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Jean Claude Van Damme height: 5ft 9.25in (176 cm)

Belgian actor best known for starring in Universal Soldier, Kickboxer, Timecop and The Expendables 2. In Combat karate magazine circa 1986 he claimed his height and weight were: "5'10' and 185 lbs". He also commented many years ago that "What my fans seem to be surprised at is my height. I'm 5'10" tall, but they often say, 'Oh, you're so short!' I think they expect me to be 6'4" tall!". In 2011, on the ITV4 series about Van Damme, his Mother measured him against a wall with a fold-able tape measure and they both said 177cm, much to Jean's delight.


Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Van Damme
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Lorne says on 25/Mar/14
I'm thinking more and more 5'9 flat for Mario, but yeah, he can LOOK 176-177 at times. But barefoot with 178cm Dylan Walsh, well, 176 is the absolute max!!!
the shredder says on 22/Mar/14
I believe his Measurement. Mario is over 5'9.
Ka says on 20/Mar/14
Rob, when Mario Lopez interviewed JCVD, I though JCVD edged Lopez out. So one of them had to be taller than 176 cm. Thought?
[Editor Rob: it's tough to say, in the interviews statham could look taller than lopez!]
Stan says on 17/Mar/14
If you were able to pit Dolph, Van Damme and Seagal against each other in their prime Dolph would definitely win. He's too powerful has a far greater reach and could keep both at a distance while kicking their heads into the wall. If you were to pit them against each other today Dolph still wins...haha. Oh, and Van Damme is a solid 5'9"er.
Jay says on 27/Feb/14
5'6.2 peak
today - 167.3cm
Yaspaa says on 25/Feb/14
Lundgren has fought a former UFC champion, he's far more formidable than Seagal. Seagal is good at throwing little Japanese guys around, but Aikido is not a particularly useful style against another trained martial artist. Close counter locks are no match for a powerful striker as Aikido guys have little defence against crosses and straight punches, let alone kicks.
I'm not saying Van Damme would win or Seagal, but pound for pound... the win for Van Damme, incredibly powerful legs.
Point is, Seagal knows his Aikido, Van Damme knows his Shotokan and Dolph knows his Kyokushin
176,2Tunman says on 13/Feb/14
Rob,according to you who was stronger Van Damme or Seagal?
Sly said that Jean Claude was probably too strong for Seagal after the latter declined his offer of a fight, but I'm not that convinced.
JC is 7in shorter than him and about 80pounds lighter and they have more or less the same fighting skills. With such difference in height but also in weight, it seems a little hard that JC could dominate him.I'm sure he has good chances against a guy like Lundgren despite his physical disadvantage but Seagal, unless age started to seriously affect him could hardly be beaten by an average guy.
[Editor Rob: Seagal knew his stuff...and in his 30's I think could take Van Damme, but really...it depends if they use techniques that are aimed at weak points of the body]
dmeyer says on 25/Jan/14
177 was too generous 176cm peak is perfect now 175cm measuring 176cm late morning
Lorne says on 24/Jan/14
I can believe he measured 176.5, in the MORNING, and rounded up to 177... Anyway, this is perfect, IMO... Hehe, I said 176cm for Van Damme years ago, when you still had him at 175. Yet another prediction of mine comes to life! (and ps, Rooker wears lifts for sure, Van Damme always look a strong 5'9 to me...)
Arch Stanton says on 24/Jan/14
More like it Rob....
GP says on 23/Jan/14
If he is 5'9" or 5'9.5", then how can you explain him being shorter than Michael Rooker in Replicant, being shorter than Paul Freeman in Double Team, being shorter than Shia Labeouf on Jay Leno and the list goes on. Van Damme wears lifts, which I have said all along, not like Downey or Stallone, but an inch lift is easy to fit and move around comfortably.
[Editor Rob: we'll give him 176 and say his mum gave him an extra cm]
Stiffelio says on 21/Jan/14
Both him and his mom could have lied. C'mon they knew they were being filmed and there's no showing of either the mark on the tape or Van Damme's feet.
5ft6.5in Guy says on 21/Jan/14
The Guy is A Strong 5´8 Peak
In Bloodsport he 2 inchs Max taller than 5´6 Bolo Yeung
Red183 says on 20/Jan/14
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Measuring scene 3:50 onwards

Doubt they are far off with 177cm, he can look 175cm a lot, I go with 176cm for his low.
dmeyer says on 24/Dec/13
I think legit 175cm Is good before jc was measured rob had him 175cm it make sens , peak maybe 0.5cm taller now he still looks 175cm like as tall as Statham and like 7cm under 5'11.75 son , measures 179cm in a Nike shox of thick heels so pulled of 5'10
johnmcc says on 23/Dec/13
Life size statue made in Belgium for the boy from Knokke not Brussels as everyone thinks. Length 1.74 m .
Hypados says on 19/Dec/13
Looks 174/175 in Enemies Closer.
Marcus says on 12/Dec/13
Rob, maybe you should add that his official facebookpage states:

"Height/Weight:
5' 9" (1.75 m) / 176 lbs (80 kg)"

If Van Damme himself now claims 5'9", I don't see any reason why we would suspect him being 5'9.5", although there is a good possibility that was once his peak height. Don't forget that action stars and martial artists like himself suffer countless injuries during his career; he might have lost a few centimeters that way.

