How tall is Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan's Height

5ft 7 ¾ (172.1 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)
Hong Kong born actor best known for starring in films like Police Story, Wheels on Meals, Shanghai Noon, Project A, The Rush Hour Trilogy and Drunken Master. His body has taken a battering over the years through his physical action roles and numerous dangerous stunts. In a People Online chat in 1997 when asked his height and weight, Jackie said "I'm five foot ten and a half...160lbs"

How tall is Jackie Chan
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Chan is one of those rare actions stars who appears bigger in real life than in his films. He is by no means a giant; at 5-foot-9, his own bay area press agent towers over him. At one point in the interview he complains that his 158 pounds is more than he likes to carry around.
-- Stanford Daily, 1996

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Average Guess (102 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.58in (174.2cm)
Current: 5ft 7.67in (171.9cm)
Kitbit said on 26/May/20
@Rob I'll have to look for it again but it is hard to find. The interview itself was in Cantonese and had bad quality. Maybe the person measuring didn't press hard enough. Maybe 5'9" was what he really measured.
Kitbit said on 24/May/20
I remember a couple years back I saw an interview from the mid 80's where he was measured at 5'9.5" with a stadiometer without shoes. Rob, do you think he could have measured that out of bed in his prime before any injuries?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't have guessed Chan in 80's could measure that tall, but if the video exists, it would be very interesting if it surfaced one day.
Yang (5 footer 8, 173, Aries) said on 20/May/20
He is probably about same height as Johnny Depp's Exwife Amber heard.. He was around my height during his younger years ofc... I am so glad that me and him have many similarities between them. Me and him are BOTH Aries with different dates. His DOB is on April 7th and My DOB is on April 11th.. 4 days differences between him and my DOB. Plus we are both Chinese and same ethnicity but with different dialogues as he is Cantonese from Hong Kong while I am from Mainland as Mandarin Speaker from Shanghai..
Unfortunately for this quarantine going on, he mustve celebrated his birthday last month in his house like I did celebrate mine with my husband inside our home with other friends virtually.
Peak 5ft 8
Current around 5ft 6 half and 5ft 6 3/4
Stanton said on 17/Apr/20
I believe Jackie Chan to be about 5ft8 flat today, i just don't see him under that next to other actors. Definitely was taller when he was younger.
Sandy A Cowell said on 7/Apr/20
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A Very Happy Birthday to The Man From Hong Kong, who is today celebrating his 6️⃣6️⃣th Birthday!

I tried to see the movie β€œThe Man From Hong Kong” when I was 14 - and got booted out! πŸ€ͺ

Jackie’s peak height - 5ft8.5
Today - 5ft7.75

Yao Ming is 7-7 said on 27/Mar/20
Jackie Chan (Chan Long in Chinese, surname is first in China, Russia, and other countries) is below average height even for a Chinese male, which I believe is 5-7. In all of his movies, even those filmed when he was a young man, Jackie was usually a bit shorter than the other Chinese actors. The shorter stature definitely helps in performing acrobatic movements. I would say that Jackie is about 5-6 wo shoes even at his peak.
Boyd said on 14/Mar/20
I agree with the listing, Jackie Chan is average height, very talented which is the important thing. National icon to billions in China and across the world. Put up Dimash Kudaibergen page,he's recognized more across the world than many of the people on this website. Or is this an American thing.
David Moss said on 20/Dec/19
5' 10"
Arthas said on 27/May/19
Hey Rob, do you think a 173 cm peak should be alright for him? Slightly downgrade for peak height? Maybe 172 flat now
Editor Rob
I still think 174 is fair for a peak range chan - there are people who still think he's 5ft 10 peak and hasn't shrunk!

He's done well probably only losing 2cm or so by now...the amount of stunts he's done himself during his career is probably as many as 100 a-list hollywood actors combined have done!
khaled taban said on 24/May/19
Never was 5'9" peak, he was 174cm peak and now he is barely 172cm.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 23/May/19
After looking at Dimash for quite sometime i figure out at him not over 6'1 and probably same height as Kris Wu who wasn't over 185cm and other point is Jackie Chan may not be a strong 172cm and worst around 171-171.5cm current height.
Victor cheung said on 15/Apr/19
Jackie always looked small to me after reading his self proclaimed 5ft 10. His head though always looked too big for his body which made his body look smaller.
But peak height I think 5ft9 sounds reasonable as he never seemed dwarfed by American co stars like Owen Wilson and Chris Tucker.
But now 5ft73/4 sounds right. Jackie might claim he's shrunk to 5ft9 now though?
tree said on 19/Feb/19
Now i see that it was in 2014.. Click Here
tree said on 19/Feb/19
Click Here
There shoes Click Here
Rob u know Jackies shoes model?I wonder if they give aas much as it looks 3cm?
Van Damn has no lifts there that looks sure.
Editor Rob
Don't know what model that is, but I'd say there's a chance of 3cm just based on the overall look.
berta said on 17/Feb/19
i can believe he was 174-75 range at peak. 173 is to low at peak and over 175 is to high. today he looks 172 range. 2-3 cm isnt really that bad when we think about all his stunts
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/Jan/19
@Nordlicht Dimash height was over listed for sure. He doesn't look over 6'1 3/4 consider that he did not stand that straight next to Jackie Chan. 6'3 1/4 listing might be a shoe height measure somewhere in the morning.
hridoyham58 said on 18/Dec/18
I am a big fan of jackie chan.I saw his almost every film and he look always shorter than others.I can honestly say that he was never 1cm taller than 5'7".So he is now 5'6.5" tall and nothing
Guest66 said on 28/Nov/18
Wow, you can tell he’s not the shortest dude around as he always looked pretty close to an average height, especially being asian. But that claim is pushing it a bit.
Nordlicht said on 11/Nov/18
hey Rob, what do you think how tall is Dimash Kudaibergen?
Dimash is listed as 1,91m on google but there are photos and a video of Dimash with Jackie Chan and Jackie's head seems to end around Dimash's eye level, which makes me think Dimash is a good fraction under 1,90m.
Editor Rob
In that Video he doesn't look close to 190cm, but under it...
Legit 6'2 said on 5/Oct/18
Jackie,are you sure you aren't 6ft ?
5'7 guy,his claim is so lame
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Sep/18
Funny that i look up a forum read up comments about martial arts in hong kong and america action stars so there was a swedish guy who claim to be 177cm having a vacation and met Jackie chan 2 years ago in China when he was filming Skiptrace. The guy claim that he took an autograph from Chan when he taking a break from the film walk up to him and surpised says Chan was wearing military type of boots and look at least 3.5" shorter than him in normal addidas sneakers and described Chan to be no taller than 167cm barefoot and this same swedish guy have claim he met Bruce Willis in the early 2000s in america claim that Willis was about his height or 5'9 1/2 tops. I don't buy that 2" lower. Chan look at least 5'6 3/4 to me and Bruce Willis peak at least 5'10 1/2.
Richard Chamberlain said on 26/Aug/18
I reckon that's fairly accurate as Chan was taller than a lot of his contemporaries, a weak 5'9" peak and closer to 5'8" these days.
Leno179 said on 14/Jun/18
Probably lost some cms due to the heavy injuries he suffered through the years, not counting how his posture was affected by it,can't stand properly these days.
Yht said on 4/May/18
At least 5'9 peak in my opinion
Cacau said on 1/May/18
He looks 5 cm shorter than Ralph Machio.
Yasir said on 9/Apr/18
Hey rob how much do people tend to shrink by age 50 on average?
Editor Rob
For a man it might only be a small fraction on average, such that most people wouldn't even notice...for women? Half inch might be common by that age, with many shrinking a full inch, but many also not shrinking at all...
Yasir said on 5/Apr/18
@johnyd55 great minds think alike lmao...

