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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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6'2 says on 26/Nov/14
studd had at least 2 " on jake roberts he lookedx to have a clear 1" on akeem and was obviously taller than prime hogan he looked to have 3" on christopher reeve fralic stretches his neck right up in that segment with studd in the actuaul battle royale hes obviously taller than fralic.and wrestlers have bigger heads than normal from growth hormone pills and steroids 6'7 for studd
Halb says on 25/Nov/14
Hogan was also billed as 6'9 in 1989 and 1990.
JT says on 25/Nov/14
me says on 24/Nov/14
Too bad Barry is wearing a hat. Look at the top of their heads and no where else and you will see that they are basically the same height in that pic.

Wrong Click Here The huge discrepancy in head size also proves Studd was closer to the camera. Barry's wearing tennis shoes too. Click Here
JT says on 24/Nov/14
Oanh says on 23/Nov/14
JT says on 21/Nov/14
6'2 Studd was never 6'7" Rick Barry was 6'7" prime

LOL @ Studd being 6'2". Studd was 1-1.5" taller than than 6'4.5-6'5" Bill Fralic. He may not have been a full 6'7" but he was a solid 6'6".

6'2 is the name of one of the posters here:) Studd was around 6'6" and clearly shorter than 6'7" Rick Barry and not much taller than Bill Fralic to anyone who can look at photos objectively Click Here Studd was also no taller than ~ 6'6" OMG/Akeem Click Here

Studd also had an unusually high shoulder and pectoral level which could make him appear taller. Click Here Without seeing the heads, you would think Andre and Studd were the same height and Studd 3-4 inches taller than Fralic.

Studd did not have a full head size on 5'8" tops Mean Gene whereas ~ 6'7" Sid Eudy easily did. ~6'6" Charles Barkley looked every bit as tall next to Gene than Studd did and probably a little taller.
me says on 24/Nov/14
Too bad Barry is wearing a hat. Look at the top of their heads and no where else and you will see that they are basically the same height in that pic. The second pic doesn't tell anything. Studd was at least 6'7". Andre had anywhere from 5-6 inches on Studd throughout in his career as long as Studd was not "lifting".
Oanh says on 23/Nov/14
JT says on 21/Nov/14
6'2 Studd was never 6'7" Rick Barry was 6'7" prime

LOL @ Studd being 6'2". Studd was 1-1.5" taller than than 6'4.5-6'5" Bill Fralic. He may not have been a full 6'7" but he was a solid 6'6".
6'2 says on 23/Nov/14
john studd was 6'7 he was 3" taller than christhoper reeve he was a legit 6'4 rick barry is a much thinner man studd cud be around 350lbs in that picture and for some reason studd always seems to drop his chin its like he has no neck kamala maybe 6'4" but do remember somewhere he was a legit 6'5 hogan possably 6'5.5 kurrangan 6'9 id stick to just for the fact he always seemed taller than taker kane and the likes george gray looked every bit of 6'7 as omg but looked shorter as the akeem character for some reason possible 6'6
dicksock says on 23/Nov/14
JT says on 21/Nov/14
6'2 Studd was never 6'7" Rick Barry was 6'7" prime
Click Here Like many wrestlers, Studd seemed to know how to position himself closer to the camera as well.

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Studd was not closer to the camera by any real extent and your accusation proves your bias. I have pictures of my 5'9" dad looking the same height as my 5'11" uncle and both were next to each other standing straight. My point is that Barry and Studd were so close in height that it is laughable that you think you can definitively say Studd wasn't 6'7" based on that picture. Studd was 6'7" and Andre was at least 6'11".

Chaz, you are wrong about Andre/Studd. Andre was at least 5" taller than Studd in the 1978 match from Charlotte and in that picture we've been looking at. Also, Andre DWARFED Studd in 1976 by 6" when he was in the Executioners. Perhaps Studd was a lift wearer like Jesse Ventura said?
Seagal says on 22/Nov/14
Andre same height as wilt, clearly, no matter what silly excuses get made ( And i know a ton of them get used around here, closer to camera, boots, blaba and clearly loads taller than studd. Some people just have an obvious agenda.
Capt. Nobody says on 21/Nov/14
Frank says on 20/Nov/14
Clement Andre 6ft 7 Taker 6ft 4.5 Really ???

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C'mon, clearly the math represented in my post reflects his numbers, haha. That or he needs to go back to 1st grade math class.
Capt. Nobody says on 21/Nov/14
Ali Baba says on 20/Nov/14
Captain Nobody, I never claimed Andre was any height or said he was any certain height taller than anyone. All I passed on is what I was told by Mane. So if you're trying to say I'm the one making those claims you're incorrect. I have made my estimate on Mane's height and told you what he said about Andre. That's all.

There was only about a half inch difference between Nash and Mane judging by their boots. The pics Rob has with both of them seem to indicate that they're still very close in height.