So maybe a downgrade to current height, but a listing of his peak height, Rob?
Lutador says on 12/Dec/13
In Brazil jean claude was on a television program led by a presenter called gugu (I had read that gugu 1.73 see:

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height gugu this site :

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fff says on 11/Dec/13
I know a girl who met mario lopez and saw a pic with her and she's 5-7 and he was 1.5 to 2 inches taller so if mario is shorter than van damme than he is probably 5-9 to 5-9.5 ....never heard a 5-10 or 5-9 guy called short unless if it was pertaining to pro basketball or nfl
Vibram says on 9/Dec/13
I met Van Damme in 2010 when he was signing autographs in London and promoting his new film. He would of been age 50. We both had the same boot heels size and I had about 1 inch on him (I'm 177cm). He is 5ft8.5 > 5ft8.75 (about 174cm) but has a good frame. I don't think he's lost height since his peak in the 1990's.
Max says on 4/Dec/13
Great comment Liz !

I say something similar when people make a fuss about my height or size. I tell people, it's not like you get a menu and get to choose your features. Be nice, keep clean, and work hard, and good things and people will come to you.

liz says on 27/Sep/13
Look at it this way most good musicians and actors are not very tall. It means nothing(or maybe it means being shorter and hearing all the stuff growing up makes shorter people better at things because they gain strength inside and more talent). Only people who are insecure or ignorant will comment about your height in a negative way. Have confidence in who you are and don't dwell on something you have no control over. None of us have control over height,race,where we are born or anything else like that. There will always be disrespectful dumb people out there,just think to yourself(well they are not very smart or insecure)if they say something about your height because its true. Believe in yourself and you will have the right tall and short people drawn to you. There are good people every where tall and short
HHS says on 28/Nov/13
It's possible Statham's wearing shoes with a 1 inch lift. Putting him on a par with 5'10 Van Damme.
Kourosh177cm says on 25/Nov/13
he is no less than 5'9 175cm
dmeyer says on 17/Nov/13
Overall can really look 5'9 range sometimes 5'9.5
van says on 12/Nov/13
Ive read in a few Black Belt magazines , that Bolo Yeung is actually 5 feet 7.
Lutador says on 10/Nov/13
Van Damme always uses boltas soled high (almost 10 cms) to look more alto.Ele myself have said that to one reporter from the magazine Set in the 90s and using a trick photo, it looked like the greatest reporter of the magazine (1 , 70), when in fact it was menor.Pois he always takes pictures giving almost a step forward and and who is on your side and projecting the body forward.
Lutador says on 10/Nov/13
You sure you have jean claude 177 cm??

He's not wearing anything on the shoe that let him taller?
the shredder says on 9/Nov/13
Rob , 177cm also can be weak 5'10 .
Gilipollas says on 6/Nov/13
Zipp, this site is about height, you know...
Zipp says on 1/Nov/13
Who cares if he's 5/5 or 6/6 what the hell is wrong with you people!
At the end of the day there's height and there's stature,height means
Nothing,height is just something for insecure people to rely on
Ive met heaps of guys way better looking physique wise that are 5/5
Then guys that are 6/0 height means nothing!!!!!
Bakura says on 12/Oct/13
Rob- did it show whether or not he was in shoes when the 177cm measurement was made?
[Editor Rob: I don't think he had any on, but it was a measurement not as exact like celebheights visitors would do :)]
sabot says on 11/Oct/13
Peak: 5'10/178 cm - 5'9.75/177 cm
Today: 5'9.25/176 cm - 5'9/175 cm

Made my day. Thanks.
daniel from brussel says on 8/Oct/13
with elevator shoes statham , van damme and Stallone . Apparently " 6' "
FACE says on 28/Sep/13
Peak: 5'10/178 cm - 5'9.75/177 cm
Today: 5'9.25/176 cm - 5'9/175 cm
liz says on 27/Sep/13
Look at it this way most good musicians and actors are not very tall. It means nothing(or maybe it means being shorter and hearing all the stuff growing up makes shorter people better at things because they gain strength inside and more talent). Only people who are insecure or ignorant will comment about your height in a negative way. Have confidence in who you are and don't dwell on something you have no control over. None of us have control over height,race,where we are born or anything else like that. There will always be disrespectful dumb people out there,just think to yourself(well they are not very smart or insecure)if they say something about your height because its true. Believe in yourself and you will have the right tall and short people drawn to you. There are good people every where tall and short.
mike says on 17/Sep/13
Was a trainer at worlds gym jcvd and stallone were friends with the owner these stallone is taller but much bigger bodied real height 5.95 190 to 200 jcvd 5.8 170 to 180
clement says on 18/Aug/13
I give sir jean claude van damme 5'9"
sabot says on 15/Aug/13
Body of a 5'9-10 man? I disagree: Click Here
His torso looks somewhat squashed these days.
Peak height close to 5'9
Today probably close to 5'8
Dmeyer says on 13/Aug/13
Not under 175cm péak and now , he has à body of à 5'9-10 men
Gilipollas says on 6/Aug/13
Van Damme was not wearing lifts on any of the premiers. He was very humble, funny and down to earth. He even joked about how short he was compared to Dolph. Van Damme did his famous double kick for the fans. Jason looked bored and Dolph is just a gentleman.
Van Damme is no more than 175 cm.
Gilipollas says on 5/Aug/13
Van Damme was not wearing lifts on any of the premiers. He was very humble, funny and down to earth. He even joked about how short he was compared to Dolph. Van Damme did his famous double kick for the fans. Jason looked bored and Dolph is just a gentleman.
Van Damme is no more than 175 cm.
Stratton says on 3/Aug/13
That is not his height. He is stands at about 1.65 m. I made a movie with him in cape town (wake of death) and stood toe to toe with him.
refresh says on 1/Aug/13
AHAHAHA 177cm:)
with 5'8 chuk norris years ago so heel arent popular yet:)
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The guy is lucky if he is 5'8 and stalone is even less but he's in heels all the time
sabot says on 24/Jul/13
Nice find GP. JCVD with 5'9 listed Shia Labeouf:
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Shias shoes are looking normal. Lol @5'9.5 ;)
sabot says on 23/Jul/13
Good find GP. JCVD with 5'9 listed Shia Labeouf(he more 5'8.5 IMHO):

