How tall is Andre The Giant ?

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Andre The Giant's height is 7ft 0in (213 cm)

French Wrestler, Actor from The Princess Bride. Official site gives him 7ft 4, also shows his 'measured' height from wrestlemania 3 (1987) as a whopping 7ft 5. He suffered from acromelagy and was supposedly 6ft 7 age 17. His spine took a lot of damage over his career.
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Steve says on 21/Oct/14
There is no guarantee Andre lost a lot of height, if any at all. Just because someone is heavy and has acromegaly doesn't mean they MUST have lost height as a result. There is HUGE difference between height loss and bad posture. Andres posture changed a lot from his younger days to his older days. I believe he didn't lose more than 1 inch in height and possibly even less.

He appeared shorter because he put on more weight and his posture was very poor in his older days. That makes him appear shorter, but it doesn't mean he WAS shorter. There is a big difference between appearing shorter and being genuinely shorter, people here cannot seem to understand the difference.

I think if Andre was to straighten out and stand at his tallest in his older days, he wouldn't be that far off his peak height when he was younger.
62B says on 21/Oct/14
we know Nash was at least 6'9'' because we have seen he's police mugshot of 6'10'' in shoes, and I think that was taken in the evening.

And 62B you need to understand a 11.5'' long face is massive. that is 30% bigger than the avarage 9'' face,same with he's hands they are 20% longer than the avarage 8.25'' hands and that is without the thick hydro blote from the HGH and HGF1, if you grow 20% from 6' you would be over 7'2'' that is what we are talking about,all this crap of 13'' wrist bones and 13'' face and size 26 feet and 550lbs is doing him not justice because the real size of him 6'10'' size 19feet 11.5''+ face 9'5''+ hands and 450lbs is totaly massive,we dont need fantasy land measurments,we can see how big he was a total Giant all over.

That's still all just guessing numbers by you. 1/2" on one measurement and everything changes.
dicksock says on 20/Oct/14
Chaz says on 17/Oct/14
we know Nash was at least 6'9'' because we have seen he's police mugshot of 6'10'' in shoes, and I think that was taken in the evening.

And 62B you need to understand a 11.5'' long face is massive. that is 30% bigger than the avarage 9'' face,same with he's hands they are 20% longer than the avarage 8.25'' hands

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I'm pretty sure the average hand length is 7.5" for men.
JT says on 20/Oct/14
1981 Click Here Click Here Looks a little less than the usual 5 inch difference (Andre’s head is tilted back, raising his eye level) Hogan has the footwear advantage but nothing excessive about his boots. Click Here No excuses for Andre's posture, which is impeccable.

Nash measured up pretty well with Kareem, especially compared to how guys like ~ 6’7.5” Magic Johnson did Click Here Click Here From that low an angle any movement of the head forwards or backwards can make a big difference. This is 6’10.5” (Joakim Noah) with Kareem, who’s probably down to around 7’1” now Click Here When WWF ran a clip from that awards show, I remember Vince (who attended the show) referring to Nash standing next to "7'4" Kareem” since he obviously felt there was a four inch difference. It looks a little more than that assuming comparable footwear.
anonymous says on 20/Oct/14
I don't usually post on this page but I couldn't help but wonder on the accuracy of JT's post on October 6th ! Judging from that Video still JT posted it appears that there is NOWAY on earth that This Gentle man by the name of Chet is only 3 inches shorter than ANDRE ! It appears from that image you posted JT , chet is between 6 to 8 inches shorter than ANDRE and NOWAY is ANDRE 6' 9" if Chet is really 6' 6" ! Here are the reasons why and what is clearly visible in that image :---- 1) ANDRE is FAR back and Chet is way ahead giving him the Camera distance advantage for one and even there he still looks much more than only three inches shorter given the fact that we can't see the top of ANDRE'S head !
2) ANDRE has his MASSIVE head lowered and he is leaning in that photo and DOESN'T have the posture of BIG SHOW ! We all know what that means here and how much height ANDRE would gain if stood up straight and his 14 inches head raised !
3) Chet also has the footwear advantage as ANDRE is in his Ultra thin wrestling boots and Chet is most likely in dress shoes giving him at least an inch or more advantage over ANDRE !
4) But what completely destroys Chet's credibility is this other thing which is VERY VERY VISIBLE in that image and I wonder is it just me who noticed it ! Please take a good LOOK AT ANDRE'S shoulder level !!! It's more than 6 inches higher than Chet's and it goes past Chet's eye level ! Would this difference in shoulder level be THAT much if the height difference is only 3 inches ??? The difference looks more like the difference a 7' 2" tall man would have on someone who was 6' 6" ! THERE IS NOWAY that ANDRE is only 6' 9" based on that image ??? Here is that image and please use an open mind people !
Here is the shoulder level's of ROB & ALEX who are 4 inches in height difference ! you can clearly see it doesn't even compare to the difference ANDRE has over CHET ! Click Here Click Here
andre says on 20/Oct/14
Andre at wrestlemania 3 was no more then 6ft8 and hogan was 6ft3.8
Halb says on 19/Oct/14
There was a good picture of André on fb recently, an old one, with Stu Hart and someone else. Posted by Stu's granddaughter.
Takerfan says on 18/Oct/14
If you guys don't believe Andre lost any height over his years of Wrestling then see how this young lady lost 3/4 of an inch from slipping a disc. You can't tell me that Andre wouldnt of lost at least 2 inches over his career from battering his body around and carrying a tremendous a lot of weight around!!

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JT says on 17/Oct/14
RoelC says on 13/Oct/14
….Chet Coppock stood next to Andre in the middle of the ring, raising his hand in victory! So I'd say he stood close enough to him to make an accurate estimation.
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You can see the top of Coppock’s right shoulder here and Andre's standing as straight as he can Click Here The camera cuts away right before Coppock's head is seen. We can all guess where the top of his head would be but the height difference is not going to be all that much given the level of the shoulders. Coppock would have been with the wrestlers backstage as well so he had a good idea how tall they were, including Andre.
dicksock says on 17/Oct/14
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 16/Oct/14
JT says on 14/Oct/14
I doubt Nash ever wore lifts though.

Not Kane Munsters but pretty chunky, I doubt Spivey was under 6´5.5" there, Nash didn´t look taller than 6´9" next to Kareem during this time.
Maybe not lifts but about 0.5"-0.75" more footwear...
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I don't know what you're looking at. Their footwear seems the same. If anything, Spivey has the advantage. Spivey was 6'6" and Nash was a solid 6'9".
6'2 says on 17/Oct/14
nash was listed 6'10" before pro wrestling today he is 6'9". The andre thing at this point is absurd saying he didnt loose height, no one here knows what its like to be that tall i gurantee if nash mane or kane were 500 pounders and had back surgery they wudnt look there same height either, thats y guys like akeem and giant haystacks wont have as good posture or like thier full height compared to the likes of taker and andre was taller than them both. its not that he lost height as such his crumbling back and knees are a problem and past 1990 was a big problem its sad but he was an ailing giant in decline after about 1983. and when u have to bend down going through doors from your teenage years bad posture will impose and no one here can say he had good posture compared to tall thin guys like nash ed jones or wilt chamberlin
Chaz says on 17/Oct/14
we know Nash was at least 6'9'' because we have seen he's police mugshot of 6'10'' in shoes, and I think that was taken in the evening.

And 62B you need to understand a 11.5'' long face is massive. that is 30% bigger than the avarage 9'' face,same with he's hands they are 20% longer than the avarage 8.25'' hands and that is without the thick hydro blote from the HGH and HGF1, if you grow 20% from 6' you would be over 7'2'' that is what we are talking about,all this crap of 13'' wrist bones and 13'' face and size 26 feet and 550lbs is doing him not justice because the real size of him 6'10'' size 19feet 11.5''+ face 9'5''+ hands and 450lbs is totaly massive,we dont need fantasy land measurments,we can see how big he was a total Giant all over.
62B says on 17/Oct/14
Chaz says
We worked out Andre's hands from the size of a Magazine he was useing to show the size of he's hands,under 10'' aprox 9'5'' the Longest Hand in the world are sultan kosen's 10 6/8'' and he's 8'3'',what you are taking about is hand span, Andre would of had well over 12'' span with very thick fingers,and we have see he's hands right next to he's face so know for sure he's face was just under 12'' We worked out Andre's hands from the size of a Magazine he was useing to show the size of he's hands,under 10'' aprox 9'5'' the Longest Hand in the world are sultan kosen's 10 6/8'' and he's 8'3'',what you are taking about is hand span, Andre would of had well over 12'' span with very thick fingers,and we have see he's hands right next to he's face so know for sure he's face was just under 12''

A quick search for the largest hands in the world, comes up with Leonid Stadnyk. It says his hands are 31 cm, that is just under 12.25". He is 8'5"
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 16/Oct/14
JT says on 14/Oct/14
I doubt Nash ever wore lifts though.

Not Kane Munsters but pretty chunky, I doubt Spivey was under 6´5.5" there, Nash didn´t look taller than 6´9" next to Kareem during this time.
Maybe not lifts but about 0.5"-0.75" more footwear...
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62B says on 16/Oct/14
62B says on 14/Oct/14
OK, I found the Andre with his hand on the magazine picture, In my opinion, if the magazine were on a flat table with Andres hand completely flat, his hand would be a lot closer to 10 inches. Maybe a tick under. Now tell me how you come up with 11.5" for his face. I looks a lot more than 1.5" to 2" bigger than his hand, bottom palm to middle finger tip.

That's right so that makes he's face just under 12''so any 6' man would come up to no more than he's chin,a 6'6'' man to just over the tip of he's nose,and a 6'10'' man to helf way up he's forhead,he's 2'' too short in the evening ring pics to be 7'the only way he' could be 7' would be out of bed measured laying down,so he would not be 7' standing up at any time of the day only in cowboy boots,

Still all kind of guessing. I don't agree with you on his face size. Andres head was all around huge, I don't buy that the top half of his face was not in proportion to his lower half, its just not the impression I got looking up at him. Honestly you cant even be sure one way or another on the magazine measurements. I believe it was probably standard, but we don't know that for sure. I know how big they say it is, but its not flat on a table with a ruler next to it, so we just have to take their word. I just got done watching some footage from 1976 with Andre vs Ernie Ladd, no wonder you guys don't want Ladd to be 6'9", Andre would be 7'+, yet except for here, I can not find any discrepancy on Ernies 6'9" listing, and man could Andre move back in the day! To be honest, I do see a lot of footage that does make Andre look sub 7' at times, for sure a lot of the later footage he most likely is below 7'. I know they say a picture is worth a thousand words, but there is nothing like seeing with your own two eyes. In late 87 or early 88 when I bounced off of him, I just cant see him being less than 6'10.5". I mean at the time I believed 7'4" was possible, because I was sure he was a full foot taller than my 6'3". My opinion is that if he was 6'10.5", and already declining in height when I saw him, then he was most likely 7' in his prime. It also might be worth stating that I never was an Andre fan, had he been less impressive or had I got the impression, that there was no way he was 7' let alone 7'4". Then that's what I would be saying.
CaptainSpaulding says on 16/Oct/14
The problem with stating Andre was only 6'9"... Is that an older broken down Andre still had 2 inches over legit 6'8" Tyler Mane, in a match between the 2 in the early 1990s. Which would've made him 6'10" even then. At his peak before losing height, I think he was a solid 7 foot. But nothing more tho.
RoelC says on 15/Oct/14
Halb says on 14/Oct/14
Brilliant pic of Chet and André, RoelC.
How tall is Jones meant to be? 6'10?
And yeah, André looks tall and healthy there, before his infamous back surgery in mid/late 1986.

Ed Too Tall Jones was listed at 6'9" in the NFL by the Dallas Cowboys. I've seen some 6'8" listing for him aswell when he played for Tennessee State University (although they generally listed him as 6'9", 264 lbs).

I wouldn't say Andre looked healthy in that battle royal. He certainly wasn't in a peak physical condition anymore. But that doesn't necessarily mean he lost height.
ReturnofG says on 15/Oct/14
This is beyond ridiculous,Ladd only 6'6? Really? It is well known and documented Ladd at 6'9 prime. He often walked hunched back giving the illusion of only being an inch taller than Studd at 6'7 peak. Jones and Ladd peak would be the same exact height, and yes in that video Andre looks at least 2-3 inches taller.
62B says on 15/Oct/14
I guess what bothers me about both your Chaz, and JT's argument is that things get posted as facts or definitive proof that are really just speculation, approximations, and opinions. JT I can't help but chuckle every time you post one of your pictures. There are so many variables to take into account when determining height from a photo. The shorter person can look taller than a taller person in a photo. I am an inch taller than my brother, but when we go through old photos there are plenty where he looks taller than me, and we are right next to each other, and yes I am the older brother, and have always been taller. JT, you are right, Andre was the most imposing person I have ever seen. Even though he sure seemed 7' or bigger when I saw him at the Milwaukee airport, through mostly this sight I agree its possible he was a little shorter. Maybe 6'11, I would even believe 6'10.5", but that is pushing it for what I would believe, based on the other extremely tall people I have seen. I myself at 45 have already lost 3/4", yes I am officially only 6'2.5" to 6'2.75". I believe Andre was surely 7' at sometime, maybe even a fraction over, and seeing he has past, why try and take that from him?
Steve says on 15/Oct/14
RoelC In those pics where Andre walks past Too Tall Jones, If anything Andre looks slightly shorter, but I understand the angles and pics arent the best. I would say Andre and Too tall Jones would be almost exactly the same height. Andre might edge him out by an inch max!
6'2 says on 15/Oct/14
if ernie the cat ladd is 6'6" wudnt hogan prime be around the same think he had 1" or so on john studd putting him at 6'5" that wud give a 6'3" jake roberts in my opionion ladd had to be 6'8" at least when wrestling.as far as andre the giants hands go the likes of pro keepers schmeichel and kahn used to wear like a size 11 which is 11" glove palm so there hands had to be around 10" or so andres were far bigger still think andres height has to be 6'11-7'1" in that neighbourhood
Chaz says on 15/Oct/14
62B says on 14/Oct/14
OK, I found the Andre with his hand on the magazine picture, In my opinion, if the magazine were on a flat table with Andres hand completely flat, his hand would be a lot closer to 10 inches. Maybe a tick under. Now tell me how you come up with 11.5" for his face. I looks a lot more than 1.5" to 2" bigger than his hand, bottom palm to middle finger tip.

