How tall is Jackie Chan - Page 2

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Average Guess (102 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.58in (174.2cm)
Current: 5ft 7.67in (171.9cm)
RisingForce said on 27/Jan/09
Chan always looks anywhere from 5'9" to 5'10.5" in premiere pictures next to Chris Tucker, although Tucker slouches a lot, so more 5'9" in those pictures.

Chan did look atleast 5-9 in almost every premiere picture with Jet Li, 5-10ish in a lot too.

I don't find 5'10.5" peak(before all of those injuries) that hard to believe. He still isn't under 5'9" and I've never seen him in suspicious shoes.
X said on 23/Jan/09
met him recently....hes a solid 175 as he was about an inch and a half taller then me (171) and shorter then my dad who is 177
glenn said on 16/Jan/09
if i remember,i will.he lost height.no way is he 5-7 flat now though.
Eric said on 15/Jan/09
hey glenn I saw chan on the ellen degeneres show and he seemed the same height as her if not an inch taller but ellen always wears shoes with the smallest heel and jackie appeared to be wearing a 1 inch heel. Look it up on youtube and see for yourself.
anonymous said on 6/Jan/09
Met Jackie Chan and took group pics with him when he came to San Francisco for the opening of an elderly center he sponsored a few years ago. I'm 5'9 and my co-worker is about 5'11. When Jackie stood next to us, he was looking up at us and laughed that we were too tall. He jumped on the window sill and leaned on us for the pics. Very funny moment. I would guess his height at about 5'7.
Stan said on 4/Jan/09
I am 5-8ft and jackie seemed at least 1 inch taller than me so how is it possible that he can be 5-7. I doubt very much that he could hav lost 3 inches.
Jackie's Fan said on 3/Jan/09
I met him in Hong Kong in the summer of 2007. Back then, I was 5.8 and he was definetively shorter than me. I assume then that he is 5.7 or something around. He probably lost a couple of inches due to age and accidents. He was probably 5.10 once, but a long while ago.

GOOOO JACKIE! :D
glenn said on 29/Dec/08
thanks stan for backing my claims chan is 5-9 min now.5-10.5 max then.its those the meet these celebs that usually know the truth.
Stan said on 29/Dec/08
Jackie is defnitely not under 5.9ft, i've seen him on set filming 'who am i' in south africa in 1997 and looked closer to 5.10 to me,i doubt he lost any height since then
RisingForce said on 24/Dec/08
Yeah, I'm going to order the original(it's only 4.56 used on amazon). I wasn't a big fan of Chan's American stuff either.
glenn said on 19/Dec/08
5-8.5 prime for chan? i guess everyone forgot what i saw in person and what is fact on film.he claims 5-10.5 and i believe him.had many injuries in his career.looks a legit 5-9 most of his career,closer to 5-10 in the 70s and early 80s.
Lucifer said on 19/Dec/08
Look, Jackie is owning Chen Guan's height almost, and you can't tell a big difference in 2cm. If Chen Guan would be standing in the same position like Jackie they would be the same height.. So if it shows him as a 172cm he can still also be a 174cm. But 172 i still nice to know.^^
Lucifer said on 17/Dec/08
Better pic with 172cm(Offical data) Xu Zhi An -> Jackie stands straight = He ownt Xu Zhi with 1-2cm.
With Andy Lau (174cm) -> Both not in any good position = Still shows a quite familiar height.

Really nice that you put all these pictures on here, but they are mostly not good to tell heights, still appreciated!

He still looks 174~ on the pictures, I have mentioned above.
RisingForce said on 16/Dec/08
By the mid 90's he looked 5-9 flat. In probable lifts Sly towered over him and even when he was liftless(probably) Sly had a good inch and a half on him.
Felix Incorrect Again said on 11/Dec/08
With Andy Lau (174cm) Click Here

Jackie Chan = At Least 172 cm today
glenn said on 9/Dec/08
much better pics.but i still see him taller than you claim.maybe not what i claim.push him back in that line.and straighten him more.he would be taller.the man injured himself many times over the years.its possible he lost height and maybe alot of it.hulk hogan went from 6-7 to 6-3.5.i think in his youth chan was the height he claims.5-10.5.he looked 5-10 in his late 70s,early 80s films.5-9 as he got older.
Felix said on 9/Dec/08
Here are better pics. He WAS 174 in early 90s. But now...
With 172cm(Offical data) Li Zong Sheng, although Li has some angle advantage, Chan is not taller than Li. Click Here
Better pic with 172cm(Offical data) Xu Zhi An Click Here
Almost the same with Andy Lau(168-170), I post a lot of Lau's pics to prove lau's height in Lau's thread. Click Here
glenn said on 5/Dec/08
not only do i say it brad,chan says it.chan can look it too in earlier films.whats with your attitude though? thats your problem.your attitude towards me.state yourself properly and we would get along.just like bruce willis says 6-1,can look it at times,and i see it,it burns you baby.chan is nothing shorter than 5-9 today.he towers over 5-6 jet li in that recent movie by at least a few inches.if not more.and was taller than bruce lee in enter the dragon by a 2 inches at least.though thats not a great scene to judge by.chan was 5-9 when i saw him in 1993.with a horrendous slouch.i never factored the slouch.the hunch actually.hunched over.so,5-10.5 was possible at one time.he looks 5-9,5-9.5 next to chris tucker.
RisingForce said on 4/Dec/08
5-9ish today, maybe taller peak.
Brad said on 3/Dec/08
Glenn says 5' 10.5" which is a joke. Get Chan's autobiography and you'll see him getting owned by 5' 10.5" people all over the place like a dog eating a bone. He's a weak 5' 8" nowadays.
Jay lee said on 26/Nov/08
He is actually about 172 (a little less than 5'8)
Felix Incorrect Again said on 18/Nov/08
Man Felix you really like downgraded Asian actors. Asian actors of today is much taller than the ones back in the day. Nicholas Tse is 174cm, not your claim of being 168-170. When he stands next to Shawn Yue or Edison Chen (who are both 178cm) I have never saw a drastic difference between their height. Tian Liang is 172cm tall. And also, Jackie Chan was a good 178cm back in his old days, he had at least 2 inches on Bruce Lee, who is about 171cm tall as listed on this site. I highly doubt that he had lost 3 inches in height even with all of the injuries that he had suffer. He has never appeared short in Asian Films starring THE YOUNG GENERATION of ASIAN ACTORS. So my guess is he is a minimal 173cm tall. Your 170cm claim is absolutely incorrect.
Felix said on 17/Nov/08
Standing together with Xie Ting Feng, he is almost the same with Xie. Xie claims he is 174cm, but he is shorter than 172cm's Lin Jun Jie, almost the same with 168cm's Tian Liang (Olympic Games Diving Champion.) Tian is a sportsman, his height is true, therefore Xie is about 168-170, Chan (Cheng Long) is 170 Max!
lucirz said on 28/Oct/08
watch him wheels on meals, he's taller than lola forner' who is listed as 5'6. and also she was wearing heals. this movie came out in da 80s so its safe to assume that he was 5'10-5'11 in his prime days.
Felix said on 24/Oct/08
He is almost the same height with his son Fang Zu Ming whose offical height is about 175cm-178cm. But in smae films, Fang is at least 1 inch shorter than 174cm's Yu Wen Le and 175cm's Huang Qiu Sheng! Only a little taller than 169cm's Xie Ting Feng. I estimate Chan is only 170cm now!
anonymous said on 14/Oct/08
In an Asian movie I watched I think it was Police Story and he said he was 175cm. I thought he was shorter but maybe because he's so built and he looks short.
MIKE said on 2/Oct/08
HE IS 175 - 176cm. ITS A FACT
Anonymous said on 16/Sep/08
looking at Lucifer's video and other early Jackie's movies i have watched,i can agree with him that Jackie looked at least 5'10 back then. :D
Lucifer said on 12/Sep/08
Look at this Click Here
Benny "The Jet" (5ft7in) vs Jackie Chan (5ft10in? - early times?)
What do you think?
Lucifer said on 12/Sep/08
CtCd: And about his footwear, he doesn't wear any lifts if you look at his shoes lol. I have never seen him wearing any.
Lucifer said on 12/Sep/08
That he was ~5.10 in his 20's is just true, since he and his old movies absolutely agree with it. It's said that a man loses 4-5cm height from age 30-70, and he's 54, plus count all his injuries. Lost about 2inch, ~5ft8 is ok, Absolutely Acceptable!
Anonymous said on 12/Sep/08
jackie's height might vary from 5'7 to 5'9, but his personality makes him at least 6 feet :). go jackie!
RAy said on 10/Sep/08
OK....saw a clip on youtube jackie chan on the ellen degeneres show. And i was in shock to see how short chan was. Ellen is liested here as 5'7". Chan looked that height or maybe half an inch taller. And ellen doesn't wear heels or anything, jsut normal flat causal shoes. So i'm saying Jackie Chan (one of my heroes) is 5'7.5"-5'8" tall now and was 5'10" at his peak. I truly believe that this is jackie chan's height before and after.
Tim said on 9/Sep/08
Not only that (countless injuries through the years in dozens of films), but count his age in too. The guy is in his 50's now. Perhaps he was 5' 10 and 1/2" as a 20 year old but age and accidents have taken its toll on his body.
Lucifer said on 29/Aug/08
He could have been 5.10 in his youth; Everybody knows that you lose bit of a height when you get old, and looking at his age he probably lost his 1 inch lol xD And all the injuries he had in the past 28 years (just guessing now haha xD) make problems in the height too, lol lol lol lol. He won't be under 5.8, but I believe he was about 5.10 in his youth. Anyways... I hate my 5.10(bit less) height hihihi xD

