Ian Whyte Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Ian Whyte Quick Info
Height7 ft 1 in
Weight118 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 17, 1971
Zodiac SignVirgo
SpouseAmy Whyte

Ian Whyte is a talented Welsh actor, stuntman, and former professional basketball player. He is known for his roles in Alien vs. Predator, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Solomon Kane, Outcast, Clash of the Titans, Game of Thrones, Prometheus , The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, Hercules, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He played for British basketball team Newcastle Eagles. Ian also has a master’s degree in Marketing.

Born Name

Ian Stuart Whyte

Nick Name

Ian

Ian Whyte in an Instagram selfie as seen in November 2018
Ian Whyte in an Instagram selfie as seen in November 2018 (Ian Whyte / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales

Residence

Tynemouth, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

Welsh

Education

Ian Whyte passed out from Henry Hudson Regional High School in Highlands, New Jersey in 1990. Later, he joined Iona College in New York and Clarion University in Pennsylvania through a basketball scholarship while earning a Master’s degree in Marketing.

Occupation

Actor, Stuntman, Former Professional Basketball Player

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Ian Whyte is managed by Sam Dodd, Agent, Carey Dodd Associates, London, United Kingdom.

Coach

Vinnie Whitehead (1989-1990 season)

Basketball Club

  • Newcastle Eagles (UK)
  • London Towers
  • London Leopards

Build

Athletic

Height

7 ft 1 in or 216 cm

Weight

118 kg or 260 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ian Whyte has dated –

  1. Amy Whyte – Ian was in a relationship with Gordon Brown Law Firm’s business development manager, Amy for a while before tying the knot. They met at a night club in Legends on Grey Street. They have a son named Seb Whyte and a daughter.
Ian Whyte in an Instagram post as seen in December 2018
Ian Whyte in an Instagram post as seen in December 2018 (Ian Whyte / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tall figure
  • Arched eyebrows
Ian Whyte in a selfie in April 2018
Ian Whyte in a selfie in April 2018 (Ian Whyte / Instagram)

Brand Endorsements

Ian Whyte has either promoted or endorsed brands like –

  • Tesla X
  • Marshall Headphones

Best Known For

His roles in films like Alien vs. Predator (2004) as Scar/Celtic/Chopper/Elder Predator, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) as Olympe Maxime, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) as Wolf, Clash of the Titans (2010) as Sheikh Suleiman, and Prometheus (2012) as Last Engineer; and TV series like Game of Thrones (2011-2019) as White Walker/ Gregor Clegane/ Dongo the Giant/ Wun Wun/Giant Wight #1

First Film

In 2004, he made his theatrical film debut in the action-adventure horror film Alien vs. Predator as Scar.

First TV Show

In 2011, he made his first TV show appearance in the action-adventure series Game of Thrones as White Walker #1.

Personal Trainer

Ian Whyte grew up being a sports person playing professional basketball. He works out regularly to stay fit. His workout includes training in Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Chinese Style Kickboxing.

Ian Whyte as seen in February 2019
Ian Whyte as seen in February 2019 (Ian Whyte / Instagram)

Ian Whyte Facts

  1. In school, he was bullied for his towering height.
  2. He had played for the British basketball team, Newcastle Eagles.
  3. It was months after he retired from professional basketball when a casting director asked him to audition for the film Alien vs. Predator.
  4. His suit in the Alien vs. Predator weighed about 45 kg for which he had to build muscles to carry the weight.
  5. Ian had also played for numerous other teams outside the United Kingdom like France, Belgium, Greece, and Portugal.
  6. He retired from professional basketball in April 2003 having represented the England national team 80 times.
  7. Ian has worked alongside numerous Oscar-winning special effects and makeup specialists like Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr, Mark Coulier and VFX supervisor John Bruno.
  8. For his character of Madame Maxime in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), he was required to wear stilts to reach a full size of 8’6″ in height and learn the art of feminine behavior.
  9. He has been featured on the cover of the Luxe Magazine.
  10. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Featured Image by Ian Whyte / Instagram

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