Tallest Actors Ever

N.B.

I included people, not primarily known as actors, who appeared in at least one movie or TV show.

I limited my list to people who are 6' 4" (1.93 m) or taller.

All suggestions are welcome.
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“ 8' 2" (2.49 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 8' 1¾" (2.48 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 9'' (2.36 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 8" (2.34 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 7½" (2.33 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Jack Earle
Actor, Keep Going
He weighed only four pounds at birth and was so tiny that doctors feared he wouldn't live. But immediately, he began to grow at an incredible rate and by age ten was over six feet tall. He was discovered by Hollywood as a teenager and offered a job acting in comedies. He made over fifty of them, until one day on the set when he fell from a scaffolding...
“ 7' 7½" (2.32 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 7¼" (2.32 m) ***Only Woman on this list*** ” - Dandini
 
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Daniel Gilchrist
Daniel Gilchrist began his love of theatre in high school, where his initial interests were in the production/writing areas. Upon graduating, he began working and volunteering for local theatre productions in his hometown of Topeka, Kansas. His first starring role was as The Creature in Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy's run of Frankenstein...
“ 7' 7" (2.31 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Gheorghe Muresan
Actor, My Giant
Gheorghe, a native of the Transylvania region of Romania, has become one of the top centers in the NBA. A dominant force in Europe, he began his NBA career feeling a little out of place. That quickly changed when he bumped the Bullets regular center and became the starter. He contributed almost immediately with his large powerful arms and towering presence...
“ 7' 7" (2.31 m) ” - Dandini
 
10.
Lock Martin
One of the tallest actors ever, he held various odd jobs before his debut on the silver screen. He worked for Spike Jones and his City Slickers, Ardens Dairy (in California,) as a Cowboy for Public Relations and at Knotts Berry Farm, (in California) also as a Cowboy. It was while he was working as a...
“ 7' 7" (2.31 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 6¼" (2.29 m) ” - Dandini
 
12.
Matthew McGrory
Actor, Big Fish
Originally a student of pre-law at Widener University, and later majoring in Criminal Justice at West Chester University, Matthew started his career by making appearances on The Howard Stern Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and music videos of Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, and Blondie. Matthew would later amass a cult following for memorable roles such as "Tiny" in Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses...
“ 7' 6" (2.29 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 6" (2.29 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Jorge Gonzáles
He was one of the world's tallest men to ever live. He played professional basketball as a center in his country at Gimnasia La Plata (won 2nd level championship) and Sport Club. He also played for the National Team from 1985 to 1988. Drafted by NBA's Atlanta Hawks in 1988, he had to quit after a knee injury that didn't allowed him to run properly...
“ 7' 6" (2.29 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 5½" (2.27 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 5½" (2.27 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 5" (2.26 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 5" (2.26 m) ” - Dandini
 
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John Bloom
The big, beefy and extremely tall John Bloom was an imposingly massive 7 foot, 4 inch bulky hulk of a man who was born on February 19, 1944 and grew up in and around Los Angeles. He originally worked as an accountant who was coerced into acting in 1971 by legendary Grade Z schlock exploitation drive-in filmmaker Al Adamson...
“ 7' 4" (2.24 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 4" (2.24 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 4" (2.24 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 4" (2.24 m) ” - Dandini
 
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George McArthur
Actor, Big Fish
George "The Giant" has been performing professionally since 1991. To date, he has been seen in amusement parks such as Universal Studios and Knott's Berry Farm, publications ranging from "The Globe" and "The National Enquirer" to "Esquire Magazine," and television shows including "Touched By An Angel," local news programs...
“ 7' 3" (2.21 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 3" (2.21 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Jim G. Tarver
Jim Tarver born James Grover Tarver in Franklin, Texas in 1885. Circus giant entered show business in 1914 and was billed variously as The Texas Giant or The World's Largest Man, at eight and one half feet tall Texas Jim often dressed as a cowboy traveled with various circuses, including The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for 26 years and spent his time off on his Arkansas Farm...
“ 7' 3" (2.21 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 3" (2.21 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Martin Paquette
Miscellaneous Crew, L'Interrogatoire
“ 7' 3" (2.21 m) ” - Dandini
 
