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Matthew McGrory Biography

Updated On 06 Dec, 2023 Published On 20 Oct, 2019
Matthew McGrory

Facts of Matthew McGrory

Date of Birth :
Age : 50 years old
Family Name : McGrory
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Taurus
Height : 7 Feet 6 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Matthew McGrory

What is Matthew McGrory marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Relationship
How many children does Matthew McGrory have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Matthew McGrory having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is Matthew McGrory Gay ? No

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.

Matthew McGrory was the tallest recorded actor. SOURCE: Alchetron

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 the excessive growth hormones produced by the pituitary gland. Found in only a few rare cases where the malfunctions of the gland lead to overdevelopment of the human body.

Matthew McGrory died in 2005 from heart failure. SOURCE: Natural Height Growth

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 carrying a weight of over 144 kg.

What Was Matthew McGrory's Cause of Death?

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. He was only 32 at the time of death.

Matthew McGrory assisted by girlfriend, Melissa Davis at the premiere of The Devil's Rejects in 2005. SOURCE: Zimbio

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 leads to the failure of the heart.

Apart from McGrory, the common heart failure issue was also found in Andre and Matthew.

Net Worth

McGrory died at a young age but the actor still made some decent earnings from his acting career which was 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 his girlfriend Melissa, and homemaker of a father, William McGrory, and mother; an accountant, Maureen McGrory.

Quick Facts Of Matthew McGrory

  • Law student at Widener University and Criminal Justice student at West Chester University.
  • He also made his appearance in Blondie's music video 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 the 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-inch 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.

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Matthew McGrory Affairs

  1. 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.

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