ByJames Howlett, writer at

Comic books are the life blood of us geeks and nerds, and there's nothing more gratifying than being able to see our favorites come to life either on the big screen or small. We all have our choices as to whom we would love to see play them. Some actors/actresses have graced a few comic book roles with their presence, whilst others seem to be trapped there. Does that stand as a good or a bad thing for their careers?

So I decided to do a little research to find actors and actresses who have made a movie or TV show, live-action or animated that was either based on a comic book, a comic book that came from it or one that was created during. The criteria had to be at least 2 to count to be on the list.

Megan Fox - Megan starred in the first two live-action Transformers. Then in 2010 she was in DC Comics' Jonah Hex. Last year she portrayed the spunky news reporter April O'Neil in the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and is back for next year's sequel.

Making teens cream their jeans since 1997.
Making teens cream their jeans since 1997.

James Marsters - Marsters gained notoriety when he joined the cast of Buffy The Vampire Slayer as the leather coat wearing, bleach blonde, Billy Idol wanna-be Brit, Spike. He then went over to the spin-off show Angel. After Angel he had a story arc on the hit WB/UPN show Smallville (there's plenty more Smallville to come in this list) as Braniac. He has even provided voices in animated films and shows such as, Superman: Doomsday, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Super Hero Squad Show and Ultimate Spider-Man. James even starred as the baddie in the live action movie Dragonball Evolution. He's guest starred on Torchwood, Caprica, Supernatural and Warehouse 13.

Stephen Amell - One of the hottest attractions at Comic-Cons today, and lead in one of TV's biggest superhero series, Amell stars as the titular character Arrow. He even traded in his green hood and bow for a hockey mask and a machete...wait wrong character! Well, he will be wearing a hockey mask, but he won't be wielding a baseball bat as the vigilante (talk about type casting) Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell. Oh yeah, he was even on The Vampire Diaries.

Jennifer Connelly - She has managed to thrive in Hollywood with only having been in two different comic book movies... The first being The Rocketeer in 1991 and then the first live action theatrical released Hulk in 2003.

Terence Stamp - Probably the most ironic one on the list. Stamp has played bitter enemies. He first portrayed General Zod who tried to over throw Krypton and Jor-El.... Then 23 years later he prived the voice of Jor-El on Smallville. Stamp was in Star Wars Episode 1, Elektra and Wanted.

Margot Kidder - Ultimately known as Lois Lane, she also guest starred on Smallville. She was in Captain Planet and the Planeteers and guest starred on Phantom 2040.

Annette O'Toole - She went from being Clark Kent's girl Lana Lang in Superman III to being Clark's mom on Smallville.

Christopher Reeve - A true icon in the superhero/comic book world. From the original Superman franchise to guest starring on Smallville.

From geek to killer chic....
From geek to killer chic....

Ryan Reynolds - With his charisma it's no wonder he makes a good choice for a comic book character. Believe it or not, his first comic related role was on Sabrina The Teenage Witch in '96. Also in '96 he had a guest spot on The X-Files. He then went on to be in Blade: Trinity, Wolverine, Green Lantern, R.I.P.D. and last but not least, Deadpool!!!

Arnold Schwarzenegger - One of the two biggest 80's action heroes, Arnie made quite a few movies back then that turned into quite the franchise and ultimately became comic books. Conan the Barbarian and its sequel (with a new one coming), The Terminator, Predator (which teamed up with Aliens) and who could forget the time he was Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin.

Sylvester Stallone - The other uber 80's action hero. The Rambo franchise included the cartoon and comic books with video games. 1993's Demolition Man had a four-part limited-series comic adaptation published by DC Comics. And then there was Judge Dredd.

Chris Evans - Now this is one that seems to have found quite a niche in this genre. He played the over zealous Johnny Storm/Human Torch in 2005's Fantastic Four movie as well as it's sequel. He lent his voice as Casey Jones in the theatrically released TMNT animated movie. As well, he was in Push, The Losers and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World all before he found his home as Captain America.

