Male Celebrities You Had No Idea Were So Tall

The list of celebrities who are really tall include Saint Christopher, Yao Ming, Matthew McGrory, Ralph Sampson, André the Giant. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, football players, basketball players, american football players and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who are taller than 6 feet includes people from United States, England, Germany, Canada and many more countries.
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Morteza Mehrzad
(Iranian Volleyball Player Who Plays as Outside Hitter)
Morteza Mehrzad
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rudsar, Gilan, Iran
Height: 8'1" (246 cm)
 2 
Suleiman Ali Nashnush
(Basketball player, Actor)
Suleiman Ali Nashnush
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1943 AD
Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya
Died: February 25, 1991
Height: 8'0" (244 cm)
 3 
Colonel Routh Goshen
(Circus performer)
Colonel Routh Goshen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1824 AD
Birthplace: Lezayre
Died: February 12, 1889
Height: 7'11" (241 cm)
 4 
Alexander Sizonenko
(Soviet Basketball Player Who Played as a Center)
Alexander Sizonenko
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Died: January 5, 2012
Height: 7'11" (241 cm)
 5 
Igor Vovkovinskiy
(First person to be declared the tallest man in two different countries)
Igor Vovkovinskiy
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Birthdate: September 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bar, Ukraine
Died: August 20, 2021
Height: 7'9" (236 cm)
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Ri Myung-hun
(Basketball player)
Ri Myung-hun
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Korea
Height: 7'9" (236 cm)
 7 
Robert Bobroczky
(Romanian Basketball Player Known for His Striking 7'7" Frame)
Robert Bobroczky
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arad, Romania

Born to athlete parents, Hungarian-origin Romanian basketball player Robert Bobroczky became famous for his towering 7’7” frame. His abnormal height was apparently found to be a result of genetics and not any disorder. He represented the Italian club Stella Azzurra and later moved to the US to join the SPIRE Institute and Academy.

 8 
Sun Mingming
(Basketball player)
Sun Mingming
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harbin
Height: 7'8" (234 cm)
 9 
Jóhann K. Pétursson
(Actor)
Jóhann K. Pétursson
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Birthdate: February 9, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dalvík, Iceland
Died: November 26, 1984
Height: 7'8" (234 cm)
 10 
Manute Bol
(Former Professional Basketball Player and the Tallest Player in the History of the NBA)
Manute Bol
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Turalei, South Sudan
Died: June 19, 2010

Known for his 7’ 7” frame, Manute Bol made headlines as one of the tallest NBA players ever. Born in Sudan, he was initially a soccer player but quit it because of his height. He later moved to the US to represent basketball teams such as the Golden State Warriors.

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Kenny George
(Basketball player)
Kenny George
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 7'7" (231 cm)
 12 
Samuel Deguara
(Basketball player)
Samuel Deguara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pietà, Malta
Height: 7'7" (231 cm)
 13 
Saint Christopher
(Patron Saint of Travellers)
Saint Christopher
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Canaan
Died: 0251 AD

Saint Christopher is often regarded by the Christians as the patron saint of travelers. He is venerated as a martyr killed during the reign of the Roman Emperor Decius. Over the years, the legend associated with Saint Christopher has been mentioned in several works of art, including literature, music, paintings, and films.

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Yao Ming
(6th President of the Chinese Basketball Association and Former Professional Player)
Yao Ming
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Widely regarded as one of the greatest Chinese basketball players ever, Yao Ming represented the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Known as the Ming Dynasty in the US, Ming's popularity and success in the NBA made him a symbol of China. One of China's most popular sportsmen, Ming is also credited with introducing the Chinese Basketball Association to the world.

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Matthew McGrory
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Birthdate: May 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 9, 2005
Height: 7'6" (229 cm)
 16 
Shawn Bradley
(Former German-American Basketball Player)
Shawn Bradley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Landstuhl, West Germany
Height: 7'6" (229 cm)
 17 
Slavko Vraneš
(Basketball player - Center)
Slavko Vraneš
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pljevlja, Montenegro
Height: 7'6" (229 cm)
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Tacko Fall
(Basketball player)
Tacko Fall
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Height: 7'5" (226 cm)
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Chuck Nevitt
(Basketball Player)
Chuck Nevitt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cortez, Colorado, United States
Height: 7'5" (226 cm)
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Sim Bhullar
(Canadian Basketball Player and the First Player of Indian Descent to Play in the NBA)
Sim Bhullar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Known for his jaw-dropping frame of 7’5” and his incredible shoe size of 22, Sim Bhullar is an Indian-origin Canadian basketball player who's represented teams such as the Hsinchu JKO Lioneers. The sixth-tallest NBA player ever, he is the son of a taxi driver and gas-station owner and is fluent in Punjabi.

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Pavel Podkolzin
(Basketball player)
Pavel Podkolzin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Russia
Height: 7'5" (226 cm)
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Boban Marjanović
(Serbian Basketball Player)
Boban Marjanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boljevac, Serbia

Boban Marjanović is a Serbian basketball player who plays for the Serbia national basketball team. In 2017, he helped his team win the silver medal at the EuroBasket in Turkey. He also plays in the NBA and is currently a part of the Houston Rockets. Apart from being a basketball player, Boban Marjanović is also an actor.

