How tall is Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno's Height

6ft 3 (190.5 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 4 (193 cm)
American bodybuilder and actor best known for playing The Hulk in the original 1970's TV Series The Incredible Hulk. These photos are from a 2006 Memorabilia event and a Collectormania 2013. Nowadays he says his weight is about 250 pounds but weighed in at nearer the 290 pound mark during his peak competing years. In 2014 he also claimed "6'4" on his twitter.

How tall is Lou Ferrigno
5ft 8 Rob and Lou
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Average Guess (91 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 3.76in (192.4cm)
Current: 6ft 2.6in (189.5cm)
HeightRealist said on 13/May/20
About 190cm peak. Nowadays 188cm. The 195cm claim is absurd.Tall guy especially for a bodybuilder.
Big King said on 10/May/20
Well, Ferrigno stands 192cm or 6'3.5" nowadays and 195cm or 6'4.75" when he was younger.
Cockstride said on 5/May/20
I think 6-3 range. Hulk hogan said he was taller by a couple of inches. 6-5 range is my opinion on hogan. So Lou imo is 6-3 guy.
Canson said on 27/Apr/20
@Editor Rob: was he the full 6’3” in 2013? I don’t remember when Ali Baba met him but he didn’t look 6’3” next to him imho. Maybe 6’2.5”
Editor Rob
last time I seen him, he was much closer to 6ft 3 than 2.
Herbinator_88 said on 17/Apr/20
I met Big Louie at Comic-con. I am a 5'4" man with shoes on and he seemed a little less than a foot taller than me.

Here is is in "I Love You Man" with 6'3.5" Jason Segel. They are pretty much eye to eye: Click Here


Here is Lou at what probably was his peak height circa 1973 next to a peak Arnold at 6'1"

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I have no clue why people here would "downgrade" Lou to anything less than 6'3".
Herbinator_88 said on 17/Apr/20
I met Big Louie at Comic-con. I am a 5'4" man with shoes on and he seemed a little less than a foot taller than me.

Here is is in "I Love You Man" with 6'3.5" Jason Segel. They are pretty much eye to eye: Click Here


Here is Lou at what probably was his peak height circa 1973 next to a peak Arnold at 6'1"

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I have no clue why people here would "downgrade" Lou to anything less than 6'3".
Cockstride said on 10/Apr/20
Imo 6-3.5 peak max. Maybe even 6-3. Today looks 6-2 max.
Revskull said on 17/Mar/20
so I don't think Lou was ever taller than 6'2", max peak height. The reason why I say this is that he was on 'Night Court' alongside a legit 6'4" John Larroquette, and a 6'8" Richard Moll. It was the episode where Lou acted as "The Klondike Butcher". It is very easy to see that he is a full 2 inches shorter, maybe more, than John Larroquette. He looks half a foot shorter than 'Bull'. They wouldn't have wanted to understate his height and size, given the role he was playing. Peak Height guess, 6'2"
Bob da cob. said on 13/Feb/20
More a strong 6-3 guy rather than a legit 6-4 guy.
Jkiller said on 8/Feb/20
189.5cm nowadays, peak was 192-192.5cm.
Big King said on 23/Dec/19
Well, I would say that 6'4" is Ferrigno's morning height. I would give him a solid 6'3.5", End of discussion!
Nearly 180cm guy said on 5/Dec/19
Hey rob! Recently, I sent a picture of Van Damme and Lou from 1991 and pictures of their footwear to justify why I think Van Damme really was 5'9.25", I hope you looked at what I sent. However, let's forget about Van Damme peak height for a moment! I have one question:
Do you think that Lou at the beginning of the 90s was still close to his peak height at the age of 40 or could he lost at least small fraction?
Editor Rob
By 40 a small loss is possible for Lou, but not like 1/2 to 3/4 inch.
viper said on 28/Oct/19
6-3 peak

6-2 now
viper said on 28/Oct/19
Wow, Arnold only looks 5-10 in the 70s with Leroy.

That's a strange pic
viper said on 28/Oct/19
He's not taller than 6-2.

Needs a downgrade to 6-2.5 at least
Sotiris Gravas said on 23/Sep/19
Rob, given that he's definitely not taller than Dolph Lundgren, you should at least downgrade Lou to 6'2.5".
Editor Rob
Today Lou could be similar range, but 6 years ago I thought he could look nearer 6ft 3
Pierre said on 8/Aug/19
Click Here Here at around 1:10 = clearly shorter than John Larroquette listed 6"4'.He wear shoes you can see at 0:19.
John Larroquette again,this time next to Richard Moll listed 6"8' = Click Here Click Here Click Here (the two right men in this pic)
Hopping hopper said on 7/Aug/19
Wasn’t a real 6-4 peak guy. More a strong 6-3
Sotiris Gravas said on 12/Jul/19
Here's and 80-year-old Leroy Colbert (listed 5'9" peak height) w/ Arnie (2013): Click Here

Lou w/ Colbert at same event... Click Here


P.S. This was Colbert w/ Arnie back in the '70s... Click Here
Johan 185 cm said on 5/Jul/19
Sotiris Gravas said on 1/Jul/19

I'm guessing the custom-made shoes that Shaq wears gives him substantial height boost... definitely more than your typical 1-inch boost. Supposedly, Richters wears size 51EU (or 16.5 US), whereas Shaq wears size 22 and Lopez a size 20. I should mention that I also see size 23 for Shaq, and supposedly he started off w/ size 20.

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Yeah Shaq has huge feet among the biggest in the NBA, his feet are much bigger than say 7'6" Yao Ming who only is an 18 US.

Richters has a 51 euro and Yao has a 52 while Shaq wears a 56/57!!.
Canson said on 3/Jul/19
He’s not over 6’2 today and in his prime I doubt he was ever 6’4. Maybe 6’3.5 but maybe 6’3.25
Sotiris Gravas said on 2/Jul/19
@Editor Rob Here's Lou w/ around 6'2" Dave Reaves (listed 6'5", lol) from 2015:
Click Here

Joseph Gatt and Reaves (2018)... Click Here

Lou and around 6'3" Joesph Scott Jenkins (listed 6'4")... Click Here

Reaves and Jenkins... Click Here , Click Here

Jenkins w/ 6'5" JJ Watt... Click Here


Lou Ferrigno is MAX 6'2" now, most likely 6'1.75". He'll be turning 68 this year. If he ever looks taller, it's thanks to footwear and camera angles.




Here's Joesph Gatt w/ 6'0" (not 6'0.75") Keanu Reeves... Click Here

Keanu and 6'2" Shawne Merrimann... Click Here

Gatt w/ 5'10" Jay Leno... Click Here

W/ 5'8" Michael Keaton... Click Here

Any time Joseph Gatt looks 6'0.5", it's thanks to footwear.



Rob, you currently have Lou at 6'3" and Shawne Merrimann at 6'3.5". Both men should be downgraded to max 6'2" if you want your site to be more accurate.
Editor Rob
Last time I seen Lou in person he was much nearer 6ft 3 than 2.
Sotiris Gravas said on 1/Jul/19
@Johan I didn't even realize that JT had already posted that Richters pic, and that RoelC posted a pic of maybe 6'11.25" Robin Lopez w/ Lou.

Lou w/ Lopez (2015)... Click Here , Click Here , Click Here , Click Here

Lopez w/ 7'0" Shaq... Click Here

I'm guessing the custom-made shoes that Shaq wears gives him substantial height boost... definitely more than your typical 1-inch boost. Supposedly, Richters wears size 51EU (or 16.5 US), whereas Shaq wears size 22 and Lopez a size 20. I should mention that I also see size 23 for Shaq, and supposedly he started off w/ size 20.
Sotiris Gravas said on 1/Jul/19
Lou w/ 5'6" George Lucas (2005)... Click Here , Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 30/Jun/19
This is a pic that I should have straightened before posting... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 30/Jun/19
Lou w/ 6'4" Louis Leterrier (2008)... Click Here , Click Here , Click Here ,
Editor Rob
Even a couple of years ago Lou when he stands well still looks near 6ft 3.