Sigourney Weaver - Her only ones were as Ripley in the Alien franchise and Dana Barrett in both Ghostbusters.

Eliza Dushku - The lovely Miss Dushku became very well known thanks to her role as Faith on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel. Also, from another Whedon show she starred in, Dollhouse. She provided the voice for Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Batman: Year One and currently for She-Hulk in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Jon Bernthal - Starred in the first 19 episodes of The Walking Dead and is heading over to MARVEL to be the new Punisher.

Michael Jai White - In 1997 he brought to life Spawn on the big screen. He was in The Dark Knight, voiced Doomsday in both Justice League and Justice League Unlimited cartoon series as well as Tattooed Man in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Recently he was Bronze Tiger on Arrow.

Bruce Campbell - The cult film god, the Evil Dead franchise, Darkman, Spiderman 1,2&3, Lois and Clark, Hercules and Xena and even a guest spot on the X-Files.

Ray Stevenson - The 3rd live-action Punisher, he was also in both Thor movies, G.I. Joe Retaliation and he even voiced Punisher in The Super Hero Squad.

James McAvoy - From Wesley in Wanted to Professor X in the X-Man franchise.

Michael B. Jordan - In Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox he voiced Victor Stone aka Cyborg and is now the new Human Torch in Fantastic Four. *Honorable Mention - I could not find any comics based on the 2012 movie Chronicle, although there should be, and if there is please post it in the comments, cause I would so love to find them.

Halle Berry - She played Storm in the X-Men franchise but unfortunately she decided to go over to DC and play Catwoman.

Keanu Reeves - How many times has this guy saved the world... From the most excellent Bill & Ted movies and cartoon to The Matrix franchise as well John Constantine.

We've got a saying on my planet. If God intended us to fly, he wouldn't have taken away our wings.
We've got a saying on my planet. If God intended us to fly, he wouldn't have taken away our wings.

Tim Robbins - Robbins Co-starred in MARVEL's first attempt at a live-action big screen film, Howard The Duck (which gets such a bad rap, it's freakin' awesome!!). He then went on to be in Green Lantern.

Nicolas Cage - He's proven he's a real Superman fan and nearly played him in a movie... He instead played Johnny Blaze in the Ghost Rider movies. In Astro Boy he provided the voice of Dr. Tenma and then went on to Kick-Ass as Big Daddy.

Josh Brolin - He starred as the title character in DC'c Jonah Hex, a young Agent K in MIB 3, Thanos in Guardians and again in Age of Ultron. He was in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and in Oldboy.

Michael Shanks - Most notably Dr. Daniel Jackson for the Stargate franchise. He had guest spots on Highlander, Eureka and Supernatural. And he was Hawkman on Smallville.

John Wesley Shipp - He was the Flash in the 90s TV series and now he is the father of The Flash. He also guest starred in Human Target and voiced Prof. Zoom in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Helen Slater - She was the first live-action Supergirl in 1984. Voiced Talia in The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Lara-El on Smallville, guest starred on Supernatural and will be seen in the upcoming CBS series Supergirl as Kara's foster mom.

Dominic Purcell - Purcell co-starred in the third Blade outing as the main antagonist. He now guests on The Flash and it's up coming spin-off Legends of Tomorrow as Heat Wave.

Michael Keaton - Everyone knows him as Beetlejuice and Batman and he was in the remake of Robocop.

Anna Paquin - From the X-Men franchise she was Rogue, from there she went on to star in HBO's hit series True Blood.

Hugo Weaving - He starred as Agent Smith in the Matrix franchise and V in V for Vendetta. Weaving also provided the voice of Megatron in the first 3 live-action films. In Captain America: The First Avenger he was Red Skull.

Zoe Saldana - She plays Uhura in the new Star Trek films, she was in The Losers, and she's Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Katie Cassidy - Katie starred in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and guest starred on Supernatural. Now she is Laurel Lance and Black Canary on Arrow.

