Dec. 28th, 1922
New York City, New York, USA
Stan Lee's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - Thor
2010 - Iron Man 2
2008 - Bigger Stronger Faster*
2008 - The Incredible Hulk
2008 - Iron Man
2007 - Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
2007 - Confessions of a Superhero
2007 - Spider-Man 3
2006 - X-Men: The Last Stand
2005 - Fantastic Four
2004 - Spider-Man 2
2004 - The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
2003 - Hulk
2003 - Daredevil
2002 - Spider-Man
2000 - Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV
2000 - X-Men
1995 - Mallrats
Guest TV Roles
Mayor of Super Hero City (Voiced)
Stan Lee (Voiced)
Frank Elson (Voiced)
Dr. (Generalissimo) Lee
- 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.
- Entered the comic book scene at 17 as assistant editor for the Timely comics group. In 1942, he was promoted to editor.
- 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 is credited as creating the Marvel Comics characters in the 1960s which introduced more complex characterizations for super-heroes. He also is credited for popularizing continuity to give the various series a sense of narrative flow and an interrelated common world for the characters.
- He was awarded the 2008 American National Medal of the Arts for his services to comic books and production.
- He ended his weekly "Stan's Soapbox" column (which appeared in every Marvel comic book) with the phrase "Excelsior."
- He first began to work on comics in 1941 on the 3rd issue of Captain America.
- 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).