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

Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office


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

The figures represent the total amount of worldwide 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.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($2,019,509,094 in 2018), The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Black Panther ($1,346,913,772 in 2018), Iron Man 3 ($1,215,392,272 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Spider-Man 3 ($894,860,230 in 2007), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880,210,429 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($862,888,462 in 2017), Thor: Ragnarok ($850,650,283 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 ($1,021,405,367 in 2016), Finding Nemo ($936,429,370 in 2003), Monsters University ($743,588,329 in 2013), Up ($731,463,377 in 2009), The Incredibles ($614,726,752 in 2004), Cars 2 ($560,155,383 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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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 51 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($2,019,509,094 in 2018), Iron Man ($585,171,547 in 2008), Thor ($449,326,618 in 2011), Out of Sight ($77,562,568 in 1998), Eddie Murphy Raw ($50,504,655 in 1987), Goodfellas ($46,777,347 in 1990), Trees Lounge ($749,741 in 1996), Farce of the Penguins ($0 in 2007)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Stan Lee $25,067,477,390 41 $611,401,888
2 John Ratzenberger $4,628,300,432 8 $578,537,554
3 Samuel L. Jackson $3,229,601,570 8 $403,700,196
4 Pat Kiernan $2,461,542,468 4 $615,385,617
5 Larry King $2,115,956,669 21 $100,759,841
6 Cobie Smulders $2,019,509,094 1 $2,019,509,094
7 Stephen McFeely $2,019,509,094 1 $2,019,509,094
8 Jay Leno $1,947,266,389 25 $77,890,656
9 Jimmy Fallon $1,686,148,660 4 $421,537,165
10 David Hasselhoff $1,542,422,731 6 $257,070,455
11 Thomas Roberts $1,519,479,547 1 $1,519,479,547
12 M. Night Shyamalan $1,341,325,453 4 $335,331,363
13 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $1,330,434,672 2 $665,217,336
14 Sam Witwer $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
15 Oscar Wright $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
16 Gary Barlow $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
17 James Corden $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
18 Andrew Jack $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
19 Gareth Edwards $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
20 Adrian Edmondson $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
21 Michaela Coel $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
22 Matthew Wood $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
23 Edgar Wright $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
24 Tom Hardy $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
25 Ellie Goulding $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
26 Steven Spielberg $1,221,569,173 5 $244,313,835
27 Mike Tyson $1,173,629,891 5 $234,725,978
28 Peter Jackson $1,163,637,719 4 $290,909,430
29 Sigourney Weaver $1,059,804,241 4 $264,951,060
30 Ethan Cohn $1,025,491,110 1 $1,025,491,110
31 Anderson Cooper $1,001,562,965 3 $333,854,322
32 Jon Voight $993,587,454 2 $496,793,727
33 Jeff Gordon $987,162,904 3 $329,054,301
34 Miley Cyrus $970,664,501 4 $242,666,125
35 Martin Campbell $950,850,224 2 $475,425,112
36 Kevin Costner $926,739,489 5 $185,347,898
37 Soledad O'Brien $905,422,046 3 $301,807,349
38 Seth Rogen $896,807,201 2 $448,403,601
39 Bruce Campbell $894,860,230 1 $894,860,230
40 Willem Dafoe $894,860,230 1 $894,860,230
41 Charlie Rose $893,675,042 2 $446,837,521
42 Jeff Goldblum $891,765,164 2 $445,882,582
43 Shaquille O'Neal $883,463,816 3 $294,487,939
44 Chris Evans $880,210,429 1 $880,210,429
45 Ester Dean $879,765,137 1 $879,765,137
46 Rebel Wilson $879,765,137 1 $879,765,137
47 John Cleese $878,979,634 1 $878,979,634
48 Nancy Grace $875,840,444 2 $437,920,222
49 Erika Erickson $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
50 Kent Shocknek $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
51 Andrew Sullivan $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
52 Brooke Baldwin $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
53 Tom Luginbill $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
54 Neil deGrasse Tyson $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
55 Dave Pasch $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
56 Dana Bash $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
57 Vikram Gandhi $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
58 Rob Zombie $867,910,330 2 $433,955,165
59 Conan O’Brien $865,830,898 5 $173,166,180
60 Conrad Vernon $807,330,936 1 $807,330,936
61 Cody Cameron $807,330,936 1 $807,330,936
62 Christopher Knights $807,330,936 1 $807,330,936
63 John Landis $805,671,708 2 $402,835,854
64 Paul McCartney $790,094,284 1 $790,094,284
65 Brad Pitt $763,886,474 2 $381,943,237
66 Pete Docter $731,463,377 1 $731,463,377
67 Evan Peters $730,872,669 1 $730,872,669
68 Rhett Reese $730,872,669 1 $730,872,669
69 Tye Sheridan $730,872,669 1 $730,872,669
70 Paul Wernick $730,872,669 1 $730,872,669
71 Nicholas Hoult $730,872,669 1 $730,872,669
72 James McAvoy $730,872,669 1 $730,872,669
73 Alan Tudyk $730,872,669 1 $730,872,669
74 KaDee Strickland $722,877,361 2 $361,438,681
75 Martha Stewart $686,813,091 3 $228,937,697
76 Kurt Russell $682,100,637 2 $341,050,319
77 Dick Cavett $679,850,637 1 $679,850,637
78 Burt Bacharach $676,406,139 3 $225,468,713
79 Quentin Tarantino $673,883,830 5 $134,776,766
80 Sven-Ole Thorsen $667,092,350 3 $222,364,117
81 Marc McClure $655,953,446 1 $655,953,446
82 Jon Favreau $631,524,472 2 $315,762,236
83 Mickie McGowan $624,977,886 2 $312,488,943
84 Adam del Rio $624,234,272 1 $624,234,272
85 Bill O'Reilly $621,160,461 2 $310,580,231
86 Christiane Amanpour $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
87 Larry Ellison $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
88 Adam DJ AM Goldstein $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
89 Elon Musk $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
90 Bill Murray $613,850,037 5 $122,770,007
91 Katie Couric $610,469,125 2 $305,234,563
92 Jimmy Kimmel $607,883,947 3 $202,627,982
93 Emma Thompson $585,532,684 1 $585,532,684
94 Ozzy Osbourne $583,643,104 3 $194,547,701
95 James Earl Jones $577,212,511 7 $82,458,930
96 Lewis Hamilton $560,155,383 1 $560,155,383
97 Sig Hansen $560,155,383 1 $560,155,383
98 Norah Jones $556,016,627 1 $556,016,627
99 Sam Jones $556,016,627 1 $556,016,627
100 Tom Skerritt $556,016,627 1 $556,016,627

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

Samuel L. Jackson: By pinguino k (originally posted to Flickr as samuel l jackson) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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