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Sorry bro, that message wasn't directed at you. Just using it as a reference as to how some of the other claims posted below couldn't be remotely accurate if what you said was true. I should have had a space before the comment I made to "andre" below as well. I was responding to his claims. We appreciate the info you've passed on for sure regardless, haha.
JT says on 21/Nov/14
6'2 Studd was never 6'7" Rick Barry was 6'7" prime
Click Here Like many wrestlers, Studd seemed to know how to position himself closer to the camera as well. The other estimates look pretty good IMO although I'd drop Hogan, Taker, Akeem, Kamala and probably Kurrgan by around an inch and Steiner and Mysterio by around 2 inches. Austin was probably close to 6'1" peak.
Vegas says on 21/Nov/14
mysterio is not as tall as 5'4 in person
6'2 says on 21/Nov/14
hulk hogan billed height 6'8 actual 6'6prime
triple h 6'4 actual 6'2
undertaker 6'10.5" actual 6'8.5 prime now 6'7
studd 6'9+10" actual 6'7
crush 6'7 actual 6'5
hillbilly jim 6'7 actual 6'5
earthquake 6'7 actual close to 6'6
kamala 6'7 actaul 6'5 prime
kevin nash 7' actual 6'10"prime
stone cold 6'2" actual 6'
ric flair 6'1" actual 5'11" prime
mr perfect 6'3 actual 6'1"
akeem 6'9" actual 6'7"prime
henry o godwin 6'6" actual 6'4
the rock 6'5" actual 6'3"
big boss man 6'6-7" actual 6'4"
typhoon 6'6 actaul 6'4 prime
the godfather 6'6 actual 6'4"
shawn micheals 6'1" actual 5'11
danial bryan 5'10 actual 5'8
rey mysterio 5'6 actual 5'4
kurgann 6'11 actual 6'9 prime
scott stiener 6'3 actaul 6'1"
bulldog 6' actual 5'10"
the same pattern. cud be a half inch wrong here and there, however it seems the 1 or 3" billed height varies but the 2" add on is a consistent pattern so wat ever the billed height is just take off 2" or in some cases 1" or 3" i know there exceptions like 6'5 jake roberts his actual height and nearly 7foot kane but again they usually throw in the word nearly for kane i no from time to time they call him the 7ft monster but when he first appeared in 97 as kane he looked huge i no he wore big boots possible his tallest 6'9 looks around 6'7" now
Kunoichi says on 21/Nov/14
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Barefoot Andre and Don Leo Jonathan in 1972.
Jonathan's height was about 6'5" . The sole as one inch ,I'm not seeing more than 6 inches between the two here.
Frank says on 20/Nov/14
Clement Andre 6ft 7 Taker 6ft 4.5 Really ???
Ali Baba says on 20/Nov/14
Captain Nobody, I never claimed Andre was any height or said he was any certain height taller than anyone. All I passed on is what I was told by Mane. So if you're trying to say I'm the one making those claims you're incorrect. I have made my estimate on Mane's height and told you what he said about Andre. That's all.

There was only about a half inch difference between Nash and Mane judging by their boots. The pics Rob has with both of them seem to indicate that they're still very close in height.
Chaz says on 20/Nov/14
homer says on 17/Nov/14
Chaz says on 14/Nov/14
Just because says on 11/Nov/14
Andre and big john studd Click Here looks at least 5 inches between them if not more.
look at the feet? Andre's on tiptoes.look at them in the ring,he's at best 3.5-4'' taller,

You forgot to mention Studd was closer to the camera standing sideways... :)

Yes but we have seen them in the Ring,and Studd comes over the eyebrows, Studd was not over 6'7'' so Andre was under 6'11''
Dago Red says on 19/Nov/14
The three baddest dudes of the 20th century-Bruce Lee, Evel Knievel, Andre the Giant.
CLEMENT says on 19/Nov/14
CAPT NOBODY IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ....A
ANDRE THE GIANT IS 6'7" TALL
Danimal says on 18/Nov/14
dicksock says on 13/Nov/14
Danimal says on 12/Nov/14
Height181 says on 12/Nov/14
I can't see Andre taller than 6'9 3/4.

He wouldn't wear huge heeled boots everywhere if he was 7ft.

Amazing how you can tell the difference between 6'9 3/4" and a full 6'10". What's your secret? Do share.

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I'm assuming he's referencing the baseless Meltzer "measurement" claim. For the record it's baseless because Meltzer is making the claim without referencing a primary source. He also claimed Ernie Ladd and Andre were the same height (something Ladd is on video denying) and that Paul Wight and Nash were the same height in WCW (6'10").

Meltzer was a fraud sensationalist. He also stated that Andre was 6'11.5" in his pic with Arnold and Wilt. No consistency.
Capt. Nobody says on 17/Nov/14
Ali Baba says on 13/Nov/14
dicksock says on 10/Nov/14

Ali Baba told me he is 6'6.75" out of bed. He also had at least .5" of footwear advantage over Mane, yet Mane looked about 1" taller. Mane was a solid 6'8" in his prime and is still at least around 6'8". Andre was still at least 6'10" in 1990.
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6'6.75" out of bed - yes
By the time the picture was taken in the afternoon right around 6'6" even. And as I've pointed out before you can't attempt to add someone's waking height into the equation but not the other person's. He most likely woke up later than me since I had to travel several hours that morning and he admittedly had a late night of partying, so let's try to keep it in perspective.

If you take away my footwear advantage (which was a half inch and not "at least a half inch") there still was not an inch difference between us. He was 6'7" tops when I met him. Claimed 6'8" and made no distinction between his current height and when he wrestled Andre. He said Andre was 2" taller than him. Of course Andre was not in the best of health at that time. I'm not trying to deflate or inflate anyone's height here. This is just the way I saw it after standing and talking to the guy for a good 10 minutes and having pictures to evaluate afterward. The only way he is 6'8" is if he has an extra inch and a half of head hiding under his hat. Dont confuse a receding hairline with a longer head.

