How tall is Michael Jai White

Michael Jai White's Height

6ft ½ in (184.2 cm)

American actor and Martial Artist. He has said he stopped growing age 14. In 1994 was being described in a few papers as "6ft, 205lbs" with a 72 inch reach. In 2020 he claimed "6'1".

How tall is Michael Jai White
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I'm 6'2,usually [weigh] 215-235 [pounds] - never any heavier! A Bodybuilder my height would have to weigh at least 330.

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Average Guess (89 Votes)
6ft 0.39in (183.9cm)
Kjm said on 26/Mar/23
Next to Randy Couture he looks the same height, Couture came to our Army base Benning 3ID in 2014, my commander is 6'0,I know for a fact because I was the medical officer, so I saw his records. He stated, "I was shocked at how small Randy was". Said he was shorter than he was, so I'm going 5'11 for MJW.
Andrey Lykov said on 19/Mar/23
I think he was around 6 1/4 when was younger, but today is closer to 5.11 3/4. His 6.2 claim is ridiculous
5'10-Abdul. said on 17/Mar/23
Realist said on 29/Nov/22
I would have to guess him at 5'11.5 now but peak height he was 6'0.5.
Almost 180cm guy said on 5/Sep/22
This guy can look like a decent 6ft 1 sometimes, I can't believe he's only 184cm tall. In 2016, Dolph Lundgren didn't look even two inches taller than him: Click Here Click Here
Dolph was then 6ft 2.75. And in 2012, Dolph looked at best two inches taller than Jai White: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
At the time, Dolph was still full 6ft 3. Besides in 2012, Jai White looked a good 7cm taller than Scott Adkins, I can believe even the full three inches in some photos: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Rob, how about an upgrade for this guy to 6ft 0.75? This look more believable than just 184 cm in my opinion.
Jordan87 said on 29/Jul/22
@ Slim 6'1"

Nah, Currently he is bigger than Amell ( Who has short little arms and his alot flabbier Despite being alot Young then Michael.) Mikes uses them roids though, Stephen maybe doesn't.
Wehrmacht180 said on 22/Jan/22
182 cm max next to Omar Sy (190 cm)
Truthteller27 said on 12/Dec/21
To be honest I seen old pictures of Michael Jai WHite and he looks 184 cms in them. Now he looks 181/182 cms but he is very muscular and at 230 pounds with no body fat.
xander said on 19/Aug/21
184 is a joke, he's way shorter than that, here he is with omar sy (190cm barefoot), there's more than 4 in
difference! Click Here
Gjoka said on 4/Aug/21
He’s like 5’11 6 max cause next to francis ngannou he’s 6’4 and white looks definitely 4-5 inches shorter then him even in arrow the guy is 6’1 and white is shorter like a inch and Francis next to Kobe they the same height Kobe not even 6’6 he’s 6’4
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/21
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 12/Jan/21
182/183 cm.

ALEXIZ/180cm said on 12/Jan/21
182/183 cm.
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Oct/20
184 same as amell
Peter Sun said on 24/Sep/20
Solid 6ft 1, looks around that height in Black Dynamite
saba said on 4/Sep/20
i dont get it, in undisputed 2, adkins and white are even, but in real life, one is 5'10 and the other one nearly 6'1 how is that make sense????
Editor Rob
You could argue there's not much over 2 inches between them, away from the film.
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Aug/20
same build and height as amell
Slim 6'1" said on 3/Aug/20
Similar to amell, not sure how likely 185 is tho,
Slim 6'1" said on 31/Jul/20
Similar to Amell
Slim 6'1" said on 31/Jul/20
OriginalAnon said on 3/Apr/20
It's hard to see this guy even reaching the 6'0.5".
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 23/Mar/20
72 inch reach is only 6'0. Watch Never Back Down 2 he look to have a 78 inch reach than 72.
Jtm said on 16/Jan/20
wasn't he shorter than ledger in dark knight?
KL7 said on 14/Jan/20
Click Here He claims to be 6’1” in the top comment.
Editor Rob
It's more believable than the old 6ft 2 claim!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Nov/19
I think he can pull off the full 6ft1 often enough to qualify for 6ft0¾. Personally, I’d put him in the same neighborhood as Billy Zane, Keanu Reeves and David Schwimmer. I’d still put a young Ford in there aswell
berta said on 22/Aug/19
i think he can pull of 185 alot. not the full 6 foot 1 but 1/4 over this. He is 100 procent taller than harrison ford peak
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Jul/19
Fact that 6'10 listed Nathan Jones look at most 6'8 1/2 with Michael.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/19
His muscle mass and the fact that he’s quite often cast opposite really big men, makes him look average height.
Ar2mA2 said on 25/Mar/19
I retract again... he is definitely in the stretch 6'0.5 - 6'0.75
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Feb/19
183cm definitely looks too low for him. Looks noticeably taller than 180-182cm guys. 184-185cm is his zone
Rising - 174 cm said on 2/Feb/19
@Rampage: If Dolph is only 189 cm nowadays then Michael doesn't look over 183 with him: Click Here Click Here That looks like a 6 cm or 2.5" difference, but Michael is standing completely straight while Dolph's posture is loose and he looks like he could straighten up more. It also looks like Michael has a tilt or ground advantage in his favor. But if Dolph is still 190 then Michael looks 184 in the photo assuming he's not getting any advantage. But Michael does look at least an inch taller than 5'11.5" listed Randy Couture: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Sep/18
Out of bed: 186.4cm
Before bed: 184.5cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Aug/18
"Michael Jai White's Height: 6ft 0⅝in (184.5cm)"

