How tall is David Prowse - Page 2

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Average Guess (83 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 5.88in (197.8cm)
Current: 6ft 1.52in (186.7cm)
avi said on 25/Jul/13
@Rob
He lost more than Eastwood huh? Like 4 inches. He was never 6'7. 6'6 tops but still maybe 4.5 inches. Eastwood was 6'3.5 and lost 3 I think 3.5 maybe...wow..this is only for people 6'3 and above I notice. I think its just not right to be over 6'3 right? Too many problems...
Tim said on 5/Jul/13
A little over 6 ft one he is now, wow major height loss.
[Editor Rob: I see him walking about a bit at cons, well walking with 2 crutches, possibly standing tall 6ft 1 range but how do you measure a guy barefoot who has one leg 2 inches shorter than the other?]
Emil said on 22/Jun/13
Holy .... what a leg length. He had to be at least 6'5 at peak
greg said on 20/Jun/13
There's a picture of Dave taken in about 1977 (and darn it, I can't find it online again to point to it) together with the other members of the Star War's cast, and he certainly doesn't look 6'6", more like 6'3" or 6'4".
Brandon said on 17/Jun/13
6'6 peak and 6'2 now is spot on
Connor 184cm said on 15/Jun/13
Darth Vader/David Prowse is no more than 6ft now but still a big guy though his heads enormous bloody hell he's massive for someone at that height.
Henrik said on 14/Jun/13
James Earl Jones claimed that the producers of Star Wars said 6'6 1/2".
Lorne$ said on 7/Jun/13
@maio: Why is it hard to believe'? Average height loss for a man by age 70 is 4-5cm. And Rob himself can attest the man has to wear a built up shoe! That alone accounts for 2 inches, or so. So really, he has lost a good 2 inches of spine, with the rest from his leg. So when you ignore the fact one leg is lOnger than the other, he's lost a good 2 inches, which is well within normal range. Of course, the total loss of 4 inches is extreme, but if the extreme cases didn't exist, we wouldn't have normal!!!
Greg said on 7/Mar/13
He lost an insane amount of height in his torso. You can clearly see his legs are very long, at least long enough for a 6'6 man. They come all the way above Rob's stomach.
Balrog said on 8/Feb/13
David Prowse stood 6 feet 5 inches at least at his prime. This poor man has suffered since age 13 when first symptoms of arthritis appeared. I also red that he was near dead when his left arm became paralyzed, followed by his right. He was diagnosed with septic arthritis. Then a few years ago, revealed that he is suffering from prostate cancer. The amount of surgery has reduced his height by 4-6". This man is a true fighter.
Alex said on 6/Feb/13
I know, that's why am a bit shocked by that enormous height loss. Hope he has recovered by now...
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/13
Did you see him in his prime Alex? This guy was nothing under 6 ft 6. He's lost more height than Hogan or Eastwood.
Alex said on 30/Jan/13
Is it really possible to lose that much height? Health problems and advanced age aside this man lost 4-5 inches!
Connor 184cm said on 30/Dec/12
David does look like a genuine 6ft 2 guy next to you rob, i can clearly see a 6 inches advantage would he be 6ft now in 2012 or could he even get different measurements because of his bad leg he might struggle standing straight perhaps?
[Editor Rob: this was last time to get a standing photo of when he could stand better than he has done in last few years...he walks about like a 6ft guy today, well uses sticks to help his mobility]
Arch Stanton said on 6/Dec/12
That's funny, you mentioned seeing another 6'5" woman recently in Glasgow too I think? I've only ever seen one woman legit 6'5" range.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Dec/12
Rob says "It's like Jenny's dad. Used to be 6ft 2, last few years he wears a lifted boot. Here is a photo of it.". You sure that isn't a screenshot from that movie where Downey Jr stole a wheelchair from a hospital?

The amount this guy has lost is tremendous. Rob, what does he claim nowadays? 6'3?
[Editor Rob: no idea what he says now, he does struggle to walk and uses crutches. Last time I saw him, there was a 6ft 5 lady who dresses as a stormtrooper at some of these events...she made him look a 6 footer...]
Mightyman said on 4/Nov/12
He does seem to have suffered from osteoporosis his torso looks very bulging due to compression of the spine. My Cousin used to live in the same house and train with him in Bristol. He was a big guy.
Desann said on 29/Oct/12
Yes ok, when I look exactly at this pic, I recognize that Prowse has a head, a torso and legs of a giant. So 6'6" at his youth is where I put the money on.
fliper said on 21/Aug/12
It is not normal to lose more than 3 cm after 50 years, people think that settles over time, it is absolutely wrong!
It is probably of osteoporosis in the case of David Prowse.
Henrik said on 12/Feb/12
pedro says on 9/Feb/12
My son and I met him two years ago at an awards dinner. my son is 6'3" and Dave was about an 1.5" taller than my son. My buddy who is 6'4.5" says when he met Dave back in the 60's he says Dave was at least 2" taller than he.

I could buy the last part, but not the first.
pedro said on 9/Feb/12
My son and I met him two years ago at an awards dinner. my son is 6'3" and Dave was about an 1.5" taller than my son. My buddy who is 6'4.5" says when he met Dave back in the 60's he says Dave was at least 2" taller than he.
Michele said on 7/Feb/12
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miko said on 7/Jan/12
Rob would you ever rule out him dropping to 6'0 or below?

Given how much he's lost so far, I suppose you can't rule it out!
[Editor Rob: if he takes off his shoes one leg is 2 inches longer, so he's going to lose another inch if he had 2 feet on the ground and his posture would be effected for a measurement most likely.

So he could be 6ft barefoot.

It's like Jenny's dad. Used to be 6ft 2, last few years he wears a lifted boot. Here is a photo of it.

If jenny's dad stands in slippers he's like a 5ft 9-10 man, he wouldn't measure over 5ft 10 today.

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ANDREA[ITA] said on 7/Jan/12
Rob, in this pic he looks more like about 186. You think he would measure 6'2 today? And you think he was really 6'6 at peak? That's a big loss!
[Editor Rob: last year I saw him standing and he was shorter than when i got this photo. I think this was the last time he could try to stand reasonably tall - at subsequent events I saw him sitting for photoshoots) - considering all his physical ankle/leg/back problems over the years.]
Jim said on 3/Jan/12
I done a couple of power lifting demonstrations with him in the late sixties early seventies and he was 6'4" then
Henrik said on 2/Dec/11
6'4.5" max? Come on now. Ironically enough, my mother happens to know a man who looks very similar to Prowse (except the muscles) and claims 6'4.5" (194cm). My mother thought there was no way I could be 6'3" (190-191cm), because he looked so much taller than me. A hundred measurements on me or so can't be wrong, and the Prowse-lookalike was clearly more than just 1.5 inches (4cm) taller. I wouldn't rule 6'7" (201cm) out for him.

As for Prowse, anything under a legit 6'5" (196cm) peak is purely redundant. He could very well have been 6'6" (198cm).
ChiasmataX said on 22/Nov/11
He's 6 feet 1 (just compare him to the legit 186.8cm guy from height challenge # 8). Come on Rob stop inflating height of those over 183cm :P
jeremy said on 19/Nov/11
never ever 6ft6 6ft4.5 max
sdsds said on 7/Nov/11
Looks 6ft 1in in the photo with Rob
Henrik said on 6/Nov/11
Shaun says on 31/Oct/11
To me he did look 6'6" peak. 6'7" is pushing it. Probably 2 metres out of bed peak.

