How tall was Tommy Tiny Lister

Tommy Tiny Lister's Height

6ft 5 (195.6 cm)

American actor and wrestler, best remembered for films like The Fifth Element and Friday. On Dove.org, it once mentioned "I'm six-five, two-seventy-five," Tommy 'Tiny' Lister told me in a recent interview with The Dove Foundation"

How tall is Tommy Tiny Lister
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Average Guess (49 Votes)
6ft 5.09in (195.8cm)
Chaos's Throwaway said on 10/May/22
What was his current height listed at before he died?
Editor Rob
maybe lost 1/2 inch
Canson said on 27/Mar/22
@Rampage: yea definition of a legit 6’5”lunchtime I’d elect 6’5 1/8” and a straight 6’5” afternoon/evening as a worst case. Possible he was even 6’5.25 lunch and 6’5 1/8 afternoon/evening. But I wouldn’t go any higher. Not sure he was quite a strong 6’5 though (6’5.25 afternoon) but I think the avg guess while not far off, is a little too low if people guess him under 6’5 peak. They may have seen pics later in life of him where he may have begun to lose height
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/22
6ft5 and change peak is possible for Tiny....Hogan peak I think might still have the edge though
Canson said on 20/Feb/22
@Ian: my definition of a peak Hogan is in the pics with Taker where he’s 1.5-2” shorter and with Trump when he’s 3 or so inches taller. I could see Hogan falling into one of three categories or somewhere in between them

I think this is most likely scenario

6’6 out of bed
6’5 5/8 after an hour
6’5 1/2 after 2
6’5 3/8 lunchtime
6’5 1/4 afternoon evening

Or 1/8” taller on each and being a 6’5 1/2” lunchtime and 6’5 3/8 afternoon or 1/4” taller and a 6’5 5/8 and 6’5 1/2”. Other possibility is he was 6’5 flat afternoon and 6’5 1/8 lunch. I can’t see over 6’5 1/2” afternoon and really that seems a bit high to me. I’d say more of a 6’5 1/4” range guy. But a 6’5 1/2” listing here on Celebheights solves the problem.

Tiny Lister on the other hand was a straight 6’5 guy maybe even a hair over at lunchtime 6’5 1/8” or 6’5 1/4” if he fell to 6’5 1/8” afternoon. I can’t see Lister below 6’5 flat even at night unless an extreme low kicked in
Ian Momo 'Questionable 5'10' said on 7/Jan/22
@Canson i agree, he's a solid 6'5, but hogan's peak isn't when he wrestling Sid Eudy, Undertaker, etc, if you count that period as his peak then he maybe even worse than 6'5, maybe even just 6'4 for him at that time
berta said on 17/Nov/21
the most legit 6´5 on the site. this guy was clearly taller than a guy like vincea vaughn. I think 197 isnt impossible. he was always taller than hogan in early 90s and hogan was maybe 195 cm at that time.
Alex 6'0 said on 10/Jul/21
Strong 6'5 and looked it.
Canson said on 18/Jun/21
Couldn’t have been only 6’4 at his peak. He was around the same as Hogan. Hulk was over listed so 6’5 flat for Tiny and 6’5-6’5.5 Hulk make sense
Hotspots said on 16/Jun/21
Honestly believe he was 6-4. The boots he wore had 2.5 min heels. Hence why he looked a bit taller than hogan
ChaosControl 6'2.5/189.2cm said on 3/May/21
Why’s he not in the wrestlers category when the page says he was a wrestler?
Editor Rob
He's added now
Matt6'5 said on 15/Dec/20
Rob, interesting challenge for you. Who would you pick at their respective peaks: Tiny Lister, Ken Foree, or Tony Todd. How about at current heights?
Editor Rob
Tiny might have best chance of having measured slightly taller, but both Tony/Ken I think likely have lost an inch nowadays from near 6ft 5 10-20 years ago.
viper said on 13/Dec/20
He was a unique actor that had broader range than you would think like in the Fifth Element
Canson said on 13/Dec/20
I don’t think he was ever an afternoon 6’5.5” more than likely a solid 6’5” guy (6’5.75 out of bed and 6’5 afternoon height) but I doubt he was ever as low as 6’4 even when he passed. Still likely at least 6’4.5” at the end of his life
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 13/Dec/20
RIP Tommy Lister.
Lomax said on 12/Dec/20
Just saw one of his tribute vids on YouTube. He’s easily 3” taller then Chris tucker who’s about 6’1 which would put Debo at 6’4 but easily 6’5 in his hay day maybe 6’5 1/2 true big guy over 250lbs. Rest in power Debo hood legend
Jesica said on 12/Dec/20
Kian said on 22/Aug/11
He looks 6'2-6'5 a strong 6'5 to me though a weak 6'2-6'4.

