The Rock Height

"BLOOD, SWEAT & RESPECT. First two you GIVE. Last one you EARN."

~ The Rock

One of the most famous actors on the planet earth -- Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock is not a man who needs any kind of introduction, therefore we will not be giving him one. Let's get straight to the point here, which is...

The Rock's Real Height

The Rock's real height should not be such a mystery -- except it is. You see The Rock is a tall man, he is considered huge by many people but is he really? Yes, he is, even if not in height...

So how tall is The Rock really? It is actually complicated - as they say. You see WWE billed The Rock as a 6'5" tall wrestler. Now you may be wondering what is a "billed" height? Is that different from a person's real height? Billed height in the wrestling world is used to denote how tall a wrestler is supposed to be - he may not be really that tall but he is billed as that. 

In the early days, WWE used to add several inches to their wrestlers' height on a regular basis. Probably the worst case of this was Andre The Giant -- a 7 feet tall man really whose height was inflated to seven and a half seven - 6 inches more than his real height. But Andre The Giant was a giant anyway, therefore it was easy to pass him off 6 inches taller than he really was, but what about Kurt Angle? A 5'10" man really who was billed as a 6'2" wrestler. What was Vince McMahon thinking?

The Rock, however, always looked an inch taller than legitimate 6'2" wrestlers (billed as 6'4") like Triple H, William Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, etc. You can say that the Rock looked as tall as someone like Dave Bautista (though they never really faced off in the ring). Dave Bautista's billed height was 6'5" but he was sometimes even described as 6'6" tall. We surmise that Mr. Bautista is no more than 6'3" tall in real life.

Many more such clues and comparisons have led us to believe that The Rock was at least 6'3" tall in his prime as well. Never 6'5" - We have seen plenty of 6'5" tall people, and The Rock doesn't look like them - at all. You can check out his pics with a nearly 6'5" tall Charles Barkley or with a 6'4" tall Jon Jones and see the difference between them for yourself.

But it seems that age has finally caught with The Rock or maybe bodybuilding has because The Rock isn't old enough to start losing height (though many people have started losing height at an even younger age). In the last decade, The Rock has completely transformed his body. The Rock was always nicely built man though he was never as "big-boned" as people like John Cena or Brock Lesnar. 

But in the last decade, The Rock has actually caught up to them in muscularity by sheer hard work and a little help (so we surmise after noticing his flushed skin, loss of hair, etc). But we digress, all we want to say is that The Rock's intense muscularity has caused his upper back to curve ever so slightly and negatively affected his posture -- which looks to have resulted in the loss of some height. The Rock certainly looks shorter than he was in his prime -- so it seems to us who have made a study of his height.

We have come to the conclusion that The Rock used to be as tall as Chris Hemsworth or Dave Bautista, (both around 6'3" tall) in his prime, but now is closer in height to people like Brandon Routh, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Phelps instead -- all around 6'2½" tall. Though he is still taller than a 6'2" Ryan Reynolds, so there is that.

The real height of The Rock is

6'2½" or 189 cm

Height in his prime was 6'3"

Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Zac Efron, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, John Cena, The Rock, and Jason Momoa height comparison
Kevin Hart (5'2½"), Mark Wahlberg (5'8"), Zac Efron (5'8"), Jason Statham (5'9"), Vin Diesel (5'11½"), John Cena (6'½"), The Rock (6'2½" now, height in his prime 6'3"), and Jason Momoa (6'4") [the red shadow behind The Rock represents how much height the has lost]

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
France 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"I've learned over the years that when it comes to success, consistency is key. Consistent hard work that we may not like doing today, but for a payoff, we'll love tomorrow. Earn it. Enjoy it."

~ Dwayne Johnson