How tall is Sammo Hung

Sammo Hung's Height

5ft 6 ¾ (169.5 cm)

Hong Kong Actor and Director best known for TV series Martial Law and films such as Wheels on Meals, Project A, Enter the Fat Dragon, Winners and Sinners, Millionaire's Express and Once Upon a Time in China and America.

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Average Guess (5 Votes)
5ft 6.45in (168.8cm)
TWW said on 25/May/19
I think 169.5 cm is fair. Sammo carries a lot of weight and have been through so many injuries, I don't think he could ever stand straight to get above 170 cm.

Here's Sammo with his oldest son Timmy. Timmy is around 183 cm with much less girth.

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Sammosfan said on 14/Dec/16
Sorry Rob, I didn't get to add these pictures of Carter Wong with Jackie Chan and Syvester Stallone onto the other post.
Click Here (with Stallone)
Click Here (With young Jackie Chan

Mr. Wong's height recently is around 5'7.25. Given that he's in his late 60's, he might be approximately 5'8 during his younger years.

Sammo and Carter were in the same chinese flat shoes and sometimes bare feet for most of the movie (Hapkido), my guess for Sammo would be 5'6 at his peak and now he's around 5'5.75, slightly shorter than the 5'6 Donnie Yen (yip man)

I'm Asian American and I watched a lot of these guys growing up, so these are my best guesses for them. :)
Sammosfan said on 13/Dec/16
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Sammo Hung and Carter Wong in the movie "HAPKIDO - LADY KUNG FU". If you look at more pictures on google or watch the movie yourself, you can see that Carter has quite a large fraction on Sammo, approximately 1.5- 2 inches.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Apr/16
I'd give him 5'6.75 for now!
Editor Rob: I don't think I'd go any lower than a weak 5ft 7 for him.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Apr/16
@Rob, can you add a photo and squeeze in Winners and Sinners? I think you need to tweak to G height too. I think a full 170 is a tad high. 169cm IMO.
Hypado said on 3/Sep/14
Sammo Hung, great, one of my favorites. Glad to see it here on the site.

170cm is spot on.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/14
Wheels on Meals, Project A, the Lucky Stars film series, Enter the Fat Dragon, Millionaire's Express, and Once Upon a Time in China and America are probably worth mentioning.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/14
Rob can you add "and director", he's directed a fair few as well as starred. I hadn't realized you had an entry on him. I'm quite fan of the old-school Hong Kong movies. He appeared in some fun films. I always guessed him at 5'6.5-5'7".
Ricky said on 15/Feb/14
I agree...sammo hung 5ft7 .
Kwok said on 2/Jan/12
In the boxing movie "Somebody Up There Likes me" Aaron Kwok is slightly shorter than Sammo so how tall is Aaron Kwok?
leonari said on 12/Sep/11
One inch too high.
gally said on 12/Sep/11
he should be over 5'6-5'7.....not more than that
Lyon said on 1/May/11
Sammo is 5'5'' to 5'5.5'' max, he is clearly shorter than Jackie who is 5'7'' to 5'8'' max, he is also shorter than Bruce Lee who is 5'6'' to 5'7'' max. FACT
fred said on 30/Oct/10
there is no reason to sunk the first two inches in the ground.if 5'7 is what he said, we should just believe it.
Tado1Kanobe said on 5/Aug/08
Mid 5'6" in his prime, at the lowest end of 5'6" today.
ls said on 20/Sep/07
It's pretty clear in these two photos:
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Samo looks one inch taller than Maggie Q, so I think he's 5'6ish, maybe taller when he's young.
Andy Lau, according to this site, is 5'8.5", so Samo does look 5'6.
Tim said on 11/Oct/06
Click Here This person claims to have used a reliable source, and I believe them. Usually, the lowest height listed is the MAXIMUM height you should accept. In the start of ETD, Sammo and Bruce look the same height to me. So I guess bruce was 5'6, too.
trueheight said on 26/Jul/06
he's barely 5'7 based on the opening of Enter the Dragon. both Lee and Hung are barefoot
almost 40 and no girlfriend said on 16/May/06
well Rob seagal absolutely towers over that guy, and seagal is tall but no giant, seagal is about 6-2 to 6-4. he got that guy by about a foot, so the dude is actually probably 5-3.

sammo is around 5-4, no doubt. i've watched many episodes of the short-lived martial law and sammo is no taller than kelly hu, often looking shorter but her footware is questionable.

does anyone have a photo of sammo and kelly hu? that will settle the debate i think.
Editor Rob said on 3/May/06
Here is a kind of comparison page:
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Sammo and some guy. Also on these pages are Kwame (6ft 4) Kilpatrick, Chuck (cowboy boots?) Norris, Seagal.

Sammo looks very close to that guy, doubt more than 1/2cm. But that guy doesn't look 5ft 4 or 5...compared to seagal/mayor, he could be 169cm and sammo and chan could lose a cm ;-)
30 something and no girlfriend said on 28/Apr/06
If Jackie Chan is 5-6, then Sammo might only be 5-5 or 5-4, which I think is his true height.
Lone said on 24/Apr/06
sammo hung is william hung on steroids, with the same hairdo! I don't think they like being shorter than most actresses, but I don't think they talk about their height much, I mean the movies speak for themselves. It was funny in one episode of Martial Law when Sammo Hung had to reach up to pat Kelly Hu on the shoulder, I mean, she's only 5-4 or 5-5. So it gives you an idea of how tall Sammo is.
Lone said on 23/Apr/06
sammo is practically the same height as jackie chan, 5-6, possibly shorter. in martial law, he looked a bit shorter than kelly hu, so he's probably 5-5 or 5-4.
King-Fu said on 4/Apr/06
Well, considering that Hung's OWN webstite stated 5'6 and 94kg....'in his prime'!!!, I can't see how he's actually taller today. The truth is likely that Hung was probably 65.5 in his prime, and stands 64.5 today. This would make Bruce Lee between 66 and 66.5. Im not sure why everyone thinks he's so tall. I was face-face w/Hung 6 years ago at a MA conference in LA and I remember it was quite easy to see over his head. I'm almost exactly 5'9.

[Editor Rob: I'll change hung to this mark, if you can show me exactly which page or location on the official site the quotation exists...?]
trueheight said on 19/Feb/06
that would make bruce lee about 5-8, seems right, if you watch the opening fight in enter the dragon
Munnos said on 15/Oct/05
You gotta remember that Sammo is approaching 60's, and over the year he's had his fair share of injuries, so he was probably 5'7 in his primes but not now.
fg said on 18/Sep/05
Nah, thers no way hes that short, he is probably just a bit under 5ft 7, my friend whi is my height (5'9") met him and showed me a photo of him and sammo 2gether and hes was definately no more than 2.5inches max shorter than him!
CelebHeights Editor said on 28/Aug/05
Hmm, from a forum (mhvf.net) "Wow, he's shorter than me! (For the record, I'm barely 5 foot 6 inches) But after spending an evening with him (as an audience member), it was clear that he is of much greater stature than his height".
Anonymous said on 27/Jun/05
yeah probably, sammo hung in his old movies has always looked bout 2-3 inches shorter than jackie chan
leonari said on 24/Jun/05
5'6" looks more on the mark to me ROB...Arsenio Hall is 5'9 Tops so...

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