J. Jonah Jameson
White Jameson
Name: John Jonah Jameson Jr.
Alias(es): "J.J."
Affiliation: The Daily Bugle
Rank: Editor
Portrayed by: David White
First appeared: The Amazing Spider-Man
Appears in: 1 Film
"That freak? He ought to be locked up, running around like a one man army. I don't know where he came from, but I sure wish he'd go back there."
―J. Jonah Jameson[src]

J. Jonah Jameson is a fictional character, based on the Marvel Comics. He was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1963. He was portrayed by David White in the 1977 film The Amazing Spider-Man. White did not reprise his role for the television series and other TV movies that followed the film, and was replaced by Robert F. Simon. In the film, Jameson's abrasive, angry and generally flamboyant personality was toned down.


J. Jonah Jameson was the head editor of The Daily Bugle newspaper in New York city and the boss of both Peter Parker, Judy Tyler and Joe "Robbie" Robertson. He is apparently a widower and was active during World War II. It was while Peter was in Jameson's employ that he was bitten by the radioactive spider that caused his genetic mutation.

Jameson is shown to have a soft spot, appreciating that Pete is struggling to make ends meet while working his way through college. Jameson told Peter to improve his photographs in order to warrant him purchasing any further photos from him. Jameson is very hostile pessimistic toeards Spider-Man once he first appeared. However, when Robbie Robertson tells him of the huge public demand for stories and pictures of him, Jameson smelt newspaper sales. Peter took photos of his alter-ego and sold them to the Bugle.

After Edward Byron was apprehended by Spider-Man and turned into the police he met with Captain Barbera outside police headquarters. Whilst Barbera openly acknowledged to Jameson that it was Spider-Man that deserved most of the credit, Jameson said he should have left policing to the police and said that the Bugle would give the police credit for stopping Byron. Just afterwards Peter presented Jameson with photos of Spider-Man stopping Byron, leaving Jameson wondering why only Parker was capable of providing him with any decent photos of Spider-Man.

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