How tall is Jean Claude Van Damme - Page 3

Add a Comment1047 comments

Average Guess (112 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 9.25in (175.9cm)
Current: 5ft 8.69in (174.5cm)
Reality said on 9/Aug/11
5'9.5 is right,he's no less than 5'9.
jason said on 6/Aug/11
he is just 5'8. once in LA i had walked by his side and he was clearly 2 inches short than me. i'm 5'10. so he's 5'8
Terryman said on 5/Aug/11
Rob does he look 1,77m with Regis
[Editor Rob: he doesn't look 5ft 8 there, but around 5ft 9 in the clip.]
dmeyer said on 31/Jul/11
5ft 9 5 ft9.5 covers this guy
Truthman said on 28/Jul/11
talltalez says on 22/Jul/11
young barefeet van damme with "young" 168cm barefeet regis philbin:
Click Here

Good find. 2 inches taller than Regis.
Georg said on 26/Jul/11
He is 175 cm and not taller.
Hullywood said on 23/Jul/11
Whats the reason for upgrade him? :(
I´m 1.75m and was happy that he is my heigh.... was my heigh....

I hate body-heights..
talltalez said on 22/Jul/11
young barefeet van damme with "young" 168cm barefeet regis philbin:
Click Here
Kamran said on 19/Jul/11
Van Damme is 5'9'' no more, no less.
Brandon said on 16/Jul/11
5'9.5 is just right,i'm sure he's not shorter than that.
@ ahmed hawat said on 14/Jul/11
at the second pic he really looks way shorter than 6'0,but i'm not sure that 50 is shorter than 6 ft.6 ft and of course barefoot.
ahmed hawat said on 14/Jul/11
i weigh the same as vamdamme and tall as him and i dont see it short u go solja dont mind the critics
Yaspaa said on 13/Jul/11
According to Michel Quissi (the guy Van Damme came to America with), Van Damme lied about his height to get modelling work initially, of course he has height issues, not to mention he's several inches shorter than his father. He has total height issues. Why the hell does everyone who's met him say that he's shorter than they thought? Because his billed height isn't his actual height.
Oh and @Yaspaa, stop using @Yaspaa as your user name, have your own identity.
Mr. Tempus said on 10/Jul/11
hard to tell, maybe he is 5'8.5 but certainly he may be a weak 5'10
@yaspaa the only people that MAY have height "issues" are those 5'7 or below (like tom cruise that claims to be 5'8 but everybody knows he is 5'6 and a shoe lifts user)
@ Yaspaa said on 8/Jul/11
well,i'm strong 5'9 and i don't have height issues.you can't say that about everybody.van damme definitely doesn't have any problem with that.
Yaspaa said on 6/Jul/11
Of course he has height issues, what actor under 5'10 doesn't.
top said on 2/Jul/11
shorter
@ Yaspaa said on 28/Jun/11
"He got measured on his own show with his feet obscured"

right measuring is ONLY barely.

by that footwear stuff i meant that if somebody is wearing 1 inch shoes it doesn't mean that he would be 1 inch taller next another people.yes it makes 1 inch taller but so is everyone.that's the point.

he doesn't look like a guy who has height issues.he tells the truth.
Phil said on 27/Jun/11
I have a friend who met him in a Bar in Belgium 2 weeks ago. She`s 5`8 and said he was taller than her with both wearing regular shoes. 5`9 1/2 is a good one here.
Yaspaa said on 26/Jun/11
What do you mean there's no point talking about footwear? Footwear plays a huge part. He got measured on his own show with his feet obscured, just because he grinningly shouts 177 doesn't make it so.
Terryman said on 24/Jun/11
Rob you have scruitinised and found out that you have been measuring yourself wrong because your tape measure adds 2mm and you are one of the most acurate measurers in the world,but yet you beleave one of the worst measurements ever caught on tape I mean rob do you seriously think that measurement was accurate?
@ Yaspaa said on 23/Jun/11
in footwear?everybody's wearing footwear so there's no point to talk about somebodys height with shoes on.van damme is 5'9.5.
Yaspaa said on 22/Jun/11
I'm a Van Damme fan, and a few years ago, well maybe more than a few, I was a NUT. I don't believe the 177 but he's not under 5'8, 177 in footwear is more believable.
the shredder said on 21/Jun/11
People saying he is shorter then measured proves It does not even matter if celebs get measured because they will still estimate what figure they want the celeb to be in there head ... If Tom Cruise got measured well over 5'7 or over 5'7.5 barefoot folk will shout that its a set up or morning height and that He is 5'7 max .
@ tommy said on 20/Jun/11
this difference is 3-3.5 inch.bolos posture is better than van dammes (in this video).van damme is EXACTLY 5'9.5.
hd said on 20/Jun/11
5'9.5 is right.
hrrr said on 17/Jun/11
@tommy bolo is 65 years old can be now even 5'4
tommy said on 16/Jun/11
Click Here

if bolo yeung was 5ft6 at peak or even 5ft5 and now is shorter , i see 5ft8 tops for jean claude
Dmeyer said on 13/Jun/11
In most pics hé looks 175 77 range
Howie said on 10/Jun/11
In his facebook page he has a couple of photos with andrei arlovski, he really seems to be in the 5'9 range.
sonyc said on 9/Jun/11
@yaspaa it angel problem is some photos jcvd looks taller in other Somrak but i think they are the same height Click Here
Yaspaa said on 8/Jun/11
@sonyc, but here.
Click Here
twistbarbie said on 8/Jul/09
I would not say he is shorter than 5'10 why would jean claude lie? he would get caught, his body is very proportionate anyway, only a jealous man would say he is shorter
Yaspaa said on 1/Jul/09
Science at its finest.
ravishing_rick said on 30/Jun/09
jus saw im in jcvd looks 5'8
Daniel said on 29/Jun/09
No less than 1.73m and no more than 1.75m.
Original said on 25/Jun/09
5'9" / 5'9.25"
Shah Nawaz said on 19/Jun/09
Van Damme looks 5'10 - 5'11 in Double Impact. hez wearing normal shoes...]
chk out again guys...
Yaspaa said on 11/Jun/09
This is Mirko Filopich (cro-cop) Click Here
I have seen many martial artists do the splits on two chairs but none of them point their toes up,it's like van damme can just sit like that instead of having to hold himself there.
The Ben said on 4/Jun/09
I have to go with 5'9 for van damme... Robs heights on this site seem pretty much spot on to me...
Yaspaa said on 2/Jun/09
The boots he wears will give him about a 1" advantage over Ally Walker which still puts him at 5'9 but 5'8.5 looks likely.
Gago said on 2/Jun/09
Mr T-Cakes, JC had footwear advantage in Universal Soldier, he had army boots, when Ally had converse type shoes. And you're right on your estimate, after seeing him few times, that's what I estimated him.
Mr T-Cakes said on 1/Jun/09
confusingly, I just checked out Ally Walker's height and she's down as 5ft10(?)
Mr T-Cakes said on 1/Jun/09
great detective work, Gago. So at least we can rule out Van Damme being 5ft10 as he apparently claimed. So going on the Geoffery Lewis height difference it might be fair to estimate JC at 5ft8/5ft8.5. He also looked the same height as Ally Walker in Universal Soldier.
RisingForce said on 1/Jun/09
I'll look for the photo from the same day where Van Damme appears to be in cowboy boots. I couldn't see the heel from the angle, but the pointy toe and shape of the boot looked like a cowboy boot. Standard Cowboy boots have 2 inch heels.
Yaspaa said on 30/May/09
I'll give Stallone (so obviously) 5'9 and Van Damme 5'8.5 or a weak 5'9.
Gago said on 30/May/09
Mr T-Cakes, you're right, JC was shorter than Lewis and it was at least an inch, and Lewis is listed 5'9.5. Stallone always looked taller and we know why.
Lmeister said on 30/May/09
Standing next to Brett Hull proves that Van Damme, Sly and Chuck are all shorter than 5ft10. I would almost bet my money on Van Damme being the tallest.
Yaspaa said on 30/May/09
There's no way way Van Damme is wearing cowboy boots there unless Stallone is in platforms.
PKD said on 29/May/09
Watching Van Damme now in a film and has his pants pulled up so high so he looks taller I'm sure.
RisingForce said on 29/May/09
I think I remember Van Damme wearing cowboy boots in a picture taken the same day as the picture with Stallone. I have no idea what Stallone was wearing, but he does look 2 inches taller.
Gago said on 29/May/09
Mr T-Cakes, you're right, JC was shorter than Lewis,Alex character was in cowboy boots and was still shorter. I think it's wrong to measure anyone next to Sly, cause he's in lifts all the time, unless they're barefoot.
Yaspaa said on 29/May/09
Footwear is unknown but... Click Here
Mr T-Cakes said on 29/May/09
wasn't Van Damme shorter than Geoffery Lewis in Double Impact? Haven't seen that for so long, so can't be sure. Anyone out there seen Van Damme next to Stallone?
Lmeister said on 29/May/09
During the ice hockey world championchips, Olympic games and in World Cup Brett Hull was listed 176cm - 178cm. In NHL he was usually listed 5ft10.
Lmeister said on 28/May/09
They both look smaller than Brett Hull who is 5ft10/200lbs. I really don't believe that neither of the guys would be solid 5ft9 at least compared to Brett.
Joe said on 28/May/09
Chuck's sneakers look very thick at 1:14 seconds. Van Damme's shoes look normal.
RisingForce said on 28/May/09
They look about the same height. Norris defintley doesn't look taller there like he did in the premiere picture. For once Chuck isn't wearing cowboy boots. I think Van Damme and Norris are both 5'9" barefoot.
Joe said on 27/May/09
Here's a video of Van Damme and Chuck.


