldn't be TOO hard to look up. But whatever the numbers are ... he's all man ... physically AND in character.
Anonymous said on 27/Jun/09
5'9" 165, that's it! You guessed right on the nose Rob!

[Editor Rob: that's what the newspaper article was saying. I'm pretty sure this information is from Chuck himself, as it talked about how he used to be 5ft 7 and nowadays wasn't that much taller, 5ft 9 and 165lbs...]
Editor Rob said on 24/Jun/09
There was a 1968 newspaper article which mentioned Norris being a 5ft 7 140lb weakling then...now he wasn't a lot bigger - 5ft 9 and 165lbs...
Raymond Delauney said on 13/Jun/09
What is it with these photos?! Almost all have been deleted (Photobucket) or the link is dead (tinyurl) Is it not possible to link to something or upload a photo to somewhere where it doesn't get deleted? Suggestions?
dmeyer said on 11/Jun/09
looks close enaugh 5 ft 10 in the pic maybe he has more shoes
Rusty said on 11/Jun/09
Looks more 5'9" in that photo.
Anonymous said on 10/Jun/09
About time? I'd say more often than not action stars are under 6 feet. Stallone, Gibson, Cruise, Jackie Chan, Damon in the Bourne movies, Bruce Lee, Van Damme, Russell Crowe, Bronson, Willis(by most accounts), Kurt Russell, Steve McQueen,
norris 4 life said on 9/Jun/09
good to see action mega stars like norris van dame jason stathem all under 5'10 i'm 174 ie 5'8 and it's about time we had some small action heros who can kick serious ass lets face it norris could kick the crap out of the shwaraneggers and the 6ft plus ers
Tony said on 6/Jun/09
""jf says on 3/Jun/09
Chuck Norris is however tall he wishes to be.""

Exactly...
Lmeister said on 6/Jun/09
He could have lost some height. Nowadays he is not 5ft9, he is 5ft8 Click Here Brett Hull 5ft10 makes JC van Damme and Chuck look short and small.
Jay said on 6/Jun/09
He could not have worn lifts when he was about 5ft 9 fighting Bruce Lee in Return of the Dragon and must have lost an inch since then.
RisingForce said on 5/Jun/09
Chuck is barely shorter than Vin Diesel in this picture. Click Here Vin is listed at 5'11.75" here and often wears massive boots. I think it's safe to assume that Diesel forgot his boots that day and Norris was in his usual cowboy boots/lifts combo. But even considering that, Chuck easily looks 5'9" there.
Lmeister said on 5/Jun/09
Take a look at the video of Chuck on JC van Damme page. Chuck looks at least 2 inches shorter than 5ft10 former ice hockey player Brett Hull.
skang357 said on 4/Jun/09
5'8 or 5'9 in his young days.

Now, 5'6" but with cowboy boots 5'9"

The man is 70 years old and probably shrunk at least 2 inches.
Danimal said on 4/Jun/09
Lynn says on 3/Jun/09
Trust me, Norris is around 170 cm ( 5'7" ).


Trust someone who has been caught lying so many times? hahaha.
jf said on 3/Jun/09
Chuck Norris is however tall he wishes to be.
Lynn said on 3/Jun/09
Trust me, Norris is around 170 cm ( 5'7" ).

He was a medium weight and, WAS BIG. It would have been impossible for him to be a MEDIUM weight in Professional Karate at 174 cm and so BIG!
James said on 3/Jun/09
thats surprising. I always took Chuck for more of a 6' guy. He's small.
antonio said on 3/Jun/09
Norris with Mike Huckabee, who is listed at 5-11, and a man that I would believe is not a lift wearer, and a man that has no reason to exaggerate his height. As far as I can tell there is a 2.5"+ difference here. That makes Chuck 5-8.5 and maybe closer to 5-8 nowadays.

Rob your right on, with this one.

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James said on 3/Jun/09
Chuck does look close to 5'9 in the pic
Gago said on 3/Jun/09
Nowadays he's around 5'8, I saw him last year. How can you say he's 5'9 in the photo when you can't see his footwear.
uk guy said on 3/Jun/09
I was thought he looked 5"9
Alex5 said on 3/Jun/09
Chuck Norris's tears can cure cancer. Too bad he's never cried.
guyfrommars said on 3/Jun/09
I mentioned before that I've seen an episode of Walker Texas Ranger where Chuck was playing basketball in some gym and he had flat tennis shoes on instead of his usual cowboy boots with heels (plus lifts maybe?) and he seemed quite SHORT compared to the people around him.
Ed Kline said on 3/Jun/09
Yes Rob you're allowed to add it, but why is it a good idea that you add it?

