How tall is Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio's Height

5ft 8 ¾ (174.6 cm)

American Actor best known for playing Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid films and Cobra Kai TV series. He also appeared in The Outsiders and My Cousin Vinny. In a July 1984 article it mentioned "Macchio, who has dark hair, stands 5 feet, 7 inches, and calls himself a featherweight (he averages about 125 pounds)". At age 24 a magazine gave his stats as "5ft 8 ½ tall 135 lbs".

How tall is Ralph Macchio
5ft 8 Rob and Ralph @ Winter LFCC (18 Oct 2014)
I'm 19 and I feel it, but I get treated like I'm 14 because I look it....Combine my baby face and my height of 5 feet 6, it's no wonder people mistake me for a 14-year-old.
-- Tampa Times, 1981

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Average Guess (149 Votes)
5ft 8.48in (173.9cm)
5'8 ish guy said on 22/Apr/24
I think he’s a bit under 174 cm, maybe about 173.8 cm? He definitely looked taller in Cobra Kai he usually looked around an inch shorter than William Zabka in the show in my opinion, but in real life he looks about 2-2.5 inches shorter but again that’s my opinion. He could probably pass for 5’9 out of bed though
FF14 ENJOYING GAMER CLUBS said on 29/Aug/23
I think he was an extremely early bloomer but at a certain age, his height stopped and he started to grow at the 20s. He looked only 4 inch taller than 155cm Miyagi at KK1 and KK2. He was maybe like 165cm in Karate kid 1 and 2. In Karate kid 3, he got taller even he’s in the twenties but he looked way taller than the 2 karate kid movies. Maybe he got like 171cm at Karate kid 3. William and Chozen who is 5’9.5 to 5’11 that time and now, they just looked like 4 or 5 inch taller than him in Karate Kid 1 and 2. In Cobra kai. he could be a bit shorter than his peak 5’7 and looks like 5’6.5? I think in this photo, maybe he had a extra 2 inch in shoes than Rob?
Height Analyzer 2 said on 26/Aug/23
Hmm yea he does look half an inch taller than Rob, so this listing is perfect
Abdul 5'10 said on 25/Aug/23
5'10 Abdul said on 8/Jun/23
173 cm
Sully said on 6/Jun/23
Hi Rob. Similar to Ralph, I actually grew quite a bit in my 20s. I remember measuring 166.5cm in the evening at age 20. By age 25 I measured 170cm flat in the evening, what now seems to be my final height. Height growth is really a funny thing.
GRXj17 said on 8/Apr/23
He is a late bloomer for sure. His co stars on Karate Kid all looked older yet when he told them hes 22 nobody believed him. I had a friend in high school who looked 14 when he was 18 and looked 16 or 17 at 22 when I last saw him. Karate Kid can have 5ft8 and a half from me. Thats on his lowest I mean. Bog standard 174cm guy. I guessed him at 174cm when I saw him in Cobra Kai and looks like I wasnt far off actually :D
Terry DiPiazza said on 23/Feb/23
On an episode of Psych, Macchio is taller than either James Roday or Dule Hill. Well over an inch on Roday, and about an inch on Hill.
Linke said on 3/Jan/23
How come he grew after 21?
Editor Rob
Physically he looked behind the curve in terms of maturity, so not a big surprise he gained later than others
Griffith said on 15/Dec/22
Looks the same height as you Rob in the pic.. was you wearing more footwear than him ???
Abdul-DK said on 3/Dec/22
Jdubbz said on 29/Nov/22
Abdul-DK said on 17/Jul/22
He looks younger than you, even though he is 60. Even when Ralph was 30 he could look as young as 15-16.

Yes indeed. That is why having a baby face sucks when you're younger, but becomes a huge blessing later in life.

Of course, mate. I agree!
Jdubbz said on 29/Nov/22
Abdul-DK said on 17/Jul/22
He looks younger than you, even though he is 60. Even when Ralph was 30 he could look as young as 15-16.

Yes indeed. That is why having a baby face sucks when you're younger, but becomes a huge blessing later in life.
Billy N said on 21/Nov/22
@Editor Rob, do you have a guess on Yuji Okumoto's height? I'm guessing 179cm barefoot and with shoes it depends.
Editor Rob
I think in his prime he looked over 5ft 11, today 5ft 11 at most...sometimes on Cobra Kai he did seem only 179.
Cobra Kai said on 10/Sep/22
After watching Cobra Kai season 5, I think he's closer to 5'8.5 now. Xolo had a half-inch on him in all of their scenes together.
Abdul-DK said on 17/Jul/22
He looks younger than you, even though he is 60. Even when Ralph was 30 he could look as young as 15-16.
Abdul-DK said on 1/Jul/22

You sure that Ralph isn’t the same height as you, since both of you look to be the same in the picture. He could be guaranteed a small fraction taller, but for me it looks to be the same.
Editor Rob
I think he looked taller...when compared to other actors near 5ft 9 seems fair.
AngeloSanchez said on 15/Jun/22
Rob I have a question for you
Is it possible to have a growth spurt at 22 ?
I have read, that males can grow well into their 20s is this correct ?
Editor Rob
Ralph had some later growth, but it's much rarer.
Mickie said on 3/Jun/22
5'8.5" as described. Barely taller than Rob.
M.E Speed said on 18/May/22
How tall do you think his family is? Saw a pic of them together on his insta and his wife is listed on some pages as 5'6 and his daughter 5'7 but the high difference seems massive in the picture + they are wearing heels.. Click Here

(edit ipv 6'7 i meant 5'7 lmao)
Editor Rob
his daughter surely ain't anywhere near 5ft 7, like 5ft 4, maybe son 5ft 5ish.
Aiden Caffrey said on 10/May/22
Hey Rob do you at what date (month and day) that Tampa times 1981 article with Ralph was published or do you know where I can find it?
Editor Rob
A fair chunk of quotes I added to this site originate behind subscription paywalls. So I've researched and found them myself and added to the site. In that case, it was January 1981.
IceCold said on 13/Apr/22
He is not anything taller than you
DrewPip said on 4/Apr/22
Hey Rob! How tall he can be in the morning?
Editor Rob
Maybe he's close to 5ft 9.5
Seal said on 15/Mar/22
Hey Rob, how tall do you think Owen Morgan is now (Bert's actor in cobra kai) He just turned 18 now so could we get a page for him? He looked comfortably shorter than Jacob bertrand and barely taller than Dallas Young.
Editor Rob
He looked a bit of a late bloomer, maybe still chance of further growth?
ChaosControl2 said on 28/Feb/22
Llewellyn said on 27/Feb/22
@Rob was Macchio really 5'7 during Karate Kid 1? He was 22 during the filming
Editor Rob
I think he was about that height

I’m not convinced, unless Pat Morita was sub 5’2 or something. Ralph looked like he had insanely long legs for that height in Karate Kid 1
Llewellyn said on 27/Feb/22
@Rob was Macchio really 5'7 during Karate Kid 1? He was 22 during the filming
Editor Rob
I think he was about that height
Seal said on 26/Feb/22
Rob, how tall do you think Griffin Santopietro (Anthony Larusso's actor) on the show is in season 4 now? Looked near 5ft 4-6 range. Click Here Looked a smidge shorter than Tanner Buchanan in the last scene although hard to tell. And about looked near 3-4 inches shorter than Macchio. And I'd say since he's 16 now he might stop growing at 5ft 7-8 range. What do you think Rob?
Editor Rob
He updated his Instagram tagline to say "5 feet and 7 inches of pure swagger". 5ft 6-7 range maybe
JulianGP180 said on 17/Feb/22
Rob, how tall do you think Macchio was in Karate Kid I, Karate Kid II and Karate Kid III?
Editor Rob
I think went from 5ft 7 range to over 5ft 8 by KK3
Slim 6'0.25 said on 6/Feb/22
Cobra Kai was mediocre I only watched it because I was bored