Also about that picture, I think tha Karim guy is wearing lifts lol (because look at how the middle of his feet bulge out of his boots’ toe box). So he’s 5”5-5”6 in LIFTS. So I think he is a weak 5”4 or something lol
Mr. FiveEight said on 26/Mar/18
When did you notice Chan starting to lose height Rob? Near an inch loss seems a little more than I’d expect for a 63-year old man, generally speaking.
Editor Rob
I think in last 5 years his injuries have started to take their toll and he is losing height.
Yasir said on 25/Mar/18
Hey rob how tall do you think this guy is? Here’s a picture of him next to Jackie chan

Click Here

He claims 5”7 but that’s laughable after seeing him next to jackie chan lol
Editor Rob
He's not even 5ft 6 in that photo...whether only 5ft 5 I'm not sure, but somewhere in 5ft 5-6 zone.
Realist said on 2/Mar/18
I bet Jackie Chan was always 5'7.5 to 5'8 my friend seen him at like 10 and he said Jackie was like 5'8 just 5 inches taller than my 5th grade friend who was 5'3
Mac said on 24/Feb/18
Rob, how can or will a person loses height? What caused it? And how to avoid it? I do know that peoples will start to lose height in their 50s, right?
Editor Rob
How you treat your body when younger, can have an impact on how it treats you when you're older.

There's various factors which could effect height. Physical activity (or lack of), damaging activities through types of jobs which put strains on joints (i.e. Carpet Fitter), Diet (including minerals / vitamins consumed), Genetics (some may be predisposed to lose more height than others).

To avoid it, is to look after your body and avoid activities which damage joints. Maintain good diet and regular exercise/walking.
Smiles03 said on 11/Feb/18
He could had been a weak 5'10
MAD SAM said on 21/Jan/18
Jackie definitely was solid 174 cm when he was young, right now he might be a weak 172 cm though
F?bio said on 13/Jan/18
The foreigner movies is 170cm
6footTom said on 25/Dec/17
@Cpheonix Although Brosnan's character later describes Chan's character as being "Five feet and eight inches" in the same movie.
Cpheonix said on 25/Dec/17
In The Foreigner Pierce Brosnan's character is looking at a profile of Jackie Chan's character in his younger days and his height is listed as 170cm.
Quoter86 said on 19/Nov/17
Did he really think he was 5'10.5"? Haha.
Junior said on 3/Nov/17
Jackie Chan was never 5'9 and look too short for 5'8.5-5'9 closer to truth 5'8 peak and 5'7.5" now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Nov/17
Rob, how likely is 5ft9 peak?

I can believe his claim may have been in shoes
Editor Rob: not as certain he would hve been 5ft 9, though he may well have lost a bit more height than imagined, even though very fit, he still had a long career doing many stunts that most a-listers would never have done!
JJAK said on 23/Oct/17
Just saw some kiddie movie he did a few years ago spy nextdoor or something he looks very short.
I need to rewatch forbidden kingdom knowing now jet li is under 5 6 id say jackie looked 5 7.
He really did look considerably taller in his youth I think he was just under 5 9 maybe listing.
He needs a now update he is well under 5 8 still one of the greatest martial artists of all time.
jay said on 20/Oct/17
in enter the dragon he's taller than lee who was only 5'7 id by 5'10 maybe now a bit shorter
Jann said on 30/Sep/17
5'8 1/2" 5'9" peak
Chirag said on 28/Aug/17
He is max 5'6". Not more.
Someone said on 19/Aug/17
Just saw a rush hour on tv when he was doing his stunts especially he looked 5 4
blazer said on 10/Aug/17
Did Jackie really claim almost 5'11..Wow! This is why people have no sense of height and guess and claim 2-3 inches higher than reality.
Michael Jackson said on 28/Jul/17
Now 5'7.5" for sure, and his peak was 5'8" strong.
Rising - 174 cm said on 21/Jul/17
That's because Stallone was and still is over 5'8" - closer to 5'9" peak - and he looked about 5'11" when he wore lifts. Chan was a bit shorter than Sly in the 90s and is shorter today seeing them together not long ago. It's been apparent for a while Jackie isn't over 5'8" these days, possibly under, though not that much as he wasn't much shorter than Van Damme recently. Maybe 5'8.5" in the 90s and possibly a full 5'9" in the 70s and 80s, but it can be tough to know for sure the reference heights around him then, though his Chinese films were far better than his American films.
even said on 20/Jul/17
the distance from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head of Jackie Chan is 5'7.5" or 172 cm anyone saying otherwise is just fooling himself . peak height of Jackie Chan was 5'8.25" or 173 cm .
Lord said on 18/Jul/17
Back in the day, around 176 at his peak.
Since then he has shrunk a lot, and nowadays he looks around the 172 mark.
andre said on 14/Jul/17
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see him with barack obama he does not look like over 5ft8 with shoes tell me rob , chan never was taller then 173cm 174cm with shoes stallone who is 5ft7 barefoot tower over him with lifts
RichardSpain said on 1/Jul/17
to me he seems 171 /172cm but he could be 173cm all is possible.
KH said on 29/Jun/17
One thing to consider about Jackie is he almost certainly has suffered many injuries over the years and was not exactly a young man when he became a superstar in the US. I would guess he is like most celebrities and is adding an inch or two to his height when he claims 5'10.5. So his peak height probably around this listing.
Ben said on 25/Jun/17
Even, then you ain't 5'9" ;)
Snart said on 24/May/17
I think 1.73 is the exact height of jackie. His body looks like the body of someone with 1.68 - 1.70; But he has a huge head, and that gives him a few inches more.

ps: Sorry for the lousy English. It is not my first language.
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 26/Apr/17
Never in his life did he look more than 5'8.5.
5'8'25 - 5'8.5 peak height.
5'7.75 '- 5'8 now.
Realist said on 30/Mar/17
My dad us 5'10.5 on paper and taller than alot of people and my bro is 6' no way is he near my dad whose black height. Heck on the way we do height a barefoot 5'7.5 is fair. Chris Tucker had him by 4 or 4.5 inches thats just under eye level. And if he's 6' even no way is Chan over 5'8 with or without shoes
Realist said on 30/Mar/17
He's like 5'7 now but maybe 5'8.5 20 years ago.
Johnny said on 25/Mar/17
My dad met Jackie Chan a long time ago and shook hands with him. I think Chan came to Kolkata for a promo of a movie and was sick after eating Bengali sweets.
Jose said on 23/Mar/17
Rob, in this pics a 171 cms Spielberg is taller than Chan..can we perhaps say that Jackie is shorter than the estimated 174 cms ? Click Here, Click Here
Editor Rob: the picture might benefit Steven, if the photo is taken high up...

today I think Chan can look under 5ft 8.
andre said on 15/Jan/17
as more as i see his old movies from china more i get a 5ft8 with shoes then a 5ft8.5 barefoot even i would say a 5ft7.5 with shoes

time for downgrate he never was that tall

i would put chang at night at 5ft7.61 barefoot
James said on 6/Jan/17
5'9 Korean guy said: "Average male caucasian height is 5'10? lmfao"

It depends on the country. In the USA that's the average height for Caucasian males. In the Netherlands it's higher and in Italy it's lower than that.


