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Brandon Routh's Height is 6ft 2.5in (189 cm)

American actor best known for playing the titular character in 2006's Superman Returns, aswell as for the movie Dylan Dog: Dead of Knight. On tv he is best known for his role as Daniel shaw on tv series Chuck and Ray Palmer on Arrow. This photo is from 2007's Collectormania Event in Milton Keynes, England.

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Comment on the Height of Brandon Routh

Willes190 said on 19/Nov/15
Closer to 6'3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
So Rob, you think Welling is holding 190cm range into the evening while Routh is down to 189cm at his low?
Editor Rob: I think he would probably hold it, welling may not drop to a flat 6ft 2.5, but still hold that smaller fraction under 6ft 3.
Ragnartheman said on 5/Nov/15
Rob, if I am 183,5 In the morning after I wake up, what do you think I will measure in the afternoon and at night? Thank you
Editor Rob: probably 182 range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/15
Rob, who would you guess as taller Routh or Welling?

Both are well-built and have great posture
[Editor Rob: I do think welling probably might edge him by a fraction, although 6ft 2.5 late afternoon for Routh is probably what he is, he may well measure a bit taller at lunchtime.]
Willes190 said on 25/Oct/15
Brandon Routh, 190,5cm
Zachary Levi, 191cm
Judd ISR said on 18/Sep/15
6'2.5"! no doubt about his height!
Johnny Drama said on 1/Sep/15
Click Here Here is Brandon with Zakary , Routh looks taller then Levi
joe @@ said on 1/Sep/15
6'4 is impossible dear
Crypto139 said on 29/Aug/15
Hey this is how tall my "6 foot 4" cousin looks next to a 5 foot 8 person in my family! Oh wait.
joe @@ said on 22/Aug/15
it looks few mm more than the number Challenge 5
joe said on 15/Aug/15
Rob, the rock looks like they had the same height, they also were both with good posture
Andrea said on 9/Aug/15
Rob, do you think he'd look like in the photo (with the 6'2.5-6-2.75 guy) with the other "Superman" Tom Welling? I think Tom would be just a bit taller than him...
[Editor Rob: I think if you took a dozen photos from different positions, you probably would think they were very similar. Routh in person I think has very good posture like Welling.]
joe said on 8/Aug/15
tom welling probably be a higher 7mm think difference is not visible to the naked eye
Moke said on 16/Jul/15
You can do basically everything with this height. Pick up every woman, still move comfortably and not stiff, play every sport except maybe for gymnastics or equitation. Always have clear view but not stand out from the crowd when not feeling like it. Lucky man. Listing is very good.
Chris said on 9/Jul/15
Hi Rob,
Just wondered if the heights on this website represent the average heights of these people and not the lowest heights of the day or late afternoon when they'll be below their average. I'm 6'1" at 11am and this happens to be my average height. (6'1.375" out of bed and 6'0.625" before bed) several people I know also are at their average at a similar time of day.
[Editor Rob: afternoon or evening, typically only has 2-3mm difference on average. They're not thought of as morning.]
frank said on 5/Jul/15
Rob, if I am 184.5 In the morning after I wake up, what do you think I will measure in the afternoon and at night? Thank you
[Editor Rob: likely between 182 and 3 zone. Maybe 182.5ish at night]
BMW 186 said on 25/Jun/15
Looks like 6'1.5
Aza said on 22/Jun/15
This listing is spot on. A genuine 189 cm person ( lowest height) barefoot is an awesome height to be.
joe 193cm night said on 21/Jun/15
Jason says on 12/Jun/15
Rob, who do you think would be taller between him and Chris Hemsworth?
yes, chris would measure a little highClick Here
joe 193cm night said on 17/Jun/15
it seems to work very well in some posture photos
Andrea said on 15/Jun/15
Rob, he actually looks max 6'2 with those two guys, do you think he was dropping some height during the photoshoot? Strange because he generally looks a guy with a great posture...
[Editor Rob: actually the 5ft 11.5ish guy recognised me as my face was 'everywhere', I've no idea what site he visiting but then once you put photos up on the web you have to realise they can be shown anywhere without much care!
I would be surprised if Routh wasn't standing decent with those guys, although Dr Who fan (who typically wears converse) as part of the peter davison 'cosplay' always has (mostly) a great pose in photoshoots I've seen him take.]
Modeus said on 13/Jun/15
I doubt hugh jackman has ever been a true 6 ft 2 guy
Jason said on 12/Jun/15
Rob, who do you think would be taller between him and Chris Hemsworth?
[Editor Rob: I think Hemsworth would edge him. ]
Andrea said on 11/Jun/15
Rob, would you have given to him if you didn't meet him? I mean, if you compare him to the other guys on here, he really can look a big 6'3! He looks at least as tall as The Rock (in some pictures he actually looks taller), he looked a solid inch taller than Hugh Jackman, when he was only 38, so still near his peak! if you wanna be coherent, you should list him 6'3.25! Of course, he's not that tall though. I think he's just a solid 6'2.5, as listed!
[Editor Rob: possibly 6ft 2.75...I think he has a good physique and posture, I would say 6ft 2.5 could be his after tea height, he may well be 6ft 2.75 at lunch range.

Remember he was 'outgunned' by a Dr Who fan who again I saw this weekend up close and I'd guess him in 6ft 2.5-3 range Click Here. The other thumb beside him is a guy I spoke to actually a few times recently and that guy is about 181-2.]
joe 193cm night said on 3/Jun/15
bad angle and ended 6'2.5
Andrea said on 3/Jun/15
Well, if you wanna believe in a 6'2 "peak" Hugh Jackman (that picture was taken in 2006, so i doubt Hugh had lost any height), Brandon does look a big 6'3 guy at least, yeah... But i dont think he's more than his listing! Good chance 189 is his low, though. A big 189 is what i think he'd measure!
Aswin Kini MK said on 2/Jun/15
I am surprised on how people still downgrade Brandon's height despite clear proof that he's 6 foot 3+ inches. For example, people, including Rob, agree that Hugh Jackman is a clear 6 foot 2. Here is an image from IMDB which shows Brandon Routh standing next to Hugh Jackman. There is atleast an inch of difference between them indicating he is a clear 6 foot 3 guy.
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OneNamePlease said on 30/May/15
189 night
out of bead nearly 6'3.25
joe 193cm night said on 22/May/15
I have routh 189cm strong but Momoa prace aprnas 6'3.5 beside himClick Here
Aza said on 16/May/15
Brandon does look 190 cm but maybe it's the hair. He does look genuinely taller than Dwayne Johnson.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/15
Rob, maybe 190cm is closer?

I think he'd be similar to Welling.
[Editor Rob: he would be that height for a part of the day but I think he drops to 189, but then that is his low.]
Hypado said on 13/May/15
Brandon Routh's height is 6ft 2.5in (189 cm)

A strong 188 cm and a weak 189 cm guy.
Andrea said on 30/Apr/15
Noway 6'3.5 or even 6'3... He's clearly shorter than the 191.5 challenger with Rob! I can buy a solid 6'2.5, though... I don't think he'd be under 189 if measured!
joe 193cm night said on 30/Apr/15
Aswin MK,Rob, already showed the difference between 191.7 cm measured face Brandon is much shorter
[Editor Rob: Routh I think is still a solid enough 6ft 2.5 guy, he may well measure 6ft 3.4-5 range out of bed.
In person he was nearer the 6ft 2.25 guys height rather than the 6ft 3 3/8ths guys height.
Aswin MK said on 28/Apr/15
I am sorry but I am afraid Rob is a bit off the mark with the 6 foot 2.5 inch prediction here. Brandon looks a solid 6 foot 3 not a weak 6 foot 3 as some people mention here.