We have none of those. Maybe he can be the first, Rob?
Editor Rob
Sparingly, remember.
I can see it as a possibility though. Not convinced he looks 6ft 1 or 6ft flat.
Ky said on 28/Aug/18
There's even a chance he may not exactly reach the 183cm mark but 180cm would be reasonable and this is Proveable when a 5'10 and 5'11 stand next or walk side by side you can hardly tell the difference unless u really really pay very close attention, and thats what i see on most scenes in undisputed 2, a 178 Boyka and 180 Chambers(Michael Jai White)
5'11.5" said on 5/Aug/18
72 inch reach? That's a 6'0" wingspan, pretty much equal to his height. That can't be. He's got decently long limbs. I'd reckon he has a 6'3" wingspan at a height of 6'0.5". Solid size.
MAD SAM said on 5/Jul/18
Can easily pass for 6’1”, might be 184.5 cm Guy to be accurate
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jul/18
Watched a bunch of his movies and really he can appear anywhere from 6ft to 6ft2.

I think 6ft1 is fair, lowest 6ft0¾. I place him in the same range as Jon Hamm and Luke Bryan, also guys who’ve shown varying degrees in stature and coincidentally...also claim 6ft2!
Ar2mA2 said on 18/May/18
some time ago I gave him 6ft 0.50 with chance 6ft 0.75 today after seeing more of his filmography, photos and videos. I change of opinion he is 6ft 0.25 with chance 6ft 0.50 similar to Michael Bisping in fact in a photo both have the same height.
Ali183 said on 1/Feb/18
Really can't see him being taller than 183, I've seen enough to say that 6f is his max height
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jan/18
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Looks 186-187cm w/h Dolph (minimum 189cm but I'm still placing my bet that he still clocks in at 190cm).

Taller than Austin

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I think there's a case for 6ft1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jan/18
I think he could be pushing 6ft1
Sam(5'7.5) said on 22/Dec/17
@Editor Rob, how tall would you say Tyrone Magnus is based on this photo he took with Michael Jai White:
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Watch this video from 1:07-1:30= Consider that the lady is either 5'9 or 5'10...using her scale how tall would Michael Jai White be..?
Editor Rob
not much over average height.
justin said on 26/Nov/17
People dont seem to realize though hes about 6' he has a short torso which looks odd but I always thought he was tall. His shoulders aren't that wide he just has copious muscle. Making him appear wider
JJAK said on 15/Nov/17
Weak 6 absolute max peak much smaller than stone cold and every other guy who is a hair over 6 ft.
He does have an extensive resume should be easy to find dozens of barefoot pics showing his lack of stature.
Karate and other martial arts do not allow shoes, whoa thats weird cant find any must be a secret karate master..
MD said on 14/Nov/17
Huh? His arms don't look particularly long, which can easily be seen in the featured pic on this page.
Tonyx said on 12/Nov/17
72in reach?! Really?! Finger tip to finger tip?! If he is really 6ft to 6ft0.5in tall he has to have a longer reach then 72 inches. You can even see it proportionately compared to the rest of his body. I would have guessed his reach at 76in. I mean look at his shoulders alone.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Nov/17
He stacks up well next to Nathan
Ar2mA2 said on 27/Oct/17
6'0.5" with a chance of a 6'0.75". in Blood and Bones looked a legit 6'1
Junior said on 17/Oct/17
He make Nathan Jones look like 6'8.75"

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lak said on 4/Aug/17
but he looked same height as scott adkins in undisputed 2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/17
I think D is fair shout but C maybe not impossible either.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Jul/17
Rob, which would you choose for him?