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John Aasen
Actor, Why Worry?
Like Charles Chaplin's sidekick, Eric Campbell, Harold Lloyd needed his own giant when casting Why Worry? in 1922. Lloyd first had his eyes on George Auger (Cardiff Giant) who worked at Ringling Brothers sideshow as a giant. But Auger died before the film started and a search went out for a replacement...
“ 7' 2½" (2.20 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Kevin Peter Hall
Actor, Predator 2
This African American actor attended Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started his junior year at 6' 5" and finished it at 6' 9"! He played basketball throughout his high-school years and won a scholarship. He averaged 18 points a game and 10 rebounds! He played basketball during college...
“ 7' 2½" (2.20 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 2" (2.18 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 2'' (2.18 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 2" (2.18 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 2" (2.18 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Greg Ostertag
Actor, Eddie
He attended and graduated from Duncanville High School in Duncanville Texas (a suburb of Dallas). He was a star basketball player for the high school team, and led the team to many playoff victories.
“ 7' 2" (2.18 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis, 21 Jump Street, Tales from the Darkside and Scrubs. However...
“ 7' 2" (2.18 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 2" (2.18 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 2" (2.18 m) ” - Dandini
 
38.
Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England. Now residing in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. Schneer saw his photo, literally standing above the crowd around him...
“ 7' 1¾" (2.18 m) ” - Dandini
 
39.
Richard Kiel
Actor, Tangled
Towering 7' 2" tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains! Kiel worked in numerous jobs including as a night club bouncer and a cemetery plot salesman, before breaking into film & TV in several minor roles in the late 1950s / early 1960s...
“ 7' 1½" (2.17 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Wilt Chamberlain
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a growth spurt which would eventually stop when he reached 7-1...
“ 7' 1" (2.16 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return, etc.)...
“ 7' 1" (2.16 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' 1" (2.16 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Ian Whyte
Actor, Prometheus
Ian Whyte was born in Bangor, North Wales and brought up in Brighton. He received athletic scholarships to Iona College in New York and Clarion University in Pennsylvania as a basketball player and later distinguished himself with 80 caps for England over a nine year international basketball career...
“ 7' 1" (2.16 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Conan Stevens
Conan was born and raised in Australia of combined British/German blood. Conan studied Drama at the University of Newcastle where his academic studies took 2nd place to his joining the University Regiment (infantry) and winning the record for the Bachelor Of Inebriation and holding that record for several years until his flatmate took the title...
“ 7' 1" (2.16 m) ” - Dandini
 
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André the Giant
When Andre The Giant challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWF World's Heavyweight Wrestling Championship of The World at WrestleMania III in 1987, he hadn't lost a single's match since 1971. His 3,000 plus winning streak was ended when Hogan picked up the 7 foot tall and 500 pound Giant and body slammed him for the pin...
“ 7' (2.13 m) ” - Dandini
 
