How tall is Sven Ole Thorsen

Sven Ole Thorsen's Height

6ft 5 (195.6 cm)

Danish Actor from films like Gladiator, On Deadly Ground.

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Average Guess (15 Votes)
6ft 4.38in (194cm)
Tall Sam said on 9/Aug/19
Rob, do you really think this guy pulls off 6'5"? Sotiris provided a lot of photos that indicate he was never quite that tall. He usually looks 2-3 inches over Arnie, was maybe 3-4 inches looking under Ben Davidson in Conan and is a fair bit under Ralf Moeller. Would perhaps a 6'4" (maybe 6'4.25") seem a little more on target for him?
Big King said on 30/Jul/19
Well, the reason why Rob didn't change Thorsen's height is because he doesn't give a damn to this page. Thorsen is already an old man and I'm sure that he stands 6'4" nowadays.
Editor Rob
He's not really that active over the last 10 years, so has been left as is.
Sotiris Gravas said on 11/Jun/19
Arnie's stunt double, Peter Kent, may have only been 6'3" peak height, not even 6'4". Why would they use a guy who's really 6'4"...? Anyway, here's Kent w/ Sven, who obviously was never 6'5" (1987): Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 11/May/19
Here's Sven w/ 6'3.5" Brandon Molale and 6'2" The Rock... Click Here Sven was max 6'3" peak height -- just like Lou Ferrigno -- and is now maybe 6'1.5" as an old man. He's turning 75 this year. His current listing of 6'5" is laughable.

Brandon Molale and 6'2.5" Brandon Routh (2007)... Click Here
Charlie said on 10/May/19
This listing is way of. I can tell you about a show when they interviewed action stars. They had just visit Dolph Lundgren (he was still in his 40s) and they came to Sven-ole. They tv host asked how tall he was and he said "6ft5" "im the biggest of them all". The host clearly doubted this and asked, are u taller than Dolph? "yes" are u really sure? "yes of courase I am", its just sounded like he was full of regarding this. Didnt look more than 192 cm. Sven was over 60 in this show so he might have shrunked a bit, but 193-194 cm max peak height.
berta said on 29/Apr/19
i just cant se this guy any taller than at best 194,5. 6 foot 4 ore maybe 1/4 over is my guess
Pierre said on 10/Feb/19
Sven Ole and Ralf Moëller listed 6"5.5' = Click Here .Click Here = here in 1996 next to John C. McGinley listed 6"1' and Michael Caine listed 6"2'
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Dec/18
A bit under 6ft5 is possible but not as low as 6ft4 flat
Canson said on 28/Oct/18
@Christian: I think he would be around the same as I am, not a full 6’5”. Id say anywhere from 6’4 1/4-5/8
Yas said on 22/Sep/18
Never 6'5. 6'4 absolute max.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/May/17
"This guy does look a legit 195cm"

Well then list him at 6ft4¾ 😎
Joseb said on 27/Apr/17
I have just seen the photo of Sven ole Thorsen together with Arnold Schwarzenegger as they were younger and he looks 4 or 4,5 centimeters taller than Arnie, and if Sven is 1,96 cm, so Arnie was definitely 1,91 or 1,92 cm, and if Sven is 1,93,3, so Arnie was at least 1,88,8 or 1,89. So kind people, don't say anything about Arnold Schwarzenegger that when he used to be a young, he was never down the 1,88cm, it's a proof. If some people say that Arnie was 1,87cm, then it means that Sven is 1,91 or 1,92 cm. So dear people, you must think about what to say. First think and then say and not just the opposite
berta said on 23/Mar/17
i think this guy and harrison ford are 2 of the most wrong listings. almost all celebreties seems spot on (according to me who can be very wrong myself :P) but i still feel that this guy and ford cant be right
berta said on 20/Feb/17
way to tall listing. ralph moeller was like 3-4 cm taller. not 1:P
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 16/Dec/16
Rob, if you say that "this guy does look a legit 195cm" in the description, shouldn't you list him as 6ft4.75? I personally believe that he's more between 6ft4.25 and 6ft4.5 though.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 8/Dec/16
"Sven Ole Thorsen's Height is 6ft 4 3/8th in (194 cm)"

The 6ft5 listing is a bit too high in my opinion.
berta said on 2/Dec/16
this guy was eaisily 1 inch shorter than ralph moewller
Canson said on 25/Nov/16
Couldn't have payed for a better response than that Bobby Lol! The number of times I've had to politely suggest I get a tape measure when a 6'2.5 guy or even once 6'1.5 guy claimed 6'4 and I was told "you must be 6'6" knowing good and well I'm 6'4 and change my damn self
BOBBYH3342 said on 4/Nov/16
legit 6'4 but since we have 6'2.5 aholes claiming 6'4 he had to claim 6'5
Josh Jeffords said on 31/Oct/16
Watching running man sven is noticeably taller than koto and the only one.
Also has ventura who looks more 6 3.5 sven is tall and used to be huge.
He has lost a ton looks 6 ft maybe 2 as of 2005.
Cool voice but poor actor just big swede or Dane to be specific.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Apr/16
Rob he´s way more than 0.5" shorter than Ralf Möller Click Here and about 4" shorter than 6´7"-6´8" Ben Davidson.
Isn´t 6´4", 6´4.25" or 6´4.5" more realistic for his peak? Click Here
Editor Rob: he might have lost height in his 40's, a fraction anyway, I think 6ft 5 is ok for him, I wouldn't have thought only 6ft 4-4.5 for Ole peak.
Chase Witherspoon said on 28/Oct/15
I guessed him at 6'4" from my recollection of Running Man.... Gunnar Hansen proportions...
Frank said on 14/Feb/15
Watching a lot of movies in his life and comparing with other people, he was never 6.5 barefoot, it is sure.
He was 6.3.5-6.4 realistic in his peak and probably 6.5 with boots.

