Bruce was a stone gargoyle on top of a building in New York City.
Spider-Man would often go to Bruce and talk to him about his problems. Spider-Man knew that Bruce was only stone and could not talk back. The reason Spider-Man would talk to Bruce was so that he could think out loud.
- Many fans of Spider-Man: The Animated Series believed that Bruce the gargoyle was named after Bruce Wayne, the secret identity of DC Comics superhero Batman. However, John Semper Jr. revealed in an interview that Bruce the gargoyle was really named after his late, good friend, Bruce Helper who was an accomplished, Emmy-nominated film editor in Hollywood.