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OK, Andre was two inches taller, and when you look at Manes boots in the match he clearly had the advantage of his "lift" style boots. I'd say about an inch or so minimum isn't out of the question. So if Mane was 6'8", Andre was two inches taller, and Mane had about an inch advantage with his boots, then....
And andre:

87 Andre is as tall as Nash, yet he's two inches taller than Mane, who was pretty much the same height as Nash?

Can't say Andre was any particular height definitively but there is an abundance of evidence that says if you want to downgrade him, then you have to downgrade them all. Too many people on here are forgetting to rely on the control group. Always relate it back to your control group and if something is off, you know you're not in the right ballpark. You can't say Andre comes up to this guy here, and then have actual evidence of Andre standing with them, or with someone else who stood with them all the while it shows major discrepancies. Those discrepancies mean you are most likely incorrect.
homer says on 17/Nov/14
Chaz says on 14/Nov/14
Just because says on 11/Nov/14
Andre and big john studd Click Here looks at least 5 inches between them if not more.
look at the feet? Andre's on tiptoes.look at them in the ring,he's at best 3.5-4'' taller,

You forgot to mention Studd was closer to the camera standing sideways... :)
Just because says on 17/Nov/14
Chaz says on 14/Nov/14
Just because says on 11/Nov/14
Andre and big john studd Click Here looks at least 5 inches between them if not more.
look at the feet? Andre's on tiptoes.look at them in the ring,he's at best 3.5-4'' taller,
You might be right about andre being on his toes in that pic....but the question then is what height was studd if he was 6'8 then andre 7 foot if studd 6'7 then andre 6'11
dicksock says on 17/Nov/14
Ali Baba says on 13/Nov/14
dicksock says on 10/Nov/14

Ali Baba told me he is 6'6.75" out of bed. He also had at least .5" of footwear advantage over Mane, yet Mane looked about 1" taller. Mane was a solid 6'8" in his prime and is still at least around 6'8". Andre was still at least 6'10" in 1990.
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6'6.75" out of bed - yes
By the time the picture was taken in the afternoon right around 6'6" even. And as I've pointed out before you can't attempt to add someone's waking height into the equation but not the other person's. He most likely woke up later than me since I had to travel several hours that morning and he admittedly had a late night of partying, so let's try to keep it in perspective.

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Sorry, but I don't believe you lose .75" inches from morning till afternoon. You're not overweight or out of shape in any way. Based on the pictures, he looked nearly 1" taller than you and you had at least .5" of footwear advantage. You are also assuming when he woke up. The lowest I'd go for Mane is 6'7.75" and I'm sure 20-25 years ago, he would have been at least 6'8", possibly 6'8.5".
dicksock says on 16/Nov/14
I just came across this footage of The Mountie talking about Andre. It's not height related, but it is interesting.
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It sounds pretty legit. I'd be shocked if he were lying.
miko says on 15/Nov/14
Andre was in his early 30's in the late 70's, and had Hogan by 5 inches at best at that time, the difference was exactly the same in the late 80's, around 5 inches, if Andre was 7'0.5 then Hulk was close to 6'8 barefoot.
RP says on 14/Nov/14
Peak Andre: 7'0.375"
Wrestlemania III, 41 year old 500 lbs Andre was 6'11" & Hogan in 1987 was 6'5.5" to 6'5.75", y'all need to realize if you come up to Andre's nose, due to the size of his face & head...you would be a full 6" shorter than Andre.
Broken down early 90's Andre was 6'10" to 6'10.5" this is obvious! A peak Kevin Nash was a solid & legit 6'9" barefoot...and in 1992 Andre had Kevin by at least 1.5" & sometimes looked 2"!
Chaz says on 14/Nov/14
Just because says on 11/Nov/14
Andre and big john studd Click Here looks at least 5 inches between them if not more.
look at the feet? Andre's on tiptoes.look at them in the ring,he's at best 3.5-4'' taller,
andre says on 13/Nov/14
Please when will you rob measure andre the giant door in france at least we will know how tall he was at is peak 18 or 21 please do it go too is house is grenoble france and measure the door

In my opinion by 1987 he was 6ft8 and hogan 6ft4.5
dicksock says on 13/Nov/14
Danimal says on 12/Nov/14
Height181 says on 12/Nov/14
I can't see Andre taller than 6'9 3/4.

He wouldn't wear huge heeled boots everywhere if he was 7ft.

Amazing how you can tell the difference between 6'9 3/4" and a full 6'10". What's your secret? Do share.

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I'm assuming he's referencing the baseless Meltzer "measurement" claim. For the record it's baseless because Meltzer is making the claim without referencing a primary source. He also claimed Ernie Ladd and Andre were the same height (something Ladd is on video denying) and that Paul Wight and Nash were the same height in WCW (6'10").
Danimal says on 12/Nov/14
Frank says on 10/Nov/14
A brokendown Andre was about 2 inches taller than Tyler Mane who is about
6ft 7 Mane said he was 6ft 8 but didn't look 2 inches taller than Ali Baba who says he 6ft 6 A prime Andre was about 6ft 10 to 6ft 11

I say he was between 6'11.5"-7'0.5" at his peak (pre-1981). By 1986/1987, more like 6'10.5" and by 1990-1992, he was MAX 6'9.5"-6'10".
Danimal says on 12/Nov/14
Height181 says on 12/Nov/14
I can't see Andre taller than 6'9 3/4.

He wouldn't wear huge heeled boots everywhere if he was 7ft.

Amazing how you can tell the difference between 6'9 3/4" and a full 6'10". What's your secret? Do share.
NCL says on 12/Nov/14
1966 footage of Andre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-bEbg0luDI
Oanh says on 12/Nov/14
Height181 says on 12/Nov/14
I can't see Andre taller than 6'9 3/4.

He wouldn't wear huge heeled boots everywhere if he was 7ft.

