Stan Lee

Writer, Editor, President and chairman of Marvel Comics
Arguably the most well-recognized figure in comic book history, legendary writer Stan Lee was famous for creating the iconic superheroes Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk and The X-Men. Often sporting ... Read more »
Born: 12/28/1922 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Who Wants to be a Superhero? 1994 - 1996, 2002 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Big Hero 6 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

Smithsonian Guard (Actor)

Fantastic Four 1994 - 1996, 2002 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

Xandarian Ladies' Man (Actor)

Hell's Kitchen 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Iron Man 1994 - 1996, 2002 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

MasterMinds 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 (Movie)

Graduation Guest (Actor)

Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Iron Man 3 2013 (Movie)

Pageant Judge (Actor)

Thor: The Dark World 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Anime: Drawing a Revolution 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Stan Lee's Superhumans 2002 - 2003, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 (Movie)

School Librarian (Actor)

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Thor 2011 (Movie)

Stan the Man (Actor)

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Nikita 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Black Panther 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

Scream 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Iron Man 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Confessions of a Superhero 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 (Movie)

Rejected Wedding Guest (Actor)

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

Man in Times Square (Actor)

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

Waterhose Man (Actor)

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

Willie Lumpkin (Actor)

3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Man Dodging Debris (Actor)

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2004 (Movie)

Three Stooges Wedding Guest (Actor)

VH1 Goes Inside: Spider-Man 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Book: The Movie 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Daredevil 2003 (Movie)

Old Man at Crossing (Actor)

Hulk: The Lowdown 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Hulk 2003 (Movie)

Security Guard (Actor)

The Hulk: MTV Movie Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2002 (Movie)

cameo (Actor)

X-Men 2000 (Movie)

Hot Dog Vendor (Actor)

X-Men: The Mutant Watch 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Biker Mice From Mars 1993 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Stan Lee: The ComiX-MAN! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mallrats 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Spider-Man 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

The Ambulance 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Comic Book Confidential 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

18 Again 1988 (Movie)

Dickie Band Member (Actor)

Marvel's Agent Carter (Tv Show)

Cameo

Super Heroes (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (58)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fantastic Four 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1994 - 1996, 2002 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Stan Lee Presents Stripperella 1994 - 1996, 2002 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dr. Strange 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes 1994 - 1996, 2002 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes 1994 - 1996, 2002 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Ultimate Spider-Man 1994 - 1996, 2002 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Iron Man 3 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Wolverine 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Thor: The Dark World 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Iron Man: Armored Adventures 2008 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Thor 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Spectacular Spider-Man 2007 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Iron Man 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Incredible Hulk 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ghost Rider 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Elektra 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Punisher 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Daredevil 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hulk 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

X2: X-Men United 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blade II 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Spider-Man 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Avengers 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

X-Men 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

X-Men: Evolution 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Incredible Hulk & Friends 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Blade 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Silver Surfer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

X-Men 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fantastic Four 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Captain America 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Generation X (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lucky Man (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stan Lee's Harpies (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stan Lee's LightSpeed (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (33)

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

(from Comics by) (Source Material)

Avengers: Age Of Ultron 2015 (Movie)

(from comic book: "The Avengers") (Source Material)

Fantastic Four 2015 (Movie)

(from comic book: "Fantastic Four") (Source Material)

Dr. Strange 2014 (Movie)

(from comic book: "Dr. Strange") (Characters as Source Material)

Fantastic Four 2014 (Movie)

(from comic book: "The Fantastic Four") (Source Material)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 (Movie)

(from the Marvel comic book: "Spider-Man") (Source Material)

Iron Man 3 2013 (Movie)

(from Marvel Comic book: "Iron Man") (Source Material)

Thor: The Dark World 2013 (Movie)

(from comic book characters) (Source Material)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 (Movie)

(from the Marvel comic book: "Spider-Man") (Source Material)

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

(from comic book: "The Avengers") (Source Material)

Thor 2011 (Movie)

(from comic book characters) (Source Material)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

(from Marvel Comic book: "Iron Man") (Source Material)

Iron Man 2008 (Movie)

(from Marvel Comic Book: "Iron Man") (Source Material)

The Incredible Hulk 2008 (Movie)

(from the Marvel Comic Book Character) (Source Material)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 (Movie)

(from Marvel Comic Book: "Fantastic Four") (Source Material)

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

(from the Marvel comic book "Spider-Man") (Source Material)

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

(from Marvel Comic Book: "Fantastic Four") (Source Material)

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

(from comic book series: "Spider-Man") (Source Material)

Daredevil 2003 (Movie)

(from comic book:"Daredevil") (Source Material)

The Hulk 2003 (Movie)

(from the Marvel Comic Book Character) (Source Material)

