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Does anybody know if there is a superhero who is a professional actor when he or she is not on superhero duty?

For instance, Clark Kent (Superman) is a newspaper reporter when he is not saving the world and Tony Stark (Iron Man) is an inventor and entrepreneur. Is there any superhero who is an actor in the same way?

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    Does Booster Gold not count? – CBredlow Oct 11 '16 at 23:44
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    Can you narrow this to a certain media? I.e., you are asking about any superhero, that could be in movies, tv-shows, books, comics, etc. – Möoz Oct 11 '16 at 23:49
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    The MArvel Wiki lists over 280 characters who've worked as actors; marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Actors – Valorum Oct 12 '16 at 1:14
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    Awsome link!!! thanks a lot. – BaldDude Oct 12 '16 at 1:20
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    @Valorum Some of those characters aren't superheroes though, like Mary Jane Watson. – Thunderforge Oct 12 '16 at 17:37
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Wonder Man

From the X-Men continuity, Wonder Man is a talented TV actor. His invulnerability allows him to portray his own stunts. Here we see him in 'House of M' #02 being interviewed on daytime television.

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Dazzler

Although she's more famous as a singer, Dazzler was briefly rebooted as a wannabe actress, culminating in the one-shot comic "Dazzler: The Movie".

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Silk Spectre

Within the world of the Watchmen, Sally Jupiter (AKA Silk Spectre) parlays her popularity as a vigilante into a series of low budget films including a heavily fictionalised version of her life story and a number of deeply 'kitsch' films masquerading as superhero films but in reality, little more than bondage porn.

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Captain Avenger

From the hit film, 'Hero at Large', actor Steve Nichols takes on the role of Captain Avenger. While doing publicity for the film, Steve foils a robbery and gets hired by the mayor to help him gain support for an upcoming election. At the end of the film, Steve becomes a true hero by rescuing a young child from a burning building.

Quite how this film missed the Oscar nomination is beyond me.

Captain America

For much of his early career, Captain America was an actor working on behalf of the US govt to help sell war bonds. He evidently also made some Hollywood productions.

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    It can be argued that Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger was an actor. – Möoz Oct 12 '16 at 0:58
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    @Mooz - Sure, but he's no Captain Avenger or Dazzler. I'd like to stick to the really recognisable characters. – Valorum Oct 12 '16 at 1:15
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    That is a great anwser. – BaldDude Oct 12 '16 at 1:21
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    @miltonaut - Model ≠ Actress. – Valorum Oct 12 '16 at 17:52
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    Is it possible Jackie Chan is actually a super hero, then? – corsiKa Oct 12 '16 at 22:22
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Johnny Cage Mortal Kombat was an actor before defending earth realm from invasion by Outworld forces. Depends on whether or not you'd call him a superhero. And technically he wasn't an actor anymore after he became a hero but kept with the whole "defending the world" thing.

  • The tags [dc-comics] and [marvel-comics] were since added to this question. I don't think that Mortal Kombat has been published under either of these. – Thunderforge Oct 12 '16 at 17:36
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is a crossover, though. – Cees Timmerman Nov 8 '16 at 14:35
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In Gaiman's reboot of The Eternals, Sprite has become an actor with the legal name of Colin and the stage name of Sprite and star of "It's Just So Sprite".

"Colin" Being interviewed on the set of "It's Just So Sprite":

  • You might want to mention how this particular story arc ends. – Valorum Oct 12 '16 at 10:53
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    @Valorum I'm actually in the middle of this right now. No spoilers! – Jon Hanna Oct 12 '16 at 13:30
  • Ping me when you've gotten caught up. – Valorum Oct 12 '16 at 13:49
  • @Valorum go ahead and edit the answer, and I'll look at it when I'm done :) – Jon Hanna Oct 12 '16 at 13:55
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Blue Devil was a stuntman and special effects specialist who actually became a superhero on set (exoskeletal suit, released demon, magical attack, suit bonded permanently to him).

  • But not an actor. – Valorum Oct 12 '16 at 16:13
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    Stuntman is not an actor, but is related to the same context. Nice. – Zanon Oct 12 '16 at 17:43
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Animal Man/Buddy Baker of DC comics is an actor as well as a superhero. In the 2011-2015 New 52 series, he won an Oscar for his part in a Birdman-esque film

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After Cordelia Chase graduated from high school (Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3) she tried acting (Angel season 1), but got nowhere; before long her life was consumed by supernatural struggles. She acquired some superpowers, though not a costume or pseudonym.

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    Cordelia definitely stretches the definition of 'superhero'. – Valorum Oct 13 '16 at 8:36
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Zenith https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenith_(comics) from 2000AD's stories originally used/publicised his super-human abilities to promote his pop-star career (which is close enough to being an actor for your purposes, I hope).

Eventually circumstances pushed him to act as a more traditional "superhero", but he remained neutral in outlook.

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  • Singer ≠ actor. – Valorum Oct 13 '16 at 8:37
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Beast Boy/Changeling from Teen Titans. I believe he played in a Star Trek type show.

  • Can you elaborate? Teen TItans the TV show or comic? What kind of show? Can you show a panel or screencap/link? – Valorum Oct 13 '16 at 17:53
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Charlie Vicker played Green Lantern on television, and his brother Roger mistaken for a real one when he was subbing for Charlie, and killed. Charlie Worked with the Lanterns to find the criminals, and Hal Jordan assigned him a Power Ring from a fallen Corpsman as battlefield promotion. Vickers performed so well he was made a full corpsman.

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