How tall is Sonny Landham

Sonny Landham's Height

6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)

American Actor, best remembered for films like Predator, Lock Up and 48hrs. In a NotLP.com interview Sonny said "I'm Six-Four". In 1986-7 around the time of Predator his weight was described as 195-6 pounds in the press.

How tall was Sonny Landham
5ft 8 Rob and Sonny Landham (1941 - 2017) @ Autographica 2009

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Average Guess (22 Votes)
6ft 2.18in (188.4cm)
Mon said on 16/Sep/19
Married to a 5'9-10'' woman back in the seventies adult phase of his career, and he had the reputation of being a hothead. With the usual one inch heel addition of the era, he was not lying about once being 6'4.
Daycringeothon said on 23/Feb/19
S.J.H said on 7/Mar/17
Is he half white and half native american? He have the unique looks but 6'0 nowadays a shout

He is a recognized member of the Seminole and Cree Nations. Seminole were above average height (Florida,Everglades) and heavier in size to other Indian tribes.
Daycringeothon said on 19/Feb/19
Hawkins played by Shane Black is supposedly 5’10” in real life but I can’t see that being accurate. He has the proportions of a taller man.

He stands up nicely with the rest of the cast excluding Poncho Richard Chaves. Black you would swear by looking at his height in Predator up and down somewhere 6’0.5”-6’1.5”. But only 5’10” I can’t believe that.
Mincer said on 31/Jul/18
@MAD SAM

What about Shane Black who played Hawkins?
MAD SAM said on 31/Jul/18
The whole predators cast (except poncho) was huge, I would say he’s over 6’2” kinda like 1/4 inch more at 188.5 cm
berta said on 5/Mar/18
he could look 6 foot 3 in really big botes. but without them i dont think he was ovetr 189. 188,5 seems fair for him. but the fact that he sometimes could look realy big is there. so 189 is maybe the best listing. But maybe 6 foot 2 and 1/4
StephenB said on 16/Nov/17
Sonny definitely looked 6'3" in 48hrs. I think he lost a significant amount of height in his later years. I was very sad when I read about his passing.
JJAK said on 14/Nov/17
Always liked him had a very unique cool guy vibe big and tall too.
He was already in his 40s by predator and measured up well with 6 4 plus guys.
Was in some b movie mid 90s still well over 6 foot after gaining 30lbs or so.
Recently he looked quite a lot shorter maybe 6 foot and clearly declining health.
R.I.P. give the guy a break had to be 6 3 peak or even close to 4 in shoes.
Nik said on 23/Aug/17
R.I.P Sonny Landham.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Aug/17
I can believe he was once near 6ft3
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Aug/17
So upsetting to read in tung88's comment (from 13th June), how Sonny Landham lived out his final days.
He'll be in a way better place now.
RIP Sonny xxx

I am putting 6ft3.25 as his peak height.
Whatdidthehandsaytotheface said on 20/Aug/17
RIP.....you said it right in Predator, "We are all gonna Die"
MIKESOWELL said on 19/Aug/17
R.I.P. Sonny Landham
Paul said on 18/Aug/17
RIP. I think he could've been 6'3 at his peak.
Taengooofan said on 7/Jul/17
he looks around 6 foot here.
tungt88 said on 13/Jun/17
Poor Sonny -- dude is now homeless, living in a Holiday Inn, with both his legs amputated after a really bad recent accident (wife left him afterwards).

See here for more info: Click Here

As for Landham's height? Yeah, I'd guess a strong 6-2, weak 6-3 would be about right (before his multiple series of serious accidents).
World Citizen said on 23/May/17
He looks 5 ft 11.75 here
S.J.H said on 7/Mar/17
Is he half white and half native american? He have the unique looks but 6'0 nowadays a shout
Editor Rob: I don't know his ethnic heritage, but he certainly has a strong personality in person, I'm sure he didn't put up with other people's crap through the years.
Pierre said on 15/Feb/17
He's about 6"0' by this picture imo
berta said on 7/Feb/17
what about giving him 6 foot 2 peak and 6 foot today? he is nowhere 185 these days
richie said on 2/Feb/17
Landham was very tall during the 80's, pushing 6'3" but has definitely lost height as most people do at some stage and would put him around 6'1" today
Marquis said on 19/Nov/16
Only seeing about 4" of height difference between him and Rob in the photo, so Sonny looks 6'0" nowadays. His large head makes him look imposing, though.