Click Here
Anonymous said on 26/May/09
lol@Ralphie. Yeah, I don't think he's 6 feet tall.
Ralphie said on 23/May/09
lol, then this height must be fake :P
Click Here @1:44
Mr T-Cakes said on 23/May/09
someone told me he was 5ft6.
boswell said on 22/May/09
Van Damme is another performer I have seen in person on a movie set. He is not a big guy. I would say in the 5' 8" to 9" inches range, but at the time I didn't take careful note of his height except to see that he was shorter than I had expected.
orhann said on 17/May/09
I th
Gago said on 15/May/09
Lego, actually it's other way around, he has long legs, which gives an impression of someone like 180cm/5'11, but actually when you see him, he's below average guy.
Lego said on 14/May/09
to me he always looked a solid 175-176cm in the 5'9 range, close to 5'10 but not really 5'10, 5'9.5 max

i agree with the shorter lower body, his legs are pretty short a bit like Brad Pitt or matt Damon.
leonari said on 10/May/09
I think he is a real 5'9" guy. Due to his pure muscle and rather short upper body he looks shorter some times. If he would slim down he would look taller because of his long legs.
RisingForce said on 9/May/09
5-9 fits well with regis barefoot who i think is 5-6. 5-9 also explains how he gave a taller impression in hard target wearing boots near wilford brimley(5-8?). throughout the movie he gave a 5-11ish impression because of his long legs/boots, but maybe he looked closer to 5-10 near brimley.
Yaspaa said on 8/May/09
The bloodsport platform is raised at both ends and is padded there are too many variables to use that for comparison.
Greg said on 5/May/09
175-176 morning height and 173-174 day and night hight...so 5
Big Imzo said on 2/May/09
John Ryan - That is very true, I also noticed that as well in Bloodsport, there seems to be like only half an inch difference between the '5.9' Van damme and 5.6 other guy
JOHN RYAN said on 1/May/09
he is no way 5'9 .i bet he is just 5'8. in bloodsport final fight,he and bolo looks face to face bare foot,there bolo is just a 2 inch shorter than van damme.bolo's height is 5'6
Elvy said on 30/Apr/09
I saw him recently and my thought was "that looks like Jean Claude only too short." Turns out it was him. I gotta say 5'8" tops.
Gago said on 25/Apr/09
Saw him again in Gold's Gym, now I'm convinced he's anything over 5'9, may be 5'9 when he wakes, but I'm gonna go with 5'8.5/174cm, and he has a good posture.
jerome moses said on 24/Apr/09
vandamme had a cocaine problem and took steroids .... he said in his interview , cant remember the year of the interview though....he looks bigger in a few movies and smaller in rest of his movies....mostly like slyvester stallone , arnold etc.have pump on drugs to gain muscle mass....
mamonazo said on 23/Apr/09
If he was 5-10 as he states he wouldnt be considered a short guy as he is. It's great he doesnt wear lifts and walks in sandals, regular shoes or barefoot no problem. Hes 5-8 in my opinion.
leonari said on 20/Apr/09
I see 3 inches btw. Regis and Jean Claude. MAX. Could be less
Thomas said on 20/Apr/09
Yeah 5ft 9 just about. Met him years and years ago with Sho Kosugi the Japanese actor of the American Ninja movies. Van Damme was the same height as my TKD instructor. Sho Kosugi was 6ft tall. Tallest Japanese man I met.
mId said on 30/Mar/09
I don't see 4 inches at all.. max 3 inches. I would guess 2 inches difference in that middle-pic but I'm no expert so :)
Source said on 29/Mar/09
For once im actually on your side RisingForce. JCVD is a solid 5'9.
RisingForce said on 27/Mar/09
Some stills of Van Damme barefoot with Regis.
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here

Van Damme does really look almost 4 inches taller. I think that confirms that JCVD is a solid 5'9".

He looks thinner than in movies because in movies they try to make action stars look bigger using certain lighting effects, oil, making them look tanner ect. They did the same thing with Stallone and Schwarzenegger and you can see the difference with them in interviews as well.
mId said on 26/Mar/09
if you look at the regis video he looks really thin I think. I mean he looks much bigger (muscular) in his movies.. but then again .. he also looks taller in his movies.. atleast to me :)
Everardo said on 25/Mar/09
Doug, i guess he looks shorter than he is because of 2 reasons: 1)his strong build (above all when he was younger); 2)he is often with very tall guys in his films
Doug said on 24/Mar/09
Definately no more than 5'9", he often looked 5'8" it has to be said. I would never claim he was a "strong 5'9".
maybe said on 21/Mar/09
maybe5'9"
Alex2401 said on 20/Mar/09
5'9 seems right for Van Damme,no more no less.
RisingForce said on 20/Mar/09
I think 5'9" is most likely. 5'8" seems too low in my opinion. He seems more like a strong 5'9" guy to me.
Gago said on 19/Mar/09
RF, can you notice that JC has hair and posture advantage in all of them. Facts are that if Van Damme was 5'10 then in those cowboy boots he'd have been 6'0 and he even was shorter in boots, so 5'10 is out in my opinion, 5'9 is very possible, but I think he could be shorter, since I saw him look 5'8.
mId said on 18/Mar/09
Click Here here is a good one I think.. regis and van damme barefoot. enjoy ;)
RisingForce said on 17/Mar/09
Van Damme did look about the same height as Arsenio Hall who is listed as 5'11" here.
Click Here

At about 1:02 they stand close to eachother. Is Hall shorter than 5'11" or was Van Damme wearing lifts?

