- Stan Lee: Daredevil co-creator makes his cameo as the man whom young Matt Murdock stops from crossing the street. Wrote Daredevil (1964-1969).
- Kirby (Lab assistant played by Kevin Smith): Comic book artist Jack Kirby (assorted Daredevil covers in 1964-1968).
- Father Everett: Shares his name with Bill Everett, Daredevil's co-creator (drew first issue of Daredevil in 1964, then assorted covers between 1966 and 1972).
- Jose Quesada (the acquitted rapist) shares his last name with Joe Quesada, the editor in chief of Marvel Comics, as well as the one-time artist of Daredevil (1998-2000).
- Colan (a boxer that won a bout that Jack Murdock fell asleep while watching), a reference to Gene Colan, another Daredevil artist (1966-1974).
- John Romita (the boxer that Jack Murdock is supposed to dive against): Father and son artists Johnny Romita (John Sr.) (1966) and John Romita Jr. (1988-1990).
- Kane (a thug): Named after Gil Kane, Daredevil cover artist between 1971 and 1978.
- Miller, Mack and Bendis (three other boxers that Jack Murdock previously "won" matches against), a reference to Frank Miller, writer/artist (1979-1983), David Mack, one of the artists (1999-2001), and Brian Bendis, the current writer of Daredevil, as of the time of the film's release (1999-present).
- and Kevin Smith wrote some Daredevil comics (see Daredevil Visionaries: Kevin Smith), and he plays the lab assistant Kirby.