Andre didn't wear "huge heeled boots everywhere", but he did wear them a lot. He owned a ranch with cattle in North Carolina, so wearing boots came with the territory, so to speak. I've seen him in photos with just sneakers on. Anyway, read the newspaper article on the internet "Requiem FOR A Giant: There was no one bigger... It talks about his nearly 7 foot frame.
6'2 says on 12/Nov/14
3.5" on studd ahha ha ha ha ha ha studd was taller than hogan 6'6" prime. did you ever see andre chaz in the door frame he dwarfs the 6'9-10" outer frame on the door completely dwarfs it oh he must of being on a box he must have being wearing 4" boots his afro gave him 3" ha stop with all the 6'9" bs! he measured in japan at 7'0.5" in his early 20s and his head was increasing in size since. i see no argument here for 6'10" prime andre the man was clearly 7ft+
Height181 says on 12/Nov/14
I can't see Andre taller than 6'9 3/4.

He wouldn't wear huge heeled boots everywhere if he was 7ft.
Danimal says on 11/Nov/14
dicksock says on 9/Nov/14
Look at the amazing specimen Andre was in his prime:
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This is from 1972. He definitely appeared to be taller at this point than he did in the late 80s or even early 80s. I don't know if he was or just looked like it because of his lean build. Either way, he was certainly full of charisma.

It's like watching videos of The Big Show from the mid/late 90's in the WCW. He was taller, leaner, healthier and way more agile.
Chaz says on 11/Nov/14
6'2 says on 10/Nov/14
hes head is 12-14" so if your up to his nose your 7 " shorter studd 6'7 andre 7'2. andre 6'8 for the giant at wm3 ya tell your story walking!

Stop talking rubish,he's face was 11.5-11.75'', and he's hands were 9.5-9.75'',He had no more than 3.5'' on Studd and no more than 4.5'' on Hogan Andre's forhead was not over 4''
Just because says on 11/Nov/14
Andre and big john studd Click Here looks at least 5 inches between them if not more.
andre says on 10/Nov/14
Andre the giant by 1987 same height as kevin nash
dicksock says on 10/Nov/14
Frank says on 10/Nov/14
A brokendown Andre was about 2 inches taller than Tyler Mane who is about
6ft 7 Mane said he was 6ft 8 but didn't look 2 inches taller than Ali Baba who says he 6ft 6 A prime Andre was about 6ft 10 to 6ft 11

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Ali Baba told me he is 6'6.75" out of bed. He also had at least .5" of footwear advantage over Mane, yet Mane looked about 1" taller. Mane was a solid 6'8" in his prime and is still at least around 6'8". Andre was still at least 6'10" in 1990.
Oanh says on 10/Nov/14
If you look at Andre in the early 70's videos and photos, he clearly stood taller. He had better posture and he didn't weigh as much as in later years. By the mid-80's when he started to gain a lot of weight, and after back surgery, he appeared shorter. He still looked about 6'10". When he passed away there was a newspaper article that stated his autopsy showed he was 6'10" 530 lbs when he died. That article was posted on this website several times over the years. I'm trying to find it. Bottom line, he was not under 6'10" at the end, and not over 7' when he was in his prime.
Frank says on 10/Nov/14
A brokendown Andre was about 2 inches taller than Tyler Mane who is about
6ft 7 Mane said he was 6ft 8 but didn't look 2 inches taller than Ali Baba who says he 6ft 6 A prime Andre was about 6ft 10 to 6ft 11
6'2 says on 10/Nov/14
hes head is 12-14" so if your up to his nose your 7 " shorter studd 6'7 andre 7'2. andre 6'8 for the giant at wm3 ya tell your story walking!
dicksock says on 9/Nov/14
Look at the amazing specimen Andre was in his prime:
Click Here

This is from 1972. He definitely appeared to be taller at this point than he did in the late 80s or even early 80s. I don't know if he was or just looked like it because of his lean build. Either way, he was certainly full of charisma.
Stonecold fan says on 9/Nov/14
62B says on 7/Nov/14
er4smiths says on 3/Nov/14
@62
Andre IS wearing his custom cowboy boots in the video. He barely ducks to get into the door way. So if it's 6'8" doorway and he barely ducked WITH cowboy boots on - then I'd say with the boots he is probably 6'10.5" at best. Take - barefoot - I am CONVINCED Andre is 6'9" peak.

Are questioning the great Rob in his estimates of heights?? Personally I think Rob has everyone's heights pretty much on the button if you ask me.. Plus your never gonna judge his height by a door you don't know how tall it is
62B says on 8/Nov/14
Vegas says on 7/Nov/14
62B says on 7/Nov/14
I calculated that I repaired about 375,000 doors in my 15 years as a door patcher at Morgan doors/Jeld Wen, and over 95% were 6'8", and that's what it looks like to me. I could certainly be wrong.
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doors sizes vary from country to country. in the uk/ireland the average internal door is 6'6 Click Here

i saw jon heidenreich in sneakers having to duck under a door at a live wrestling event i attended a few years ago