And to the guy who said he looks like 5.7 next to bhachan 6.0, bhachan is more than 6.2 ;/

Boooooojah.
H money bags said on 25/Aug/08
I think Jakie Chan is 5'8. If you were to watch most of his moviesyou would know to. You can tell he's around that hieght in rush hour whan he stands next to the black tall comedien guy. I know his name but it's just not registering to me right now.
Rikashiku said on 19/Aug/08
Pics or they didnt happen.

you do know 5'8 is the most common height on earth.

5'7 is common in the states aswell as china.

and Chan i dont think wore any shoes with thick soles.
Lift Expert said on 13/Aug/08
I would say hes 5'7 I saw him stand next to a famous chinese pop star self proclaimed 5'8 guy and Jackie was at least an inch shorter than him.
Rikashiku said on 2/Aug/08
He's HUGE! compared to Jet Li and that white kid on FK.

well ok not huge. 2 or 3 inches isn't much.

so 5'8-5'9.

ive seen him in Rotarua afew times =D and hes not exactly small. he actually looks 5'11 from afar.
same place Johnny Depp was and even he appeared taller from afar. i think i saw 5'10 with him.

Chain is one of the taller Martial arts actors.

most martial artist around the world dont even make the 6 foot mark. or get anywhere near it.
kjell said on 29/Jun/08
i met him 2006 in Shanghai live and saw him in madame tussauds in shanghai this year again. He is about 5,4 to 5,5 not taller. Go to Shanghai
Luis said on 26/Jun/08
Something must be wrong! how can Owen Wilson be 5'9 and Jackie Chan 5'10?! The asian is a lot smaller than the american in Shanghai Noon! Maybe Owen is 6.

I would also like to say that there is something wrong with the participants in this site. Some say he is 5'11, others say 5'3! You people don't have a clue, do you?
Anon said on 25/Apr/08
Jackie is definitely above 5.6 sinces he stands at least 2-3 inches taller than Jet in some recent shots and Jet Li does look like a typical 5.6ish Asian. In fact, Jet is often smaller than his other Asian co-stars. Jackie has never come across as being particularly short, and i always thought it was funny how Chris Tucker brings up his height when he's probably only 3 inches taller and is obviously a pretty tall guy...
trueheight said on 20/Apr/08
Jackie is 2.5-3in taller than Jet Li according to promotional shots from the film Forbidden Kingdom. Also a few inches taller than Michael Angarano, the American co-star.

movie was not my cup of tea though.
glenn said on 19/Apr/08
listen to stan.he knows the truth.
stoo said on 18/Apr/08
did any one see the ellen degeneres show? He was so close to ellens height, just maybe an inch taller, with shoes that were probably bigger than ellens thin sandle like shoes. People are debating Ellen is no taller than 5'6 or 5'7
Stan said on 18/Apr/08
I've met jackie chan in person I'm 5'10" and he's a little taller than I am. He visited Taiwan frequently back in the early 90's. He has a very low body fat, and skinny guy but is taller than you'd expect.
glenn said on 16/Apr/08
thats cause chan was 5-10.5 peak.at least 5-9ish now next to jet.
Anonymous KinG said on 13/Apr/08
crap.. Jackie Chan is only closer 5ft8 during his younger days in hongkong acting career.. Nowadays only stands around 5ft6 ~ 5ft6.5 barely by reality.. People who believe his ever 5ft10 or 5ft9 sounds funny.. His 5ft10 son has always a solid 4in topped him.. Against if he is 174ish now, that makes 5ft10 owen wilson 6ft1..
joe said on 6/Apr/08
i thinks hes a good 5'8.
leonari said on 21/Mar/08
Folks go to youtube and enter: "Sylvester Stallone and Arnold dance" at 1:27 he is on stage with Jackie Chan who wears quite chunky shoes. Stallone has him by a couple of inches...
glenn said on 20/Mar/08
thats what i initially thought too.but why would he lie? he did look 5-10 in the early 80s.
Anonymous said on 20/Mar/08
To glenn perhaps the height 5'10.5 was him with his shoes on, it's pretty easy for people to add an inch to their barefoot height because almost everyone is doing it, but he does seem a legit 5'8.5 these days, he wasn't dwarfed by letterman, and he stands almost head to toe with stefan raab who's about 5'10 with pretty flat soles.
C. said on 12/Mar/08
I've also seen several of his really old films and he does look easily 5'10" or so. Considering that he's broken so many bones and had so many injuries, I think it's pretty possible to lose a significant amount of height. He looks around 5'9" to me.
Anonymous king said on 12/Mar/08
jackie is a short guy.. no more than 170 or less than 168.. i'll comfirm his only 169(5ft6.5in) for sure. saw him in real for at least 10times.. use to wear lift up in hollywood.. watch his movie were notice his so much shorter than 5ft10 owen wilson.. at least 3.5in ~4in lower wilson height..
glenn said on 11/Mar/08
i believe 5-10.5.why would he lie? he can sure look 5-9.whats another inch and a half?.
trueheight said on 10/Mar/08
If you'll refer to the pics I posted months ago (don' know if they're still here) with actors Woody Harrelson and Kane Kosugi on the set of RH3, Chan looked at least 5'8.5 - even 5'9 w/ Harrelson. And if we take his injuries and age into account, 5'9.5 - 5'10 is very possible for peak height.
michael meresz said on 9/Mar/08
i have totally no problem with his height he's a good man and i will do anything to meet him in the future with my martial arts and acting talent all my wishes to him jackie im sorry about your father but i experienced the same stay strong get this advice from a 13 yr old boy like me see ya soon in the mear future all the best
Felix said on 7/Mar/08
Maybe he is 174cm before, but now he is definitly no more than 170cm. He is an inch shorter than 172cm Li Zhongsheng! they wear the same shoes!
glenn said on 3/Mar/08
chan was never shorter than 5-9.and was 5-10.5 peak.lost height probably due to injuries.
dmeyer said on 2/Mar/08
i just watch something interesting, gary daniels claims who claims 5'11 who i met was a bit shorter than me so 5 ft 10 to 5 ft 10.25 ,if you watch city hunter gary looks a solid 2 in taller so 5'8.25 for chan lets be nice 5'8.5 plus he was 10 years younger
glenn said on 25/Feb/08
5-10.5 peak.you never watched a single film of his that mattered.not the garbage he has been in over the last 10 years.im talking 70s and 80s.he looked 5-10 easy in those.and in enter the dragon as well.
dmeyer said on 24/Feb/08
5'8.5 now 5'9 to 5'9.25 peak
glenn said on 19/Feb/08
oh i forgot you met him bella.
LaBellaescrima said on 19/Feb/08
No way in hell that Jackie Chan ever came close to 5ft 9in. he is not a tall fellow, just look at Chow Yun Fat now this guy is a tall asian. And Sammo Hung too is not 5ft 7in. he is lucky if he is 5ft 4 in..
Anon said on 15/Feb/08
Exactly Spadger, that's what I've been talking about. Look at all the old movies and nobody will doubt Jackie was under 5-10 in his youth.
Spadger said on 7/Feb/08
also if you follow this link Click Here that was jackie before he wrecked himself with injuries, and he seems to have a rather long and lean torso, and looks proportionate from top to bottom, unlike how he looks now(a dominantly large skull), which leads me to believe he had lost height since.
Spadger said on 2/Feb/08
I wont be surprised if he was touching 5'10 in his youth, and shrunk to a little under 5'9 now.
height detective said on 28/Jan/08
in rush hour 2 i notice chris tucker and chan talking approaching the car chan says "Women like me just like snoop" (chan refering to snoop doog)chris tucker than say's he's like 6 inches taller than you........ this was obvousily intended
to be funny than accurate... if you do the math snoop dogg is 6-3.5 this would then make chan 5-9.5.. he does look short in this film but in Rush Hour 1 he definitely looked 5-10 agian gets the flak for his height by chris tucker who deos't tower him dramtically. chan in reality is 5-9 at most
height_police said on 25/Jan/08
he looks 5'8 to me...5'10 is can pushing it..but 5'8 would accurate
C. said on 10/Jan/08
Jackie has never looked 5'6". Ever. He's always looked 5'8", possibly 5'9". Goodness. Now, as for his comment about being 5'10 1/2" it's with his occasional lifts, lol.

