How tall was Pat Morita

Pat Morita's Height

5ft 2 ½ (158.8 cm)

American actor, best remembered for playing Mr Miyagi in The Karate Kid movies. In a 1967 Star+Stripes article he was being described as: "5-foot-3, 150-pounder".

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I went through this whole process of rationale...I knew I couldn't be a salesman, because I could never close a deal. I couldn't sing or dance, I was 5-foot-2 and losing my hair, and I couldn't act, so I knew I couldn't make it as a leading man.
-- Daily Press, 1982

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 2.5in (158.8cm)
Sulu2020 said on 18/Sep/20
He was definitely under 5ft 3 in his very last years before he passed away. Some scenes in The Karate Kid movies, he even looked a little more than 5 and a half inches (14cm) shorter than Ralph Macchio due to Ralph looking pretty lanky.
Editor Rob
He did give himself a 5ft 2 description.
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 24/Mar/17
Just saw him on an episode of MASH, and he was dwarfed by almost every cast member, including the diminutive Gary Burghoff - 5'3 appears spot on for him.
the shredder said on 2/Jan/15
Rob , is over 5 '3 possible , even in Karate Kid 3 did not look 5.5 inches under Ralph.
[Editor Rob: I doubt he was over 5ft 3.]
Vivi said on 3/Jul/13
Rob, you have Pat listed as a female for celebs my height.
[Editor Rob: I changed him to a man :)]
The Exorcist said on 29/Nov/12
I thought he was shorter than that.
E said on 21/Nov/10
awesome actor... looks a little over 5 foot could easily be 150 pounds with his stocky build
Daii said on 30/Jul/08
yeah hes definitely short, id give him a 5'3
5ft 9in PAKISTANI GUY said on 30/Jun/08
there is a possibility that he was 150lbs,
but now way was he this much in the karate kid movies,
he looked 120-125lbs tops in the karate kid movies,
my guess was 120-125lbs because he's only 5ft 3in
jeremy vaillancourt said on 21/Jan/07
i kinda figured he was on the short side but not that short 5'3'"? well im 5' 9" soo i guess im avg. but i think pat morita was still an icon for karate or martial arts in movies.
ForensicNYC said on 29/May/06
Pat Morita 5'3" with 6'1" Martin Kove and 5'8" Ralph Macchio...
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175-77cm17andgrowing said on 17/Apr/06
150lbs? That guy? No way! 5'3'' seems accurate, yes--- but concerning the guy got older I'd give him a little under that mark.

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