Chris Evans is 6 feet tall, which is the same as having a height of 1.83 m or 183 cm. The actor complements his impressive height with a buff physique. Both attributes have come in quite handy in the course of his career and have helped him get several roles, including the career-defining Captain America role.
Chris Evans has portrayed the Captain American superhero in several movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has received lots of accolades for his work, and this is well deserved as he put a lot of work into sculpting the Captain America we all love.
How Tall is Chris Evans?
Chris Evans is 6 feet tall, which is the same thing as a height of 183 cm or 1.83 m. He is quite tall and is, in fact, taller than the average American man out there. Data from the American Center for Disease Control shows that the average American male is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall. It, therefore, means that Chris Evans is three inches taller than the average American male.
Chris is also taller than the average male Hollywood star. A comparative analysis shows that the average male Hollywood star is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall. It, therefore, means that the actor is two inches taller than the average male Hollywood star.
Is the Captain America Character Taller than Chris Evans’ Real Height?
The Captain America character is taller than Chris Evans’ real height. The MCU portrays Captain America as a super soldier with excellent physical attributes and abilities as well as superhero powers. Therefore, to match this description, Captain America was conceived as 6 feet 2 inches tall fellow who weighs 240 lbs.
It, therefore, means that the Captain America character is two inches taller than Chris Evans. This is a small height difference, and as such, it wasn’t too problematic for the cinematography department to fix it and make Chris Evans look exactly like they conceived Captain America in the MCU movies.
Chris Evans’ Height Compared To Steven Rogers’
While Chris Evans is not taller than Captain America, he is taller than Steven Rogers, the person that eventually transformed into Captain America. Captain America’s backstory shows that he started out as a Steven Rogers, a short and skinny fellow who weighs 95 lbs and is 5 feet 4 tall. He later takes a serum that transforms him into a 6 feet 2 inches, 240 lbs giant.
It, therefore, means that Chris Evans is a good eight inches taller than Steven Rogers. It was, therefore, problematic having him play Steven Rogers, and to solve this problem, the studios hired a body double named Leander Deeny. They had Evans and Deeny film different takes of the same scenes. They now meshed both together (including superimposing Evans’ face on Deeny’s) to now give us the skinny Steven Rogers that later transformed into Captain America.
Chris Evans’ Height Compared to other Avengers Super Heroes
Chris Evans’ Height vs Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man/Tony Stark)
Robert Downey Jr portrays Iron Man/Tony Stark, the genius inventor, billionaire philanthropist, and superhero. Iron Man/Tony Stark is one of the original Avengers, and Downey Jr has played the role in some films. Robert Downy Jr is 5 feet 9 ¾ inches or 177 cm tall. This means that Chris Evans is 2 ¼ inches taller than him.
How Tall is Chris Evans Compared To Mark Ruffalo (Hulk/Bruce Banner)?
Mark Ruffalo portrays the Incredible Hulk / Bruce Banner, the muscular creature that has signature green skin. Ruffalo is 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm. This means that Chris Evans is four inches taller than him.
Chris Evans’ Height Compared to Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
Chris Hemsworth is popular for his portrayal of Thor, the god of thunder in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and has played the role in several movies. Chris Hemsworth is 6 feet 3 or 190 cm tall which makes him three inches taller than Chris Evans.
How Tall is Chris Evans Compared to Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye)?
Jeremy Renner is an American actor. He has featured in several movies, including the MCU franchises, where he portrays the excellent marksman and fighter named Hawkeye/Clint Barton. Renner is 5 feet 8 ½ inches or 1.74 m tall. This means that Chris Evans is three and a half inches taller than him.
Chris Evans’ Height and Scarlett Johansson’s Height (Black Widow) Compared
The only lady amongst the six original avengers is the expert spy known as the black widow. She is portrayed by star actress Scarlett Johansson. Johansson is 5 feet 3 or 160 cm tall, which means that Chris Evans is nine inches taller than her.
Is Chris Evans the Tallest Avenger?
Chris Evans is not the tallest Avenger. The tallest Avenger is Chris Hemsworth, with a height of 6 feet 3 inches or 190 cm. Chris Evans is the second tallest Avenger, with a height of 6 feet.
Chris Evans’ Weight and Other Body Measurements
Chris Evans’ weight is estimated at 88 kg or 194 lbs. His other body measurements are chest – 47 inches, waist – 32 inches, and biceps – 16 inches. The actor had a skinny nondescript physique prior to his casting for Captain America. He, however, worked hard to build an impressive physique for the 10 years that he participated in the MCU.
Since waving goodbye to the Captain America character in 2019, Evans has undergone some transformation and has lost about 15 lbs.
A Look at how Chris Evans Achieved his Captain America Physique
As stated earlier, when Chris Evans was cast in his first Captain America role in 2011, he was athletic but skinny. He had the basic requirements, but a lot of work had to be done to turn him into a believable super soldier. To achieve this, the filmmakers contracted a famed Hollywood personal trainer named Simon Waterson.
Waterson took Chris Evans on a grueling three months fitness journey that combined several elements. There was hand-to-hand combat, swimming, and sprinting. The duo also dedicated two hours each day to working on two specific muscle groups. They also paid special attention to the actor’s shoulders and legs.
Chris Evans also ate a lot of food during this period. His diet consisted of protein shakes, chicken, turkey, and fish and all of this helped him to pile on the pounds that he later sculpted into muscles. This was how he became the barrel-chested super soldier known as Captain America. For the purpose of filming his Steven Rogers scenes, Chris Evans had to rely on the assistance of a body double once more.