How tall is Roddy Piper ?

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Roddy Piper's height is 5ft 9.5in (177 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 1in (185 cm)
Canadian Wrestler and actor from They Live. Could have been in the 6ft-6ft 1 range prime, but has lost a lot of height.
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Height181 says on 7/Sep/14
I agree with the 5'8'' range. It's strange to think that he was as tall as 6'1''. 5 inches of height loss! Wow..
Danimal says on 5/Sep/14
Sadly, Roddy has lost even more height. Here he is next to 5'9" Henry Rollins. Piper is MAX 5'8" today. Was easily 6'1"+ in his prime:

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Chuck says on 21/Aug/14
Peak 6'0.5
Today 5'9 max
Chuck says on 21/Aug/14
Peak 6'0.5
Today 5'9 max
Carmbo says on 12/Aug/14
Peak 6'1
Today 5'9.75, can look 5'10.75 max in footwear
AMK says on 14/Jun/14
Man is no 5ft 9.5in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oicMce07s8
Marcus Hickman says on 4/Apr/14
hard to believe i'm now actually taller than Roddy Piper. I'm 5' 10 1/2" (179cm). and 205 lbs. i'm musclebound with only 4%-5% body fat
wwefan says on 2/Apr/14
he seems to be shorter than dolph ziggler who is around 5'10 on last monday night raw
Jeff says on 27/Mar/14
Met him today and he is definitely not 6'. I'm 5'11" and I'd say he was about 5'9.5" or maybe just under 5'10".
Marko says on 24/Mar/14
He was exact same height as the two 5'9 guys in his ITs Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
The big man clearly lost alot of height.
Listing him as 6 feet today is off. Season 5 episode 7.
I loved him in they live.
Mastro says on 13/Jan/14
Funny was just talking to a friend yesterday who met him at an airing of They Live! He was shocked that Piper was basically his height- 5'9".
Red183 says on 7/Jan/14
jonny g says on 1/Jan/14
...but 5'9" come on be real


Dont waste your time here with ignorance, try to meet him again and you will see hes no more than 59" probably even 58.5".

He has been throug something in his life, not only wrestling, he had serious car accident and parts of his spine removed due to cancer.

With a normal heightloss he would still be close to 6ft today...

former contributer mamun whos 58.25" has a pic too with Piper and Piper barely edges him...
jonny g says on 1/Jan/14
I worked out with Roddy in 1990- he was tall as me & we were just a year difference in age - I was 6'1.5" - we both maybe lost an inch in height, but 5'9" come on be real - apparently I posted this before - like for this site to be legit - he told me he weighed for the film They Live he was 195lbs. but like being 230lbs when he wrestled
Tuga says on 13/Nov/13
Red183 says on 6/Nov/13
Piper is 58.5"-59"max today, so he lost 4 inches or more!
Hogan lost about 2 inches imo

Agreed, hogan was IMO around 6'5 1/2 to 6'6 max and now 6'3 1/2 to max 6'4.
Piper I do believe 6'1 peak.
MD says on 11/Nov/13
Wow, I had no idea anyone could lose this much height short of having all of their discs dissolve or something.
Red183 says on 6/Nov/13
Tuga says on 31/Oct/13
...him and hulk hogan have lost quite some height, but IMO Piper has lost more.


Piper is 58.5"-59"max today, so he lost 4 inches or more!
Hogan lost about 2 inches imo
Tuga says on 31/Oct/13
Red183 says on 23/Oct/13
Yeah Im not against the 61", I think at least 60.5" peak after a long day.
Its still a weird thing, looking at my pics with him and thinking about that he wouldve edged me as a young man by 1-2 cm.

Thats sad, but considered all the health problems he had it makes sense, him and hulk hogan have lost quite some height, but IMO Piper has lost more.
Red183 says on 23/Oct/13
Tuga says on 22/Oct/13
Nice posts Red, looking at piper there its obvious (again) he was a tall man, easly 6'1 IMO.