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Mojo says on 20/Jul/13
Damn, what the heck happened to Dolph's height? He's really shrunk..
GP says on 20/Jul/13
Look, when Van Damme was promoting EX 2, he was on Leno with Shia Labeouf and he easily looked at least 3 cm shorter, you can even find photos of them online from that night. Check out the photos and the show video and then ask yourself if Van Damme is a 5'9" man next 5'9" Labeouf. Rob, you should check it out too.
Lorne says on 18/Jul/13
5ft9.5 peak is more than fair; he was defiantly 176-177cm range at peak, 175cm was always too low, I said that years ago. But I think the measurement, today is generous. There are two possibilities: the first is it's an early measurement. The alternative is he was really just a solid 176cm, and they rounded to 177cm. Either way, 175.5-176cm evening, he could hit 5ft9 at his worst, though I think he would still edge out a guy like Statham, he is still a strgon 5ft9. Could be he was 5ft9.5 peak, today 175.5-176cm evening. But he WAS NOT less than 176cm peak.., And Gordon Ramsey is a douch.
Ed says on 3/Jul/13
Ah ha! So if you take away that 3cm, that would make him around 5'8.5" then? I still wouldn't be surprised if he was 174cm. I don't know if you've seen this pic Rob, But he's definitely looking 174 in this pic i recently saw of the Ex 2 cast. Although the camera angle is a bit wide here. Click Here
[Editor Rob: 5ft 9.5 could be a breakfast time measurement]
Ed says on 2/Jul/13
No more than 175cm. Looks a good solid inch shorter than 5'10" james remar in The Quest. I'd downgrade him to 5'9". Anything over that is crazy.
[Editor Rob: he was measured by his Mother...maybe she watched a video on youtube called 'How to measure your height, Bronx style'...I heard it adds 2cm to the result.

the model who measured Gordon Ramsay used the video aswell, except she added 3cm to his height :)]
ice says on 24/Jun/13
dolph doesnt even look like 6 ft. in that pic
Terry says on 20/Jun/13
176-7 looks about right. At least Van Damme doesn't exaggerate his height like some actors do such as Daniel Craig and others.
sabot says on 7/Jun/13
I think most here will agree that 5'9.5 is a joke.
He is 5'9 max. It wouldn't shock me if he is slightly below that mark. You need a proof?
1. See the pics I posted below with J.Statham.
2. Here is JCVD next to Bolo:
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Bolo's shoes looking dodgy, though.
Jeff C says on 5/Jun/13
I met Bolo Yeung many years ago at work. This was in Miami while he was filming "ShootfighterII". He walk in and was impressive to look at. He was really broad, however he was no more than 5ft.6. In "Bloodsport" Van Damme was barely taller., which wiil make him between 5ft7 or 5ft8 at the most.
Raingam says on 3/Jun/13
I expect more than 5'10"
Yaspaa says on 24/May/13
Coming up to your eyebrows wearing a 2" heel with lifts makes him under 5'5, making your statement... bogus!
John says on 24/May/13
No discussion, Van Damme has in his facebook profile his real height. 175 cm, so check it out
The 80\'s Rockstar says on 15/May/13
Back in the 80's I met Van Damme at a celeb party at the Playboy Mansion and he's not even close to 5ft 9.5in lol! I was wearing flat soled Converse sneakers, I'm 5ft 10in barefooted so I was 5ft 10.25in with my sneakers on and he was wearing boots with 2inch heels and most likely with lifts in them like he is in the photo above, and I was looking down at him. The top of his head counting his hair only came up to my eyebrows. He was standing straight up too. If you measured him barefoot he might make it to 5ft 7in but that's it, no more. My girlfriend at the time was a 5ft 7.5in Playboy Bunny and she was taller than he was with her 2inch heels. When she saw him her first words to me were, "he's so short, I thought he was much taller seeing him in his movies". I told her they make all actors who are short look taller in movies. You don't know the facts until you meet someone in person. They have been altering movie stars heights for years, it's old news. True story folks, he's short.
sabot says on 26/Apr/13
Some pics of JCVD with Statham. Jean appears slightly shorter than Statham here...
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Jax briggs says on 24/Apr/13
If jason stathom is 5 9' JCVD is definately 2 cm taller 177cm spot on, 178-179cm peak
Dural says on 19/Apr/13
Sorry Rob, van Damme is 5'8". He's the same height as you next to the folding rule.
Here's the picture in better quality, remember the top of the folding rule is 182cm.

