How tall is Jackie Chan - Page 3

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Average Guess (93 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.6in (174.2cm)
Current: 5ft 7.69in (171.9cm)
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.
tenaciousC said on 9/Aug/06
H. kitty, yer answer makes sense its jus you assume jackie also wears lifts and if he did they would be only 1-2inches+, not like slys 3-4inch 'munsters'. someone said below jackie may once have been 5-10 in his prime and ill agree...ive seen him on talkshows like letterman and leno and he looked very 5-10-ish although lifts a strong possibility...come to think of it in the one with letterman he did a kungfu demo where he spun around on daves desk smashing some bottles with his feet, so his lifts couldnt be all dat big if he planned on doin stunts on da show....he cant be under 5-8 to me, prolly 5-9 these days....
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
Earl said on 8/Aug/06
HelloKitty, you are not that Psycho Rob2 in disguise are you?
HelloKitty said on 8/Aug/06
Thats a good pic trueheight. I like Jackie and his movies but no way is he 5'10. I think he is 5'8.5 wearing shoes with thick heels, 5'6 to 5'7 barefoot.
trueheight said on 7/Aug/06
compare w/ Glen&Sly pic, same difference:

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Whereas Hellokitty's pics only feature the head, we can see Chan and Sly both standing posture perfect in this pic
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!
Nolifts81 said on 7/Aug/06
Hi Rob, that racing Driver is Jean Alesì(I think you know him) and he is not 5'7" but 5'8". He said himself that he is 5'8"in TV and he looks that height!
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?
HelloKitty said on 7/Aug/06
Stallone towers over jackie chan. Jackie says he is 5'10 but by this pic he looks 5'4 to 5'6 next to 5'10 stallone, depends if stallone is wearing lifts. If Stallone isn't wearing lifts, then jackie is not the 5'10 he claims and not the 5'8 listed on his site. Jackie's eye level is same as stallone's mouth, whereas the pic with Glenn and stallone, Glenn is 5'8 and his eye level is a little above stallone's nose. Jackie is 5'4 to 5'7.
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[Editor Rob: there was another image on that page, Sly with 5ft 7 racing driver]
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.
Glenn said on 27/Jul/06
Thanks day people will see Im only tried to give the truth and I was accurate.5-10 is possible,and now maybe his 5-10.5 claim was true in his youth.he appeared 5-8,5-9 with a bad(cobain) that 5-10 is possible.
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:
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Here he's the exact same diff with 6'1 Arnold:
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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:
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6'1.5 Tucker:
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5'6??? gimme some of what you're smokin:
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trueheight said on 26/Jul/06
the 'no girlfriend guy' seems to have it out for Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Chan and Sammo Hung
Glenn said on 24/Jul/06
Thank you dmeyer.
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 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 10/Jun/06
hes not far of tucker in rush hour and tuckers 6'1
Electric06 said on 29/May/06
Anonymous (trueheight in disguise) said,
"lol. I'd listen to the people who have actually met him. 5-8 to 5-9 it is."

Apparently, you'd listen to youself as well.
Almost 40 and no girlfriend said on 22/May/06
Jackie chan is 5-6. I have also seen him from a short distance, though never stood next to him, a short man, doubt he's even that tall.
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.
Almost 40 and no girlfriend said on 15/May/06
sgman, that's a stupid comment. jackie chan is short and that's a fact, stereotypes or not, it doesn't change what you see clearly in front of you. fact: jackie chan is short, fact: jackie chan has a nerdy haircut, fact: jackie chan has a giant head in proportion to his body. and there is way more than 3 inch height difference between tucker and chan.
sgman said on 14/May/06
i think all those ppl who put jackie down at 5'6" have that stereotypical asian image in mind (i.e. short and small). but when u look at pics of jackie and chris tucker - thats not a 6 inch difference i see - its more like 3 inches. so yes - many hk actors are quite short 5'6"/7" but jackie for sure is atleast 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 4/May/06
Get a life friend is 5-9.5 and has a photo with him and towers over my friend by almost 5 inches! we were both shocked!
30 something and no girlfriend said on 4/May/06
tucker is not 6-1, he's barely taller than bruce willis, who's not tall himself, maybe 5-10. so i give tucker 5-10+ or 5-11. glenn, not sure why you like to exaggerate heights of celebrities...but i guess we all exaggerate heights of people whom we see as larger than life.

