How tall is Kane Hodder - Page 3

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Peak: 6ft 2.18in (188.4cm)
Current: 6ft 0.73in (184.7cm)
Ed said on 10/Feb/07
Alex, I don't know what I was talking about in regards to CJ. He did look pretty tall, about 6ft3-6ft4. I think I was thinking about Part 5's Jason. Still Brooker and White came across taller I'm sure due to their skinnier builds. As regards to Kane I still don't think he's a full 6ft3 due to his boots. Maybe Glenn, you can let me know what the boots looked like that you saw, compared to the one's I described that I saw in person and have always seen him in pics. In the pic above w/Glenn Kane looks like if he stood straight he'd be about 6 inches taller, putting him at around 6ft2 barefoot. But if you take into account his boots, which Glenn said didn't have heels, and that tracks w/ what I'm saying because the ones I saw were just really thick soles, then Kane could be getting close to 2 inches from them.
Alex said on 8/Feb/07
Ed, in Part 6 CJ looked pretty tall if you ask me. Remember the scene with the sheriff toward the end, he just towered over Garris. Before I read he was 6'3 I thought he was like 6'5. Warrington Gillete 6'1 tops, likely only 6'0. Steve Dash didn't look anymore than 5'11 to me in that movie.
Ed said on 8/Feb/07
Alex, the Jason's in Part 2 were the shortest, from what I remember they were 6ft tops. It's funny I didn't think CJ looked that big in Part 6, more like 6f1ish, it wasn't until I saw pics of him later did I realize how tall he is. I remember when I first saw Part 7 I thought Kane was like 6ft6 or more, he looked huge in that movie, but it wasn't until Part9 when I saw him as the Swat officer in relation to Richard Gant, that I was shocked to see the difference. If you watch those films again you'll see they use a lot of distorted camera angles looking upwards from a lower vantage point. It definitley adds to the height of Kane's Jason. In pretty much Part 7-Part 10, they do alot of this with scenes where Jason will be standing behind a soon to be victim, and they pan up at him, making him loom even larger over his target. I don't know when you last saw Part 9, but if you get a chance check it out, I'm interested to see if you think he looks significantly shorter as a Swat officer than as Jason.
Alex said on 8/Feb/07
Ed, in Part 2 those 2 guys were def the shortest Jason characters. I could see Gillette at 6'1 but its possible he's only 6'0 but I doubt any lower than that. It wasn't until part 3 where you had the taller guys like Brooker who was 6'3 then Ted White who was 6'4 then CJ at 6'3 and Kane who's height is debatable from 6'1.5-6'3 then you had the tallest with Ken at 6'5, possible 6'5.5 as he listed at that in some places as well.
Alex said on 8/Feb/07
Glenn, you're right. Thats what I was saying. The guy who played Jason in part 2 was Steve Dash who didn't look 6'0 or more. 5'11ish I'd give him. Long time ago I thought Warrington played Jason in part 2 and I was like this Jason doesn't look 6'1 as Warrington is listed. So yes its very possible Dash is 5'11, maybe even a bit shorter.
Viper said on 8/Feb/07
Glenn, are you talking about Jason with the sack over his head?
Glenn said on 8/Feb/07
I couldve sworn there was a 5-10ish Jason in part 2.guess thats 5-11ish Dash.
Alex said on 7/Feb/07
Actually Warrington only played Jason in part 2 in the last scene where he comes through the window. The other guy was Steve Dash who's height I'm unsure of. He looked 5'11-6'0 at least which is really the absolute bare minimum height Jason should be.
Ed said on 7/Feb/07
Glenn, you say Kane had boots on, but no to heels. Did his boots sound like the ones I described, thick soles that are flatter on the bottom like a logger boot? I'm not talking heels like a cowboy boot, but an overall thickness, the ones he wears in almost every pic of him on his site. As for Gilette he looks about 4 inches taller than you, but if you're about 5ft9 w/shoes on that would make him 6ft1 w/shoes, and if he had heels like you say, does that mean big heels like cowboy boots, cause that would knock him down to about 5ft11/5ft11.5 barefoot.
Glenn said on 7/Feb/07
Warrington had heels on too.and told me 6-1.
Alex said on 7/Feb/07
Warrington looks only 5'11 with you Glenn, unless he's leaning and then would be 6'0ish. He could have shrunk. Friday the 13th part 2 was made 26-27 years ago.
Glenn said on 7/Feb/07
Cool Rob.
Editor Rob said on 7/Feb/07
Glenn, I put your Warrington picture on this page.
Viper said on 6/Feb/07
For a Jason movie that didnt even take place at the camp, Jason Takes Manhattan is underrated. That movie is just a fun guilty pleasure. And Kane is a badass in it.
Alex said on 5/Feb/07
Ed, remember in Jason takes Manhattan in the ship where he is going to kill the chinese girl Lucy Lui and she is in the hall and looks up it and he is standing there. His head looks pretty close to that ceiling. He looked 6'5 or more in boots, that or the ceiling was that short.
Glenn said on 5/Feb/07
Alex-I thought the guy through the window was Tom Savini? Ed-I didnt realise Sabertooth was that tall.then again I never paid attention to part 2 or even saw part 3.Halloween is a retelling that isnt a remake,is the whole point Zombie is trying to make.
Ed said on 5/Feb/07
Glenn, Tyler Mane was Sabretooth in X-Men, he was also in Troy and The Devil's Rejects. IMO, I've always thought Myers should be 6ft2 no more, tall enough to be bigger than most and intimidating without being monster size like Jason or Leatherface. Myer's is all about being cunning and hiding in the shadows. How do you hide a 6ft10 guy? We'll have to wait and see what Zombie's vision is, anything can't be worse than part 8 with kung fu Busta Rhymes, what a bunch of crap that movie was! Alex, George Wilbur, Don Shanks, Chris Durand, and Brad Loree all played Myers and are all about 6ft2, some maybe a bit more than others. Apparently Richard Brooker played Myers in a couple scenes in Part 4, so the tallest Myers would be him I guess at 6ft3. Alex, if Ken is 6ft5.5, and was probably w/shoes about 6ft6.5 to 6ft7, than Kane had to have been about 6ft3.5 to 6ft4 in his Jason boots.If Ken is only 6ft5, and 6ft6 w/shoes, than Kane would have been only 6ft3 in his boots, if there was only 2 inches between them, then 6ft4.
Alex said on 5/Feb/07
Ed, Ken did look 3 inches taller than Kane in Jason Takes Manhattan I do remember. At least 2 inches minimum. Tyler Mane as Myers I didn't hear about, if so its dumb if you ask me. 6'10 is way too tall for Myers. The Myers character is billed at 6'0-6'1 so really the actor should be 6'0-6'2. I believe someone 6'4 played Myers in 1 or 2 films.

