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The Spectacular Spider-Man
US First Aired: Mar 08, 2008
US Last Aired: Nov 18, 2009

Seasons: 2
Episodes: 26

Franchise: Spider-Man
Characters on BTVA: 77

Popularity: 119th All Time, 218th This Week. *

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said at 10:02 PM on Fri Jul 31 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Tried seeing a bit of this series, eh it's okay it wasn't horrible but I wasn't hype about it either, it didn't have the cheesy camp of the 60s series, the sheer awesome 90s of the 90s series and I thought Ultimate Spiderman is better as well
said at 8:53 AM on Sat Sep 26 2015
@HienFan The hype is that it's "Spider-Man done right" For Me it easily surpasses the 90s cartoon, It had way better action, voice acting and writing.

Don't even get me started on "Ultimate" Spider-Man.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:31 AM on Sat Sep 26 2015
@spencermalley935 You shouldn't put yourself in such a high position to tell others how something is "done right", because you're bound to be knocked off of it sooner or later; there are plenty of others who could claim to know Spider-Man even better than you do, and their stance on how it's "done right" just might be different from where you stand.
said at 9:17 PM on Sat Sep 26 2015
@spencermalley935 That's your opinion, in my book the 90s series does it better and I like Ultimate
said at 1:52 AM on Sun Sep 27 2015
@CatsTuxedo Correct on that Cats
said at 8:06 PM on Wed Oct 21 2015
@HienFan I'm not trying to start an argument or anything but from where I stand this show easily beats the 90's show in terms of voice acting, animation and especially fight scenes.

The 90s show was solid but it had way too many episodes featuring Kingpin and Morbius and some truly horrendous voice acting choices (Harry and Mary-Jane)

It's cool if you like it but I personally can't stand Ultimate Spider-Man and it's abundance of unfunny comedy.
said at 8:08 PM on Wed Oct 21 2015
@CatsTuxedo I guess I did get a little carried away but I cannot for the life of me think of anything about the character of Spidey that this series got wrong.

For me, it hit the nail on the head as precisely as possible whereas something like Ultimate Spider-Man misses the nail entirely
said at 8:14 PM on Wed Oct 21 2015
@spencermalley935 Yes yes I KNOW how you feel but not everyone feels that way in the end
said at 8:34 PM on Wed Oct 21 2015
@spencermalley935 To clarify I dunno if you noticed but I'm generally not a fan of most modern cartoon, I find that behind the hype, I don't really get excited, they tend to have something I feel is a product of today like being a little too far on the seriousness scale or too much on the WACKY scale(*cough* didn't like Adventure time either) and this is the former

Also the character design is kinda weird, I know they might not have a very high budget but everyone looks so flat with no actual depth indicator, the animation might be good but it can be hard to believe when the character design is so flat looking, I think they can afford to have more non union voice actors over this big voice cast
said at 11:31 AM on Tue Apr 21 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
UK Fans, Spectacular is is on weekdays at 4:30pm on Vix!
said at 4:50 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Now, what I'm going to say may bring a lot of fans knocking into my door with torches and pitchforks.

Yes, you're all gonna hate me for this but I never liked Spectacular Spider-Man. I found the character designs quite dreadful, the casting choices pretty uninspired and the stories extremely uncreative.

You may start saying "No, you're biased toward that old time radio junk and those cheesy vintage cartoons" and stuff, but if you like this show, then, so be it. I'm just expressing my opinion and I personally think this show wasn't the best thing Spidey has been in (though Spider-Man Unlimited is very, very close).

I personally think Ultimate Spider-Man is a lot better than Spectacular Spider-Man in terms of design, creativity and casting (it's still not perfect, but at least it's better).

Okay, that's me and my rambling for now.

(Goes into the door to meet his fate in the hands of a massive angry mob).
said at 6:08 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@Starscreamsfan Fine with me. This is my personal favorite Spider-Man show I've seen, but I was never absolutely crazy about it. I was the same way with "Firefly". Upon finishing both of these shows, my feelings were, "Yeah, that was pretty cool! I wish they could continue it." but I didn't love either to the point that I would call myself a dedicated fan or shed any tears over it. IMO, they're both solid shows for sure, but they're not the ground-breaking, revolutionary masterpieces that some of their diehard fans claim they are.