Here are some good stills
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here

They look close in height again, but this time Van Damme was wearing cowboy boots.
Click Here

Another appearance on the Arsenio Hall show
Click Here

That time Van Damme looked shorter by an inch or 2.

Another appearance on the Arsenio Hall show
Click Here

Hall has an inch or 2 on Van Damme.

JCVD is no shorter than 5'9". 5'10" is possible, but not as likely.
Doug said on 17/Mar/09
I think 5'9" is bang on the money. Never looked 5'10" to me. Sometimes to man looked a little "short", but thats probably compared to certain 6 ft 5 inch action men.
Yaspaa said on 17/Mar/09
He doesn't look totally dwarfed by Lou I was expecting a bigger difference. There is a bigger gap between 5'8 kevin James and Lou than with Van Damme. Today I'm going with 5'8.75
Anon2 said on 15/Mar/09
Hey Rob, I remember you listing JCVD at 5-10 a while back? What made you change your mind? Was there a real killer pic or something?
RisingForce said on 14/Mar/09
Ferrigno was 6'4.5" so obviously 5'9" Van Damme will be dwarfed by a guy over 6'4". Van Damme actually looks like he's a solid 5'10" there although he probably has a footwear advantage.
Daniel said on 10/Mar/09
I really don't think Van Damme has ever loooked big, no matter how muscular he could have been. The tallest I've seen him is 5'9'', and the shortest 5'8''. So, in my opinion, his height must be in that range.
RisingForce said on 10/Mar/09
Van Damme did look 5'10"-5'11" in Hard Target if Wilford Brimley is really 5'8". Van Damme did wear boots though, I can't remember what Brimley had on his feet.

He's not a tall man, but not really short either, just 5'9" flat. That's a quarter or a half inch under average height in the US. That seems about right for Van Damme. At 5'9" Van Damme can give the impression of being big or small.
Annoyed said on 7/Mar/09
I think Kimber is closer to 5'8" if anything. Not a strong 5'9". I think Alexio is 5'10". just my opinion though.
Yaspaa said on 3/Mar/09
I just watched the Alexio/Kimber fight,Kimber being listed at 5'9 and Alexio did look at least 2" taller,question is how tall is Kimber really?
Annoyed said on 1/Mar/09
bolo is usually listed at 5'6". I think this is his real height. I have seen a good few 5'6.5" listings too mind you. I just think he is a flat 5'6". Van Damme appeared only 2" bigger but it is relative. It could have been 3" but didnt come through as so on camera.
Yaspaa said on 27/Feb/09
kaka,I read years ago that Bolo was 5'6.5 and weighed in at 14.5 stone which is 203lbs,I have no idea if this is correct however.
Annoyed said on 26/Feb/09
I agree Yaspaa, no more than 5'9" no less than 5'8". I still lean towards 5'9". I do think Dennis Alexio is a shade shorter than 5'11". I dont think he is 5'9", he is around 5'10" though for sure. Shame he disappeared, what an amazing fighter he was. Incredable record.
Yaspaa said on 26/Feb/09
Dennis was a heavyweight so he wouldn't be that short but 5'8-5'9 for van Damme is the argument but I agree he isn't over 5'9 but he also isn't under 5'8. Love Sweden by the way.
mId said on 25/Feb/09
dennis alexio is nowhere near 5'11.. I think it was the dick kimber fight the commentator said.. dennis is 5'11.. (and then the commentators both laughingly says) maybe.. maybe on a good day he's 5'11.. so no.. dennis is not 5'11. van damme is NOT over 5'9.. and most likely shorter. just look at him with 5'11 max fedor.. he's 2-3 inches shorter. /greetings from sweden
Kaka said on 25/Feb/09
How tall was bolo yeung, and how much did he weigh????
RisingForce said on 23/Feb/09
5'7" for Van Damme is insane. He's 5'9".
Yaspaa said on 22/Feb/09
Click Here
Yaspaa said on 22/Feb/09
Dennis Alexio from Kickboxer is about 5'11 and in no way looked 4" taller than Jean.
peejay said on 21/Feb/09
Observing Van Damme in many movies, with many co-stars, I would 'guesstimate' his height as 5'7". He is usually shorter than his supporting actors by at least 2". Actors are usually slightly shorter than average (say 5'9"), so this
would make his height 5'7". Most men give their height wearing shoes, and then add 1". Film stars may often add another 1". Then there are stacked shoes! So it would be easy to claim to be 5'9" to 5'10".
RisingForce said on 20/Feb/09
James Caan is about 5'10" and he wears lifts.
Winston said on 19/Feb/09
I just saw JCVD on a rerun of the t.v. series Las Vegas. Standing next to James Caan, JCVD is about 2 inches shorter than James Caan. Also, in the series they show him next to Molly Sims(5'9") was about 3-4 inches shorter, but, Molly had 1-2 inch summer sandals on. Because of this there is NO way that Jean Claude is more than 5'7" tall. I would say he is about the exact height as Tom Cruise.
Yaspaa said on 19/Feb/09
Ooh I haven't seen the game crash,I'll check it out.
Annoyed said on 18/Feb/09
hahahaha ive seen that before Yaspaa , there is another funny one where he produces a little flying van damme, its really funny. Also , there is one where his computer game crashes which is pretty funny
Yaspaa said on 16/Feb/09
Found this,it's quite funny. Click Here
Annoyed said on 15/Feb/09
to be honest there is a strong wave of opinion on van damme being quite short and appearing so. And when I think of his movies, he never does really stack up well against tall actors....Im also thinking of the barefoot scene in Bloodsport where we get to see a full body shot of van damme and Bolo lined up perfectly, same posture and barefoot. Van damme had 2 inches or thereabouts in that scene....and Bolo is always listed at 5'6" right through weightlifting and every source you can check...Im starting to think PERHAPS that 5'9" might be a strong early height for Van Damme, he MAY drop down to 5'8.5" but I really cant see 5'8" and especially I cant see a 5'8" morning height for Van Damme.

I think 5'9" most of the day lol
RisingForce said on 15/Feb/09
That makes sense about Norris. I've heard rumors that he had lifts in his cowboy boots for years. That explains how he was almost Vin Diesel's height.

