ITEM! Unless you’ve been living under a lodestone in Latveria, you’ve seen some of Ol’ Smiley’s sometimes-comic always-dioramic cameos in virtually all of our Merry Marvel Movies. But did you know that my very first cameo in a Marvel movie was all the way back in 1989’s TV movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk? Don’t believe me? Too good to be true? Check out Honest Irv’s embedded video below to see me in all my ad-libbed and action-posed glory. I’m that guy in the front of the jury box trying to get the heck outta Lou Ferrigno’s way!
Now the juicy part... did you know that Jolly Jack Kirby scored the very first-ever cameo in a moving Marvel production 10 years before your Uncle Stanley? That’s right, pilgrim. Jack always had a way of being there first with everything. The King had an uncredited cameo as a police sketch artist in an early episode of The Incredible Hulk TV series way, way back in the 1979 episode “No Escape” (see below)!
If you want to recapture these and other moments of Hulked-out gamma-rayed goodness, be sure and check out The Trial of the Incredible Hulk and The Incredible Hulk: The Television Series Ultimate Collection on DVD at a video store near you! Who says this isn’t the Marvel Age of Encyclopedic Creator Cameos? P.S. Speaking of cameos, be sure to watch for another sneaky Marvel Easter Egg cameo from a certain Red, White and Blue shield-slinger in the about-to-premiere Incredible Hulk movie! ‘Nuff Said!