5’8.5 max
John Cantona said on 24/Jan/22
Anthony LaRusso’s actor claimed 5 feet and 7 inches in his Instagram bio, could this be true? Thought he looked smaller on the show
Llewellyn said on 14/Jan/22
@Rob how tall do you think Anthony LaRusso's actor looks in Cobra Kai 4?
Editor Rob
he gained a few inches and still looks a few shorter than Ralph. At 16 how much more will he gain?
Homeyra said on 13/Jan/22
You look handsome
Great Actor grow with your movies love all of them
Pavel Samir said on 1/Jan/22
Rob, How tall exactly do you think you were when you took this picture with Ralph and what time of day was it?
Editor Rob
I'd be nearer my low range of 173-173.2cm as I'm on feet walking about for hours.
James cliff said on 1/Dec/21
Because people tend to lose 2 cm of height every 20 years after 40, do you think it’s possible that he is now just 5’8? Or perhaps at 60 he is 5’8.5-5’8.75 and at his prime he was a solid 5’9?
Editor Rob
Ralph might have made it to 60 without any noticeable loss.
Aiden Caffrey said on 1/Dec/21
Also how tall do you think his son is 5'6 or 5'5?
Editor Rob
He can look under 5ft 6
Aiden Caffrey said on 1/Dec/21
How tall do you think Ralph Macchio's wife is? It's very difficult because in a lot of the photos with both of them, she wears heels. I'm thinking either 5'1 or 5'2. Maybe even 5'0

And how tall do you think Ralph is in this photo with his future wife?(This was back when he was 15 and she was 16 so its possible he would be shorter than 5'6 or perhaps she's wearing heels?)
Editor Rob
I'd say roughly 5ft 1
James Edward Crowley said on 17/Nov/21
Hi Rob I know someone already mentioned this in a comment years. but I wanted to mention it myself.It is true Ralph Macchio looked like a teenager until the age of 32, not 34 as it was mentioned in one of the past comments. That is the reason why he wasn't chosen to star in The Next Karate Kid he no longer had the teenager look like he had in 1984, When the Next Karate Kid realesed in 1994 he lost the teenager look. I have seen a video of him on youtube when he was 30. He still looked like a teenager, and i saw a picture of him when he was 31 32.He still looked like a teenager at the time. but was losing the teenager look, He was still offered teenage roles when he was in his early 30s he wasn't working between the ages of 33, and 37. He would lost that fast metabolism at 32. The Next Karate Kid era was pre Cobra Kai Ralph Macchio being well into his 30s at the time would have longer look like a teenager by than, and looked more like an young adult. He would have lost that fast metabolism when turned 32. he was still slim, but not skinny like he was in Karate Kid 1 in Karate Kid 1 Ralph Macchio would have weighed 125 pounds by 32 he could easily weighed 155 pounds.
Editor Rob
Into his early 30's I think he could still pass for 18-20 range easily enough!
Seal said on 30/Oct/21
Yo Rob, Do you think we could get pages for Yuji Okumoto and Sean kanan? I think looing at Yuji next to Macchio in KK2, he did look like a six footer. But I think he lost an inch or so looking at him in cobra kai season 3 he looks 5ft 10.5-11 range. And for Sean kanan, looking at him in KK3 he looked a strong 5ft 10 or Weak 5ft 11. Click Here In this shot he looks just shorter than 5ft 11 William Zabka. Zabka has poorer posture. What do you think Rob?
Editor Rob
Sean could be a weak 5ft 11 there, need to look at him as I would have guessed in the old KK3 film he was more 5ft 11 range
Seal said on 26/Oct/21
Rob, think Ralph and xolo mariduena can switch listings? Even though comparing your photo with xolo and your photo with macchio. Xolo does seem he could be taller not taking account you are leaning a little bit in your photo with Xolo. Also Ralph did look the exact same height as Courtney Hengeller. And in cobra kai season 3 when Xolo was 18. Macchio looks to edge Xolo in this scene Click Here. Hence, I believe Xolo could be 5ft 8.75 and Ralph Macchio could be 5ft 9. Is it possible?
Editor Rob
They are reasonably close, though I still felt with an actual measurement there is a better chance of Xolo slightly taller.
Johno said on 9/Oct/21
A height twin if there ever was one. Slightly higher eyeline but pretty similar to Rob. The top of Rob's head is about ~1.25-inches above Ralph's hairline hence, height twin.
Evan Soloway said on 1/Oct/21
think he had hormone treatment Rob? it's virtually impossible to grow almost 2 inches after 21, but Macchio seems to have done it. even as a case of delayed puberty it'd be 1 in a 1000 he'd continue growing as late as 25ish. a very, very unusual case he is.
Editor Rob
I doubt it, more just a rare case of delayed growth
JulianGP180 said on 15/Sep/21
Rob, how much do you give to Yuji Okumoto?
google puts 1.83 and in Karate Kid II I guess Ralph already measured that 1.75
I would like to know your opinion
Editor Rob
I think he could have been near 6ft and now nearer 5ft 11
Johno said on 7/Sep/21
I admire this guy, he always look younger than his age, your typical kate bloomer and it seems he is still growing ..... judging by his current listing, he is 0.5-0.75-inches taller than Mr Rob Paul, wow.

To me they would be dead even under all that hair but in actual fact, his hair must be all skull.
David Tang said on 31/Jul/21
5'8 1/4
Benny Archer said on 26/Jul/21
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How tall would you say Macchio looks in this pic with Neil Patrick Harris, who’s listed at around 6’0”? To me, seems like a weak 5’10”. Thoughts?
Editor Rob
In that shot he might pass for 5ft 10 (or near enough it), however maybe Neil's heels are sitting slightly off the edge
Seal said on 6/Jul/21
I would say that he is taller than Rob by 1/2 an inch or so. So I would give him 5'8.5 or 5'8.75. I think Him and Xolo are very close in height but I would say Macchio is a bit taller than Xolo by 1/2 an inch
Anonnymous said on 4/Jul/21
He looks like a weak 5'10" nowadays next to a 6'0" around Zabka and 5'10" C.Thomas Howell.
Joseph Anderson said on 19/Jun/21
Rob is 5'8.25 possible for Ralph when you met him
Editor Rob
very unlikely he'd measure under 174.
ChaosControl 6'2.5/189.2cm said on 31/May/21
I’m Cobra Kai he looks a strong 5’9, but he does seem to have very long legs for his height
Benny said on 17/May/21
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How tall would you say ralph looks here next to William Zabka, who’s listed at 6’0” (183 cm) tall? To me, a weak 5’10”, maybe 5’9.5”
Editor Rob
Zabka looks more 5ft 11 range than 6ft, from what I've seen.
Benny said on 12/May/21
Met him in Los Angeles a few year back. I’m 5’11” in the night, and he was a solid 5’10”. He’s stated that he was a late grower, e.g. he stopped growing in height at around 25 years old.
Alex 6'0 said on 1/Apr/21
5'8.75 looks spot on. Looks 1/2 inch difference
MJKoP said on 24/Mar/21
Danimal 5'9 3/4 said on 26/Mar/19
Rob, Ralph is not standing straight and is still taller than you. He's at least 5'9". You wake up at almost 5'9" Rob. We all know that you list yourself at your very lowest nighttime height, which lowers everyone else's height in the process. Also, Ralph is 15 years older than you (he's almost 60). He's at the very least 5'9".