That's right so that makes he's face just under 12''so any 6' man would come up to no more than he's chin,a 6'6'' man to just over the tip of he's nose,and a 6'10'' man to helf way up he's forhead,he's 2'' too short in the evening ring pics to be 7'the only way he' could be 7' would be out of bed measured laying down,so he would not be 7' standing up at any time of the day only in cowboy boots,
Logic says on 14/Oct/14
Speaking of Ed "too tall" Jones

Golfer Joshua Crews and Ed Jones......... Joshua claims to be 6'6" and 285lbs.

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You can also see that photo by clicking on the link down bellow and then just scroll about half way down that page.

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I don't know if Joshua is really 6'6" but whatever his height, Ed Jones is several inches taller than him.
Chaz says on 14/Oct/14
62B says on 14/Oct/14
OK Chaz, I think I see what you mean by Andre's hand size. The Farve and White measurements were from the thumb tip to pinky tip with the hand spread. I think you are talking from the bottom of the palm to the tip of the middle finger. I still think 9.5" would be small for Andre. I have no real proof of Andres palm to tip of middle finger measurement, but mine is 8.25" and the tip of my thumb to tip of my pinky is 9.75". In my opinion, you are putting Andre's hand barely larger than Reggi White's. I met and talked briefly with Reggi, He was a very big man for sure, no doubt 6'5" 300lb. Still small

We worked out Andre's hands from the size of a Magazine he was useing to show the size of he's hands,under 10'' aprox 9'5'' the Longest Hand in the world are sultan kosen's 10 6/8'' and he's 8'3'',what you are taking about is hand span, Andre would of had well over 12'' span with very thick fingers,and we have see he's hands right next to he's face so know for sure he's face was just under 12''
JT says on 14/Oct/14
62B, so much for you dropping out of the debate:) The camera here is directly in front of Jim Brunzell and Iron Sheik. Click Here Ladd is roughly the same distance from center line as is Spivey and they look very close in height. Even with the camera disadvantage, it’s obvious that Jones is taller than Ladd and probably by a few inches. Ladd looked at most one inch taller than 6’6” John Studd when they tag-teamed so why would he be taller than 6'7"?

You’re also confusing hand length with hand span. Andre’s hand (wrist to tip of the middle finger) was around 9.75”, which is still huge. This magazine is 10 1/8” x 7 ¼” Click Here My hand’s around 8.25” which is not even that long for my height. Andre’s held his hand up near his face on a few occasions so it’s not too difficult to estimate the length of his head, which is likely no more than 12 inches long considering his head is basically normal-sized from the eyes up. It’s just one more example of the Andre myth - he didn’t have 12 inch long hands, he didn’t wear size 28 (or 24 or even 20) shoes, he wasn’t close to 7’4” (or even 7’0” IMO), his grandfather wasn’t 7’8”, he didn’t tip over a car with people inside, and he didn’t’ drink 119 beers (over 90 lbs. of fluid, or a 1/5th of his body weight) in one sitting. An acromegalic at 6’10” and 450 lbs. is still one of the most imposng persons to ever walk the planet.
JT says on 14/Oct/14
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 12/Oct/14
JT says on 11/Oct/14
….Jones I think was 6´9" in footwear and legit closer to 6´8".
But I´m pretty sure Nash was in lifts facing Spivey...


Jones' 6’9” listing could have been a round-up. I doubt Nash ever wore lifts though. NFL lists Juhn Dutton (78) at 6’6” and Harvey Martin (79) at 6’5”. Click Here Randy White (54) is listed at 6’4” and doesn’t look it here so you can’t always trust NFL listings before the combine days. Jones was supposed to be in the WM2 battle royal. I remember WWF referring to him as 6’10” and Martin as 6’8” in the promos.

Here’s a recent pic of Jomes where he looks about the same height as George Gervin, whose posture looks more relaxed. Click Here My 6’0” brother has a pic with Gervin from a few years ago and Gervin looks around 6’7”. A 2 inch height loss for Jones (now age 63) would be pretty significant.
Halb says on 14/Oct/14
Brilliant pic of Chet and André, RoelC.
How tall is Jones meant to be? 6'10?
And yeah, André looks tall and healthy there, before his infamous back surgery in mid/late 1986.
Frank says on 14/Oct/14
I Agree JT, Ladd was about 6ft 7 he looked about an inch taller than Studd
and Studd look about an inch or so Taller than 6ft 4.5 or 6ft 5 Bill Fralic
so 6ft 9 for Ladd is Highly unlikely even next to Vince he did not look 6ft 9
dicksock says on 14/Oct/14
From 1962: Click Here
Ladd is no. 77. No. 76 (Jim Tyrer) is standing next to him and was listed at 6'6" and I'm not seeing more than 2 inches between them. And that's if Tyrer was a full 6'6". No. 75 (Jerry Mays) was listed at 6'4" and looks no more than an inch shorter than Tyrer.

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That pic seems tilted in Tyrer's favor. Look at the slant of the back rail. The lowest I'd go for Ladd in his prime is 6'8".
Chaz says on 14/Oct/14
and the so called allmost "barefoot boots Andre" can allso be layed to rest in them white boots,they are just the same 0.75'' that most use,not the biggest,but no flat soles,no way is Ladd taller than Baba or the same height,he must of been measured to the of he's afro,in shoes at 6'9'' lol
6'2 says on 14/Oct/14
if andre is 6'9" then he must only have a 8" head because in nearly every photo with guys listed between 5'11-6'1 he always has a head over them sometimes more
62B says on 14/Oct/14
OK, I found the Andre with his hand on the magazine picture, In my opinion, if the magazine were on a flat table with Andres hand completely flat, his hand would be a lot closer to 10 inches. Maybe a tick under. Now tell me how you come up with 11.5" for his face. I looks a lot more than 1.5" to 2" bigger than his hand, bottom palm to middle finger tip.
62B says on 14/Oct/14
OK Chaz, I think I see what you mean by Andre's hand size. The Farve and White measurements were from the thumb tip to pinky tip with the hand spread. I think you are talking from the bottom of the palm to the tip of the middle finger. I still think 9.5" would be small for Andre. I have no real proof of Andres palm to tip of middle finger measurement, but mine is 8.25" and the tip of my thumb to tip of my pinky is 9.75". In my opinion, you are putting Andre's hand barely larger than Reggi White's. I met and talked briefly with Reggi, He was a very big man for sure, no doubt 6'5" 300lb. Still small compared to Andre.
dicksock says on 13/Oct/14
JT says on 11/Oct/14
Click Here Iron Mike Sharpe looked 6’2” range so he’s clearly closer to the camera. Andre’s probably standing about as far back as 6’5” Bill Fralic is (whose standing behind Iron Sheik). Harvey Martin (red jacket) was also listed at 6’5” so he’s closer to the camera than Fralic.

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JT, how can you not see how flawed your comparison is? If you think your Jones/Ladd comparison is valid, why don't you use that exact same method to compare Andre to Harvey Martin? I'm guessing it's because you know Andre would only come out to about 6'6-6'7" if you did.
dicksock says on 13/Oct/14
Rob: What is your current opinion regarding Andre's height? Do you ever think you will downgrade him to 6'11" or back down to 6'11.5"? What do you think of the 6'10" estimate?
[Editor Rob: I think a 7ft peak is still ok for him, I doubt I'd change my mind to only 6ft 11. He was a bit deceptive in that his head was very big and I believe he might have started losing height much earlier than most would.]
RoelC says on 13/Oct/14
JT says on 11/Oct/14
This pic also pretty well confirms what many of us here suspected – Ladd was probably never more than 6’7”. Click Here Spivey does look around 6’6” with Jones. A mid-1990s Nash looked to have more height on Spivey than Jones did.

I can't really tell much from that pic. Ernie Ladd looks to be leaning on the side of the platform.

Again we have team pics from his football days that puts Ladd's listed height of 6'9" in question.

From 1962: Click Here
Ladd is no. 77. No. 76 (Jim Tyrer) is standing next to him and was listed at 6'6" and I'm not seeing more than 2 inches between them. And that's if Tyrer was a full 6'6". No. 75 (Jerry Mays) was listed at 6'4" and looks no more than an inch shorter than Tyrer.

1967: Click Here
Ladd is no. 99. The other 2 tall men that stand closest to him are no. 85 (Chuck Hurston) and no. 86 (Buck Buchanan). Hurston was listed at 6'6" and Buchanan at 6'7". Now if Buchanan is a legit 6'7", Ladd would come out at 6'9". But that's a huge IF, considering Buchanan is shorter than Hurston.
No. 80 is 6'6" Reggie Carolan and he looks taller than Jim Tyrer there.

1968: Click Here
Again Chuck Hurston looking taller than Buck Buchanan and about the same height as no. 87 Aaron Brown, who was listed at 6'5".
Tyrer again isn't looking 6'6" next to no. 78 Bobby Bell, who was listed at 6'4"

I'm not seeing a 6'9" Ladd in any of these pics. I wouldn't put too much faith in the heights of AFL/NFL players either, considering they exaggerate the heights of certain players aswell (especially the tall ones).
RoelC says on 13/Oct/14
aaronious says on 11/Oct/14
Chet Coppcock's testimony is irrelevant, because Andre circa 1986 was a broken down Andre... and Chet's testimony is also irrelevant, because he just admitted never standing next to Andre, he was told to keep his distance. Andre walked past 6'10" ed 'too tall' jones on his way to the ring, and was a solid 1 inch or better taller than him, so Andre was at least 6'11" in 1986

Chet Coppock stood next to Andre in the middle of the ring, raising his hand in victory! So I'd say he stood close enough to him to make an accurate estimation.
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If Coppock is really 6'6" I'm sure he could tell the difference between 6'9" and 7'. And this is Andre before his back surgery (which caused several inches height loss according to some here). And when Andre was raising his hands in victory, for a brief moment he was standing fairly straight. The same when he walked towards Coppock: Click Here

There's no good comparison between Andre & Too Tall Jones in that Wrestlemania II clip. If you think there is, you're clearly only seeing what you wanna see.
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And it still amazes me that after 5 years you're still quoting that supposed Frenchy Bernard claim, despite the fact that we still haven't seen a shred of evidence that this interview even exists.
62B says on 12/Oct/14
JT, I am assuming you altered that photo to "prove" Ernie Ladd was never more than 6'7" to try and "prove" Andre's height. You do understand that even though its from the same photo, both men are not at the same distance from the camera or camera angle, proving nothing. The only way a photo can "prove" anything is to have the height of a known fixed object, and then knowing all the variables like distance from the known object, angles, footwear. ect, then put it into a good formula. Even if you get it right you only have the height that the person was standing at, at that exact moment in time, not necessarily their tallest measureable height. Just taking one section of a picture and cropping it back into the picture in another location, especially just eyeballing it, is still just a guess, not a fact.
62B says on 12/Oct/14
We know how long Andre's hands were we worked that out months ago aprox 9.5'' and from that we know he's face was aprox 11.5'' he's forhead just under 4'' from aprox 1cm from the tip of he's nose is 6'' so any real 6'5-6'' man would come up to only there if he's 7'.Haggerty would need to be about 6'4''in that wedding photo for Andre to be over 7 foot

Chaz, who figuyre out andres hand and head size, and with what formula, and what numbers. To be accurate you need real numbers and real math, not bogus photos and guestemites. How can you detremine Andre's hand was 9.5" when brett farves was 10 3/8 and reggie whites was over 10 1/2"? they had molds made at the packer experience for people to compare with there hand size listed. Get good numbers and do good math, dont just make things up.
Oanh says on 12/Oct/14
andre says on 5/Oct/14
Andre was no more then 6ft8 at wrestlemania 3 and hogan was 6ft3.5

in my opinion andre the giant by 1987 was just little more taller then 6ft7 kane

No way was Andre only 6'8" at WM3. He was about 6'11" at that time, while Hogan was about 6'5.5".
Halb says on 12/Oct/14
Brilliant ensemble pic JT.
Spivey looks like he has nice thick boots on. Ernie Ladd is about 6'7 there?
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 12/Oct/14
JT says on 11/Oct/14
This pic also pretty well confirms what many of us here suspected – Ladd was probably never more than 6’7”. Click Here Spivey does look around 6’6” with Jones. A mid-1990s Nash looked to have more height on Spivey than Jones did.