Liam Neeson - In 1990 Neeson starred in Sam Raimi's Darkman. Then in 1999 he entered the world of Star Wars in Episode 1 as Qui-Gon Jinn. He made his way to DC as Batman's nemesis Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins.

Tommy Lee Jones - In Batman Forever, Jones played the ex-DA Harvey Dent who became the twisted Two Face. He then joined the ranks of a secret organization who keeps the peace with alien life forms in the Men In Black franchise. For Captain America: The First Avenger he was Colonel Chester Phillips.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan - He was the Winchester patriarch on Supernatural, The Comedian in Watchmen, cameo in Jonah Hex, The Losers and he will be playing Thomas Wayne in Batman v Superman.

Mickey Rourke - He was Marv in both Sin City movies and he was Ivan Vanko in Iron Man 2.

Daniel Craig - The Newest Bond starred opposite Tom Hanks in Road To Perdition. Craig also starred in the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens. He also voiced several characters in The Adventures of Tintin.

Jamie Bell - Bell provided the voice of Tintin in The Adventures of Tintin, was in Snowpiercer, Jumper and is the new Thing in Fantastic Four.

Jeff Goldblum - The quirky Goldblum was in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Jurassic Park and The Lost World, Independence Day, and a voice role in Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson - The guy IS Kick-Ass and Quicksilver. He was also in the new Godzilla.

Even Peters - The guy is Kick-Ass's best friend and Quicksilver.

Natalie Portman - This lovely lady starred in Star Wars Ep1, 2 and 3 as Padmé Amidala, V For Vendetta, and both Thors.

Bruce Willis - Mr. Willis Starred in both Red films, he was in both Sin City movies, the sci-fi action flick Surrogates, he played the original G. I. Joe, General Joseph Colton in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. *Honorable Mention - Unbreakable, even though no comic was ever made, it so should.

Scarlett Johansson - ScarJo's first comic book movie was as Rebecca in Ghost World. She then starred in The Spirit followed by her Black Widow performances. Last year she starred as the title character Lucy.


Dolph Lundgren - Dolph starred as the muscle bound He-Man in the live-action adaptation of Masters of the Universe. He was also the very first live-action Punisher in 1989.

Jackie Earle Haley - He played Rorschach in Watchmen, became the new nightmare Freddy Krueger, starred in the TV series Human Target and was in the rebooted Robocop.

Vincent D'Onofrio - He played Edgar in Men In Black, was just in Jurassic World and is the new crime lord Kingpin in the new Daredevil series on Netflix.

Jason Momoa - The Hawaiian actor starred in the Stargate spin-off Atlantis, Conan the Barbarian, and will be Aquaman in the DC Cinematic Universe.

Elizabeth Olsen - She's fairly new to Hollywood but is already racking up an impressive resume. She was in Oldboy, Godzilla (next to Ultron costar Taylor-Johnson) and she is now Scarlet Witch.

Eric Johnson - Eric starred in the first season of Smallville as Whitney Fordman, guest starred on Supernatural, and was Flash Gordon on the short lived series of the same name.

Tom Hardy - A favorite for fan casting, Hardy was in Star Trek: Nemesis, Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and recently Mad Max.

Vinnie Jones - The former footballer was Juggernaut in X-Men The Last Stand, the TV show The Cape and was seen in Starling City on Arrow.

Hugh Jackman - A great actor of stage and theatre the guy will forever be known as Wolverine. For 15 years and 7 movies (not including his next solo one) Jackman has portrayed the iconic and fan favorite X-Man. Between those times he was also Van Helsing.

Robert Downey Jr. - The guy had a rough past with addiction but turned his life around and has become a staple in the MARVEL universe as Iron Man. He has also been the famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes. But these were not his first comic book roles.....believe it or not Weird Science was. It was based on the 1950's EC Comics magazine of the same name.

Jessica Alba - With two Sin City and two Fantastic Four films under her belt, she started her career in the TV series Dark Angel which is getting an honorable mention here even though it was never based on or made into a comic book.

