Is That Actually Michael Jackson in Scary Movie 3?

If you’ve seen Scary Movie 3, you may have noticed a cameo appearance by someone who looks a lot like the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. But was it really him? Let’s take a closer look.

The Scene

In the movie, there is a scene where Brenda Meeks (played by Regina Hall) visits a mysterious man named “Archbishop” (played by David Zucker). As she enters his room, we see an individual wearing sunglasses and a surgical mask sitting on the couch. The person introduces himself as Michael Jackson and proceeds to remove his mask, revealing his face.

The Controversy

As soon as the movie was released, fans started speculating about whether or not it was actually Michael Jackson in the scene. Some people were convinced that it was him, while others were skeptical.

Reasons to Believe It’s Him

  • Physical Appearance: The person in the scene looks very much like Michael Jackson. He has similar facial features and skin tone.
  • Voice: When he speaks, his voice sounds like Michael Jackson’s voice.
  • Relationship with David Zucker: David Zucker, who directed Scary Movie 3, had previously worked with Michael Jackson on a spoof of his own music video for “Black or White.”

Reasons to Doubt It’s Him

  • No Official Confirmation: Neither Michael Jackson nor his representatives ever confirmed that he appeared in Scary Movie 3.
  • Credited as “Actor”: In the movie credits, the person who played Michael Jackson is simply listed as “Actor.”
  • Doubtful Motivation: Some people believe that Michael Jackson would not have appeared in such a crude and lowbrow comedy.

The Truth

So, was it actually Michael Jackson in Scary Movie 3? The truth is that we may never know for sure.

David Zucker has stated in interviews that it was indeed Michael Jackson who appeared in the scene. However, without official confirmation from the late pop star himself, there will always be some doubt.


In the end, whether or not it was really Michael Jackson in Scary Movie 3 doesn’t really matter. The scene is just a small part of a larger movie and doesn’t have any significant impact on Michael Jackson’s legacy. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to consider the possibility and debate the evidence.