How tall is Joonas Suotamo

Joonas Suotamo's Height

6ft 11 (210.8 cm)

Finnish actor and basketball player, best known for playing Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. In a 2006 newspaper he was mentioned as "6-foot-9 freshman" and coach Ed DeChellis described him as "6-10" in 2005. He claimed to stand 211.5cm tall. On his imdbResume he listed his weight as "225 lbs".
I can see very well from the suit, but in order to reach the crazy height requirement of 7’6″, I have to wear little heel types of things in my shoes — because I’m only [6’10”] myself. So it was difficult, and there were some minor injuries


How tall is Joonas Suotamo
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I am Two meters, 11 1/2 centimetres.....I round that up to seven feet.

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Average Guess (53 Votes)
6ft 10.79in (210.3cm)
Robbe said on 3/Jun/23
@Caleb

Just some finnish guy who is so big he can't find suitable clothes, so a celeb magazine reporter brought him some custom made clothes. Here he is back to back with that guy. That reporter is 178cm, so that's how you would look next to a 212.5cm guy 😛 Click Here 😛
Caleb 178.8cm said on 28/May/23
Robbe said on 25/May/21
Yeah, the guy on the right is 212,5cm, so he is taller than Joonas. 10 points!

Wow, who is that 212.5cm guy?
Caleb 178.8cm said on 7/May/23
6’11 1/8”
Robbe said on 24/Mar/23
6'2 radio host Preston Elliot here with Joonas and 6'7.25 barefoot measured basketball player Mike Scott.

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Height chart Click Here
Robbe said on 10/Oct/22
Joonas with his wife Click Here

Joonas wearing sandals and his wife flat sneakers, so their footwear doesn't differ so much.
Robbe said on 10/Oct/22
Arie Dekker mentioned his brother is 6'7. Joonas has two brothers who are also pretty tall. Here Joonas side by side with his brothers and dad Click Here

Joonas wife i think is around 178cm.
186cm/Age 14 said on 8/Oct/22
And might I add, his wife doesn’t look over a foot and a half shorter than him like a normal sized woman would. She’s tall as well. Their kids will grow to be giants.
186cm/Age 14 said on 3/Oct/22
211.5cm. This guy is enormous. Not a mm under.
Robbe said on 11/Aug/22
Same guy interviewing Joonas again. He says he is standing on 4-5 boxes there Click Here

I doubt that. He can't appear that short if he really is standing on several boxes.

Here he interviews Chris Pratt Click Here

He looks to be around Big Rob's height, compared to a weak 6'2 Pratt. So that box thing can't be true. Wonder why he claims that though?
Daniel Lee said on 18/Jul/22
@Mickie He is 211-211.5 cm
Robbe said on 17/Jul/22
Same 187cm guy here with 7ft listed Carel Struycken and Joonas Click Here

@Big Rob, you should give Carel peak/current height.
Mickie said on 15/Jul/22
Arie Dekker claimed that he is 210.7 cm and Joonas is about half a cm taller - which would put him about 1/8" over 6'11". I believe it, personally.
Daniel Lee said on 12/Jul/22
6'11 1/8
Robbe said on 5/Jun/22
Joonas looks absolutely gigantic in this newest interview. He's taller than the bloody wall there lol Click Here
ChristianPerkins said on 12/Mar/22
He makes Braun Strowman look 6'6"-ish.
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Arch Stanton said on 25/Feb/22
Wow that's some detective work LOL! As if 6'4 is short! With his mother you'd assume she has footwear advantage and at least a head taller. I would have guessed around 6 ft, no lower than 5'11 anyway. So neither of them are unusually tall. Yao Ming's parents were 6'7 and 6'3 and he ended up 10 inches taller than the father which is unusual as it was with Fingleton. Whenever I see a legit giant you never get one parent who is a giant and the other average, it always seems to be the tall mother that makes the difference.
Robbe said on 24/Feb/22
@Arch Stanton, don't know about Joonas mom, but here is a very good pic of Joonas and his dad side by side, taken at Joonas wedding Click Here

Your guess was pretty good, Joonas dad indeeed looks to be 6'4 range 😎

Judging from your picture, Joonas mom looks also pretty tall. Could very well be 180cm range. I really don't know.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Feb/22
I would have guessed 6'10 range to 6'11 with Woody Harrelson here. Click Here
I'm always curious how tall the parents are when I see somebody as big as this! :-)

Click Here - his dad
Click Here - his mother

They're nowhere near his range, we can't see footwear but they'd still have to be very tall range given that he is 6'11. Something like 6'4-6'5 and 6'-6'1 is possible?. Somebody said Arie Dekker's parents are about that too. Two sets of normal very tall genes exaggerating again.

