Top 50 Tallest Male Actors In Hollywood

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The following carefully curated list shines the light on the top 50 tallest male actors of Hollywood movies of the past and present.

1. Max Palmer

Flyer for a Baptist Crusade Including Max Palmer
Flyer for a Baptist Crusade Including Max Palmer (Pastor Robert Lee Shotts / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Height – 8 ft 2 in or 2.49 m

American actor cum professional wrestler who has worked in the movie Killer Ape in 1953.

2. Sun Mingming

Sun Mingming as seen in Brooklyn in 2006
Sun Mingming as seen in Brooklyn in 2006 (Shlomo2000 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height – 7 ft 9 in or 2.36 m

Chinese professional basketball player and actor. Sun is known for his role in the 2007 movie Rush Hour 3.

3. Bao Xishun

Bao Xishun With his Average Height Wife
Bao Xishun With his Average Height Wife (Prafulla.net / Pinterest)

Height – 7 ft 9 in or 2.36 m

Chinese herdsman who made a television appearance on the hit reality show The Amazing Race in May 2010 as a pit stop greeter.

4. Igor Vovkovinskiy

Igor Vovkovinskiy at the Halftime Festivities During an NBA Preseason Basketball Game in Texas in October 2013
Igor Vovkovinskiy at the Halftime Festivities During an NBA Preseason Basketball Game in Texas in October 2013 (Pkantz / Wikimbedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height – 7 ft 8⅓ in or 2.35 m

Ukrainian-American law student and actor who has worked in the 2011 movie Hall Pass.

5. Jóhann K. Pétursson

Jóhann K Pétursson Seen With a Clown
Jóhann K Pétursson Seen With a Clown (StrangePersons.com)

Height – 7 ft 8 in or 2.34 m

Pétursson was an Icelandic actor and circus performer whose film credits included the movie Prehistoric Women in 1950. He died in 1984.

6. George Bell

George Bell at the Hampton Tattoo Festival in 2016
George Bell at the Hampton Tattoo Festival in 2016 (Tony Alter / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height – 7 ft 8 in or 2.34 m

American actor who played college basketball and is also the deputy sheriff in Norfolk, Virginia. He has appeared in 2 seasons of the AMC show Freakshow from 2013 to 2014.

7. Neil Fingleton

Neil Fingleton with his Guinness World Record Certificate in 2007
Neil Fingleton with his Guinness World Record Certificate in 2007 (Tmz.com / Pinterest)

Height – 7 ft 7½ in or 2.33 m

Neil was an English actor who was cast in X-Men: First Class (2011) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) before his untimely death in 2017 at the age of 37.

8. Gheorghe Mureşan

Gheorghe Muresan at a Washington Wizards Home Game in November 2010
Gheorghe Muresan at a Washington Wizards Home Game in November 2010 (Keith Allison / Wikimedia  / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 7 ft 7 in or 2.31 m

Romanian basketball player (retired) and actor who played the titular role in the movie My Giant alongside comedian Billy Crystal in 1998.

9. Lock Martin

A Photograph of Lock Martin
A Photograph of Lock Martin (findagrave.com / Pinterest)

Height – 7 ft 7 in or 2.31 m

Lock Martin was an American actor who bagged the role of the robot Gort in the 1951 movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.

10. Daniel Gilchrist

A Picture of Daniel Gilchrist
A Picture of Daniel Gilchrist (backstage.com)

Height – 7 ft 7 in or 2.31 m

As an American actor, Daniel Gilchrist has starred in the 2017 fantasy creature movie Enauttii as the eponymous character.

11. Christopher Greener

Christopher Greener Alongside his Father
Christopher Greener Alongside his Father (Daily Mail / Pinterest)

Height – 7 ft 6¼ in or 2.29 m

Basketball player and actor from Britain who played the circus giant in the movie The Elephant Man in 1980.

12. Matthew McGrory

Matthew McGrory with Ewan McGregor
Matthew McGrory with Ewan McGregor (Emily Raskauskas / Pinterest)

Height – 7 ft 6 in or 2.29 m

McGrory was a well-known American actor in movies such as the Bubble Boy (2001), Big Fish (2003), and The Devil Rejects (2005). He died in 2005 due to heart failure at the age of 32 while filming a biography on André the Giant.

