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Celebrate Stan Lee with this supercut of his greatest cameos

He's done it all.


Monica Riese

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Posted on Dec 28, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 7:46 am CDT

After decades of helping to create some of geek culture’s greatest icons, Stan Lee died at the age of 95 on Nov. 12. For millions of Marvel fans, though, he’ll remain immortalized in the dozens of films, shows, and cartoons he cameoed in throughout the years, since his very first appearance as a jury member on the 1989 made-for-TV film The Trial Of the Incredible Hulk. If you’re looking to refresh your Marvel memory, here’s a guide to every Stan Lee cameo.

Every Stan Lee cameo ever

Since 1989, the former Marvel president has taken almost every opportunity to embed himself (often hilariously) into every major Marvel property. Alongside the heroes from every major Marvel group—from X-Men to the Avengers to the Guardians of the Galaxy—Lee has stepped in as a bystander, a hot dog vendor, a bartender, an MC, a postal worker, and more.

In the case of Deadpool or Big Hero 6, Lee didn’t even play a role in the comic’s creation, but he still managed to find a way to add to the humor. Check out the video below for a visual rundown of every Stan Lee cameo, and then we’ll cover what that video didn’t get to.

  • The Trial of the Incredible Hulk — jury member
  • The Ambulance — himself
  • Spider-Man 1994 Cartoon – himself
  • Mallrats – himself
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  • X-Men — hot dog vendor gawking at a politician who’s been turned into a mutant
  • Spider-Man — man who rescues child
  • The Simpsons — himself
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  • Daredevil — confused man reading newspaper
  • Hulk — security guard (alongside original Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno)
  • Spider-Man 2 — man in trench coat saving woman from rubble
  • The Princess Diaries 2 — eccentric old man asking the queen if they could get married
  • Fantastic Four — postal worker for Dr. Reed Richards
  • X-Men: The Last Stand — man watering lawn
  • Spider-Man 3 — man who talks to Peter Parker
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer — himself
  • Heroes – bus driver
  • Spectacular Spider-Man 2008 cartoon — dock worker
  • Iron Man — mistaken as Hugh Hefner by Tony Stark
  • The Incredible Hulk — guarana soda victim
  • The Big Bang Theory — himself
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Game — politician
  • Iron Man 2 — Larry King
  • Entourage — himself
  • Nikita — bystander on news interview
  • Thor — driver trying to retrieve Mjølnir with a tow hitch
  • Chuck — mistletoe spy
  • Captain America: The First Avenger — military official
  • The Avengers — chess-playing superhero skeptic
  • The Amazing Spider-Man — classical music-loving librarian totally missing a throwdown fight between Spider-Man and the Lizard
  • The Amazing Spider-Man Game — the “king of cameos”
  • 2012 Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon — himself
  • Iron Man 3 — beauty pageant judge
  • Phineas & Ferb – hot dog cart guy
  • Lego Marvel Superheroes game — food cart guy
  • Thor: The Dark World — man who wants shoe back
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  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D — man who berates Agent Coulson
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier — security guard
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — man at a graduation ceremony
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game — comic shop owner
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — “class-A creeper” chatting up redhead
  • Big Hero 6 — distant father to Fred with similar underwear habits
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron — veteran at a bar who gets drunk on Thor’s magical liqour
  • Agent Carter – newspaper borrower
  • Marvel’s Daredevil — poster
  • Marvel’s Jessica Jones — poster
  • Ant-Man — bartender
  • Lego Avengers game — Avengers tower custodian
  • Deadpool — strip club emcee
  • Captain America: Civil War — FedEx guy
  • X-Men: Apocalypse — man holding wife as they watch nuclear missiles launch
  • Yoga Hosers — 911 dispatcher
  • Marvel’s Luke Cage — poster
  • Doctor Strange — laughing man on bus
  • Deadpool 2 teaser trailer — “nice suit!” guy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 — galaxy-hopping version of himself recounting his various cameos to the Watchers, confirming that all previous Stan Lees were the same person.
  • Guardians Inferno music video — himself
  • Defenders Netflix series — trailer narrator, also on a poster
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming — old man yelling from window
  • Thor: Ragnarok — psycho barber for Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster character
  • Punisher Netflix series – on a poster
  • Marvel’s Runaways — limo driver
  • The Gifted series — man walking out of strip bar
  • Black Panther — man who says he’ll watch T’challa’s casino winnings for Agent Ross


There are a few cameos this video doesn’t manage to include:

  • The Avengers: Infinity War — driving Peter Parker’s school bus
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp — man who has his car shrunk
  • Venom — man who tells both Eddy Brock and Venom to not give up on his love interest Anne
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — costume shop owner
  • Captain Marvel — rehearsing a Mallrats script on the train (Bonus: an all-Stan Lee tribute in the Marvel logo where the heroes usually appear in the intro)
  • Dark Phoenix — unconfirmed
  • Avengers 4 — Marvel already filmed Stan Lee’s cameo before his death, but the nature of the cameo remains unknown. This will be the last cameo he appears in.
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*First Published: Dec 28, 2016, 12:38 pm CST