You can see him with Joseph Gatt in 2017.
Sotiris Gravas said on 25/Jun/19
Lou w/ 5'8.25" Mamun... Click Here
Johan 185 cm said on 14/Jun/19
Sotiris Gravas said on 25/May/19
Lou w/ 7'0" (not 7'2") Olivier Richters... Click Here

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So Lou is 6' range then? Look at how much height he is dropping next to lou, draw the lines he barely meets his shoulder if straight.
Caruso Victor said on 13/Jun/19
They picked Lou to play a 7’0 superhero and he was only 6’3???
I heard the guy who played Jaws in James Bond movie was first choice to play Hulk due to his phenomenal height, but he didn’t have Lou’s incredible physique. So they traded height for muscles...it worked well though. It’s amazing how the right camera angle can add inches to your stature!
Sotiris Gravas said on 20/May/19
@Editor Rob The pics I posted of Ferrigno w/ 6'3.5" DeMarcus Ware (footwear visible)... as well as pics of Ware w/ legit 6'5" guys like Peyton Manning and Derek Wolfe demonstrates that Ferrigno simply can't be 6'3". At the very most he would be 6'2.5". I'm curious, why the reluctance to downgrade him? And I'm not just talking about current height. He was never 6'4". The video evidence of him on "Night Court" next to John Larroquette is proof positive IMHO.
Sotiris Gravas said on 16/Apr/19
@Johan 185 cm

Dude w/ Baker Mayfield (listed 6'1", measured 6'0 5/8" at the combine) Click Here



Now, same dude and Ferrigno... Click Here , Click Here



Same guy and Arnie... Click Here
Same guy and Franco Columbu (2014)... Click Here





Lou and Jason Scott Jenkins... Click Here


Jenkins and 6'6" Deontay Wilder... Click Here
J and 6'5" JJ Watt (2013)... Click Here
J and 6'4.5" Brian Drolet... Click Here , Click Here
J and 6'3.5" Jason Momoa... Click Here
J and maybe 6'3" Tiny Lister (2015)... Click Here



Like I said, Ferrigno is not 6'2.5" now.
Johan 185 cm said on 15/Apr/19
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Another one with Arnold.

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With 6'2.5" confirmed Sam J Jones, clearly not shorter.
Johan 185 cm said on 15/Apr/19
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Not so sure about him being under 6'2.5"

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Thats 2 1/2 inches there ...clearly so much taller than Arnold.
Sotiris Gravas said on 14/Apr/19
@Ian C. Actually, Ferrigno is wearing shoes, dude.

Here's YouTube footage of him on "Night Court"... Click Here

What accounts for Larroquette's greater height is that Ferrigno was never more than 6'3" peak height.
Why Rob hasn't already downgraded him is a mystery to me.


And yes, a 6'3" Lou means Arnie was never more than 6'0.5" peak. And by "never," I do mean never.




@Johan The pic I already posted of Ferrigno w/ 6'3.5" DeMarcus Ware 100% proves he's not 6'2.5" today.
Johan 185 cm said on 11/Apr/19
6'2.5" today, he didnt look a full 6'3" with Ali Baba and struggles to look taller than 6'2" guys.

He looked max 6'3.5" peak.
Canson said on 9/Apr/19
@Viper: probably 6’3.5 or 6’3.25. I doubt he’s still 6’3” today
Ian C. said on 9/Apr/19
Actually, Sotiris, in the photos of Ferrigno and Larroquette, Ferrigo is almost certainly barefoot, which would account for Larrogquette's apparent greater height.
viper said on 8/Apr/19
Lou looked 6-3 on night court. I'm unsure on his peak
Sotiris Gravas said on 8/Apr/19
@The Ben Editor Rob has both Lou and John Larroquette at 6'4" peak height. Clearly, only one man was really 6'4" in these 1985 pics... Click Here , Click Here , Click Here , and that man wasn't named Lou Ferrigno. He was never 6'4", let alone 6'5".
Sotiris Gravas said on 7/Apr/19
@The Ben You said Lou looked around 6'3". Here's a young Lou next to 6'5.5" Ralf Moeller:
Click Here

Here's Lou next to max 6'3.5" DeMarcus Ware (2017)... Click Here

Ware and 6'5" Peyton Manning... Click Here
Ware and 6'5" Derek Wolfe... Click Here


Lou is NOWHERE near 6'3" now. His peak height was 6'3".
The Ben said on 21/Mar/19
Lou and I at 6'0.25. Lou had a footwear advantage and I was leaning forward so lost a little height to him. Click Here

Lou looked around 6'3. Obvious from his proportions that he's lost height. Not sure what peak would be. Maybe 6'4.5-6'5.
The Ben said on 21/Mar/19
6'2.5 Brendan with Lou Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 9/Mar/19
Hulk Hogan (cowboy boots) w/ height-loss Bill Bixby and James Garner in 1990... Click Here
Footwear... Click Here


5'9" Bixby and 6'3" Lou in their prime... Click Here Funny how Lou only looks 6'2" here if he were to stand straight...

Lou was never 6'4" and he's 100% not 6'3" now. He's a weak 6'2", max.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Feb/19
@viper
But Lou was listed 6'5" during his career. You'd have to imagine that he claimed 6'5" at one point or another.
Sotiris Gravas said on 18/Feb/19
@viper When I met Lou at a comic con around 10 years ago, he was at least 6'2". If DeMarcus Ware isn't even really 6'4", then Lou is around 6'1.75" max now. Where does that leave Hogan...? Click Here Hogan might be 6'2.25" now. Definitely not 6'3".


Also, I just noticed Lou is tiptoeing next to Hasselhoff in this pic... Click Here , which explains why he looks taller as compared to other pics, which had me wondering (you can tell by the shadow under his foot). Worth noting, The Hoff doesn't have big heels on...
Canson said on 18/Feb/19
@Viper: he’s not less than 6’2” I doubt but in the pic he could look a lot smaller. Ali even said 6’2.5 is possible but he thought 6’2” flat or 6’2-6’2.5
viper said on 17/Feb/19
Lou with Baba looks like a bigger difference to me than Shawne Merriman and Martellus Bennett
viper said on 17/Feb/19
Lou only looks 6-1 next to Ali Baba.

Lou is most definitely 6-2 MAX.

6-1 range is not out of the question.
viper said on 17/Feb/19
Lou looks under 6-2 with 6-0 Trump and 6-3.5 Ware.
viper said on 17/Feb/19
Still not as bad as 6-2 Shawne Merriman claiming 6-5, so hes got that going for him.
viper said on 17/Feb/19
DeMarcus Ware measured 6-3.5 at the Senior Bowl.

He's not 6-4.
Canson said on 17/Feb/19
@Sotiris: I don’t know if goldblum is that low today
Sotiris Gravas said on 16/Feb/19
Lou recently said he's 6'4" on Twitter... Click Here At least that's better than Hogan falsely claiming he's still 6'4.5", I guess. Lou's peak height was never more than 6'3". and is currently 6'2". DeMarcus Ware is around 6'4"... Lou is not.
Sotiris Gravas said on 16/Feb/19
Reminder: Lou doesn't look more than 6'2" next to a 6'0.5" Trump (2012):
Click Here

6'6" Ali Baba and 5'9" Michael Rooker... Click Here

Lou and Rooker (2015)... Click Here



W/ 6'3" Kevin Sorbo (2017)... Click Here
However, look how short he looks next to Lou when in flip-flops... Click Here



Lou and 6'3.5" The Hoff (2017)... Click Here , Click Here ,
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Lou and Hoff (2018)... Click Here
Lou, Hoff, 6'2.5" Sam J. Jones (2018)... Click Here
Lou and Jones... Click Here , Click Here

Lou and 6'1" Sting in wrestling gear(2018)... Click Here

Lou and 6'3.5" Jason Momoa (2018)... Click Here

W/ 6'3" max Jeff Goldblum (2018)... Click Here



6'3" Hemsworth next to Thor statue... Click Here , Click Here
Lou near same statue ... Click Here




Compare these 2017 Lou and maybe 6'4.5" Fred Dryer (6'6" peak height) pics Click Here
Click Here , Click Here

Lou and 6'4" DeMarcus Ware... Click Here
Sonnecker said on 14/Feb/19
Eric Bana is a solid 188 cm tall, and Hiddleston 187-188 according to Rob, and I totally agree. This make Big Lou still 190 cm at least, maybe a full 6'3". Excellent result for a sportsman of 68 years old!
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Christian: I see where Ali said Max 6’2.5 but looks 6’2 next to him

Click Here
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Sotiris: I think Bana is legit 6’2”.