The height difference between Rob and Brandon Routh in this picture is the same between me and my brother. He is a tall 6 foot 2(2ish+) and I am around 5 foot 7 inches. I have actually measured his height from the tip of the nose to the top of his head and guess what the measurement was 7.5 inches. So, if Rob is 5 foot 8 as he claims, I am adding a minimum 6.5-7 inches here (Don't believe me, find a similar size person and measure yourself. The height comes close to 6 foot 3 or 6 foot 3.5. I can safely say Brandon is a strong 6 foot 3 inches and perhaps half an inch above.
joe 193cm night said on 10/Apr/15
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pablo77bar said on 28/Mar/15
This guy give the impression of weak 6ft 3
alhths said on 26/Mar/15
in the arrow show ,he seems 6'3
Josh said on 19/Mar/15
He's looking 6'3 in that photo with you. He looks like a big 6'3 dude.
nayhole said on 19/Mar/15
Honestly thought this guy was much bigger the 6'2 more like 6'6 years ago because he towered over everyone but now i am thinking hes 6'3
joe 193cm night said on 19/Mar/15
Guy Henrydefinitely is 3cm higher,rob that shift was taken the photo the night or afternoon?
[Editor Rob: both afternoon I believe.]
joe 193cm night said on 11/Mar/15
rob, make a mounting challenge with the number 5 Brandon Routh
joe 193cm night said on 10/Mar/15
Andrea, the picture was also taken very closely increased the brandon high
Andrea said on 8/Mar/15
I know, that's why i said Zach might actually edge him out, barefoot... But i'm not so sure there would be almost an inch between them! Brandon has high shoulders so he could appear taller than he is at times... Zach looks a weak 6'3 next to Rob and Jared Padalecki!
joe 193cm night said on 7/Mar/15
Andrea, Brandan has the advantage footwearClick Here
joe 193cm night said on 7/Mar/15
Andrea, the Routh shoes gave him a considerable ilpulso, but I agree 6'3 flat for zachary
Andrea said on 6/Mar/15
Joe, i saw Chuck and saying "he was noticeably less than Zachary Levi" is just BS! They actually look quite similar and Brandon can look taller than him, but Zach has less shoes in most of the episodes so maybe Zach might edge him out, nothing "noticeable" though. I still doubt Zach would be 0.75 inches taller than him!
joe 193cm night said on 5/Mar/15
another dumb guy giving wrong information you did not see Chuck Zachary was higher
Jonathan said on 3/Mar/15
Routh is bigger than 6'2.5" more like 6'4", he seems a bit bigger than his Chuck co-star Zachary Levi who is 6'3". My most educated guess would be 6'3.5".
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joe 193cm night said on 23/Feb/15
Arch Stanton you did not see Chuck he was noticeably less than Zachary Levi
Arch Stanton said on 21/Feb/15
Well he's tall enough to get away with claiming 6 ft 3 put it that way.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Feb/15
Rob who looked taller in person, Brandon Routh or Jack Coleman?
[Editor Rob: hard to say, I think it would be interesting to measure them both.]
Judd said on 22/Jan/15
Perfect example of a 6'2.5" guy!
Tunman said on 1/Jan/15
Another example of the perfect pic,Rob,it seems that both of you stand at quite optimal posture.I mean you reach slightly over his nose which would be like a solid 16cm for a head probably near 24cm.Am I wrong?
[Editor Rob:
Unfortunately I can't photograph myself, but this is as close to ideal.

Lebensdorf said on 21/Dec/14
No, I really think he looks 6'3 here.
kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 8/Dec/14
I correct one of my statements:Akshay is about 2.5in shorter than brandon.
kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 8/Dec/14
Hi Rampage,my american friend met brandon routh in philadelphia comic con and she comes upto my eyebrows.She has an autographed pic with brandon where she is like 2 to 2.5in shorter than him.She is a solid 181-182cms and claims that they had about equal footwear.He doesn't look over 6ft 2 with her.If he is slouching a little bit or she is tip towing who knows.Unfortunately she refused to share the pic.Personally I would say he is definitely more than 6ft 2.Even with bollywood star akshay kumar who is about my friend's height,he was 2.5 to 3 taller than brandon the movie Kambakkht ishq.You can check this video.You can skip to 1:20 and at 1:45 to see their height comparison.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/14
Not under 189-90cm.
joe said on 1/Dec/14
hairstyle it is too bulky 189 cm seem quite right
lolo said on 6/Feb/13
looks 6'4 (193cm)
Mikey T said on 31/Jan/13
Yeah he looks 6'3". My dad's 6'3" and I'm 5'8" and that's how I look next to my dad
thinker said on 26/Jan/13
solid 190 cm for brandon
maybe upgrade rob?
Greg said on 25/Jan/13
Looks legitimate.
Nils said on 22/Jan/13
Should be upgraded to 190cm
Alex said on 19/Jan/13
I think he is closer to 190 cm.
TheMan said on 6/Jan/13
I think he is more of a 6'3. You look very short next to him, and you are not short Rob. I don't think his hair is the case here.
Lo sgozzatore said on 29/Dec/12
Rob, did he really look shorter than Zachary Levi? There are a lot of pics of them together and he just doesnt look shorter, but likely taller
[Editor Rob: they are pretty close, but levi wore chucks a lot on his show.]
Aragorn 5\'11 said on 22/Dec/12
6'2.5 in the morning
6'2.25 in the day
6'2 before bed
Rikashiku said on 21/Dec/12
Looks 6'3" but that may be due to the hair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/12
Probably between 6ft2.5-6ft3 like Tom Welling
jasper186cms said on 19/Nov/12
Solid 6ft 2.5..can be 6ft 3 as well.
James said on 15/Nov/12
6'2.75. Looked very close too 6'3 rock.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 12/Nov/12
Based on this picture alone, I would say around 6,3. Closer to 6,3 than 6,2 is probably the case. I mean if you compare this photo to 6,4 listed jason momoa he looks around the same height. I always get him mixed up with Tom Welling....
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 28/Oct/12
Would be interesting to see a pic of him next to Tom Welling, I believe Welling would edge him a little.
The Exorcist said on 28/Oct/12
I'm seeing 6'3" in the photo with Rob.
Lo sgozzatore said on 21/Oct/12
Rob, in person did he look taller than the challenger who is 189?
[Editor Rob: pretty close I think, but I've seen the challenger look 188cm aswell because he does night shifts and I caught him for that challenge in his 'morning' time.]
Lo sgozzatore said on 13/Oct/12
Because your height is your low :)
Vegas said on 3/Sep/12
Alex says on 31/Aug/12
Hes at least a solid 6'2.25. I wouldn't go under that for him

he measures up almost identical to rob how 189cm challenger 5 did Click Here
[Editor Rob: I think the 189 is probably his low]
Alex said on 31/Aug/12
Hes at least a solid 6'2.25. I wouldn't go under that for him
Henrik said on 24/Aug/12
With 6'4" Brandon Molale:

