Vernon Wells Height
5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 11 (180.3 cm)
Australian Actor best known for playing the villainous role Wez in the classic 80's post apocalyptic movie Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. Other noted appearances have included Commando and Fortress. I met him at a Collectormania event in 2007.
5ft 8 Rob and Vernon
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Average Guess (10 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.3in (181.1cm)
Current: 5ft 10.55in (179.2cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Aug/18
Vernon certainly doesn't look below the listed 5ft10.5, so that's what he gets.
I saw the rather crazy action movie 'Mad Max II' at the pictures. I KNEW his face was familiar....
Vernon hasn't lost much height over the years - good luck to him for that! Oh, and he gets 5ft11 peak from me.
Bri said on 25/Apr/18
Looks 179 here
xXViklynXx said on 14/Apr/18
Terry....i dont need no gun!! I dont need no gun!!
Let off some steam bennett!!
Commando is one of my faves!
Terry said on 14/Jan/18
I watched Commando last night and he does look around 6'ft peak, he looked only slightly shorter than 6'1 Arnie in that film so i think a strong 5'11-weak 6'0 is fair for this guy. I liked him in Commando, good actor and underated.
Pierre said on 19/Oct/17
G 5"11'=no more ridiculous than yours imo... Vernon's nose isn't long.Rob's eyes seem to be a little higher than Vernon's nose by this two pics.Imo the distance between the mouth and the eyes is around 3 inches on a classic head like Rob or Vernon, and Rob's eyes are max for the same distance from Vernon's mouth and from Vernon's eyes so around 1.5 inches by this two pictures.now about the postures=Vernon don't lose a lot of height even if his posture look relaxed,only his head seem to tilt a little ,Rob's neck never look very straight,he always seem to slouch a little.
G 5'11 said on 28/Jul/17
@Pierre how are you seeing below 5'10? that's ridiculous Rob's eyes are looking at his nose he's at worst a strong 5'10 range.
Pierre said on 13/Jun/17
Vernon look 5"9.75'/5"10' next to Rob
Peacegamersd95 said on 13/Jun/17
The actor played as Ransik, the Time Force Ranger's main villain in Power Rangers Time Force.
Revisionist said on 10/Jun/17
He really doesn't look taller than a weak 5'10 in these pictures. His hair is 5'11 though!
phil said on 30/Apr/17
why do yall keep saying he not 5'9.5 he 5'10 1/2 cms
John said on 12/Jan/17
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I think he looks tall enough for this measurement.
mike said on 19/May/16
he doesn't look 2 inches taller than you in that photo. Especially if you consider the height of his hair.
NBAer said on 21/Mar/16
Looks 177cm(strong) in both pictures
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jun/15
Height loss has been minimal.
Joe said on 18/Nov/14
5-11 looks about right in his prime, I believe when he was standing next to Schwarzenegger, Arnie appeared to be two inches taller than him. That is why I believe Arnold was 6'1" during his prime, possibly only 6'0.5" prime. He certainly was not the 6'2" that he claimed.
said on 20/Sep/14
he seems a little too attached in the second pic rob lol 5'10.5 max
[Editor Rob: well, it's not only ladies who are attracted to me ;)]
said on 14/Aug/14
why does he look 176 here ?
[Editor Rob: he did look a few inches taller I feel, but not a 5ft 11 range.]
Ally said on 1/Aug/14
Looks 5'9 in pics
Vibram said on 22/May/14
I think 179cm peak (5ft10.5) in the early-mid 80's. 177cm Today (5ft9.75).
said on 8/May/14
Rob this guy does not look taller than 5 '10
[Editor Rob: I find calvinator's estimate of 11.5 today hard to believe, although peak it is possible ]
calvinator said on 24/Feb/14
Just met him at an event, I'm 6' and he was easily my height…maybe 5'11.5"+ little shoe advantage…Rob, this guy needs upgrading. I believe him saying he was 6'1" in 1984! , he is a heavy build with large head…can look shorter, I was surprised he was that tall when he stood up! had white sneakers similar to mine within 1/8"…very nice guy. :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/13
He wouldn't be 5ft11-6ft now but for sure at least a strong 5ft10.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Oct/13
Strong 5ft11 in the 80s is possible...