If he stood back-to-back barefoot with Tom Cruise and an inch tops on him, would you finally upgrade Tom....or would you downgrade Ralph(and Rob)?
Editor Rob
I'm still ok with Tom's listing, plus or minus a fraction. He is approaching an age now I think all the work he's done in film (and the guy does more stunt/physical action) will start to take it's toll in next few years.
Peter 180cm said on 14/Feb/21
Looks 174-174.5 range.
Willy5'10 said on 23/Jan/21
I think this is a perfect listing for Ralph because he’s definitely at that 5’8-5’9 range for sure!. Him and Miguel are the same height to me. I think Ralph might have a slight edge, and when I say edge i mean like - Ralph , 5’8 3/4 and Miguel - 5’8,1/2. I think that could be true
Axel Lextor said on 21/Jan/21
Helo big Rob how much do you think it means in karate kid 1?
Editor Rob
5ft 7 maybe around then
Chowdhury Quaseed said on 18/Jan/21
I thought he looked a pretty good 5-10 most of the time in cobra kai and zabka looked 6 feet. But i think i can accept 5-9, but i think there is a little under-stating. I think morning height could be 5-10, n most of the time through the day, maybe 5-9.5. Here he looks an inch taller than editor rob, but this guy does not have very good posture.
Patm said on 2/Jan/21
Can easily look 5ft9 at times in all honesty
Ben Bell said on 2/Jan/21
Being 44 I remember watching Karate Kid when I was young. I knew he was short back than and haven’t thought about it since.
Watching Kobra Kai he looks 5’10-5’11.
Surprised to see he’s around 5’8. Certainly doesn’t look 59.
Andrea said on 13/Nov/20
His 5'8.5 claim seems fair enough to me, considering that he looks barely taller in the photo.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Nov/20
Ralph Macchio was like aging ten years slower than anyone of his atual age. The Karate Kid Part III he was already a grown at 28 but look like a kid struggle to look between 17-18. Right now at 59 looking young at 49. Remind me of David Morse beside having grey hair but doesn't look close like his atual age of 67. Those babyface actors was really blessed.
FiveEightJake said on 11/Nov/20
Rob if I measure 174.6 early in the afternoon but still drop a cm at my low. Would Ralph edge me out, and how would you describe my height, I would say i'm getting towards the lower side of average especially since i'm 25 and my generation is nearer 5'10
Editor Rob
it's possible he could outmeasure you a little bit.
okbymeman said on 23/Oct/20
174 was the more accurate listing. Doesn't look near 5'9 to me.
RJT said on 16/Oct/20
He looks very young surprised to know he's almost 60, would guess him to be in late 40s.

5'8.75" is not bad but 5'8.5" seems spot on if you were your "listed" height at 5'8 1/8" that moment.
Leesheff85 said on 28/Sep/20
B geez I'm just glad I managed to get to 5ft 6. I was 5ft 4 until then and suddenly gained another 2 inches and stopped growing then at 16. my brother is 5ft 7 and my parents are 5ft 9 and 5ft 2 so I guess I was always meant to be short. I'm very used to it
Slim 6'1" said on 27/Sep/20
Good point, below average but not short 👌
Benny said on 24/Sep/20
solid 5’10”
B Geez said on 22/Sep/20
@Leesheff85: Extremely rare. I was around 5'6.5 at 16 and now am 5'8 at 21. If I grew 3 inches after 19 i'd be over the moon. Never really heard of cases like that.
Slim 6'1 said on 20/Sep/20

Peak n current he’s middle aged rob
Editor Rob
I don't think he's lost any noticeable height yet.
Leesheff85 said on 16/Sep/20
I'm surprised he grew from 5ft 6 at 19 to almost 5ft 9 isn't it very rare to grow that much after 19?
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/Sep/20
Watch Cobra Kai he can pull off 5'9.
Pierre said on 8/Sep/20
By this pic I guess him max same height as Rob
CDS said on 5/Sep/20
On tv's "cobra Kai", great show btw, he looks almost dead even with 6' William zabka?? I honestly thought he had to be at least 5'10"?? But the pic with Rob says it all!??
Alex1.1 said on 29/Aug/20
In this picture he looks 5.8 1/2 ft tall
Mike O said on 10/Jun/20
A lot taller than I would've guessed. He looked so small and young for so long that I'm genuinely surprised he reached average height. Looks like a solid 5'8" at least, edging towards 5'9".
Ryan Gahm said on 6/Jun/20
I’ve actually met this guy way back when I was a little kid so I didn’t know how tall he was then I looked him up and it said 5,9 but he’s looking about a inch shorter here so 5,7 I’d say mostly 5,8 to 5,7
Nik Ashton said on 2/Jun/20
There doesn’t look a great deal of difference there!
Lukeheinz28 said on 26/May/20
We have a very early bloomer and a very late bloomer standing side by side of the same height! Great picture Rob!
Keith 5'10 said on 25/May/20
Look Rob! He gave his height and weight in this magazine:
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(2nd picture)
Editor Rob
Good spot, 5ft 8.5 at age 24.
Thomas Paul said on 27/Apr/20
Looking at his photographs from the 80s something does look different if you compare photos from the late 80s to the early ones. In the early ones he looks very young, like a 14 year old. In the later ones, you can tell that not just his features got more mature but his skull developed more. Looks like an ultra late bloomer for sure! Easily 5'8.75". He got blessed!
Matt99 said on 25/Apr/20
1/4 upgrade Rob! When?
Editor Rob
Last month, though back in September I said more chance nearer 9 than 8, I think almost 5ft9 is a fair fit.
JohnMoore-162cm said on 10/Apr/20
In person he is around 5ft8 1/2" more than almost 5ft9 , I'd say
Pierre said on 2/Apr/20
This guy had a very very late growth and very probably after his 25 .At around 25 next to Robert de Niro/Burt young he looks clearly under his actual height .I think this is very possible to growth after his 25,I know that because it's my case.At 25 I was 177/178 and a bit after my 30 I was 181(and always 181 now ).I have a pic with my family ,on a regular floor,I was only 30 ,I 'm standing next to my brother(180 cm) both in good posture for the pic ans same distance to the camera,and he's clearly 3 cm taller than me.Now my brother at around 45 is 179 in the afternoon and i'm a bit taller than him(181 in the afternoon).It took me a long time to realize my very late growth because I was not attentive to my height in the past.For the anecdote I had a pant that was expensive,and I was not wearing it all the time.It was a very long time(some years) I was not wearing it and a fine day I decided to wear it,and he was now a bit too short for me.But I wasn't know the cause and I was mad at my expensive pant that had shrunk... I understood much later...
skip said on 29/Jan/20
I worked on the set of Karate Kid I. At the time the producers were very excited about Ralph and were confident they had picked the perfect lead. The fear was that the story would not be believable to audiences because the script descries Daniel as a 15 year old sophomore in high school, scrawny and a late bloomer while his nemesis was a 17 year old jock who'd been showing manhood since middle school. To make the film believable, they wanted to hire actors who were as close as possible to the characters actual age. At the time movies depicting high school teenagers were being criticized for casting adults in their 20's asking the audience to believe these were a bunch of 15 and 16 year olds. It was easy finding someone to play the character of Johnny - the American culture is filled with these guys. But the Daniel character was much harder. The average 15 year old was not going to be able to pull this complicated roll off. They needed a special actor. Many read for the role and after a few months they finally found Macchio, who only auditioned on the insistence of a friend. At 22, Macchio thought was was too old. But of course it was exactly who they were looking for. An extremely late bloomer, Macchio was darked haired and because of that you could tell that it looked like he had just started growing underarm hair. So it shocked the crew when it was found out he was 22. Meanwhille William Zabka who had been hired months before, was sportin full pits and a blonde trail with full hairy blonde legs at 19. Macchio it was believed, would make this movie come alive. Filming began and the higher ups were scared that they had actually over shot the mark. On camera Macchio was coming off as too young. Who's going to believe that a kid who has yet to grow a full bush is capable of becoming a national karate champion? It was out of this concern that they pushed the narrative up a notch and came up with the now all to campy, "final claw" of a move, giving Daniel that "magic" power to win at all odds.. blah blah blah. The movvie was a huge success it's that scene and "Wax on, wax off" which are still made fun of to this day. But those movies of that era all had that camp hook to it. I mean the most famous line from Rocky is "ADRIAN!!" lol.
BigFudge said on 9/Jan/20
Seriously how did he manage to still grow by 5 cm after 23 ?
If i understand well he was 167cm at 19, and then 170cm at 23 and now he is 174cm ? Wow.