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navy said on 12/Aug/12
as a teenage . I have a dream that i would be 6feet long in future , i m really impressed at mr , routh's height , really by heart
patrick said on 12/Aug/12
sure he is 6' doubt for me. Rob is not that short with 5'8 and he really looks so here. almost 7 inches between them, probably 6.5 or so.
Joel said on 3/Aug/12
looks closer to 6'3"
matt789 said on 26/Jul/12
he looks defintley 6 foot 3 to me mabye even taller
Smallville said on 24/Jan/12
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Routh @ Collectormania also and I was amazed how tall he was. I am just over 6ft and he had a few inches on me easily. I remember looking at his boots which had a fair sized heel on them. I wasn't wearing flat shoes, but he was still taller than me. Other photos of me and people seem to confirm their height, I am just a little bit taller than Danny Dyer and Michael Rosenbaum. I remember Brandon saying to me that I was built like Superman, but I wish I was as tall as Supderman!
Da Man said on 15/Oct/07
AAAA, you're thinking of the ectomorph somatype. Endomorph is the larger, heavier, rounder body type. I agree with you that both Welling and Routh are combinations of mesomorph and ectomorph body types, with Welling leaning more towards mesomorph than Routh. Mike Tyson I think is probably a good example of something close to a true mesomorph.
AAAA said on 13/Oct/07
LOL....Tom looks like a Lumberjack in that photo Da Man. I could see welling maybe being a bit shorter, but I tend to believe they are the same height.

What I really find funny is how lean Welling was at the start of Smallville, and what a Bear he can look like now. Routh has a really thin natural frame. outh is more of the endomorph(I think this is the skinny one but not sure, so please let me know if I am wrong), and welling seems closer to mesomorph. both men are in between meso and endo, but closer to extermes than the other. Has there ever really been a True mesomorph. I have seen plenty of pure ecto's and endo's, but I doubt I have ever met a pure meso. I also think Routh is older looking than welling. Welling easily looks like he could be Clarks age in the show now. I still can't believe he is 30
Da Man said on 10/Oct/07
Do you think Welling would be marginally shorter than Routh or something like 1" - 1.5" shorter, Viper?

I could see Welling being .25" - .5" shorter, but it wouldn't surprise me if they are the same height either. Either way, I think Welling could probably break Routh in half.

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Viper said on 8/Oct/07
Id bet the house that Tom Welling is shorter than him.
paulg said on 7/Oct/07
i think it's closer to 6'2, i mean editor rob's head reaches the bottom of routh's nose, so a 2 inch nose and 4 inch forehead give you 6ft2...assuming footware was the same.
what was routh wearing ?
dmeyer said on 3/Oct/07
i agree could be 190 cm
Cairo86 said on 3/Oct/07
He doesn't look as big in width as he did in the movie. 6ft 2.25-2.5 is what his height appears to be.
Shiku said on 2/Oct/07
looks 6'3
6'3.5'' JK said on 2/Oct/07
He looks 6'2.5'' - 6'2.75'' with Rob
AAAA said on 2/Oct/07
I read 6'3 215lbs at the time of superman returns, though I'd really like to hear the part where they said he was 6'2.5 in superman returns. Where was that. And Rob, I agree, I wish you could get one with welling, though it would end a lot of debate, I'd really like to see it
Danimal said on 2/Oct/07
Minimum 6'3" and probably MAX 210-220 pounds.
Da Man said on 2/Oct/07
Patrick, I bet he's lost about 20 lbs. of muscle since filming Superman Returns.

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patrick said on 2/Oct/07
He looks minimum 6'2.5 and could easily be 6'3; bout his "muscles", even though he is not as bulky as he appears in SR, don't forget he wore a "special" suit in the movie and was working out daily. Chris Reeve was not the same out of his Superman films! Besides, look attentively at his arms: they are sinewy and that kind of Tshirt, furthermore very dark, hides all relief. He's indeed, not as he was but I cannot find him "skinny" for all that! Sure Tom is "thicker" than him but who could doubt that even before this pic?
ray said on 2/Oct/07
Guys dont see the shoulder, but the head point. Nothing wrong in saying 6.3 inches for routh. Rob Thanks a Ton, Hope u get one with Josh duhammel too.
ER. said on 2/Oct/07
To be totally honest he doesn't look THAT much bigger than me in that picture. I weight 165 - 170 lbs. - and me and him are the same height. I'd say he's MAX 190 lbs like Alex commented - and nothing more. 250 pounds is absurd.
Bad Radio said on 2/Oct/07
he's 6'2.5 ..they even mentioned this in the superman DVD. He had to wear special boots in the movie to reach that 6'4 mark, cus Christopher Reeves was 6'4.
steph said on 1/Oct/07
really? on magazines they boasted that he was 6 4. but then again, never trust those gossip magazines haha.
OutBenchThis said on 1/Oct/07
189cm appears correct..could be 188cm but you could argue 189cm aswell. Finally put it up Rob! Well done mate! :p

I'd say that makes Rock no less than 189cm but I'd be having trouble buying into any bigger than 190cm for Dwayne.
Viper said on 1/Oct/07
He doesnt look like a 250 pound linebacker.
AAAA said on 1/Oct/07
And Rob, there was only my mental clock, which I credit to my (as I am always told) freakishly accurate memmory. And in my defense, I have no defense. I trust you, but I am incredibly OCD

[Editor Rob: maybe some thought that pic was never going up ;) Just glad routh was willing to do such an event. I only wish Welling would do one after smallville ends. I know an organiser tried to get him but he isn't considering it. I'd expect Tom to look very similar in height...]
AAAA said on 1/Oct/07
On a side not, I really thought he would have a bigger frame, even if he did lose a lot of the muscle he gained. I also thought his shoulders were wider. And that is a strange haircut
AAAA said on 1/Oct/07
That man has a big damn chin.....Absolutely 6'2.5 maybe 6'2.75 like before. Either way, could easily pass for 6'3 or a bit more to casual observers, unlike us
6'3.5'' JK said on 1/Oct/07
He looks pretty tall there, Rob he has more inches on you than the Phelps twins and they're listed at 6'3'' on this site?!?
derek said on 1/Oct/07
he looks an easy 6'3 i mean look at the shoulder difference
supes78 said on 1/Oct/07
Routh looks skinny in that photo proving once again the man was nowhere near 250lbs as was reported during the time of SR. Next to Rob, Routh looks 6'3" max, but 6'2.5" seems spot on. Don't forget that Routh has more of a 'fro than Rob's clean cut hairstyle.
RobertJ said on 1/Oct/07
YES!!! It's finally here! He doesn't look less than 6'2'' so 6'2.5'' is spot on, if not slightly more.
Alex said on 1/Oct/07
I am just reading the 250lbs estimates for him, LOL.
Looks anywhere from 190-200lbs. I'm 190lbs or so and I look bigger than him and I'm 2 inches shorter than him.
Da Man said on 1/Oct/07
Yet another agreement, 6'2.5" almost on the dot assuming comparable footwear. Was your footwear comparable Rob?

Looks like he's lost a lot of mass since SR.

