Dec. 28th, 1922
New York City, New York, USA
Stan Lee's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- His 3 most famous comic book creations are: Fantastic Four (Debut November 1961), the Incredible Hulk (Debut May 1962) and the Amazing Spiderman (Debut August 1962 in 'Amazing Fantasy' # 15).
- He was awarded the 2008 American National Medal of the Arts for his services to comic books and production.
- Brother of 'Larry Lieber' (qv).
- Disliked the 1970s live-action Spiderman TV series (for which he was a script consultant), deeming it "too juvenile." He also felt that Spiderman was being treated on the show as a "cardboard character."
- Admitted he'd always hoped to play the character of J. Jonah Jameson in a film adaptation of Spider-Man, though he conceded he was too old to even be considered by the time the film was actually made and praised 'J.K. Simmons' (qv) for his performance in the role.
- He first began to work on comics in 1941 on the 3rd issue of Captain America.
- Has it written into his contract that he appears in any movie based upon a Marvel character that he is credited with. So far he has appeared as the Hot Dog Vendor in _X-Men (2000)_ (qv), Man in Fair in _Spider-Man (2002)_ (qv), Old Man at Crossing in _Daredevil (2003)_ (qv), Security Guard in _Hulk (2003)_ (qv), Man Dodging Debris in _Spider-Man 2 (2004)_ (qv), Willie Lumpkin in _Fantastic Four (2005)_ (qv), Waterhose Man in _X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)_ (qv), Man in Times Square in _Spider-Man 3 (2007)_ (qv), Rejected Wedding Guest in _4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)_ (qv), the man whom Tony Stark mistakes for Hugh Hefner in _Iron Man (2008)_ (qv) and an uncredited appearance as the man who drinks the soft drink contaminated with Bruce Banner's blood in _The Incredible Hulk (2008)_ (qv). The only one he has not appeared in was _X2 (2003)_ (qv).
- He ended his weekly "Stan's Soapbox" column (which appeared in every Marvel comic book) with the phrase "Excelsior."