Yeah Ladd looked to just edge Studd so 6´7" is his maximum.
I remember 6´8" Ben Davidson described Ladd as " 6´6" or so... "

Jones I think was 6´9" in footwear and legit closer to 6´8".
But I´m pretty sure Nash was in lifts facing Spivey...
Chaz says on 12/Oct/14
dicksock do you know anything about cowboy boots? or got a pair?The high heels ensure a good hold on the stirrups, thus preventing the cowboy's foot from slideing through the stirrup and geting tangled while mounting, riding, and dismounting. While we're at it, the reason for the pointy toe on the boot is that it facilitates putting the boot into the stirrup. they range from min 1.75''-3.5'' do you realy think a hand made size 18-19 would have a less than the min 1.75''Heel?

We have seen a close up of the ones next to Okland and they are best part of 3'' my size 11uk have got a 2.25'' heel.no way is Andre getting less than 2'' on any of he's cowboy boots,so at the very least he's getting 1'' over most shoes he's next to,I only got my Cowboy boots to make me taller than my ex in heels,that is what most people buy them for,because they are not the most comfatable boots to wear at the best of times,
dicksock says on 12/Oct/14
JT says on 11/Oct/14
Click Here Iron Mike Sharpe looked 6’2” range so he’s clearly closer to the camera. Andre’s probably standing about as far back as 6’5” Bill Fralic is (whose standing behind Iron Sheik). Harvey Martin (red jacket) was also listed at 6’5” so he’s closer to the camera than Fralic. The other guys visible on the platform are Bret Hart and Ted Arcidi. Down in front are Tony Atlas, Ernie Holmes (NFL listed 6’3”), Ed Jones (6’9”), Dan Spivey, Lanny Poffo, Killer Bees, Ernie Ladd and Jim Covert (6’4”).

This pic also pretty well confirms what many of us here suspected – Ladd was probably never more than 6’7”. Click Here Spivey does look around 6’6” with Jones. A mid-1990s Nash looked to have more height on Spivey than Jones did.

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That's not a good pic to compare heights. Your Ladd/Jones comparison is a joke. Plus, what is the point of highlighting Andres leg? We can clearly see his boots were not giving him a lot of boost.
Chaz says on 11/Oct/14
JT says on 11/Oct/14
Click Here Iron Mike Sharpe looked 6’2” range so he’s clearly closer to the camera. Andre’s probably standing about as far back as 6’5” Bill Fralic is (whose standing behind Iron Sheik). Harvey Martin (red jacket) was also listed at 6’5” so he’s closer to the camera than Fralic. The other guys visible on the platform are Bret Hart and Ted Arcidi. Down in front are Tony Atlas, Ernie Holmes (NFL listed 6’3”), Ed Jones (6’9”), Dan Spivey, Lanny Poffo, Killer Bees, Ernie Ladd and Jim Covert (6’4”).

This pic also pretty well confirms what many of us here suspected – Ladd was probably never more than 6’7”. Click Here Spivey does look around 6’6” with Jones. A mid-1990s Nash looked to have more height on Spivey than Jones did. i

I have met Ted Arcidi he was about my height,5'11''
Chaz says on 11/Oct/14
Giantism says on 10/Oct/14
Chaz, why wouldn't Andre's forehead be 6 inches? Hogan has at least an 10-11 inch head and Andre's was easily 4-5 inches taller than Hogans in their stare downs. Andre was well over 7 feet in his prime, you folks cannot keep.measuring peoplease beside him and use normal proportions to Guage the difference in height. For instance, when a 6'5 inch referee came up to Andre's nose you all say he can only be 6'10. That would be true if he had a normal size head, his head was at least another 8 inches to the top from there

We know how long Andre's hands were we worked that out months ago aprox 9.5'' and from that we know he's face was aprox 11.5'' he's forhead just under 4'' from aprox 1cm from the tip of he's nose is 6'' so any real 6'5-6'' man would come up to only there if he's 7'.Haggerty would need to be about 6'4''in that wedding photo for Andre to be over 7 foot.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 11/Oct/14
I still believe Andre was measured what Frenchy Bernard claimed and Andre gave as his height in the french clip.

214cm / 7´0.25"

I don´t think it was his low height during his peak, more like a morning measurement wich would make a normal sized person 0.5" higher than evening height.

For Andres Size and relative long spine he easily could lose 1"-1.5" from morning to evening measurement and even 1.5"-2" from right out of bed to evening.

So going by Robs low height system Andre was 210cm / 6´10.75"-6´11" peak

Going with average over the day (3 times measured) 212cm / 6´11.5" peak

Going with the peak right out of bed 215cm / 7´0.75"
aaronious says on 11/Oct/14
Chet Coppcock's testimony is irrelevant, because Andre circa 1986 was a broken down Andre... and Chet's testimony is also irrelevant, because he just admitted never standing next to Andre, he was told to keep his distance. Andre walked past 6'10" ed 'too tall' jones on his way to the ring, and was a solid 1 inch or better taller than him, so Andre was at least 6'11" in 1986
aaronious says on 11/Oct/14
JT, that is a TERRIBLE picture to use to compare Andre to Haggarty, Studd or anyone else, it is taken from an extremely low angle. when you take a picture from a low angle, people who are close to the camera than others appear taller than they are...FACT
aaronious says on 11/Oct/14
RelWrestlingFan, you won't get them to stop it, because they are all haters. They have the same MO, they always use pics of Andre from the mid to late eighties to make there arguments for a 6'1" Andre, and they discount any legit pics that show he was 7ft+

Frenchy Bernard gave an interview a long time ago to a gentleman saying Andre was measured in Japan in his 20's at 215cm, which is just a tad under 7'1", so thats probbaly accurate
JT says on 11/Oct/14
Click Here Iron Mike Sharpe looked 6’2” range so he’s clearly closer to the camera. Andre’s probably standing about as far back as 6’5” Bill Fralic is (whose standing behind Iron Sheik). Harvey Martin (red jacket) was also listed at 6’5” so he’s closer to the camera than Fralic. The other guys visible on the platform are Bret Hart and Ted Arcidi. Down in front are Tony Atlas, Ernie Holmes (NFL listed 6’3”), Ed Jones (6’9”), Dan Spivey, Lanny Poffo, Killer Bees, Ernie Ladd and Jim Covert (6’4”).

This pic also pretty well confirms what many of us here suspected – Ladd was probably never more than 6’7”. Click Here Spivey does look around 6’6” with Jones. A mid-1990s Nash looked to have more height on Spivey than Jones did.
dicksock says on 11/Oct/14
JT says on 8/Oct/14
Here’s another shot of Andre and Hard Boiled Haggerty Click Here I believe Chris posted this pic several years ago of the two along with John Studd Click Here
Here’s Haggerty next to President Kennedy, who I’m pretty sure was around 6’0”. Click Here

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So Studd was only 4" taller than Haggerty? You're trying to make Haggerty seem like a weak 6'1" but 6'6"-6'7" Studd is only 4" taller at the most? The best evidence shows Haggerty to have been a solid 6'1" and Andre was 10.5" taller.
62B says on 10/Oct/14
Have you ever stood right next to Andre Chaz? I didn't think so.
Giantism says on 10/Oct/14
Chaz, why wouldn't Andre's forehead be 6 inches? Hogan has at least an 10-11 inch head and Andre's was easily 4-5 inches taller than Hogans in their stare downs. Andre was well over 7 feet in his prime, you folks cannot keep.measuring peoplease beside him and use normal proportions to Guage the difference in height. For instance, when a 6'5 inch referee came up to Andre's nose you all say he can only be 6'10. That would be true if he had a normal size head, his head was at least another 8 inches to the top from there
Chaz says on 10/Oct/14
62B says on 10/Oct/14
I actually think Andre was at least 6" taller than Jon Studd in those wedding photo's. Richard Mulligan was 6'1" sometimes listed as 6'2". The pictures of what you say JT are brown cowboy boots is really blurry.

lol So Andre had a 6'' forhead? HaHa no wonder you think he was 7'
Chaz says on 10/Oct/14
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62B says on 10/Oct/14
I actually think Andre was at least 6" taller than Jon Studd in those wedding photo's. Richard Mulligan was 6'1" sometimes listed as 6'2". The pictures of what you say JT are brown cowboy boots is really blurry.
Alex 6'0 says on 10/Oct/14
Danimal, in your opinion was Hogan and Andre's height difference always about the same from their earlier days to Andre's late days?
me says on 10/Oct/14
Chaz says on 8/Oct/14
me says on 7/Oct/14
Concerning this email from "Chet" he states that Hogan is within 1 inch of him. So we are now to believe Hogan is only 3-4 inches shorter than Andre???? I think not.

He come up to Andre's forhead,so yes that is right about 4'' shorter.

and Logic he has not got 11''on Haggerty because he's comes up 1'5'' up on Andre's 11.5'' face,so he's not over 6'11''. that is if Haggerty was a full 6'1'',

Wrong.
Capt. Nobody says on 10/Oct/14
JT says on 6/Oct/14
This was the email the WM2 ring announcer (Chet Coppock) sent me Click Here IIRC Chet actually held Andre's hand up in victory after his WM2 battle royal win but I've never seen a good shot of the two together. This is about the best there is from the video Click Here I assume Chet spent time with the guys backstage as well so he'd have a good idea how tall they are. He also covers the Chicago Bulls so he knows what tall is.

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So, Hogan was 6'5" to 6'6" according to him.
RealWrestingFan says on 10/Oct/14
All this speculation on Andre's height, peak and otherwise. I think what all of you are forgetting is that Andre was not a normal giant. He had the structure of a normal man only enlarged. His legs and arms were proportionate to that of an average male. His disease made him large in scale. He also had a very large head from top to bottom and wide. His head had to be around 12"-14" long which if you look at all the photos of him standing next to other people around 6 feet tall, he was a good 11"-12" taller if not a more. Next to 6'-7" Big John Studd, he looked every bit of 7 feet if not 7'-1". Remember his head size! He also slouched so at times he would look 6'-11". If Andre stood straight up and didn't have the back issues he had from his incredible weight and surgery, Andre is 7-0" to 7'-1" easy. His condition of course made it hard for him to stand straight and he did look noticeably shorter at the end of his life. The claims of 6'-9" to '-10" is about right. To Andre 2-3" is not much with a man of that size. His hands were HUGE. The size of two hands on a full grown man and about 10"-11" long. Oh and to those who like to place other photos next to photos of Andre for comparison. QUIT doing that! photos are taken at different scales and cannot accurately compare to one another. The only way to determine a man's height is to stand next to him and measure him. I believe in Andre's youth he topped off at 7'-1" when he was lean and less mean. Weight and surgery reduced his height over the years! 'Nuff Said!
Frank says on 10/Oct/14
Mane could be 6ft 7 he appeared alittle taller than 6ft 6 Ali Baba Mane didn't look 2 inches taller You would have to ask Ali on that
Logic says on 9/Oct/14
Here’s another pic of Andre and Haggerty Click Here Andre’s in brown cowboy boots. Haggerty's probably closer to the camera. Richard Mulligan (to andre's right) has to be around 6'0"or a shade more as he has about a full head size on Dudley Moore (5'2.5" per Rob)
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JT, in my opinion, the photos that you posted are not particularly good for comparing Haggerty's height to Andre's height.

For example, Haggerty is either standing on higher ground, is way closer to the camera or he has a serious footwear advantage because he is s few inches taller than Richard Mulligan and Mulligan is probably between 6'- 6'1". So 6' - 6'1" Haggerty should not be a couple of inches taller than 6' - 6'1" Mulligan.

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And how is Andre's posture is hunched over? Is he slouching any? Is his head tilted any? I can't tell because you can't hardly anything but his head. And how far back is he standing 1', 2', 3'???

And just look how tall Haggerty looks in comparison to John Studd....... is Haggerty really 6'3-6'4"?

A 6'-6'1" tall man should not come up an 1" or so over Studd's eyebrow.

And does anyone really believe that a 6' - 6'1" tall man would come up to Andre's nose??

IMO, this photo is far superior for comparing Andre's height to 6'-6'1" Haggerty.