6'11 is just about the limit of a range I think which I could imagine somebody being, but 7 ft and over it starts to gets mind boggling how somebody could be that big. Look at 6'10 above a door and it's imaginable not too freaky but near 7'2 like the Dutch giant is ridiculous! Joonas is very rare in that he has good proportions, looks healthy and good for somebody this big.
Robbe said on 26/Sep/21
Joonas with Bud Bundy 😁 Click Here 😁
Robbe said on 4/Sep/21
Easily 3in taller than a legit 6'8 Marko Anttila Click Here

Marko here with a 5'5 woman Click Here

Here Joonas again with that 5'10 reporter Click Here
Stinky 186 cm said on 31/Aug/21
Weak 6’ 11” about 6’ 10 3/4”
Robbe said on 16/Aug/21
Joonas holds up pretty well with Jaws Click Here
Robbe said on 14/Aug/21
@Hyper, i just posted a picture on Väinö Myllyrinne page how Joonas looks next to 232cm Reino Rutanen and 248cm Väinö. Go and see lol :D
Hyper said on 13/Aug/21
Where would Sun Ming Ming, land with Joonas?
Robbe said on 8/Jun/21
Yes, if you hit somebody's mouthlevel, that means usually 20cm difference, depending on your head size of course. Joonas head is around 10in, so its easily 20cm. Harkki is 191cm, so it's pretty easy math there.

Dave Bautista hits an inch under Joonas mouth, so he should be around 6'2, although Rob lists him 6'2.75. Click Here

Bautista may be exactly your height, RJT, so that's how you should look next to Joonas 😉
RJT said on 6/Jun/21
@Robbe

Yeah a 20cm height difference would make the shorter person's head reach the taller guy lower lip.

I'm 6'2 5/8"and my 5'6 1/8" brother top head just reach the chin crease under lower lip.
Robbe said on 6/Jun/21
Joonas with a legit 6'3 finnish tv/radio-host and actor Arttu Harkki Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jun/21
Amazing how we were arguing sub-6ft10 at the beginning for this guy
166.4cm kid said on 2/Jun/21
210cm at most
Robbe said on 1/Jun/21
Arie and Joonas spent hours and hours together practising fight scenes for the Star Wars, so Arie should know how tall Joonas is. If he says Joonas is 0.5cm taller, reckon he is. Joonas said he was measured from head to toe before casted as Chewbacca, so Arie must have been measured as well. Arie 210,7cm, and Joonas 211,2cm.
Chris Junior Hernandez said on 30/May/21
Mayube 6'10 1/2 suits him perfect than 6'11.
ChaosControl 6'2.5/189.2cm said on 30/May/21
@Canson Arie Dekker went on his own page and said he’s 210.7 or 1mm under 6’11 and Joonas is a full 6’11
Canson said on 28/May/21
@Editor Rob: he claimed 6’10 a couple times. Why the 6’11?
Editor Rob
he has claimed taller and from what I'm seeing, can seem to be near the 11
Robbe said on 25/May/21
Yeah, the guy on the right is 212,5cm, so he is taller than Joonas. 10 points!
Editor Rob
that's better than what the UK got at Eurovision!
Robbe said on 25/May/21
Joonas with 6'9 measured guy Click Here

Same 178cm reporter here with Joonas and another tall guy. I know exactly how tall that guy is, what is your guess Rob? Taller or shorter than Suotamo? Click Here
Editor Rob
the guy on the right looks like he's got camera disadvantage. At a glance I wouldn't have guessed him as being shorter than joonas there.
Leesheff85 said on 19/May/21
Robbe and the short guy on the left wouldn't be above 5ft 6 as he is a clear foot shorter than the 6ft 6 guy
Robbe said on 1/May/21
Joonas here with a bunch of guys. Try to guess how tall is that big guy next to Joonas? Height chart on the other link, where you can see their heights.

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Editor Rob
I'd have thought the taller guy was 6ft 6 range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Apr/21
Wow, wasn’t expecting this!
Robbe said on 26/Mar/21
6'9 was actually not a claim, he was just mentioned that height by one person. He was obviously wrong. Joonas was measured from head to toe when he was casted as Chewie, and got 211,5cm measurement barefoot. Average guess is too low probably due to his 6'9 and 6'10 false "claims". Simple as that.
Chaos Control 6'2.5 said on 25/Mar/21
How do you get 6’10 from 211.5cm? Also explain the 6’9 claim
Robbe said on 24/Mar/21
If you mean that 6'10 claim, he probably just mixed ft/inches with centimeters. He claims also 211,5cm in this site, which counts in his country.
Chaos Control 6'2.5 said on 24/Mar/21
What do I mean by low? Look at he claims on this page
Robbe said on 24/Mar/21
What do you mean by low? He practically always claims 6'11.5 in his interviews.