Understood. Where I worked we shipped doors world wide, at one point we even imported doors from China and South America, fixed them, then reshipped them over sea's. I know more about doors than a person should, lol, but yes, that door could be smaller than 6'8", I know this. Its just how big it looks to me, based on how many I've seen. For sure they may have wanted to exaggerate Andre's size, But I have seen Andre really close up, and they really didn't have to do any exaggerating. I feel the Andre I saw was 7', he could have been 6'10.5", but that is as short as I would believe, and he was supposed to be in decline. I have seen a whole lot of really tall people, at 6'3" they stand out to me, because I am usually the tallest guy in the room. I just saw a guy at the corner gas station yesterday. He was a lot taller than me so I asked him how tall. He said 6'7", he wasn't even close to Andre. Andre is over all the largest person I have ever seen, and the second tallest.
andre says on 8/Nov/14
andre the giant was the same height as kevin nash by 1987 means he was way shorter then big show
andre says on 8/Nov/14
Andre the giant was 6ft9 peak and about 6ft7.8 at the end

at wrestlemania 3 he was 6ft8

forget the 7ft
Vegas says on 7/Nov/14
62B says on 7/Nov/14
I calculated that I repaired about 375,000 doors in my 15 years as a door patcher at Morgan doors/Jeld Wen, and over 95% were 6'8", and that's what it looks like to me. I could certainly be wrong.
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doors sizes vary from country to country. in the uk/ireland the average internal door is 6'6 Click Here

i saw jon heidenreich in sneakers having to duck under a door at a live wrestling event i attended a few years ago
62B says on 7/Nov/14
er4smiths says on 3/Nov/14
@62
Andre IS wearing his custom cowboy boots in the video. He barely ducks to get into the door way. So if it's 6'8" doorway and he barely ducked WITH cowboy boots on - then I'd say with the boots he is probably 6'10.5" at best. Take - barefoot - I am CONVINCED Andre is 6'9" peak.

Good for you. I know he was taller than 6'9" peak. I don't know for sure that he was exactly 7', I just believe he was.
62B says on 7/Nov/14
Stonecold fan says on 6/Nov/14
JT says on 4/Nov/14
If Hogan was 6’5", Andre was no more than 6’10"; if Hogan was 6’6” Andre was no more than 6’11” Click Here

You may want to advocate for a 7 foot residential door there 62B:) Click Here

JT, do you have any idea that house was on a stage?? BTW all doors are different, my brothers house doors are 8ft with 12ft ceilings (custom built), my parents house the doors are 206.5 cm (house is 140 yrs old mind you)and my partners house doors are 204.2 which is newly built, I don't know what gives the assumption that door is 6'8 or 6'8 1/2, make sure you get your facts straight before assuming

Stonecold fan, I am the one who thinks the door is probably a standard 6'8" door. You are correct about it being on a set, and could very well be smaller to give the impression Andre of being bigger, you are also correct about doors coming in a wide variety of sizes. I asked for proof before someone claimed 6'6", because it was claimed before. I believe he door to be 6'8" because after some simple math I calculated that I repaired about 375,000 doors in my 15 years as a door patcher at Morgan doors/Jeld Wen, and over 95% were 6'8", and that's what it looks like to me. I could certainly be wrong.
Danimal says on 6/Nov/14
6'2 says on 3/Nov/14
andre good posture had 7" on 6'7" studd. i belive he was taller than wilt with good posture, his head was far larger and there shoulders seem close hard to judge from any photo. did see one of andre in a doorframe and passes the trim by a good 8" not sure if its a 6'6" or 6'8" door.7ft tall by 1964 7'2-4" late60s early 70s down to about 7ft again 1983 hard to say by 1992 maybe 6'10-11"

Andre had more like 5" on Studd at best.
6'2 says on 6/Nov/14
ha funny how jt and the likes say andres cowboy boots were 2.5-3" if you put that to the top of andres head it wud barely come halfway down his forehead yet 5" is from andre nose to the crown of his head according to most here yous make out because hogan only got to andres nose hogan 6'6" peak andre 7'2" all day even the picture at hogans wedding he towers over hogan
Stonecold fan says on 6/Nov/14
JT says on 4/Nov/14
If Hogan was 6’5", Andre was no more than 6’10"; if Hogan was 6’6” Andre was no more than 6’11” Click Here

You may want to advocate for a 7 foot residential door there 62B:) Click Here

JT, do you have any idea that house was on a stage?? BTW all doors are different, my brothers house doors are 8ft with 12ft ceilings (custom built), my parents house the doors are 206.5 cm (house is 140 yrs old mind you)and my partners house doors are 204.2 which is newly built, I don't know what gives the assumption that door is 6'8 or 6'8 1/2, make sure you get your facts straight before assuming

BTW, Gonzalez must have a size 28 shoe in the pic you posted compared to Andre.. Which I highly doubt is true
Stonecold fan says on 6/Nov/14
JT says on 4/Nov/14
If Hogan was 6’5", Andre was no more than 6’10"; if Hogan was 6’6” Andre was no more than 6’11” Click Here

You may want to advocate for a 7 foot residential door there 62B:) Click Here

JT, do you have any idea that house was on a stage?? BTW all doors are different, my brothers house doors are 8ft with 12ft ceilings (custom built), my parents house the doors are 206.5 cm (house is 140 yrs old mind you)and my partners house doors are 204.2 which is newly built, I don't know what gives the assumption that door is 6'8 or 6'8 1/2, make sure you get your facts straight before assuming
62B says on 6/Nov/14
JT says on 4/Nov/14
If Hogan was 6’5", Andre was no more than 6’10"; if Hogan was 6’6” Andre was no more than 6’11” Click Here

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JT stop with the photo shops please. I did recently watch a video interview of Hacksaw Jim Duggan on you tube, where they asked his take on several wrestling greats. When asked about Andre he compared him to Bigshow and Kahli. He gave Bigshow props for being the better athlete, and said Kahli was maybe a little taller, but that there was only one Andre. My take is that if Hacksaw felt that Bigshow was as big and tall as Andre he would have said it, based on him saying Kahli was probably a little taller. Not sure if Hacksaw ever wrestled Andre in the 70's though. Maybe I'm reading to much into it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH_n-_54ZfQ
Ali Baba says on 5/Nov/14
The video 62B posted proves one thing: the French have a horrible sense of humor.
Tsadi says on 5/Nov/14
Here's the video containing the "foreign object". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfPaL-YWZPM
Tsadi says on 5/Nov/14
I haven't read all the comments, so I'm not sure whether or not this video has been linked here yet, but here's a video showing both in their gear.