@ Leonari: Yeah, he was quite tall for his generation at the time. It's pretty obvious that he was taller than Bruce (and Jet for that matter), so the 5'6" is just nonsense.
leonari said on 10/Jan/08
Jackie was taller than Bruce. almost 2 inches.Guys here saying 5'6" for Jackie are fools. The man has a huge head and weird proportions but for an asian of his generation he is quite a tall guy..especially in his youth before he broke every single bone of his body...
the unknown said on 9/Jan/08
in all his new movies, he looks 5'7 TOPS!!he looked 5'6ish in Rush Hour 3
Toucan Sam said on 4/Jan/08
I've stood next to Jackie Chan, and he is no more than 5'7".
Anon said on 8/Dec/07
Take a look at this clip which slow-mo's the part in ETD where Bruce Lee snaps Jackie Chan's neck..
Click Here

It's hard to tell since they both aren't in the best standing position as Jackie grabs Bruce from behind, but you can tell Jackie is probably a few inches taller than Bruce. If Bruce was 5-7.5, Jackie was definitely over 5-9+ in his prime.
Y2J said on 4/Dec/07
Jet li is 5"4 or 5"5.max bcz in danny the dog he is 1 or a half inches taller than Bob Hoskins and 9 inches shorter than Morgan freeman.For Jakie chan iam waiting for a movie "Forbidden Kingdom" then i will give my opinion.
Lmeister said on 3/Dec/07
I think Jackie was exaggerating his height when saying 5ft10.5, but his peak height was probably over 5ft9. He is not as short as ppl think. His body structure just makes him look shorter.
Edward said on 1/Dec/07
Most short Male celebs would claims themselves to be 5ft 7 and above regardless. I was at the 1st line and he walked past me, hes about the same height as me. I'm 5ft 6
glenn said on 26/Nov/07
yes,i met him and at least 5-9.who knows about his peak height.5-10.5,why would he lie? its possible he lost height in injury and age.
Brah said on 26/Nov/07
Simple explanation Tim. Chan has a gigantic head. In every photo I have seen of him, he always has a bigger head than everyone around him.
That is what makes him look short. People who meet him then realize he is taller than he looks in a photo.
Tim said on 26/Nov/07
Chan's height must be one of the biggest controversies. Some people say he is or was at his peak, as tall as 5'10.5" others say he could be as short as 5'7". He always looks short to me in his films, however, the majority of people who have met him say he is at least 5'9". Difficult one this.
lynn said on 26/Nov/07
compare to some hongkong actor who is really 5ft9.. jackie stands shorter than them.. appear more like 5ft7..
peli said on 20/Nov/07
compared to julian sands whos 180cms, jackie is def between 173 and 175 cms. n e ways, no matter what his height may b, he's the best actor we've had coming from asia. better than bruce lee.
jackysht said on 4/Nov/07
Click Here i think jacky is a 5'6-5'7 and after wearing a lift he does look like 174cm
Anon said on 3/Nov/07
With all the broken bones and herniated disks he's had in performing his own stunts, I'd believe it.
glenn said on 29/Oct/07
chan is 5-9 now.5-10.5 in the 80s.indentical in alot of ways to stallone.
Anonymous said on 29/Oct/07
jackie is nowhere near 5'6. in rush hour he looks about 5'9 1/2 next to chris tucker
James Le said on 25/Oct/07
Sylvester Stallone is 5.9 and he's a lot taller than Chan. Chan is about 5.6, no more. A lot of Asian stars are taller than he is.
Rafael araujo said on 24/Oct/07
hes 176 cm i think

in the picture with the 6 feet 3 leandro barbosa down there
at norm said on 20/Oct/07
I disagree, I believe this guy is around 178cm. I saw him in early 90's, even shake hands with him when he performed a football exhibition game in our country. I was suprised he is huge in person contrary to what we see in his movies. He is kind and a nice man man too. I say Jacky Chan is 5'10".
korean said on 13/Oct/07
I am a korean girl, (sorry, I am not good at English :))almost Asia people love Jackie!! He is reall good actor. I agree that he is about 174cm. :)
xxjohnnyxx said on 11/Sep/07
people forget Jackie have a mellon head with puffy hair...that's were the extra 2-3 inches come from.
Mark said on 9/Sep/07
My friend managed to get a photo with him a few years back. My friend is about 5'9.5" and with average posture he was about 1"-1.5" taller then Chan in the picture. So I guess a minimum of 5'8" for Chan is about right.
dmeyer said on 7/Sep/07
t hink chan could be 5'8.75 like weak 175 and defenetly strong 5'9er in 20s
Franco said on 7/Sep/07
compared to Cheadle who is a proper 174-175cm guy Jackie Chan doesnt look it.