13. André the Giant

André the Giant Walking to the Ring in the Late 1980s
André the Giant Walking to the Ring in the Late 1980s (John McKeon / Flickr / Cc BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 7 ft 4 in or 2.24 m

André Roussimoff was a professional wrestler and actor whose most notable film appearance was in the movie Princess Bride as Fezzik, the Giant in 1987.

14. George McArthur

George McArthur in the Movie Big Fish
George McArthur in the Movie Big Fish (thetallestman.com)

Height – 7 ft 4 in or 2.24 m

American actor and variety artist who has made an appearance in Big Fish (2003). His TV show credits include According to Jim, Highway to Heaven, etc.

15. Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew at the WonderCon in 2007
Peter Mayhew at the WonderCon in 2007 (BrokenSphere / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height – 7 ft 3 in or 2.21 m

An English-American actor who became famous for playing the iconic Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga from 1980 to 2015.

16. John Aasen

A Photo of Actor John Aasen Standing Next to a Normal Sized Man
A Photo of Actor John Aasen Standing Next to a Normal Sized Man (Wouter W. de Herder / SpringerLink / CC BY 2.0)

Height – 7 ft 2.4 in or 2.20 m

As an American silent film actor, Aasen appeared in the silent movie Why Worry? in 1923.

17. Kevin Peter Hall

A Picture of Kevin Peter Hall
A Picture of Kevin Peter Hall (RavePad.com)

Height – 7 ft 2 in or 2.19 m

African American actor who is known for playing the titular role of Predator in the Predator series in 1987 and 1990. 

18. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Attends the Yahoo News ABC News Pre-White House Correspondents Dinner Reception Pre-party in May 2014 in Washington DC
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Attends the Yahoo News ABC News Pre-White House Correspondents Dinner Reception Pre-party in May 2014 in Washington DC (Andrew H. Walker / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height – 7 ft 2 in or 2.19 m

An American professional basketball player and actor who has appeared in TV shows like Full House, Diff’rent Strokes, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, etc. He has also acted in Bruce Lee‘s Game of Death in 1972.

19. Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel With WWE Diva Emma at the Supanova Pop Culture in 2014
Richard Kiel With WWE Diva Emma at the Supanova Pop Culture in 2014 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 7 ft 1½ in or 2.17 m

American actor who became popular for playing the steel-toothed Jaws in the James Bond movies like The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

20. Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O'Neal as seen in January 2009
Shaquille O’Neal as seen in January 2009 (Keith Allison / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 7 ft 1 in or 2.16 m

American basketball player, actor, and a rapper who appeared in TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, My Wife & Kids, and The Parkers.

21. Ian Whyte

Ian Whyte at the Weekend Of Horrors in Germany in 2013
Ian Whyte at the Weekend Of Horrors in Germany in 2013 (Michael Koschinski / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height – 7 ft 1 in or 2.16 m

Welsh actor notorious for playing White Walkers, Wun Wun and Ser Gregor Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

His film credits include Alien vs. Predator (2004), Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), Prometheus (2012), and Clash of the Titans (2010).

22. Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain and Nate Thurmond During a Basketball Game in 1966
Wilt Chamberlain and Nate Thurmond During a Basketball Game in 1966 (New York World-Telegram and the Sun Staff Photographer / Library of Congress / Public Domain)

Height – 7 ft 1 in or 2.16 m

American basketball player and actor, known mostly for playing the villainous warrior alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Destroyer (1984).

23. Dalip Singh Rana

Professional Wrestler The Great Khali as seen in June 2007
Professional Wrestler The Great Khali as seen in June 2007 (Maestro25 / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Height – 7 ft 1 in or 2.16 m

An Indian-born American professional wrestler and actor, known lovingly as The Great Khali, has acted in The Longest Yard (2005) and Get Smart (2008).

24. Robert Maffei

Robert Maffei Seen Here With a Woman
Robert Maffei Seen Here With a Woman (thetallestman.com)

Height – 7 ft 1 in or 2.16 m

American actor who was known for acting in films like Star Trek (1966), The Lord of the Rings (1978), and Nice Dreams (1981).

25. Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing as an Assistant Coach of the Orlando Magic
Patrick Ewing as an Assistant Coach of the Orlando Magic (Michael Tipton / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 7 ft or 2.14 m

A Jamaican-American basketball player who has appeared as himself in movies like Space Jam (1996) and Senseless (1998).

26. Mark ‘Conan’ Stevens

Conan Stevens as seen in April 2012
Conan Stevens as seen in April 2012 (DatarkNZ / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 7 ft or 2.14 m

Stevens is an Australian actor who played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in season 1 of Game of Thrones and also portrayed the titular role of the green swamp monster in Marvel’s film Man-Thing.

27. Carel Struycken

Carel Struycken at the Comic Con in Brussels in 2016
Carel Struycken at the Comic-Con in Brussels in 2016 (Miguel Discart / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 7 ft or 2.14 m

He is a Dutch actor who is known for his roles in TV shows like Twin Peaks (1990-91, 2017), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1992).

28. Tiny Ron Taylor

Tiny Ron Taylor With Director Joe Johnson
Tiny Ron Taylor With Director Joe Johnson (tinyron.com)

Height – 7 ft or 2.14 m

American former basketball player and actor, Taylor is best known for playing Lothar in The Rocketeer in 1991.

29. Paul Wight

Paul Wight Takes Photographs With a Fan in Sheffield in England During a WWF Tour in April 1999
Paul Wight Takes Photographs With a Fan in Sheffield in England During a WWF Tour in April 1999 (Mandy Coombes / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 7 ft 0 in or 2.13 m

American professional wrestler and actor who has acted in films like The Waterboy (1998) and MacGruber (2010).

30. Kristian Nairn

Kristian Nairn Speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International Convention for Game of Thrones
Kristian Nairn Speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International Convention for Game of Thrones (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 )

Height – 6 ft 11 in or 2.11 m

The Northern Irish native is a DJ and actor known mostly for playing the role of the simple-minded Hodor in the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones.

31. Joonas Suotamo

Joonas Suotamo Playing for the Lappeenrannan NMKY Against KTP-Basket at Steveco Areena in Kotka in Finland
Joonas Suotamo Playing for the Lappeenrannan NMKY Against KTP-Basket at Steveco Areena in Kotka in Finland (Tuomas Vitikainen / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height – 6 ft 10 in or 2.09 m

Finnish basketball player and actor who has portrayed the role of Chewbacca (originally played by Peter Mayhew) in the Star Wars saga in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).

32. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Björnsson Competing at the Aronald Classic Coulumbus in Ohio in 2017
Björnsson Competing at the Aronald Classic Coulumbus in Ohio in 2017 (Paula R. Lively / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 9 in or 2.06 m

A professional strongman and actor from Iceland who has acted in the Games of Thrones as Gregor Clegane since 2014.

33. John DeSantis

A Picture of John DeSantis
A Picture of John DeSantis (IMDb.com)

Height – 6 ft 9 in or 2.06 m

Canadian actor who is known for the portrayal of Lurch on the television series The New Addams Family (1998).

34. Brad Garrett

Brad Garrett at the Make a Wish Wine Auction in May 2007
Brad Garrett at the Make a Wish Wine Auction in May 2007 (Marc Levin / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 8½ in or 2.05 m

American actor and stand-up comedian who is known prominently for playing Robert Barone in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005.

35. Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant on Stage in March 2007
Stephen Merchant on Stage in March 2007 (Salimfadhley / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 7 in or 2.01 m

English writer, director, actor, comedian, and radio presenter who is known for his collaboration with Ricky Gervais on the British sitcom The Office (2001-2003).

36. James Cromwell

James Cromwell Attending the Night of 100 Stars Viewing Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in March 2010
James Cromwell Attending the Night of 100 Stars Viewing Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in March 2010 (Toglenn / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height – 6 ft 6½ in or 2 m

This American actor is known for his work on The Green Mile (1999), The Artist (2011), and The American Horror Story: Asylum (2012).