@Christian: Lou with Ali Baba could look 6’2 imho maybe best case 6’2.5 but really 6’2.25 is the most I see
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 31/Jan/19
@Canson

6'2" flat for him is a bit low I feel. I'm thinking more 6'2.5", but maybe Sotiris could be on the money.
Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Jan/19
Considering estimates by both Rob and Ali Baba, I think 6'2.5" is fair. Still haven't seen enough to say 6'2" flat, though that may not be far off for Lou. At minimum, I can't give him even a mm more than Dolph today after seeing Dolph look clearly taller in 4-5 photos from that recent event. 6'2.5" is also the lowest I'd go for Hogan today and I think he's still closer to 6'3" than 6'2". I'd also bet Bana is closer to 6'2" than 6'1", if not a legit 6'2" and Lou was still a legit 6'3" in 2003. Kimmel is also more 5'11" minimum than max, imo. I do think there's more than enough evidence to conclude Lou had shrunk into the 6'2" range and I suspect Rob would agree now if he saw Lou again in 2019.
Canson said on 28/Jan/19
@Sotiris: I agree that Lou isn’t 6’3” (he’s 6’2) but Hogan still looks it.
Sotiris Gravas said on 27/Jan/19
I love how Google has Lou at 6'5", LOL. Here's Lou w/ 6'1.5" Tom Hiddleston as Loki:
Click Here Loki's footwear... Click Here

Hiddleston and a legit 6'3" Chris Hemsworth... Click Here

Here's what a guy who isn't 6'3" like Hogan (actually tells ppl he's now 6'4.5") looks like next to a 6'2" Lou... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 11/Jan/19
6'2.5" Lou and 6'1" (not 6'2") Eric Bana in 2003... Click Here

6'1" Bana and 5'11" max Jimmy Kimmel... Click Here

Bana and 6'3" (not 6'3.5") Joel McHale... Click Here

6'4.75" Nick Young and 6'3" McHale... Click Here

Just a reminder, LOL, 6'5.5" peak height Moeller and Lou (1977)... Click Here


6'4" peak height for Lou...? No, not even in shoes.
Peter 180cm said on 4/Jan/19
189cm is a fair possibility now.
Canson said on 4/Jan/19
@Sotiris: you said it the same way that Ali Baba did when he saw Lou in person. That he looked 6’2-6’2.5 back then as well not 6’3”. The pictures with Ali Baba suggest that he was around 6’2 and maybe 6’2.5 if he stood straight. I think peak Lou was 191-192 max
Sotiris Gravas said on 4/Jan/19
5'11" peak height Joe Piscopo w/ supposedly 5'10" peak height Joe Weider (1997):
Click Here

Weider and Lou (1994)... Click Here




Now, here's Piscopo next to 6'7" John Matuszak... Click Here


Does Lou look tall compared to Matuszak... ? The answer is no. He was never 6'4".
Sotiris Gravas said on 1/Jan/19
Some more Dolph and Lou pics... you decide... Click Here , Click Here ,
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Another angle of Lou and Hogan from 7 months ago at the Nickel City Con:
Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 1/Jan/19
6'3" Mike O'Hearn and Lou back in 2009... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 1/Jan/19
When I saw Lou at a comic con back in 2008 or 2009, he looked around 6'2", maybe 6'2.5".

Lou and Mark Eaton (maybe 7'3" now)... Click Here
Eaton and 6'4.5" Charles Barkley... Click Here

Just for fun, Lou and 6'10" Peter Mayhew... Click Here



One more for the road... Lou and Hogan... Click Here Which means Hogan is UNDER 6'3" nowadays, something ppl refuse to accept, but must.

Here's Lou, Arnie and now 6'5" Ralf Moeller... Click Here


Lou was NEVER 6'4" peak height.
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Dec/18
A couple of more pics of Lou and Dolph, 2nd one shows footwear: Click Here Click Here Dolph is bending his knee in the 2nd pic and I can't tell if Lou is going up on his back foot, but Lou's shoes look a little thicker if anything. Lou doesn't look near 6'3" with Trump either, though the pic is pretty small and it wouldn't surprise me if Lou was dropping some height. But I think at least a downgrade to 190 current would be pretty safe. It's still tough for me to say whether Lou was 193 peak or just 192.
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Dec/18
@berta: Good find, I didn't see a shot of them standing until now, but yeah, Dolph definitely looks taller in the pic: Click Here I know Ali Baba didn't think Lou was above 6'2.5" and it seems like he's no taller than 190 cm these days, imo. Lou might be dropping more height with Crews, but if he isn't then he's definitely shorter than Dolph now since Crews has always been shorter than Dolph. I believe Dolph and Lou trained together in the 80's. It'd be very interesting to see them back then still at their peaks.
Pierre said on 24/Dec/18
@Berta=there is a picture here page number 2 (comment on 25 jun 13 Lou and 6"6' Ali Baba)=next to him Lou looks at maximum 6"2' in 2013 imo
berta said on 19/Dec/18
Rob i saw on his facebook that he and dolph did a event together a week ago and they looked the same height, actually if i would guess who looked taller then i would say dolph. I can believe that dolph, if he stands tall could be either 189 ore 190. Lou is only legit 189 today. He also was exact same height as terry crews recently together and Terry is probably not a legit 189 guy Check this out Click Here: he is 1 icnh taller than trump. I think trump could still be 185 if he stands tall but Ferrigno does not look a mm over 189 if trump is 185. Peak could have been 193 but i believe he was 192-192,5
James Keffer said on 11/Dec/18
Probably about 6'4. Maybe 6'3.75 or 6'4.25 but he's definitely close to 6'4. He towers cover 5'8-5'8.5 Liberace:Click Here
Ethan Bennett said on 27/Nov/18
I met him in 2013 and he was about 6’4”. I’m 5’9” barefoot, 5’10” with shoes on and he towered over me.
Canson said on 16/Nov/18
@Brad: Ali Baba met him and had pics and said he’s 6’2 6’2.5 max. You’ve said before that you consider yourself 6’6” but are really 6’5.5. That’s probably why you have him 6’3
Bradley said on 15/Nov/18
Always at celeb signings, I always looked at the top of his head. He's 6' 3" now, doubt much more than 1/2" more peak.
Canson said on 12/Nov/18
@Rising: I gotcha. I have him as a peak 6’5” too
Rising - 174 cm said on 9/Nov/18
@Canson: I have Cooper at the full 6'5" too. I was referring to Lou's 6'4.5" claim. I was just remembering how I believed Lou's claim years ago. @Pierre: I've seen that photo with Ralf and Lou does look much shorter, but the only thing I wonder about is ground. He looks 6'3" max with Durock too, though the low angle could exaggerate the difference. Difficult to tell how much shorter Perry is there due to ground and posture. Lou looks maybe 6'3" or just over if Perry is 6'2", but Lou might have ground advantage and Perry might be standing straighter. He's not much shorter than Ralf in the second photo, but Ralf is leaning and might be on lower ground.
Canson said on 9/Nov/18
@Rising: you’re saying 6’4.5 for Cooper? That surprises me as I would’ve pegged him a legit 6’5” at his peak too
Pierre said on 8/Nov/18
@Rising=Lou and Dick Durock listed 6"5.5' /6"6' = Click Here
Lou and Ralph Moeller listed 6"5.5' /6"6' = Click Here Click Here =in this i doubt the ground is flat because the two right women are looking curiously very short next to the left woman
Lou and Manny(Manuel) Perry listed 6"2' = Click Here
berta said on 6/Nov/18
he is going to a comiccon scotland in a couple of days.
Rising - 174 cm said on 5/Nov/18
Lou has had 2 hip AND knee replacements plus he has degenerative disc disease so it makes sense he's lost a good amount of height. He didn't look taller than Ali Baba thought in his pic with Lou and Hasselhoff can look an inch or more taller now so 6'2.5" is possible and a 190 cm current listing might be good. Lou did look taller than Hulk Hogan in this 2014 pic: Click Here Granted, you can tell it's not easy for Hogan to stand like that and Lou looked a bit shorter than Hogan overall, imo back in 2005: Click Here and Hogan wasn't over 6'3.5" by that time so Lou would already be 6'3" flat the year before Rob met him, but he was at least that when the Hulk film came out in 2003, possibly a bit taller since he was noticeably taller than 6'2" Eric Bana and Jon Voight. He looked huge in the 70's and I always figured he was 6'4", which I still don't rule out, but he could look more than just an inch shorter than 6'5" listed Michael Cooper back in 1985: Click Here Click Here and the 6'4.5" claim(which I probably bought once upon a time) does make me wonder if that was a shoe height, though some do just pad their height by 1/2" or get measured earlier.
viper said on 5/Nov/18
He only looked 6-3 on Night Court.
berta said on 5/Nov/18
i dont know if i would argue 191 max at peak :P but 192 seems very possible. He looked at best 193 cm peak. I would go with 6 `3 1/2 peak and 6`2 1/2 today. Very legit 189 today seems more possible than a full 6 foot 3
Canson said on 28/Oct/18
He looked around the same height both times Rob met him. However, Ali Baba said he’s 6’2 maybe 6’2.5 and he’s closer in height with Lou than Rob
Canson said on 28/Oct/18
@Christian: agreed. 6’3.25 is the max for him peak
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Oct/18
@Canson