172-173cm for Jackie Chan max.
bam said on 1/Sep/07
chan looks a weak 5'10 if not 5'10 near Chris Tucker. I just think its a combination of posture, and Chan's stocky proportions which give him an appearance of a 5'8ish man. If i'm not mistaken, I think Steve Carell was listed at 5'8 on this site, and this was due to his posture and stocky proportions.
Ms. Sunshine said on 25/Aug/07
In the Rush Hour 2 clip where Chan & Tucker are both barefoot & standing side by side Chan only looks about 2 inches shorter than Tucker, and Tucker is 6' & so Chan stands 5'8" to 5'10".
dmeyer said on 19/Aug/07
chan is about 1 cm taller than cheadle but i agree considering chan is standing by a nearly 6 ft 1 men he dosnt look small
glenn said on 19/Aug/07
thank you anonymous.and cheadle is 5-8.5.
Anonymous said on 18/Aug/07
He was taller than Don Cheadle in Rush hour 2, and didnt appear that much under Tucker, especially considering all the times in the movie he had a dig at Jackie's height. Cannot be less than 175cm even these days.
dmeyer said on 16/Aug/07
he was never more than 175 to 176 cm if he was 5'10 he would have look tall in asian movies and he dosnt
Dunken said on 16/Aug/07
yeah, people often forget just how broken down Chan is. i'm surprised he isn't in a wheelchair after decades of crazy stunts.

i'll stick to a little above 5'8 nowadays.
I Know It All said on 15/Aug/07
Hey, look at Hulk Hogan, he used 2 be around 6'7", but b/c of so many surgeries he's now a little over 6'4"(barely 1/2"taller than me). Age and/or injuries can be a factor. Jackie Chan obviously made a mistake stating one too many inches to his original height! He probably used 2 be 5'9 1/2" or 5'10"!
HE IS NOW 5'9" OR SLIGHTLY SHORTER! From my own experience, if a person is at your eye level or below(and you are a full grown person), he is at least 5" OR MORE shorter than you.
Chris Tucker IS BELIEVABLE AT EXACTLY 6'1" TALL, SO JACKIE IS DEFINITELY LESS THAN 5 INCHES SHORTER!!! CHRIS TUCKER CAN NOT SEE OVER JACKIE'S HEAD!! Think about it, and look at yourself in the mirror with a tape-measure! Take my word for it...my word's always Gold!!
glenn said on 15/Aug/07
he is described as 5-10 in others movies too.
dmeyer said on 15/Aug/07
waths funny is that chan looks r=taller in american movies than he does in asian ones
Albi said on 14/Aug/07
How can one loose 5cm from injuries and still be in top athletic shape is beyond me. I saw am asian movie with Jet Li and he looked average. I'd say 5'8-9. Maybe the movies of Chan that Glenn saw were also asian movies. Not only are asians a little shorter than western people, but their older generation was very poor and much shorter than the new one. Plus martial artists (acrobats) tend to be even shorter.
I'm sure of the relation of economy & height because in my country, after the throw of the communist regime, height has increased 2 inches in 3 years and another inch the next years. At 5'10.5 for its generation, Chan would have to be one bloody tall chinese. Even 174 is probably too much for him.
Anonymous said on 14/Aug/07
in rush hour, the FBI dude described him as being about 5'10, but i reckonn hes 5'9
6'3'' JK said on 13/Aug/07
Glenn i also been a fan of Jackies films and also have watched some of his movies from the 80's and 90's and I do agree that he was 5'10'' in his youth, but now he is like 5'8.5'' - 5'9''
glenn said on 13/Aug/07
chan was 5-10.5 in his youth and is now 5-9 for the last 10 years or more.i met him.some clowns only know him for that rush hour garbage.ive been watching him since 1980.
Anonymous said on 12/Aug/07
He does look tiny on screen and I am sure he does wear lifts. 5-6 barefoot.
Duhon said on 12/Aug/07
In the rush hour movies his height is always being made fun of by tucker. In the latest he referes to jackie as a small asian cop. and in the 2nd one, in a scene at clothes store he asks a store clerk to pick out something for jackie in the kids department.
phil said on 9/Aug/07
i saw 176cm with big dress shoes..
TallAzn said on 3/Aug/07
If Woody Harrelson is listed at 5-10, or in reality is at least 5-9, then would Jackie be at least 5-9? Looking at TrueHeight's pic, the two look the same, if not Jackie being a hair taller.
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/07
can realy look 175 sometimes since he had a lot of injuries might have benn 177 cm
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/07
he is in perfect shape i doubt he has lost more than 1 cm or 2 max
6'3'' JK said on 2/Aug/07
At the Rush Hour 3 premiere looked same height as Paris Hilton who was in heels so he is no less than 5'8.5'' today
hmoob_vaj said on 2/Aug/07
I saw jackie in LA last summer, I'm 6'4 and he was up to about my nose so i say 5'11
irvine said on 1/Aug/07
I am not really a Jackie Chan fan but it makes me mad whenever he was made fun of his height in his own movie. It doesn't matter if he is 5-8 or 5-10 because these heights are not really considered short in American standard. He is simply not THAT short comparing to many American movie stars, probably about the same height as Johnny Depp (who I believe is about 5-8, not 5-10 as he claims - I shaked hand with him once) and Tom Cruise. Jackie Chan probably looks shorter than he really is because of his stocky build. In reality, I simply NEVER met any guy under 6ft don't boose up their height..... It is just a guy thing.
zillionairepoet said on 18/Jul/07
I was in Hong Kong visiting my travel agent, and there was a HK tourist cardboard duplicate of Jackie CHan. Of course, it's very possible the photo was enlarged or minimized, but it was one of those 'life-sized' posters boards, so you can take your picture with the 'star.' Anyway, the cardboard Chan was around 5'8".
dmeyer said on 5/Jul/07
something we shouldnt forget is people round up like my brother is a solid inch under me and claims 5'11 but he is 5'10 lets say when he is 60 and lost 1 in so 5'9 since he claims 5'11 his shildren will say he lost 2 in
Masato said on 25/Jun/07
I just saw a picture or Jackie Chan next to Jet Li in a chinese newspaper. Jet li is what 5'6'' or 5'6.5'' and chan looked no more than 1.5'' taller. Infact they were same around shoulder height, but jackie has got quite a long face and big head. I'd give Jackie 5'8'' barefoot now and probably 5'9.5'' in his peak where didn't suffer so many injuries.
Anonymous said on 25/Jun/07
hey 5'9 kid, I agree with Spadger, would you mind send more proofs for your words, if jackie is at least 3 inches shorter than you, i feel i would be 9'5. I suggest you to measure yourself again or simply get more factual. I am just being honest!
vtlee said on 23/Jun/07
Hey guys, i lived in Hong kong before 1991 and have seen jackie for many times, he lived in my suburb, i have stood next to him in a few occasions, I feels he is no more than 5 feet 8 ( bare feet ) if any different only less. Trust me!!!!!!
spadger said on 7/Jun/07
to 5'9 kid, post it, mere words don't count, we would appreciate ur posting ur pics with chan on here, there's nothing to hide!
Lmeister said on 4/Jun/07
There is no way on earth that he'd be over 5'9'' without lifts. He looks clearly 1-2 inches shorter than 5'10'' Steve Coogan in Around the World in 80 Days...
5'9 kid said on 3/Jun/07
i took a picture with jackie chan a few months ago, im 5'9 and i was at least 3 inches taller than him...
dmeyer said on 30/May/07
he look a hair taller than cheadle so 174 close enaugh 5'9 he does looks easy 4 in shorter than tucker in rush hour 3 might have lost 0.5 in or 1 in since late 50s so 5'9.5 at peak
trueheight said on 18/May/07
Woody IMO is like 5'9.5 barefoot, just my opinion after almost all of his films. He's got a tiny head, both Chan and Glenn's heads are huge in comparison
Viper said on 18/May/07
I give Chan 5-8 1/2.
glenn said on 17/May/07
my pic with woody that is.chan is difficult.hardly ever poses.
glenn said on 17/May/07
chan is 5-9 minimum now.maybe taller in youth.that is an odd angled pic to decipher.woody still looks 5-10 easy.5-11 if they werent touching each other.making chan at least 5-9.take a look at my pic with him.haha.thats called photo proof.not sitting at home at the computer.im out getting them in the flesh.
spadger said on 7/May/07
i would give chan no more then 5'10 in his early years, he is 5'9 now, but there's no way he had lost over an inch in height due to injuries, he looks bout 5'10 in his old films and no more, he wasn't exactly a standout in terms of height in his hk films.
Christopher said on 6/May/07
Jackie is taller than he looks. I'd give him about 5'9". Chris Tucker is listed as 6'1". Jackie doesn't look too short compared to Chris Tucker.
5'11.5 guy said on 5/May/07
Chan looked over 5'10 in his early movies. He was markedly taller than Maggie Cheung in Police Story 1 and 2, IIRC
janice said on 4/May/07
haaha... his true height was not taller than 5ft8... his only 171~172cm barefeet..
dmeyer said on 27/Apr/07
so rob you are saying that if someone is healthy and no back problem at 40 he shouldnt loose anything and at 50 max 0.5 to 1 cm but at 60 people might loose more

