Mario Van Peebles Height
5ft 10 (177.8 cm)
Mexican born American actor best known for roles in films such as New Jack City, Posse, Ali, Baadasssss!, Panther, Raw Nerve and Gunmen.
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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 9.63in (176.8cm)
Vibram said on 23/May/18
He was about 5'9 1/2 stood next to the then 6'3 Clint Eastwood in 1986's Heartbreak Ridge. Maybe 5'9 flat today at age 61.
Kurtz said on 15/Mar/17
5'9" no more
Rick said on 1/Apr/16
Watching the movie Crown Heights and he has a very stocky build which makes him seem shorter. I would say 5'9, 5'10 tops has the proportions of a really short man though.
the shredder said on 27/Apr/15
Rob , can he be more 5'11? He is taller than Ice T
said on 23/Apr/15
Rob , he claims 6'0 ( the same height as 50 cent ) Here ...
[Editor Rob: it looked like the article writer was saying he was same height as 50.]
the shredder said on 16/Nov/14
He has got be at least 5 '11 or wears lifts , He is taller than Ice T in New Jack City and around the same as 50 cent.
Mr. R said on 16/Sep/12
Hey Guys! I saw Mario awhile back at the premiere of his movie "Panther". He walked right past me. He is 5-9 at the tallest point of the day. More like 5-8.5 at night.
glenn said on 30/Apr/09
great question daniel.never saw him,yet he is still,and always was active in new york city.
Daniel said on 29/Apr/09
Glenn, do you have any clue about his father Melvin?
glenn said on 27/Apr/09
i thought he was 5-9 years ago myself.id put him closer to 5-11 now.
ikbtops said on 22/Apr/09
I feel like I've been had... I would have guessed at least 6'. Life doesn't make sense anymore...
Bohannon said on 12/Mar/09
Saw him earlier tonight at a movie screening in L.A., and standing next to him, he appeared to be 6' tall, minimum, in very flat shoes.
Daniel said on 6/Mar/09
In the movie "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" (a very bad one, by the way), Melvin Van Peebles looked a strong 5'9'' to me, but I wonder what his real height was at the time
bud earl said on 15/Sep/08
I did met him and I wod guess only about 5.8
DennisCowd said on 13/Sep/08
Mario is a big, built guy, but that doesn't mean he is tall. I met him with Sherilyn some years back at a thingy for rude awakening, and he isn't 5'10. Why do people do this with celebrities and height? Does it make us feel better to know that they are taller, as though that justifies some of their success or something? Anyone would think they were a group of superhumans, given the heights we ascribe them. Mario Van Peebles is just under 5'9, he is certainly not 5'10...now, are his muscles, success and sex appeal still there? What do you think? Doesn't mean he's seven foot five!
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/08
Mario is no taller than 5-9, and his dad is probably about 5-5.
fecat said on 27/Jul/08
I met him a few years ago in parking lot of Best Buy in Culver City, He was with his kids. Cool guy!
I remember he was taller than I assumed him to be on TV. I put him at least 6'0"
glenn said on 27/Mar/08
i have a few.thought i sent them.
said on 25/Mar/08
"wait till you see my pics from 3 weeks ago.bumped into him twice.and he was near 6ft.10 years ago he seemed 5-9.5 to me."
Rob did you get these pics?
[Editor Rob: I've never saw the glenn/peebles pic]
Daniel said on 8/Oct/07
Whta about his father Melvin? Looks 5'11'' in the movies
Shane said on 22/Apr/07
5'10" or so. Possibly 5'11" but definately in that ballpark. A solid build always makes guys seem shorter in person but huge on camera.
antron said on 11/Apr/07
As I said on Adrianne Curry's page, I was watching this weird VH1 show about celebrity attributes. He was commenting, and referred to himself as kinda short, or on the short size (something like that). I think more like 5'9."
glenn said on 6/Mar/07
rob-this one should go up soon since the interest is fresh.today or tommorow.thanks.he had a weird look to his body.leg wise.
[Editor Rob: the boots issue has always been on people's minds, as in questioning how big they are...]
glenn said on 5/Mar/07
wait till you see my pics from 3 weeks ago.bumped into him twice.and he was near 6ft.10 years ago he seemed 5-9.5 to me.
Max said on 4/Mar/07
I agree with Jay. He is 5'9" tops. He probably wears custom lifts in movies like many actors do.
MD said on 28/Dec/06
Hey Rob, wnat to check this one out?
Glenn said on 28/Dec/06
5-9ish is correct.
Pammibear said on 27/Dec/06
I met him in NYC..times square with pretty latina looking woman. He allowed me to take pics with him...even told my friend who took the pic that her finger was covering the pic..(sabotaging my pic)Anyway...he is about 5'9 Perfect...gentleman
MD said on 10/Dec/06
I'm not sure where you got your info on Shemar. He's not even a full 6'0" barefoot.
Glenn said on 10/May/06
Jay is right.5-10 tops.5-9.5 minimum.
muta said on 8/May/06
okay MD, thanks, I was just giving my opinion, Mario may be 5'10". I just think it is interesting that an actor may look a certain height in a tv show or movie but some say the actor is like anywhere from 3 to 5 inches shorter.
MD said on 7/May/06
Muta, it has already been made a point that movies are the worst place to try and guesstimates someones height as it is routine to use tricky camrea angles to make people look taller (and sometimes shorter), than they really are.
muta said on 6/May/06
In New Jack City he stood eye to eye with Russell Wong who is 6'0", maybe a little over 6'0" and Mario may have been a bit shorter. I would say it is fair to say he is 5'11" or maybe 6'0"
Jay said on 19/Dec/05
I once saw him in a pizza parlor in NYC. He is smaller than appears in movies. I'd give him a very generous 5'9"
Lmeister said on 10/May/05
Good one Rob = ) It really is hard to say his real height. Only he knows it himself...
Lmeister said on 10/May/05
It is kinda weird that even IMDB has always listed him 5'10'' and U list him 5'10.5''. Usually IMDB heights have bit of Hollywood extra ;)
[Editor Rob: I think his hats/boots fully entitle this guy to get the 0.5 inch he deserves! ;)]
Lmeister said on 20/Mar/05
I think Mr. R has a point there. I don't really understand why the actors add 2 or 3 inches to their heights if they are less than 6'0''tall. Mario really doesn't look 179 cm to me. I think that only his large frame (does Henry Rollins ring a bell) and nice designer boots make him look taller. He does look a lot shorter in premiere pics than in the movies that he is in.
Anonymous said on 19/Mar/05
Wow, you'd think he was at least 6'1" based on New Jack City ... the magic of camera tricks!!!
Mr. R said on 19/Mar/05
I saw Mario at the premiere of the movie Panther several years ago in Oakland. As usual, there was quite a buzz in the audience as we realized that both Mario and his father Melvin were "vertically challenged." Both Mario and his dad walked past me. My eyewitness account: Melvin is 5'5" and Mario is 5'9". He is definitely shorter than 5'10". Check those pictures again editor.
xaoxio said on 19/Mar/05
agree with this statement.
I have always thought he's 6'0"-6'1".
But in a real life he seems to be about 5'10"-5'11".