[Editor Rob: imagine one day you bumped into an actual celebrity and they were the height they said...

I don't know if you'd recover from the shock!]
Glenn said on 3/May/06
You all need to stop this never met any of these people.CHRIS TUCKER IS 6-1! this isnt just my opinions,my friends,who met these people agree with has nothing to do with Chan being my hero,which he isnt.
Quad-4 said on 3/May/06
Rob, you had an excellent point worth considering, but after looking at the picture with the Mckingley guy. You'll notice that the camera has no angle with respect to the top of mckingley's head (The camera is on level with the top of his head and pointed right towards him with 0 angle). But for Moses, as a consequence of the of his head being above where the camera was, it creates an illusion in the shot that his head is much higher with respect to mckingley's . Thus, the picture creates an illusion that mckingley and moses have greater seperation in height than they really do. I've seen pictures like this before that have fooled me. Look at this for a visual

It's important to keep in mind that Mckingley wouldn't appear to lose or gain any height with respect to the background (because the camera is on level with the top of his head, BUT Moses will appear taller!!! Thus, our minds conclude incorrectly that Moses towers over Mckingley.

As an immediate consequence of this, the 6'0ft-even hypothesis for Erwin Moses is brought back to life and ,therefore, the Jackie Chan 5'6ish idea is very possible.
Quad-4 said on 2/May/06
True Rob, it is pretty hard to believe in that Mckingley guy is actually that short 5'3-5'4.
Glenn said on 2/May/06
Anything is possible.but 5-8 makes the most sense to me.why did he say 5-10.5?

[Editor Rob: maybe he can lose 1/4 inch and be strong 5ft 8er...I'd be surprised if he hadn't lost a little height, 1/2 cm or 1cm from 20->50. Maybe he screwed up the conversion from cm to inches]
Quad-4 said on 2/May/06

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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.
Quad-4 said on 2/May/06
Glenn, If that guy is honestly 5'9, he has to have one of the crappiest body styles that exist. Id opt to be two inches shorter and not be on a frame like that. BCause Chan can look DAMN short.

[Editor Rob: just looking at all the pics of Coogan(5ft10)/Rob Brydon(5ft 7) then of Coogan/Chan...173cm might be closer, hmm, but 5ft 6?...]
Glenn said on 1/May/06
Qaud4, did you forget, I met him,he appeared 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.
Quad-4 said on 30/Apr/06
On that website with the girl. JC's profile is 5'9 at 136 pounds!!! Doesn't Jackie look a little tubby for 136 pnds at 5ft 9??
Quad-4 said on 30/Apr/06
I don't see what's strange about 5-6 for him. Hell, I'll even believe 5-5.
Editor Rob said on 30/Apr/06
In Jackie Chan unauthorised encyclopaedia, the author said: "JC is 5ft 6"
Ken said on 27/Apr/06
I agree with 5'6 for jackie
Glenn said on 23/Apr/06
I love Chan and all the martial art greats.just telling you what I 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 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 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
come to think of it, the guy does look a bit like jackie chan, so maybe she is obsessed with jackie chan, who is only 5-6. haha.
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.
0kuma said on 22/Apr/06
On that chick's site, the second picture with JC in the suit, the height difference huge. And the first picture, the girl is taller than him (although JC may be slouching a bit).

And so from that page that lists her height, she is 165cm, and her husband is listed as 173cm, a little less than what JC is listed as here (174cm). Look at the picture with her husband:
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First row, second column picture, where they are both standing (assumed). Her eyes are at her husband's mouth line, and this matches with the picture where JC is in the suit with that girl, where her eyes are also at JC's mouth line. This is documented evidence that JC's height on here is near spot-on. I'd say 173cm even, just because he lied and said he was 178-ish.

*vent/// alright so this chick is not half bad looking (she looks great in the wedding photos), but oh come on now, it's like she purposely picked the bottom of the barrel! was she in a rush to get married, and chose the next guy that turned around the corner? i mean, look at this guy, he has a lazy eye to boot. god dam i think i am having the worst kind of luck, if this guy can get a girl half-decent, i should be getting more play than hugh hefner! life isn't fair. :((( the guy must be f***in' loaded, that is the only possible reason

[Editor Rob: yes, 173cm is fair for Chan, I might give him that...I actually think this guy has lost 1cm with all the damage he's done to his body]
Glenn said on 21/Apr/06
Your right jon.
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

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
Glenn said on 21/Apr/06
Ill accept CHOW at 5-11 and CHAN at 5-8.