That makes no sense. Your range is too much. Tiny was a legit 6’5 peak.
Canson said on 12/Dec/20
@K.A.: 2020 has been the worst
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Dec/20
Don't know why I haven't heard the news until now, but RIP.
Fred82 said on 11/Dec/20
Click Here * With JCVD and Dolph '' Ivan Drago '' Lundgren *
Sping said on 11/Dec/20
RIP Mr. President.
Canson said on 10/Dec/20
Very sad news today. RIP
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Oct/20
@Richard
6'2"? No way
Canson said on 12/Oct/20
And 6’2 is even more impossible. If he’s lost height he’s still 6’4 range today
Richard Wolf said on 12/Oct/20
I'm 6 ft 2 and I've seen him in person and he's my height, maybe just a little bit taller, no more. There is no way hes 6 5, I was actually surprised to see how short he actually is.
Annonymous said on 20/Sep/20
6'3'' is just impossibly low for Tiny.
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
Jaidienfaust2095 said on 14/Jul/20
I'm 6'4 he look like he 6'5 so 6 ft 5 maybe 6 ft 5 and 1/2 sounds about right he could be possibly 6 foot 6

He’s claimed 6’5” before and measured it. He’s not 6’6 or 6’5.5
Jaidienfaust2095 said on 14/Jul/20
I'm 6'4 he look like he 6'5 so 6 ft 5 maybe 6 ft 5 and 1/2 sounds about right he could be possibly 6 foot 6
Jaidien Faust said on 21/Mar/20
I'm 6ft3 so he is way taller 6ft5 sounds right
Manpreet Singh Virk said on 29/Apr/19
Billed in wrestling as 6'6. Real height is 6'5.
Canson said on 16/Apr/19
I doubt Tiny is as low as 6’3”. With good posture he’s probably still worst case a decent 195 guy
Sotiris Gravas said on 16/Apr/19
Jason Scott Jenkins and Lou Ferrigno... Click Here

Ferrigno and 6'1" dude... Click Here , Click Here
6'1" Dude and Baker Mayfield (listed 6'1", measured 6'0 5/8" at the combine) Click Here


Again, Jason Scott Jenkins and Lister... Click Here


The only way Lister is 6'5" nowadays is via lifts.
Canson said on 13/Apr/19
@RP: not so sure he’s that low today. Maybe not the full 6’5” today but it’s hard to say. I think a peak Lister May have been the full 196cm 6’5 1/8 though. He definitely looked about as legit a 6’5” as you get and certainly at his peak not less than 6’5” flat.
RP said on 12/Apr/19
Peak: 6’5.25”
Current: 6’4”
Daniel reynolds said on 11/Apr/19
Editor rob. Terry hulk hogan did say he was ft6,7 in his late 20,s barefoot. I would personally agree around 1979. Could you see ft6,7 for terry.??
Canson said on 13/Mar/19
I wonder if he is still a full 6’5” today. But Sotiris, I doubt he’s only 6’3” today?
Sotiris Gravas said on 11/Mar/19
Lister and Jason Scott Jenkins (2015)... Click Here

Jenkins and 6'5" J.J. Watt (2013)... Click Here

Jenkins and 6'6" Deontay Wilder... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 15/Feb/19
Just a remindeer: Lister looking all of 6'3", tops, next to a 5'8.25" Mamun back in 2011:
Click Here

Here's 6'2" Terry Crews towering over him... Click Here
Crews and Lister in 2012... Click Here

Dolph lundgren is 2" shorter than he used to be and I'm supposed to believe Lister is still 6'5"...? How can he still be 6'5"...? How?
Canson said on 5/Feb/19
@Christian: you’re absolutely right in your response back lol
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Nov/18
@ Nik - I knew another Tiny, a huge big cat! I asked the owner why the animal had been named so and she replied, "...as a kitten, Tiny WAS tiny!"

Fair enough! 😊🙀
Canson said on 16/Nov/18
@Dream: agreed
Dream(5'9.5") said on 12/Nov/18
@EtherMagic

Hulk Hogan is no taller than Bill Fagerbakke.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 12/Nov/18
@Canson

I could see 6'5 1/8th" for Tommy. I do agree that Bo Burnham, Wladimir Klitschko, and Howard Stern would slightly edge out Tommy, but it's only by a small amount though!
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Nov/18
@ Nik - Yes, that's true enough! The Tiny I knew was 6ft7 or 8!

