In the world of glitz and glamour, there’s a group of celebrities who proudly wave the geek flag. Whether they’re into video games, comic books, or fantasy novels, these stars aren’t afraid to embrace their inner nerd. Let’s dive into the list of the top 28 geeky celebrities you should know about.
1. Phil Brooks (CM Punk)
Known for his wrestling prowess, Phil is also an avid comic book writer and gamer. He’s expressed his desire to be in a superhero film and has a penchant for reading and writing comics.
2. Gerard Way
The genius behind “The Umbrella Academy”, Gerard is not just a talented musician but also a dedicated Minecraft player, often teaming up with Deadmau5.
This Canadian electronic music producer is not just about beats. He’s a fan of the Cthulhu Mythos and enjoys Minecraft sessions with Gerard Way.
4. Seth Green
From “Robot Chicken” to “Austin Powers”, Seth’s career is vast. He’s recognized as one of the “Geek Gods” for his contributions to geek culture.
5. Simon Pegg
Another “Geek God”, Simon’s roles in movies like “Shaun of the Dead” showcase his geeky side. His career is a testament to his love for the genre.
6. Stephen Colbert
A self-proclaimed Tolkien fan, Stephen’s knowledge of Middle-Earth is unparalleled, and he’s not shy about showing it off.
7. Nick Frost
Simon Pegg’s frequent collaborator, Nick’s roles in movies like “The World’s End” highlight his geek credentials.
8. Judi Dench
Dame Judi Dench might be known for her serious roles, but she’s also a dedicated Dungeons & Dragons player, often teaming up with Vin Diesel.
9. Vin Diesel
A massive Marvel fan, Vin is also an avid D&D player. He’s even named his children after video game characters!
10. Nicolas Cage
From naming his son after Superman to owning the most expensive comic, Cage’s love for comics is well-known.
11. Kate Beckinsale
This “Underworld” star is multilingual and a dedicated gamer.
12. Wil Wheaton
From “Star Trek” to streaming on Twitch, Wil is the epitome of geek culture.
13. Daniel Gidlow
A Batman enthusiast, Daniel is deeply embedded in the gaming and entertainment world.
14. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leo’s collection of Star Wars figurines is legendary among fans.
15. Robin Williams
A true geek at heart, Robin was into Warhammer, and D&D, and even named his children after video game characters.
16. Kevin Smith
Most of Kevin’s career is a love letter to geek culture.
17. Lady Gaga
When she’s not making music, Gaga is playing Minecraft or watching gaming YouTubers.
18. Felicia Day
A Twitch streamer, actress, and one of the “Geek Gods”, Felicia is a force in the geek world.
19. Nathan Fillion
From voicing video game characters to appearing on web shows, Nathan’s geek credentials are solid.
20. Neil Patrick Harris
A dedicated gamer and reader, Neil’s geeky side is evident.
21. Joss Whedon
The man behind “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly”, Joss is a geek icon.
22. Justine Joli
An actress with a love for video games and comics.
23. Troy Baker
From voicing Batman to Joel in “The Last of Us”, Troy’s contributions to geek culture are vast.
24. Hayley Williams
The Paramore lead singer is also a dedicated gamer.
25. Dan Bull
Known for “Epic Rap Battles of History”, Dan’s geeky side shines through in his work.
The rap god has a soft spot for geek culture.
27. J.J. Abrams
The force behind “Star Wars” and “Star Trek”, J.J. is a geek legend.
28. Seth MacFarlane
The creator of “Family Guy” has always showcased his love for geek culture in his work.
From the world of music to film and everything in between, these celebrities prove that being geeky is cool. Their passion for their interests, whether it’s video games, comics, or fantasy novels, shows that no matter how famous you get, it’s essential to stay true to yourself. So, the next time you dive into a D&D session or binge-watch a sci-fi series, remember, you’re in good company!