PLB said on 14/Jul/13
Mr. Wells had to fight a one-on-one final battle with Schwarzenegger in Commando. Arnold was taller and much more muscular. Wells had to rely on just his snarling and grimacing to afford the battle some interest and a degree of verisimilitude. He was a better foil for the smaller Gibson.
But of course in all these movies everybody has a gun and a saber yet the final duel is a fist fight. That must be a challenge for the screen writers.
I like Vernon Wells I have pleasant memories of him but what does a former movie tough guy do in his declining years? There's probably a drunk in every bar who wants a piece of him.
Ali said on 19/Jun/13
Rob he is clearly more than 5'10.5. I would easily put him at 5 11.5
Johno said on 24/Mar/13
5'9.25 - 5'9.5 in them pics
richkid123 said on 10/Feb/13
Tony said on 24/Jan/13
@Carl I thought the same thing. Like wow Vernon Wells looks a lot darker on television. Hes on The Angels now btw.
Aragorn 5'11 said on 22/Dec/12
tom said on 20/Dec/12
Johnnyfive said on 15/Dec/12
I see 177-178. Weak 5'10 guy.
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 8/Sep/12
Peak 5'11.5 is possible, he was just 2 inches shorter than Arnold in Commando.
Lost just 1 inch or so now at 67y.
Carl said on 12/Feb/12
He looked way different in his Blue Jay's uniform.
the AMAZING Babushka said on 25/Jan/12
looks 5'9", his hair gives him another inch
Mathew said on 5/Dec/11
He looks like he's got Mamun by 3" in the pic.
jake said on 15/Jul/11
Peak Height: 5ft11.25 (181 cm)
Current Height: 5ft10.5 (179 cm)
Dmeyer said on 4/Jul/11
Mid 60s average loss is 2.5 cm so 5 ft 11.5
Dmeyer said on 4/Jul/11
Hé looks aleast 5 ft 11.5 peak give him that
Dmeyer said on 4/Jul/11
Looks solid 177 with Rob 181 cm with mamun
said on 4/Jul/11
Now hé is of course not over 179-80 but 28 years ago in commando hé looks raughly shorter than arnie and aleast 3 inches on 175 hedaya hé looked near 6 ft in that movies is182 cm peak possible since hé looks 5 ft 11 with mamun and hé looks old could havé been easy 2 cm more
[Editor Rob: it is possible, in Fortress he could look 5ft 11 range, maybe I will give him that peak anyway.]
said on 4/Jul/11
rob this guy looks 3near in on 5 ft 9 hedaya so near 5 ft 11.5 peak 5 ft 10.5 now thats whi arnie didnt look much on him , because if he was only 179 peak then arnie was 183cm peak , he looks 5 ft 10 with 5 ft 11 with mamun so 5 ft 10.5 now he looks old enaugh to have droped 2-3cm
[Editor Rob: to me I never thought he was over 5ft 11, although he can look no less than that mark in the supermamun one.]
Dmeyer said on 17/Jun/11
Solid 5 ft 10 with Rob 5 ft 11.25 with mamun
Dean said on 6/May/11
No way in hell does he have the same size shoes on you cant look 177-178 in 1 pic and then 181-182 the 2nd pic! ok his posture is slightly better but he is no way JUST 179cm if mamun is 173cm and theres no footware advantage.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Apr/11
178cm with Rob...181/182cm with Mamun
LG69 said on 12/Apr/11
Mamun doesn't look as tall as Rob, when standing next to Vernon.
James said on 24/Feb/11
looks 182cm or 183cm with mamun.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jan/11
Eisregen said on 29/Nov/10
Looks a legit 5'11".
dmeyer said on 17/Nov/10
is 5 ft 11 to 5 ft 11.25 peak possible
rk said on 6/Jul/09
in commando he looked about 6' maybe
Mathew said on 15/Jun/09
Fair enough listing.