Tommy Tiny Lister can have 6ft5.
Nik said on 12/Nov/18
Most people called Tiny are anything but!
Canson said on 11/Nov/18
@Dream: I think Tiny would be more like 196cm peak. I would put Bo and Klitschko and maybe even a peak Stern above that. They could be 6’5.25-.5 or worst 6’5.25
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Nov/18
@EtherMagic

A 6'5" person (Lister) wearing 2 inch lifts and therefore being an inch taller than another person (Hogan) would make that person (Hogan) 6'6", not 6'7". You need to improve basic math skills before calling others "idiots" lol.
EtherMagic said on 9/Nov/18
Lister said in an interview, in which you can watch on Youtube, that for the Movie No Holds Barred, that he wore 2 inch lifts in the movie to appear about an inch taller then Hogan as an intimidation factor. This movie was made in 1989, Hogan at his peak in the late 70's early 80's was a legit 6'7". You idiots need to do your research before you start judging height by it's cover, literally!
Dream(5'9.5") said on 9/Nov/18
Could be a Bo Burnham or Wladimir Klitschko.
Canson said on 11/Oct/18
He was, Without a doubt, a Legit 6’5” peak. I don’t know if he’s lost height today. But if you see enough old footage of he and Hulk Hogan (Peak Hogan), you can tell that they were the same height. Hogan was never 6’7”. He was 6’5 as well
Canson said on 5/Oct/18
@Matt 6’5”: do you measure 6’5” at a low or is that a morning height?
Matt6'5 said on 22/Aug/18
Editor Rob:

At their peaks who would you feel was taller: Tiny Lister or Michael Clarke Duncan?
Editor Rob
I'd always go with Tiny Lister, he could look taller than 6ft 5 at times.
tree said on 13/Jun/18
Rob some of your early listing or guesses were 2 inches away,i checked height request last page

Hey Rob what about Tommy 'Tiny' Lister? You know that muscley tall guy from the movie Friday and the President? guy from the 5th Element. I've seen 6-7, and also saw on a message board that 6-4 would be generous. So I'm not sure 6-5 may be right though.

[Editor Rob: I think someone mentioned this guy a while ago, and they had come up with the 6ft 7 guess, which from Univeral Soldier seems likely...I will add this guy soon ;-)]


Of course its hard to guess at the beginning but when you meet and have more actors with known height or actors with close guesses its easier to compare.

Did you have him at 6ft7 in 2006 or it was just a guess?
Editor Rob
Compared to Dolph who claimed 6ft 5 and 6 he could *look* 6ft 7 ;) Doesn't mean he is. He claimed 6ft 5 in October 2006 and has been on that mark a long time. He could look taller than the 6ft 5 claim, at one point his website described him as 6ft 7 before lowering it to 6ft 5.
O.J. said on 14/Mar/18
6'5 peak and 6'4 today.
Canson said on 3/Mar/18
He was every bit of 6’5” at his peak
Canson said on 9/Nov/17
Peak maybe today might have lost a little
Oanh said on 21/Oct/17
Otis L. Carpenter said on 5/Aug/17
Tommy Tiny Lister aka Zeus wasn't 6ft5ins tall. He stood just alittle bit taller than Hulk Hogan before he started shrinking. I think Lister stood 6ft9ins possibly.

LOL @ 6'9. He was 6'5. I saw an interview with him and he said he was 6'5.
MrTBlack said on 26/Sep/17
@Otis L. Carpenter

6'9"? Um I don't think so. If he claimed 6'5", it is extremely unlikely he is more than 6'5". He did claim 6'7" in the late 90s but that's probably in his Nike Airmax.
ken said on 27/Aug/17
6ft 4 max, next to 5ft 7 ice cube
GS1981 said on 6/Aug/17
No doubt he was a tad taller than the ***never in his life bigger than 6ft 4 Hulk Hogan***, 6ft 5.
Otis L. Carpenter said on 5/Aug/17
Tommy Tiny Lister aka Zeus wasn't 6ft5ins tall. He stood just alittle bit taller than Hulk Hogan before he started shrinking. I think Lister stood 6ft9ins possibly.
josh jeffords said on 14/Mar/17
This guy is very big he towers many 6 2 claimers and better.
He is very funny but plays small parts for such a big dude..
I think he was actually a bit over this peak but who knows about footwear.
I can say with certainty the weight claim is not peak during 90s he had to be over 300.
He made John Candy look smaller than anyone else not easy to do.
The Ben said on 17/Feb/17
Legit 6'5 barefoot, wore 2-3 inch heels to bloom bigger than Hogan.
They do a close up of his feet on the ring steps when it's Hogan vs Boss Man in a cage and the lifts are huge.
heightchecker34 said on 16/Feb/17
Ah.... it's the wrestler Zeus who had to wear 6 inch platform boots in his segments with Brother Love (who is Bruce Prichard in real life and whose podcast I am currently listening too). He was supposed to be another big monster for Hulk Hogan to slay, yet when they finally met at Summerslam 1989, in their face off.... Zeus literally looked barely half an inch taller than a legit 6'5 Hogan. Of course, he could not wrestle in 6 inch platforms and to be honest, could barely wrestle in general (because he was an actor), but I would never tell him that to his face! Loved the rolling eyes and unibrow!
MrTBlack said on 4/Dec/16
He did look more than 6'5" in Friday but I'm sure that's because he was wearing Nike AirMax which can make you appear 2" taller than your actual height.
bobby3342 said on 3/Dec/15
6 '5 rob has it right but to clear this up lister never played in the nba(internet rumor) he played minor league football briefly.
Sam said on 20/Nov/15
Although I think he was listed higher before I think his claimed & listed height is honest.
Troy said on 17/May/15
I'm 6'4" barefoot and 6'5 in shoes, I met him on the 4th of july, I was maybe an inch taller but I also had much thicker shoes than he did. I think he was at least 6'5 in his prime and at least 6'4.5" now.
Desann said on 28/Oct/12
Yes, 6'5" looks pretty accurate for Lister.
Jordan said on 21/Dec/11
Mamun,