Could be 191 peak and 189 today.
Canson said on 10/Oct/18
@Christian: I think today prob 6’2 range. I know Ali Baba pegged him 6’2-6’2.5 in person a few years back so i agree with your estimate based on how they looked too. I think peak he was only 6’3” and not 6’4”
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 23/Sep/18
Looks max 189cm in the bottom pic.
Canson said on 20/Sep/18
He was never 6’4 barefoot. Peak 6’3”
AnonymousMe said on 18/Aug/18
...literally just saw him at a Terrificon. He was maybe 15 feet away when he stood up. I'm just a bit over 6', and currently, I would not put him at any more than 6'2. Given I always read as a kid that he was 6'5, it was a little surprising to not see him as really huge, but just normal tallish.
Canson said on 14/Jul/18
I agree with Mickey! Max 191.5 or 191.7
Micky said on 20/Apr/18
I'm voting 6'3.5" peak and 6'2.25" today.
berta said on 4/Apr/18
i think is strange that he was listed same height in 2006 and now? why would he shrink full inch at the age of 53 and then not shrink more now at 65? i really think that if he was 191 back in 2006 then he could have lost a fraction by then and was 191,5-192 peak and 190,5-191 in 2006 and 190 by 2013 and by now he is down to 189. Could be heading to 6 foot 2 flat . Arnold was probably 6 foot 1 flat in the evening. and 187 range after laying donw for a hour ore two.
allornothing said on 23/Mar/18
I met him at a con a few months back. I’m 5’9 and he was maybe 5 inches taller no more. Maybe 6-1.5, 6’2 not to mention I had less foot wear than him. I don’t buy 6’3 except maybe peak height.
Bobby said on 7/Mar/18
He looks taller in the top photo than on the bottom. Why is that?
Canson said on 18/Feb/18
@Real Cavhill: hogan at his peak was a legit 6’5”. He’s had extensive surgery which is why he’s lost height. Today probably 6’3” at his lowest. I saw where Alan32080 has met him and pointed to 6’3.5 but Alan also said he dips to 6’2.67 at his low. As for Louie prob 191/192 at his peak. Could’ve been in the 6’3.5 range easily as he had Arnold by 2 or so. I think Arnold tip top peak was close to 6’1 if not a full 6’1”.
Canson said on 28/Jan/18
@Christian: yea peak. My bad!
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 27/Jan/18
@Canson

You mean 191-192 peak?
Canson said on 25/Jan/18
Maybe 191-192 (Strong 6’3) today Ali Baba met him years back and said 6’2 maybe 6’2.5. He didn’t look anything close to ralph moeller in height
Jordan87 said on 25/Jan/18
@ Christian,

I am trying to Picture Louie's Hair Out of the Equation in the top pic, I take away the 6'1, However I would think 6'1.5 is the highest he looks ( Including his lean) so you are correct there I would think. I can tell you him claiming 6'5 again is pretty dumb.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 25/Jan/18
@Jordan87

I gotta disagree. He looks 6'1.5"-6'2" next to Rob with the lean IMO. Without the lean he can look 6'2.5"-6'3". But I agree that he was never the full 6'4" at peak.
Jordan87 said on 24/Jan/18
He looks 6'1 with Rob in the top pic but is most certainly leaning. STraighten him up in the top pic and I believe he comes at around 6'2 easily" on the height chart. This of course is at age 62, so a loss of around 1" is possible.

Peak height he had to have been hovering around 6'3", possibly breaking that mark.
bk3008 said on 24/Jan/18
Click Here
He claimed 6'5" on Facebook again
Barry Fl said on 24/Jan/18
Yesterday on facebook Lou claimed "I'm 6'5". Maybe he's had a later-life growth spurt?
Pierre said on 7/Jan/18
@Danimal= Click Here Click Here Mike O Hearn next to Ronnie Coleman listed 5"10' = Imo look a little under 6"3' range here.
Next to Stan Efferding(ok very straight but...) listed 6"0' = Click Here
Danimal 5'9 3/4 said on 27/Dec/17
57 year old after Lou Ferrigno after hip replacement surgery with legit 6'3" Mike O'Hearn in 2009:
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Real Cavill said on 17/Dec/17
@Canson.....This is the first time I agree with you buddy. I thought the Hulk was 6'4" or 6'5" but somewhere along the line I heard something that he was around 6'3". I wasn't sure because I was led to believe Arnold was 6'2". After being convinced that Arnold was no taller than six foot and a half inches, 6'3.5" looks right for Big Louie.
Caaq said on 7/Dec/17
Rob... i have a question for you? In the pictures where u have a height scale superimposed on your photo with that of a celebrity, in those pictures...like the one with lou ferrigno, it shows ur hair kind of touching 5'8.5". Well is that measurement from the ground and including shoes? Would that mean that while wearing shoes you are about 5 foot 8.5 inches and lou ferrigno in shoes would cover the 6 foot 3 mark?

That is surprising. Because lou looked like he would be able to have his hair touch about 6 foot 4 or 4.5 inches in shoes in his recent movie Instant Death in which he looked pretty huge.

I saw his pictures with david hasselhoff n both were wearing similar shoes but david possibly had half inch on him. Though lou is a bit slouched as compared to david.

But strangely for some reason david doesnt seem a full 6 4 often. He looked more like 6 2.5 or so.

So yes ..i guess lou would be like 6 2 rock solid barefeet n maybe 6 3 in shoes nowadays.

But please do reply to my question.
Editor Rob: it's as if I was barefoot, since I'm slightly over 5ft 8.