My dad always told me that something similar happened to him, until 20 he was really small, smaller than everyone else but after 20 he still grew up and now he is 178cm. I always thought that was a really exagerated story, but now i believe him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Nov/19
He does look like he could be close to 5ft9. This is the lowest Id argue for him...
Mm said on 9/Sep/19
Lawson said on 7/Jun/19
Rob, u look to have an inch on the s.o.b

An inch? They look almost the same. If anything, Ralph is slightly taller.
Editor Rob
Yeah there's more chance he's near 5ft 9 than 8!
K.A 188 ! said on 7/Aug/19
Rob has this guy by 1cm ,really don't know why Rob think Ralph is taller....
Editor Rob
In person he is taller. I would say the odds are that 5ft 8.5 is his low as he has managed over the years to pull off near 5ft 9 with numerous people.
heightdude said on 15/Jul/19
I'd say that if Rob has buzz cut, he is the exact same as ralph.
Lawson said on 7/Jun/19
Rob, u look to have an inch on the s.o.b
Lawson said on 6/Jun/19
Rob, you look to have about a good inch on the kid. His puffed hair and probably dress shoes don't fool me.
Editor Rob
I don't Ralph is any shorter than 174, nor over 175.
Logan M Barringer said on 31/May/19
Rare example of a guy who grew passed the age of 23. 5'8" and 1/2 at most and 5'8" flat minimum. Looks an inch and a half to 2 inches shorter than the guy who plays Johnny who I believe is 5'10" to 5'10" 1/2 range.
spainmen192cm said on 9/May/19
Rob, he is a very special case, at what age do you think he stopped growing?
Editor Rob
age 25 might have been when he got to 174 at least.
M.E said on 7/May/19
He finished puberty in like his 30's as wierd as that sounds. If you hear his voice from the early 2000's from the 90's finally it sounded like the voice of a man. I wonder when he finished growing.
Danimal 5'9 3/4 said on 1/May/19
Rob, this is 5'10" C. Thomas Howell with Ralph Macchio (fairly recent pics):
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Here's Ralph with 5'10 3/4" Matt Dillon: Click Here
Here's Ralph with 5'11" Cal Clutterbuck and 6'2" Anders Lee (2 professional NHL hockey players):
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Ralph is at least 5'9" when he straightens up and he's also almost 60 YEARS OLD.
Editor Rob
In person my feeling was still about 5ft 8.5 range, but of course as mentioned numerous times on the page he has pulled off looking 5ft 9 range too and 5ft 8.5 probably is the lowest I'd have guessed, so 5ft 8.5-9 zone isn't dismissed.

I would struggle to see him in solid 5ft 9 range personally.
Danimal 5'9 3/4 said on 26/Mar/19
Rob, Ralph is not standing straight and is still taller than you. He's at least 5'9". You wake up at almost 5'9" Rob. We all know that you list yourself at your very lowest nighttime height, which lowers everyone else's height in the process. Also, Ralph is 15 years older than you (he's almost 60). He's at the very least 5'9".
Editor Rob
That's your opinion of course, 5ft 9 isn't exactly impossible, I can see why you estimate him that tall.
Canson said on 4/Feb/19
@Jdubbz: agreed
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 3/Feb/19

Yeah, about 1/4" but no more than that. They're nearly identical in height.
Jdubbz said on 3/Feb/19

I'd say he edges Rob by a good quarter inch. 5'8 3/8 - 5'8 1/2 seems believable for him.
Nik said on 12/Nov/18
Rob and Ralph could be height twins!
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Nov/18
@Allie: Probably 65-70 range even if it's just 1/4" to 1/2" for some, but then you're almost entirely guaranteed not to grow an inch in your mid to late 20's like Ralph did so who knows in the rare case? Someone with the ideal genetics who was proactive about trying to minimize or delay height loss might be surprising.
Allie said on 4/Nov/18
@Rising - 174 - I see. My bad then! Do you have an estimate on when its almost entirely guaranteed to lose height? I assume by mid 60s you're bound to lose a little bit because I've met some late 50s, just turned 60 people who lost minimal height at most or seemingly lost nothing at all.
Rising - 174 cm said on 3/Nov/18
@Allie: That's my point. Several, but not all. It's possible, but not a certainty by 56(or 52 when the photo was taken). Actually, it's somewhat miraculous Ralph made it to at least 5'8.5" considering he probably didn't reach 5'8" until he was around 25.
Allie said on 1/Nov/18
@Rising - 174 cm - "He's only 56." There are several celebs in this site that already have "peak height" listings even before their 60th birthday. But some don't and probably didn't lose anything noticeable.

Not so sure about Ralph though.
James Keffer said on 9/Oct/18
Although Rob and Macchio are close, Macchio is definetly taller so we can rule out anything under a strong 5'8.
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Oct/18
@Danimal: He's only 56. How can you be 100% sure he's lost height?
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 23/Sep/18

He doesn't look 5'9" next to Rob though. In fact, they look nearly identical in height.
Danimal 5'9 3/4 said on 22/Sep/18
Editor Rob
The female host he's beside is a little under 5ft 10.

I'm just going by what 5ft 9 looks from my 5ft 8 perspective. For instance Gemma (normally looks 5ft 8.5 range) is in a bit more footwear taking her to looking 5ft 9 (from my perspective): Click Here.

Whilst I know Ralph can seem 5ft 9 in photos and clips at times, in person I wasn't as sure he really looked that tall, hence why I estimated him 8.5 range. I mean 8.75 could be possible, I wouldn't rule that out entirely.

Remember Rob, you wake up closer to 5'9". So, Ralph clearly wakes up over 5'9" and he's pushing 60 years old. I'm 100% sure he was taller in his 30's than he is today. To my eyes, based on the height you go by when you take your photos with the stars, he has enough height on you, that if he were to stand up fully straight, he'd hit that 5'9" mark as a late afternoon, evening height, which is what he looks like next to 5'9" Courtney Henggeler in episode 10 of Cobra Kai (filmed this year). They are in the same footwear they are the exact same height. She's not in heels. If she were, she'd have noticeable height on him.
Editor Rob
I believe he was age 52 the only time I seen him, so I am not sure he had lost any noticeable height.
Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on 22/Sep/18
Episode 10 of Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio stands right next to his wife, played by the actress Courtney Henggeler, who is listed at 5'9" and they are identical in height. It's an extended seen from several angles and they are the same height. She's wearing no heels and he's wearing similar footwear. I believe if Ralph stood straight with you Rob, he would have 3/4" on you. I know you go by 5'8 1/4" in your late afternoon measurements, even though you wake up closer to 5'9" and he is taller than you and leaning in a bit. He's almost 60 years old and can still appear 5'9" barefoot in 2018. He was at least that height in his prime and probably well over that first thing in the morning.
Andrea said on 22/Sep/18
You can certainly say he looks nearer 175 than 174 here, but that's only if you include "his" hair, which I doubt is any less than 0.5 inch thick...
Look at him with 5'11.25 listed Michael Rosenbaum: Click Here
Delvin chung said on 21/Sep/18
Is 5'8 1/3 possible
Editor Rob
I don't think he ever looks that short.
Danimal 5'9 3/4 said on 19/Sep/18
Sorry Rob, but Ralph's bare minimum 5'9". He is noticeably taller than you, about 15 years old and he's leaning in a bit. Here he is next to 5'10.5" William Zabka from 2018 (Ralph's almost 60 years old and I'm sure has lost a little height over the years). Ralph's not under 5'9" and he's almost 60. I'm sure in the 1990's he was even taller.
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Editor Rob
The female host he's beside is a little under 5ft 10.

