How tall is Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze's Height

5ft 10.25in (178.4 cm)

American actor best remembered for starring in movies such as Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Point Break, Road House, Red Dawn, The Outsiders, Donnie Darko and Keeping Mum. In the book 'The Time of My Life' he mentioned his height and weight: "Five-eleven and 180 pounds."

How tall is Patrick Swayze
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Average Guess (20 Votes)
5ft 9.96in (177.7cm)
Slim 6' said on 22/Oct/17
I wouldn't hesitate to give swayze 179.
Shredder said on 20/Oct/17
He doesn't look 5'8 or 5'9 with Reeves , more like 5'10.5 , but I agree he only looks 5'9 with Fimmel , he might have lost height.
Danimal said on 20/Oct/17
Patrick Swayze with 5'11" and change Travis Fimmel. Minus Patrick's hair, he's looking max 5'9":
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Danimal said on 20/Oct/17
Another pic of Patrick and 6'0"-6'1" Keanu Reeves. Patrick looks MAX 5'8"-5'9" (don't let his high hair deceive you):
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Danimal said on 20/Oct/17
With 6'0"-6'1" Keanu Reeves. Look at the top of the frame. Keanu's head is touching it and Patricks is 4" under it. His hair makes him look taller. Just compared their shoulder height as well. The camera also favors Patrick. He was in the 5'8"-5'9" range at best.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Oct/17
Before I knew of this site or even IMDB I thought he was much taller than this, especially from watching Dirty Dancing. I know a guy whose practically Swayzes doppelgänger, only difference is he's 6ft3.
Mr. R said on 19/Oct/17
I can't find the pic right now, but Patrick was about an inch and a half shorter than his brother Don. I met Don a few years ago and he was about 5-10. Patrick was therefore closer to 5-8.5
rick said on 19/Oct/17
Also claimed 19 in arms.Five ten tops
Jug said on 23/Sep/17
If anyone was 5'10, Swayze was. He always looked like a tall guy with his strong build and good proportions, but he was a strong 5'10. RIP.
Slim said on 4/Sep/17
179 range during glory days(he was closer to tall than short imo.)
Rising - 174 cm said on 14/Aug/17
Probably 5'10", maybe 5'10.25" as listed in his prime and I'll agree with Rob he probably lost height and was down to 5'9.5" or maybe 177 cm/weak 5'10" range by middle age. Eric Roberts, who was 5'9" at most, pulled off similar height in a series of photos from the Dirty Dancing premiere: Click Here But Roberts always wore Cuban heels or cowboy boots and is notorious for going up on his toes in photos so it doesn't mean anything unless we find one with their feet visible. As for weight, 165 or so was probably typical, maybe up to 170 at times, but he was so lean in Road House, he could have been anywhere in the 160-165 range. Most legit 5'10" guys seem to claim 5'11" and some occasionally try their luck with 6 feet! There are probably more honest 5'10" claims, though than any other height under 6 feet. You're far enough from 6 feet that it's not almost automatic to try that magic number like a full 5'11" man typically will. Many like Swayze or Daniel Craig like to pad their height with that extra inch, but it's not dramatically different as you're still under 6 feet, but not short.
Slim 182 cm said on 24/Jul/17
Good listing, I'd give 179 upgrade, 180.5 was most likely a bust a gut measurement out of bed.
even said on 19/Jul/17
legitimate 5 foot 10 inches , at 180 pounds i would say that this is called the average adult male human .
Slim 182 cm said on 18/Jul/17
overall 177/178, just normal he was.
Slim 182 cm said on 18/Jul/17
177 cm, shorter than Lowe and Dillon, stood on a brick in the outsiders photos to look taller and still barely managed to edge out Dillon who is a weak 180.
Shredder said on 11/Jul/17
Rob , looking at those football photos I posted of him , being 180 lbs at that time , what do you think he weighed in most films? I say 160 , 165 lbs .
Editor Rob: maybe not under 165 range
Shredder said on 10/Jul/17
the 180 was from his football days where he was pretty bulky , look here ...

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justin said on 8/Jul/17
Hes great but was never 180. Always about 160, cut up.
justin said on 8/Jul/17
More overbuild. He maybe been near 5 11 but no way 180. Thats much bigger at 5' 10". He was a very lean guy.
RisingForce said on 1/Jul/17
Maybe half inch loss by early to mid 50s. From a solid to weak 5'10".
Editor Rob: considering the injuries Swayze had, he was probably a man who did lose a bit of height earlier than most.
TT said on 31/May/17
I stood next to his wax dummy from dirty dancing in Hollywood a few years back and I'm 5'11" & he looks like a little kid next to me. He was only about 5'6" in real life. Almost all actors and athletes use the 3" 30lb rule. I live by SB, CA and have met MANY celebs. 99% of them are much smaller than they claim. Think of the ego of these guys and especially pro athletes. They want to be larger than life. I know people who have met Jordan, Kobe etc. they are really a tad over 6'4". Same with Charles Barkley. It's tv, it's not reality, it's fantasy. I love Swayze movies but the poor man was 5'6".
RisingForce said on 23/May/17
Typically Swayze did look to clear 5'10", but this premiere with solid 5'11" Rowan Atkinson surprised me: Click Here Click Here Click Here

