How tall is Robin Shou

Robin Shou's Height

5ft 11 (180.3 cm)

Hong Kong Martial Artist and actor best known for roles in films such as Mortal Kombat, Death Race and Beverly Hills Ninja.

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Average Guess (37 Votes)
5ft 11.68in (182.1cm)
FE said on 6/Sep/19
@Editor Rob,

Ive found some more pics….
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Robin is Standing right next to Russell Wong (who’s not under 6ft) and looks 1inch taller!
Also, Lambert has a sneaker advantage over Robin and Robin still looks at least an inch taller.
Im not trying say Robin is 6ft, but just providing more images.

What do u say Rob?
Editor Rob
Well, there's less chance of Robin being say 5ft 10.5 than a fraction over 5ft 11.
FE said on 2/Sep/19
@Editor Rob,

Who do u think would measure taller, Robin or Kane Kosugi?

Both Underrated Martial Arts actors who can pull off a Strong/Solid 5'11" most of the times. It's tough to tell whos taller IMO.
Tho I originally thought Robin was taller! but it's possible they might b the exact same.

Do u Agree Rob?
Editor Rob
I can see in Ninja 2 Kosugi looked a decent 5ft 11, he has a slimmer look than Robin so might leave a taller impression.
FE said on 6/May/19
@Editor Rob,

But Chris has a Slight camera advantage and Robin’s posture isn’t exactly better either. But if that were the case,
I highly doubt there’s less than 2 inches between them, no way there’s just an inch!
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Could 177cm and 181cm fit them Both?
Editor Rob
There's Another shot of them...in which they can look an inch apart. Of course that doesn't mean Robin can't be 181, he ay well be - I still am not as convinced as yourself of course.
FE said on 2/May/19
@Editor Rob,

Robin Towers over Chris Casamassa and Keith Cooke (claims 5’8”)
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U listed Chris 5’10” here, but Robin looks more 2-3inches on him!
Although, I Don’t think Chris is much shorter than 5’10”, but could be 5’9.5-9.75” range guy.
As for Robin, I think there's enough to say he’s a Very Strong 5’11” guy.

What do u think Rob?
Editor Rob
He can look near 6ft there...I think if chris feet are planted and his right knee bent, he is losing some height, but Robin could still pull off 181 there.
Jammes said on 6/Apr/19
@Rob sorry for the late response when you say
Goddard could have been Over 6'0 do you mean 6' 1/2 or 6 ' 3/4 or the 6'1 claim?
Editor Rob
6ft 1/2 inch
Jammes said on 2/Apr/19
What about Trevor Goddard? He played Kano in MK
Here is him with Tagawa who played Shang Tsung
Maybe Goddard was 6'0? Hes listed as 6'1
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Editor Rob
It's possible goddard was over six foot.
FE said on 13/Feb/19
@Editor Rob,

Why not give Robin the 181 mark?
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Cmon Rob, he looks min 2inches on James Hong (who was probably 177cm Range at the time).

Rob, What's your thought on this?
Editor Rob
I still feel current listing is ok.
FE said on 18/Jul/18
@Editor Rob,

Here are some more pics……
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Half Inch taller than Linden and 4 inches on Farley
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Steven Bauer and Melissa Gillbert
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Cynthia Khan (Listed 168cm) Eugene khumbanyiwa (Listed 6’1”) and Hakim Alston (Listed 6’2”)
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Rico E. Anderson (6’ Range) and Mishal Samman (5’10-10.5” range) Laur Allen (listed 5’4”)
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Rico and Mishal with other Celebs….
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More of a Stronger 5’11” than Linden.

Do u agree Rob?
Editor Rob
I can see there are times in which he might appear 5ft 11-11.25, but other times I think he just doesn't seem quite that tall. I think you can rule out 5ft 11.5-6ft or 5ft 10-10.5...anywhere in between is arguable at times.
FE said on 29/Jun/18
@Editor Rob,

Well, I'm certain thats a Good fit…..

2 inches on Philip Rhee (Listed 177cm)
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Philip Rhee looks 177 next to other celebs….
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4inches on Keith Cooke (Claims 5’8”)
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So Robin was at least 181 peak.