I don't have a lot to say about voice-acting right now. I've said what I wanted to say about some of the performances I liked and didn't like on the voice compares.

With all of that said, if an angry mob comes for you, let me know so we can beat them up together. :P
said at 3:45 AM on Thu Mar 19 2015
@PsychicVoiceSpy I knew there was someone reasonable in here.

Thanks for taking my opinion in a good way and... LET'S GET 'EM ALL!!!!

(Both of them start taking on the angry mob).
said at 9:47 PM on Thu May 14 2015
@Starscreamsfan I have never seen this show but I did not think the character design is that bad although the colours are kinda washed out
said at 3:25 AM on Fri May 15 2015
@HienFan The designs are extremely weird for my liking.
said at 7:19 AM on Fri May 29 2015
@Starscreamsfan As I said I didn't hate it(though frankly to be honest I like Ultimate's design better) though the colouring... I found it too pale and their eyes are so lifeless(no shines), I never seen this show yet to really give a real opinion
said at 8:34 AM on Fri May 29 2015
@HienFan Yeah. You may like the show if you watch it, but I've watched it in it's entirety, and was pretty disappointed with a lot of things.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:01 AM on Fri May 29 2015
@HienFan I think the problem with the eyes isn't that there's no "shines" to them; even if there were, the eyes would still be pretty dead. The real problem is that the eyes are too symmetrical. As a matter of fact, with that playing into the picture, it wouldn't have mattered what the eyes looked like aesthetically because as long as each eye has the exact same proportions and dimensions as the other regardless of whatever emotion they're trying to convey, the result would look robotic.

I often drawn my characters' eyes without any pupils or shines and even I can wring out a whole lot more life and feeling out of them because I know how unnatural perfect facial symmetry looks and I have the grasp of emotional character-acting needed to give them that extra spark. If the Korean sweatshop workers in charge of animating this had cared as much about the acting and general application of functional cartoon principles, the eyes likely wouldn't look as lifeless as they do here.
said at 9:09 PM on Wed Jul 1 2015
@Starscreamsfan What do you mean by "uninspired casting", The voices in this show were pretty much completely spot-on.

Also I couldn't disagree more on how it compares to "ultimate" spiderman, I think this show definately has it beat in terms of having likable characters and action sequences that aren't interrupted by painfully unfunny cutaway jokes.
said at 6:11 AM on Thu Jul 2 2015
@spencermalley935 This is the type of reaction I was expecting. Sorry, mac, but if you like the casting of this show, then so be it. The only casting choice I liked from the beginning is John DiMaggio as Hammerhead.

And I really wasn't into the characters as I am with other shows I like.
said at 1:25 PM on Thu Jul 30 2015
@Starscreamsfan I don't like this one either I agree it is too cartoonie and their pupils are too big. My favourite Spiderman is the 90's animated series
said at 7:01 AM on Thu Aug 27 2015

"...interrupted by painfully unfunny cutaway jokes."

You mean like Family Guy?
said at 4:32 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Hey, if anyone's wondering what Man of Action thought of TSSM, here (good luck):
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 4:55 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight For those who don't want to bother following the link, the team's basically making the observation that SSM is just the comic book stories retold in animated form, which feels pointless when the comic books can still be read. Kinda like the Watchmen movie.
said at 6:51 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight I've actually read a tumblr post by GregXB where he stated he wouldn't judge someone for what they like that he doesn't.


Commentor: "I still liked their Deadpool episode."

Greg: "There's the door."

Aside from being a hypocrite, I've seen that he's very much opinionated and a little too preachy towards anything below Greg Weisman's work.
said at 7:48 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight But I will admit that it was totally unprofessional of MoA to basically say "My show is better because it doesn't follow the comics". I lost a little respect for them after that.

From what I'm reading, this angers a lot of Ultimate fans as well, because the hate was starting to die down and then THIS happened.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:54 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
How is that dissing, it's not like he belittled the series or insult it.
said at 8:03 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
@Music Meister Well, something I'm guilty of, they didn't word it very well.

When making a point, NEVER be 1. vague 2. make statements that conflict each other and 3. Use unfounded knowledge to make said point.
The Doctor
said at 5:18 AM on Sun Oct 5 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight I stopped watchingafter they said "cartoons are for kids."
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:06 PM on Sun Oct 5 2014
Didn't watch the link, but based on Cats' summation of it, they raise a very valid point (one that I strongly agree with), the whole "if I wanted to watch the comics I'd read the comics"-thing.

