Real Name: Donald Dryans

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Actor

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Katz N. Berger, unidentified assistant director

Enemies: Deadpool (Wade Wilson), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Don-Drye"

Base of Operations: Hollywood, California

First Appearance: Spider-Man/Deadpool#6 (August, 2016)

Powers/Abilities: The Salmon Stunt Man has energy blasters built into his suit's wrists and carries razor-sharp throwing discs; he also rides a flying platform. He is in excellent physical shape, and is a skilled combatant and inventor.

Height: 6'2" (approximate)
Weight: 190 lbs. (approximate)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark brown

History: (Spider-Man/Deadpool#6 (fb) ) - Movie star Donald Dryans was cast in the lead role of the Deadpool film. Worried that the real Deadpool would ruin his serious movie by insisting on having stupid jokes in the script, Dryans adopted the role of the Salmon Stunt Man to lure him to the set to kill him.

(Spider-Man/Deadpool#6) - Flying over New York City on his glider, the Stunt Man attracted Deadpool's attention; he told him about the Deadpool movie, and asked him to join him in performing stunts for the movie. Deadpool agreed, and brought Spider-Man along to help. Later, on the set, Dryans read the latest script revisions; angry that his nude scenes had been cut, he threw a rock into producer Katz N. Berger's trailer, hitting Berger in the head. He met Spider-Man and Deadpool, then stormed off. Later, as the Salmon Stunt Man, he met Deadpool in preparation for their staged fight. After insisting that Deadpool surrender his weapons to the assistant director (who was secretly working for the Stunt Man), he blasted Deadpool with his blasters. Spider-Man leapt to Deadpool's aid, giving the mercenary time to steal his weapons back and destroy one of the stunt-man's wrist-blasters. Their battle raged through the studio, through the set of a Daredevil movie, to a cop show, to a zombie show, to a talk show, and finally to a dinosaur movie, where Deadpool persuaded the effects technicians to use an animatronic Tyrannosaurus to trap the Stunt Man in its jaws. Spider-Man unmaked the helpless villain, revealing him to be Donald Dryans. He explained his plan, and was taken away by security.

Comments: Created by Scott Aukerman, Reilly Brown, Rick Magyar, Le Beau Underwood, and Scott Hanna.

Spider-Man/Deadpool#6 is a take-off on Amazing Spider-Man I#14, in which the Green Goblin lures Spider-Man to a movie set to kill him; the Salmon Stunt Man, of course, is a take-off on the Goblin. Spider-Man even mentions this at the end of the story. It's pretty wacky.

"Donald Dryans" is a play on real-life Deadpool thespian and fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

The Salmon Stunt Man has no known connections to:

Katz N. Berger has no known connections to:

Katz N. Berger

(Spider-Man/Deadpool#6) - Producer of the Deadpool movie, Katz N. Berger was in a meeting with his screenwriters until Deadpool and Spider-Man arrived on set. Berger kicked his writers out and warmly greeted the super heroes until he was hit by a rock, which turned out to have been thrown by his dissatisfied star, Donald Dryans. Berger agreed to reinstate his nude scenes to placate him. Later, he found the studio had been trashed and Dryans had been arrested, and angrily confronted Spider-Man and Deadpool. Spider-Man suggested that he produce a movie more in tune with the Deadpool fans loved - and to replace Dryans with Ryan Reynolds. Inspired, Berger scrapped the Deadpool movie and instead produced Nighthawk v. Hyperion: Yawn of Boredom.


assistant director

(Spider-Man/Deadpool#6) - Secretly working for homicidal star Donald Dryans, an assistant director on the set of the Deadpool movie took Deadpool's weapons from him before filming a fight scene with the Salmon Stunt Man (a disguised Dryans), so that Dryans could murder him. When the Stunt Man revealed his true intentions, Deadpool chased the AD down, who admitted her role in the plot and handed over the weapons.


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Spider-Man/Deadpool#6, p10, pan4 (main image)
Spider-Man/Deadpool#6, p18, pan3 (unmasked)
Spider-Man/Deadpool#6, p19, pan5 (Berger)
Spider-Man/Deadpool#6, p14, pan4 (assistant director)

Spider-Man/Deadpool#6 (August, 2016) - Scott Aukerman (writer), Reilly Brown (pencils),
Rick Magyar, Le Beau Underwood, & Scott Hanna (inkers), Nick Lowe & Jordan White (editors)

Last updated: 01/13/17

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