Mr T's Height
5ft 10 (177.8 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
American actor, best known for his iconic role as B.A. Baracus in 80's TV series The A-Team. In film he appeared in Rocky III. In the 80's, Mr T's golden rule included "5ft 11...When I'm not standing on my money", although in 1984 Philly Enquirer called him "5-foot-10 Mr. T". A 1982 article mentioned his weight: "all 5-feet-11 inches and 213 pounds of him".
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Average Guess (41 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.75in (179.7cm)
Current: 5ft 9.73in (177.1cm)
Brady Baylis said on 18/May/19
I'm black so perhaps I can type this,but...a muscular black man of ANY height will seem taller and larger than his actual size .
said on 2/May/19
Taller than Sly?
said on 2/Apr/19
5'9 Mr. T and 6'2" David Ross (2017)... Click Here
T and 6'3" Titus O'Neil (2014)... Click Here
T was 5'10" peak next to 6'2" Ken Norton... Click Here
Kerry Von Erich (billed 6'2") and T... Click Here
Kerry and 5'9" Steven Tyler... Click Here
Nik said on 14/Jan/19
It's great to find out his height!
Rising - 174 cm
said on 10/Jan/19
Peak was more like 5'10.5" minimum. No proof was necessary for that either since Hulk himself only claims to have been 6'7" peak, which was probably his peak height in cowboy boots. Hogan was definitely at least 6'5" peak, though and really only looked about 6" taller than Mr. T in similar footwear: Click Here
The only time it looked 7+" is when Hulk had an inch or more footwear advantage AND a camera advantage: Click Here
5'11" fit better for Mr. T with Hogan back in the 80's.
Timson said on 31/Dec/18
He’s the proof hogan wasn’t 6-8 or anything near. Mr T 5-10.5 max.
Rising - 174 cm
said on 19/Nov/18
I found a good shot of the boots Dean Martin was wearing at that Mr. T roast: Click Here
I don't know what Mr. T was wearing. That's one thing that makes his height tricky. He often wore Converse and it's also hard to tell where his head ends with his hairstyle. I mentioned on Adam Baldwin's page how Mr. T looked with him in D.C. Cab despite at least an inch footwear disadvantage(Mr. T wore Converse) but look how much taller Mr. T was than 5'8" Bill Maher: Click Here
Rising - 174 cm
said on 27/Aug/18
@Danimal: That's a cool pic, but Dean Martin was one of the most well known lift wearers of his generation. Martin was 5'10" yet he claimed 6'1"! You can't trust Dean's height without seeing feet/footwear. As for Mr. T, no way he was under 5'10". Look at him with 6'2" Gene Hackman: Click Here
And Hackman even had cowboy boots! Click Here
Danimal 5'9 3/4"
said on 26/Jul/18
This should finally put Mr. T's PEAK height to rest. Here he is with a 67 year old Dean Martin (who was 5'10" in HIS prime): Click Here
Mr. T wasn't even a full 5'10". People need to stop guessing his height based on what he looked like in Rocky III!! It was a MOVIE (camera angles, footwear, etc).
FrankR1 said on 21/Apr/18
Sly Stallone was a credible 5’9.5” at his peak in Rocky III. At that time, Mr. T would have been at his own peak of 5’10.5”. His mohawk made him look close to 2 inches taller than Stallone, but no more than that. By the time he began working on the A-Team, Mr. T’s mohawk was even higher and thicker, further adding to the illusion that he was over 6 feet in height.
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 14/Apr/18
LOL @ people guessing him at 5'8 or around... What would that make Sly ?
And to the 6'7 guy, sorry but people who are 2m tall usually are terrible height judges ( for a reason ) when it comes to average sized men/women...
Ian C. said on 13/Nov/17
Taller than Sylvestre Stallone.
Rising - 174 cm
said on 1/Sep/17
I can't really see him 2.5" shorter than Carl Weathers back in 1982: Click Here Click Here
He could pass for over 5'11" -- likely due to footwear -- but he really does look to me to have been a full 5'11". Nowadays in his mid 60s, he's lucky if he's even 177 cm, though.
Richardspain said on 30/Apr/17
180cm young no more.
lolo said on 14/Mar/17
6 cm between 50cent (182 cm) and Mister T.
Mister T is only a good 5.9 these days.
see the pic below posted by "the exorcist"
RisingForce said on 4/Mar/17
I agree, Shredder. About 5'11" peak since I've seen him pass for about 6' in cowboy boots. But he started losing noticeable height pretty early and could be down to 5'9.5"
ww259 said on 3/Mar/17
He's no where close to 5'10" or 5'9"....I'm a legitimate 5'9" and was on a flight with him in the mid-80s. When he fully stood up I was several inches taller than him. I was tempted to say "what are you looking at shrimp" but he could probably snap my head off with ease. He's cool...didn't like autograph hounds. I'd put him at 5'6" tops.
Shredder said on 18/Jan/17
He srunk big time , he looks barely over 5' ft 9 with 50 Cent
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/16
Another guy whose just much shorter than you'd think
Shredder said on 19/Dec/16
5'11 peak or at least 5'10 and change.
said on 20/Nov/16
About 2.5" shorter than 50 Cent.
Realist said on 9/Nov/16
He's 5'10 230 maybe a little bit smaller in weight?
Georg said on 25/Sep/16
In the early 90s, I ran into Mr T and boxer Terry Norris at a hotel in Palm Springs, CA. I'm 6'2", Terry Norris is 5'9", and Mr T is absolutely NOT taller than Terry. At best, Mr T is 5'8".
Alfred cool said on 2/Dec/15
Mr t is about 5-8. Saw him a few times in sherman oaks, ca. Not that stocky either, nice guy, very friendly. Not scary like the rocky movie. Seemed a very humble guy.
james said on 28/Sep/15
Watch Mr T standing face to face with 6'0 Roddy Piper on Pipers pit in Madison Square Garden and then watch them again in their staredown at the first wrestlemania in the tag team main event he was about 2 to 3 inches shorter than Hot Rod ..so 5'10 was his peak height ..which makes Stallone 5'9 when you watch him and Stallone face to face in Rocky 3
Matt the great said on 7/Sep/15
If Mr T. was only 5ft10.5 for his peak that means sly stallone is no more then 5ft8, I used to think sly was a legit 5ft9 and Mr.T being a around 5ft11-5ft11.5
the shredder said on 27/Mar/15
Agree , 5'11 but no more at peak , still destroys Sly's 5'10.75 claims
said on 28/Feb/15
Always thought 5´10.5" was as close as it gets...
