M. C. Gainey's Height
6ft 2 (188 cm)
American Actor known for roles in Lost, Breakdown and Con Air. We met MC at a 2008 Collectormania convention. He had a quarter inch thicker sneaker than me.
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Average Guess (18 Votes)
6ft 2.4in (189cm)
slim 6'1 said on 30/Jan/21
Easily 188.5 for peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/21
This guy, Nick Chinlund and Cusack all looked 189cm opposite Nicolas Cage in Con Air
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Oct/20
Most likely has gone from strong to weak 6ft2, but for 72 that's pretty good.
berta said on 30/Jun/20
189 peak and 187-188 today
Jkiller said on 17/Mar/20
Peak 6'2.5, nowadays 6'2 probably
Nearly 180cm guy
said on 12/Mar/20
I hope Rob that you looked at the pictures I sent. In the group photo there are also Jerry Bruckheimer and Mykelti Williamson next to Gainey, here are their footwear: Click Here Click Here
They four (Buscemi, Chappelle, Bruckheimer and Williamson) made him a giant, or he made them dwarves. Gainey in the 1990's looked over 6'2". I think Rob, that 6'2.25" as his peak height would be fair. What would you say?
6ft 2.25 isn't ruled out as peak.
Nearly 180cm guy
said on 6/Mar/20
Today Gainey is 72 years old, so it's time for peak height and current height for him. Here is his 1997 photo with Steve Buscemi and Dave Chappelle, he looked like a giant next to them: Click Here
You can only see Steve's footwear, and here you can see Gainey's and Dave's footwear: Click Here Click Here
Although Gainey may have had slightly thicker shoes, he looked very tall, so I still see him over 6'2". Then Gainey was 49 years old and I doubt any loss of height in his case at that time. I believe he was 6'2.25" and currently he is 6'1.75" or 6'1.5". Rob, could you give him that list?
MBR said on 2/Jan/20
Correction: Peak: Flat 6'3
Current: Strong 6'1
MBR said on 2/Jan/20
Haven't really noticed his height, but I do know that he towers over everyone in "Are We There Yet?". I think he's 6'3.
Jordan87 said on 5/Oct/18
He has a 5'9" Eyelevel by the chart. HE is likely around 6'1.25 but that at his age of the picture which was 60 years old.
He likely lost around 1/2" from his prime, so he was likely right around 6'2". Not taller. Take a Look at the picture with Rob and compare him to guys like Brandon Routh and Zach Levi. He is not taller than 6'2. Stop with that Foolishness. He is a big man. No Need to Inflate his size.
Adijos said on 13/Jan/18
Rob, I think it's time to give him the peak height and the current height! In my opinion, its peak height was 189 cm, 6'2.5" or 6'2.25". As for the current height, I will say that it probably fell to 187 cm, 6'1.75" or 6'1.5" is very reliable for him today! In general, I think that there used to be a little over than 6'2". Today, however, it is probably under this one.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Nov/17
He could be dipping slightly below the 6ft2 mark now but easily looked over it in his hey day
berta said on 18/Oct/17
keep in mind that he looked 188 when rob meet him at age 60. this dude who is very owerweight is one guy i believe could have lost atleast 1 cm by 60. 189 peak
berta said on 17/Oct/17
i think peak 189 cm guy and today strong 187 guy
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Oct/15
He towered over Kurt Russell and J. T Walsh.
said on 8/Sep/15
Rob, do think this guy could have been 189cm back then?
[Editor Rob: he could pass for a big 6ft 2 in 80's]
said on 3/Sep/15
Rob, how tall do you think the late J.T. Walsh was?
He was also in Breakdown. Appeared in Good Morning Vietnam, A Few Good Men, Backdraft and Tequila Sunrise. Most places have him at 6ft1 but don't believe he was only 1in under this guy.
[Editor Rob: that seems too much, anywhere from 5ft 11 to 6ft is more likely than 6ft 1!!
He is deserving of a page.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Feb/15
"Peak height was 6ft 2½in (189cm)"
Looked big in Breakdown beside Kurt Russell
Zach said on 30/Dec/14
Was slightly taller than Matthew Fox in Lost.
James said on 28/Feb/13
At least 6'2 if will smith is 6'1.5
Peyman-6ft said on 10/Jan/13
188 for this guy won't make will smith 187
Rob , please accept it & downgrade will smith
isn't 6'1" a better shout for him
LG69 said on 8/Sep/12
Even with the .25" difference in shoes, he looks 6'2.5"-6'3"
ChiasmataX said on 17/Jan/12
This is how a legit 6'2 would look and he's not even standing straight.
short man syndrome said on 23/Dec/11
I'd say maybe a little under 6'2 nowadays. Tall guy.
daveyy said on 6/Jul/11
Looks 186,5 cm to me.
dicksock said on 14/Jun/11
He's definitely 6'2".
Lenad said on 11/Jun/11
Nah if he straightend up i see 5-5.5 inches taller than Rob. solid 186cm today. Definitly taller than 186 at peak though
James said on 8/Jun/11
he's a big dude defenintly over 6ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/11
Looks 186-187cm max with Rob
Chameleon said on 25/May/11
Doesnt look 6'2 thats for sure
James said on 19/May/11
i think 186cm with rob
Lenad said on 19/May/11
Looks solid 5 inches taller than Rob
Lenad said on 29/Apr/11
I'd say more 6ft1 range. 6'2-ish younger days is a good bet
said on 12/Apr/11
6"2.5 peak Rob?