Now, *how* you make a statement, as Lemster says, is what makes the big difference.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:58 PM on Sun Oct 5 2014
@The Doctor
They said they were hired to make a cartoon for kids
said at 9:01 PM on Mon Oct 6 2014
@TylerMirage It would be valid, but it's completely inaccurate, since SSM took bits and pieces of comics to make its own story. Even the closes arc they've adapted, the Master Planner arc, still had plenty of differences.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:04 PM on Tue Oct 7 2014
@D.A.V.E. I wasn't - and am not - saying that that's what SSM did. All I'm saying is that the IDEA of directly translating a comic to the screen is...weird and lazy.
said at 10:20 PM on Thu Nov 20 2014
@TylerMirage Isn't that what most anime does?
said at 11:07 PM on Fri Jul 24 2015
@TylerMirage Hi anime(regarding the direct translation)
said at 7:51 AM on Sun Jul 26 2015
@TylerMirage when they don't do this anime, and do original content most of the time, that usually ends up being bad most of the time.
said at 7:50 AM on Thu Sep 4 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
After finally seeing the show after buying the series on DVD, I can say it is a great show, my only major problem with it is that I feel they rush a few things or they don't explain a couple things, like with the transformation of the Lizard, they discover he's growing scales and then 1 minute later he becomes the lizard, there's one detail about Harry Osborne they show out of nowhere which I won't explain as it would be a spoiler, but it does come somewhat out of left field, but aside from that it still is a good show and I do recommend it.
said at 9:39 AM on Thu Sep 4 2014
@skeletonking1234 I also forgot to mention that some of the characters they introduce they seem to expect you to know or care about who they are, like the Vulture who is introduced in the first episode and he says things like we're supposed to know who he is and feel sorry for him, it's the same way with Electro, they act like you're supposed to know who they are or feel bad for them when something goes wrong for them.

Not saying I don't like these characters or their performances (Though Freeman's acting as Electro can go way too over the top at points,) I'm just saying they don't really show these characters emotions or personalities at all until you just meet them, which is usually only in a 3 minute scene and then they just become evil. We know nothing about Max Dillon before he turns into electro, at least with Doctor Octopus we had seen Otto Octavius a few times before he became Doc Ock, same goes for Sandman and Rhino.

the worst example of the character coming out of nowhere in my book is Chameleon. Steve does a good performance in the role but he is literally just introduced out of the blue with no buildup at all and we find out he has two henchmen who are also introduced out of the blue, and you find out he might have a few other people behind him. We already had Tombstone and his goons and we had built up him for 5 episodes prior to seeing him which I felt the show did really well, but here it is just incredibly sporadic.

Again, this doesn't ruin the show at all it's just something that has bothered me as I've watched the show
said at 9:50 AM on Thu Sep 4 2014
@skeletonking1234 Speaking of Harry Osborn, I really didn't like this version of him.

He came across and whiney and rude a lot of the time.
said at 11:57 AM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@TheLemsterPju He was an immense improvement over the 90s version of the character.
said at 4:20 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@TheLemsterPju So, they're being true to the comic books, then. :P
said at 10:33 AM on Sat Mar 1 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Although this series is AMAZING and makes my Top Three easily, I admit that it wasn't perfect. I didn't like the design for Green Goblin's mask, Doc Ock they made too short, in my opinion Thom A. Hernandez as Tinkerer was a miscast, it didn't last long enough (but that wasn't it's fault), and I wish they had brought back Aunt May's fear of Spider-Man from the Silver Age, and a few seasons in have Spidey save her so that she trusts him like in ASM #200, because I think that that was a good sub-plot. Of course, these are little things, and they don't interfere with my love for his show.
said at 10:46 AM on Mon Feb 24 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
Did somebody say complete series blu-ray?
said at 4:18 PM on Mon Feb 24 2014
Good way to tie in to the new movie coming out, too.
said at 5:22 PM on Mon Feb 24 2014
@TheLemsterPju Not every series will leave an impact. Look at the Zeta Project, a lot of the fan of the DCAU never knew it existed in the first place and some of those that do don't really remember much from it. Some series will impact the audience and some won't, it just depends really. If US leaves an impact good for it, if not then that's that.