I'm still surprised that Gibb in sneakers I think dwarfed Van Damme by a head in Bloodsport while Van Damme was in black cowboy boots. I don't think using the fact that he wore army boots in Universal Soldier is a good example though. What other kind of footwear would he wear?
Gago said on 14/Feb/09
Donald Gibb is between 6'3-'6'4, i used to see him at the gym all the time where i used to work out.
Gago said on 14/Feb/09
RisingForce: I saw him in LA and I'm 5'8 in the afternoon. And I wouldn't say Van Damme is not a big elevator guy. In front of my eyes, he went from looking 5'8 to looking 5'11 with a strange way of walking. He wore elevators or boots in lot of his movies. I'm gonna name some of his movies and what footwear he wore.
Bloodsport - cowboy boots except fighting scenes
Cyborg - some kind of boots
Universal Soldier - army boots
Hard Target - some sort of boots
Timecop - he had large heels and lifts
Maximum Risk - high heel boots the whole movie, since he shared the scenes with Natasha, who I saw and was around 5'10, but JC still looked visibly shorter.
Since he's not a tall guy and his genre was action, he had to wear lifts a lot, especially in public.
RisingForce, also the famous shoemaker DiFabrizio also said that Norris asked him to make comfortable shoes with lifts so he could film the fight scenes looking tall.
The Ben said on 14/Feb/09
On the interview (JCVD extras) he seems to suggest it was around double impact that he weighed 99kg..
Ive got friends who are 5'8 to 5'10 and they weigh over 185lbs and they look like nothing, i think weight can be hard to tell and Van Damme always had huge glutes and legs so i imagine he carried a lot of weight there.
Its not a bragging interview, it may be on youtube. he just talking about health and training with his friend and says he just felt to heavy.
Also if he was on taking suppliments then his weight could have varied massively.
I still think he's a legend!
RisingForce said on 14/Feb/09
He can come across as quite short at times. For example in Bloodsport Donald Gibb who is listed at 6'4' seemed atleast a head taller than Van Damme at times, even at times when Van Damme had black boots with good sized heels on.

Then again Donald Gibb is nothing more than a small time actor though and he could very well be taller than the 6'4" he's listed at.

I'd say 5'9" or a bit over for Van Damme out of bed. So I guess then that'd put him around Trigg's height because you said Trigg seemed 5'9" in the morning. If you're going by midday height then 5'8.5" would seem pretty much right to me as well.
Danimal said on 13/Feb/09
RisingForce says on 8/Feb/09
218 for Van Damme isn't impossible, but Danimal what was your overall size like compared to Van Damme's?

Well, we were proportioned differently I guess. I had a ton of mass (big arms and chest). I definitely carried more fat than he did. He had mass, but was cut at the same time (something I wasn't). I think if I stood next to him I would be taller than him in the same way I was taller than Frank Trigg on this site. He's probably 5'8.5" barefoot.
RisingForce said on 12/Feb/09
Well the picture of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck was clearly from the 90's. Then factor in the fact that Van Damme doesn't seem to be a big elevator shoe guy and Norris has been known to wear cowboy boots with lifts almost 24/7.

Vin Diesel- Click Here

Vin is what? A half inch taller? Obviously Chuck must have his cowboy boots/lifts combination but Vin must also be in normal sheos for a change. The latter being bizarre because Vin almost always wears really thick boots.

Where did you see him Gago and how tall are you?
Gago said on 11/Feb/09
Norris may be was 5'9 at his pick, but he's between 5'8-'5'8.5. I saw couple months ago, he was in sneakers.
Annoyed said on 11/Feb/09
eye to eye with Vin Diesel ! ?? That is mental !
RisingForce said on 10/Feb/09
Chuck is 5'9" and wears 2" cowboy boots, probably with a lift inside. Have you ever seen the picture where he was pretty much eye to eye with Vin Diesel?
Annoyed said on 10/Feb/09
you know rising, every pic I have ever seen has shown Chuck Norris to be the same height and even slightly taller than Van Damme, I have always belived Chuck was 5'8" lol but I'm so sure of Van Damme being 5'9" I think Norris is 5'9" - 5'9.5" . Thats how sure I am on Van Damme being no more or less than 5'9". He is as much a 5'9" man as you get, looking average yet people say he is short. Chuck at 5'9" minimum.
RisingForce said on 9/Feb/09
Rare picture of Van Damme and Chuck Norris. Click Here

They look close in height, Chuck is a hair taller there but Chuck almost always wears cowboy boots. Chuck is listed at 5-8.5 here, he claims 5-10 and I think he's about 5-9.
RisingForce said on 9/Feb/09
Van Damme was in incredible shape, no doubt about it, but I'm not sure he was ever that heavy. I think he was never much bigger than 185. Maybe he was around 200 at one point like the NY times article said, but I wouldn't bet on 218.
Yaspaa said on 9/Feb/09
He was also bigger in Double Impact,Death Warrant,AWOL and Black Eagle in which he made Sho Kosugi look terrible in every respect. Sho Kosugi's kids were in that movie,one of them was interviewed and said when Van Damme wasn't filming he was lifting weights or practising martial arts.
RisingForce said on 8/Feb/09
218 for Van Damme isn't impossible, but Danimal what was your overall size like compared to Van Damme's?
RisingForce said on 7/Feb/09
I'm a big fan as well, but I always thought he looked 180-190 considering his height. You probably know more about it than me though. I wouldn't be surprised if some people exaggerate their weight though. I've heard many Stallone fans doubt his claim that he weighed 200 in Rambo 3.

It's kind of hard comparing one person's weight to another though, everyone carries weight differently. Some people will surprise you with how much they weigh, maybe Van Damme is one of them.

I like Bloodsport and Kickboxer a lot, I didn't become a fan until the early 90's though because I was only about 7 or 8 when Bloodsport came out.
Gago said on 7/Feb/09
There were 3 movies that JC gained more mass to look bigger. Kickboxer, Maximum Risk and The Quest, in these movies he was 90kilos/200 pounds, but his usual weight was always around 180-185. But nowadays he lost lot of his mass and few months ago when I saw him he looked around 175.
Yaspaa said on 7/Feb/09
Click Here
Danimal said on 7/Feb/09
I was up to 220 pounds and I'm 5'9.5"-5'10". It's not impossible that the man was as heavy as 218 pounds. He definitely had a lot more muscle than I had at that weight and muscle takes up more space than fat does.
Yaspaa said on 7/Feb/09
Click Here The guy second from left is 6'0 listed Perry King. This is before the lift wearing business. Stallone is also closer to the camera,he's 5'9 always was.
Yaspaa said on 7/Feb/09
Click Here
RisingForce said on 7/Feb/09
This NY Times article does say that he was once 200 pounds and that he was 180 at the time(Timecop era).
Click Here

I guess 200 once was possible, but at 5'9" that's the max I'd go. After all Arnold Schwarzenegger was about 5 inches taller and by the late 80's/early 90's was in the 210-212 range.
Danimal said on 6/Feb/09
Henry Rollins was lean and mean a few years ago and claimed to be 5'9" and weigh 190-195 pounds at the time and this was in around 2001. He was muscular, but lean. Van Damme was larger than Henry in 2001 and around the same height. I do not doubt that he was as high as 218 pounds at one point. I read this in the late 80's. I was a HUGE fan of his. Bloodsport and Kickboxer were 2 of my fav. '80's martial arts movies. People don't lie as much about their weight as they do about their height. The only one who tend to lie are WOMEN and very overweight people. People who are in shape/lift weights are usually quite honest and are PROUD of their physiques and have nothing to lie about imo.
Daniel said on 6/Feb/09
Rhames is not over 5'10''. Van Damme is 5'9'' max
RisingForce said on 6/Feb/09
Actually the interview where he claimed 185 pounds was the same month that the film came out. I'm not sure how long that took to film, but I'm guessing not too long because it wasn't a big budget film.

185 pounds on Van Damme's 5'9" frame with not much body fat will look really ripped.

Look at Sly Stallone in Rocky 4, he's atleast an inch taller than Van Damme as seen in the pictures of them below, yet here he is at 173 pounds.
Click Here

Van Damme could have easily been 185 pounds in that film.
Yaspaa said on 6/Feb/09
185lbs normally but he will have bulked up for the role,200lbs is still very optimistic however.
RisingForce said on 5/Feb/09
Yaspaa says on 2/Feb/09
In No Retreat No Surrender he was at his largest and you can really tell but 218lbs is daft, 200lbs max back then.