Glenn, Gillette was 6'0-6'1. But there were 2 guys who played Jason in part 2 though, one guy throughout the whole movie and the other only came through the window at the end. Well the guy who played him in almost the whole movie looked 6'0ish. He was def the shortest Jason of them all but still tall.
Glenn said on 4/Feb/07
I met Gunnar in 1989.appeared 6-3.I never met the others you mentioned.I dont know who Tyler Mane is.he is 6-10? wasnt Myers character 6-1?
Ed said on 4/Feb/07
Glenn,it would be interesting if you ever meet CJ Graham or Ken Kirzinger to let us know what the comparison to Kane would be. I've seen pics of Kane and CJ together but they were a little skewed. CJ's listed at 6ft3, and IMO looks taller than Kane,but you've seen so many of these guys you'd be the better judge. As for Kirzinger the guy absolutely towers over people in FVJ like no other Jason before. He looked to be a solid 3 or more inches taller than Kane and that was in regular shoes in Part 8, not the Frankenstein boots he wore in FVJ. One more thing Glenn, have you ever met Andrew Bryniarski,Gunnar Hansen, or George Wilbur before? It would be interesting to have your comparisons on all the major horror icons out there today. Did you guys know that Tyler Mane is the new Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween, what do you think about a 6ft10 MM?
Derek said on 3/Feb/07
If he stands straight, he'll be around 6'3".
Glenn said on 3/Feb/07
Warrington Gillette(Jason part 2) was at the next table and I dont remember why,but mentioned Kane was his height.when I asked Warringtom how tall he was,he said 6-1.I then remarked Kane was 6-3,6-4.I shouldve pulled the 2 of them in the photo,but I was afraid of being charged and how Kane would react.
Alex said on 3/Feb/07
Ed, like Rob said his stance could have him lose a bit of height, plus like I said his head isn't even straight up so just by looking at the picture Kane looks 6'1, but he straightens up a little more you get a solid 6'2. He could have been 6'3 back then and lost a bit of height.
Ed said on 3/Feb/07
Good pic Glenn, when I saw Kane, Ferrigno was there too, and to me Ferrigno was taller than Hodder, and I would only have put Ferrigno at 6ft4 tops w, his cross-trainers on, so just about 6ft3 for him barefoot. I saw Kane at about 6ft3ish like you say, but w/ his boots. Now, the boots I saw had huge thick soles on them without defined heels,kind of like logger boots but flat on the bottom, and upon further inspection they are the ones I see on his feet in pretty much every pic I've ever seen of him. Maybe the guy is pushing 6ft2, but that's still all I remember, if I ever see an add for him at a convention I'll check it out again. One last note, when I saw him he was just about to sit down behind his table, and I caught him before he did for a second standing up. I was expecting 6ft5 or more, since that was what he was listed at and claimed in interviews, nad looked in all the Friday films. I could be wrong and he was 6ft4 in his boots and not standing up perfectly straight, but I don't recall it that way. Regardless of his exact height, Hodder is still a big intimidating looking guy.
Glenn said on 3/Feb/07
He is bending alot.Im stick straight.he did seem 6-3ish.boots,yes,heels,no.
Alex said on 2/Feb/07
Glenn, nice picture. How tall did Kane look to you? Its about time someonne posted a picture with him because we were debating where he was anywhere from 6'1 to 6'3. Well he doesn't look more than 6'2 there with you. I'd give him a legit 6'2 though based on that picture thats if you take into consideration his head isn't straight up.

[Editor Rob: hodder might have loose posture.

sometimes figuring out how much a stance can lose is tricky. Glenn, you have recollection of the size of his shoes/boots?]
S.J said on 2/Feb/07
In My House the Doors are Like 6,11 theyre pretty big about 210cm with the Fram aroudn them they are 220 and my house is More then 100 years old i Believe
Alex said on 15/Jan/07
I believe most doors are 6'8 in modern houses but like I said my house is older so the doorways are 6'5-6'6. Rob what about at your house, how tall are the doorways there?