[Editor Rob: that's what I think. But, some discs might thin more than others, spines may curve a little more. Generally I would say by 50 if your a man and lost 1/2 inch, that would seem more than average. But, if your body has been through the ringer, maybe you've worn your cartilage in knees or damaged vertebrae you'll likely lose a bit more than average.
From 50-70 loss will be more noticeable]
dmeyer said on 27/Apr/07
to me there is less than 4 inches between him and 6'1 tucker maybe chan is 5'9 or a bit under 5'9 you should give him a bit more at peak it is funny because he looks short in asian movies
TheJerk said on 14/Apr/07
Hes easily 5-8.
Editor Rob said on 12/Apr/07
Chan's been through the ringer so often, God knows how he still has cartilage left in his knees. I might give him at least 5ft 9 peak...maybe.
Anonymous2 said on 11/Apr/07
Yah, I agree with everything you guys Glenn, trueheight and Joe say. I was really surprised to see him listed as low as 5'8.5" here actually, as I always KNEW him to be 5'10"+ in his younger days. But with broken bones, injuries and stuff like Editor Rob said, he probablly did shrink down 1.5" or so.
trueheight said on 8/Apr/07
heres a pic of him w/ LA mayor Antonio Villaragosa who I shook hands with in 2004 and can testify that he's between 5'6 and 5'7:

Click Here

scroll down a bit
glenn said on 7/Apr/07
exactly joe.thats how i know your telling the truth.
Joe said on 6/Apr/07
he's 5'9". I've met him, he doesn't wear heels in real life that's why he looks short in real life. What you see is really how tall he is, although he will tend to wear heels in his movies.
glenn said on 10/Mar/07
thanks trueheight.he had a slouch when i met him.and was still a hair bigger than me.so,5-9 minimum.possibly more.and was more 5-10 in youth.
trueheight said on 9/Mar/07
Brad: this one is not like Sly b/c there is no verifiable evidence that Chan is any lower than 174 cm in recent years. I would believe 1.78cm in the 1970s as peak.

Check out the pics I posted of him w/ Harrelson and Kosugi...and they were shot after hours of stunt work on the set of RH3. Glenn says he saw 5'9 - he's got like 100% credibility and respect on this site b/c he actually has empirical evidence. Too many folks here claim "I met this person and..." but never substantiate w/ a photo or two.
CJL said on 8/Mar/07
I'd say he's around 5-8. He was a Korean show where everyone was wearing just socks, and he looked the same height, if not slightly taller, than the female host who is 5-8.
6'2.5'' said on 7/Mar/07
Jackie was more 5'10'' in his proper earliest films in the late 70's and early 80's, nowadays i can't see him lower than 5'9'' although the least he is is 5'8.5''
glenn said on 7/Mar/07
he never looks 5-11 to 6-1 like sly.thats one difference.and i dont think he would be doing stunts in lifts.
Brad said on 7/Mar/07
Somebody find out the stealth footwear he wears....this one is like Sly: all over the place.
glenn said on 6/Mar/07
he was at least 5-9 when i met him.
trueheight said on 6/Mar/07
I'd say at the very least 174cm or 5'8.5 - 5'9 is quite plausible. Seeing his earlier HK films, he always appears taller than his co-stars. That was his personal RH3 diary - I wish he would post his plans beforehand so that I could go and meet him; I live around the LA/OC area and am exactly 5'9. Like alot of the places he visited, I had been to before many many times
foot n inch said on 5/Mar/07
in those pics with kane kosugi (5'11.25) and woody harrelson (5'10) he looks no shorter than 5'9... chan looks about 5'10. he might have been wearing boots at the time i say he is 5'8.5-5'9 bare foot
trueheight said on 3/Mar/07
Jackie Chan and 5'10(according to this site) Woody Harrelson:

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scroll down a bit
Anonymous said on 28/Feb/07
In rush hour they say he is 5'10 but I really think he looks about an inch smaller than that compared to chris tucker who is around 6'1
dmeyer said on 25/Feb/07
you should give him 5'8.75 since he looks 174 pushing 175
Glenn said on 9/Feb/07
I dont understand cm.then you mix cm with inches.why dont you stick to inches.thats irritating.or if you want cm,stay with that.dont mix.
dmeyer said on 9/Feb/07
could be 175 cm my father is 59 years old he claims 5'9.25 176 cm but he looks 3 inches shorter than me so lets say i get away with 181 so he is 5'8.25 now so it would mean he lost a full inch he did work very hard in his life to me he looks a proper 173 cm like 5'8.25 possibly 5'8.85 like 175 morning so if he 176 claim was a morning height or 1 pm so was about 177 like 5'9.5 morning and about 5'8.75 night so he lost only 0.5 in at about 60 it is pretty normal but if he was legit 5'9er like 175 evening so maybe lost 0.75 in i will never know since when i got tall my father was already mid 50s my brother claim 180 cm but he is 2 to 3 cm shorter than me but he is 180 morning and 178 night my brother is one of those 5'10.25 guys after 60 evrybody looose in height i read an article than says after 50 people loose 1.5 cm evry 10 years i hope i will never loose height i dont know if stretching can help not to shrink but i guess a lot of people lie about theyr height since many guys that i know claims 6 ft and they are barely 5'11 i thaught i was 183 cm thats wath i mesured at the doctor at 18 years old ans sometimes 5'11.75 at the doctor but those were early morning mesurment but comparing myself to mesured people and and mesuring myself at home i think i am a 5 ft 11 guy 181 on a good day since to me morning height dosnt count it isnt a lie but like rob said whos gonna see out of bed i was claiming 183 cm when i was 18 then 182 since 6 month ago now i claim 180 or 180.34 like 5'11
dmeyer said on 9/Feb/07
i met many times bret ratner he is about 5'8 possibly 172 strong i never seen him beside jacky
Spadger said on 8/Feb/07
For those who like to speculate on jackie's height being shorter then they wish must be a tad bit insecure bout themselves? if he looked short being 5'8.5-5'9 on his films, it's probably becuase most of the american actors he worked with stood in the 6 feet range. Listing chan as 5'6 is hilarious and an obvious contortion of facts, for that i will add in my own agenda saying chan is 5'11 bare footed just for good measure, and it won't matter to me anyhow since i would still be taller than him:)
scott said on 1/Feb/07
jackie is wearing rather large soled shoes here:Click Here (on the pic where he is in the trunk of the car u can see this clearly). i say downgrade to 5'7.
S to the C said on 30/Jan/07
i think that jackie might have been close to 5ft 10 when he was in his 20's, but because of the stunts and how they have taken a toll on his body, he has shrunken at least 1 inch since his peak height, i say he is about 5'8, maybe just a lil taller
Dunken said on 23/Jan/07
Sammo Hung is 5'6, maybe less, which makes Jackie even smaller.

he was probably close to 5'9.5 when he was younger, until he virtually destroyed himself with stunts in the '80s/early '90s.

what was his footwear when you met him, Glenn?
Quezz said on 22/Jan/07
If you look at pics of Jackie next to Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, it's clear he's at MOST 5'8.5". Yuen Biao is listed as 5'7", as is Sammo Hung. There is no way that Jackie Chan is anywhere near 5'10", and I'd question 5'8".
Robert.R said on 21/Jan/07
I am really surprised at how tall he is. I have seen his films and he always looked shorter to me, I suppose it could be his build and his stance which give him a shorter appearance.
dmeyer said on 21/Jan/07
it is funny that chan is 5'8 to 5'9 barefeet but looks taller in american movies than chinese also he was describe as 175 cm in the french version of police story
dmeyer said on 20/Jan/07
rob do you think chan could be 173 flat he did lok a lidl over 5'9 in rush hour compare to 179 penn and 185 tucker he looks nearly 177 could be as tall as 5'9 i met penn twice he was a hair shorter than me so 179