Well around that time in 1986 he said he was 185 pounds, so I guess he's never really been over that. At 5'9" with not much body fat he'd look really big even at 185 pounds.
Yaspaa said on 3/Feb/09
Also with 5'11.5 Ving Rhames Click Here
Yaspaa said on 3/Feb/09
5'6 Hilary Swank and 5'5.5 Spike Lee. Looks like a weak 5'9. Click Here
RisingForce said on 2/Feb/09
What makes you think that? I've seen nothing that leads me to believe he's less than 5'9".
Danimal said on 2/Feb/09
Snipes is MAX 5'8".
Yaspaa said on 2/Feb/09
In No Retreat No Surrender he was at his largest and you can really tell but 218lbs is daft, 200lbs max back then.
RisingForce said on 2/Feb/09
218 pounds is hard to buy for Van Damme at 5'9". He claimed 185 pounds in several interviews in the 80's and 90's and that's more realistic. For a guy like Van Damme with a lot of lean muscle you'll look really big at even 185 lbs at a fairly modest height of 5'9". I'd be surprised if Van Damme ever weighed 200 pounds.
The Ben said on 1/Feb/09
ive just watched the extras on the JCVD and van damme says at one point he weighed 99kg (think around double impact) he says he weighs 85kg now.
Annoyed said on 31/Jan/09
Yeah rising, Snipes is comfortably taller than Downey in US Marshalls, there is a scene where Snipes grabs Downey from behind, at first you think Downey is taller but when the camera pans out you see downey is up on a branch ! lol ! but when they walk down to flat ground, snipes shoulders and head are higher than Downeys even though snipes is crouching and downey is as straight as can be. Snipes, in my opinion is 5'9" minimum, much like Van Damme. 5'9.5" is possible but 5'10" is just a bit too much. Snipes is an easy 5'9" though. A strong inch on Downey jr .
jon said on 29/Jan/09
If he watch hardcorps Razaaq Adoti dwarfs JCVD and I know he is 6'3 tops and is more than 6" taller than van dam
The Voice of Reason said on 29/Jan/09
And Van Damme had about 3" on 5'6" Bolo Yeung in "Bloodsport" (when both were barefoot). Van Damme= 5'9"
RisingForce said on 23/Jan/09
Van Damme is not 5'8" max. That's just downgrading. Snipes isn't 5'8" either, he's 5'9". An example of a solid 5'8" guy is Robert Downey Jr., Snipes and Van Damme aren't that short.
Danimal said on 23/Jan/09
RisingForce says on 13/Jan/09
Good work on this listing Rob, it seems 100% accurate.

There are plenty of pictures I've found of Van Damme with guys like Sly, Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes in the early to mid 90's Planet Hollywood era.

Van Damme is closer to the camera but atleast 2 inches shorter than Stallone regardless. Obviously I think Stallone is 5'10.5"/5'10.75"
Click Here

Van Damme's shoes
Click Here

Hard to tell because we can't see the heels but they look like they could be cowboy boots, they also could be dress shoes though. If they're cowboy boots then Van Damme is a minimum 1.5" shorter than Stallone but if they're dress shoes he could be as little as 0.5" shorter.

Van Damme and Patrick Swayze
Click Here

Swayze is listed 5'10" here so Van Damme at 5'9" makes sense there.

Van Damme looks the same height as Wesley Snipes
Click Here

Wesley Snipes is 5'8" and Van Damme is shorter than him in that pic. Rising Force you really only see what you want to see don't you? Van Damme is MAX 5'8".
Danimal said on 23/Jan/09
Annoyed says on 16/Jan/09
great find Rising, I said alot further down that i saw van damme and Stallone at Planet hollywood and that there was at LEAST an inch in Stallones favour, and thats with Van Damme in decent sized footwear. I think 5'9" flat for Van Damme ( 5'9.75" morning ) and 5'10" for stallone (5'10.75" morning )

If anyone belies Stallone is 5'7" then that makes Van Damme 5'6" !!!!!!!!!!

If Stallon was 5'8" that makes van damme 5'7" !!!!!!

NO! Van damme is a comfortable 5'9" and Stallone is at least 5'10" !!!!!!!!!!

OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RisingForce said on 22/Jan/09
So then 5'9" seems as accurate as you can get for Van Damme.
Yaspaa said on 21/Jan/09
Lorenzo Lamas is on this site at 6'1.5 and appears to be around 4.5" taller Van Damme in this shot. Click Here
RisingForce said on 20/Jan/09
I doubt it. He's probably just a 5'9" guy who lies and says 5'10".
Annoyed said on 17/Jan/09
has anyone even considered that Van Damme claiming 5'10" is simply his height in shoes?
Annoyed said on 16/Jan/09
great find Rising, I said alot further down that i saw van damme and Stallone at Planet hollywood and that there was at LEAST an inch in Stallones favour, and thats with Van Damme in decent sized footwear. I think 5'9" flat for Van Damme ( 5'9.75" morning ) and 5'10" for stallone (5'10.75" morning )

If anyone belies Stallone is 5'7" then that makes Van Damme 5'6" !!!!!!!!!!

If Stallon was 5'8" that makes van damme 5'7" !!!!!!

NO! Van damme is a comfortable 5'9" and Stallone is at least 5'10" !!!!!!!!!!
RisingForce said on 15/Jan/09
The Ben says on 14/Jan/09
Great shot of van damme and stallone, if van dammes 5'9 then stallone must be wearing lifts or over 5'10.
maybe stallone is 5'10 + ?

That's correct. Stallone is atleast 5'10" and Van Damme is a solid 5'9".

I agree that 5'10" is possible Glenn but I think a solid 5'9" is the safest for Van Damme for now.

I think Stallone's 6-1ish wingspan is why he can look shorter. It makes the rest of his body look shorter. That and the facts that he's been really ripped at times and he has a long torso with short legs.
glenn said on 15/Jan/09
i still say 5-10 is possible.snipes can look 5-9 to 6ft.even in front of me.
Leung said on 14/Jan/09
leonari says on 14/Jan/09
Man look how long Slys arms are compared to Van Dammes!!! Sly has truly ape like arms. Incredible.

True, if I remember correctly Stallone
RisingForce said on 14/Jan/09
Yeah, I personally I don't think Sly was lying when he said he was 5'10 3/4" and had a 73 inch reach. That'd be his morning height but I believe it and I certainly believe his claim of a 73 inch reach. In fact those numbers add up quite well.

Van Damme certainly was giving himself an inch when he claimed 5'10" but there's no reason to doubt that he's a solid 5'9".
The Ben said on 14/Jan/09
Great shot of van damme and stallone, if van dammes 5'9 then stallone must be wearing lifts or over 5'10.
maybe stallone is 5'10 + ?
leonari said on 14/Jan/09
Man look how long Slys arms are compared to Van Dammes!!! Sly has truly ape like arms. Incredible.
RisingForce said on 13/Jan/09
Good work on this listing Rob, it seems 100% accurate.

There are plenty of pictures I've found of Van Damme with guys like Sly, Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes in the early to mid 90's Planet Hollywood era.

