Jean-Claude Van Damme Height

Because no matter what you say in life, the truth will always be the truth. You know when someone is telling the truth, you look in the eyes. I have a tendency to believe people.

Action icon, Jean-Claude Van Damme is known for starring in movies such as Lionheart, Death Warrant, Double Impact, Universal Soldier, Nowhere to Run, Hard Target, Street Fighter, Sudden Death, Maximum Risk, and many more such "high-risk" action movies.

Inside Van Damme's Action-Packed Height

Van Damme's height has never been a topic of public interest as someone like Sylvester Stallone's has been. Here is what Van Damme has to say about his and Sylvester's height.

I'm 5-foot-10, a good size for movies. If you're too big a guy, it's hard to find good villains. That's why Stallone always has good villains. He's short.

Well, Sylvester was only an inch shorter than Van Damme in his prime so we can't exactly call sly short, can we?

In any case, it is only natural to look short if you are used to movies with someone like Dolph Lundgren who was almost 6'5" in his prime. Dolph had the good fortune to dwarf both Van Damme and Sylvester in movies.

But is Van Damme Really 5'10"?

The April 1995 issue of GQ magazine article described Van Damme as being “about 5’9” tall. Though in later years Van Damme has been described as low as 5'8".

Then in 2015, Van Damme was presented with a statue in Belgium. The statue is 174 cm (5'8½") tall (weighing 1.5 tonnes). Guy Ducheyne who designed the statue is a meticulous artist, who would certainly have insisted on precise measurements...

Now Our Verdict

After taking a careful look at Jean-Claude Van Damme through the years, and comparing his height to that of people like Jason Statham (5'9"), Sylvester Stallone (5'9" in his prime), Georges St-Pierre (5'10"), and many more such interesting people, we think that Van Damme was just as tall as Sylvester Stallone but now in his 60s, he seems to have lost some height along the way.

In any case, Van Damme had good proportions and gave the impression of looking tall on the screen.

He weighed 185 lb (84 kg) in his prime (almost all of it hard-earned muscles) -- claimed in 1986.

The height of Jean-Claude Van Damme in his prime was

5 ft 9½ in (176 cm)

Present height is

5 ft 8½ in (174 cm)

Jean-Claude Van Damme standing with Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren
Jean-Claude Van Damme standing with Sylvester Stallone (5'9" in his prime) and Dolph Lundgren (6'4½" in his prime)

Jean-Claude Van Damme is a special human being. Here are a few of his action-packed quotes.

Being old, being better.

You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome - just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against me.

On air.

I am fascinated by air. If you remove the air from the sky, all the birds would fall to the ground. And all the planes, too.

On his body.

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.

The key to acting.

You have to believe what you say, and if you believe what you are saying, then acting is easy.

Being sensitive.

I'm one of the most sensitive human beings on Earth - and I know it.

How to create magnificent triceps.

You can create the perfect triceps by just pushing yourself off your wall.

What is a movie star?

What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn't real.

Being flexible.

It looks good when you see someone kicking at the age of 51 with no double. It's kinda cool for people to know that past 50 we can keep flexible.

On doing things that make him happy.

It's time for me to do things I like so I will be happy, my wife will be happy, my friends will be happy. I just want to do something I'm proud of. It's time for me to change. I could sign with a company for 10 movies and I'm the king of video and so what?

On life's shortness.

Life is short. I'm 47 years old. I've got 10 years to go where I can be the best I can be. I want those 10 years to be precious, not like before, cranking two or three movies a year. I've made a ton of movies in my life, but so what?

On challenges.

I love challenges. If you don't have any and can do whatever you want, then it's probably time to die.

Normal and disturbed.

According to statistics, one person out of five is disturbed. If there are four people around you who seem normal, that's not good.

On vegetables.

I'm fast, why? Because I eat vegetables.

The most precious thing in the world for a man.

A man may have the best of wealth, cars, and fame. But there is nothing more precious in life that he will get than a woman's heart.

On his wife.

My wife is not my best sexual partner, but she's good with the housework.

On America.

I came to America with a dream and I made it. The dream became reality. America is built for success.

On working against yourself.

Your body has enough weight for you to be in perfect condition just working against yourself.