In sneakers I am anywhere from 5ft 8.75-9.25 depending on the styles.
Canson said on 4/Dec/17
I think the only one of these bodybuilders that was his actual claimed height (or near it) was Ralph Moeller. He was easily the 197 cm he’s listed and only rounded up to 6’6. Ferrigno couldn’t have been much more than 6’3” or 6’3.25 and maybe 6’4 and change in shoes. Clear height difference between the two.
Canson said on 4/Dec/17
@Berta: LOL
berta said on 29/Nov/17
yeah the chuck guy have a very good point how can ferrigno be 190,5 still when levi is listed as that and was 1,5 cm taller than lou almost 10 years back.
Original said on 12/Nov/17
6'3.25" peak, legit 6'2" or even 6'2.25" as you can see with Rob.
REAL HEIGHT !!! said on 12/Nov/17
PEAK 190. Now 185cm check video Click Here
Pierre said on 31/Oct/17
@Chuck=Zachary is in a picture next to Rob/Jenny and is around 6"2.5' by the scale imo.I think Lou slouch a little but yes he look shorter than zachary by about one good inch imo.Your second pic don't work
Chuck said on 30/Oct/17
Lou Ferrigno appeared on an episode of Chuck opposite Zachary Levi. Google lists Levi's height as 1.91 m or 6'2", but I've seen 6'4" as well. Levi definitely was taller than Ferrigno in that episode as you can see here.

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berta said on 29/Oct/17
yeah canson you can be right he is probably not over 189 today but i dont think rob will give him that so i try to convince him to first lower his current to 190 cm :P
Canson said on 19/Oct/17
@Berta: doubt he’s over 6’2 today maybe 189cm max
berta said on 18/Oct/17
its really time for a current height 190 cm. i think there is really no more than 25 procent cahnse that he is taller than that today.
Canson said on 9/Oct/17
Maybe 6’3.25 peak today 6’2
Berta said on 1/Oct/17
New photos of him and hasselhoff. He looks same range as dwayne did and new photo with teump he looks a couple cm taller. 1o9 cm today
berta said on 7/Sep/17
ralph moeller alwaus looked 5 cm taller than lou.max what he was peak was 193. but could have been 192. today i dont think he is more than 189-190
Jim Hopper said on 1/Sep/17
No way 6-4" peak. 6-3" max!!
Bennett said on 25/Aug/17
More like 190cm peak 188cm now. More than joke at 6foot4 peak
Pierre said on 22/Aug/17
Click Here = Lou and Ralf Moeller listed 6"5.5'
Click Here = Lou and Dick Durock listed 6".5.5' /6"6' (sorry we can not see their feet in this pictures then maybe an advantage...)
Pierre said on 21/Aug/17
Click Here =Young Lou and Manny Perry listed 6"2' in web
berta said on 18/Aug/17
ferrigno can have been 193 at peak but ralph moeller was npo less than 2 inches taller. i think lou could have been maybe little under 193 on bad days.
Carlos172 said on 30/Jul/17
I'm a big fan of Lou, and Arnold, since I was a kid! I've seen all of their movies! In my opinion, Lou's peak height was: 6'-4.5", and 6'-3" now. And Arnold's height: 6'-1.5" peak, and 6'-0" now.
Pierre said on 17/Jul/17
Click Here =when i look at pics of Lou he seem to be lots of time in comfortable heels which could give him a little more height no?
RoelC said on 16/Jul/17
Scott A. said on 27/Jun/17
blazer said on 8/Jun/17
@Duhon. Wow in that pic with john Elway, Lou only looks 5'8..he may be a lift wearer!
Those'd be quite some lifts.

Don't know who claims that's John Elway in the pic with Lou, but pretty sure that's former NBA player Mark Eaton and not John Elway.
Here's a picture of Eaton for comparison.
Click Here

Mark was listed 7'4" in his playing days and admitted in an interview once that he was 7'3 3/4"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jul/17
190cm today is more than likely
berta said on 9/Jul/17
there is a photo on his facebook today with him and terry crews 188,5-189 cm and they are the same height. I think he is max 190 today but probably could be close to 189
bk3008 said on 7/Jul/17
He has claimed to be both 6'4" and 6'5" on facebook in the last year.
Canson said on 29/Jun/17
Lou wasn't even close to Ralph Moeller in height. Maybe we could argue 192 but I think out of bed 193"ish" and 191 at his lowest peak.
movieguy said on 29/Jun/17
I'm no expert but I suppose a guy who does an extreme activity like body building may genuinely lose height due to wear and tear. I think people who look at him now and say 6'2'' aren't seeing the younger and probably taller Lou. He may well have been close to 6'5'' in his youth.
Peterson188cm said on 27/Jun/17
Lou Ferrigno:
peak: 6'3.75 (192.4cm)
today: 6'2.5 (189.2cm)

Arnold Schwarzenegger:
peak: 6'1.25 (186cm)
today: 5'11.5 (181.6cm)
Scott A. said on 27/Jun/17
blazer said on 8/Jun/17
@Duhon. Wow in that pic with john Elway, Lou only looks 5'8..he may be a lift wearer!

Those'd be quite some lifts.
randyorton said on 25/Jun/17
looks 6'2.25" in the pictures above next to the 5'8" guy. Probably 6'3" flat back in the day.
hunbert5'11tall said on 22/Jun/17
he was a strong 6'3 today is 6'2.5 no more. Arnold in his peak days hit 6 foot and quarter inch nothin over. 6'1 mornin if that! This is the truth. 2 inches on both is on movies get it guys?
BarryFl said on 22/Jun/17
Anyone doubting Lou's height should look at him onstage next to Dorian Yates at the Mr Olympia in... I think... it was 1992. Nobody has ever called Dorian Yates's height into question - the man was a solid 5'10. Lou's height is apparent next to him, and he was well into his 40s at this point.
Editor Rob said on 13/Jun/17
He squared up to Sam Jones not long ago:

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Danny said on 12/Jun/17
@duhon either john elway is way taller than he says or Lou is leaning back on a table or sitting down
Rey said on 12/Jun/17
No way he is 6' 4" more like 6 2.25 max.

Cannot believe Rob has the 6'4" listing--what a joke.
Hijopotamus said on 10/Jun/17
6'3 with shoes on.
6'4 at his peak, with shoes on.
6'2" for Lou seems too low
blazer said on 8/Jun/17
@Duhon. Wow in that pic with john Elway, Lou only looks 5'8..he may be a lift wearer!
Duhon said on 6/Jun/17
Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/May/17
Rob, is a fraction over 6ft4 peak possible?
AlexItaly said on 26/May/17
He was a giant when young, taller than 6'2 Arnold and towering over every other body builder of that era. I think he was a solid 6'4 at 194. Nowdays he is around 190.
Arby said on 13/May/17
6'2" barefoot. Have him by an inch in person
Pierre said on 8/May/17
Click Here = Lou and Dick Durock listed 6"5.5'/6"6'
Canson said on 6/May/17
Agreed Berta 191/192 peak. They inflated his height to 6'5" to accommodate Arnold's inflation
berta said on 5/May/17
i thinsk 192 peak and 189 today. rapl moeller was 2 inches taller. and ali baba make him look 188-89.and arnold wqas probably never over 186. heheh it feels like i have said this 100 times :P and i will say it 100 times more
Kerry said on 27/Apr/17
I met him at Dragon Con and he seemed much smaller. I only realize now that he was probably hunching over to seem smaller so the children would not be scared. He appeared about 5'8, but based on these reports I think he was trying to seem small. He is an amazing role-model, so kind and open, and it is heartwarming to see him interact with children. I am so glad the new films brought back interest in The Hulk, because it brings​ him attention and opportunity.
Canson said on 26/Apr/17
6'3" peak 6'2 today
Canson said on 17/Apr/17
@joe: Ali said he's 6'5.5 at his absolute low. 6'5 3/4 or 7/8 normal low
Canson said on 15/Apr/17
Agree with you Rogan. Ali Baba also said he looked 6'2" when they met. 6'3 maybe strong prime
Rogan said on 14/Apr/17
I have met Lou. I'm 6'2 and he was the same height me. So I would only say 6'3 peak
Pierre said on 4/Apr/17
here is a picture Lou Ferrigno and Dick Durock listed 6"5.5'/ 6"6' in web(i don't know if they have the same advantage under their feet)= Click Here
firecracker said on 3/Apr/17
lou playing the hulk. close to 5'8"-5'9" bill bixby:
Click Here

once again lou ferrigno looks in the 6'2"(188cm) range. no way he was over 6'3".

