How tall was Pat Roach

Pat Roach's Height

6ft 4 ½ (194.3 cm)

British Actor and Wrestler, best remembered for appearing in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Raiders of the Lost Ark. On his acting resume he was listed "Height: 6'6, Chest: 51"", however he revealed his true height was 6ft 4.5.
My gimmick is that I'm 6ft 5 or 6ft 6 inches tall, I'm 19 or 20 stone...
Today big men are plentiful, because what's happening now is that people are taking all sorts of drugs. But natural big men used to be a rarity. I was a giant at...well, I've only ever been 6ft 4 and a half inches in my life, but the truth is we all tell lies about our height. I never have, funnily enough, not because I'm honest, but because other people have done it for me. Some people wouldn't have me anything less than 6ft 6.
The Wrestling, Simon Garfield

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Average Guess (29 Votes)
6ft 4.34in (193.9cm)
Estim8r said on 2/Jul/20
He’s a little bit above Goldust in a scene from 2006. How all would you say Goldust is Rob
Editor Rob
Golddust claimed 6ft 5, although I think 6ft 4 range
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Jul/20
Having not been on Pat's page for some one-and-a-half years, it's only just hit be that the big guy is no longer with us. I was sidetracked by a funny comment.

What a terrible shame that he passed before his time, dying from cancer of the esophagus, aged 67. 😢 I know it to be a dreadful illness having been acquainted with someone who had it.


RIP Pat Roach XXX 🕯️
(19/5/37 - 17/7/04)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Mar/20
He definitely weighed more than 260lbs in later years....closer to 290lbs
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Dec/18
I had no idea that Pat was a wrestler, but at that size, it makes total sense!

I agree with 6ft4.5.

@ Mincer - I just caught your comment! Very funny, and VERY naughty!
Mincer said on 24/Aug/17
"I've only ever been 6ft 4 and a half inches in my life" Christ I bet that hurt his mum
Editor Rob said on 15/Aug/17
I added a quote from Roach, I think his claim as he says was honest. He probably lost a bit by 40's and 50's.
6'5 said on 6/Jul/17
Always wondered what the scar (deformation?) on his upper arm was.
PAUL said on 7/Apr/17
I bet no one wanted to bully him..............
Ralph McNally said on 9/Feb/17
Saw Pat in the street outside Digbeth Coach Station in the early 1980's. I think this was close to the Gym he owned at that time. He was a big unit. A big chap. I would say around 6ft 5" minimum. I am a good 5'10/11 but Pat was half a head taller (at least) and very well made. Barrel chested and large. He was also in trainers of the flat variety at the time I saw him.
James B said on 4/Jan/17
What would you guess his weight rob?
Editor Rob: James it probably varied, but 240-60 range is probable.
James B said on 3/Jan/17
Rob perhaps add this quote?

"In his prime the red-bearded Roach was six foot four inches tall with a 51-inch chest, and weighed nearly 20 stone.19 Jul 2004"
Editor Rob: it does cover vital stats!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/16
He looked gigantic in Raiders....people don't quite understand how big a legit 6ft4+ guy is
Tubbs said on 28/Jul/16
Pat had a clear 2 inches on Jimmy Nail in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and looked a lot taller than the 6'4" James Booth who appeared in the 2nd series. Maybe Booth was down to 6'3" then, but Pat looked a strong 6'5"
Aza said on 22/Mar/16
Decent wrestler too
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Oct/15
6ft4½ looked about right w/h Connery in Never Say Never Again
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 29/Dec/14
I can buy 6 ft 5 for this guy. He dwarfed the 6 ft 0-1/2 inch Harrison Ford in Raiders.
Sam said on 13/Nov/14
Rob, was he downgraded half an inch?...also, you should add Raiders of the Lost Ark to the top!
bigboy fury said on 2/Aug/14
I would say he is a definite 6'5 and what an awesome man.
bob said on 21/Jan/12
Met him three times, and he totally dwarfed me at 5'8. Much bigger and broader than he looked on screen, his arms were as thick as my legs!
avi said on 8/Dec/11
hmm i heard as high as weak 6'6 but i'd say weak 6'5 is more accurate. probably weak 6'6 in wrestling boots and in his villian boots in "Never say Never again" (1983).

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