The Guinness Book of World Records Once Named This Local Man the Tallest Actor in the World

Matthew McGrory and Ewan McGregor in Big Fish.
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Matthew McGrory and Ewan McGregor in Big Fish.

Matthew McGrory was once named the world’s tallest actor by the Guinness Book of World Records as he stood at 7 feet, 6 inches. Additionally, he also holds the records for biggest foot and longest toe in the world, writes Norway Martin for Venture Jolt.

McGrory was born in West Chester in 1973. Before he got to kindergarten, he was over 5 feet tall. He studied pre-law at Widener University and majored in criminal justice at West Chester University.

Later, McGrory started going on The Howard Stern Show in December 1996 as a part of Stern’s Wack Pack due to his size. He appeared on daytime shows hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Maury Povich, and Jenny Jones. He also starred in music videos such as Iron Maiden’s “The Wicker Man,” Marilyn Manson’s “Coma White,” and Blondie’s “Good Boys.”

While not his first movie screen appearance, McGrory’s breakout role was Karl the Giant in Tim Burton’s 2003 film, Big Fish. Other listed filmography includes House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, and Charmed.

He died of congestive heart failure in 2005 at the age of 32.

Read more about Matthew McGrory at Venture Jolt.


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