11 Elon Musk Cameos In Movies & TV Series That Went Unnoticed

He's an actor now, too!

Reina Piparaiya

9 months ago|4 min read


Business tycoon and entrepreneur Elon Reeve Musk is known for founding and running SpaceX. Additionally, he is an investor, Tesla's CEO, and Product Architect, and also founded The Boring Company, Neuralink, and Open AI.

Other than being one of the richest people on the planet, he enjoys playing small roles in different films, including Iron Man, The Simpsons, and Rick and Morty.

Here are all of the Elon Musk cameos in different movies and TV shows.

1. Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 | Elon Musk Cameos

His ten-second cameo in Iron Man 2 was probably his most famous, where he says one line to Tony Stark. Elon Musk is practically an Iron Man in real life, which is why this cameo was a perfect fit.

Musk mentions that he has an idea for an “electric jet”, met with the response “You do? Then we'll make it work.” from Stark.

2. Machete Kills

The next Elon Musk Cameo was in the film Machete Kills, a sci-fi film. At the very end, we see Musk farewelling Machete as he boards the SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket, beginning a journey for a Station in Earth’s orbit.

This scene wouldn’t have been complete without Musk, which is why he made it perfect!

3. Transcendence

Transcendence | Elon Musk Cameos

Appearing for barely a second in this film, Elon Musk’s cameo in Transcendence was one we had to include.

We see him in the audience of a talk during the movie, where they discuss AI and how it can be used to make major advancements and save lives.

4. The Simpsons (S26 E12)

The Simpsons (S26 E12) | Elon Musk Cameos

Featured in an episode revolving around who he is and what he has created, this Elon Musk cameo was one of his wittiest ones.

Musk discusses his ideas with Springfield residents in the segment, ultimately taking off in a spacecraft.

5. The Big Bang Theory (S9 E9)

The Big Bang Theory (S9 E9) | Elon Musk Cameos

Playing himself in this Elon Musk cameo, he meets Howard Wolowitz in a shelter on Thanksgiving, where they serve the homeless together.

6. South Park (S18 E4, S20 E8)

Elon Musk appears as a character in Season 18 of the show, voiced by Matt Stone. This episode shows him driving a Tesla in the Wacky Races.

However, in Season 20, Elon Musk reappears, with the actual person voicing himself, where he gives a tour of the SpaceX building.

7. Why Him?

The Elon Musk cameo from this film shows Musk and Ned Flemming, the protagonists of the film, having a brief encounter.

He plays himself, shocking Flemming when he reveals who he is in the scene.

8. Young Sheldon (S1 E6)

Young Sheldon (S1 E6) | Elon Musk Cameos

With the help of Sheldon’s notebook, Elon Musk is able to successfully land his Space X rocket for the first time in this episode.

His cameo in the series had us all laughing, and made perfect sense for the show.

9. Men in Black: International

Men in Black: International | Elon Musk Cameos

Elon Musk makes a cameo in this film through a screen. Projected on the “Alien Surveillance System”, Musk can be seen in an interview, next to a car.

However, his appearance lasted for less than a second and was alongside other figures like Ariana Grande.

10. Rick and Morty (S4 E3)

Musk makes a cameo in this series portraying Elon Tusk, head of Tuskla. Portrayed in an alternate reality, Rick and Morty come for Tusk’s help.

This comedic scene with Musk was worth it, and a great addition to the show.

11. Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction | Elon Musk Cameos

Musk and a modified Tesla Model S were featured in the 2015 environmental documentary Racing Extinction.

The vehicle was created to assist in the projection of photographs of critically endangered animals onto major structures such as the Empire State Building and the Vatican.

When he’s not busy being a billionaire, we are glad that Elon Musk was able to give us these funny, interesting, and great cameos in some of our favorite films and series.

He added a special something to them all, and we loved it! Comment what your favorite Elon Musk cameo is below.

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Reina Piparaiya

Hi, I'm Reina Piparaiya. Check out my page for upcoming articles on film, quotes, travel and more!



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