[Editor Rob: yes, I'm not going to argue he's really as big as he looks, luckily it's as close to an ideal photo I probably could have got. He had a brown shoe, I had trainers, not much difference. Many folk commented on how tall he looked at that event. I don't know what they were expecting, a 5ft 11 superman :)]
lillo thomas said on 1/Oct/07
yep in the pic the diference between brandom and rob look a little over 6 inches the guy look 6-2.5
lillo thomas said on 1/Oct/07
yep in the pic the diference between brandom and rob look a little over 6 inches the guy look 6-2.5
miko said on 1/Oct/07
looks as high as 6"5 here - at least 7" taller.
dmeyer said on 1/Oct/07
realy look 189 190 cm with you rob 6'3 is very arguable
Ed said on 1/Oct/07
Barefoot 6ft2.5, maybe even 6ft3 is a perfect estimate for Routh! There's definitely a good 6 plus inch difference between Rob and Routh. Now when adding his big heeled Superman costume boots, you can see why he looked 6ft4ish in SR.
5'3" Aix said on 1/Oct/07
Does look like 6'2.5". Thanks for the pic, really hot guy!
Alex said on 1/Oct/07
He does look a legit 6'2.5 with Rob. I see a little over 6 inches there.
Franco said on 1/Oct/07
this pic remind me of me and Giorgio my friend....

considering this picture Brandon looks 193cm and you look 175-176cm.

brandon is definetely 188-189cm but not a full 190cm.
leonari said on 1/Oct/07
huge fella
AAAA said on 1/Oct/07
It is now October 1st. Oh please don't disappoint me. I have been waiting 6 months now.... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

[Editor Rob: man, have you had some sort of "Countdown till Routh day" clock ;)

always trust the Rob, well most of the time.

I said October, it is October, so Routh can now be immortalized standing tall on the site!]
RobertJ said on 28/Sep/07
C'mon picture! it's close enough to October.
AAAA said on 1/Sep/07
So Rob, not to be a total nudge, but I am counting down to your October promise to see your pic with routh.....I am REALLY LOOKING FOWARD TO THIS
vLo said on 28/Aug/07
We (my husband and I) saw him in person when we were in LA. Weird Hollywood moment when we were actually in a restaurant in LA and there was a movie star present. Anyhoooo.... He's as tall as my husband slouching around and in normal shoes which makes him just a hair under 6ft 3.
RobertJ said on 8/Aug/07
yeah but if all celebs wore them than there would way less debates on height.
Anonymous said on 6/Aug/07
converse shoes suck
Anonymous said on 6/Aug/07
this site just goes OTT sometimes, half the people on here that are downgraded 1cm from their claim (i.e. listed here as 174 even when they say 5'9/175) I would bet my ass actually are that 1cm more

seriously, who actually walks with the perfect posture that you have when someone measures you?! I hardly believe it's even possible to tell if someone upped their height by 1cm unless they are stood right next to someone who is that 1cm more so you can see the difference. and that's IN PERSON I think it's pretty hard to tell 1cm, so debating about whether someone is 6'2.2 or 6'2 3/8 from TV and films just blows my mind

I mean I don't even believe you could tell in person if someone truly is 174 and not 175, shoes can make that difference!! and hair!! (I mean seeing where the top of their head exactly stops, not height from hair). I'm 175 myself but a couple years ago at college (I'm 19 now, it's POSSIBLE I may have grown a CM or 2 in the last couple years but I really, really doubt it, I don't think I've grown since like 15 or something, but I can't say by measurements cause I first measured at like 18 and a half or something, I'm just going on the comparison to my dad who is basically same height as me) some guy told me I wasn't 5'9 but "about 5'8", and it's like... I have bad posture for a start I know that, and I've always worn Converse!! pretty much the flatest (decent) shoe you can get, so I probably have never "looked" a full 5'9, but I know for a fact I wasn't "about 5'8" at the time, if you get where I'm coming from... I mean fair enough you do get people that just take the piss with it like that guy from the 70's show, Will something, who claim's over 5'9 and from a pic on this site looks closer (I'm not gonna say he is 5'7 for a fact or antyhing cause I'm bad at judging heights etc anyway, well, specific heights) to 5'7!

this isn't meant to be directly aimed at anyone and I'm not trying to offend anyone but seriously...
Blackmax said on 25/Jul/07
You guys are taking this acurracy thing too far, come on 6ft 2 3/8 is 6ft 2 1/2. How do you know anyway, until you see him actually measured. Your talking about 0.5 cm. I say He's 189cm same height as myself.
guy said on 13/Jul/07
I'm not convinced he's a 6-2.5 guy. I watched superman recently and saw him in interviews. I can't say he's anymore than 6-2 3/8.
OutBenchThis said on 4/Jul/07
So Rob..about the pic with you and :P I'm curious to see this pic mate, cheers.

[Editor Rob: in October]
Da Man said on 6/Jun/07
LOL, still no pic. When are you going to post the pic Rob?

[Editor Rob: at the rate I put them up probably not till the sequel comes out!]
AAAA said on 1/Jun/07
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post the pic of you and routh Rob....... I want to see so bad!!!!
supes78 said on 30/May/07
Patrick, please tell me your native language is not English.
RobertJ said on 25/May/07
You lost me patrick.
patrick said on 25/May/07
Anyway, this guy has "the touch", something I couldn't qualify but meaning "magic"; I think as Tom Welling, the other current Superman, he doesn't care of how tall he is and accepts himself as God made him, nothing more; I feel him being bet 6'2.5 and, why not, 6'3; I really thought The Rock was 6'3 MIN. So, no more than with Smallville, we cannot use SUP. returns as a way to evaluate his height; In his caes, for sure, they did anything to make him look at least as tall as Chris Reeve, deal! I am quite sure, Chris was nevertheless taller than him but i can mistake!
RobertJ said on 24/May/07
His Superman boots added about an inch when he was in the suit.
l0ck n l0ad said on 23/May/07
he seems pretty tall, nothing under 6'2. could someone just explain to me how the hell did he manage to look a solid 6'4" in superman returns? before checkin his height here i was sure he's one of the skinnest 6'4"ers i've seen lol
RobertJ said on 18/May/07
Are we gonna get a photo rob?

[Editor Rob: sorry, eventually it will, I promise. It does exist, trust me and he looks tall ;P

I've got ten pics from 2005 I still haven't put up, mine do go up slow except those I take with my own camera. Glenn gets so many pics that I give his precadent.]

AAAA said on 13/May/07
Rob, you've got a photo with routh??!!!....Please post it soon
Da Man said on 13/May/07
Pretty good story, Rob. It's good to hear that Routh is a down to earth, humble guy. We should expect no less from Superman. lol
RAY said on 12/May/07
nice work , routh is just .25 inch taller than hugh jackman. but he is not shorter than rock anytime.
Da Man said on 11/May/07
Editor Rob, just curious as to what Routh's response was to you mentioning the 6-4 newspaper mentions? Did he find it funny or what?

[Editor Rob: I was saying that how he'd grown from his six three to four and I expect by superman sequel he'd be six foot five. Yes he laughed a little, also at his ancient website, I told him there was no hiding from it, the archive had gobbled it up. I hinted at him he'd also better stand tall for photoshoot, you know, live up to the expected six four. I think he remembered in shot when I sais 'stand tall now']
RobertJ said on 8/May/07
He's been downsized!?
RAY said on 8/May/07
the last pic of (Mr vegas) proves rock is standing on a higher surface as he is raising his head , hehe and also the school board behind them proves the floor is not even and rock has an advantage.
RAY said on 8/May/07
the below photo proves rock is standing on higher surface and the after school behind them also proves it.
RAY said on 8/May/07
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RAY said on 8/May/07
rock's shoe's look more heeled too ( see all pics by mr vegas pls ) in addition to he standing on higher surface ( after school board behind them proves the board is slanting ) and being closer to the camera. superman is taller.
RAY said on 8/May/07
VEGAS FOR GOD SAKE SEE THE FLOOR AND THE SEE 1.WHO IS CLOSER TO THE CAMERA (ROCK), 2.I MEAN U HAVE TO SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY THE FLOOR IS SLANTING BY SEEING THE AFTER SCHOOL BOARD BEHIND THEMMMM. THESE two points prove rock is not taller than ROUTH irrespective of rock being quoted 6.3 here. i personally believe rock is 6.2 flat and routh is 6.2 feet.25 to 6.2 feet.5 inch flat.
supes78 said on 8/May/07
Wow. So Routh has been downgraded again back to the widely publicized 6'2.5" height. I would have to agree with that, but I can see why people would think he's 6'3". He's got great posture and the fluffy hair so it's hard to gauge accurately at times.