[Editor Rob: I scampered around to try to find a fan pic where he could be shorter...

Two pictures of a girl on this site - one probably heels, other not although you can't see anything...anyway, the women is 165cm, she says that here.]

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
jon, to answer your question note i said champion gymnast, of course even Yao Ming can be trained to perform some gymnastics i m talking about olympic champions how many of them are 5-9 or over? Alexei Nemov, a legendary russian gymnast, looked very tall in the olympics compared to the other gymnasts but he's only 5-8. i disagree i don't think gymnastics stunt growth, not anymore than other impact sports such as basketball for instance, your statement is ridiculous, rather i think coaches, parents, athletes themselves etc. discover that certain kids have the right body type, strength, coordination, balance etc. for the sport, a rare combination that is probably god-given at the olympic level, and they tend to be below average in height.

i am not talking about the ufc but rather martial arts that jackie chan and jet li practice, i.e. kung fu, wu shu, weaponry etc. being tall isn't an advantage at all but rather quickness, reflexes etc. are zillion times more important especially when swords, spears, nunchucks are involved, and Yes, it's easier to hit a big guy than a small guy don't you think???

even in ufc, the biggest dudes aren't the champions. royce gracies, a 3 time ufc champion, is barely 6 feet tall and weights 170lbs, but he defeated opponents almost a foot taller than him, keith hackney at UFC 3 was only 5-10 defeated 6-8 600lb Yarborough in less than 2 minutes. randy coutoure and vitor "the phenom" belfort, both former ufc champions are both normal sized at 6 feet or 6-1. so there goes your theory.

jon, you don't know what you are talking about. just go home, and take glenn with you, please.
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.
Lone said on 19/Apr/06
i am tired of sing, from now on i am lone. thanks editor rob.
jon said on 19/Apr/06 Off the topic of Chan, i find it hard to believe any of your arguements especially what you base them on. Now you stereotype all gymnasts to being short. I myself am a gymnast( im 5'9 and have not trained to an olympic standard unlike my friends who attend the same club) and i can say basing on the fact that i attend a club where olympian contenders train, being short does not help as much as you would think . There are at least 15 olympic or ex-national squad gymnasts some of which are short but sum even go up to 6 foot. Gymastics is a sport which does tend to stunt growth, due to the continous impact on the joints. Now go visit and undestand that you maybe stereotyping and basing your arguements with no real evidence. Im not saying your wrong about chan, but if you go off saying ridiculous things such as "being tall and big make you a bigger target and look clumsy". If you knew anything about fighting aswell you would know that statement is ridiculous. the longer your arms and legs the longer your reach. Watch UFC and notice the best fighters are above 6 foot
Glenn said on 19/Apr/06
I dont have a problem with you are very respectful.its LONEWOLF MCSING Who is singing himself a death on the site.could chan be 5-7? sure.but in the flesh,he can look 5-9,which would make his 5-10.5,more sense.can this stunt man dance in lifts?
Lone said on 19/Apr/06
fine glenn, don't post, we'll be better off for it. how do we know you are not some computer geek who's doctoring the photos? anybody with photoshop can appear next to any celebrity. go home.

i agree with Rob, chan is 5-7, probably 5-6, he looks small next to Hong Kong actors, and Hong Kong actors are usually short, therefore chan is very short, I think even 5-6 is probably pushing it...

[Editor Rob: stick to the one name SING, I let you back on the site, but please just keep to the one persona...and enough of the photoshop nonsense...]
sing said on 19/Apr/06
jon your site is a dud. jon look at all the olympic gymnastics champions, which guy is over 5-9?? Lol. they are all like 5-6. reason is simple physics, a taller guy takes longer to rotate in the air and therefore has to stay in the air longer.