Swayze looks to just about scrape 5'10" in the first pic if Atkinson is 181 cm, but Atkinson is bending his knees, then I'd say Swayze looks 177 cm in the second pic and I assume the third must be off because the difference couldn't have been that big, but certainly looking no more than a weak 5'10" at that premiere, maybe even 177 cm. Swayze was 53 there, could he have lost much? Or was it a case of his cowboy boots and hair making him looking taller in the 80's? Matt Dillon has seemed more than a half inch taller at the 2 events I've seen them together.
Editor Rob: Swayze I did think lost height by 50's, through his riding related much though?
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Apr/17
I enjoyed Patrick's performances in 'Ghost' and 'Point Break', though I must say I didn't notice him in 'Donnie Darko'! How bad it that? Arghh!
In 'Ghost', Patrick is the ideal sort of size (5 inch difference male/female) to star with 5ft5 Demi Moore (or at least she was then!), so I'll go for 5ft10 and a bit, as written here!
RisingForce said on 23/Apr/17
Agreed, Eugene. He was cut in Roadhouse, but not at all big. I thought 160-165 as well. Going off mermory, he was bigger in something like Point Break even. Anything from 177-179 cm is possible so I agree with roughly 178. I don't see him less than 5'10". He could look taller sometimes as well, maybe the heeled boots.
Eugene Jericho said on 18/Apr/17
He wasn't jacked in roadhouse! He was cut, but not jacked. I can see him a qtr over 5'10" though. In roadhouse he looked about 160 or 165. Probably 14 inch arms 38 inch chest.
RisingForce said on 29/Mar/17
I always thought he was 5'8"-5'9" range because of Roadhouse, but that's because his character was supposed to be small and the cast was apparently tall as well. You look at Swayze among people whose height you have an idea of outside that movie and he typically looks like a solid 5'10" guy, no more and no less. Of course, Swayze being small for a bouncer also refers to the fact that he was a lean 160, maybe 165 pounds max in that film.
Chad said on 22/Mar/17
He looked easily 3.5 to 3.75 inches shorter than a weak 6'1 keanu reeves in point break. Also looked no taller than 5'10 in roadhouse and that was with cowboy boots. His height was about 5 foot 9.
James said on 29/Jan/17
He was exactly 5'10".
6'1 cowboy said on 10/Jan/17
strong 5'10
Shredder said on 12/Dec/16
He did look 5'11 in point break and with Hans and Franz on SNL.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Dec/16
Looked 5ft11 in Point Break
digling said on 9/Nov/16
Wow he looked extremely short in donnie darko, like 170cm. I'm surprised.
Tall cast maybe?
Shredder said on 13/Oct/16
Rob , If he was 180 lbs here , than what was he about in most films? 165?

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Editor Rob: yeah he could have been 15 pounds lighter, a lot more toned in films.
Shredder said on 8/Oct/16
Rob , why does he look 6 ft 1 here? HA HA

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Editor Rob: with any mugshot, it would be great if the camera was put at the height of the person. I don't even know if that is a digitally added mugshot with Swayze.
Shredder said on 6/Oct/16
The 180 lbs was from his collage football years , he looked bulky. I say in most films he was 165 , 170.
hijopotamus said on 5/Oct/16
5'10" is possible BUT 180 pounds no way.
Shredder said on 4/Oct/16
Rob , why do you think he was always listed 5 ft 10 and 5 ft 9 when he himself claimed 5 ft 11?
Editor Rob: on the web? Sites copy info from existing sources, so sometimes a high/low height from the earlier years of the web could exist...but typically he didn't really look 5ft 11 though!
Shredder said on 10/Sep/16
No way was he under 5'9.5
MOF said on 5/Jul/16
More like 5'9" or perhaps less, James Read had well over 4 inches on him in North & South and he's 6'2".
Brad said on 3/Jun/16
5 foot 9, weak at that. Notorious boot guy.
Heylo said on 30/May/16
Looked more like 5'9.25 next to Keanu Reeves. A strong 5'10 guy wouldn't look that short next to a weak 6'1.
6'6" with boots.. said on 25/May/16
PLB your an idiot... A 6'4" bounce is nothing...REAL MEN will gladly fight a big bigger guy regardless of height.. You obviously like to tell fibs. Now go get your shine box.
guest said on 4/Jan/16
watching point break right now and don't see two inches between him and Keanu Reeves
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/15
He was jacked in Roadhouse. More like 190lbs in that.
Jones zone said on 29/Aug/15
Ok, I get it, he was 5'10 in roadhouse. What was his weight?
pauly e said on 21/Jul/15
I think 5'10.25 is a good listing for him.
heydude78 said on 22/Jun/15
From all the movies I've seen Swayze in back in the 80s & 90s I would say his peak height was about 1.78-1.80 m. or 5'10.4-5'10.7. Definitely a strong 5'10 and not far from 5'11 in his prime.
Judd ISR said on 16/Jun/15
he was listed in the past 6'...5'10.25" is a very good listing
the shredder said on 27/Mar/15
Rob , what made you give him the .25 over .5 ?
[Editor Rob: from all I've seen I think a strong 5ft 10 is a good enough fit.]
CDS said on 25/Feb/15
I would put him at no more than 5'8.5"-5'9" (maybe 5'9.5" peak??). He looked a half inch to an inch shorter than Billy Bob Thornton in "Waking Up In Reno", who I'd put at 5'9.5"-5.10" max. He may have lost height by then as Rob states below. If his peak height was 5'9.5", maybe his own 5'11" statement was in shoes (rounded up)-?? Also, I thought in "To Wong Foo...", he looked about the same amount taller than Wesley Snipes as 5'9.5" Woody Harrelson did in the films they worked together in.
Mooch 4 said on 23/Jan/15
5'8" at the most.still a good dancer and fit.
Julian said on 23/Jan/15
178 cm/5',10'', no higher than that.
Bogie said on 27/Dec/14
Why the 0,5 inch upgrade Rob?
[Editor Rob: that's a couple of years old that change. I beleive he's a guy who did lose a bit of height in his late 40's. He did have more injuries than most normal guys that age.]
the shredder said on 23/Oct/14
Danimal just because he was listed 5'9 and 5'10 does not make it a fact he was that height.
the shredder said on 16/Oct/14
Rob , do you think he looked less than 180 lbs in the 80's , it seems more like his football days when he was buffed up.
[Editor Rob: yeah at times maybe more 170 than 180.]
Danimal said on 14/Oct/14
This is too high Rob. He was never over a flat 5'10".