Van Damme is closer to the camera but atleast 2 inches shorter than Stallone regardless. Obviously I think Stallone is 5'10.5"/5'10.75"
Click Here

Van Damme's shoes
Click Here

Hard to tell because we can't see the heels but they look like they could be cowboy boots, they also could be dress shoes though. If they're cowboy boots then Van Damme is a minimum 1.5" shorter than Stallone but if they're dress shoes he could be as little as 0.5" shorter.

Van Damme and Patrick Swayze
Click Here

Swayze is listed 5'10" here so Van Damme at 5'9" makes sense there.

Van Damme looks the same height as Wesley Snipes
Click Here

Snipes is listed at 5'9" here so again a solid 5'9" for Van Damme makes sense. Rob has Van Damme perfectly listed.
RisingForce said on 11/Jan/09
Yeah it seems like a strong 5'9" is perfect for Van Damme.

I really liked Blood Sport, Universal Soldier, Timecop and Hard Target as far as Jean Claude's movies. I have yet to see JCVD. I know it's much different than the action/martial arts movies that he normally does, but that makes it more interesting.
Annoyed said on 11/Jan/09
Just seen JCVD ! very very suprising and a good original film. One scene, 2 young Arab-Belgians have their picture taken and one says " he is a nice guy, very short though"

Just to thrgh it in, a good 5'9" is my opinion.
Gago said on 8/Jan/09
Thanks Yaspaa. I've seen him few in Gold's Gym in Venice, he was punching the bag in the outside area and he was barefoot, they didn't let me go out since they were taking pictures of him, so from may be 15-20 feet away seeing him I would say he was 5'8 at most, then next few times when I saw him he was in sneakers had long pants and stood around 5'10, I was shocked. I don't think he's taller than 5'9, but i don't think he's shorter than 5'8.
leonari said on 7/Jan/09
Wolf :read other comments wise guy! 90 % say 5'9.Who is the bad judge ??most guys saying around 5'9 or...you! first post already off by at least 2 inches. ridiculous.or like yaspaa said:moronic.
RisingForce said on 7/Jan/09
5-10 is unlikely but not impossible. He's likely 5-9 or a bit taller.
Wolf said on 7/Jan/09
I agree with what BruceWayne said: Van Damme looks short, like 5'7. I never believe 5'10, that's impossible. And Leonari, you are the bad judge of height.
RisingForce said on 6/Jan/09
I doubt he's lost height.
Yaspaa said on 6/Jan/09
He can't have lost a whole inch at 48.
Midget said on 5/Jan/09
I think he was 177cm in his twenties and has now shrunk to around 174cm-175cm. One of my fave actors/martial artists.
Yaspaa said on 4/Jan/09
I agree Gago,I watched the movie and at one point the camera doesn't leave his face for 5 maybe 10 minutes as he pours his heart out,its a wonderful scene and a fantastic performance by Van Damme showing that he has got the acting chops as long as it is in his own language.
I have always thought 5'9,the 5'7 claims are are just plain moronic.
Gago said on 2/Jan/09
Times Magazine named Van Damme 2nd best breakthrough performer for JCVD for 2008 after Heath Ledger # 1 for The Dark Knight. I don't like when people not knowing say Van Damme played himself and it was easy for him. Try to put camera on yourself and feel what he was feeling in that movie and Van Damme is not sad or doesn't have the problems he had in the movie, to me his performance was far more interesting than Rourke's. I've met JC couple times, he likes to wear lifts so it's hard to say his exact height, I'll say between 173-176/5'8.25-5'9.25.
RisingForce said on 23/Dec/08
I use to think 5-10 but maybe he's more between 5-9 and 5-10.
glenn said on 23/Dec/08
thats too low danimal.he is 5-9 to 5-10.examining peers pics he always looked 5-10 compared to 5-9 to 6-1 friends of mine.someone here saw him at a gym and said 5-10 also i believe.
RisingForce said on 23/Dec/08
I saw that Leung. I found it funny too. Seemed pretty aqward for the woman interviewing him. I thought it was fake at first.

Thanks again leonari. I might go see that since I've enjoyed most of Will's movies. I been to a movie theater since January or February actually so I should go soon.
Leung said on 22/Dec/08
Van Damme is supposed to be promoting his new movie in the interview but he gets a bit sidetracked, check it out it quite funny,
Click Here
Danimal said on 22/Dec/08
I can see him at 5'8"-5'8.5".
leonari said on 22/Dec/08
Rising: Thanks man! I appreciate it. Another movie I really enjoyed: Seven Pounds-Will Smith. Maybe not realistic but very touching nonetheless.
RisingForce said on 22/Dec/08
I couldn't have said it better myself leonari.

Thanks for the opinions on JCVD Glenn and leonari. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
leonari said on 21/Dec/08
BruceWayne:You are a bad judge of height my friend. Extremely bad even.Same goes for Oyamabb1 (but she is a tall woman so I undertand.My ex-girlfriend who is 5'5" also met him in Cannes and she said he is smaller than me which is bull****-she was the worst judge of height ever!!) I am lucky to be very athletic and muscular. Not as pumped as Van Damme though and I AM 5'7"-5'8". I can only say: There was a time 3 years ago I was really into bodybuilding and had around 60-70 % of Van Dammes mass but if I would pump myself up to Van Dammes dimensions (in his prime like 15 years ago) I would look somehow like a midget. Van Damme like Stallone are actually too muscular for heir heights. It looks awesome in movies due to angles, different lenses and trickery. So if you see these guys in real life they look stumped and short due to their wide shoulders, pumped arms,chests that stick out etc. Van Damme is 5'9". Watch for example when Jean Claude is on Arsenio Hall ( go to youtube and type it in) you will see that Van Damme in 100 % casual dress shoes which have no room to accommodate lifts and is maximum 2 inches shorter.If you ask me less than 2 inches. When he walks in you think: Damn he is small. Then he hugs Arsenio and you see there is not a really big difference at all.
Look at the guys legs. There is no 5'7" man on this planet who has legs as long as Van Damme. His upper body is like mine: average to short. His legs are way longer than mine. What I mean by that: His upper body could go on a strong 5'7" guy and thats how tall he would be if he wouldn't have those long legs. He gets average due to his legs and maybe doing all these kicks from an early age made them longer. We will never know. The man is at least 5'9" . Get used to it. 177 cm I don't believe. 176 max. and thats how tall he is. Stallone is the opposite but a bit taller: Huge upper body for an average guy (would fit on 6 footer ) and short legs. Both men would be 6 feet if better proportioned. To be really muscular and don't make yourself appear shorter than you really are you have to be 6 feet and up. Hate to admit it but thats the truth.
glenn said on 21/Dec/08
i saw jcvd in the theater.good movie.i wouldnt say amazing.refreshing,no doubt.
BruceWayne said on 21/Dec/08
Leonari, van Damma is never, I mean NEVER taller than 5'9. And actually, 5'9 is not necessarily short, for example not in Belgium. So I seriously doubt that he is 5'9. For sure he never looked it. In his movies he looks like 5'7 even if they select minute actors next to him.
RisingForce said on 21/Dec/08
That's funny about the height thing and I'm really interested to see something new from Van Damme. The movie has gotten great reviews and I'm glad that Van Damme is showing he can do more than action movies.

I think Van Damme could be a bit taller too. I've heard he's also claimed 177 cm which could very well be accurate.