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They are standing on asphalt, you can see that Andre is standing up straight and is not slouching and you can see that he doesn't have his head tilted down. You can see most of the men's legs and footwear and you can determine Haggerty's camera angle advantage fairly good by using the background.
Chaz says on 9/Oct/14
Click Here that is what 6'8.75'' looks like next to 6'2'' and Shaw in black is about 1'' shorter but because he's more side on,that makes him nera the camara like in the Wilt photos,and they are not standing up strate,no way was Andre much more than 1'' taller than Bjornsson,with out he's cowboy boots
Danimal says on 8/Oct/14
James B says on 1/Oct/14
6'9 in late 80s

He had 2" on 6'8" Tyler Mane in 1990.
Danimal says on 8/Oct/14
andre says on 5/Oct/14
Andre was no more then 6ft8 at wrestlemania 3 and hogan was 6ft3.5

in my opinion andre the giant by 1987 was just little more taller then 6ft7 kane

Hogan was around 6'6" in 1987 and Andre was at least 6'10.5" at that stage of his life.
JT says on 8/Oct/14
Here’s another shot of Andre and Hard Boiled Haggerty Click Here I believe Chris posted this pic several years ago of the two along with John Studd Click Here
Here’s Haggerty next to President Kennedy, who I’m pretty sure was around 6’0”. Click Here

His 6’1” NFL listing from 1950 looks pretty accurate. Haggerty had probably lost a little height when Micki and Maude was filmed in 1984.
JT says on 8/Oct/14
The NFL lists Hardboiled Haggerty (Don Stansauk) at 6’1” Click Here He was around age 59 in the photo with Andre and John Studd.

Here’s another pic of Andre and Haggerty Click Here Andre’s in brown cowboy boots. Haggerty's probably closer to the camera. Richard Mulligan (to andre's right) has to be around 6'0"or a shade more as he has about a full head size on Dudley Moore (5'2.5" per Rob) Click Here
Logic says on 8/Oct/14
dicksock says on 8/Oct/14
Logic: Eucker could have lost a lot of height by his age. Here he is in the mid 80s with 5'11" Bobby Heenan:

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Some people here seem to believe that you gain height over other people in a photo by being sideways (side on). If that is true then is Bobby Heenan actually shorter than Uecker? So Dicksock, maybe you are right about Uecker's height.

By the way, Haggerty and Studd were kind of standing "side on" in that photo with Andre. Were they gaining height from their side on stances? If so, then Haggerty has 3 camera advantages over Andre.

Personally, I would have estimated Uecker's mid 1980's height at 5'10" or tad over that. But I suppose that 5'11" is possible for him at that time. Haggerty looked to have at least 2" on Uecker and possibly 2.5" - 3" on him.
Logic says on 8/Oct/14
and Logic he has not got 11''on Haggerty because he's comes up 1'5'' up on Andre's 11.5'' face,so he's not over 6'11''. that is if Haggerty was a full 6'1''.

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Haggerty has two camera advantages going for him over Andre in that photo. And you can easily see them in that photo.


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Haggerty, is standing in front of Andre so Haggerty is gaining some height from that over Andre. Also, there is noticeable camera tilt that is also giving Haggerty extra height on Andre.


Andre also has his lips rather far apart and/or mouth open. If Andre were to close his mouth together that would have raised the height of his lower lip and possibly his chin..... depending upon how far apart he had his mouth open. And thus, the top of Haggerty's head would have actually probably been about 1/2" or so bellow Andre's bottom lip...... even with the camera advantages that Haggerty had in that photo.


In my opinion, if Andre would have closed his mouth/lips and if you correct the camera tilt and you move Haggerty back the same distance from the camera as Andre was then Andre would have had roughly 11" on Haggerty.

And thus, if Haggerty was 6' at that time then I believe that Andre would have been about 6'11"... give or take 1/4". But if Haggerty was over 6' at that time then I seriously doubt Andre was under 6'11" at that time.
Oanh says on 8/Oct/14
Bob Uecker was usually listed at 6'0-6'1". I think he was 6'0 as a MLB player and 5'11" by the time he interviewed Andre at WM in the mid 80's. Andre is a head taller, and Andre's head is approximately 12". The other thing is, Andre would've been wearing very thin wrestling shoes whereas Bob likely had dress shoes on(slight advantage). Bottom line: Andre was no less than 6'11" and no more than 7'0.
dicksock says on 8/Oct/14
Logic: Eucker could have lost a lot of height by his age. Here he is in the mid 80s with 5'11" Bobby Heenan:
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cdk says on 8/Oct/14
ANDRE'S PEAK HEIGHT WAS 6'11".5"
AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH HE WAS 6'9.75"
Logic says on 8/Oct/14
dicksock says on 7/Oct/14
Uecker was listed as 6'1" in Baseball. I would be shocked if he were under 5'11".

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Bob Eucker will be 81 this coming January so he has probably lost some height.
But Vince McMahon looks to have a couple of inches on Eucker today. Vince has probably also lost some height as well.


Bob Eucker and Vince McMahon

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Bob Eucker and the Honky Tonk Man

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Nonetheless, I don't see Haggerty as being under 6' in that photo with Andre. In my opinion, with all things considered, Andre would have had a good 11" on Haggerty at that time.
Chaz says on 8/Oct/14
me says on 7/Oct/14
Concerning this email from "Chet" he states that Hogan is within 1 inch of him. So we are now to believe Hogan is only 3-4 inches shorter than Andre???? I think not.

He come up to Andre's forhead,so yes that is right about 4'' shorter.

and Logic he has not got 11''on Haggerty because he's comes up 1'5'' up on Andre's 11.5'' face,so he's not over 6'11''. that is if Haggerty was a full 6'1'',
Chaz says on 8/Oct/14
JT says on 6/Oct/14
This was the email the WM2 ring announcer (Chet Coppock) sent me Click Here IIRC Chet actually held Andre's hand up in victory after his WM2 battle royal win but I've never seen a good shot of the two together. This is about the best there is from the video Click Here I assume Chet spent time with the guys backstage as well so he'd have a good idea how tall they are. He also covers the Chicago Bulls so he knows what tall is.

that is all you need to know,to understand Andre was never 7''and Hogan was not over 6'5''ish,and the 7'.25'' was more than likely he's height in none ring boots.
Halb says on 7/Oct/14
Nice email JT. Chet is an unbiased third party, and close in height to André, unlike the 'old guard' kayfabe wrestlers who would be unwilling to place André close to his genuine height.
Logic says on 7/Oct/14
Uecker was listed as 6'1" in Baseball. I would be shocked if he were under 5'11".

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Bob Eucker will be 81 this coming January so he has probably lost some height.
But Vince McMahon looks to have a couple of inches on Eucker today. Vince has probably also lost some height as well.


Bob Eucker and Vince McMahon

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Bob Eucker and the Honky Tonk Man

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Nonetheless, I don't see Haggerty as being under 6' in that photo with Andre. In my opinion, with all things considered, Andre would have had a good 11" on Haggerty at that time.
me says on 7/Oct/14
Concerning this email from "Chet" he states that Hogan is within 1 inch of him. So we are now to believe Hogan is only 3-4 inches shorter than Andre???? I think not.
Logic says on 7/Oct/14
62B says on 7/Oct/14
Logic, your bottom photo is a great example of why you can't simply draw a straight line in a photo to compare heights. Your line slants upwards compared to the houses siding. Your line makes it look like this Haggerty guy comes up to the bottom of Andres lip.

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That red line was just to indicate that the top of Haggerty's head did not come above the bottom of Andre's bottom lip.

There is a camera tilt in that photo that gives Haggerty the camera advantage over Andre plus Haggerty is standing in front of Andre. So, even with those two camera advantage's the top of Haggerty's head still comes no higher than the bottom of Andre's lower lip.

And if Andre were too close his mouth/lips he would look even taller next to Haggerty.


Andre and Haggerty also have a camera tilt advantage on John Studd. But Studd is closer to the camera than Andre is plus Studd's boot heels look to be a little thicker than Andre's. So, some of Andre's camera tilt advantage over Studd is probably canceled out.

To me, Andre looks to have been around 6'11" in that photo and possibly more if Haggerty was over 6' at that time.
62B says on 7/Oct/14
Logic, your bottom photo is a great example of why you can't simply draw a straight line in a photo to compare heights. Your line slants upwards compared to the houses siding. Your line makes it look like this Haggerty guy comes up to the bottom of Andres lip. The line of the house siding makes it look like he comes up to the bottom of Andre's chin, which just by looking at the photo seems more accurate. There are just to many unknown variables in photos. In that photo, just by looking at it Andre looks about a foot taller than the Haggerty guy, and about a half a foot taller than a generally accepted 6'6" John Studd, who was usually billed at 6'10". Put these guys in a police style photo line up, and the height differences could and probably would look different. I know I said I was done with this debate about Andre's height, but it is proving difficult to stay out. I base my guestimate of Andre being 7' off of standing just as close to Andre as the men in your photo. I tend to agree with dicksock that a peak Andre could have been anywhere from 6'11 to 7'0.25".
dicksock says on 7/Oct/14
Logic says on 6/Oct/14
Since there is a photo of Andre and Harboiled Haggerty standing together I have been wondering just how tall Haggerty was. And I come across a few photos that may be of interest to some here.

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Uecker was listed as 6'1" in Baseball. I would be shocked if he were under 5'11". Haggerty easily looked at least 6'1" next to him. If Dempsey was even 6', Haggerty looked at least 6'1" next to him. The only listing I can find for Haggerty is 6'1" and he looked like it to me. He may have been more like 6'1.5"/6'2". Andre was clearly nearly a head taller than him in the pic you posted. Andre was around 10.5" taller than a solid 6'1" guy in equal footwear with no camera advantage. Andre's left boot might be slightly raised, but I'm not 100% sure. Even if it were, it would only make a marginal difference. Andre looks at least 6'11" in that picture.
Logic says on 6/Oct/14
Since there is a photo of Andre and Harboiled Haggerty standing together I have been wondering just how tall Haggerty was. And I come across a few photos that may be of interest to some here.

Hardboiled Haggerty and Bob Uecker

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You can't see Haggerty's footwear but Uecker is wearing either biker or cowboy boots. If their footwear is similar, then to me, Haggerty looks to have nearly 3" on Uecker. If Uecker was 5'10" then Haggerty looks to have been at least 6' and possibly closer to 6'1" in that photo.

Haggerty standing with boxer Jack Dempsey.

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Jack Dempsey's height seems to have been listed at 6' 0.75" and 6'1"...6'1" was probably just a round up.


Andre and Haggerty

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Haggerty was probably not less than 6'0" tall at that time and he was possibly 6'1" in that photo with Andre.
JT says on 6/Oct/14
This was the email the WM2 ring announcer (Chet Coppock) sent me Click Here IIRC Chet actually held Andre's hand up in victory after his WM2 battle royal win but I've never seen a good shot of the two together. This is about the best there is from the video Click Here I assume Chet spent time with the guys backstage as well so he'd have a good idea how tall they are. He also covers the Chicago Bulls so he knows what tall is.
RoelC says on 6/Oct/14
dicksock says on 5/Oct/14
Graham claims to have lost 4" because of spine issues. He started saying this during the big WWF steroid investigation in the early 90s. He said he went from 6'4" to 6' and can barely walk. He stacked up better next to a young Vince McMahon than 6'2" Tony Atlas did by a little bit. One thing I would bet my life on is that he lost height by the late 80s. Honestly, he may have been 6'4" in his prime. I would be surprised if he was under 6'3" in the mid 70s.
Here is him next to a peak 6'1" Arnold:
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Graham claims Arnold was only 5'11" to 6' tall and used the first picture you've just posted to prove it. Arnold isn't standing remotely straight, whereas Graham is.

Graham was listed 6'4" in football, but I've seen some 6'2" listings for him in Wrestling aswell. He never looked taller than 6'2" to me.
I've yet to see a good pic of him and Graham.
6'2 says on 6/Oct/14
andre 6'8" that wud put every height down ever vince must have been 5'6" prime.y does everyone refer kane to 6'7" peak in his matches with big show in 99 era when paul white was at his tallest of 7ft -1" i didnt c a 5-6" difference.and when he fought listed 6'10" nash maybe 6'9" today as issac yankeem there wasnt much in the difference at all kanes not 6'7" prime and he was billed 6'11" as issac yankeem not 6'7".7ft andre is fair maybe a little less old maybe a little taller young and it doesnt matter wat the guy said at wm2 alfred hayes said he was 6'10" at 16 and grew nearly another foot aswel
dicksock says on 5/Oct/14
Halb says on 4/Oct/14
The WM2 6'6 ring announcer thought André was 6'9.

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To be fair, he said he was 3-4" taller than him. That would be 6'9"-6'10". He also said Hogan was his height. Ernie Ladd said in a shoot interview that Andre was taller than 6'9" "by far". Adrian Street said Andre was 6'11" before he left for America. The Six Million Dollar Man said Andre was 7'5". People that worked with him on the Princess Bride said he was 7'4". I could go on and on. You see what I'm getting at? People can say what they want, but most evidence shows he was 6'11"-7' at the tallest and Andre himself indirectly admitted he was never about 7'0.25". Let's settle for 6'11.5" and call it a day.
andre says on 5/Oct/14
Andre was no more then 6ft8 at wrestlemania 3 and hogan was 6ft3.5

in my opinion andre the giant by 1987 was just little more taller then 6ft7 kane
Chaz says on 5/Oct/14
JT says on 4/Oct/14
Chaz, Billy Graham used to live in my neighborhood back in the late 1980s. He was 6’1” range at that time. IIRC this was post hip replacement although that procedure normally does not result in any height loss.

well that makes Todd more likely to get Andre's height wrong if he thinks Graham looked 6'4' when he was standing right next to him,I allways had Him 6'2.5'' peak,
dicksock says on 5/Oct/14
JT says on 4/Oct/14
Chaz, Billy Graham used to live in my neighborhood back in the late 1980s. He was 6’1” range at that time. IIRC this was post hip replacement although that procedure normally does not result in any height loss.

