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Box Office Star Records > Domestic > Lifetime Acting > Top Domestic Cameo Stars

Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office


See also: Top Domestic Leading Stars - Top Domestic Supporting Stars - Top Domestic Live Action Stars - Top Domestic Above the Line Stars - Top Domestic Below the Line Stars - Top International Cameo Stars - Top Worldwide Cameo Stars - Top Domestic Stars

The figures represent the total amount of domestic revenue generated by all the movies a person has had a cameo role in over their lifetime.

A cameo is a small role performed by a well-known actor or director, often limited to a single scene, with the casting done specifically because of who they are, not because of their acting talents. Examples of cameos are Alfred Hitchcock's appearances in his films and Stan Lee's brief appearances in Marvel films. Note that small parts played by actors before they became famous are not cameos. Rather, they are either supporting roles or roles as an "extra".

Roles in animated movies and other voice-only roles are included in the calculations in this chart.

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Stan Lee
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 46 films, with $25,763,336,586 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Top films contributed to this record: Black Panther ($699,625,301 in 2018), Avengers: Infinity War ($664,987,816 in 2018), The Avengers ($623,279,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459,005,868 in 2015), Iron Man 3 ($408,992,272 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($408,084,349 in 2016), Spider-Man ($403,706,375 in 2002), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($389,813,101 in 2017), Spider-Man 2 ($373,524,485 in 2004), Deadpool ($363,070,709 in 2016)

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John Ratzenberger
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films, with $9,232,149,326 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7)
Top films contributed to this record: Finding Dory ($486,295,561 in 2016), Finding Nemo ($380,529,370 in 2003), Up ($293,004,164 in 2009), Monsters University ($268,488,329 in 2013), The Incredibles ($261,441,092 in 2004), Cars 2 ($191,450,875 in 2011), She's Having a Baby ($16,031,707 in 1988), Kickin It Old Skool ($4,500,147 in 2007)