[Editor Rob: Suffice to say original 6ft 2.5 is closer to the truth. But a proper 189cm at night time...

I may also add, on the Sunday morning I was siphoning through about 200 of the Routh photoshoot pics trying to find my saturday one and I saw a handful beside people whose height I know. He was 1.5-2 inches shorter than a guy who is a very strong 6ft 4, but he looked nearly 2 inches taller than a guy who is 6ft 1, although I don't know whether that guy was wearing hugh jackman style shoes or whatnot, routh definitely had brown shoes on which looked 1.2. 0% chance of lifts]
TheJerk said on 8/May/07
Certainly a well proportioned 6-2. He doesn't seem that "buff", but more so cut. Like a well trained yoga instructor.
Vegas said on 8/May/07
Ray that photo sucks
rock is taller Click Here
rock is taller Click Here
rock is taller Click Here

based simply on this photo the Routh/Rock debate is dead its a clear 0.5-1" in Rocks favour Click Here Ray if Routh is 0.5" taller than Rock i'll eat my hat.
Da Man said on 8/May/07
They look very, very similar in the pics.
Viper said on 8/May/07
Well, I dont see how anyone could 100 percent come to the conclusion on who is taller. They both look the same height when you come down to it. Rock's whole body structure looks shorter than Routh's and hes closer to the camera as well. But Rock offsets that with the bigger head.
Da Man said on 8/May/07
Ray, I think your fighting a losing battle. The Rock is not shorter than Routh.

[Editor Rob: there's a lot of shots, in a number rock is marginally closer, they are too close to call, for once though the Rock isn't really slouching like he can do]
RAY said on 8/May/07
I think 6ft 2.5 is correct for routh but rock is 6.2 and not taller than routh.
Editor Rob said on 8/May/07
I was talking to Routh about earlier career and his old defunct website and stuff. Lets put it this way, some folk when I *eventually* put my pic(s), which is pretty near ideal for photo comparison, many would say 6ft 3.

When his auto queue had died down a bit monday I went up a couple times with some other guys and was joking with him about seeing his early website and about how he had grew to 6ft 4 in some newspaper, the guy is humble...put it this way, 6ft 3 would be on his resume, but like Tom welling...

If you remember when the publicist gave him 6ft 2.5, closer to the truth, but people automatically would think 6ft 3...his head is barely bigger than mine actually.
RAY said on 8/May/07
this following pic again shows that the floow is not completely flat , i mean it is slanting just observe the AFTER SCHOOL BOARD behind them , it proves that the ground isnt flat , therefore rock is on slighter higher ground and closer to the camera.
RAY said on 8/May/07
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RAY said on 8/May/07
the pic i posted below shows rock is closer to the camera and cud be shorter if stood right next to routh.
RAY said on 8/May/07
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RAY said on 7/May/07
I mean the floor is slanting dude , look closer u ll also find rock closer to camera
Da Man said on 6/May/07
RAY, I don't know what you are talking about. The Rock is NOT standing on a higher surface in any of the those pics. The "cemented part" is actually lower than the rocky-surface as it is part of a rainwater-drain. Notice the drain grate by the Rock's foot?
RAY said on 6/May/07
I mean he is not shorter than routh , i wish they were edit options.
RAY said on 5/May/07
ROCK may not be 6.3 but he is not shorter than ROCK. OUT of the four pics of routh with rock two of them proves rock is is standing on a higher surface ( cemented part) which clearly shows surface wasnt even and secondly rock was closer to the camera in the two pics. I personally believe both rock and routh are equal or routh little taller by 1 to 2 mm or sumthin to be dead accurate.
supes78 said on 5/May/07
Check out this pic of Routh next to 6'3" Steve Howey from the 'Reba' TV show;
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Routh definitely isn't above 6'3" that's for sure.
RAY said on 5/May/07

All are saying ROCK IS TALLER THAN ROUTH, but if u all the pics between them u ll observe rock is STANDING AT A HIGHER LEVEL. I n one pic i saw between them rock stand on a cemented part which is higer , i think different i feel both are the same or routh is little taller.

Rock is not only on higher level of ground but nearer to the camera.

I tried to get the pics bt it says to use tiny url, bt i m very sure brandon is not shorter. sum one pls upload the pics where we can see rock on cemented level of ground and thus he is at higher level and closer to the camera, thanks IN ADAVANCE.

[Editor Rob: there is 2 pics were they are same distance and those pics actually make it hard to see much difference between the two of them. If Rock is 6ft 4 routh to me looks like he'd have to be close to that aswell...]
patrick said on 16/Apr/07
We all owe the truth not to vae enough landmarks to make solidly up our mind about his height; After all, that wonderful guy is known just with one film, no more; So, pictures are our only way to finally guess it.
In SUP. returns he wears thcik soles presumably to match his glorious predecessor; I am not sure; he's very tall but how, i don't know; need further informations; He seems shorter than the Rock by just few cm;
paulG said on 14/Apr/07
Rock has about half an inch to 3/4 of an inch on routh, it's obvious from looking at that pic... routh is 6-2.5 at most !
Blackmax said on 14/Apr/07
I apologise RobertJ, I didn't notice your post, which states the Rocks head is tilted back. Their both the same distance away from the camera so it's not a deceptive view.
Blackmax said on 13/Apr/07
What your all failing to mention is that the Rock has his head slightly titled upwards hance his eye level would be higher than Rouths, if he held his head straight it would be dead level, due to his high forehead I'd say he's slightly taller, maybe 0.6mm, their shoulder level is dead even also.
patrick said on 13/Apr/07
I agree with you RobertJ even though i respect Vegas opinion; Sorry Vegas, i couldn't open your photo !!!
RobertJ said on 12/Apr/07
He's a bit closer, his body is turned more toward the camera and he's definitely tilting his head back. I still think there the same height. If Glenn could get a pic that would be so awesome.
Vegas said on 11/Apr/07
Rock is not closer to the camera in this photo Click Here yet he is still 0.5" taller despite Routh big head of hair. Rocks eyes are at a higher level and his forehead is at a much higher level than Routh's. One could easily make a case for Rock being a full inch taller in that photo but as it stands I think there is 0.5" between these guys with the 0.5" in favour of the Rock.
patrick said on 11/Apr/07
OK, but what if Brandon would have been in the right ?
The, very nice, Rock is significantly closer to the camera; I made myself a lot of portrayals and was always amazed how important was the difference between the real size of the backward person, ALWAYS shorter than he or she really was.
In these pictures, look how appears the line of the background notice board: it looks tilted because of perspective law. Almost everyone is "framed" this way.
Vegas said on 9/Apr/07
Only in one of the photos does Routh measure up to the Rock Click Here
all the rest:
rock is taller Click Here
rock is taller Click Here
rock is taller Click Here

