Vovkovinskiy performing during the Eurovision Song Contest 2013
September 18, 1982 |
Bar, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukrainian SSR
Igor Vovkovinskiy (Ukrainian: Ігор Вовковинський (aka Igor Ladan) born September 18, 1982) is a Ukrainian-American law student, interviewee, and actor, best known for being the current tallest living person in the United States, at 7 feet 8.33 inches (234.5 cm), overtaking the record from George Bell.
Originally from Ukraine, Vovkovinskiy moved to Rochester, Minnesota in 1989 (at the age of seven) to be treated at the Mayo Clinic. At that time he was already about 6 feet tall and weighed over 200 pounds.
Most recently, he has acted in commercials and films, notably the 2011 comedy film Hall Pass, and also became well known for wearing a T-shirt that read "World's Biggest Obama Supporter". He is also the first tallest living person from two different countries. In September 2012, a story on Igor on the Australian version of 60 Minutes revealed him to now be over 243 cm (7.97 ft) tall.
- Official website of Igor Vovkovinskiy
- Igor Vovkovinskiy at the Internet Movie Database
- 6 amazing photos of Igor Vovkovinskiy
- "For tallest US man, the shoes finally fit (all $15K worth)" from msnbc.com
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