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The Burglar
Name: Dennis Carradine
Alias(es): Carjacker
Portrayed by: Michael Papajohn
First appeared: Spider-Man (film)
Last appeared: Spider-Man 3 (flashback)
―Dennis Carradine to Peter Parker[src]

Dennis Carradine was a petty small-time crook and carjacker in New York City. He is based heavily on the role of The Burglar from the Marvel comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1962. He was portrayed by actor Michael Papajohn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film series. His character was left un-named in the first film, credited as "Carjacker", and was revealed in Spider-Man 3.


Early Life 

Dennis Carradine was born in October 31st 1964 and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and he was a criminal, and often robbed and mugged many people with his partner Flint Marko. 

The Murder of Uncle Ben

In 2002, Dennis robbed a fight promoter of his money, shortly after Peter Parker had been cheated by the promoter. 

"Get in! What are you doing?"
―Dennis to Flint after Flint gets sad that he killed Ben[src]

Dennis Carradine, was not responsible for Ben's death as assumed. The true killer was Carradine's partner Flint Marko.

He accidentally shot Ben when Carradine distracted him trying to get into the car. Carradine who was shocked at the murder stole the car and left Marko behind to take the fall. Marko escaped however and so it was Carradine who died for the crime Marko committed for which he feels extreme regret and remorse for. Marko also admits that he needs the money he stole to help his daughter who is dying from a disease. 


"Don't hurt me. Just give me a chance. Just give me a chance!"
"What about my uncle? Did you give him a chance? Did you?! Answer me!"
"See ya. No.
―Dennis scared for his life as Peter is gonna kill him.[src]

Dennis Carradine was caught by Spider-Man in a abandoned warehouse. He begged to give him another chance then Peter realizes that this was the same man who was robbing the money of the fight promoter then the man tries to kill him but falls on glass and then the police investigate his body and find him dead.


  • In the Spider-Man 2002 video game, his weapon of choice was a shotgun and a flash grenade instead of a pistol and a knife. He was the first boss in the game.

See Also

Raimi Film Series
Films: Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3
Characters: Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Gwen Stacy | Robbie Robertson | Betty Brant | Curt Connors | Flash Thompson | Dr. Stromm | Mr. Ditkovich | Ursula Ditkovich | Maximillian Fargas | Henry Balkan | Rosalie Octavius | Hoffman | Bernard Houseman | Mr. Aziz | Bonesaw McGraw
Enemies: The Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | The Sandman | New Goblin | Venom | The Carjacker
Locations: The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Technologies | Quest Aerospace | Osborn Penthouse | Goblin Lair
Video Games: Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3