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Ralph Sampson
(Basketball Player)
Ralph Sampson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
Height: 7'4" (224 cm)
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Mark Eaton
(Basketball player)
Mark Eaton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: May 28, 2021
Height: 7'4" (224 cm)
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André the Giant
(French Professional Wrestler Known for His Great Size)
André the Giant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Coulommiers, France
Died: January 27, 1993

André the Giant was one of the most popular French wrestlers ever to appear in WWF. He stood over seven feet tall due to a condition aptly called gigantism, but used his condition to gain popularity. Also an actor, André the Giant continues to be one of the most recognizable faces in the world, several years after his death.

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Rik Smits
(Basketball player)
Rik Smits
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Height: 7'4" (224 cm)
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Priest Lauderdale
(Retired American Basketball Player and One of the Tallest NBA Players Ever)
Priest Lauderdale
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Retired American basketball player Priest Lauderdale was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1996 NBA Draft. Known as much for his towering 7’ 4” frame as for his skills, he has represented clubs from countries such as Iran, Cyprus, Bulgaria, China, and Venezuela. While playing for Lukoil Academic, he acquired Bulgarian citizenship.

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Youssoupha Fall
(Basketball player)
Youssoupha Fall
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Height: 7'4" (224 cm)
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Kristian Wåhlin
(Musician, Graphic designer)
Kristian Wåhlin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Height: 7'4" (224 cm)
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Gogea Mitu
(The Tallest Professional Boxer in the History of Boxing)
Gogea Mitu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mârșani, Romania
Died: June 8, 1936

Gogea Mitu was a Romanian boxer best remembered as the tallest professional boxer in the history of boxing, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Gogea Mitu had a brief circus career before he became a boxer. He won two matches by knocking his opponents out in the first round before succumbing to tuberculosis at age 26.   

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Kristaps Porzingis
(Latvian Professional Basketball Player)
Kristaps Porzingis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liepāja, Latvia

Kristaps Porzingis is a Latvian basketball player who currently plays professional basketball at the National Basketball Association (NBA) where he represents the Dallas Mavericks. Standing at 7’3, Porziņģis is one of the tallest players active in the NBA. Also an important player for his Latvian national team, Kristaps Porzingis won the Latvian Rising Star of the Year award in 2015.

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Arvydas Sabonis
(Basketball Player, center who was a two-time Mr. Europa Player of the Year and 6-time Euroscar Player of the Year)
Arvydas Sabonis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Gheorghe Mureșan
(One of the Two Tallest Basketball Players Who Have Played in the History of ‘NBA’)
Gheorghe Mureșan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tritenii de Jos, Romania

Romanian former professional basketball player Gheorghe Dumitru Mureșan, also called Ghiță, with a height of 7 feet 7 inches (2.31 m), is counted among the two tallest basketball players (tied with Sudanese-American professional basketball player Manute Bol) in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ghiță played for the Washington Bullets and New Jersey Nets during his NBA career.

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Peter Mayhew
(British-American Actor)
Peter Mayhew
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Birthdate: May 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barnes, London, England
Died: April 30, 2019
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Žydrūnas Ilgauskas
(Basketball player)
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kaunas, Russian
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Hasheem Thabeet
(Basketball player)
Hasheem Thabeet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Omos
(Professional wrestler and former college basketball player.)
Omos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Edy Tavares
(Basketball player who was a second-round pick of the Atlanta Hawks in 2014)
Edy Tavares
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maio, Cape Verde
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Keith Closs
(Basketball Player)
Keith Closs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Peter John Ramos
(Puerto Rican Basketball Player and Wrestler)
Peter John Ramos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Gunther Behnke
(Basketball player)
Gunther Behnke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leverkusen, Germany
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Matt Haarms
(Basketball player)
Matt Haarms
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Tibor Pleiß
(German Basketball Player Who Plays Center)
Tibor Pleiß
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Christ Koumadje
(Basketball Centers)
Christ Koumadje
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: N'Djamena, Chad
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Vladimir Tkachenko
(Former Soviet and Russian Basketball Player Who Played as a Center)
Vladimir Tkachenko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sochi, Russia
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Aleksandar Radojević
(Basketball player)
Aleksandar Radojević
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Jānis Krūmiņš
(Basketball player)
Jānis Krūmiņš
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Raiskums Parish, Latvia
Died: November 20, 1994
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Kevin Peter Hall
(Actor)
Kevin Peter Hall
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Birthdate: May 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: April 10, 1991
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
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Georgios Papagiannis
(Basketball player)
Georgios Papagiannis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marousi, Greece

Georgios Papagiannis is a Greek basketball player who has played for popular NBA teams like Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers. A superstar in Greek basketball leagues, Papagiannis is a four-time Greek Cup winner and two-time Greek League champion. Georgios Papagiannis is also an important player for his national team.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Retired basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a legendary NBA champion and its all-time leading scorer. Known for his trademark skyhook shot, he achieved remarkable feats during his career. Later, he pursued a successful writing and acting career and was even selected U.S. global cultural ambassador. The NBA star is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.