P.S., It might also be amusing to compare the difference in height in this ringside interview shot of Vince and Andre to the drastically greater difference achieved by way of his having Andre stand on something in the infamous interview footage shot in an empty arena seemingly at about the same angle and everything. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jdDhAaMcX0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eJMfQrjo30
Capt. Nobody says on 4/Nov/14
JT says on 4/Nov/14
If Hogan was 6’5", Andre was no more than 6’10"; if Hogan was 6’6” Andre was no more than 6’11” Click Here

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So.... Giant Gonzalez has a full head on Andre? Something continues to not add up with your rulers. Hmmm...what could that be... haha.
Danimal says on 4/Nov/14
JT says on 4/Nov/14
If Hogan was 6’5", Andre was no more than 6’10"; if Hogan was 6’6” Andre was no more than 6’11” Click Here

You should specify at what time period you are referring to. If 1987 and beyond, yes, you're right. If you're referring to 1972, then no, Arnold was close to 7'0" at that time period of his life. Anything after 1981 is a Giant on his way south.
Chaz says on 4/Nov/14
Capt. Nobody says on 4/Nov/14
Just to point out, there is no way Andre is getting the full advantage in those boots in the Hogan arm wrestling video. The heel is very clearly sinking into the ring padding and quite a bit in fact.

Yer now tell us the 21st295lbs Hogan is floteing on top of the foam padding with no sink at all lol
Capt. Nobody says on 4/Nov/14
Just to point out, there is no way Andre is getting the full advantage in those boots in the Hogan arm wrestling video. The heel is very clearly sinking into the ring padding and quite a bit in fact.
JT says on 4/Nov/14
If Hogan was 6’5", Andre was no more than 6’10"; if Hogan was 6’6” Andre was no more than 6’11” Click Here

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er4smiths says on 3/Nov/14
@62
Andre IS wearing his custom cowboy boots in the video. He barely ducks to get into the door way. So if it's 6'8" doorway and he barely ducked WITH cowboy boots on - then I'd say with the boots he is probably 6'10.5" at best. Take - barefoot - I am CONVINCED Andre is 6'9" peak.
6'2 says on 3/Nov/14
andre good posture had 7" on 6'7" studd. i belive he was taller than wilt with good posture, his head was far larger and there shoulders seem close hard to judge from any photo. did see one of andre in a doorframe and passes the trim by a good 8" not sure if its a 6'6" or 6'8" door.7ft tall by 1964 7'2-4" late60s early 70s down to about 7ft again 1983 hard to say by 1992 maybe 6'10-11"
Halb says on 2/Nov/14
A lot yes.
André wearing cowboy boots there?
Chaz says on 2/Nov/14
ohymike says on 31/Oct/14
look at this video, andre is clearly a lot taller than hogan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C6iIFY47Kc

Andre should look taller.he's 5'' taller + 2.5'' Cowboy boots + 3.5'' of afro Hair.
62B says on 2/Nov/14
Something I was trying to avoid is posting pictures and videos. I don't think they are the best for determining exact heights, just because there are too may variables. I did watch this particular video and paused it 9 seconds in. Its about the tallest point you see Andre compared to your standard 6'8" door. His head is tilted down, and he is bent forward a little because he is shaking hands with a fairly short person. taking into account your average 6'8" door is going to have a 6'8 1/4 to 6'8 1/2" doorway. In my opinion, if Andre in that video were to turn around head straight, and standing straight would be about eye level with the top of the door way. That door way has standard 2" trim on top of it which would actually be sitting a little higher. For example I just measured every door in my upstairs. not surprisingly they are all the same, since they were bout from the same company, and installed by the same person in the same building. My standard 6'8" doors sit in a 6'8 1/2" door way with standard 2"trim that actually measures 6'11" from the floor to the top of the trim. While the door in the video may not be the exact to the fraction of an inch as my doors, Andre is definitely well over 7' in those cowboy boots. For those of you that are going to want to say that is a 6'6" door, I would need real proof. I worked in a door factory for 15 years, 95% or better were all 6'8", and that doorway looks pretty standard to me. Any way, here is the video. I'm sure most of you have seen it before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnrLueai10k
Drummer777 says on 2/Nov/14
Sid was billed at 6'7, mug shot shows him to be 6'5 or 6'6....Kevn Nash and Tyler Mane are around 6'7 to 6'8...
62B says on 1/Nov/14
Being pro Andre 7'0", I hope I get to be the first to point it out. Andre is in cowboy boots and Hogan is in flip flops Andre's boots don't look like they are intended to give him any extra height than a normal cowboy boot, but Andre for sure has footwear advantage.
Just because says on 1/Nov/14
miko says on 31/Oct/14
The bottom line is that Hulk Hogan would have had to have been at least 6'7 barefoot for Andre to have been 7'0. In the late 70's/early 80's in comparable footwear there was 5 inches at BEST between the two men.

In reality Hogan was 6'5.5 at very best and Andre 6'10.5 range IMO.

Andre at 7'0 would have meant Hogan was 6'7 which in turn means Sid was 6'9, Taker was 6'9, Kevin Nash near 6'11, Big Show over 7'1.....and even Vince McMahon 6'3.... it doesn't add up.

Is it possible due to his posture andre appeared 6'10 range but if he stood up straight to his full height he touched 7'0??

