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Matthew McGrory
Born May 17, 1973(1973-05-17)
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died August 9, 2005 (aged 32)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Other name(s) Big Foot
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–2005
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Matthew McGrory (May 17, 1973 – August 9, 2005) was an American actor, known for his great height.




Early life

McGrory was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. McGrory studied law at Widener University, where he resided in campus housing on the first floor of Howell Hall. McGrory grew to the height of 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) and had size 29 shoes.[1] He was never tested for any physical abnormalities based on his height.


Due to his tall height, he was in demand to play roles in movies cast as a giant — he did so in films such as Bubble Boy, Big Fish, House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects and television shows including Malcolm in the Middle, Charmed, and Carnivàle. The Guinness Book of World Records also gave him the title of the tallest actor, the largest toe, and having the world's largest feet not caused by Elephantiasis — size 29½.

He also featured in Marilyn Manson's music video "Coma White" and on the cover of Manson's VHS God is in the TV. He can also be seen on the Blondie's video for their 2003-hit "Good Boys."

At the time of his death he was playing André the Giant in a film about the wrestler's life, titled André: Heart of the Giant.[1]


He lived in Sherman Oaks, California with his girlfriend, Melissa. On August 9, 2005, Matthew McGrory died of natural causes at age 32.[1] The Devil's Rejects was dedicated to him.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Dead Hate the Living! Gaunt
2001 Bubble Boy Human Sasquatch
2002 Men in Black II Tall Alien (uncredited)
2003 House of 1000 Corpses Tiny
Big Fish Karl the Giant
2004 Big Time Richard Blunderbore
Planet of the Pitts Toto
2005 Constantine Demon (uncredited)
ShadowBox Hort Willows
The Devil's Rejects Tiny
2008 André "The Giant" Roussimoff Role incomplete; McGrory's scenes included in credits only


  1. ^ a b c Fox News "'Big Fish' Actor Matthew McGrory Dies"

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