Yeah Im not against the 61", I think at least 60.5" peak after a long day.
Its still a weird thing, looking at my pics with him and thinking about that he wouldve edged me as a young man by 1-2 cm.
Tuga says on 22/Oct/13
Nice posts Red, looking at piper there its obvious (again) he was a tall man, easly 6'1 IMO.
Brah says on 30/Sep/13
About the same height as 5'10" Dennis in the recent episode of Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, maybe a half inch taller
Red183 says on 28/Aug/13
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510" Steamboat looks the same height as Dirk Benedict next to peak Piper.
Red183 says on 21/Aug/13
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3:00 onwards
Peak Roddy looks a strong 6`-60.5" next to Dirk Benedict, who I think was never over 510".
Red183 says on 12/Aug/13
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Heres another one of my pics with Roddy, no straight posture but I think you can get an idea of his current height.
I was 61 1/3" in footwear.
jimmy says on 22/Jul/13
i dont htink theres anyway Piper was ever 6'2. i just watched an interview with him and Bret Hart in the early 90s and Bret Hart who is 6 feet even was taller than him by a couple inches. i would say Piper was 5'10 or 5'11 in his prime and even shorter nowadays.
Johno says on 14/May/13
5'8.5 max, i got a feeling he might be shorter then this still.

The guy has lost alot of height.
juju says on 4/May/13
he looked 6 foot next to 5 foot 10 ricky steamboat and next to 6 foot bret hart.
Red 183 says on 2/May/13
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Rob, what do you think, how much height add these customs?
[Editor Rob: depending on insole they might be close to 2 inches]
Red 183 says on 1/May/13
[Editor Rob: I watched his Frog movie not long ago and I thought, he actually looked 6ft 1...]

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He was in 1.75-2" heeled boots and Bergman basicly barefoot, she was still at his eyelevel, so solid 6foot range imo
Red 183 says on 29/Apr/13
He looked solid 6foot next to Mr.T and Bruno Sammartino, he was maybe not quite 61" but at least 60"
[Editor Rob: I watched his Frog movie not long ago and I thought, he actually looked 6ft 1...]
Dub says on 20/Apr/13
he was listed 6ft flat when he wrestled in portland back in the early 1980s
johnny g says on 14/Apr/13
5ft 9inches you must be kidding - I admitt I shrunl a solid inch but Roddy & I worked out together quite a few years ago - he was just as tall as me at 6'1.5" - I say know 6 foot even - and the pick ya have he is slouched over & not standing at attention as you
Dmeyer says on 7/Apr/13
Rob how CAN someone lose 8cm That young
[Editor Rob: disc damage more than a normal guy is likely]
Red 183 says on 4/Apr/13
MatthewPaul says on 3/Apr/13
I am experienced in gaging a mans height and weight. Piper was 6'2" (about 1986)

I always come a little from the funny but honest site, but often enough I fail to bring that through in my posts, maybe cause english isnt my first language.

So dont be angry if I disagree here, Piper was in the 6ft range at peak with the possibility of 61" but not at his lowest. Bret was about 0.5"-0.75" shorter than peak Roddy.

Today Roddy struggles with 59" at the end of the day.
MatthewPaul says on 3/Apr/13
I was a member of Gold's Gym in Everett, MA in the second half of the 1980's. Both Brett "The Hit Man" Hart and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper showed-up together for a workout. I spoke briefly to both of them. As a long-term bodybuilder, I am experienced in gaging a mans height and weight. Piper was 6'2" (about 1986) and Brett Hart was 6'0.5" tall.

I respect this site and I think they are nearly always on the mark. But, I must disagree on this one occasion. Piper was definitely 6'2" in the mid-eighties. He *looked* to weigh about 190. He was very quiet, as well.
Tuga says on 31/Mar/13
Rob, thank you for your answer.

Nice pics Red, piper sure has lost quite some height but its great to know hes a towering nice guy.
Tuga says on 29/Mar/13
Rob, sorry for asking but my post here and another on takers page have not been posted, didnt they go through? Thanks
[Editor Rob: I've not deleted any of your posts]
Red 183 says on 25/Mar/13
Few other celebs we saw that day

Vernon Wells, looked 511.5" in less footwear than I had, so I think hes 510.75" today.

