Mr T's Height
5ft 10in (178 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 10.5in (179 cm)
US Actor from The A-Team. In the 80's, Mr T's golden rule included "5ft 11...When I'm not standing on my money", although in 1984 Philly Enquirer called him "5-foot-10 Mr. T". His mohikan hairstyle may have made him look marginally taller.
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Average Guess (4 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.31in, Current: 5ft 9.38in
Georg said on 25/Sep/16
In the early 90s, I ran into Mr T and boxer Terry Norris at a hotel in Palm Springs, CA. I'm 6'2", Terry Norris is 5'9", and Mr T is absolutely NOT taller than Terry. At best, Mr T is 5'8".
Alfred cool said on 2/Dec/15
Mr t is about 5-8. Saw him a few times in sherman oaks, ca. Not that stocky either, nice guy, very friendly. Not scary like the rocky movie. Seemed a very humble guy.
james said on 28/Sep/15
Watch Mr T standing face to face with 6'0 Roddy Piper on Pipers pit in Madison Square Garden and then watch them again in their staredown at the first wrestlemania in the tag team main event he was about 2 to 3 inches shorter than Hot Rod ..so 5'10 was his peak height ..which makes Stallone 5'9 when you watch him and Stallone face to face in Rocky 3
Matt the great said on 7/Sep/15
If Mr T. was only 5ft10.5 for his peak that means sly stallone is no more then 5ft8, I used to think sly was a legit 5ft9 and Mr.T being a around 5ft11-5ft11.5
the shredder said on 27/Mar/15
Agree , 5'11 but no more at peak , still destroys Sly's 5'10.75 claims
said on 28/Feb/15
Always thought 5´10.5" was as close as it gets...
This really made me rethink 5´11" could be possible for peak as it looks he has less footwear than Hogan and I really can´t see Hogan under 6´5" flat there.
Rob do you agree he looks more like 5´10.75"-5´11" there?
[Editor Rob: T could appear anywhere in 5ft 10-11 range]
Gr8pimpin said on 28/Jul/14
@rbtroj -- would that restaurant be Juniors? I'm guessing 5'9" tops!
Concerned 181 cm said on 14/Jul/14
I'm taking back my earlier comment. That comment was made under the assumption that Sly is 5'9. I think he's 5'8.5, so 5'10.5 is fine for T.
rbtroj said on 4/Jul/14
I am 6'7 and used to work in a restaurant that Mr. T frequented and I saw him often. Now, this was over 20 years ago, but I remember him being at least a foot shorter than me. He may not be as short as 5'7, but 5'10 sounds too tall for what I remember, even with his mohawk. I also think Sylvester Stallone is shorter than his "officially" given height (also 5'10 I believe). Never stood near him, so I can't say for sure.
Marcus Hickman said on 5/Jun/14
Mr. T 5' 10"
T Junior 5' 8"
watch the WWE award show.
Supemann said on 3/May/14
MR T clip on Conan o'brien. he looked 170 cm MAX and Conan Slouched! open your eyes guys. rockfellas picture with burt young also
no more than 170.cm
kyuss said on 3/May/14
@rockfellas. Trust me being around 6-2.5" I know what legit height is, Mr T is not over 5-10". Thats a fact.
said on 2/May/14
mr t was clearly under 5'11". mr t with former heavyweight champion ken norton, special guest on the "a-team" set:Click Here
norton was in the 6'3" range, he is clearly 5-6 inches taller than mrt. Furthermore Mrt has a good posture, straight, while norton is relaxed, no good posture at all. He towers over mrt.
Mrt with burt young:Click Here
Kyuss says on 5/Oct/13
I met him,Im 6-2.5 and was kind of shocked how much shorter he is than me,hard to say because of the nike baseball shoes on,but no more than 5-10" for sure,5-9" even maybe. Click Here
Many of you do not have any idea how a legit 5'11" really is, how a legit 6ft really is, how legits 6'2"-6'3" really are...there isn't any connection between muscles and height. It seems here if a man has big muscles he is also tall. no no, change your mind, please.
Concerned said on 22/Apr/14
I agree with the group consensus about him being 5'11 at peak. He looks that height in Rocky III; doesn't look more than two inches shorter than Weathers, and looks to have two inches on Stallone. Noticeable before they fight, when they're both facing each other.
