Actors as Superheroes Part 1

A list of actors playing characters in DC and Marvel live action superhero films and television in order of my favorites heroes.

List items

  • Serinda Swan, Smallville(2009-2010)

  • Oscar Isaac, X-Men: Apocalypse(2016)

  • Teagan Croft, Titans(2018)

  • Isabelle Cornish, Inhumans(2017).

  • Grace Fulton, Shazam!(2019).

  • Adan Canto, X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014).

  • Rhys Ifans, The Amazing Spider-Man(2012).

  • Peter Fonda, Ghost Rider(2007). Ciaran Hinds, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance(2011).

  • Topher Grace, Spider-Man 3(2007). Tom Hardy, Venom(2018).

  • Anthony Hopkins, Thor(2011), Thor: The Dark World(2013), Thor: Ragnarok(2017).

  • Tayler Mane, X-Men(2000). Live Schreiber, X-Men Origins: Wolverine(2009).

  • Elena Satine, Smallville(2010). Amber Heard, Justice League(2017), Aquaman(2018).

  • Doug Jones, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer(2007).

  • Justin Hartley, Aquaman(2006). Alan Ritchson, Smallville(2005-2010). Jason Momoa, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016), Justice League(2017), Aquaman(2018).

  • Shawn Ashmore, X-Men(2000), X2: X-Men United(2003), X-Men: The Last Stand(2006), X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014).

  • Maisie Richards-Sellers, Legends of Tomorrow(2016-2019).

  • Chris Evans, Fantastic Four(2005), Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer(2007). Michael B. Jordan, Fantastic Four(2015).

  • David Ogden Stiers, Justice League of America(1997). Phil Morris, Smallville(2007-2010). David Harewood, The Flash(2017), Supergirl(2015-2019)

  • Julian McMahon, Fantastic Four(2005), Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer(2007). Toby Kebbell, Fantastic Four(2015).

  • George Reeves, Superman vs. the Mole-Men(1951), Adventures of Superman(1952-1958). John Rockwell, The Adventures of Superboy(1961). John Newton(1988-1989). Gerard Christopher(1989-1992). Dean Cain, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman(1993-1997). Tom Welling, Smallville(2001-2011). Tyler Hoechlin, The Flash(2018), Arrow(2018), Supergirl(2016-2018). Kirk Alyn, Atom Man vs. Superman(1950). Christpher Reeve, Superman(1978), Superman II(1980), Superman III(1983), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace(1987). Brandon Routh, Superman Returns(2006). Henry Cavill, Man of Steel(2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016), Justice League(2017).

  • Brie Larson, Captain Marvel(2019), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Mike Moh, Inhumans(2017).

  • Ray Park, X-Men(2000). Evan Jonigkeit, X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014).

  • Ryan Potter, Titans(2018).

  • Tom Hiddleston, Thor(2011), The Avengers(2012), Thor: The Dark World(2013), Thor Ragnarok(2017), Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Vinnie Jones, X-Men: The Last Stand(2006). Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2(2018).

  • Amarilis, Generation X(1996).

  • Josh Brolin, Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Tomas Lemarquis, X-Men: Apocalypse(2016). Stephen Merchant, Logan(2017).

  • Robbie Amell, The Flash(2014-2017).

  • Paul Bettany, Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015), Captain America: Civil War(2016), Avengers: Infinity War(2018).

  • Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy(2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(2017), Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Suicide Squad(2016).

  • Eric Kramer, The Incredible Hulk Returns(1988). Chris Hemsworth, Thor(2011), The Avengers(2012), Thor: The Dark World(2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015), Thor: Ragnarok(2017), Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider(2007), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance(2011).

  • James Marsters, Smallville(2005-2008). Blake Ritson, Krypton(2018-2019).

  • Ryan Reynolds, X-Men Origins: Wolverine(2009), Deadpool(2016), Deadpool 2(2018).

  • Maggie Geha, Gotham(2016-2017). Uma Thurman, Batman & Robin(1997),

  • Dick Durock, Swamp Thing(1982), The Return of Swamp Thing(1989).

  • Callum Blue, Smallville(2009-2011). Colin Salmon, Krypton(2018-2019). Terence Stamp, Superman(1978), Superman II(1980). Michael Shannon, Man of Steel(2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016).

  • Famke Janssen, X-Men(2000), X2: X-Men United(2003), X-Men: The Last Stand(2006), The Wolverine(2013), X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014). Sophie Turner, X-Men Apocalypse(2016), Dark Phoenix(2019).

  • Paul Giamatti, The Amazing Spider-Man 2(2014).

  • Cress Williams, Black Lightning(2018-2019).

  • Kelsey Grammer, X-Men: The Last Stand(2006), X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014). Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: First Class(2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014), X-Men: Apocalypse(2016), Dark Phoenix(2019).

  • Michael Gray, Shazam!(1974-1976). Asher Angel, Shazam!(2019).

  • Tessa Thompson, Thor: Ragnarok(2017), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Echo Kellum, Legends of Tomorrow(2017), Arrow(2015-2019)

  • Charlie Tahan, Gotham(2015-2017). David Thompson, Gotham(2018-2019). Cillian Murphy, Batman Begins(2005), The Dark Knight(2008), The Dark Knight Rises(2012).

  • Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2(2014).

  • Laura Vandervoort, Smallville(2007-2011). Melissa Benoist, Legends of Tomorrow(2016-2017), The Flash(2016-2018), Arrow(2016-2018), Supergirl(2015-2019). Helen Slater, SuperGirl(1984).

  • Halle Berry, X-Men(2000), X2: X-Men United(2003), X-Men: The Last Stand(2006), X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014). Alexandra Shipp, X-Men Apocalypse(2016), Dark Phoenix(2019).