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andre said on 19/Dec/16
Rob tell me do you real think he real is 5ft10?

i mean those movies from him in the 1985 he does look shorter then most at that stage chinese where like 5ft6 if he was 5ft10 he would tower over them

what are the changes jackie chan was 5ft8 with shoes at his prime ?
Editor Rob: andre, I would be surprised if Chan was 5ft 8 in shoes.
andre said on 16/Dec/16
I been watching is old movies rob , the movies he does in china and if he real was 5ft10 he would tower over all the others chineses , there is no way he is taller then 5ft8 with shoes on his prime perhaps 5ft8.5 max there is no way he is 5ft8.5 barefoot

this is my opinion
Elite said on 2/Dec/16
Rob, how tall do u thinkthe man beside Jackie is?Click Here
Editor Rob: Elite, he doesn't look under six foot
Ben said on 30/Nov/16
he aint 5ft 8, peak was 5ft 8, he is 5ft 7ish, comapred to many in movies like who am I wearing hiking boots, still looked 5ft 7
Realist said on 27/Nov/16
He was 5'8 and chris tucker is 6 feet.
berta said on 24/Nov/16
peak around 174 he could look shorter like 172-73 but beside other people i think he really was 174. these days i would say 173 ore 0,5 cm under that
andre said on 30/Oct/16
jackie chan is 5ft8 with his shoes on not barefoot
josh jeffords said on 10/Oct/16
Jackie has passed for his claimed 5 10 but he has had like a thousand injuries likely shrunk a bit.
I think he may have been close to it back in the day but who knows.
But if he is not close to 5 10 chris tucker is way under 6 1.
Morningheight 182cm said on 3/Oct/16
Hey I'm 184cm in shoes too but height is measured barefoot so max 5'8.25 for him nowadays
Michaeljrocks said on 22/Sep/16
I just had my photo taken with Van Damme in Australia. When standing next to Van Damme, Jackie Chan looks exactly the same height as me, and I'm only 5'6.
Shredder said on 11/Sep/16
He is shorter Than Ralph Macchio , He isn't taller than Rob. 5'10.5 160 sounds insane by looking at him , more like 5 ft 8 and 180 lb , 160 was his prime weight and 5'10.5 is a joke.
Ellis... said on 9/Sep/16
5'9 at his peak and 5'8.5 nowadays he is not a short guy like most of us thought
5'9 Korean guy said on 9/Aug/16
Average male caucasian height is 5'10? lmfao.
James said on 14/Jul/16
@Strong 5ft9 "Equivalency" to Caucasian male? Haha good question. Maybe his equivalence would be around 177 cm. In Asia, men who are 180 cm or taller are generally considered tall. A 6' 0" man is kinda tall in East Asia and South East Asia.
Tom said on 14/Jul/16
@Strong 5ft9

Not sure about Caucasian specifically. But the average Chinese is about 5'6.5" I believe? And the average American is about 5'9.5" which is a 3 inch difference, so I'd say if he was American, he'd be roughly 5'11.5" in his prime.

I'm Chinese myself and currently around 6ft tall and I live in the US. On my recent trip to China, walking around in Beijing makes me feel about 6'3".
Jings Chen said on 14/Jul/16
He might be 168 cm tall in Southern China male standard size in his generation; besides, Chinese marshal art didn't choose tall guy as a student.
Strong 5ft9 said on 7/Jul/16
Rob, If he was a Caucasian male. His equivalency would be like 5'10.5" in his prime, right?
berta said on 3/Jun/16
is he only 1 cm shorter than Stallone wa`s?
Around 5'9 said on 25/Feb/16
I think the full 5'9 is not impossible. I really enjoy watching those rush hour films and drunken master is good too. Fearless hyena is also another one.
Alvin said on 22/Feb/16
Here's the clip of Jackie Chan on the Mike Douglas Show in 1980. Click Here He's about the same height as the late Mike Douglas. Though Jackie had poor posture, rounded back and was in runners. Peak height about 175-176cm.
Johno said on 8/Feb/16
Looked nearly an inch shorter then Ralph Macchio, who Rob has met, around 5'7.25. Also, always looked within 3 inches of Chris Tucker's height.

5'7.25 - 5'7.5 but you can say a strong 5'7, not 5'8.
charlie said on 2/Feb/16
Jackie Chan is 5 foot 6 inches. We all lose height as we age and he was born in 1952. It wouldn't surprise me if he was 5 foot 5 inches. Actually 5 foot 5 looks about correct. I have a friend who's 5 foot 5 and he looks his height
Will said on 12/Oct/15
Jackie Chan is exactly 5 feet 8 inches tall. Enough said.
AJ said on 6/Oct/15
175 peak, 173 today
Leo said on 18/Sep/15
I am very confused about my height, not sure what exactly is it. I scale my height bare feet, standing by wall and put the object on the top of my head (exactly), then mark it and measure it with a tape. It's 70 inches and bit, so when i convert the 70 inches to feet on google, it display 5.83333 in feet and in cm 177.8.

Now i am confused here,
Jackie chan height is 5'8, (173cm)
Van damme is 5'9.25 (176cm)

So if 70 inces equal to 177.8 cm then i should have to be bigger than van damme, but google equals 70 inches to 5.8333 in foot, which is definitely smaller than 5'9.25 (van damme height). I just want to know my actual height, any help..
[Editor Rob: remember when a site says 5.833 feet it isn't meaning 5ft and 8.3 inches, it means 0.8333 of a foot. Since there is 12 inches in one foot, to get inches it's 0.8333 * 12 = 10 inches.

This sometimes causes confusion, and I'm sure some people have ended up thinking they were a different height in feet/inches when converting from centimetres.]
mr.rashid said on 16/Aug/15
Rob, Would u mind adding a page 4 Kwon Sang Woo? i think 5'11.5" is a fair shout 4 him!
Sanders said on 15/Aug/15
I've met him for work some months ago. He is definitely 174-175 cm.
mr.rashid said on 3/Aug/15
@Editor Rob,
How tall do u think Kwon Sang Woo is? 182 range?
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Click Here (their footwear)

Any answer Rob?
[Editor Rob: Ferris, I've not looked at Kwon much, but he can seem somewhere in 5ft 11 range at a first glance.]
mr.rashid said on 10/Jul/15
How tall do u think the famous South Korean Actor Kwon Sang Woo is?
he's listed 182 on most of his agencies and he pretty much looks it
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i think chan usaully has more footwear advantage over kwon, so 5'11.5" range seems fair for him.
what do u think rob?
stan said on 3/Jul/15
@height183, i think you talking about Sammo hungs lucky stars trilogy. Those were awesome movies and very funny too, Jackie had smaller roles in those films
Height183 said on 2/Jul/15
@stan: Drunken Master 2 is another great film. Aside from the action and story, I loved the scenery and setting. Amazing stuff.