Sad that he's gone. He was a great actor.
The Shredder said on 14/Oct/14
Cowboy boots made him look 6 ' , He looks strong 5'10 to 5'11 in movies.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Oct/14
Yeah he did Rampage, didn't look under 5'11 did he?
Judd said on 14/Oct/14
i think sometimes he wore lifts...i don't buy he was taller than 5'10.5" but in a couple of his movies he looked 6'0
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/14
Swayze looked near 5ft11 in Dirty Dancing and Point Break
Junior said on 2/Aug/14
PLB, my two cents: I used to be a bouncer in Los Angeles in the 1980's. I also, at the time, lifted a lot of weights and took a lot of steroids. In terms of height, what is not mentioned is that it is to a bouncer's benefit to have a longer reach than the drunk he's escorting to the door. So, aside from the sheer intimidation factor of being six inches taller and 100 lbs of muscle larger than the offender, there's the practical factor of being able to reach him (with your arm extended and your hand clasping his neck, and his inability, as a shorter man with a shorter reach, to get a grip on you. Most useful. For the record, I'd peg Swayze at around five foot nine.
PLB said on 31/Jul/14
This thread illustrates the problem. Movie stars are not judged the same way we judge normal people.

Pat Swayze was a normal sized man. If you met him on the street you wouldn't notice him. He wasn't particularly muscular. He was a dancer not a weight lifter.

But he was cast often as a fighter. So in 'Road House' the screenplay constantly has to have him joking about how small he is. In the Jean Claude Van Damme and some of the early Schwarzenegger films they had to explain why these guys had these heavy foreign accents. The worst offender was probably 'Family Business' where the tall Scots accented Sean Connery kept having to explain how he was the father of the very short Dustin Hoffman who was supposed to be Italian. Matthew Broderick played the grandson who was of medium height but was neither Scots nor Italian. Apparently the originally cast actors weren't available so they had to keep adjusting the screenplay as it was recast. It made for an inadvertently funny film.

Swayze in Road Hose was very entertaining - a ballet dancer who beat up guys for a living and read philosophy. My ex-brother-in-law was a bouncer. He didn't know any fancy martial arts moves and he sure as hell never read philosophy but he was a body builder and could have snapped Swayze like a twig.

Real bouncers need to be large. They are not hired to win fights but to dissuade the drunken customers from fighting. The police until recently always wanted the cop on the beat to be at least six feet tall. Big guys had less trouble.

Out of college I worked for a while as a sort of prison guard in a youth correctional facility. I was hired for my size - I'm 6'4". The kids just don't cause as much trouble for big guys. It was a well known phenomenon.

Swayze wouldn't have had a prayer of getting hired as a real bouncer. He would have told the drunks to quiet down and he would have heard - 'Oh yeah, whose going to make me'?

Height is important in those kind of jobs because men - especially drunk men - use height as a proxy for size and therefore strength. It's not true of course but it's part of our neurology.

