Louis Jude Ferrigno Sr. is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron; as an actor, he is best known for his title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations. He has appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man. Lou Ferrigno was born in New York, to Victoria and Matt Ferrigno, a police lieutenant, he is of Italian descent. Soon after he was born, Ferrigno says he believes he suffered a series of ear infections and lost 75 to 80% of his hearing, though his condition was not diagnosed until he was three years old. Hearing loss caused Ferrigno to be bullied by peers during his childhood: "They used to call me'deaf Louie, deaf mute', because of my hearing and because of the way I sounded."Ferrigno started weight training at age 13, citing body builder and Hercules star Steve Reeves as one of his role models.
Because he could not afford to buy weights, he made his own using a broomstick and pails which he filled with cement. He was a fan of the Hercules films that starred Reeves. Ferrigno's other personal heroes as a child were the Hulk. Ferrigno attended St. Athanasius Grammar School and Brooklyn Technical High School, where he learned metal working. After graduating from high school in 1969, Ferrigno won IFBB Mr. America. Four years he won the title IFBB Mr. Universe. Early in his career he lived in Columbus and trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1974, he came in second on his first attempt at the Mr. Olympia competition, he came in third the following year, his attempt to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger was the subject of the 1977 documentary Pumping Iron. The documentary made Ferrigno famous; these victories, did not provide enough income for him to earn a living. His first paying job was as a $10-an-hour sheet metal worker in a Brooklyn factory, where he worked for three years, he did not enjoy the dangerous work, left after a friend and co-worker accidentally cut off his own hand one day.
Following this, Ferrigno left the competition circuit for many years, a period that included a brief stint as a defensive lineman for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League. He had never played football, was cut after two games. Ferrigno left the world of Canadian football after he broke the legs of a fellow player during a scrimmage. During competition, Ferrigno at 6 ft 4 in weighed 268 lb in 1975, 315 lb in 1992. Ferrigno competed in the first annual World's Strongest Man competition in 1977, where he finished fourth in a field of eight competitors. In the early 1990s, Ferrigno returned to bodybuilding, competing for the 1992 and 1993 Mr. Olympia titles. Finishing 12th and 10th he turned to the 1994 Masters Olympia, where his attempt to beat Robbie Robinson and Boyer Coe was the subject of the 1996 documentary Stand Tall. After this, he retired from competition. In 1977, Ferrigno was cast as the Hulk in The Incredible Hulk. Despite the fact that they were on camera together and Bill Bixby – who played the Hulk's "normal" alter ego – became friends.
Ferrigno singles out the instances in which Bixby directed Ferrigno in some episodes as memorable. Ferrigno continued playing the Hulk role until 1981—although the last two episodes were not broadcast until May 1982, he and Bixby co-starred in three The Incredible Hulk TV movies. In November 1978 and again in May 1979 Ferrigno appeared in Battle of the Network Stars. In 1983, Ferrigno appeared as John Six on the short-lived medical drama Trauma Center. Ferrigno played himself during intermittent guest appearances on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens, beginning in 2000 and continuing until the program's conclusion in 2007, he and his wife Carla were depicted as the main characters' next-door neighbors. Because of his role as the title character on The Incredible Hulk, he is the target of Hulk jokes by Doug and his friends, he made cameo appearances as a security guard in both the 2003 film Hulk and the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk, in which he voiced the Hulk. In the latter film, Bruce Banner bribes him with a pizza in order to gain entry into a university building.
He has continued to voice the Hulk in Marvel Cinematic Universe films, uncredited. He continued to be known as the voice of the Hulk until 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ferrigno himself has been replaced by Mark Ruffalo since the 2017 film Thor: Ragnarok as the voice of the Hulk. Ferrigno appeared as himself in the 2009 feature film comedy I Love Man. Ferrigno trained Michael Jackson on and off beginning in the early 1990s, in 2009, he helped Jackson get into shape for a planned series of concerts in London, which were cancelled due to Jackson's untimely death. Ferrigno took part in a Smosh video, titled "I love Lou Ferrigno", in which he is tracked down by one of Smosh's members, Anthony, in Hollywood; the skit ends with Ferrigno knocking Anthony unconscious, in response to Ian's claim that Anthony stole Ferrigno's Butterfinger. Ferrigno has his own line of fitness equipment called Ferrigno Fitness. In January 2009, he provided equipment to The Price Is Right for use as a One Bid prize, demonstrated the equipment himself.
In 2010, Ferrigno appeared as himself in an episode of Sonny with
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