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Dural says on 12/Apr/13
Again, he was clearly measured around 5'8" by his mom on the show. I agree with Danimal, he might have been 5'8.5" in his younger days, maybe even closer to 5'9", but certainly not 5'9.5".
Don't forget his mom measured him and she's very short. He appears taller next to the folding rule from her perspective, especially if she's standing in front of him.

Goodbye

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Yaspaa says on 9/Apr/13
@Lou. He's at least 3" shorter than you were at the time and that makes him 5'7.5 - 5'8.5, that's some fine logic. Lundgren is the same height as Andre Arlovski and he's a good 6'3, the photo is not a good shot for Dolph. when the Rocky 4 team were looking for a 6'3 guy, they certainly found one. 2" height loss, give me a break.
HHS says on 2/Apr/13
It's possible Statham is wearing shoe lifts for one extra inch. That would make him almost level with Van Damme assuming Statham is 174
lou says on 1/Apr/13
i seen van damme when i was 17 years old outside the letterman show
iwas then atmost 5 10 he was at least 3 inches shorter, thats a fact
back in 1997 or 98 i think he was promoting street fighter whenever that was at most he is 5 8 5 8 1/2, more like 5 7 5 71/2
lou says on 1/Apr/13
i seen van damme when i was 17 years old outside the letterman show
iwas then atmost 5 10 he was at least 3 inches shorter, thats a fact
El Mariachi says on 31/Mar/13
Dolph Lundgren doesn't even look 6'3" beside Van Damme!
Dmeyer says on 23/Mar/13
Measures 177cm 1 hr out of bed but is a legit 175cm like 5'9 dinner Time
Dmeyer says on 19/Mar/13
CAN Look 175-177cm so 176cm fits the guy
Yaspaa says on 13/Mar/13
The pic above is weird, Dolph looks 6'0ish. JC's footwear looks suss.
Jack says on 1/Mar/13
He is often described as a short guy. Didn't expect him to be this tall...
............. says on 24/Feb/13
wow lundren is shorter than I thought...he's about 6'3 now with shoes...and van damme is closer to 5'10 statham closer to 5'9...all with dress shoes that add some height...
MrX says on 20/Jan/13
He looks solid 175 175 in the evening)
sabot says on 15/Jan/13
Jason is definitely not a full 5'9... more like a weak 5'9, maybe even less, but not under 5'8. There is no much differance at the picture above, plus they have similar proptions. 5'9 makes sense for Jean Claude.
Dmeyer says on 12/Jan/13
Even thaugh i think he could be just 175cm he does look 176.5cm in the peak above With statham who i met
Czech says on 12/Jan/13
Most sources say around 175 cm.
Chunkamonk says on 8/Jan/13
5'9.5 doesn't really fit him, probably in shoes. In his early days, he looked a weak 175. Now 173,5.
sabot says on 5/Jan/13
I doubt that he ever was 177cm/5'9.5. He is similar to J.Norris height (peak 5'8.5) just slightly taller. Watch this video (@0:52 Jean wearing dress shoes(?), chuck in sneakers):
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Pictures of them both standing side by side seems to be pretty rare. Norris appears to be similar, sometimes taller on them, probably wearing cowboy boots to be fair.
175cm/5'9 for Jean.
Jack says on 1/Jan/13
He was wearing slippers while his mother measured him against the wall on the Itv4 show (they don't show what the measurement tape actually shows), but if accurate then without the slippers he is about 176 cm tall (5.9"5), not that it really matters as he is an exceptional talent.
Elijah says on 30/Dec/12
@Silken, what the hell? That 5.83333 number that you got is in fractions of a full feet which nobody uses for their height, not the feet and inches that people actually report their height in.