They claim a crocodile will not bite a standing man. When you bend over at the waterside they attack.
the shredder said on 19/Jun/14
He looks 5'11 in Ghost With tony goldwyn
Lmeister said on 10/Jun/14
Patrick Swayze was similar height as Eric Roberts = 5ft9.
MarkyMark said on 30/May/14
He looked a least 7 cm smaller than Keanu Reeves in Point Break. He was beetween 5'9 and 5'9.5 but not more than that.
Ted said on 7/Mar/14
5'9" guy. Loved his movies, may he R.I.P.
.... said on 18/Nov/13
5'11 in his boots...for average height..."thought you'd be taller"....
Scott five eleven said on 15/Oct/13
Wasn't much shorter than (alleged) 6'1 keanu reeves when him and reeves are walking together in 'point break'. was 2 inches difference maximum. Can't account for footwear in that scene but I presume swayze was barefoot. If reeves is 6'1 swayze is 5'11. Which I don't think he was. 5'10.5 seems likely. Which would make reeves a strong 6 foot.
Lucky Jackson said on 2/Oct/13
Randy "Tex" Cobb and I used to be sparring partners. In the movie Uncommon Valor he costarred with Patrick Swayze. Cobb stands 6'-2" tops. They have a fight scene in the movie, watch it. Cobb towers over Swayze who looked about 5'-9" on a good day. Swayze also was no heavyweight. I put him in his at 165 pounds.
Lucky Jackson said on 2/Oct/13
Randy "Tex" Cobb and I used to be sparring partners. In the movie Uncommon Valor he costarred with Patrick Swayze. Cobb stands 6'-2" tops. They have a fight scene in the movie, watch it. Cobb towers over Swayze who looked about 5'-9" on a good day. Swayze also was no heavyweight. I put him in his at 165 pounds.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/13
He definitely looked 5ft11 with Chris Farley was 5ft8
Rey said on 20/Jul/13
He went to my High School in Houston--Waltrip Rams. he was between 5'9' and 5'10".
kevin said on 14/Dec/12
i would give him 179cm peak cause he was to close to keanu reeves to be only 178cm if reeves is 184-185cm
The Exorcist said on 28/Oct/12
Looked about 5'9" in "Roadhouse".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/12
He was 5ft10-5ft11 in Ghost, Point Break and Dirty Dancing.
leonari said on 19/Sep/12
dr JJ: Cruise is like 2 inches below Swayze. So that to you is seriously small? You have no clue about heights. Now that is a fact. So long.
Dr JJ said on 16/Sep/12
He always gave the impression of being slight and not very tall. But whilst doing some Cruise research, it is quite apparent from the publicity shots for The Outsiders that Swayze was indeed in the 5' 10" range. Those publicity shots are very interesting indeed and really give a feel for who is taller than who. Cruise is small, seriously small, and I think he was done growing by then as he was 20 or 21.
CL said on 10/Sep/12
If kelly lynch is really 5'9", I'd have no prob believing Swayze was around 5'10". There's a couple clear scenes where you can see about a 2" to 3" height difference. Even with footwear (i.e. - boots), that puts him close to 5'10".
SIlent d said on 1/Feb/12
In waking up in reno he is slightly taller than billy bob thorton who is 177cm and charlize theron. I thought he was 180cm. 179cm.
the shredder said on 6/Jan/12
Simon Templar ... Swayze was at least 5'10 , maybe even taller .
Scott said on 6/Jan/12
He looked close to 6'0 in dirty dancing, probably with the help from his dancing shoes. 5'10 seems accurate, he was fairly close to 6'0 keanu reeves in point break.
Simon Templar said on 5/Jan/12
James: with all respect, the pic. you posted doesn´t let us see the legs of these actors, and, you know, when you can´t see the legs, what you can find down there is a staircase of lifts and platforms.....
James said on 2/Sep/11
Here with 6'4 (193cm) Tom Selleck bizzarely looks 6'0 1/2 although his hairstlye is making him look taller.
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i think swayze was at least 5'10 flat.
Simon Templar said on 19/Aug/11
Patrick never looked 5´10. Just 5´9 at his most, and very probably not taller than 5´8,5. It´s the same like Pacino never looked 5´8", or Matt Damon never looked taller than 5´9", or Daniel Craig never looked taller than 5´9,5".
James said on 14/Aug/11
5'10-5'11 range with 6'0-6'1 Keanu Reeves in Point Break
BB said on 11/Aug/11
He was 5'8--the boots he always wore added two inches to make him 5'10. Likely, he was somewhat sensitive about his height.
Dwignut said on 6/Aug/11
Pete, 5'6 is a joke. 5'10 is a very good estimate
5'8.56784 said on 28/Jul/11
I think 5'10 is spot on, he didn't look really dwarfed by Keanu.
jake said on 24/Jul/11
Could look anywhere from 5ft9 to 5ft11
Nicole said on 14/Jul/11
Seems about right
Jay said on 8/Jul/11
5'10 solid. Rip
Pete said on 29/Jun/11
He was 5'6 he had enormous boots, notice in dirty dancing the other tall actors had there head straight aged when talking to him to make him taller?
James said on 11/Jun/11
Yes solid 5'10.5 (179cm) in Ghost.

Dominic said on 11/Jun/11
PatB good thing Swayze wasn't a real-life bouncer. He didn't look under 5'10 next to Keanu in Point Break. I think 179 could be dead on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/11
Rob I'd say the only factor that affected any possible height loss was his condition in the last few years of his life
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/11
Rob perhaps he was 179cm?

[Editor Rob: it's not impossible, if he lost height because of injuries]
Larry said on 11/May/11
There's no way Swayze was ever a full 5 10, maybe with his cowboy boots on but i saw him a couple years ago before he got seriously ill and was pretty surprised at how short he was, definitely not above 5 9 but probably closer to 5 8.
PatB said on 10/Apr/11
In every Schwarzenegger or Van Damme movie they have to explain the accent. In Road House everyone is always explaining why such a little guy is a bouncer.

