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Roddy Piper's height is 6ft 1in (185 cm)

Canadian Wrestler and Actor best remembered for films such as They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtown. In his book he described his own height and weight as such: "Six-foot-one-and-a-half-inch, 232-pound[s]".


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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Aug/15
Looked 6ft1-2
Brad said on 6/Aug/15
6' 1" figure is like 1984. I was shocked how smaller he was a few years ago in front of me in Burbank.
Sammy Derrick said on 5/Aug/15
R.I.P
Roddy Piper 5'10 legend.I hope there is bubble gum in Heaven.
Bill said on 4/Aug/15
Either his billed height was a bunch of crap or he lost 4-5 inches in height because I have seen plenty of photos where he looks 5' 10" tops.
Aza said on 2/Aug/15
Roddy Piper RIP.
richie said on 2/Aug/15
Roddy Pipers peak height was a good 6'1", definitely over 6', he had a good two inches on John Carpenter who was 5'11"
Mike said on 2/Aug/15
RIP.
Peak: 184-185 cm
Tarinator said on 1/Aug/15
Should be around 187 before at his prime. Now 177. RIP
Danimal said on 1/Aug/15
RIP PIPER!! Even though he was Canadian Rob, I'm sure you were prowd of him to represent Scotland in his wrestling heyday?

Btw, to the poster below who said he's 5'11", I'm sorry, but here is a TRUE RECENT pic of Rod with 5'8" Chris Jericho: Click Here

Even Mean Gene Okerlund and Bill Apter (both around 5'6" today) were around the same height as him recently. People don't realize that he wasn't a well man. He had major hip replacement in the mid-late 90's and then had cancerous tumor in his SPINE and they had to remove major portions of it, which took off many inches of his height. He was every bit 6'1" PLUS in his prime, having had 2" 5'11" Bobby Heenan, 2-3" on Paul Orndorff. Was around the same height as Vince McMahon (in the 1980's). He had at least 2" on a PRIME Ric Flair.
[Editor Rob: I thought he was a good wrestler and decent actor for the roles he took on, although I'd sink 3 beers before watching Hell Comes to Frogtown...]
Danimal said on 1/Aug/15
RIP PIPER!! Even though he was Canadian Rob, I'm sure you were prowd of him to represent Scotland in his wrestling heyday?

Btw, to the poster below who said he's 5'11", I'm sorry, but here is a TRUE RECENT pic of Rod with 5'8" Chris Jericho: Click Here

Even Mean Gene Okerlund and Bill Apter (both around 5'6" today) were around the same height as him recently. People don't realize that he wasn't a well man. He had major hip replacement in the mid-late 90's and then had cancerous tumor in his SPINE and they had to remove major portions of it, which took off many inches of his height. He was every bit 6'1" PLUS in his prime, having had 2" 5'11" Bobby Heenan, 2-3" on Paul Orndorff. Was around the same height as Vince McMahon (in the 1980's). He had at least 2" on a PRIME Ric Flair.
linke said on 1/Aug/15
Just heard the news of him passing away. RIP Hot Rod.
Sal said on 31/Jul/15
Just saw a more recent pic of my friend who is 5'9" and piper was looking at least 5'11"
sam2 said on 31/Jul/15
He is listed as 6' even.....230 lbs prime.
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 31/Jul/15
RIP Hot Rod,You'll be remembered !
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 20/Jul/15
Look Rob,Piper and Adrian Paul(who you have met and Said 6ft tall)
Click Here
very Hard to see Piper only as 6ft ranger
*OBS:This episode is from 1993 when Piper was 39years old
pablo77bar said on 2/Jul/15
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover
I'm making the comparsion using the eyeline and shoulders,not the top of the head.
Danimal said on 1/Jul/15
Roddy in the late 90's (AFTER his first hip replacement) still taller than The Ultimate Warrior: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/15
@pablo77bar: Both Piper and Honky Tonk Man are closer to the camera and most in ring gear. Also, Piper is wearing a santa hat.
pablo77bar said on 28/Jun/15
Looks Roddy with Vince(6FT 1 AT LEAST IN THE PEAK) AND Honky Tonk Man(probably no less than 6ft 0.5 at the time)
The footage is from 1990 when he was 36
Piper looks 6ft 1.25 or 6ft 1.5(like he claimed)
Click Here
Danimal said on 20/Jun/15
For those who don't believe how much wrestlers can shrink. Here's Roddy standing next to 6'0" Steve Austin today. Roddy in his prime was minimum 6'1". Today he's lucky if he can squeeze out 5'8" on a good day. Click Here
Frank R said on 1/Jun/15
His WWE profile listed him at 6'1" in the and the 1980s and 90s, but the WWE has historically given wrestlers at least 1 inch in their "billed height."
pablo77bar said on 11/Apr/15
For those who think that Piper never was over 6ft 1,look this match of him against Jake ''the snake'' Robert who was a solid 6ft 5 in that tall and even today,is no less than 6ft 4