Here Joonas with 178cm finnish reporter Click Here
Chaos Control 6'2.5 said on 18/Mar/21
Why are his claims so low?
FriedChicken said on 8/Mar/21
Shouldn't he be in the tallest men category since he's 6'11?
Editor Rob
Since he was updated, yeah I added him to it.
Nippu said on 9/Jan/21
6`11 and hint more.
Robbe said on 10/Dec/20
Arie says he is 210,7cm and according to him, Joonas is 5mm taller, which means 211,2cm for Joonas. So Joonas is actually closer to 6'11.25 than 6'11.

6'11.25 is 211.45cm, so Joonas is 2.5mm under that line. 6'11 is 210.82cm so Joonas is 3.8mm over that line. Means he is "easily" (Lol) closer to 6'11.25 than 6'11.

Talking bout hair splitting Lol :D But practically, Joonas is still underlisted. Shouldn't he be rounded at closest quarter?
recapa said on 7/Dec/20
the full 6ft11 since arrie dekker himself said that he edges him out
Robbe said on 26/Nov/20
Watch this 10min documentary. It says Joonas was 6'9 at the age of 14, and nearly 7ft in the high school Click Here
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/Nov/20
Pretty interesting that Joonas Suotamo grow 2 inches taller after age of 20 as refer by this quote "In a 2006 newspaper he was mentioned as "6-foot-9 freshman"." Yet he get two times upgrade by Rob started at 6'10 listing.
Vincent Caleb said on 23/Nov/20
I like this upgrade. If he really was 6’10.5” listing then Olivier Richters struggles with 7’0.25”.
Robbe said on 21/Nov/20
@Big Rob, Arie just confirmed Joonas is 0.5cm taller than him, so upgrade is needed (6'11.25) for Joonas.
Editor Rob
6ft 11 for Joonas seems fair then.
Vincent Caleb said on 15/Nov/20
@Robbe:
He can pull off 6’11 quite often TBH.
Robbe said on 15/Nov/20
Don't know about that 209cm. Suotamo doesn't look much shorter than Olivier Richters, if we compare both guys next to 173cm dudes.

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Richters head looks pretty huge there, he is probably standing slightly closer to the camera, compared to Suotamo. Which means Richters is favored there. Yet they don't differ so much. It's pretty hard to believe Richters is 8cm taller than Suotamo, like they are listed now. But anything is possible, of course. These kind of comparisons aren't so accurate, as we know.
recapa said on 14/Nov/20
209cm at low.212cm out of bed.gigantic guys like joonas usually shrink about 1.25 to 1.5 inches.
recapa said on 4/Nov/20
i wanna see kristopher london claiming 6ft10 around joonas who could be around 3 inches taller than him.
6'3 Julian said on 29/Sep/20
“Only 7’0”
Robbe said on 21/Aug/20
Easily 7ft out of bed. In this article he claims 7ft again:



Chewbacca has a hulking physical presence, as Wookies stand very tall and can rip your limbs off with their bare hands. Joonas Suotamo stands at an impressive 7'0, but it turns out that he still needed to wear heels to get even taller. The reason? Because the filmmakers want to make sure he's the same height as the late Peter Mayhew. Suotamo was recently asked if it was hard to act with the Chewie mask on, to which he said:

- It’s actually not difficult at all. Because the mask is so tight on my face, it doesn’t hinder my visibility; I can see fine. And it’s not that heavy. So, it’s not a hard thing to do. I can move fine, but sometimes, I wear these small heels to make me a couple inches taller because I’m only 7’0. That hinders me a little bit but not too much. The intention was to match Peter’s listed height from when he was younger, but when doing running scenes or action shots, we sometimes did not use the high heels.

Article Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jul/20
Rob, how likely would 7ft out of bed be?
Editor Rob
There is a chance of that mark.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/May/20
He claim 6'11 1/4 then 6'10 maybe he was 6'10 1/4 barefoot and round down 6'10 and the 6'11 1/4 with sneakers.
berta said on 11/Apr/20
the guy have been measured 211,5 the question is when. probably 1 hour ou of bed.
Robbe said on 28/Mar/20
Editor Rob would look like this with Suotamo. That guy is 173cm.

