Actor Clark Gregg has carved himself out a thin but sweet slice of fame from Marvel's Cinematic Universe. As S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson, Gregg's straight-man act sandwiched between alien demi-gods, armored heroes and time-displaced super-soldiers has won him a huge audience in a short time. And if you've already seen The Avengers, then you know that Agent Coulson's role is critical to the movie's storyline.
Gregg, an unabashed Marvel Comics fan and a filmmaker in his own right (he directed the movie adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Choke), poked fun at his time spent serving S.H.I.E.L.D.