Ian Momoshiki said on 7/Jan/23
@5'10 1/4 asian guy
Well not really because that's what currently the average of the whole asian, even southeast asian, but yeah chinese, korean, japanese are still taller than us, but just saying that 5'7 ish is average in whole asia
Jackie Lee said on 18/Apr/22
I'm 5'5 1/2 and I'm definitely shorter than the average young Chinese guy by quite a bit. When I'm around middle aged and elderly men I am taller than a lot of them. Same goes for women, I hardly see any middle aged women who are taller than I but younger girls are often my height or taller. It feels like the average height for the young generation is about 5'8-5'9 for guys and 5'3 for girls.
5'10 1/4 Asian guy said on 5/Apr/22
I thought that 5'5½ is still below the average of chinese height now,since 5'7-5'8 would be the average of chinese male now,China is the tallest asian
Jackie Lee said on 28/Mar/22
@FE his wife look 5'3-5'4 max if jet li is in the 5'5 range
Truthteller27 said on 12/Dec/21
I have seen him in movies and he may have been 5'6 in his youth but is now at 5'5. Back in the 90s he looked easily 5'6 so maybe he shrunk now?
said on 2/Dec/21
Upgrade to 5’5.75”?
Arguably a full 5’6” & No less than 167cm really!
What do u think Rob?
5ft 5.5 or 5.75, either is a potential listing. A full 5ft 6? I think I'd rule it out.
ChaosControl 6'2.5/189.2cm said on 25/May/21
Yao Ming is 7-7 said on 27/Mar/20
I have seen Jet Li in person, he is about 5-5 w shoes on but very wide and stocky, especially at the shoulders, definitely not someone you want to get into a fight with on the street even if you don't know him. I thought he would be skinny but nooo, he looks like a weightlifter.
I recognise that typing style and your username seems familiar
Badar said on 23/May/21
Easily the coolest sub-170 cm action star.
Jackie Lee said on 13/Mar/21
@Renato1 he's still considered below average
Jackie Lee said on 13/Mar/21
@jim james jet li is obviously taller than jack ma, why ask stupid questions?
jim james said on 13/Feb/21
Rob who do you think is taller? Jet Li or Jack Ma???
Renato1 said on 7/Feb/21
Average in his country
Eric W Tam said on 28/Dec/20
Say Rob, you know who Jack Ma is right? I'd say he deserves a listing. The little man seems to be in trouble rn with Chinese authority though 0_0
Hayden said on 2/Sep/20
He is 5-5. Jackie is 5-9 peak height nowadays he's probably 5-8 on a good day
Keith Bacchus said on 30/Jul/20
5 foot 6.5 spot on
Keith Bacchus said on 11/Jul/20
5 foot 6
Yang (5 footer 8, 173, Aries)
said on 21/May/20
Almost similar range with famous Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe. I believe he probably wears elevator shoes like Tom Cruise & Robert Downey Jr & Vin Diesel
& Brad Pitt if he has to stand up next to other tall actors and actresses for movie premiere photos so and so.. Definitely shorter than Bruce Lee for sure.... So, I would guess him around 163cm tall range like average women height in US, Canada, UK, Australia etc...
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Apr/20
🎁🎂🎈🎉 Happy Birthday Jet! 🎉🎈🎂🎁
A Very Happy 57th Birthday to martial arts expert and actor Jet Li.
Yao Ming is 7-7 said on 27/Mar/20
I have seen Jet Li in person, he is about 5-5 w shoes on but very wide and stocky, especially at the shoulders, definitely not someone you want to get into a fight with on the street even if you don't know him. I thought he would be skinny but nooo, he looks like a weightlifter.
Jkiller said on 8/Feb/20
Yeah 166cm seems about right. Maybe even 165.
Nik Ashton said on 21/Jan/20
5’5.5” is a reasonable shout!
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Jan/20
@Eric W Tam Agree thought how camera angle fool and perceiving people. Go to Michael Vartan page look at his PR photo kind of like 5'7-5'8 guy but in reality he isn't below 5'11 met by my college schoolmate.
Eric W Tam said on 28/Nov/19
LOL he looks 5'0 here while Fraser happened to look no more than 5'8. Weird how the camera is able to deceive our perception.
Danielle Dimonda said on 11/Sep/19
I love Asian men.I'm not attracted to Whites or Italians/Middle easterners.I'm Italian of middle eastern descent (I have brown eyes).I went to Bates college and graduated in 1999 with a major in East Asian Studies. I love being an "Asianist". I should have studied Chinese more in college.
Nik said on 9/Jun/19
I like his name and his height is pretty cool too!
TDBS said on 5/Nov/18
Jet Li was always known as a little guy - even when compared his martial art contemporaries like Jacky Chan.
He's even shorter than his future wife in the original Shaolin Temple movie.
Bobby 5'10 said on 16/Oct/18
He doesn't look that towered by 6'3ish Brendan Fraser.
Legit 6'2 said on 5/Oct/18
5.5 for Jet
Still great height for an asian
MAD SAM said on 21/Jul/18
I don’t think Jet is over 5’5” at 165 cm
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/Apr/18
To be fair i think a peak Jet maybe 5'5 and 5'4.5' now not higher.
