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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 43 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 $8,595,348,538 37 $232,306,717
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 $928,629,628 3 $309,543,209
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 Mike Tyson $599,198,787 5 $119,839,757
12 M. Night Shyamalan $567,209,829 4 $141,802,457
13 Sigourney Weaver $524,694,435 4 $131,173,609
14 Shaquille O'Neal $482,163,863 3 $160,721,288
15 Burt Bacharach $473,041,863 3 $157,680,621
16 Miley Cyrus $461,697,519 4 $115,424,380
17 Jeff Goldblum $411,519,202 2 $205,759,601
18 Seth Rogen $406,856,853 2 $203,428,427
19 Peter Jackson $397,688,249 4 $99,422,062
20 Rob Zombie $394,834,969 2 $197,417,485
21 John Landis $384,085,523 2 $192,042,762
22 James Earl Jones $383,663,083 7 $54,809,012
23 Ozzy Osbourne $380,911,234 3 $126,970,411
24 Kevin Costner $374,939,489 5 $74,987,898
25 Anderson Cooper $374,157,184 3 $124,719,061
26 Jeff Gordon $372,130,632 3 $124,043,544
27 Soledad O'Brien $365,525,919 3 $121,841,973
28 Charlie Rose $355,677,573 2 $177,838,787
29 Jon Favreau $350,967,530 2 $175,483,765
30 Jon Voight $344,498,882 2 $172,249,441
31 Conan O'Brien $340,639,431 5 $68,127,886
32 Bruce Campbell $336,530,303 1 $336,530,303
33 Willem Dafoe $336,530,303 1 $336,530,303
34 KaDee Strickland $335,577,361 2 $167,788,681
35 Chris Evans $334,198,153 1 $334,198,153
36 Ethan Cohn $334,191,110 1 $334,191,110
37 Nancy Grace $334,072,476 2 $167,036,238
38 Kurt Russell $332,401,138 2 $166,200,569
39 Bill Murray $331,047,053 5 $66,209,411
40 Erika Erickson $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
41 Kent Shocknek $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
42 Andrew Sullivan $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
43 Brooke Baldwin $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
44 Tom Luginbill $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
45 Neil deGrasse Tyson $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
46 Dave Pasch $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
47 Dana Bash $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
48 Vikram Gandhi $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194
49 Dick Cavett $330,151,138 1 $330,151,138
50 Conrad Vernon $322,719,944 1 $322,719,944
51 Cody Cameron $322,719,944 1 $322,719,944
52 Christopher Knights $322,719,944 1 $322,719,944
53 Jimmy Kimmel $319,802,110 3 $106,600,703
54 Adam DJ AM Goldstein $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
55 Elon Musk $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
56 Christiane Amanpour $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
57 Bill O'Reilly $312,433,331 2 $156,216,666
58 Larry Ellison $312,433,331 1 $312,433,331
59 Sven-Ole Thorsen $310,738,205 3 $103,579,402
60 Rob Lowe $310,182,112 5 $62,036,422
61 Rosie Perez $303,005,393 2 $151,502,697
62 Rip Taylor $301,820,743 3 $100,606,914
63 Pete Docter $293,004,164 1 $293,004,164
64 Steve Austin $291,787,985 3 $97,262,662
65 Charlton Heston $291,115,781 4 $72,778,945
66 Katie Couric $286,482,033 2 $143,241,017
67 Martin Campbell $273,794,941 2 $136,897,471
68 Quentin Tarantino $271,849,468 5 $54,369,894
69 Martha Stewart $269,916,975 3 $89,972,325
70 Lou Ferrigno $266,984,147 2 $133,492,074
71 David Zucker $264,568,347 6 $44,094,725
72 John Cleese $261,987,880 1 $261,987,880
73 Peter Benchley $260,000,000 1 $260,000,000
74 Bryan Singer $258,204,103 2 $129,102,052
75 Emma Thompson $256,393,010 1 $256,393,010
76 Mickie McGowan $254,668,290 2 $127,334,145
77 Arnold Schwarzenegger $247,867,333 5 $49,573,467
78 Christina Aguilera $244,938,941 2 $122,469,471
79 Tom Magiozzi $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
80 Michael Schumacher $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
81 Ray Magliozzi $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
82 Mario Andretti $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
83 Andrew Stanton $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
84 Dale Earnhardt Jr. $244,082,982 1 $244,082,982
85 Casey Kasem $242,212,467 1 $242,212,467
86 Roger Grimsby $242,212,467 1 $242,212,467
87 Joe Franklin $242,212,467 1 $242,212,467
88 Kevin Spacey $238,432,078 2 $119,216,039
89 Peter Graves $231,264,885 2 $115,632,443
90 Adam del Rio $227,946,274 1 $227,946,274
91 Piers Morgan $227,752,221 4 $56,938,055
92 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $226,152,175 2 $113,076,088
93 Pharrell Williams $225,644,949 3 $75,214,983
94 Willie Nelson $222,995,997 3 $74,331,999
95 Woody Harrelson $222,071,792 2 $111,035,896
96 Gary Barlow $220,047,000 1 $220,047,000
97 Gareth Edwards $220,047,000 1 $220,047,000
98 Tom Hardy $220,047,000 1 $220,047,000
99 Marc McClure $219,456,347 1 $219,456,347
100 Oliver Stone $219,066,535 5 $43,813,307

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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