How tall is Ving Rhames

Ving Rhames Height

5ft 11in (180.3 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films Pulp Fiction, Dawn of the Dead and Mission Impossible, Con Air, Undisputed, Out of Sight and Dark Blue. In Tampa Tribune (21/2/97) he said "I'm only 6 feet"

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Average Guess (14 Votes)
5ft 11.25in (181cm)
Al said on 23/Jul/17
His peak was 182, maybe a weak 183, nowadays I'd say a strong 180
Realist said on 20/Jul/17
5'11 Max he never looks tall just big this is coming from a 176 cm guy...
Canson said on 16/Jun/17
RisingForce said on 13/Jun/17
He could seem near 2" taller than Kurt Russell, who seems a solid 5'9", but maybe the old 5'10.5" listing was closer since there's very little difference between Ving and 177 cm Adam Sandler here: Click Here He really didn't look that much taller than Wesley Snipes either, though Snipes can look taller than his probable weak 5'9" at times himself. Maybe he wears thicker footwear at times?
Canson said on 23/Mar/17
It's tough to say. He looked huge in Baby Boy but small in other movies he was in at times one of which wheee he played a drag queen at night and a boxer during the day.
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Mar/17
I would have believed Ving to scrape in at 6ft! He does look taller in my eyes than 5ft11, but I am going to put it for him anyway!
Rent said on 27/Dec/16
In Pulp Fiction, when Travolta an Jackson in beach clothes comes to his night club, Travolta looks noticeably taller than him, I mean about an inch or little more, at this times Travolta was at his peak height (6'0.5") so 5'11" sounds right for Rhames.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/16
Much shorter than I thought
Marquis said on 25/Sep/16
Looked barely taller than 5'9" to 5'10" Adam Sandler in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

Is probably a 5'10" or 5'10.5" guy, at most.
Rick said on 17/Sep/15
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jan/14
Seemed near 6 ft to me in MI3.

And so did Tom Cruise... just saying.
Chief said on 26/Aug/15
I'd say he's 5'9" at the most...I was walking behind him once and looking way over his head and I'm only 6'2"...No lie why would I want to?
Arch Stanton said on 26/Jul/15
Rob can you add a photo and Con Air? In Con Air there's a mug shot and he's about 6 ft, would have been in shoes so about right.
james said on 3/Apr/15
5'11 with footwear is more accurate
D said on 20/Feb/14
I'm 5'10" (5'10.4 morning, 5'9.9 at night), I met Rhames. He is NOT taller than me. He's not a midget, very slightly shortish, and well built. Rhames is 5'10".
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jan/14
Seemed near 6 ft to me in MI3.
Anonymous said on 11/Mar/13
2-3 inches shorter than Nick Cage in kiss of death...More like 5'10 barefoot....and 5'11 with shoes if he's lucky
Elijah said on 28/Jan/13
I love it when people say "I'm only xx" for a height that they really aren't.

And on what planet is 6' "only"?
MHouillon said on 4/Sep/12
Travolta = 6ft, Rhames = 5'11
matt678 said on 6/Aug/12
honestly 5 foot 11 and 6 foot r the same thing
Hob said on 6/Aug/12
sometime he look a flat 5'10. maybe 5'10.5 and morning 180cm
Big Mike said on 1/Feb/12
Yea I thought he was like 5ft11 or 6ft in like Dawn of the Dead and Pulp Fiction he looked like an inch or two shorter than 6ft1 Travolta
Popcorn said on 31/Dec/11
Looks about 6'1 in dawn of the dead lol
Ajax said on 28/Dec/11