Routh is a big guy at about 6'2.5" i think those pics with the superman wax work proves that but Dwayne Johnson is slightly taller by about 0.5" or so.
Blackmax said on 9/Apr/07
Yes I do believe your right Viper, the do look the same height in the second photo, like I said previously maybe the Rock has a 1cm advantage. I don't think either is a legit 6'3"(191cm). I'd say 6'2.5"(189cm) definitely for Routh. 1 cm is such a slight difference though in height. The rock has a high forehead thats why I'd say 6'2.75(190cm) max.
Viper said on 7/Apr/07
Nobody with a straight face could say 100 percent sure who was taller between the 2. I sure couldnt. Both looked the same height when all is said and done.
AAAA said on 7/Apr/07
Well, my friend is a legit 6'3, I know I can't prove that to you guys, but If you ever met him, you would know. I mean, he was behind the statue, so that may have a bit to do with it, he has a shaved head so there isn't any hair adding another .5 in ,and he wears thin soled shoes ( no more than 1 inch of additional lift). Never the less, he was smaller. here is my take

I see about a 1 in. (maybe like 1.25 but who can really see that) diff between my friend and the statue, if we moved him to where Routh was standing, instead of behind the statue. I maintain he is a solid 6'3, plus his shoes would put him at 6'4. That makes the statue about 6'5.25. Routh was about 1in smaller than the statue. He was standing about 6'4.25 next to his statue. You can't see his shoe's real well, as he is wearing some kind of boot cut jean. most dress shoe's have a 1.25 in heel, which would put routh at 6'3 barefoot.
Blackmax said on 7/Apr/07
Observing the RobertJ pics of Brandon with the Rock, there maybe a 1 cm difference, with the rock slightly taller. I think the superman actor is 189cm tall 6ft 2.5in tall and the Rock 6ft 2.75in. Hugh Jackman looks 6 ft 2in exactly.
Vegas said on 7/Apr/07
Viper we have a number of pictures of the Rock and now Brandon Routh standing next to their wax work. In the Rock's case he was the same height as his wax work (amazing that) and the real Brandon Routh was roughly ~0.5-1" shorter than the superman wax work due to the big heeled shoes on the wax work. So we know that both the Routh and the Rock wax work are correct height.

Now AAAA's 6'3 friend is shorter in comparison to the Superman wax work than the real Routh himself is; so what does that tell you?
1.AAAA's friend is not legit 6'3 OR
2.Routh is more than you are proclaiming he is, which is 6'2

I tend to go with number 2 seeing as he had over an inch on 6'2 Hugh Jackman and 5" on 5'10 Kevin Spacey.

If the Rock and Routh had not appeared with their wax work then you might have a point; as it is, they have, so you don't have a leg to stand on imo.
Viper said on 7/Apr/07
Vegas, If you actually take those statues seriously then you need your head examined. Take it with a grain of salt.
Vegas said on 6/Apr/07
Viper the real Brandon Routh is standing next to the wax work in 5 photos, so yes we can compare it to the real thing. Put those big heeled superman boots on the real Routh and hey presto both the wax work and Routh would be the same height and this is because madame tussauds physically measured Routh from head to toe for the model.

Stop being so sceptical about everything Viper.
AAAA said on 6/Apr/07
Yeah Viper, I agree with you there. Plus it includes the muscle suit "look" underneath it, so it is somewhat exeragated. See Routh actually next to it puts it in better perspective.
DaMan said on 6/Apr/07
I missed the Superman wax figure display by a week. I was at Madame Tussaud's just before it was debuted, would have loved to have gotten a pic with it.
Viper said on 6/Apr/07
Its just a statue. I wouldnt take it seriously comparing it to real life counterparts.
AAAA said on 6/Apr/07
here is my legit 6'3 230 friend by the statue of Routh the cut out is from the bottom of his lips to the very top of his eyes

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Vegas said on 6/Apr/07
The heels on that Superman wax work are huge. Superman is the only guy I didn't get a picture of while I was in Madame Tussauds, didn't even stand close to it either ao not a clue on its height. Would have been interesting to see my 6'4 friend near it though. He towered Arnie and was looked taller than Michael Jordan wax work.
RobertJ said on 5/Apr/07
If the statue is to scale, than I'm assuming about 6'4''. The boots give about an inch at least. Here are more photos from the event.

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AAAA said on 5/Apr/07
Hey rob, howcan I post a picture that is saved on my computer, but not on the net
AAAA said on 5/Apr/07
I don't know man. I can't believe how big routh must be. My friend is a freakin TE as southern connceticut and is listed at 6'5 250lbs. He admits the height is bs and he is "only" 6'3 230, but he was noticebly smaller than that statue. He was about 1 ft behind it in the pic, and he was wearing really thin soled shoes, but trust me, he is a MASSIVE guy in person.

[Editor Rob: see what I wrote on andre giant page, it should be easy enough to do.]
bikagyura said on 5/Apr/07
This guy's gotta be taller than this... I looked at some pictures with him, and Christian Bale barely reached his eye-level, Hugh Jackman looked like 1 and a half inch shorter than him...
DaMan said on 5/Apr/07
How tall is the wax figure? Anybody have any pics with the wax figure?

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Anonymous said on 23/Mar/07
I think Hugh is 6'2 flat and Routh is 6'2.5. It's hard to tell when they''re seen together coz Routh always wears normal shoes and Hugh wears this soled shoes.
Viper said on 23/Mar/07
I think Hugh and Routh are the exact same height, 6-2 flat.
AAAA said on 21/Mar/07
well I think routh actually has maybe a quater inch to a third of an inch, and if he was in regular dress shoes that could give him another .5 inches for almost a full inch.
And ever since the posture training for Superman, he stands better. Jackman sometimes tends to stick his head foward abit.
RobertJ said on 19/Mar/07
These were posted some time ago which show Routh having a 1/2 inch-1 inch on Hugh but Rob said that Hugh could be wearing thin soled shoes as he sometimes does.

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but now I've found a pic showing Hugh's footwear, they look like trainers and seem to have a little heel.

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Vegas said on 10/Mar/07
Rock is 6'3, Routh is about 6'2.5 or 6'2.75" I'll stick with Robs figure as usual he seems spot on
J-Dog said on 9/Mar/07
I doubt as many people will try to downgrade him after this recent evidence.
Gotxo said on 9/Mar/07
If the Rock is 6'4" then rout must be shy of 6'3"
RobertJ said on 8/Mar/07
That true rob, he had a movement coach during Superman returns and said because of that he slouches less.
RobertJ said on 8/Mar/07
Yet all evidence points to him being closer to 6'3'' hmmm.

[Editor Rob:

Routh does have very good posture, he's always got a good stance. Guys like farrell, giammata...when they're 70 they'll have hunchbacks. The folk saying colin is 5ft 40 years they'll be saying 5ft 6!]
Viper said on 7/Mar/07
He doesnt look quite as tall as 190. Hes closer to 6-2.
dmeyer said on 7/Mar/07
190 cm seems right
Vegas said on 1/Mar/07
here is a photo of Rock and Routh side by side and Rock 0.5" taller Click Here
Vegas said on 28/Feb/07
Rock's forehead is much bigger than Routh's that is clearly evident from all the other photos you posted.