He looks intimidating to say the least but looks to have been a nice guy with you. Was he a cool guy?
LAN Jiao said on 16/Oct/11
tommy tiny lister is "6'7flatty" just above "6'4" casper junior. up here mamun 6foot solid steel..
chris zaun said on 6/Sep/11
atleast 6 foot 5
Kian said on 22/Aug/11
He looks 6'2-6'5 a strong 6'5 to me though a weak 6'2-6'4.
us said on 20/Aug/11
Rob, you have him here already
Click Here
Editor Rob
I changed the page name.
Hansen said on 19/Aug/11
rob, it happen eric robert be the "american height claim style" add shoe on height. lol..:) but he could be 5ft10 during hey day.
Hansen said on 17/Aug/11
rob you were right for the measurement. tiny could still possible be 6ft4er maybe just a fraction under. but definitely not quite over 6ft4 in prime. compare him next to solid 176-177 eric robert he does look legit 6ft4 standing straight. ;)
Editor Rob
Eric Roberts still tries to claim he's 5ft 11.
Legend said on 17/Aug/11
Well he's not very tiny at all lol
Mamun said on 16/Aug/11
FANTASTIC comparison picture King ROB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have certainly proved your point .

Regards

SUPERMUN
Candyman said on 16/Aug/11
Appears a fraction shorter than other 6'5"ers but it could be the lean and angle of the photo. He's close if not there though.
Mathew said on 14/Aug/11
[Editor Rob: Last year with Eric Roberts he still manages to look very tall.]

That's exactly the thing, he looks under 6'3" here but it might just kind of be a fluke.

Editor Rob


he doesn't look under 6ft 3 when you account for Tiny's head being very long.

Biggie Lister said on 13/Aug/11
He looks now around 6'3-6'4. He has a big head you know. Rob, maybe a downgrade?
Editor Rob
Last year with Eric Roberts he still manages to look very tall.
Cranberries (18m, 193cm) said on 13/Aug/11
In the Mamun pic, he doesn't look as big as I'd expect.
Moke said on 12/Aug/11
Nothing under 6'3.5. But listing him at 6'5 is just a bit (too) generous :)
Vegas said on 11/Aug/11
Terryman says on 10/Aug/11
The thought of tiny lister being 6'2-3 gives me nightmares really,at worst he could be 1,94m even with Mamum you can tell that he is a huge giant individual who definately would not not fill the 6'2 range bill
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if lister was really just 6'2 that would have a massive knock on effect for loads of guys in the wwf back in the 80s, wwe billed him i believe at 6'11 or 7ft at first and then dropped him down to 6'9, but having seen him standing next to ric flair in wcw circa 1996 (and having met flair a couple of times over the last 12 years) i am 100% sure lister ain't 6'2, anyway no way he looks 6'2 with lundgren and van damme either
180cm said on 10/Aug/11
not 6'5, 6'3.5 more likely.
Terryman said on 10/Aug/11
The thought of tiny lister being 6'2-3 gives me nightmares really,at worst he could be 1,94m even with Mamum you can tell that he is a huge giant individual who definately would not not fill the 6'2 range bill,he must have been slouching teribly!
Legend said on 10/Aug/11
He's 6'3 according to the pictures.
Kian said on 9/Aug/11
Hes tilting his head but on the first pic Manum is under his nose so he might be 6'4 6'2-6'3 maybe but most probs 6'3 or 6'4.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 9/Aug/11
In the pics looks no more than 187!
Rikashiku said on 9/Aug/11
@Sonny Black, You're aware that 5 inches starts at around the nose. Mamun comes up to his lower lip.
He def gets maybe a 6'3" min, 6'4" max now a days. He could have been a peak 6'5" or so.
Sonny Black said on 8/Aug/11
Judging by this pic Mamun would have to be 5'11 - 6'0 tall in order for Tiny to be 6'5... I got him at like 6'3.
SoTw said on 8/Aug/11
This man does not have a normal sized head, just look at photos and you'll see his is really long, it's 3 inches bigger than Mamuns.
jtm said on 6/Aug/11
he wouldn't look 6'5 next to mamun even if he stood up straight but i thought he was taller than dolph.
Rikashiku said on 6/Aug/11
He looks 6'4" in the pic but he could be taller.
Matt (6ft 1/4 - 6ft 1) said on 6/Aug/11
come on, 6ft 5 is meant to look very very tall next to 5ft 8
Danimal said on 6/Aug/11
Alex says on 4/Aug/11
Hogan was a peak 6'5 at least and Tiny Lister was like an inch taller in No Holds Barred.

