Beginning in November of 1994, John Semper and crew launched the most accurate portrayal of Peter Parker to be animated to date. Where previous animated incarnations focused on action, this version provided the same three dimensional Peter Parker found in the comics.
Complete with the familiar supporting cast, a hapless lovelife, doting Aunt May, and grumpy J. Jonah Jameson, the show places Peter during his college years at ESU. In the four seasons and 65 episodes, Spidey faced almost all of the major Spidey villains, old and new (except for the conspicuous absence of the Sandman). Even the comic's second stringers like Rocket Racer, Madam Web, and the Prowler have appeared in the show!
The series was highly successful, and motivated a new wave of toys and other Spider-Man merchandise. It also recently spawned a loosely-related follow-up series, Spider-Man Unlimited (TV), which did not inherit the same level of success.
Here's the cast list from season 1.
Peter Parker/Spider Man - Christopher Daniel Barnes (Photo) J. Jonah Jameson - Edward Asner Aunt May - Linda Gary Felicia Hardy/The Black Cat - Jennifer Hale (Photo) Mary Jane Watson - Saratoga Ballaintine (Photo) Flash Thompson - Patrick Labyorteaux John Jameson - Micheal Horton Joe "Robbie" Robertson - Rodney Saulsberry Debra Whitman - Liz Georges (Photo) Harry Osborn - Gary Imhoff Norman Osborn - Neil Ross Doctor Octopus - Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Eddie Brock/Venom - Hank Azaria Hobgoblin - Mark Hamill (yep, that guy) Shocker - Jim Cummings The Scorpion - Martin Landau (Photo) Kingpin - Roscoe Lee Brown (Photo) Alistair Smythe - Maxwell Caulfield Spencer Smythe - Edward Mulhare Dr. Farley Stillwell - Michael Rye Dr. Curt Connors - Joe Campanella (Photo) Mrs. Anastasia Hardy - Rue McClanahan, Dimitra Arlys and Nita Talbot in Season 3 Kraven/Mysterio - Gregg Berger Dr. Mariah Crawford - Susan Beaubian Rhino - Don Stark Terri Lee - Dawnn Lewis Newscaster - John Beard Chameleon - various Nick Fury - Philip Abbot, Jack Angel in Season 3
Added in Season 2:
Silvermane - Jeff Corey Morbius - Nick Jameson Hammerhead - Nicky Blair HydroMan - Rob Paulsen Liz Allen - Marla Jeanette Rubinoff Wolverine - Cal Dodd Jubilee - Alyson Court Storm - Alison Sealy Smith Rogue - Lenore Zann Cyclops - Norm Spenser Gambit - Chris Potter Jean Grey - Catherine Disher Xavier - Cedric Smith Beast - George Buza Landon - David Warner Genevieve - Laurie O'Brien Lewald - Joseph Ruskin Uncle Ben - Brian Keith Young Peter - Warren Sroka Punisher - John Beck Microchip - Robert Axelrod Man-Spider - Jim Cummings Blade - T.D.Hall Whistler - Malcolm McDowell (Clockwork Orange to Generations!) Alisa Silver(Silvermane) - Leigh Baker Bailey Margaret Conners - Giselle Achegar Vanessa Fisk - Caroline Goddall Tombstone/Lonnie - Dorian Harewood Young Silvermane - Townsend Coleman..The TICK! Young boy Silvermane - Matthew McCurley Old Vulture - Eddie Albert (Green Acres!) Young Vulture - Alan Johnson Old Peter Parker - Mark Richman
Added in Season 3:
Dr. Strange - John Vernon Wong - George Takei (yes, Sulu!) Mordo - Tony Jay Dormammu - Edmund Gilbert Anna Watson - Majel Barrett (yes, Mama Troi!i) Maria Taina Elizando - Stephanie Eustace Green Goblin - Neil Ross Madam Web - Joan Lee (Stan's wife, I believe) Michael Pingree - Scott Cleverdon Jackson Weele - Michael Des Barres Robert Farrell/Rocket Racer - William "Pop" Attmore II Mrs. Farrell - Telma Hopkins Jason Phillips (Macendale) - Mark Hamill (Star Wars!) Daredevil/Matt Murdock - Edward Laurence Albert Richard Fisk - Nick Jameson Susan Choi - Amy Hill Randy Roberton - Alfonso Ribeiro Martha Robertson - Iona Morris Tony Stark - Robert Hays (Airplane!) Dr. Jonathan Ohn/The Spot - Oliver Muirhead Dr. Silvia Lopez - Wanda De Jesus Calypso - Susan Beaubian Brace Huntington - David Hayter John Hardesky/The Cat - John Phillip Law
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MP3 format sound files..
The various episodes of this series have been released spasmodically on VHS and DVD. Most episodes have been released officially in some form or another, but always in a haphazard way.
Fortunately you can now stream all 65 episodes online at Marvel.Com - Spider-Man (TAS).