rob, edwin moses was not 6-3, he was more like 6-2 legit and yes he's got 8 or 9 inches on chan, 5-7 for chan.
jon said on 19/Apr/06
Sing, on the subject of being tall makes your acrobatic movements clumbsy, in the real world outside of the movie stars Jackie Chan and Jet li, this arguement would not hold. Jackie chan in all honesty is not the best in his field, he is by no means and exceptional fighter, martial artist or acrobat. He does however have tremendous courage in the stunts he pulls off. Im not saying hes bad, hes good but also very lucky that hes been put out there. In the case where you say a taller guy doing flips would look ugly and impossible, i dont think you could be more wrong. Go to Click Here look at the vast amount of videos they have there and notice that not all, but many of these athletes are average people. Look for a guy called Anis, he is 5 11 and in no exaggeration at all, hundreds of times better than Chan
Glenn said on 18/Apr/06
Ok Sing,Im making it up.I never met chan.I only have photos with 2000 celebrities and decided to make that up,not mention 350 photos on this site.Im done with the chan posts.I dont deal with stupidity well.
sing said on 18/Apr/06
jon, how do u know glenn has met him? i m basing my judgment of his height on his movies, appearance on tv shows, and articles i read which said he was 170cm, or 5-7 exactly. i even doubt he's that tall. he was in a movie with donnie yen, who is around 5-7, and donnie looked a lot taller, this guy might be 5-6. bruce lee could be 5-6 or 5-7, in return of the dragon, chuck norris, himself not a tall man, looked huge next to bruce lee.

you guys have to realize that if bruce and jackie weren't so short, it would look awkward to do what they do, imagine Yao Ming doing flips like jackie chan, it would look ugly, probably impossible...being short is not a disavantage in certain sports, such as gymnatics or martial arts, being tall and big make you a bigger target and look clumsy.
jon said on 18/Apr/06
Rob and Sing, what are you basing that on? How he looks or what you think he looks in comparison to other people? Im not saying theres no chance that he is 5foot 7, but you are not basing your arguement on proper evidence, while as Glenn has actually met and spoken to him and will have a justifiable estimation for his height.
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 friend witnessed this and 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.
sing said on 16/Apr/06
jackie chan had a very minor role in enter the dragon, he was of the goons whom lee whacked pretty good with a stick in the underground fighting scene. haha.

i idolize both martial artists, unfortunately chan is not tall, 5-7 max, but then again martials artists tend to be on the short side, or else the won't be as agile.

[Editor Rob: but Glenn has met Chan, that's at least gotta be worth considering, surely not? I know I don't agree with some estimates of Glenn, but for those that are within 2-3 inches of his own height, I think they have been very good!

chan at 5ft 7, I don't know, I guess this would put owen wilson back to 5ft 9 ;-)]
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 it.I dont remember the height dont tell me since your such chan or lee experts you didnt know both were in the 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!!!
trueheight said on 14/Mar/06
actually no, the stallone/chan and stallone/glenn is exactly the same in regards to difference.
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 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.
Steiner87 said on 23/Nov/05
He can't be 5'8.5 ! I can believe until 5'8 but not beyong...
Look at "Rush Hour" knowing that Eddy Murphy is 5'10 you'll see they have at least a difference of 2inches !