He is a big guy but not so big.
Yaspaa said on 16/Jun/14
6'3.5 peak.
John T. said on 16/Sep/13
Hi guys.

I know Sven Ole from back in the days, when he co-founded, and owned Sporting Health Club (a famous gym in Copenhagen)

I was one of the users of the gym, where I met Sven several times, and he was a legit 6 ft. 5 in. at that time, but I think he lost a couple of in. - or three - in the later years of his career, mainly caused by quite severe damage to his hips, spine and knees.

Today I would say he's about 6 ft. 2½ - 3 in.
Yaspaa said on 6/Jun/13
He wore a significant heel in Running Man and that's the only thing he's ever looked 6'5 in.
jimmy said on 23/Apr/13
After watching Kull I doubt that he was 6'5".Thomas Ian Griffith was easily an inch taller and he looked close with Kevin Sorbo
jimmy said on 17/Apr/13
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jimmy said on 3/Apr/13
Here is a photo with Arnold where he looks clearer taller but not quite 3.5".I would say he looks a strong 6'4".The guy in the middle is way taller than Arnie.He must be at least 6'7".
Arch Stanton said on 18/Nov/12
Well he was about 4 cm taller than Jesse Ventura in Running Man. Maybe he was a full 6'5".
Arch Stanton said on 15/Nov/12
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Doubt he's a full 6'5". Here is, judging by Clint's hair and Arnie I'd say this was taken around 1995. He's barely taller than Clint who would have been 6'2.5" range by then. Compare how Arnie looks next to 197cm Moeller now. Needs a downgrade I think. I thin he could be 6'4.5". What do you think Rob? He doesn't look 6'5" here does he?
greg said on 1/Nov/12
legitimate 6'5
mag67 said on 9/Oct/12
In a danish documentary i saw he called himself 193 cm with a 47 (eur)size shoe.
Shaun said on 4/Nov/11
6'4.5" I'd guess. He once dated Grace Jones, she has a things about big hulking 6'5" range Scandinavians doesn't she, but they're probably the only men strong enough to keep up with her. I'm sure she is an absolute beast.!!
Lucio said on 25/Jun/11
Rob, are you sure Thorsen is a legit 6'5"? Because the Yaspaa pics, especially that next to Kevin Sorbo, Click Here
seems to show a height near to 191 cm rather than 196 cm, what do you think?
I'd be interested to know this, mostly to determine better the Arnold's height in this pic next to Thorsen
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Thank you.
Cranberries (17m, 193.75-191.25) said on 24/Jun/11
192cm, probably. 6'4" max.
Bass Armstrong said on 25/Nov/10
Yaspaa, thanks for these pics. It gives the clearance that Thorsen is nothing above 6'4" although he appeared huge in Gladiator when fighting against 5'11" Russell Crowe, Thorsen had inches on him. I would go for 6'3 1/2" or 192cm as Thorsen's height.
Yaspaa said on 27/Oct/10
Never 6'5 or 6'4.
Click Here (6'1 McGinley, 6'2 Michael Caine)
With Kevin Sorbo (6'3)
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Yaspaa said on 21/Oct/10
He's not even 6'4, check the Schwarzenegger page for pics.
Yaspaa said on 6/Jun/09
It all depends on how tall Ahnuld was then. Click Here
Big King said on 26/Mar/09
Well, it sounds a bit funny but I estimated Thorsen 6'11" in Gladiator.
Doug said on 13/Mar/09
A legit 6'5" which is bordlerine giant anyway especially with his build. The man is 6'6" in shoes people are forgetting this is a barefoot estimate which will be a little lower than he normally appears in shoes.
adam said on 30/Nov/08
He really looked a lot shorter than Ben Davidson in EVERY scene they were together. In Dave`s pic Thorsen is closer to the camera and Davidson is slouching. In CONAN he truely didn
Big King said on 8/Sep/08
Yeah, Sven looked huge and massive beside Crowe in Gladiator. If Crowe is 5'11 1/2" then Sven is at least 6'5" or above. I always thought that Sven must me around 6'6" but maybe he's just a shade under 6'6". 6'5 1/4" is Thorsen's height.
Steve said on 18/May/08
He was enormous in The Running Man.Undoubtfuly 6'5"(196cm).
Kenny said on 8/May/08
He looked huge in The Running Man,standing next to Arnold he looked to me clearly 6'5",if not even 6'6".
Anonymous said on 22/Dec/07
Sven was only about 6'3 1/2 he was not even in the same height range as davidson who was 6'8. Ben is standing about a good foot further away from the camera in that pic and is leaning in and still looks a few inches taller. If you watch conan you can see that ben is a tall lean guy and sven is a 4+ inch shorter stocky guy
Reconnum124 said on 20/Dec/07
Can someone please explain me why Sven looked like a giant in the film Gladiator?
Dave said on 7/Oct/07
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Ben davidson aint standing straight here, but that aside... and camera work aside (as in the feature).... theres NOT 4 inches here.

