Marvel Cinematic Universe Cast

by vollertryan | created - 06 Apr 2014 | updated - 06 Apr 2014 | Public

1. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

Tony Stark / Iron Man

  • IRON MAN (2008)
  • THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)
  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • IRON MAN 3 (2013)
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)

2. Terrence Howard

Actor | Hustle & Flow

Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career ...

James Rhodes

  • IRON MAN (2008)

3. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger

  • IRON MAN (2008)

4. Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress | Shakespeare in Love

A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother is of mostly German descent. When Gwyneth was eleven, the ...

Pepper Potts

  • IRON MAN (2008)
  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • IRON MAN 3 (2013)

5. Shaun Toub

Actor | Iron Man

Shaun Toub was born in Tehran, Iran, to a Persian Jewish family. He was raised in Manchester, England. At the age of 14, he moved to Switzerland and after a two year stay, he crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, New Hampshire, to finish his last year of high school. After two years of college in ...

Ho Yinsen

  • IRON MAN (2008)
  • IRON MAN 3 (2013)

6. Leslie Bibb

Actress | Iron Man

Leslie Louise Bibb was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, on November 17, 1974, and raised in Nelson County, Virginia. Later she and her mother, along with her three older sisters, moved to Richmond, where Leslie attended an all-girls Catholic high school, St. Gertrude.

In 1990 The Oprah Winfrey Show (...

Christine Everhart

  • IRON MAN (2008)
  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)

7. Clark Gregg

Actor | The Avengers

Clark Gregg was born on April 2, 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Clark Gregg. He is an actor and director, known for The Avengers (2012), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006). He has been married to Jennifer Grey since July 21, 2001. They have ...

Phil Coulson

  • IRON MAN (2008)
  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)
  • THOR (2011)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

8. Faran Tahir

Actor | Iron Man

Faran Haroon Tahir was born in Los Angeles, California while his parents were studying acting and directing at UCLA Theatre Department. He comes from a theatre family well-known in Pakistan and India. Both his parents are actors, directors and writers in Pakistan. Faran moved back to Los Angeles, ...

Raza

  • IRON MAN (2008)

9. Paul Bettany

Actor | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Paul Bettany is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), ...

J.A.R.V.I.S. / Vision

  • IRON MAN (2008)
  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • IRON MAN 3 (2013)
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)

10. Jon Favreau

Producer | Chef

Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.

The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...

Happy Hogan

  • IRON MAN (2008)
  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)
  • IRON MAN 3 (2013)

11. Samuel L. Jackson

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...

Nick Fury

  • IRON MAN (2008)
  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)
  • THOR (2011)
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014)
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)

12. Edward Norton

Actor | Motherless Brooklyn

American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.

His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer ...

Bruce Banner / The Hulk

  • THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)

13. Liv Tyler

Actress | Armageddon

Liv Tyler is an actress of international renown and has been a familiar face on our screens for over two decades and counting. She began modelling at the age of fourteen before pursuing a career in acting. After making her film debut in Bruce Beresford's Silent Fall, she was cast by fledgling ...

Betty Ross

  • THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)

14. Tim Roth

Actor | Rob Roy

Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to ...

Emil Blonsky / Abomination

  • THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)

15. Tim Blake Nelson

Actor | O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Tim Blake Nelson was born on May 11, 1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and director, known for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) and Leaves of Grass (2009). He has been married to Lisa Benavides-Nelson since June 12, 1994. They have three children.

Samuel Sterns

  • THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)

16. Ty Burrell

Actor | Modern Family

Tyler Gerald Burrell was born on August 22, 1967 in Grants Pass, Oregon, where his family owned a business. He is the son of Sheri Rose (Hauck), a teacher, and Gary Gerald Burrell, a family therapist, and is primarily of English and German ancestry. He earned a BA from Southern Oregon University ...

Leonard Samson

  • THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)

17. William Hurt

Actor | A History of Violence

William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his ...

Thunderbolt Ross

  • THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)

18. Don Cheadle

Actor | Crash

Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in...

