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18 Film and Television Projects in Which Stan Lee Scored a Cameo or Speaking Role as a Character Other Than Himself

When Stan Lee shuffles off this mortal coil, many words will be used to describe him, but chances are “modest” won’t make the list.

A consummate showman, the editor that oversaw Marvel’s rise in the ’60s has scored face time in just about every Marvel-based project based on characters he created or co-created with others — and that’s not counting the numerous “as himself” roles he’s racked up in such projects as The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, Robot Chicken and even his own reality series, Who Wants to Be a Superhero?

Here’s a test of your comic-film geekitude: match the film and TV projects with the roles that Stan Lee played in them, as verified by the Internet Movie Database:

1. Black Panther (2009 animated series)

2. Daredevil (2003)

3. Fantastic Four (2005)

4. Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

5. Heroes (TV, 2007)

6. Hulk (2003)

7. Iron Man (2008)

8. Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (TV, 2003)

9. Spider-Man (2002)

10. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

11. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

12. The Incredible Hulk (TV, 1997)

13. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

14. The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV, 2009)

15. The Super Hero Squad Show (TV, 2009)

16. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (TV movie, 1989)

17. X-Men (2000)

18. X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2006)

a. “Rejected Wedding Guest”

b. “Stan” (a complaining dockyard worker)

c. “Mayor of Super Hero City”

d. “General Wallace”

e. “Milwaukee Man Drinking From Bottle”

f. “Hugh Hefner”

g. “Man in Times Square”

h. “Bus Driver”

i. “Water Hose Man”

j. “Willie Lumpkin”

k. “Man Dodging Debris”

l. “Frank Elson”

m. “Security Guard”

n. “Old Man at Crossing”

o. “Man in Fair”

p. “Hot Dog Vendor”

q. “Cliff Walters”

r. “Jury Foreman”


Answers: 1. (d) 2. (n) 3. (j) 4. (a) 5. (h) 6. (m) 7. (f) 8. (l) 9. (o) 10. (k) 11. (g) 12. (q) 13 (e) 14. (b) 15. (c) 16. (r) 17. (p) 18. (i)


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