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I made a comparison Suotamo vs Whyte. Hope you don't mind Rob if i use your height chart there. Suotamo has low shoulder high, but long neck, and bigger forehead than Whyte. Considering head tilt, maybe just an inch difference there?

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Suotamo looks about 2in taller than 6'9.5 listed Michael Kingma in this comparison.

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Suotamo has same shoulder height as Kingma, but appears 2in taller, thanks to his neck lol.

Here another comparison Suotamo vs Serge Ibaka, who was listed 6'10 earlier, but is billed now 7ft. Must be a mistake. Anybody know how tall this guy really is?

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Comparisons like these are not necessery so accurate due to camera angles, distances, and photo resolution, but can give some clue anyway.

Suotamo said in an interview, that all the candidates for Chewbacca were measured before the audition. I wonder if they would have casted Joonas, if he was just 6'10 range? Requirement was 7ft, like Joonas has stated several times. 6'11-6'11.5 is so close to 7ft, that it really doesn't matter weather you pass that line or not.
Editor Rob
I can see the case for 6ft 11 range.
Robbe said on 21/Mar/20
Same TV hosts with Serge Ibaka, and Suotamo.

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Ibaka is listed at 7ft on Raptor's roster but he is most likely 6'9-6'10 range. Sometimes he looks taller than 6'9.5 Kevin Durant, sometimes shorter. Anyway, looks clearly shorter than Suotamo.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Mar/20
Hanov said on 16/Mar/20
He looks too proportionate for a 210 cm guy, like a 6'6 guy.

Yeah the above photo he has the look of a 6'6-6'7 guy. You wouldn't look at it and think he was three inches taller than Crouchie. This guy has some serious genetics. looks quite good for a man this tall.
Nearly 180cm guy said on 19/Mar/20
Rob, is there any chance to meet this guy and take a photo with him?
Editor Rob
Well I've seen him, but not long enough.
Robbe said on 17/Mar/20
6'10.5 is ok for Joonas, but he can also look 6'11 in many pictures, like with Markkanen, and with that 202cm player. here Joonas with 192cm Paul Bettany.

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Both guys are 6'5 with Joonas.

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Same guy with Peter Mayhew, and Joonas. Not so good pic to judge their difference due to Joonas is further away from the camera, and the guy is tiptoeing there. @Big Rob, how tall do you think that guy is? 6'4?

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Joonas, Peter and 6'10 Ross Sambridge are all very close in heights.

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Wonder why Joonas claims so accurate figure, 211.5cm if he hasn't measured that height. It can be though early morning measurement, who konows. Or shoe height. Somewhere between 6'10.5 -6'11.5 he probably is.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/Mar/20
6'10 1/2 won't do any surprise but 6'11 i don't think so. Robbe may believe he is 6'11-6'11 1/2 but with alot of known height actors around him the max he look to be struggle 6'10 3/4 max.
Robbe said on 21/Feb/20
Found couple of pics from 2011-2012, when Joonas was active basketball player, in Espoo Basket Team. Here Joonas (#44) next to 200cm player (#43) Click Here

Here Joonas next to 195cm player (#45] and 202cm player (#20) Click Here

Joonas was listed as 209cm by his team back then. What do you think Rob, does he look 209cm, or 211,5cm?
Editor Rob
If the player 20 is 202 you can see 211 range possible.
Rocky889 said on 19/Feb/20
Interesting same height as me
Robbe said on 28/Jan/20
Well, 6'10.5 is a good start, even though 6'11 would have been closer to the truth. Here Lauri with his 6'10 dad, Pekka Markkanen. Joonas looks clearly taller than Pekka.

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I think Joonas 211,5cm claim (6'11.25) is what he really is.
Robbe said on 27/Jan/20
Joonas with a legit 7ft Lauri Markkanen. That's not 2in difference.

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Also, don't let their eyelines fool you, Joonas has bigger forehead than Lauri.
@Big Rob, you should really upgrade Joonas to his 6'11.5 claim. 6'10 is too low.
Editor Rob
Whilst I don't know about 6ft 11.5, I can see how 6ft 10.5-11 is believable.
Nippu said on 18/Jan/20
Hint under 7ft.
Robbe said on 31/Dec/19
Joonas with 191cm Arttu Harkki. Looks easily a good 20cm taller Click Here
Robbe said on 25/Dec/19
Guy on the ladder is 188cm. He is standing at least 20cm above the floor, and is still shorter than Joonas Click Here
Robbe said on 25/Dec/19
Joonas claims 6'11.5 in many interviews.