This really made me rethink 5´11" could be possible for peak as it looks he has less footwear than Hogan and I really can´t see Hogan under 6´5" flat there.
Rob do you agree he looks more like 5´10.75"-5´11" there?
[Editor Rob: T could appear anywhere in 5ft 10-11 range]
Gr8pimpin said on 28/Jul/14
@rbtroj -- would that restaurant be Juniors? I'm guessing 5'9" tops!
Concerned 181 cm said on 14/Jul/14
I'm taking back my earlier comment. That comment was made under the assumption that Sly is 5'9. I think he's 5'8.5, so 5'10.5 is fine for T.
rbtroj said on 4/Jul/14
I am 6'7 and used to work in a restaurant that Mr. T frequented and I saw him often. Now, this was over 20 years ago, but I remember him being at least a foot shorter than me. He may not be as short as 5'7, but 5'10 sounds too tall for what I remember, even with his mohawk. I also think Sylvester Stallone is shorter than his "officially" given height (also 5'10 I believe). Never stood near him, so I can't say for sure.
Marcus Hickman said on 5/Jun/14
Mr. T 5' 10"
T Junior 5' 8"
watch the WWE award show.
Supemann said on 3/May/14
MR T clip on Conan o'brien. he looked 170 cm MAX and Conan Slouched! open your eyes guys. rockfellas picture with burt young also
no more than 170.cm
kyuss said on 3/May/14
@rockfellas. Trust me being around 6-2.5" I know what legit height is, Mr T is not over 5-10". Thats a fact.
said on 2/May/14
mr t was clearly under 5'11". mr t with former heavyweight champion ken norton, special guest on the "a-team" set:Click Here
norton was in the 6'3" range, he is clearly 5-6 inches taller than mrt. Furthermore Mrt has a good posture, straight, while norton is relaxed, no good posture at all. He towers over mrt.
Mrt with burt young:Click Here
Kyuss says on 5/Oct/13
I met him,Im 6-2.5 and was kind of shocked how much shorter he is than me,hard to say because of the nike baseball shoes on,but no more than 5-10" for sure,5-9" even maybe. Click Here
Many of you do not have any idea how a legit 5'11" really is, how a legit 6ft really is, how legits 6'2"-6'3" really are...there isn't any connection between muscles and height. It seems here if a man has big muscles he is also tall. no no, change your mind, please.
Concerned said on 22/Apr/14
I agree with the group consensus about him being 5'11 at peak. He looks that height in Rocky III; doesn't look more than two inches shorter than Weathers, and looks to have two inches on Stallone. Noticeable before they fight, when they're both facing each other.
Marcus Hickman said on 29/Mar/14
if Hulk Hogan can get away with being billed over 6' 6" which he never was over in his prime, then Mr. T and I should be able to get away with billing ourselves at 5' 11". We're both actually 5' 101/2". I'm up to 205 lbs. and just bench pressed 305.
ceej said on 12/Mar/14
I met The T. at an airport a few weeks ago, and he was around an inch taller than me. And I'm 5'9. Its very fair to say he is over 5'10 even now
cobra said on 12/Jan/14
"Noway, he´s 5´10.5" max facing Sly"
How on earth can you tell a HALF INCH difference from watching a movie. I do agree, he looks more like 5-11 in his younger days.
Yves said on 5/Nov/13
In Rocky III, when he stands in front of Rocky, he's 5'11 for sure.
Kyuss said on 5/Oct/13
I met him,Im 6-2.5 and was kind of shocked how much shorter his is than me,hard to say because of the nike baseball shoes on,but no more that 5-10" for sure,5-9" even maybe.
Andrew M said on 27/Aug/13
I always thought he looked tall in "The A-Team", but then I didn't know how tall any of them were. But when I saw him in a picture from BBC's "The One Show", he almost looked tiny compared to how I thought he would, being not only smaller than Adrian Chiles, but also Christine Bleakley! And she's a bit shorter than Adrian, at 5' 8.5"!
Marcus Hickman said on 26/Jul/13
same height as me, 5' 10 1/2" tall. I'm (almost) as big as Mr. T I am 195 lbs. and bench press close to 300 lbs.
TNTinCA said on 15/Apr/13
I could see 5'11" in his prime.
As other posters indicated, he did appear to have almost two inches between him and Sly in Rocky III.
j said on 26/Oct/12
maybe 511 had inch in half over sly in the last fight in rocky lll
RisingForce said on 11/Oct/12
I'm in complete argeement, shredder. I've always thought he was 5'11". He never looked more than 2 inches shorter than Carl Weathers, not in Rocky 3, not in pictures, and he also looked at least 5'11" with Hulk Hogan and I generally thought he looked about that height on The A-Team.
cobra said on 5/Sep/12
Surprising if believable listing. He always looked absolutely massive on screen. Similar to Vingh Rhames.
said on 21/Aug/12
Rob , look at him in cowboy boots with Carl ... He only looks about 1 inch shorter so 180cm ?
the shredder said on 20/Aug/12
If anything he was 5'11 peak as he looked 6 ft with Carl Weathers while T was in cowboy boots ... Weather would be 6'2 in shoes and T in cowboy boots would be 6'1 .
Len said on 19/Aug/12
Probably a 5-9 guy with a mohawk that made him seem taller. Clever move on his part.
the shredder said on 16/Aug/12
Rob , I think is closer peak ... Look at him in cowboy boots next to Carl Weathers ...