Real life bouncers are more husky not like the svelte Swayze. Some others here say he once weighed 180 but slimmed down for ballet. Maybe so. My ex brother-in-law the bouncer was only about 5'8" but was built like Schwarzenegger. He weighed about 190 and was mean as a snake. Even so short men get challenged more. Four guys threw him through a plate glass window. He later hunted them all down.

Swayze at about 5'10" is still a little short to work in bars but he would want to bulk up to at least 200 so as to avoid recurring nightly drama.
bettylow said on 11/Mar/11
i have never met patrick swayze but i have always wanted to still to this very day i do i am a big fan of him i well idk i think that he had had a smile of an angel i just loved his smile " smile and be happy with what youve got"
Aaron said on 8/Dec/10
Probably 5'9 barefoot, 5'10 w/ regular shoes on. Either way RIP he was a great actor and person.
anonymous said on 15/Nov/10
no more than 5'9"
Marcelo C. said on 11/Oct/07
I never imagined he´d be more than 5ft.8 (same as Glenn). In films, almost always shorter than other men, and there´s a particular way of walking he has, I haven´t seen it in other actores, like moving his body from side to side. That´s what lets me think he has short legs.
Brah said on 1/Sep/07
I found the Chippendale's video with 5'8" Chris Farley:

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Actually, Swayze looks way more than 1 inch taller (as some people on this thread kept insisting) even if you don't count the hair. However, at the end of the video, we see that his shoes have pretty big heels on them, while Farley's shoes look pretty flat.
dmeyer said on 14/Aug/07
5'10 in the morning 5'9.5 suits him
IHZ said on 13/Aug/07
Comparing him to pictures and movies is crazy. If you haven't seen him in person it's hard to tell. I was a security guard at a raceway and he and other celebities walk by my door. I'm 6'2" and I can tell you he's no 5'10"...5'8" maybe 5'9". And that's pushing it. You have to see it to believe it.
5'9''? said on 21/Jul/07
I remember reading a magazine that listed him as 5'9''. Unfortuanately, it's been a few years so I don't remember which one.

Personally, he's always looked average to me. 5'9'' - 5'10'' looks about right.
ted said on 12/Jul/07
On picture for the cover of the movie "Fatherhood", Swayze is standing against the height wall for a mugshot. He is 6'0+ with cowboy boots, so he'd likely be 5'10 or a little taller.
glenn said on 4/Jul/07
i think she was around by me recently.never saw her.i must ask my friends.
Anonymous said on 4/Jul/07
glenn, jennifer grey gets listed at 5'3, but have u met her? i think she's slightly under-which would explain why a true 5;10-er like swayze appears massive next to her in dirty dancing.
Sam said on 31/May/07
Viper, I'm from Belgium, so the Netherlands isn't that far away :), I'm 6'0 and I'm average, what is the average in your country, is there such a difference? If I go to Germany or France I don't see a big difference in average height..How old is Patrick by the way? Maybe in his younger years he was average
MajorA said on 29/May/07
He was seen at an airport by someone I know. She says maybe 5'7" or 5'8" without shoes or the bouffant...that's the breaks. Hey, Pacino, Cruise, Newman amd many others lacked physical stature and they all seemed to do all right. I know what you're saying now...Swayze is no Pacino, Cruise or Paul Newman and you'd be right on the money, honey!
anonymous said on 26/May/07
he does look taller in dirty dancing. gotta be his bodytype
isabella said on 19/May/07
this is really an "adam brody" type of case...they are on screen most of the time with teeny tiny women and it makes them look huge. Patrick looked well over 6 feet in Dirty Dancing...but that was next to jennifer grey, who is what? 5'2 - 3?
Viper said on 16/May/07
6-0 or 6-1 is average height? The only place on earth where that is average is the Netherlands.
Sam said on 15/May/07
He's not very tall :), but a lot of american actors aren't, so it doesnt matter :), I wonder why..6'0 or 6'1 is an average height
Jake said on 9/May/07
he's an inch taller than Randy Travis and an inch shorter than Meat Loaf in Blackdog
Viper said on 22/Apr/07
Hes consistently looked 5-10 in films or taller. Either he wears lifts, or something very strange is going on.
glenn said on 22/Apr/07
there are plenty of short sightings for swayze.but thats the case for most 5-10ers.
the shredder said on 22/Apr/07
Maybe Swayze is one of those 5'8 , 5'9ers that always wanted to be 6'0 ... So grows tall hair and wears the biggest footwear ? ... Still I would say the shortest he looked in was Ghost and still looked an easy 5'10 ! ... Im taking Dmeyer's word for it though ! ... He thought 5'10 is pushing it ! ... I also think Frank2 saw him under 5'10 ? ...
TheJerk said on 22/Apr/07
When by himself, standing tall, he can look a minimum of 5-10+. It is only when he gets next to others that his true height is revealed as 5-10. He must be well proportioned (exceptions to the cranium possibly).
the shredder said on 22/Apr/07
Im taking your word for it Dmeyer ! ... btw Rob , I remember reading that the Bio was offical ! ... mmm ... Maybe Swayze was told by fans and others that he looks 6'0 ? ... I never really tried to push the issuse of him being A barefoot 6'0 , but I think he can Give that Impression on film ! ... He does have big hair , and big footwear ... and If you guys watch Dirty Dancing he has heels on his footwear giving up to 2 inches ! ... Maybe he is just those guys who think there bigger then what they really are ? ... Well , this is not a fact yet because I did not see it ! ... Something that is a fact though is that I read an Article with Marky Mark saying 5'7.5 ! ... The only Question I have is if it was a BS Article ?????????
dmeyer said on 22/Apr/07
he walked by me 2 years ago 5'10 is lidl generous
Viper said on 22/Apr/07
Shredder, I think hes 5-10. The Outsiders group picture shows that.
the shredder said on 21/Apr/07
Rob , although I have always had the impression that he could look a 6 footer ... Do you think its too much for him to be saying ? ... Could he be more a strong 5'10er ... like 5'10.75 and just took his height in boots or something ? ... Well , If he only looks 5'10 in photos then I guess it would be closer to his true height !