James Rhodes / War Machine / Iron Patriot

  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)
  • IRON MAN 3 (2013)
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)

19. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Her

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...

Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow

  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014)
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)

20. Sam Rockwell

Actor | Moon

Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the only child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents separated, at which ...

Justin Hammer

  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)

21. Mickey Rourke

Actor | The Wrestler

Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his ...

Ivan Vanko / Whiplash

  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)

22. Garry Shandling

Writer | The Larry Sanders Show

Garry Shandling was born on November 29, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Garry Emmanuel Shandling. He was a writer and actor, known for The Larry Sanders Show (1992), It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He died on March 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...

Senator Stern

  • IRON MAN 2 (2010)
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014)

23. Chris Hemsworth

Actor | The Avengers

Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ...

Thor Odinson

  • THOR (2011)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)

24. Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...

Jane Foster

  • THOR (2011)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)

25. Tom Hiddleston

Actor | The Avengers

Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory ...

Loki Laufeyson

  • THOR (2011)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)

26. Idris Elba

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...

Heimdall

  • THOR (2011)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)

27. Jaimie Alexander

Actress | Thor

Jaimie Alexander was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but moved with her family to Grapevine, Texas, when she was four years old. She took theatre classes in grade school as a hobby but was kicked out in high school because she could not sing, and so she took up sports instead. At age 17 she ...

Lady Sif

  • THOR (2011)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)
  • AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014)

28. Ray Stevenson

Actor | Thor

Tall, dark, but somewhat gentle-looking actor Ray Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1964, on a British army base. His father was a British pilot in the Royal Air Force, and his mother is Irish. He moved with his family to Lemington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England in 1972 at ...

Volstagg

  • THOR (2011)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)

29. Josh Dallas

Actor | Thor

Josh Dallas was born in Louisville Kentucky. At the age of sixteen, Josh received the Sarah Exley Scholarship, a full ride scholarship given to one American student every three years to study acting at the prestigious "Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts" in London, England. As an actor...

Fandral

  • THOR (2011)

30. Tadanobu Asano

Actor | Mongol

Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo (1990)), though his first major critical success was in ...

Hogun

  • THOR (2011)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)

31. Colm Feore

Actor | Chicago

Colm Feore was born on August 22, 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Chicago (2002), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Thor (2011). He has been married to Donna Feore since August 8, 1994. They have two children. He was previously married to Sidonie Boll.

Laufey

  • THOR (2011)

32. Stellan Skarsgård

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Stellan Skarsgård was born in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Gudrun (Larsson) and Jan Skarsgård. He became a star in his teens through the title role in the TV-series Bombi Bitt och jag (1968). Between the years 1972-88 he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where...

Erik Selvig

  • THOR (2011)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)

33. Kat Dennings

Actress | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Kat Dennings was born Katherine Victoria Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, to Ellen (Schatz), a speech therapist and poet, and Gerald Litwack, a molecular pharmacologist. She is the youngest of five children. Her family is of Russian Jewish descent. Kat was predominantly ...

Darcy Lewis

  • THOR (2011)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)

34. Rene Russo

Actress | Nightcrawler

Rene Russo was born in Burbank, California, to Shirley (Balocca), a barmaid and factory laborer, and Nino Russo. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Her father, a sculptor and mechanic, left the family when Rene was just two, and thus her mother raised Rene and her sister, Toni, as a ...

Frigga

  • THOR (2011)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)

35. Maximiliano Hernández

Actor | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Maximiliano Hernandez was born in Brooklyn, NY. He is the middle of three children born to Honduran immigrants Jose Maximiliano & Maria Elena Hernandez. He began acting at Bishop Ford High School in order to get out of detention. He continued acting in college where he auditioned and was accepted ...

Jasper Sitwell

  • THOR (2011)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014)

36. Jeremy Renner

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of...

Clint Barton / Hawkeye

  • THOR (2011)
  • THE AVENGERS (2012)
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)

37. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

Odin Borson

  • THOR (2011)
  • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)



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