Yeah and Tiny Lister was in platform boots (almost Kane like boots) at that time. This was a PEAK Hogan, so if Tiny was 6'5" back then, he needed the extra padding to edge out Hogan. I'm sure if Tiny stood barefoot with a 1989 barefoot Hogan, Hogan would have been the taller of the two by a bit.
SAK said on 5/Aug/11
In the top pic he looks 6ft4, but he could easily be 6ft5 if he had better posture.
John B said on 5/Aug/11
He looks around 6'2 - 6'3 in the pic but look at the top of his head from his eyes it's st least 5 - 6 inchs I say a good 6'4 in the pic and he is not really standing up right might pull off another inch?
Crocodile said on 5/Aug/11
He looks like 6'3"...
Vegas said on 5/Aug/11
Danimal says on 4/Aug/11
Vegas says on 4/Aug/11
Truthman says on 4/Aug/11
Nowhere near legit 6'5.
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he was taller than dolph lundgren in universal soldier, he edged out hulk hogan back in 1989 with about a half inch footwear advantage

Hey biased guy. He EDGED out Hulk Hogan because he was wearing platform boots. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???
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ah no he was wearing a type of workboot in the wwf (the platform were in the movie), even rob confirmed that on hogans page like 2 years ago when you were trying to pass them off as giving 3-4 inches, Click Here lister is wearing exact same boots here with jeep swenson some 5 years later Click Here
Mamun said on 5/Aug/11
Danimal , I used to work boring jobs like as a Banker & A car dealer ! I hated those jobs ! That's not where my true passion lies ! My passion and love is and has always been and always will be the Entertainment Industry ! I love Movies & celelibrites ! I used to live in LA for almost 7 years but because of work I could never concentrate on my true love ! I even used to work 7 days a week and this was a mistake I truly wish I never did ! I don't intend to make the same mistakes in the future . For the past three years I am not working at all so that when ever I get a chance to get into acting , I don't have to worry about a boss who would not give me leave for an audition .

Regards

SUPERMUN
Alex said on 4/Aug/11
Hogan was a peak 6'5 at least and Tiny Lister was like an inch taller in No Holds Barred.
Danimal said on 4/Aug/11
Mamun, what is it you do for a living? How do you get to meet so many cool stars? Do you spend your days tracking these people down? Do you have an agent who sets you up with these sightings? I didn't even know you lived in the U.S.
Danimal said on 4/Aug/11
Vegas says on 4/Aug/11
Truthman says on 4/Aug/11
Nowhere near legit 6'5.
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he was taller than dolph lundgren in universal soldier, he edged out hulk hogan back in 1989 with about a half inch footwear advantage

Hey biased guy. He EDGED out Hulk Hogan because he was wearing platform boots. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???
5'10 guy said on 4/Aug/11
6'3.5 tops 6'5 mammon would have been under his chin.
Frank said on 4/Aug/11
I have to Agree he looks about 6ft 3
sean89 said on 4/Aug/11
the top of mamums head should be around his chin this guy is closer to 6'3
Josh B said on 4/Aug/11
Agree with the guys on the 6"2-6"3 max
RP said on 4/Aug/11
Yes!! 20 years ago in his prime, Tom was a legit 6'5" barefoot & 300-310lbs. Read my old post. In 1989 Terry "Hulk" was 6'5 1/2" & 300lbs & Tom "Zeus" was 6'5" & 300-305 lbs. Checkout the episode of The Fresh Prince from about '92-'93....Tom is wearing regular sneakers and looks like he has 5" inches on Will Smith who is 6'1"-6'1 1/2"......Also "Uncle Phil" who was always listed at 6'4" was more than 2" inches shorter than Tom.
Vegas said on 4/Aug/11
Truthman says on 4/Aug/11
Nowhere near legit 6'5.
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he was taller than dolph lundgren in universal soldier, he edged out hulk hogan back in 1989 with about a half inch footwear advantage
sean89 said on 4/Aug/11
only looks 6'2 in the top picture
Truthman said on 4/Aug/11
Nowhere near legit 6'5.
Triplescrew said on 4/Aug/11
sorry but I'm seeing 6'2" 6'3" max from the picture...
Candyman said on 5/Jul/11
Looked this height in Friday.
Bobi1985 said on 13/Jun/11
Hulk at his best times 198 cm - 201 cm 136 kg till 148 kg ,Lister 196 cm 135 KG
dicksock said on 30/May/11
André the Giant says on 9/Oct/09
lister was never taller than Hogan..Hogan peak 6'5.5 and lister 6'5 or hogan 6'6 and lister 6'5.5.Lister was wearing thicker boots in all the matches against the hulk..hogan with his 0.5 boots makes him 6'5.5 + 0.5 = 6'6..lister 6'5 with his 1.25 - 1.5 inches boots makes him 6'6.25- 6'6.5