Junior said on 1/Nov/17
I think he look small and short frame about 5'4-5'4.5" nothing up.
MisterManletMick said on 16/Oct/17
he probably is around 5 ft 4 and a half if how he looks in movies is any indication but he looks almost like a dwarf wearing that unflattering suit that doesn't fit him so he could easily pass as a little under 5 feet in certain photos.
Tallish89 said on 27/Jul/17
I feel like he is just drops under 5'6 at times. He probably was a strong 5'6 peak now just about 5'5
Robby D said on 31/Dec/16
Looks a good foot taller to me.
said on 18/Dec/16
How tall do you think Fraser is in that picture with him? Are there footwear similar?
Redwing, I think Brendan could be 10 inches taller.
andre said on 2/Oct/16
5ft5 looks more legit considering the other is 190cm
M said on 14/Sep/16
I wonder why in War (2007) he looks pretty as tall as J.Statham in the scene in warehouse.
said on 27/Aug/16
Rob , what would you give his weight?
possibly 140-145 zone
John Cena said on 20/May/16
ktv2 said on 19/Mar/16
Sara, jackie Chan is not 5'8, he is 5'9 and was 5'10 at his peak, Jet Li is 5'5 1/2 and probably was 5'7 at his peak
TJE said on 13/Jan/16
Loved Fist of Legend!
I thought he was listed here as 5'5 though.
said on 16/Aug/15
lee is at least 4 inch shorter than jackie chan. Click Here
and is bit taller than joe pesci.
Tunman said on 2/Jul/15
Is it me or he gives the impression of being a child next to Fraser?Great man anyways and 166 is fine
Knight fury boy said on 15/Jun/15
He is a legend of 168cm.
Aneesh tripathi said on 18/May/15
Physical measurment doesn't matter in front of marvelous talent
SARA said on 9/Feb/15
JET LI IS 5'6" AND JACKY CHAN IS 5'8"
the shredder said on 27/Jan/15
Rob , what you guess his weight range in his prime?
ishu said on 27/Feb/14
whatever is the height of jet li he is the legend and a great marshal artist .
heads off to jet lie salute .
Efoersaan said on 16/Jan/14
https://imageshack.com/i/j5tqkwj That's a clear 3 inches difference.
Peter said on 3/Dec/13
Jet li is 166 167 and jackie chan 168 169 170 cm but not more.
Ever said on 2/Dec/13
He is 167 cm have a long neck but have a short body 165cm + 2 cm in the neck = 167 cm
JetLi said on 27/Aug/13
What? Jet Li is 168cm !!!!
Elfoersaan said on 24/Jun/13
Oh right 5ft 5in is not 166cm but 165cm. I took 2 cm away from the 168cm and interpreted that as an inch but because of the rounding up and down 166cm is actually 5ft 5.5in.
Anyway since yesterday I went looking for more evidence and it seems that in the film Unleashed Jet Li seems about 4 cm taller than Bob Hopkins. That's 1.6 inches. So yeah 166cm makes most sense for Jet Li.
Steven Sorenson said on 13/Jun/13
My estimate for Jet Li's height is: 5'5"
Sly has always been a lifter and lost a great deal from his peak. He most likely stands now just below the 5'8" mark. There seems to be a good 3" between the two.
On the question of 5'7" Bruce Lee; mId, you raised interesting points about how B.L. might have experienced some difficulties if taken to the ground. However, it is safe to assume that someone of Bruce Lee's intelligence, discipline and natural abilities would have adapted and developed his ground game.
Further, lets not forget that even though mma comes closer to real life fighting than any other legalized current tournament, the conditions remain artificial. For instance, in a real life situation, you wouldn't want to take the fight to the ground unless you're 100% certain that it will remain a 1 on 1 fight and that no one would come and stab you whilst you're mounted on your opponent. Be it in a battlefield or in a gangland streetfight, you'd want to keep moving and not provide a static target to potential multiple opponents.
Finally, I believe it is worthwhile to make the distinction between an apt fighter who chooses not to participate in tournaments and an mma contender. Although I'd be the 1st to extend respect to any fighter stepping in the Octagone, I have to say the majority of them are incomplete fighters with poor technique and mindset. Most are tenacious, tough brawlers not afraid of getting hit hard and even injured. These are excellent qualities usually sufficient to ensure victory but against a superior artistic fighter they would likely end up TKOd fairly quickly.
The two stand-outs in mma in my view are Bones and A. Silva. Bones combines extraordinary athletics with ever improving technique and a cool, adaptive mind. To me, he is leagues above anyone else in the game. Anderson S.' undefeated record is impressive as well but his mind has shown frailties that could be exploited. As for GPS, he is physically very strong and technically proficient on the ground but for the reasons I've stated before, his fighting style would only be safe in a 1 on 1 type setting.
Real life fighting is a completely different animal. There are weapons involved often leading to casualties and death. The irony is that most who engage in this type of fighting are either F.U.I or FUBAR. Zero technique, swinging wildly and letting adrenaline take control usually resulting in hospitalization, death and/or jailtime.