Would put him at 6'1" peak. He didn't really look any taller than Arnold in Predator (who was about 6'1" too, despite claiming more), or like a very big guy in general.
josh jeffords said on 4/Nov/16
Dunno he looked way taller than all on predator.
Also very tall on 48 hrs didnt see any of his porn unfortunately likely his prime..
Still looked way over 6ft in the 90s and he had already gained 20 or so pounds.
berta said on 14/Oct/16
he didnt really look taller than Arnold. i Think around 188 is good funny to claim 2 inches taller than they are :p
ilovetallwomen said on 30/May/16
People do lose height. Like I've been the same height with my friend for ages, it's only recently, when I've turned 30 that I've edged him, clearly. Hard to imagine a 30 year old gaining height. So I do believe Sonny lost height. He looked every inch like a guy who's 6'4 in the 80's
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/16
The way I saw it in Predator...

Sonny Landham - 6ft2½(189cm)
Arnold Schwarzenegger - 6ft1¾(187cm)
Carl Weathers - 6ft1½(187cm)

All 3 of these guys didn't look too far off one another. Schwarzenegger and Weathers both looked near 6ft2 in the 80's...
Jim Hopper said on 12/Sep/15
Arnie/Weathers 6-0.5" Sonny 6-2". Peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Sep/15
Rob, was he taller than Arnold?
[Editor Rob: I think a peak Sonny was taller.]
Mon said on 18/Jul/15
He had a serious car accident a few years ago that cost him inches of height. Not insane to think he was once over 6'3'' if he had an early peak. His youth was spent in a biz where people get worn out fast, and was pushing 40 years old by the time he got mainstream work, but in his 30's during the earlier career he looked around 6'3'' beside 5'10'' Marlene Willoughby.
Modeus said on 28/Jun/15
6 ft 4 even at his peak is insane
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Oct/14
189-190cm peak
Vibram said on 26/Jul/14
I'd say quite possible 190cm peak (6ft3) looking at 48hrs.
Looking 12cm taller than rob here, so 186cm today (6ft1.25).
tony said on 18/Jul/14
Such a massive head!
kyuss said on 28/Jun/14
Like Arnie his height was exaggerated too. 6-2.5" peak not 6-4". Take approx 1.5" off him and arnie in the real world.
Dave said on 19/May/14
In 48hrs a highway patrolman at the start says 'tall 6-4 200lbs' i do believe he was 6-4 in his day it is definitely possible to lose several inches in height if you have certain habits throughout your life ie excessive alcohol consumption, poor posture, excessive weight training using bad technique
Mathew said on 22/Nov/13
Fuitbag 187 says on 27/Oct/13
How come i am 6ft 1 1/2 and my eye level is 5ft 11?

---

You're tilting your head upwards.
LG69 said on 17/Nov/13
He's very close to 6'1".
Fuitbag 187 said on 27/Oct/13
How come i am 6ft 1 1/2 and my eye level is 5ft 11?
man said on 23/Jul/13
looks 184 now
188 peak i think
Sam said on 22/Apr/13
They appear to be on a natural incline favoring Landham in Sam89's photo. On the same footing, I'm pretty sure Bill Duke would have an inch or two over Landham. The three tallest in the "platoon": Duke, Ventura and then Landham.
Sam89 said on 18/Apr/13
peak 188cm max
now 185cm
here with arnold in predator (1987)
Click Here
nick said on 10/Feb/13
Looks like hes giving you some casino money to play the slots.
KC said on 26/Oct/12
saw this guy way back in the day in KC (he used to own a comedy club there). he was at least an inch taller than my buddy who's 6'2". i wouldn't doubt 6'3.5" or 6'4" peak.
tom said on 27/Aug/12
6-3 0r 6-2 peak,nowadays 6-1 or 6-0 next to rob.
Hob said on 28/Jul/12
he lost too much height. maybe 6'4 in shoe peak so 189-190 barefeet and 6'1 now
wingnut said on 27/Jan/12
I reckon he was 6'4" in his younger days.
He looked it in 48 hrs and Predator
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 24/Jan/12
What an idiot, claiming 6ft 4.
Ajax said on 30/Dec/11
He was stated at 6'4" in 48hrs in the beginning of the film
Lenad is sexy said on 5/Dec/11
looks 182cm with bad posture. Up straight i can buy 184cm. I dont know where the the 6ft4 claims come from
Voiceless dental fricative said on 11/Aug/11
Proof that even guys at desirable, or more than desirable heights still engage in some pretty outrageous height lying.
Tea said on 30/Jul/11
6'4" 200lbs is still pretty big though is'nt it?
Dave said on 26/Jul/11
Its weird in Predator,best of the best 2 and 48 hours he did indeed look all of 6'4" he had a little muscle though, i think everyone thought he was huge but he was barely over 200lbs. Hes like Nick Nolte who has a big head and broad shoulders giving the impression hes big but is in actual fact quite skinny with little muscle mass.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jul/11
Looks 6ft0.5-6ft0.75
Lenad is sexy said on 11/Jun/11
Up straight I can see 4-4.5 inches taller than Rob
James said on 30/May/11
He looks very young for his age but still he has lost slighty more than the average man would at age 70.