[Editor Rob: 6ft 6.5]
Anonymous said on 8/Jan/07
most doorways in sweden are 6'8
Alex said on 3/Jan/07
The doors in my house are range from 6'5-6'6, one is 6'7. My house is on the older side is why. Most doorways are 6'8.
S.J said on 1/Jan/07
Alex Some Doors are 190cm
Alex said on 22/Dec/06
Kane Hodder and The Rock looked about the same height in a few pictures posted. I guess Kane wasn't in his big boots at that time. Playing Jason he looks 6'5 in boots, his head comes is almost up to doorways in the movies but also back then the doorways may be shorter, it depends. If kane is 6'2 then he'd need 3.5 inch heels to hit 6'5. His boots I bet give him 2-2.5 inches to his barefoot height, or maybe a bit more.
SJ said on 19/Dec/06
in the Movie of Part 6 i thought he lookes tall i always thought Jason being around 200Cm but its actually 190 but any way it could also be that CJ looks tall becoz it was a Diffrent man playing Jason in the Paintball scene were Jason looks very tall
Ed said on 24/Nov/06
Alex, I've seen pics of CJ Graham and Kane Hodder together, and there's not much of a difference in size between the two heightwise. CJ didn't look as big muscular wise as Kane in the movies at all, but in this pic of them together CJ's actually a pretty big guy, in fact more proportioned than Kane. I'd peg him at 6ft4 or 6ft5 for Part 6, he looked tall and he was not as burly as Kane then making him look taller. He was a pretty good Jason too,and I agree part 5 sucked!
Alex said on 23/Nov/06
Ed, you will agree on this probably. CJ who played Jason in part 6 looked 6'6 in the film or at least 6'5 in the movie. I thought CJ was 6'5 or 6'6 before I read he was really 6'3 but he was at least 6'5 in boots though. Big boots the reason but remember the shot where he was just a few feet away from the Sheriff who looked short himself and it made Jason look taller than he already is.
Danimal said on 23/Nov/06
My fav was 2,3,4. 6 was pretty good too. I actually really liked part 5. Mostly because of the cheesiness and of course the amazing bude tit shots of some hot girls.
Alex said on 23/Nov/06
I acually liked part 8. The worst part was the 5th one with the imposter Jason. Hate that one. Rest of them are good at least. My favorites were 3 and 4 actually. 2,6,7,8 were good too. jason goes to hell could have been better than it was. The whole switching bodies didn't make it as good as it could have been.
Ed said on 22/Nov/06
Viper, Leatherface played by both Bryniarski and Hansen were easily each 250 and I'd guess 275lbs respectively, plus both stated they had additional weight with the costume, the fat suit(not really necessary for Hansen though he was already pretty portly and not muscular like Bryniarski,and thick clunky lift boots. If Bryniarski is 6ft4 or 6ft5, to be his size muscularly he'd have to weight at least 250 lbs. Add the fat suit and costume(heavy butchers apron,clothing, and heavy boots), and I bet he'd be pretty close to 300 lbs. Part 8 is pretty awful, with the best part though being Jason boxing on the roof with the guy whose head he eventually punches off, ridiculous as hell but still hilarious,lol!! Yeah Jason X is horrible, really horrible. Part 9 was decent at parts, but I didn't like the whole supernatural twist. I'll take Part 3 or 4 over all of them, any day.
Danimal said on 22/Nov/06
Thr New Leatherface is the big 6'5" blonde guy who played in The Program and in Higher Learning.
Viper652 said on 22/Nov/06
Leatherface is 300 pounds? Thats hard to beleive. Alex I actually like Jason Takes Manhattan beleive it or not. Though half of it is so damn silly. Jason X should have never been made though. Jason in Space? LOL.
Ed said on 22/Nov/06
Alex, I know the heights aren't for the actors themselves, that's why I said it was a generalization just for fun, but these wanted posters that were made up for entertainment purposes maybe about 5 or 10 years ago were directly influenced by all the movies and the average size of all the actors who played these characters. Sam, Bryniarski does claim 6ft5, and at times he does look pretty close to it ex. The Program and The Texas Chainsaw flicks, but other times he can look smaller like around 6ft3. It would be interesting if someone could find a pic of Kane Hodder, Andrew Bryniarski, Gunnar Hansen, and maybe George Wilbur together to see the various heights of these guys. Of course we still wouldn't know for sure ,based on what would be on their feet.
sam said on 22/Nov/06
The original Leatherface was Gunnar Hansen, a 6'4" guy, who like Ed said wore lifts. Bryniarski claims to be 6'5"...don't know about the other Leatherfaces. 6'3" is probably the standard height for Jason because of Hodder, but I consider Hansen the real Leatherface and he's 6'4".
ed said on 21/Nov/06
Leatherface is 6'3'' too.
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Alex said on 21/Nov/06
Ed, those listings aren't actually for the actors themselves. Its really based on the character alone on how big they had the character at.

Myers in part 7 and 8 I wasn't crazy for.
Ed said on 21/Nov/06
Yeah LB894, White was good too, I couldn't remember his name earlier. Between him and Brooker, I'd say it's a pretty close tie for the best Jason. Hopefully they'll get someone like those two for the new flick. Alex, I've seen those listings before, and they are defintiely generalized, but that's cool they are just for fun. Michael Myers(Nick Castle in the first Halloween)was by no means 200 lbs, and maybe he was 6ft, but he didn't look much taller than Jamie Lee Curtis. I always thought Michael Myers didn't look tall, until part4 with the 6ft2 George Wilbur, up until then Myers was kind of shorter and skinnier. From there on out they used taller stunt actors, and Myers got bulkier(ex. Don Shanks part 5). As far as Leatherface, I think that one is the most accurate in terms of a general estimate. All the Leatherfaces including Bryniarski have been 6ft3-6ft4, and they were big guys made bigger with lifts and a fat suit.
Alex said on 20/Nov/06
They have Michael Myers listed at 6'0 200lbs and Leatherface as 6'4 300lbs. Jason is listed at 6'3 250lbs for his character but not in every film was the actor around that height/weight though.
LB894 said on 20/Nov/06
I really liked Ted White in Part IV. I thought he had a great physical presence as Jason.
Viper652 said on 20/Nov/06
6-3 and 250 pounds. Jason is pretty much a linebacker.
ed said on 19/Nov/06
Jason Voorhees is estimated at 6'3''.
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Ed said on 18/Nov/06
No offense to Kane or Ken, but I hope they go with someone new, and someone with the physical proportions of Richard Brooker, 6ft3-6ft4 and not too muscular. Jason should be strong, quick, and agile, not slow and built like a powerlifter. He should be similar to Michael Myers, but taller imho, where Myers is about 6ft2, Jason should be about 6ft4.
Alex said on 17/Nov/06
Ken was almost too tall for Jason. 6'5 isn't a bad height to play Jason but you don't need to wear huge boots then. Ken could have wore low soled boots or something to make him 6'6 in them.

