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Igor Vovkovinskiy

Born: Sep 18, 1982

Birthplace: Ukraine

Profession: Actor

Nationality: Ukraine

Igor Vovkovinskiy

Date of Birth : Sep 18, 1982
Birth Place : Ukraine

Igor Vovkovinskiy 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, overtaking the record from George Bell. Originally from Ukraine, Vovkovinskiy moved to Rochester, Minnesota in 1989 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 tall. In 2013, Vovkovinskiy was part of Ukraine's stage performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Vovkovinskiy's height has been attributed to having a tumor pressing on his pituitary gland, causing his body to have released excessive amounts of growth hormone.


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