37. Kevin Durand

Kevin Durand Speaking at the San Diego Comic Con International for the Movie The Strain in July 2015
Kevin Durand Speaking at the San Diego Comic-Con International for the Movie The Strain in July 2015 (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 6 in or 1.98 m

Canadian actor and singer who is known for working in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Butterfly Effect (2004).

38. Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette With Fellow Illusionist Teller in the Team Penn & Teller
Penn Jillette With Fellow Illusionist Teller in the Team Penn & Teller (Cliff / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 6 in or 1.98 m

Penn has been a successful actor, magician, comedian, author, musician, filmmaker, who has appeared in the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in 1998.

39. Fess Parker

Fess Parker as seen in 1968
Fess Parker as seen in 1968 (NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Height – 6 ft 5½ in or 1.97 m

American actor and winemaker, Fess Parker was renowned for playing the titular character in The Davy Crockett miniseries from 1954-1955.

40. David Prowse

David Prowse at The Sci Fi Film Convention in Stockholm in December 2013
David Prowse at The Sci-Fi Film Convention in Stockholm in December 2013 (Robert Nyman / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 5¼ in or 1.96 m

English bodybuilder, weightlifter, and character actor, known best for physically portraying Darth Vader in the Star Wars Trilogy.

41. Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer on location of the TV show Gossip Girl in Long Island City
Armie Hammer on location of the TV show Gossip Girl in Long Island City (Justin Steffman / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Height – 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m

Armie Hammer is an American actor known for playing the role of Oliver in the romantic drama Call Me by Your Name in 2017.

42. John Cleese

John Cleese as seen in May 2008
John Cleese as seen in May 2008 (Paul Boxley / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m

English actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter John Cleese is well-known for appearing in the James Bond movies The World Is Not Enough (1999) as R and Die Another Day (2002) as Q.

43. Howard Stern

Howard Stern as seen just before his Interview on The Today Show in May 2012
Howard Stern as seen just before his Interview on The Today Show in May 2012 (Bill Norton / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

 Height – 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m

American, actor, author, photographer, radio and television personality, and producer, Howard Stern has acted in the movie Ryder P.I. (1986).

44. Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Vince Vaughn at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival (David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m

American comedian, screenwriter, producer, and actor who has appeared in the movies like Wedding Crashers (2005) and the HBO television series True Detective (2014).

45. Dolph Lundgren

Greg Tingle and Dolph Lundgren in September 2014
Greg Tingle and Dolph Lundgren in September 2014 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m

Swedish actor, martial artist, director, producer, and screenwriter, Lundgren had a breakthrough role in Rocky IV as a Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in 1985.

46. Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins at The Lucky Ones Premiere During the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival
Tim Robbins at The Lucky Ones Premiere During the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival (Chris Harte / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m

American actor, musician, producer, director, screenwriter, and activist who has played pivotal roles in The Shawshank Redemption and Mystic River for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2004.

47. Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson at the Hercules Premiere in Australia in June 2014
Dwayne Johnson at the Hercules Premiere in Australia in June 2014 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height – 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m

American professional wrestler, actor, and producer who is well known for playing Luke Hobbs in the Fast and the Furious franchise.

48. Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry on the Red Carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards
Tyler Perry on the Red Carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards (Sgt. Michael Connors – 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment / Army.mil / Public Domain)

Height – 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m

American actor, songwriter, comedian, filmmaker, and writer, Perry is known for his role in Madea’s Family Reunion (2006) and Gone Girl (2014).

49. Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee at the Women's World Awards in Austria in 2009
Christopher Lee at the Women’s World Awards in Austria in 2009 (Manfred Werner / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height – 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m

English character actor, author, and singer, famously known for playing roles in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Lord of The Rings (2001-2003), The Hobbit trilogy (2012-2014), etc.

50. Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello at the Bitten Convention in Northampton in 2011
Joe Manganiello at the Bitten Convention in Northampton in 2011 (CelebHeights.com / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Height – 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m

American actor, narrator, producer, director, and author who is well-known for playing Alcide Herveaux in the HBO series True Blood along with movies Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL.

Featured Image by Bill Norton / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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