The films Jackie did with Sammo Hung were not that bad too. Even though some of them hardly had Jackie in them.
anonymous peach said on 21/May/15
There's no way he is the same height now compared to his peak. He could have been 176 or 177cm at his peak, what do you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: well how much height he has lost is the question. From his 80's films, stuff like Meals on Wheels I'm not sure he looked that range though. ]
Josh said on 24/Mar/15
He was definitely 5'9 in his prime. Looked close to 5'10. Maybe he was giving his height in shoes like many others do. 5'8 today though.
Silent_D said on 15/Dec/14
I used to think he was about 5 foot 6 but after watching a lot of his movies, I think he is about 172cm now. In his prime, he was close to 5 foot 10.5 I think. His body has taken a battering and he has lost some height. He is a few cms taller than jet li.
Kourosh said on 8/Dec/14
Eric says on 17/May/14
How tall do you think his son Jaycee is? He does look taller than jackie, but nowhere near 5'10". I'd peg him at 5'9.25"-5'9.75"

hhah 5'9.25 and 5'9.75 both are pretty damn close to 5'10 lol. some people are trolls in this page woooow
Height182 said on 4/Dec/14
Was he ever as tall as 5'10.5''? I thought that rumour was very wrong.
richie said on 21/Nov/14
Yeah Jackie is actually quite tall for an asian star, close to 5'9". He had 2 inches on Sammo Hung who is listed at 5'7"
andre said on 13/Nov/14
We understand that jackie is not a small guy but 5ft7.5 is the max he ever had
and for sure today he is 171cm
glow said on 27/Oct/14
he's about 170cm-171cm now
stan said on 17/Sep/14
i agree with you Arch Stanton, he is not as short as the majority think he is. Not over 5'9 these days but not anything below 5'8.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/14
Chan is at the sort of height where in some of his Hong Kong movies he can look tallish next to some of the other Asian actors but at other times look short next to the taller Hong Kong actors who are 6 ft or a bit over. I think he's have to be 5'8-5'9 to look a decent height next to some of his costars in those movies. It's easy to think of him as a little Chinese guy, but he's taller than you think.
stan said on 29/Aug/14
watched a documentary of Chan a few nights ago and he looks particularly tall next to other asian actors. I wouldn't call him tall but definitely not short. The listing seems accurate even though i'd lean closer to 5ft9 then 5ft8. Rob what do you think was his peak height ?
Arch Stanton said on 21/Aug/14
Rob can you add Shanghai Noon? Wonderful movie. Owen Wilson had 2-2.5 inches on him, this looks accurate.
[Editor Rob: yeah it was good]
cc said on 20/Aug/14
surprised hes listed at this height. he gives the impression of someone much shorter, like other poster said, maybe cuz of his body proportions. thought he was possibly an inch or two shorter than this listing.
MaskDeMasque said on 29/Jul/14
hmm, watching his films i would have said 5'8 flat.
stan said on 4/Jul/14
That licence is just made up, not real.
Robby D said on 2/Jul/14
What I don't understand is if he claims 5'10.5" how come an internet image of his driver's license says his height is 5'7" and weight 148 lbs?
stan said on 27/Jun/14
i remember watching the Ellen show when Chan was on the show, he took off his shoes to show off his unique socks, no lifts there and it was pretty clear. He's just not want to care for lifts and his height never bothered him. Looked pretty tall in all his earlier movies which suggests he may have lost some height but 5ft6? not a chance.
Bernardo said on 26/Jun/14
5'6 flat. he clearly wears elevator shoes all the time.
stan said on 23/Jun/14
i've seen the latest pics of Chan and Van Damme on the net, appears to be more or less the same height yet Van Damme gets a higher listing than Chan. Rob you might wanna check it out.
Nishar said on 25/May/14
I don't believe that his height 174cm.
Eric said on 17/May/14
How tall do you think his son Jaycee is? He does look taller than jackie, but nowhere near 5'10". I'd peg him at 5'9.25"-5'9.75"
Giulio said on 20/Apr/14
in his early movies he was taller than all the other chinese people, 5'10 for sure
stan said on 17/Apr/14
lol @ Robby D. Even these days i cant see him under 5ft9, i must admit though he does give a short appearance due to his funny body proportions.
Robby D. said on 16/Apr/14
His drivers license says he is 5'7" and weighs 145lbs.
Heloween said on 1/Apr/14
I cannot understand it, 1.74 cm does not exist why ? its 173/174 so than is this 1.73 cm and not 1.74 cm
Russel said on 9/Mar/14
Yes he is short about 173,3 cm 173/174
Michael said on 3/Mar/14
Jackie chans height is a elimination... He is not more than 5ft 7 inc, Right 5ft 8,5 inch does not exist
5ft 8,5 inch is { 1,73 cm }
Agio said on 1/Mar/14
Yes its right 174 does not exist so 174 is ( 173,5 ). And jackie chans height is a ilimunati he is absoluty short about 168 not more than 170 cm i'm sure.
Wil said on 24/Feb/14
Please downgrade, I am 168cm. Met him face to face in an interview, he's not taller than me. Even if there's any difference, I'll give him 170cm at most. 2010 measurement.
Gustavo said on 5/Feb/14
174 does not exist ! I think he is same as rob paul about 173 174 so clean 173,5 cm
Lenad said on 30/Jan/14
full 5'9 isn't impossible maybe even a bit over when younger. I saw 3.5-4 inches shorter than chris tucker in the rush hour movies. Tucker is listed at 184cm which I think is pretty accurate but whatever they are , I saw around 4 inches difference
stan said on 10/Jan/14
i do believe Chan in his younger days could have easily been 5ft10, go look at his older movies. He has clearly lost height since then but anything under 5ft8 is just madness.Anyone that actually met the man can vouch for that.
theflyingdutchman said on 9/Jan/14
''[Editor Rob: a lot of injuries may well have been knocking his height over 30 year career]''

His career as a stuntman and action star spans over more than 40 years. Have we forgot that Jackie Chan appeared as a stuntman on Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury (1972) and Enter the Dragon(1973)?
It's impossible he was the same height as back then. Consedring his bone wracking stunts.
1796 mm german said on 6/Jan/14
There is absolutely no way Jackie Chan hasnΒ΄t lost height. This guy litteraly broke almost every bone in his body. He always looked an easy 5ft 9in in his heyday. He is just not that kind of guy that stands up really straight to appear taller. You should definetly add an peak height on this one Rob!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/14
5ft9 range peak, Rob?
[Editor Rob: a lot of injuries may well have been knocking his height over 30 year career]
chinagirl said on 21/Dec/13
Its not possible that mr.chans height is 1.74m . He is 1.68
stan said on 4/Dec/13
i don't know much about accurate height measurement as Rob, but i made a point to measure myself this morning when i woke up, i put an aerosol can ontop of my head standing barefoot and i measured 174cm (5ft.85in) and i know i drop height during the day so in the evening i drop a little below 5.8. but more than a decade ago Chan was filming a movie in South Africa called "who am i" and i got the chance to see him mere metres away from me and he was clearly taller than me by at least an inch, i'd say 2inch maximum. If he's any shorter than 174cm today then something is seriously wrong, he was defnitely not a short looking man but rather built with a big head. Rob do you think Jackie could have lost that much height since then ?
Eddy said on 6/Oct/13
He is 167 cm or 168. He look very short !
caaq said on 12/Sep/13
I think 5-8.5 is quite accurate. His hair is flat totally. He doesn't get any advantage there. He wears regular shoes. So when in shoes he looks 5-9 or a bit more means he is about 5-8.5. Chris tucker looked 4 inches taller mostly. Once in a while 5.
Elfoersaan said on 28/Aug/13
Dear Jackson,

What the hell are you talking about Chan looks just a tad shorter than Serh Macfaene in the pictures.

