How tall was Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze's Height

5ft 10 ¼ (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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So they brought Patrick Swayze out to the set to meet me. And Swayze’s like a short guy, like real short compared to me — I’m six-foot-four or whatever, and he’s five-foot-eight. And I’m trying to stay away from him so we don’t stand next to one another, so I reach way out to shake hands. And then they brought us both in to meet with the director and the director took a look at me and a look at him, and says, “This isn’t going to work.”
-- Dennis Hayden in

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Average Guess (107 Votes)
5ft 9.86in (177.4cm)
Henrik said on 23/Sep/23
He lived up to the "I thought you'd be bigger" line in Roadhouse.
Malcolm Oliver said on 2/Mar/23
He has the face of a 6’3 guy and even looks it in some shots in his prime:
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Though we know now that most of the cast there was somewhat shorter and he even tried standing on bricks to appear taller
Lowe talking about it here (0:35-1:00): Click Here

His brother pulls off 5’11-6ft range more than he does
sreesmith said on 26/Jan/23
Rob, How tall he looks with Jean claude van damme?
Editor Rob
No less than 178cm with Van Damme
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 22/Dec/22
I don't think he's ever looked 5'9. He looks 5'10 in everything I've seen him in.
Mighty_^ said on 15/Oct/22
Typical quote from a 6'4 guy in the description ...
Can't even tell the différence between a 5'8 guy and a strong 5'10...
Doesn't even know his exact height ( '' 6'4 or whatever '' )
classic 5'1 lady said on 25/Aug/22
@classic 5'10er, maybe you should look up at me from my nike's POV so you can understand perspective and then you might be qualified to comment!
Classic 5'10er said on 24/Aug/22
5'10 on the dot for Patrick Swayze, great actor/dancer/singer. @classic 5'1 lady whether he's 5'10 or 5'11 as your estimate suggests i can see why those heights appear quite similar to you as you'd be looking up either way, thinking you'd need a step ladder to measure a 5'10er even in your nikes
Leighton Tang said on 8/May/22
Which movie did Dennis Hayden and Patrick Swayze star in together? It seems a bit odd that they can’t work a 5’10 guy and a 6’4 guy in a movie when we have movies where Kevin Hart and the Rock star alongside each other, where the height difference is over twice as large.
Editor Rob
Maybe Swayze didn't get the job with Dennis?
classic 5'1 lady said on 6/Mar/22
i'm gonna give him 5'11, rip swayze.
viper said on 16/Feb/22
He can look only 5-9 at times but he's taller than that
Costa said on 15/Feb/22
Really cool guy but I think he’s 5’9” at the most. I’ve noticed a pattern with shorter celebrities and it seems like they all round up at least 2 inches above what they publicly claim. I don’t think Patrick is any different. He appears to be the same height as the other actors but his frame usually looks smaller or shorter for some reason and it’s probably footwear.
Slim 6'0.25 said on 6/Feb/22
Flat 5’10 quarter inch unnecessary

He just rounded up his morning height
Truthteller27 said on 8/Jan/22
I am shocked if he is any taller than 5'9.5. Liam Neeson was 6'5 in his peak and he was way taller than Patrick by 80% of a head.
viper said on 20/Dec/21
Thought he could be just 5-9 range, but yeah it's a bit tough to see him under
Tim Radigan said on 18/Dec/21
I’m 5 10 and he was much shorter with me. I’m guessing 5-8. Insecure about his height.
Rising174cm said on 8/Dec/21
Closer to 5'9.5" by the end of his life. 5'10" peak. And I think he was bigger when he played football so that may be where the 180 figure comes from, but he was definitely closer to 160 in Road House. Definitely not 180 when he was starring in films.
edge said on 15/Nov/21
With how super thin and lean he was through out his career, he was no wear near 180 haha. Being that lean and having arms that small it's impossible unless your like 6'3". 150-160 through most his career and height 5'10 1/2
MichaelMyers said on 4/Oct/21
5'11" peak, and he seemed to suffer from some height loss later on in life.
MaskDeMasque said on 26/Jun/21
5'10 flat
Slim 6'1.5 said on 18/Jun/21
Solid 178cm
JustJoey said on 24/Mar/21
5’9” flat, at most.