Mardis gras said on 26/Jul/12
5'10 easy for Mr T
Starchild said on 16/Jun/12
Depends what ratios a person's body is composed of. different lengths of legs torsos necks and heads. Mr .T's proportions are odd. he definitely has an inch on stallone. Mr.t has longish legs a short upper body, short arms and no neck lol If you look at that face to face picture from rocky 3 T's eyes are only 1.5 cm higher than stallone but his chest looks about 2.5 inches higher becauce of stallones longer neck and head.I think Mr t was for sure 5'10.5". 179cm peak for T and 176 peak for Sly
said on 24/Jan/12
Bit shocked here at the height difference with 6ft (max 6ft 1) Adrian chiles.
Vinn said on 9/Jan/12
was max 1.73 in his prime this guy is defintly 1.75 100% sure....
Don J said on 24/Dec/11
Met him in Sacramento, were eye to eye so I think 5'10 is rt on!
Tom101 said on 5/Nov/11
stood right next to him in london,,im 6'2.5 and i was shocked how much smaller he was than me,i guess 5'8-9" mark,never 5.11" imo.
Legend said on 29/Sep/11
Maybe I was wrong. He could be 5'9 peak? Hmmm...
Mr. Tempus said on 28/Sep/11
He is an average medium height man, so 5'10 i think is right.
Phil said on 24/Sep/11
He looks like a 5 foot 10 dude.
Physics Enemy said on 5/Sep/11
He's only 0.5" taller than Stallone in Rocky III. Mmmm.
Nancy said on 10/Aug/11
Well, I don't know how tall he is, but in my mind he's a giant. We used to live in the same building in Chicago, and sometimes we shared the elevator. He was always kind, respectful to everyone, and an all around great guy. God bless you, Mr. T!
chuck norris jokes said on 9/Aug/11
5'10 or 5'11
said on 21/Jul/11
this is the complete story of a guy who claim abd clearly look at least 6 ft with Pic...In 2009, Mister T seems a weak 5.10 -177 cm to me).
said on 20/Jul/11
he doesn't look to be 5.5 next to Hogan (1,92 at least)...here :
tony said on 20/Jul/11
like i said i was in shock when i saw him. hollywood does good work. lol. besides you've seen him look stallone in the eye if he was 5'10 or taller then stallone would also have to be that tall and we all know stallone is 5'7. I SAW HIM MYSELF SO.....
lol said on 15/Jul/11
to tony : Mister T : 1M65 ? Are you kidding ?
tony said on 14/Jul/11
well guys i ran into MrT while doing his laundry, i'm 5'7 and was looking down at him. i was in shock to see how short he was. He's like 5'5 Stallone is 5'7 i thought everyone knew that.
Hullywood said on 9/Jul/11
1.75m-1.81 for me. Think 1.76m are fair today.
But who knows... maybe MR.T who posted hier, is the real Mr.T.
What do you think about that Rob?^^
MR. T said on 11/Apr/11
I'm MR. T and I am 5' 11" FOOL!, as for Stallone, he about 5'9", I pity the fool!
Dan said on 11/Apr/11
In Bret Hart's book he describes Mr. T as a "short, thick-set black actor". I doubt he could have been 5'11" if the 6' tall Hart described him as "short".
truth said on 27/Mar/11
IN ROCKY-3 MR T LOOOOOOOKS 2INCHES TALLER THAN STALLONE
STALLONE MUST BE 5'8.5
MR T LOOKED 5'10.5 NEXT TO SLY
carl williams said on 11/Mar/11
well he about two inches taller than sly stallone. so however that works out. 5'10 1/2 is probably the best number for T.
ha said on 22/Feb/11
ever notice how they ALWAYS shot mr t from a low camera angle to make him look taller? sly is around 5'6" and T around 5'8". that's the truth.
R said on 31/Jan/11
he is deffintley not a 1.75 guy or a 1.76 he is not much taller than sylvester stallone i have seen a picture the stand infront of eachother watch on google... and sylvester is not taller than 1.72 1.73
somebody new said on 18/Jan/11
he was taller by a little than Stallone, who I'm convinced was 5'9, so 5-10 or a little over must be accurate. Not over 5'11 for sure
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jan/11
5"11 is possible for his peak I guess...Donald Trump was between 6"2 and 6"3 at his peak
Jordan Lear said on 31/Dec/10
OK, I will agree, Mr. T is 5'11", and that puts me, Ashton Kutcher and Donald Trump at 6' 3"
Legend said on 1/Nov/10
I think 5'11 peak is more accurate. He was rather large Rob.
rk said on 6/Jul/09
judging by rocky 3 i'd put him at 5'11 compared to 5'9 stallone
Anonymous said on 25/Jun/09
Baloney he is 5' 8" at most
Fred said on 22/Jun/09
i was watching Rocky 3 a few days ago . Judged from that movie Mr T is 5'10 or 5'11
said on 20/Jun/09
Mr. T is listed 6'1" it was shown on his ID on I Pity The Fool, I don't buy it. 5'11" maximum I will believe. Dwight Schultz "Murdock" actually was 6'1"
Ejel Khan said on 18/Jun/09
T was always listed as 5'11" back in the day. His peak height should be increased.
RisingForce said on 29/May/09
How am I being stubborn? I posted 8 pictures with Hulk Hogan, a picture with Gene Hackman and a picture with Carl Weathers as proof. Their footwear was known in every picture. He actually looked 6 ft in more pictures than he looked 5'11" but I'll assume he's 5'11".
said on 29/May/09
hogan and mr t from december 2005, Click Here
Daniel said on 29/May/09
I guess Rob is being generous giving Mr. T 1.79m peak height, for he was never taller than 1.78m. And RisingForce, no offense man, but you are acting as stubborn as Glenn used to do, though I acknowledge you are far more polite than him.
said on 22/May/09
look at this collection of pictures posted on the hulk hogan page. Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
the first picture shows hogan's cowboy boots have a bigger heel than mr. t's boots. the second, third, fourth, fifth and seventh pictures show no more than a 6 inch difference. the 6th pic shows possibly a 7 inch difference, but no more than that. the last picture shows hogan bending his knees a bit, but looking just 5 inches taller.
hogan was 6-6 back then, no way was mr. t under 5-11 back then.
RisingForce said on 22/May/09
cowboy boots have 2 inch heels, whether mr. t has something else inside the boots is another story. i'd guess weathers shoes add atleast 1 1/4 inches.
