Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Hugh Jackman was surprised with a Guinness World Record while appearing on ITV's This Morning with host Alison Hammond.
Jackman's record is tied to his X-Men role as Wolverine, earning the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a live action Marvel superhero.
The actor shares the distinction with his X-Men co-star Patrick Stewart who famously portrayed Marvel character Professor X. Jackman and Stewart began appearing as Wolverine and Professor X in 2000's X-Men.
The pair said goodbye to the characters in 2017's Logan, with their tenure as the Marvel characters lasting 16 years and 228 days.
"That's it, I've made it! This is why I got into showbiz, thank you," Jackman said.
Jackman is set to embark on a worldwide arena tour that will feature him performing songs from The Greatest Showman and Les Miserables.