As for Rock being closer to the camera in that shot I can't see it, both look exactly side by side to me.
RobertJ said on 28/Feb/07
How is it clear? Rock is closer to the camera and you photo shopped Routh's hair higher than it should be on The Rock. Look at that forehead!
Vegas said on 28/Feb/07
Rock has between 0.25" and 0.5" with Routh's hair, pretty clear there
Routh 6'2.5"-6'2.75
Rock 6'3
RobertJ said on 27/Feb/07
Even with Routh's hair, they look the same height.
AAAA said on 26/Feb/07
OKAY...that pic of the rock with rouths haircut is hysterical!!!! photo of the year so far
Viper said on 26/Feb/07
Is that floor even flat? Looks like it tilted yet that is probably the weird camera angle.
RobertJ said on 25/Feb/07
I'm interested in seeing The rock with hair Vegas, I need a good laugh.

Here's another pic, this one slightly better with Rock a bit more back. They still look equal in height and it seems the Rock has a habit of tipping his head back.

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Vegas said on 25/Feb/07
There is none that Routh is taller, only his hair is taller and they are standing right beside one another in one of those photos (no advantage for Rock etc). Rock has a bigger head that is quite clear. Dont worry I will put Routh's hair on the Rock head when I get a minute to show you how much difference that would actually make.
supes78 said on 25/Feb/07
Hmm. After seeing Routh with the Rock, I have to concede that Routh might be a tad over the 6'2.5" mark he was originally described as. Either that or the Rock is shorter that 6'3", which I just don't beleive. I still wouldn't give Routh the full 6'3" because he clearly has puffier hair than the Rock, but 6'2.75" might be closer to the truth. This is the kind of photographic evidence that I wish more posters here would use to back up their height claims instead of referencing clips from movies or TV.
AAAA said on 25/Feb/07
Well, I was going by his new upgrade... Even with the eyes of a hawk it is hard to pinpoint .25 inches unless you have back to back with close ups of heads
Viper said on 25/Feb/07
I dont see it Vegas. Rock really does look closer to the camera though. Plus its slightly tilted to his favor. I dont know. Couple of those pictures arnt the best to compare because of the angle. Routh's head does look higher up than Rock's. Routh looks a hair taller in 1-2 of the others. If anything they are the same exact height or Routh is quarter of an inch to half inch taller. Rock needed to take a step back to really compare.
Vegas said on 25/Feb/07
Click Here RobertJ and Viper; Rock is clearly taller there by about half an inch, look how much bigger the Rock's forehead is. Routh's 2" hair is putting you guys it seems. I would downgrade Routh to about 6'2.5" actually

If Rock had Routh's big hair, we would be saying the Rock was a clear two inches taller.
Viper said on 25/Feb/07
Routh might be 6-2 1/2 - 6-2 3/4 and Rock 6-2.25. Ive always pegged Routh at 6-2.25 at the very most.
RobertJ said on 25/Feb/07
Really AAAA? Does Brandon look shorter? Although Routh has fuller hair, The Rock is standing closer to the camera and side by side I see Routh w/ a possible .25 inch advantage. I don't know though, either way there pretty much the same.
AAAA said on 24/Feb/07
WHOA.... They look perfectly identical. Brandon may be .25 inches shorter, but their shoulders, chins, and eyes line up perfect
RobertJ said on 23/Feb/07
I find these recent pics of Brandon and The rock very interesting.

First lets observe footwear, more or less the same.
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Now side by side
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And again
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You'll notice that The Rock is closest to the camera yet in all the pics they look the same height or Brandon's a smidgen taller. Now based on this, I think rob you gotta either downgrade The rock or upgrade Routh to 6'3''.
ron G the true said on 15/Feb/07
i think back in the day when Routh was listed at 6 foot 2, that was him just trying to fit into that niche. 6 foot 2 sounds good. in truth, i believe him to be 6 foot 3, but that sounds on the large side. i think you nailed his height at 6 foot 2.5

[Editor Rob: 6ft 2.75 could be closer, that height popped up once]
J-Dog said on 21/Jan/07
It's easy to understand why he may appear really huge at times, at 6'3" men tend to look even bigger than their actual height. I noticed the same with professional MMA fighter Josh Barnett.
J-Dog said on 20/Jan/07
Damn Nick Cannon is tiny in that picture.
6'2.5'' JK said on 20/Jan/07
I think 6'2.5'' listing is proper accurate for him, although he can look 6'3'' at times i think 6'2.5'' is bang on.
RobertJ said on 20/Jan/07
ok....? Btw Superman was 6'2'' during the silver age, after the crisis, Byrne upgraded him to 6'3''.
MAYDAY said on 19/Jan/07
In the comics superman was ALWAYS listed at 6'3 and 225lbs. On a few occasions his weight was 235lbs, but Supermans accepted height was always 6'3.
Daman said on 17/Jan/07
I read an interview with Routh where he claimed to be 217 pounds during the filming of SR. He also claimed to to have dropped to around 210 pounds around the time SR was released in theaters, it's believable IMO. The guy seems pretty truthful about his height and weight IMO. He himself has also claimed to be 6'2.5" as well which is also very believable.
RobertJ said on 5/Jan/07
Wizard said he was 6'4'' and 250 pounds. He could very well be legit 6'3'' flat.
Mark said on 5/Jan/07
Brandon Routh looked like he had an above average build, I thought Christopher Reeve was better built during Superman 1,2,and 3. The idea that he is 6'3" and 250lbs is ridiculous, he is smaller than Christopher Reeve was in height and build, probably he was over 200lbs when Superman Returns was filmed.
DaMan said on 2/Jan/07
Routh could be 6'2" flat there. Hard to tell much from that pic though.
supes78 said on 1/Jan/07
Routh definitely had a toned physique but he just wasn't big that's all. He had more of a bicyclist or althletic runner's physique. I'd give him 215 lbs max during the Superman days but no where near the 250 lbs he was once reported as. These days though, he looks postively skinny! Around 180 lbs or so. As for his height, 6'2.5" is again what his own agency lists him as so why argue that he's any taller?

[Editor Rob: all the physical workouts gave him another 1/4 inch! 189cm really looks like a nighttime height]
Mads said on 18/Dec/06
I met him and he was def. a good foot taller than me (I'm 5'2")
Glenn said on 12/Dec/06
I read 6-3.5 on him.
Ed said on 11/Dec/06
I just watched some of the special features on the Superman Returns dvd, and the documentary on the casting of Routh and his year long transformation into Superman shape is interesting. First off Routh looks every bit 6ft2.5, personally I'd think he was a lot taller at least 6ft3 plus, considering much of the doc covers him training on wires and in the weightroom with nothing but trainers on, not his super heeled boots. Even with just trainers he dwarfs everybody on the set, by a huge margin. I know he's not, but he looks 6ft5ish compared to everyone else. As far as his size, he did wear padding for the suit but they showed it and explained it was pretty thin, and it was just for minor aesthetics. Without the padding, he got pretty big, 220lbs is the number floating around, but if that's the correct weight his body fat% was very low.They say he was a swimmer in high school/college and his build reflects that with a huge back,shoulders,and arms. Even though the movie had some serious weak points, Routh was a great Superman, who scarily at times sounded and looked just like Reeve.
Jordan said on 2/Nov/06
whether Porter is 6'2 or 6'3, he is still much bigger then Brandon. Brandon looks 220 tops as far as weight.
Viper652 said on 27/Oct/06
I agree with your eyewitness Franco, he generally looks 6-2 and nothing over that,
Franco said on 26/Oct/06
yup saw him in Torino 2006 and he had about 2cm shoes and i had the typical 1cm flat, i am 1.93cm aka 6'4 add to that 1cm and i'm 1.94cm and he looked really around 1.90cm and the floor was take off 2cm of his shoes and you get his TRUE height....that's 1.88 cm. period :) he is 6.2
Jason said on 26/Oct/06
Routh has some pretty big lifts in those Superman boots.
Viper652 said on 25/Oct/06
Porter is 6-2 actually.
Jordan said on 24/Oct/06
Your right viper---Joey Porter on the steelers(LB) is 6'3 and 240, He looks much heavier then Brandon does.
supermanfan380 said on 12/Oct/06
Regardless of weight, i am willing to ber that More of Reeves max of 235 was muscle, than Rouths 220. Routh has big hips.