A) 188cm/186cm
B) 187.5cm/185.5cm
C) 187cm/185cm
D) 186.5cm/184.5cm
E) 186cm/184cm
Editor Rob
haven't seen enough to say a 6ft 1 C range is closer than say D-E range.
Brax said on 16/Jul/17
If he has a 72" reach, he can't be more than 5"11. If he had short arms compared to the rest of his body, you would have noticed right away. If he was 6"2, he should have had 75" reach minimum by looking at him. Nitro mention that he is not much taller than jcvd. I think you give too many inches to too many people.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 11/Jul/17
White and Diaz are the same, both at 6'0".
Animus said on 9/Jul/17
He is about the same height as MMA fighter Nate Diaz: Click Here

Diaz edges him out a bit, but there is a difference in posture. If Jai White is legitimately 6'0½", then Nate Diaz must be taller than a flat six feet.

Nate Diaz should be added at 6'0¼".
even said on 7/Jul/17
6 feet exactly
Sonny Black said on 8/May/17
Always thought he was a 5'11 guy, over 6'0 seems too tall for him.
sumdude said on 6/May/17
Certainly looks it barefooted with others in pictures. Also, looks about ~5-6-7cm above Scott Adkins(178cm) in pictures. He isn't towered by the 190cm+-1-2cm Dolph Lundgren either! Solid 6ft at night I'd say, anything below 6ft is silly.
Marquis said on 24/Feb/17
5'11.5", maybe 6'0" tops.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 12/Jan/17
Watching him in the film Spawn, jeez he can pull off 6'2" in the comic book fil! Yeah, this listing is legit.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 12/Jan/17
He looks taller than this. His shoulders alone fooled me into thinking he was 6'2".

Chris175 said on 1/Dec/16
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I've met the guy on the right and he was billed at 6 foot 3, I thought he was around 6 foot 2 possibly as my friend is 6 foot 1.5. I have a photo with him I must try to find it.

Jai white is definitely not his 6 foot 2 claim. Probably 6 foot flat I'd claim.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Nov/16
He could be 6ft1 so his claim isn't too bad. Easily a 6ft2 guy in shoes
Realist said on 15/Nov/16
He is definitely 183 or 184 cms and 230 lbs is accurate. But 330 at 6'2 is a Defensive Lineman lmao.
Josh Jeffords said on 4/Nov/16
Looks under 6 ft most time always in boots long legs shorter arms not very tall.
That is prime height often looks 5 10 even less especially when Adkins is 5 10.
Can't act either he has one hell of a martial arts resume though.
WWE guy looked 6 4 towering him forget name but he's 6 3 tops.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Nov/16
Not surprised he claims 6ft2.
berta said on 9/Oct/16
this is the shortest i can see him. i think he is closer to 185. dolph looked only a little taller than him
Dmeyer said on 14/Sep/16
Can look just 6 ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Sep/15
I think 6ft0¾(185cm) could be the best listing for him. He looks like a guy who might be taller than what he's listed at elsewhere, like Jon Hamm who was listed 5ft11 for years. He's very broad and that might give the illusion of less height.

Rob, what does he claim?
MD said on 3/Sep/15
@Fluffi, yeah, I think he could surprise some folks if you're not familiar with him compared against other people. He is fairly wide in the torso, which can make him appear (sometimes significantly) shorter than he really is. With him having been a bigger star when I was very young, I'm not very familiar with him, and if someone would have told me 5'10" or so, I probably wouldn't have doubted it. That said, he's at least 6'0" from everything I've been able to study.
Fluffi Fluffsson said on 30/Aug/15
Taller than I thought...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/15
I think weak 6ft1 range personally for this dude. He doesn't look tall when standing alone but beside someone like Van Damme he's easily got 3-4in on him.
Josh said on 16/Aug/15
Maybe bump him up to 6'0.5-6'1. Looks a lot taller than listed. This guy is big.
Kevin said on 10/Aug/15
Rob, can you please do a page on Kimbo Slice? If not, do you think he's really 6'2 without shoes?
184.9 on a bad day said on 15/Jun/15
6ft 0.5 is fair in his 20's maybe 6ft 0.75
MD said on 9/Jun/15
With 5'10" Scott Adkins:

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Can't see footwear, though.
sean said on 5/Jun/15
no way he's over 6 if Scott adkins is 178cm, he's only 2 inches taller, michael jai white is a 6ftr with bad posture
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Mar/15
184-185cm at least.
Hypado said on 29/Jan/15
2cm shorter than 185cm Stone Cold Steve Austin.