Contrast that with swat or special forces where control, proper form, strategy and tactics play a commanding role.
To sum it up, while it's true that as you say, practice and testing what works in the arena leads to improvement, no amount of practice is a substitute for an intelligent artistic execution to fighting. And to me, that's what Bruce Lee possessed.
Many would disagree here but it is also a quality I observed in Roberto Duran. He had the aggression level of a psychopathic T-Rex combined with the control of a neuro-surgeon.
Clevelord said on 21/May/13
I seen him next to Jackie Chan, looks as if Jet Li is smaller than him by 4-5 inches. Jackie Chan is 5ft9, Jet is probably 5ft5 or 5ft4.
J said on 6/Apr/13
I can't believe you people are even going back and forth, Skilled martial artist were great at what they do and if you remember Bach when ufc started there was no weight class and I seen small guys whip the **** out of some huge guys, I'm not just sticking up for the little man, I'm 6 foot and 220,I have a couple small friends that kick ass.
Silent d said on 10/Feb/13
166cm. They are not humans fighting in the mma.
mId said on 17/Nov/12
Michael: I hear you and agree with most of what you say.. like I wrote myself.. Bruce had the right idea' about "fighting".. and he was a martial artist way ahead of his time.. however that's what he was.. he wasn't really a fighter.. He had some street fights when he was younger against nobodys really.. and 1 or 2 other martial artists(Kung fu guys), but how good were they really?.. I think you could take them on and I don't even know you :) In his older days(because of his wide knowledge of different martial arts etc) there could be a chance that he was the best fighter on the planet at that time(if he now really was that well rounded so he could hang with a catchwrestler for instance).. Similar to how the gracies could beat everybody because they were ahead when it came to real fighting.. well, atleast without eyegouging etc ;) But today there are many people who would be able to beat him(the same way people beat the gracies) because they also learned what worked and what doesn't and at the same time constantly fight for "real"(not points) against other good fighters. Bruce never really did that and didn't really get to see what worked and what didn't out of his 'techniques' in a real fight. Funny thing is we don't even know if he has a good chin.. he could have a glassjaw for all we know :) But I agree with you in all the other things you say about him.. and because of that.. if he still had his youth he'd for sure be a force in his weightclass if he fought in the UFC for instance, but without updating some of his techniques a little and learning the "new" groundgame I think he would lose pretty fast. I've seen every movie, documentary, interview, backyard-training clip there is about the guy and that's what it looks like to me.. that he couldn't cut it today that is with just what he knew and was(martial artist).. but his MIND.. when it comes to the philosofy of fighting or just overall when if comes to being a human being etc, is maybe unmatched still to this day I think. He had a good heart and a great mind.. mostly because it was open.. he would teach anybody too.. under the moon we are all the same he said :) And he was very humble too and always continued learning.. even though as he said it would be easy for him to be cocky.. because like I said, at the time.. he could have been very hard to beat. Sorry for the long read, but we are talking about BRUCE LEE here and you(Michael) had a good point. I just wanted to share my thought about it.
Michael said on 15/Nov/12
IMHO, there is a forgotten factor here, because this is all hipothetical, Bruce Lee of all the fighters in the world was the deadliest, there are no records of another fighter with such knowledge of body dynamics, phisiology, strategy, mind control, power, speed, accuracy, etc. than him and if he were about the same age as the best fighters nowadays he would probably come up with other ideas, once he was a man ahead of his time. And I doubt if one of these so called professional wrestlers would accept a fight to death with no rules and no controled environment against Bruce Lee if he was alive and at his peak. In short he had brains, speed and power.
stevenson said on 11/Nov/12
Mr.PLB In fact, MMA fighters or boxers are good just because they are trained to fight, not because they are huge,there are much bigger guys than Tyson and Fedor for example!Jet Li might be short but is a man with very well trained reflexes, correct striking technique and coordination. It is true that height and weight helps a lot, but reflexes and good technique win a fight.I`ve seen with my own eyes how a small size light weight boxer I used to train with, completely destroyed a huge rugby freak.Just because the big guys funny attacks with head down were ridiculous.
mId said on 6/Nov/12
Silent d: That is my point.. MMA IS totally different. He competed in Wushu, wich is nothing like real fighting.. and winning street-fights(?) against people who don't know what they are doing is different than competing against other trained fighters in far more effective styles. I was never really into Jet Li, but Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan were pretty much my idols growing up. But even before the UFC and such I never believed Jackie Chan could take on even a somewhat of a good boxer simply because he's not a fighter. He sure has heart though, but he doesn't train in that effective arts. IF he was a fighter he would fast realize that he would need to train in full-contact arts such as boxing or muay thai(not points or form style arts).. and if you add the ground game.. wrestling or jiu jitsu. Bruce Lee had a different mind-set and the speed but he was still old-school when it comes to techiques. In MY opinion ok, and the way I see it is that all of them would lose easily in a fight against a atleast 'ok' real fighter.. The ONLY way I see them winning is if they would kick to the pills or eye-gauge. And it's not like the real fighter can't do that too. It's a matter of effective styles, experience & body conditioning for real fighting. And Jet Li is at an disadvantange in all areas against a proffesional 'fighter'. That said.. since MMA is still a new sport there are alot of bums and wannabe's now in that sport. And I'm sure Bruce and Jackie could win against that type of fighter with "boxing" if they avoided the ground game. That's the way I see it. Sorry for the long post guys :/
Anonamous said on 21/Oct/12
whats the point saying jet li is 166cm, 5'6" is short so?
