We all remember the original 1967 Spider-Man cartoon (you know the one with the catchy theme song) but did you know that all the dialogue for the series was recorded in Toronto and Paul Soles, the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, is not only still around, but still acting at 86-years-young as the star of the new CBC Comedy web series, My 90-year-old Roommate? The legend comes by to spill secrets from the production of Spider-Man, including the fact that the voice acting company for all the original Marvel cartoons – Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Marvel Superheroes and more – was originally put together during the production of the Rankin/Bass stop-motion animation classic Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer where Paul starred as Hermey the Elf. Fast forward into the 2000s and Paul inadvertently found himself a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to a live-action bit part in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk and a prior relationship with star Edward Norton. This episode of Speech Bubble is sponsored by Hairy Tarantula.

Paul Soles’ bio – The Canadian Encyclopedia

Paul Soles’ IMDB

Spider-Man (1967) – Full Episodes

My 90-year-old Roommate – CBC Comedy

Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer 1964 TV Special (Full Movie)

Paul Soles and Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk deleted scene)

The Score – Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando and Paul Soles (Full Movie)

Paul Soles CBC Interview (1987)

CBC’s Take 30 – Adrienne Clarkson and Paul Soles in Swingin’ London (1966)

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