Mark Whalberg is in the picture much closer to the camera than Chan also the angle of the camera is in his advantage. Also Whalberg's shoes look very suspicious.

The official listing of Felix Baumgartner is 170 cm while Chan looks about 2 inches taller than him in the picture.

There are pictures on the net of Chan standing with either Robert Downey Junior or Mark Whalberg both are well known as notorious elevator boot wearers that give them mostly a 6 cm boost. The best we can do is guess Chan's height with pictures of him standing with celebrities that are virtually the same height and are not addicted to lifts.
Will said on 28/Aug/13
Remember Jackie is still 5ft 8, forget that he is not 5ft 9.
stan said on 26/Aug/13
ok, for one mark wahlberg is not taller than jackie, he's just closer to the camera because on the 1 pic where all 3 there backs are facing Jackie doesn't look shorter. As for Don cheadle looking taller than Jackie, he does not. Don looks shorter to me by an inch.
chrisss said on 24/Aug/13
He is no in rush hour 2, standing next to 5'8 Don cheedle jackie was a little shorter, calling him 5'9 is just funny and i really doubt he was ever 5'10, in rush hour chris tucker often makes fun of
matheuscore said on 24/Aug/13
rob, do you think that 174cm is short for a man ?
[Editor Rob: depends on the country, in some it might be a bit short, others it could be average]
Jackson said on 23/Aug/13
Click Here
Jackie with Mark Wahlberg and Seth McFArlane...and he is shorter than both. Jackie is max 5'7 these days!!! I really doubt he was ever taller than 5'8 or 5'9
Will said on 1/Aug/13
When Jackie was in the Rush Hour movie, his height was said to be 5'10", believe it or not. Though Chan in reality is about 5'8 1/4".
stan said on 31/Jul/13
i'd still say no less than 175cm these days
Will said on 28/Jul/13
Hi Rob, so is Jackie Chan at least 5ft 9?
[Editor Rob: I think chan is somewhere in 5ft 8 range]
Elfoersaan said on 21/Jul/13
Like I stated before Chan was definitely over 5ft 9in 30+ years ago. I remember a video from the '80s when Chan was in Japan at the time were he looked like a giant compared to his 5ft - 5ft 2in Japanese female fans. His way above average height for men in China three decades ago, his huge head and hands are probably the result of the 12 month pregnancy of his mother. He just looks short because of his bigger bone structure. A 176 cm mark in his heyday seems fair enough to me.
TheBigDipper said on 18/Jul/13
5'7, when he was on Ellen, he and Ellen were the same height. 5'7 max. Jet Li 5'5 max.
Vansallday said on 14/Jul/13
@Adrian HOW can you even tell just based on that picture?? :/
Aron said on 6/Jun/13
Photos of him and jet li makes him look like 5' 8-9'
Lorne said on 22/May/13
Hey rob, why did you remove the peak height? He was definebtly 5ft9 at peak, Rush hour alone proves that. Seriously, just watch his old movies, you're original listing was spot on.i
Good Guesser said on 19/May/13
Hahaha... Elfoersaan is right THE action stars from Asia and the West are currently both a weak 5ft 9in but both claim 5ft 10.5in. So much likeness hahahaha... even though Chan has no height complex. He's just to manly to care about his height.
Elfoersaan said on 4/May/13
It's obvious the guy lost much more height than an average person would. It's hard to compare him with other celebrities because their heights are also vague. Take Stallone for example in some pictures he is even with Chan and sometimes he's towering over him, most likely because Sly is wearing elevator shoes at that moment. One thing is for sure the biggest action hero of Asia has the same height as the biggest action hero in the West.
If you watch Chan's early movies where he is in his early twenties. Like Shoalin Wooden Men, To Kill with Intrigue and Half a Loaf of Kung Fu he's taller than any other cast member. I find myself pretty good at comparing in heights. I would say that Chan was a weak 5 foot 10 back then. The current height added here is spot on for Chan nowadays.
5ft10guy said on 17/Apr/13
he must stand on something because he is never towered by 6ft2 guys in pics .I mean 5ft8.5 is still 5ft8
MaskDeMasque said on 9/Mar/13
Looked 5'8 in rush hour films.
truth said on 10/Jan/13
max 5ft8, but more likely a solid 5ft7. Claims 5ft10 or 5ft5 are taking the piss. 171cm, same as Stallone, Cruise etc.
Dmeyer said on 8/Jan/13
On Getty images CAN look anywere 173-175cm so about 174cm very possibly 175cm 20 years ago
Rikashiku said on 3/Jan/13
He might actually be a weak 5'9". Its hard to tell because he is always cast next to really tall actors. He isn't a small man himself.
Key said on 14/Dec/12
Met him a few days ago. He's not less than 5'8 (172 cm). But not taller than 5'9 (175 cm) FOR SURE. I'm pretty sure he's 5'8.
Vouile said on 13/Dec/12
I agree, he is probably 5'8.5. If not, then shorter, minimum 5'8 and maximum 5'9.
Bo said on 10/Nov/12
I couldn't agree more with Johnnyfive, Stan and Silent d last comments, they reflect objectivity and good sense of observation to point the nonsense of the 5ft7 argumentation.

In fact reading all the last oomments there's evidence about the reality:

There's is two categories of people here:

The first one noticed that in real life the guy is a large built individual with a big head and hands, who is probably standing around 5ft9 nowadays at the end of his sixth decade of life and was probably a bit over 5ft10 in his heyday before multiple injury and normal aging.

The second one are judging on proportions only and think he's around 5ft7 to 5ft8, which is that anyone will assume seing the man standing alone due to his body proportions most commons among shorter people.

Take a guy like Denis Cyplenkov, on a pic alone, the guy look 5ft8 and in real life he's 6ft1. Don't rely on proportions alone, they're often right in general but never on every individual.

But as I've said, he look shorter until you face him in real life and realize his head and hands are larger than most average people you might know.

174/175 today seem possible and probably 177/178 when I met him 15 years ago and 179 at peak is possible.

BTW, I'm back in Paris, France, as soon as I put my hands back on some newspapers pics in my family home in the south, I'll scan them and post them to let anyone see by themsleves.

