Stan Lee

Biography

Stan Lee was born on December 28, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA as Stanley Martin Lieber. He is a producer and writer, known for Iron Man (2008), Spider-Man (2002) and Iron Man 3 (2013). He has been married to Joan Lee since December 5, 1947. They have two children. Height 5' 11" (1.80 m) Stan Lee was born at home, in the apartment of his Romanian-Jewish immigrant parents at the corner of West 98th Street and West End Avenue in Manhattan. His father, trained as a dress cutter, worked only sporadically after the Great Depression, and the family moved further uptown to the cheaper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. When Lee was nine, his only sibling, brother Larry Lieber, was born. Lee attended DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx, where his family had moved next. A voracious reader who enjoyed writing as a teen, he worked such part-time jobs as writing obituaries for a news service and press releases for the National Tuberculosis Center; delivering sandwiches for the Jack May pharmacy to offices in Rockefeller Center; working as an office boy for a trouser manufacturer; ushering at the Rivoli Theater on Broadway; and selling subscriptions to the New York Herald Tribune newspaper. He graduated high school early, at age 16½ in 1939, and joined the WPA Federal Theatre Project. With the help of his uncle, Robbie Solomon, the brother-in-law of pulp magazine and comic-book publisher Martin Goodman, Lee became an assistant at the new Timely Comics division of Goodman's company. Timely, by the 1960s, would evolve into Marvel Comics. Lee, whose cousin Jean was Goodman's wife, was formally hired by Timely editor Joe Simon. Young Stanley Lieber's first published work, the text filler "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge" in Captain America Comics #3 (May 1941), used the pseudonym "Stan Lee", which years later he would adopt as his legal name. Lee explained in his Origins of Marvel Comics (see under References) and elsewhere that he had intended to save his given name for more literary work. He graduated from writing filler to actual comics with a backup feature two issues later. When Simon and his creative partner Jack Kirby left later that year, following a dispute with Goodman, the publisher told Lee, just under 19 years old, to be the interim editor. The youngster showed a knack for the business that led him to remain as the comic-book division's editor-in-chief, as well as art director for much of that time, until 1972, when he would succeed Goodman as publisher. Lee enlisted in the U.S. Army in early 1942 and served stateside in the Signal Corps, writing manuals, training films, and slogans, and occasionally cartooning. His military classification, he says, was "playwright"; he adds that only nine men in the U.S. Army were given that title. Vincent Fago, editor of Timely's "animation comics" section, which put out humor and funny animal comics, filled in until Lee returned from his World War II military service in 1945. In the mid-1950s, by which time the company was now generally known as Atlas Comics, a so-called "decency campaign" led by psychiatrist Dr. Frederic Wertham and Senator Estes Kefauver blamed comic books for corrupting young readers with images of violence and sexuality. Comic-book companies responded by implementing strict internal regulations, and eventually adopted the stringent Comics Code. During this period, Lee wrote comics in various genres including romance, Westerns, humor, science fiction, medieval adventure, horror and suspense. By the end of the decade, he had become dissatisfied with his career and considered quitting the field.

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Birth Name

Stanley Martin Lieber

Birth Place

Manhattan, Nueva York, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

12/28/1922

Death Date

11/12/2018
Known For
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Big Hero 6

Fred's Dad (voice)

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X-Men: The Last Stand

Waterhose Man

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Daredevil

Old Man at Crossing

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Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels

Himself

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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

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Stan Lee

Self (archive footage)

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Deadpool: No Good Deed

Stan Lee (uncredited)

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COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages

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Geek, and You Shall Find

Self

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Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist

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Starring In
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Stan Lee

Self (archive footage)

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Attack of the Doc!

Self

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Clerk

Self

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Madness in the Method

Stan

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Avengers: Endgame

Driver

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Captain Marvel

Stan Lee

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Geek, and You Shall Find

Self

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Stan (voice)

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Venom

Dapper Dog Walker

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Stan Lee (voice)

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

Shrinking Car Owner

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Avengers: Infinity War

Bus Driver

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Black Panther

Thirsty Gambler

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Thor: Ragnarok

Barber (uncredited)

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Gary

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Watcher Informant

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Deadpool: No Good Deed

Stan Lee (uncredited)

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Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High Aka Vol. 2

Narrator (as Peter Parker)

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If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast

Self

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Batman & Bill

Self - Marvel Comic Publisher / Writer (archive footage)

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Life After Flash

Self

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Self (voice) (archive footage)

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The Concessionaires Must Die!

Grandpa Frakes

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Yoga Hosers

Dispatcher

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Doctor Strange

Bus Passenger

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X-Men: Apocalypse

Stan Lee

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Captain America: Civil War

FedEx Driver

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Deadpool

Strip Club DJ

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COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages

Himself

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We Are X

Self

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Ant-Man

Bartender

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Stan Lee

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Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's the Fantastic Four

Himself (archive footage)

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Big Hero 6

Fred's Dad (voice)

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Xandarian Ladies' Man

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Graduation Guest

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Smithsonian Guard

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Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!

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Thor: The Dark World

Stan Lee

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Iron Man 3

Pageant Judge

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Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie

Himself (voice)

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Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1

Narrator (uncredited)

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The Amazing Spider-Man

School Librarian

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The Avengers

Stan Lee

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Pablo

Self

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Thor

Stan the Man

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Pizza Man

Himself

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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

Himself

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Trek Nation

Self

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Iron Man 2

Larry King

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With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

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The Incredible Hulk

Milwaukee Man Drinking From Bottle (uncredited)

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Iron Man

Hugh Hefner

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Comic Books Unbound

Himself - Chairman Emeritus. Marvel Comics

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

Himself

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Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Stan Lee - Rejected Wedding Guest

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Spider-Man 3

Man in Times Square

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Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist

Self

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Confessions of a Superhero

Himself (uncredited)

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X-Men: The Last Stand

Waterhose Man

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Mosaic

Stanley (uncredited)

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Look, Up In The Sky!: The Amazing Story Of Superman

Self - Comic Book Legend

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Fantastic Four

Willie Lumpkin

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Spider-Man 2

Man Dodging Debris

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Comic Book: The Movie

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Hulk

Security Guard

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Daredevil

Old Man at Crossing

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Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked

Himself

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Spider-Man

Man in Fair (uncredited)

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Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels

Himself

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De Superman à Spider-Man : L'aventure des super héros

Himself

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Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

Prologue / Epilogue Narrator (voice) (as Peter Parker)

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X-Men

Hot Dog Vendor

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Spider-Man - The New Animated Series

Frank Elson (voice)

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Mallrats

Stan Lee

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The Ambulance

Marvel Comics Editor

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The Trial of the Incredible Hulk

Jury Foreman (uncredited)

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Comic Book Confidential

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Gallagher: Mad as Hell

Hot Dog Vendor

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L’an 01

Récitant / New York's Narrator (voice)

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