Actor, trainer, fitness consultant, bodybuilder.
As a bodybuilder, Lou Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles. He also 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. Lou appeared in, and was the voice of The Hulk, in the feature film, The Incredible Hulk, directed by Louis Leterrier. The film had a cast that included Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, and Robert Downey Jr. The film was the sequeal to the blockbuster hit feature film Hulk, directed by Ang Lee in which Lou made a Cameo Appearance. He also provided the voice for the UPN animated series The Incredible Hulk. The show had a cast that included Peter Strauss, Mark Hamill, Kathy Ireland, and Richard Moll.
Lou Ferrigno has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules. He appeared as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man. I Love You, Man was directed by John Hamburg (Zoolander, Along Came Poly, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers). The film’s cast includes Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Rashida Jones.
Ferrigno had trained Michael Jackson on and off since the early 1990s. In 2009, he helped Jackson get into shape for a planned series of concerts in London. After Jackson’s death, Lou made over two- dozen television appearances, including Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The ABC Morning Show and Anderson Cooper. In recognition, Lou was credited on the Michael Jackson movie “This Is It”.
Lou is regularly invited by universities, corporate executives, and numerous other major event holders to give motivational and inspiring speeches all over the world.
In addition to his film and television career, Lou released his autobiography, “My Incredible Life as the Hulk.” The book includes forwards by both Stan Lee and Ang Lee.
In February 2006, Ferrigno was sworn in as a Los Angeles County, California, reserve sheriff’s deputy. In November 2010, Ferrigno was sworn in as a member of a Maricopa County, Arizona, volunteer sheriff posse, which also includes actors Steven Seagal and Peter Lupus.
Ferrigno was a contestant on season five of the NBC reality television series The Celebrity Apprentice, which premiered in February 2012. He appeared on the program in order to raise money for his charity, the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
In 2014, Ferrigno appeared as Zaminhon, the Orion slave trader, in the Star Trek Continues episode Lolani.
Lou continues his regular study of acting and he works out daily, all with the same passion and vigor that made him a household name and established him as one of the most sought-after entertainers in the business.
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