Since there are so many Marvel movies to see, sometimes we forget that Marvel studios does have several cameos from major sitcom stars in their films. These sitcom stars may not have had a large role, but it sure was fun to watch them on the big screens.
As far as actors with a comedic edge go, these sitcom stars may be the best and the brightest of the lot.
Ken Jeong (Community, Dr. Ken) – Appeared in Avengers: Endgame
Once a struggling actor, Ken Jeong shot to fame after starring in shows like Dr. Ken and Community. You may know him from his work in the Hangover movies. Known for his in your face comedy and quirkiness, Ken Jeong is on a path to become one of the most successful sitcom stars ever in TV history.
Jeong also had a small role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He cameos as a security guard that releases Scott Lang from the storage facility. Anthony and Joe Russo, directors of Endgame, have worked with Jeong on the sets of Community.
Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Drake & Josh) – Appeared in Avengers: Endgame
Fans of the sitcom genre will instantly recognise both her name and face. Yvette Nicole Brown is a huge name in the comedy show genre. She has had multiple roles in various successful sitcoms like Big Shot, Drake & Josh, and of course Community.
Avengers: Endgame has not one but two Community stars. After Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown cameos as the suspicious woman in the elevator when a disguised Captain America gets in.
Ty Burrell (Modern Family) – Appeared in The Incredible Hulk
We may best remember him as the clumsy, awkward, kind-hearted family man Phil Dunphy from the hit sitcom Modern Family. Before he made a name in that show, Ty Burrell was already in a major Marvel movie.
2008’s The Incredible Hulk had one of the greatest sitcom stars of the century play the psychiatrist who dates Liv Tyler’s Betty Ross in the film.
Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) – Appeared in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Miley Cyrus played Hannah Montana in the hit Disney TV show of the same name. Once a popular Disney child star, she has successfully transitioned into one of Hollywood’s greatest musical talents.
Cyrus does have a small cameo in a Marvel movie. She appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, where she voiced the role of a robot in a blink and you miss it cameo. The robot, named Mainframe, appears in the mid credits scene, where it has literally one line: “I miss you guys so much.”
Martin Starr (Freaks & Geeks) – Appeared in The Incredible Hulk
Many may not know the name Martin Starr. he is actually a part of the cast p=of the cult hit comedy show – Freaks and Geeks. Back in 1999, this Judd Apatow show was all the rage before its untimely death.
Spider-Man: Homecoming has a personal record of having had the honor of starring many famous comedians in supporting roles. So it was only natural that it featured Martin Starr, one of the most underrated Sitcom stars, in a supporting role. But Starr has already appeared in the MCU before Homecoming. He was also there in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.
Hannibal Buress (Broad City) – Appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming
Actor-comedian Hannibal Buress is known for his shows like Easy, Why? With Hannibal Buress, and Broad City. Broad City may be his greatest contribution as one of Hollywood’s most promising sitcom stars. Before being cancelled, the show had gained a cult like following.
The comedian also made his MCU debut as the gym teacher show shows the students the Captain America motivational speech video.