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Larry King
Best known as a Cameo Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $2,115,956,669 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5)
Top films contributed to this record: Shrek 2 ($441,226,247 in 2004), Ghostbusters ($242,212,467 in 1984), Contact ($100,920,329 in 1997), John Q ($71,026,631 in 2002), The Kid ($69,688,384 in 2000), Dave ($63,270,710 in 1993), The Stepford Wives ($59,475,623 in 2004), The Jackal ($54,956,941 in 1997), Primary Colors ($39,017,984 in 1998), The Long Kiss Goodnight ($33,447,612 in 1996)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Stan Lee $9,968,647,811 40 $249,216,195
2 John Ratzenberger $1,901,741,245 8 $237,717,656
3 Larry King $1,325,847,072 21 $63,135,575
4 Samuel L. Jackson $1,300,183,339 8 $162,522,917
5 Jay Leno $1,193,459,291 25 $47,738,372
6 Pat Kiernan $964,973,486 4 $241,243,372
7 David Hasselhoff $760,202,084 6 $126,700,347
8 Steven Spielberg $685,015,762 5 $137,003,152
9 Jimmy Fallon $666,480,790 4 $166,620,198
10 Stephen McFeely $664,987,816 1 $664,987,816
11 Cobie Smulders $664,987,816 1 $664,987,816
12 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $626,286,557 2 $313,143,279
13 Thomas Roberts $623,279,547 1 $623,279,547
14 Andrew Jack $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
15 Gareth Edwards $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
16 Adrian Edmondson $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
17 Michaela Coel $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
18 Matthew Wood $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
19 Edgar Wright $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
20 Tom Hardy $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
21 Ellie Goulding $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
22 Sam Witwer $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
23 Oscar Wright $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
24 Gary Barlow $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
25 James Corden $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
26 Mike Tyson $599,198,787 5 $119,839,757
27 M. Night Shyamalan $567,209,829 4 $141,802,457
28 Sigourney Weaver $524,694,435 4 $131,173,609
29 Shaquille O'Neal $482,163,863 3 $160,721,288
30 Burt Bacharach $473,041,863 3 $157,680,621
31 Miley Cyrus $461,697,519 4 $115,424,380
32 Jeff Goldblum $411,519,202 2 $205,759,601
33 Seth Rogen $406,856,853 2 $203,428,427
34 Peter Jackson $397,688,249 4 $99,422,062
35 Rob Zombie $394,834,969 2 $197,417,485
36 John Landis $384,085,523 2 $192,042,762
37 James Earl Jones $383,663,083 7 $54,809,012
38 Ozzy Osbourne $380,911,234 3 $126,970,411
39 Kevin Costner $374,939,489 5 $74,987,898
40 Anderson Cooper $374,157,184 3 $124,719,061
41 Jeff Gordon $372,130,632 3 $124,043,544
42 Soledad O'Brien $365,525,919 3 $121,841,973
43 Charlie Rose $355,677,573 2 $177,838,787
44 Jon Favreau $350,967,530 2 $175,483,765
45 Jon Voight $344,552,888 2 $172,276,444
46 Conan O’Brien $340,639,431 5 $68,127,886
47 Bruce Campbell $336,530,303 1 $336,530,303
48 Willem Dafoe $336,530,303 1 $336,530,303
49 KaDee Strickland $335,577,361 2 $167,788,681
50 Chris Evans $334,201,140 1 $334,201,140
51 Ethan Cohn $334,191,110 1 $334,191,110
52 Nancy Grace $334,072,476 2 $167,036,238
53 Kurt Russell $332,401,138 2 $166,200,569
54 Bill Murray $331,047,053 5 $66,209,411
55 Tom Luginbill $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
56 Neil deGrasse Tyson $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
57 Dave Pasch $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
58 Dana Bash $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
59 Vikram Gandhi $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
60 Erika Erickson $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
61 Kent Shocknek $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
62 Andrew Sullivan $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
63 Brooke Baldwin $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
64 Dick Cavett $330,151,138 1 $330,151,138
65 Cody Cameron $322,719,944 1 $322,719,944
66 Christopher Knights $322,719,944 1 $322,719,944
67 Conrad Vernon $322,719,944 1 $322,719,944
68 Jimmy Kimmel $320,504,480 3 $106,834,827
69 Larry Ellison $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
70 Christiane Amanpour $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
71 Adam DJ AM Goldstein $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
72 Elon Musk $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
73 Bill O'Reilly $312,433,331 2 $156,216,666
74 Brad Pitt $311,671,049 2 $155,835,525
75 Sven-Ole Thorsen $310,738,205 3 $103,579,402
76 Rosie Perez $303,516,208 2 $151,758,104
77 Rip Taylor $301,820,743 3 $100,606,914
78 Christina Aguilera $297,365,172 3 $99,121,724
79 Tye Sheridan $295,663,331 1 $295,663,331
80 Paul Wernick $295,663,331 1 $295,663,331
81 Nicholas Hoult $295,663,331 1 $295,663,331
82 James McAvoy $295,663,331 1 $295,663,331
83 Alan Tudyk $295,663,331 1 $295,663,331
84 Evan Peters $295,663,331 1 $295,663,331
85 Rhett Reese $295,663,331 1 $295,663,331
86 Pete Docter $293,004,164 1 $293,004,164
87 Steve Austin $291,787,985 3 $97,262,662
88 Charlton Heston $291,115,781 4 $72,778,945
89 Katie Couric $286,482,033 2 $143,241,017
90 Martin Campbell $273,794,941 2 $136,897,471
91 Quentin Tarantino $271,849,468 5 $54,369,894
92 Martha Stewart $269,935,376 3 $89,978,459
93 Lou Ferrigno $266,984,147 2 $133,492,074
94 David Zucker $264,568,347 6 $44,094,725
95 John Cleese $261,987,880 1 $261,987,880
96 Peter Benchley $260,000,000 1 $260,000,000
97 Bryan Singer $258,204,103 2 $129,102,052
98 Emma Thompson $256,393,010 1 $256,393,010
99 Mickie McGowan $254,668,290 2 $127,334,145
100 Arnold Schwarzenegger $247,867,333 5 $49,573,467

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Stan Lee: By Edward Liu (Stan "The Man" Lee) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

John Ratzenberger: Mary Hanley of the Rhode Island International Film Festival [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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