Maybe his heavy weight has made him lose slight more than he should have?

So
Peak 6'2.5 (189cm)
Today 6'0.5 (184cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/11
A 6ft2.5 guy claiming 6ft4 would be caught out
linke said on 11/May/11
* retarded not retreated *
linke said on 5/May/11
6'4 claim aint that bad.I mean the guy was 6'2-6'3 at his peak and was in great shape,pretty common for 6'2-3 guys saying 6'4.But now that he's 70 and dropped couple of inches,certainly makes the claim look retreated.
Imagine bieber shrunken to 5'2" at the age of 80,saying that he's 5'8.lol
T said on 5/May/11
@Rampage(---)Clover
Come-on he's taller than 6 foot
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/May/11
His 6"4 claims aren't just lies but they also have a level of arrogance about them...similiar to Kane Hodders pathetic 6"5 claims...purely driven by ego
T said on 1/May/11
in 48 hours the prison guard says he's 6'4 and in that film he looks it also he was very well built which could give the impression of him being shorter
Johan Cruyff said on 30/Apr/11
Sonny Landham's heights are:

---PEAK---
Morning (out of bed)= 6'2.5" (1.89,2 m)
After 1,5-3 hrs= 6'2.1" (1.88,2 m)
After 5-10 hrs= 6'1.75" (1.87,2 m)

Today. he's clearly a solid 6'0.75"-6'1" (1.85 m), as rob said!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Apr/11
185cm(6"0.75) with good posture
Lenad is sexy said on 21/Apr/11
I'd say 184cm now up straight
James said on 8/Apr/11
Yeah maybe 184cm if he stood better with rob
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/11
Near 6ft4 in shoes back in the day probably...

He looks 6ft with Rob...upstraight 6ft0.5-6ft0.75?
James said on 22/Mar/11
Amusing him claiming 6'4 cuase with rob he looks 6ft tops.
tom said on 11/Mar/11
In 48 hours he looked 6'4" to me no problem.
T.J. said on 10/Mar/11
Still in the 6'2" range with good posture
Matt said on 27/Feb/11
Even in Predator I wouldn't give him more than 6' 2.5'', here he doesn't even look 6' 1''
James said on 15/Feb/11
Well if he really was 6'2.5 at his peak then i guess he would not sound completely stupid claiming 6'4 even though he was nowhere near it. With rob if anything he looks 182cm. Maybe 6'1 if he stood better?
anonymous said on 27/Jan/11
He did look taller in 48 hrs. but that was a long time ago. We do shrink as we get older, it's a fact of life.
Lenad is sexy said on 17/Jan/11
Looks 6'0-ish today. where the hell did the 6'4 claim come from?!!
Matt said on 22/Nov/10
come on rob, how can you say 6ft 1? we both know that 6ft 1 eye level is above your scalp which it is clearly not, in reality 5ft11.5 - 6ft 0 maximum.
Matt said on 27/Oct/10
He didn't look much taller than Schwarzenegger in Predator. Prolly a weak 6' 2'', maybe a little over. He def looks like he lost height, I don't even think he looks 6' 1'' here, 6' tops today. Thats what bodybuilding will do to ya I guess.
Gary said on 7/Jul/09
Looks around 6-1 with shoes I'm 6-3 1/2 and my mom is 5-8 and comes to my upper lip in height, thats why I think that
Hugh 190cm said on 21/Jun/09
6ft0.75 now.
Lenad said on 20/Jun/09
i can buy 183cm at the lowest
Anonymous said on 15/Jun/09
I don't find it hard to believe him claiming to be a 6'3''-6'3.5'' 192.5(cm) if he stands with a full stretch (feet together) but he's most likely 6'2''-6'2.5'' standing at his very straightess. at his most relaxed posture it could be 6'.5''-6'1'' like he looks to be in the above picture. He looks relaxed with his posture but maybe not very relaxed.