[Editor Rob: tricky, I have to give credence to glenn seeing him taller, has he shrunk? Age and life of body busting acting whipping 1/2 inch or more by 50...maybe]
Juan said on 19/Jan/07
I actually think that he's closer to 5'6.5, because Jet Li, who's 5'6, stood a tad shorter than him on t.v. Thats just my opinion.
Anon said on 17/Jan/07
I've met him. He was MC'ing a show at my university. A friend and I snuck behind the building after the show and caught up with him. He signed an autograph for me right in front of my face. The guy I was with is 5-9, and Jackie was shorter than him. I am 5-4, and I didn't have to raise my head to look him in the eye, which I would if he was 5-9. We were both wearing sneakers. I'd guess 5-7. Very nice and polite man.
Glenn said on 14/Dec/06
Maybe he was 5-10.5 and lost height in injurys.he is 5-9 most of his career.thank you St.Andrew.he was my height with a slouch.so 5-9.
St Andrews said on 14/Dec/06
Glenn, no I have not met him. My observation is just photo based. I guess you are an a better position.
Brad said on 14/Dec/06
You heard Chan: "I'm 5 foot ten and a half". Drudge radio show laughter soundbite.
Glenn said on 13/Dec/06
You ever met him St Andrews? I did.5-9 min.
St Andrews said on 12/Dec/06
He is a short guy. Just look at the head to body proportion. Head size does not vary much. Therefore, short people tend to look as if they have big heads. He is no way 5'8.5" as you suggest here. At most, he is 5'7".
Dunken said on 22/Nov/06
Jackie was never 5'10.5.

he's just like Bruce Lee, Tony Jaa and countless other martial artists: wide chest and shoulders paired with small waist and hips gives the impression of being taller.

i have this body type, and at 5'6, 120 pounds, if someone stands at 10 feet from me, i can pass for 5'8.

Chan was 5'9.5 pre Police Story/Armour of God/Project A, 5'8 now.
David said on 16/Nov/06
Hey Ed,
Don Cheadle is the 5'8.25 like listed here but they forgot to tell you thats with shoes on, barefoot he is 5'7
Ed Kline said on 13/Nov/06
I just watched Jackie in Rush Hour 2, and in his scene with Don Cheadle (5'8.25 listed here), he ( Jackie) was the taller of the two but by very little. Possibly a footwear difference. regardless, he is certainly not close to 5'10.5
Indiana said on 13/Sep/06
I come from Hong Kong, and I saw him few times in Hong Kong. I can tell you that Jackie Chan is around 172-174cm.
Samby said on 8/Sep/06
I guess the actress would'nt be "shocked" if jackie were to be only 1 inch shorter than her.
HelloKitty said on 8/Sep/06
Samby, by the Indian actress' statements, based on her estimated height of 5'7 to 5'8, if she is 5'7 than Jackie is 5'6, if she is 5'8, Jackie is 5'7 and if she is 5'9, than Jackie is 5'8. I'll agree with this site that Jackie is 5'8.5 (when he's wearing shoes of course)
Samby said on 1/Sep/06
I read last year in an Indian newspaper (I'm Indian) that an Indian actress, known to be 5-7 to 5-9, met JC at some F1 race (don't remember which one) and she said she was really surprised to see how short he actually was (shorter than her).
Earl said on 18/Aug/06
HelloKitty, maybe you are right, I know he never looked tall but I always assumed it was because he was so stockily built.
dmeyer said on 14/Aug/06
in police story the frensh version he describe himself as 175 cm
Earl said on 14/Aug/06
Mous, I will take your word for it that he is 5'8" as you probably know more about him than me. Did he ever say he was 5'10.5" do you know?
HelloKitty said on 13/Aug/06
Chris Tucker towers over Jackie in the Rush Hour movies. I dont know if jackie wears lifts or "special shoes", maybe thick heeled shoes. And I dont know if jackie is being a comedian when he said he's 5'10 and a half, but I have to disagree with him. Jackie at 5'8 is more realistic.
dingdong said on 13/Aug/06
I saw a documentary about a guy who was 5'5 and a farmer who wanted to be the next jackie chan and he was standing next to jackie for an interview and Jackie was exactly 2 inches taller then him if not less. I would put Jackie at a solid 5'7.
mous said on 12/Aug/06
Chan is 5'8, not 5'9
look at his hk films with other popular hk actors/tresses
nick tse is a bit taller than him and he is 5'9
Earl said on 10/Aug/06
HelloKitty. That is an interesting point about Tom Cruise. I recently made a remark on his page. I have never met him but I had always read years ago that he was 5'7" and one source said he was 5'6". Shortly after he was married to Nichole Kidman, I read he was 5'9" then after they divorced 5'7" againd. The wierd thing is he always looked short in his earlier movies yet he doesn't look so short now, so he is one person whose I height I haven't a clue about. My apologies for mentioning about Tom Cruise on Jackie Chan's page.
HelloKitty said on 10/Aug/06
No problem guys (Earl & Tenacious). Tenacious, I'm new here, happened to stumble on this site several months ago after that whole thing with tom cruise (not his baby or katie holmes, but more about his remarks about depression and scientology. I dont want to get into his beliefs, whatever works for him. I wanted to see how tall he was listed, I've met him before, he was wearing dress boots and I would guess 5'7 to 5'8 wearing them, without them I'm sure he's shorter barefoot. I like tom and his movies but he's been acting weird especially on Oprah.
Earl said on 9/Aug/06
My apologies HelloKitty. I do think though you will find that Chan is at least 5'8" barefoot as trueheight says. I would have put him closer to 5'9". I could be wrong but I do not think Chan or Lee would have worn lifts because it could ruin their posture for martial arts.
HelloKitty said on 9/Aug/06
I'm a girl and I have no clue what you are talking about earl. The only Rob I like has a last name "Lowe". Tenacious, I hear what you are saying, again I never met stallone but I have to agree with Glenn that he is at least 5'9. I don't know if he is wearing lifts in his pic with Jackie, but my point is I don't think JACKIE is 5'10, JACKIE is at least 5'6 barefoot, he looked short int the movie Tuxedo with that (can't remember that actress name, but I think she is 5'3 or 5'4 and Jackie wasn't much taller than her.)
trueheight said on 8/Aug/06
I say at least 5'8 barefoot
tenaciousC said on 7/Aug/06
nobody should be using sly as reference...NOBODY!!
Earl said on 7/Aug/06
HelloKitty, do you honestly believe that Jackie Chan is between 5'4" and 5'7"? You cannot be serious!
Danimal said on 7/Aug/06
Stallone is giving 6 footers a run for their money today. I'm starting to think he has had his bones lengthened, if that's even possible?
trueheight said on 5/Aug/06
good point earl, his head is huge, almost as big as ted kennedy's. his build is muscular
Earl said on 4/Aug/06
I have seen Chan's movies and I would say he is a minimum of 5'8" probably taller. I suppose the fact that he is quite stocky with broad shoulders and a large head could mislead people into thinking he is short. I have noticed that most martial arts experts adopt a stance so it is difficult to see their true height in movies.
Viper652 said on 29/Jul/06
In pictures with Tiger Woods Tucker looks 6-0 though.
Glenn said on 28/Jul/06
You met Tucker Viper? I didnt.but my friends sure did.he looked 6-2 in the photos.Im not saying thats what he is,but I think its closer to 6-1.
tenaciousC said on 28/Jul/06
'None of those pictures will convince me he was anymore the 5'6.5"!'
then nuttin' will!! wake up and smell da truth! UR the same guy who thinks bruce lee is 5-6 right? photographs only deceiving from bad angles when one subject closer to cam than the other....full FRONTAL shots are pretty reliable if subjects both same distance from cam from wide shot like jackie+arnie. opinions are good = freedom-of-speech....but BIASED opinions base on ASSumptions with no proof ish bad = hate-speech---
trueheight said on 28/Jul/06
Anony: I would'nt say 5'10, not now anyways. More like 174 like estimated above.