I would put myself forward as an example of this i would measure at just over 6'3 but due to posture and relaxed stance can appear 6'1 range in photos.
er4smiths says on 1/Nov/14
@ohymike - geez I hope you're kidding with that video?! Andre is wearing custom lifted cowboy boots and Hogan's wearing paper thin flip flops.
andre says on 1/Nov/14
at wrestlemania 3 you guys can estimate andre too be about kane height 6ft7 would say 6ft8 means he is the same height as kevin nash and shorter then big show

andre at wrestlemania 3 was 6ft8
ohymike says on 31/Oct/14
look at this video, andre is clearly a lot taller than hogan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C6iIFY47Kc
miko says on 31/Oct/14
The bottom line is that Hulk Hogan would have had to have been at least 6'7 barefoot for Andre to have been 7'0. In the late 70's/early 80's in comparable footwear there was 5 inches at BEST between the two men.

In reality Hogan was 6'5.5 at very best and Andre 6'10.5 range IMO.

Andre at 7'0 would have meant Hogan was 6'7 which in turn means Sid was 6'9, Taker was 6'9, Kevin Nash near 6'11, Big Show over 7'1.....and even Vince McMahon 6'3.... it doesn't add up.
6'2 says on 31/Oct/14
i like the way chaz and jt say 7'1" wilt has 3-4" on andre and then think its the same difference as wepner to andre hogan to andre and lanza to andre its ridiculous.angle of cameras tilts on cameras on cameras and positioning of cameras all come into play so its no way 100% evidence of anything.and aswel i like the way everyone agrees that wilt was 7'1" yet on every height card for ernie ladd being 6'9" it has to be untrue because he became a pro wrestler and ladd was refered to 7ft on ocassion in pro wrestling aswel.and chaz there cud even be 10" there between lanza and andre
Capt. Nobody says on 31/Oct/14
Chaz says on 29/Oct/14
Just because says on 28/Oct/14
Click Here Heres an interesting pic from the early 80s with andre towering over blackjack lanza.

Lanza would need to be 6'6'' in that photo for Andre to be,7' and that's if they are in the same footware,he come's up to he's nose,and Hogan would need to be 6'8''

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Then again there is some major skewage going on there. Seems to be heavily favoring going to the right. Unless Bobby Heenan dwarfed Hulk Hogan at the time of course.
62B says on 31/Oct/14
Chaz says on 29/Oct/14
Just because says on 28/Oct/14
Click Here Heres an interesting pic from the early 80s with andre towering over blackjack lanza.

Lanza would need to be 6'6'' in that photo for Andre to be,7' and that's if they are in the same footware,he come's up to he's nose,and Hogan would need to be 6'8''

Your opinion. I was at a get together tonight. My friends probably thought I was weird, but I was comparing my 6'2" friend to my 5'10" friend. Just standing around there never seemed to be such a huge difference. Certainly not like the Blackjack/Andre difference. Yes I understand you are saying that there would still be even a 2" more difference between the two comparisons, but to me in Just be cause's picture, Andre looks to have at least 6" on Hogan, and more on Blackjack for sure. Again though, its just a picture that shows Andre to be much bigger, and taller, than ordinary big tall men. Rick Martel is supposed to be 6'. Take away his Farrah hair, and he is well below Andre's chin. As a matter of fact, Jim Brunzell, standing right next to Martel, is supposed to be 5'9". so that's what 3" would look like in this particular picture, then again Heenan, should be about 3" taller than Jerry Blackwell also. Again, just a picture that shows Andre as a really big person.
JT says on 30/Oct/14
Click Here In promos with Mean Gene, Blackjack Lanza looked around 6’2” and David Schultz around 6'1". Andre’s in cowboy boots. Lanza and Schultz better be as well or at least be on their toes.
Just because says on 30/Oct/14
Just because says on 28/Oct/14
Click Here Heres an interesting pic from the early 80s with andre towering over blackjack lanza.

Lanza would need to be 6'6'' in that photo for Andre to be,7' and that's if they are in the same footware,he come's up to he's nose,and Hogan would need to be 6'8''
This probably wasnt the best pic for height comparison but lanza was said to be 6'4 which would make andre 6'10 range which alot of people believe was his true height. Alot of wrestlers in interviews have put his height at 7'1 including tiny lister who put his weight at 505 pounds. He also said himself and hogan where 6,5 not the 6,8 they where billed at.
Chaz says on 29/Oct/14
Just because says on 28/Oct/14
Click Here Heres an interesting pic from the early 80s with andre towering over blackjack lanza.

Lanza would need to be 6'6'' in that photo for Andre to be,7' and that's if they are in the same footware,he come's up to he's nose,and Hogan would need to be 6'8''
Just because says on 28/Oct/14
Click Here Heres an interesting pic from the early 80s with andre towering over blackjack lanza.
62B says on 28/Oct/14
andre says on 26/Oct/14
in 1987 andre the giant was just about kane height just little taller
since kane is taller then hogan i can estimate andre at 6ft8 max

I think I can see where this is going with you, so this is pretty much all I will indulge you. At the time I ran into Andre there was a guy in the motor pool that was 6'8", and even occasionally claimed 6'9". He was not Andre's height. My personal opinion of Kanes height, is that he was never any taller than Big John Studd, who was around 6'6"-6'7". Actually, I'm not even sure kane was ever even that tall with out his Huge boots.
dicksock says on 27/Oct/14
62B says on 26/Oct/14
I went back an watched some of the wrestlemania 3 video. I can see why there is controversy. In my opinion Andre was stooped over most of that match, either from bad posture or due to bending over to Hogans height. I did not note the time of the video, but there are points where Andre arches his back and stands about as straight as he can, and appears almost a head taller.