[Editor Rob: murphy?]
Mayuran said on 3/Nov/05
Jackie is not 5'7 , he is 5'10 because last time i went to Honkkong & I saw him and I asked is height he told that he is 5'8 my height was 5'9.5. So we went to the laser height, so jackiechan's height was 5'10 & my was 5'8.5.
Acquaidos said on 28/Oct/05
The average height of Chinese people has been largely misrepresented. It doesn't take into account the variations in the height within the population. The height difference between people from the north of China and the people from the south is quite big. In the younger generations, northern Chinese are around 5'11-6' on average while the southerners are about 5'8-5'9. The southerners in China were the first batch immigrants, and that gave westerners the impression that all Chinese people are short. Jackie Chan is from Hong Kong, and that's way down the south where people are known to be short, so 174cm would seem pretty accurate. I highly doubt that he was ever 179cm as he claims.
Al said on 25/Oct/05
You're right Jonny. 5"9 is not tall at all by Chinese standards.
J-Dog said on 23/Oct/05
Anonymous, Chris Tucker is not 6'1" but a "solid" 6'1".
jonny said on 23/Oct/05
yeah munnos ur definatley right there, thats what i think i tried to say before. im 5 9 and went to beijing and thought id tower people but there were many taller people than me, anyway ur definatley right bout that
Munnos said on 21/Oct/05
I think people make the mistake of assuming all Chinese people to be really small. The thing is, there are a lot of short Chinese people but there are also a hell of a lot of tall ones too. That's probably why when Yao Ming became known, Americans were shocked. It's just that the Chinese population's so big and it brings the average height down. If you go to a city like Shanghai or any other cities in northern China, you'll all be surprised to see the average height not less than 5'11. The people down in southern China are generally shorter, they're the first to go overseas, and created that short Chinese impression.
Anonymous said on 5/Sep/05
This is strange. Why does Jackie look the same height as Owen Wilson in the imdb Shanghai Knight premier photos? There's not even one inch (nevermind two inches) between them.
Sing said on 27/Jul/05
I agree, Jackie is exactly 5-7 barefoot. He's a small guy with a big head, but very coordinated, acrobatic, and fast. Many of the things he can do would be very difficult or slow if he were even a couple of inches taller.
GPM said on 12/Jul/05
Jackie Chan looks two inches shorter, than Owen Wilson, in that movie the two of them did. Owen Wilson looks about 5'9" on a good day. That would leave Jackie Chan about 5'7".
Oli said on 25/Jun/05
I shook Jackie's hand in 1995 or 1996 in Brisbane....he's an awfully nice guy. I'm 5'8" and he definitely wasn't taller than me, he was wearing really thick heels on top of that. He's kinda buff and it makes him taller than he appears.
hm said on 12/Jun/05
r u guys aware that jackie chan is 51? man naturally shrink in size because of the spinal bone issues and possible lose 2-3 inches. but i personally think jackie chan is 5'9 lol tat seems reasonable to me. peace
mark deruka said on 10/Jun/05
if u see the pics in his biog, it does start to seem like he is 5ft 8-8 1/2 and in his official guide it says hes 5'8''. he is 4-4.5 inches taller than michelle yeoh, about 3 inches shrter than bruce willis, about 4 inches taller than whoopi goldberg but if you watch the tuxedo hes only about 4-5inches max than jennifer love hewitt!!, martial arts and physical stuff, does make your height inconsistent at times from the stretching, stiffening and warming up of the muscles, trust me ive een doing martail arts for over 10 years now and its really wierd why i never get a consistent answer of my height!!?!

[Editor Rob: I do think Chan was most likely a bit taller in his 20's. Jennifer Love did wear pretty big heels in Tuxedo though]
Anonymous said on 10/Jun/05
he propbably is about 5'8'', thing is tho, chinese people arent that small!!!, so u cant go by his old movies!, im 5'9'' and i went to china and was amazed at the number of people my height or taller! in police story 3 it says he's 175cm tall, that cud have been tru about 10 years ago, as next to sammo(5'6''-5'7''), he does seem to be at least 2-3 inches taller than him. A friend of mine who is my height meet sammo and was only 2-3inches taller than him,.!
J. said on 23/May/05
You guys are going to crack up, but I was in a Sauna with Jackie Chan. I'm from Hong Kong, and he is a member of an exclusive 'country club-style club in downtown Kowloon (a distict of HK) called 'The Pacific Club'.

And get this.... I *swear* upon all that is holy and dear to me that the man sits in a sauna in a TRACKSUIT and SNEAKERS, sweating off the pounds. Damn... he is so hardcore. =) Pretty buff too, actually. Again, I swear upon my mother life that I am NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT makingt this up. Oh my god, I can't be anymore serious than I am right now.

I was about 17 at the time, and was exactly 5'7". After I showered I went to the lockers, and he was across the hallway from me, putting on his clothes. I even walked out practically 3 steps behind the man as we walked out into the foyer waiting area, he was slightly taller than me. Of course, I think he was wearing lifts (I was wearing tennis shoes at the time), so he's probably exactly my height (back then... I've personally grown another 2 inches).
Sing said on 17/May/05
I like Jackie's movies but no way is he 5'8.5". That's like the average height for an American male. Jackie Chan is 5'7" at most, probably shorter. In his movies he's shorter than most of the other actors. If he's 5'8.5" then the other actors must've been close to 6 feet or over, and no way there were that many tall actors at that time in Hong Kong. Martial artists are usually not very tall as you know.
Anonymous said on 5/May/05
he is shorter. zhang ziyi is 170 and she was on 5 cm heels and was taller than him

[Editor Rob: she was in solid 3 inch boots and was still shorter than Chan but she could be in fact 166 on the nose]
CelebHeights Editor said on 20/Feb/05
Yes, had another look and 2 inches taller max than Owen Wilson.
Ricardo said on 16/Feb/05
Umm mr celebsheight guy jackie aint two to three inches shorter than owen, check the pics,%20Jackie%20(I),%20Jackie%20(I)

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