Very Tall Hollywood Actors from the past and present

Some of these silver screen galoots you may recognize, others maybe not. But these guys were very noticeable.

William Engesser (February 21, 1939 – June 20, 2002) was an American film actor, 7’3″ tall. His roles include Jerry Reed’s bodyguard in Gator (1976), Richard/”Bigfoot” in The Secrets of Isis (1975), Krakow the Werewolf in the campy House on Bare Mountain (1962), and a bit part as a man in a gym in The Nutty Professor (1963).

In Gator he had to use the sunroof to fit in the car.

tall William Engessor

Theodore Crawford “Ted” Cassidy (July 31, 1932 – January 16, 1979) was an American actor who performed in television and films. At 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) in height, he tended to play unusual characters in offbeat or science-fiction series such as Star Trek and I Dream of Jeannie.  He is perhaps best known for the role of Lurch, the butler on the 1960s television series The Addams Family. He is also known for performing the opening narration of the CBS series The Incredible Hulk, as well as the voice of the Hulk (1977–79).


Lock Martin (October 12, 1916 – January 19, 1959) was the stage name of American actor Joseph Lockard Martin, Jr. He is best remembered for playing the robot Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). He stood 7’7″ tall.


Carel Struycken ; (born July 30, 1948) is a Dutch film, television, and stage actor. He is best known for playing the Giant in Twin Peaks, Mr. Homn in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Lurch in the films The Addams Family, Addams Family Values and Addams Family Reunion. He is an exceptionally tall man at 2.13 metres (7 feet) and thus is often called upon to play character or comedic roles in which height plays a major part.


Dalip Singh Rana (born 27 August 1972), better known by his ring name The Great Khali, is a professional wrestler, actor, and powerlifter. He is currently working for WWE.

Before embarking on his professional wrestling career, he was a police officer in the Punjab state police. He has appeared in four Hollywood films, two Bollywood films, and has guest-starred on television shows. He has appeared in the films ‘The Longest Yard’ and ‘Get Smart’. He is 7’1″ tall.


Richard Dawson Kiel (born 1939) is an American actor known for his role of Voltaire to Dr. Miguelito Loveless in first season episodes of The Wild, Wild West (1965-1966). Kiel also played the role of the steel-toothed Jaws in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) as well as the video game Everything or Nothing (he also has cameos in many other James Bond videogames). He is also well known as Mr. Larson in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore.He is 7’1.5″ tall.



Kevin Peter Hall (May 9, 1955 – April 10, 1991) was an American actor known for his roles in Misfits of Science, Prophecy, Without Warning, Harry and the Hendersons and most notably as the title character in the first two films in the Predator franchise. He was 7’2″ tall.


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