Though honestly not all the previous shows had a impact, Unlimited and the MTV series never really caught on.
said at 11:57 AM on Sat Apr 26 2014
It's out, and it's selling pretty well.
said at 8:38 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
In my opinion, this is the best Spider-Man show, because, like I said in my "Reason", it got all the characters and their relationships down perfectly. And for ones like Harry and Gwen, they looked at their personalities in college to figure out what they were probably like in high-school. And, while most of the characters were almost just like their classic counterparts, the stories were updated and modernized so that you wouldn't know what'll happen next. It's like seeing almost the same characters, in a world where these stories from the 1960's and 70's had happened somewhat differently and in modern times; and the result... IS PURE AWESOMENESS. Nuff' Said.
said at 6:46 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
 8 Shout Outs!
"Ultimate" Spider-Man doesn't hold a candle to this
said at 3:02 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@spencermalley935 I agree with you on so many levels.

For one, the design for the show is very simple, no need for vibrant animation to complement your great script writing. And TSSM's script is well written out as well, and it has great acting to complement it, props going to Crispin Freeman as Electro.

And another thing, some of the villain redesigns are just a great breath of fresh air, it makes them look so menacing and scary, Ultimate didn't have any of this.

In all, TSSM is possibly one of the finest in Spiderman's run of cartoons. The Acting, the Script, the Designs and the Characters really step it up from the rest. And, Ultimate Spiderman doesn't even hold a matchstick to this!
said at 3:19 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@spencermalley935 I like both equally.
said at 2:32 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@TheLemsterPju I don't mind it being a more light-hearted retelling of the Spider-Man mythos, My problem is the humor itself and the characterization of Spider-Man.
said at 2:48 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
This is my 2nd favourite Spiderman tv series (right next 2 Animated) & I must the story lines were excellent & the voice acting was really good. I was annoyed when it got cancelled as it had ended at a cliff hanger. I also think this would be my favourite Spiderman tv series if it had a few more seasons but sadly not. Would have ended in early 2012 anyway so it would be over by now but I would have loved 2 see how it would have ended.
said at 3:10 PM on Thu Aug 15 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
You guys might want to take a look at this...
said at 7:54 AM on Wed Aug 21 2013
@Lpfan120 I guess there is some tiny glimmer of hope for the show after all if they're doing reruns after all this time.
said at 10:08 PM on Fri Aug 23 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I doubt they'll do anything new with the show and will probably be some time filler.

Though its fine that there are reruns and that it may attract new fans.
said at 2:33 PM on Wed Jun 26 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Well I've thought about it and I've come to think these are the voice actors they would've gotten for the villains of the next season. Of course this is just my opinion and I could be wrong.

Hobgoblin: Kevin M. Richardson
Scorpion: either Brian Bloom or Thomas Wilson
Jackal: Tim Curry
Hydro-man: Bill Fagerbakke
Carnage: either Nick Chinlund or Brent Spiner or maybe they would've gotten Fred Tatasciore back. Carnage is the most difficult casting choice.
said at 5:18 PM on Fri Jul 5 2013
@risingson Late for the party, much?

Spectacular Spider-Man has been cancelled for a few years now. There is no chance of it having a new season.
said at 11:38 PM on Fri Jul 5 2013
@Fulgore2005 I'm very aware of that. Since everyone keeps bringing up its untimely end. I was just saying who I thought they would have gotten for the characters had the show continued. It was a hypothetical casting choice on my part.
said at 5:45 AM on Sat Jul 6 2013
@risingson I do apologise. I didn't know it was casting choice.
said at 4:11 PM on Sat Jul 6 2013
@Fulgore2005 Ha don't worry about it.
Tyler Reznik
said at 4:43 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@risingson I heard a rumour about Sam Witwer doing the voice of Scorpion. It's bunk, in all likelihood, but it's still a nice idea.
said at 1:18 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
@Tyler Reznik yeah I heard that too way back. He wouldn't be bad but I actually see Sam more as Venom. God that would be epic!
said at 11:35 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013
I knew those pupil-less eyes looked familiar! One of the character designers, Thomas Perkins, also did character designs for Transformers Animated!
said at 1:35 AM on Thu Jan 31 2013
@BlankSlate I assume IMDb gave that info?