And he’ll be missed.
slim 6'1 said on 13/Feb/21
Swayze was a solid 5’10
slim 6'1 said on 14/Jan/21
Rip Patrick, he was in the 178cm range 👌
Canson said on 6/Jan/21
@Slim: that makes sense. 186-187 vs almost 189
slim 6'1 said on 4/Jan/21
Rising174, Lowe is a weak 5’10” like 176.5-177
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 3/Jan/21
@Canson it’s fine, at least you’re not calling me 6’4!
Canson said on 2/Jan/21
@Chaos Control: my bad. I should’ve said evening!
slim 6'1 said on 1/Jan/21
178 range for swayze
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 1/Jan/21
@Canson I’m not 6’2.25 afternoon. I measured 188.5cm in the evening and I’m comfortably over 189 in the afternoon. Just pointing that out in your comment, sorry for nitpicking. I even got assumed to be 6’5 once, but it was a one off
Frank Col said on 1/Jan/21
Based on the fact that publicists-and often the deluded actors themselves-add two to three inches to their (clients) height I would suggest Swayze was never more than 5ft 9.5. He never looked it and had a small frame. They even had to write it in to the Roadhouse script because is was so glaringly obvious he looked to short and slight fir a bouncer-"I thought you'd be bigger".
Editor Rob
Swayze had himself as 5ft 11/170 and also 6ft on one firearm license click here.
Canson said on 31/Dec/20
@Slim: A weak 6’3” isn’t someone who measures 188-189. That’s a strong 6’2”. And I wouldn’t be bragging about that if I were you. Just saying
Canson said on 31/Dec/20
@Rampage: yea in my case, I would take 6’4 over 6’10 or 6’8”. I have friends who are 6’6 and 6’7 and they hate it. I have one former teammate years ago (no contact now) who was 6’8” and it was too tall imho. Now 6’2 vs 6’4, I’m inclined to say 6’4” since I’m that height now but universally I would go with 6’2”
Rising174cm said on 31/Dec/20
Also, I've always considered 6'2" pretty much ideal.
Rising174cm said on 31/Dec/20
Imo, Swayze was just 5'10" flat like Daniel Craig, though I think there was a better chance of Swayze being a fraction over. However, Rob Lowe has mentioned Swayze wanting to look taller and he wore cowboy boots quite a bit in his heyday. Lowe's remark is somewhat ironic coming from a 5'10" man who claims 5'11.75", but I don't doubt that was the case with Swayze.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 31/Dec/20
It's not uncommon at all to see someone boosting 2", though the average person might only do it by 1"-1.5"
Canson said on 30/Dec/20
@Slim: they do by two inches on a regular basis. Chaos Control is 6’2.25” afternoon height and he’s been guessed 6’4” often, Christian is 6’5 1/4-3/8 afternoon and guessed 6’7” and I’m 6’4.25 more often than not and still get 6’6 guesses. I’ve even gotten 6’7 a couple times and they were serious guesses same with Christian’s 6’8 guesses. Then I’ve had other friends who have been guessed taller than they are regularly. It depends on where you live. If in a bigger city in the US, it’s often worse . They measure in shoes and often don’t think twice. Even worse if it’s an athlete. A friend of mine that I worked with years ago was 5’11-6’0 range and claimed 6’1 and thought I was 6’5-6’6. And that’s with me claiming 6’4.5 back then and now I claim 6’4”. Turns out he was measuring in shoes. He admitted he does now but he wasn’t aware that it was what he was claiming from what he said. He still claims 6’1” I believe. But a proper 6’2 talking about a Ben Affleck a Michael Crews or a Brett Favre would often be guessed 6’3 or 6’4 when accounting for shoes. Many people don’t even know height varies throughout the day and I rarely say it outside of the site except to maybe a couple close friends who are already aware and honest about their heights as is, as that would be just another excuse to give people who already lie about their height enough. I heard one guy mention something about you’re 1/3” taller in the AM and he was a 5’11.25-.5 guy (in his defense claimed 5’11 1/2-3/4”) but he needed that to make himself legit 6’0”.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Dec/20
Canson: howabout 6ft8 over 6ft4? or 6ft10 even?

