Paul Kligman (1923[1] – 29 August 1985)[2][3] was a Canadian actor.


Born in Romania, he emigrated to Canada where he spent his youth in Winnipeg and studied at the University of Manitoba.[3] He moved to Toronto in 1950 and established his career there. In addition to appearing in CBC Television's 1952 Sunshine Sketches, he was a featured performer with Wayne and Shuster since the comedy duo's early television broadcasts.[2][3]

He is most famous for his voice acting in various animated television series, especially in the 1960s The Marvel Super Heroes (1966) and Spider-Man (1967), both from Marvel Comics as the first voices of J. Jonah Jameson, General Ross, Red Skull, Krang, Mole Man and Power Man (Erik Josten). He voiced numerous gruff characters, including Donner and Coach Comet, in the 1964 Rankin-Bass adaptation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Kligman died aged 62 at Toronto's North York General Hospital following heart failure.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Paul Kligman fonds". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "Obituary: Paul Kligman". The Globe and Mail. 30 August 1985. p. C10. 
  3. ^ a b c d Mietkiewicz, Henry (30 August 1985). "Paul Kligman's generosity often cited by his admirers". Toronto Star. p. D17. 


  • Kligman, Paul (1975). It All Ends Up in a Shopping Bag: An Autobiographical Novel. McClelland and Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-4524-7. 

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