Ben Parker was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Spider-Man has referenced Ben's death a couple of times when talking about his morals. Ben appeared in the episode "Strange Days" where Nightmare tries to use the failure of Peter being unable to save his uncle's life against him, but it doesn't work. Peter's even grateful that he gets to see Ben again as his uncle encourages him to take the villain down. He was voiced by Greg Grunberg.
Uncle Ben appears posthumously in this series. Here, he is depicted as a budding scientist and a clock designer. In a flashback, it is revealed that he reimagined his "With great power comes great responsibility" quote as a scientific formula, which Peter regards as goofy.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Uncle Ben's death is indirectly alluded to by Peter, who mentions "everything that's happened with [May]."
- Ben has been portrayed by Cliff Robertson and Martin Sheen in the two Spider-Man film series made by Sony.
- According to Tom Holland, he wants the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Uncle Ben to be played by Tobey Maguire, who also played Spider-Man in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.
- An early script for Spider-Man: Homecoming was to directly mention Uncle Ben, with Aunt May claiming that Peter's homecoming outfit was originally Ben's. However, the screenwriters didn't want Ben's death to be a throwaway line, so this mention was thrown out.