[Editor Rob: he is shorter than busey in 1990, although 2 inch I ain't sure, he might have been 179, I mean at the promo for guys and dolls last year he looks this height with the brit actress claire sweeny, hmm]
the shredder said on 20/Apr/07
Wow . Rob , I was message board searching the other day and I over-read that Swayze said in a Bio that he was pretty much " Bang On 6 Feet " ! ... I don't know how true that is because I did not see it myself ... but it would be cool if you look into it to see if its true !!!

[Editor Rob: actually, there was some free dvd in the paper last week, I had it on while working, but SHOCKINGLY Swayze is walking with michael york in one scene and looks a bit a subsequent shot it showed type of footwear...]
jumbo said on 4/Feb/07
like i said and it seems strange, he looks shorter at times when he is standing next to Alison Doody in King Solomon's Mines. Maybe she is wearing high heels, I don't see her feet area, and I think it is strange that she appears taller than him by a little bit because I thought in movies (especially action movies like this when the Swayzor is a hero)they will make the man look at least as tall as his woman friend.
jesse said on 28/Jan/07
ive heard he is more like 5-7 or 5-8, at a distance it can be hard to tell
jumbo said on 27/Jan/07
I was just watching King Solomon's Mines. He actually appears slightly shorter than Allison Doody, and she is listed around 5'8.5''
dmeyer said on 2/Jan/07
i have seen him i think he is closer to 5'9.5
TJ said on 30/Dec/06
But Rob Lowe was only 18 when filming The Outsiders Julie. He could easily have not reached his peak height yet.
julie said on 29/Dec/06
he appears taller than rob lowe in outsiders, and lowe's stated as 5'10", i can't see him as being less than 5'10" (in his prime anyway)
Viper652 said on 16/Oct/06
Barely 5-8 for Patrick is really hard to beleive. I think hes 5-9 1/2 minimum.
TJ said on 15/Oct/06
Jesus, anyone would think you had found out that he was a deviant or something. I'm sure the women can cope with him not being 6ft, lol. He's clearly diminished in your eyes though, which strikes me as pretty shallow.
seen him said on 14/Oct/06
swayze stood right next to me at a tavern in Az. on st. patty's day a few years back. I was awe struck, but not by his presence but for his lack of it. Sorry gal's. He would be "lucky" to be 5'8" i am a 6'1" female and I notice short men, he was far shorter than his famous date(wife?)whom was not wearing heels. Sorry, to all other gal fans it was a shocker and a bummer.
The truth said on 4/Sep/06
he is 174 or 175 cm maximum
Viper652 said on 30/Aug/06
He can really look a solid 5-10.
Lmeister said on 23/Aug/06
In Point Break there is some beach scenes where Patrick is standing next to Lori(5'6'') Petty and he looks 2-3 inches taller. Both of them are barefoot during the scenes. Patrick more than 4 inches shorter than Keanu.
sf said on 14/Aug/06
You gotta be kidding me. It's Patrick Swayze's hairdoo that towers over him...
Anonymous said on 13/Aug/06
In the famous Chippendales SNL skit with chris farley he towers over him. They both wear similar shoes. (and i doubt he could wear lifts while dancing)
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Frank2 said on 5/Jun/06
If he can look 5'9" then he is 5'9".
Glenn said on 4/Jun/06
Swayze CAN look 5-10 in front of my friends.I agree he can be 5-9.
Viper652 said on 4/Jun/06
That Outsiders pic has me baffled. Swayze has what, at least 6 inches on Emilio, maybe 7.
Frank2 said on 3/Jun/06
All I can tell you is Swayze is not 5'10".
sf said on 3/Jun/06
People just don't seem to understand, get, or want to accept how movies can make ANYONE look taller. They can do anything in films. Ever see Star Wars? Yes, the dogfights in space were NOT real... Swayze is no taller than 5'9"....
Anonymous said on 1/Jun/06
Frank. I'll say it again - what about the Outsiders pic with Emilio? Emilio has heeled boots which would likely match Patrick's, so how could there be a 6 inch height difference if Patrick is 5'8 or 5'9. Almost every other pic posted has not been a full shot showing ground and shoes. That ones does. If Swayze is 5'8, Emilio is 5'2. If you can explain that pic, please do.
Height Detective said on 31/May/06
Also, rob , Bauer look more like 6.1 or even near 6 ft in that photos with Garcia and Swayze.