If you want to convert from metric to imperial, you would convert the cm to inches, and then the inches to feet and inches. 178cm is a hair over 70 inches, and 12 inches make a foot, so you get 5 full feet with 60 inches. Then we have 10 inches left over which would make a 178cm person 5 feet and 10 inches, or 5'10"... not 5'8" like you thought.
Dmeyer says on 26/Dec/12
I agree they could have said 178cm or maybe hé is 175cm and thaught 177 would be more credible
Dmeyer says on 25/Dec/12
Brad should get measured by his Mom 5'11.5 by his Mom
Dmeyer says on 25/Dec/12
In other words is 5'9.75-9.8 morning and 5'9 night possible that still makes him 175.3cm night and 177.3cm morning making him tall enaugh to be measured 176.5-176.7cm 1 hour out bed and claim 177
Dmeyer says on 25/Dec/12
Rob i agree With all your listing within 0.25 in , and most Time we agree i trust your estimates since you are an height expert i learned a lot from you , but you had van damme at 175cm for a long Time that was before measured on tv , many celebs who met him in France saw his as about 175cm , hé get described as short in jcvd while 177 is strong average in France and belgium , hé dosnt tower bolo 168 yeung , With régis barefeet hé looks 175cm also With Roger Roger Moore hé dosnt look 177cm , hé defenetly measures 177cm morning but night hé is nearer 175cm , is strong 175cm night possible , since hé looks taller than statham in as many pics as hé looks shorter
[Editor Rob: I'm giving him the measurement with a caution that the measurement could have a margin of error bigger than if any of us measured someone!]
robert colantuono says on 24/Dec/12
seen him outside the letterman show aroun 1998 whwn i was only 18 and about 5'9 1/2 to 5 '10 at the time and i was shocked , he was atleast 2 or 3 inches shorter, that was 15 years ago and you cant say he wasn't in his prime. i would say then he was 5'8 to 5'8 1/2 being generous
now probably 5 8 at most.
and from the expendables poster stallone looks shorter than van d and thats weird cause i saw stallone also and he seemed taller than van d
Dmeyer says on 24/Dec/12
0.25 in loss is possible for him hé wakes 5'9.75 strong 177cm and go to bed 175cm nô more than strong 5'9
Dmeyer says on 23/Dec/12
Rob in 6 bullets hé really looked à solid 7cm under under his 5'11.75 son and nearly 3 in under 5'11.5 flanigan so solid 175cm today 5'8.75-9 in no more , in thé last scène hé looks 3 in under flanigan
JCvD says on 21/Dec/12
As a young looked at least 178cm ...
Today may be about 176 plus or minus
Fakhrul Islam says on 12/Dec/12
i honestly dont why people downgrade peoples height van damme is definately 5 ft 10 because his mum measured him straight againstr the wall on the itv4 sweries about him. She said he was 177cm which is actual fact 5 ft 9 1/2 but closer to 3/4 adding the half inch of morning height would make him what he said 5 ft 10/5 ft 10 1/4. Trust me guys there is morning height i've been always slightly taller in the morning than i am later in the day. in fact i measured my self in the morning, was 5 ft 8 1/2 then again measured at 5pm was 5ft 8 so half inch less. So there you go.
Fakhrul Islam says on 11/Dec/12
I did say harsh things about height but thats because i was thinking an inch is alot bigger. In actual fact i was just wondering how big it actually is and when i put an inch on top of my head it wasnt that much bigger than me, so I am deeply sorry, i hope I didnt offend people too much. To be honest all actors are their height or pretty much close to it.
Frangus says on 7/Dec/12
Look at this picture Click Here
mId says on 25/Nov/12
Van damme is training with GSP now.. and he looks half an inch shorter than GSP.. and some people who have met gsp claim he's lucky if he's 5'9? Anybody here that has met george?
Dmeyer says on 24/Nov/12
I believe frangus 5'9 makes sens its possible van damme 5'9.25 peak now 5'9
Frangus says on 17/Nov/12
I was in the expendables premiere on Madrid and I could took a photo with Van Damme and Statham.Both are 174-175 and im about 6 feet or 183 cm.
leonari says on 16/Nov/12
Dmeyer: His son claimed 182 in the JCVD reality show. He is 5 cm taller than his dad. So Jean - Claude is 177.
Dmeyer says on 15/Nov/12
Vandamme CAN look just 6cm under 5'11.75 in son 176cm could be van damme height jc measured between 175-176cm mark at night hé is taller than 174cm and shorter than 177
Dmeyer says on 15/Nov/12
There are as Many pics were vandamme looks 1-1.5cm taller than statham than one were hé apears shorter by 1-2cm i think vandamme is solid 175cm , as hé looks That with régis and dosnr look 9cm on 168 bolo His son probably grew to 183-184cm
Silken says on 8/Nov/12
If you convert 178cm to inches it's 70.1" or 5.83333...so he's not even 5'9" tall. That makes sense when you think about because he's normally much shorter than whoever he's with. Not that his height takes away from what the man can do with that bode.
Yaspaa says on 6/Nov/12
The statue also weighs 1.5 tons, and life size isn't actual size. I wouldn't be surprised though.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP says on 4/Nov/12
He recently got a life-size statue here in Belgium, the statue measures 174cm:
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I think a downgrade to 174cm is needed for "The Muscles from Brussels".
Kartal says on 3/Nov/12
Rob, what height do you think barefoot Van Damme looks in this vid?
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[Editor Rob: harder to say with big baggy trousers, they can make you look shorter]
Silent d says on 31/Oct/12
Dolph lundgren doesn't look that tall in that photo. I thought he would look taller considering statham is 175cm and van damme is pretty much the same. I am shocked. Someone on the mario lopez page said he was same height as mario lopez who claims 5 foot 11. Someone was wearing lifts. 176cm.
GP says on 27/Oct/12
I just watched his recent movie "6 Bullets" and he was clearly 3 inches shorter than his son and Joe Flanigan who both are 182cm. As Dave said and anybody can search that to read it themselves that his real life statue stands 174cm. Funny thing is that I've been saying all along that JC isn't 177 or even 5'9" and people here were attacking me thinking that I was delusional, when I've seen him with my own eyes.
Frankie Eyes says on 27/Oct/12
In Bloodsport JCVD Was Clearly Taller Than Bolo Barefoot.
Anon says on 27/Oct/12
I'm surprised he gets called short at his height. He looked nothing less than 5'9.5 in his prime. Possibly down to 5'9 these days? Very polite and humble person. Great films, very talented individual. Always remember how much I enjoyed watching Bloodsport when I was a kid. The moral of the story? If your not happy about something, go kick the f**k out of everybody.
tuite says on 25/Oct/12
He looks in the pics like 5´7.75 but it cant be in theory he is much more taller than bolo
sabot says on 23/Oct/12
Some pics with 5'6 Bolo:
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meone says on 21/Oct/12
on facebook acount mentioned 5'9
Dave says on 15/Oct/12
This pic is also proof that JCVD isn't 177 cm:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152165635215046.919255.21497365045&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=292361477538890&set=t.781426677&type=1&theater
Dave says on 15/Oct/12
Again and again, JCVD isn't 5'9'5", a Belgian artist is making a sculpture of him here in Belgium, as you know artists wants everything to be as realistic as possible(exept the weight they can't control),the height of sculpture had to be the exact height of JCVD, wanna kow which height the sculpture has?...and with the approvement of JCVD himself?...174cm and the sculpture will be placed by JCVD presence on 21 oktober in Brussels, anyone who want to meet him is welcome!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152165635215046.919255.21497365045&type=3#!/Muscles.from.Brussels?fref=ts
swm says on 12/Oct/12
177 cm is a fraction over 5'9'5" if I am not mistaken, seeing as he was around 50 for the measurement and that he has lead a very physical life I would say that a peak 5'10" was more than possible.
Yaspaa says on 11/Oct/12
Please. The guy hasn't lost any height.
sabot says on 9/Oct/12
176 cm peak.
174-175 cm today.