I'm just going by what 5ft 9 looks from my 5ft 8 perspective. For instance Gemma (normally looks 5ft 8.5 range) is in a bit more footwear taking her to looking 5ft 9 (from my perspective): Click Here.

Whilst I know Ralph can seem 5ft 9 in photos and clips at times, in person I wasn't as sure he really looked that tall, hence why I estimated him 8.5 range. I mean 8.75 could be possible, I wouldn't rule that out entirely.
Nik said on 15/Sep/18
This is a very believable listing!
Benny said on 30/Aug/18
Met him at a convention in La. 5’10”.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Aug/18
Macchio always look like a decade or more younger than atual age. I still can't manage to see him pass for looking 50 despite he is 57 now. I had a uncle 52 and look way older than him. C. Thomas Howell kind of looking older but was 5 years younger than Ralph Macchio.
FE said on 16/May/18
@Editor Rob,

What are you talking about?!

I was asking about Yuji Okumoto (Antagonist of KK2) deserves a page on here?
Editor Rob
The pages should be kept as much on topic as possible, hence why I'm replying about Ralph.
FE said on 14/May/18
@Editor Rob,

What about a page for Yuji Okumoto?
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Tony Hirst (Listed 5’8”)
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Standing next to Randall He looks 5’11” at most, But I'm sure he looked near 6ft on Karate Kid!

What do you think Rob?
Editor Rob
8.75 isn't an impossibility, he can pull that off.

In person I think he was a bit taller, but I've seen and measured 5ft 9 guys who gave a taller impression than Ralph did.
James Edward Crowley said on 12/May/18
Rob is possible Ralph Macchio was 5ft 9in in his younger days he could have lost height by his late 30s,he is already coming up to his mid 50s when met him most men born in the 1960s lost height by around late 30s it's likely he lost height already when this photo was taken time to change 5ft 9in peak current height 5ft 8.5in.
Editor Rob
I think he's held his height well, I would be surprised if he lost half inch by now. Some men can make it to mid 50's without anything lost.
The Shredder said on 14/Mar/18
Rob , was 5'8 possible for Burt Young? He still looked taller than Ralph and he wasn't much different than Nicholson in Chinatown.
Editor Rob
It might have been, considering he never looked a gentleman with the best posture half the time.
The Shredder said on 11/Mar/18
5'7" could have been his claim in 1984 and I still think he was that with De Niro , he didn't reach 5'8.5 till Karate Kid 3.
Editor Rob
he might have been close to 5ft 8 with DeNiro, although he can seem like he's nearly 2 inches smaller (possibly Deniro has thicker shoes).
The Shredder said on 9/Mar/18
Rob , is it possible that he was still 5'6 in the first Karate Kid
Editor Rob
I think he looked more 5ft 7ish.
The Shredder said on 7/Mar/18
So it's a fact that he grew taller in his mid 20's , 5'6 seems right in The Outsiders and 5'7 in the first Karate Kid , In Karate Kid 2 and with De Niro he still was most likely in the 5'7 range. He really didn't start to look older and taller untill he did Karate 3 and he was 26 , 27 when it was filmed , so yeah the guy himself admits he grew late going by his earlier claim
Odinsbeard said on 5/Mar/18
Rob when I turned 19 in 2015 I too got told I looked under 16 (so about 13-14) and at 18 I got told I looked 16. I was 18 and was just tapping 180 cm come to age 19 I'm 6 ft; now I'm 21 I'm 6'1. Similar to macchio
Editor Rob
as I mention, Ralph himself was claiming 5ft 6 at 19 and his stats at 22 he was giving 5ft age 25 he then hit 5ft 8.5 (or if you believe he's 5ft 9 that mark).

Definitely one of the few examples who gained height after age 22.
Im 171CM said on 12/Feb/18
5'7"Flat like myself shoes giving him sum extra inches...
Uber said on 25/Jan/18
Rob isn’t your exact height 5’8.5?
Editor Rob

At conventions, these are active days so I am always going to be heading towards my low of 5ft 8 1/8th.
The Shredder said on 26/Nov/17
Well he is shorter than Rob's dad , but taller than Rob himself. As listed is right. IMO.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 23/Nov/17
At most 5'8.25", doesn't look much different than Rob, if any.
Anonymous said on 13/Nov/17
He looks good for 56 compared most others
Vibram said on 5/Oct/17
Rising - 174cm, yeah its well known he looked like a adolescent until he hit about 34. He played a 17yo youth at age 30 in My Cousin Vinnie. I think he was 5ft6.5 / 169cm ish in Karate kid and looks 174cm next to rob. He def. gained 2 inches after 23. Compare him to 5'11.5 Tom Hanks in 1984-1985 on a search engine.
Cameron said on 23/Sep/17
5'8" flat, Rob looks taller than him here.
Shredder said on 4/Sep/17
I just watched The Karate Kid yesterday , He looks like a 5'7 there.
Shredder said on 31/Aug/17
Rob , was he once listed 5'9 before on here?
Editor Rob
no idea, but I would stick with 5ft 8.5 in person.
Emily watt said on 9/Aug/17
Hay Ralph I 💘ed the karate kid movie u did I have watched it somany times I thought u were great thanks bye.
Shredder said on 9/Aug/17
Rob , would you say Tom Cruise was taller than C. Thomas Howell in this clip at 00:29?

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I'm asking because Howell was taller than Macchio in the whole movie.
Editor Rob
they might have been very similar in that clip.
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Aug/17
I agree. 5'8.5" it is, but his height during the early to mid 80s is very much a debate meaning he had a pretty remarkable late growth spurt. He definitely looked shorter than De Niro in '86, although I don't if that was an occasion De Niro wore lifts or if he was only 5'8.5" peak or the full 5'9". But he could also look shorter than Burt Young then, who I do think could have been more 5'8" than 5'7.5", but had terrible posture. I haven't seen The Outsiders in probably 15 years or so, but there's a lot of good references in that movie, so who did he look 5'6.5" with?
Shredder said on 7/Aug/17
A legit 5'8.5 . to me the debate shouldn't be what he is now , It's what was he when he was younger , He looked to have reached this height at Karate Kid 3 and didn't look like a man till My Cousin Vinny , From what I've seen I'd say he was no taller than 5'7 or 5'7.5 in the first Karate Kid and even with De Niro in 86 , in The Outsiders he looked shorter , like 5'6.5 at best.
Ralph said on 23/Jul/17
1.74 solid
Charlie said on 13/Jun/17
He looks 5'8 1/4. He's a quarter inch taller than Rob. He could be wearing shoe lifts as well. Many male Actors wear shoe lifts.
World Citizen said on 29/May/17
Looks about right.
RisingForce said on 12/May/17
Weird because he could seem shorter than Burt Young in 1985 when he was 23-24. Granted, I've long said I thought Burt could have straightened up to a full 5'8" at his peak, but still that means Macchio must have grown a noticeable amount - near an inch - in his mid 20s since I'm guessing there's not much chance Macchio hid a 1" lift in his sneakers if Rob was sure they're similar. It's funny, I usually joke about the late growth spurt being a code for lifts, but in Ralph's case, it seems he really did have one! If anyone could have, it'd be him considering he was so underdeveloped he looked and sounded like a teenager. Btw, cool photo, this guy is a real 80s movie icon. Danimal, Jackie Chan was no more than 5'8" flat by the time of the Karate Kid remake.
Me said on 3/Jan/17
Your big head makes you a bit shorter, although Ralph is a bit taller than you. Yeah, 1 cm difference in height is noticeable.
Shredder said on 13/Dec/16
He is about 5'8.5 there and no less
Jordan87 said on 12/Dec/16
about 5'8-1/4" There.
Redwing said on 8/Nov/16
I couldn't believe he was 23 when he played the karate kid, great actor. But they should've picked Corey him or Feldman or river phoenix (if he was alive)
Redwing said on 8/Nov/16
Yuji okumoto looks 183 cm with james woods and Robert Downey.
Spiderman said on 31/Oct/16
Here 5'3" Elizabeth Shue, and Randee Heller who looks like a minimum 5'7". Click Here
Spiderman said on 22/Oct/16
How tall do you think is Randee Heller? She played his mom in the Karate Kid.
Editor Rob
she was a few inches taller than Morita, so maybe a bit over average. Not tall though.
Shredder said on 19/Oct/16
Rob , how can you tell this is a toupee?
Editor Rob
from seeing up close I would have guessed it as such, although maybe he managed to get it thicker by 50.
Fe said on 5/Sep/16
@Editor Rob,

How tall do u think Yuji Okumoto is?
He§s the main Antagonist of Karate Kid 2.