I know some guys who don't even make it to 5'10" who claim
There 6ft which is ridiculous. It's like if your gonna exagerate your height make it
Believable lol. By the time you hit the 6'2" with some exception, guys will stop exaggerating
By then IMO.
Nish nosh said on 20/Dec/11
Solid 6 footer. Not a hair under.
Dmeyer said on 17/Sep/11
Thanks Rob 179cm seemed too small for him 5'10.75-11 is closer 180cm dits him
Adamz said on 17/Aug/11
I think Ving Rhames is taller than this listing.
Tyler said on 11/Aug/11
Definite 6 footer. Grey Ghost's photo confirms this.
Sam said on 9/Aug/11
Weird since he looked 6 feet compared to Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline in Dave
dan said on 14/Jul/11
this height obsession with people is ridicules.are people that insecure they have to try and find something they think is wrong with someone to make themselves feel better?the height complex comes from all the people making fun of shorter people so don't blame small people for something society pushed on them=truth.
Tyler said on 2/Jul/11
Grey Ghost, your photo basically proves Ving is around 5'11"-6'0".
Uncle Al said on 28/Jun/11
I met him in San Juan. He is no more than 5'9". I am 6'4" and he appeared to be very short to me.
George Fergadiotis said on 8/Jun/11
Rob you had him once at 5ft 11.5? You 're dissapointing me! I can't be sure for noone at 5ft 11.5 now!
dmeyer said on 16/Mar/11
he might be 5 ft 10.5 at 11 pm most of the day near 5 ft 11
dmeyer said on 12/Feb/11
to me this guy looks 179 to 181 in pics defenetly near 5 ft 11
dmeyer said on 12/Feb/11
this gy is a good inch taler than 5 ft 9.75 to 5 ft 10 sandler taller than cruise in lifts a couple of in taller than 5 ft 9 wesley snipes a lidl shorter than nic cage and willis at theyr peak 5 ft 10.75 to 5 ft 11 is closer also he claims 6 ft usualy 6 ft claimers are no less than 5 ft 10.75 is 180cm possible rob
Mike A said on 3/Feb/11
Yea about accurate he looks taller sometimes cause again hollywood makes him wear boots in Dawn of the Dead I thought he was 5 ft 11 but in Pulp Ficton he is a good 2 inches shorter than 6 ft 1 Travolta I would say 5 ft 11
tell-em said on 28/Jan/11
hes actually 1 inch taller than sandler. rhames is around 5'10"
Grey Ghost said on 16/Jan/11
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8 said on 29/Dec/10
I would say 5'9 1/2 at most. He is the same height as Adam Sandler, if you watch the movie i now pronounce you chuck and larry there is a scene where they hug and you can see this. The fact that he said im 6'0 is funny as hell.
Adam Brennon said on 1/Oct/07
Chris, perhaps you should consider his 200 lbs of muscle; it could well account his looking 'huge' at 5' 11".
Viper said on 26/Sep/07
You think he would be 6-4.
Chris said on 24/Sep/07
I'm surprised this guy is only 5'11". Most times he looks huge.
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/07
he can look only 2 in on cruise when cruise has lifts cruise looked 0.75 in taller than 5'9 statham in collateral and 2.5 in over rufalo who is a 5'8 flat i met him ving could be 5'10.5
Mr. R said on 20/Sep/07
Thanks for your support Daniel!
Daniel said on 18/Sep/07
I agree with Mr. R. Rhames is 5'11'' or even less than that.
colton said on 13/Jul/07
he was 210 in undisputed cuz he had to get in boxing shape in dawn of the dead he was atleast 260.
vandal said on 10/Jun/07
Sharon, Danny Devito is 5'1 in his dreams.
Sharon said on 10/Mar/07
Well this is different. Ok he is 5'11 1/2, what the big deal? Where is the website that discusses this brother extradionary acting ability, I think that matters a hell of a lot more than how tall he is. Danny DeVito is 5'1 so what. I guess there are no lovers of the arts here, just those interested in outside appearances oh how boring... bye
Glenn said on 25/Dec/06
He was in town last week.knew where to look.didnt see him.
Derek said on 2/Dec/06
I was wondering the same thing. He looks at least 240.
Anshelm said on 22/Nov/06
I remember him saying (more or less accurately) in Premiere magazine "I'm not that big. I'm 6 feet and 210 pounds". He also mentioned that people are often surprised that he's not as big as they've thought.
Ed said on 2/Nov/06
They must have given Cruise some extra special lifts, and used serious camera trickery in Mission Impossible 3 because he looks maybe an inch shorter than Rhames. I have no doubt Ving is this height, I just think it's comical that with boots he'd be near 6ft1, and little 5ft7 Tom Cruise can look near Ving's size. It just shows you that movies are a lousy way to judge height!
Derek said on 30/Oct/06
I was watching Baby Boy with Ving and Tyrese, and Ving looks marginally taller. A tad under 6' is likely for Ving.
Viper652 said on 7/Jul/06
I thought Ving was mad tall back in the day when I was younger.
Jason said on 6/Jul/06
I really took this guy for a 6 footer, maybe even 6'1. I think it depends on your build, because 5'11 seems to be tricky height to spot, some look 6ft or more, some appear 5'9ish.
Anonymous said on 9/Feb/06
even thaugh he is about 5'11.5" he seems tall maybe because he is big when you see him walking by himself he can easilt look 6'1" or 6'2"
Marc said on 3/Jan/06
I'm Watching Pulp Fiction now. When he was next to John Travolta he was about an .5" to 1" shorter than him. 5'11.5" seems about right. He's pretty burly so probably seems larger than he actually is.
MHouillon said on 30/Jul/05
Just saw Con Air. Rob! He´s a 181 cm max !
MHouillon said on 10/Jul/05
Okay, after watching "Pulp Fiction" and having a closer look to Ving yesterday, I´d put him to a exactly 181cm.
Mr. Awesome said on 7/Jul/05
This height seems fairly accurate...I actually don't think he appears as big on screen as people are indicating. In Pulp Fiction, he looks shorter than Bruce Willis, and he is one of the shortest guys in that film, 'cept Harvey Keitel (who looks short next to anyone and I seriously doubt his claim to be almost 5'8''), and Tim Roth (who is never seen with Ving and is sitting 90% of the time). Pulp Fiction was first movie I had ever seen with Ving in it, and the first time I watched it, I estimated him at 5'10''-5'10.5'' not knowing who he was or his real height. Although I tend to think he's slightly shorter than the mark you have him at, Rob, he certainly could be 5'11''. I think Mr. R is right on with his estimate.
Mr. R said on 26/Jun/05
Hey MHouillon, you aer right. I meant to say DARK BLUE as the Kurt Russell/Ving Rhames movie I worked on. When we shot the film in Summer 2001, it was called PLAGUE SEASON, based on James Ellroy's novel.
MHouillon said on 25/Jun/05
Hi, Mr. R. You worked with Ving and Kurt on DEEP Blue ?