  • Anna Diop, Titans(2018).

  • Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man(2008), Iron Man 2(2010), The Avengers(2012), Iron Man 3(2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015), Captain America: Civil War(2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming(2017), Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Lucas Grabeel, Smallville(2011).

  • Jessica Alba, Fantastic Four(2005), Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer(2007). Kate Mara, Fantastic Four(2015).

  • Jeremy Ratchford, Generation X(1996). Caleb Landry Jones, X-Men: First Class(2011).

  • Daniel Cudmore, X2: X-Men United(2003), X-Men: The Last Stand(2006), X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014). Stefan Kapicic, Deadpool(2016), Deadpool 2(2018).

  • Lloyd Adams, X-Men: The Last Stand(2006).

  • John Wesley Shipp, The Flash(1990-1991). Grant Gustin, Legends of Tomorrow(2016-2017), Supergirl(2016-2018), Arrow(2016-2019), The Flash(2014-2019). Ezra Miller, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016), Suicide Squad(2016), Justice League(2017).

  • Mei Melancon, X-Men: The Last Stand(2006). Olivia Munn, X-Men Apocalypse(2016).

  • Josh Dallas, Thor(2011). Zachary Levi, Thor: The Dark World(2013), Thor: Ragnarok(2017).

  • Eric Martsolf, Smallville(2011).

  • Mark Strong, Green Lantern(2011).

  • Lewis Tan, Deadpool 2(2018).

  • Serinda Swan, Inhumans(2017).

  • Julie Newmar, Batman(1966-1967). Eartha Kitt, Batman(1967-1968). Camren Bicondova, Gotham(2014-2019). Lili Simmons, Gotham(2019). Lee Meriwether, Batman(1966). Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns(1992). Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises(2012).

  • Charlie Cox, The Defenders(2017), Daredevil(2015-2018). Ben Affleck, Daredevil(2003).

  • James Spader, Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015).

  • John Kassir, Justice League of America(1997). Brandon Routh, The Flash(2015-2016), Arrow(2013-2016), Legends of Tomorrow(2016-2019).

  • Rebecca Romijn, X-Men(2000), X2: X-Men United(2003), X-Men: The Last Stand(2006). Jennifer Lawrence, X-Men: First Class(2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014), X-Men: Apocalypse(2016), Dark Phoenix(2019).

  • Hugh Jackman, X-Men(2000), X2: X-Men United(2003), X-Men: The Last Stand(2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine(2009), The Wolverine(2013), X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014), Logan(2017).

  • Peter Hooten, Dr. Strange(1978). Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Strange(2016), Thor: Ragnarok(2017), Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Dania Ramirez, X-Men: The Last Stand(2006).

  • Nicholas Hammond, The Amazing Spider-Man(1977-1979). Tobey Maguire, Spider-Man(2002), Spider-Man 2(2004), Spider-Man 3(2007). Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man(2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2(2014). Tom Holland, Captain America: Civil War(2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming(2017), Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019), Spider-Man: Far From Home(2019).

  • Tim Pocock, X-Men: Origins: Wolverine. James Marsden, X-Men(2000), X2: X-Men United(2003), X-Men: The Last Stand(2006), X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014). Tye Sheridan, X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix(2019).

  • Bradley Cooper, Guardians of the Galaxy(2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(2017), Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Mark Stevens, Man-Thing(2005).

  • Cameron Bright, X-Men: The Last Stand(2006).

  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015). Evan Peters, X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014), X-Men: Apocalypse(2016), Dark Phoenix(2019).

  • Omar Sy, X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014).

  • Ryan Reynolds, Green Lantern(2011).

  • Alexz Johnson, Smallville(2009). Amy Jackson, Supergirl(2017-2018).

  • Alfred Molina, Spider-Man 2(2004).

  • Krysten Ritter, The Defenders(2017), Jessica Jones(2015-2019).

  • Anna Paquin, X-Men(2000), X2: X-Men United(2003), X-Men: The Last Stand(2006), X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014).

  • Elizabeth Olsen, Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015), Captain America: Civil War(2016), Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Olivia Holt, Cloak & Dagger(2018-2019).

  • Bill Bixby, The Incredible Hulk(1977-1982), The Incredible Hulk Returns(1988), The Trial of the Incredible Hulk(1989), The Death of the Incredible Hulk(1990). Eric Bana, The Hulk(2003). Edward Norton, The Incredible Hulk(2008). Mark Ruffalo, The Avengers(2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015), Thor: Ragnarok(2017), Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Skyler Samuels, The Gifted(2017-2019).

  • Chris Wood, The Flash(2017), Supergirl(2016-2018).

  • Ciara Renee, The Flash(2015), Arrow(2015), Legends of Tomorrow(2016).

  • Dafne Keen, Logan(2017).

  • Michael Keaton, Spider-Man: Homecoming(2017).

  • Tadanobu, Thor(2011), Thor: The Dark World(2013), Thor: Ragnarok(2017).

  • Ray Stevenson, Thor(2011), Thor: The Dark World(2013), Thor: Ragnarok(2017).

  • James Marsters, Smallville(2010). Jesse Rath, Supergirl(2018-2019).

  • Chadwick Boseman, Captain America: Civil War(2016), Black Panther(2017), Avengers: Infinity War(2018), Avengers: Endgame(2019).

  • Ben Foster, X-Men: The Last Stand(2006). Ben Hardy, X-Men: Apocalypse(2016).

  • Cathy Lee Crosby, Wonder Woman(1974). Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman(1975-1979). Adrianne Palicki, Wonder Woman(2011). Gal Gadot, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016), Wonder Woman(2017), Justice League(2017).

  • Thomas Haden Church, Spider-Man 3(2007).