How tall is Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada's Height

5ft 6 (167.6 cm)

Japanese Actor known for roles in films such as Rush Hour 3, The Wolverine, 47 Ronin, Sunshine and The Twilight Samurai.


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Average Guess (7 Votes)
5ft 6.29in (168.4cm)
Costa said on 2/Apr/19
Very refreshing to see a short actor not wearing weird looking elevator shoes.
Nik said on 2/Aug/18
He does look 5'6"!
MAD SAM said on 30/Jul/18
I bought he’s taller than this ! But anyway 5’6.25” at 168.5 cm
Michael said on 28/Feb/18
Looks about right. 167 to 168.

CJ - he looks 5' 7" to 5' 8" because he's wearing shoes with some lift added into it.
Cj said on 12/Jul/17
Stood next to him at a uk comicon he is around 5 ft 7 to 8 inches
Rick said on 1/Apr/17
Any chance you can add his 47 Ronin co-star Tadanobu Asano? He's a hard one to pin down as his footwear is all over the place, I've seen pictures of him edging out Taylor Kitsch and others where he has barely 3 inches on Hiroyuki.

He is often listed at 179cm but I would guess he's a little under that, maybe 177?
ArjunaKorale said on 3/Feb/17
Looks 5 ft 6 inches (168 cm) tall in just about every film I have seen him in...sometimes, Rob, you underestimate a celeb's height...and on v rare occasions, you overestimate someone's height...but I believe with Sanada, you have got it spot on...and, yes, I agree with S.J.H - 6 ft 0.5 to 6 ft 1 inch Keanu was much (6 to 7 inches) taller than him in 47 Ronin.
ArjunaKorale said on 3/Feb/17
Looks 5 ft 6 inches (168 cm) tall in just about every film I have seen him in...sometimes, Rob, you downplay an actor's or celeb's height...on v rare occasions, you undersestimate someone's height...but I believe with Sanada, you have got it spot on...and, yes, I agree with S.J.H - Keanu was much (6 to 7 inches) taller than him in 47 Ronin.
S.J.H said on 29/Oct/16
Look shrimpy next to keanu reeves
Aman said on 14/Jan/15
Gheist, yeah I think this site is definitely underestimating his height. He is definitely no shorter than 5'7. Rob, you need to upgrade this one for sure. Maybe he put him in as 5'6 just because he is asian I don't know, all I know is Japanese, like Koreans, are not as short compared to other Asians, average Japanese male is about 5'8 much taller than 5'4 Vietnamese but not as tall as Koreans which average at 5'9
Gheist said on 23/Nov/14
When seeing him in movies like The Last Samurai i thought he was at least 173-175cm range, im like a bit dissapointed, maybe its his posture.
Aman said on 9/Oct/14
Nah, I would put him closer to 5'7
ArjunaKorale said on 16/Jul/14
A great Japanese actor - in all of his movies, looks every bit the 168 cm / 5 ft 6 rating that you have given him. You don't necessarily need to have height to be an action star.
You're wrong said on 20/Mar/09
Sanada is below average for younger in Japan(172.1cm-5'7.8")
Average for Entire population(for 20+ avg is 168.6cm-5'6.4")

You're wrong says on 12/Feb/09
The average male height in South Korea is 5'6.9" (all ages over 18 years/adults entire population)
And 5'8.2"for younger(18-30 years):

According to new stats avg height in S. Korea is 5'8.6"-174.2cm (20-30 years)
5'7.3"-171cm (All ages over 20 years,20+)

5'9" is avg in South Korea only for a 20 year old guy...(probably will be the avg in the future)

source and links for scientific researches:
Click Here
You're wrong said on 12/Feb/09
Rocky says on 1/Oct/07
Not really. Maybe for Asians in Asia, ages 50 and older. Heck, even South Korea's average male height is 5'9''. The ones in America with better nutrition, mostly more protein in their diet are taller.

The average male height in South Korea is 5'6.9" (all ages over 18 years/adults entire population)
And 5'8.2"for younger(18-30 years):

Click Here

Never 5'9"!!!
Anonymous said on 2/Feb/09
Well, I'm half canadian half japanese and I'm only 168 cm, like Sanada. And I've always lived in Canada and had a good diet. I guess I wasn't lucky about my height. I've noticed that most half japanese guys are very tall, like 190 cm. Probably because japanese woman who come in North America are tall by japanese standards and they want to marry a tall man. So these guys' parents are usually both tall.
FACB89 said on 17/Jan/09
Asians in their native country i think are a bit smaller than most Asians who were raised up in a Foreign country such as Canada. Simply because Asians where I am from are of + 176cm which is average.
Anonymous said on 6/Dec/07
There is a difference of only one inch in height between Sanada and Cruise, so he could easily look just as tall from certain angles. Hiroyuki also happens to be one of those few actors who can hold his own (as far as physical presense) despite being a shorter guy.
Dave said on 8/Oct/07
i thought he was fantastic is last sammurai also.... im a big fan of his. And also, in that movie he looked every bit as tall as tom cruise! rob?
Anonymous said on 5/Oct/07
Hiroyuki is from Tokyo. Average height in Japan according to Click Here is 168.3cm. He is average
Rocky said on 1/Oct/07
Not really. Maybe for Asians in Asia, ages 50 and older. Heck, even South Korea's average male height is 5'9''. The ones in America with better nutrition, mostly more protein in their diet are taller.
Anonymous said on 22/Sep/07
Hey, easy on the guy. 5'6" is about average for asians
Austria said on 19/Sep/07
haha i just saw rush hour 3 at the cinema yesterday... and i thought he was rather short, but not that short :D
chelsae said on 25/Aug/07
thats the guy who played jackie chans brother right? anyways great movie!!!
Anonymous said on 24/Aug/07
If you check closely, Jackie's actually looking down on him a little. And this height would make sense since he's slightly shorter than Cruise in The Last Samurai.
Brah said on 15/Aug/07
I thought he and Jackie looked about the same height in Rush Hour 3? Must have been the camera angles.

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