[Editor Rob: I thought it is worth adding, as a fan of chuck]
Big King said on 3/Jun/09
Well he looks 5'9" on this photo.
RisingForce said on 3/Jun/09
This picture backs up what I've been saying. Chuck is 5'9".
Lmeister said on 3/Jun/09
Rob, why did you add this picture? Roland Dantes could have been shorter than 5ft10 and he is obviously slouching in the pic.

[Editor Rob: I'm allowed to add it.]
Bob said on 28/May/09
"Odin says on 19/Nov/08"
None of that information you gave me makes me think he has an inferiority complex. If anything, the complete opposite. Many of the greatest martial artists are short - some tall martial artist guy he'd be fighting would appear sluggish and non-threatening. Don't forget Chuck could beat 99.9999% of the people he sees daily. Not picking sides. I myself am only average height at 5'11". Luckily, my self worth isn't tied to my height.
Cameron said on 28/May/09
There is no way Chuck is 5-9. 5-8 at best.
RisingForce said on 28/May/09
I thought Christie Brinkley looked 5'9" in person and I think think that Chuck is 5'9" as well. I remember Chuck and Christie being similar in height on that total gym commercial. Chuck also looks about the same height as 5'9" Jean Claude Van Damme and 5'9" Tony Danza. He'd have to be atleast 5'9" to come as close to Vin Diesel's height as he did.
Scoobette said on 25/May/09
A coworker claims he saw Chuck and he claims Chuck Norris is only 5'1 I was thinking closer to 5'6? Anyone really know?
Brad said on 25/May/09
Yeah it does, he looked like a shrimp next to Christie Brinkley in an info-mercial.
jjd said on 24/May/09
Chuck Norris's height varies depending on what height he desires everyday
Anonymous said on 9/May/09
Chuck Norris 5'9.5" peak/5'8.75" current I believe
Greg said on 5/May/09
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Ali said on 10/Apr/09
Looks like he is 5'9 ish. So the 174 cm listed is correct
I think.

Bruce Lee looked about an inch shorter.
Doug said on 5/Apr/09
I saw a clear two inches height difference between Chuck and Bruce Lee, more than inch undoubtedly. If Lee was 5'7.5" Chuck was definately in the 5'9" range, near 5'10" at peak is not impossible.
Doug said on 4/Apr/09
Chuck at 5'8"-5'9" would kick the hell out of virtually every guy on the planet. He is literally one of the hardest men in the world living today and not many people would dispute this.
RisingForce said on 18/Mar/09
That's because Chuck Norris where's cowboy boots with lifts. A famous shoemaker claimed that Norris asked him to make his cowboy boots with lifts in them so he could still look tall even in fight scenes.
Everardo said on 18/Mar/09
Jean-Claude Van Damme is listed here as 5'9 and when they appear together in pictures Chuck always looks a bit taller than Van Damme
m.j said on 11/Mar/09
im going with 5'10 it seem more relalistice
mId said on 5/Mar/09
I don't know about lifts but I would say this is his exact height (5'8.5") if he's not wearing lifts.
God said on 23/Feb/09
Chuck Norris may be a black belt, but his listed height of 5'10" is arrogance. He is no more than 5'9"
Bouncer said on 15/Feb/09
He was billed as being 5'10 many times but wore big heeled boots most of the time.
But at this one famous fight against 5'7 - 5'7.5 Bruce Lee with similar footwear i always thought "Hey, actually he is barely taller than him (Lee)!"
So personally i have to agree with 5'8.5.
Martin said on 22/Jan/09
When Chuck Norris falls into the water, he doesn't get wet...the water gets Chuck Norris.