Marcus Hickman said on 29/Mar/14
if Hulk Hogan can get away with being billed over 6' 6" which he never was over in his prime, then Mr. T and I should be able to get away with billing ourselves at 5' 11". We're both actually 5' 101/2". I'm up to 205 lbs. and just bench pressed 305.
ceej said on 12/Mar/14
I met The T. at an airport a few weeks ago, and he was around an inch taller than me. And I'm 5'9. Its very fair to say he is over 5'10 even now
cobra said on 12/Jan/14
"Noway, he´s 5´10.5" max facing Sly"
How on earth can you tell a HALF INCH difference from watching a movie. I do agree, he looks more like 5-11 in his younger days.
Yves said on 5/Nov/13
In Rocky III, when he stands in front of Rocky, he's 5'11 for sure.
Kyuss said on 5/Oct/13
I met him,Im 6-2.5 and was kind of shocked how much shorter his is than me,hard to say because of the nike baseball shoes on,but no more that 5-10" for sure,5-9" even maybe.
Andrew M said on 27/Aug/13
I always thought he looked tall in "The A-Team", but then I didn't know how tall any of them were. But when I saw him in a picture from BBC's "The One Show", he almost looked tiny compared to how I thought he would, being not only smaller than Adrian Chiles, but also Christine Bleakley! And she's a bit shorter than Adrian, at 5' 8.5"!
Marcus Hickman said on 26/Jul/13
same height as me, 5' 10 1/2" tall. I'm (almost) as big as Mr. T I am 195 lbs. and bench press close to 300 lbs.
TNTinCA said on 15/Apr/13
I could see 5'11" in his prime.
As other posters indicated, he did appear to have almost two inches between him and Sly in Rocky III.
j said on 26/Oct/12
maybe 511 had inch in half over sly in the last fight in rocky lll
RisingForce said on 11/Oct/12
I'm in complete argeement, shredder. I've always thought he was 5'11". He never looked more than 2 inches shorter than Carl Weathers, not in Rocky 3, not in pictures, and he also looked at least 5'11" with Hulk Hogan and I generally thought he looked about that height on The A-Team.
cobra said on 5/Sep/12
Surprising if believable listing. He always looked absolutely massive on screen. Similar to Vingh Rhames.
said on 21/Aug/12
Rob , look at him in cowboy boots with Carl ... He only looks about 1 inch shorter so 180cm ?
the shredder said on 20/Aug/12
If anything he was 5'11 peak as he looked 6 ft with Carl Weathers while T was in cowboy boots ... Weather would be 6'2 in shoes and T in cowboy boots would be 6'1 .
Len said on 19/Aug/12
Probably a 5-9 guy with a mohawk that made him seem taller. Clever move on his part.
the shredder said on 16/Aug/12
Rob , I think is closer peak ... Look at him in cowboy boots next to Carl Weathers ...
Mardis gras said on 26/Jul/12
5'10 easy for Mr T
Starchild said on 16/Jun/12
Depends what ratios a person's body is composed of. different lengths of legs torsos necks and heads. Mr .T's proportions are odd. he definitely has an inch on stallone. Mr.t has longish legs a short upper body, short arms and no neck lol If you look at that face to face picture from rocky 3 T's eyes are only 1.5 cm higher than stallone but his chest looks about 2.5 inches higher becauce of stallones longer neck and head.I think Mr t was for sure 5'10.5". 179cm peak for T and 176 peak for Sly
said on 24/Jan/12
Bit shocked here at the height difference with 6ft (max 6ft 1) Adrian chiles.
Vinn said on 9/Jan/12
was max 1.73 in his prime this guy is defintly 1.75 100% sure....
Don J said on 24/Dec/11
Met him in Sacramento, were eye to eye so I think 5'10 is rt on!
Legend said on 29/Sep/11
Maybe I was wrong. He could be 5'9 peak? Hmmm...
Mr. Tempus said on 28/Sep/11
He is an average medium height man, so 5'10 i think is right.
Phil said on 24/Sep/11
He looks like a 5 foot 10 dude.
Physics Enemy said on 5/Sep/11
He's only 0.5" taller than Stallone in Rocky III. Mmmm.
