J. Jonah Jameson
TV J. Jonah
Name: John Jonah Jameson Jr.
Affiliation: The Daily Bugle
Rank: Editor
Portrayed by: Robert F. Simon
First appeared: Spider-Man Strikes Back
Last appeared: Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge
Appears in: 2 Films

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 Robert F. Simon in the television series that followed the 1977 movie The Amazing Spider-Man, replacing David White. He played the role in the films Spider-Man Strikes Back and Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge.


J. Jonah Jameson was the head editor of The Daily Bugle newspaper in New York city and the boss of both Peter Parker and Judy Tyler. He is apparently a widower and active during World War II and had contacts in China. Jameson's abrasive, angry and generally flamboyant personality from the comics was reduced.

Spider-Man Strikes Back

After being informed that Mr. White had stolen some plutonium from a university science lab, Jameson discovers that White has fled to Los Angeles and arranges for himself, Peter and Gale Hoffman to travel to California in search of White. He gives chase to White's henchmen on a moped, alongside Parker and Hoffman.

Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge

Jameson's old friend Min Lo Chan, the then Chinese Minister of Industrial Development, flees China coming to the United States to locate three men who during World War II bribed him for secrets about Mao Zedong, which he refused at the time. Chan asks J. Jonah to help him find them, but he wants it done quietly because it seems that there are others who want him convicted, so Jameson asks Peter Parker to talk to someone in the military on his behalf, but also to find them discretely.

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