183/184cm is fair for Michael.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/14
Well, you mention above that he can appear anything from 6ft to 6ft2. Right in between those figures seems reasonable enough.

Maybe 6ft0¾, Rob?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Oct/14
Rob, is the full 6ft1 possible?
Editor Rob
I don't know if he'd be quite that tall, although you could say 184 is a reasonable guess.
Andrew M said on 4/Oct/14
Actually thought he was nearer 6'4". He looks monstrously big in "Blood & Bone".
He seems like a really nice bloke, a gentleman. And he seems to have a really good attitude in general. I respected his comments about Steven Segal and Jean Claude Van Damme not being in the same league as Chuck Norris, with Chuck always living a clean life and staying in shape. In fairness to Van Damme though, he does seem to be trying to better himself again.
184.9 on a bad day said on 2/Oct/14
He doesn't look lower than the listed height.
I thought this guy was 6ft1ish, he can look around that with bobby sapp , dolph lundgren, van damme and Steve Seagal, but with Jay cutler he looks 184.
Nils said on 30/Sep/14
I thought he was about 6ft 1-2
But strong 6ft is possible i guess.
grizz said on 20/Sep/14
If he really is "only" 6ft tall, he must be then the most intimidating 6footer I've ever seen. I give him 184-185 cm.
Hypado said on 4/Aug/14
Michael Jai White's height is 6ft 0in (183 cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Oct/13
"Michael Jai White's height is 6ft 0.75in (185cm)"