Anonymous said on 21/May/09
And it's not like weathers is in bare feet, he has really nice, probably 1 inch heel dress shoes on, to Mr T's 2.5 inch heel cowboy boots. That's only a 1.5 inch heel advantage for Mr T next to 6'2 Weathers, making T 6'0.5?
Anonymous said on 20/May/09
T was even taller than 5'11 guys. He was a big 5'11 small 6'0 guy, like 5'11 3/4. His persona back when was that he was like the toughest guy in the World, so he got rounded down to 5'11 because people like to cut the the tough/big guy down to size. He was the SLIGHTEST bit shorter than Jim brown and joe namath guys who were listed at 6'2 by the NFL!
said on 7/May/09
Rob, please look at the comparisons below to 6-6 hulk hogan and 6-2 gene hackman. he wasn't under 5-11. this pic of him in cowboy boots looking about even with 6-1 carl weathers proves that. Click Here
time for an upgrade. 5-11 minimum peak, 5-10 max now.
Daniel said on 29/Apr/09
If Mr. T was 6ft, then Dirk Benedict was 6'1'', which is obviously wrong
Anonymous said on 25/Apr/09
Mr t was about 5'11.75. he only wore those amature wrestling shoes in those wrestling matches which give you absolutly no height increase and the wrestlers had those big wrestling boots on that give you like 1.50 inches. So 6'1.5 Roddy Pieper was 6'3 in the boots, Mr T was less than 3 inches shorter with no heel! I'm inclined to give Mr T 6'0. He was only 1 inch shorter than 6'0-6'1 George Peppard.
Daniel said on 21/Apr/09
No, 5'10'' tops makes perfect sense for Mr. T
RisingForce said on 15/Apr/09
5'10" peak doesn't make sense, look at him next to Hulk Hogan, Carl Weathers and Gene Hackman. He was atleast 5'11" peak.
TELLEM said on 15/Apr/09
5'10 peak makes sense...look at him next to roddy piper
Neal said on 13/Apr/09
Mr T. was 5-10 peak and about 5-8 now.
said on 11/Apr/09
Wow, look at this shocking picture that JT posted on the Hulk Hogan page.
6'6" Hulk Hogan had only about 5 inches on Mr. T here. Click Here
It's hard to tell if Mr. T had a footwear advantage. Click Here
There's no way in my mind that he was less than 5'11" now. After all, remember this picture. Click Here
6'2" Gene Hackman is in 2" cowboy boots and he's closer to the camera, but Mr. T is just 3 inches shorter.
RisingForce said on 10/Apr/09
Anonymous, you're not the only one who thinks Stallone is 5'10.75". I agree with you and so does Glenn, ACG and a few others. Plus some other regular posters like Leung and Leonari have him at a flat 5'10". So while many disagree with you, a lot of posters like myself have him in the same range.
As far as Mr. T I suspect he was 5'11" or a bit over and wore lifts, he appeared very close to Carl's height as you mentioned.
Anonymous said on 9/Apr/09
If Carl Weathers was 6'2, no way was T 3-4 inches shorter. Come on, he was only a little shorter, Weathers was a little, but not alot taller than stallone and T was almost the same amount taller. I only see Weathers being 2 inches taller max! and more like 1.5 inch. 6'0 for Mr T. If Weathers was 3-4 inches taller than T then he would have been like 5 inches taller than Stallone and you would have almost had a Lundgren type stairdown between Weathers and Stallone, and that was not the case. I may also be the only person alive that thinks that Stallone was about 5'10.75
Doug said on 7/Apr/09
He definately looked nearer 5'11" peak, saw photos of him recently with Christian O Connell the DJ and he was looking 5'10" max. He seems to be exactly an inch shorter than Peppard. He is a lovely guy, quite surprisingly so actually given his image.
said on 4/Apr/09
No, Weathers was listed at at 6-2 in his football days. Click Here
Anonymous said on 3/Apr/09
The thing about carl weathers is that he was listed at 5'11 220 by the Oakland Raiders.
RisingForce said on 2/Apr/09
Maybe Mr. T wears lifts? After all at times he seemed very close to Carl Weathers height in Rocky 3 and I peg Weathers at 6'1.5" peak. But other times he does seem more in the 5'10"-5'11" range. I'd bet he was a solid 5'11" though and looked taller sometimes because of lifts. If he looked close to Jim Brown's height then he must have worn lifts because Brown is or was about 6'2".
Doug said on 1/Apr/09
Wrong Anonymous, in height anyway. Peppard was 5'11.5" and Mr. T was 5'10.5".
TELLEM said on 29/Mar/09
6'0? nah, that would meen, roddy piper was 6'3 peak.
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/09
T was a flat 6'0.In an A-Team Episode he walks right next to Jim brown and is barely any shorter, and in the same episode he stands right next to George Peppard who is 6'0-6'1 again is barely shorter. His fighting weight was about 225-230 but by the end of the A-Team he had gotten up to 240-245. In the same episode he is at least as tall as Joe Nameth if not a fraction taller!
Stan said on 3/Mar/09
I took a picture for tv land with Mr. T when he came to my job when I worked with this cable company back in the early 90's. I'm a easy 5'9" and he was maybe an inch taller than me I say 5'10" tops
stuFri said on 2/Mar/09
I met Mr T last Fri on his Snickers tour. He is 5.8, not including hair.
Dangler said on 21/Feb/09
Does anyone know how much he actually weighed in his prime?
Dr Almonds said on 31/Jan/09
Mr T was the shortest on the A team but not much shorter than face was, they were very close in height the two of them, and all four of them were close in height anyway, Murdock being the tallest at 6'1, so back in his prime 5'10.5 seems about right nowadays more like 5'10.
ancient monster said on 11/Jan/09
When I met Mr.T like 10000 years back he was like 7 feet tall weighing 350 lbs. I was around 7 feet so that's accurate
Nowadays more like 5' 10"
TELLEM said on 10/Jan/09
no its not rising, look at him w/ 6'1-6'1.5 roddy piper...3 inch difference
RisingForce said on 8/Jan/09
No, as low as 5-10 is insane for Mr. T. Look at him next to Gene Hackman who is wearing cowboy boots. Mr. T is or was 5-11.