What would you say, Rob?
Editor Rob
Well I'm not sure I'd change it but as I've mentioned, I can see it as being a chance. I'd rule otu 5ft 11.5-6ft completely and under 5ft 11 looks hard to argue at times too.
FE said on 27/Jun/18
@Editor Rob,

I still feel he was a strong 5’11” at peak….

Tanit phoenix
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Litefoot (Listed 6’1”)
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Damir Cosic (Listed 180cm)
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Pat Kusnadi (Listed 5’6”)
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Daniel Wu
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181 wouldn’t be unbelievable, probably lost a fraction by now.

Do u agree Rob?
Editor Rob
Whilst 181 isn't impossible, I just am not so sure it's a best fit for him.
FE said on 2/Nov/17
@Editor Rob,

I think he’s a Solid 181 peak and now still 180……

with JJ Worton (listed 6’0/6’2” on many sites)
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Annie Lee (listed 5’7)
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James Hong (listed 5’10”)
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Chase Armitage (listed 5’10”)
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I don’t care how he looked with Remar and Lambert, He looks over 5’11” with other guys listed 5’10”. Even the Average Guess seems more correct than this listing!

What do u think Rob?
Editor Rob: overall I've seen a fair bit of him now, I am still ok with the estimate I give, though I can see how you can estimate him over 5ft 11 too...
Liddell said on 29/Sep/17
Robin Shou the wushu master. Had the opportunity to meet both him & Linden Ashby back in 1995 at an MK fans thing. They were signin autographs, photos. Both were 6ft back then. Linden is 6ft on the weak side. Robin edges him out by a bit. Robin kinda has a bigger frame than Linden so Robin comes off as much bigger, taller appearance-wise.

Glad to know I ain't the only mortal kombat fan in this space lol.
Vincent said on 19/Sep/17
@Editor Rob,

But he really does look over 5'11"!
with Chase Armitage (who claims 5'10")
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And Armitage is more 5'9.5" as seen with Tamer Hassan
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Robin looks an easy 2 inches on him, so I would say he's more 181 minimum. I don't know about the Remar thing tho, but maybe Robin was in a shoe disadvantage?

What do u think Rob?
Axal559 said on 12/Sep/17
Ok, I'm gonna do an about face here and say I was wrong. After rewatching Mortal Kombat, Linden is not taller than Robin Shou. Robin was a weak 6ft back then. Bridgette Wilson was clearly 5'9-5'10 range. Talisa Soto was a solid 5'10. Linden I'd say was 5'11. He was barely taller than the two hot models, Talisa & Bridgette. Robin had a clear inch on him. One thing I maintain is that Linden was a pretty big guy those days. He was pretty big and buff for an old guy back then. A few others on here have said that, too. But it's true. You can see it when he's wearing the big, black baggy suit jacket and carrying all that luggage early on in the film. Add to that he's got those leading man good looks and it's no doubt he's the complete package.
Yassine Mazouze said on 5/Sep/17
This guy is only 5'10
Chase said on 20/Jul/17
@Editor Rob,

Are u sure he’s just 5’11”, he seems taller than that like 5’11.5” range, he looks over it with…

James Hong (who might have been 5’9.5 range at the time)
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Don Wilson (Listed 6ft)
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R Marcos Taylor (Listed 6’3”, but actually is 6’2.5”)
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Anthony Cantu (listed 6’1”)
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Today he still looks around 5’11, but 10 or so years back i think he might b 181-182 range.

What do u think Rob?
Editor Rob: I don't think he looked that tall compared to James Remar in MK2, I just couldn't envisage Robin over 5ft 11 much at all there.
KipJaymesYes said on 8/Jul/17
@EditorRob Linden is a funny dude but I doubt he was joking about the lifts. He was being funny about it but it is true he asked for lifts because he's not that tall. In that reunion clip he says he's "not that tall." Robin is 6ft and Linden is 5'11. I can see Linden's morning height as 6' but he shrinks to 5'11 as the day progresses.
RVD said on 18/Jun/17
@Editor Rob,

Linden Somewhat Admitted Robin was taller at 34:34 onwards
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He admits he had some lifts in his shoes to look taller in the movie because he isn't much taller (or not even taller) than the 2 models (referring to Talisa Soto and Bridgette Wilson). I think that is a throw off to me because either Robin needs an upgrade or Linden needs a Downgrade. Robin looked the same or a tad taller than Linden even when Linden was wearing lifts!