Jensen Ackles - This guy is a fan casting favorite, will we ever see him as a live-action superhero? Never can tell. He does however star on the hit CW series Supernatural, was in Dark Angel as well (which as above gets an honorable mention), guest starred on Smallville and he even voiced Jason Todd aka Red Hood in Batman: Under the Red Hood.

Harrison Ford - Mr. Scruffy himself, this man has brought to life two of the most icon characters in cinematic history, Han Solo and Indiana Jones. He starred opposite Daniel Craig in the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens.

Christian Bale - The 7th live-action Batman (not counting ads and commercials). Bale also starred as John Connor in the fourth installment of the Terminator film series Terminator: Salvation.

Sarah Michelle Gellar - The star of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Gellar also voiced April O'Neil in the 2007 CGI animated TMNT and voice work for Star Wars Rebels.

Martin Sheen - Yes even he has dipped his toes in comic book movies..... He played the supervillian Jason Wynn in Spawn and was Ben Parker in Sony's last two Spiderman films.

Michael Rooker - He was the bad-ass Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead, was in the movie Jumper and then he decided to turn blue with a red mohawk in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Angelina Jolie - She's been in video game movies before, but not many comic book ones. She provided the voice of Grendel's mother in Beowulf, and she starred in Wanted.

Riddle me this....somebody stop me!!!
Riddle me this....somebody stop me!!!

Jim Carrey - Carrey starred as The Mask, played The Riddler in Batman Forever and as Colonel Stars and Stripes in Kick-Ass 2.

Will Smith - He starred in Independence Day, the Men In Black movies, I Am Legend, and will be seen in DC's Suicide Squad. *Honorable mention for Hancock*

David Boreanaz - Another one who gained fame through the genius of Joss Whedon. He starred as Angel in Buffy and his own spin-off. He was in The Crow: Wicked Prayer and voiced Hal Jordan in Justice League: The New Frontier.

Aaron Ashmore - He played Jimmy Olsen on Smallville and starred in Warehouse 13.

Shawn Ashmore - The identical twin of Aaron, Shawn was Iceman in the X-Men movies, voiced Iceman in The Super Hero Squad and even guest starred on Smallville.

Jamie Foxx - This Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe award winner starred as Django in Django Unchained and played Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Samuel L. Jackson - This one bad mother--- (watch your mouth) has been in quite a few comic book movies. Not many people can say that a character has been made just for him, the Ultimate Marvel Universe Nick Fury. He was in Jurassic Park, Star Wars Ep 1-3, Astro Boy, Django Unchained, Oldboy, Jumper, RoboCop and Kingsman: The Secret Service. And he was Frozone in The Incredibles. *Honorable mention for Mr. Glass*

Alec Baldwin - Alec starred in 1988's supernatural comedy Beetlejuice, and then became the title character The Shadow.

Adam Baldwin - No relation to the above.... Adam was in Predator 2, Independence Day, The X-Files, Joss Whedon's Firefly/Serenity, Stargate SG-1, Angel, voiced Hal Jordan in the Justice League cartoon series, voiced Superman in Superman: Doomsday, starred in Chuck, provided voices in Transformers: Prime and Young Justice and provides the voice of Vance Astro in both Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Guardians of the Galaxy cartoons.

Ian Somerhalder - He is now most notably known for his role of Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, Ian also guest starred on Smallville.

Patrick Stewart - To geeks and nerds around the world he is known for being Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: TNG and it's movies and for portraying Prof. X.

Jared Padalecki - The 3rd Winchester on this list, he stars on the CW series Supernatural and starred in the remake of Friday The 13th.

Adrianne Palicki - She was Lady Jaye in G.I. Joe Retaliation, guested on Smallville, the unaired (only online) pilot Aquaman, the unaired TV pilot of Wonder Woman, Supernatural and can now be seen on Agents of SHIELD.

Christopher Lambert - There can be only one...... He was Connor MacLeod of the clan MacLeod in the Highlander franchise and was Methodius in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

Peter Weller - He was Buckaroo in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, he was the original Robocop, he voiced Bruce Wayne/Batman in the animated movie The Dark Knight Returns and he was in Star Trek Into Darkness.

