Born Stanley Martin Lieber, he signed his comic work "Stan Lee" because he wanted to save his real name for the great novel he hoped to write.
In 1998, he launched Stan Lee Media, which later filed for bankruptcy due to stock manipulation perpetrated by his partner, Peter Paul.
Published his autobiography Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee in 2002.
Has made cameos in many Marvel Comic film adaptations, including The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989), Daredevil (2003), Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012) and most of the Iron Man, X-Men and Spider-Man films.
Received the 2428th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 4, 2011.
Creator of the Stan Lee Foundation, which promotes diversity, national literacy, culture and the arts.
2017, Emmy — Outstanding Short Form Animated Program: Nominee