Phil Coulson

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Phil Coulson
Clark Gregg portrays Phil Coulson in all of his appearances
First appearanceIron Man (2008)
Last appearanceWhat If...? (2021)
Portrayed byClark Gregg
Voiced byClark Gregg
Full namePhilip J. Coulson
Nickname(s)Phil Coulson
OccupationFederal agent
TitleAgent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (formerly)
Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
FamilyRobert Coulson (father)
Julie Coulson (mother)
Spouse(s)Unnamed wife (Framework)
Significant other(s)Camilla Reyes (formerly)
Audrey Nathan (formerly)

Philip J. "Phil" Coulson is fictional character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that is portrayed by Clark Gregg. He is a high-ranking agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and one of Nick Fury's closest allies. He plays a major role as a catalyst for the formation of the Avengers. He is a recurring character in Phase One of the MCU (2008–2012) and one the main protagonists in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020). He later appeared in Marvel Comics.

First appearing in Iron Man (2008), Phil Coulson is depicted as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who becomes interested in the activities of Tony Stark after he begins pulling stunts as Iron Man. He later returns in Iron Man 2 (2010) and continues to represent S.H.I.E.L.D.'s interest in recruiting Tony Stark to join the Avengers Initiative. He returns again in Thor (2011), working with Clint Barton to contain Thor Odinson's hammer. He returns once last time in The Avengers (2012) where he brings the Avengers together and is killed by Loki Laufeyson. Coulson again appears in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020) as one of the main protagonists. A younger version of the character appears in Captain Marvel (2019).

Appearances[change | change source]

Film appearances[change | change source]

Year Film Portrayed by
2008 Iron Man Clark Gregg
2010 Iron Man 2
2011 Thor
The Consultant
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
2012 The Avengers
2019 Captain Marvel

Television appearances[change | change source]

Year Television series Episodes
2013 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 114 Clark Gregg
2021 What If...? 2