Stan Lee, the man behind comic book creations like The Avengers, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and X-Men, died on Nov. 12, 2018, ET can confirm. He was 95. The comic icon was a writer, editor and, at various points, both the publisher and vice president of Marvel Comics. Over the course of his career, and especially in the current era of screen adaptations, Lee became the face of Marvel and his fans came to look forward to seeing the iconic persona pop up in each of the studio's films. From 1989 through 2018, Lee made a cameo appearance in nearly every Marvel movie, and he also showed up in animated series, as well as a number of shows beyond the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
'The Trial of the Incredible Hulk' (1989)
In Lee's first movie cameo, he played a jury member in Hulk's trial.
'Spider-Man: The Animated Series' (1994)
Doing voice-over work here, Lee played a cartoon-version of himself meeting Spider-Man.
Lee made this non-Marvel cameo as himself, giving Brodie relationship advice based on an issue of Spiderman he wrote as they stand outside a lingerie shop in the mall. Once Brodie realizes who he is speaking with, Lee gets bombarded with comic book questions.
As a hot dog vendor on the beach, Lee is quite surprised to see Senator Kelly coming out of the water.
'The Simpsons' (2002)
The Marvel icon made a number of appearances on The Simpsons, with his first coming in season 13. Lee headed to Springfield to visit Comic Book Guy and Bart at the Android's Dungeon and Baseball Card Shop, where he critiqued Bart's comic, "Angry Dad." He would later return to voice himself in seasons 25 and 28.
Lee helps protect a little girl from debris falling after Green Goblin's explosion.
A distracted, newspaper-reading Lee gets saved by a young Matt Murdock after he almost walks directly into traffic.
Lee and Lou Ferrigno, who played Hulk on TV, act as security guards.
'Spider-Man 2' (2004)
Once again, Lee saves a woman from falling debris, this time during a fight between Spider-Man and Doc Ock.
'Fantastic Four' (2005)
Lee played a perky mailman named Willie Lumpkin who delivered a letter to Dr. Richards as the Fantastic Four entered the lobby.
'X-Men: The Last Stand' (2006)
While watering his lawn, Lee is surprised by his hose's trajectory as Jean Grey shows off her telekinetic prowess.
'Spider-Man 3' (2007)
He dodged debris in the first two Spider-Man flicks, but this time around, he gives Peter Parker sage advice in Times Square.
'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer' (2007)
Lee plays himself once again, and he gets turned away at the door of Reed Richard and Susan Storm's wedding by the bouncer because he wasn't on the guest list.
'Iron Man' (2008)
Tony Stark mistakes Lee for Hugh Hefner at a red carpet event.
'The Incredible Hulk' (2008)
Playing a man from Milwaukee, Lee reaches into a fridge for a soft drink that's been tainted with Bruce Banner's blood.
'Iron Man 2' (2010)
He's got a thing for callbacks! In the Iron Man sequel, Lee doubles as Larry King when Tony Stark makes his way through a press conference.
'The Big Bang Theory' (2010)
During the third season of the hit CBS sitcom, Lee makes a cameo as himself. A starstruck Sheldon gets to meet his hero, who answers his door in a Fantastic Four robe, when Penny brings him to the comic book creator's house -- uninvited!
It was a valiant effort! Lee is seen behind the wheel of a white pickup truck, unsuccessfully trying to drag Thor's hammer after it crashes on Earth.
'Captain America: The First Avenger' (2011)
Turning up as a World War II general during a press conference for Captain America, Lee sounds disappointed when he utters, "I thought he'd be taller," seeing as he's just mistaken someone else for Cap.
'The Avengers' (2012)
Lee turns up on the news as a chess-playing New Yorker who's not so sure about the idea of superheroes in the Big Apple.
The comic book creator actually made two appearances in The Avengers, but the second one was cut. In that scene, Lee turns around from his lunch table to get Captain America to ask for the waitress' number, saying, "Ask for her number, you moron."
'The Amazing Spider-Man' (2012)
Librarian Lee is jamming out to classical music so hard, he has no idea Spider-Man and the Lizard are engaging in an epic battle behind him -- even when he almost gets hit by a table. Those darn headphones really work!
'Ultimate Spider-Man' (2012)
Lee was back to his cartoon ways for an episode of this Disney XD show, paying a janitor named (what else?) Stan who's very suspicious of a monster in the Midtown High's halls.
'Iron Man 3' (2013)
A beauty contestant gets a perfect 10 from Lee.
'Thor: The Dark World' (2013)
Lee plays a patient in a mental institution for the elderly who just wants his shoe back from Erik Selvig, not a lecture on space.
'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (2013)
It took a while for Lee to make an appearance on the ABC series, but he finally turned up as a kind old man who expresses his sympathies to Jemma Simmons as she tells an elaborate cover story during a covert train operation, though he's got no time for Phil Coulson.
Eagle-eyed fans may also note that Lee's face has appeared in photographs across a number of Marvel TV shows over the years, including quick sightings in episodes of The Defenders, Daredevil and Iron Fist.
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' (2014)
Playing a security guard, Lee knows he's "so fired" after a Captain America costume goes missing under his watch -- because Cap was the one who stole it.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' (2014)
A spying Rocket Raccoon spots Lee flirting with a younger woman, and, naturally, cracks jokes about it.
'Big Hero 6' (2014)
After the credits, Lee appears as Fred's dad.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' (2014)
Lee seems to be the only one who catches Peter Parker's superhero quick change during the graduation ceremony.
