Steve Reeves Height
6ft 1 (185.4 cm)
US Actor, Bodybuilder. This was the height he was supposed to have been measured at early in his career.
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Average Guess (12 Votes)
6ft 0.5in (184.2cm)
said on 11/Jun/19
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/18
No less than 6ft1 peak
Caesar said on 17/Apr/18
Grandfather met him back in the 60s, 6'05(184cm) according to him.
berta said on 10/Apr/18
the possible heights for reeves are beetween 183-185,5 i go with 184
Real Cavill said on 30/Oct/17
Johnny G said it right when he said in an era when the measured honestly. Straight up 6'1". Ng said 6'0.5" at the Mr. Universe 1950? Proof? A Hollywood height would be suspect, but there are pictures of original judge's cards from Steve's competitions showing height as 6'1".
said on 10/Aug/17
Rob, which one of these would you go for?
Editor Rob: I'd stick with near B
berta said on 1/Aug/17
rob maybe knock of about 1/4 from this lsitng? could even been only 184
@6'1.5 said on 25/Jul/17
183-184 cm (strong 6ft guy), not 6'1".
My vote: 6'0.25.
even said on 22/Jul/17
a weak 6 foot 1
Johnny G said on 8/Mar/17
He was measured 6'1" & 215 lbs during an era when they truly measured honestly
Ng said on 17/Dec/16
Measured 72.5 inches mr universe 1950
jtown said on 27/Jun/16
Exactly on. Dead even with 6'1" reg park. I have no doubts on this one
said on 3/May/14
6 ft 1 in is probably pretty much spot on. I doubt they would feel a need to inflate heights in bodybuilding anyway. Steve himself was very strict on calculating how much muscle mass one could put on every inch of his height. Apparently one inch made a 10 pounds difference if you were 6 ft and above.
His legs were amazingly built for their very long length.
ot said on 24/Feb/14
72.5 inches at 1950 mr. universe look it up
KROC said on 14/Oct/13
Rob what's your verdict?
KROC said on 8/Aug/13
Definitely 6'1. Lowest he could have been was 6.05. Pictures with Reg Park proves this.
Anonymous said on 27/Feb/13
The listing is correct, I would say
sasa said on 20/Jan/12
This man has a proportional physique.The lower part of your waist with the upper part of the same length and very broad shoulders.I think his height 183-184 cm or flat 6 feet.What do you think is the real weight?97 kg is called, but this is too much.I think 80 kg
AMD said on 15/Oct/11
He measured 72.5 inches at the Mr. Universe contest in London in 1950, if you don't believe me look it up.
Bon_ said on 27/May/11
Sean Connery at 6'2 is a hoax to start with. He was never over 6' flat.Poor man, thanks to being Bond he is height fudging bond in movies for the rest of his life.
Alex (London) said on 30/Apr/11
After having watched Steve Reeves in a number of films I know he is definitely one of the taller Body Builders of ANY era, calling anything smaller than 5'11" would be silly.
I am not totally convinced of 6'1" however.
Partly because Gordon Scott, the actor and friend of Steve's who played his twin 'Duel of the Titans' AKA 'Romulus & Remus' (1961), looked noticeably shorter than Sean Connery in 'Tarzan's Greatest Adventure' (1959) DESPITE always been billed at 6'3" compared to Sean's 6'2"!!!
Gordon Scott as Tarzan was barefoot in the film.
Bon said on 22/Jan/11
There is also ex-NBA player Bryant Reeves who stands 7 feet tall.
Bon said on 17/Jan/11
I wonder were Steve Reeves, George Reeves and Keanu Reeves all of the exactly same height. Perfect height - good genes obviously.
K-ROC said on 13/Jan/11
He's always looked 6'1 in most photos that i've seen of him. In one particular photo with reg parks they look virtually the same height. And it is a well known fact that reg parks was 6'1.
somebody new said on 26/Dec/10
Reeves looked really tall. 6'1'' is reasonable. It's well known he didnt use steroids. He was a natural bodybuilder! One of the first to bring bodybuilding into a lifestyle !
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mark said on 13/May/09
re: Albert's supposed 1953 Mr Universe measurement of Reeves's height: Reeves last competiton was in 1950. While it's remotely possible that he was 'only' 6'.5" then, it's quite possible that after 1950/24yrsold, he grew another .05". Many healthy males don't reach their full height until 28.
mark said on 15/Apr/09
Reeves, at 6'1", competed at 215 lbs, nicely defined, but not -nearly- in the 'shredded' condition common today. A 5'6" top modern BBer weighs way more than Reeves ever did, and is leaner. Why would anyone think testosterone is needed to weigh a moderately-lean 215 at over six feet tall?. Nonsense. Look at today's top men when they were drug-free teen novices: Many of them already had the mass of a Steve Reeves, if not the perfect proportions. THEN they started drugs.
Soviet_Rebel said on 17/Mar/09
About his height i think that 6,1 is a good estimate.
About his bodybuilding carreer: Steeve Reeves USED steroids.Anabolic steroids were first isolated, identified and synthesized in the 1930s.
@Danny Dio: Anabolic steroids are defined as synthetic derivatives of testosterone. Most anabolic steroids are derived from the roots of a plant named "sarsaparilla mexicana". So testosterone is an anabolic steroid, that makes Steeve Reeves a steroid user.
@Bad Radio: from your words i note that your knowledge of steroids and sport drugs is very limited. Creatine is a LEGAL and natural substance used by almost all athletes all over the world, and most of all is also produced by our body. Some people do not need creatine because of their abundant endogenous production.
6'5guy said on 24/Nov/07
this guy was shep in the movie fargo
albert distefano said on 18/Sep/07
reeves measured .5 inch above the 6 foot mark at the 1953 mr. univrse contest
Bad Radio said on 31/Mar/07
I have met him several times...amazing guy...very charismatic. He is definately 6'1. He was a natural bodybuilder. He trained in the forties when steriods,prohormones,testosterone boosters and creatine weren't around. He was and still is the greatest bodybuilder !!
Brad said on 10/Mar/07
Shrunk a few by the time I saw him a year or two before he died at Ray Courts' show.
Dannny Dio said on 26/Jan/07
6-6'1 sounds true. Based on eyewitness testimony, 6'1" sounds right which is how he was billed in his bodybuilding days. Off topic here, Reeves is often acclaimed as a great natural bodybuilder. This I doubt, myself as although he was steroid free, he probably did use Testosterone.
drake said on 15/Apr/06
I saw Steve Reeves when he was about 55. He was 6'1" then.
Johnny G said on 24/Mar/06
sounds about right for Steve Reeves - I seen him in New York in the mid 70's and I'm 6'1'' and he was tall as me at 50 years of age - still the greatest bodybuilder without steroids EVER !!!!