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Lou Ferrigno

Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno (born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. As an actor, he is best known for portraying the titular role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and for voicing the character in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations. He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man. Lou Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, 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. Ferrigno started weight training at age 13, citing body builder and Hercules star Steve Reeves as one of his role models. He was also a fan of the Hercules films that starred Reeves—and would

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Lou Ferrigno: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Lou Ferrigno
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Lou Ferrigno's good looks are incredible!Here's the then 29-year-old "Incredible Hulk" actor in a promo photo back in 1980 (left) -- and 33 years later the now 61-year-old muscle man at a… READ MORE >

Lou Ferrigno -- Bruce Banner Was Too Gay for TV

Lou Ferrigno
Bruce Banner Was Too Gay for Television

Dr. Bruce Banner became Dr. David Banner for the "Incredible Hulk" TV show back in the 1970s, and Lou Ferrigno says the name change came about because CBS thought the name Bruce was "gay-ish."Our… READ MORE >

- 415 days ago
Hulk vs. Hulk vs. Hulk vs. Hulk: Who'd You Rather?

Hulk vs. Hulk vs. Hulk vs. Hulk
Who'd You Rather?

Here's Mark Ruffalo playing not-so jolly green giant the Hulk in the upcoming "Avengers" movie, following in the muscled footsteps of Edward Norton in the 2008 film "The Incredible Hulk," Eric… READ MORE >

- 879 days ago
Lou Ferrigno: Michael Jackson Seemed Fine to Me

Lou Ferrigno
Michael Seemed Fine to Me

Lou Ferrigno -- Michael Jackson's friend and fitness guru for decades -- tells TMZ MJ showed no signs of physical distress during workouts, as recently as 2 weeks before the singer died.Lou's… READ MORE >

- 1029 days ago
Jack LaLanne Honored By Three Fitness ICONS

Jack LaLanne Honored By Three Fitness ICONS

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Richard Simmons each brought their legendary physiques to Jack LaLanne's memorial service in L.A. yesterday to honor the late, great "Godfather of… READ MORE >

- 1267 days ago
Marvel at the Hulk's Incredible Stomach

Marvel at the Hulk's Incredible Stomach

Lou Ferrigno hasn't played the Hulk since 1982 -- but judging by his 57-year-old shredded torso, you still wouldn't like to fight this guy when he's angry. More Incredible Hulk The Incredible… READ MORE >

- 1771 days ago
The Incredible Hulk: In-Flight Sardine

The Incredible Hulk: In-Flight Sardine

Sucks to be the girl squished next to Lou Ferrigno on his cross-country flight yesterday -- this guy is still frickin' massive. // A spy on board the original Hulk's plane from Newark to LAX says… READ MORE >

- 2270 days ago
The Incredible Hulk: 'Memba Him?!

The Incredible Hulk
'Memba Him?!

Prior to Eric Bana and Ed Norton taking on the part of Dr. Banner on film, Lou Ferrigno played "The Incredible Hulk" on the '70s TV series. Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

- 2274 days ago
Sheriff Baca's Secret Weapon: The Hulk!

Sheriff Baca's Secret Weapon: The Hulk!

Lou Ferrigno might not turn green and start bursting through his t-shirt anymore, but pity the celebutard who rubs the law the wrong way in L.A. county, now that he's a reserve Deputy Sheriff! The… READ MORE >

- 2548 days ago
Revenge of the '80s

Revenge
Of the '80s

Pull out your legwarmers and start teasing your hair -- the '80s have returned.All your favorite stars from back in the day were out in force last night, including the one and only Scott Baio,… READ MORE >

- 2828 days ago

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