Which Actors Played The Most Characters That Got Action Figures?

Sorry, William Shatner and Harrison Ford. There might be hundreds of action figures of Captain Kirk, Han Solo and Indiana Jones — but you don’t even rate a place in this particular action figure hall of fame. When it comes to playing the most different characters who got an action figure, the prize goes to some other actors.

We did a painstaking census of all the actors whose work has merited an action figure. And maybe not surprisingly, we found that it’s generally not the stars who’ve played the biggest geek characters — it’s the workhorse actors, who’ve played a ton of great roles over the years without ever getting typecast as one person. To be fair, some of these include animated characters, so some actors who have done a ton of voice work are definitely represented here.

Samuel L. Jackson: 11 characters

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Image: YouTube
ShaftStephenWhiplashZog

Maybe not surprisingly, Samuel L. Jackson appears to be the most “toyetic” actor of all time.


Clancy Brown: 10 characters

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Image: Amazon
Savage OpressLex LuthorGrune

While only Kurgan was sculpted in his likeness, the venerable Clancy Brown has lent his voice to many fine animated series, and we’re all the richer for it.


Gary Oldman: 9 characters

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Image: Warner Bros.
Sirius BlackZorgRuberSid Vicious

You all remember “General Grawl“, right?


Johnny Depp: 9 characters

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Image: Amazon
LernerPlatoon

Yet all we really wanted was an “Ed Wood” toy…


Angelina Jolie: 7 characters

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Image: Disney
Captain Ranky

The only woman to make the list — her closest competitors seems to be Jessica Alba (Sue Storm, Dark Angel & Nancy from Sin City) and Millia Jovovich (Alice from Resident Evil, Ultraviolet, and Leeloo), each tied for three. Prove me wrong!


Sylvester Stallone: 7 characters

Rocky, Rambo, Lincoln Hawk (Over The Top), Judge Dredd (by Medicom), John Spartan (Demolition Man), Barney Ross (Expendables), Weaver (Antz)

It’s only a matter of time before there’s an officially licensed Marion Cobretti toy.


Arnold Schwarzenegger: 7 characters

Conan, Terminator, John Matrix (Commando), Dutch (Predator), Jack Slater (Last Action Hero), Mr. Freeze (Batman & Robin), and an Expendables Mini-Mate of his character, Trench.


Bruce Willis: 7 characters

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Image: Kotaku

Warwick Davis: 7 characters

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Image: Amazon
WillowMarvin the Paranoid Android

While NECA had planned, but cancelled, a Leprechaun figure (a mistake!), a promotional figurine was released in conjunction with the film’s VHS.


Val Kilmer: 5 characters

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Image: YouTube
Madmartigan

No Simon Templar/Elisabeth Shue two-pack?


Timothy Dalton: 5 characters

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Image: Sideshow
Prince Barin

We still need Basil St. John! Hell, I’d even invest in a line of The Doctor and His Devils toys.


Hugo Weaving: 5 characters

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Image: Marvel

Liam Neeson: 5 characters

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Image: Amazon
Hannibal

I’m sure a Bryan Mills figure is in development somewhere.


Kurt Russell: 5 characters

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Image: Amazon
Col. O’Neill

Sean Connery: 5 characters

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Image: Amazon
Draco

Julian Glover: 4 characters

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Image: Amazon

Regrettably, Julian “Doctor Who, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, James Bond and Game of Thrones!” Glover still only has four toys to his name. Shameful.


Jeff Goldblum: 4 characters

Seth Brundle (The Fly), Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park), Dr. Levinson (ID4), Verminous Skumm (Captain Planet)

If they’re still struggling with that Captain Planet movie, they only need to remember that Jeff Goldblum was the original voice of Verminous Skumm. The rest writes itself.


Will Smith: 4 characters

Agent Jay, Steven Hiller (ID4), Jim West (Wild, Wild West), Del Spooner (I, Robot)


Malcolm McDowell: 4 characters

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Image: Amazon

Ray Park: 4 characters

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Image: Amazon

Karl Urban: 4 characters

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Image: Amazon

We’re still pissed about the lack of a Dredd sequel.