6'4" barefoot pure fake
Original said on 27/Mar/17
6'3.5" Peak 6'2 Today.
berta said on 24/Mar/17
i think my 188 daddy would look almost the same height as lou. 189 is max what he is today 192 jason segal was 2 cm taller even 5 years back
Canson said on 24/Mar/17
Heightcrazyred is 100% correct he's similar to the Rock strong 6'2" today
S.J.H said on 10/Mar/17
When i think of solid 197cm alibaba i can't see lou any higher than a max 6'2.5 and that picture took quite number years ago. Lou could be just 6'2 nowadays
Ian C said on 6/Mar/17
When Ferrigno was young and first became a public figure he claimed six foot five. I saw him for the fist time on ABC's World's Strongest Man competition in (I think) 1976. Six foot five was the tale and I don't think he would have tried it if it weren't true, because one of the other competitors was a powerlifter named Bruce Wilhelm, who claimed six foot four. I can't see a six foot four man letting another man who was only six foot four claim an phantom inch, so Wilhelm would have called him on it if it had been a lie.
Canson said on 6/Mar/17
Red: agreed! Maybe 1/4" higher on the peak is a max he is but I think you have him pegged
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 5/Mar/17
Peak 6´3.5" early morning, 6´2.75" evening
Today 6´3" out of bed, 6´2.25" evening
jay said on 4/Mar/17
No taller than 6'3.5" was not 6'4"
Ebrahim said on 1/Mar/17
"Bad 'proof'. Lou is quite clearly a couple of inches taller on this photograph."

No man there is 1" difference max. When I see people taller than me and they tell me their heights, it's probably less than one inch but it looks huge, that should tell you how significant is an inch really.
190 cm said on 7/Feb/17
191-192 cm.
Canson said on 3/Feb/17
192 peak
189 today
joe### said on 2/Feb/17
S.J.H
Not he claimed 6'5.5 after a hard day of work the night he claimed 6'6 doctor measurement
jock said on 2/Feb/17
no doubt 6-4 peak height, probably 6-3 now,
S.J.H said on 25/Jan/17
@joe###

Ali baba is 197cm not 198cm ever since the picture with Lou Ferrigno. Lou Ferrigno look 6'2.5 with him. Not sure if Ferrigno was still 6'2.5 now or could he could be lesser
Ren said on 10/Jan/17
Rob, How many hair advantage does Lou Ferrigno got in this picture with you. Respond me please I really want to know?
Editor Rob: ferrigno has combed back/up hair, so definitely 1-1.5 inch range, more higher end in that bottom shot, and maybe nearer 1 in top.
joe### said on 2/Jan/17
Ali baba strong 198cm Lou Ferrigno's probably between 188-189
Canson said on 30/Dec/16
Prime 192
Today 189-190 range
berta said on 29/Dec/16
time for a 189 listing
Numan said on 29/Dec/16
firecracker said on 9/Dec/16
lou playing "the hulk", so in his 20ies with stuntman manny perry who was billed 6'2"(188cm)

Bad 'proof'. Lou is quite clearly a couple of inches taller on this photograph.
firecracker said on 9/Dec/16
Jackson said on 8/Dec/16
"I laugh when I see people say 6'2" peak and laugh even harder when I see people say Arnold 5'11" peak."

you can laugh all day, but this is the truth. lou barefoot was 6'2"-6'2.5" (188-189cm). arnold barefoot was 5'11"-5'11.5"(180-182cm). Schwarzenegger towerd over competitors who most of them were 5'6"-5'8"(166-172cm).

lou playing "the hulk", so in his 20ies with stuntman manny perry who was billed 6'2"(188cm):
Click Here

Lou is as tall as manny perry or max half inch taller. 6'4"(193cm), is a pure fake. proof.

many of you don't have idea how tall is a legit 6'3"-6'5"(190-195cm). This is the problem. Stop with this comedy on ferrigno and schwarzenegger overstimated heights. We are tired.
jessman said on 8/Dec/16
This guy's height always fascinated me when I was a kid watching the hulk on tv. He was described as 6'5, which seemed extremely tall to me at the time but, even back then, he never gave a really tall impression on the show. Before I was into double figures I had a fascination with height. I really doubted he was his listed height back then. I just watched an episode of the hulk and there were crowd scenes in New York with Lou running through the people. Even with helpful camera angles he only looks a little taller than most of the crowd. I also saw that he is not barefoot in tbe hulk, he wears some kind of footwear and you can see the flat sneaker-type sole from behind. At a guess I would have estimated him as a weak 6'2 during the series. Rob....are you certain he was 6'3 minimum when you met. Maybe he was forcing posture in the top pic where he looks 6'2? He seems a bit lopsided which suggests he might have been tip-toeing on one foot, with the other dangling as a counter-balance. In fact he appears comparatively taller next to you in the top pic than he does in the bottom pic and the top pic is much more recent.
Jackson said on 8/Dec/16
I laugh when I see people say 6'2" peak and laugh even harder when I see people say Arnold 5'11" peak.
Watch Pumping Iron. Arnold is TALL. He absolutely towers a 5'5" listed Franco and looks a solid 1.5-2 inches taller than 6' listed Serge.
Lou was 6'4.5" and Arnold was 6'1.5" I would put money on it
Duhon said on 3/Dec/16
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Nov/16
6ft2 is a joke even today
6'9 said on 12/Nov/16
I know lou was at least 6'4.5" when I met him in the early '80's maybe 6'3" now.
firecracker said on 11/Nov/16
here a 29 y.o lou with cowbooy boots on (2 inches heels):Click Here

lou is with artist, pianist, mr. Liberace: liberace was an average size man for his period, he was 5'5"-5'6" (165-168cm).
Here liberace with sammy davis junior listed here 5'3.5" (161cm):Click Here

i repeat lou worn cowboy boots, he looks once again in the 6'2" (188cm) range.

peak lou 6'2" range (188cm)
current 6'1" range (185cm)
BOBBYH3342 said on 8/Nov/16
sorry rob but you head would not be eye level with a 6'3 man . Lou has lost a lot of height. Peak 6'3 current 6'2
firecracker said on 7/Nov/16
rob, i just saw the pic between you and jack coleman, 6'2.5" (189cm) . Coleman looks clearly taller than ferrigno. I can't understand how you can say ferrigno is 6'3" (191cm), taller than coleman. the comparison is more than clear, ferrigno is now max 6'1"-6'1.25" (185-186cm). In fact watching the pic between you and lou with your "stadiometer" under the image the 6'3" level is on ferrigno hair up. But the top of his head is on 6'1"-6'1.5" line, nothing more. height is measured on the head line, not on the hair up line, otherwise don king (billed 6'2" (188cm) could claim 6'7" (200cm)!!!
Editor Rob: Ferrigno didn't look shorter than Jack in person, I think he still is closer to 6ft 3 than 2.
berta said on 7/Nov/16
he said today on facebook that he was 6 foot 5 check it upp rob if you follow him
S.J.H said on 6/Nov/16
@firecracker said on 4/Nov/16


Christian may not be over 5'8 but lou have slouch with him couple inch lower. He can be 6'2 standing up well and at least 6'3 with a new balance sneakers
RP said on 5/Nov/16
Firecracker!!! LOL!!! Kurt Rambis was 6'8" in sneakers & 6'7" barefoot !!!! Michael Cooper was 6'5.5" barefoot !!!
firecracker said on 4/Nov/16
here with Actor, singer, song-writer, stuntman Christian Kane. kane is 5'8.5" (174cm). photo with rob.
Another proof ferrigno billed height 6'4"(193cm) was a pure fake. Ferrigno peak was in the 6'2" range, the rest is just fantasy.
Click Here

liars
S.J.H said on 4/Nov/16
LOL 6'4.. He can only top 6'2 nowadays for sure and if he was 6'4 then ali baba would be 6'7.5
Dan said on 1/Nov/16
i can tell you straight up i've met him and he looked a legit 6'4" to me
firecracker said on 1/Nov/16
time runs but lies resist on this website. Lou ferrigno WAS NOT 6'4"(193cm) at his peak!!! he was in the 6'2"(188cm) range barefeet. Anything over 6'2.5"(189cm) is a pure fake. Stop with those lies about lou and mr schawarzen. The comparison alí¬ baba-ferrigno was very clear.
Here the video posted many times with A YOUNG lou ferrigno with 2 basketball players:
Click Here
the white guy Kurt Rambis was a legit 6'5" (195cm), Lou looks 3 inches shorter!!!