Granted we cannot see footwear etc, but this and many other offset pics i have seen suggest they were much closer to the same height than the scenes in the movie made you think.... after this i must say sven was 6'5 at this time.
Dave said on 7/Oct/07
certainly not a cm under 6'4, but he could have been as high as 6'5 easily when he was younger. He has certainly lost an inch nowadays, plus his posture is worse.
Mike T. said on 2/Sep/07
In Conan, Ben Davidson looked way taller than him, like 4 inches at least. I would give him no more than 6'4 tops.
Thorgrim "steve" said on 18/Jun/07
Certainly a genuine 6'5 back in the day, maybe an inch or so shorter now.

And in conan, observe that the camera angle almost always favours ben davidson, i have the directors commentary edition, and arnold clearly says "yeah, sven is a tree... i think hes 6'6" (slight exaggeration but we get the picture), also the director (forget his name, and he seems very truthful about many things in the movie, where arnie exaggerates, he says; "those guys were HUGE!, i mean, im an easy 6'2, and those guys were walking around barefoot because of the heat, and they towered over everyone!, ben is about 6'8, and sven about 6'5"

so i think back in the running man and conan days this man was 6'5, but i have no doubt that due to his build and lifting, that hes a good inch shorter these days.
Halb said on 20/Feb/07
I would say that The Runnign Man is a good film to judge his height, he stands next to both AhNold and Jesse.
I roughly agree with Cobra's estimates.
MS said on 25/Jan/07
Sven looked a lot taller in Gladiator. 6' 6" is his height and I can't imagine that he is under 6' 6".
Jimbo said on 6/Jan/07
Look again. Ben Davidson is wearing boots with what looks like 3 inch heels. This would make Thorsen a legitimate 6'5" to 6'6"
Alex said on 19/Nov/06
Balrog is off. In The Viking Sagas he had a lot more scenes with Ralph Moeller as they were allies. He looked a little shorter than Ralf. 6'5" is possible but i'll wager 6'4".
Balrog said on 12/Oct/06
I wouldn't underestimate his height as 6'5". That guy looks like a giant. I watched Gladiator and there he seemed taller than the 6'6" tall Ralf Moeller. 6'6"-6'8" or even is Thorsen's real height. 6'6" at least.
Chris said on 17/Aug/06
I watched Gladiator and there Sven-Ole Thorsen looked like a 7 feet tall giant. I estimated him as 7 feet. Then I've heard, that he is only 6' 5" like me. My height is about 6' 5.5"
Babyboomer said on 6/Apr/06
Watched "Conan the Barbarian" two days ago. Thorsen looks more than 3" shorter than 6'8" Davidson. Looks like about 4.5 to 5" to me. He's at Davidson's eye level. That would make him 6'3" or 6'3.5". Watch that movie & see what you think.
Jason said on 27/Mar/06
I think 6'3 1/2'' sounds right. In Conan the Barbarian Sven plays one of Thulsa Doom's (James Earl Jones) two henchmen. Now, the other henchman was played by former NFL footballer Ben Davidson who we have a measured height for at 6'8'' - Click Here . Sven and Ben were always together and Ben loomed above him. Sven didn't even look that tall next to Ben! Not 6'5''.
Christian said on 7/Nov/05
Are you sure he´s 6 ft 5? He signed me an autograph on Københavns and we´re the same height. I´m 6 ft 3 1/2

[Editor Rob: maybe he's shrinking but honestly, he's looked this big in films...hmm, ]
Cobra said on 29/Oct/05
The guy is really huge, also with a massive built, as you can see in Conan the barbarian.
I also remember the scene in Running man, he looked 1 inch taller than Ventura and about 3 inches taller than Arnold.
KnatLouie said on 12/Oct/05
Yeah, Sven has been in 12 Arnold Schwarzenegger-movies (15 if you also count stunts) to date. And yes, he's taller than both Arnold and Jesse Ventura. By the way, he's not in 'Troy', but does have tiny cameos (with covered face) in 'Hidalgo'(2004) and 'Hostage' (2005). More info on Sven here:
Enforcer said on 23/Jul/05
This actor has been in the most Schwarzenegger movies. If he's 6'5 that would make Arnold around 6'1" - 6'2". Sven does look a solid 6'5' & no less than 6'4". In the movie 'The Running Man' he stands right next to Arnold & Jesse Ventura & appears to be an inch taller than Ventura.

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