Looks 5'9 next to 5'8 Jason.
Ace says on 7/Oct/12
I have to agree with Leonari. Trying to throw a kick in a cowboy boot is hard enough (it completely throws off your equilibrium), but lifts would be nearly impossible. The odds that Van Damme wears any padded shoes is slim at best. He is likely a solid 177 cm.
Dmeyer says on 30/Sep/12
176cm fits him perfect tall enaugh to look near 5'10 and claim and short enaugh to be seen as short from distance
leonari says on 26/Sep/12
Those who say he is a Lift wearer are not the brightest. The guy makes his kicks during every premiere. Try doing that in lifts.
leonari says on 26/Sep/12
Has body is in excellent shape and very fit for a over 50 guy. He hasn't lost height. He still is 176-177 cm and always has been.
Frankie Eyes says on 24/Sep/12
If He Is 5'9.5" Now, Then What Was His Peak Height?
Dmeyer says on 23/Sep/12
Van damme CAN look 5'9.5 alot
Woland says on 20/Sep/12
Just watched Replicant. Comparing lead actors footwear in the movie if barefeet M. Rooker is 5'10" (which I believe he is) then Van Damme is 5'9.5"(176)tops.
sabot says on 12/Sep/12
"look at this rob i found an interesting video look at 1.27 van damme and bolo ( listed here as 5´6( 1.68) but if you whatch this carefully really strange because they are face to face and looks like almost the same height , what is your opinion rob?"

Van damme is barefoot while bolo is wearing (strange) shoes...
tuite says on 9/Sep/12
look at this rob i found an interesting video look at 1.27 van damme and bolo ( listed here as 5´6( 1.68) but if you whatch this carefully really strange because they are face to face and looks like almost the same height , what is your opinion rob?