I agree that people expect Van Damme and Sly's height to match their physiques. Their physiques are really unusual but both of them are pretty much average height.
leonari said on 21/Dec/08
Rising: I have seen JCVD and have a DVD rip of it. I am fluent in french so I have the original version which is in french. The movie is fantastic. Not what you expect from a Van Damme movie but that makes it even better!!! The man is great and delivers his best acting performance ever. Ok he plays himself but still. Mickey Rourke also more or less plays himself and I really hope he will win the golden Globe and Oscar. There is a scene in JCVD where they make fun of his height when twp fans take a picture with Van Damme and after he leaves they say : "I thought he was taller. He is short. " When in fact he is taller than both of these guys who wanted the picture... I think that is a scene that occured countless times in Van Dammes and SLY'S real life...
Van Damme is at least 5'9" if not a tad taller.
RisingForce said on 21/Dec/08
I've always thought Van Damme was atleast 5-9. By the way did anyone see his last movie? I heard it was great. I own 6 Van Damme dvd's so I'm a pretty big fan.
JeffC said on 20/Dec/08
Years ago I met Bolo Yeung while he was shooting Shoot figther Part2. He must have been between 5'5 or 5'5.5 at the most, when he did bloodsport Van damme only had an inch on him. I think Van Damme is 5'7 Max
BruceWayne said on 19/Dec/08
Actually he feel the assessment of Oyamabb1 is reasonable, probably close to the truth. When you look at this guy, he cannot be 5'9. I would give him maximally 5'7, but nowhere in hell more.
leonari said on 18/Dec/08
OYamabb1: Sorry I don't believe you. 5'6" for Jean-Claude is laughable. He was too pumped up back in the day which can distort the perception of his real height. Or maybe you are not 5'9" but 6'0"?? Then Van Damme would be at 5'9" again and guess what: thats what he is.
Oyamabb1 said on 17/Dec/08
I met Van Damme back in the early 90s when I was working in a nightclub. I went right up to him and shook his hand to tell him how much I liked his movies and was surprised to see he was not an inch over 5'6" and probably around 160 lbs. I'm exactly 5'9" and I felt like I towered over him. He had 4 body guards with him and they were all shorter than him. This guy is tiny.
bayonetta said on 9/Dec/08
van damme looks like a shrimp, has very short limbs, nowhere in hell is he taller than 5'8'' (173 cm)
gary allen said on 8/Dec/08
It iS pretty surprising. I guess I compare him to stephen segall, who i think is 6'2 or 6'3.
mId said on 8/Dec/08
looks 5'7 - 5'8 to me. most likely 5'8.. he just looks so short next to other people like fedor or crocop.. crocop has said himself he's 186 cm and fedor is about 5'10,5 - 5'11.. plus van damme is always wearing boots it looks like. one of my childhood heroes though ;)
Leung said on 7/Dec/08
I have seen JCVD looking about 5
RisingForce said on 7/Dec/08
I was looking at old posts and I found this to be interesting.

Van Damme and Jonathan Ross
Click Here

They stand next to eachother around the 5:25 mark
Jay said on 5/Dec/08
I've watched most of Van Damme's movies quite closely, and I've taken a close look at his height (as compared to the other actors and such). I would say that he's taller than 5'9". He appears to be somewhere between 5'10" and 5'11".
- Jay
Yaspaa said on 28/Nov/08
No apologies required mate,6'2 maybe his height in footwear so 6'1 is possible aswell.
Annoyed said on 25/Nov/08
sorry Yaspaa I must have gotten that wrong. I might be thinking bout someone else. 6'2" eh? See I was sure he was talking about himself being 5'11" AND Van Damme couldnt get modelling work. Maybe I am just totally mixed up, thanx for clearing that up tho, I thought it was just camera angles that made him look about 6'2" , guess it is his actualy height. Van Damme isnt that much taller than 5'6" Bolo Yeung in Bloodsport, I think 5'9" minimum tho.
Yaspaa said on 25/Nov/08
Michel Qissi is about 6'2, he's listed at 6'2.5,3.5" is a big jump. I have a magazine with him talking about modelling,he mention's himself at 6'2 and Van Damme would lie about his height to get work. He's certainly not 5'11,it's more obvious in bloodsport.
Annoyed said on 23/Nov/08
Shredder, Michael Quissi is only 5'11" ! The differene in Kickboxer is exagerated through perspective because Tong Po is supposed to be MASSIVE but in reality Quissi is only 5'11". He often talks about how both of them tried to become models but Van Damme was too short. Yeah the difference is actually only 2 inches I believe but appears 4,5 and 6 inches throughout the film.
RisingForce said on 18/Nov/08
Your estimate of Sly seems pretty good Midget but I don't know why you'd specify "in his younger years". Sly doesn't appear to have lost any height, in fact he seems taller than ever these days and he still wore lifts in the past so i doubt he's lost height.
the shredder said on 18/Nov/08
Rob , how tall is the bad guy on the movie kickboxer ,his name is Michael Qissi ... I saw that movie , and him and Van Damme are barefoot fighting , I think 6'1 - 6'2 is what he seems barefoot if Van Damm is 5'9 , which is crazy because I thought he was like 7ft tall LOL !

[Editor Rob: don't know shredder.]
Midget said on 17/Nov/08
I agree with annoyed, VD no bigger than 5'9" and 5'9.5"-5'10" for sly in his younger days.Both guy's known to wear lifts regularly so can be tricky to compare them both, even when together.
BruceWayne said on 9/Nov/08
No way, that Sly is 5'10 barefoot.
RisingForce said on 26/Oct/08
I tried but the pictures wouldn't open. I don't think Sly really gets more than 3" either. He has reached 6'1.5" numerous times before as well so 6'1.5"- 3"= 5'10.5".

He has looked around 5'10", maybe a bit over in slippers, barefeet and sandals.
Annoyed said on 25/Oct/08
btw , i havent mentioned this ont he Stallone page Risingforce as i have no evidence. But on E channel when it was looking back at the planet hollywood venture, van damme was posing briefly with Stallone for a pic as van damme was there as a guest and Stallone was defo bigger than Van Damme, but i dont have evidence so i wont say it on the Dtallone Board, this is just between us.

Yeah Van Damme is 5'9" and Stallone between 5'9" and 5'10" in my opinion. btw Rising, look at my elevaor shoe peice on the stallone page. pretty conclusive.
RisingForce said on 23/Oct/08
Good picture, Van Damme is leaning more than your friend though. He's still shorter regardless.

The listing here for Van Damme's height seems good.
Annoyed said on 23/Oct/08
ive had trouble recently with a number of posts , ill try now tho :
Click Here

Its from my freind and he has no interest in height he just said ( im paraphrasing) " I know your into this stuff, this guy says he is 5'11" and Van Damme was wearing boots at at LEAST 2 inches." now either ive been conned dramatically by someone i trust or its genuine, either way, it is inconclusive but shows that van damme isnt that big even when in movie lifts.

IF this is genuine, it puts him at 5'8.75" mid-day and barefoot, i do believe he is around 5'8.5" - 5'9.5"
RisingForce said on 19/Oct/08
That's interesting Annoyed, can you post it?
Annoyed said on 19/Oct/08
rising stallone is taller than van damme by more than an inch lol lol ! Thats what makes anythingless than 5'9" stallone ridiculous! I have a picture of Van Damme in 2" lifted army boots with a 5'11" extra and being smaller!
Anonymous said on 18/Oct/08
He is only 5'8" wearing elevator shoes.
RisingForce said on 14/Oct/08
6'4 3/4" Dolph Lundgren dwarfs Jean Claude by a good 7"
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here

Considering Jean Claude is tilting his head up and Dolph is standing straight with his headstraight forward the difference could be slightly more.

