How tall was Godfrey Gao

Godfrey Gao's Height

6ft 4 (193 cm)

Taiwanese born Canadian Model and Actor, best remembered for playing Magnus Bane in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. His agency listed him as 6ft 2.5, Suit size 42in, waist size 31in, Inseam 34in and Shoe size 11.

How tall was Godfrey Gao
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Average Guess (25 Votes)
6ft 3.72in (192.3cm)
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 27/Dec/20
Finding clothes that fit you must suck. I remember one of my friends visiting Thailand once for a vacation, and he said he couldn't quite find clothes that fit him, and he's only 5'11.5" and not a fat guy by any means. Me at 6'5"-6'6" would be virtually impossible, unless if they have shops that specifically cater to big and tall folks.
RJT said on 24/Dec/20

For practicality you may be correct, even at my height I find it quite hard to find clothes that fit, I have to go to foreign branded labels as the local label only cater to maybe max 6'1 height.

I was 6ft at 14 or even a bit above it and remember people commented I could grow well into 6'4-6'5 range that's why I'm kinda disappointed you know haha.

Although for some reason people here always insist that I must be over 190cm even when I told them I was 188cm back when I wasn't height aware, and I can assure you nobody is even aware of "shoes height" here and height inflation isn't as common as in the West.
Canson said on 24/Dec/20
@Christian: at first I would say 6’4” but 190 universally is better.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 23/Dec/20
I don't know about you, but I'd rather be 190cm than 6'4", especially if I lived in Asia.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/Dec/20
I believe Strong 6'4 of him, looks it with 6'2 Jeremy Lin and many others. Flat 6'4 hardly think about it.
RJT said on 20/Sep/20
Looks 6'4 next to Federer and Lin. I can admit from my own experience travelling all over South East and East Asia, a guy his size is not something you see once in every weeks or even months, except if you go to basketball/volleyball game.

I can buy 6'4 for him, he's got my dream height as I'm only 190cm top afternoon. damnit!
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Dec/19
Over the years i've watched some of his chinese drama in english sub. He was a pretty good actor and that last smile has just gone away with a cardiac arrest from a tortured variety show filming in china. Still hardly accept why he leave the world this soon..
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 29/Nov/19
Yeah, 35 is too young to die from a cardiac arrest. There's a rumor that he was overworked for 17 hours for a contest show in China.
kevin1997 said on 28/Nov/19
rip he can look 6-5 here with roger Click Here
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 28/Nov/19
The fact that he apparently died from a cardiac arrest took me by surprise a bit. Never would've thought that Gao of all people would go out like that. He seemed healthy and full of vigor.

Yeah, it's a tragic loss for his family and loved ones. My former classmate died in his 20's due to heart problems too. He was obese and unhealthy though.
Canson said on 28/Nov/19
@Christian: at 35
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/Nov/19
Sad news that Godfrey had just pass away due to an incident filming a variety show in china. Stay 6'4 1/4 always from a deep impression from me. R.I.P Godfrey, he will be missed..
Gaojustdiedtoday said on 27/Nov/19
May your soul rest in peace Godfrey (l)
I think he's a legit 6-4 barefoot and can sometimes be pass as 6-5 as well
Christian 5'5 3/8" said on 27/Nov/19
He's dead wtf... rip Gao
Mimi said on 27/Nov/19
R.I.P. Gao. Life ended quite soon for him
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/Oct/19
@Christian That is because Lin is over listed. I just saw J Lin get a 6'2 downgrade from Rob. I guess a solid 6'4 for Godfrey is much fair now.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 3/Oct/19
194cm for Godfrey is too high.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Oct/19
Really no way if JL get 6'2.25" and Godfrey stuck 6'4. It has to be solid 2" between them. If someone tell me Godfrey is 194cm in person i would even believe it.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/May/19
@Canson You can't denied he look solid 6'4 with 6'2 Jeremy Lin and he atually look to have Lin by 2.25".
Canson said on 17/Apr/19
Looks weak 6’4 often
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 17/Apr/19
Rob i respect your opinion and you can leave him 6'4 as you liked. Their shoes difference wouldn't be more than a fraction so i don't see no chance for 6'4.25". I don't think there is 4.4cm between them while the odd is a full 5cm and with a bit shoe advantage look 5.5-6cm max taller than Lin.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 3/Apr/19
Rob, i guess you have see my previous post that Godfrey really didn't look under 2" taller than 6'2 1/4 Jeremy Lin. So would you think its fair to upgrade him at 6'4 1/4?