Stop with this comedy ferrigno-schwarzenegger overestimated heights. Stop. Rob, i expect serious changes on your website. (Let's go rangers! let's go rangers!)
Danimal said on 26/Oct/16
Lou was easily 6'4" in his prime. Here he is (PRE-hip replacement) with 6'2.25"-6'2.5" Eric Bana:
Click Here
Click Here

Lou would probably be the same height as Eric today due to height loss.
Ren said on 22/Oct/16
Rob Who Is taller at one of those now at 6'3 Lou Ferrigno or Hulk Hogan? I bet one of them are end up Eric Bana range at 6'2.5
Editor Rob: I think Hogan still holds 6ft 3...Lou may be creeping just under it now.
NY Gemini said on 21/Oct/16
@S.J.H, what about that famous photo of him with Manny Perry and Frank Orsatti? Look at him there. You call that 6'2 or 6'2.5? He sure didn't look anywhere near those levels there. Plus, you have to remember that throughout the series they were doing tricks to make him look taller. Like placing enhanced camera lenses above, behind or in front of him. And in the scenes where only his upper body was shown, they had him stand on a platform and had anyone in front of him crouch down lower, making him appear to be towering over them. And I don't know if anyone else has already mentioned this, but in Cage he was also clearly shorter next to 6 foot 2 Michael Dante. Not exactly sure how much, but believe me, he was. If that doesn't spell suspicion, I don't know what will.
S.J.H said on 19/Oct/16
@NY Gemini said on 4/Oct/16

Maybe he was always 6'2 or 6'2.25 during his prime filming hulk. Because he really didn't look under 6'2 with a legit 197cm guy
Tiago said on 12/Oct/16
He have 1,94 CM !!!
NY Gemini said on 4/Oct/16
@RP, Really? "Horrible height comparison "? Gimme a break. Even if everything you pointed out is true, none of it changes the fact that Lou's whole body still looks like it has much further to go to be anywhere near 6'4 or 5. Even if he wasn't barefoot or standing on a downward slope or even slouching, do you honestly believe that Bix would be facing his chest? I don't think so. And I happen to be a huge Hulk fan myself, which means I've done my research and therefore have seen quite enough evidence to realize that Louie's claimed heights have been overexaggerated from day. But if that pic is not enough to convince you, then how about this? Click Here
RP said on 3/Oct/16
NY Gemini...that's a horrible height comparison pic of Lou & Bill ! LOL!
1) Lou is on a noticeable declining slope
2) Lou is barefoot
3) Bill is in his dress boots/cowboy boots that he often wore during the series. Huge Incedible Hulk fan! Have the series on DVD, Bill wore a western style dress boot with a 1.75" heel in the majority of the episodes & wore 2" cowboy boots some too, many times on display when he'd change into the Hulk & they'd show close ups of the giant green foot busting through the boots. Bill had a 1.75" footwear advantage & Lou is losing what appears to be about 3" on the declining slope of the ground.
NY Gemini said on 30/Sep/16
First off, Pierre, let me just say that I appreciate your humble observation on the photo I pointed out. And yes Lou was indeed barefoot in that pic, but as for him slouching, I really don't know about that. His body looked pretty straight to me. And I really don't think the ground had anything to do with it. However, you are correct about Bix. The heels of whatever shoes he might be wearing are hidden by his big bell bottom pants. So he could be slightly taller than usual. But no matter how much taller the heels made him, it would still be impossible for the top of the head (not counting the hair) of a 5 foot 9 guy to come that close to the eyebrow or forehead level of a guy who supposedly stands 6'3 or 6'4 1/2. The whole thing just seems really strange.
Pierre said on 28/Sep/16
@ NY Gemini =I think it's difficult to estimate the height of Lou in this picture:
The floor seem inclined
Lou has no shoes and we cannot see the heels of Bill Bixby's shoes
We doesn't know the exact height of Bill
Lou is slouching and Bill has a relaxed posture( Lou is slouching a lot because he's on a inclined floor imo ).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/16
Rob, could Lou have hit 6ft5 out of bed?
NY Gemini said on 27/Sep/16
@S.J.H, I'd hate to break this to you, but I'm afraid there isn't any underestimation in this case. I can assure you that even in Lou's prime he has definitely been a lot shorter than so many have claimed. If you or anyone else is absolutely sure that he's ever been close to so much as even 6 feet 2 inches, then how do you explain this? Click Here
S.J.H said on 24/Sep/16
@NY Gemini said on 15/Sep/16

No offense but i'm sure you have underestimate lou height. He look a good 6'2 with a legitmate 197cm 6'5.75 commentor here named Alibaba. A peak height of 6'2.75 at least with a dress shoe at 6'4 and under 6'2 now is impossible let alone 6'1
NY Gemini said on 15/Sep/16
I'm sorry, but all these claims of 6'3, 6'4, 6'5 are outrageous. In all honesty, even during the Hulk era, Lou never looked even remotely close to any of those heights. In fact, from what I've seen, he didn't look any taller than 6'1. But before anyone has a heart attack about that theory, let me just make it clear that I'm not saying that's how tall he really was in his prime. I honestly don't know exactly how tall he really is or had been. I'm just saying that 6'1 looks much more believable for him than his other claimed heights. For example, in the King of the Beach Hulk episode like most people have mentioned, he really wasn't that much taller next to 5'9 Bill Bixby. He didn't even look half a foot taller than him. Only about a few inches. Also as other people here have mentioned, he was clearly shorter next to 6'3 Reb Brown in Cage (1989). And has anybody ever seen him in the Hulk reunion movies? He looked mad short in those. Especially in the on-set photos. Look, I'm not trying to take anything away from Louie. I love the guy. Always have. But we need to face reality here. And the reality in this case is that he's just not, nor has he ever been the giant we would all like to believe he was.
Panther said on 11/Sep/16
Back in 1977 when Pumping Iron was playing in New York City at The Palladium I believe , his father would speak after every showing and Lou would mingle with fans in the lobby . I am 6'3 1/4 " 230 lbs . I asked a friend how I looked when standing next to Lou and he said he appeared to be an inch taller but I totally disappeared when walking around him . So height wise he is about 6'4 1/2" . I doubt he is now shorter than I . I'm still the same height .
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/16
More arguable than under 6ft4
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Aug/16
Rob, could a fraction over 6ft4 peak fit?
Editor Rob: definitely arguable for him.
berta said on 22/Aug/16
peak seither a Little shorter than 6'4 ore littel taller. now he look like a very stropng 6'2 guy. like 189 could if he measured still stretch up to Close 6'3
Lynx said on 17/Aug/16
Isn't he a little lower than 6'3? Jace Hall is 6'6 and he looks more than 3 inches taller
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Lynx said on 17/Aug/16
Isn't he a little lower than 6'3? Jace Hall is 6'6 and he looks more than 3 inches taller
Johno said on 2/Aug/16
6'2.5 looks fine for him.
Dan said on 18/Jul/16
I've met him and he definitely looked a legit 6'5" to me
Ejel Khan said on 15/Jul/16
Still a strong 6'3" when I met him a few years ago. Lovely guy!
Canson said on 9/Jul/16
Danimal is correct in his statement. I don't know what he was peak but I trust Ali Baba's estimate that he's prob not even 6'3 at this point
Ren said on 4/Jul/16
Rob show the scale in this picture please
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 2/Jul/16
Life said on 1/Jul/16
He looks huge, looks more 192 cm tall in those pictures. How tall does anyone think he was in 2002-03?