2 metres is basically 6'7". Rob stated recently that he saw Prowse again not so long ago without elevator shoes and that he'd be surprised if Prowse was a lot taller than 6' even barefoot these days. Losing more than four inches, which already is quite extreme? Hmm...
[Editor Rob: he still has one elevator shoe to compensate for the leg that is 2 inches shorter. What I mean is barefoot I'd be surprised today if he could measure much over 6 foot because of the problem.]
Shaun said on 31/Oct/11
To me he did look 6'6" peak. 6'7" is pushing it. Probably 2 metres out of bed peak.
LAN Jiao said on 22/Oct/11
Recently he look 6'1.2 in picture..
Big d said on 22/Sep/11
Never 6'7". Looking at some old pics from the 60's he looks around 6'5" at the very most.
Legend said on 14/Sep/11
I mean 6'2 sorry.
Legend said on 31/Aug/11
6'4 now
Henrik said on 26/Aug/11
He didn't look that much taller than supposed 6'2" (188cm) Julian Glover in The Empire Strikes Back. Probably three of four inches in difference at most. It wasn't a case of towering over. You may argue that General Veers (Glover's character) is standing fully straight up and Vader is slouching somewhat, but Vader has somewhat of an angle advantage. Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if the Vader gear included huge shoe soles, giving an extra inch or so.

He was probably around 6'5" (195-196cm) barefoot in his prime years.
DarthVader113 said on 16/Jul/11
He looks better than rob the navel to the location of more than 15 cm, then the upper body when he was young should be higher than it is now 10 cm.
Phillip Niemandt said on 17/Jun/11
Avi.
Sure Dave may not be strong nowdays but beleive me he was a very strong man.

In 1996 i benchpressed 275 KGgs at a comp in Southapton and then did a strength demo at Daves Gym .

Dave was way past it and was having big time health problems but he did a work out with me and his upper body was still very strong especially with the bench press and close grip bench which was not that easy for a tall guy with long arms.
Give dave his due he was a big tall strong guy and he inspirred me to achieve what i did in powerlifting and that was to become a world champ. Regards
rob89 said on 13/Jun/11
Doesn't look 6'2" at all here, looks pretty much exactly 6'1", maybe add a quarter or half inch tops to account for the fact that he may not be standing as straight as Rob, kinda hard to tell.
James said on 3/Jun/11
186cm on the nose with rob
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/11
6ft5 peak
6ft2.5 today
Legend said on 14/May/11
Am I supposed to believe that he lost 4 whole inches? 6'4.5 peak...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/11
More of a solid 6"5 guy at peak...his height loss is without a doubt exaggerated, the same with Clint Eastwood.
Lenad is sexy said on 1/May/11
Judging by his build he may very well have been 6ft6 when he was younger. No more than that though
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/11
189-190cm now
196cm peak
James said on 24/Apr/11
He's still an exceptionally tall man at just over 6ft but he's nowhere near his peak anymore.
Aaron said on 19/Apr/11
He's a huge guy. I mean, dang, even in today's age of improved nutrition and growth hormones in the milk, there aren't many 6'6" guys who are as proportionate as Prowse was. Look at the size of this guy! Reminds me of my 6'5" great uncle; he also has arthritis.

6'3" now. I sincerely doubt his height is constant so it doesn't even matter, poor old chap.
Phil Niemandt said on 11/Apr/11
I met Dave in 1974 in his gym.

I had a friend with me who was a rugby player. He played lock and was 6.5 in his socks. Dave was at least 2 inches taller than Ben. I have remained friends with Dave ans saw him in Decemebr in New York where he recieved a life time achievement award for his contirbution to Strengh sport and he was around 6.3 as i am 6.2.
James said on 4/Apr/11
His hair makes him look taller with rob but in the pic that is a solid 5 inch difference. can't see 6'2.5-6'3 let alone 6'2 flat.
Avi said on 3/Apr/11
Haaaaaahaaaaa. Never ever was 6'7. He was a strong 6'5 now weak 6'3.
Chameleon said on 27/Mar/11
No way 189cm with Rob :S
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/11
Looks 189cm-190cm with Rob
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/11
6ft5 at his peak...probably 6ft6+ in the Darth Vader Suit

Today he's 6ft2.5(189cm)
Candyman said on 23/Mar/11
SolidSnake says on 9/Feb/11
wow 4 inches lost? how did that happen?

Some people just have different bone structures. I mean look at the height loss of Hulk Hogan, Clint Eastwood and others over 6feet. I remember hearing that taller people usually lose height more often than shorter people. As we age the body usually cannabilizes the bones and spinal tissues for nutrients anyways especially if someone has a bad diet, though it is more common in elerly women. The fact that he has had bone surgery on his hips, knees, legs and ankles should be reason enough to have lost 2inches or more.
Chameleon said on 28/Feb/11
I agree with James....
James said on 28/Feb/11
185cm on the nose with rob
Mathew said on 27/Feb/11
I could see him 6'5.5" - 6'6" prime, but from the sounds of it he's lucky if he's even 6'2" now. It's too bad he had to go through so much physical stresses.
miko said on 11/Feb/11
Rob is it possible that without the elevated shoe he would look in the 6"0 range? And probably tilted over to one side!

[Editor Rob: yes he'd be tilted at the hip a lot.]
jtm said on 10/Feb/11
rob did he looked 6'2 to you back in 2008 or do you think he is that height nowadays?

[Editor Rob: I think he looked around 6ft 2.

BUT this is with him wearing an elevated shoe to balance his short leg. His sneaker had 2 external inches of lift on it, so barefoot if he put his shorter leg on the ground he wouldn't measure as tall as he looked.]
SolidSnake said on 9/Feb/11
wow 4 inches lost? how did that happen?
d wade said on 7/Feb/11
the Vader costum could give him 3 inches i say 6,5 at peak and 186 cm today
Spence said on 6/Feb/11
He looks close to 6'6 in Star Wars
James said on 23/Jan/11
If you look how is eye level measures up next to the top of robs head in the pic he actually looks under 6'2 in the pic for sure.

It could be the way the photo is taken? In the pic though he looks 6'1.25 (186cm).
tommie said on 16/Jan/11
He was 6'7 " I used to work for him 25 yrs ago. As for bodybuilding he played with it for a few years but was never any good.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/11
6"2.5(189cm) today
6"5(196cm) prime
EdgarHernandez said on 27/Dec/10
are you kidding?: this guy lost height for a big combination of, artritis, age, hip remplasement, and his ancle, the guy on top of that used to be a bodybuilder, so 4 inches dont surprise me at all.
are you kidding? said on 24/Nov/10
WHAAT i dont think a ¨human¨could become 10 or 11cm shorter just because his age, i mean 1 or even(EVEN) 2 inches would be rigth but 10 cm? this guy should be 190 at peak when young
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/10
196cm-197cm at peak

188cm-189cm now. His height loss is exaggerated a bit.
James said on 9/Nov/10
He's looking 6'1.75 (187cm) with rob.
Zach said on 8/Nov/10
And I thought Hulk Hogan's height loss was bad...
Big King said on 29/Jun/09
Ed(1), on his website it is written that he stood 6'5"-6'7" tall. So 6'5"-6'6" as his prime height can't be wrong and a strong 6'7" in his Darth Vader armor.
Ed(1) said on 24/Jun/09
Big King, I too think that Prowse might have been no more then 6ft5 in his prime, but I don't think that the max he got from the Vader suit was 2".

Maybe he wasn't 6ft10, but I could see 6ft8ish.
Big King said on 23/Jun/09
So that would make Vader 6'9"-6'10" after Prowse's height claim as 6'7"??? Come on, Vader with his armor was tall, yes but not gigantic. I really think that Prowse was no more than 6'5" in his prime.
Ed(1) said on 14/Jun/09
Big King, the Vader costume had to give more then 2", I'd guess close to 2" for the helmet alone. Maybe he didn't wear super big heeled boots, but even if they were 1.5", he was still getting close to 4" in boost from the costume.

In this pic alone you can see how big the helmet was in relation to his head.
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Big King said on 13/Jun/09
Ed(1), I already told that Prowse has still a head and a body of a semi giant and with his Darth Vader costume, he stood 6'7.5" and there is a source for that. The shoes and the helmet gave Prowse at least extra 2 inches. So he could only be a weak 6'6" in his prime.
Jordan said on 13/Jun/09
Yeah I def think he was over 6'4.5 in his youth, Maybe a good 6'6. But the man was massive though and he was clean of Roids too.

