Saturday, October 4, 2008

List of tallest people

Tallest in varied fields or endeavors

Sun Ming Ming - 2.36m (7'9") - Tallest Chinese Basketball player
Gheorghe Mureşan - 2.31m (7'7") - Retired Romanian professional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in NBA history.
Yao Ming - 2.29m (7'6") - Tallest Current NBA player
Shawn Paul Bradley(born March 22, 1972) is a retired American 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) basketball player who played center for the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks (NBA). Though born in Landstuhl, West Germany, Bradley grew up in Castle Dale, Utah, in the US and has dual citizenship.
Shawn Bradley

Louis Jude Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York to an Italian-American family, (born November 9, 1951[1]) is an American bodybuilder and actor. Ferrigno has appeared in such TV shows and movies as The Incredible Hulk, Pumping Iron (with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu), Sinbad of the Seven Seas, and, in the title role, Hercules in 1983. He is more recently known for playing a recurring role, as himself, in the sitcom The King of Queens. (age 56)

Lou Ferrigno in 2007.

Jorge Gonzales - 2.31 m (7'7") Tallest professional wrestler
Dalip Singh - 2.21m (7'3") - Tallest Indian professional wrestler in WWE
Choi Hong-man - 2.18m (7'2")- Tallest South Korean Kickboxer and former South Korean ssireum practitioners

Loek van Mil - 2.18m (7'2") - Current tallest Dutch baseball player

Richard Sligh - 2.13m (7'0") - Tallest player in NFL history

Richard Metcalfe - 2.13m (7'0") Scottish International Rugby player, and the world's tallest International rugby player

Nikolai Valuev - 2.13m (7'0") - Tallest Russian Heavyweight Boxer

Semmy Schilt
Full name Sem Schilt
Nickname Hightower
Supersized Samurai
Nationality Flag of the Netherlands Dutch
Date of birth October 27, 1973 (1973-10-27) (age 34)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fighting out of Zuidlaren, Netherlands
Height 6 ft 11.5 in (2.12 m)
Semmy Schilt - 2.12m (6'11") - Tallest Dutch Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist

Rauch with the Nationals in 2008.
Jon Rauch - 2.11m (6'11") - Tallest professional baseball player in Major League Baseball

Aaron Sandilands towers over Carlton's Lance Whitnall at the Telstra Dome in 2006
Aaron Sandilands towers over Carlton's Lance Whitnall at the Telstra Dome in 2006
2.11m (6'11") Equal tallest players in the history of the Australian Football League

Jefferson batting
Jefferson batting
Will Jefferson - 2.08m (6'10") - widely believed to be the tallest to play any First Class Cricket.

Ivo Karlović Ivo Karlovic in 2008
Ivo Karlovic - 2.08m (6'10")- Tallest Croatian professional tennis player on the ATP Tour

Tor Hogne Aarøy - 2.04m (6'8") - Tallest Norwegian football (soccer) player

Phil Blackmar - 2.01m (6'7") - Tallest American golfer on the PGA Tour

James Cromwell
He has long been an advocate of leftist causes. In the late 1960s he was a member of "The Committee to Defend The Panthers", a group organized to defend 13 members of the Black Panther Party who had been imprisoned in New York on charges of conspiracy. All thirteen were eventually released. In a 2004 interview with, Cromwell praised the Panthers.[7] He became a vegetarian i

James Cromwell in 2005
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m),

Tim Robbins at Cannes, 2001
Tim Robbins - Tallest Academy Award winning actor at 6'5" (196 cm)

Richard Dawson Kiel (born September 13, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actor best known for his role as 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, and Mr. Larson in Happy Gilmore. He stands at a towering height of 7 feet 1.5 inches (2.18 m).

He was the original choice to play the title character in the 1977 TV series The Incredible Hulk. He participated in the filming of the TV movie pilot. During the shoot, producers decided their Hulk needed to be muscular rather than just towering, and Kiel was dismissed because he possessed more body fat than the producers deemed necessary. All recognizable footage of Kiel was cut; the scenes were then reshot with Lou Ferrigno.

Born September 13, 1939 (1939-09-13) (age 69)

Peter Mayhew (born May 19, 1944) is an actor known for playing the Wookiee Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. His peak height was 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m) tall.[1]

Mayhew was born in Barnes, London, England,

Carel Struycken (born July 30, 1948) is an actor in film, television, and stage. He is an exceptionally tall man at 7 feet (2.1 meters) and thus is often called upon to play character or comedic roles in which height plays a major part. Notably he was featured as Mr. Homn on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as Lurch in the Addams Family films The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion, and as The Giant on the Twin Peaks television series.

Carel Struycken as Lurch in The Addams Family film (1991).
Struycken was born in The Hague, Netherlands.

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