Click Here: here is a full picture again you can see they're more like 2.25" apart rather to say 1.75" and footwear wise wasn't much difference. Godfrey atually try to claim both 6'5 and 6'4.75" and get listed on many site at 6'4.75" but i doubt it. He really look more like 6'4.25-6'4.5" than a flat 6'4 more looking into it.
Editor Rob
He could be a strong 6ft 4 there, but are their sneakers similar...they may not be.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Feb/19
Click Here: JL is more like 6'2 but listed at 6'2.25" and he look at least 2" lower than Godfrey. After all Godfrey might just be a legit 6'4.

Click Here: Honestly it looks a bit over 2" here like 2.25".
James 90 said on 4/Feb/19
Has a good 4 - 4.5 inches in the Mortal Instruments movie, probably somewhere around 6'3.5 in the evening.
Canson said on 13/Jan/19
@Junior: I got the 6’3.75 from Bobby3342 but also saw Ray with Rashard Lewis and he didn’t look a full 6’4.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/Jan/19
@Canson Sometime i atually wonder Lebron is 6'7 and having a bit loose posture makes him look 6'6 1/2-6'7 3/4. Ray i wouldn't go under 6'4 and i saw those golf image with 6'1 1/2-6'1 5/8 Stephen Curry there is clearly 2.5 inch between them. Maybe posture wise makes Ray look lower in person that somebody might have thought he was only 6'3 3/4 just because Ray stand a bit loose.
Nik said on 8/Nov/18
Godfrey's agency certainly low ⚽️'d him!
Canson said on 20/Oct/18
@Junior: your estimates are very good. I have Ray 6’3.75 which is close. I have Lebron exactly like you do. And Pierce maybe 6’5.5-.75. Ditto for curry
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Sep/18
@Canson My friend was more like 6'2 1/4 almost 3/8 which i remember i measure him once during college. Paul Pierce i can tell he look max 1" on Kobe and most of time look 3/4 taller so he could 6'5 1/2 and my friend might be rounding Paul down by a 1/4. Ray i would rule out 6'4 if he stand straight look to me sometime he stand quite loose unlike Paul and Kobe both had impeccable posture most of time. Curry low we fight for 6'1 1/2 which is reliable and he does look solid 2.5" shorter than Ray. Wade the lowest i can see 6'3 is happen which he look very close to 4" shorter than 6'6 3/4 Lebron. Last back to Godfrey he look fraction or a 1/4 under Ray which he could be a good 6'3 3/4 but strange that his agency listed him under 6'3.
Canson said on 3/Sep/18
@Junior: I remember Bobby3342 said he balled with Ray and that he was 192-193 in person and Bobby is the exact same height as I am. That leads me to believe he edged Ray by half inch as I’m 6’4.25 as well. Ray may be 6’3.75. As for Pierce, your friend could be onto something but I wouldn’t personally go any lower than 6’5.5. Pierce looks 6’6” with Kobe honestly. At worst 6’5.75 maybe
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Sep/18
@Canson I don't think Paul Pierce edge out Ray that much like 2". I have see 3-4cm maybe max 1.5" but have to tell a truth what i read up a facebook post from past from a close friend of my who was a solid 6'2 atually met Paul Pierce in chicago many years ago saying that he was surprised he wasn't that big in real like his listed height 6'7 on the internet he say close up walking to Paul a few times outside a bar he look at most 3" topped him and confidently said: Definitely he is 6'5 and i"m only 6'2 if Paul is 6'7 i'm 6'4 so the NBA is a big fat lie LOL LOL.. That is a shocked to me i'm a half believing his word and a half doubting it. Over the years i wonder if Paul is atually 6'6 with shoes so Ray Allen would have to be only 6'3 1/2 or 3/4 max and Kevin Garnett would be a strong 6'10.
Canson said on 8/May/18
@Junior: Ray next to 6’8.5 listed Rashard Lewis looked what Bobby said. Ray could look 6’4” with Paul Pierce however. 6’3.75 and 6’4 are hard to tell apart but even at 6’3.75 (my definition of it), he would be 6’4.5ish out of bed and just dip to that at a low which is why he got a 6’5 listing. You could be right that Bobby had an advantage but Bobby stated they were playing ball together. Not so much that he met him and stated it because anyone could say it, but more so because it adds up with how he looks with Lewis and Ray has a 6’3.5 at the Olympics. I do trust Bobby3342 though as he has been honest and his estimates add up. Now They did say they knocked off 1.5 for some players to arrive at a height but Ray really looks around 6’3.75 at times
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/May/18
@Canson Ray doesn't look over 0.75" shorter than Kobe. 6'4 is a min. Bobby3342 could have an edge of footwear on Ray we don't know that. Ray can look between 1.5-2cm shorter than Kobe and always look this range. I did say 6'4-6'4 1/8 for Ray and Kobe is just right on 195cm. Godfrey Gao is probably not under 6'3 3/4 this low. Ray and him were very close like a strong fraction.
Canson said on 4/Feb/18
@Junior: yea but imho I’d have exactly an inch between them. 6’4.75 Kobe 6’3.75 Ray. Yea ray could look a legit 6’4 too at times. I agree Pierce is a legit 6’6”. He doesn’t look noticeably shorter than Melo imho
Junior Hernandez said on 2/Feb/18
@Canson Ray might be 6'3 7/8 doesn't look over an inch shorter than Kobe while compare them both next to legit 6'6 Paul Pierce. Godfrey i doubt not 6'4.75" that high he claim and get listed else where might be a shoe height and 6'3.5" barefoot.
Canson said on 8/Dec/17
@Junior: not sure on this guy but Ray I doubt is over 6’4” maybe 6’3.75 imho looks near 5” less than Lewis in this pic and lewis’s Draft height was 6’8.5 meaning may just be 6’8” flat if it was morning. Lewis looks an inch shorter than 6’9” Dwight Howard as well assuming Howard is full 6’9” I believe he is tho if not s hair over really. Allen also is not much taller than Dwayne Wade. Not to mention poster here Bobby3342 has met Ray. Bobby is my height and said Ray is shorter that he’s 192/193 in person