Dave Prowse walked on crutches next to me and I thought he looked like a legit 61.5" guy would look, but its hard to tell with his footwear and one leg being much shorter. He was great, very nice to my kids. Sitting in a wheelchair most of the time.

We also saw Robert Englund, Brad Loree, Richard Brooker, Ken Kirzinger, Jeremy Bulloch, Robert Elmore... I have to go trought the pics to tell you more.

Have to tell you again how great Piper was, we met him walking around later in the evening and he was very nice to our kids, played star wars lightsaber with them. Great guy.
Red 183 says on 25/Mar/13
Heres the pic of my wife with Roddy

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My wife measured 177,2cm in heels and looked around Pipers height, Piper was max 178,5cm in big footwear.
Red 183 says on 24/Mar/13
Here Im with Piper Click Here , I was in 1.25" dress-shoes and Piper had at least a half inch footwear advantage Click Here
Back home I measured 186,2cm in footwear and 183,0cm without.

My wife measured 177,2cm in heels and looked around Pipers height, Piper was max 178,5cm in big footwear.

Rob what do you think about his current height and is it possible to add my pics to the top?
Red 183 says on 24/Mar/13
Met Roddy yesterday, great great guy, great with every fan.
I will upload the pics this week. 59.5" today is out of question, my wife was 59.75" in heels and Piper was in big soled boots about her height, maybe 510" flat

58.5"-59" barefoot today
pauly e says on 5/Mar/13
Good lord! Losing 3.5" of height? He's not even 60 years old yet. How is that even possible? Did they lop a few inches off his legs during some of those surgeries?
FACE says on 12/Feb/13
@MBH
Who said he was 6'2 (188 cm)? BRO
Brad says on 5/Feb/13
Compressed body, 5' 9.5" in front of me in L.A. a few years ago....lost inches due to surgeries.
The Ben says on 3/Feb/13
I was just watching some stuff from 92 and 96 with him, I would say he looked a 5'10-5'11 back then.
His peak height I would think slightly over 6ft.
MBH says on 2/Feb/13
@FACE Im saying it is absurd to say he was 6'2 and then state he is 5'9.25 or 5'9.5 now days, it is a rhetorical question bro
FACE says on 1/Feb/13
The difference between 5'9.5 (177 cm) and 6'1 (185 cm) is 8 cm not 12 cm bro.
Red says on 2/Jan/13
MBH says on 12/Nov/12
how can someone loose 12 cm? I can understand 3 to 5 cm but 12?!

Having 23 spinal discs as a human being, imagine losing 3mm per discs at age 60+ it results in a 69mm heightloss, for example.
Piper was a wrestler, roid user and weightlifter, so he for sure destroyed some of his spinaldiscs.

Piper had to fight cancer too, dont know if they took some of his bones due to the cancer.
His upperbody looks very compressed, wich could be from osteoporosis ( shrunken vertebra) too.
juju says on 24/Dec/12
look at him with steamboat. steamboat was only 5 foot 10. piper looks 6 foot tops.
MBH says on 12/Nov/12
how can someone loose 12 cm? I can understand 3 to 5 cm but 12?!
Red says on 19/Sep/12
Hes really shadow of his former self Click Here
nearly 2 inches taller than a peak 511" Ric Flair and now max 59".
Thank God hes still alive.
6-8 says on 23/Aug/12
Piper said in a UPW (Ultimate Pro Wresting) special that hip surgery has taken a few inches off his height
The Ben says on 16/Aug/12
Piper looked an inch or so shorter than Jericho on Raw.
Could he be down to 5'8 (Or never have been that tall)
When i met him in 2009 I would have said 5'9 but he could have been less.
dicksock says on 15/Aug/12
It's crazy how much height Piper has lost. He was once about 2.5" or so taller than solid 5'10" Bruno Sammartino. Now he is the same height ~5'9" Chris Jericho...wow

~6'1" down to ~5'9". It's crazy that I would be a little taller than Piper.
LG69 says on 2/Aug/12
At most i see a 2.5" difference in height between the two. If Piper's height is legit, than Christ is not 6'1.5".

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