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Graham claims to have lost 4" because of spine issues. He started saying this during the big WWF steroid investigation in the early 90s. He said he went from 6'4" to 6' and can barely walk. He stacked up better next to a young Vince McMahon than 6'2" Tony Atlas did by a little bit. One thing I would bet my life on is that he lost height by the late 80s. Honestly, he may have been 6'4" in his prime. I would be surprised if he was under 6'3" in the mid 70s.

Here is him next to a peak 6'1" Arnold:
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Obviously Arnold could have been standing taller in both pics, but I think it's clear the Graham had several inches on him.
Clay says on 5/Oct/14
Andre - 6'11.5'' prime
Show - 7'0'' prime
Khali - 7'1''
Shaq - 7'1''
Kane - 6'7.5'' prime
Chamberlain - 7'1.25
Halb says on 4/Oct/14
The WM2 6'6 ring announcer thought André was 6'9.
JT says on 4/Oct/14
Chaz, Billy Graham used to live in my neighborhood back in the late 1980s. He was 6’1” range at that time. IIRC this was post hip replacement although that procedure normally does not result in any height loss.
Chaz says on 3/Oct/14
Todd was about 6'2'' in the 1960s looked good 1'' shorter than Bill Kazmaier in the 1980s,when he was the in house strengh coach at Auburn University,and I dou;t Todd met too meny Acromegalic giants to gauge he's height, in person they look much taller than people of the same height,Chris Greener looked 9 foot tall,at first Sight,untill I got over the shock of seeing someone that tall,and Todd said Billy Graham looked 6'4'' when he was on the WSM in 1980 so he's out there by about a good 1''
JT says on 3/Oct/14
Roel or Chris posted this nice pic of Andre with IIRC his 5’11” aunt from 1970, when Andre was around 24 and before he discovered or could afford enhanced footwear Click Here As Rob’s article on heel height shows, the maximum his aunt could be in heels is about 6’2”. That’s a peak Andre and not how a legit 7 footer looks next to a 5’11” person even assuming the best case scenario of her being 6’2” in heels Click Here Gasol’s ~7’0”, Dirk not quite 7’0”, Noah measured 6’10.5” and Griffin measured 6’8.5”.
dicksock says on 2/Oct/14
Chaz says on 1/Oct/14
If everyone knows Andre was over 7'how come so meny people that knew him say he was 6'10-11''?

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Yeah, but there a lot of people that thought he was 7' or over. Remember Terry Todd from Sports Illustrated? He is well over 6', maybe 6'3", and when JT contacted him, he told JT that he thought Andre was 7'. Todd spent a lot of time with Andre and was a large former weightlifter that is not in the wrestling business. There is also a picture of Todd and Andre where Andre looks about 7' with him.
62B says on 2/Oct/14
In that video dicksock, the only person I know for sure is in the 6'3" rage is Hacksaw. I was directly behind him in the Alexandria La. airport. We were the same height.
vinny says on 1/Oct/14
Chaz says on 1/Oct/14

I agree with Chaz. It's silly to state 6'10" as an insult to the mans height. Have you guys ever seen a 6'10" man? 6'5" is ****ing tall. 6'8" is nearly ducking under a door-frame kind of tall. 6'10", and as wide as the man was is NO undercut to his pure size. The tallest person I am friends with is 6'5", and would look like a child next to Andre. 7 feet is not much of a difference in the grand scheme, but relatively speaking, it's huge. A 7 foot Andre would be about as tall as Shaq or Khali. They're legit 7 footers in my pretty authentic opinion lol. Big Show pictured with Khali and Shaq both clearly indicate him 1-2 inches shorter than them both. Are we also putting Paul at 7 foot flat and if so, would we be comfortable having to put Khali at 7'2", and Yao Ming at 7'7", and Kane and Undertaker at 6'9"? Maybe in 2 inch lifts.

Real heights (feel free to amend, these debates are ever alluring).
Big Show: 6'11" prime, 6'10.5" current
Andre: 6'11" prime, perhaps as low as 6'9.5" by death
Khali: 7'-7'0.5"
Shaq: 7 foot and some change
Kane: 6'7" peak
Undertaker: 6'7" peak
Kevin Nash: 6'9-6'9.5" peak
Wilt: 7' and half, maybe 7'1"

I find those heights to be nearly irrefutable. They are very close approximates, and you'd have to be blind or really stubborn to think otherwise.
James B says on 1/Oct/14
6'9 in late 80s
6'2" says on 1/Oct/14
wat has names got to do with anything on the forum. does show look 10" taller than henry in any of the latest segments i actually paused raw and smackdown several times were henry comes up to the bridge of shows nose and even higher at different angles i even got orton looking the exact same height as kane several times by pausing live shows yet when hogan is half way up andres head theres always only a 4-5" gap according to some on here give a break
dicksock says on 1/Oct/14
Chaz says on 1/Oct/14
If everyone knows Andre was over 7'how come so meny people that knew him say he was 6'10-11''? and with out cowboy boots and afro that's all he looks? the only Agenda is finding the truth,I don't use my heart but my brains,and I don't come on here useing differant Names to back up my clames,like some,you would think I was saying he was small,no 6'10'' 450lbs man with Acromegally is small,dicksock,think's he's was a weak 7' I think he was at best a weak 6'11'' and at least he sticks to he's point,I am I not a Big Show fan,I like them both the same,and I don't beleave barefoot he was 7' more a weak 7'

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I can buy anything from 6'11" to 7' with Andre at his tallest. People on this site need to remember than even a fully grown Andre claimed 7'0.25". Anyone who claims he was taller than that is a real troll as they are directly arguing with Andre himself. If Rob lowered his height to 6'11", I wouldn't complain at all.

Here is some footage I'm sure everyone will find interesting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uIgFtUmEzk

Watch the beginning of this match to see how the ring announcer stacks up to Andre and Rick Rude. Rude was at least 6'3" and the announcer is quite a bit taller than him. While Rude is doing his little promo, you can see that the announcer looks to be anywhere from 3-5" shorter than Andre. I'd say this guy is at least 6'6".
er4smiths says on 1/Oct/14
Andre 6'9" peak barefoot. He wore lifts either cowboy boots or chiropractic shoes. I still don't understand why people have such a problem with that. If he was true 7 footer - Vince wouldn't have had him stand on a box all the time.
WWE INFLATES HEIGHT!!!!!!!!!! Andre was a mountain of a man with huge massive features - but he was NOT 7ft tall!!
Chaz says on 1/Oct/14
If everyone knows Andre was over 7'how come so meny people that knew him say he was 6'10-11''? and with out cowboy boots and afro that's all he looks? the only Agenda is finding the truth,I don't use my heart but my brains,and I don't come on here useing differant Names to back up my clames,like some,you would think I was saying he was small,no 6'10'' 450lbs man with Acromegally is small,dicksock,think's he's was a weak 7' I think he was at best a weak 6'11'' and at least he sticks to he's point,I am I not a Big Show fan,I like them both the same,and I don't beleave barefoot he was 7' more a weak 7'
Smarty says on 1/Oct/14
Actually I'd say that a peak Nash would of been 1/2 shorter then a peak Andre in my opinion.
Seagal says on 29/Sep/14
Wow and now the usual trolls are actually saying nash was same height or even taller than Andre? it's pathetic how far Jt and chaz are going to try and make andre seem shorter. It's so v ery clear that they are big show fans who have massive bias, Jt especially. how can anyone take you serious when you have a clear agenda? it's pathetic.
6'2 says on 29/Sep/14
chaz should be kicked off this forum he just wants andre to be the smallest possible height to argue with people i dont blame 62B for leaving the site with the likes of chaz just being annoying everyone knows andre was at least 7ft at some point in his life
62B says on 28/Sep/14
I guess I'm out of this debate. I will leave by saying I believe Andre was a legit 7 footer, I am 6'3", and it sure seemed like he was a head taller, maybe he wasn't, but I was looking at his chest, that is a fact, and that's what it felt like, I had seen him just a few months prior to his death and even though I wasn't as close to him, he did seem shorter. For those who say 6'9" peak, you are crazy, I have seen 6'8" guys and taller just as close as I was to Andre. Andre was the second tallest and largest over all person I have ever seen. You guys have fun with your photo shopped photo's and bad camera angles along with pics of Andre with obvious bad posture, especially the ones where he is making himself smaller to fit in the picture.
Chaz says on 28/Sep/14
dicksock says on 27/Sep/14
Chaz says on 27/Sep/14
we know Wilt's Height,we have a Dr measurment of just over 7'1''of a Yng Wilt,and we have a photo of him being measured later in life laying down at 7'.5'' that would make him about 7' standing up at the time of day

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Assuming that 7'0.5" measurement of Wilt is even 100% accurate, it was taken in the evening at a dinner, I think. His morning height would have still been 7'1". I bet the Andre/Arnold/Wilt pics were taken in the morning. That is why Andre looks a little taller than usual in them. He was at least 6'11.5" out of bed. Honestly, I'd be fine with lowering Andre's height on here to 6'11".

6'11'' I can live with,because for sure most of the photos of wrestlers are taken in the evening,I used to go to the wresting in the UK for years from the late 1970s to mid 1990s,and the show never started till 8pm and end allways on time at 10pm lol,funny that! you got 4 fights,so they would allways be at there shortest if you was useing those photos to compear say a powerlifter,they weight in at about 9am and lift after 11am round to about 3pm,
miko says on 28/Sep/14
I've got a peak Big Show at 7'0 and a peak Andre at somewhere around 6'10.5, maybe 6'11.

In thick, chunky cowboy boots I've got no doubts Andre could crack the 7'0 mark.
aaronious says on 28/Sep/14
Danimal, you are correct. I just blew my top for a second. Sometimes i think JT lives to just to piss people off...
dicksock says on 27/Sep/14
Chaz says on 27/Sep/14
we know Wilt's Height,we have a Dr measurment of just over 7'1''of a Yng Wilt,and we have a photo of him being measured later in life laying down at 7'.5'' that would make him about 7' standing up at the time of day

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Assuming that 7'0.5" measurement of Wilt is even 100% accurate, it was taken in the evening at a dinner, I think. His morning height would have still been 7'1". I bet the Andre/Arnold/Wilt pics were taken in the morning. That is why Andre looks a little taller than usual in them. He was at least 6'11.5" out of bed. Honestly, I'd be fine with lowering Andre's height on here to 6'11".
Chaz says on 27/Sep/14
we know Wilt's Height,we have a Dr measurment of just over 7'1''of a Yng Wilt,and we have a photo of him being measured later in life laying down at 7'.5'' that would make him about 7' standing up at the time of day,,

and there is no photo of Andre in the ring looking over 6'10'' but could of been 6'11'' out of bed and I think Big Show was 6'11'' in the ring He's 1'5'' boots made him look taller,and could of been 7' out of bed,
vinny says on 26/Sep/14
You're right, just my opinion. Although I think I have the upper hand here. 6'10"-6'11" seems about right. It's just abundantly clear it seems through pictures and videos.
rockfellas says on 26/Sep/14
danimal bb, this is not schwarzenegger's page, so it is better you stop your action as "the special enforcer" for lou ferrigno and schwarzenegger. It has been proven very well that ferrigno was clearly shorter than his claimed 6'5"(195cm) and arnold s. was far away from his claimed 6'1.5"(187cm). This is the real world, now you can go back to your fantasy world.

er4smiths says on 22/Sep/14
Andre The Giant was around 6'9" give or take barefoot PEAK. I don't know why it's so difficult for so many to accept this.

totally agree with you ersmith. it is full of fanboys here, this is the problem. As i told before, there is the same problem with lou ferrigno and arnold s. They don't accept the real world, they want live in a fantasy world. I underline andre the giant was my favourite wrestler of the 80ies, but he was clearly shorter than legit 7ft wilt chamberlain, it has been proven by many pics with various camera angles.

here chamberlain with shaquille o'neal:Click Here
shaq is in the 7ft range. many say he is max 7ft, others say he is a little bit taller. Chamberlain looks a shadow taller than shaq. So wilt was a legit 7ft. Andre was shorter than him. Fact. Andre the giant was 6'9"-6'10" (207-208cm) barefoot.
Danimal says on 26/Sep/14
rockfellas says on 19/Sep/14
one point of his bio is clear: "he was measured by the french athletic commission in 1974 at the age of 28, his height was 6'9¾"(207 cm)". Of course he was also enormous so probably he looked bigger than he was, or simply people wanted him bigger and bigger)

he was a couple of inches shorter than legit 7ft(212cm) wilt chamberlain:
Click Here

wilt chamberlain 7ft (212cm)
andre the giant 6'10" (207cm)
arnold schw. max 5'11.5"(182cm) (there are at least 12 inches(30cm) between him and wilt in this pic). We all know his claimed 6'1.5"(187cm) is just a fake.

