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."
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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 Vulture.com
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Average Guess (50 Votes)
5ft 9.98in (177.7cm)
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:
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
said on 11/Feb/19
Is his Brother Don 6'1/2 feet tall like hes listed if Pat was 5'10 1/2?
He did look a couple of inches taller.
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.
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:
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
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.
said on 20/Nov/17
Rob, how tall do you think he is?
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.
said on 20/Oct/17
Patrick Swayze with 5'11" and change Travis Fimmel. Minus Patrick's hair, he's looking max 5'9":
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):
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.
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.
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
said on 10/Jul/17
the 180 was from his football days where he was pretty bulky , look here ...
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.
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".
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 injuries...how 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
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?
said on 13/Oct/16
Rob , If he was 180 lbs here , than what was he about in most films? 165?
Editor Rob: yeah he could have been 15 pounds lighter, a lot more toned in films.
said on 8/Oct/16
Rob , why does he look 6 ft 1 here? HA HA
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.
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
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.
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.
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 sure...barefoot 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.....
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.
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
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
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
said on 23/Mar/09
Swayze must wear lifts. Look at this picture of Patrick and 6'4" Tom Selleck.Click Here
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
said on 19/Jan/09
Swayze and 5'9" Jean Claude Van DammeClick Here
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
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.Click Here
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.
said on 6/Jan/09
Well Matt Dillon is listed at 5-10 3/4 here and he looks taller than Swayze.Click Here
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.
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.Click Here
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.
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 ShortClick Here
Al Pacino is 5'5"-5'6"(more likely 5'5") meaning Swayze is 5'9" max hereClick HereClick Here
5'10" Meat Loaf is hunched over but still taller than SwayzeClick Here
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
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 forehead....do the math.....
The Al said on 16/Mar/08
Have you seen him in the movie King's Solomons Mine? He looks like a midget compared to everyone else in the film. 5'8 or 5'9 is way generous more like 5'5 or 5'6
Matt said on 6/Mar/08
if you look at the video with Chris Farley which is damn funny it is easy to understand that proportions tells you he is 5.8 bare feet...no way he is even a solid 5.9 I do agree with IHZ
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 TMZ.com 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.
Betty said on 2/Mar/08
So I was at work this week listening to my coworkers say Patrick Swayze was about 5'4'. I was a little disturbed by that so I had to find out for sure. This site totally relieved me. I can't imagine being on the set of dirty dancing with a bunch of midgets!!! aaahahahah j/k
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.
said on 1/Sep/07
I found the Chippendale's video with 5'8" Chris Farley:
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.
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]
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 taller...in 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)
said on 17/Oct/06
Patrick Swayze and Pro Football player Mike Merriwether (6.2)Click Here
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.
said on 29/Aug/06
Here's one I don't understand. This still from Roadhouse shows Swayze a good 1" above Kelly Lynch, even though she's wearing heels. They're both supposedly the same at 5'10". Maybe it's time to upgrade Patrick?Click Here
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...
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)
said on 8/Aug/06
Patrick is half an inch shorter than Diego Luna. Both of them prefer to use boots in celeb events. Eventhough Diego Luna is standing closer to the camera U can see that he is taller than Patrick. My guess would be from 5'8.5'' to 5'9''. He has never ever been 5'10''Click Here
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.
said on 31/May/06
Swayze with 5'10" Minnie Driver: Click Here
6' tall Rowan "Bean" Atkinson, 5'6" Kristin Scott Thomas and Swayze: Click Here
5'9" Ben Miller with Atkinson: Click Here
Swayze is no more than 5'9". He usually wears boots with two inch heels with god knows what inside. In fact Swayze could even be 5'8".
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]
said on 31/May/06Click Here
Patrick Swaize, andy Garcia and Bauer , (swayze seems to stand more close to the camera than Garcia )
BAUER AND PATRICK SWAYZE Click Here
Patrick Swayze and Anthony LaPaglia Click Here
Thats confirm that Patrick is 1.78 cm and Garcia is 1.76 like I allways say
said on 31/May/06Click Here
Patrick Swaize ,andy Garcia and Steven Bawer
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 s*** kickers or he's pulling more than 5'10.
said on 6/May/06
If Swayze is really only 5'9 and Estevez is 5'6, this pic is insane...Click Here
To be only 3 inches shorter, the top of his head would need to be a good inch above Swayze's eyebrow. The pic shows a height difference nearer six inches and that's with Estevez wearing boots with good size heels. Either Estevez is considerably shorter than 5'6 or Swayze is taller than 5'9.