Peter Parker is an American actor, comedian, author, writer, and producer who has been credited with bringing us a variety of memorable characters including Spider-Man, Batman, Doctor Who, Captain America, and Iron Man.
Parker also created the character of Peter Parker in the Marvel Comics universe, which has since spawned a whole host of other characters, from the Punisher to The Flash.
The former child actor, who was born on March 18, 1954 in Los Angeles, was a prolific and influential performer, including his work as a member of the comedy troupe The Parker Family on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and his time as a guest on Saturday Night Takeaways, a late-night talk show on ABC from 1999-2003.
He is also the co-founder of the award-winning podcast Peanuts and co-creator of the Peanuts Movie, a television miniseries starring Matt Groening, which was broadcast in 2005.
In 2015, Parker co-created the first ever comic book series for Disney, which focused on a group of cartoon characters, including a cross-dressing Spider-Gwen.
In 2017, he co-wrote the animated TV miniserie series Spidey: The Complete Series.
Parker has written, produced, and starred in multiple feature films, including the animated comedy-drama series Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Verse and the live-action TV series Spider-Men, as well as a TV miniseven titled Spider-Wings.
His most recent film role was as Peter Parker on the upcoming Marvel Studios film Spider-man: Homecoming.
His other credits include his co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., as well the 2016 film The Avengers, as a supporting character in The Amazing Spider-3, which premiered on May 6, 2019.
In addition to acting, Parker has been a professional golfer and was a member in good standing of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA).