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Avi Arad
Avi Arad
Born Avi Arad
August 1, 1948 (1948-08-01) (age 71)
Ramat Gan, Israel
Positions Executive Producer
Producer
Story Writer

Avi Arad (born August 1, 1948) is a business man who worked as executive producer on X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man Unlimited, The Avengers: United They Stand, X-Men: Evolution, Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers II, Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, The Invincible Iron Man, Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, and Wolverine and the X-Men; producer on The Spectacular Spider-Man, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; and story writer on Spider-Man, X-Men: Evolution, and The Invincible Iron Man.

Biography

He is an Israeli-American businessman. He became the CEO of the company Toy Biz in the 1990s, and soon afterward became the chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment, a Marvel director, and chairman, CEO and the founder of Marvel Studios.

While on Spider-Man he had many confrontations with John Semper, Jr. regarding the direction of the show. He wanted to make the show more toy friendly so his Toy Biz would become more successful, while Semper wanted to tell better stories. He antagonized Fox Kids, leading to the cancellation of the series. He eventually got his way with the short-lived Spider-Man Unlimited and The Avengers: United They Stand.

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