Ralph Maccio
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Tito Ortiz
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Tamlyn Tomita
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Christopher Lambert
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Robert Downey jr and James Woods
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David Bradley
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Cary Tagawa
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i remember last year or so, u said he looked 5§11-11.5§ range and i thought he could look like a decent 6ft to me.
Do u think he might be worth having a page at least?
Editor Rob
he might be worth a page 5ft 11.5 is a possibility.
Johno said on 17/Aug/16
I would bet on him being a bit taller than Renner who is also listed 5'8.5 if they were barefoot.
Editor Rob
ralph may be the more likely to measure a tad taller.
Aza said on 16/Aug/16
Interesting eye level almost identical...... Is it just the hair? Actually think both Rob and Ralph are the same height
Danimal said on 15/Aug/16
He's at least 5'9" Rob. I mean you wake up at practically 5'9" Rob and Ralph is clearly taller than you. Did he rub you the wrong way? Is that why you are short changing him?

Here he is next to 5'8.5" Jackie Chan:
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Here he is next to 5'11" Matt Dillon:
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Here he is next to 5'10" C Thomas Howell:
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Here he the same height as 5'10" George Lopez at 7:07: Click Here

He is minimum 5'9" barefoot Rob and taller out of bed.

Editor Rob
when I met him, I guessed him not much taller.

all I'd say is both guys like Emerson and Macchio didn't look as tall as Amanda Tapping, who claimed 5ft 8.75 and it's believable.

And Tapping in person is a good half inch shorter than...An actual 5ft 9.25 lady.
heelshealheight said on 13/Aug/16
Nice pic. Ralph is aging well.
eee said on 7/Aug/16
i guess this is a good example of an half inch difference.
Johno said on 21/Jul/16
Not taller than Rob; 5'8.5 is what he probably averages.
Editor Rob
I do think he is more 174 range up close
Shredder said on 13/Jul/16
He is clearly taller than Rob but under 5'9
ayo said on 12/Jul/16
but if rob is 5'8 and 1/8, then this guy is prolly around 5'8 and 5/8ths which can be rounded up to 5'8.75. lolol
Verona Rios said on 6/Jul/16
Exactly, one can definitely gain one inch or so in his/her early-20's. My brother was always officially measured 5'7 1/2 (172 cm) in school and now he's 5'8 1/2 (174 cm) --- I have confirmed in the stadiometer more than one time!!! Do you also agree with that, Rob? Is it unusual? What's your approach about that?
TJE said on 4/Jul/16
He looked more 5'8 in those pics with Robert DeNiro. He still could've grown, but not an inch.
Leo said on 2/Jul/16
[Editor Rob: he could look 5ft 7ish back in first movie ]

Do you say he grew 1inch aprox. at 22 years old?
Editor Rob
I think he gained somewhere in early 20's another inch, exactly when? As late as 24 maybe isn't unthinkable.
Johno said on 30/Jun/16
Rob and him are probably dead even.
Johan said on 4/Jun/16
He is at most this listing. I thought 5'8.25" back in '15 but since Rob himself can measure that i guess 5'8.5" is fair. I don't see any difference though he has alot of hair.
tj said on 3/Jun/16
I saw him in person in 1989. I was 14 and 5'11. He had an extremely skinny frame. He looked about 13 years old and was actually like 30. I think he hit puberty by 2000 when he was hitting 40.....when he had first hair on ball.
FIVE NINE said on 25/Oct/15
Saw him today at a convention. At least 5'9". Not less.
Daegon said on 22/Oct/15
Is 5'8 and a quarter possible? Cause that what im seeing in here
CD said on 8/Aug/15
174 is probably his low like 173 is Rob's. So 5ft 8.75 at times is feasible, just like Rob can be nearly 5ft 8.5 himself.
the shredder said on 1/Aug/15
5'8.75 is the very most I give him , he can be that but as listed is fine , He is definitely taller than Rob though.
Danimal said on 28/Jul/15
Easily 5'9" in the picture with Rob and close to 5'10" out of bed. Remember, he's in his 50's. Could have lost some height.
Editor Rob
you think he's over a 1/4 inch taller than my dad? Click Here. My Dad at 5ft 8 7/8ths on stadiometer (so a strong 5ft 8.75 range because of 1/8th error...

not what I seen in person, ralph looked shorter than my Dad who is a 5ft 8.75...
an anonymous peach said on 16/Jun/15
Macchio looks like he squeezed an inch of height at age 25 or so, how rare is that to happen?
Bishop said on 12/Jun/15
That made me laugh. Good old G.
Big G said on 10/May/15
Rey said on 24/Mar/15
jack says on 12/Jan/15 ....Hello Jack, while growing sleep is very important. Lack of sleep you may not reach your full potential.
the shredder said on 24/Mar/15
He is at worst 5'8.25
Editor Rob
I believe he would measure around 5ft 8.5, but I would be surprised if he measured 5ft 9 or 8-8.25.
184.3cm said on 20/Mar/15
5'8-5'8.25 just goes to show how a guy with a small head can pull off looking taller.
the shredder said on 15/Mar/15
He looks 5'7 range in the first movie , I say after 1986 he grow.
Darren510 said on 13/Mar/15
He was early 20's when he made karate kid. Chances are he was done growing.
James Edward Crowley said on 11/Mar/15
I wish all people regard of gender can look as youthful as he does.
Jay said on 11/Mar/15
Darren510, I don't think Ralph was at his full height in the first movie.
Darren510 said on 3/Mar/15
He gives a 5'10-5'11 impression in karate kid. I guess since Miyagi was a pretty short guy.
Amaze said on 28/Feb/15
@Vibram he has youthful genes. In karate kid at 21 he looked 17ish.. Now at 53 he looks 35? Good genes.
Vibram said on 16/Feb/15
Why did this guy look like a kid until his early-mid 30's? He was 30 in my cousin vinny but looked 18.
CDS said on 13/Feb/15
Referring to the mug shot in "My Cousin Vinny" that had him at 6 ft- WTF! Didn't think he was that tall- maybe more like 5'10"-?? But this photo doesn't lie; and makes more sense actually thinking back to him during his "Karate Kid" days when he was technically a grown man by then..
James Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 26/Jan/15
@Brad i don't think he looks 33 he looks about 38 too 40 at the most 10 years ago he looked about 28 too 30 i don't think he looks 28 too 30 anymore when he was 42 he looked 28 too 30 but not anymore he doesn't look late 20s too early 30s more like late 30s too early 40s.
A6'1Guy said on 24/Jan/15
@jack I'd say eat things like eggs that are speculated to promote HGH (Human Growth Hormone) but I may be wrong, supposed to also promote testosterone if I remember correctly. I may be wrong on that too, but they are a good source of protein, so get it into you, no harm done.
And also get good sleep too as Rob has stated.
A6'1Guy said on 24/Jan/15
I know it shouldn't be funny, but his head in comparison to yours (Rob) looks kind of small, so much that it looks kind of funny and makes it look even more so by his body proportions.
the shredder said on 13/Jan/15
My Doctor thought Id hit 5 ft 10 , Im 5'6.25 at best midday.
the shredder said on 10/Jan/15
Rob , how can he be 5'7.5 now? Lifts?
Editor Rob
not today, back with Deniro he could look that range. I think in person he can look over 5ft 8 flat so maybe he was a very rare case of a guy having delayed final bit of growth, I suppose it can't be ruled out because I don't think he has lifts today.
Andrea said on 9/Jan/15
Rob, how tall do you think he looks next to Robert De Niro? 5'7-5'7.5 range (if Robert was really 5'9 at his peak)?
Editor Rob
unknown if DeNiro has a lift for the stage role, but if not then I would put him 5ft 7.5 range.
Danimal said on 9/Jan/15
[Editor Rob: you assume a couple of things - my head isn't nearer than his (being there I think I know that) and for all you know, I could be standing worse than him :)

