Only when the deceased actor Matthew McGrory completed kindergarten, he was already over five feet.
Matthew McGrory; The Known Tallest Actor With The Biggest Feet
Matthew McGrory who lived only thirty-two years held the record of being the tallest actor in the Guinness World Records' history. McGrory, originally a pre-law student, is known for his contribution to films and tv shows in Hollywood.
How Did Matthew McGrory Make It To Hollywood?
Pennsylvania native Matthew McGrory who began his entertainment career by appearing in shows including The Howard Stern Show and The Oprah Winfrey's Show for his gigantism was an actor prominent for playing mostly in horror films and lending his voice to numerous films.
McGrory's huge height and body immediately earned him the attention of filmmakers and by the year 1999, he appeared in Marilyn Manson's music video for Coma White. This led to more popularity as he landed on film roles and series including The Dead Hate the Living!, Bubbly Boy, Men in Black II, House of 1000 Corpses and its sequel; The Devil's Rejects, Big Fish, Constantine, The Evil Within, Charmed and Carnivale.
Diagnosis of McGrory
Like most of the giant and renowned tallest people in the world, what caused McGrory to turn so big was by the excessive growth hormones produced by the pituitary gland. Found in only a few rare cases where the malfunctions of the gland lead to over development of the human body.
Besides McGrory, other big and tall people including Andre the Giant; the father of Robin Christensen Roussimoff, Sandy Allen, and Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton's body enlargement were also caused by the same condition. During the final days of his life, McGrory stood tall at a height of seven feet 6 inches with carrying the weight of over 144 kg.
Matthew McGrory's Death Cause
In 2005, whilst working on the biopic of Andre the Giant called Andre: Heart of the Giant, Matthew McGrory died at his home in Sherman Oaks where he lived with his girlfriend, Melissa Davis, from heart failure.
Research says, large and tall people die early due to an issue caused by the excessive growth of the body. When the gland responsible for the growth of the body produces the hormone in an excessive amount, it causes the heart walls to grow as thick as the pumping chambers which eventually lead to the failure of the heart.
Apart from McGrory, the common heart failure issue was also found in Andre and Neil too.
McGrory died at a young age but the actor still made some decent earning from his acting career with being the main source of his income. Matter of fact, actors in the US can make their payroll anywhere from between a minimum of $100 to $10,000 depending on the roles and the budget of the projects.
Although Matthew's earning details were not publicized, he left what remained of his wealth to girlfriend Melissa, and homemaker of a father, William McGrory, and mother; an accountant, Maureen McGrory.
Quick Facts Of Matthew McGrory
- Law student of Widener University and Criminal Justice student at West Chester University.
- He also made his appearance in Blondie's music vide for Good Boys.
- Loved Jack Daniels as his favorite beverage.
- McGrory was only named the tallest actor and the person with the biggest foot and the longest toe by Guinness World Record following the year of his death.
- His role as Tiny in The Devil's Rejects was mostly played by a seven-foot 4 inches tall stuntman, as he injured his leg on the film set.
- McGrory's hobbies included playing drums.
- The actor possessed the ability of Ambidexterity.
- Originally signed to the play Andre in Andre: Heart of the Giant and even filmed a few scenes before his unfortunate death.
- Big Fish's crew made him look as tall as ten feet though he was only seven-foot 6 inches.
- He met skateboarder Bam Margera at a bar in West Chester where he worked as a bouncer.
- Matthew carried the roots of Scottish and Irish.
Matthew McGrory Affairs
First Affair with Melissa Davis
Melissa Davis who keeps a lowkey profile from the public dated the tallest known actor, Matthew McGrory before his death in 2005.