Reeves, circa Superman III, was a big dude, and beleive it or not, pretty assive build too if you look closely.

I think he never got as much credit for his build, because his arms did not propotionaly match the rest of his body. Everything else was big, legs, back, chest, shoulders, he just had "laging arms", frequently amoung even bodybuilders, some people just have parts that do not respond as quickly as others by growing from resistance stimulus. Reeves part just happened to be arms.

I wish they would have found some one his size for the role, much more like the comic book, well except for the laging arms, but these days bodybuilding instructors/trainers are far more knowlagable. If Routh would have trained for 6 months non-stop with a guy like Charles Glass before filming, he would have been 250, but at it was, I dont care if he was 6'6", he still was not 250!
supes78 said on 12/Oct/06
True Routh never claimed to be 6'4" & 250 lbs but he also didn't deny it when the Wizard magazine interviewer referred to him as such.
RobertJ said on 6/Oct/06
Let it be clear that Routh never claimed to be 6'4'' or 250 pounds, that was started by wizard magazine as far as I know. I read an article where Routh stated he was about 220 maximum during the SR shoot and 215 minumum. Het Rob, can you chance the little bio you have of Routh, He already starred in Superman and most sites don't claim more than 6'3'' if that.
Viper652 said on 4/Oct/06
250 pounds is linebacker size in the NFL. Think about that for a second. Those guys are huge, huge monsters of muscle.
Anonymous said on 4/Oct/06
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anybody know who are the 2 tall men with routh?
Gotxo said on 3/Oct/06
No supes78.
No prob at all with weights, it is fairly related.
That's cool, Brandon looks rake thin, especially if we compare the torsos alone.
No way he can be that 250libs, Reeves looks lika bull and is way under that wheight.
supermanfan380 said on 1/Oct/06
Ont he subject of Rouths weight, weather he is 6'2" or even 6'4", he does NOT WEIGH any where close to 250, not even 200, unless it is because of bodyfat in his hips. The guy has a effeminate structure.

Sorry, I am of the group that thinks he is way less masculen than a superman actor should be.

To put it in perspective, and BigSHow said it here Arnold, at his heavies contest weight ever, was 245 pounds, but that year he was NOT lean enough to win, and it was not until he cut down to a peeled 235 that he won the Mr.Olympia, in fact his 1975 Mr.Olympia weight was 225 pounds. In Pumping Iron the movie Arnold only weighs 225. Now arnold is around 6 foot. The actual official stats of Superman, from DC comics, is 6'3" and 225 pounds. Reeves was close to the right weight, his arms were a little on the skinny side, some people have laging parts even when they lift weights, but no way is Routh as heavy, muscle wise, as he should have been.

BTW muscle is heavier than fat, but NOT 4 times as heavy. Most people would be shocked at how much of their weight is really fat, even people who look rather lean. As far as superman, he should be ripped. Not the wrong use of the term ripped, some people are cnfused and think is means huge, ripped means very low bodyfat.

The costume looked like garbage too. Sorry, Bryan Sunger went with a subdued color scheme, and raised the neck line, and added a dark leather cape, on a character that that is strong and bold.
heightmaster said on 30/Sep/06
Brandon is easily 6'3"! Glenn, have you even seen Superman Returns? Routh towers over everyone in the movie. If you list James Marsden as 5'10"(which I think is very accurate), Routh has at least 5"to 5.5" on Marsden. See Superman Returns!
Joka said on 19/Sep/06
Bana was bigger during Troy than Routh was during SR. Bana's chest/arms/shoulders were huge, much larger than Rouths.
RobertJ said on 16/Sep/06
I dont believe Bana was bigger than Routh. Brandon has a hourglass upperbody so it makes him looks smaller and diproportionally to his lowerbody but his arms were pretty big. Wellings upper body is probably bigger than Rouths but has smaller arms.
DaMan said on 13/Sep/06
caligula, Bana was FAR larger in Troy than Routh was in SR or currently, although I don't believe Bana to be over 6'2". Regardless of what you believe, Welling has a larger frame than Routh.
Dan said on 10/Sep/06
In Superman Returns Louis and her husband are discussing the issue of Clark maybe being Superman. Her husband says something along the lines of "How tall is Superman?" Louis says "6'4" (remember that's the height Christopher Reeve was, and what he said in the original Superman movie when Louis is interviewing him). Anyway her husband then says "How tall do you think Clark is?" and Louis says "around 6'3 maybe 6'4". I know it's a line in a movie, and not very reliable, just throwing it out there. Also when Routh is Superman, he is wearing those super boots which must have at least 2 inch heal on them, maybe more those were some serious boots, so he may be taller when he is Superman, but note when Routh is Clark in the movie, he still towers over everyone when he is wearing normal shoes.
316 said on 3/Sep/06
Whats this Why cant we all agree, keeping Brandon's weight aside, that he is infact 6'2.5-6'3.
caligula said on 1/Sep/06
While the 250lbs. seem to be a bit much it's not really so unreasonable, but he has the 220 for sure. Just think of Eric Bana as Hector, he is around the same height as Routh and had around 225 lbs. if I remeber correctly.
Furthermore, don't forget that legs are a really heavy part of the body and Mr. Routh has a really powerful pair of those.
btw. I don't believe that Welling is of a stouter build, actually I would say that he is a bit slighter than Mr. Routh - and believe me I really looked close ^_~
DaMan said on 28/Aug/06
Routh weighs no where near 250 lbs. I can say that with 100% confidence because I am almost *exactly* the same height and build as Routh. I am 6'3" and 205 pounds, Routh *may* have 10 lbs. on me but I doubt it since the camera usually adds weight not robs it. Welling could be up to 220 pounds, since he is of a slightly stouter build than Routh is.
Viper652 said on 28/Aug/06
I actually read where they had to pad his suit to make him look bigger. Id say he was 200 pounds in the movie, but 250 pounds is just laughable.
Big Show said on 27/Aug/06
RobertJ, to me 6'3 ain't that tall. I'm 6'0.5 and I weigh 185 lbs and Routh isn't that much bigger than me. I'll admit he's got a bigger upperbody than me, but my legs are bigger than his, so I doubt that this guy weighs almost 40 lbs more than me. A guy at my gym claims to be 220 lbs (he's 6 feet tall) and he's a lot more muscular than Brandon Routh I can tell you that.
250 lbs for a guy who's 6'3 is humungous. If he were 6'10 or something I could believe a 250 lbs claim.
If I compare Routh to the people I've mentioned (Christopher Reeve and Kevin Sorbo) I just don't see him to be in the same weight class as those two. Maybe Routh was 220 lbs at his peak, but he didn't weigh this much during the filming of Superman.
RobertJ said on 27/Aug/06
He's not that tall big show? The guy is nearly 6'3'' and he's easily more than 200 pounds. He has mentioned he was around 220 at his peak in an interview, I'll post a link when I have time.

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