Morg said on 8/Jan/09
as high as 5'10 is insane for mr T.
RisingForce said on 29/Dec/08
Mr. T was listed at 6-1 around the time of Rocky 3. I.M.D.B. had him as high as 6-2.5 which is insane.
glenn said on 25/Dec/08
i bumped into hackman once.photo with.he was huge.illusion of 6-3 in 2001.obviously he wasnt that tall.mr.t was listed at 6-1? i saw a pic of him in socks with a child for a advertisment that fueled my short thinking.he looked short.
Danimal said on 24/Dec/08
TELLEM says on 23/Dec/08
Mr. T looked 5'10-5'10.5 max next to 6'1-6'1.5 peak roddy piper in the 80s
RisingForce said on 24/Dec/08
Yeah Glenn, people will say anything to downgrade Sly.
If Mr. T is 5-10 then Gene Hackman was a very weak 6-1 even in the 80's and that's BS.
The 5-8, 5-9 rumors come from the fact that he was big and ripped and so that can make him look shorter or people could have expected him to be 6-1 like he was listed in the 80's.
Could you imagine how short Mr. T would look at 5-10 next to Gene Hackman(in cowboy boots) especially since he's leaning.
His head would be under Hackman's eyes factoring in Hackman's boots and the fact that Mr. T is leaning.
He's 5-11, no doubt. He wasn't much shorter than Carl Weathers in Rocky 3 and Carl was between 6-1 and 6-2.
TELLEM said on 23/Dec/08
Mr. T looked 5'10-5'10.5 max next to 6'1-6'1.5 peak roddy piper in the 80s
Bleemo said on 23/Dec/08
There'san obvious tilt on that photo with hackman there is actually about 4 inches when you correct it and remove mohican.
glenn said on 23/Dec/08
he showed solid proof and they still ignore.i dont have a problem with mr.t being 5-10.but he claimed 5-11,looks it in that pic with popeye,and also looks it in the movie dc cab.
Dural said on 23/Dec/08
At least 5'11" would explain 5'10.75" for Sly. Let't get back to reality. I know you are on a Sly-mission Rising but even 5'11" is pushing it for Mr.T.
Brad said on 23/Dec/08
Another inflate for Rising. 5' 10" is T's height. Making of "Rocky Three" has T taller than Sly which is what you'd expect in the footwear you'd expect a 5' 8.5" Sly to wear in training. He brings out the wedged up customs for the films.
Lmeister said on 23/Dec/08
Hilarious pic :) Mr T is 5ft11ish...
glenn said on 22/Dec/08
wow.great pic.5-11 it is.why the 5-8,5-9 rumors? and mainly mentioned at 5-10.though i did see pic were i mistaked him at 5-9.
said on 21/Dec/08
He's atleast 5-11.
6-2 Gene Hackman is wearing cowboy boots and is closer to the camera while Mr. T is leaning slightly and is only 3 inches shorter.Click Here
M.o.r.g said on 16/Dec/08
They probably just put mr T,on a box for the close up scene in rocky 3.And he said he'd lost 50 pounds for rocky 3 also.
RisingForce said on 11/Dec/08
He's still 5'11". He looked close to 6'1.5" Carl Weathers height in Rocky 3 and he wasn't dwarfed by Hulk Hogan even a few years ago.
chocs said on 8/Dec/08
Lets take the average of everybody here. Lowest being 5'6, highest 5'11, So currently he is probably 5'8.5. Considering you could lose up to 3 inches as you age and considering you are taller in the morning, after your body rests, he could very well have been the strong 5'11 as he has stated.
PJ said on 25/Nov/08
I recall reading Mr T himself repeatedly stating his height as 5'10.5 back in his heyday.
leonari said on 24/Nov/08
I agre Danimal. There is a great making of Rocky III on youtube and you see when they are rehearsing the choreography for the fights that Stallone is a bit shorter. Not much tthough.
Danimal said on 23/Nov/08
Whatever he was back in 1981-1982, Sly was SHORTER than him at that time.
Fred Ennis said on 20/Nov/08
Mr. T was 5'11" back in the day, now he's 5'10" these days. You think Mr. T is big, what about tall Fred Dryer from Hunter, he was 6'6"! though only an inch taller than me, I peaked at 6'5" (196cm) now i'm 6'4 1/2-6'4 3/4" (194-195cm)at age: 53
said on 20/Nov/08
glenn said on 7/Nov/08
true risingforce.at least 6-1.maybe a tad more.
RisingForce said on 6/Nov/08
Yeah Glenn but I can't see over 3" between him and Sly in the slippers scene. Since I believe Sly is 5'10.75" or 5'10" at worst then I think Carl is a little over 6'1". he also seemed a bit shorter than 6'2" Arnold in the 80's.
Besides if Carl is 6'1" and change it's not hard to imagine your friends estimating him at 6'2". He could be 6'2" though, I haven't met him so I can't say for sure. He was listed 6'3" in his football days.
glenn said on 6/Nov/08
didnt weathers claim 6-2? he did look that to my friends.mr-t does look 5-11 in the early days.can look 5-9ish now.never met either.
RisingForce said on 5/Nov/08
Weathers was a little over 6'1", maybe 6'1.25" or 6'1.5"
Mr. T was 5'11"
Big T said on 1/Nov/08
Honestly....as of right now, less than 5'9".
M.o.r.g said on 29/Oct/08
carl weathers's looked way taller than mr t.
nick said on 21/Oct/08
I honestly think that carl weathers wasnt 6'1 but more 6'0. Mr t being 5 10 is very accurate
RisingForce said on 24/Sep/08
Carl Weathers was between 6'1" and 6'2" and Mr. T was no more than 2 inches shorter in Rocky 3. He was a solid 5'11", I can't believe his license says 6'1" though.
He was a little taller than Sly is Rocky 3, but not much so 5'11" sounds right.
LOL, Internet Movie Data Base has him at 6'2 1/2", that must be a joke. 5'11" peak, no more and no less.