MY fualt steve it was his offical site and I converted stones wrong to 252 pounds, he actually was 266 pounds.
Ed(1) said on 13/Jun/09
It really sucks how our bodies give out on us as we get older, especially in the case of a guy like Prowse who has obviously lost a lot of height and struggles to get around. In the pic with Rob he looks a solid 6ft2, and with the great size difference of his head and hands it's safe to say he has the proportions of a much larger man.

I have a hard time seeing the 6ft7 peak height, but 6ft5 is definitely a possibilty. In his Vader costume, boots, helmet, etc., I bet he was pushing 6ft9,

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Not the best angle, but I honestly can say I don't see a 6-7 inch difference between Ford and Prowse.

Not to mention with Peter Mayhew, who only seems to have about 7 inches or so on Prowse. I met him in 2002 and he was tops 6ft11, not the 7ft3 listing he's always had.
Hugh 190cm said on 13/Jun/09
Okay I'd say 6ft5.25 peak and 6ft2.75 now.
yoyo said on 13/Jun/09
looks a strong 6ft2 now. but i have never believe he reach 6ft6 or 6ft7 ever. my guess he is 6ft4.5 barefoot in his youth.. maybe topped 6ft5 at most.
Big King said on 12/Jun/09
And Prowse's official websites says that he stood 6'5"-6'7" tall. That would make him a legit 6'6" guy in his prime.
Big King said on 12/Jun/09
There are several evidences and sources that Prowse stood 202cm tall with his Darth Vader amor. So shoes and helmet towered him to 6'7.5". So his 6'6" claiming is correct although he was barefoot a weak 6'6".
Steve said on 10/Jun/09
Jordan, can you provide us that link?
Jordan said on 7/Jun/09
His physique was impressive for back in the 60's when roids werent used. His offical page says he was 6'6 and 252 pounds.
Big King said on 2/Jun/09
Jordan, I also think that Prowse stood no more than 6'5"-6'6".
Jordan said on 31/May/09
I still say 6'5-6'6 as a prime height.
Martin said on 27/May/09
I agree with Big King completely. His head clearly shows that he is over 6'5 otherwise it would be mal-proportioned.
Big King said on 14/May/09
As we can see it on the pic. Prowse has a head and a body of a semi giant but because of his surgeries he's down at the 6'2"-6'3" rage. How strange that a human can lose so many inches only because of some surgeries.
Jordan said on 3/May/09
If he lost 3 inches than he still isnt 6'6 though. 6'5 would be more like it Bigd.
bigd said on 1/May/09
hes an old guy now. My dad is 70 this year and hes 5'11. he was 6'2.25" when he was measured for going into the RAF. a loss of 3 inches is very feasible for prowse.
Jordan said on 21/Apr/09
He was could have been 6'6.5 in his 20's but remember by the time of Star Wars he was already in his 40's so he could have lost height by then. I would call 6'6 as prime, 6'5 during Star wars and 6'2 now.
Sam said on 20/Apr/09
He looks 6'1 at the highest and how the hell can someone loose 4 inches on height. If the man is 6'1 now, than he coudnt have been taller then 6'5 in his hay day sorry. 6'6 and 6'7, nope.
Anonymous said on 14/Apr/09
I dont buy a 4-5 inches heightloss. he could have been only 6'3-6'4 peak
Big King said on 30/Mar/09
The original Darth Vader stands at 2,02 m (6'7.5") with his helmet and shoes, that can make Prowse only 6'6" on his earlier days.
Big King said on 27/Mar/09
Prowse was a strong 6'6". He could hit 200cm out of bed.
Steve said on 27/Mar/09
I would say Prowse was solid 2 meters tall in his youth.
Sam said on 23/Mar/09
In this pic he looks a decent 6'1-6'2.
Big King said on 23/Mar/09
Maybe Prowse was exactly 200cm tall and he tried hard to round that up to feet and inches. Although he wasn't a full 6'7" in his prime.
Anonymous said on 15/Mar/09
I thought he was 6 ft 7 at peak well thats what he say he was when he played vader in the first star wars.
Doug said on 9/Mar/09
He was definately in the 6'6" range peak though.
Doug said on 9/Mar/09
Looks in the 6'2"-6'3" range now. He has lost a tremendous amount of height like other heavy weightlifters like Hulk Hogan. The amount they lifted in their lifetime is just not healthy. I can't see anything over 6'6" prime same as Hogan. He has lost 4 inches which is an extreme amount.
Jordan said on 8/Mar/09
Steve, it appears that a 6'6 peak height is pretty acurate. Dave said he was 6'6, and has also been listed at 6'6 in powerlifting sites, so i doubt he was 6'7. His weight in his bodybuilding days had been listed at 238lbs and 266 pounds.
miko said on 2/Mar/09
4 inches height loss just seems ridiculous at first. But its possible, and clearly this guy has shrunken dramatically. It must be painful to lose over 10cm of height.
Steve said on 26/Feb/09
Its really confusing,when Star Wars first came out,he said to intervier on tv that he is 6ft 6.5in,before and after that he almost always stated his height as 6ft 7in,than he stated 6ft 6in,i just dont understand what is the true.
Big King said on 23/Feb/09
Oh come on, 6'7" for David Prowse is ridiculous. Even in his prime he was just at least 6'6". Also in his interview when he stated his height as 6'6" he was younger and also 6'6" was surprising me because I always estimated Prowse being 6'5" tall.
Steve said on 20/Feb/09
Rob,have you ever listed Prowse as 6ft 7in?

[Editor Rob: I think 6ft 6.5]
Anonymous said on 17/Feb/09
Rob,have you ever had Prowse at 6ft 7in?
Jordan said on 3/Feb/09
Yeah Anonymous, he looks about 6'1 or 6'2 with Rob, but its basically a fact that he shrunk ,its just a matter of how much. If he said he was 6'6, than I Dont think he is anything higher but it could be possible. To me he looked a solid 6'5 after all reaserch so he shrunk at least 3.5 inches Or so, which is interesting.
Anonymous said on 25/Jan/09
I saw him shopping and hes only 6 ft 1-2.
Jordan said on 9/Dec/08
Yeah Big King I agree with a strong 6'5. He was about 265 pounds when he was competing which is impressive for those days.
Big King said on 7/Dec/08
Prowse looked 6'5 1/2" (197cm) in his prime. A strong 6'5" by the way.
Jordan said on 5/Dec/08
When Prowse said he was 6'6, he prolly gave himself an inch. I belive he was 6'5 in his prime, maybe 6'6. Now looks 6'1 to 6'2 with rob. Thats alot of height loss.

Still cant get over how big the guys hands are, Looks like a catcher's mit on Rob's shoulder.
Anonymous said on 5/Dec/08
The other website merely says "David Prowse is 6'5" or so in real life I
believe", so does not claim to be an authority.
As to other celebrities losing a lot of height, in the authorised biography of Alistair Cooke ('America', 'Masterpiece Theatre' etc) it states that he went from 6'1" in his prime to around 5'7" in his nineties - and that having been a tall man for most of his life he really disliked how much height he had lost.
Big King said on 4/Dec/08
I found another website where it is written that prowse was 6'5". Click Here
Jordan said on 4/Dec/08
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Dave was huge in this show. Looked 6'6ish here.
lillo thomas said on 4/Dec/08
yep Darth Vader is supposed to be 6-7 in helmet so david prowse was around 6-5 barefoot peak 6-5.5 max.
Big King said on 3/Dec/08
The original Darth Vader has been described as 6'7 1/2" (2,02 m) and if Vader is that tall with his shoes and helmet then the actor Dave Prowse has to be 6'6" at his peak but I would say that his peak height was more 6'5" like.
Hugh said on 2/Dec/08
hmmmm. Looking at recent photos of him he looks 6ft3-6ft3.5 range these days.
adam said on 13/Nov/08
His torso looks shorter than Rob`s yet his legs look extremelly long!!! No doubts he has lost a lot of height from his upper body. I can easily buy 6-6 peak.
Anonymous3 said on 11/Nov/08
This is one massive man!
trueheight said on 11/Nov/08
he certainly has the noggin of a giant, seems like all that weightlifting was not kind to his spine.
flash_of_eden said on 11/Nov/08
rob wears awesome sweatshirts.
adam said on 11/Nov/08
Oh, it wasn`t Rob. amit, thank you. My bad...

