‘The Boys’ Actors Who Have Appeared in Marvel Films & TV Shows

'The Boys' Actors Who Have Appeared in Marvel Films & TV Shows

We know that The Boys is one of the most popular comic book series of all time, which is mostly due to the TV series being exceptionally popular; this, of course, increased the popularity of the comic book as well. At the same time, Marvel is one of the two biggest comic book publishers in the world, and The Boys is, in part, satirizing their work as well.

While these two have very little in common in terms of their plots and characters (aside from the fact that some of The Boys characters are parodies of Marvel’s characters), there are several people that connect the live-action adaptation of The Boys, as well as the live-action and animated adaptation of Marvel’s comic books.

These are the actors and actresses who have appeared in both The Boys and Marvel’s live-action and animated adaptations and in this article, you will find out who they are and what roles they played.

1. Karl Urban

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Karl Urban, of course, portrays Billy Buther in The Boys and Gen V, the central character of the whole series. You’ll also probably remember that he appeared as Skurge the Executioner in Thor Ragnarok.

2. Erin Moriarty

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Another major name from The Boys, Erin Moriarty portrays Starlight, one of the central characters from the whole series. She also had a minor Marvel role as Hope Shlottman in the Jessica Jones series.

3. Shawn Ashmore

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Shawn Ashmore, as you probably remember, had a notable three-episode appearance as the supe Lamplighter in The Boys, but he also portrayed the mutant Bobby Drake / Iceman in several X-Men films.

4. Laurie Holden

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Laurie Holden, of course, appeared as the super Crimson Countess in The Boys, a notable secondary role. Her Marvel role is minor, as she appeared as Debbie McIlvane in the 2005 Fantastic Four movie.

5. Goran Višnjić

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Croatian actor Goran Višnjić appeared as Alastair Adana in four episodes of The Boys, but his much more famous appearance is that of Mark Miller in the 2005 Marvel film Elektra, although both are secondary roles.

6. Colby Minifie


Colby Minifie is, of course, known as Ashley Barrett in The Boys and Gen V, but only hardcore Marvel fans will remember that she also appeared as Robyin in 5 episodes of Jessica Jones.

7. María Menounos

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María Menounos appeared as herself in The Boys in a cameo appearance; yes, she likes to do those. But, in Marvel’s universe, she appeared as an unnamed nurse in the Fantastic Four movie that came out in 2005.

8. Jack Quaid

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Jack Quaid is, of course, known as Hughie Campbell in The Boys, but he also had a voice role in one Marvel movie. Namely, he appeared as Earth-65 Peter Parker / Lizard in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

9. Haley Joel Osment


Haley Joel Osment is a well-known name from the acting world, and he appeared as Mesmer in The Boys, but he also had a voice role in Lego Marvel Avengers: Code Red as the Collector.

10. Jessica Hecht


Jessica Hecht appeared as Carol Mannheim in five episodes of The Boys. As far as her Marvel role is concerned, she appeared as Audrey Eastman in one episode of the Jessica Jones series.

11. Patton Oswalt


You’ve probably not seen Patton Oswalt in The Boys because he only voiced The Deep’s gills in the series, so he did not appear personally. In Marvel’s works, he portrayed the Koenig brothers in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and also voiced George Tarleton / M.O.D.O.K. in the animated series of the same name. He also voiced Pip the Troll in the Eternals. Earlier, he voiced Uncle Ben and Chameleon in the 2017 Spider-Man animated series.

12. Kumail Nanjiani


In case you were wondering when Nanjiani appeared in The Boys, he had a cameo as Vik in the “Herogasm” episode. Of course, his Marvel role is much more famous, as he appeared as Kingo in the Eternals.

13. Tilda Swinton


Hardcore fans of The Boys will know that Tilda Swinton voiced Ambrosius the Octopus in two episodes of The Boys. On the other hand, her Marvel role is much more famous, as she portrayed the Ancient One in Doctor Strange.

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