Not just this board but TONS of others as well, the problem is ppl are making baseless inferences about celebs wearing lifts. Only when we have a suggestive photo or print source can we make such inferences like for Cruise and Stallone.

but you're right Anony, there are some unwelcome trolls in almost all popular boards making ridiculous claims without so much as a shred of evidence. But because of their lack of credibility, the estimates won't budge

Viper652 said on 28/Jul/06
I dont see Chan looking 5-6 1/2 in those pictures.
mous said on 27/Jul/06
those pics, 'Anony' posted does not show the feet where lifts can be. if the argument was that he isn't 5'6", then there is no need to proceed further, but for actual height, they cannot be admitted as evidence. 5'8.5", give or take a half, and i am taking the half

5'8" and shrinking
Viper652 said on 27/Jul/06
Ehh, Chris Tucker is closer to 6-0. Chan does look at the very least 5-8 5-8.5 though in that pic with him. I think 5-8 and change is his true barefoot height.
Anony said on 27/Jul/06
Glenn and trueheight, you guys are totally right - there's no way Jackie could be under 5'8, 5'9 even!

Here he's 3" shorter than 6'1 Tucker which puts him around 5'10-ish:
Click Here

Here he's the exact same diff with 6'1 Arnold:
Click Here

That consistency should close the case for anyone with even half a brain. Anyone who thinks Jackie is 5'6 or under are probably the same people who think Sly is 5'7 and TRULY "need help" (i.e. needs new glasses or "on crack"). Almost 30/40 dude, if you actually GET a girlfriend you won't have the need to knock down Jackie just to bolster your own low self-esteem. The funniest part was YOU calling everyone who's RIGHT about Jackie "seriously disturbed", LOL!! I remember this funny quote from an old English professor in college: "Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference!"
trueheight said on 26/Jul/06
you're right, he does have a big head, but still looks at least 5'8:
Click Here

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6'1.5 Tucker:
Click Here
5'6??? gimme some of what you're smokin:
Click Here(I)

dmeyer said on 24/Jul/06
he looked near 177 in rush hour
Glenn said on 23/Jul/06
I guess Im disturbed.I MEET THESE PEOPLE.and IM BLIND.he appeared 5-9 to me.and he looks it next to Tucker.
Glenn said on 23/Jul/06
I agree Trueheight.
trueheight said on 22/Jul/06
Any 5'6 guy who quotes around 5'11 would be commited to the looney bin; my theory is. he was closer the 5'10 as a youngster as most of his 70s and 80s films will show but has shrunk to just under 5'9. Hey, Clint shrunk almost 3inches due to back surgery; Have you ever seen any of his stunt documentaries? He's literally been injured hundreds of times, i wouldnt expect his spine to be in pristine condition

[Editor Rob: he's mentioned before he's wrecked his knees and probably has little cartilage left plus back and other numerous injuries...how much he's lost is debatable]
trueheight said on 22/Jul/06
its cool you met him and all but its only a clincher when you provide photographic proof like Glenn and a rare handful of others on here. Again he looked Max 4in shorter than Tucker
almost 40 and need help said on 16/Jun/06
I agree with HT, he's no more than 5-7, most likely 5-6. Anybody who thinks he's 5-9 or 5-8 is seriously disturbed. Jackie's height doesn't include the top of his hair, come on now.
Ht said on 13/Jun/06
He's way under 175 cm. He's short. I'm from HK and I shook hands with him face-to-face in a concert (where he was a guest). I'm around 5-10, and he looked so much shoter than me. 5-7 would be a better estimate
Glenn said on 10/Jun/06
Exactly.he looks taller than 5-6 next to Tucker.
Anonymous said on 21/May/06
lol. I'd listen to the people who have actually met him. 5-8 to 5-9 it is
Glenn said on 16/May/06
Thank you trueheight.yes,I watched all those chan movies 20-25 years ago.old school style,42st kung fu double features.saw one called BOLO THE BRUTE.those were the days.
trueheight said on 16/May/06
quad-4 your comments are funny regard his 'body style'. Chan is just bulky and very muscular; have you ever seen his earlier films? like the 1st drunken master? he's ripping w/ muscles. Truth is, HK actors do come more on the short side. what's interesting though is that in most of Chan's ealierer films from the late 70s and early 80s, he plays the 'not-so bright *big* doof'; thats, of course, relative to the other actors who were almost always shorter. He's 5'8 and probably was 5'9 in his younger days. Ppl, especially american fans who don't watch HK cinema were 1st exposed to Chan as a 40yr old in Rumble inthe Bronx. There are music videos in which Chan appears 2in taller than fellow cantapop star Andy Lau. He doesn't look like a dwarf, not to me at least, he's just a big guy
Glenn said on 15/May/06
Yeah,and Tucker can look 6-1 or more in my friends photo.whichwould place Chan at the 5-9 I saw.he is no smaller than 5-8.
30 something and no girlfriend said on 11/May/06
Haha, Jackie is 5-10? That would make him as tall as Roger Moore, maybe he wants to be the next Bond?? He's 5-6, not more than that.
Quad-4 said on 10/May/06
why not lie and say your 5'10.5"? If your 5'7.5" You might as well give your height in stilts. Because Danny Devito doesn't make the best action star.
rj said on 7/May/06
i actuly seen jackie chan in hollywood and im about 5'8 , jackie seemed to be a little shorter then me mabey like 5'7
Glenn said on 5/May/06
Yes.its possible.but why lie and say 5-10.5?
Quad-4 said on 5/May/06
So, what? Maybe this guy likes to wear 2 inch elevators. If he was 5'6ish, which shouldn't be completely out of the question, he could certainly appear to be 5'8.5 or a little taller with elevators.
Glenn said on 3/May/06
You all need to stop this ignorance.you never met any of these people.CHRIS TUCKER IS 6-1! this isnt just my opinions,my friends,who met these people agree with me.it has nothing to do with Chan being my hero,which he isnt.
Quad-4 said on 2/May/06
Jackie probably starts out with 1.5 inch soled shoes and adds 2 inch elevators in them. In the pic with 6'2" edwin moses, chan looks a good 6-6.5 inches shorter. subtract the elevators and you have 5'6.5.
Glenn said on 1/May/06
Qaud4, did you forget, I met him,he appeared 5-9.so if he was 5-6,he claims 5-10.5,that means he lied by almost 5 inches?.come on now.he is 5-8 minimum.
Jack'saShrimp said on 30/Apr/06
Most optimistic guess for jackie is between 5'5" and 5'7" maximum. I can believe Bruce lee might touch 5'7 on a good day, but Im sure Jackie isn't as tall as 5'8. 5'8 people, almost universally, never look 'short'. 5'7 still isn't 'short'. Even 5'6 isn't really all that 'short', but it depends on posture and body style at that point. Anything under 5'6 Id say is short. JACKIE CHAN LOOKS SHORT IN A LOTA PICS. BUT CAN LOOK JUST OVER SHORT IN SOME OTHERS.
Glenn said on 23/Apr/06
I love Chan and all the martial art greats.just telling you what I saw.read what Rob says on top of page describing him as 5-8.5.believe me when I tell you he looked 5-9.and Ill believe you he looked shorter.now I think he might wear lifts.
Glenn said on 22/Apr/06
Now he goes from 5-7 to 5-6? believe what you want sitting at home DVD veiwer.my friend saw chan many times and agrees he can look 5-9.if he is under,then he wears lifts.
Lone said on 22/Apr/06
no way chan is 173, he's 5-6 at best. i don't think you guys realize how short this guy really is. just go out and rent any jackie chan film, you will change your opinion (i recommend rumble in the bronx, and operation condor). glenn and jon, both of you, just go home, or go sit in a corner and sulk, do us all a favor, please.
Lone said on 21/Apr/06
well, glenn, the top photo shows chan to be only an inch taller than her, so if she's 5-4, which is 165cm, then Chan is shorter than I thought, 5-5. You are probably referring to a photo at the bottom where Chan looks about 3 inches taller, but obviously he's not standing straight, it looks like he's jumping up or standing on this toes. but i tell you one thing, though some his movies are entertaining, jackie chan is one ugly dude...lol.