It doesn't list Sean Galloway (Cheeks) as the main character designer, though.
said at 2:27 PM on Sat Dec 1 2012
I swear Netflix seems to have every Spider-man series EXCEPT this one.
said at 2:04 AM on Thu Dec 6 2012
@Metabad Might be a right issue or all the episodes aren't on DVD due to an issue with Disney? Is Ultimate on there as well?.
said at 9:23 AM on Thu Dec 6 2012
@pete Yeah, Ultimate is there.
said at 3:18 AM on Fri Dec 7 2012
@Metabad So the worst Spidey show is there while the best Spidey show isn't?

...I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
said at 10:52 PM on Wed Dec 12 2012
@pete It isn't. Sony also has the rights to the MTV show, yet it's there with no problems.
said at 10:01 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
This was the best spiderman show ever.
said at 7:22 AM on Fri Jan 20 2012
Always thought this version of Spidey looked...cute.
said at 3:34 AM on Tue Oct 25 2011
 4 Shout Outs!
Very frightening the way the characters' eyes have NO PUPILS.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:52 PM on Mon Apr 26 2010
wow... clueless much?

Please explain how a visitor would "suspend" an administrator of this site?

I'll even be nice enough to provide proof that the show was canceled by Disney and you're wrong. :)

But if you're too lazy to click on a link I'll post the message for you.


I've heard nothing directly from Marvel, Disney or Sony, but I think the recent announcement that an "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series is in the works at Marvel Animation, makes it fairly clear that The Spectacular Spider-Man is over.

I can't say that I'm surprised, but that doesn't mean I'm not disappointed. But guys... all of you so quick to rush to my defense (sometimes in the most heated of terms)... it's appreciated, of course, but not necessary. This is the business I've chosen to work in. It comes with the job.

Sure, I think Spectacular kicked some ass! But there's no reason to assume that Ultimate Spider-Man won't kick ass too! I'd recommend giving it a chance. I remember when we were first announced, a bunch of MTV Spider-Man fans were screaming about why they were creating a new series and not continuing that one. Heck, there were even a bunch of 90s Spider-Man the Animated Series fans who felt they should still be continuing THAT show. Some of those folks wound up giving us a chance. Some didn't, I'm sure. Some of those who loved those and other old Spidey series found they liked or loved Spectacular. Others didn't, I'm sure. But we found our audience, and now we've got nostalgia working on our side. But I wouldn't want Ultimate Spidey to be judged on anything other than itself. Because that's all I wanted for Spectacular.

It's just the way of things. I try to take the long view and be philosophical about it. Don't always succeed, but I try. I had more stories I was dying to tell, but anyone who's familiar with this website due to a certain series beginning with a "G" knows that this isn't the first series I've felt that way about. I rarely run out of tales to tell. I had more Spidey stories to tell. More Gargoyles stories to tell. More W.I.T.C.H. stories to tell. More Captain Atom stories to tell. More Starship Troopers stories to tell. Even more Max Steel stories to tell. And if and when I get a new series -- no matter how long it lasts -- I'll probably STILL have more stories of that puppy to tell too.

So I try to be grateful for what I did get. I got to tell 26 fun stories. And those led directly to me writing for The Amazing Spider-Man, which puts me in some pretty august company and fulfilled a life-long dream, even if it was only half of one issue. So it's all good.

For those who loved and will miss, alongside me and pretty much all of its cast and crew, The Spectacular Spider-Man, I appreciate all your support and kind words. Let's celebrate what we achieved and not stress over what we didn't get to do.

Thanks, everyone.

Greg Weisman
April, 2010
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:49 PM on Mon Apr 26 2010
@ markmarino

Greg Weisman did want to continue. He even said he planned on introducing Hob Goblin and Scorpion in season 3. Unfortunately Disney's ownership ruined it for everyone.
Disney also screwed the man over with Gargoyles.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:19 PM on Mon Apr 19 2010
@markmarino according to an article I read, one unofficial reason for it's cancellation was because of the Marvel/Disney partnership. I think something about Sony's animation contract expiring which is why Spectacular is dying too. Also, hence why Ultimate Spider-Man will be on Disney XD
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