Viper said on 20/Sep/08
I doubt he was ever 5-11.
JeffC said on 19/Sep/08
a friend of mine who is a stuntman/actor in the business, met him & told me he was shorter than him by at least an inch. My friend is 5'9.5, so if MR T is 5'8.5 that will make Sly about 5'7. Frank2 was right on target.
Anonymous -15 said on 17/Sep/08
I think he was a legit 5'11" at his peak. He was a good bit taller than Stallone in Rocky III , as the picture proves , and also about two inches shorter than 6'1" Carl Weathers in that film.
Viper said on 14/Sep/08
Mr T gets sighted at 5-8 all the time.
Tom said on 14/Sep/08
I pity the fool who thinks Mr. T is shorter than 5 ft 10 LOL
anonymous said on 13/Sep/08
i always thought he was like 6 ft
Viper said on 6/Sep/08
Are you serious Big King? Ive always thought he wasnt tall at all and this was back when I was a damn toddler.
said on 5/Sep/08
with 5-10 mr.t look at the shouldersClick Here
check his shoes..not proportioned compared to his ankleClick Here
with 5-9 james caanClick Here
Big King said on 4/Sep/08
I always thought that Mr T was a big tough guy, something around 6'3" to 6'5". Now he's just 5'10" in fact. How embarrassing...
Daniel said on 26/Jul/08
Very muscled he was, but his height was no more than 1.78m, never!
Danimal said on 25/Jul/08
John Jay says on 19/May/08
MR T was the man , he looks like a solid 5'10 through most of his career, 5'9.75 now a days and on the ATeam mabey 5'10.5 he does seem the shortest of the four with Dirk being only a tad taller , Peppard being the third tallest and Dwight Shultz the tallest at 5'11.75 or 6'.
He may have been the shortest, but the man weighed well into his 230's (ton of muscle) if not more in the early-late 80's.
Big T said on 25/Jul/08
ok, this height is wrong, imo
Mr T was just on The Footy Show (the rugby league footy show, in Australia) and he was shorter than Matthew Johns, who is 5'9" and was wearing jandals/thongs/very flat sandals (depending on the word they use in your country). It was a terrific opportunity to compare their heights, as they were constantly in each others faces, Johns even tried to kiss him. The tallest listed height I can find for Johns is 177cm, but to me he is 5'9"
Mr T's current height is under 5'9", that's for sure
Daniel said on 15/Jul/08
They should have given foot advantage to him so Mr. T could look taller than Stallone, which is not the case in real life.
Adam said on 12/Jul/08
Just watched Rocky III. This a surprise. I thought he'd be a solid six foot. He looked distinctly taller than Stallone when they stood face to face in the stare down. He looked about two inches taller and Sly can't be less than 5' 9" so I'd give Mr T 5' 11" prime.
Mr. X said on 27/May/08
Actually Dwight Schultz was 6'1.5"
John Jay said on 19/May/08
MR T was the man , he looks like a solid 5'10 through most of his career, 5'9.75 now a days and on the ATeam mabey 5'10.5 he does seem the shortest of the four with Dirk being only a tad taller , Peppard being the third tallest and Dwight Shultz the tallest at 5'11.75 or 6'.
Sid said on 19/May/08
Also quote from "The world's toughest man" action movie from 1984, the man is taking his physical, and the man says sex height weight, to which Mr.T replyz 'MAN, FIVE ELEVEN, TWO THIRTEEN' (MALE 5'11" 213LBS)
Daniel said on 26/Apr/08
B.A. Barackus was the shortest one of the A-Team. I wouldn't give more than 5'10'' to him, which is a very respectable height and not short at all.
glenn said on 11/Apr/08
you here alot of 5-8 stories for this guy too.maybe he lost height? he was ill.but i agree with 5-10,5-11 peak.in fact my friend always meets him.and he seems 5-10 at least in the pics.i thought in dc cab he looked 5-11.
JOSH said on 10/Apr/08
He looked just a touch taller than stallone say half an inch or something in rocky 3. A definite 5ft 10 inches.
Yaspaa said on 7/Mar/08
Bernie Mac or is it Bernie Mick?
Ron Simmons said on 5/Mar/08
Lester, you a fool, I'm glad i'm not related to you, or Richard, Mr. T is 5'10" and no more, nowadays 5'9 1/2", the guy looks short man. It's the mohawk that adds a couple inches.
Gigi said on 4/Mar/08
I saw Mr. T back in 2000 and stood right next to him. I was shocked at how much shorter he was than what I thought. His feet were tiny too. I'm 5'3" and my money is on that he can't be more than 5'8".
Bernie Mac said on 28/Feb/08
watch it Mr. T, don't be talking about me, just kidding, Anyway I met Mr. T back in Chicago where we grew up, the guy stand about 5'10 1/2, used to wear all that bling, real friendly with women and children.
Socom said on 24/Dec/07
I'll give him 5'10, but NO WAY 5'11. That is a stretch.
Anonymous said on 15/Dec/07
Mr. T looks about 1-1.5" taller than Sly in Rocky III, who in my opinion is an even 5'10". I'd say that Mr. T was 5'11", maybe 5'11.25", in his peak.
Socom said on 7/Dec/07
Mr. T is probably closer to 5 ft 9.5 in.
Danimal said on 16/Sep/07
It would be interesting to see Sly TOWER over Mr. T nowadays, ever since Sly had his legs lengthened.
JayDee de Escocia said on 15/Sep/07
Listen Fool - it don't matter what height the T-man is. He is obviously pressed down by the sheer weight of gold bullion hanging around his neck. Also, if you were trying to get into a club and he told you you weren't on the list - would you argue???