[Editor Rob: yes, he doesn't look quite tall there in the other pics aswell]
the shredder said on 15/May/06
i was watching steel dawn tonight . now thats one ( and maybe a only ) film where i think anyone would get the impression that he can come off as being short.even though i always had the impression of him being a 6'footer for some dumb reason. now just say if steel dawn was the first film of his that i ever saw , i would have guessed him short, like 5'7. even though he is atleast 5'9-5'10.
Viper652 said on 13/May/06
That outsiders pic is insane. Eztevez looks like he could be as short as 5-4 there!!. I think Swayze is a solid 5-10 anyway.

[Editor Rob: the ground is likely a bit higher, but truly, estevez looks really short]
TJ said on 11/May/06
Swayze looks unusually tall against everyone in Roadhouse though. I think he was definitely wearing some serious lifts for that film.
HaRdCoRe said on 10/May/06
If you see Swayze in Road House he is about equal in height to Terry Funk, who is a documented 6'1 (funker has no need to embelish his height). So either Swayze is pack'n some heavy duty shit kickers or he's pulling more than 5'10.
Frank2 said on 5/May/06
Estevez, much like his dad Martin Sheen, is a shrimp. He's about 5'6".
TJ said on 4/May/06
No Frank, I don't believe I know Swayze's height. I'm really not sure of his height, but I don't think it too improbable that he's the height you think he is. Pics don't tend to support that, but pics can be unreliable. Estevez must be shorter than most think though if Swayze is really 5'9.
Frank2 said on 4/May/06
Maybe Damon's like Toulouse-Lautrec! Only in Lautrec's case, lifts weren't available.
The Horse of FUNK said on 4/May/06
By the way, Frank2, I was referring to Matt Damon in my previous post regarding the lifts and what not. Damon would have midget legs if he were wearing lifts in that pic. Whether or not Swayze is 5'10 or 5'9 is anyone's guess. He might be 5'9 NOW, but could've lost some height over time.

Anyway, chill and stop getting so damn serious about this, it's starting to look unhealthy. Sometimes I agree with your estimates, some look dead on, but you act as if you've taken a tape measure to every celeb on here and your claims are the word of God.... Which I find HIGHLY unlikely.

Back to Swayze though: If anything, I think he's probably AT LEAST 5'9.5, but I think 5'10 is very possible. Now days? Pfftt, who knows, who cares. Do I officially know? Not really, but that's my estimate.
raj said on 4/May/06
TJ, post the one theyr walking 2gether after the fight we had with those radical surfers. in that scene we could clearly see what heigh the is.
Frank2 said on 4/May/06
Anything I post will be inconclusive to you. Period. And I'm not outraged. Just disappointed that some people have such closed minds. Your mind is already made up. You beleive Swayze is the height you see him in your mind. I try to tell you he's 5'9" and you just won't buy it. So continue to believe whatever you want. I'm finished with this particular thread. It's pointless to keep arguing with people who refuse to accept people's word for what they know to be fact.
sf said on 3/May/06
Frank2- you're going to have a heart attack soon trying to convince everyone of the heights you suggest! Maybe you should take a vacation?
Frank2 said on 3/May/06
Forget lifts. Explain why Swayze is so short next to Driver. If he's at least 5'10" he should be her height if she's wearing flat shoes. Matt Damon is short and look how tall he is next to Driver compared to Swayze. And it's clear that Driver is wearing heels in that shot with Damon. Lets just for argument's sake say that Damon is 5'10" which is what he claims to be. That still doesn't explain why Swayze is so short next to Driver. My god! What does it take to sink in?
The Horse of FUNK said on 3/May/06
This isn't Damon's thread, but I don't know what makes you sooooo confident he's wearing lifts in that pic, Frank2. I mean if that guy was wearing lifts in that pic with Driver, then he must have some dwarf legs and that does not make any sense.

I'm sorry, I know some do wear them, but this whole lifts and magic shoes thing is getting carried away.
raj said on 3/May/06
theres the "point break" surf one movie with keanu reeves and u can check them both walking barefoot 2gether. this guy looks 5-9 to me. but u never know as some actors look taller than what they really are and some others like kevin costner are taller than what u expect.

can anyone post a pic of that scene with 6-1 reeves?
The Horse of FUNK said on 2/May/06
lol the bricks thing is funny, because I've actually never seen anything like that before in a photo. They could've at least made an attempt to conceal the bricks, too.

However, even without the bricks, he still always looks like a 5'10 guy in his movies. Lowest I'd give him is 5'9.5, 177cm.
sf said on 2/May/06
Yes, 5'9" is on the mark. He was barely an inch taller than Chris Farley when he did that chippendales skit on SNL in the eighties. What made him look taller was the extra 6 inches he got from his eighties hair cut.
Frank2 said on 2/May/06
And pigs can fly!