NO, we don't all know he was 5'11.5" peak. He was a professional bodybuilder and stood barely next to legit 6'0" and 6'1" men in the 60's and 70's and was taller than them...FACT. ;-)
Danimal says on 26/Sep/14
aaronious says on 22/Sep/14
JT, you are sooo in denial about Andre having been a legitimate 7 feet in his Prime. You underrate EVERYONE's height, even people of known legitimate guiness measured height! i bet you underrate even your own height. stop posting skewed and photoshop altered photos that are obviously worked over to favor your sub-6'10" far-fetched theory for Andre's height, including Kevin nash's head which has obviously been altered, as the photo blantantly appears to be virtically stretched on one portion of the photo.

JT has been on here for about a decade and has consistently (probably daily) been posting those types of pics. It's become his life mission, so it's best to just ignore his daily posts if it bothers you that much, because he'll probably be posting here for the rest of his life.
Danimal says on 26/Sep/14
vinny says on 24/Sep/14
62B says on 23/Sep/14

Hard to say. I do know for a fact he was never 7 feet tall barefoot.

You must realize that in "science" there are NO facts and I can promise you, what you consider a "fact" is merely your OPINION and nothing more. People throw that word out as though they had a real understanding of what it actually means.
vinny says on 24/Sep/14
62B says on 23/Sep/14

Hard to say. I do know for a fact he was never 7 feet tall barefoot. You can simply deduce that upon all his height comparison pictures and videos of matches he's wrestled in. I'm going to say 6'9" is slightly too short, but anything over 6'11" is pushing it.

The only true 7 footers (that I know for a fact are surely that height or more) are/were guys like The Great Khali, Ron Reis, Giant Silva, Giant Gonzalez, Kurt Zehe, and maybe a few others who were absurdly tall.

I'd even go as far to say that Big Show is, and has always been taller than Andre.

To extrapolate some heights, I'd be confident throwing these numbers around as approx. heights:

Big Show: 6'11.5"-7' Peak, 6'10.5" Current
Andre: 6'10.5" Peak, ~6'9" Final years
james says on 23/Sep/14
Andre's peak height was 6'11 his weight gain in the mid 80's made him.appear shorter
62B says on 23/Sep/14
er4smiths says on 22/Sep/14
Andre The Giant was around 6'9" give or take barefoot PEAK. I don't know why it's so difficult for so many to accept this. He wore specially made LIFTED cowboy boots to create the illusion he was much taller than he was!! Yes, he was a huge man - and very tall - BUT NOT 7 FEET TALL. Have you people ever seen how tall someone that is truly 7 feet looks??!!! Wilt Chamberlain was 7'0.5" tall. FACT. He was wearing moccasin style boots and standing further away from the camera - Andre who is closer to the camera in every shot (on purpose) is wearing 2.5"-3" heeled cowboy boots and is still noticably shorter.



Why is it difficult for me to accept you ask? Simply because of my experience. as far as do I know what a true 7' looks like? yes I have seen Andre, and some 7'2 or 3" NBA guy, who did look taller than Andre, but not by a whole lot. I hate using the NBA guy, because I do not know his name, as I am not an avid sports fan, and it was in the mid 90's. Also There was a guy in the motor pool measured at 6'8" by the army. He was not close to Andres height, let alone pure size. Also, when I was knocked down by Andre in the Milwaukee airport, I got a real good look at his what could best be described as relatively flat dress shoes. If he was under 7'barefoot in his prime, It was not by much.
Taker says on 23/Sep/14
JT says on 17/Sep/14
Some new Andre pictures
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The blonde guy in the first two pics is Paul Bearer. That looks like the late 1970s. In the first pic, I think Dynamite Kid is standing in front of Andre and to his right. Ox Baker and one of the Vachons are in that pic too. Salvatore Bellomo is in the fourth pic. Chris or Roel may know who some of the other guys are. We can at least rule out John Belushi wearing the “College” sweatshirt:)

And I'm sure the dynamite kid could step over the top rope judging by his leg length lol
Taker says on 23/Sep/14
JT says on 17/Sep/14
Some new Andre pictures
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The blonde guy in the first two pics is Paul Bearer. That looks like the late 1970s. In the first pic, I think Dynamite Kid is standing in front of Andre and to his right. Ox Baker and one of the Vachons are in that pic too. Salvatore Bellomo is in the fourth pic. Chris or Roel may know who some of the other guys are. We can at least rule out John Belushi wearing the “College” sweatshirt:)

Have a look at all the front guys kneecaps, your not telling me now that they're exactly if not more higher than Andres are you?
aaronious says on 22/Sep/14
JT, you are sooo in denial about Andre having been a legitimate 7 feet in his Prime. You underrate EVERYONE's height, even people of known legitimate guiness measured height! i bet you underrate even your own height. stop posting skewed and photoshop altered photos that are obviously worked over to favor your sub-6'10" far-fetched theory for Andre's height, including Kevin nash's head which has obviously been altered, as the photo blantantly appears to be virtically stretched on one portion of the photo. IconJJ said it best, and i will repost this along with the pictures, because they are UNALTERED,just simply put side by side for comparison, ring ropes and ring boarders are nearly perfectly matched up:

iconjj, these proportion photos you did are very good, they really zero in on Andre vs big show, even though this is old decrepit at the end of his life Andre:

Click Here


what is very telling from these photos is 1) big show has very good posture, zero abnormal spinal curvature happening. 2) Andre is in the late stages of his disease, and he has severe longitudinal scoliosis. he is probably around 6'11" here, assuming a 7 foot big show. a peak 1975+ Andre would almost certainly be the same height as big show here.

what is also telling here is that Andre's head is significantly taller than Big Show's, which JT has been in denial about for a long time, but these photos prove it quite substantially, Andre's head is longer than Show's, by at least an inch, if not 1.5" or better
dicksock says on 22/Sep/14
Chaz: For the billionth time, you are wrong about the Wilt pictures. Forget about Wilt, we still have two perfect comparisons of Andre and Arnold. Arnold was 6'1" and is clearly 1' shorter than Andre in two pictures where they're are standing side by side. Actually, in the black and white one, Arnold is slightly in front of Andre because Andre is behind his outstretched arms. Even using the conservative 6'1" estimate for Arnold in his prime, he still would have been about 6'1.5" in his footwear, minimum. This means two pictures show Andre looking a minimum of 7'1.5" in his cowboy boots. Even if Andre's boots gave him a 2.5" boost (which is probably too much), he would still be 6'11", minimum. He could have been 7' in those pics as well. His boots could have given him less than 2.5", Arnold could have been taller in his footwear than 6'1.5", Andre could have had 12.5" on him, etc...
er4smiths says on 22/Sep/14
Andre The Giant was around 6'9" give or take barefoot PEAK. I don't know why it's so difficult for so many to accept this. He wore specially made LIFTED cowboy boots to create the illusion he was much taller than he was!! Yes, he was a huge man - and very tall - BUT NOT 7 FEET TALL. Have you people ever seen how tall someone that is truly 7 feet looks??!!! Wilt Chamberlain was 7'0.5" tall. FACT. He was wearing moccasin style boots and standing further away from the camera - Andre who is closer to the camera in every shot (on purpose) is wearing 2.5"-3" heeled cowboy boots and is still noticably shorter.
Steve says on 22/Sep/14
Im still saying Andre 6'11.25 peak barefoot and Wilt 7'1 even.
Clay says on 21/Sep/14
Legit 7'1 and change Wilt you mean, nice try.
Chaz says on 21/Sep/14
Chaz says on 20/Sep/14
JT says on 20/Sep/14
62B, we can’t see anyone’s footwear or whether the ground is level but I can practically guarantee you that Andre was wearing cowboy boots in those photos with Paul Bearer. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pic of Andre from around 1976 to 1984-1985 when he was not wearing cowboy boots when in street clothes. He also wore custom-made boots by Tony Lama so no one knows if they gave more boost than the usual cowboy boot, especially since he wore them to look as close to his billed height as possible.


We can see the footwear and ground here with 5’8” Dynamite Kid and a similar height Bruce Hart and Andre does not look a full 7’0” in cowboy boots. Click Here

Yes and they are the same massive boots he had next to Gene Okerlund,

And JT you go on about Bearer in front,but seem to forget Andre in front of Wilt Side on in 2.5'' cowboy boots,and clame they were close in height lol yes if your Idear of close is 2.5-3'' shorter.

Sorry I meen dicksock not JT
Chaz says on 21/Sep/14
Taker says on 20/Sep/14
Frank says on 17/Sep/14
I met Paul Bearer and he about 5ft 10 so Andre is NO 7Footer And Andre is young in that picture and could be wearing cowboy boots also!!

Frank, Bearer is about 2 feet in front and looks to be on higher ground, good to see you observe a pic like that when you cannot see the ground.. The only person you can judge is Andre and Ox Baker who seem to be level, judging a person who is way in front is a no go in judging height.

Ox Baker is comeing up to were a 6'5''+ person would come up to on a 7' Andre,and it's clear from Dymamite he's nere 6'2-3'',Giant Haystacks had a head on Dynamite,with much thiner soles,
JT says on 21/Sep/14
62B says on 21/Sep/14
JT, you cant guarantee anything about footwear that can't be seen, for all you know he was bare foot in that picture.

Click Here I can now guarantee it.
62B says on 21/Sep/14
JT, you cant guarantee anything about footwear that can't be seen, for all you know he was bare foot in that picture.
Taker says on 20/Sep/14
Frank says on 17/Sep/14
I met Paul Bearer and he about 5ft 10 so Andre is NO 7Footer And Andre is young in that picture and could be wearing cowboy boots also!!

Frank, Bearer is about 2 feet in front and looks to be on higher ground, good to see you observe a pic like that when you cannot see the ground.. The only person you can judge is Andre and Ox Baker who seem to be level, judging a person who is way in front is a no go in judging height.
Chaz says on 20/Sep/14
JT says on 20/Sep/14
62B, we can’t see anyone’s footwear or whether the ground is level but I can practically guarantee you that Andre was wearing cowboy boots in those photos with Paul Bearer. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pic of Andre from around 1976 to 1984-1985 when he was not wearing cowboy boots when in street clothes. He also wore custom-made boots by Tony Lama so no one knows if they gave more boost than the usual cowboy boot, especially since he wore them to look as close to his billed height as possible.


We can see the footwear and ground here with 5’8” Dynamite Kid and a similar height Bruce Hart and Andre does not look a full 7’0” in cowboy boots. Click Here

Yes and they are the same massive boots he had next to Gene Okerlund,

And JT you go on about Bearer in front,but seem to forget Andre in front of Wilt Side on in 2.5'' cowboy boots,and clame they were close in height lol yes if your Idear of close is 2.5-3'' shorter
Taker says on 20/Sep/14
Chaz says on 19/Sep/14
62B says on 19/Sep/14
Frank, the guy you claim is Paul Bearer and at 5'10" is several inches below the bottom of Andre's chin. If your estimate of Paul bears height is correct that easily puts Andre at 7', also my 6'1" chiropractor has a picture of himself and Arnold taken about 8 years ago in his office. I asked him how tall he thought Arnold was then, and he said 5'11" max.

You are Jokeing,if that is Dynamite kid next to Andre he's not even 6'10'' if he's in cowboy boots,and the Guy with no hair in front needs to be 6'4''

Yeah and the guy on the left is a legit 6'3 Ox Baker...
JT says on 20/Sep/14
62B, we can’t see anyone’s footwear or whether the ground is level but I can practically guarantee you that Andre was wearing cowboy boots in those photos with Paul Bearer. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pic of Andre from around 1976 to 1984-1985 when he was not wearing cowboy boots when in street clothes. He also wore custom-made boots by Tony Lama so no one knows if they gave more boost than the usual cowboy boot, especially since he wore them to look as close to his billed height as possible.


We can see the footwear and ground here with 5’8” Dynamite Kid and a similar height Bruce Hart and Andre does not look a full 7’0” in cowboy boots. Click Here
rockfellas says on 19/Sep/14
one point of his bio is clear: "he was measured by the french athletic commission in 1974 at the age of 28, his height was 6'9¾"(207 cm)". Of course he was also enormous so probably he looked bigger than he was, or simply people wanted him bigger and bigger)

he was a couple of inches shorter than legit 7ft(212cm) wilt chamberlain:
Click Here

wilt chamberlain 7ft (212cm)
andre the giant 6'10" (207cm)
arnold schw. max 5'11.5"(182cm) (there are at least 12 inches(30cm) between him and wilt in this pic). We all know his claimed 6'1.5"(187cm) is just a fake.
homer says on 19/Sep/14
dicksock says on 19/Sep/14
62B says on 19/Sep/14
Frank, the guy you claim is Paul Bearer and at 5'10" is several inches below the bottom of Andre's chin. If your estimate of Paul bears height is correct that easily puts Andre at 7'

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Not to mention that Paul/Percy was standing in front of Andre and we cannot see either person's footwear. It's funny how nobody seems to mention when people are standing in front of Andre or have better posture or anything like that. Hell, JT tried to claim Bret Hart's moderately wide stance would cancel out his 1"+ footwear advantage when Andre's posture was also sub par. Again, Andre was likely around 6'11"-7' in his prime at his tallest.