a comment on this german chinese couple, his height seems to vary a lot, like his wife's looks, depending on whether she's wearing makeup i guess, but oh man, this guy ain't much better than jackie in the physical beauty department, that's why you picked him Glenn???? LMAO
jon said on 20/Apr/06
Lone mate or whatever you wish to be called, i do agree with you in some parts you say, to be honest i cant really be bothered to analyse your last paragraph to me and tell you the things wrong with what you said, but i can tell you one thing, dont be such a child to a)change your persona to make it seems like someone is agreeing with you. and b) tell me that i do not know what im talking about, when i have actual experience in the fields you talk about, i have trained in gymnastics for over 6 years, i have been studying martial arts, mainly KUNG FU and WUSHU, specialising in Chan Quan and Dao Shu sword art for 5 years and have been fighting in the ring for 4 years. I DO know what im talking about. Someone who says something like this " Many of the things he(Chan) can do would be very difficult or slow if he were even a couple of inches taller" is hard to believe. If you were talking about Wushu, then you will be right, Chan however does not do Wushu, he does various other Martial arts, mainly Kung Fu and gymnastic tumbling, of which he is by no means of any great standard. If you are talking about people very tall, lets say 6 foot 2 and over i agree with you there, but you have clearly said only a few inches taller, which would say anyone over 5foot 9 would be rubbish at these sports. That is what I find ridiculous. This little convo of ours have gone so off topic ive forgotten the point I was trying to make. Just don¡Çt have the arrogance to tell people they don¡Çt know what theyre talking about and to go home, just because you cant deal with the fact there may be other people besides you who have knowledge on the matter. This is my last post of this matter because it has nothing to do with Chan, what Rob created this page for. Lone I¡Çm sure more people will be pleased if you were to ¡Ègo home¡É to be honest
Lone said on 20/Apr/06
glenn, note i said hong kong, not china, hong kong's average height is probably below china's but jackie chan is from hong kong and his movies, until recently, were all made in hong kong.

i seriously doubt yun fat is 6 feet because there is another hong kong actor who's very mean looking and looks towering in all the hong kong movies and always play a hotheaded enforcer type (sorry i forget his name) has appeared in a lot of movies with yun-fat and the deceased leslie cheung. this guy is 6-1 and looks about 3 inches taller than chow, so i will say chow's real height without shoes is probably 5-10 to 5-11 max. the only reason people think he's so tall, again, is because he appears in hong kong movies where the average height for the actors is probably 5-6 or 5-7, such as Jackie Chan.

chan is 5-6 barefooted.
Glenn said on 20/Apr/06
Lone-you could be right,but basing it on the average height in china isnt good enough.what about CHOW YUN FAT who is 6ft! my friend also met chan a bunch of times agree more on 5-9,than 5-7.
Lone said on 19/Apr/06
gleen, 5-9 is the average height of an american male, do you think jackie chan is as tall as an american male, that makes all the hong kong actors above average height by usa standards, do you think it's possible? have you been to hong kong before??? if you are 5-9, you would tower over most people there, in all of jackie chan's movies, and i have pretty seen all over them, he is shorter than a majority of the other actors, and only slightly taller than the women, do you think that's remotely possible. take a look at the movie operation condor with michelle yeoh, he is only a few inches taller than her, yeoh is probably only 5 feet or 5-1 tall, now if jackie were 5-9, he would look like a giant next to her and trust me he doesn't.
Anonymous said on 18/Apr/06
He's shorter than Owen Wilson who's say he's 5'10.5"
jonli said on 18/Apr/06
Jackie is 5-7. The camera angles make him look the same height as Owen Wilson and others. Come on people think about hollywood. What you see is an illusion.
Glenn said on 17/Apr/06
Im not arguing with you, I was asking you.IDONT remember.and CHAN himself told me himself what scene in 1996.I just dont remember,so how the hell am I arguing with you? and jon makes sense.I talked to CHAN while he wore a pink corderouy(how do you spell that?) suit and appeared 5-9.maybe he wore lifts.
jon said on 17/Apr/06
More people should listen to Glenns estimations. He actually has photographic proof of himself standing next to these celebrities. Rather than guessing based on 'how he looks in that film', thats rubbish. And i dont know what your problem is, Chan isnt that ugly, hes just not exceptionally good looking.
sing said on 17/Apr/06
no, just saw jackie on a chinese tv show he was showing a female reporter the sighs and sounds of Hong Kong, she was 5-5, and jackie chan looked no taller than her, maybe an inch or 2.

this guy is 5-7, no more. sorry to disappoint you glenn but the guy in the booth WAS NOT jackie chan. jackie got walloped with a stick in one of the fighting scenes, dont argue with me on this i am 100% sure.
Glenn said on 17/Apr/06
It was a choke hold and whack with the foot in the communication booth or a cell a thought.havnt seen it in 6 years. yes Rob,but Owen really did look 5-11 much to ridicule of most my friends.one friend witnessed this and agreed.my other friend swears wilson is 5-7.which strangly, I saw that version from 30 foot distance too.Chan actually looked 5-9.5-8 slouched.
Glenn said on 16/Apr/06
I talked to the guy once.unless he wears lifts,he is 5-8 and even possibly looking 5-9.why dont you watch him in ENTER THE DRAGON.study it.I dont remember the height difference.now dont tell me since your such chan or lee experts you didnt know both were in the movie.bet 90% of you didnt know that.
sing said on 15/Apr/06
I agree with Rob, Chan is a really small but stocky guy, he looks short in every movie he is in, he's the same height as some of the leading women in his movies, so I would say he's 5-7 max. BRING HIM DOWN EDITOR ROB.
Sing Iz Da Man said on 30/Mar/06
I think Chan is a solid 5-7, I don't think he's 5-8. Either way, he sure is ugly!!!
Glenn said on 11/Mar/06
Chan is 5-8.goes to show Im not 5-6.cause Chan for sure is no 5-6,and stallone is rocking those lifts.
Trueheight said on 10/Mar/06
As a reference, the Chan/Stallone pic bears a very similar height differance to the Glenn/Stallone pic. We can infer that Stallone had an extra .5in added for his pic w/ Chan
trueheight said on 10/Mar/06
Hope this settles it: Chris O'Donell: 5'9.5"; Andy Garcia: 5'9.25"

Chan w/ O'Donell and Chan w/ Garcia, respectively:

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I've never seen a more clear 5'8er. I've always had him pegged at 173cm, ever since Rumble in the Bronx came out in the US.

Just for laughs:

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Sly '5.11' Stallone
dmeyer said on 1/Mar/06
in american movies he looks between 5'9 and 10
InTheZone said on 28/Feb/06
Back in 1993, Jackie Chan's height was listed as 171 cm in a book (featuring an interview with him) published in Taiwan. His height has been known as between 171 cm and 173 cm among fans in Taiwan and Hong Kong. I figure he adopted the usage of elevator shoes when he shifted his career focus to the US.
TheMan said on 31/Dec/05
Chan is nowhere near 5,10 5,8 at best that is all. He's in a dream world if he belives he's 5,10.
kennethz, sg said on 26/Dec/05
i seen his real person..as near as i stand.. to be surprise his true height is 1.72m around there.. would't be more..
Anonymous said on 8/Dec/05
You have got to be kidding. I met him a couple of times and standing next to my 5'2" wife (wearing 1" shoes), he was about the same height. I am 5'10" and he is about as high as my chin. That would make him 5'4.5" at best. This is about an average height for someone his age from Hong Kong. Other famously short people like Robert Redford claim to be near 6' when they are a lot closer to 5'. People look at films and say how they all look about the same height because in two shots, they usually want them to have similar eye levels, so they have the shorter one stand on apple boxes.

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