Agreed. Although, I think Lister could have been in a solid 6'5" with 2" heels. That would make him 6'7"-6'7.5" in his heels. I think Hogan was closer to 6'6" in .75" heels. That would make him 6'6.5" in his boots.
Rikashiku said on 22/Jan/11
@Jam-Man that pic sucks. They usually have a wrestler who is billed at a larger height and size stand on a box. Like they did with Andre being interviewed by Mcmahon.
All Wrestlers stand on boxes.
RP said on 19/Jan/11
Lister in the No Holds Barred and his brief 14 month stay in the WWF he wore a special designed Logger boot that had 3.5" heels. At first WWF billed "Zeus" @ 6'11" & 343 pounds. However, about 3 or 4 months into his career they down graded him to 6'9". Tom has stated before that his true barefoot height was 6'5" and that he only weighed about 305-310 during his WWF career. Hogan was actually about a half inch taller than Tom, when Tom was'nt wearing his 3.5" heels. Hogan also has a larger head. And in '88-'89 was even a few pounds heavier. Even though the WWE listed Zeus anywhere from 325 to 343 & Hogan @ 302.
Eric said on 28/Dec/10
Tom and Terry were about the same height in 89, 6'5. Tom is definitely taller than Hulk today at 6'4 while Hulk has shrunk all the way down to 6'2.
Jam-Man said on 14/Nov/10
Lister is taller than Hogan by 2":

Click Here
Anonymous said on 2/Jul/09
I can't see Lister being over 6'5 since Hogan was slightly taller than him and Lister was wearing thicker boots , and Hogan was 6'6 max so Lister definetely was never 6'6.
Big King said on 13/Jun/09
Lister could be 6'6"-6'7" in his younger days and a strong 6'5" nowadays. No wonder why they changed his 6'7" to 6'5".
Big King said on 17/May/09
Liser is a strong 6'5".
Big King said on 19/Apr/09
Hey Rob, what height did you give Lister before they changed his height to 6'5" on his official website?

Editor Rob
6ft 6 i think.
Big King said on 27/Feb/09
I saw the photo from vegas and there Hogan was exactly as tall as Lister. If Hogan was at least 6'6" in his younger days, then Lister has to be at least 6'6".
The Cleverguy said on 16/Feb/09
This guy has always been at least 2" taller than Hulk Hogan. He came to my high school in 1991-92, and was standing next to the female center of the school. He wasn't much taller than her. She claims to be 6'1", but 6'3" would be more correct. I'm being 6'0" w/sneakers, and having to look up to her. Which I hated, by the way. So, 6'5" would be about right. Maybe even 6'6". If you put 2 persons side by side with an inch difference in their height, you probably say their heights are the same.
Big King said on 17/Dec/08
Lister looks very tall for only 6'5". I think that 6'6" could be on the money for him.
Anonymous said on 31/Oct/08
How much could lister bench. Military or most impertantly pull ups!
Big King said on 6/Sep/08
Are there any sources where Lister stated his height with his own words?
King said on 22/Aug/08
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King said on 21/Aug/08
I saw the film The Man of War already yesterday. Lister didn't seem to be taller than Lundgren, there was maybe a half inch difference between them. Lundgren could be 6'5" but Lister is over 6'5" but even not a full 6'6". Lister is exactly 6'5 1/2" in my opinion. I also saw a photo where Lister was standing beside a 6'4" actor and Lister was exactly one and a half inch taller than the 6'4er". Lundgren is 6'5" and Lister 6'5 1/2". The 6'7" claiming for Lister is definitely a joke even if he's already described as 6'6" in his wrestling websites. (Oh and Rob, keep in mind, I currently have access to another computer because I'm writing from the Internet Cafe. I'm not often in Internet Cafes and it isn't my aim to avoid my ban but as mentioned, I would be glad if you would unblock my home dynamic IP so that I can post more comments under my same name.)

