Stan Lee
Stan Lee
Birth Name:
Stanley Martin Lieber
Date of Birth: December 28, 1922
Date of Death: November 12, 2018
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Characters Portrayed (credited): Watcher Informant

Man in Times Square.

Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with artist Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man in 1962.


In 1962, after his success with The Fantastic Four, Marvel heard Lee was casting about for a new superhero idea. He said the idea for Spider-Man arose from a surge in teenage demand for comic books, and the desire to create a character whom teenagers could identify with. The character first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 which was published in June 1962. A few months after Spider-Man's introduction, Marvel publisher Martin Goodman reviewed the sales figures for that issue and was shocked to find it to have been one of Marvel's highest-selling comics ever up until that point.

A spin-off series quickly followed, beginning with The Amazing Spider-Man #1 in March 1963. The Spider-Man title eventually became Marvel's top-selling comic book series. The comics spawned multiple television shows, movies and video games.


Lee has had many cameos in films and television shows based on Marvel comic heroes he created such as The Fantastic Four , Iron Man, X-Men and Captain America. Lee's cameo's in Spider-Man films are as follows:

In Spider-Man, he appeared during Spider-Man's first battle with The Green Goblin, pulling a little girl away from falling debris. In the DVD's deleted scenes, Lee plays a street vendor who tries to sell Peter Parker a pair of sunglasses "just like the X-Men wear."

In Spider-Man 2, Lee pulls an innocent person away from danger during Spider-Man's first battle with Doctor Octopus. In a deleted scene that appears as an extra on the film's DVD release, Lee has another cameo, saying, "Look, Spider-Man stole that child's sneakers."

In Spider-Man 3, Lee appears in a credited role as a "Man in Times Square". He stands next to Peter, both of them reading a news bulletin about Spider-Man, and commenting to Peter that, "You know, I guess one person can make a difference". He then says his catch phrase, "'Nuff said."

In The Amazing Spider-Man, Lee makes a cameo as a librarian at Midtown Science High School, oblivious to the fight between Spider-Man and The Lizard happening behind him.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Lee makes a cameo at Peter's and Gwen's High School Graduation Day.

In Captain America: Civil War, Lee appears as a FedEx postman, delivering a package from Steve Rogers to Tony Stark at the end of the film, mispronouncing Stark's name as "Tony Stank".

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Lee makes a cameo as an annoyed neighbor named Gary who, after witnessing Spider-Man mistakenly accosting an innocent civilian says to him, "Don't make me come down there, you punk!" His other neighbor, Marjorie, greets him, asking about his family's welfare, while he does the same to her, asking about her mother.

In Avengers: Infinity War, Lee appears as the driver of Peter Parker's school bus. When the students on the bus watch Ebony Maw's ship arriving, the driver says, "What's the matter with you kids? You never seen a spaceship before?"

In Venom, Lee appears as a dog walker who inexplicably overheard the symbiote and Eddie Brock's discussion and encourages the two to keep Brock's relationship with Anne Weying alive and thriving. Stan Lee's dog interests and hungers Venom, while the anti-hero asks "Who was that?", a nod to the audience and Lee's fictionalized knowledgeable role within the MCU.

In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Lee voices a character named Stan who owns a costume store. Miles Morales stops by to purchase a Spider-Man costume and asks what if the suit does not fit. Stan seemingly responds with a wise, "it always fits", before revealing that he was referring to the fact that there are no returns or refunds. Instead of Stan Lee, the editorial APM, Adam Brown provided the voice, also imitatiing Stan Lee, of the 1967 J. Jonah Jameson in the post credits scene.

  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man 3
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
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