What is your thought on this Rob?
Editor Rob: He seems to be joking about the lifts
Axal559 said on 16/Jun/17
I'm telling yous, Linden is taller than Robin Shou. Even if it's by quarter of an inch he's taller.
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Ken said on 14/May/17
5ft 10.5
Azuya said on 4/Apr/17
-- Robin Shou's Height is 5ft 11.25in (181cm) --

Maybe even 5'11.5", on the other hand Lindin might be in the weak 5'11 range.
Christopher Lambert might b a solid 5'10"er and Remar might b just 5'10".
Nacho said on 25/Mar/17
@Editor Rob,

How about an upgrade for Shou since it's 10 votes at 5'11.6?!!
Iron Man said on 29/Jan/17
@Edtor Rob,

Robin claims 6ft in this Interview (right at the beginning)
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I think it might b his morning height.
What's your thought on this Rob?
Editor Rob: Fe, he really never looks 6ft tall to me.
Josh Jeffords said on 9/Jan/17
Looked taller in 90s looks 5 10 max now doubt he was ever close to 6.
Weird he and Jason Scott lee are shrinking a ton both seemed much taller.
He was taller than Cary who was more 5 10 same as lambert and remar.
KipJaymesYes said on 6/Dec/16
@Axal559 6ft for Linden Ashby? Doubt he was ever 6ft. 5'11 I can see but I guess he can appear to be 6ft. Robin Shou is 5'11 3/4 but is closer to 6ft. Linden is 5'11 1/2 but not near 6ft like Robin. I'm curious to see the photos of him looking taller than Robin. Can you upload them plz?
KipJaymesYes said on 6/Dec/16
@Axal559 6ft for Linden Ashby? Doubt he was ever 6ft. 5'11 I can see but I guess he can appear to be 6ft. Robin Shou is 5'11 but is closer to 6ft. Linden is 5'11 1/2 but not near 6ft like Robin. I'm curious to see the photos of him looking taller than Robin. Can you upload them plz?
Axal559 said on 1/Dec/16
@Scott Yeah bro, I see what you're saying. However, some of the images I've seen of them on the Internet, usually with Bridgette Wilson, pretty boy Linden looks slightly taller than Robin. I'm willing to put Linden at his peak back then was 6ft and in recent years has shrunk to 5'11 1/2". Robin I feel was 5'11 3/4" and is now 5'11". Posture is also a factor. Linden from what I've seen can have terrible posture. But then again Linden is the big, buff old guy so he does what he wants.
Scott said on 30/Nov/16
@ Axal559, I am curious to see what others think he is, too. I am watching Mortal Kombat right now, and Robin Shou looks a little taller than Linden Ashby. I have seen Linden listed at 6' and 5'11 1/2'' on the net, but I think he may be a little under 5'11'' at best; if Robin is really 5'11'' max.
Axal559 said on 30/Nov/16
Robin can definitely appear to be 6ft due to his lean, muscular build. However, MK costar Linden Ashby can also look 6ft as well although I believe on imdb he is officially listed as 6ft. It's weird because in the photo of Talisa Soto, Robin Shou, Bridgette Wilson, and Linden Ashby at the end of Mortal Kombat, Robin does look taller than Linden. But then in a candid photo of just Robin and Linden taken from the night scenes when they're at a dock in Mortal Kombat, Linden looks slightly taller (like 6ft). The old guy even looked bigger than Robin. Aye, Rob why don't you create a profile on here for Linden Ashby? I believe he's a weak 6ft 0in. tall but I'd love to hear what others have to say.
Fez said on 5/Jun/16
-- Robin Shou's Height is 5ft 11.5in (182cm) --

could pass for 6ft in Beverly Hills Ninja and in Pirate Brothers. Looks around 5'11" today
Fez said on 29/Mar/16
@Editor Rob,