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Junior said on 7/Dec/17

Godfrey with 6'7.75" Carlos Boozer he look exactly his drama listing given 6'4.75", i understand Boozer could be 201cm since nba draft took measurement at 6-8am in the morning. Kind of confusing so Godfrey should be at least 193.5cm maybe rob need to push Godfrey up at 6'4.25" and Ray Allen maybe 6'4.5" and Kobe will be what he claim 6'5.

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Canson said on 3/Nov/17
@Junior: this guy here is hard to gauge. Ray Allen tho I can’t see over 6’4” tips barefoot. He’s not as tall as Kobe and honestly I can see 6’3.75 for Ray. Next to Rashard Lewis he didn’t even look 6’4” and Lewis is 6’8.5 barefoot
Junior said on 20/Aug/17
@Christian-6'5 3/8"

I also heard rumours pointing out Ray was a weak 6'4 in person like genuinely 192.5cm guy but that would make Kobe Bryant look max 6'4.25" and Dwyane Wade at 6'2.5" because there is usually a 3-3.5cm between Wade and Ray and 0.5-1cm between Kobe and Ray. Hardly think of it if they're 1.25" off the draft without shoes measurement. Interesting part that i find out some site listing for Godfrey, those site all listed him at 6'4.75".

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Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 17/Aug/17

Ray's more like 6'3.75" or 6'4" range, you can't go along with NBA's official listings because they list shoe heights. And Godfrey I think is about 6'3".
Junior said on 14/Aug/17
I saw a post Godfrey doesn't look under 6'4.5" with 6'5 Ray Allen. Maybe min 6'4.25"?
S.J.H said on 9/Jun/17
I mean could be 190cm but 6'3.5 is max
S.J.H said on 31/Mar/17
Click Here Godfrey real height is 190cm. Here with legit 189cm model/actor Hu Bing
S.J.H said on 6/Feb/17
Yes he is 192cm and jamie campbell bower is not over 180cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/17
192cm is fair.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 26/Nov/16
He's probably the tallest Asian on this site, that is a non-basketball player.
S.J.H said on 18/Jul/16
I read up that he atually claim 6'4.75 sound ridiculous. He look at most 6'3.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/16
Rob, really a full 6ft4?