MBGY all.
Johnnyfive said on 5/Nov/12
Jackie holds his own against six foot guys like Chris Tucker and Chow Yun Fat. I think he does come close to 5 9. 5 8.5 makes sense for Jackie, maybe 177cms in his youth.
stan said on 1/Nov/12
silent d you right, i still believe he could be 175cm today, he's defnitely not as short as people think, and yes i've seen his arms and he's still built at his current age.
Silent d said on 31/Oct/12
I think his peak height was 179cm considering all the injuries he has sustained over his long acting career. 174cm. He has to be about 80kg right? Have you seen his arms.
Frankie said on 26/Oct/12
Met him in real life!!! My friend is acting in him in his next film Chinese Zodiac - He is surprisingly not that small! 5'8-8'5 would be right on. He has a massive head and hands in real life!!!
Will said on 11/Oct/12
I still strongly believe that Jackie Chan is basically a strong 5'8" tall. But for reality's sake he is not as short as 5'7" though.
Shaun said on 5/Oct/12
For some reason you think 5 ft 7 Asian but if you really look at him he is taller than quite a lot of other Asians in his films and does look near 5 ft 9, which is above average for a Chinese guy.
David said on 2/Sep/12
Maybe he was 5 9.25 in as his peak
Primo said on 2/Sep/12
Rob think he is not 5ft8.5 but 5ft7.5(172cm)

Its hard but im sure he is not 5ft8.5
GPeck said on 16/Aug/12
It was late night 13 years or so ago, limo outside of of a Sandy Springs/Dunwoody Grocery store saw a limo with several happy Asian Ladies maybe others....Was in an isle of the store saw a guy that looked remarkably like Jackie Chan!!! I declined to ask if he was because he was at least 5'-10"!
I am just saying!!! It was ATL Chris Tucker's was him-5-9 to 5-10+
Bo said on 24/Jan/12
@Silent d: Hard to tell nowadays, but I think 15 years ago, 100 millions HKD was about a couple of Millions dollars, somewhere between 2 and ten, in any case not much for an international set in three locations. Europe, South-Africa & Malaysia. Jackie did get a major car crash with a Pajero (I think}, speeding on a south-African country road, which delayed a bit the movie.
@Stan: Stallone came to France and stand eyes to eyes with a 5ft10.75/180 cm TV host, "Cauet", the host was wearing normal shoes, while Stallone had extremely suspect sport shoes, the upper part of his feet almost angling at 60 degrees with the ground... So I guess, I would be also the same height than Stallone even if he's probably a couple of inches shorter than me. But I never stood in front of Stallone, still I did in front of Jackie and he didn't wore "drag queens" shoes. So I won't picture them being the same height till I see them barefoot standing side by side.
Silent d said on 23/Jan/12
It sounds bad. Stallone can't really act anyway but he still has great screen presence. 174cm.
stan said on 23/Jan/12
burn Hollywood burn is actually a very bad movie about a director trying to make a movie starring Stallone, Chan and Whoopi Golderg, not recommended. It does show however how similiar in height Chan and Stallone are.
Silent d said on 19/Jan/12
174cm. Is burn Hollywood burn a good movie? Why isn't jackie chan in the expendables 2? Bo i'll look it up. How much is 100 million HKD?
stan said on 12/Jan/12
I have to agree with Bo, i'm very familiar with the movie "Who Am I". Im from South Africa and a good deal of the movie wad shot in Johannesburg South Africa. Back in 1997 when i saw him on the set he never looked shorter that 5-9, so he could have easily been 5-10. As for Jackie and stallone, i saw a movie of them together called "burn hollyhood burn" and they looked about the same height whereas Stallone might have worn lifts even. Jackie is probably 5-9 or or slightly under that nowadays.
Bo said on 11/Jan/12
@Silent d: Yes his built definitively make him look shorter on screen than in real life. With all his injuries and almost 15 years later I could believe he went down around the 5Ft9 mark. The movie "Who I am" was a small movie from Hong-Kong Golden Harvest, still it has been released on VHS and Dvd later in some countries. I was told he made it to keep his team working between two big "Hollywood" movies. You just search "Jackie Chan who am I" (1998) for full details, it's not a bad movie at all in terms of story and shooting, especially considering the tiny budget (I was told around a 100 millions HKD back in 1997)
Silent d said on 10/Jan/12
One of the greatest asian actors. He is awesome! He is not up himself. Even though his life has changed soo much. He is a very private man even with his success. I have a lot of respect for him as a fellow asian. I believe you bo but i never thought he was that tall. They always make him look short in movies. I think all the injuries are taking a toll on his body and height. I would like to see him next to stallone, terry crews, hugh jackman, arnold schwarzanegger and all those other really ripped actors. I remember in police story he said he was 5 foot 9. I didn't believe it at first but my cousin told me his muscular build makes him look short but actually he is taller than people think especially next to will smith. 174cm is about right considering all his back injuries. I think i should watch that movie bo. Looks interesting. Is it an american movie or chinese movie?
mideel said on 6/Dec/11
lo, whats wrong with this all acting know about people height and try to shorting them, tucker is 6'1, you can clearly see jackie is not too much different even though in their dialog in rush hour sounds like tucker is 7 feet while jackie is 5 feet
Jack said on 26/Nov/11
5'9'' is total bogus for Jackie. Jackie is 5'7'' to 5'8'' max, Jet, Bolo, Tony and Sammo are 5'5'' to 5'6'' max and Bruce is 5'6.5'' to 5'7'' max.
Will said on 1/Nov/11
Chan was never 1.72 meters IMO. He is likely 5'7" tall. Short but with a thick muscular build on him. You can see him being 5 inches shorter than 6'0" Chris Tucker in the Rush Hour movies.
ier said on 31/Oct/11
174 in 80s
now with all Injuries he had mybe he 170cm
ken said on 22/Oct/11
he is 170cm, i saw him in chinese tvshow 2 years ago. so 174cm in his prime maybe.
Stan said on 17/Oct/11
i have to agree with Bo, Jackie is no shorter than 5ft9, even these days
Bo said on 13/Oct/11
And one more thing, most of you overlook the fact that not everybody is standing fully erect at all time, especially fighter and martial artist who tend to hunch a little and like to keep their center of gravity low and their head protected... some of you might be surprised to see some boxer gaining 2 inches or more when they stand like a priest. For people with fighter back-ground you better look 3 inches shorter and stay on your feet than stand fully erect and vulnerable to any strike that'll make you less than a foot tall...on the ground. Consider this and Peace ;-)
Bo said on 13/Oct/11
I used to think he was like less than 170 cm tall but I worked with him for a few week in Malaysia in 97, and train with him in a gym at the resort the Golden Harvest rented for the movie set, I realized that in real life the guy is way bigger than you expect him to be, he's no shorter than 5ft9. Besides he's a powerhouse when he kicks and one of the best gentleman I ever met. In his case, his size and aura are more important than his height. But most of you believe he's 5ft8 because he moves easily and fast but believe me he was closer of 5ft10 in real life.
kian said on 7/Oct/11
jackie chan was 179cm
Will said on 4/Oct/11
Jackie Chan is 5-8. Let alone him being 5'10 1/2". No way is Chan 5'11" tall.
Phil said on 26/Sep/11
Do you think he is 4 cm taller than 5 foot 7 Ellen DeGeneres?
Just saw his Ellen interview on YouTube. Ellen wears flat shoes and Jackie wears flat shoes. I think Jackie is 5 foot 7 and a half.
Atdhe said on 3/Sep/11
175.0 seems more accurate,but then again he could had lost an cm the last years since he is getting older.And I agree he could have been around 178.0cm in his 20's,but because of all his injuries and his age he could have lost up to 5cm.
Rob you should add his peek height like 178.0-5'10
Michael said on 4/Aug/11
Jackie looks 5' 7.5" the absolute max. Where did the extra 1" or 1.5" come from?
[Editor Rob: I talked to an actor who worked with Chan a few decades ago and he said chan was 3cm taller, this actor wasn't much shorter than me!]
Paul said on 27/Jun/11
I was on stage with him for 4 minutes during the 2006 Friendship tour teaching him the golf swing because I was drawn out of the Americna group to go up. What a thrill. I'm 5'7'' and he's exactly my height.
tnsis said on 25/Jun/11
NO WAY he is 1.74 i think he is 1.69-1.70 maximum...
frank said on 19/Jun/11
he's 5"7 max. No way 5"8.5
Antonio Romero said on 26/May/11
jackie chan 174 cm ? he look shorter than that
Michael said on 18/May/11
To the poster Jackie Chan below me, the real Jackie never hit 178cm barefooted. 174cm at best. Now around 170-171cm.
nick said on 14/May/11
saw him at lax, looked about 5'6-5'7, really short in person.
Will said on 30/Apr/11
Jackie Chan is 5'8". He has never seen 5'10 1/2" in his life, ever. But IMHO he is a 5-8 minimum.
Jack said on 28/Apr/11
Jackie looks 5'6.5'' to 5'8'' MAX, his got a big head making him look taller. He sometimes looks 5'6.5'', but the point is that Asian men: Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Bangladeshi, Thai, Koreon etc who are between 5'5'' to 5'8'' is an average, standard and normal height, Asian men who are like 5'9'' to 5'11 are considered very tall, this however does not apply to White men. Most White men are taller than Asian men. 6'0'' for a White man is normal height, where as if an Asian man is 6'0'' he is extremely tall. Jackie is not short he is average because like I said Asian men who are between 5'5'' to 5'8'' is a average, standard and normal height FACT.
biggie said on 18/Apr/11
I think is 174 cm is right.

