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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 43 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), 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 ($879,658,781 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($863,613,101 in 2017), Thor: Ragnarok ($841,775,120 in 2017), Spider-Man ($821,706,375 in 2002), Deadpool ($801,029,249 in 2016)

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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 ($1,022,617,376 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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Pat Kiernan
Best known as a Cameo Actor based on credits in that role in 3 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Doctor Strange ($677,541,920 in 2016), The Interpreter ($162,753,837 in 2005)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Stan Lee $21,405,426,086 37 $578,525,029
2 John Ratzenberger $4,629,512,441 8 $578,689,055
3 Pat Kiernan $2,359,775,304 3 $786,591,768
4 Larry King $2,115,956,669 21 $100,759,841
5 Jay Leno $1,947,074,834 25 $77,882,993
6 Jimmy Fallon $1,686,076,045 4 $421,519,011
7 David Hasselhoff $1,543,147,370 6 $257,191,228
8 Thomas Roberts $1,519,479,547 1 $1,519,479,547
9 M. Night Shyamalan $1,341,325,453 4 $335,331,363
10 Steven Spielberg $1,221,538,117 5 $244,307,623
11 Samuel L. Jackson $1,210,092,476 7 $172,870,354
12 Mike Tyson $1,173,502,292 5 $234,700,458
13 Peter Jackson $1,163,637,719 4 $290,909,430
14 Sigourney Weaver $1,061,016,250 4 $265,254,063
15 Ethan Cohn $1,025,491,110 1 $1,025,491,110
16 Anderson Cooper $1,001,562,965 3 $333,854,322
17 Jon Voight $994,889,592 2 $497,444,796
18 Jeff Gordon $977,668,820 3 $325,889,607
19 Miley Cyrus $971,389,140 4 $242,847,285
20 Martin Campbell $950,850,224 2 $475,425,112
21 Kevin Costner $926,739,489 5 $185,347,898
22 Soledad O'Brien $905,422,046 3 $301,807,349
23 Seth Rogen $896,807,201 2 $448,403,601
24 Bruce Campbell $894,860,230 1 $894,860,230
25 Willem Dafoe $894,860,230 1 $894,860,230
26 Charlie Rose $893,675,042 2 $446,837,521
27 Jeff Goldblum $892,489,803 2 $446,244,902
28 Shaquille O'Neal $883,463,816 3 $294,487,939
29 Ester Dean $879,765,137 1 $879,765,137
30 Rebel Wilson $879,765,137 1 $879,765,137
31 Chris Evans $879,658,781 1 $879,658,781
32 John Cleese $878,979,634 1 $878,979,634
33 Nancy Grace $875,840,444 2 $437,920,222
34 Rob Zombie $868,634,969 2 $434,317,485
35 Vikram Gandhi $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
36 Erika Erickson $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
37 Kent Shocknek $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
38 Andrew Sullivan $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
39 Brooke Baldwin $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
40 Tom Luginbill $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
41 Neil deGrasse Tyson $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
42 Dave Pasch $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
43 Dana Bash $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
44 Conan O'Brien $866,092,536 5 $173,218,507
45 Conrad Vernon $807,330,936 1 $807,330,936
46 Cody Cameron $807,330,936 1 $807,330,936
47 Christopher Knights $807,330,936 1 $807,330,936
48 John Landis $805,671,708 2 $402,835,854
49 Paul McCartney $794,758,876 1 $794,758,876
50 Pete Docter $731,463,377 1 $731,463,377
51 KaDee Strickland $722,877,361 2 $361,438,681
52 Martha Stewart $686,794,690 3 $228,931,563
53 Kurt Russell $682,100,637 2 $341,050,319
54 Dick Cavett $679,850,637 1 $679,850,637
55 Burt Bacharach $676,406,139 3 $225,468,713
56 Quentin Tarantino $673,298,450 5 $134,659,690
57 Sven-Ole Thorsen $667,092,350 3 $222,364,117
58 Marc McClure $633,956,347 1 $633,956,347
59 Jon Favreau $631,396,873 2 $315,698,437
60 Mickie McGowan $624,977,886 2 $312,488,943
61 Adam del Rio $624,234,272 1 $624,234,272
62 Bill O'Reilly $621,156,415 2 $310,578,208
63 Elon Musk $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
64 Christiane Amanpour $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
65 Larry Ellison $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
66 Adam DJ AM Goldstein $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
67 Bill Murray $613,850,037 5 $122,770,007
68 Katie Couric $610,469,125 2 $305,234,563
69 Jimmy Kimmel $607,181,577 3 $202,393,859
70 Emma Thompson $585,532,684 1 $585,532,684
71 Ozzy Osbourne $583,643,104 3 $194,547,701
72 James Earl Jones $577,212,511 7 $82,458,930
73 Sig Hansen $560,155,383 1 $560,155,383
74 Lewis Hamilton $560,155,383 1 $560,155,383
75 Norah Jones $556,016,627 1 $556,016,627
76 Sam Jones $556,016,627 1 $556,016,627
77 Tom Skerritt $556,016,627 1 $556,016,627
78 Wen Zhang $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
79 Tin Kai man $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
80 Chiu Chi-ling $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
81 Tsui Hark $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
82 Kris Wu $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
83 Bai Ke $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
84 Joanie Lee $542,742,489 1 $542,742,489
85 Clive Russell $535,663,443 1 $535,663,443
86 Tom Hanks $527,071,022 2 $263,535,511
87 Rip Taylor $516,808,311 3 $172,269,437
88 Lou Ferrigno $510,649,293 2 $255,324,647
89 Peter Graves $506,858,344 2 $253,429,172
90 Bryan Singer $474,188,362 2 $237,094,181
91 Charlton Heston $473,315,781 4 $118,328,945
92 Sherry Lynn $470,895,745 2 $235,447,873
93 Peter Benchley $470,700,000 1 $470,700,000
94 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $462,389,632 2 $231,194,816
95 Michael Schumacher $461,651,246 1 $461,651,246
96 Ray Magliozzi $461,651,246 1 $461,651,246
97 Mario Andretti $461,651,246 1 $461,651,246
98 Andrew Stanton $461,651,246 1 $461,651,246
99 Dale Earnhardt Jr. $461,651,246 1 $461,651,246
100 Tom Magiozzi $461,651,246 1 $461,651,246

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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