And Clint has lost a lot of height too! Around 4 inches, I`d say.
adam said on 11/Nov/08
Julia Child, yes... Thank you, Rob. It`s hard to believe that anyone would have lost more than 5 whole inches!
lillo thomas said on 11/Nov/08
4 inch height loss is a huge height loss even 3 inches is a huge height loss.
In my opinion dave was 6-5 tops peak . He don't seem taller than 6-5 on darth vader suit.
Big King said on 11/Nov/08
adam, Hulk Hogan has lost almost 4 inches too. And 6'6 1/2" sounds right for Dave's peak height.
adam said on 11/Nov/08
The man has claimed 6-6 and 6-7. He was listed as 6-6
glenn said on 11/Nov/08
geez this guy shrunk.rob do you think this guy would be nice to me on the street or would he be the grouchy wookie peter mayhew was to me?.i would want him for clockwork orange as well.

[Editor Rob: he struggles to walk at any speed and I've seen him using crutches, I think it'd be rare to see him on streets. He is pleasant at conventions, that's all I know.]
Jordan said on 10/Nov/08
He has a full head of hair still, amazing for someone in his 70's.
Mattiew_- said on 10/Nov/08
I don't think this guy was under 6'5

Come on , look at the length of his legs ... He was at least 6'5 in his prime for sure .
Could easily have been 6'6 IMO
Alex said on 10/Nov/08
I would say more 6'1 in the picture with Rob. This guy has lost 4-5 inches during his life? Thats a lot
Markus said on 10/Nov/08
Looks like mighty Darth Vader lost a lot of height indeed...still the Force is strong in him! 6'2" max in this pic. Notice the size of his hands....
Jordan said on 10/Nov/08
His hands are Huge, coudnt help but notice his hand on Rob's shoulder looks like a cathcher's mit, Dam Rob what did that feel like ?

[Editor Rob: I wasn't aware of that until I shook his hand, it is pretty big.]
Jordan said on 10/Nov/08
Easy 5 inches between Rob and Dave. Could be a Solid 6'2 here, which would be a 4 inch height lose. I still think he was around the 6'5 mark in 1977, but maybe 6'6 peak when he was in his 20's or so.
Brad said on 10/Nov/08
He's losing his height. He was 6' 3" plus regular shoes, I was 6' 7" in shoes at a Ray Courts show a few years ago. Believe he lost 4", he did. He was a legit 6' 6" in '76.
thekiddd said on 10/Nov/08
There will always be the exception Hugh. But it is unusual I agree.
Big King said on 10/Nov/08
Prowse has still a big head. So his 6'6" to 6'7" claimings in his prime could be right.
Hugh said on 10/Nov/08
6ft6 to 6ft2! I do not beleive that in a million years!
miko said on 10/Nov/08
Severe height loss. Could still be 6"2.5-6"3 if he forced his posture.
adam said on 10/Nov/08
Look at that! His legs look extremelly long and on the other hand -his torso looks short. He has lost a lot of height, no doubts.
Dr. D said on 10/Nov/08
10 of height loss?? is that healthy? I mean that really is a lot
el toppo said on 7/Nov/08
hi rob, where can we see the photo of you and prowse?

[Editor Rob: later this month.]
Jordan said on 28/Oct/08
I'm a huge nerd too. I was Born in 1988 though, so All the SW movies were out already on VHS and I watched them till i was blue in the face from the time I was 2 years old. Yeah It sucks that Dave is in bad heath and that Lucas is such a stuck up prick to Dave as well.
Ange said on 19/Oct/08
I hear so many differing things about him ranging from 6'7 to 6'0. I'm sorry to hear his health is not good. He was a fine Vader. Usually I try to say something snappy, but actually this was the first I heard about his health and it saddened. I'm a big SW nerd.
Big King said on 8/Oct/08
Jordan, some people are also downgrading their heights for at least one inch, you know? Maybe Dave was one of them. Many people don't wanna be tall so that's the reason why they are downgrading their heights. But I've the same opinion as you. I also doubt that Prowse was above 6'6" in his prime. I always thought that Prowse was 6'5". And you're also right if you believe that Prowse is an inch shorter than Kevin Sorbo. I saw a photo of them standing beside. There was really about an inch height difference. If Sorbo is at least 6'3" then Prowse is 6'2 1/2" nowadays. In this case, Rob is right with his height estimation for David Prowse.
Jordan said on 8/Oct/08
Dave Prowse himself stated he was 6'6 in a interview. This was back in the early 70's I Belive, so he was never 6'8 and prolly not even 6'7. If so then why would he say 6'6 ?
Dave said on 7/Oct/08
Alot of people are talking about pictures, film, and such, but it is incredibly difficult to tell height from pictures. You have no way of knowing how the people are standing unless it's a full shot and even then the camera angle makes a difference. I am 6'5" and my brother is 6'8". Last I saw David in person was in the late '90s. He was already walking with a cane and my brother and I walked right past him as he was standing at a table signing autographs. He was about my brother's height at that time, perhaps a little shorter. He had already had at least one surgery and he was still taller than I. That should really end the conversation about whether he was ever 6'7". He was at least 6'7".
miko said on 4/Oct/08
Rob, this is proof that - in extreme cases, massive height loss can take place.
Jordan said on 4/Oct/08
Yeah I agree there Rob. The poor guy is in bad physical Condition. I have respect for him though, cause he never used roids and he got very big for his time. Plus its harder for tall guys with long arms to get the beefed up look and he did it without roids, so all the more credit to him.
Jordan said on 3/Oct/08
Yeah Rob, Cool that you met him. I belive he is a good 6'2 nowadays like i mentioned below, but no way do i Think he was 6'6 or 6'7 for his prime. He coudnt have lost 4 or 5 inches right?

[Editor Rob: I think he's lost about 4, all the things and actually seeing his upper body and when he was trying to stand tall for the photoshoots with people...fair play to him, he could have just sat on a chair.]
Jordan said on 26/Sep/08
Prowse is not close to 6'5 nowadays. He was an inch shorter than 6'3 Kevin Sorbo. I give him 6'5 for prime height, and about 6'2 nowadays.

[Editor Rob: he is a good 6ft 2, in August I managed to get a photo with him and saw how he has built up sneaker because one leg is shorter. He has lost a lot of height in his back aswell.]
Big King said on 26/Sep/08
Well, ok, I don't think that Prowse is still 6'5" nowadays, maybe in 1997. Today he might appear being 6'3" tall.
Big King said on 20/Sep/08
Atlanta, if Prowse was definitely bigger than your 6'3" dad then I guess Prowse could hit 6'5" nowadays.
Atalanta said on 17/Sep/08
When I got my pic with him at a creation con, I have a "deer in headlights" look on my face because when he put his hand on my shoulder, I was not expecting something so massive. Comparatively, I am a petite 5'10". My dad is 6'3" and he was most definitely bigger than my dad.
Big King said on 4/Sep/08
Steve, the other explanation is that Dave was 6'7" with shoes. That's why he said that he was 6'7" when he played Darth Vader.
King said on 29/Aug/08
David was never 6'7" because he already admited his height as 6'6" on a YouTube video, posted by Jordan. I think, the problem is solved.
Steve said on 5/Jul/08
Yes,you're right Chaz,I've just read an article that said Prowse had suffered from arthritis when he was 13 years old,due to his arthritis he has shrinked and by his early forties he was shorter than his peak height,and if he was 6'6.5"(199cm) in his mid and late thirties he could have been 6'7"(201cm) in twenties or even early thirties.That's the explanation.
Chaz said on 18/Jun/08
The truble with your 1977,hey day Ed(1)is Prowse was 42,and allready had arthritis,his real hey day was 1962-68,when he was British Weightlifting champ,and world Caber tossing champ,that's what he blames his bad hips on,his true peak height was 6'6.5''.
Ed(1) said on 7/Jun/08
I stll think Prowse was no more then 6ft4.5-6ft5 tops in his hey day! Just look at the premiere pic Jordan posted of him with Harrison Ford(6ft1) back in 1977. There he looks to have about 3-maybe 4 inches tops on Ford. I'm sure if the angle was shifted it would be more apparent. The 6ft6 and 6ft7 claims sound like the usual body builder exaggerations!