Editor Rob
how do I know you won't change names again?
Alex said on 22/Jul/08
Well 15% is pretty good for a normal person but for someone who works out a lot its only fair. Also this depends on your body weight. Even if Hogan was 15% in the 80's. He was that % at 300lbs or so which is very good compared to someone say 200lbs at 15% where its only fair.
toppo said on 22/Jul/08
Can we get back on topic please? This forum is about heights, not body fat.
dicksock said on 7/Jul/08
Lister and Hogan were identicle in 1989. There is a video of them having a stare down and they're both the same height.
Anonymous said on 6/Jul/08
He was 6'6+ 300+ when he was young. He was a little taller and heavier than Hogan. They both really shrunk up when they got into their late 40's. Maybe they had to get off their energy drinks.
dicksock said on 29/Jun/08
Is lister 6'5 now or just when he was younger? Because if he's 6'5 now he was probably 6'6 when he was younger.
Jason said on 17/Jun/08
The average young man has 15 percent body fat, not man in general. 15% is in good shape by everyday standards - the average 40 y/o man isn't.
A person said on 13/Jun/08
How tall was trevor goddard then if this bloke is 6'5?
Randy said on 2/Apr/08
The average man has 15 percent body fat. I know Hogan wasn't the most ripped person, but he was obviously in much better shape than the average man, so I doubt his bodyfat level was 15 percent in his prime or even now.
former bodybuilder said on 29/Mar/08
LOL at anyone thinking Hulk was actually 6% bodyfat at any point in his life. Hogan at his absolute fittest was about 270 pounds (billed as 310) and about 15% body fat.
Anonymous said on 18/Jan/08
I saw a 1987 episode of HBO 1st & ten and Lister, O.J. and John Matuszak were having an altercation in the bathroom over something, Lister & Matuszak locked up and it did look like Lister was only maybe 2 inches shorter than Matuszak and about the same weight, so I would absolutely say that Lister was 6'6 and 300 way back when in his prime. Hogan, 6'5 285 at the same time.
Danimal said on 27/Dec/07
Hogan was definitely in double digit body fat. YES, he did lose weight in the late 80's for No Holds Barred. I read an article that he went from 310 pounds in 1986 to 294 in 1987 to in 287 in 1988/1989. He was maybe 12-14% bodyfat at that time. During his WCW reign he appeared to be lower in bodyfat, along with a lower bodyweight of 255-270 pounds. He began gaining back some weight in 1999-2000 (280-290).
Dave said on 25/Dec/07
Sorry, Hogan was not 6% body fat or even close. 6% is freaking shredded. Takes ridiculus discipline to get their, and even harder to maintain.
Alex said on 18/Dec/07
Hogan was more 10% body fat then.
Jason said on 3/Dec/07
Hogan didn't have anywhere remotely near 6% bodyfat in the 80's.
htownjoe said on 30/Nov/07
saw him vs hogan, hulk was 6ft 6 and 285 tiny was 6 ft 6 and a half in boots and 306 pounds, hulk had 21.5 inch arms as aposed to the 24 inch arms they claimed! zeus lister had about 21 inch arms but was bigger than hulk in his whole body except for his arms. lister was huge and had approximently 9 pct body fat! hulk had about 6 pct fat, lister was a powerhouse and if he wanted to could have played lineman in the nfl.
Alex said on 21/Sep/07
I think he's 6'5 1/2.
pat said on 5/Sep/07
Lister was about 6'6 1/2 and about 310 back in his First and Ten days in the mid to late 80's. He was huge, he would stand next to O.J. Simpson who was about 6'1+ back then and about 210+ and he just towered over him. However like so many in the wrestling biz, he really shrunk up. He's no more than 6'5 now and maybe 275.
Jacquiles114 said on 21/Aug/07
Lister could be 6'6.5" or even 6'6.75". Not fully 6'7" but a snitch over 6'6". 6'5" is definitely wrong.
Alex said on 29/May/07
I think now its more likely
Hogan 6'5
Lister 6'5.5
Vegas said on 24/May/07
Lister has been legitimately listed taller than 6'5 (NOT talking about in wrestling). That is very true Danimal. But Kevin Federline is legitimately listed 6'0 almost everywhere expect here where Rob has him at 5'11 yet he looks 4" shorter than John Cena Click Here

Lister was max 6'5
Jason said on 23/May/07
I'm not sure Zeus's boots are any bigger than Hogan's. The soles of Hogan's boots are white and blend in with the canvas there. Zeus is also leaning more than Hogan.

There may be basketball heights for Zeus hidden away somewhere out there -- he had a brief stint in the NBA.
Danimal said on 23/May/07
Nova, Tiny Lister has also been listed at 6'6" and 6'7". You keep referring to his as 6'5". He has been legitimately listed taller than this (NOT talking about in wrestling).
nova said on 22/May/07
Here is Hogan with legit 6'5 Zeus who has at least 2 to 2 1/2 inch heels on his boots and is standing on his tip toes. Hogan's knees are bent and Hogan would be taller than Zeus if he straightened up.
Click Here
Alex said on 19/May/07
Lister was a 300lber, give or take a few pounds.
Alex said on 19/May/07
Maybe Lister was 6'6 and that makes Hogan 6'5 in his prime which I can't see Hogan under. On Friday he looked 6'5-6'6 compared to 6'1 Chris Tucker who he towered over.
Jason said on 16/May/07
My friend guessed 270. Though the pic was from some time in the 90's.
Paul said on 16/May/07
I think he was more 197 or nearly 6'6. Easily 300lbs in the last 1980's.
Jason said on 15/May/07
Lister (who at most was 6'5'') was taller Hogan was in his prime (1989), Rob.