Nancy said on 10/Aug/11
Well, I don't know how tall he is, but in my mind he's a giant. We used to live in the same building in Chicago, and sometimes we shared the elevator. He was always kind, respectful to everyone, and an all around great guy. God bless you, Mr. T!
chuck norris jokes said on 9/Aug/11
5'10 or 5'11
said on 21/Jul/11
this is the complete story of a guy who claim abd clearly look at least 6 ft with Pic...In 2009, Mister T seems a weak 5.10 -177 cm to me).
said on 20/Jul/11
he doesn't look to be 5.5 next to Hogan (1,92 at least)...here :
tony said on 20/Jul/11
like i said i was in shock when i saw him. hollywood does good work. lol. besides you've seen him look stallone in the eye if he was 5'10 or taller then stallone would also have to be that tall and we all know stallone is 5'7. I SAW HIM MYSELF SO.....
lol said on 15/Jul/11
to tony : Mister T : 1M65 ? Are you kidding ?
tony said on 14/Jul/11
well guys i ran into MrT while doing his laundry, i'm 5'7 and was looking down at him. i was in shock to see how short he was. He's like 5'5 Stallone is 5'7 i thought everyone knew that.
Hullywood said on 9/Jul/11
1.75m-1.81 for me. Think 1.76m are fair today.
But who knows... maybe MR.T who posted hier, is the real Mr.T.
What do you think about that Rob?^^
MR. T said on 11/Apr/11
I'm MR. T and I am 5' 11" FOOL!, as for Stallone, he about 5'9", I pity the fool!
Dan said on 11/Apr/11
In Bret Hart's book he describes Mr. T as a "short, thick-set black actor". I doubt he could have been 5'11" if the 6' tall Hart described him as "short".
truth said on 27/Mar/11
IN ROCKY-3 MR T LOOOOOOOKS 2INCHES TALLER THAN STALLONE
STALLONE MUST BE 5'8.5
MR T LOOKED 5'10.5 NEXT TO SLY
carl williams said on 11/Mar/11
well he about two inches taller than sly stallone. so however that works out. 5'10 1/2 is probably the best number for T.
ha said on 22/Feb/11
ever notice how they ALWAYS shot mr t from a low camera angle to make him look taller? sly is around 5'6" and T around 5'8". that's the truth.
said on 12/Feb/11
the conductor of the program is Emilio Aragon , and he is 1'83 so Mr T seems to be 1,80 . See it here:
R said on 31/Jan/11
he is deffintley not a 1.75 guy or a 1.76 he is not much taller than sylvester stallone i have seen a picture the stand infront of eachother watch on google... and sylvester is not taller than 1.72 1.73
somebody new said on 18/Jan/11
he was taller by a little than Stallone, who I'm convinced was 5'9, so 5-10 or a little over must be accurate. Not over 5'11 for sure
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jan/11
5"11 is possible for his peak I guess...Donald Trump was between 6"2 and 6"3 at his peak
Jordan Lear said on 31/Dec/10
OK, I will agree, Mr. T is 5'11", and that puts me, Ashton Kutcher and Donald Trump at 6' 3"
Legend said on 1/Nov/10
I think 5'11 peak is more accurate. He was rather large Rob.
Danimal said on 16/Sep/07
It would be interesting to see Sly TOWER over Mr. T nowadays, ever since Sly had his legs lengthened.
JayDee de Escocia said on 15/Sep/07
Listen Fool - it don't matter what height the T-man is. He is obviously pressed down by the sheer weight of gold bullion hanging around his neck. Also, if you were trying to get into a club and he told you you weren't on the list - would you argue???
Mr.T said on 30/Aug/07
Stfu don't be dissing the T. I saw him in real life, and happened to see dat he was lik 7 feet 2, and 400 lbs of muscle, dat was like a week ago. He came over to my house and we started killing people with his golden chains. He let me keep most of thems
Lloyd Banks said on 14/Aug/07
He is NOT close to 5'10. I saw him in the airport many years back and I was taller than him by clearly a few inches and I am 5'11.
dmeyer said on 14/Aug/07
he waas an easy 3 to 4 cm on sly
said on 3/Jul/07
The thing about T is he mostly looked 1 inch shorter then Dirk Benedict who I peg at 5'10.5/179cm in his prime. Dirk in turn was an inch shorter then peppard who was definately a wee bit shorter then his prime 6' height. We pretty much have Dirk down pat as being between 5'10-5'11 from various people meeting him and I agree he looks like a medium sized guy. So that would have pegged T at 5'9.5" back in the day. Yet a lot of times he seems shorter still and has even said in his own words "Mr T was heavy once but never a tall man", lifts?
Notice they used camera tricks to compensate the fact BA was supposed to be a tall bulky man and T was just bulky;
Also in this pic I think if you take off the mohawk Mr T is about 2 inches shorter then Peppard. I have peppard at 181cm approx at this time based on him being almost an inch shorter then Ernie Hudson in the episode "Taxicab wars" but in the same episode he has a marginal advantage over 180cm Michael Ironside.