My dad in his early 60's is overweight and is a weak 5'10'' but fully stretched, chest out, feet together in stocking feet can shortly gain 2 inches of height no bs. Muscular and Obese who have bigger/wider chests and trapizius muscles are able to do this for some reason.
Lenad said on 11/Jun/09
strong 6ft0 183-184cm
Ace said on 8/Jun/09
Although it's hard to overlook some of the comments he has made in the last few years!
-Editor Rob

His calling for the genocide of arabs, and referring to them as ragheads certainly comes to mind. Also, the threatening calls he made to his ex-wife also serve to further emphasize your point.
Lenad said on 4/Jun/09
Theres someone here is saying that he looks a strong 5ft11 here which is just ridiculos. Sure 6ft4 is too high for his peak but 6'0 max? WTF?!!
aarod said on 3/Jun/09
Rob, i think it is time you posteda picture of you measuring your height in bare feet, a high res full frame picture,

[Editor Rob: I've posted these in the past.]
Lenad said on 3/Jun/09
Looks a strong 6ft0 here most liekly. Can't be more than 6ft1 today
Hugh 190cm said on 2/Jun/09
6ft2.5 is more accurate for his peak. Good Job!
tubbs said on 2/Jun/09
I was sad enough to watch an episode of the fall guy, and Sonny was in it. The difference in height between himself and Majors was the same you can see between him and Rob. I think Majors was wearing cowboy boots too, so unless Majors was 5'9", I think Sonny was atleast 6'3" at his peak height.

[Editor Rob: I just checked out lockup, and I think I could give him another cm for peak. I don't know if he's lost a full 2 inches...]
derek d said on 1/Jun/09
I don't get why him claiming 6'4 is ridiculous.... Okay, nowadays he's closer to 6'1, but thats now, how about in his prime?! Its called height loss people. Watch Locked up with Sly or any of his movies from the 80's... He looks like a strong 6'3 - 6'4 guy.
tubbs said on 1/Jun/09
What was he like Rob? I listened to some of that interview and he seemed an ok guy, i've heard stories of how he was highly strung in Predator, and security was hired for the safety of the other actors......

[Editor Rob: well, I heard him talking to a bunch of people at his auto table and he seemed more friendly than I would have imagined.

Although it's hard to overlook some of the comments he has made in the last few years!]
Sam said on 1/Jun/09
Also, I believe his character in 48 Hrs. is described as 6'4". I'd buy a weak 6'3" for peak height, since he appears taller than Schwarzenegger and holds his own with Jesse Ventura and Bill Duke.
Lenad said on 1/Jun/09
I see 6'2 max in his prime. That 6ft4 is a joke
Vibram said on 1/Jun/09
He's def. lost quite a bit. I just watched some scenes on my predator dvd and he was 1.5 - 2" taller than Arnold, who we have at 6ft1 range prime. 6ft3 is right for Sonny in prime.
Does anybody think when keanu reeves gets fat and old he'll look like this?
rob89 said on 31/May/09
Doesn't even look 6' here to me, more like a strong 5'11. Him claiming 6'4 is nothing less than ridiculous.
Tony said on 30/May/09
wow this was the Indian dude in predator, I buy 6'3 as peak height hes gained alot of unhealthy weight since then and for sure can wear down your cartlidge in your joints making you shrink.

Rob was this guy as fat as he looks in this picture in person ?

[Editor Rob: he's bulkier than he was in his prime yeah. Not huge though.]
Anonymous said on 29/May/09
looks 5,11.5 there, tops 6
Lenad said on 29/May/09
That 6ft4 is a joke
tubbs said on 29/May/09
Just discovered that Sonny is 68 years old, so the loss of 2 inches is a distinct possibility.
Ian said on 29/May/09
I agree with Alex. 6ft4 claim is silly. How much is he slouching here Rob because he doesn't look 5 inches above you. Did he look taller before this picture was took.

[Editor Rob: he looked in the 6ft -6ft 1 range whenever I saw him. Put it this way, he isn't losing 2 inches in posture, and actually has slight camera advantage, but that's barely much to bother about. Unless you have a short photographer, then it can hide or emphasise differences much more.