mId said on 1/Oct/12
Wow, just wow.. the MMA vs Actors debate is stupid.. first off.. Shane Carwin is in my eyes nothing more than a strong guy who for the past years have trained in "MMA". I wouldn't call him an martial artist really, but he is the only one mentioned in this thread who should be called a fighter. Because that's what he does.. he fights against other trained fighters. What these other guys mentioned in this thread do is train in mostly useless martial arts and then ACT. Yes, some of them(Like Jet Li) have competed in their "style", but if you think competing in 'wushu' is the same as competing in MMA you are either a kid or you are really ignorant about 'real fighting'. The closest thing to a real fighter that later did acting was Don 'the dragon' Wilson who competed in kickboxing. The others did point-karate tournaments or they never even competed. I'm not sure but i think Jet Li only competed in 'form-wushu'. Bruce Lee was never a fighter in that sense either, however.. he knew that what these other actors did was mostly useless in a real fight and trained somewhat like a modern MMA-fighter. /Greetings from Sweden.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 12/Aug/12
He really doesnt look over 5'5.5! 166 is closer!
Silent d said on 23/Jan/12
Makes sense. I don't think brad pitt and jolie went to the hong kong wax museum. Jet li is 166cm.
steven said on 19/Jan/12
he is short he is 5'4. the reason sometime he apear above 5'5 is because he had lift boots.
Darth Vader said on 17/Jan/12
I'd say he's 5'4-5'5. He might've been a bit taller 20-25 years ago, like 5'6.
In a cage fight Carwin might have the upperhand, though in a open-area street fight over life and death I'd easily say Jet Li would've won, not only from superior strength and nerves, but Carwin wouldn't have what it takes to kill unlike Li. What you're forgetting is that in most of the "Movie Martial Artists" becomes actors after retiring from their careers as professional fighters. MMA unfortunantely, regardless of how "cool" it may seem, is a sport were ex-fighters from more highly regarded scenes go when they're done as fighters or not even that, they're big guys simply, whom are too old to keep doing what they used to do, and joined UFC.
Barely the top contenders can live of their prize money from the UFC. Compared to boxing, where a titlefight with Tyson would've given you atleast a million, for losing.
Also, remember what Bruce Lee always said, if you're fast, strong and well trained. It doesn't matter how big your opponent is. Sure, some of ya'll will argue that he also was only an actor etc. But truth remains, no one whom have met him, not even the "legendary" Chuck Norris, world fullcontact karate champion etc etc denies that Bruce would crush him in a street fight. And several BIG guys, have claimed that taking a hit from the tiny guy Bruce was felt like being hit by a car. You were down, it was over.
said on 17/Jan/12
His on screen presence definitely gives you the "feeling" that he's like 5"6-5"7, in reality he could be anywhere from 5"3-5"5.
If Yao ming is 7"5, then Jet Li is likely shorter than 5"5, because he looks AT LEAST 2 Feet shorter than Yao in their picture together. They are both wearing sneakers. He may have been 5"5 at his peak.
Amar helloween said on 15/Jan/12
I dn't think he is 5'6'' . In my views, he will most probably be 5'4'' 0r 5'5'' . But he looks superb with his attitute and action performance.Really a great fighter of martial arts.
said on 10/Jan/12
My brother and his gf visited the wax museum in hong kong and he was the same height as jet li. I know my brother is 172cm so there is something wrong there. He also looked short next to brad pitt. I know pitt is not 6foot. Rob is it possible they inflate celebrity heights at wax museums? Jet li is 166cm.
if the celebrity has agreed and went along to the Tussaud's to be measured, then that's as accurate as you are going to get.
But, there are many celebrities who don't go and get this done, so they have to guess or go with what they think aswell.
Lt` said on 6/Jan/12
Carwin lost to Brock Lesnar last year, which i saw him as an entertainer when he was in wwe...
I'm sure these actors would have done nice in ring if they chose that way for living... (sry 4 bad english)
Rikashiku said on 15/Nov/11
MMA fans slow down evolution.
@Jason, bridjett fonda also wore monster heels in the film.
Jet Li is def a strong 5'6" and doesn't look any shorter than that. He looks shorter in his films because he is always cast next to guys who are over 6'0" and pack a bit of beef on em.
Silent D said on 19/Oct/11
He always looked short and in the expendables he was a few inches shorter than stallone. I would say 166cm is about right. He was a few inches shorter than 5 foot 9 jackie chan. In unleashed he is clearly 20cm shorter than morgan freeman.
said on 15/Oct/11
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Legend said on 12/Oct/11
Incredibly ignorant statement by an MMA fan boy. You need to say that to Jet Li's face. And have you seen Jon Jones fight? And what about Cung Lee? Those fancy moves do work when people actually know how to use them, unlike a big, slow bear like Carwin who can only throw a right hook. I'm not a small guy by the way...Jet Li's 5'5 on a good day.