maybe the biggest Action star Ever.
jackie chan said on 11/Apr/11
175-178 cm at his youth, 170-173 cm now
kai said on 17/Mar/11
Jackie doesn't look like a 5 10' kind if guy, he looks more like a 5 8.5'. But even though he's not 5 10' he's a very solid 5 8', especially when standing next to Jet Li, who, I believe to be around 5 6' to 5 7'.
Chris said on 8/Mar/11
@ Chinese2011, Jackie's chinese name is "chenglong" is it? I think that you mean "Cheng Long" and you are wrong anyway, that was his early chinese stage name meaning "Become The Dragon" but the name would actually be Sing Lung, Cheng Long was another transcription. The name Jackie Chan was born with is Chan Kong-sang (ι™³ζΈ―η”Ÿ).

Now onto height, 170cm short? But he's chinese, your chinese, average height for chinese people is 5'6? World average is 5'6, Asians really bring the average down, China - 5'6, India - 5'6, Japan - 5'7, North Korea - 5'3.

Even at 170cm (5'7), Jackie would be taller than chinese and world average but considering he's taller than that, he's going up to at least 4 inches above average (Back in the day), but now I'm guessing 5'8.5 would be a reasonable height, again, that's still above average but 2.5 inches.
Chinese2011 said on 12/Feb/11
I'm chinese. I prefer call Jackie Chan's chinese name "chenglong". I can tell you he is absolutely not over 174cm. There are some discussions about his height in chinese BBS. Many people think he is just between 170-173cm. You can see his early action movies when he was young, he is short.

By the way: Since chenglong(Jackie Chan) said "Chinese have to be dominated", he has already resulted in many people have a strong aversion to him,although many chinese like him, still made a lot of us have abhored him.
Anonymous said on 7/Feb/11
Jackie was never anywhere near 5'10. Even if you go back and watch his older films from the 1970s, he barely looked over 5ft 7.5. Even now he doesn't look 5'8.

I think 5ft 8.5 might be a bit of a stretch.
ka said on 24/Jan/11
No shorter than 174 cm, maybe 175 cm on a good day. This listing is spot on. Jackie look the listed height next to Chris Tucker, Jonathan Ross and Will Smith, if not slightly more
solared said on 15/Jan/11
he's 5'10 or was, the guy has had a ton of injuries that have damaged his spine and neck
5'7.37 said on 4/Jan/11
I think the 5'8.5 is spot on, Owen Wilson (5'11) looks a solid 2 inches taller if not a tad more than Jackie.
dan said on 21/Dec/10
I've actually met him (no picutres) in an audition for his new film Chinese Zodiac. I was suprised actually not just by how tall he was, but how big he was. He had about 1-1.5 inch shoes on, large hands and head. Incredibly nice guy. I'm 5'11 and there wasn't that much difference between us is all I can say. He only stood up to shake my hand then sat back down, but I was expecting short and tiny, and I met large and quite tall. I wouldn't say 5'8-5'8.5 is out of the question at all
yup said on 19/Dec/10
i'd say hes 5'8 barefoot, claims of more than that would be him with his shoes on
5'9 dude said on 27/Nov/10
I doubt he was ever 5'10.5 hes always looked kind of short. I'd say 5'9 in his peak probably around 5'7 - 5'8 nowadays.
Jack said on 22/Nov/10
He's probably been 5'10" before. In his really old movies he looks taller
Will said on 15/Nov/10
I would say that Chan is a little over 5'8". He is more like 5'8 1/4". Chan never looked much taller than 5'9".
mohsen said on 12/Jun/09
im sure he is 5 10",,i saw him last year,,5 8",,he was tallr than me,,actually h got nic boddy,,maybe thats the reason he looks taller coz of stright body,,,
Curtis C. said on 3/Jun/09
It appears that Jackie was about 5'10" back in his earlier films. After he had a lot of stunt injuries and surgeries, he probably is now 5'8.5" which is not bad at all.
Anonymous said on 31/May/09
gotta agree with benny. I can't understand how Jennifer Love Hewitt and him are almost eye to eye in "the tuxedo". if she's really 5'2" and he's really 5'8.5" that's 6.5 inches. he's in dress shoes (about 1.5 inches?) so how does jennifer get almost 8 inches out of her heels? is she taller than 5'2" or is he shorter than 5'8.5" or am i missing something here?
benny said on 29/May/09
I've met him and took a picture with him (he stood beside me) in the TV station I worked for, then stayed in the meeting room where he was waiting to be interviewed. I observed him for a few minutes and can say that he is around 170-172 cm.
stan said on 18/May/09
i agree with Joe, chan is not under 5-9, he does have a big head and that might make him appear to be shorter
Phil said on 16/May/09
I am 174, I can feel he is much shorter than me? so he is 176?
Joe said on 15/May/09
Met him at Rush Hour 2 premier. Shook his hand. I was right next to him, with 1.5-inch shoes. I'm 5'9.5 (176cm). Had my back straight. We were eye-to-eye. He didn't seem to wear big shoes so I guess he's the same height as me (5'9.5)