I can't see a diference of more than 8 cms between them
pablo77bar said on 16/Jan/15
His peak never was 6ft0.5 No chance
He looks like at that time 6ft 2
There are inumerous stuff in the youtube from that time
He was clearly taller than Bret Hart ( just look his WM 8 match)
He lost a lot of height after later 1999
For example : in 1996 piper was taller than Mcmahon
7 years later mcmahon towers over Roddy
Silky said on 15/Jan/15
I think Roddy was a real 6' footer barefoot. Which you have to remember in wrestling they exaggerated height a great deal. He may have been slightly over 6' like 6' 1/4"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jan/15
Really did look 6ft1-2 in the 80's
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Dec/14
He was always billed 6ft1 in the 80's.
I think 6ft2 could be nearer for him though. Randy has at least 2in on him
pablo said on 26/Dec/14
Piper with 6ft 5.75 at time (Hogan)
and 6ft 1.5 Mcmahon
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He does look 1.89
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pablo said on 26/Dec/14
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 24/Dec/14
Cowboy Bob Orton is 6ft1-6ft2

Maybe now but look some pics of him stand next to Randy who is probably 1.94
In the 80's Bob Orton was huge. Maybe 1.92
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/14
Cowboy Bob Orton is 6ft1-6ft2
pablo said on 23/Dec/14
I think Roddy was 6ft 2 in hi prime
He was taller tha Flair,Hart,Mcmahon and a little bit smaller than Bob Orton who was 6ft 3-4
Shredo said on 21/Dec/14
Roddy was a weak 6'1 in his prime
A6'1Guy said on 7/Dec/14
@Danimal He is leaning forwards... He looks about the same height as him if he stood back and with good posture.
pablo77bar said on 1/Dec/14
His peak probably was 188/187 in the 80's and early 90's
Today he is probably with 180
pablo77bar said on 1/Dec/14
His peak probably was 188/187 in the 80's and early 90's
Today he is probably with 180
Sean said on 21/Nov/14
There's nothing to compare him to in this Nov. 2014 commercial, but still, looks short and weak. 5'8" might be generous. Might he have a degenerative disease? Sad.
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SAMMY DERRICK. said on 15/Oct/14
FROM 6'1 TO 5'9!FOUR INCHES LOST!At least he has a net worth of 4 million dollars,a million dollars per inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Oct/14
nothing cool about his height loss...at all
james said on 20/Sep/14
Feel kind of bad for Piper .man he has shrunk .6'1 to 5'9 all that hip surgery I guesd
Height181 said 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 said 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:

Click Here
Chuck said on 21/Aug/14
Peak 6'0.5
Today 5'9 max
Chuck said on 21/Aug/14
Peak 6'0.5
Today 5'9 max
Carmbo said on 12/Aug/14
Peak 6'1
Today 5'9.75, can look 5'10.75 max in footwear
AMK said on 14/Jun/14
Man is no 5ft 9.5in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oicMce07s8
Marcus Hickman said 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
Jeff said 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 said 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 said 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".
jonny g said 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 said on 13/Nov/13
Red183 says on 6/Nov/13
Piper is 5ī8.5"-5ī9"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 said 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.
Tuga said on 31/Oct/13
Red183 says on 23/Oct/13
Yeah Iīm not against the 6ī1", I think at least 6ī0.5" peak after a long day.
Itīs still a weird thing, looking at my pics with him and thinking about that he wouldīve edged me as a young man by 1-2 cm.

Thatīs 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.
Tuga said on 22/Oct/13
Nice posts Red, looking at piper there its obvious (again) he was a tall man, easly 6'1 IMO.
Brah said 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
jimmy said 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 said 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 said on 4/May/13
he looked 6 foot next to 5 foot 10 ricky steamboat and next to 6 foot bret hart.
Dub said on 20/Apr/13
he was listed 6ft flat when he wrestled in portland back in the early 1980s
johnny g said 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 said on 7/Apr/13
Rob how CAN someone lose 8cm That young
[Editor Rob: disc damage more than a normal guy is likely]
MatthewPaul said 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 said 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 heīs a towering nice guy.
Tuga said on 29/Mar/13
Rob, sorry for asking but my post here and another on takerīs page have not been posted, didnīt they go through? Thanks
[Editor Rob: I've not deleted any of your posts]
pauly e said 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?
Brad said 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 said 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 said 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
juju said on 24/Dec/12
look at him with steamboat. steamboat was only 5 foot 10. piper looks 6 foot tops.
MBH said on 12/Nov/12
how can someone loose 12 cm? I can understand 3 to 5 cm but 12?!
6-8 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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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