Another one who exaggerates is Peter Mayhew(Chewbacca), just look at that pic of him next to Prowse and Ford, and it's obvious he was never 7ft3-7ft4 like he claimed! When I saw him in 2002 he was 6ft11 tops. What did he lose 5 inches too? LOL
Jordan said on 6/Jun/08
See Bulloch said he is 6'0 himself and he lists it on his myspace so I cant buy 6'1 especially when Rob said he was 5'11. Vader's boots also have more of a heel than Fett's I belive.
Steve said on 6/Jun/08
Of course,Vaders helmet gives more height than Fetts helmet,its obvious.And even without helmet Prowse looks about 5 inches taller.Bulloch is always listed as 6'1",and I strongly believe he is,cause he doesnt look less than 6'1" standing next to David.

That picture is not good for judging about Davids height.Saw that pictue and many others from better angles where I saw that Prowse has 5 inches on Harrison Ford,but Peter Mayhew is listed as 7'3" and he doesnt that tall on that picture.

Lee looks much taller than Cushing who is 6'0",and he is probably 6'5" on that picture but no way he was taller Dave.
Jordan said on 5/Jun/08
Dave Prowse vs. Christopher Lee

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Lee might have been as tall as 6'5 in his younger years and they both look to stack up evenly with Cushing in both of those photos but Prowse has the Helmet on, so its possible that Lee might have been taller.
Jordan said on 5/Jun/08
Rob this pic blows my mind.

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Dave is the one with the Glasses and the real tall one is Peter Mayhew. I thought at first the tall one was Dave but he is the glasses guy looking only 2 to 3 inches taller then 6'1 tops ford.
Jordan said on 5/Jun/08
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Keep in mind:

1. Bulloch has said he is 6'0 himself and rob has said he looked 5'11 so I dont think Bulloch is a full 6'1.

2. Vader's helmet gives him more height than the fett helmet, so even though bulloch may be 6'1 in his armor, Prowse's helmet gives more height anyway.

3. There looks like 5 inches between them but when you take into account that Bulloch is more like 6'0 and Vader's helemt gives him more of a boost I would guess Dave at 6'4 in 1980.
Jordan said on 5/Jun/08
yeah, i checked again 20 stone is 280lbs.

I think Rob said bulloch was 5'10 when he met him. Its on the Bulloch page but in his helmet I think Jeremy would be around 6'0 at least.
Steve said on 5/Jun/08
I think Bulloch was 6'1"(185cm) without a doubt because he wasnt so much shorter than Dave who is supposed to be around 6'6" on that picture,and if Bulloch was 6'1" on that picture that would make Prowse 6'6".

The same picture with Alec Guinness I saw,and you can see he is clearly almost for head taller than him,so 6'6" undoubtfuly.

Well he really looked huge and massive on that picture,but I cant judge about his height from that picture.Do you may be know Jordan what was his peak weight?
He is always listed as 265 lbs(120kg),but than you say 19 stone (266lbs) and than he might have been 20 stone,how much lbs is 20 stone?

I have already seen that video before.That what he stated doesnt mean that his peak height wasnt 6'7".He stated 6'6" probably because he had shrunk from 6'7" to 6'6".That doesnt rules him being 6'7".

Thanks for posting those pics Jordan.
Jordan said on 4/Jun/08
Here is the original Vidoe i sent rob in which he mentions up on the top.

Dave States he is 6'6, so he def not 6'7.

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Jordan said on 4/Jun/08
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Alec is 5'10 tops so Dave has a strong 7 inches on him in this pic making him 6'5 but the Vader suit has big boots so IDK here. I would say a solid 6'5.

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He just looks Massive here. And that was a natural body with 0 roids back in the day. He has stated that he was 20 stone and Ive seen a video where he got weighed at 19 stone (266lbs. No Doubt a big man but IDK if he was quite 6'7.
Jordan said on 4/Jun/08
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Keep in Mind that Vader's boots give him more height and Bulloch(Fet) though listed at 6'1 looked more 5'11 according to Rob.
Steve said on 22/May/08
What is billed height?
sf said on 20/May/08
Jason - exactly. "Sensible weightlifting." Meaning, proper weightlifting done with, overall, proper form.

Sadly, and I say this from 23 years' experience, most guys don't lift correctly, even champion bodybuilders. I'm not trying to sound like a know-it-all, when I say that, but it's true. I see guys in the gym just killing themselves (including a former Mr. Iowa), doing jerky movements, putting on too much weight, etc, etc, only because they are young and stupid and just want to impress everyone. Want to impress everyone and show how much them can lift, etc. They just want to get "huge", while they continually rip up their bodies and do damage to them.

Correct weightliting results in better posture, denser bones, stronger bones, more supported bones, and stronger muscles. Even squats don't shrink you like everyone loves to say. But, they can be hugely damaging if done incorrectly and "over the top". They will kill your back, among other things. do them correctly, without always killing yourself, and you've got stronger legs, denser bones, and you actually stretch out your back.
Jordan said on 19/May/08
The thing is Steve, that the famous fett facing off with Vader photo has Prowse 3 inches taller than 6'1 Guy (Forget his Name) that Played Jango fett and in alot of other scenes he shouls look much taller then Princess Leia (5'0) if he was 6'7. I will try to round up the photos that I posted her once showing the cast of Star Wars in offscrren photos. Give me like a day and ill get them back up here.
Steve said on 19/May/08
I dont think so Jordan.After his first surgery he was 6'5"(196cm),and that surgery was before Star Wars.So he could only have been taller than 6'5",and thats why I think he was 6'6"(198cm) in Star Wars.
Jordan said on 18/May/08
Well i provied a quote that had dave daying he was 6'6 and Rob shows that on the page so that rules out him being 6'7, And if he was 6'6 it wasnt in Star Wars casue he looked alot shorter than that there.
Steve said on 18/May/08
So whats your point Jason?
Jason said on 17/May/08
sf says on 16/May/08
''Shrinking from weightlifting is a myth. After 23 years of continued lifting, I am not shorter now, than I was at 19. In fact, weightlifting, done correctly, reinforces your height and stature because the muscle reinforce your skeletal structure. That's a fact. More muscle, stronger skeleton. Also, continued weightlifting results in DENSER bones, which, again, makes them stronger.''