King Mars said on 23/Aug/11
I believe that jet li is 5'5 to 5'6 no taller and no shorter. and i would like to rectify something for all the ufc fans out there, I like the ufc and i think they are all amazing fighters, but how could u spit on a amazing martial artist/actress name when u know very liitle about that person saying that because he's an actress he cant do what he does in most of his movies in reality. The man has trained in martial arts since he was 8 and now he's 48 u do the math. the man is a genius in the arts so before u go rambling on about something u kno little of remember this he's lived longer and has much more experience then most, he learned from true masters, and just as i would train and learn the arts from him u would to in a heartbeat now i want all of u to go and watch this documentary called The Art Of Action:Martial Arts motion Picture goodbye and have a nice day remember think before u speak........ ths is a public service announcment to all who do not believe in true martial arts
not - just so you know said on 15/Aug/11
I think "Just so you know" has been a recipient of certain acts of violence on his head/brain. The part of his brain most traumatized? (the part that remembers where to put punctuation).
JUST SO U KNOW said on 15/Aug/11
on the early ufc mix martial arts there was this brasilian guy who was champion many time i forgot his name and he did jujitsu he was clearly skinny and not a heavyweigth he didnt kick punch or throw right hooks but he won all the fights agaisnt those huge guys so u cant say some huge guys can beat a small guy master on his own martial arts .... long ago in those fight they didnt have categories.
jason said on 6/Aug/11
hey guys i'm sure jet li is 5'4 'cos in kiss of the dragon movie he stars with bridjett fonda. she is 5'6 and li clearly is 2inch shorter than her. u can c this if u c the movie.
Height Lawyer said on 19/Jul/11
Jet is 5'5'' max, no more no less
MMA Fan said on 19/Jul/11
PatB, How could Jet Li do against Shane Carwin? Are you freakin kidding me? How would GSP, Anderson Silva or BJ Penn do against Shane Carwin? Does that disprove their fighting ability? Are you implying because you can't beat a beast of man, who is a proven Heavyweight WORLD CLASS PROFESSIONAL FIGHTER, a guy who makes his money fighting 220+ pounds elite professionals in REAL fights, they are not worthy of appearing in a fictional fight scenario?
If you want guys who can really mess up huge guys in fights in movies then don't expect any the flash moves & don't expect guys who can beat up multiple guys at once. Those jumping spinning back kicks? They work 1 out 10000 times. Those Akido wrist throws, they work about 1 out 100000 times. Van Damme, Segal, Norris & any marital arts MOVIE star would get messed up by Shane Carwin in a real fight. You do know the difference between a performer & a real PROFESSIONAL fighter, don't you? There's a reason why you don't see the moves you see in movies being performed in real fights, it's because they are for ENTERTAINMENT, a right hook is 10000000x more effective than any those moves you see in FICTIONAL movies.
If Jet Li fought in MMA he'd be a Bantamweight (at best). Faber would beat him, he'd grapple f*ck him, because there's a huge difference between a world class competitive fighter & someone they put in movies for entertainment who does fancy moves. That's not taking away from Jet Li's obvious fighting ability's, he can clearly put up a fight against average guys in real life, but comparing him to someone who make his living off fighting world class fighters in real life is a bit stupid.
EJ said on 9/Jul/11
@PatB I'd like to see you be able to take a punch from Manny Pacquiao, who only happens to be 5'6. Try that and report back
said on 6/Jul/11
@PatB dude, real world champs: jet li van damme bruce lee and chuck norris and none of them reached 5'10" plssss. I'd just love to see a real fight between Li and Vin Diesel
; this guy believes he fought/can fight the Rock hahaha... until he gets knocked or rib broken like Sly in Rocky and the Expendables, but yet, Sly's movies are 'watchable'
hfhdf said on 3/Jul/11
i'm 172-173cm and he looks closer to me. i'd say 168-171cm for him and he can sure kick ass ;) he's a small guy but he's muscular and a well trained martial artist
Rikashiku said on 28/Jun/11
Jet Li actually has 6 full contact championships in Wushu. Its not the size of the dog but the size of the fight the dog brings. A big guy can hit hard, but a little guy can probably hit harder if he TRAINED.
Cage Fighters only fight in the cage. Not to good in a REAL fight.
Komrad_Tombstone said on 26/Jun/11
Have some respect PatB. I hope you were kidding about Jet Li not being able to hurt you. He's a very accomplished martial artist, thus size means very little. Sure, he may not be as strong as some of the "big guys he fights," but speed, agility, and technique most often win out over strength. I would bet that Jet Li, especially in his younger days, could have destroyed most of the "cage fighters" that you're talking about. I think the idea of a highly trained, highly disciplined martial artist defeating a gang of thugs is MORE than plausible.