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Based on all my years of comparing Hogan and Andre, I can safely say that there is no way Andre had more than 6" on a prime Hogan. A prime Hogan was most likely near 6'6". Once again, this helps establish a 6'11"-7' peak Andre.
62B says on 26/Oct/14
I went back an watched some of the wrestlemania 3 video. I can see why there is controversy. In my opinion Andre was stooped over most of that match, either from bad posture or due to bending over to Hogans height. I did not note the time of the video, but there are points where Andre arches his back and stands about as straight as he can, and appears almost a head taller. When I ran into him I would not say he necessarily arched his back, but he definitely stood up as straight as he could. For comparisons sake, I have a coworker who is 2" taller than me. He has very bad posture for the most part, and when I walk up to him I can look him eye to eye. I play a game where I make it apparent I am standing as tall as I can, then he stands up straight, then the 2" difference becomes noticeable. My coworker and I had fun the other day when we measured our wing or arm span. Mine was 6'6", his was 6"9".
andre says on 26/Oct/14
in 1987 andre the giant was just about kane height just little taller
since kane is taller then hogan i can estimate andre at 6ft8 max
62B says on 25/Oct/14
Lets not talk about andre prime, lets talk about im in wrestlemania 3

If you guys compare hogan and kane picture and then hogan and andre at wrestlemania 3 you will find that andre the giant is about kane height just little taller

for andre is true fact that hogan did lost height and was using high boots
but in the picture with the great kali he towers over old hogan

Andre at wrestlemania 3 was 6ft8 and hogan was 6ft4.5

Andre was a lot taller than Kane in 1987. 6'10.5 to 7'0" in my opinion, because that's the time frame when I saw him. He probably wasn't the 7', but he did look it. Then again I have never met Kane.
andre says on 24/Oct/14
Lets not talk about andre prime, lets talk about im in wrestlemania 3

If you guys compare hogan and kane picture and then hogan and andre at wrestlemania 3 you will find that andre the giant is about kane height just little taller

for andre is true fact that hogan did lost height and was using high boots
but in the picture with the great kali he towers over old hogan

Andre at wrestlemania 3 was 6ft8 and hogan was 6ft4.5
Icehole says on 24/Oct/14
Everyone that tries to use 1980's and later pictures, Andre was not in his prime. I believe his peak height would have been mid 70's before reaching 400 lbs. I have no doubt that he went from 7' to about 6'9.5. If Kevin Nash lost over 1.5 inches staying in good shape, Andre could easily look 3 inches shorter.
Chaz says on 24/Oct/14
62B,IMO Andre was 6'11''out of bed 6'10'' evening and the height on this page should be 6'10.5''.the reason most think he was over 7' was because of the cowboy boots the hair,and the over billed heights of other wrestlers, make him look over 7'1''
62B says on 23/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"

Stadnyk was a fake not over 7'7'' useing him will just make you a laughing stock,and do your clame of a over 7' Andre no good at all,

It was just a quick search on the largest hands, I had never heard of the guy. Also, for Andre's height I believe 7' even was his peak. A smidge over or under is possible, but not what I personally believe. My claim is that I was 6'3" at age 18, and when I first stood up from running into him all I saw was his chest, giving me the impression that he certainly could have been a foot taller. From all indications he was not, nor ever was a full foot taller than me, and I have not believed he could have been for 20 years now. You yourself state that you believe a 6' person would come up to Andre's chin. Well 6'+ 11.5" face that you claim = 6'11.5" Andre, but from what I have been reading, you say you think he was never more than 6'10". Maybe I have been reading wrong. Either way you still seem to like to throw out numbers, whether they are in inches, feet, or percent's that you have no way of knowing if they are 100% accurate, as facts. It doesn't matter if an 11.5" face is massive. I believe it would be. You still don't know that's an accurate measurement of Andre's face. It may be in the ball park, but his could have been bigger, or smaller. You need to understand that I will need some type of real proof, not guesses, if you want to change my belief of under 7' for a peak height. If I ever get that proof, I won't have a problem with being proven wrong, because ultimately I don't care how tall he was. I have just been giving my opinion based on my experience with Andre, and comparing him to other very tall, and extremely tall people I have seen.
JT says on 22/Oct/14
Steve says on 21/Oct/14
....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.

Click Here Giant Haystacks, Akebono and probably Viscera weighed more than Andre but seemed to maintain their height and posture. Andre definitely lost height but to me it did not appear noticeable until around 1990 or 1991.
Chaz says on 22/Oct/14
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.

Oanh says on 21/Oct/14
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

The average hands are not 8.25"....more closer to 7-7.5".

Sorry I ment to type 7.25''
Oanh says on 21/Oct/14
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

The average hands are not 8.25"....more closer to 7-7.5".
Capt. Nobody says on 21/Oct/14
I've been watching some Sky Scrapers era WCW on WWE network and during that time Spivey wore thick heels, probably close to around Big Show level. They helped boost him up to Sid and Takers height. I don't think he wore them when he became Waylon Mercy.
dicksock says on 21/Oct/14
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.

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I agree with this. Another factor that added to the illusion of height loss was his haircut. He looked taller with that big afro he had. I don't think he was ever above the 6'11"-7' range. By the late 80s/early 90s, he was still around 6'11". His major knee surgery at the very end of his life may have dropped him to 6'10" or even less though. But, to say Andre lost any significant height by 1986 is wrong.
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Halb says on 21/Oct/14
I agree, Steve.
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.
Chaz says on 20/Oct/14
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"

Stadnyk was a fake not over 7'7'' useing him will just make you a laughing stock,and do your clame of a over 7' Andre no good at all,
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.
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

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