[Editor Rob: there is a chance]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Apr/11
I see 186cm-187cm with Rob no more
Observant said on 26/Mar/11
Barely 186cm considering shoe advantage on the height chart.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Mar/11
6ft2.5(189cm) at his peak...
Nowadays looks 6ft1.75
krazy krippled! said on 2/Jan/11
He's a solid 6'2 guy, remember he has a large forehead
James said on 29/Dec/10
With Rob does not look over 187cm esspecially considering he had slight footware advatnage.
J.J. said on 10/Jun/09
Looks 6'1.75" max to me since 'Rob' is 5'8.25". A possibility of 6'1.5" is more like it.
Hugh 190cm said on 4/Jun/09
6ft2.25 peak and 6ft1.75 now.
James said on 30/May/09
I think 6'1.5.
Mystery_Man said on 25/Feb/09
This guys on lost, I never noticed he was that big.
lotar said on 17/Jan/09
That's weird. In Wild Hogs when he stood next to Kevin Durand they looked about the same height, and Kevin is 6'6"
rob89 said on 11/Jan/09
Looks about 6'1,maybe 6'1.5 considering that he has a big forehead.
Some_Guy said on 9/Jan/09
Wow, maybe its an optical illusion but this guy appears to have an enormous head.
atc said on 8/Jan/09
if this guy is 188cm the height of brandon Routh can't be 189 but 196 !!!
Tony said on 6/Jan/09
wow will smith was like 2 inches shorter than him on fresh prince of bellair
Ian said on 4/Jan/09
Looks 6ft1. Eyes above Robs head. 4.5"-5" inches to top of his sizable head. Sorry calculated wrong in last post. 6ft1
Ian said on 4/Jan/09
Looks 6ft3. Eyes above Robs head. 4.5-5 inches to top of his sizable head. At least 6ft2.5
Lionel said on 3/Jan/09
He is 6'2.
Lionel said on 2/Jan/09
I saw Con Air last week and he had Nick Chinlund height and a good 2 inches taller than John Malkovich and Nicolas Cage.
Danimal said on 31/Dec/08
Ras says on 28/Dec/08
6'1.5 IMO. I don't see a full 6'2
Oh COME ON??? Your eye is able to detect him being .5" off?? Oh please.
Sam said on 30/Dec/08
Yeah, I'd buy a weak 6'2" here. It's possible his peak height was 6'2.5", since that seems to be his "official" height.
edd said on 30/Dec/08
mc gainey is a bad--- dont mess with him. looks a solid 6-2 here
said on 29/Dec/08
6'2 spot on...bad posture here i think!
[Editor Rob: he's actually standing not too bad.]
Ras said on 28/Dec/08
6'1.5 IMO. I don't see a full 6'2.
Derek said on 28/Dec/08
"6'2-6'2.5 How do some of you only see 5 inches, LOL, he's getting only 1/4 of an inch advantage in the shoes, as Rob said".
Rob is around M.C.'s eye level or a bit below, which is usually around 4.5-5 inches.
IMRIGHT said on 28/Dec/08
met him hes about 6'1 he wears air force alot strangly
Clay said on 27/Dec/08
6'2-6'2.5 How do some of you only see 5 inches, LOL, he's getting only 1/4 of an inch advantage in the shoes, as Rob said.
lloyddobblerNJ said on 27/Dec/08
6'2 looks about right... although I would have thought taller before seeing the pic. Good character actore, but geez, I saw way too much of this guy in the movies "Sideways"... They need to put up warnings before showing scenes of male frontal nudity so we know when to close our eyes, lmao!
adam said on 27/Dec/08
Rob is well-below his eyelevel. That makes at least six inches.
SoccerFan said on 27/Dec/08
Will Smith's 6'1.75 only with high heels
dave said on 27/Dec/08
sorry, those who say hes 6'1.... WRONG.....
his nose is clearly over robs face if he were to tilt back a little.... and hes near 60..... a perfect example of a LEGIT and steady 6'2 man. id say he could have been nearrrrly 6'2.5 peak judging by this pic.
said on 27/Dec/08
Rob , this guy being legit 6'2 , does that put Will Smith 6'1.75-ish ?
[Editor Rob: he's not much shorter, and Gainey could have even lost a 1/3rd inch since he's near 60.]
leonari said on 26/Dec/08
This is how tall a legit 6'2 man looks next to a legit 5'8 guy. That is when somebody towers over someone else. Not stupid claims like: "I am 5'11" and towered over this 5'8" guy.People are ridiculous...Get a grip on life folks 3 inches is not enough to tower anybody. No, not your girlfriend either.
IMRIGHT said on 26/Dec/08
i met him hes about 6'1 he wears air force alot strangly lol
Anonymous said on 26/Dec/08
looks more 6'1" here, considering the difference in shoes
Derek said on 26/Dec/08
Looks more 6'1".
Anonymous said on 26/Dec/08
A perfect 6'1.75 guy.
adam said on 26/Dec/08
A big man. Easily 6-2, possibly 6-3?