46.
Robert Maillet
A French Canadian from Eastern Canada, Robert pursued his dream to become a Professional Wrestler in the W.W.E. from 1997-1999. He first brought the confidence and poise learned in the ring to the big screens with his performance as the terrifying Uber Immortal in Zack Snyder's 300. He has also appeared...
“ 7' (2.13 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Carel Struycken
Carel Struyken was born in the Hague, The Netherlands. When he was four years old his family moved to Curacao, an island in the Caribbean. At age sixteen, he returned to his country, where he finished high school. He graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam, following which he did a year at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles...
“ 7' (2.13 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Tiny Ron
Played professional basketball in the 70s in Vienna, Austria - won Austrian Championship-Ring 6 times then back home in the US he started his movie-career
“ 7' (2.13 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Paul Wight
Paul also played college basketball at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 1992 to 1993, and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Cougars basketball team. Paul is a member of the Xi Beta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville...
“ 7' (2.13 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' (2.13 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 7' (2.13 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 11" (2.11 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Nathan Jones
Nathan Jones rose upon the world strongman scene in 1995 and showed promise to become perhaps the top competitor in the world. At 6' 11" and 360 lbs., the giant Australian known as Megaman was an imposing sight and used his great size and strength to place high in the World Musclepower Championships...
“ 6' 11" (2.11 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 11" (2.11 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Stephen R. Hart
Stephen Hart has a strong background in live theater and solo performance. He has performed with a variety of dangerous, live edgy shows, including the renown sideshow Carnival Diablo (1998-2002) as Stevan Hart the Scandinavian Giant. His voice is part of a nationally known daily opening rant on Canada's national broadcaster...
“ 6' 11" (2.11 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 11" (2.11 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 11" (2.11 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 11" (2.11 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Mark Calaway
Born on March 24, 1965. Best known as "The Undertaker" from World Wrestling Entertainment. He first came to the WWF in 1990 as Ted DiBiase's mystery partner at The Survivor Series. At first, he was a heel, but later turned face, around WrestleMania VIII. He has held the WWF World Title on four separate occasions...
“ 6' 10½" (2.10 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Ed 'Too Tall' Jones
Edward Lee Jones was born February 23, 1951 in Jackson, Tennessee. He graduated from Merry High School in Jackson and attended Tennessee State University. Jones was the number one draft choice of the NFL in 1974. Jones played defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys from 1974 through 1978, attempted a professional boxing career winning all of his bouts in 1979...
“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Kevin Nash
Actor, John Wick
Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well. Kevin grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for...
“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 10" (2.08 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Ted Cassidy
Ted Cassidy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Philippi, West Virginia. He was a well respected actor who portrayed many different characters during his film and television career. His most notable role was Lurch, the faithful butler on the television series The Addams Family. His most memorable dialogue as Lurch would be...
“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Tyler Mane
Actor, X-Men
“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
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F.W. Murnau
Director, Nosferatu
Director. First was assistant to Max Reinhardt. Began making movies in Germany in 1919. Went to the USA in 1926.
“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) . ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Larry Bird
Larry Bird graduated from Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana in 1974. He attended Indiana University briefly, then transferred to Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He then embarked on an outstanding basketball career, establishing himself as one of the best shooting forwards in the history of the game...
“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
83.
“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) acording to IMDb
6' 7" (2.01 m) according to Wikipedia ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
85.
Torsten Voges
Torsten was born 1962 in Germany. He studied acting in Germany and at ACT in San Francisco. Before he came to live in the US, he worked as an actor in one of the biggest repertory companies in Germany. His parents were both lawyers. His 23 year old daughter Lena studies Psychology in Vienna. Torsten now lives with his wife, Ariana Weil, in Los Angeles.
“ 6' 9" (2.06 m) ” - Dandini
 
86.
Jeffrey Evan Thomas
Jeffrey is an actor born in Chicago, trained in New York and now living in Los Angeles. He spent several years training at the original Upright Citizens Brigade in NY, as well as graduating from Sanford Meisner's NY institution, "The Neighborhood Playhouse, and now with the Groundlings in LA.
“ 6' 8½" (2.04 m) ” - Dandini
 
87.
Brad Garrett
Standing 6 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, Garrett grew up in Woodland Hills outside of Los Angeles. His father was a hearing aid specialist working in geriatrics and his mother was a housewife. Garrett spent a whopping six weeks at UCLA before going into stand-up comedy full time. He began performing his act at various Los Angeles comedy clubs...
“ 6' 8½" (2.04 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 8½" (2.04 m) ” - Dandini
 
89.
Quinton Aaron
Quinton Aaron is best known for his portrayal of Michael Oher, aka Big Mike, alongside Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, in the Academy Award winning hit movie, The Blind Side, which has grossed over $300 million in U.S. box office alone. Aaron has guest-starred on many television shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit playing the son of Jill Scott...
“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Ox Baker
Douglas Baker, better known by his moniker "Ox" was one of the meanest, vicious, hated and ugliest wrestlers ever. Bald, with a hairy chest, arms and back, Baker would deliberately grow his mustache long and curl his eyebrows up to gain a more "evil" look. It paid off as Baker was jeered and hated by wrestling fans all over...
“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) ” - Dandini
 
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Patrick Magee
Special Effects, Spider-Man
“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) ” - Dandini
 
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John Matuszak
John Daniel Tooz Matuszak was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League and also an actor. Matuszak was born in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Tampa and played for their football team. Matuszak also played for the Houston Oilers of the NFL and joined the Houston Texans of the World Football League...
“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) according to IMDb

6' 9" (2.05 m) according to Wikipedia ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 8" (2.03 m) according to IMDb
6' 6½" (1.99 m) according to Wikipedia ” - Dandini
 
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“ 6' 7½" (2.02 m) ” - Dandini