Dec. 28th, 1922
New York City, New York, USA
Stan Lee's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- Apart from his participation in the creation of the classic Marvel Comics characters, he also helped weaken censorship in the mainstream comics field. This happened when he decided to do a story about the problem of drug abuse. The story he wrote in 1971 for "The Amazing Spider-Man" concerned Peter Parker's friend Harry Osborne having a bad trip on LSD and nearly dying from it. The Comics Code Authority declared that they would not give their seal of approval to the three-issue arc on the grounds that the code, which was notorious for being draconian, would not allow the depiction of drug use even when it is portrayed negatively. Lee decided to defy the CCA and published the story as is without the seal and received healthy sales and a positive public reaction for his efforts in portraying the social problem. Soon after, the CCA changed their rules to allow for anti-drug messages in comics.
- 1972 becomes publisher and editorial director of Marvel
- Entered the comic book scene at 17 as assistant editor for the Timely comics group. In 1942, he was promoted to editor.
- 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).
- Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft lived with Lee and his family for a period of time while her mother was in rehab in the 1960s. Stan's daughter and Luft were friends and Lorna stayed with the family for about a month until she went to California to live with her father.
- 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."
- 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).