THANK YOU!! I was tempted to say the same thing. Clearly Andre is further back, yet its not pointed out. The man was 7ft at some point of his life, it's perfectly fine to admit that everyone :)
Frank says on 19/Sep/14
62b also Andre wore Cowboy boots a lot of the time I believe Andre was about 6ft 10 Arnold is a Lift wearer I I also heard he looked about 5ft 10 to 5ft11
also
dicksock says on 19/Sep/14
62B says on 19/Sep/14
Frank, the guy you claim is Paul Bearer and at 5'10" is several inches below the bottom of Andre's chin. If your estimate of Paul bears height is correct that easily puts Andre at 7'

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Not to mention that Paul/Percy was standing in front of Andre and we cannot see either person's footwear. It's funny how nobody seems to mention when people are standing in front of Andre or have better posture or anything like that. Hell, JT tried to claim Bret Hart's moderately wide stance would cancel out his 1"+ footwear advantage when Andre's posture was also sub par. Again, Andre was likely around 6'11"-7' in his prime at his tallest.
Chaz says on 19/Sep/14
62B says on 19/Sep/14
Frank, the guy you claim is Paul Bearer and at 5'10" is several inches below the bottom of Andre's chin. If your estimate of Paul bears height is correct that easily puts Andre at 7', also my 6'1" chiropractor has a picture of himself and Arnold taken about 8 years ago in his office. I asked him how tall he thought Arnold was then, and he said 5'11" max.

You are Jokeing,if that is Dynamite kid next to Andre he's not even 6'10'' if he's in cowboy boots,and the Guy with no hair in front needs to be 6'4''
62B says on 19/Sep/14
Frank, the guy you claim is Paul Bearer and at 5'10" is several inches below the bottom of Andre's chin. If your estimate of Paul bears height is correct that easily puts Andre at 7', also my 6'1" chiropractor has a picture of himself and Arnold taken about 8 years ago in his office. I asked him how tall he thought Arnold was then, and he said 5'11" max.
vinny says on 17/Sep/14
ReturnofG says on 16/Sep/14
Dude, really, I am from Lincolnton, NC! A good friend of mine was a wrestler who was in NWA and started or help start MCW, Mike Payne!

So cool. I work with somebody who's father also wrestled in the NWA.
vinny says on 17/Sep/14
Logic says on 15/Sep/14
You could probably use Arnold Schwarzenegger and the 6'4.5" - 6'5" Joe Manganiello to compare Big Show to Brian Shaw.



Big Show was in his ring gear which definitely gives him a 1 inch or more footwear advantage on Shaw. Nonetheless, even in normal footwear, Show has 2 inches strong. He looks about 6'11" to a 6'8" Shaw.
Chris says on 17/Sep/14
JT -

The guy walking with Andre in the "College" t-shirt is a man named Dave Lerman. You can find him on FB. The first two photos were taken in Japan in 1979 while that group was on tour there. The other individuals in the photo are Alexis Smirnoff (in front of Andre)...The two Japanese guys were a team that Percy was managing at the time, Tio and Tapu Taylor.
Frank says on 17/Sep/14
I met Paul Bearer and he about 5ft 10 so Andre is NO 7Footer And Andre is young in that picture and could be wearing cowboy boots also!!
JT says on 17/Sep/14
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The blonde guy in the first two pics is Paul Bearer. That looks like the late 1970s. In the first pic, I think Dynamite Kid is standing in front of Andre and to his right. Ox Baker and one of the Vachons are in that pic too. Salvatore Bellomo is in the fourth pic. Chris or Roel may know who some of the other guys are. We can at least rule out John Belushi wearing the “College” sweatshirt:)
ReturnofG says on 16/Sep/14
vinny says on 15/Sep/14
Vegas says on 13/Sep/14
scherr is currently signed to wwe so based on that how tall would you estimate the various wwe development talent in this shot, scherr with the full beard btw 2nd from the right Click Here


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I've trained with Adam Scherr countless times. I'm from the town of Denver, NC, only 10 minutes from his home town. Don't be fooled by how close in height all those other guys are to him, because obviously they're all within 6'5-6'7. Scherr is without a DOUBT 6'8" stout. He barely fit through the gym door in tennis shoes.


Dude, really, I am from Lincolnton, NC! A good friend of mine was a wrestler who was in NWA and started or help start MCW, Mike Payne!
Oanh says on 16/Sep/14
Brian Shaw is listed at 6'8", but he looks 6'6"--max 6'6 1/2"
Chaz says on 16/Sep/14
pjk says on 15/Sep/14
hogan looks 1.5-2 " taller than Lou( 6'4" peak around here ) in that photo. Lou's hair is quite high but hogans is flat. I would say 6'5" is fine for hogan at peak if not more.

What Photo are you talking about?
Logic says on 15/Sep/14
You could probably use Arnold Schwarzenegger and the 6'4.5" - 6'5" Joe Manganiello to compare Big Show to Brian Shaw.

Brian Shaw and Schwarzenegger

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Joe Manganiello and Schwarzenegger

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Big Show, Schwarzenegger and Joe Manganiello

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vinny says on 15/Sep/14
Vegas says on 13/Sep/14
scherr is currently signed to wwe so based on that how tall would you estimate the various wwe development talent in this shot, scherr with the full beard btw 2nd from the right Click Here


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I've trained with Adam Scherr countless times. I'm from the town of Denver, NC, only 10 minutes from his home town. Don't be fooled by how close in height all those other guys are to him, because obviously they're all within 6'5-6'7. Scherr is without a DOUBT 6'8" stout. He barely fit through the gym door in tennis shoes.
Oanh says on 15/Sep/14
JT says on 13/Sep/14
Click Here That’s 7’3” Bill Engesser with Richard Kiel in 1963. Engesser may have a footwear advantage.

I don't see any footwear advantage for Bill Engesser. If anything, Richard is closer to the camera giving him an advantage. Bill is just taller.
pjk says on 15/Sep/14
hogan looks 1.5-2 " taller than Lou( 6'4" peak around here ) in that photo. Lou's hair is quite high but hogans is flat. I would say 6'5" is fine for hogan at peak if not more.
JT says on 14/Sep/14
Roel, the guy in the suit standing to Engesser's left is Mike Love of the Beach Boys. I've seen 6'1" listings for him. He's about equidistant from the camera as Kiel. Love's brother is former NBA player Stan Love (listed at 6'9") and his nephew is NBA's Kevin Love (~6'8") so there's height in the family. If the footwear is comparable, Kiel could be closer to 3 inches shorter than Engesser, especially since he is closer to the camera. Maybe Kiel's knees are bent a bit?? He is leaning to his left a little as well. Engesser seemed 2+ inches taller than Kiel in that Nutty Professor clip as well.
Chaz says on 14/Sep/14
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this is a better photo to work out Shaw's height he's next to 6'7'' and I have seen Dave Ostland,he's very tall,the other Small Guy if you can call 5'10''and 280lbs small is Graham Hicks,Bjornson is on the far right,they dont have much hair,so it's easy to see whos the tallest,I think without hair Scherr is slightly shorter than Shaw,
RoelC says on 13/Sep/14
JT says on 13/Sep/14
Click Here That’s 7’3” Bill Engesser with Richard Kiel in 1963. Engesser may have a footwear advantage.

Nice pic, looks like Engesser is a legitimate 7'3" as he seems to have Kiel by around 2 inches (and he's standing further behind). His footwear doesn't seem to be very large so any footwear advantage is neglectable.
Vegas says on 13/Sep/14
@vinny, adam scherr was also billed at 6'8 in strongman. he and brian shaw look pretty much the same height in photos Click Here Click Here

scherr is currently signed to wwe so based on that how tall would you estimate the various wwe development talent in this shot, scherr with the full beard btw 2nd from the right Click Here
Chaz says on 13/Sep/14
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Chaz says on 13/Sep/14
It's clear Kiel was at least 3'' taller than Andre,





this is off the subject,but a good read about Roach puting Capes in he's place, I was at the 1st day of this Contest,like I have said Pat Roach was allmost as tall as Capes,could be one of the very few wrestlers taller than they said they were,
JT says on 13/Sep/14
Click Here That’s 7’3” Bill Engesser with Richard Kiel in 1963. Engesser may have a footwear advantage.

The man standing in front of Kiel is Wink Martindale, a DJ here in LA and later a game show host. Around that time, he looked about the height of ~6’0” Elvis so you get an idea how tall Kiel and Engesser were.
vinny says on 12/Sep/14
To embellish on the strongman subject, I've met Brian Shaw and Hafthor Bjornson at the 2011 WSM in North Carolina. Shaw at 6'8", and Hafthor at 6'9". ****ing massive individuals. I've seen an interview with Shaw and a 6'0" Bryan Hildebrand who has also interviewed a true 6'2" Mark Henry. I then compared Shaw's height difference with Hildebrand's to Mark's height with Hildebrand's, and then Big Show's in ring height with Henry. I extrapolated that Big Show is surely over 6'8", but not significantly. I thought that was interesting.

It's often you see strongman and WWE/WWF intertwined. It's also quite easy to hypothesize true heights because Strongman heights, for the most part, tend to be closer to gospel than pro wrestling obviously.
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Chaz says on 11/Sep/14
RoelC says on 11/Sep/14
RIP Richard Kiel. At 74 he reached a respectable age, especially for someone his size. Still sad to see him go, Jaws was one of my favorite movie villains.

very sad to see him gone,The Spy Who Loved Me, was such a good Bond film mosly because of Jaws.
RoelC says on 11/Sep/14
RIP Richard Kiel. At 74 he reached a respectable age, especially for someone his size. Still sad to see him go, Jaws was one of my favorite movie villains.
Chaz says on 10/Sep/14
Danimal says on 8/Sep/14
Chaz says on 6/Sep/14
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Oh and Jani Virtanen has also lost height. He was once 6'5"-6'5.5", but after back and hip surgeries, he's down to 6.3''

I am sure they have lost height,a inch or two, but Samuelsson was never a full 6'7'' he looked and was allways billed as being shorter than Dave Ostland, Capes is looking under 6'4'' now and even Glenn Ross looks under 6' now, but there is no way Hogan as lost 4'' Hogan,Kamala,John Quinn,Pat Roach,were all about the same height,in the 6'4-5'' range,Quinn and Hogan were both billed the same height in Canada 6'6''
Chaz says on 9/Sep/14
dicksock we are talking about him in photos with Lou,were he has looked no more than 0.5'' taller,now looking the same height.and 6'3.5-4'' is way out for Hogan,he was not taller than, if has tall has 6'3''Nick Aldis(Magnus in TNA )who they are billing at 6'4 and 6'5'' who I have met at Dave Waters old Gym Powerhouse in Cromer,and he's 6'3'' A real 6'3'' not your 6'2.5'' in shoes wrestling billed 6'3''
62B says on 9/Sep/14
The only time I was right next to Hogan I was like 12ish, it was 1980 or 81, and I am 45 now, so you guys can do the math. He was huge to me, but appeared the same height as my Grandfather who was a strong 6'4, and in the 300lb range. I guess Its possible Hogan could have been 6'5", but that would be generous in my opinion. That doesn't change my opinion that Andre was a legit 7' in his prime. Most pictures posted on the Hogan Andre match have camera angles favoring Hogan, and Andre had already lost quite a bit of height, people seem to forget Andre had to be brought to the ring in a cart. The Andre I saw would have dwarfed the Hogan I saw by more than quite a bit.
Danimal says on 8/Sep/14
Chaz says on 6/Sep/14
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Oh and Jani Virtanen has also lost height. He was once 6'5"-6'5.5", but after back and hip surgeries, he's down to 6'3".
Danimal says on 8/Sep/14
Chaz says on 6/Sep/14
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Btw Chaz, I know you're a fan of strongman competiton (so am I). I saw an interview recently on youtube, which has since been taken down. Magnus Samuelsson was interviewed about his legend status and the interviewer asked him how big he was. He said when he was healthy he went up to 350 pounds at 6'7" and today after several back injuries he's under 6'5" and less than 300 pounds. He said we can't be Superman forever. Thought you might be interested.
vinny says on 8/Sep/14
Pull 7 feet on a tape measure and tell me if you still believe Andre was that tall EVER. 6'9.5" in his later days and just under 6'11" or so for a peak. As for that big show vs Andre Bret Hart pic, consider show only 6'10" and you give some more slack to the minorities on this topic.
Capt. Nobody says on 8/Sep/14
JT says on 4/Sep/14
Andre was barefoot with Hart but Hart also widened his stance to help Andre - maybe it evens out.

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Not a chance, we did a test not so long ago on this board with an even wider stance and it made at best a .5 inch difference between that and standing straight.
dicksock says on 8/Sep/14
Richard says on 6/Sep/14
Chaz says on 6/Sep/14
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Ouch! Are we looking at the definitive proof of a 6'2 Hogan?

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The problem is, for every picture of Hogan looking 6'2.5", there are five more where he looks at least 6'3"-6'4". One picture is not true "proof" of anything. I have seen pictures where guys I know to be 5'11" look the same height as guys I know to be 5'9". And the pictures were straight on, no trick angels or footwear advantages. The best thing we can do is look at all the video and photographic evidence to try to determine what height the person looks most of the time. Hogan today looks at least 6'3" most of the time and can look 6'4"/6'4.5" on occasion. The truth is that he is probably around 6'3.5".
Chaz says on 8/Sep/14
Richard says on 6/Sep/14
Chaz says on 6/Sep/14
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Ouch! Are we looking at the definitive proof of a 6'2 Hogan?