I would like to know where the sources of 5'6 are coming from. He has a big head by the way so he looks short.
Dylan said on 13/May/09
Is he really as short as 5'7" now Phil? Those injuries must have taken their toll on his height, I am sure he was over 5'10" at his peak height.
Phil said on 12/May/09
I met Chan last year, just 1 meter distance. Obviously he is only about 170cm(5-7)
supdude said on 11/May/09
I agree that Jackie did look really tall in his younger years. Now..? who knows? Mayb 5'8 mayb 5'9.. but it doesn't matter. We all love him :)
RisingForce said on 9/May/09
and he's 54, 55 years old glenn. arnold at that age(terminator 3 era) was struggling with 6-0 after being 6-2 peak and that's without even half the amount of injuries chan suffered.
glenn said on 7/May/09
maybe chan shrunk to 5-8ish now.cause owen is no way taller than 5-11.but chan was 5-10.5 in the 70s.the man broke every bone in his body and had many surgeries.not inconceivable that he lost height.
yoyo said on 7/May/09
ok count him 5ft9.. so could owen wilson be 6ft?
glenn said on 4/May/09
you never saw these men in person like i it isnt by fact.
yoyo said on 4/May/09
owen wilson was 5ft10 by fact and owen had 3inch on jackie chan in film. so jackie 5ft7..
glenn said on 2/May/09
owen wilson is 5-11.and chan lost height due to surgery.
Anonymous 2 said on 30/Apr/09
Are you sure about this? Jackie was visibly shorter than 5'10" Owen Wilson in Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights.
glenn said on 30/Apr/09
i dont need to see him in hollywood or movies.i saw him in the york city.5-9. 5-10.5 peak.he was taller than bruce lee in enter the dragon,and was clearly taller than alot of his cast in 70s movies.
yoyo said on 30/Apr/09
im not sure what shoe lift he wore in hollywood... but im sure he wore lift that hiddenly gives 2 - 3inch. in late 90s on vacation to Hongkong i was shock to have saw him stand no bigger than 5ft8 with trainers. Which means his about 5ft6.75 barefoot. nowadays hes injured so many times that might be lost a little more , so less at 5ft6 or 5ft6.5 for him. 5ft8.5 was in hollywoood..
glenn said on 29/Apr/09
oh i forgot yoyo,you saw him in real too.
yoyo said on 29/Apr/09
no good way his 5ft8 5ft9. his a small guy in real. i bet his 5ft6.5 or 5ft6.75 .
TELLEM said on 18/Apr/09
i agree with Doug. 5'8 is not even short. short is when most females out there you see are your height or taller than you.
stan said on 9/Apr/09
thanks Doug, i think you spot on 5-9 is defnitely not short. Chan has an average height for a guy, he just has a bad slouch and this might give an impression that he's shorter.
Doug said on 8/Apr/09
Sometimes gives a short impression, I used to think he was around 5'7" but then I saw him looking at least two inches taller than 5'7" listed people so the man has to be 5'9" maybe a little more. Utter bull that 5'8" is "short" in general. Its bang on average around the world. Walk down most streets in the world at 5'8" and you will definately not be noticeably short overall, unless nearly every other guy is over 6 foot and how many places in the world do you think this to be true?. People really need to get some sense of reality on here. 5'8"-5'9" like Chan is a regular guy, short compared to some but very average compared to a higher number.
stan said on 31/Mar/09
Jackie chan is not short, i know this cos i've seen him myself, he's no shorter than 5-9 and thats a fact.
RisingForce said on 30/Mar/09
No he's not 5'10.5"....right now, but he may have been when he was younger. With all of his injuries/surgeries shrinking from 5'10.5" to 5'9" by age 54 is not hard to believe at all. Arnold Schwarzenegger was measured at 6'1.5" in the evening in 1969 meaning 6'2" morning height. Yet by Terminator 3 in 2003 when Arnold was 55, it's obvious that Arnie was 6'0" at best.

Chan looks atleast 5'9" next to 6-1 Chris Tucker at premieres even when Chan has very flat sneakers as well. Look at the pictures of Chan with Schwarzenegger and Jet Li below. Jackie is between 5'9" and 5'9.5".
sodapop said on 29/Mar/09
Chan is not 5'10.5
glenn said on 27/Mar/09
watching rush hour? thats a whole different ballgame than meeting these celebs.thats amature hour.i never met tucker,but according to my friends pics,he looks huge.6-1 minimum next to my 5-9.5,5-10 friends.6-2 as well.i imagine an illusioneither was,chan was 5-10.5 in his youth.looked it next to bruce lee.looked it in general.not that americanized rush hour talking his chinese films from late 70s,early 80s.something most people dont know about.knee and back injuries and or surgeries,contributed to his height lost.
sodapop said on 26/Mar/09
Rising Force I call it like I see it, I'm 5'9.5 and Jackie is not 5'9", From watching Rush Hour I can see he's around 5'7" by comparing him to Chris Tucker who is 6'0, and who the hell is viper??
glenn said on 26/Mar/09
confirmed! i met chan.he was at least 5-9.
sodapop said on 26/Mar/09
Jackie Chan is not 5'8.5" hes probably more like 5'7", hes obviously lying about his height, rising force you are wrong!! theres no way hes 5'9"
RisingForce said on 15/Mar/09
Chan is between 5'9" and 5'9.5" today.

No more than 3 inches shorter than Arnold Schwarzenegger
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More than 3 inches taller than Jet Li
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TELLEM said on 16/Feb/09
this height seems right, he looked it next to chris tucker in rush hour.
glenn said on 12/Feb/09
sounds to be the right one risingforce.there was another,at least one more,a decade later,not as good.
Phil said on 11/Feb/09
Drunken Master is early 80's or late 70's film, at that time HK adult average height is only about 5'4 or 5'5(162-165). Therefore 5'9 Chan looks very tall and strong! I met him recently in Beijing in Olympic games. He is max 5'7, even shorter!
RisingForce said on 10/Feb/09
The one I got was from 1978 I think.
glenn said on 10/Feb/09
risingforce-i hope you purchased the right one.yeah,there was a few people maybe in the background that were taller,but its clear chan was in the 5-10 range.he didnt look short at all.
RisingForce said on 9/Feb/09
By the way Glenn I got the original Drunken Master DVD not long ago. Great movie and I'm not sure how tall Chan looked in it, but I think he may have been the tallest guy in the movie, if not he was one of them. I had actually seen the movie a long time ago, but I had forgotten most of it.
stan said on 6/Feb/09
chan is no shorter than 5-9, his body proportions makes him look short but in person he looks much taller.
Brad said on 6/Feb/09
Everybody is taller than Cheadle. He's the hardest working short guy in Hollywood. Watch You Tube with a 5' 7" Ellen Degeneres. He's only an inch taller. A weak 5' 8" today.
bam said on 5/Feb/09
he is easily taller than don cheadle in rush hour compared to tucker, so 5'9.25 today. Dunno about peak..
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 way is he 5-7 flat now though.

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