Mr.T said on 30/Aug/07
Stfu don't be dissing the T. I saw him in real life, and happened to see dat he was lik 7 feet 2, and 400 lbs of muscle, dat was like a week ago. He came over to my house and we started killing people with his golden chains. He let me keep most of thems
Lloyd Banks said on 14/Aug/07
He is NOT close to 5'10. I saw him in the airport many years back and I was taller than him by clearly a few inches and I am 5'11.
dmeyer said on 14/Aug/07
he waas an easy 3 to 4 cm on sly
said on 3/Jul/07
The thing about T is he mostly looked 1 inch shorter then Dirk Benedict who I peg at 5'10.5/179cm in his prime. Dirk in turn was an inch shorter then peppard who was definately a wee bit shorter then his prime 6' height. We pretty much have Dirk down pat as being between 5'10-5'11 from various people meeting him and I agree he looks like a medium sized guy. So that would have pegged T at 5'9.5" back in the day. Yet a lot of times he seems shorter still and has even said in his own words "Mr T was heavy once but never a tall man", lifts?
Notice they used camera tricks to compensate the fact BA was supposed to be a tall bulky man and T was just bulky;
Also in this pic I think if you take off the mohawk Mr T is about 2 inches shorter then Peppard. I have peppard at 181cm approx at this time based on him being almost an inch shorter then Ernie Hudson in the episode "Taxicab wars" but in the same episode he has a marginal advantage over 180cm Michael Ironside.
Rhino said on 19/May/07
I'm not 5'10" and walk past him at a bike show several years back.No way the guy is anymore than 5'8" , and that is being generous.
Anonymous said on 18/May/07
I went to Madam Tausauds in London in 1987 and they had his wax figure there. I was 5'8 at the time and i stood facing him and we were eye to eye! I was shocked how short he was (if the figures are real sizes) so i would say he is 5'8 or 5'8.5 barefoot. He did and still looks short on TV.
dmeyer said on 29/Apr/07
sly is aleast 3 cm smaller so 5'9 no less no more
glenn said on 9/Apr/07
well,5-8 i heard too and believe he can look it.though his peak was 5-10.
Viper said on 8/Apr/07
Ive read 5-6-5-8 sightings on a couple of message boards before. Not height related ones.
glenn said on 8/Apr/07
a blind man.
Danimal said on 8/Apr/07
Who ever sighted Mr. T at 5'6"?
CC-Tron said on 19/Mar/07
Bryant Gumbel is listed as 5'9 on this site. Mr.T seemed 2 inches taller than him in 1980. 5'10.5 is close enough.
Viper said on 7/Mar/07
Its amazing how Mr. T gets sighted at 5-6-5-8 regularly.
dmeyer said on 6/Mar/07
he did look easy 1.5 in taller than sly so 5'9 for sly
Aussie Bloke said on 9/Feb/07
He looked a good 2-3 inches taller than Sly Stallone in Rocky 3, does that mean Sly is 5ft7-5ft8, or is Mr T Taller?????
CC-Tron said on 30/Jan/07
Viper I saw the interview on TV Land and I have it on my computer. I'll see if I can post some pic(s) from it on photobucket or something. It might be on YouTube though. The interview was during a contest for the best bouncer in the USA. It led to Mr.T getting the Rocky III role.
Viper said on 29/Jan/07
CC-Tron, is that interview on youtube?
the shredder said on 29/Jan/07
Rob , so 5'11 is his claim ??? "5ft 11...When I'm not standing on my money" ... for sure closer to 5'10 then !
CC-Tron said on 12/Jan/07
Mr.T appeared 2 inches taller than Bryant Gumbel in 1980 interview. How tall Bryant Gumbel?
Anonymous said on 12/Jan/07
My friend who is a producer of his reality show, puts him "tallish", no shorter than 5'10" (she's 5'6")
Jordan said on 26/Dec/06
Yeah the T isnt any talle then 5'10. He could be 5'9 but I heard he is really a nice guy in real life. But dam he made you hate him in Rocky 3. Shows how good he can act I guess.
the shredder said on 23/Dec/06
5'8-5'9 seems a bit low for him . although i think hes 5'10ish , i don't hes anymore then that ! even Rob thinks hes 179cm maxinimum ... i think 178cm or just 5'10 is where he would be best at ! go for it Rob !
Glenn said on 12/Dec/06
That sounds right.
D.L. said on 12/Dec/06
met mr T. a few years ago at a bar my band played at...Really nice guy; took time to meet and take pic with everyone, said his catch phrase a bunch of times, too. But he is no taller than 5' 9". I'm 5' 10 1/2" barefoot, and he was at least a couple inches shorter than me.
MHouillon said on 6/Nov/06
Mr. T WAS 179cm, todays he IS 177cm (5'9.5)
Chris said on 19/Oct/06
Mr T was awesome on that programme, I don't remember him saying any of that but probably because I was too dazzled with him.
Bleemo said on 18/Oct/06
Yeah Mr T seems like a funny guy I laughed when he said on "bring back the A-team" that they were going to cast James Coburn in the lead role but he was unavailable and then Stephen Cannell bumped into George Peppard drunk on Hollywood Boulevard having been sacked from Dynasty and felt sorry for him and gave him the part.
Danimal said on 13/Oct/06
He didn't appear THAT short on Conan a few years ago. He was all decked out in Silver and was dancing!! It was hilarious. they were playing with his old A-Team doll and Mr. T said you know when I don't wear much jewelry it means that I'm not making enough movies and T.V. shows. He has a great sense of humour. Conan LOVED him.
MHouillon said on 12/Oct/06
It's because everyone expects a minimum of 6'1" (185cm) for Mr. T. Then, when they see him and discover, that he's 177cm (5'9.5") these days, they say "wow, you're small!" He is and was never 5'8.
said on 9/Oct/06
Then I forgot the link to the interview, one of those days....Click Here
Bleemo said on 9/Oct/06
I this interview he says that when people meet him that they say he is small and goes on to say he was heavy once but never tall.
It's the third last answer he gives starting.."I'm glad you asked that"
Viper652 said on 6/Oct/06
I dont know, maye he has shrunk? He said he actually looked shorter than 5-8 most of the time because he hunched over a lot. Weird.
MHouillon said on 5/Oct/06
No, he is not 5'8, fool ! During the A-Team-time and Rocky III he was 178cm-179cm, (just look at the close-up pic with Sylvester "big-lifts" Stallone, who is 173-174cm, and is with lifts almost T's hieght. Nowadays "B.A." is not under 177cm (5'9.5), more a weak 5'10 (178cm).
