The Rock: How Tall Is Dwayne Johnson?

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Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson, also known as the Rock in the wrestling ring is a force to behold. He is that kind of a man that comes into the room and he fills the room and dominates the whole space. He is Dwayne Johnson the incredible. Did you watch him in Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw? Did you not see how he held the chain on a plane and stops it from moving mid-air? His foes may say this is a film trick but this is the reality of what Dwayne has become.

So the question of how tall is Dwayne Johnson is not a singular question covering his height alone. It is a composite question that when broken down would include questions like: How formidable is Dwayne Johnson? how big is Dwayne Johnson? how unbeatable is Dwayne Johnson? and how the hell can you quantify the power of Dwayne Johnson. I won’t even call myself a direct fan of Dwayne Johnson but writing this feels like the epic songs that ancient fanboys would sing of their heroes. And seeing that the list of his fanboys includes the likes of Vanessa Kirby (it’s all over her face as a person and a character in Fast and Furious’ Hobbs and Shaw, there is no much shame in being a member of the Johnson fanboys).

We cannot pretend here that the whole world is in awe and love of and with The Rock. In the Fast and Furious spin-off featuring the Rock and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, the latter spoke for the world of The Rock’s haters when he said as to why he doesn’t like his should-be and would-be colleague: “It’s your face. Your big, stupid face. Looking at it makes me feel like God is projectile vomiting right in my eyes. And it burns. It really burns.”

How old is Dwayne Johnson?

Asking how old is Dwayne Johnson is admitting that he is human and was actually born not made of nuclear and atom or some other source of mass destruction. Ane this question concludes that there was a time that The Rock didn’t exist, as in, the whole world didn’t start with him, beside him, and that of the billions of years that the world has been, The Rock has just spent an insignificant fraction of a minute percentage of a minute fraction of the world span.

Dwayne Johnson was born on the 2nd of May, 1972  in Hayward, California as Dwayne Douglas Johnson. He was born to Rocky Johnson who used to be a professional wrestler. The Senior Johnson was born in 1944 as Wayde Douglas Bowles in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Rock’s father is Canadian which makes The Rock a Canadian-American. But if you trace the ancestral heritage of the family, it is the United States as the Johnson ancestors were part of the Southern Black Loyalists which means they supported the British during the American Revolutionary War and when the British lost the war that saw America gain independence many of this loyalists left the new country and immigrated to Canada which was still a British colony.

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Growing up, Bowles did some trunk driving but he was a fighter and shuttled between boxing and wrestling in Toronto, Ontario. As an upcoming boxer, he sparred with many greats including a certain Cassius Clay who later became Muhammed Ali. It was actually wrestling that held his greatest fascination and ended up becoming his professional. Bowles was married to Una Johnson from 1962 and 1968. Two years after their divorce, Johnson married The Rock’s mother Ata Maivia. The two got divorced in 2003 after more than three decades of marriage.

If you haven’t done the math yet, here is your answer, Dwayne Johnson is 47 years old. And he has also been known as any of these nicknames The People’s Champion, The Brahma Bull, The Great One, and Dewey.

What is The Rock’s race?

Dwayne Rock is what you would call a multi-racial person. On his father’s side, he traces his roots to Black Loyalists in the Southern part of the American colony. When Americans took up swords or guns to fight the British for independence, the Black Loyalists were apprehensive and when the war ended in favor of independence, they left for Canada which was then still a part of the Empire of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It was as a Canadian, then, that Johnson’s father was born. But by the time Dwayne Johnson was born, his father was a resident in the United States so Dwayne Johnson was born an American, and you can call him an American or if you like a Canadian-American or an American-Canadian. But since America and Canada are neither races, the question persists, what race is Dwayne Johnson?

On his father’s side, The Rock is black with a small percentage of Irish blood in his veins, but from his mother’s side, Dwayne is Samoan (which is her adopted home, she is originally from Hawaii). There are two Samoas, Samoa some 3,200+ KM off New Zealand which used to be known as West Samoa until 1997, and American Samoa.

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Analysts mention that there are four major races – Caucasian, Mongloid, Negroid, and Australoid. The Australoid is mostly used for the aboriginals and the many tribes who have lived in most Oceania islands thousands of years before European contacts and speak one of the many Polynesian languages indigenous to the Oceania islands and island in the pacific ocean which is where Hawaii falls into. Most Australoid can past as black. Hawaiians (and Samoans) cannot be called Australoid. They are Asians with a chunk of mixtures from their age-long hometime so you can call Hawaiians Pacific Islanders or Austronesians, we always knew that four races can’t really cover the hundreds of ethnic ambiguity in the planet.

So we can say that Dwayne Johnson is multiracial with largely black and Australoid heritage with a touch of white heritage via his Irish ancestry. We filed this post under the Actors of Color category since we do not have an American category and only cover American stars based on their race. Feeling that this category doesn’t do justice to the force that Dwayne Johnson is, we created a new category A-List Stars just so as to better cover the superstar – Johnson is that big.

How Tall is Dwayne Johnson?

Dwayne Johnson is a giant. He has the giant of height that would flatter many men in Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Soccer, and Hollywood were heights are a plus and the average height hovers somewhere around 6 feet which is tall for anyone outside of these fields.

Dwayne Johnson’s height does not have a universal agreement. According to Wikipedia and IMDb, he is 6 feet 5 inches (or 196 cm) tall and that is the height we are going with. He weighs 200 pounds or 118 kg of flesh, muscles, and power.

Bonus: What is Dwayne Johnson’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dwayne Johnson’s net worth stood at 280 million dollars at the end of 2018. From June 2018 to June 2019, a period of just about twelve calendar months, The Rock earned nearly 100 million dollars to bring his net worth to 300 million thence 320 million dollars by the beginning of 2020.

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