PatB said on 13/Jun/11
Jet Li is a dwarf. He looks on screen to be about 5'4" and to weigh perhaps 110 lbs. He is just too small to be able to generate enough force to actually hurt any of the big guys he fights. I had heard about him for years before I first saw him in Lethal Weapon (3?). I was deeply disapointed.
Liam Neeson in Taken seems plausible. He's big enough to hurt you. Scott Adkins is only of average height but he is very muscular. You can watch him in Ninja and not laugh. Van Damme also was plausible. If he hit me in the nose - my nose would bleed. Jet Li couldn't reach my nose.
So if he looks 5'4" on screen he's likely to be shorter in real life - maybe 5'3". I love action movies but Jet Li has spoiled a whole generation of such films simply by being too small. No verisimilitude. Doesn't anyone watch cage fighting? How would Jet Li do against Shane Carwin or even the much smaller but still powerfully built Uriah Faber? He's as implausible as a tough guy as was Russel Crowe as a mathematician.
Lesterstorm said on 1/Jun/11
I have to disagree with 5'6, too. He's looks more like 5'5. Maybe 5'5 1/2
Eddie said on 27/May/11
By looking at those pics with andy lau. Jet Li looks a solid 5'4" to me. the maximum height he could ever be is 5'5". I doubt this guy is anywhere close to 5'6".
good movies said on 22/May/11
this guy is so good.. one of three great athletes that did it well at movies, being the other two governator and van damme.
he always fight bigger guys and you wouldn't believe it but when you know he was wushu champ at twelve against 25yo..
he looked like 1,65 in unleashed
Michael said on 18/May/11
Why did this guy has 1" added to his actual height? He's 166cm tops (5' 5.5"). Average 5' 5" seems right.
Legend said on 1/May/11
He is 5'5.
Jack said on 28/Apr/11
Jet is between 5'4.5'' to 5'5'' max, he is alot shorter than Jackie who is 5'6.5'' to 5'8'' max.
Johnson said on 17/Apr/11
I met Jet Li once and compared to me (5'11") I would guess he is about 8 inches smaller. That would make him a 5'3".
said on 13/Mar/11
Mike, please stop being a troll
. You must be smoking weed to think Jet is 160cm. Dude, why not say he's 150cm? Have some sense please.
mike said on 12/Mar/11
No way he is more than 5"4 (162.5 cm).
I would not be surprised a bit if it came out that he was 5"3 (160 cm).
By the way nothing is wrong with that, he is a super talented martial arts fighter and seems to be a decent guy.
Michael said on 7/Mar/11
5'4" is pushing it. I reckon he's a solid 5'5". On a good day he would hit 5'5.5".
Chet Lee said on 25/Feb/11
didn't look creamed by Fonda, so 5'5 might be accurate
Chet Lee said on 29/Jan/11
I think he's 5'5 at most Rob, he looks small even for asian standards.
Anonymous said on 26/Jan/11
I have a pic of my dad w/Jet when my dad was younger and taller (maybe 5'6" at his tallest) and Jet was at least a couple of inches shorter than him. So my guess is he's at most 5'3.5"
Anon said on 15/Jan/11
sorry didn't mean anything negative.. was just stating my opinion, and i agree with you
adelaids said on 17/Dec/10
no matter whaty height he has, he still a great look, very great sex appeal!!! a true man with great talent and a good heart....
Anon said on 9/Dec/10
He was and is still very short in every movie. Don't know how people come up with 5-6, which would make him 5-8 in boots (he's not even close to this)
Will said on 3/Dec/10
Jet Li is 5'4 1/2". He was very short in Kiss of the Dragon.
Rikashiku said on 7/Nov/10
5'6" looks right. He can look smaller but he is a skinny guy and he is usually cast with alot of tall people.
Anon said on 4/Nov/10
Am I the only one to think Jet Li is 5-4??
JOHN RYAN said on 28/Apr/09
hav you seen "Kiss of the dragon" in that movie jet li is lookin almost 2 inches shorter than bridgett fonda she is 5'6 then how can he be 5'5 i think he is 5'4 or somethin.what do you think?
Anonymous said on 26/Apr/09
5"5' is generous for him I think.
AJ said on 10/Apr/09
Brendan Fraser is 6'3" so its difficult to work out Jet Li's height. Li is coming just above Fraser's chin, who has slightly looser posture, and his face at a guess would be around 10 inches long...so I would at least 5'5" and probably around 5'6".
Anonymous said on 10/Apr/09
still though no matter what height he is he would always be able to kick the crap out of anyone he meets
Akshay said on 23/Mar/09
I have watched a lot of jet li movies..yeah his height is a concern for him..most of his scenes are from above the waist only. I am 5-5 and i hate it..they say he was is 164.5 cm and thats shorter than me. I dont think he is that short. I think he is just about 5-6 maybe a little less but def not a full 5-6.
Tim said on 8/Feb/09
I'm guessing that he's 5'4" too. In "The Forbidden Kingdom", when he and Jackie stare face to face at that waterfall area, Jackie who is 5'9" was much taller and larger.
said on 23/Jan/09Click Here
Jet Li looks tiny in this pic.