Sensible weight-lifting, sure. Over-the-top weight-lifting, I'd have to disagree. There's no way that's good for you. I also distinctly remember seeing a study a few years back (haven't been able to find it again so far) which resulted in about 50% of the subjects (young - 20's/30's - heavy weight-lifters) showing the first signs of one type of bone degeneration.
elio said on 17/May/08
well said sf. I'm a little tired of people jumping to conclusions when weightlifters lose height as they age.
Genny said on 17/May/08
Dave Prowse has suffered from severe arthritis for years. he was as several science fiction cons about 20 years ago and he talked with a group of us and chatted for ages at three, cons. Nice bloke.He was easily three inches taller than my ex who is 6ft 2.There's no way, he was only 6ft 4.
Jordan said on 16/May/08
Glenn, On the Malcolm page Rob shows a quote of McDowell saying he is 5'8.5...SO my estimate was closer than yours.
sf said on 16/May/08
Shrinking from weightlifting is a myth. After 23 years of continued lifting, I am not shorter now, than I was at 19. In fact, weightlifting, done correctly, reinforces your height and stature because the muscle reinforce your skeletal structure. That's a fact. More muscle, stronger skeleton. Also, continued weightlifting results in DENSER bones, which, again, makes them stronger.
glenn said on 16/May/08
im aware of that jordan,but someone else here backed me that he was 5-9ish.i dont believe he is a low as 5-8.5.maybe a height when he was younger or late at night.when he wakes he is 5-9 5-9.5 is my guess.
Jordan said on 16/May/08
Actually i think Malcom stated he was 5'8.5 in a Interview. It might be on his height page on this site.
Steve said on 16/May/08
Jordan is right,before weightlifting,in his youth he was definetely taller.So I think 6'7"(201cm) was his peak.(I dont know where or why did he state he was 6'8"?)
glenn said on 15/May/08
so you know for a fact that malcom was or is 5-8? thats absurd.i have a photo with him and he was a least 5-9.5.if not 5-10.maybe i was 5-7 then,but that would make malcom 5-9 at worst.i dont think he wore lifts.
Jordan said on 15/May/08
well in CLockwork Oranage he had 8 inches on 5'8 McDowell and that was in 1973 making him around 6'4 in that time, but yeah he could have been taller before all the weighlifting. I just never saw him before a Clockwork Orange.
Steve said on 15/May/08
As a result of weightlifting he had lost several inches,and I would say his peak height was 6'7"(201cm),why would he be listed as 6'7" if he wasnt.I dont think he was 6'7" in Darth Vader suit,but he was undoubtfuly 6'6"(198cm),he was almost for whole head taller than Alec Guinness who is 5'10"(178cm).
Jason said on 12/May/08
I agree with you guys about Hogan being 6'4'' peak. Though, I think Prowse likely would have been 6'5''.
Jordan said on 8/May/08
I agree Ola, My Uncle stood next to Hogan in an Airport in 1986 and was the same height as hogan. My Uncle is 6'4 by the way.
Lawrence said on 29/Apr/08
4 inches is nothing to lose,some people with osteoperosis can lose 14'' in height,my grandad was 5'6.5'' in 1939 in the army,but only 5'3'' in 1999 when he died aged 94,and it's very commone to lose at least 2'' when you have a hip replaced cos they have to put the now hip further down the femur cos the head has crumbled away.and it's not uncomman for giant's to lose over 10'' dew to scoliosis of the spine.and most people will lose 2'' with no medical problems at all,over there life's
Socom said on 28/Apr/08
How can someone lose 4 inches?! I do not think this is scientifically possible without surgery. Nice research Rob. You are great at what you do.
Lawrence said on 30/Mar/08
He was taller than 2 time worlds strongest man Geoff Capes in 1979 at the Bremar highland games,and capes is at least 6'5''and Prowse was at he's peak in 1962-4 when he was british weightlifting campe,I think he must of been 6'6.5'' back then.
Lulman said on 24/Mar/08
Me too. Prowse was definitely at 6'5". I would pay for that.
Jordan said on 21/Mar/08
I disagree that Dave was ever 6'6 or 6'7. He had 3 inches on Harrison Ford back in 1977 photos. Ford is 6'1 tops and Dave had 4 inches on him. I think Dave's peak was 6'5.
Menster said on 14/Mar/08
Just like Hulk Hogan. Hogan and Prowse, these two guys have lost lots of inches. Hogan could be 6'4" while Prowse is 6'3" now. Their peak heights were also 6'6" to 6'7". They were having the same height and they lost several inches because of bad luck! Now I'm taller than them, I'm 6'6", easily two inches taller than Hulk and Dave!!
supes78 said on 16/Feb/08
Jeez, this guy has lost a lot of height! Does he have some sort of degenerative disease or is this a result of all that weightlifting and possible steroid use?
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 6/Feb/08
in benny hill show always had a head taller than benny hill
Jordan said on 29/Jan/08
Yes menster..I agree. If you look at my past posts I have said he doesnt look near 6'7 or even 6'6. In movies like Clock Work orange and Star Wars he looks 6'3 or 6'4, even in his prime.
Menster112 said on 15/Jan/08
Jordan, if Prowse is 6'7" tall, I'm 7 feet tall but in fact I'm only 6'6".
LargeHill14 said on 11/Jan/08
Yes, I saw the picture of Jordan and David Prowse does look a legit 6'6" but not 6'7". The metric system would describe Prowse as a 1,97 metres tall man. He looks near 6'6" as mentioned.
Jordan said on 11/Jan/08
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Interesting he looks about 2-3 inches taller than 6'1 ford making him 6'4 tops. Thats assuming ford is 6'1. Dave looks smaller then 6'11 Mahew by about 6 inches. Carri Fisher is 5'0 and Dave does not look 6'7, maybe 6'4 to 6'5.
LargeHill14 said on 10/Jan/08
I still can't understand why David Prowse is often listed as 6'7". It's a lie! He is 6'5" at least, I would say 6'6" or even 6'6.5" was his peak height but not over. 6'7" is absolutely nonsense and he didn't look that tall in his heydays.
sf said on 9/Jan/08
That I can believe. Also, people seem confused how he can look so huge in Star Wars....big boots, big helmut, THE FORCE, you name it...

[Editor Rob: I seen him again 2 months ago, he's struggling with 2 sticks that day, 5 months earlier he was walking slowly mind you. Same with Richard Kiel, he was being wheeled about in a chair.]
sf said on 9/Jan/08
That I can believe. Also, people seem confused how he can look so huge in Star Wars....big boots, big helmut, THE FORCE,
Joshua said on 8/Jan/08
Well... Prowse has himself made an unofficial statement after interview that he really is "only" about 6`4
Jordan said on 29/Nov/07
DAm, one of the prevoius pics is by tri-pod, ill try to find another
Jordan said on 15/Oct/07
Rob, this is strange becasue Prowse looks a tad taller then 5'11-6'0 Peter cushing in this pic Click Here

Here is how someone who is 6'4-6'5 should look next to cushing. Read down in the article and it shows 6'5 Lee with Cushing, making for a larger height difference than when Cushing was with Prowse.

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Rob, I am utterly confused on Prowse, he looks 6'1 in that pic with cushing, yet that cant be the truth.
Chip said on 18/Aug/07
Is he really only 6'2.5" now? Dang, he looked really tall in the Star Wars films he was, in, definitely taller than 6'2.5". Has he really lost this much height? Well, he's still tall. I mean, I'd be quite glad to go from 6'6" to 6'2.5". I'm 14 and 5'6", and I started my growth spurt two years ago (I don't know if I'm still going through it or not). I certainly want to be tall, but I don't want to be 6'6". That would be too tall for me (I wouldn't complain if I was that tall, though). But my ideal height is a solid 6'2", nothing more or less. I mean, I wouldn't mind being 6'0, either. I would like to be nothing more than 6'2", nothing less than 6'0.
Jordan said on 25/Jul/07
Supes78, prolly a combation of those things you just said and he got mutiple hip operations, so that contributed as well.
supes78 said on 2/Jul/07
Jeez. This is some extreme height loss. I wonder if this has to do with all those years of bodybuilding or if it's something genetic.
Jordan said on 1/Jul/07
Yeah Rob and he is stated claiming he is 6'6, than 6'7 and even 6'8 and the description in the video says that he always states differerent heights. There is even someone on the YOutube Video that posted he was shorter than 6'7 in one of the comments. He is one of the Strangest guys to peg.
Jordan said on 30/Jun/07
Thanx Rob. I guess this defenetly rules out a 6'7 claim since he himself says he is 6'6. I honestly think he could still be bulking it up a little even with the 6'6 claim.