He was still close to that 6'4" mark in 2002/2003 (PRE-hip replacement). Today he's lucky if he can squeeze out a flat 6'3" and is probably under that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jun/16
@Luigi: I think Paul Dillet was somewhere between 6ft1-2 range, similar to Arnold. He was listed as both and could look either. But very tall for a professional bodybuilder nonetheless.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jun/16
I'm spotting comments below by people who think this guy was 6'2 range PEAK. Astonishingly ignorant!!
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jun/16
Rob , are you sure on 6'4 flat peak? I saw him in Pumping Iron in 1977 and really thought he had a solid 3 inches on Arnie and looked every bit of 6'4.5. If that's 6'4 flat Arnie looks sub 6'1 there! Click Here I can't see what brought on the downgrade but ongoing pressure from people claiming he was shorter!
Editor Rob: 6ft 4 or 4.5 has always seemed arguable, either figure I think you could make a case for.
Luigi said on 1/Jun/16
at the age of 16 I met bodybuilder Paul Dillet who was billed as 6'2'', and I do believe he was a legit 6'2'' dude, I mean the dude was larger than life. I never met Lou Ferrigno but judging by that pic that someone posted of Lou Ferrigno with Paul Dillet, I can see he was about 6'4'' then, in the early 90s, maybe Lou is shorter now due to age (6'3'') but he was a legit 6'4'' bodybuilder, I mean he towered over Arnold, who was at least 6'1'' in 1975, Lou looked at least 3'' taller
ps. if you look at pics of Paul Dillet competing with other bodybuilders of his time, you can see how Paul Dillet totally towers over everyone, he was a legit 6'2'' bodybuilder. Bodybuilder Kevin Levrone stated that Lou Ferrigno was 6'6'' but I highly doubt that
berta said on 1/Jun/16
did ferrigno look 191 in 2013 ore are the chanses of 189 bigger? Think he is same height as the rock these Days.
Editor Rob: I think if you measured him he'd have been closer to 190cm range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/May/16
186-186.5cm was Arnold's low
berta said on 10/May/16
Dmeyer im with you on that. The chanses of Arnold being 186 after training session is very strong. Then again the Days he didnt train wich is like 1 day out of 20 :P he was probably a weak 187. Arnold feels lika a guy who can get 1 extra cm when he is measured. Ferrigno i guess could look 192,5 -194. These Days, maybe 189-190 ?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/May/16
I don/t think he dropped below 186.5cm in prime.
Dmeyer said on 4/May/16
Rob is 185,5cm solid 6ft 1 dinner time for Arnold peak possible waking at 6ft 2 , 6ft 1,5 10am 6ft 1,25 noon And 6ft 1 after weight lifting or by tea time a 189/186,5cm b 188,5/186cm c 188/185,5cm , à guy like arnie over 6ft And weight training defenetly droped 2,5cm during the day
Editor Rob: 186cm teatime is very possible for him in the 70's.
pedro builder said on 26/Apr/16
I saw Lou in '76 at a Bodybuilding seminar in NJ. It was just before he did the Hulk. he was in my estimate 6'4 1/2" and about 300# as he was not competing. Oh I met Arnold his peak height was 6'1" nothing more that was '79. I was 5'11" at the time he was 2" taller then me.
Lenny said on 21/Apr/16
6 3 on the nose looks about right next to weak 6 4 Jason Segel in 2009 Click Here . At 64 it's entirely plausible he's lost an inch or so since his peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/16
Rob, how likely is 194cm peak?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/16
If Paul Dillet was indeed 6ft1-2 (believable since he was listed at both and was almost always the tallest on stage), Ferrigno looks a strong 6ft3/weak 6ft4 there. I heard Dorian Yates was measured 5ft9½. Gunter is a 6ft1 range guy also. Ferrigno doesn't look under 6ft3 in any of those photos Danimal posted.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 12/Apr/16
I met Lou in the mid 80's and 6'4 was right on for back then.
I'm 6'2 and my brother figured he had a couple of inches on me.
Anybody claiming lower either never met him back then or just pushing their own snake oil😉
Danimal176 said on 12/Apr/16
To all those claiming that Lou was only 6'2" at his peak, here's some pics of him in his 40's:

Next to 6'1" Gunter Schlierkamp in the late 90's: Click Here

Next to 6'1"-6'2" Paul Dillet in 1992: Click Here

Next to 5'10"-5'11" Dorian Yates in 1993: Click Here
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 11/Apr/16
6'4" peak is fine to me I guess, but he's not a legit 6'3" today.
richie said on 5/Apr/16
Ferrigno was 6'3.5" peak, check out The Cage where he starred alongside Reb Brown who was a legit 6'4" and Brown was slightly taller than Ferrigno in all scenes...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Mar/16
Today he probably clears 6ft2 but might be fraction shy of 6ft3. Peak not under 6ft4, sorry
NBAer said on 19/Mar/16
He's leaning on both pics with Rob,so it's hard to tell...I'd say eye-level and top-of-head wise looks 186,MAYBE 187 range,but up straight i can imagine him nearer 188,with a possibility of measuring 189 under the stadiometer...As for peak, i can't say for sure as i was unborn then and haven't really been a fan of him ever,but near 6'4 like 191-192 range back in 70's is a very likely estimate IMO.
Ethan said on 9/Mar/16
I met Lou Ferrigno in person back in 2013 and he was a big man at about 6'5". He's probably 6'4" barefoot and 6'5" with shoes. I'm 5'9" barefoot and 5'10" in my shoes so that makes him about 7 inches taller than me.
Harpy said on 14/Feb/16
Since he was 3 to 3.5 inches taller than Arnold who was 5' 11.5'' in his peak, I believe Lou was 6' 2.5''- 6' 3'' in his peak. He could be down to 6' 1''-6' 2'' these days. But at the same time his spiky hair on the forehead are no less than 2'' tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Feb/16
Lou was 6ft4 minimum in the 70's-80's and could pass for 6ft5 at times.

Rob, did he ever claim 6ft5?
Harold said on 9/Feb/16
Lou, peak: six foot two and change.

Given he's always had three or four inches on Arnie:

Arnie: five foot ten and change.
Johno said on 9/Feb/16
Could be 6'2 even to.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 9/Feb/16
peak 6´3"
today 6´2.25"
kurtz said on 8/Feb/16
6' 1.5"
max out 6' 2" his peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Feb/16
Today: 6ft2½-3
Peak: 6ft4-4½
berta said on 7/Jan/16
is he really 191 still?. probably more 189
Mickey said on 30/Dec/15
I met Lou at a Japanese restaurant in 1979. We had to take off our shoes to eat there. I was 6-4 & he was exactly my height. I've lost 1 inch over time & I would assume Lou has as well. He was built like a monster which made him look a few inches bigger.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
189-190cm today could be it but no less. Up straight he can still top Schwarzenegger by about 3in. I doubt Arnold is just 5ft11 at least not yet.


Rob, do you think Mike O'Hearn is a true 6ft3 guy or a bit less?
Editor Rob: he can look near his claim
bobby3342 said on 28/Oct/15
somethings wrong here rob? Maybe my face is different but 5 feet 8 inches hits 1 inch under my lip, and my low is 6'4(even hit 6"3 7/8 once) I would guess him at 6 '2 barefoot im sorry but I don't think he is 6 '3 today maybe in shoes?
[Editor Rob: he could be 189cm today]

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