I'd be curious to experience it to see if it's really as bad as it's made out to be...
Canson said on 30/Dec/20
@Christian: and (while not mentioning names), the person who claims they would trade 6’2 with 5’10, you have to take with a grain of salt whether he really is that height (amongst other things)
Slim 6'1" said on 30/Dec/20
Canson, 6’2” is probably the ideal male height
Christian, yeah people who aren’t height conscious probably do inflate someone’s height a little bit but I’m not sure by as much as two inches!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 28/Dec/20
Many guys might not have an idea of what a legit 6'2" looks like though, due to so much inflation. What they think is 6'2" might actually be only 6'0"-6'1".
Canson said on 27/Dec/20
@Rampage: I would never trade my height to be 5’10. It’s not a bad height but 6’4 isn’t either. 6’2” is even more universally known as the perfect height by most men
Slim 6'1" said on 24/Dec/20
178-178.5 at his low, Rip Patrick
Chaitanya Sinha said on 12/Dec/20
Legit 178cms
Slim 6'1" said on 21/Sep/20
In his generation 176-177 was the solid average so he’s technically above average height
Slim 6'1" said on 21/Sep/20
Robs listing is perfect textbook 5’10”
178-178.5 at his low
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 13/Sep/20
Very bad estimate from Dennis Hayden claiming Swayze at 5'8. I doubt Dennis Hayden is 6'4. Doesn't make sense if Rob list him 2.25" taller.
Slim 6'1" said on 13/Sep/20
Robs listing is spot on, 178.5cm
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Aug/20
Patrick Swayze was born 68 years ago today. He died tragically at the age of 57.


RIP Patrick XXX 🕯️💐
(18/8/52 - 14/9/09)
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Aug/20
rampage i agree hes actually 178.5cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jul/20
Not under 5ft10... he’s not in the Stallone/Kurt Russell camp
JakestJake said on 2/Jun/20
A hair under 5’9”.
JakeyJake said on 29/May/20
5'8.5" or 5'9", at most.

And Road House is an underrated classic.
Charles D Spar said on 30/Apr/20
Just seen his brother, Don, on an episode of tv's "the rookie" looking a good 3-4 inches shorter than 6'1.5" Nathan fillion, and as the poster below mentioned, I recall Patrick looking at least 2" shorter than Don? Now wouldn't that make Patrick no more than 5'8" flat?
TheBat said on 25/Dec/19
5'10" flat.
Costa said on 1/Aug/19
This height really needs to be corrected. Please look at this photo and tell me he’s over 5’10”. Look at his feet:
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jun/19
Rob, could you add Don?

I think that 6ft0½ is reasonably accurate. Looked at least 2in taller than Patrick
GriN said on 15/Jun/19
He was 5'11 as he mentioned. Watch the Point Break where he is not much shorter then 6ft ¾ in Reeves in all scenes.
viper said on 11/Apr/19
Had always thought he was a good 5-10. Said that on the 2nd page back in 2005.

But now think he was just 5-9.
Laser8 said on 9/Apr/19
He was 5'9 Rob. Amazing how did you guess him this tall...
billionaireslayer said on 24/Mar/19
Strong 5'8 weak 5'9
Bradley said on 19/Dec/18
5-9 just like Dynamic Duo Frank2 and The G said years ago. His 5-11 mention was hilarious.
Former Extra said on 18/Dec/18
Guys, I worked on Road House. I stood right next to him. I'm 5'7" and I could look him straight in the eye. Fact is most actors are not as tall as their bios claim, and put a bunch of short guys together and they all look tall. Common film trick.
Costa said on 17/Dec/18
I think people here have a romanticized view of actors that influence their decision. Tell me, why would a 5’11” actor need to stand on a pile of bricks when he’s with a very short cast? Explain this to me:

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I like Patrick, but he’s nowhere near 5’10- 5’11
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Nov/18
I wouldn't really call Swayze skinny in his prime. He looked a lean 160-165 in Road House, but didn't look lanky. Maybe around 170 in some of his other films, which is a good weight for someone his height. I don't think he was over 5'10", but he could actually look 5'10.5"-5'11" a fair amount.