[Editor Rob: if you're going to give a height, be honest, because it looks foolish giving different heights.]
Jordan said on 29/Jun/07
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This is Really interesting Rob

[Editor Rob: I'll mention the 6-6 at top aswell.]
Jordan said on 26/May/07
Kevin T, I have hayden at 6'0 and DAve at a pime 6'4 or 6'5. There is alot of evidence here on this site that conflicts with Dave Being 6'7, but it seems you suggest him at 6'6 which is also a possiblity, however I think he was 6'4 or 6'5 in his prime.
Kevin T said on 10/May/07
What was Lucas' explanation for the obvious discrepancy in the height of the actors who played Darth Vader? Even if the downgrade is accurate (and it could be--I have a theory that bodybuilders shrink more than ordinary people because of spinal stresses) Prowse was clearly six and a half feet tall in his costume. Christensen looks 6' 0" at most, and the padded shoulders don't make up any real difference.
Anonymous said on 12/Apr/07
if u check out d photos of dave with other celebrities, u'll see dat he's next 2 lou ferrigno, who is 6'4", and dave appears to b at least an in ch or 2 shorter...hes def lost a few inches over d years
Jordan said on 11/Apr/07
I agree with the downgrade Rob. There is alot of evidence posted by myself and others that have Dave looking short of a prime 6'7.
Jordan said on 17/Feb/07
I agree with Sf
sf said on 16/Feb/07
Tall sightings, especially in Hollywood, are not that hard to come by. If someone suddenly looks 6'6" or 6'7" but in another picture looks 6'4", then the logical thing, usually is to go with the shorter heights. You can make anyone look any height in the movies. But, when you see candid photos, such as with Arnie or Sorbo, or when you see older movies when the star wasn't as famous or needed to be built up so much, to me, anyway, those are the evidence I'm going to use.

so, I guess what I'm saying is I dismiss many of the taller sightings in movies and stage photos, etc. The evidence clearly points to Prowse being no taller than 6'1" or 6'2" at the time - hard to beleive he lost 5 inches..probaly no taller than 6'4" or so at his prime.
Jordan said on 15/Feb/07
Oh oK rob, I had never seen the other pic at daves site in which Dave clearly is taller then glover. Thanks for posting it. If glover is 6'2, (6'1 in that pic because he is really old) then Dave heights could have been 6'6 in his prime. I must say out of all the celebs at this site, I belive that DAVe Prowse is one of the more difficult to peg.
Jordan said on 13/Feb/07
Rob there is a Pic of Dave on the Julian Glover page and Dave looks the same height, maybe a little taller then Julian who is 6'2. DO you think it is possible that Dave was never more then 6'3?

[Editor Rob: I do believe he has lost a solid 3 inches. 6ft 5 or 6 is only question, the true peak because now, in 2007 he could be no more 6ft 2. Although that Glover fellow was also on another pic on dave's site]
Jordan said on 1/Feb/07
Yeah I agree Ed. 6'4-6'5 as a peak height seems to fit. I just dont know how this guy could have had a 2-3 inch boost on all his listings. I dont think he wore lifts so maybe he just lied like a rug. And yes he did have some wierd lookin shorts on in Clockwork Orange, but actually the whole dam movie is weird so he fits right in with his shorts.
Ed said on 31/Jan/07
Jordan, 6ft4-6ft5 sounds right, probably leaning more towards 6ft4. I don't see how if in 97 he still claimed 6ft5 after losing 2 inches, he could have shrunk to what looks to be 3.5 inches more in the Sorbo pic which I believe is recent. On a recent look at that pic, I see more like 6ft1.5 to Sorbo's 6ft3, a 5.5 inch height decrease seems pretty damn severe, regardless of surgeries. I said once before if you lost that much height from health issues, I would think you would need a wheelchair to get around, I don't see how you could stand up in a remotely comfortable way. Glenn, you are hysterical, "hooker shorts," LMAO!
Jordan said on 31/Jan/07
Ed, I have been saying all along he does not look 6'6 or 6'7. I even mentenoned in one of my post on how the Vader helmet would give more then the fett helmet. I personally think he was never more 6'5 and could have possibly been 6'4.
Glenn said on 31/Jan/07
I know Ed.with his hooker shorts I thought he looked very much 6-5.
Ed said on 30/Jan/07
Jordan in regards to the Bulloch/Prowse pic I think the Vader costume is the culprit. With the cowboy style boots he wore(now redesigned to a more motorcycle style for Hayden Christensen), and the helmet I think Prowse got a boost of 3.5 -4 inches. 1.5-2 for the boots and 2 for the helmet. Add that to a 6ft4-6ft5 guy and he's now 6ft8-6ft9. Plus what Rob mentioned regarding Bulloch's height of 5ft11-6ft, add his boots and helmet which would put him between 6ft1-6ft2. Personally I see more like close to 8 inches between them, but the pic is a bit deceiving. Robin, you're right there is nothing simple about Prowse, and Glenn you saw it too then, Prowse was a beast in ACO, with some hilarious short shorts!
Jordan said on 30/Jan/07
No Dubt Dave is big, But there is alot of Evidence that Suggest he has blown his hieght up. Just read Robins post about Daves attitude. There is no doubt Dave is huge, I think more 6'4 or 6'5 as a prime height. In a Clockwork he appears huge because Malclm McDowell is only 5'8 1/2. And If you watch closely he only has 7 inches on Malcolm.

Here is some evidence that Dave is undoutibly huge in his prime. But Just not 6'6 or 6'7. Click Here


Also Compare Prowse with 5'11 Jeremy Bulloch in the pic i posted a few days ago. he doesnt have 7 inches on Jeremy either.
Robin said on 30/Jan/07
Ya know, I have come to the conclusion that there is absolutely NOTHING simple about Dave Prowse.
Viper said on 30/Jan/07
Prowse is one of those guys that has a switch to be any height he wants, lol.
marc gray said on 30/Jan/07
I HAVE READ ALL THE COMMENTS ABOUT DAVES HEIGHT AND I GOT TO THINKING ABOUT THE BEVERLY HILLBILIES EPISODE THAT DAVE WAS IN AND IF YOU WATCH THE LAST PART OF THE EPISODE WHERE HE IS STANDING CLOSE TO JETHRO (MAX BAER)HE IS QUITE A BIT TALLER THAN JETHRO, AND I HAVE READ THAT MAX BAER WAS 6FT.4. SO THIS WOULD MAKE ME BELEIVE HE WAS AT LEAST 6FT.7 IN HIS PRIME.I BELEIVE THIS WAS FILMED IN 1968.I MET DAVE IN 1996 AND HE HAD JUST GOT OUT OF THE HOSPITAL MAYBE A WEEK EARLIER FROM HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY AND WAS WALKING WITH CRUTCHES. ALSO HE LOOKED QUITE TALL IN THE MOVIE HAMMERHEAD.I STILL LIKE HIS APPEARANCE IN THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Jordan said on 29/Jan/07
I agree Ed, In the video i posted off Dave getting on the scale, he looked his biggest, 6'4-6'5. I dont know why he got the 6'7 listing as a body builder. Personally I dont think he was ever a true 6'6 or 6'7. He might not have even been 6'5 for all we know.
Glenn said on 29/Jan/07
Yeah,I havent seen Clockwork in 5 years.but I remember him a monster too Ed.
Jordan said on 29/Jan/07
Most of you know that Prowse trained Christopher Reeve to get bigger for Superman. What would be great is if we saw pics with them in it, Because Reeve is a tall man to. Reeve is 6'4, maybe 6'3.5 at the lowest so it would be great to see how he would look near Dave when he trained him for Superman.
Ed said on 29/Jan/07
Jordan, the only thing I can get out of the Arnold/Prowse pic is that maybe all the Arnold is 5ft11 comments is a bunch of nonsense. It really looks like Arnold was a good 6ft1 in his hey day, carrying through to that picture. If that's the case Arnold would be about 6ft2 plus in that photo w/shoes putting prowse about a 1 inch taller, but we can't really see how much Prowse might be slouching in that pic. With any pic I've ever taken w/ someone like that I'm always slouching a ton to fit into the frame w/ who ever is in the picture. If this is the case maybe Prowse was all of 6ft4 maybe 6ft4.5 in his hey day and down to about 6ft2plus in that pic, I'm not really quite sure when all of his surgeries started, so I don't know if the shrinkage applies to that pic, just spectulation on my part. It's possible I guess he could be only about 6ft1.5-6ft2 these days, having lost 2.5-3inches. With the Vader costume and boots he could have been 6ft4 barefoot and hovering near 6ft7 w/ the height of the helmet and hefty boot heels. Either way in the old video of him standing on the scale he looked massive, at least 6ft4-6ft5.
Jordan said on 29/Jan/07
Also guys Rob Posted a nice pic of Prowse and Arnold. If Arnold is prolly 6'1, Dave looks 6'1.5 in the pic. I dont think Dave could have lost 5 inches of height. I would back 3 inches maybe. If he actually lost 5 inches then he would be around 6'6 for a prime height. The Kevin Sorbo pic also has him looking 6'1ish so if we can find how many inches he has lost, we can add that to his current height which looks to be 6'2 on a good day.
Jordan said on 29/Jan/07
Ed, I agree. Sometimes it seems that i'm arguing with myself on topics, one minute he will look 6'6, and they next he would look 6'3.5. So I am very stumped on this guys height. Robin said he has blown himeself up alot in interveiews, but why still would he have all the 6'7 listings. Your right Ed, b/c sometimes to me Dave will look diferent heights, the whole thing is bizarre really.