Not sure who should play Jason in the new one. Maybe take someone who has been him before. Kane again maybe?
Viper652 said on 17/Nov/06
The Part 3 Jason does seem the most real and creepy. Makes sense because Jason could actually bleed and he wasnt the monster he was by part 6. The scene where Jason is up in the attic peering out the window is unreal, he looks so ugly and disturbing. I do like the more realistic Michael Myers though.
Ed said on 16/Nov/06
I agree Alex that CJ Graham did a good job as Jason as well, I just find the non zombified Jason to be scarier. I thought Brooker in part 3 was really creepy with his more human like qualities. Viper, I know Jason got more powerful as the movies went, and his size changing makes sense, I just have always preferred a more human killer like Michael Myers in Halloween, not one so farfetched, if you can call anything after the 2nd Halloween realistic,lol. Kane was really good in 7, I just didn't like him so much in 8,9, and X, he started to look too huge, muscular wise, like Jason has done a few cycles in between films. Ken was alright,just too damn slow in an oafish way, although the scene in the beginning with the guy getting folded up in the bed, was about the most brutal thing I've ever seen in a Friday movie. Alex, I remember reading an interview in Fanoria shortly before Freddy vs. Jason came out, and Ken mentioned wearing big lifts for the film, I can't remember if they were 2 or 3 inch lifts though. Who do you guys think should play Jason in the remake they're talking about?
Alex said on 16/Nov/06
Viper, if you saw Freddy vs Jason, what would be your guess on Ken's height in his boots? The guy is without a doubt at least 6'5 barefoot and maybe 6'5.5 as some may say so depending on how big his boots were and I seen them and they looked like a 2 inch heel on the outside and maybe a bit was inside them too.
Alex said on 16/Nov/06
I think CJ Graham did a good job as him. The guy was 6'3 barefoot and between 6'4 and 6'5 in boots but he looked as tall as 6'6 in some parts of the movie.
Viper652 said on 16/Nov/06
Ed, as the Friday movies went Jason became more powerful in every subsequent sequel. He just became superhuman. So its not to farfetched that he grew from 6-0-6-8.
Alex said on 15/Nov/06
Warrington Gillete was his name who played Jason in part 2, but I heard there were 2 actors who played him in that movie. One was him the whole movie and the other did just the window scene at the end. But the one who played him in the whole movie looked 6'0ish so close to 6'2 in boots.
Alex said on 15/Nov/06
Doors vary in height though so I'm never sure on how tall they are exactly. But yea his head was scraping the doorway about.
Ed said on 15/Nov/06
Alex, I think the first guy to play him in part2 was about 6ft(maybe 6ft1 plus with boots),in part3 I think Richard Booker played him, and he was I believe 6ft3(6ft4 plus with boots), one of the best Jasons IMHO. This continued until part 5 and I think the fake Jason in the movie(the ambulance driver) was more like 6ft2(in boots). Part 6 was the 6ft3(6ft4 plus with boots) CJ Graham, and than it was Kane from there at about 6ft4plus(with boots), until Ken who was at least 6ft7.5 in his boots, maybe 6ft8. I agree that a 6ft3 guy is the best height for Jason, he just becomes too over the top and cartoonish if he's as big as an N.B.A. power forward. I hope if they do remake Friday the 13th they get a guy that's tall, but not too tall.
LB894 said on 15/Nov/06
If you look at the part in FVJ where Jason crashes through the door in the mental hospital, Ken looks about even with the doortop. Aren't most doors about 6'7 or 6'8?
Alex said on 15/Nov/06
Ed, its just if you're 6'5-6'5.5 in your barefeet you really don't need more than 1 inch shoes to wear to play Jason. I think its better for a guy 6'3-6'4 to play Jason and wind up at 6'5 in footwear. Ken was an ok height but they made him wear too much heels. A 1 inch heel or 1.5 inch heel max would be better. 6'0-6'8? not sure about that unless you're counting all footwear. But the the guy who played him in part 2 was 6'0-6'1 then the rest were taller than that. How tall did he look to you in those boots? 6'8 I think. Or 6'7.5.
Ed said on 15/Nov/06
Alex, yeah I did, and it was pretty hilarious! Between that and the official posters of the two of them standing back to back, I think Ken was made a little too tall for the role. It's funny how Jason went from around 6ft to 6ft8 over the span of all 11 movies. At this continual rate if they don't start the franchise over with a remake soon, they'll be calling Shaq to play him next.
Alex said on 14/Nov/06
Ed, Ken looked 6'7.5-6'8 in whatever lifts he had so 6'5, maybe 6'5 barefoot so 6'5. Did you see the press conference between Jason and Freddy on the Freddy vs Jason DVD extras? Robert England is 5'9 and Ken had him by damn near a foot in that staredown.
Ed said on 14/Nov/06
Alex is right Kirzinger is 6ft5 maybe a bit more. He was almost too tall as Jason in Freddy vs. Jason. It was like one of the Lakers playing Jason, when he put on his 2-3 inch lifts.
Alex said on 13/Nov/06
LB894, I tried that once with putting 2.5 inch lifts inside a boot that gives 1.5 inches of height. It was uncomfortable to me. I did it for Halloween and I had to walk a good distance and when I took them off I felt so short too, LOL.
Alex said on 13/Nov/06
Ken Kirzinger is 6'5.
LB894 said on 13/Nov/06
I myself have boots which have a 1.5 inch lift. For Halloween, I put 2 inch lifts inside them. I could easily walk around that way and it took almost no practice. Gunnar Hansen, who played Leatherface in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, wore cowboy-ish boots with something like 3 inch lifts to seem much bigger and he did all of his running in them. It is very possible Kane is wearing 2-3 inch lifts, in a pair of much better boots.

Also, on a side note if you have the Friday the 13th DVD set, on the special features disc the director of Part VII: A New Blood (John Buechler?) explains how, when he was casting for Jason, the producers originally didn't want Kane Hodder to play him becuase they thought he looked too small and short. Just something to consider, since none of the people who played Jason before Kane were 6'5 (Ted White was the biggest Jason before Ken Kirzinger, at 6'4).
Ed said on 11/Nov/06
Alex, I'm not trying to split hairs here but Kane is closer to the camera in the one good pic, and I personally don't see a 1 inch difference, I think they are the same. I agree walking around with 4-5inch heels is excessive. I think Kane is 6ft1.5 barefoot, with about 2.5 inches in boot lift. A good 2 inch in the heel, and a bit inside to make him 6ft4. If he's a bit above 6ft1.5 then he'd be 6ft4plus in his boots. Gant is listed at 6ft3, but could be a tad bit shorter.
Alex said on 11/Nov/06
If Gant is really 6'3 which I can buy, Kane is def taller in that picture by at least an inch. So if Gant is say 6'4-6'4.5 in standard shoes that puts Kane at 6'5ish in whatever boots he has on. For him to be just 6'1 he would really need 4.5-5 inch heels to be 6'5. I'm thinking he's 6'2-6'2.5 barefoot and has boots giving him 2.5-3 inches of height to make him look 6'5. Walking around in 4-5 inch heels would be very uncomfortable for him.
LB894 said on 9/Nov/06
He's on this very website, I believe. It lists him as 6'3.
Ed said on 8/Nov/06
Alex,I read 6ft3 for Gant somewhere, but now I can't find anything on him? LB894, maybe you can find something on him?
Alex said on 8/Nov/06
How tall is Richard Gant though?
Alex said on 8/Nov/06
Kane isn't 6'5, he appears 6'5 in his Jason boots. So 6'2ish barefoot maybe if the boots are that big.
Ed said on 7/Nov/06
I agree LB894 I made a similar observation regarding Richard Gant and Kane is Jason Goes to Hell, a while ago. I remember when I saw that movie for the first time, and I found out Kane was the swat officer how blown away I was at how normal he looked. Gant looked bigger to me, and Kane did not look 6ft5 like I had read back in the early 90's.
LB894 said on 7/Nov/06
Just my own perception, but Kane never appeared to me to be a 6'5 guy. If you go to Click Here then to 'Behind the Scenes', there is a selection of pictures from 'Jason Goes to Hell' (the cover is of a silver mask with a snake-like creature through one of the eyeholes). There are two pictures of Kane as Jason standing next to Richard Gant, who played the coroner. One picture is of the two of them, the other has them and the director. Kane looks about exactly the same height as Richard Gant. You can be sure he has the boots on, and there is also a good (though, unfortunately, very small) picture of Kane reclining on a wooden swing which shows the huge heels on the boots.