Chris said on 3/Oct/06
What you sayin', fool. Everyone knows Mr T. used to wear some jewellry in his boots.
Viper652 said on 29/Sep/06
I think hes closer to 5-8 now. I know a friend who met him recently who said hes around 5-8.
said on 29/Sep/06
mr t always looked 5'10.5" to me. He is taller than Sly... Click Here
Glenn said on 16/Sep/06
I never met T.my friends met him a bunch.he is more a west coast guy.
said on 15/Sep/06
I watched the hilarious, "bring back the A-team" on youtube the other day. It's split into parts but you can link to the next part at the end it goes through them all. Interesting stuff about George Peppard being a bit of a git about the women and falling out with Mr T. Click Here
In the show the hilarious presenter -who is short- meets the surviving cast members. It was quite surprising actually. Mr T wearing trainers did look taller then average I thought. Also Dwight looked much taller stood next Dirk then he ever did on the show. They even made a joke about it when dirk said something like he always looked better in front of the camera and Dwight said, "yeah but I was always taller" and towers over him, it's right there at the end when they meet in the bar.
It was a great show anyway, they were all really nice with the guy even though he must have seemed really strange to them. Especially Marla Heasley as he just ran up to her when she was out shopping and asked her to be on the show, that guy rocks! I also though Stephen Cannell, Dwight Schultz, Jack ging and Mr T just seemed like really ordinary, nice people. How did you find T glenn?
Glenn said on 15/Sep/06
You met these guys Bill? both are around 5-10.
bill said on 14/Sep/06
As someone as said before, it was a big joke in the 80's of how short Stallone was. It was back before he wore elevator shoes, so everyone knew he was 5 foot 7. I give Mr T. 5 foot 8 and a half for being slightly taller than Stallone.
Bleemo said on 9/Sep/06
Well Supposedly Dirk "faceman" Benedict is 5'11, George Peppard was said to be 6' in his prime and Dwight Schultz is listed as 6'2. Personally I have them at Dirk 5'10.5, peppard 5'11 and Dwight 6'0.5 right now.
Glenn said on 6/Sep/06
Yeah,I still need to get DC Cab.and maybe one day,the A-Team DVDs.How tall were the other guys on A-Team?
Viper652 said on 6/Sep/06
Funny, I thought of DC Cab after Taxi Cab wars as well, just thinking about Mr. T driving a cab. I miss shows like the A-team though.
Glenn said on 6/Sep/06
Lest we forget DC CAB.
Viper652 said on 5/Sep/06
Taxicab Wars is a sweet A-team episode Bleemo.
Danimal said on 4/Sep/06
I've read 5'10"-5'11" in his prime. Could be.
Bleemo said on 3/Sep/06
I'm not sure on this guy to be honest, I have the box sets of A-team season 1 + 2 now and their heights seem to go up and down like a yo-yo. Mr T is clearly the shortest but often he can look close to Dirk Benedict's height and then other times atleast an inch shorter then him. I'm going to keep watching season 2, there's a potentially interesting episode called "taxicab wars" with Michael Ironside, Brion James and Ernie hudson in.
dmeyer said on 1/Sep/06
he did look almost 2 inches on stallone in the ring so stallone is no taller than 175 if mr t is only 179
Zed said on 20/Jul/06
He's 5'10". I used to workout in the same gym with him. The guy wore old school Converse hightops and we stood about eye to eye. I'm 5'9" was wearing normal running shoes, which soles are a bit thicker then those hightops.
Glenn said on 26/Jun/06
Never met him.but your right steve.
SteveD said on 25/Jun/06
I met Mr T about 10 yrs ago or so at a shopping mall in Cleveland, Ohio. He was in a book store signing copies of some book he wrote. He is only about 5'8", but at that time he was really huge (muscular).
frank p said on 25/May/06
As for Rocky III, I noticed that years ago. But I also thought that was one of those angles for the sake of the character to make him look much larger than Stallone. Like with Hulk Hogan in the same movie. Stallone may not be that tall in real life, BUT, in that camera angle where he's staring into Hogan's chest? Come on, Hogan isn't 7"0 feet tall. In all other screen appearances to me, I thought Mr. T looked like what Brain said below, 5"8-5"9.
316 said on 12/May/06
This guy looked atleast an inch and a half taller than stallone in Rocky3. Its pretty fair to say that he is close to 5'11. Hate his irritatin voice though....
slysystem said on 10/May/06
he may have shrink...In the 80's i think he was 5.11.
tgri said on 28/Mar/06
mr.t is 5'10 on the nose. check out that pic with corey filedmen.
Brian said on 23/Feb/06
I met Mr. T in LA during the E3 show back in 2002. He is probably around 5'8" to 5'9"...much shorter than i expected. I am exactly 6'0" without shoes on and i was significantly taller than he was.
tgri said on 12/Feb/06
i just watched the a-team for the first time today . mr.t is not a big guy at all. with out the mohikan hairstyle and shoes theres no way hes over 5'10.
bc said on 9/Jan/06
Wasn't there an article about Sly and how there was a big deal about hiring actors for the Rocky movies that were as short or shorter as Sly. They had a hard time finding shorter actors that look "mean". Mr. T was the only one that fit the description according to the article. Considering 5'10" is average/above average and most actors fit this range. I'd say Mr. T is shorter than 5'9".
Joseph said on 1/Jan/06
in the rocky game Play Station 2. Sylvester stallone is stated as being 5ft11" (180cm)... hmm.
TNTinCA said on 6/Sep/05
I agree that 5'10"-ish for Mr. T is about right. He was clearly taller than Stallone in Rocky III but by only about an inch. And I agree that Stallone is around the 5'9" mark. I think the reason they constantly go after Stallone is he makes a big deal of it and goes to great lengths to exagerate his height because of the perceived notion that an action star needs to be big.
MHouillon said on 16/Aug/05
But the thing is, Stallone is 5'9", so 5'10+ is correct.
Mike said on 24/Jul/05
I think 179 or maybe 180 is correct. In Rocky III he was about one inch taller than Stallone.