Robin, i have heard that also about Dave in interviews he can gey a little full of himself but he is still a great guy i suppose. Do you think that could be the reason his height maybe blown up?
Ed said on 29/Jan/07
Robin, you make a very good point, I'm starting now to lean towards what you're saying considering the obvious difference in height from ACO til now. I have heard before that Prowse is arrogant at times, which shows itself in the riff between him and Lucas, as well as his apparent signing of autographs, Dave Prowse is Darth Vader. Maybe he realy has built himself up a bit from between 6ft4-6ft5, to 6ft7. It wouldn't be unheard of in the world of movies.
Robin said on 28/Jan/07
Hi all, I dont mean to sound harsh toward Dave Prowse because I love him too, but he does tend to build himself up so to speak. I have read alot of articles where he sounds very arrogant and I have also caught a few of his white lies so to speak because in one interview he did, he said he starred in Casino Royal back in 1968 and that is not the exact truth. Peter Sellers and David Niven starred in that film, Dave was in it dressed as Frankenstein, but he wasnt the star. I think He tends to exagerate things about himself because its almost as if he is still trying to sell himself. It kinda makes me mad sometimes.
Ed said on 28/Jan/07
Jordan even if Guiness was 5ft9, Prowse looks to have at least 8 inches on him in that photo, putting him at at least 6ft5, this is if Guiness was shorter as opposed to 5ft10, making Prowse 6ft6. If Macdowell is only 5ft8.5, and Prowse only had about 7 inches on him, wouldn't that make him 6ft3.5. I'm not trying to be nitpicky, but Jordan do you really think he was only that height? I don't know what kind of footwear Dave wore in ACO, but in Star Wars I do know he wore boots with a good heel on it. Wouldn't it be kind of odd for him to claim 6ft7, if he was only hovering near 6ft4, especially since ACO came out before SW? If he shrunk considerably from that point to now, wouldn't that make him only about 6ft1.5? I'm with you, his height remains a mystery, but now you've got me wondering if he was ever really as tall as he claimed.
Jordan said on 28/Jan/07
Keep in mind Ed, that Malcolm Macdowell( The star of a clockworlk orange) stands right next to prowse and keep in mind he is no more then 5'8 1/2. I had to really focus on him, but sadly Prowse only had 7 inches on him which made Dave look only 6'4. I am having trouble peging this guys prime height. I am a big fan but i just dont see 6'6 or 6'7 as a prime height. I think 6'4 or 6'5 as a Prime height.

Thanks for reposting the pic rob. There looks to be an inch difference between Arnold and Dave.
Ed said on 28/Jan/07
I haven't seen A Clockwork Orange in along time, does anybody have any pics or clips of it because I always thought Prowse looked huge in that movie, contrary to the short comments. As for his peak height, it remains a mystery somewhere between 6ft5-6ft6. I really don't see anything taller now, because based on so many recent pics of him, he would have lost 4 or even more inches in height. I would think if you lost that much height, your body would be in very rough shape, so much that just standing up straight would be a challenge. Now I don't know other than what I've read how tough things might be for Prowse, he's obviously gone through a tremendous ordeal physically, but has retained his strength of spirit, and things could be worse for him than we all know. As far as that old video Jordan posted, he looks massive in it, no doubt of his size back then, and the pics of the Star Wars cast show he truly was a big man in comparison to Ford and even Mayhew, who had to easily stand over the 7ft mark back then.
Jordan said on 28/Jan/07
Rob, i Think that link you posted reads error every time I click it. But great job finding it b/c it would be interesting to see.
Jordan said on 27/Jan/07
Here is Dave looking big. Watch when he comes into the video. I still dont know if he was 6'6 or 6'7.

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Jordan said on 27/Jan/07
Here is a clip showing Dave in the 70's, and he hits his head on the bars. Im not posting this to make fun of him.( he is one of my idols) but he does look about 6'4 here, depending on the size of the other actors. Even if i dont know how tall they are, Dave looks pretty tall here. Like i said maybe 6'4, but not 6'7 or 6'6.
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Jordan said on 27/Jan/07
Oh ok rob. I must have missed Padraig's post. And yes Sf, in a Clock WOrk he appears his shortest. He does look 6'3 really in that, your right. But he did have 4 inches on 6'1 Harrison Ford which makes for a 6'5 estimate. But Clockwork Orange he appears well short of 6'6.
sf said on 27/Jan/07
Jordan - I absolutely agree with you about "A Clockwork Orange". I gave 6'4" and I was being generous. He really doesn't look much taller than your estimate in that movie, at all. Not close to 6'6" atll...
Jordan said on 27/Jan/07
I agree Robin, David is one of my heroes two since he takes roles like Green Cross code man to hepl kids. He def. has srunk but these days he appears 6'1 alot. If you watch cloclwork Orange(1971) he doesnt seem 6'6 next to Mcdwell who is 5'8. Prowse looks more like 6'3-6'4 in that movie and that would be inb his prime. But then I agree with the 6'6 estimate in pics with 6'1 harrison ford. So i am still trying to peg this guys prime height.
Robin said on 27/Jan/07
Hi Everyone
I was reading an article about Dave Prowse and it was talking about when he participated in lifting the Dnney stones in England, sorry if I spelled that wrong, but they said that he was 6'6" and weighed around 19 stones. I also read in an interview done with Prowse where he said he was now 6'4" because of his hip surgeries and you have to remember that he is 71 years old so he has lost bone mass. I have loved Mr.Prowse for 37 years, ever since I was a little girl.
Jordan said on 26/Jan/07
Actually the more I think of it, after watching Clockwork orange again Prowse Looked 6'3-6'4. 6'2 was a bad estimate. But 6'6 he didnt look, He would have to have had 10 inches on 5'8-5'9 Mcdowell and he didnt have that many on him. Prolly had around 6 or 7 inches on him making him around 6'3 or 6'4 in 1971. It is as clear as day when you watch cloclwork Orange b/c he stands right next to McDowell and there is no way a ten inch difference.
Anonymous said on 26/Jan/07
I know this sounds crazy buy in Clockwork Orange Prowse only had 6 inches on 5'8 Malclom Macdowell. Which would suggest that Dave was 6'2 which would be crazy. Dave just didnt look 6'7 or 6'6, or even 6'5 to me. I think his peak height may have been 6'3 IMO. Ok Lets hear everyone's argument. I know people would disagree that he was never more than 6'3. Rob Have you seen Clockwork Orange, b/c he really doesnt look 6'5 and up. He honestly looks 6'2 man.
Ed said on 30/Dec/06
A Prowse cameo would have been cool,but I heard the same thing about him and Lucas, so it's doubtful it would have happened. Apparently on the set of Star Wars, when Prowse was in the suit going through a scene with Guiness or any of the cast, his English accent was so strong, since he comes from a more rural part of England, that the crew were making fun of him calling him Darth Farmer. As for the T.V. show, I've heard the rumours, as well as spectulation of all the movies being rereleased in 3D starting this summer, since it marks the 30th anniversary of Star Wars.
Jordan said on 29/Dec/06
Well you have a point about hayden and the Vader Suit. But I too think that Prowse should have had a cameo in the movie you know. But I have read that Prowse and Lucas dont really like each other ever since Lucas dubbed Prowse's voice with James Earl Jones without telling him. Yeah ROTS was great, def better the Episode 1 and 2. ESB will always be my favorite though. HAve you heard about this new Star WArs T.V show that is in the Works?

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