Rhino said on 19/May/07
I'm not 5'10" and walk past him at a bike show several years back.No way the guy is anymore than 5'8" , and that is being generous.
Anonymous said on 18/May/07
I went to Madam Tausauds in London in 1987 and they had his wax figure there. I was 5'8 at the time and i stood facing him and we were eye to eye! I was shocked how short he was (if the figures are real sizes) so i would say he is 5'8 or 5'8.5 barefoot. He did and still looks short on TV.
dmeyer said on 29/Apr/07
sly is aleast 3 cm smaller so 5'9 no less no more
glenn said on 9/Apr/07
well,5-8 i heard too and believe he can look it.though his peak was 5-10.
Viper said on 8/Apr/07
Ive read 5-6-5-8 sightings on a couple of message boards before. Not height related ones.
glenn said on 8/Apr/07
a blind man.
Danimal said on 8/Apr/07
Who ever sighted Mr. T at 5'6"?
CC-Tron said on 19/Mar/07
Bryant Gumbel is listed as 5'9 on this site. Mr.T seemed 2 inches taller than him in 1980. 5'10.5 is close enough.
Viper said on 7/Mar/07
Its amazing how Mr. T gets sighted at 5-6-5-8 regularly.
dmeyer said on 6/Mar/07
he did look easy 1.5 in taller than sly so 5'9 for sly
Aussie Bloke said on 9/Feb/07
He looked a good 2-3 inches taller than Sly Stallone in Rocky 3, does that mean Sly is 5ft7-5ft8, or is Mr T Taller?????
CC-Tron said on 30/Jan/07
Viper I saw the interview on TV Land and I have it on my computer. I'll see if I can post some pic(s) from it on photobucket or something. It might be on YouTube though. The interview was during a contest for the best bouncer in the USA. It led to Mr.T getting the Rocky III role.
Viper said on 29/Jan/07
CC-Tron, is that interview on youtube?
the shredder said on 29/Jan/07
Rob , so 5'11 is his claim ??? "5ft 11...When I'm not standing on my money" ... for sure closer to 5'10 then !
CC-Tron said on 12/Jan/07
Mr.T appeared 2 inches taller than Bryant Gumbel in 1980 interview. How tall Bryant Gumbel?
Anonymous said on 12/Jan/07
My friend who is a producer of his reality show, puts him "tallish", no shorter than 5'10" (she's 5'6")
Jordan said on 26/Dec/06
Yeah the T isnt any talle then 5'10. He could be 5'9 but I heard he is really a nice guy in real life. But dam he made you hate him in Rocky 3. Shows how good he can act I guess.
the shredder said on 23/Dec/06
5'8-5'9 seems a bit low for him . although i think hes 5'10ish , i don't hes anymore then that ! even Rob thinks hes 179cm maxinimum ... i think 178cm or just 5'10 is where he would be best at ! go for it Rob !
Glenn said on 12/Dec/06
That sounds right.
D.L. said on 12/Dec/06
met mr T. a few years ago at a bar my band played at...Really nice guy; took time to meet and take pic with everyone, said his catch phrase a bunch of times, too. But he is no taller than 5' 9". I'm 5' 10 1/2" barefoot, and he was at least a couple inches shorter than me.
MHouillon said on 6/Nov/06
Mr. T WAS 179cm, todays he IS 177cm (5'9.5)
Chris said on 19/Oct/06
Mr T was awesome on that programme, I don't remember him saying any of that but probably because I was too dazzled with him.
Danimal said on 13/Oct/06
He didn't appear THAT short on Conan a few years ago. He was all decked out in Silver and was dancing!! It was hilarious. they were playing with his old A-Team doll and Mr. T said you know when I don't wear much jewelry it means that I'm not making enough movies and T.V. shows. He has a great sense of humour. Conan LOVED him.
MHouillon said on 12/Oct/06
It's because everyone expects a minimum of 6'1" (185cm) for Mr. T. Then, when they see him and discover, that he's 177cm (5'9.5") these days, they say "wow, you're small!" He is and was never 5'8.
Viper652 said on 6/Oct/06
I dont know, maye he has shrunk? He said he actually looked shorter than 5-8 most of the time because he hunched over a lot. Weird.
MHouillon said on 5/Oct/06
No, he is not 5'8, fool ! During the A-Team-time and Rocky III he was 178cm-179cm, (just look at the close-up pic with Sylvester "big-lifts" Stallone, who is 173-174cm, and is with lifts almost T's hieght. Nowadays "B.A." is not under 177cm (5'9.5), more a weak 5'10 (178cm).