How tall do u think this guy is?
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jasperwazup said on 16/Sep/15
there's a picture Shou standing with Keith Cooke (Reptile) Mortal Kombat. Shou has an easy 3 inches on him. If Shou is 5'11.25'' when it got taken then Cooke is no more than 5'9''
mr.rashid said on 27/Jul/15
@184.3cm (Night)
I have watched MK movie a couple of times myself and he did look a very solid enough inch on Chris lambert and James Remar. Lambert and Remar are made to look taller in those MK films, since the character Raiden is well over 6ft.

@Editor Rob,

Robin and Luke look too close in ht, to b considered 1in, I always thought Robin was a Strong 11 like Kosugi and Yune etc.

Whats ur Decision on this Rob? PLZ Answer
mr.rashid said on 25/Jul/15
@Editor Rob,

Then how do u explain about him and Luke Goss?!!

If he is 5'11" flat, then this makes Luke no more than 182!
Yes! u could say Robin is 5'11 flat today (since hes in his 50s) but I think 11.25 peak could b better.

Either that or there is def not an inch between him and Luke!

Whats ur thought on this?
PLZ Answer!
[Editor Rob: as poster said above, Remar isn't much smaller than Shou.]
184.3cm (Night) said on 25/Jul/15
Also in Mortal Kombat Annihilation 5'10 listed James Remar (Rayden) is very similar. Sorry guy but he is no 6 foot guy.
184.3cm (Night) said on 25/Jul/15
Rob met Christopher Lambert who is 5'10 max and there was barely anything in it. He is a 5'11 max guy who maybe can look taller with good posture and thick hair.
mr.rashid said on 23/Jul/15
@Editor Rob,
What about this one? Screenshots of Robin just standing next to Luke Goss.
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i manage to get screenshot of that during when i was watching death race 2. Unfortunately that is the only scene where they are seen together. The camera angle is ok in that shot and they both have similar stance. i see Half inch between the 2 at most and i don't think Luke is a full inch on Robin.
Either Luke may not b a Full 6ft or Robin is Taller than listed!

What's ur thought on this Rob? PLZ Answer
[Editor Rob: as I say, 181 isn't impossible, at the moment I thought 5ft 11 flat fitted him best.]
mr.rashid said on 9/Jul/15
@EditorRob
Upgrade to 181?
He always looked over 5'11" flat, even in those pics
mr.rashid said on 27/Jun/15
@EditorRob,
Hey Rob, Buddy, Have u read my previous 2 comments?
plz tell me that ur convinced about this listing, u usually stick to whats max 4 him. i kno that ur a generous guy.
mr.rashid said on 17/Jun/15
@Editor Rob,
i think 181 is a definite chance, those pics i linked up proves he's in that range. clearly nothing under 5'11". the guy is in his 50s now so its possible he lost some height just like cary tagawa. Dont u agree?
mr.rashid said on 15/Jun/15
@Editor Rob,
i'll admit that i have sometimes been wrong on other celebrities, but i know Robin Shou in alot of films. im certain he looks every bit of a 181 guy and u could argue 11.5 for him aswell. he certainly doesnt look under 5'11". how do u explain those pictures i linked up?
it prooves that he clears 5'11" and 181 is a chance.
181 should b a better fit.
mr.rashid said on 11/Jun/15
@Editor Rob
this is possibly the last shot im going to convince u.
here is robin clearly taller than weak 5'11" Linden Ashby (listed 5'11.5" on other sites)
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Linden Ashby is also taller than 5'10" Dylan obrien(who u met)
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proof that he's taller than cary tagawa
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he looks almost identical in height with Luke Goss
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also close in height with Rick Yune
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i have try hard to search through every images and by looking through them i don't understand how robin is 5'11 flat. he must b more than that, at least 181 and 182 is always a possibility for me. if he is taller linden and if linden is taller than Dylan. than i rule out a flat 5'11 for robin.

