STARK IN HERE: Adrian Pasdar is having a blast doing the voice role of Tony Stark/Iron Man on Disney XD’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” — which fans will be able to catch Sunday (4/22) on Disney XD’s Marvel Universe. The former “Heroes” star, who’s also busy doing ABC Family’s “Lying Game” these days, tells us, “The best part of it is that I get a chance to do something my children not only watch, but really enjoy. So many things I do are not really age-appropriate for them.” Pasdar and wife Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks have two sons, ages 11 and six. Marvel Comics President Emeritus and comic book creator legend Stan Lee does cameo voice work on “Ultimate Spider-Man” too, as a janitor — which just adds to Pasdar’s fun.
“He’s been great. I’ve done projects with him. He was in ‘Heroes,’ which created a great opportunity to run into him at the Comic Cons. Once you get into the inner circle of that world, you cross paths with so many great people. I’m such a fan of it, of course. I’m like a kid in a candy store at those things,” admits the actor. “And to have Stan Lee ask me how I am, it’s just amazing to me.”
Pasdar hasn’t had a chance to take his boys to such an event — yet. His Comic Cons have been in the thick of promotion work, doing interviews and signing autographs and such — which makes it pretty hard to move about freely. “I did it once dressed up as a Storm Trooper just to walk around, my Howard Hughes moment,” he reveals with a laugh. Sounds like a good idea! “Yes, but if I’m going to borrow an outfit like that again, I’m going to make sure no one else has worn it first. It seemed like a great idea ’til I put the helmet on.” Eww.
COWBOYING UP: Bruce Boxleitner is heading to Oklahoma Cityto be inducted into the National Cowboy & Heritage Hall of Fame at the city’s annual Western Heritage Awards tomorrow (4/21). Sure, fans might think of the “Tron” and “Babylon5” actor as a sci fi guy, but he has a long list of Westerns to his credit as well. “How the West Was Won,” “The Gambler,” “Aces ‘n Eights” to name a few – plus his sci fi/Western hybrid novels, Frontier Earth, and Searcher. Past Hall of Fame inductees include such names as Fess Parker andTempleGrandin.