Wesley Snipes - Snipes starred next to Stallone in Demolition Man and then for MARVEL he was Blade.

Clancy Brown - He starred in Highlander as The Kurgan, Starship Troopers, the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, Pathfinder, Green Lantern and Cowboys & Aliens and he guest starred on The Flash. With a voice like his, who wouldn't want this guy to do some voice over work for you...... Lex Luthor in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, The Batman (also as Mr. Freeze and Bane). Other voice work he's done for: The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United, Extreme Ghostbusters, Batman Beyond, Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, Teen Titans, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Wolverine and the X-Men, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, G.I. Joe: Renegades, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers Prime, Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Ultimate Spider-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avengers Assemble and is now Red Hulk in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Michael Clark Duncan - He was The Kingpin in the movie Daredevil, Kilowog in Green Lantern, guest starred on the TV series Weird Science, voiced The Kingpin in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, and voice work in Teen Titans and Ultimate Spider-Man.

Brandon Routh - He hasn't been around for all that long but he sure has made a name for himself in the comic world. He kicked things off when he took the mantle of Superman in Superman Returns. He was also in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Chuck, voiced Everywhere Man in The Batman, and can now be seen in Arrow and it's spin-offs as The Atom.

Chris Pratt - The new go to guy in Hollywood. With two movies so far under his belt that hit the billion dollar status Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. Pratt was also in Wanted, and even did a voice role in The Batman.

Ben Affleck - From Daredevil to the newest Batman, heck you want to get technical he was even Superman, sorta.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - The most electrifying man in sports entertainment....during the Attitude Era of the WWF/WWE most of the top talent had their own comic books created, Stone Cold, Taker, The Rock. Johnson starred in G.I. Joe Retaliation, Hercules and he is set to be Black Adam in the upcoming DC movie Shazam.

Ron Perlman - He brought the demon Hellboy to life in 2 live-action movies and 2 animated. He was in Alien: Resurrection, Blade II, Star Trek: Nemesis and Conan the Barbarian. This is another guy who has quite a distinctive voice, so it's no wonder why he's a great choice for voice-over roles.....Deathstroke in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Batman: The Animated Series, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Phantom 2040, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, Men in Black: The Series, Justice League, Teen Titans, The Batman, Justice League Unlimited, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Nathan Fillion - Another one of Whedon's, Nathan is a fan casting favorite. He was Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds on the short lived cult hit Firefly and it's feature film Serenity. He then went over to guest on Buffy. He has done some voice work, Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman; Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Justice League: Doom, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Voiced Vigilante in Justice League Unlimited and he even had a cameo voice part in Guardians of the Galaxy. Will we ever see him as a live-action superhero? One can only hope.

Kirsten Dunst - Miss Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, Kirsten was also in The Crow: Salvation.

John Leguizamo - He was in Spawn and Kick-Ass 2

Benedict Cumberbatch - In Star Trek Into Darkness he played Kahn and he is Sherlock Holmes in the popular mini-series. He is also set to play Doctor Strange in the MARVEL Cinematic Universe.

Kelly Hu - She was in Friday the 13th Part VIII, Lady Deathstrike in X2, guest starred in Vampire Diaries, Warehouse 13 and Arrow. Plus did voice work in Batman: Under the Red Hood, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Young Justice and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Lucy Lawless - The amazonian starred as Xena The Warrior Princess, voiced Wonder Woman in Justice League: The New Frontier, had a cameo in Spider-Man, was in Battlestar Galactica, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., guest starred in The X-Files and will be seen in the new series Ash vs. Evil Dead.

J. August Richards - He played Gunn on Angel, guest starred on Warehouse 13, Arrow and plays Deathlok on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Michael Caine - Caine played Alfred Pennyworth in Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and was in Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Rosario Dawson - This beauty starred in MIB 2, both Sin City films, voiced Artemis in Wonder Woman, voiced Wonder Woman in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Dawson is now Claire Temple/Night Nurse on all three of MARVEL/Netflix series Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.