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[Editor Rob: when it's a small screen I think any difference becomes smaller, plus bolo with shoes maybe makes difference a bit nearer so it can look just 2 inches in some bits of that clip.]
jan says on 9/Sep/12
That picture proves statham is no more than 5'8", look at his footwear, he is wearing lifts, the heel is bigger than the other actors shoes.
Dmeyer says on 3/Sep/12
His son claim 182 but is more 184-185cm hé looks taller than flanigan and aleast 3 in on vandamme
Robban says on 1/Sep/12
Rob, would you say the angle favours the shorter guys here?
[Editor Rob: I don't think there's much favouring ]
Shaun says on 30/Aug/12
Rob was right on Statham all along, 5'9", if of course Jean was measured at 177cm which I think is more than likely, I doubt they'd invent that. Statham's build can make him look a little shorter. I generally think the "Dolph is 6'2" max" quotes are bunk but got to admit he doesn't look over 6'2.5" here.
MaskDeMasque says on 26/Aug/12
does look 5'9.5. has about 1 inch on statham on that pic. statham is 5'8.5 i think.
rom says on 25/Aug/12
GP would u be happy having Jcvd at 5'6, statham at 5'5 and lundren with 5'11?? I got an idea...get ur own website!!!
Reality says on 25/Aug/12
@GP: All this debate is provocated by downgraders not the other way around.Basically here's given his height (and he actually seems to be this height) and people are claiming 5'8 which is ridiculous.If you'll say somebodys real height then most people would call you a troll and upgrader.They just wanna compensate their own height by downgrading others because they had issues,but it's a self-delusion which won't help at all and is totally false in most cases.
Yaspaa says on 25/Aug/12
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GP says on 24/Aug/12
How could you call that a fact when you don't see his feet, you don't see the measurement, all you do know is that JC says 177. Well Stallone says he is 5'10"-5'10.75", so why don't we just stop debating and just say that all the actors are honest and they don't exaggerate their heights. Well Glenn used to say that he measured himself 5'8" and he had a friend who witnessed it, until Rob measured him and he couldn't even hit 5'7", lol. Maybe Rob should just shut down the website, lol.
GP says on 23/Aug/12
JC was on Jay Leno on Aug.21. I suggest people who believe that he is over 5'9" or even 5'9" to go and look at at it. Shia Labeouf was there also, first JC was at least 1.5" shorter than him and he appeared to be 2-3 inches shorter than Leno. Like I said before, if he ever was 5'9" or 5'9.5", he would never be called short so much throughout his career.
Dmeyer says on 23/Aug/12
I met statham hé isnt less than 175cm and sly isnt less than 174cm now , van damme does look 5'9-9.5 , vandamme could have esaly lost 0.25 in now and hé yet looks 5'9-9.5 in . Being a fan i alwais thaught hé was smaller i could buy 175 176 for vandamme anyway 5'9.5 is 176.5 probably 178cm out of bed 176 dinner Time
leonari says on 22/Aug/12
Larix: Nice... Insulting the folks who post here is the way to go. Congrats!
sam says on 22/Aug/12
I stood next to JCVD and I'm 6' on the dot.. the man couldn't be taller than 5'8 and I was wearing skateshoes.. also with his age.. he's physically smaller too, I was very surprised. I always thought he was a big man..but at this point I'm wondering if he's even 170 pounds..
ANDREA[ITA] says on 22/Aug/12
If Lundgren is really 6'3.5, Statham looks at least 5'11-5'11.5 and Van Damme looks 6'0.5!
GP says on 21/Aug/12
I guess Rob is very lenient with this shredder guy. I guess people aren't allowed to have their opinions without being called names by this immature person, who hides behind a nickname and feels like a man by calling people names. I gotta say I'm very disappointed in Rob for allowing this kind of behavior on his site. And just FYI shredder, I've met JC and he is under 5'9" and wears lifts.
[Editor Rob: if we all can try not to insult other opinions, that's the way to move forward.]
Larix says on 21/Aug/12
Most of people who comment here I think have very low self esteem and low success in life so they compensate it on downgrading actors true height. makes them feel better. you they was so short.... That is just ridiculous i really hate these low self esteemed idiots. True height in prime time for Van Damme 5'10 as he claims is true. Now most likely 5'9.5
Reality says on 20/Aug/12
5'9.5 is fair estimate.
Robban says on 20/Aug/12
This is more like it:
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Maximus says on 20/Aug/12
He is probably around 5'8.5" to 5'9" Max. That is probably most accurate. Usually when you have some one who is around 5'10" you dont get very much controversy that he is 5'10"....example....Vin diesel is 5'10" to 5'11"...but most people would agree that he does not come across as being 5'9" or 5'8"..the problem with Vin is that he claims 6'1" at times......Van Dam does not come across as being 5'10".
Len says on 19/Aug/12
Always struck me as a 5-8 or 5-8.5 guy. And yes, Statham's not as tall as listed either.
GP says on 18/Aug/12
Rob, Van Damme has a movie coming out called "6 Bullets" with Joe Flanigan, who you have a photo with. The only photo I was able to find, Van Damme looks to be close to 3.0" shorter than Flanigan. May be if you have time you could research and see if you can find something that will be useful in determining JC's height. Thanks.
lee says on 18/Aug/12
5'9 mario lopez did an interview with him...van damme is a bit taller.. so i guess 176-77 is fair for the belgian movie star
sussie says on 17/Aug/12
some guys in here are just crazy...me and my husband met him at a restaurant in hong kong, ill try to find our pic together...im 5'8 and my hus is 5'11 and i remember van damme being a few cm taller than me but shorter than my husband...he does not look short in person let me tell you...5'9 range is pretty accurate. Really nice guy by the way.
Dmeyer says on 16/Aug/12
It is possible vandamme has lifts to look 5'9.5 but maybe is 5'8.75 , probably not
EdgarHernandez says on 15/Aug/12
I think that 5ft 9.5 is the apropiated height, he sure looks taller than stallone, even when stalollen is wearing those unholy mounstrosities:
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evest says on 15/Aug/12
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Check this out - another expendables 2 photo-shoot - lining all the famous muscle! Compare JCVD shoulder height to Arnie, and then Arnie to Stallone - JCVD definately taller than Stallone here.
I think Lundgren should be medically classified as a 'giant'.
GP says on 15/Aug/12
There is no way Van Damme is 177. The measurement most likely read 171 and Van Damme yelled out 177, before his mom could see it. No wonder why his mom tried to measure him again, because she didn't believe he was that tall, but Van Damme ran away from the camera the second time. Look, the bottom line is that there are lots of actors who are real 177 and they never get called short as often Van Damme had been called throughout his career.
macnamara says on 15/Aug/12
I thought this guy was shorter like tom cruise...after watching this...i do believe he is in the 5'9 range...cool dude
evest says on 14/Aug/12
Just watched that Ruby Wax video on you tube - weird interview! But van damme mentions that they cast short actor in his films, which makes him look bigger on screen.
I reckon 177cm / 5'9.5 is right. He also stated 177cm in the TV series he did - I'd think at his age he wouldn't have an issue with his height - as the Expendables article says, he's happy enough joking about it.
kevin Robinson says on 14/Aug/12
I met him at a convention,he is smaller then me by at least 4 or 5 inches I say he is 5ft 8 in but for those of you who like bigger numbers then I will say he is 1 foot and 56 inches tall,The pics your seeing where he appears tall are him with lifts
Truthman says on 14/Aug/12
No way he is 185 lbs today, he is Tom Cruise size. Statham is 175 and looks noticable bigger.