John G said on 14/Jan/09
When I was watching "Romeo Must Die" standing next to Aayliah 5'5" in some scenes he is shorter then her and she was wearing flats. He can see it when she fighting the girl in the junkyard. Also when he is the football scene, they stand next to each other again taller then him. I gonna take quess is about 5'4". Then at the very end of the movie as well.
felix said on 22/Nov/08
Yes, new generation of Hongkong is much taller than before, but in my city in North China, in a high school, 18 years old student the average is over 178cm, in my class, about 29 boys, the shortest one is 176, the tallest one is 198cm. The average of all population may be 175-178 now! In China, People from north is always much taller than the South, before it is 4 inches, now they just shorten the gap, about 3 inches!
Jet Li is only 164.5, it is the offical data when he was a sportsman, no fake! Just like Tian Liang(The Olympic game diving champion), the offical data as a sportsman is 168cm, when he retired and be a actor, he claims he is so-called 172cm. Which one you believe? Definite the sportman's one!
MARZX said on 19/Nov/08
This actor is 5'5 maybe 5'5 12 ...there seems to be a running theme on this website, where editor Rob affords actors more height than they truly possess.
Felix Incorrect Again said on 18/Nov/08
The younger generation in Hong Kong is actualy prety tall. Many 18-20 year olds now reach at least 178cm tall. Your 170cm claim could be true on the average of the ENTIRE POPULATION of Hong Kong, as there are still many old people there that had suffered from poverty back in the day. And Btw, Jet Li I believe is 168cm tall.
Felix said on 16/Oct/08
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Eric said on 26/Sep/08
Hi guys, I've seen movies of Jet li & his interviews for 15 years. Although I've never met him in person, but i can be sure from all the co-stars he's worked with, he's around 5'5~ 5'6.
And for those who said he's not a nice guy, a lot of my frds in tw or china all seen him in person, he's a very humble and shy person, but is definitely a nice person~
Anonymous said on 22/Sep/08
oh jet li gave me the impression that he is really short like 1.55 cm.he is pretty tall:) (he is pretty average for a chinese)
said on 19/Aug/08
With Yao Ming Click Here
(who's listed at 226 cm/7'5" by the Beijing Olympics home page Click Here
and Sports-Reference.com Click Here
T1K1monk said on 13/Aug/08
There is no way this guys clears 5'5. Jackie Chan's at 5'8.5", from that picture, a few posts below, it is clear this guy is not 5'6".
Anon said on 22/Jul/08
yeah but Brendan Fraser is 6'3 according to this site and always came across as a tall guy...the difference there i'd say is 9 inches...
said on 21/Jul/08
It looks like he has taken to wearing lifts: Click Here
said on 13/May/08
i don't thinkt he is mor than 5-5Click Here
Felix said on 7/Mar/08
Do not forget Jet Li (Chinese name Li Lian Jie) is a sportman before. He attended a lot of matches. His height is 164.5cm in those files. Sportsman's height is mostly true.
glenn said on 19/Feb/08
jet li is 5-6. jackie chan was 5-10.5.now 5-9.
leonari said on 19/Feb/08
LaBellaescrima:where do you get those heights? Fantasialand? Incredible...
LaBellaescrima said on 19/Feb/08
I think Jet Li is lucky if he is 5ft 2in. Sammo Hung is taller than him and Sammo is 5ft 4in., Jackie Chan is 5ft 7in, so I don't think they have the correct height for him. Who cares anyway he can still kick some ass!
Gago said on 4/Jan/08
He looked close in height with 5'4 Hoskins in Unleashed. I think Jet is between 165-166.
said on 24/Dec/07
Jet Li is 5'5
Jay Chou is 5'7, heres a pic next to himClick Here
MK said on 17/Dec/07
If you saw Shaolin Temple or Born to Defend, you would see that Jet Li has a extremely muscular body. He looked much thicker than Bruce Lee although he's probably an inch or two shorter.
'Girl^_^' said on 7/Dec/07
5'6 is just right
met him last year i was more or less 5'5 then he was taller than me by a bit; his shoes looked as if there were lifts though
Adam Brennon said on 16/Nov/07
Whilst fighting the jugganaut American wrestler portrayed by (6' 10") Nathan Jones, he looked about a heads length shorter. I honestly estimated six foot. He has a wonderfully graceful figure and posture and seems well-proportioned. Perhaps these characteristics account for my miscalculation.
Doopa said on 30/Oct/07
What is the point ?
Guy is a very good actor and he acts in kicking movies so his height is where it should be - a small man with a powerfull inner [;
Btw. i'm 5'8" - so what ?
Felix said on 29/Oct/07
The correct one is 164.5cm, From the files in China.
Lmeister said on 30/Sep/07
Jason had a bit of shoe advantage in War. In the scenes when he was wearing suite he had modern dress shoes with highish heels and in other scenes work boots.
said on 30/Sep/07
He looks rather short in War with Jason Statham
. At least 3 inches shorter. He is 5'5'' min - 5'6''max.
