Elon Musk's Acting Cameos Through the Years

The Tesla CEO has made appearances in everything from The Simpsons to Ironman 2

01 of 08

The Simpsons

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The Simpsons has featured some pretty impressive guest stars over the years. Musk played himself in season 26 of the long-running cartoon, in an episode titled, "The Musk Who Fell to Earth." In the episode, the Space X founder lands his Dragon 2 spacecraft in the Simpsons' backyard.

02 of 08

South Park

Elon Musk

Musk voiced himself a few times on South Park — first in the season 18 episode, "Handicar," and then various episodes in season 20.

03 of 08

Iron Man 2

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It only seems fitting that, as the closest thing to the real-life Iron Man, Musk would show up in Iron Man 2. In the film, the South Africa native plays himself and shares some banter with Robert Downey Jr.'s character, Tony Stark.

According to the film's director, Jon Favreau, "Robert Downey, when we were prepping Iron Man, said, 'There's somebody we should sit down and talk with ... This is a guy who can give us some insight into what it'd really be like to be Tony Stark.' "

04 of 08

Machete Kills

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With an out-of-this-world plot (literally), 2013's Machete Kills includes a cameo from Musk, whose Space X rocket sends Machete (played by Danny Trejo) into space.

05 of 08

Big Bang Theory

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In season 9, episode 9 of The Big Bang Theory, Musk made a cameo as himself. In the episode, Howard Wolowitz meets the billionaire while serving Thanksgiving dinner at a shelter.

06 of 08

Why Him?

Elon Musk

In the 2016 film Why Him?, Musk has a brief encounter with the film's main character, Ned Flemming, who is played by Bryan Cranston.

07 of 08

Young Sheldon

Elon Musk

Musk makes a cameo in season 1, episode 66 of Young Sheldon, in an episode called, "A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac." At the end of the episode, it is revealed that he created a landing rocket ... with the help of Sheldon's notebook from childhood.

08 of 08

Ricky & Morty

Elon Musk

Musk appeared in season 4 of Rick & Morty, voicing a version of himself from an alternate reality. His name? Elon Tusk, head of Tuskla— and yes, he did, in fact, have the aforementioned tusks.

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