On a side note, the fact that Kane is almost always seen wearing these boots in public and in movies should warrant suspicion. Seriously, has anyone seen him wearing regular shoes? Any picture you find of him in a Friday the 13th movie or in public (especially at conventions) will show that he is always wearing these gigantic boots.

I think that Kane's image of being huge comes more from his massive frame and weight than his height. He has never struck me as being exceptionally tall; most of his intimidation factor comes from his physique in regards to his build and weight, and the fact that quite often in the Friday movies that the camera often shoots him from below, making him seem taller. It really is easier to imagine him being a 6'1 or 6'1.5, maybe 6'2.
Alex said on 1/Nov/06
I do see the picture and I have seen his boots in the movies. Anothing thing is that 3 inch lifts don't make you 3 inches taller, more like 2.5 inches and Kane did look 6'5 in whatever footwear he had on. Just my opinion I can't see him under 6'2 barefoot.
Ed said on 30/Oct/06
Alex, what do you think of ER.'s pics of the boots?
Alex said on 27/Oct/06
This guy's height is going to be unknown for a while I see.
ER. said on 6/Oct/06
On this URL there's a picture of him where you can see his footwear (scroll down): Click Here . His footwear does ineed looke gigantic there.
Muhammad said on 3/Oct/06
is he 6'5 or 6'3 because he says i'm 6'5
Ed said on 3/Oct/06
Alex, the pic was on the Friday the 13th official website, under the forums, but it has since been updated and all old topics removed. LB894 is right though there are some pics on Kane's official site, where you can see his boots, one in particular of him walking across a stage at a convention.
LB894 said on 2/Oct/06
The pics are at his official website. Some are quite blurry but you can still make out the boots because they are huge.

He probably does have internal lifts in them as well.
Viper652 said on 2/Oct/06
Alex, I can after seeing just how massive his boots are, with lifts inside probably.
Alex said on 1/Oct/06
Can someone post the picture with Kane's boots?
Ed said on 1/Oct/06
6ft1.5 with 3 inch boots=6ft4.5!
Alex said on 30/Sep/06
I can't see Kane under 6'2 in his barefeet.
Alex said on 29/Sep/06
Ed, could you link the page with the boots again? I am not taking anything away from what you saw and claim Kane is 6'1.5 barefoot but his boots would have to be 3.5 inches to make him look 6'5.
Alex said on 29/Sep/06
Just also 6'1-6'1.5 for Jason is actually a little short for the character as funny as it seems.
Alex said on 29/Sep/06
Kane looks to be a solid 6'5 guy in the Jason movies in boots so his heels are giving him 3.5-4 inches then if he's 6'1-6'1.5. Shortest I can see the guy barefoot is 6'2.5.
Ed said on 26/Sep/06
I agree LB894! Kane's about 6ft1 plus at best, and he borrowed Gene Simmon's boots.
LB894 said on 26/Sep/06
I really don't see how he can be that tall. In 'Jason Takes Manhattan' Ken Kirzinger at the end clearly has at least two inches on Kane. If Kane was 6-3 and wearing boots that would put him at equal height with Ken. Please, just go to his website and see the convention pics and you will see what kind of boots he is wearing. Look at Jasonfan's info at the bottom of the page: it really is unlikely that Kane would have grown two inches after graduating high school. And check out that picture of him with Robert Englund. Both are leaning a bit but Kane can't be much more than 3-4 inches taller, which would place him just about 6-1 or 6-2 without those boots, which is what we have been trying to say.

