Stanley Anderson, Spider-Man and Seinfeld actor, passes away aged 78 from brain cancer

FP Staff

Jun 29, 2018 12:20:33 IST

Washington D.C: Noted actor Stanley Anderson has died, a little over a month after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Stanley Anderson as Arthur Vandelay on the Seinfeld. Facebook/@CaliforniaScoop

Stanley Anderson played the role of Judge Arthur Vandelay on Seinfeld. Facebook/@CaliforniaScoop

The 78-year-old actor died on 23 June, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.

According to, Anderson's career in acting commenced on the stage first with the Seattle Repertory Theatre and then the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anderson won a Helen Hayes Award for best supporting actor for his role in Arena Stage's The Piggy Bank. 

Popular for essaying the role of president in multiple flicks, Stanley was best known for his role as Judge Vandelay in Seinfield, an American television sitcom, and for playing Drew Carry's father on ABC's The Drew Carey Show

Among his other films are Spider-Man, The Kid and The Last Shot, to name a few.

Anderson is also known for a number of voiceover ads on National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, PBS, and the History Channel documentaries, as well as a primary voice for Democratic issues and candidates.

His latest film appearances, according to, include Red Dragon, Legally Blonde 2 and Runaway Jury.

(With inputs from Asian News International)

Updated Date: Jun 29, 2018 12:21:15 IST