Weight can be a barrier to so many things. However, some actors have thrived against all odds and become household names. However, some have been prompted to shed weight due to health problems or to fit into a certain role. Now here are some of the heaviest actors of all time.
1. Ethan Suplee
Suplee starred in the comedy My Name Is Earl. Although his weight played a huge part in his success, he had to shed weight due to health-related problems. Ethan was huge before weight loss and weighed 455 pounds. However, he managed to shed 200 pounds and now weighs 255 pounds.
2. John Goodman
John has been one of the heaviest actors in history. Throughout his career, he has been huge and weighed around 400 pounds. However, two years ago, John decided to take control of his weight. Following the Mediterranean diet, he managed to shed 100 pounds and now weighs about 300 pounds.
3. Jorge Garcia
Jorge is an actor and comedian famous for the series Lost. He starred in the series from 2004 to 2010. When you mention the heaviest actors, Garcia is on the list and weighs 400 pounds. Due to his weight, he was prone to health problems and had to shed them. So he shed 100 pounds and now weighs 300 pounds.
4. Kevin Smith
Kevin wears many hats as a director, comic book writer, and actor. He makes to this list weighing 330 pounds at his heaviest. Once, he was denied a single seat on a commercial airline, which prompted him to shed weight. It led to him going through a massive weight loss and shedding around 75 pounds. Now Kevin Smith weighs 255 pounds.
5. Wayne Knight
Wayne is among the heaviest American actors. Doctors prompted him to shed weight as they noticed he was approaching morbid obesity. Before weight loss, Knight was 327 pounds. After diet and exercise, he lost 117 pounds and now weighs 210 pounds.
6. Kevin James
Kevin James is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. He is known for the CBS Sitcom Kings and Queens. Kevin is among the heaviest actors, stands at 5ft 6 in, and weighed 315 pounds before weight loss. After losing 80 pounds, he now weighs 235 pounds.
7. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne was born into a wrestling family. He is famously known as ‘The Rock, ‘ his wrestling stage name. As you know, wrestlers are huge and heavy, which is why this actor makes it to the list. He is 6ft 4inches and weighs 260 pounds.
8. Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill is famous for his role as Seth in Superbad. The heaviest he has weighed is 252 pounds. However, Jonah lost weight as he prepared for his role in 21 Jump Street. Jonah has lost over 40 pounds, and he looks slimmer and younger at 212 pounds.
9. Mark Sinclair(Vin diesel)
Vin Diesel is an American filmmaker and actor. He is famous for the Fast & Furious franchise, where he played Dominic. Vin Diesel is 5ft 9 inches in height and weighs 224 pounds.
10. Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen is a Canadian American actor. In most films, he plays the funnier and chubbier character. Seth Rogen weighed 220 pounds before he got the role in The Green Hornet, where he had to lose 30 pounds. After the weight loss, he now weighs 190 pounds which he achieved in three months.
11. Matt Doman
Matt acted in ‘The Informant,’ where he had to gain weight. Due to the movie, he made it to the list of the heaviest actors. He gained weight to 205 pounds and had to lose 30 pounds afterward. Today Matt weighs 185 pounds.
They have graced your screens with the performances. However, they have had a share of challenges like body shaming. But they kept it together to entertain you hence making it to the list.