Again, please look at his convention pictures on his website. I am not trying to say he isn't a massive guy: at 6-1 or 6-3 he's undeniably huge, regardless of a missing inch or two.
Glenn said on 20/Sep/06
6-4.5 minimum when I met him.
Viper652 said on 20/Sep/06
Yeah, he looks 6-5 minimum in the Friday the 13th movies. Must have been wearing some massive boots with lifts.
Aussie Bloke said on 20/Sep/06
I have never met this bloke, or scene him in public, but on the Friday the 13th films he looks a clear 6ft5 to 6ft6 guy. HE TOWERS OVER EVERY ACTOR IN ALL OF THE MOVIES DAMMIT! Those movies were made a while ago, and he probably was given lifts to appear more intimidating, but he does look like a genuinly MASSIVE bloke in the films
Viper652 said on 7/Sep/06
Yeah, Ive changed my mind on Kane. I think hes just a flat 6-1 and not even 6-1 1/2. Those heels are huge. I cant beleive I thought he was originally 6-5!!!
LB894 said on 6/Sep/06
I have seen the boots as well and agree. I don't think he can be 6-3 barefoot. Check out some pictures of him on his own website. The boots look huge, with at least a 2 inch lift. I would put him at 6-1, maybe a little over.
Ed said on 27/Aug/06
Thank you Viper652, finally someone has seen the boots. I too thought Kane was huge in movies, and I totally bought the 6ft5 listing until I saw him at this convention I went to. I did a couple turns by his table when he was talking to other fans, so I could really check out the boots, and those soles have got to be at least 2 plus inches. He does have longer legs, but they are pretty skinny in comparison to his upper body, which is way bigger in proportion.
Viper652 said on 26/Aug/06
I do think the Rock is no more than 6-2, and you could be right Ed. Its just that Kane comes across as a 6-3 guy to me most of the time. I just saw those pics, and you are right the heels are huge. 6-1 1/2 is probably more feasible.
Ed said on 25/Aug/06
I still think Hodder's 6ft1.5 maybe 6ft1.75 barefoot, with his huge boots near 6ft4, that's a tall enough height that people can mistake for being taller. None of us here have seen these people measured before our eyes so we are all guessing. The Rock looks pretty comparable in height to Kane in that pic, and many spectulate the Rock is only 6ft2. It would make sense if The Rock is 6ft2 with an inch plus extra for shoes putting him at 6ft3 plus, to look the same as Kane who's wearing his huge boots. I've asked before, but nobody seems to comment, have any of you guys looked at the pic on the Friday the 13th website forum of Kane's boots. The link is below, in one of my old comments. If you haven't seen them yet, it may answer some questions.
DaMan said on 25/Aug/06
How are you guys getting Hodder as taller than the Rock from that picture? He is clearly shorter than that Rock by about 1/2" there, the Rock's posture and pose are robbing from his apparent height, had the Rock adopted comparable posture to Hodder in the pic he would have been taller.
Viper652 said on 17/Aug/06
He really looks a solid 6-3.
Jake said on 15/Aug/06
I've seen both 6'3" and 6'3.5" listings for this guy. Seems in this range. Maybe more 6'3" I don't know.
Ed said on 18/Jul/06
Rob, can you post the pics of Kane's heels, so all these guys can see them?
Alex said on 22/Jun/06
Viper, 6'3 is a tall man but I guess they just wanted a man who was 6'5.5 and taller and that was Ken was and they wanted someone to just tower over Robert Englund who is 5'9 but its funny because Kane did tower over Englund but not as much as Ken. If you see on Freddy ve Jason dvd extras they have a press conference spoof and Ken has gotta be 10 inches taller than Robert but also Ken is wearing thick boots that gotta be 2 inches. But Kane Hodder was more built and thicker than Ken and Ken was no small man either.
Ed said on 22/Jun/06
Out of interest, if you guys can, check out the Friday the 13th movie website. Look under the forum(movie series thread), and near the bottom of the page, maybe page 2 now, is a thread pertaining to Kane's height, it's called questions about Kane's height, or something of that nature, Great shot of the infamous Boots!
Viper652 said on 21/Jun/06
Alex, why did they fire him for not being tall enough this time?? I find that hard to beleive.
Alex said on 20/Jun/06
The Rock and Kane look the same height just about really. If anything its 1/2 inch apart and Rock is 6'2.5. I see Kane at 6'3 flat. He was between 2-3 inches shorter than the 6'5.5 Ken who played Jason in Freddy vs Jason. He does look 6'5 in his boots though so 6'3 I can't see being wrong.
Larry said on 13/Jun/06
Ed - No: "I'm" 6'5" tall barefoot. :-) My son said that Hodder looked taller than him (my son), but NOT as tall as me. My son wears the same type of JC Penney walkers I do. They have probably a 1.25" heel. OK, so IN shoes, I'm 6'6" or a bit over and my son is 6'4.5" or a bit over. He said Hodder had on thicker soled shoes (than my son, that day) and that (IN those shoes) Hodder looked taller than him by about 1/2 inch. So, in those shoes, Hodder looked about 6'5". That would make him about 6'3" barefoot. It's confusing, I know.
Viper652 said on 12/Jun/06
Ed, thats a good point. I know he does wear big huge boots for the Jason movies. Its weird how they wanted a guy who was taller, as Hodder looked tall enough on screen.
Ed said on 12/Jun/06
I respect your opinion if you think Kane's 6ft5, but if that's the case why did they say they wanted someone taller to play Jason in FVJ, and go with a guy that's 6ft5.5. The guy wears huge boots, look at the Friday the 13th website, in the forum there's a good pic of them, I'm not joking they are at least 2 inch soles, and who knows what's inside!
Larry said on 12/Jun/06
My 6'3.5" son met him & Robert England in Austin at a Fangoria show about 2001. I finally thought to ask him how tall both men looked to him. He stated that England looks 5'9" in person & Kane looked between my son's height (6'3.5") and my height (6'5"). He noticed Hodder had on shoes with about 1" inch than the one's he (my son) had on. So, that comes out to be 6'3" barefoot, I think. He met George Romero too & said George is my height.

[Editor Rob: you mean the shoes looked thicker than your sons?]
Glenn said on 11/Jun/06
Celebs get downgraded all the time here.one day people will see I was pretty damn accurate.
Viper652 said on 10/Jun/06
Glenn, I beleive it. Because he looks 6-5 in the Friday the 13th movies hes in. I cant see how a 6-1 1/2 guy can look 6-5, unless he uses Sly's monster lifts.
Glenn said on 10/Jun/06
He was 6-5 when I met him,what was on his feet,I dont remember.
Ed said on 9/Jun/06
I checked out the offical Friday the 13th movies website, to see if there was any info on Kane's height. In the forums, under the Friday the 13th movie series, is a thread devoted to just Kane's height. On the 2nd page of this thread, is a pic of the infamous Hodder boots! You'll read that many are skeptical of his height, and some that have met him think he is between 6ft and 6ft2 barefoot. Then again some still think he is 6ft5 which he's clearly not. I still think the guy is only 6ft1 at best, and wears 2 plus inch thick soled monstrous Kiss boots, and it seems I'm not alone, but since I've never seen him standing barefoot, it still remains a mystery to me.
Viper652 said on 8/Jun/06
If Kane is only between 6-1 and 6-2 like some say, then how can you explain how he is taller then the Rock?? Click Here