In the ring: Click Here

I never saw that he wore lifts in the ring. He was just slightly taller than Hogan because he was...

Here he is in platforms with Hogan from a film: Click Here

I've seen the movie (''No Holds Barred'') and he wore them there, though.
TheJerk said on 11/Apr/07
I take the Globe's word for it. It is my paper after all. 6-5? Maybe a bit less, looked about 3 inches on Will Smith. Let's say Will is 6-1 then Lister is 6-4. When did you add this name? I remember requesting this a LONG time back!
Halb said on 11/Jan/07
Hogan wore lifts too though, and he had years of experience at it. I'd like to see some good pics of Hogan and Lister together where we can see they're feet.
Danimal said on 5/Jan/07
Tiny only appeared 1" taller than Hogan because Tiny wore MASSIVE platform boots that he could barely keep his balance in. Rob him of those boots and Hogan would have had an inch on him back then (1990 and before).
Halb said on 5/Jan/07
Hey Alex, I used to think he was 6 ft 10 in for the same reason, cas ppl said Hogan was 6 ft 9 in. If Tiny admits to being 6 ft 5 in makes me think that Hogan was ony ever 6 ft 4 in.
Halb said on 5/Jan/07
On this official msite it say's he is 6 ft 5 in.
Click Here

Editor Rob
hah, they changed it, back to the 6ft 5 height he used to have described in early 90's newspapers...he's taller than dolph anyway
GHK said on 12/Dec/06
I worked on "One Night With the King" in which Lister was a co-star and got to meet him. I'm exactly a legit 6-5 and he was no taller than me. But he was huge: I'm 215-220 and he was probably pushing 300. Extremely nice guy and very personable.
Korben said on 23/Nov/06
In the fifth element he towered over Brion James (munroe) in the elevator by at least 4 inched id say, so 6'6 - 6'7
BIG BIFF said on 6/Nov/06
I MET TOM "TINY" LISTER IN NEW YORK NOT TOO LONG AGO & I AM 6'5" 255LBS. HE IS A BIT TALLER THAN ME, SO 6-6 OR 6-7 IS HIS HEIGHT. NO MORE THAN THAT PERIOD.
Alex said on 12/Oct/06
This guy was a good 300+ pounder though. Or at least at one time he was.
Alex said on 12/Oct/06
I use to think this guy was 6'9 LOL. Thats because I remember he had an inch on Hogan in the late 80's and I thought Hogan was 6'8. Tiny Lister does look 6'6 most of the time though. Seen a few pics where he appears more 6'5 though.
thelasttiger said on 28/Sep/06
In that pic of him and Rob Forster in Jackie brown, he looked about 7 inches taller than him. Rob Forster looks about 5'10" to be so I think he is 6'5".
J. said on 26/Sep/06
Now, this is a guy whose height and weight listings are all over the place. I've read everywhere from 6'4" to 6'8" for this dude. I'd say 6'5" and possibly some change would be correct. He didn't look as high as 6'6" in the 'Friday' series.
Jason said on 26/Sep/06
You can bet he is/was 6'5'' at most then. My old freind reckoned 6'6'' would have been giving him some and guessed he was about 270lbs.
Anshelm said on 25/Sep/06
The New York Times say 6'5" and 275 lbs (196 cm/125 kg): Click Here
Jason said on 24/Sep/06
There's some pics of Tommy with various people (some actors) in the photos section at his site Click Here .
Mr. E said on 23/Sep/06
Rob, that means Hogan would be 6'6" and change according to the pic?
Jason said on 22/Sep/06
The crazy part is the WWF billed this guy as 6'11''.
Jason said on 17/Sep/06
A chick I used to know briefly had a photo with Tiny and I commented to her he's 6'8'' (this was 1999 lol) and she said he wasn't that tall and ''6'6'' would be giving him some''.
Derek said on 16/Sep/06
I saw him in a Step by Step episode in 1995 and he made 6'3" Sasha Mitchell look like a little kid. He did look closer to 6'7".
Ball-A-Hallic said on 11/Sep/06
Probally 6'6 if not 6'5.5 then towers over everyone in all his movies
CC-Tron said on 11/Sep/06
I think Tiny is 6'5 and Hogan was 6'4 at his peak.
Bleemo said on 11/Sep/06
Was an inch taller then Hogan in their match together...

Click Here

I agree though that he was 6'6 and Hogan was never more then a weak 6'5 by the looks of it.

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