I've seen him, stood right next to him when he wasn't wearing special footware and he's 5'9". That I would bet a million bucks on!
TJ said on 1/May/06
Even without the bricks, he looks around 6 inches taller than Emilio, which would make him around 5'11-6'0, depending on whether Emilio is 5'5 or 5'6. Now I don't think Swayze is 6'0 and would be surprised if he's 5'11, but it's tough to see how he could be shorter than 5'10 from that pic.
Frank2 said on 29/Apr/06
That said, he's still no more than 5'9".

Sue, you better get remeasured.
Sue said on 28/Apr/06
I met Patrick 25/Feb/06. I'm 5-9 and he was taller than I am.
TheMan said on 15/Apr/06
Yeah i agree he's no more than 5,9 i had the impression he was quite short.
Nelson Heights said on 6/Apr/06
Ive Met Pat Swayze.No way is he 5'10.5'8 id say.
Glenn said on 5/Apr/06
tgri- all due respect I see 4 inches with williams,not 6.and he looks 5-10 with Ali.true with williams he looks 5-11.he probably truly is 5-10,no shorter.but my friends saw 5-9,5-9.5.
TNTinCA said on 5/Apr/06
Patrick has a very slim, lanky physique which I think adds to the illusion of height. But when compared to most actors in films he has been part of, he is not that tall.
Glenn said on 5/Apr/06
In you defense Rob,my friends met him and all find him 5-9.5 ish.
Nelson Heights said on 24/Mar/06
Down grade Swayze.He is 5'8 tops.5'10 is ludicrous
Kelly said on 11/Mar/06
I know Patrick Swayze. I've shown horses with him years ago. He's about 5'9". He wears heeled cowboy boots a lot, so that adds some to his height. Anyways, he makes up for it in heart because he is an amazing man and so down to Earth!
Anonymous said on 1/Mar/06
He's 5'10". In Dirty Dancing, Red Dawn and Ghost, he looks that height. If he looked shorter in Roadhouse that only because some of the baddies were really tall.
tgri said on 23/Feb/06
the few films i saw with him he looked pretty tall . if you look at pics from getty he looks roughly 5'10 . i can't see how rob and others took him as being a short guy . ive heard people say as low as 5'6/5'7.
Wcstats said on 12/Feb/06
Anyone remember the chippendale gig on Saturday Night Live Swayze did with Chris Farley (I think that's his name). Farley in his death report listed him as 5'8 and swayze did appear quite a bit taller. Swayze is definately tough to pin down. I'd Say he is 5'10 at the least or so it seems.
Sakanna said on 9/Jan/06
Well, I've read somewhere that he was 6'. Just check one of the scenes in "Point Break" where he walks along side Keanu (who's 6'1") and he's not that much shorter than Keanu.
the real raw truth said on 9/Jan/06
he looks tiny on his movies. a tiny body, big head and short legs
JohnG said on 8/Jan/06
I always thought that he looked shorter than 5'10"
dmeyer said on 8/Jan/06
he looks easily 1" shorter than theron
Viper652 said on 30/Nov/05
He looks a solid 5-10 to me.
George said on 29/Nov/05
Swayze? From his movies he looks 5'8.5'' to me
matt said on 9/Nov/05
He's standing on bricks.
Anonymous said on 6/Nov/05
I saw Dalton in Vegas and he was 5'9 with shoes, kinda of an asshole too. I guess that's what happes after you star in Black Dog with Meat Loaf. Anyway Pat is 5'8 and is still sporting that stupid hair.
wcstats said on 30/Oct/05
I saw him in roadhouse and yeah maybe he is less than the height i put him at. 5'10 seems right.
TJ said on 22/Oct/05
Anonymous, I can't imagine Tom Cruise growing any more after the Outsiders. He was 20/21 when it was filmed. It's possible that Matt Dillon and Rob Lowe did, as I believe both were 17 during shooting.
Anonymous said on 22/Oct/05
no tgri, evryone else in the outsiders are/were shorter than you think.
Anonymous said on 16/Oct/05
One thing to consider about "the outsiders" is the fact that Swayze was the only member of the cast beyond late teens, hence the only one fully grown. Lowe, Dillion and even Cruise may have grown another inch after the filming back in 1982 or whatever.
sf said on 11/Oct/05
Okay, you guys, I think you are confusing tall hair with height! Remember, in the eighties, where Patrick's hair, alone, must have added 4 inches to his height. What makes me suspect Swayze is in the 5'8-9" range, at most, was an old Saturday night live skit where he played a Chippendale dancer, competing with Chris Farley (usually listed at 5'8"). I remember Swayze was barely taller, but has a big head, and had huge hair, so he looked a lot taller. As far as the Outsiders, some of those guys might have still been growing. Swayze was easily the oldest of the bunch. I think Patrick, like many Hollywood Stars, might have something inside those shoes most of the time...
CelebHeights Editor said on 24/Aug/05
From a newsgroup: "met Patrick and his wife Lisa twice in Kentucky at the Straight Egyptian Event! He is SHORT!! I am about 5' 7 1/2" and I swear I was taller than him!"
wcstat said on 19/Jun/05
i'd say he's a bit taller than 5'10. If you look at an old movie "Red dawn" he was with charlie sheen. Charlie Sheen is at least 5'9" and Swayze was taller by 2 inches i would say so i'd say he's 5'll to 6 feet.

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