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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 17 May 1973West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 9 August 2005Los Angeles, California, USA  (natural causes)
Nickname Bigfoot
Height 7' 6" (2.29 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 (1990), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), 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 (2003), and Karl the giant in Tim Burton's Big Fish (2003). In the midst of working on a biopic about André the Giant, Matthew died on August 9, 2005 from natural causes. The Devil's Rejects (2005) (House of 1000 Corpses (2003)'s sequel) was dedicated to him.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tony.r.vario@gmail.com

Trade Mark (1)

Is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest shoe size not caused by Elephantiasis - size 29 1/2.

Trivia (12)

Played the drums in high school. Attended law school at Widener University.
Was of Irish/Scottish descent.
When he was born, he weighed 15 pounds and was 24 inches long. He is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as "The Tallest Actor".
Was over 5' tall when he graduated from Kindergarten.
He stood 7' 6" but was frequently shot so as to look even taller. In particular, as Karl in Big Fish (2003), he was meant to look more than 10 feet tall (more than a foot taller than the tallest recorded man ever), and much camera-trickery was used to make him look this tall.
Worked as a bouncer at a bar in his hometown of West Chester where he became friends with Bam Margera and the rest of the Viva La Bam crew.
Favorite alcoholic beverage was Jack Daniels.
Had injured his foot on the set of The Devil's Rejects (2005) and was unable to play Tiny for a short time. To compensate, the crew found a 7-foot-4-inch stuntman to double for him. So, during most of the scene when you see Tiny dragging the naked body through the woods, up until he removes the sack on his head, it is the stuntman.
Even though he died in August 2005, he appeared in Guiness World Records 2006 Book for having the longest feet of any living person.
Was scheduled to play André the Giant in Andre: Heart of the Giant (2007), and even filmed a few scenes, before he died. Director Rokki James, who was a friend of McGrory, said that McGrory's footage will be saved for the credit sequence, as an homage to him.
Was ambidextrous.
He initially became famous as a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show.

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