Video with 5'8" listed Chris Farley: Click Here Swayze has big heels and bigger hair, but it's impossible for me to see them around the same height.
With 6'3.5"-6'4" Tom Selleck in 1990: Click Here Click Here Click Here Not particularly good pics, but it's hard to imagine Selleck 6" taller from those.
With 6'1"-6'1.5" Arnold: Click Here
With 5'9" Jean-Claude Van Damme: Click Here Click Here As you can see, Van Damme is wearing cowboy boots in the first pic
With 6'0.75" listed Keanu Reeves: Click Here (Keanu wore these boots: Click Here )
With 6'0" Gary Busey: Click Here
Maquis said on 10/Oct/18
Can’t really see him above the 5’8” to 5’9” range.

His skinniness might have made him look slightly taller, but he really was a smaller dude.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Sep/18
@CDS: Thanks, I appreciate that! What I like about you is you'll look at everything out there and you're willing to change your mind if you see something compelling. Billy Bob does seem taller in the trailer and promo pics/stills. Obviously, I have to watch the film and see their footwear to say more, but sometimes Billy Bob looks like he's trying to look the 6 feet he claims to be, though I agree he's not over 5'10" without his cowboy boots. I'll also post several notable comparisons of Patrick looking both shorter and taller when I have time. His height could vary a surprising amount.
CDS said on 5/Sep/18
@rising. Please do watch that film. I'm curious to your thoughts on it, with you being one of the best height estimateurs on here. Both Thornton and swayze have on cowboy boots the entire film. There may even be a scene with them barefoot in the hotel room, but think they were wrestling? If Thornton had lifts in his boots, that might actually explain it, and there may have been less than an inch difference. It really surprised me, I think as it has many others on here, since as most have noticed, Bb Thornton is usually the one being edged out, again my other average height actors...
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/Aug/18
@CDS: I'll have to watch that film. I do believe Patrick was below 5'10" in his 50's, but Rob thinks he lost height due to injuries. One thing to keep in mind is Billy Bob is a fan of cowboy and chelsea-type boots and I wouldn't be surprised if he wore lifts on occasions. Of course, Patrick often wore cowboys on and off screen and Cubans in dancing roles.
CDS said on 27/Jul/18
5'10", no way. 5'9" absolute max, maybe lower. See the film, "waking up in reno", where 5'10" (and I suspect actually shorter than that) billy bob Thornton easily edges him out. Now consider all the average size actors who have easily edged out Thornton over the years?? I'm gonna say 5'9.5" for Bb Thornton, and 5'8.5" for swayze, 5'9" absolute tops...
Mark Harrison said on 30/May/18
He never looked taller than 5'10".
Smiles03 said on 24/Apr/18
Between 178-180cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Feb/18
178-179cm is more probable than 177-178cm.
Anonymous said on 2/Jan/18
3 inches shorter than Reeves in that pic.
Slim 185 said on 20/Nov/17
Rob, how tall do you think he is?

A: 177
B: 178
C: 179
Editor Rob
I'd find it hard to argue 177, but 178 easier
Slim 6' said on 30/Oct/17
Between 177-179.5 at youth.