Looks about 6-3 to me. Has about an inch on the 6-2 Dwayne Johnson.
BIG TEEZY said on 7/May/06
There is a pic of Hodder with Robert Englund on Hodder's official site (Click Here) and there is a bit of a camera angle issue BUT, they have their arms around each other and are BOTH leaning in so they are really close! Therefore, the angle negligable. Englund is listed at 5'10" on the IMDB site but on this iste, under Englund, a couple people are saying that Robert Englund is listed on the OFFICIAL Freddy vs. Jason site as 5'8"!!! The point is: in the Hodder/Englund photo, Kane appears to be no more than 5" taller than Englund which would put him at 6'1" if it's a 5" diff, but 6'0" if the margin is 4". This is assuming that the OFFICIAL Freddy vs. Jason site is accurate-let's be honest... they would never make their actors seem shorter!
Ed said on 27/Jan/06
Maybe your right about Virgil, I wasn't quite sure about him in retrospect. The others mentioned are pretty accurate, though. I guess I lumped him in with the rest I met that day.
Jason said on 27/Jan/06
Virgil 6'2''?? I saw him in person last April and he was no more than 6'0''.

And no, this isn't Jason Voorhees. :D
Ed said on 27/Jan/06
So Keith, does that mean you think he's your height with big boots to make him 6ft3.5? Because, between 6ft1.5 and 6ft2 barefoot, is where I think Kane stands, and if you met him as well, you could agree that his boots are what make him 6ft3.
Keith said on 25/Jan/06
I posed next to Kane but he is not 6'5, I am 6'2 and he stood right next to me and his boots had 1" and half heels on them.
Ed said on 23/Jan/06
Alex, if you look at CJ Graham's website(Jsson Lives,or something like that), he has pics of himself at conventions, and one group shot with Kane in it. I agree I thought CJ Graham looked taller than 6ft3, and in this pic he looks taller than Kane by at least an inch. The picture has Warrington Gillete in it who looks 2 inches shorter than Kane. Your listing of Gillete at 6ft1 would fit perfectly than, with Kane at 6ft3(in Boots), and I think CJ at 6ft4ish. Check it out, and let me know what you think!
Ed said on 21/Jan/06
Yeah, that would be interesting! In recent pics of Ken, he looks pretty big, like he's been hiting the weights, or beer and pizza. I can understand Kane's reaction, I was disapointed at first as well to. But, it's not Ken's fault, and I think he did a decent job. Kane is still my favorite Jason, but Ken wasn't bad.
Anonymous said on 20/Jan/06
I have to strike the germaphobe comment, which was a dick thing to say, because I read he was burned bad in a stunt accident, and he works with little kids in burn centers in hospitals. Which is really cool!
Plus I googled his name and found a photo of him with the Rock, in which Kane looks taller by almost an inch. So now the Rock is shrinking too. Still, there are plenty of shots of his boots. They look like 2 inch thick soles, on close inspection.
Ed said on 20/Jan/06
I've looked for pictures of the two together, and there hard to find. Unless they are pics from ,"Jason takes Manhattan." I remember reading an interview of Kane's where he showed a lot of animosity towards Ken Kirzinger due to the Freddy vs. Jason casting decision. In fact saying along the lines, Well I guess they wanted a skinny bitch to play jason this time." So the chances of finding a shot of these two guys standing next to each other in a publicity shot is probably pretty slim. I respect your opinion, and if I hadn't met him in person I probably would have continued to think he was 6ft4 or 5.

Now, last time at the doctor, I measured 5ft11 1/4 in my bare feet. Wish it was more, but that's the honest to god truth. So with a pair of shoes, I usually where merrel's which have about a 1 inch sole, I'm 6ft1/4. Kane appeared to me to be about 3 inches taller than me. I think I'm a pretty decent judge of height, I played basketball growing up with a lot of tall guys, probably why I wanted to be taller, so I got use to judging different heights. Maybe at the most he is 6ft2 in his bare feet, but I think it's pushing it. I met alot of B rated celebs at that convention, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Lou Ferrigno, Virgil, and Kane Hodder. With the exception of Virgil, who was about 6ft2, the rest hovered in the 6ft3 range, even Ferrigno. Who I thought would have been taller. He is a monstrous guy, but he is only about 6ft3, probably shrunk over the years doing all those squats.

