Lou Ferrigno

Biography: Lou Ferrigno is the youngest body builder ever to hold the "Mr. Universe" title (age 20) and the only one to win it two consecutive times. He has also played professional football in Canada. Weighs 275 pounds - with 59" chest -34" waist - 22-1/2" bicep - 29" thighs and 19" neck. Growing up, Lou was a fan of the 1950s Hercules films that starred body builder Steve Reeves and a fan of the Incredible Hulk comic books. He went on to play both the Incredible Hulk (both live action and providing the voice of the Hulk for an animated series) and Hercules. In the late 80s, Lou decided to tone down his massive body so that people would be more likely to see him as a person and not just as his 'monster' alter ego "The Hulk.

Lou was chosen to play the Hulk over other body builders, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, because no one could match his 6'5" 275+ pound physique. He cites "King of the Beach" (in which he had a speaking role) as his favorite Hulk episode. He has never won the Mr.
Lou Ferrigno is the youngest body builder ever to hold the "Mr. Universe" title (age 20) and the only one to win it two consecutive times. He has also played professional football in Canada. Weighs 275 pounds - with 59" chest -34" waist - 22-1/2" bicep - 29" thighs and 19" neck. Growing up, Lou was a fan of the 1950s Hercules films that starred body builder Steve Reeves and a fan of the Incredible Hulk comic books. He went on to play both the Incredible Hulk (both live action and providing the voice of the Hulk for an animated series) and Hercules. In the late 80s, Lou decided to tone down his massive body so that people would be more likely to see him as a person and not just as his 'monster' alter ego "The Hulk.

Lou was chosen to play the Hulk over other body builders, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, because no one could match his 6'5" 275+ pound physique. He cites "King of the Beach" (in which he had a speaking role) as his favorite Hulk episode. He has never won the Mr. Olympia contest, although he was a runner-up during his return to bodybuilding in the mid 90's. He has been married for over 20 years and has 3 kids. His last time playing the Hulk was for a Canadian insurance company commercial in 2000.
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Lou Ferrigno's Scores

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  • TV
Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 69 The Avengers
Lowest Metascore: 54 Hulk
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
4 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Hulk tbd
61 Generation Iron Sep 20, 2013 Himself 7.1
69 The Avengers May 4, 2012 The Incredible Hulk 7.9
61 The Incredible Hulk Jun 13, 2008 The Incredible Hulk/Security Guard 7.4
tbd Surge of Power Mar 24, 2006 Himself 4.0
54 Hulk Jun 20, 2003 Security Guard 5.1