189cm is too short for him though I will admit.
Editor Rob: 6ft 3.5 isn't impossible.
Hi said on 28/Jun/16
6'4'' for a Taiwanese is the same as 6'6'' for an American white
Leo said on 9/Aug/15
192 cm is absurd for Ray Allen. He is definitely 6 5 barefoot and rob should make a page on him.
Charles said on 25/May/15
As an amusing note, "Gao" means "tall" in Mandarin lol.
S.J.H said on 12/Apr/15
@look at him next to jeremy lin says on 11/Mar/15

Godfrey head is closer to the camera include hair advantage than Ray Allen. I see in other picture where allen look full inch taller than godfrey and for the information ray allen once claim he was 6'4.5 so Godfrey look more like 6'3.5 and 6'1.5 for jeremy lin (pic godfrey tip up his head with jeremy for advantage)
look at him next to jeremy lin said on 11/Mar/15
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scroll the page down and see the pic of him stood next to jeremy lin
i see a 3 inch difference (if not a bit more) between them
if hes 6-2 and half then jeremy lin is 5-11 and half
it just doesnt looks right, does it ??
if jeremy is a legit 6-3 then godfrey definately is taller than 6-4
also next to ray allen he looks a bit taller Click Here
i think these 2 pics will put an end to the 6-2 and half listing crap
either jeremy isnt as tall as he is listed or godfrey is taller than his listed height .....if godfrey is 6-4 then jeremy is 6-1 top
and if hes 6-3 like most of you claimed here then jeremy is at best 6 top
editor rob help me out a little bit here plz , what do you think ??
[Editor Rob: don't know what Ray is barefoot, I think they look very close though...he does have a good 2 inches on Lin...I think Godfrey looks around 6ft 4 range, Lin could be nearer 6ft 2 the more I look at him.]
Dejavu said on 22/Feb/15
I think he is more 6'3.
Mathew said on 30/Jan/15
Hmm, full 6'4"? I think that sounds a tad high. Next to Robert Sheehan (about 182 cm) neither is using great posture but you don't get the sense of an 11 cm gap, more like 8 or 9 cm tops: Click Here Click Here and then here Click Here could he really put 11 cm over him if he straightened up? Maybe he's between 6'3" and 6'4" standing straight, but he can look like a flat 6'3" a lot.
GG said on 11/Jan/15
Remember him mentioning 6'4.5 and 195cm at one point, what you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: not impossible, at times he can look 6ft 3, other times an easy 6ft 4 range]
Arch Stanton said on 5/Sep/14
He does look 6'4 proportionally there Click Here , like Jason Momoa when he was skinny.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Sep/14
Wow, you're right, looks comfortably 4 inches taller. Well spotted!! I couldn't find any comparisons with actors I know, a lot of his photos are with modelling industry people who I don't know. He does give a more 189-190 impression in photos but he does tend to slouch. It is quite extraordinary to see a 6 ft 4 east Asian guy.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Sep/14
Rob what was it that convinced you he was a big 6'4" height? In most photos he gives a more 189 impression as listed IMO, but he is skinny so can look pretty leggy. Can you honestly see 6 ft 5 in shoes? I can't.
[Editor Rob: look at him with Jamie Campbell Bower, when he's standing loose he can look 189, but standing tall I think he can look taller.]
Arch Stanton said on 4/Sep/14
Rob that's a typo on Taiwanese. Yeah 6'4" for an East Asian is kind of like 6'8" isn't it.
Amaze said on 4/Sep/14
@Sam yes he's a literal giant for an Asian, he's very tall.

yeah rob some modelling heights are reduced, I know a 19 year old model who is 6'4" but reduced to 6'2 & 1/2(6 ft2.5/189cm) too.
Sam said on 3/Sep/14
Never heard of this guy but one of the tallest Asian actors I've ever heard of. If his CV says 6'2.5" though, why is he listed at 6'4"?
[Editor Rob: some modelling heights are reduced, I think this guy is one of those examples.]

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