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Robbie Robertson
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Name: Joseph Robertson
Affiliation: The Daily Bugle
Rank: Newspaper Editor
Portrayed by: Bill Nunn
First appeared: Spider-Man
Last appeared: Spider-Man 3

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson is a supporting character in the Spider-Man comics by Marvel. He was created by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. in 1967. In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy he was portrayed by the late actor Bill Nunn.


Early Life

Robbie Robertson was either born in the 1960's or Early 1950's at some point he became a high ranking editor at the New York newspaper The Daily Bugle and a close confidant of its publisher J. Jonah Jameson.

Writing Headlines for Spider-Man

Despite Jameson's detestment of Spider-Man, Robertson insists to him that Spider-Man is in fact a hero and not a menace. Robertson appears visibly saddened when he learns of Spider-Man's abandoning of his role, when Peter briefly gave up his mantle of the hero during Doctor Octopus's reign of terror in New York. He later watched in a mixed state of confusion and amazement when Jameson wore the costume that Spider-Man threw out in his office alongside Hoffman and Betty Brant. Robertson is mostly at odds with newcomer photographer at the Bugle Eddie Brock. When Brock requests a staff job at the paper Robertson agrees that Peter would be more deserving of it. He was also extremely displeased when Brock submitted a fake photo forcing the paper to print its first retraction in decades.


  • Similarly to Aunt May, it is implied that Robbie is aware of Peter's true identity, but chooses not to confront him about it.

See Also

Robbie Robertson (Hilly Hicks)

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