Chris said on 3/Oct/06
What you sayin', fool. Everyone knows Mr T. used to wear some jewellry in his boots.
Viper652 said on 29/Sep/06
I think hes closer to 5-8 now. I know a friend who met him recently who said hes around 5-8.
Glenn said on 16/Sep/06
I never met T.my friends met him a bunch.he is more a west coast guy.
Glenn said on 15/Sep/06
You met these guys Bill? both are around 5-10.
bill said on 14/Sep/06
As someone as said before, it was a big joke in the 80's of how short Stallone was. It was back before he wore elevator shoes, so everyone knew he was 5 foot 7. I give Mr T. 5 foot 8 and a half for being slightly taller than Stallone.
Glenn said on 6/Sep/06
Yeah,I still need to get DC Cab.and maybe one day,the A-Team DVDs.How tall were the other guys on A-Team?
Viper652 said on 6/Sep/06
Funny, I thought of DC Cab after Taxi Cab wars as well, just thinking about Mr. T driving a cab. I miss shows like the A-team though.
Glenn said on 6/Sep/06
Lest we forget DC CAB.
Viper652 said on 5/Sep/06
Taxicab Wars is a sweet A-team episode Bleemo.
Danimal said on 4/Sep/06
I've read 5'10"-5'11" in his prime. Could be.
dmeyer said on 1/Sep/06
he did look almost 2 inches on stallone in the ring so stallone is no taller than 175 if mr t is only 179
Zed said on 20/Jul/06
He's 5'10". I used to workout in the same gym with him. The guy wore old school Converse hightops and we stood about eye to eye. I'm 5'9" was wearing normal running shoes, which soles are a bit thicker then those hightops.
Glenn said on 26/Jun/06
Never met him.but your right steve.
SteveD said on 25/Jun/06
I met Mr T about 10 yrs ago or so at a shopping mall in Cleveland, Ohio. He was in a book store signing copies of some book he wrote. He is only about 5'8", but at that time he was really huge (muscular).
frank p said on 25/May/06
As for Rocky III, I noticed that years ago. But I also thought that was one of those angles for the sake of the character to make him look much larger than Stallone. Like with Hulk Hogan in the same movie. Stallone may not be that tall in real life, BUT, in that camera angle where he's staring into Hogan's chest? Come on, Hogan isn't 7"0 feet tall. In all other screen appearances to me, I thought Mr. T looked like what Brain said below, 5"8-5"9.
316 said on 12/May/06
This guy looked atleast an inch and a half taller than stallone in Rocky3. Its pretty fair to say that he is close to 5'11. Hate his irritatin voice though....
slysystem said on 10/May/06
he may have shrink...In the 80's i think he was 5.11.
tgri said on 28/Mar/06
mr.t is 5'10 on the nose. check out that pic with corey filedmen.
Brian said on 23/Feb/06
I met Mr. T in LA during the E3 show back in 2002. He is probably around 5'8" to 5'9"...much shorter than i expected. I am exactly 6'0" without shoes on and i was significantly taller than he was.
tgri said on 12/Feb/06
i just watched the a-team for the first time today . mr.t is not a big guy at all. with out the mohikan hairstyle and shoes theres no way hes over 5'10.
bc said on 9/Jan/06
Wasn't there an article about Sly and how there was a big deal about hiring actors for the Rocky movies that were as short or shorter as Sly. They had a hard time finding shorter actors that look "mean". Mr. T was the only one that fit the description according to the article. Considering 5'10" is average/above average and most actors fit this range. I'd say Mr. T is shorter than 5'9".
Joseph said on 1/Jan/06
in the rocky game Play Station 2. Sylvester stallone is stated as being 5ft11" (180cm)... hmm.
TNTinCA said on 6/Sep/05
I agree that 5'10"-ish for Mr. T is about right. He was clearly taller than Stallone in Rocky III but by only about an inch. And I agree that Stallone is around the 5'9" mark. I think the reason they constantly go after Stallone is he makes a big deal of it and goes to great lengths to exagerate his height because of the perceived notion that an action star needs to be big.
MHouillon said on 16/Aug/05
But the thing is, Stallone is 5'9", so 5'10+ is correct.
Mike said on 24/Jul/05
I think 179 or maybe 180 is correct. In Rocky III he was about one inch taller than Stallone.