175-176.5 at old age.
Gnaw said on 23/Oct/17
Legends dont exi--
This guy is my hero, first Roadhouse and then being an honest 5'10.
Don't you dare say he below 5'10. I have Roadhouse 11 times I know what Im doing
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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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
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.
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"
Brah said on 30/Jun/09
In the old Hanz and Franz SNL skit, he looked 5'10" next to 5'7.5" Dana Carvey and 6'4" Kevin Nealon
Margaret said on 21/Jun/09
He is definitely not 5ft10. I met him many years ago. I am only 5 ft tall and I had platform boots on that would made me at most 10 cm taller(I still have them). He wasn't much taller than me in my boots. My husband is 5ft7 and would be taller than him for sure. What was that movie he was in with Keanu Reeves? There's a scene where he's walking next to someone along a road and you can tell he's pretty short. Power to the short people I say!
jf said on 29/May/09
Judging by that Farley video, I'd credit him with around 5'10". Perhaps 1cm below 5'10" even. He was clearly taller than Farley, although it looked as if they were wearing different shoes. Patrick might have had lifts. I highly doubt Farley could walk, let alone "dance" in lifts. But Swayze was a ballet dancer. Swayze is battling stage 4 cancer right now and I hope he isn't suffering too much. Cancer sucks. Hang in there dude.
RisingForce said on 29/May/09
Does anyone know what Patrick claims as his height?
MHouillon said on 20/May/09
Yep, 5'10.
Tom said on 2/May/09
Clutch One, he's probably standing on bricks to be seen more clearly. That's a promotional photo after all.
leonari said on 27/Mar/09
Clutch one: get outta here
RisingForce said on 23/Mar/09
Swayze must wear lifts. Look at this picture of Patrick and 6'4" Tom Selleck.
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Even considering Swayze's perfect posture and Selleck's slouch it's tough to imagine Selleck having any more than 4 inches on Swayze there.
RisingForce said on 17/Mar/09
3 inches under 6'1" is 5'10" not 5'9".
patty said on 16/Mar/09
no one has mentioned that sam elliot is 6 1 and swayze look 3 in shorter so that would put him at 5 9
RisingForce said on 2/Mar/09
His height varied a lot in Point Break. In the scene when Swayze is walking on the beach with Keanu Reeves at night, Swayze is 4, maybe 4.5" shorter. Keanu is 6'1" by the way. Then in another scene when they're walking in the parking lot Swayze looks just 2-3 inches shorter, although he seemed to have a slight ground advantage.
\-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 21/Feb/09
He seems 5ft10 to me.
RisingForce said on 4/Feb/09
That sounds right Mr. R. He can give a short impression like in Road House, but he can also look very average and sometimes tall in height enhancing shoes. That fits with him being in the 5-9, 5-10 range. I actually thought he was 5-8 for years because of Road House.
Mr. R. said on 3/Feb/09
When Dirty Dancing was big, he was listed at 5-11. When he did not work as much, he got listed at 5-10. My guess is between 5-9 and 5-10.
Anonymous said on 2/Feb/09
id say a solid 5'8" with his head shaved, barefoot and standing very straight
RisingForce said on 19/Jan/09
Swayze and 5'9" Jean Claude Van Damme
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I use to think Patrick was 5'9" max but now I think he's a solid 5'10".
stormin said on 17/Jan/09
no one has mentioned the 2 inches plus of hair on the top of his
head that always adds height
also arnold wears big heel shoes with extra thick soles
RisingForce said on 7/Jan/09
That makes sense mike but I think Swayze's height varies more than most because he wears cowboy booys sometimes and chunky shoes(possibly elevator shoes).

Here he is looking about 5 inches taller than Barbara Walters who is slouching.
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Certainly if Walters stood straight then Swayze would have no more than 4 inches on her. Barbara has claimed 5'4", 5'5" and 5'5 1/2" in the past.

Most likely Walters is about 5'4" now and she once was 5'5" or 5'5 1/2". Don't forget that she's 79. So Swayze is surprisingly looking about 5'8" there. I don't think he's less than 5'9" although 5'10" is possible because he can pass for 6 feet with the right shoes.

I wish him all the best though. It must be terrible to be diagnosed with the disease he was but he's surpisingly still alive and doing well a year later.
mike said on 7/Jan/09
I don't know man, i think between 5'9", 5'10" If you guys say 5'10" then i'd say your right on the money. Sometimes people look taller then others some days....hell height for me varies from day to day.
RisingForce said on 6/Jan/09
Well Matt Dillon is listed at 5-10 3/4 here and he looks taller than Swayze.
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Swayze's posture isn't too good but he's obviously shorter. Patrick could be 5-10 but nothing over that although he can look 6 feet in certain pictures. Then again he also often wears cowboy boots and thick footwear that look like elevator shoes at times.

He also looks 5-9 quite a bit and seems short in movies. 5-9 to 5-10 is the range. 5-10 3/4 seems like too much.
bf said on 5/Jan/09
stood right next to swayze, both had sneakers with almost no heel. i'm 5'10" and 3 quaters. were eye to eye with the same size head. end of discussion.
bf said on 5/Jan/09
stood right next to swayze. both had sneakers with almost no heel. i'm 510" and 3 quaters we were eye to eye with the same size head. end of discussion.
RisingForce said on 1/Jan/09
Here's a shocking picture.

