How tall is Joonas Suotamo

Joonas Suotamo's Height

6ft 10 (208.3 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.
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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Average Guess (17 Votes)
6ft 10.04in (208.4cm)
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 27/Feb/19
Click Here Paul Bettany look like a weak 6'1 with Joonas slouching.
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.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 31/Aug/18
Wiki listed him at 7'0. Those basketball source were always Ridiculous in listed players height. I believe Joonas at worst measure a fraction under 6'10.
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.

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