|Died||August 9, 2005 (aged 32)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||West Chester University and Widener University|
|Height||7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)|
Matthew McGrory (May 17, 1973 – August 9, 2005) was an American actor. At 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m), he held the Guinness World Record for tallest actor and portrayed physically imposing characters throughout his career, including Tiny Firefly in the horror films House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Karl the Giant in the fantasy comedy-drama Big Fish (2003). McGrory also held the Guinness World Records for biggest feet and longest toe.
McGrory was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the son of Maureen, a homemaker, and William McGrory, an accountant. He studied pre-law at Widener University. He also studied Criminal Justice at West Chester University. McGrory grew to the height of 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) and had size 29.5 shoes. He was over 1.5 m (5 feet) tall by the time he completed kindergarten.
McGrory's large size led to appearances on The Howard Stern Show beginning in December 1996 as a member of Stern's Wack Pack. He also appeared on Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show and in music videos including Iron Maiden's "The Wicker Man" and the 1999 Marilyn Manson "Coma White" (and God Is in the T.V. VHS cover). He can also be seen in Blondie's video for their 2003 hit "Good Boys."
Due to his height and deep voice, he was in demand to play roles in movies cast as a giant – he did so in films such as Bubble Boy (2001), Big Fish (2003), House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and The Devil's Rejects (2005). Television appearances included Malcolm in the Middle, Charmed, and Carnivàle.
On August 9, 2005, while living in Sherman Oaks, California with his girlfriend Melissa, McGrory died at age 32 of congestive heart failure.
Rob Zombie's film The Devil's Rejects was dedicated to McGrory’s memory.
|1999||Coma White||Gaunt||Marilyn Manson - Coma White (Official Music Video)|
|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 Firefly|
|Big Fish||Karl the Giant|
|2004||Planet of the Pitts||Toto|
|Big Time||Richard Blunderbore|
|The Devil's Rejects||Tiny Firefly|
|2017||The Evil Within||Giant at Overlook Cafe||Posthumous role, dedicated to McGrory; filmed in 2002|