|Birth Name:||Stanley Martin Lieber|
|Date of Birth:||December 28, 1922|
|Birthplace:||New York City, New York, USA|
|Characters Portrayed (credited):||"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."