Compare the difference to Dolph and 5'10 3/4" Sylvester Stallone with neither tilting their head up and neither having an advantage
Click Here

Van Damme is atleast an inch shorter in comparison but 5'9.75" is possible unless Jean Claude wears lifts.
RisingForce said on 10/Oct/08
There was a picture of him posted on the beach with a 6'2" guy where there didn't seem to be really uneven ground and he looked at least in the 5'9"-5'10" range. He's probably at worst a strong 5'9" or maybe 5'9.75"(177 cm) like he supposedly claimed once.
BruceWayne said on 8/Oct/08
Sorry, but van Damme does not look 2-3 inches taller than Berlusconi on that picture. Rather 2-3 Centimeters.
Annoyed said on 4/Oct/08
Putin is around 5'7" and doest wear lifts. The angle is bad. Burlesconi is supposed to be 1.68 and van damme looks bout 2 - 3 inches taller than him there. Im sticking with 5'9.25" morning height and 5'8.75" evening height.
Ryos said on 1/Oct/08
Click Here

Belusconi is 1.68 cm , Van Damme is 1.72 cm. However Berlusconi is 1.62 cm, he use special shoes to make him higher.

I'm damn sure of this because everybody in italy talk about berlusconi and is hight.

See Ya.
Everardo said on 1/Oct/08
then how tall is Vladimir Putin????
Maribel said on 28/Sep/08
Maybe 1.74cm
Everardo said on 28/Sep/08
maybe he has shrunk a bit, but i think because of age, not weightlifting (in fact he used to be more muscular when he was younger).
Dural said on 25/Sep/08
Van Damme claimed 177cm on his official website years ago. I think he could have been that height and has now shrunk a bit because of weightlifting. He doesn't look much under 5'9" if you ask me.
a passenger said on 23/Sep/08
Cindy Crawford's height is 5 ft 9.5 in (177 cm) you wrote that so in this photo
Click Here van damme is with cindy and she is probably in heels an they look the same height so no way also 178 for vand damme as he claim it
Gago said on 20/Sep/08
leonari, where are you from, you must be from europe cause JCVD came out there earlier, here in U.S. it's scheduled for nov 14 release in selected theatres, yes he's been working very hard the last couple years trying to be back here in US. it's been many years since he had a movie out in theatres in US. about his height, when i saw him in Gold's Gym few times, he was 5'11 in sneakers, but had strange way of walking, kind of on his toes and his pants always cover his sneakers, I think between 172-175.
BruceWayne said on 20/Sep/08
I'll do it. I've heard now several times that he is very convincing in J.C.V.D.. And why not, I guess he advanced since his early movies. Also hope he will return in some new (martial arts) movies:-)
leonari said on 20/Sep/08
Brucewayne: he is 5'9 .And yeah great esthetics. But do me a favor: watch van Damme's last movie titled: J.V.C.D. You will see some great acting. Can't believe I am writing this but it's true!! He acts great in this really Special movie.
BruceWayne said on 19/Sep/08
A passenger, I have no problem with my height (6'3) and, in fact, I am fan of van Damme myself. But I am a medical student and we learn something about height and proportions, and that in conjunction with the movies I have seen (van Damme next to other actors), makes me think he is 5'7 or maybe 5'8. By the way, apart from JCVD (which I have not seen yet), he never showed great acting (I mean in terms of Heath Ledger e.g.), but with regard to esthetic aspects, he is maybe the greatest martial arts actor ever. So I don't want to downgrade him in any way. I still like Hard Target and Universal Soldier very much.
tyler said on 19/Sep/08
Annoyed says on 1/Jun/08
out of bed height of around 5'9.25" and spends most of the day at 5'8.75"

Barefoot Height: 5'8.75" Height in sneakers: 5'9.75" Movie Height in lifts/comboy boots: 5'10.5". Anyone with me on this? ( to me it seems totally logical, enough say he is 5'8" and enough say he is 5'9" )
Yaspaa said on 19/Sep/08
Van Damme is an action star not a thespian. Is Robert De Niro crap for not doing martial arts in his movies...no. He ain't a great actor but he does have charisma which is more important for a movie star. 175 looks right.
Leung said on 18/Sep/08
JCVD 178cm are you having a laugh?
Gago said on 18/Sep/08
a passenger, I've been JC fan for 20 years, and you know what's funny, not the fact that you think he's 178, the fact that you think he's a great actor, you gotta be a kid who don't know anything about acting. though latest movie "JCVD", is supposed to be good acting performance according to some critics, though he's still the muscles from brussels.
leonari said on 18/Sep/08
a passenger: he is not 5'10" nor does he look it. He is 5'9"has long legs and a short upper body. Nut he is cool with his height and thats even more cool. Btw: I am a huge fan myself
a passenger said on 18/Sep/08
something like 170cm for van damme is absurd so van damme is enough tall with long legs and nice mensuration a great actor too he is no less than 178 no way
a passenger said on 18/Sep/08
some guys are crazy here!! maybe have a complex also jealous from celebrities... like van damme who is a grat actor and enough tall 1m78 never less with nice mensuration and long legs yes i am a fan of van damme and see that he is not taller than 170 make me seek so if you're short don't wanna make the others look the same ok ..peace
BruceWayne said on 31/Aug/08
I've seen all of his movies and I have massive problems to believe that he's taller than 5'7. The difference between him and Dolph Lundgren (1.93m) is huge and appears more than 20cm to me, and I guess they boosted his height in Universal Soldier.
Matt said on 24/Aug/08
So what is the average leg length for someone who is 5'10 man or women everybody seems to agree that his legs are relatively longer then average, im going to say he is anywhere from 5'8 to 5'10 judging on everybody who is on this site.
Daii said on 16/Aug/08
Hes not tall, but hes not short either, he looks 5'9 in Street Fighter
Gago said on 31/Jul/08
JC's height is like Sly's, he gives himself 5'10, I saw him at the gym look 5'11 with a strange way of walking, looked like he was walking on his toes, and also he was at list an inch shorter than Paul Freeman who is listed here as 5'8, 5'9 peak, I'm little confused.
Yaspaa said on 27/Jul/08
Or he was making a joke.
Everardo said on 26/Jul/08
I guess he made a mistake with the conversion of the metric system
Kalvados said on 24/Jul/08
During an interview with Ruby Wax (for UK TV), JCVD stated that his height was 5'4" and that he was hiring actors who were 5'1" to make him look taller for the films.
jean's fan said on 19/Jul/08
i dont understand that... why does he raffers to himself as "so short"? hes just an inch bellow moderate height..
Yaspaa said on 11/Jul/08
Davey,you are totally in the wrong ball park,he is obviously 5'8.85 .
He only looks old because he hasn't gone under the knife.
Davey said on 9/Jul/08
In think hes around 5`8 and a half or 174cm
Yaspaa said on 18/Jun/08
relatively longer legs then smart arse lol.
MD said on 18/Jun/08
Yeah, that was really kind of a given, Yaspaa.
Yaspaa said on 17/Jun/08
But a longer lower body.
Davey said on 9/Jun/08
Well he does have a short looking upperbody.

Heights are barefeet estimates, derived from quotations, official websites, agency resumes, in person encounters with actors at conventions and pictures/films.

Other vital statistics like weight, shoe or bra size measurements have been sourced from newspapers, books, resumes or social media.

Celebrity Fan Photos and Agency Pictures of stars are © to their respective owners.