I was the first in line for this photo so I saw him with the photographer and knowing his height I estimated he wasn't over 6ft 1. And he stood beside a 6ft 3 fellow autograph collector behind his desk for a photo and again standing reasonably well didn't look over 6ft 1.]
tubbs said on 29/May/09
to be honest, he looked atleast 6'3" in Predator in what was a ensemble of actors who were all tall guys......he also did a movie with Stallone, and he towered over him by about 6 inches.....this guy must have lost a lot of height.
cevat said on 29/May/09
He is short
RisingForce said on 29/May/09
No Ali, Van Damme is 5'9". Shorter than he claims but not as short as downgraders like you would claim.
Alex said on 28/May/09
This guy really doesn't look more than 6'0 1/2 in the picture above. He's crazy claiming 6'4.
Ali said on 28/May/09
Risingforce van Damme is not 5'9
and you know it. He is shorter.

Holy... This is the guy from the
first predator movie. I did not recognize
him.

Yes he is tall. Looks 6foot and maybe
a bit more.
Tony said on 28/May/09
was he that Indian dude in predator cause that guy was fricken huge
Hugh 190cm said on 28/May/09
6ft1-6ft1.5 now and 6ft2.25 peak.
RisingForce said on 28/May/09
He estimated Van Damme at 5'10", 5'11"?! Van Damme is only 5'9".
tubbs said on 28/May/09
In the interview he also describes Arnold as 6'2"......interesting.
ER. said on 28/May/09
Looked 6-2 1/4 - 6-3 in his prime.
GeorgeStrombo said on 28/May/09
6'4" claims are just ridiculous. 6'2.5" tops.

I have seen Predator several times and the scene where Arnold and Sonny stand side by side (head-to-toe shot on a level ground) and Arnold was exactly as tall as Sonny. Maybe 0.5 inches shorter at best. Arnold was 6'1.5" back in the 80s so Sonny might be 6'2.5" at best, but no taller.
Vibram said on 28/May/09
He doesn't look recognizable today from his role in Predator (1987) does he? I think he was 46 in 1987. He was near the same as Arnie in that movie, perhaps shading him by 1-2cm.
thekiddd said on 28/May/09
I didn't Notice him at first in this pic lol. But in 48 hours, the cop described him as 6'4". He's more like 6'3" or 6'2 1/2" at his peak Rob.
Mathew said on 27/May/09
Did this guy seriously ever think he was 6'4"? He looks about 6'0" here.
Anonymous said on 27/May/09
he is about 6'1, maybe 6'2 peak
Alex said on 27/May/09
Unless he is not standing straight I'd go with 6'0. He looks the same amount taller next to Rob as I did with Rob.
Anonymous said on 27/May/09
I'm pretty sure he was always listed as 6'3" so 6'2ish prime sounds about right. Did u guys know he used to be an adult film star too?
derek d said on 27/May/09
His estimates weren't all that accurate to be honest, unless their listings are wrong here and he's right. But I know Jean Claude is no way near the 5'10 - 5'11 Sonny mentioned him as.
Big King said on 27/May/09
Yes, I also think that he's more 6'2" because he looks like a bear beside Rob.
The Guy said on 26/May/09
wow, what a big head!
ZAQ said on 26/May/09
he looks to have 4 inches on you id say 6'0
shemp said on 26/May/09
Here is an audio interview he did recently. Click Here

In it he claims his own height as 6'4, plus he talks about the heights of all the other actors who acted with him in Predator.

[Editor Rob: I'll add that quote to the top of page. He could have lost 2 inches in height...]
Coldstone said on 26/May/09
His peak height was more like 6'2 1/2" If you ask me.
Anonymous says on 26/May/09 said on 26/May/09
I thought that he was 6,3.
derek d said on 26/May/09
Always thought he was closer to 6'3 in his prime... Wow is he slouching there Rob or did he really loose a lot of height?

[Editor Rob: I don't think he's losing much tbh, 6ft 1 at most I thought.]
Marty said on 26/May/09
He can even look like a weak 6'1" nowadays.
Heard a lot of weird reports about this guy over the years, seems like a weird character.
Gago said on 26/May/09
Rob,would you recognize him, if you didn't know it's him? Looks like maintained his height and posture for someone in his 60's.

[Editor Rob: I think so, predator's a great movie.]
J.J. said on 26/May/09
Big forehead 6'0.75" is more like it.

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