Donal Logue - He was in Blade, Ghost Rider and he can now be seen in FOX's hit series Gotham.

Jeff Bridges - Jeff starred as the antagonist in Iron Man, reprised his role of Kevin Flynn in Tron: Legacy and he starred in R.I.P.D.

Idris Elba - He played Roque in The Losers, Heimdall in MARVEL's Cinematic Universe, Moreau in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Captain Janek in Prometheus and he will be in Star Trek Beyond.

She can kick my ass anyday.....
She can kick my ass anyday.....

Charlize Theron - This knockout starred in Æon Flux, Prometheus, Mad Max Fury Road and was the narrator for Astro Boy. *Honorable Mention for Hancock*

Michael Fassbender - Heck this guys movie career started with a comic book one, 300. From there he went on to DC's Jonah Hex and then to X-Men, Prometheus and will be in the upcoming film Assassin's Creed.

Chris Hemsworth - He hasn't been making movies for all that long just 6 years, but he has made quite a name for himself. He started off as George Kirk (Capt. James T. Kirk's father) in the updated Star Trek film. Then he grabbed the role of a lifetime.... The Son of Odin, God of Thunder, Thor. He seems to have traded in the hammer and cape for glasses and a jumpsuit in next years release of the remake/reboot/reimagining of Ghostbusters.

Morgan Freeman - This amazing actor starred in The Dark Knight trilogy, Wanted, RED, the narrator for Conan the Barbarian, and Lucy.

Sir Ian McKellen - Magneto in the X-Men franchise, he was also in The Shadow.

Michael Rosenbaum - The frollically impaired billionaire from Smallville, Rosenbaum starred in 7 seasons of the hit WB/CW series as Lex Luthor. He's also does voice work for Batman Beyond, Justice League, Teen Titans, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Justice League: Doom and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.

Lauren Cohan - This Philly native stars in the hit show The Walking Dead. She's also been in Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and Chuck.

Amy Acker - She gained notoriety in Whedon's popular spin-off Angel as Fred. From there she did a few guest spots, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, Human Target, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., recurring role on Dollhouse and voice work in Justice League Unlimited.

Aaron Eckhart - He played Harvey Dent aka Two Face in Nolan's Batman and starred in I Frankenstein.

Thomas Jane - He was in The Crow: City of Angels and was Frank Castle in The Punisher.

Gary Oldman - James Gordon in The Dark Night trilogy, he was also in the remakes of RoboCop and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Paul Bettany - He's provided the voice of JARVIS and has now become Vision in the MARVEL movies. He also starred in Priest.

Sean Connery - Quite the accomplished actor, he was in Highlander and the first sequel, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Avengers (not the superhero one, the spy one) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as Allan Quatermain.

Karl Urban - He is Dr. McCoy for the new Trek movies, he was Dredd, he was in Priest, RED and Pathfinder. He was even in the TV series of Hercules and Xena.

From the Force to clowning around.
From the Force to clowning around.

Mark Hamill - What ca I say about this guy..... Well, he kicked off his movie career with a bang, starring in the original Star Wars trilogy as Luke Skywalker. He was also in The Guyver and Kingsman: The Secret Service. In 1991 Hamill guest starred on The Flash as The Trickster which he then reprised the same role in the new Flash series. He even guest starred on Chuck. Now his voice roles...... he provided voices in Ultimate Avengers, Phantom 2040, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited, The Batman, The Super Hero Squad Show, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: Rescue Bots. For 23 years Mark has provided the voice for The Joker, from TV series (Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and it's movies (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker) to video games.

Suffice it to say comic books dominate the movie and TV industry. Is this hurting it? Some actors and actresses have found ways to avoid being in any movies in this genre while there are others who seem to be at home and comfortable in it. I'm sure there are plenty of others not mentioned in this list, so please comment on any others you can think of. Also, who do you think had/has the biggest influence in comic book movies/TV?


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