How tall is Jean Claude Van Damme

Jean Claude Van Damme's Height

5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
Belgian actor and martial artist best known for starring in Universal Soldier, Kickboxer, Timecop, Cyborg, Bloodsport, Hard Target and The Expendables 2. In a 1986 Combat Karate Magazine he said "[I'm] 5'10' and 185 lbs.". In 2011, on an ITV4 series, his Mother measured him against a wall with a fold-able tape measure and they both said 177cm, much to Jean's delight.

How tall is Jean Claude Van Damme
Lundgren, Statham and Jean Claude / Photo by PRPhotos
I'm 5-foot-10, a good size for movies. If you're too big a guy, it's hard to find good villains. That's why Stallone always has good villains. He's short.

What my fans seem to be surprised at is my height. I'm 5'10" tall, but they often say, 'Oh, you're so short!' I think they expect me to be 6'4" tall!
Richard Blackwood: "Do you know what, you're actually taller than I thought you would be...a lot of people said you're short, but you're quite tall...what are you, about Five Eight?"
Van Damme: "Five...Five-Nine"
I'm only 5 (feet) 11 (inches) but I form an illusion onscreen of being taller because I have long legs. It's OK because like (Sylvester) Stallone, even though I'm not tall I look tall onscreen because I have good proportions. When you're too tall, like Dolph Lundgren, it is difficult to find a (taller) villain. -- Calgary Herald, 1989
I look very tough in movies, but in real life I'm more charming than in movies. They have a big surprise. They think I'm bigger, I'm stronger, but I'm just 5'10", I'm not that big.

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Average Guess (174 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 9.22in (175.8cm)
Current: 5ft 8.62in (174.3cm)

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