5'9 165
Owdalf says on 13/Aug/12
Hi Guys,
I remember Ruby Wax doing a interview with Jean Claude on board his boat many years ago. She got him quite annoyed by standing next to him saying i thought you were taller, To me she seemed as tall Ruby is 5' 2"
ANDREA[ITA] says on 13/Aug/12
Ok, but in this pic he's standing as tall as possible...
ANDREA[ITA] says on 13/Aug/12
Rob, do you agree that lundgren doesnt look over 6'1 above? How's that possible? A legit 6'3 1/2 guy should be way taller than 5-9/5-9.5 guys! Think about Josh Duhamel who makes Laboeuf look a dwarf...
[Editor Rob: dolph maybe loses a bit of height by bending his back at times]
Reality says on 12/Aug/12
Fairly 5'9.5.Here's a proof.
Dmeyer says on 12/Aug/12
Rob the pic above has great angle similar posture vandamme does look a bit on statham they both have same shoes great pics vandamme dosnt look shorter than 176cm also at 52 likely lost 0.5cm
[Editor Rob: it's hard to tell with guys like van damme if they would lose height, well, noticeable height...a small fraction is hard to tell]
Dmeyer says on 11/Aug/12
Vandamme looks à haïr taller than 175cm statham , with arnie even considering arnie cowboy héels hé looks smaller than 177 , arnie wears biger footwear than sly lately
padrino 76 says on 11/Aug/12
In this photo he looks taller than statham but in a lot of phothos looks 1 inch smaller, sthatam is same height stallone, in photos jcvd looks 1 inch smaller than stallone.
padrino 76 says on 11/Aug/12
jcvd is 5 ft 8, statham is 5 ft 9 in the premiere jcvd make jokes about his height compared his co stars. magazines said: "Feeling short? He (jcvd) even poked fun of himself as he made light of his height compared to his hefty co-stars, who towered over him

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Reality says on 11/Aug/12
Rob,why does Dolph look near 6'0.5-6'1?He's staying a little further than them but it won't give him such a big disadvantage.And how much do you think he would look taller with better posture?


He already looks 1 cm taller than statham plus Statham seems to have footwear advantage and can have a little (they both have good though) better posture so 5'9.5 is clearly fair for him.
[Editor Rob: Dolph can look shorter than 6ft 3, but yeah maybe he just drops an inch more in height in his spine for photos with smaller guys like Stallone etc]
Shaun says on 11/Aug/12
Dolph looks like lurch in Evest's picture!
rick says on 10/Aug/12
Well that pic with lundgren and statham seems to prove thag jcvd is in the 5'9 range for sure
evest says on 9/Aug/12
See here,

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Statham is listed between 5'9 - 5-11 (so lets say 5'10" or 177.8cm). Van damme looks a wee bit shorter,
abs says on 13/Feb/12
As measured, 5'9.5 at night now. 5'10 evening in his prime.
Dmeyer says on 12/Feb/12
Rob do you âgree hé could be 176cm by 7 pm
[Editor Rob: it is always possible to drop to 176]
Dmeyer says on 11/Feb/12
5'9-9.25 in by dinner Rob 175.5-176cm by night answer Rob 5'10 morning for him 177 cm 9am by now hé must have droped 3-5mm
tellem says on 11/Feb/12
hes 5'9.5". he measured that height. how is he 5'8.5?
Dan says on 10/Feb/12
I've personally met Van Damme in 98. I am 5'10"...we were eye to eye. My friends, he IS 5'10". That is no guess, no "I did my homework online and compared photos and cropping, etc etc.." I was staring right in his eyes, eye to eye. Btw, he's one of the nicest Celebs you'll ever meet.
George Fergadiotis says on 2/Feb/12
I can't buy that his mother measured him and he was 177cm he is short 175cm fits him , it happens to me a lot of times i make a mistake when measure and suddenly i am 2cm taller.
Zach says on 28/Jan/12
Did anyone notice Van Damme's father in that documentary? He must be in his 70s now but still looks like an absolute giant next to JCVD.
frank says on 27/Jan/12
the guy has a few pics in his facebook page with dolph, sly, arnold and few other stars and action guys...he does looks in the 5'9 range...and he has one with Sly, where it's shown that van damme could be even taller than stallone.
Reality says on 23/Jan/12
Lmeister says on 11/Jan/12
I know what you mean Reality, but his other measurements were taken in front of the camera and said out loud except his height...




Well,now it sounds more reasonable but we should keep in mind that he's not just an actor but also a proffesional martial artist where weight is really important and weight is something that can change very much and at any age within kinda short time so that's why I think he took it in front of the cameras,as I also know he weighs him way more often than measures height so there's also bigger opportunity to get in front of the cameras while weighing himself.Also it could be just a coincidence.

But whatever it was he seems to be in a good height range unless he's staying next to tall and heeled models.
Dural says on 22/Jan/12
@Faghettaboutit

Trust the tape measure, Van Damme is 5'8"

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Rob, could you explain why he only looks 5'8" standing next to the tape measure?
[Editor Rob: it's hard to tell with a small photo]

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