Ed said on 19/Jan/06
Just to add when I met the guy, there were two things I immediately noticed. One, he's been burned bad, and he wears these gloves all the time. I don't know if they have to do with the burns, or maybe he's a germaphobe. Secondly, were the huge soled boots. I kid you all not, they are like platform shoes. You maybe don't want to belive it, but check out his site like I said, or look for other convention pics of him online, you'll see he's always wearing them and the gloves. He is a big dude, but his height is fabricated. I was disappointed because I was a huge Jason fan as a kid, and I can remember thinking, wow this guy is a monster, and then when I met him, it was a letdown.
Ed said on 19/Jan/06
Okay, so do you mean 6ft2.5 with boots, as in comparison to Ken. Or is this their height in barefeet, 6ft5.5 and 6ft2.5, making them respectably with normal footgear 6ft3.5 and 6ft6.5. Because, if you say Ken does look 6ft5.5, and at least 3 inches taller than Kane, then even with shoes on Ken would be 6ft6.5 or 6ft6 and Kane would be 6ft3 or 6ft3.5 with shoes, and we know he wears big boots, to add to the Jason persona. This all puts Kane back at 6ft1.5 in his barefeet, with at minimum 2 inch soled shoes, and what you know, he's 6ft3.5. On another note, did anyone check out "Jason Goes to Hell." The scene I mentioned is what made me originally skeptical of his 6ft5 listing. So when I met the guy in person, the truth was pretty clear. The boots are the culprit!
Glenn said on 18/Jan/06
he looked 6-5 to me.
Ed said on 18/Jan/06
Three inch lifts are not uncommon in Hollywood. Look at Tom Cruise, who is listed at 5ft7 but he is always on an even level with many actors that are taller, in the 5ft10 range. If you are 6ft 1 in your bare feet, with boots you are now 6ft2 maybe 6ft2 1/2. It might be uncomfortable, but girls do it all the time. I think they get used to it. A lot of cowboy boots have at least a 2 inch heel, and they are definitely active, and not falling over. If Kane is 6ft 1 1/2 in his bare feet, with 2 inch boots he would be now 6ft3 1/2, about right for when I met him, give or take. Add an inch lift inside, presto, you are now 6ft4 1/2. Or maybe a lot of the actors in the films are small of stature, which would make a guy standing 6ft3 1/2 in boots, a lot more menacing.
Ed said on 18/Jan/06
Just wnated to add one more piece to the puzzle. If you have seen," Jason goes to Hell," the guy that plays the coroner Richard Gant, he eats Jason's heart and turns into him. Well, in the scene in the beginning when he kills his assistant and leaves the hospital to start his rampage, two swat officers try to stop him. One of them is Kane, in a cameo not as Jason. Well, Richard Gant is listed at 6ft3, and he looks way bigger than Kane in this scene, way bigger. The guy is appearing to where a pair of standard dress shoes, so now he is 6ft4 or a little more, and Kane looks tiny in comparison. I don't know maybe Kane was issued different footwear by the wardrobe department, and his true height is showing. I always found that odd? Here is this guy I envisioned to be 6ft5 or bigger, shrunk down quite a bit. Watch the movie, and see for yourself.
Ed said on 18/Jan/06
What I'm saying is with boots with 2 inch heels, and 1 inch lift inside, if you stand 6ft1.5, you are now 6ft4.5. I don't think he was ever any taller in the films! Hey, I met the guy,and I know what I saw. You can think what ever you want.
Viper652 said on 18/Jan/06
So Ed,your saying these boots give Kane 4-5 inches, to make Kane look 6-5?? Thats hard to beleive.
Ed said on 17/Jan/06
All I know is I met the guy, and with his monstrous boots he is about 6ft3 1/2. Take away his "Kiss footgear," and the guy is 6ft1 maybe 6ft1 1/2 in his bare feet! You can think what you would like, but I've seen the guy up close, shook his hand, stood face to face with him, and I have always been finicky about height! Being rather obseesive about my own height at one time, I know I'm about 6ft in shoes maybe 6ft 1/4, and this guy was about 3 inches taller. I'm telling you check out his site, look at the pics of him at conventions. There is one of him sitting next to Robert Englund on a couch, and you get a great look at his Marilyn Manson boots!
Ed said on 14/Jan/06
If you watch, Friday the 13th: Part 8, Jason takes Manhattan, there is a scene towards the end where he follows the kids into a diner. A huge cook comes out from behind the counter to stop him, and Jason throws him across the room. Well that guy is none other than Ken Kirzinger, Jason from Freddy vs. Jason, listed at 6ft5, in his Canadian stuntman profile. Well, he dwarfs old Kane, by easily 3 plus inches. You can just see the huge height difference.So if Ken was wearing typical 1 inch soled shoes, he would be about 6ft6. Kane wore lifts in those movies to make himself more intimidating, and I don't doubt they are the same kind of boots he wears everywhere today, to conventions. I've seen these boots in person, while I stood and talked to the guy. They are huge. Way bigger then your average thick soled boot. He is a big guy, but his height is being fabricated. These boots are the reason! Jasonfan is correct, Kane states that he was 6ft1 upon graduating from high school. he did not grow 2 more inches after that. If he was 6ft3 in his barefeet, with these freaky large boots, he would be 6ft6, and come on, it's pretty clear that is not the case. Look at all the pictures of him with other horror movie icons, Gunnar Hansen(Leatherface), who is 6ft4, in those pics he is smaller. Even with CJ Graham, Jason from, Friday the 13th Part 6, who states he is 6ft3, Kane looks shorter than him. LIFTS STRIKE AGAIN!!
Ed said on 5/Dec/05
Check out his official site. I'm telling you his shoes are huge. Go to the convention pics, and scroll through them. There is one of him walking on stage, and one of him sitting on a couch with Robert Englund. The soles are ginormous!! Yeah, that's right, GINORMOUS!!! This guy is like 6ft1 to 1& 1/2 in his bare feet, I'm guessing.
Ed said on 22/Nov/05
You should all check out Kane Hodder's official site, and look at some of his pictures at conventions. Especially the pics with his boots visible. There is one particular good one of him sitting down. You can clearly see how friggin huge the soles on these boots are. At least 2 inches thick. I saw them in person , and they are no joke. Put a pair of those on when you stand 6ft1 or 2 in your barefeet, and you are easily now 6ft3 or 4. He seems like a real nice guy, but he is definitely all about the lifts. There is no way this dude is 6ft3 legit!!
sam said on 22/Nov/05
He's shorter than Ken Kerzinger or Tony Todd, both of whom are 6'5". They have 1.5 to 2 inches on him.
Viper652 said on 22/Nov/05
I think he is at least 6-3. And I wouldnt rule out even 6-5. He does look that in pics and especially moves. But the thing is, was he ever 6-5?? For the longest time I always thought he was the listed 6-5 on the net, and I never questioned it.
Viper652 said on 14/Nov/05
So your saying Kane is 6-0.
Ed said on 13/Nov/05
I met Kane at a convention over the summer, and with shoes on I am just about 6ft, now Kane wears very big boots with very abnormally thick heels. I would say with these boots he is maybe over 6 ft 2, but they are definitely the responsible party. I think he would like to be 6ft3!
Jasonfan said on 1/Oct/05
As a Huge fan of Kane Hodder I know he is not 6'5. I have seen the film sam was talking about and he is right Kirzinger is 3 inches taller then Kane. Kane was 6'1 when he graduated from high school so I doubt he would of grown 4 inches after that. In this photo Kane doesn't look much taller then Freddy here http://www.fridaythe13thfilms.com/saga/part7/kane7.jpg
sam said on 30/Sep/05
I think this is off. He says 6'5", but he's been reported as actually 6'3" for years. He certainly looked shorter than 6'5" Tony Todd in a picture I saw of them together. The reason Kane wasn't cast in Freddy vs. Jason was because he supposedly wasn't tall enough (which he was pissed about) and was replaced with 6'5"-6'6" Ken Kirzinger. Kirzinger also appeared as an stuntman in a previous Jason movie while Hodder was playing Jason and apparently looked about 3 inches taller (haven't seen this myself).

[Editor Rob: Kirzinger does give his height as 6ft 5, so it does seem bizarre he was turned down. I do think maybe this guy might have lost some height and still thinks he's '6ft 5'...]

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