How tall is Michael Myers? Michael Myers Height, Age, Weight and Much More

How tall is Michael Myers? Michael Myers Height, Age, Weight and Much More
How tall is Michael Myers? Michael Myers Height, Age, Weight and Much More


Making a villain tall is one of the best and easiest ways to make them seem imposing and frightening, and that might leave you wondering how tall Michael Myers is in the slasher films. Is he a big guy, or only around average?

Estimates for Michael Myers’ height vary a little, but according to IMDb, the character is supposed to be 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 meters) tall. However, the 2007 version of Halloween shows Michael Myers as 6 foot 9 inches (2.06 meters) tall. The actor at this time was Tyler Mane, and he really is 6 foot 9 inches.

Let’s find out more about the famous Michael Myers character, and figure out more about who he is and how he appears in the different movies he’s portrayed in.

How Tall Is Michael Myers?

Michael Myers
Michael Myers

Michael Myers is listed as 6 foot 2 inches on IMDb, but he has also been listed as 6 foot 3 inches (1.91 meters), 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 meters), and various other measurements. He was originally played by Nick Castle, who was 5 foot 10, but he has been played by various other actors since then, and this affects how the character is perceived.

The tallest actor who has ever played Michael Myers was Tyler Mane, and his impressive 6 foot 9 has meant that many people imagine Michael Myers to be an exceptionally tall individual. However, he is officially listed on IMDb as 6 foot 2.

That might be surprising if you imagine him as a very tall person, which many people do. It’s often the case that people picture horrifying characters as towering over the heads of others. However, even if he was only 6 foot 2, Michael Myers would be about 6 inches taller than the average American man, meaning he would still cut a very imposing figure.

This makes sense for a character designed to be as frightening as possible, and is in keeping with the rest of his appearance. Without the height to tower over his victims, he might not be such an alarming character, so it’s not surprising that the writers made him tall.

In some ways, it’s surprising that his height is only 6 foot 2, but given that he was meant to be a somewhat normal person, this perhaps makes sense. 

It’s interesting to note that in the original film, the character’s height actually changes by 2 inches. This is because Nick Castle played him for most of the film, but at the end of the film, Tony Moran takes over. He’s 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall, and this means that the character appears taller.

In Halloween II, Michael Myers is played by Dick Warlock, who stands at 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 meters). Although significantly shorter than Tyler Mane, he still managed to create a very imposing villain, proving that height isn’t everything when it comes to horror movie villains. His version of Michael Myers isn’t less frightening than the one created by Tyler Mane.

It’s interesting that the heights vary so much between actors, but this is almost inevitable with a long-running franchise.

How Old Is Michael Myers?

The age of this character is complicated to understand. He was supposedly 6 years old when he murdered his sister, Judith, and he then spent 15 years in a mental asylum. According to the original Halloween movie (from 1978), he was 6 years old in 1963. He was then 21 when he escaped from the asylum in 1978.

In Halloween II, he is also supposed to be 21 years old, and in Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers, he’s 31 years old. Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers takes place a year later, when he’s 32 years old.

Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers is 6 years after that, making him 38 years old. There is then Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, in which he is supposed to be about 41 years old (which may not seem intuitive, given the title).

Next, you have Halloween: Resurrection, in which he is 45. The makers then did some movies set at an earlier point, and in Halloween (2007) he’s 27 years old. Halloween II (2009) shows him at 28 years old.

There’s then Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills, in which he was 61 years old. Finally, in Halloween Ends, he is shown as 65. That’s an impressive range of ages that have been showcased over the years, and because he’s been portrayed by many actors, it can be quite hard to keep track.

To some extent, it may not matter exactly how old he is in most of the movies, as long as you have an approximate idea. Because he wears a mask most of the time, his exact age doesn’t really have much bearing on the show for many people, and it’s likely that most audiences don’t really think about this while watching the show.

How Much Does Michael Myers Weigh?

There’s some variation in the estimates about how much Michael Myers weighs. Some sources say 205 lb (93 kg), while others say 230 lb (104 kg). Either way, this means he’s a heavy, hulking character, who carries a lot of physical strength and power.

This adds to the fear his character is able to instill, both in his victims and in the viewers. It’s likely that the 205 lb is the weight measurement for his character as played by the shorter actors, while the 230 lb estimate is for the taller actors.

This is a fairly average weight for a person in this height range, and fits in with the idea that the main character is just a normal person who has gone insane.


As you can see, Michael Myers doesn’t have a set height because he has been portrayed by multiple different people. However, according to his IMDb page, he’s 6 foot 2 inches. His age and weight are similarly tricky to pin down, because these vary between movies and actors, so there isn’t a single answer.

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