At 1:35 here Click Here

1.30 here Click Here

1:45 he claims just under 7ft Click Here

7ft is mentioned here at 2:55 Click Here

In Finnish TV he has also claimed 212cm. He looks easily 5in taller than Spencer Wilding, and is definitely taller than Winston James Francis. It's possible Joonas really is 212cm. What do you say Rob, time for upgrade? He looks taller than just 6'10.
Sotiris Gravas said on 1/Aug/19
Fan w/ Suotamo... Click Here

Same fan w/ maybe 7'0" Ian Whyte (2019)... Click Here
Robbe said on 11/Jul/19
Richters looks nowhere near 7'2 with Joonas. Camera angle is favoring Richters, yet he looks only 2in taller than Joonas there. It's possible Richters is just 7ft, no more.
Sotiris Gravas said on 6/Jul/19
Joonas w/ 7'0" (not 7'2") Olivier Richters... Click Here

W/ maybe 6'9.25" height-loss Peter Mayhew... Click Here

W/ 6'8" Kristian Nairn... Click Here

W/ maybe 6'7" Marko Anttila (listed 6'8")... Click Here
Listed 6'7" here... Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jul/19
He has excellent posture for a 6ft10 guy
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jun/19
210 is almost 6'11 lol is that the highest any user has claimed?
Arslan 6'10 210 CM said on 10/Jun/19
I met him before and he was around the same height as me!
Robbe said on 28/May/19
With a legit 6'8 Marko Anttila Click Here

With Peter Mayhew Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 11/May/19
Suotamo and 5'5" Henry Winkler (2018)... Click Here
Same fans w/ Winkler and Suotamo (2018)... Click Here


Winkler and 6'8" peak-height Scott L. Schwartz... Click Here

Winkler and maybe 6'8" Robert "Kurrgan" Maillet (2013)... Click Here

W and maybe 6'10" Big Show (1998)... Click Here

W and maybe 6'11.5" Shaq (2018)... Click Here
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/Sep/18
Ian Whyte would be a better height to played Chewbecca. But too bad the role doesn't apply to him but Joonas.
Lmeister said on 3/Sep/18
He claims 209cm in Finnish magazines. Listed 211cm and 213cm by basketball teams.
Robbe said on 4/Jul/18
Chewbacca has shrunk lately lol :D Click Here
Robbe said on 5/Jun/18
211,5cm is possible of course for Joonas. It's hard to see whether your 209, or 211cm, when your among "normal" sizes people. Joonas is indeed listed as 211cm in many pages. Also, wonder why would he claim so accurate height, if he wasn't? It would be interesting to see Joonas with his fellow citizen, basketball player, Lauri Markkanen, who is a legit 7 footer. Here's Lauri with 194cm Patrik Laine.

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The difference between Joonas and Lauri should be practically nothing, if Joonas is really 211,5cm. Im sure they meet at some point, and well see how cleary Lauri edges out Joonas.

Page for Markkanen at some point, Rob?
Editor Rob
Lots of potential basketballers out there to consider, I'm not so aware of Markkanen yet, but he might be one who goes on to have a good career.
Umber said on 3/Jun/18
He claims to be 211.5 centimeters. Click Here
Robbe said on 30/May/18
This is a better pic. Looks indeed taller than Joonas Click Here
Tall Sam said on 17/May/18
Looks like they found an even taller guy than Joonas for the Chewbacca suit at the Cannes Solo premiere, although Suotamo may have a camera disadvantage in this photo.
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Robbe said on 19/Mar/18
Edges quite easily out Kristian Nairn Click Here
Sonnecker said on 26/Feb/18
Somewhere listed 6'10", other times 211 cm/6'11", I'd go with his official basketball listing, 209 cm. And he looks around that...
Robbe said on 6/Jan/18
Joonas is 209cm barefoot Click Here

In the pic below, Gwendolino is most likely wearing 4in heels, so she is around 200cm there. Also, Joonas looks every bit of his 209cm with 180cm Robert Maschio. Peter Mayhew was taller than Joonas in his peak, but nowadays Joonas looks taller.
Roger said on 2/Jan/18
Perfect proportions of a man who in spite of being exceptionally tall doesn't look freakish or even gigantic. I had a great-uncle in the 6ft8 range from Croatia and just like Joonas you would have never guessed that he was over 2 meters when pictured alone or sitting down.
Klapperschlangensindgeil21 said on 1/Jan/18
Not quite as tall as a peak Peter Mathew.
Anshelm said on 1/Jan/18
Listed at 209 cm as a basketball player Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Dec/17
The photo w/h Gwendoline (in heels more than likely) puts the 6ft3 claims to bed!


But Rob, maybe a bit under 6ft10?
Editor Rob
arguably 6ft 9.5-10 range yes.

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

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