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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 44 films.
Top films contributed to this record: 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), Spider-Man 3 ($336,530,303 in 2007), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($334,198,153 in 2017)

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John Ratzenberger
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films.
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.
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 $8,602,171,949 37 $232,491,134
2 John Ratzenberger $1,901,741,245 8 $237,717,656
3 Larry King $1,325,847,072 21 $63,135,575
4 Jay Leno $1,193,267,736 25 $47,730,709
5 Pat Kiernan $947,653,157 4 $236,913,289
6 David Hasselhoff $760,202,084 6 $126,700,347
7 Steven Spielberg $685,015,762 5 $137,003,152
8 Jimmy Fallon $666,408,175 4 $166,602,044
9 Samuel L. Jackson $635,195,523 7 $90,742,218
10 Thomas Roberts $623,279,547 1 $623,279,547
11 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $603,823,651 2 $301,911,826
12 Mike Tyson $599,198,787 5 $119,839,757
13 Michaela Coel $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
14 Matthew Wood $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
15 Edgar Wright $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
16 Ellie Goulding $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
17 Tom Hardy $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
18 Sam Witwer $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
19 Oscar Wright $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
20 James Corden $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
21 Gary Barlow $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
22 Andrew Jack $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
23 Adrian Edmondson $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
24 Gareth Edwards $597,718,476 1 $597,718,476
25 M. Night Shyamalan $567,209,829 4 $141,802,457
26 Sigourney Weaver $524,694,435 4 $131,173,609
27 Shaquille O'Neal $482,163,863 3 $160,721,288
28 Burt Bacharach $473,041,863 3 $157,680,621
29 Miley Cyrus $461,697,519 4 $115,424,380
30 Jeff Goldblum $411,519,202 2 $205,759,601
31 Seth Rogen $406,856,853 2 $203,428,427
32 Peter Jackson $397,688,249 4 $99,422,062
33 Rob Zombie $394,834,969 2 $197,417,485
34 John Landis $384,085,523 2 $192,042,762
35 James Earl Jones $383,663,083 7 $54,809,012
36 Ozzy Osbourne $380,911,234 3 $126,970,411
37 Kevin Costner $374,939,489 5 $74,987,898
38 Anderson Cooper $374,157,184 3 $124,719,061
39 Jeff Gordon $372,130,632 3 $124,043,544
40 Soledad O'Brien $365,525,919 3 $121,841,973
41 Charlie Rose $355,677,573 2 $177,838,787
42 Jon Favreau $350,967,530 2 $175,483,765
43 Jon Voight $344,498,882 2 $172,249,441
44 Conan O'Brien $340,639,431 5 $68,127,886
45 Bruce Campbell $336,530,303 1 $336,530,303
46 Willem Dafoe $336,530,303 1 $336,530,303
47 KaDee Strickland $335,577,361 2 $167,788,681
48 Chris Evans $334,198,153 1 $334,198,153
49 Ethan Cohn $334,191,110 1 $334,191,110
50 Nancy Grace $334,072,476 2 $167,036,238
51 Kurt Russell $332,401,138 2 $166,200,569
52 Bill Murray $331,047,053 5 $66,209,411
53 Neil deGrasse Tyson $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
54 Dave Pasch $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
55 Dana Bash $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
56 Vikram Gandhi $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
57 Erika Erickson $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
58 Kent Shocknek $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
59 Andrew Sullivan $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
60 Brooke Baldwin $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
61 Tom Luginbill $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
62 Dick Cavett $330,151,138 1 $330,151,138
63 Christopher Knights $322,719,944 1 $322,719,944
64 Conrad Vernon $322,719,944 1 $322,719,944
65 Cody Cameron $322,719,944 1 $322,719,944
66 Jimmy Kimmel $319,802,110 3 $106,600,703
67 Adam DJ AM Goldstein $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
68 Elon Musk $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
69 Christiane Amanpour $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
70 Bill O'Reilly $312,433,331 2 $156,216,666
71 Larry Ellison $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
72 Sven-Ole Thorsen $310,738,205 3 $103,579,402
73 Rob Lowe $310,182,112 5 $62,036,422
74 Rosie Perez $303,005,393 2 $151,502,697
75 Rip Taylor $301,820,743 3 $100,606,914
76 Pete Docter $293,004,164 1 $293,004,164
77 Steve Austin $291,787,985 3 $97,262,662
78 Charlton Heston $291,115,781 4 $72,778,945
79 Katie Couric $286,482,033 2 $143,241,017
80 Martin Campbell $273,794,941 2 $136,897,471
81 Quentin Tarantino $271,849,468 5 $54,369,894
82 Martha Stewart $269,916,975 3 $89,972,325
83 Lou Ferrigno $266,984,147 2 $133,492,074
84 David Zucker $264,568,347 6 $44,094,725
85 John Cleese $261,987,880 1 $261,987,880
86 Peter Benchley $260,000,000 1 $260,000,000
87 Bryan Singer $258,204,103 2 $129,102,052
88 Emma Thompson $256,393,010 1 $256,393,010
89 Mickie McGowan $254,668,290 2 $127,334,145
90 Arnold Schwarzenegger $247,867,333 5 $49,573,467
91 Christina Aguilera $244,938,941 2 $122,469,471
92 Dale Earnhardt Jr. $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
93 Tom Magiozzi $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
94 Michael Schumacher $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
95 Ray Magliozzi $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
96 Mario Andretti $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
97 Andrew Stanton $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
98 Casey Kasem $242,212,467 1 $242,212,467
99 Roger Grimsby $242,212,467 1 $242,212,467
100 Joe Franklin $242,212,467 1 $242,212,467

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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