Looks no more than 5'8
snakeflake said on 18/Jan/09
I have no idea how tall either of them are, I am sure Chuck is taller than me and Rob is shorter. I am 5'6" every time I get a checkup. In the pictures with Micheal Bolton and Rob Schnieder, Chuck is wearing black cowbow boots and Rob is wearing dress shoes with at leat 1' Heels. So both heights are exagerated.
stormin said on 17/Jan/09
i used to work at jfk and see some of these guys frequently
while boarding flts.....chuck wore cowboy boots each time and a thick hair style
i'm 5ft 8in and we were eye to eye..so i would definitely say
he's not even 5ft 8in then if you take away the thick hair and boots
Rick said on 12/Jan/09
I was at the Disneyland Hotel Coffee shop in 1982 and There was a "Wrap"party going on upstairs for one of the MIA pictures. Chuck came downstairs and purchased two cups of tea from the waiter / cashier, a young hispanic kid who was in awe and asked for his autograph. Chuck was nice enough to oblige and that's when I noticed how short he was. I compared him to the kid and after Chuck went back up to the party, I asked the kid how tall he was. The kid said he was 5'7" and Chuck was the same heigth. I didn't notice his footwear though so it may be possible he is even shorter. Nevertheless he is no more than 5'7'
The Game said on 10/Jan/09
Chuck is only about 5'8". My karate instructor was one of Chuck's black belts from the 1970s. He's only 5'8" and said Norris was the same height as him.
RisingForce said on 3/Jan/09
Not nearly good enough. My minions? You're not making any sense.

Chuck is 5-9 and you don't have anything that contradicts that.
Insider said on 2/Jan/09
By the way that's a famous trainer in that pic who is listed as 5'7 barefoot. I will simply not post pictures online of myself because there's no point, it's just height and we all have our theories. Chuck has had tons of attorneys represent him in various fields throughout his career.
Insider said on 2/Jan/09
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RisingForce said on 1/Jan/09
Chuck is a legit 5-9 which is why in probably lifted cowboy boots he nearly reached Vin Diesel's height. Even if that was an illusion, he couldn't be 5-7 or 5-8 and look that tall.

Vin is a legit six feet.
RisingForce said on 27/Dec/08
Come on 5-7? That makes Bruce Lee 5-5ish and Vin Diesel 5-8ish.

If you were his attorney then prove it. If you can prove it or provide a picture of you and Chuck then I'll eat my words.
Insider said on 22/Dec/08
Chuck sure has most of you fooled, including CelebHeights.com

The man is a 5'7 legend. I know, because I am his height and I used to be his attorney.
RisingForce said on 5/Dec/08
Chuck looked the same height as Tony Danza a few years ago when he appeared on Danza's show.
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Danza is listed 5-9 here, if Chuck was getting some extra height it wasn't obvious. Neither had a clear footwear advantage. I'd say Chuck is still 5-9.
RisingForce said on 2/Dec/08
Tony says on 1/Dec/08
it is said that there is actually no Steroids in baseball or people who use them , just players chuck norris decided to breath on

They say Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer, too bad he never cries. ;)
Tony said on 1/Dec/08
it is said that there is actually no Steroids in baseball or people who use them , just players chuck norris decided to breath on
RisingForce said on 1/Dec/08
The Vin Diesel picture makes things even more confusing though.
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Chuck must be in 2" cowboy boots with a 1" lift while Vin must be in normal shoes.
glenn said on 1/Dec/08
chuck looked a solid 5-10 early in his career.he did look 5-9 towards the late 80s though.
RisingForce said on 1/Dec/08
I agree that he could have been 5-9 but I don't think he was less than that in his prime at least. I think there's a better chance that he's 5-10 than 5-8.
Leung said on 30/Nov/08
RisingForce, that photo is no good because Chuck is standing closer to the camera. Chucky could have been 5
RisingForce said on 29/Nov/08
Bruce could have been 5-8, he was close to it at least. 5-7 flat is too low in my opinion for Bruce.

Chuck still never looks under 5-9 and he's nearly 70. 5-10 peak isn't hard for me to believe at all. He looked 5-10, 5-11 in Missing In Action but I don't remember his footwear. He's known to wear cowboy boots with lifts but in them he looked taller than Michael Bolton, nearly as tall as Vin Diesel and almost as tall as Gary Busey.
glenn said on 29/Nov/08
norris claims 5-10 and sure does look it in that pic.maybe he was in the 70s,80s.i dont have a problem bruce being 5-8.

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