I know there´s a movie with Kurt & Ving that´s titeled DARK Blue. Very mysterious...

Scully ? Yes, Mulder...?

I saw him in "Bringing out the dead" and realised he might be very slightly under the 5'11" mark. 5'10.5" is possible...
Mr. R said on 17/Jun/05
Again, I worked with Ving on a film and stood next to him. I am 5'11.5", and he was about an inch shorter. Ving is 5'10.5"
CasperUK said on 16/Jun/05
He looks massive, i thought he was around 6'4 when i first saw him but i was misled by his bulk. I was suprised to see that he is less than 6 foot, he was barely taller than Clooney in that film they did with J-Lo in it. I suppose having big bulk makes you look massive.
Mr. R said on 19/Apr/05
While shooting Deep Blue with Ving and Kurt Russell, the director Ron Shelton called for a break. I left the stage and began to file out with the others. Somehow, I ended up walking directly behind Ving as we left the room. I was at least an inch taller than him. I peg him at 5'10.5".
J. said on 18/Apr/05

Excerpted from the article:
"From watching him on screen, people tend to think of Rhames as a behemoth actor like Michael Clarke Duncan of The Green Mile. Rhames says they’re surprised when they meet him and discover he’s only 6 feet tall, half a foot shorter than Duncan."

Mr R said on 14/Feb/05
He is closer to 5'11" at best.

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