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Francis Lee Bailey
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Born Francis Lee Bailey
June 10, 1933 (1933-06-10) (age 87)
Waltham, Massachusetts
Characters played Additional Voices

Francis Lee Bailey (born June 10, 1933), credited as F. Lee Bailey, is an actor who provided additional voices on Spider-Man. It was his only fictional work that he did not play himself or a version of himself on.


He was the host of a short-lived series titled Good Company where he would interview celebrities in their homes. He also hosted the show Lie Detector where he would question guests who were connected to a polygraph.

He appeared as himself on The Mike Douglas Show and Matt Houston.

He is most famous as a defense attorney. He was licensed in Florida and in Massachusetts before being disbarred for misconduct while defending in court. He defended Sam Sheppard, whose case inspired the series The Fugitive, winning a re-trial that would eventually get Sheppard a not guilty verdict. He defended Albert DeSalvo, the infamous Boston Strangler, who was convicted of assaults but not for stranglings despite confessing his guilt to Bailey. He defending Patty Hearst, a newspaper heiress who committed bank robberies after being kidnapped and brainwashed by the Symbionese Liberation Army. This was one of his most famous defeats, though he did protect her from the death-penalty. Her sentence was later commuted and she was eventually pardoned.

He is most well known for being part of the defense team of accused murderer O. J. Simpson. His cross-examination of detective Mark Fuhrman, in which he got Fuhrman to claim to have never used the word "nigger" in reference to a black person only to later prove him wrong, is considered to be the key to Simpson's acquittal.

While defending accused marijuana dealer Claude DuBoc, he was sent to prison for forty-four days for contempt of court. His client was forced to forfeit shares of stock in a pharmaceutical company as part of a plea deal, but during the trial the stocks had increased. Bailey took the additional stock value for himself claiming it to be legal fees. He was not released until his brother raised the funds to pay for what Bailey took. Since the Simpson trial, he had gained much fame and thus more scrutiny on his actions. After being released from prison, he was found guilty of seven counts of attorney misconduct by the Florida Supreme Court and disbarred. Massachusetts disbarred him two years later.

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