Spider-Man 2002 (Movie)

from the Marvel Comic Book("Spider-Man") (Characters as Source Material)

X-Men 2000 (Movie)

from original comic book series("The Uncanny X-Men") (Book as Source Material)

Fantastic Four 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Creator

Spider-Woman 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Creator

Dr. Strange 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Spider-Man The Dragon's Challenge 1979 (Movie)

screenplay consultant (Other Writer)

The Fantastic Four 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Creator

Spider-Man 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Other Writer

The Incredible Hulk 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Spider-Man Strikes Back 1977 (Movie)

screenplay consultant (Other Writer)

Iron Man: Extremis (TV Show)

Writer

The Incredible Hulk Returns (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material
Music (2)

Gleaming the Cube 1989 (Movie)

("Stukas Over Disneyland") (Song)

18 Again 1988 (Movie)

songs("You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)" "She's a Hunchback") (Song)
Other (7)

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Consultant)

Spider-Man 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Consultant)

The Punisher 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Consultant)

Captain America II 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Consultant

Captain America 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Consultant

The Fantastic Four 1966 - 1970 (TV Show)

Other

The Death of the Incredible Hulk (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

Arguably the most well-recognized figure in comic book history, legendary writer Stan Lee was famous for creating the iconic superheroes Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk and The X-Men. Often sporting tinted glasses and a trademark grin, Lee was a larger-than-life figurehead with a personality as colorful as his characters. Though only a mainstream name in his later years, thanks to the blockbuster films "Spider-Man" and "X-Men," long-time comic fans knew him for decades as the granddaddy of that world who, in the backs of Marvel Comics in his monthly column "Stan's Soapbox," dispensed news of coming attractions, as well as his own musings on events of the day. Not unlike Walt Disney, Lee forged a personal connection to his creations and his fans. With a deft sense of humor and a keen eye for melodrama that worked its way into his scripts, he pioneered the "Marvel style" of writing: first creating a plot with the artist, then letting the artist illustrate the story, after which Lee would add dialogue to the finished pages. His singular talent for hyperbole and self-promotion allowed him to peek out from the pages of his comics and emerge as a personality that became as well-known as his own heroic creations and equally beloved by his readers.

Relationships

Joan Lee Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 5, 1947

J C Lee Actor

Daughter
Born in 1950; mother, Joan Clayton Lee

Jan Lee

Daughter
Died three days after her birth in 1953

Jack Lieber

Father
Romanian-born Jewish immigrant

Larry Lieber Source Material

Brother
Born in 1931; scripted the Marvel characters Iron Man and Thor and for illustrating the newspaper comic strip The Amazing Spider-Man

Celia Lieber

Mother
Romanian-born Jewish immigrant

EDUCATION

DeWitt Clinton High School

Bronx , New York 1939

Milestones

2012

Co-executive produced in "The Amazing Spider-Man," starring Andrew Garfield

2012

Co-executive produced the Marvel superhero ensemble feature "The Avengers," starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson

2011

Executive produced feature adaptation of "Thor" and the prequel feature "X-Men: First Class"

2010

Executive produced the sequel "Iron Man 2"

2008

Executive produced and made a cameo in Jon Favreau’s "Iron Man"

2005

Hosted the Sci Fi Channel reality series "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?"

2005

Executive produced "Fantastic Four" (2005) and its sequel "Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2007); made cameos in both films

2003

Executive produced feature adaptations "Hulk" (2003) and "The Incredible Hulk" (2008)

2002

Co-created with Pamela Anderson, the animated series "Stripperella" (Spike TV)

2002

Executive produced and made cameos in all three "Spider-Man" films (2002, 2004 and 2007)

2000

Executive produced the "X-Men" feature film trilogy (2000, 2003 and 2006); also made cameos in the first and third film

1998

Created a new Internet-based production and marketing studio, Stan Lee Media

1989

First appearance in a Marvel TV project, "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk"

1981

Narrated the Ruby-Spears cartoons "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" (NBC)

1978

The popular CBS series, "The Incredible Hulk" was based on his Marvel character

1962

Created (with Steve Ditko) The Amazing Spider-Man in the anthology Amazing Fantasy #15

1962

Also created (with Kirby) the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and the X-Men

1961

Created (with Jack Kirby) The Fantastic Four

1941

Served stateside in the U.S. Army, writing manuals, training films, and slogans

1940

Promoted to editor when he was in his late teens

1940

First superhero co-creation, the "Destroyer" in Mystic Comics #6

1940

First published piece, "The Traitor’s Revenge," which first appeared in Captain America #3

Raised in The Bronx, NY

Became an assistant at Timely Comics, a comic book publisher that eventually evolved into Marvel Comics

Received encouragement to become a professional writer from an editor at the Harold Tribune

Worked part-time writing obituaries for a news service and press releases for the National Tuberculosis Center

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