Undated photograph of "The Irish Giant". James Hugh Murphy Jr. (1842-1875) was known as the Irish Giant and the Baltimore Giant. He toured with P.T. Barnum. He was billed as being over 8 feet tall though his actual recorded height was 7 feet 3.4 inches tall. He known by many names, including Barnum's Famous Irish Giant, the Irish Giant, the Colossal Irish Giant, James Murphy, Patrick Murphy and Captain Murphy.