Not sure, but we can take the 6'6''-7'' peak barefoot out as fatasy land no way has he lost any 4-5''in height
jim says on 8/Sep/14
6ft 9 because hes few inches shorter than wilt and rob, that was billed height in wrestling completely different
Richard says on 6/Sep/14
Chaz says on 6/Sep/14
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Chaz says on 6/Sep/14
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Capt. Nobody says on 6/Sep/14
JT says on 31/Aug/14
For what it's worth Click Here

That’s right, erroneous, the first thing anyone notices is how much larger Andre’s noggin was compared to Big Show’s Click Here
Andre’s head does not look all that much larger than Nash’s, especially once the ‘fro is trimmed back Click Here

Andre needed around a 14 inch long head to come out to 7 feet, which ain’t happening. His head was very long from the eyes down but only average length from the eyes up.

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Chaz says on 6/Sep/14
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And Hogan has shads on top of he's head
62B says on 6/Sep/14
dicksock, that is one of the best pictures of Andre when he was still pretty close to peak height. His posture seems OK, most likely because he is standing so close to someone his same height, or at least similar height. Back in 1984 Arnold was at least 6', maybe even 6'1". Andre is over a head taller and probably 200lbs heavier than the 235Lb Arnold.
dicksock says on 5/Sep/14
JT says on 4/Sep/14
Andre was barefoot with Hart but Hart also widened his stance to help Andre - maybe it evens out.

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You're really reaching with that one. Hart's stance was not that wide and he was slightly closer to the camera. Also, Andre's posture was sub-par. Big Show from the last 4 or 5 years can look as low as 6'11". Andre was at least 6'10.5" at the time of the Hart picture and may have been a weak 6'11".
dicksock says on 5/Sep/14
Funny you go on about Camara Angles,when In the Wilt Photos not only is the angle over Andre's side but he's nera the camara,so you are right you need to take off from Andre 1-2'' plus 1-1.5'' for the cowboy boots,Wilt was at least 2.5-3'' Taller then Andre barefoot,

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You can keep saying this crap, but anyone with properly functioning eyes can see that it isn't true. The only advantage Andre had in this picture is about 1-1.5" of footwear.
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If you examine their feet farthest from the camera, you'll see they are nearly lined up. Andre is only marginally closer to the camera. He looks like he is closer than he is because of his extreme size. We know from other pictures of Wilt's costume, that his boots gave him about .75" of boost. Plus, his huge wig is making him look even taller. Certain people bang on about how Andre's cowboy boots have 2.5"-3" of heel. Obviously, Andre likely had many different pairs of cowboy boots and the one in this pic do not appear to be giving him more than a 2" boost.

In conclusion, Wilt was 7'1" barefoot in the morning/early day and about 7'1.5"-7'1.75" in his Conan boots. Andre was 6'11.5"-7' barefoot in the morning/early day and about 7'1.5"-7'2" in his cowboy boots. Wilt was 1-1.5" taller than Andre out of bed.
Chaz says on 5/Sep/14
Red183 says on 4/Sep/14
Frank says on 4/Sep/14
Yes that Magazine is like The Loc Ness!!!! lol What I remember they were in Street Clothes Again @ this time I believed Andre was 7ft 4 And when I seen Wilt looking about 2 inches taller I was shocked



Were you aware of camera angles at that time? ;)
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Funny you go on about Camara Angles,when In the Wilt Photos not only is the angle over Andre's side but he's nera the camara,so you are right you need to take off from Andre 1-2'' plus 1-1.5'' for the cowboy boots,Wilt was at least 2.5-3'' Taller then Andre barefoot,

And it's quite clear Nash and Andre were very close in height
JT says on 4/Sep/14
Andre was barefoot with Hart but Hart also widened his stance to help Andre - maybe it evens out.

Big Show would have at least a full head size on Hart today, so that pic of the two is not representative of the actual height differential. Click Here Click Here Miz looks a little taller than Hart and Show pretty much has a full head size on Miz.

Nash looks taller here with Hart Click Here than Andre did in that pic.
Frank says on 4/Sep/14
Yes that Magazine is like The Loc Ness!!!! lol What I remember they were in Street Clothes Again @ this time I believed Andre was 7ft 4 And when I seen Wilt looking about 2 inches taller I was shocked
Danimal says on 3/Sep/14
Frank says on 27/Aug/14
I wish I knew what Magazine believe me !!!! What I was surprised @ the fact Wilt was taller Again he did not tower Andre but was clearly taller even with Andres FRO !!

haha, almost a decade later and you're still trying to convince the same 3 guys on this page of that infamous magazine! I believe you Frank.
62B says on 3/Sep/14
Dibiase seemed taller than me at the time, not much though, less than an inch, foot wear could have been the difference. we were ay the YMCA working out, and both in gym shoes. That was just after I got out of the army where I had normally been measured at 6'3 1/4" 1/4", the same height I was when I bumped into Andre. every picture I see posted of Andre he has very poor posture, when I stood back up after he knocked me down, Andre made it a point to stand very straight, and give me an in character Andre stare. I don't feel I misjudged his height, but I don't carry around a tape measure either just in case I bump into a super tall celebrity. Its possible he would have measured less than 7' barefoot. I just don't think so myself.
Logic says on 3/Sep/14
FWIW, Ted DiBiase, Big Show and Mick Foley standing together starting at about the 3:50 mark.

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More of DiBiase and Mick Foley can be seen at the beginning of that video.


I don't know if DiBiase had already lost any height by then but he and Mick Foley seemed to be about the same height at that time.
Chaz says on 2/Sep/14
dicksock says on 2/Sep/14
JT says on 2/Sep/14
Dicksock, Andre’s wearing cowboy boots there.

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I saw Andre's heels. I doubt he had much, if any, of a footwear advantage. If Dibiase was 6'3" then I think Andre looks about 6'11" in both pics you posted. Ted looked about 6'3" next to Sid. Sid looked about 4.5" taller in the top pic, which is the only useful one. I'd bet Sid's wrestling boots gave him an advantage over Ted's dress shoes. I remember someone on this site emailed Ted about his height and he claimed that the last time he was measured he was 6'3.75". Very random for him to say that if it wasn't true. Perhaps, this was his measurement in shoes?

If that is only 4'5'' taller,then you can forget Andre having more than 3.5'' over Hogan,because Hogan come over the top of the eyes,and Didiase comes under Sid's eyes and he's got a longer forhead,
Logic says on 2/Sep/14
tall person says on 1/Sep/14

How come in Andre and Wilts photo, nobody takes into account that Andre has cowboy boots on, and Wilt looks to be in some flat soled boot/shoe thing. If you have Wilt at a best case 7'1", then Andre is only 6'11", maybe 7'. Without his boots he's probably struggling to stand 6'10".
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The heel on Wilts boots is not as thick as the heel on most cowboy boots but the heel on Wilts boots were possibly thicker than some people may think..... probably around 1" thick. Wilt's boots were similar thickness near the front of the sole and at the heel/back of the sole. So, Wilt was pretty much getting the full height increase that the thickness of his boot heel was.

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Personally, I would bet that Wilt stood about 7' 1.5" - 7'2" in those particular
boots. I don't know how much of a height boost Andre is getting with his cowboy boots because I don't know the length of the boot heel. Was it 1.5" 2", 3"? Also, I may be wrong but I believe that the height increase gained from wearing cowboy boots is generally less than the heel length..... unless there are lifts inside of the boots.

So, how much of a height increase would Andre gain from wearing 1.5", 2", 3" heeled cowboy boots respectively?

And speaking of Wilt's height. Here is a photo of Wilt standing with David Robinson and Bill Russell. Supposedly, David Robinson was 7' even barefooted and Bill Russell was about 6' 9 5/8" barefooted. If so, then at age 60 Wilt still looked to be around 7'1".


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By the way, how long would the heels have to be on a pair of cowboy boots to make 6' 9 5/8" Bill Russell the same height as Wilt Chamberlain? A 4" heeled cowboy boot probably wouldn't do it.
dicksock says on 2/Sep/14
JT says on 2/Sep/14
Dicksock, Andre’s wearing cowboy boots there.

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I saw Andre's heels. I doubt he had much, if any, of a footwear advantage. If Dibiase was 6'3" then I think Andre looks about 6'11" in both pics you posted. Ted looked about 6'3" next to Sid. Sid looked about 4.5" taller in the top pic, which is the only useful one. I'd bet Sid's wrestling boots gave him an advantage over Ted's dress shoes. I remember someone on this site emailed Ted about his height and he claimed that the last time he was measured he was 6'3.75". Very random for him to say that if it wasn't true. Perhaps, this was his measurement in shoes?
Chaz says on 2/Sep/14
dicksock,Bret was not any full 6',and even if they were standing side by side Andre would be nera the Camara,Bret is a small man for a wrestler never much over 100kg,
and JT is right you are missjuding height,the 6'' point on Andre's face is just over the tip of he's nose,so Andre is about 7.5'' Taller in that photo than DiBiase.and we cannot see the feet,

And the Other photo you can see the Heels of the cowboy boots all 2.5''of them
JT says on 2/Sep/14
Dicksock, Andre’s wearing cowboy boots there. You can see the top of the boot in his left shin area.

62B, here’s Andre with Ted DiBiase in 1988, or IIRC a few years before you said you “bumped” into him. Click Here Click Here Andre’s looking 6’9”ish to 6’10” at most. You either misjudged his height or you need to re-measure yourself. Look at Big Show’s page where he’s standing next to an NFL Pro Day measured 6’2.5” Joe Anoai. Big Show probably doesn’t even hit 7 feet today.

DiBiase was listed at 6’3” in college football and was probably around 6’2” Here’s DiBiase with 6’7” Sid Eudy for comparison. Click Here
dicksock says on 1/Sep/14
Chaz says on 1/Sep/14
aaronious,we have allready worked out Andre's face from he's hands,about 11.5''-12'' so 5'11.5'' Bret should be under Andre's chin,a peak Andre would never have been more than 1'' taller than a peak Nash, if that.

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Remember, Bret, who was likely 6', was in big sneakers and Andre was barefoot, old, and had sub-par posture. Bret was likely 6'1" in those sneakers. Andre looked about 9" taller. He was at least 6'10" in that picture. I find it funny that you are ignoring the fact that Hart was closer to the camera in that picture, yet you are very quick to point this out when Andre is closer to the camera. Regardless, Andre looked about 6'10/6'10.5" in this pic in my opinion.
tall person says on 1/Sep/14
How come in Andre and Wilts photo, nobody takes into account that Andre has cowboy boots on, and Wilt looks to be in some flat soled boot/shoe thing. If you have Wilt at a best case 7'1", then Andre is only 6'11", maybe 7'. Without his boots he's probably struggling to stand 6'10".
dicksock says on 1/Sep/14
JT says on 31/Aug/14
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He looks about 9-10" taller than the 6'2" guy if he stood to his full height and their appeared to be no footwear advantage. If anything, it kind of looks like the other guy is on his tip toes, but I'm not sure. Once again, Andre looks at least 6'11" if he stood up straight.

Andre's head was probably about 1' long, same as Big Show's. Nash is a huge tall man, so it is likely his head is about 10.5" long. Some people may think Andre's head looked longer than Show's because the bottom part of Andre's face was so long. With Big Show, it's the top of his head that is elongated.
Chaz says on 1/Sep/14
aaronious,we have allready worked out Andre's face from he's hands,about 11.5''-12'' so 5'11.5'' Bret should be under Andre's chin,a peak Andre would never have been more than 1'' taller than a peak Nash, if that.
JT says on 31/Aug/14
For what it's worth Click Here

That’s right, erroneous, the first thing anyone notices is how much larger Andre’s noggin was compared to Big Show’s Click Here
Andre’s head does not look all that much larger than Nash’s, especially once the ‘fro is trimmed back Click Here

Andre needed around a 14 inch long head to come out to 7 feet, which ain’t happening. His head was very long from the eyes down but only average length from the eyes up.
62B says on 31/Aug/14
I'm not sure why so many people here don't want to give Andre his 7' peak height. He was a huge man! I eyed him up when I bounced off of him at the Milwaukee airport. I did not think he would have fit through the door of a "puddle jumper", and if he did, he would take up both seats uncomfortably. I give him 7' prime all day long. No taller in my opinion, but no shorter either.
aaronious says on 30/Aug/14
iconjj, these proportion photos you did are very good, they really zero in on Andre vs big show, even though this is old decrepad at the end of his life Andre:

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what is very telling from these photos is 1) big show has very good posture, zero abnormal spinal curvature happening. 2) Andre is in the late stages of his disease, and he has severe longitudinal scoliosis. he is probblay around 6'11" here, assuming a 7 foot big show. a peak 1975+ Andre would almost certainly be the same height as big show here.

what is also telling here is that Andre's head is significantly taller than Big Show's, which JT has been in denial about for a long time, but these photos prove it quite substantially
6'2 says on 30/Aug/14
if andre was wilts weight an wilt andres weight andre wud look taller

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