what do u say Rob? 181 range according to what u think?
[Editor Rob: I haven't ruled 181 as a chance.]
mr.rashid said on 9/Jun/15
@Editor Rob
i c ur point there Rob, but a full 6ft maybe seems unlikely for him. but surely i would rule out 5'11" flat for him since other than his mortal kombat films, in other films he always looked a smidge over 5'11" to me. and in all honesty he looks a strong 5'11" guy (if not weak 6ft). i think he looks closer 6ft then 5'10". so to me,u should at least give him 181cm, its what he looks most of he time. BTW he does have very similar body proportions to Kane Kosugi.
mr.rashid said on 8/Jun/15
@Editor Rob
Ok, but he did had near 4 inches on Chris Farley and in this image with peter kwong Click Here
U said he looked over 5'11 in here.
He looks at least 181/182 range
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't say he was over 181 (it's a chance of that range), 6ft seems hard to believe.]
mr.rashid said on 7/Jun/15
I just seen Mortal Enemies with Robin Shou and he looked pretty big and tall in it (apart from the main antagonist and considering the Average height for an Indonesian man is 5'2"), I'm guessing Robin's max might be 5'11.5.
mr.rashid said on 6/Jun/15
@Editor Rob,
Rob did u had some time rewatching mk, I think u know what I already thought on robin.
Like I said b4 he really looks a very strong 5'11 guy and to me, he edged out cary by 1inch. So robin must b at least 182.
[Editor Rob: I'm typing this reply 8th June - I taped it and watched it...there's not much real comparisons with Cary, I honestly didn't see enough to say if he could be 5ft 11.5 or not. They fight a bit, but actually no great comparisons]
mr.rashid said on 31/May/15
@Editor Rob,
so Rob did u had some time to rewatch mk yet. i dont want to rush u or anything, so u can take ur time as u want. but being a Robin Shou fan myself, i've watched most of his movies and im pretty sure he looks a very strong 5'11" guy like at least 181-182 range he looks. he looked visibly an inch taller than Cary Tagawa, either Cary was never 5'11" at his peak(was 44 at the time) or Robin Shou is taller than this listing.
[Editor Rob: jenny switched off the recorder so it never recorded, but it's on again one night this week so I've set it to record again.]
184.3cm (Night) said on 31/May/15
Good listing Rob, 3 inches on Farley in that pic. Big Hair doesnt count . Found one site that claimed he was 5'8 :o
the shredder said on 30/May/15
He is taller than Lambert but not much , I say 5'11 max
mr.rashid said on 29/May/15
@Editor Rob, I kno ive said he's not much taller than james remar but the camera angles in that mortal kombat film are not very good to compare heights.
in Beverly Hills ninja he looked a solid 4 inches on Chris Farley
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at least 11.5 could b better call than just 11! c'mon Rob he honestly looks near 6ft.
[Editor Rob: I've not seen enough to say he's nearer 6ft than 5ft 11 yet. I might rewatch MK though.]
mr.rashid said on 29/May/15
@Editor Rob, hes clearly taller than Cary Tagawa (also listed 5'11),
Upgrade to 182?
[Editor Rob: he wasn't that much taller than james remar, 5ft 11.5 I'm not sure about really...even the model in the sequel irina pantaeva could look taller with not a big heel or anything..]
mr.rashid said on 29/May/15
@EditorRob,
Thanx 4 adding a page 4 him, but r u sure on this one?
He did look a good 4 inches on chris farley and looked 1 inch on cary tagawa (who is also listed 5'11). I wouldve pegged him at weak 6ft than 5'11 flat,
maybe an upgrade to 182 might b better?
mr.rashid said on 29/May/15
@Editor Rob, Ah, it's just like yesterday watching him in Mortal Kombat in the 90's along with some of his own Hong Kong films as well. Btw you sure he's just 5'11 Rob? He seemed as high as 5'11.5 at times especially being quite tall for an oriental person?
[Editor Rob: was he 1.5 inches taller than chris lambert, I'm not sure!]

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