Stan is a long-time friend to Peter Parker and his aunt, May. He appears in both of The Amazing Spider-Man video games and films and is voiced and portrayed both by his real-life counterpart, Stan Lee.
The man appears in the first film's sequel attending Peter Parker's graduation.
A family friend of the Parkers since the 1960s, Stan always showed up smiling. Popular for his amazing storytelling, Stan has even been known to have original works of fiction published on occasion, while also somehow managing to appear briefly in numerous Hollywood productions. He is the librarian at Midtown Science High School, when, while stamping books and listening to music via headphones, he was completely oblivious to the fight between town hero Spider-Man and his former cross-species enemy, the Lizard. He owns a apartment that Peter Parker was house sitting over the summer, but it was almost entirely destroyed after one of Alistaire Smythe's Spider-Slayers followed Spider-Man back there.
Although much damage has been done to Stan's apartment, it was eventually rebuilt after the events of the The Amazing Spider-Man (video game).
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Video Game), Stan is shown to being the owner of his own comic book store called Comic Stand where the lights spelling out the name of the store from the outside conveniently malfunction so that it reads Comic Stan. During the game Peter goes there to seek advise and Stan talks to Peter telling him about how important he was to his uncle to help him get over his death.
- The canon character Stan is a very obvious reference to Stan Lee, former president of Marvel Entertainment and creator of the Spider-Man character.