Patrick looks only 2 inches shorter than Arnie. He must have had some big shoes on.
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Maybe Arnie is slouching more but regardless I guess a legit 5-10 is possible for Swayze.
Paul 178cm said on 31/Dec/08
I used to think 5'9 for Patrick but now after seeing Roadhouse and the cult action movie Point Break I think he is 5'8. Man those movies kick butt!
RisingForce said on 27/Dec/08
Sorry I meant 5-9 in Black Dog. 5-8, 5-9 in Road House and Point Break.
RisingForce said on 22/Dec/08
He looked 5-8, 5-9 in Road House and Point Break. He looked 5-9 again in Black house. In Road House they joked about his height throughout the movie.
RisingForce said on 16/Dec/08
Martin Short's head comes about 2 inches above Swayze's eyebrows. Short has a little posture advantage although he isn't standing that straight either. He looks 5-8 1/2 or 5-9 next to Martin Short.

I don't see where the 5-10 stuff comes from for Swayze. I've never seen a 5-10 guy look as short as he does.
RisingForce said on 7/Dec/08
I think he claims 6'0" though!
Jay said on 5/Dec/08
Okay, so the stated height is generous by an inch. I've seen some of Swayze's movies, and although he may be 5'10" with tall shoes, he's 5'9" in real life.
So, 5'9" it is.
RisingForce said on 26/Nov/08
Yeah he's 5'9", no more.

Even with better posture he'd have 3 inches max on 5'6" Martin Short
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Al Pacino is 5'5"-5'6"(more likely 5'5") meaning Swayze is 5'9" max here
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5'10" Meat Loaf is hunched over but still taller than Swayze
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I don't see why he's listed 5'10".
Josh said on 25/Nov/08
He is 5'9 max.
RisingForce said on 24/Nov/08
He looked shorter than 5'10" Meat Loaf in Black Dog. Frank2 was probably right on this one. 5'9".
RisingForce said on 16/Nov/08
Another 5'8" sighting.

From the San Antonio Express-News

Swayze may be shorter than expected he looks to be around 5-foot-8 but every inch is perfectly toned and proportioned.

Maybe taller than 5 foot 8 but 5'9" max in my opinion since he was shorter than 5'10" Meat Loaf and 5'10" Billy Bob Thornton
RisingForce said on 5/Nov/08
I agree, Keanu towers over him. I don't think Patrick is anything over 5'9".
And Man said on 5/Nov/08
In the movie "Point Break" Keanu Reeves looks a lot taller than Swayze, anyways Keanu is a tall guy, but i would say 1,76 cm for Swayze 5'9 1/2 (U.S) 1,77 max
Take Care guys
ANdrew, Portugal
RisingForce said on 4/Nov/08
From a 1995 newspaper.

"The real triumph however isn't in these details but in pulling off the transformation Snipes and Swayze are built and both stand around 6 feet tall If you wonder why you never see knees....."

From a 1998 newspaper

"How did Patrick Swayze look? (Short and unusually clean.)"
RisingForce said on 4/Nov/08
From a 1992 newspaper.

*Patrick Swayze, 5 feet 6, 155 pounds from Hollywood, projecting him at running back. "We admit this is kind of a reach," Brown said. "My daughter, Katie, saw him in that Ghost movie and said he would be impossible to tackle, plus he's a hulk."

I think Swayze claims 6'0"! Looks 5'9" max to me, it wouldn't surprise me if he was 5'8" though.
RisingForce said on 23/Oct/08
In Roadhouse I thought 5'10"(peak height) Ben Gazzara looked taller than Swayze. Of course Ben was nearly 60 at the time so he could have lost some height too.

They always joke about Patrick's height in Roadhouse, everyone says "I thought'd you'd be bigger" Sam Elliott refers to him as a "skinny, little runt".

