Johnny Weissmuller's Height
6ft 3in (191 cm)
Hungarian American actor best remembered for playing Tarzan in the 1930's and 40's. In a 1926 Popular Science article he was described as "standing six-feet-three with his 180 pounds of bulk."
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Arch Stanton said on 27/Jul/16
Certainly did look it. Yes, unlike today's roid munching gym rats, he looked naturally athletic and healthy, when the emphasis was on aesthetics and not bulk. Did he bulk up a bit for Tarzan though, I wouldn't have guessed him under 200 pounds in the 30s Tarzan films.
Jakob said on 23/Apr/16
Looked every bit of six foot three, and a really natural athlete. Nowadays guys are ripped and bulky, whereas a guy like this was lean with a flat chest and wide shoulders; a more 'natural' kind of fitness that looked more healthy and graceful, hardly surprising with his physique that he excelled at swimming.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Feb/16
Legit 6ft3, no less.
Cmore said on 26/Feb/07
I loved watching his movies on saturday morning TV whe I was a kid and I remember seeing pictures of Weismuller with Mark Spitz in 1972 at the Muncih Olympics where Weismuller was in his 60's and he ABSOLUTELY TOWERED over Spitz who was 5ft 10inches. Tarzan was 6ft 3, and built like he grew up in the jungle. All other Tarzans pale into insignificance. I dont see anyone around today who could play that part 1/10th as well as Weismuller
larry said on 24/Mar/06
He always looked more like 6'4" to me and a hugely built guy.
Mr. R said on 19/Jun/05
Rob, didn't you have him at 5-10, even though his brother called him a shrimp at 5-9?