MA said on 2/Sep/07
I stood next to Jet Li back in the late 90's. He was a very nice man. I am a little over 5'7" he was shorter than me by a good 3 inches. He was also very thin. I was struck by how muscularly small his arms were.
lucky said on 26/Jul/07
its not easy being a celebrity.. Where ever you go people askng for autographs or for pictures.. cant have to time for yourself.. Or he might be having a bad day or is just tired of posing or signing.. Hes huamn also.. and sumtymes you and i gets fed up with thing and just wants a break and relax
glenn said on 22/Jul/07
nothing to do with language.one friend is chinese and spoke chinese.still had an attitude.heard nothing but negative stories.from giving a hard time about signing to not wanting to pose.he does it.but you have to put your time into it.and he gives in by actually giving you a dirty look!.
glenn said on 20/Jul/07
your welcome rose.hopefully he will pose.
rose said on 20/Jul/07
thank you very much glenn
glenn said on 20/Jul/07
sorry rose.i might be meeting him soon.ill give you an update.
rose said on 19/Jul/07
ok , glenn it's incredible what you wrote i guess i'm feeling dissapointed about jet li...on the other hand he is a good actor and very talent ...thanks for your explanation
Jason said on 19/Jul/07
I've read he's not the nicest fella.
rose said on 17/Jul/07
glenn, why do you say that jet li is not nice , i can't believe , he is not nice with fans...i always thought he is very nice with fans..please explain
glenn said on 16/Jul/07
he isnt nice and would try to avoid it actually.never saw him.
jetwoo said on 16/Jul/07
he look more 5'5 rather than 5'6.Glenn try taking a picture with him will'ya
trueheight said on 15/Mar/07
I just saw a picture of a 5'8 friend of mine w/ Li! He looks 5'6, maybe 5'6.5 - what's really surprising is that his physique does not indicate what one would think of as a "small" man. He was easily as stout and fit as my 5'8 friend who is a competitive Sanshou fighter in China and body building enthusiast
Glenn said on 25/Dec/06
Jet is 5-6.
leonari said on 25/Dec/06
trudata: man you are so off that it already hurts my eyes. If Jet li is 5'8" than Chan is a very solid 6 feet...but I'm sure you see him at 6'1"? YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT!
trudata said on 24/Dec/06
Li is 5.8 easy i saw him at a movie premiere over here in LA he was wearing some traditional clothing and only slightly lower than me.
trueheight said on 5/Aug/06
5'6; i'd like to see a pic of Li and Chan
sam said on 29/Jun/06
Actually Freeman is a tall guy, a little over 6'2" (I've seen him in person). The 8 inch height difference between him and Li is then roughly correct.
trueheight said on 10/May/06
3inches is NOT a 'tad'. I think 5'6 is accurate; he looks even more shortish b/c he's not lanky, rather, he's quite stocky(of the muscular variety)
30 something and no girlfriend said on 5/May/06
actually jet li might really be only 5-4 based on that photo. Morgan is not a very tall man, a tad over 6 feet, yet he looks like Shaq next to jet li.
Anonymous said on 5/May/06
If jetli is 5'6", then Ziyi Zhang should be 5'8. she looks taller than him
said on 3/May/06
Look at this photo of Jet Li and Morgan freeman. Freeman's probably got Li by like 7-8 inches when he's straightened out.
This would make sense if freeman was 6'1 because it would make michael jordan like 6'3.5 (which is jordan's 1992 olympics measurement).
in danny the dog he really makes jet li look short and jet li had (if standing with ok posture) advantage over hoskins
Lone said on 19/Apr/06
actually come to think of it he could be 5-5 or just under that, i am sing btw. the reason i am saying that is because he was on a stage and i was only able to see him briefly when he stepped off the stage...
he looked stocky though, i was surprised to see how wide his shoulders were, i thought he would be a skinny guy, he looked like he could generate a lot power, very squat and powerful build...
sing said on 14/Apr/06
no i have met jet li in person, 5-6 is pretty accurate, he could be 5-5.5 though.
Willy said on 8/Apr/06
Jet always looked awfully 5'5ish to me.
john said on 1/Apr/06
i met Jet one time, and he was at my eyes, and i wus 5'9"
Anonymous said on 8/Dec/05
He's about an inch taller than Bob Hoskins and he's like 5'5".
Doggjay said on 17/Nov/05
Chinese sites list him 5'6.5 (169cm), 'cuz i can read chinese.
CelebHeights Editor said on 11/Oct/05
Hmmm, Jet Li's official site(s) are inconsistant.
The UK one lists him 166cm
The main one 5ft 7 (170cm)
The Aussie one states: Height : 5' 6" (approx. 170cm)
fred said on 27/Aug/05
i dont think jet is particularly short, one of my mates met him and didnt say he was much smaller than ud think. he also does look at least an inch and a half of two taller than bob hoskins, also thruout the movie his head is down cos of his character, so id say 5ft6 is most likely
Sing said on 16/May/05
Jet Li is definitely taller than Joe Pesci, which doesn't say much about his height. I think Jet is anywhere from 5'3" to 5' 6", it's hard to tell when a person is that short.