No actor has appeared as often in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Samuel L. Jackson. The star of many Quentin Tarantino films was already seen in Iron Man (2008) and he will appear in The Marvels from today.
To date, Jackson has appeared in twelve films and a Marvel Studios series. No other actor has appeared so often in the MCU, if we don’t count Stan Lee, of course. The Marvel legend made a cameo appearance in 22 of the 23 Infinity Saga films.
Jackson plays the role of Nick Fury, the (former) leader of SHIELD In, in the films and series Iron Man he recruits Tony Stark for the Avengers and then unites that team into The Avengers to defeat Loki.
Fury has a significant role in films such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home and this year he got his own series with Secret Invasion.
Twelve films and series
Below you can see the complete overview of the films and series in which Jackson can be seen as Nick Fury:
1. Iron Man (2008) – Cameo, post-credits clip
2. Iron Man 2 (2010)
3. Thor (2011) – Cameo, post-credits clip
4. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
5. TheAvengers (2012)
6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
7. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
8. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – Cameo, post-credits clip
9. Captain Marvel (2019)
10. Avengers: Endgame (2019) – Cameo
11. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
12. Secret Invasion (2023)
13. The Marvels (2023)
Two more times
Jackson also appeared as Fury in two episodes of the series Agents of SHIELD. This one is not officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the animated series What If…? we hear his voice in four episodes. Although this is a Marvel Studios production, the episodes are not part of the MCU storyline.