'Agent Carter' (2015)
In the first season of the ABC series, Lee asks Howard Stark if he can borrow the sports section of the newspaper during a shoe shine.
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (2015)
During the superhero party scene, Lee plays a military vet who tries to take Thor down a notch and then gets a little too drunk off Asgardian liquor, resulting in him being escorted out of the bar.
Blink and you'd miss Lee as a bartender while Luis is recalling a story for Scott Lang.
It's no surprise that one of Lee's raunchier appearances came in the big screen flick for the Merc with a Mouth, turning up as a DJ at a strip club frequented by Wade Wilson.
'Captain America: Civil War' (2016)
Towards the end of the film, Lee pops up as a FedEx delivery guy with a package for "Tony Stank."
'X-Men: Apocalypse' (2016)
Lee's real-life wife, Joan, joins him in this X-Men caper, with both appearing as shocked witnesses when Apocalypse sends every nuclear weapon in the world into space. He can also be heard earlier in the movie during a viral ad.
'Doctor Strange' (2016)
In a familiar cameo spoof for Lee, he plays a bystander oblivious to what's happening around him; this time he's reading a book while the earth is collapsing.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Lee traveled to Georgia to film four cameos in one day, including this bus scene for Doctor Strange, as well as spots for Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
'Fresh Off the Boat' (2017)
Playing himself once again, Lee makes a cameo in the ABC sitcom in a season three episode where Eddie and Emery team up to enter a comic book contest.
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' (2017)
In one of his more out-of-this-world appearances, we see Lee as an astronaut telling three Watchers a story about his time on Earth as a FedEx guy, which also seemingly confirmed a long-running fan theory that all of Lee's cameos are connected.
'Deadpool 2' - Trailer (2017)
You won't spot Lee in Logan, but he was a part of a Deadpool teaser trailer.
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017)
Every New Yorker saw a piece of their childhood come to life when Lee played Gary, a cranky old neighbor when Spider-Man set off alarms on the block yet again.
'The Gifted' (2017)
In the Fox show's pilot, Lee is seen leaving a dive bar as Marcos enters it.
'Thor: Ragnarok' (2017)
Thor's locks get shorn thanks to a weird gadget stuck to the arm of a very futuristic-looking Lee. "Now don't you move. My hands aren't as steady as they used to be," Lee cracks with a smile.
'The Runaways' (2017)
Lee makes a quick but delightful cameo as a limo driver in an episode of the Hulu series.
'Black Panther' (2018)
Lee's brief cameo comes when T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) runs into Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) at a casino in South Korea while looking for Ulysses Klaue. After T'Challa places a winning bet at the craps table and walks off, Lee steps in to take his chips, claiming he'll "hold onto them for safekeeping."
'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018)
Lee gets behind the wheel of Peter Parker's school bus in Infinity War, playing a bus driver who is totally over the everyday weirdness of the MCU. As all the kids gawk at a bizarre scene out the window, Lee asks, "What’s the matter with you kids? You’ve never seen a spaceship before?"
Near the end of the film, Lee bumps into Eddie Brock, who is now one with Venom. While walking away after a conversation with his ex-girlfriend, Anne, Eddie walks past Lee walking his dog. The elderly man advises him, "Hey, don't give up on her. Either of you."
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' (2018)
During a car chase featuring Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) fleeing a group of motorcycle-driving goons, The Wasp uses her shrinking tech to miniaturize her enemies' vehicles. However, she misses one throw and ends up shrinking a random person's car right before their eyes. Lee plays the confused bystander, who jokingly chalks up the incident to his wild hippie days, quipping, "Well, the '60s were great - but now I'm paying for it."
'Deadpool 2' (2018)
Let's be honest -- this is barely a cameo. Nonetheless, we see an image of Lee on the side of a building in the Deadpool sequel, but blink and you will surely miss it. This was one of the rare times Lee didn't make a live (or animated, to be fair) appearance in a Marvel flick.
'Teen Titans GO! To the Movies' (2018)
We were gifted another animated version of Lee, and maybe one of his best, in this unexpected pop-in which pays homage to the famous Lee cameos that often have nothing to do with the action onscreen. As the Titans leave the Warner Bros. lot, cartoon Lee takes the camera, dances, and declares, "Hey, I'm Stan Lee, doing my subtle Stan Lee cameo!" Even though someone explains to him that he doesn't need to be there because this is a DC Comics film, Lee returns a bit later, popping out of a golf car to announce that he doesn't care if this is a DC flick because, "I love cameos!"
'Ralph Breaks the Internet' (2018)
Wreck-It Ralph 2 directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston told The Wrap that Lee never got to see his cameo in this animated sequel. Many Disney-owned properties made an appearance in the Oh My Disney area of the internet in the film, including Star Wars and Marvel characters, and Lee (well, an avatar of him) turned up as a man Vanellope bumped into as she and Ralph traversed the busy area.
'Captain Marvel' (2019)
Set in 1995, Lee's cameo in Captain Marvel is particularly self-referential. As the eponymous superhero (Brie Larson) walks through a train, Lee is seen reading the script for Kevin Smith's 1995 film Mallrats -- in which Lee had a small but iconic role playing himself.
'Avengers: Endgame' (2019)
Spoiler alert! Lee's very last cameo comes, appropriately, in Avengers: Endgame. The late Marvel icon drives past a military base in New Jersey after Tony Stark and Steve Rogers time travel back to the Garden State, yelling out "Make love, not war" in a vehicle outfitted with the bumper sticker, "Nuff said," a phrase he often used in his Marvel comic book editorials and also said in his Spider-Man 3 cameo.