He doesn't seem above 5'9".
RisingForce said on 30/Sep/08
5'9" or a bit under seems right. I've never seen a 5'10" man look as short as him so I can't see him any taller than 5'9".
Paul 178cm said on 24/Aug/08
My guess for Patrick's height is 175cm. 176 is possible, at the very least should be downgraded to 177cm. His diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is sad, hope his treatment is going well. Enjoyed his performance in the sci-fi film Donnie Darko. When I grow my hair long it looks just like Swayze's old mullet :)
Jake said on 21/Aug/08
Swayze is no more than 5'9. In the movie "Ghost", he looked roughly 3.5 inches shorter than Tony Goldwyn (who played his friend 'Carl Brunner') who's supposedly between 6'1-6'2.
MacGyver said on 11/Aug/08
He looks to be taller than 5'10 in this dancing skit with Chris Farley. With Farley at 5'8 that would put Swayze at around 5'11
sam said on 29/Jul/08
tyler, i doubt he's as low as 5'7-5'8, you have to account for sidewalk dips, posture, whatnot...
tyler said on 28/Jul/08
my mom and i both have met swayze and the rummors are true, he is shoter than said to be, hes like even 5'7 or 5'8
Anonymous said on 21/Jul/08
wasnt he shorter than Meatloaf in Black Dog?
wstat said on 28/Jun/08
Indeed Patrick Swayze looked small compared to some of the baddies on Roadhouse. However, guys like Terry Funk (WWF Wrestler) was in the movie which is why Patrick Swayze would look small in comparison. I doubt he's 5'8 as some people have him at. I'd say 5.9 to 5.10 is right.
Connor said on 6/May/08
ya, i saw him in ghost adn red dawn, he is 5'10"
sf said on 19/Apr/08
Yes, Rob still won't budge on this one. But, 5'10' is too high.
Bryce said on 19/Apr/08
Desperately in need of a downgrade. Swayze is no more than 5'8" or 5'9". Watch Road House some time.
sam said on 8/Apr/08
I think betty said that comment in jest, sort of tounge and cheek, not really meaning it...
Johnnyboy said on 7/Apr/08
Betty you're a bitch,and of course he isn't 5'4,he's like 5'9 or 5'10,you people seriously have strange perspectives.The world would be a much better place if everybody was blind.
Daniel said on 30/Mar/08
I don't think Swayze could have ever been more than 5'9''. Too bad he's got such an illness
Chad said on 29/Mar/08
I have a picture of him long side of me. I am 6' tall on the dot, and the top of his head comes to my the math.....
D. Ray Morton said on 5/Mar/08
OT - That truly sucks about his diagnosis. Never met him, but I've heard from several people that he's a nice guy.
sf said on 4/Mar/08
Rob - you still got Swayze at 5'10"? 5'8", 5'9", tops...
B serious said on 4/Mar/08
Just caught the re-run of TMZ and Leanne is DEAD ON!!! Old photo of the outsiders shows P. S> standing on a slightly higher slope atop of 2 bricks. As I don't keep bricks in the house I can't accurately state how much that adds, but he is just over Matt Dillon's head. 5" 10" is Wayyyy over-rated for him. BTW wasn't that the running joke in Roadhouse for his character, "I thought you would be.... Bigger."
Leanne said on 4/Mar/08
Rob Lowe was just on saying that Patrick Swayze had to stand on bricks to look taller in a photo of the gang from one of their movies together. So P.S. isn't tall at all.
Cat said on 3/Mar/08
If you look at the video with Chris Farley, Swayze has on at least 1 inch heels.
Marcelo C. said on 28/Feb/08
Dear Rob: If you look at Patrick Swayze on the screen, he doesn
Marcelo C. said on 27/Feb/08
Rob: I wouldn
glenn said on 18/Jan/08
ok.i agree,that maybe possible.
Anonymous said on 17/Jan/08
Glenn: If you look at P. Swayze on the screen, he doesn
nick said on 22/Nov/07
i met him in a bar in Las Vegas 5'8" tops, im 6foot and the top of his head barely reached my eyes
Miss Fix-it said on 11/Nov/07
Swayze is shaped like a gymnast, which he was at one point- big upper body strength, not very long legs.
I'd say he is 5'10. Every time he looks significantly shorter than someone, that someone turns out to be very tall (i.e. James Read in North and South). I doubt he presented himself as taller than he is, ballet dancers aren't sought for their height anyway. In Dirty Dancing he looks taller because he has ballroom-friendly Cuban heels. Yet even without them, he's significantly taller than the average-height leading ladies he was with, and he is also significantly taller than Cruise and Estevez, as pointed out. Also, he's not much shorter than Keanu in PB.
cagoller said on 29/Oct/07
Yep, hafta agree with IHZ. If you haven't seen him in person, it is impossible to say with any accuracy how tall a person is. He does look small in films, so its reasonable to assume that he's not that tall in person. The big screen (or small screen actually) usually makes people appear bigger than they are.
ShawnG said on 27/Oct/07
well he hovers over 5'8 chris farley with out hair
Mike said on 26/Oct/07
He looked small in Roadhouse. I wonder if he used lifts or a box in his scenes with Sam Elliott ?
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

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