How tall you would say he looked beside this chap: Click Here. The guy is in converse at every event I see him at, so he has half inch less footwear than Ralph, oh and the guy ain't over 5ft 8...

If Ralph is 5ft 9 he should look a good 1.5 inches taller than that fellow.

My assumptions are only based on the pic you provided Rob. To my eyes (and as you know, I've been on your site for 10 years), it looks as though your body is closer to the camera than Ralph's is. Also, it does appear as though you are standing straighter than he is, at least from the perspective of your upper torso and more specifically your upper back/neck/head. His chin appears to be crunched down a little bit more than yours, making me believe that if he were to put his head further back, he would gain more height.

I also mention that you go by your absolute lowest nighttime height and I have seen some of your yt videos and there are measurements where you are taller than 5'8". The majority of the population I would think does not state to the world or to themselves their nighttime height, but either morning or midday height, which in your age would be just under 5'8.5".

Lastly, he is in his 50's and could very well have lost height. You on the other hand are my age and if we lost anything it's maybe 1/8" at the most. Also, he did appear to be the exact same height as 5'10" George Lopez when he was promoting Dancing With the Stars a few years back.
GP said on 9/Jan/15
I have met few times and I would say 173.5, like 5'8.25". I don't think he looks a cm taller than Rob. Rob, from what I remember he appeared to have long arms and long legs, which can give you the impression that he is taller. He definitely still looks like a kid.
Andrea said on 9/Jan/15
Shredder, to be fair i'd rule out anything over 5'8.5 for Ralph! I doubt there's any chance he's 5'8.75, at least at his low! 5'8.25-5'8.5 is more realistic than 5'8.5-5'8.75, IMO!
the shredder said on 9/Jan/15
Everybody is making good points. Danimal is right in that he looked as tall as Lopez , but Lopez is shorter than C.Thomas , who Me and Rob met and agree on 5'10 , I'm sure Ralph does get up at 5 '9 or more . On the other hand Rob has taken the photo with him and is sure he is not gaining from posture or angle , I personally think 5'8.5 , 5'8.75 is his range , a hair taller than Rob at best and worst.

As for the 150 lb listing , I personally take magazine listings as a grain of salt , but that does not mean that weight is impossible around that filming.
Danimal said on 9/Jan/15
the shredder says on 7/Jan/15
Rob , what would you guess his weight in his early 20's ? He looked skinny , like 125

He was listed as 150 pounds around the time of Karate Kid Part III (1987).
Danimal said on 8/Jan/15
Also, just to add, Ralph looked to be the same exact height as 5'10" George Lopez a little while ago.
Danimal said on 8/Jan/15
the shredder says on 28/Dec/14
Danimal , I'll give you credit , he looks closer to 5 '9 than he does 5 '8

Thank you Shredder. There was bound to be a time where we agreed on something! haha. Most people don't realize that Rob is 5'8" at his absolute lowest and actually wakes up at almost 5'9" and can be just under 5'8.5" in some pictures. Ralph is well into his 50's and Rob's in his late 30's and Ralph is also not standing fully straight, yet is still taller than Rob. There's no doubt in my mind that Ralph's bare minimum 5'9" and quite possibly close to 5'10" out of bed.

Editor Rob
you assume a couple of things - my head isn't nearer than his (being there I think I know that) and for all you know, I could be standing worse than him :)

How tall you would say he looked beside this chap: Click Here. The guy is in converse at every event I see him at, so he has half inch less footwear than Ralph, oh and the guy ain't over 5ft 8...

If Ralph is 5ft 9 he should look a good 1.5 inches taller than that fellow.
Danimal said on 8/Jan/15
the shredder says on 8/Jan/15
He can't be under the listing , Rob is more 5'8.25 and he is taller.

Exactly. Also, Rob has both the camera advantage and posture advantage. Ralph is at least 5'9" imo and easily over that when he wakes up.
Andrea said on 8/Jan/15
Based on what, would you say he's taller?
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They do look very similar to me... Of course Ralph has more hair but 5'8.5 is really the most i'd argue... Wouldn't be surprised if he measured a bit shy of that! I do believe he's somewhere between 173 and 174, like Rob...
the shredder said on 8/Jan/15
He can't be under the listing , Rob is more 5'8.25 and he is taller.
184.3cm said on 7/Jan/15
Not shorter than Rob but not taller either. If he is then its by a few mm id bet at most.
the shredder said on 7/Jan/15
Rob , what would you guess his weight in his early 20's ? He looked skinny , like 125
Editor Rob
yes absolutely, anywhere in that range would have been possible.
the shredder said on 7/Jan/15
Listing mean nothing on other sites.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/15
He's listed 184cm in most places!
the shredder said on 6/Jan/15
Rob , guess his weight range ? I think 150.
Editor Rob
somewhere up to 160 is possible
the shredder said on 5/Jan/15
Yea 5 10 to 5 11 for Zabka.
the shredder said on 5/Jan/15
He is not shorter than Rob
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jan/15
Rob, what are your guesses for Zabka?
Editor Rob
I put him more in the 179 range
184.3cm said on 4/Jan/15
Looking at him again here he looks 173cm his smaller head (higher eyelevel) makes him look slightly taller. Did he really edge you out in person Rob?
the shredder said on 2/Jan/15
Rob , can we have a more realistic estimate of William Zabka?
Editor Rob
i'm hoping he appears at a con next year.
Krishna said on 2/Jan/15
Rob,being a 5ft8 guy do you feel tall or short?
Editor Rob
if I think in conventional terms, then 5ft 8 can feel a bit under average.
krishna said on 31/Dec/14
rob,im 5'10 but feel short standing next to 6ft guys is 5'8 to 5'10 still considered the tall range?
Editor Rob
you are going to be looking at the end of a nose of someone 2 inches taller than you, so maybe it becomes more noticeable. Then, imagine the 6ft guy starts talking to a 6ft 2-3 guy; he might raise his eyes up a bit and from your perspective he suddenly looks even taller.

