Prior to his death, Paul Walker’s height was set officially at 6 feet 2 inches. Using the metric system, his height was 188 centimeters or 1.88 meters.
Paul Walker, born Paul William Walker IV, was a well-known American Hollywood actor who was very popular for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious movie franchise. Here is a look at his height in comparison to other actors in the Fast and Furious franchise. Also, we will compare the late actor’s height to that of an average American actor.
Paul Walker’s Height was Above the Average American Hollywood Actor
Prior to his tragic death, Paul Walker was taller than the average Hollywood actor. His height of 6 feet 2 inches dwarfed that of the average American male and female actor who both stand at 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches respectively.
There is a common theory that is usually peddled around Hollywood that the majority of filmmakers, directors, and producers alike, prefer to have their leading men tall and imposing. A misconception or not, the veracity of this claim has never been publicly acknowledged by any producer or director.
It does not mean, however, that certain actors engage in several practices such as adding lifts to their shoes or wearing spine stretching corsets in order to appear taller than they are in reality. One of such actors who has been reported to wear lifts in order to appear taller is the lead actor for the Iron Man movies, Robert Downey Jr.
Some producers have also been known to alter set dimensions to support the narrative that leading male actors appear taller than they really are in reality. They shoot from low positions, use low doorways, and add an extra cushion when the actor is a bit shorter than they would like.
Paul Walker never had to compensate for his height because his natural over 6ft height meant that he was a shoo-in for any leading role he auditioned for. To perfectly illustrate the difference in height between Paul Walker and the average American actor, below is a tabulated list of the average height of men and women from different parts of the world.
|Country||Average Male Height||Average Female Height|
|Indonesia||5 feet 4 inches||4 feet 11 inches|
|India||5 feet 5½ inches||5½ feet 0 inch|
|Mexico||5 feet 6½ inches||5 feet 1½ inch|
|China||5 feet 6½ inches||5 feet 1½ inch|
|Japan||5 feet 7½ inch||5 feet 2½ inches|
|Brazil||5 feet 8 inches||5 feet 3 inches|
|Russia||5 feet 9 inches||5 feet 3¾ inches|
|France||5 feet 9 inches||5 feet 3¾ inches|
|United States of America||5 feet 9¼ inches||5 feet 4 inches|
|United Kingdom||5 feet 9½ inches||5 feet 4¼ inches|
|Canada||5 feet 10 inches||5 feet 4½ inches|
|Australia||5 feet 10 inches||5 feet 4½ inches|
|Germany||5 feet 10½ inches||5 feet 5 inches|
|Netherlands/Holland||5 feet 11½ inches||5 feet 6 inches|
|Dinka People of South Sudan||6 feet||5 feet 7 inches|
It is clear from the illustration above that Paul Walker was indeed taller than the average American male by at least 3 inches. That number goes down to at least a couple of inches when compared to American actors.
Paul Walker’s Height Compared to Fellow Fast and Furious Alums
Despite acting in a good number of movies, including She’s All That (1999), Paul Walker’s life as an actor will forever be defined by his iconic depiction of Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious franchise.
He had the privilege of sharing the screen with some memorable Hollywood male stars like Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, and a couple of other great actors. Let’s take a look at how his height compares to those of these other actors on the Fast and Furious set.
Compared to Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker’s Height Was 2 Inches Shorter
Right off the bat, we would like to establish the fact that Paul Walker was not the tallest man on the set of Fast and Furious while he was alive. Without even going into other actors’ heights, it is clear that the late star was a few inches shorter than his fellow star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The Rock’s 6 feet 4 inches (196 cm) frame dwarfs Paul Walker’s 6 feet 2 inches height by at least 2 inches. Dwayne’s sense of humor has often led to speculations about his height being less than the official 6 feet 4 inches but there is no doubt that the former WWE star is in fact taller than Paul Walker was.
How Tall was Paul Walker Compared to Jason Statham?
The actor who is also known for portraying powerful characters, like the one he did in both The Transporter and the Fast and Furious movies, is at least 4 inches shorter than Paul Walker’s 6 feet 2 inches height.
Paul Walker’s Height Also Dwarfed Vin Diesel’s
One of the mainstays of Fast and Furious, Vin Diesel appeared to be most affected by Paul Walker’s death. They were not just close friends but Diesel is also the godfather of Walker’s daughter, Meadow. Their close relationship however does not obliterate the fact that at 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm), Vin Diesel is at least 3 inches shorter than Paul Walker’s much taller 6 feet 2 inches.
Paul Walker’s Height Compared To His Daughter’s
Meadow Walker, born Meadow Rain Walker, was only 15 years old when her father tragically died in a car accident in 2013. Over the years, the model’s actual height has changed with her official height now officially reported to be 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm).
There are some publications that claim that she is a good 7 inches shorter at 5 feet 3 inches but the late actor’s daughter is by no means diminutive in appearance. Whichever height depiction is accurate, she still is indeed shorter than her father’s 6 feet 2 inches frame by at least 3 inches.
Paul Walker’s Weight was in Perfect Balance With His Height Before His Death
Aside from being a tall hunk of an actor, Paul Walker also worked hard to find the right balance between his height and his weight. At the time of his death, the actor’s weight stood at an evenly proportioned 86 kg (190 lbs).
The late actor revealed that he did some weight lifting in his younger days but that he made the decision to try alternative means of keeping fit as he got older. This was in order for him to achieve the right blend of balance, movement, and flexibility.