At least that if not the full 6ft1
Rob said on 19/Aug/13
5'11.5 maybe?
cole said on 26/Jul/13
I don't think he would be much shorter than 184 cm, although it is possible he's 6' flat, as he mostly wears thick soled shoes that make him look near 6'2.
Mike 181 said on 11/Apr/13
Thought this dude was taller than 6"2 kimbo slice.
B said on 8/Jan/13
He has claimed 6'2 in DVD commentary for "Blood and bone"..he looks 4 inches taller than van damme though
Joey said on 7/Jan/13
6feet (183cm) nothing more nothing less
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/12
I think a full 6ft1/185cm is possible since he can appear 6ft2 in normal shoes.
Dmeyer said on 28/Oct/12
In the movie Blood and bone hé Gets questioned by a police oficer legit 6'1 Guy friend of mine they look similar height so bang on 184cm for this Guy
Dmeyer said on 28/Oct/12
To me this Guy in a film like exit wounds considering seagal was 6'5-5.25 shoes while j'ai is barefeet hé looked nô more than 6'0-6'0.5 in if hé looks 6'2 at Times wish i didnt see yet the hé must wear lifts
Jimmy said on 6/Oct/12
In blood and bone looked the same height like 6ft2 idris elba. He must be at least 6ft1
Brad said on 10/Sep/12
Hard guy to pin down bc of his bulk and his disproportionately short body, long arms and long legs. Always seemed to be 6ft but on occasion he will appear taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Aug/12
"height is 6 ft 1 in (185cm)" and no less.
liam said on 13/Nov/11
he look like 6'2 men
anonim said on 12/Nov/11
this guy look 6'2.But his height solid 6'1.25 iní§ in night.maybe 6'0.75.Size is not under 185 inch can.
Gogu said on 30/Aug/11
no more 180 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/11
I think he might be 6ft1(185cm) barefoot. Saw some behind the scenes footage of him and Kimbo Slice (listed 188cm on official UFC website) and he looked around the same height.
kungfu said on 25/Jun/11
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if you look at this clip you can see that michael and matthew mullins (who is 6'1) are pretty much the same height and their shoes are quite similar height also, so i would say 6'1 (185 cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jun/11
There's a chance he's 6ft1
dmeyer said on 5/Jun/11
seagal was 6 ft 5.5 with shoes on in exit wounds jai didnt look over 6 ft 0.5 in barefoot
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/11
He's built like a 6ft2 guy...
Gerry said on 30/May/11
6 feet tall is just about right for him, in Dark Knight 6'1" Heath Ledger had an inch on him. He has a big muscular build and broad shoulders that makes him appear bigger, more like a 6'2" guy.
dillinxeonyx said on 30/Apr/11
he is definitely about 6ft,in undisputed 2 when they were at face to face he seemed one inch taller and scott adkins(yuri boyka)is 5'11''.so michael jai white is definitely 6ft!
Emil said on 17/Mar/11
I thought he was more little than184 sm
Mohammed Juma said on 1/Feb/11
I think he is 6.1 as he looks so in universal soldiers. He towers Van Damme who is 5.7
K-ROC said on 23/Dec/10
I was watching Blood and Bones and Kimbo Slice had 2 inches on him. He is definitely a spot on 6 ft.
edd said on 1/Nov/10
White's reach is way higher than 72 inch. 72 inch is almost the same as his height. I have seen White is his movies and the thing that impresses me the most is his long arms. The dude has at least a 80 inch reach. Also he looked to be the same height as Kimbo Slice who is listed at 6'2.
Midget said on 18/Jun/09
oh, and his arms and chest in undisputed 2 were bloody massive. He looked like a man monster in it.Awesome. Very Even Scott Adkins was in fantastic shape for the film, looked a genuine martial artist and not just a trained actor.
Midget said on 16/Jun/09
This bloke is a solid 6' beefcake. In "Undisputed2" he had a solid 1" on 5'11" Scott Adkins.I have read many martial arts articles on him stating between 5'11.5" and 6'1". He doesnt look 6'1" to me but he is as wide as a truck so maybe.
Mike S. said on 31/May/09
He may be more like 6'2" or 3". In Oct 2008 I met Mr. White at my karate dojo in Phoenix, AZ. He was wearing just t-shirt jeans and regular sneakers(didn't seem like risers). I was recently measured and I'm 183 cm. He seemed like he was taller than me.
Mr.t said on 14/Sep/08
He is great guy. have you seen "wyh did i get married"? in this movie he doesnt look so tall. Click Here the left girl is billed as 5'4. She and michael are standing on nearly the same height. Its confusing... Whats your opinion?
ed2 said on 2/Feb/08
Here is a video of him in Exit Wounds. He looks about 4 inches shorter than Steven Seagal but Seagal is wearing shoes.
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Robbie H said on 2/Feb/08
hes a gang leader in the next batman film, looks 6ft
dmeyer said on 9/Jul/07
he did apear 5 in shorter than seagal but he was barefeet and seagal had 1.25 to 1.5 in shoes
dmeyer said on 18/Mar/07
he claimed for years 5'11.5 on i mdb so could be 6 ft
Antonio said on 17/Mar/07
I saw him in sherman oaks mall, clear 6'1
flyprince007 said on 17/Jan/07
i met him, my dad is 6ft i,m 5'9 ,he's 6'2 easy
J-blaze said on 15/Jan/07
Michael Jai White is about 6 foot give or take an inch tops. something to consider is filming angles a little camera trick used alot in "Hercules" and "Smallville" is camera angle, it makes the someones height Appear taller or shorter depending who's angle the shot is supposed to be from.
TNTinCA said on 30/Oct/06
Still strikes me as shorter. But I could be wrong.
In the second Universal Soldier movie, he did make Van Damme look short but the Muscles from Brussells is only 5'9". Honestly hard to say for sure.
dmeyer said on 29/Oct/06
6 feet 1 fits him good
Bryan said on 5/Apr/06
Yeah i always thought the guy was slightly under 6'0", over 6'1" seems unlikely....
TNTinCA said on 27/Mar/06
He did strike me as tall. But in a movie with Steven Seagal (Exit Wounds) he did appear quite a bit shorter than Steven. Looked like around 4-5 inches. Leads me to believe he is closer to 6 foot.
Brett said on 27/Mar/06
you sure hes as tall as that Rob?, Ive always heard under 6'0", hes a very stocky looking guy. Id buy 6'0", but 6'1.5" ?

Editor Rob
look at him on wireimage beside Tiny Lister and Fred Williamson, there is one pic where he looks maybe 6ft, but I also asked one of his fellow martial arts who has some pictures barefoot with the guy - and 6ft 1.5 was my guess
dmeyer said on 26/Mar/06
he makes vandamme look lithel he is gotta be 6'1"
Jason said on 24/Mar/06
Was he that big, jacked Black guy who fought Jet Li in Kiss of the Dragon?

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