Doug said on 25/Mar/09
Huh there is a picture of Angelina Jolie looking 5'9" next to Condoleezza Rice
HOARDAK said on 24/Feb/09
Don't forget VERNON WELLS (who I figured was 6'1") reprised his ROAD WARRIOR character "WEZ" in 1985's WEIRD SCIENCE, one of my A.T.F.s & 1989's romantic comedy "SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE" with his ROAD WARRIOR co-star BRUCE SPENCE "The GYRO Captain" (who has got to be between 6'3"& 6'6") & Richard "CHEECH" Marin who I think is somewhere between 5'6" & 5'9".
SuperAnonymous said on 7/Jan/09
In the airport scene in Commando, when he is standing next to Arnold, Bill Duke, Arnold is towering over him by 4 inches easily.
Anonymous said on 14/Dec/08
I could see he wore lifts in commando, hes definatly small.
Anonymous said on 9/Dec/08
I meant same size as arnold schwarzenegger in commando, if not taller.
Anonymous said on 30/Nov/08
This guy looked exactly same size EXACTLY SAME SIZE IN COMMANDO IF NOT, TALLER!
said on 12/Oct/08
No way! **** off! I always thought this cat was at least 6 foot 1! He looked tall in Road Warrior ("ARGH! You can run! But you can't hide!") and roughly Arnolds height in Commando ("John? Stick yer head out! One shot. Right between the eyes. I'll make it quick, just for old times sake!") **** me. Learn something new every day. Does he still have his Australian accent?
[Editor Rob: yes, not as strong mind you.]
D-Lurker said on 20/Dec/07
hahahahahaha, totally cool..oh your secret is safe with me mate, i won't tell anyone..
said on 19/Dec/07
great actor, distinctive looks..thought he was cool in "Fortress", were he looked very tall..by crikey i too would not have picked 5'10"..what was he like in person rob?
[Editor Rob: what was he like in person?
Just between you and me, here's another pic -Rob and Vern
don't you go tellin my girlfriends now!]
said on 2/Oct/07
rob was he taller as a younger so you can give him peak height
[Editor Rob: he's 60 there, so yeah maybe 179cm is closer.]
dmeyer said on 2/Oct/07
look more 5'10.5 with you rob exept if he had more shoes was probably aleast 5'11 back in comando
Steevn said on 27/Jun/07
Aged alot? Road Warrior came out 1981, and he looks the same... but 25 years older, duh. Still wouldn´t wanna get in a fight with this dude. Pretty sure he was part of a REAL commando unit once. Not just that Arnie-flick.
Mr. T said on 23/Jun/07
Hey, Bennett! Has aged a lot.
guy said on 23/Jun/07
I don't think filmakers are concerned about maintaining realism when it comes to casting actors. They have always smudged certain actors actual attributes through tricks and tactics. There is no reason to think actors on screen are exactly proportional to their actual specs. This guy above seemed 3 or 4 inches taller than 5'9" Dan Hedaya in commando. So there we have the problem because Schwarzy is only slightly taller as depicted in their final showdown. Bill Duke, whom Schwarzy fights and kills in the motel room is listed as 6'4". He seems only a bit taller, maybe a couple of inches, than Arnold.
Markus said on 22/Jun/07
And he played in Wierd Science as well haha! Kelly leBrock :P
said on 22/Jun/07
Was he the mad bulky punker guy with the red mohawk in Mad Max 2?
I thought he looked at least 6'1" ...but he was quite a bit shorter than that body builder gangleader in the leather suit though. Some swedish guy, whom I read was 190 cm.
[Editor Rob: yes, mohawk guy on bike. I thought he'd be bigger too...]
glenn said on 22/Jun/07
cool to get.
The Horse of FUNK said on 22/Jun/07
Whoa you've gotta be kidding me. He's only 5'10? He looks wayyyyyy taller in Commando for some reason.
King said on 31/May/07
Let off some steam, Bennett!