Lonestar said on 31/Dec/14
He obviously had a smaller shorter head than rob that put him look taller. His not taller than rob and i can even bet he could be measure 5'7.75 on spot
the shredder said on 29/Dec/14
Rob , how tall does he look in this video with 6 '5 guy ? Their both barefoot.
Editor Rob
hard to say exactly but he can look somewhere in 5ft 8-9 range
184.3cm said on 29/Dec/14
Good listing. When he was young you would have thought maybe taller as he looked it on screen but its all movie magic. Hmm then again im not sure isnt he cheating you Rob with his hair being fuller? Looks like hes been reading your Sly tips to be taller.
Editor Rob
if I wore my hair like in Sly tips I'd gain another 1/2 inch with it...
Andrea said on 29/Dec/14
He doesnt look closer to 5'9 with Rob, they actually do look very similar... 173-174 seems bang on, just basing on this picture!
the shredder said on 29/Dec/14
Rob , barefoot in Karate Kid 3 with 6'5 guy , what does Ralph look ? , Go to :28 , 29
Vegas said on 28/Dec/14
robs dad (challenger 14.2) Click Here measured exactly 175cm (hair under 5'9) that day so compare him to macchio

"I would guess some sort of hair system, nothing wrong with that of course. In Hollywood, losing hair will lose you roles"

except if your name is dwayne johnson or dave batista :D
the shredder said on 28/Dec/14
Danimal , I'll give you credit , he looks closer to 5 '9 than he does 5 '8
the shredder said on 28/Dec/14
Rob , is he bald ? You said that's a wig ?
Editor Rob
I would guess some sort of hair system, nothing wrong with that of course. In Hollywood, losing hair will lose you roles.
Danimal said on 27/Dec/14
Looks like most people agree with everything you say Rob, like the gospel ;-). I'm sticking to my guns. He's at least 5'9" next to you. At least give me this much, that he wakes up at over 5'9"?
Editor Rob
you, like everybody else, are entitled to your guess and belief. It may be right or wrong.

I personally don't think he looked a 5ft 9 guy. Having measured many people from 5ft 8 to 9.25 range I wouldn't put him in the 9 or 9.25 range, he seemed more fitting in 8.5 to me.

But likewise, that doesn't mean I'm right or wrong, it's just my guess on how I thought they looked up close.
the shredder said on 27/Dec/14
The play was from April , his birthday is Nov , he was actually not 25 yet.
Dmeyer said on 27/Dec/14
Bang in 174
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Dec/14
Rob, do those pictures give credence to a 5ft9+ range DeNiro in the 80's?
Andrea said on 27/Dec/14
Rob, you really think he grew in his 20s? He really seemed shorter than now! He looks similar to you in the picture above, like 5'8-5'8.5 range...
Editor Rob
the play with DeNiro was when he was 25...

did he really grow at 26-27 I don't know.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Dec/14
Sorry, that last bit at the end was for another page
Judd said on 27/Dec/14
Perfect listing: with similar shoes he's half-inche taller than you, rob!
the shredder said on 27/Dec/14
Yeah , he grew in his 20's , no way is he going to look 5 '6 than 5'8.5 for nothing.
Crypto139 said on 26/Dec/14
lol I didn't I was looking at his chin. I was just saying that for some shorter people could be fool by that you know. Though I wonder what his head length could be. It seems yours is closer to average than his. Though me being 5 feet 7 3/8 with a head near 9.5 Inches myself(well my chin to hairline is 8 inches on the dot basically and I have a more than decent hair line.) I always viewed my head as pretty average. Just saying. Also he seems to be one of the few guys that grew a bit later on in his life like Josh Peck or many NBA players.
Hypado said on 26/Dec/14
Yes, Ralph Macchio is 174cm
the shredder said on 26/Dec/14
Rob , even Burt Young 5'7.5 makes him look 5'6 range .
the shredder said on 26/Dec/14
Rob , he looks 5 '6 with De Niro.
Editor Rob
he done a grow taller program at age 26-7 ;)

or deniro had a lift in his shoes for the play.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Dec/14
Arch, that's exactly what I said!

Rob, I'm watching The Sopranos right now and I only realized that John Ventimiglia aka Artie Bucco isn't listed?

He's listed 5ft10 elsewhere but looking at him with Gandolfini I think 5ft9 range is probably closer
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Dec/14
Looks near 5ft9
Editor Rob
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Aged 25 with Deniro.
The Exorcist said on 26/Dec/14
@mr.rashid: He didn't look 23 in the original Karate Kid either. He's always had a baby face.

5'8.5 is good
Crypto139 said on 25/Dec/14
Has a slight advantage over you. Though his chin is well above yours though. The real difference in height is much less than the difference in chin. Shorter people that stand next to you guys probably who feel Ralph is about an inch taller if they look at the chins.
Editor Rob
My head is longer than average, but you shouldn't look at chins but at top of heads...and then hair can add a little or a lot at times.
Alex 6'0 said on 25/Dec/14
Its so close but Ralph does appear 1/4 inch but its very minimal. 5'8.5 is right
the shredder said on 25/Dec/14
Danimal , You have a great point , Rob does claim his minimum and if we don't want to claim are low , maybe we can claim are midday height? So if G is low 5'6.5 , than we must say he is 5 '6.75 or something ? On the other hand , who really measures as soon as they get out of bed ? 5'9 can fit him , but I don't think that's his low .
the shredder said on 25/Dec/14
Rob , he does look taller than 5'8 1/2 guys look with you , is 5'9 possible ?
Editor Rob
well I believe my 5ft 8.75 dad looks taller, and ralph has more hair than us.

While you can rule nothing out with half inches and everybody does have a kind of range they can look, I'd be surprised if he was genuine 5ft 9 range.
Danimal said on 24/Dec/14
He's bare minimum 5'9". Remember everyone, 5'8" is Rob's absolute lowest nighttime height. Ralph is clearly taller than Rob and is also leaning in more.
Editor Rob
he has a wig with more hair, but in any case, compared to how Jenny's sister (5ft 9.25) and This guy who is 5ft 9 on the button look in person, if he was bare minimum 5ft 9 he would have looked that range.
jtm said on 24/Dec/14
this listing is accurate. the hair is making him look taller.
Byron T. said on 24/Dec/14
He could pass for being 5'9,'' but no shorter than 5'8.5.''
the shredder said on 24/Dec/14
Not under his listed height for sure I think , maybe 5'8.75
Khalid said on 23/Dec/14
When I saw him, he had similar footwear as mine.
Connor183 said on 23/Dec/14
5ft 8.5 for Ralph looks about right, Rob just wondering can 5ft 8.5-75 be classed as average height for men?
Danimal said on 23/Dec/14
Sorry Rob, but he's at least 5'9" next to you. The top of his head is above yours, you're closer to the camera (giving you the advantage), he's not standing fully straight (giving you the advantage). He's also 53 years old (may have lost a bit of height) AND lastly, I'd like to remind people who may not know, but you go by your absolute minimum nighttime height of 5'8" on this site, when in reality, you do at times walk around at just shy of 5'8.5" at times (and even taller out of bed). All that being said, I'm quite certain that all of those factors taken into account that Ralph is bare minimum 5'9" and most likely 5'10" out of bed (the same way you're almost 5'9" out of bed). This 5'8.5" listing of his is quite unfair imo.
Realist said on 23/Dec/14
No way Cruise is just 3/4 inch shorter than him. So Cruise should be downgraded to 5'7.25"
the shredder said on 16/Nov/14
Rob why is his mugshot in My Cousin Vinny 6 foot ?
Editor Rob
maybe just the angle adding height, a lot of Mugshots can end up with added height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Nov/14
Rob, any chance of adding Will Zabka?
Alex 6'0 said on 12/Nov/14
With Rob he looks barely taller. Prob 1/4 inch. 5'8.5 looks spot on though could measure 5'8.75
the shredder said on 11/Nov/14
Rob , I saw your pic , 5'8.75 honestly looks spot on , he looks closer to 5 '9.
Editor Rob
his range is somewhere 5ft 8.5-8.75, I can believe he'd measure anywhere in that.
the shredder said on 9/Nov/14
Rob is 5'8.75 possible
Editor Rob
5ft 8.5 or 8.75, either is possible for him. 5ft 8 flat or 5ft 9 flat I'd not go with either of them though!
the shredder said on 27/Sep/14
Rob , what height do you think he looked around that time? Here are some pics. I think 5'6.5 range or so.

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looks short there and in The Outsiders
Editor Rob
he could look 5ft 7ish back in first movie

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