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Lou Ferrigno

Lowest Rated:   14% Hercules (1983)
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To a legion of television viewers who grew up in the '70s and early '80s, musclebound bodybuilder-turned-actor Lou Ferrigno was The Incredible Hulk. It was as an infant that the future muscle man developed a debilitating ear infection that resulted in some notable hearing loss, though instead of viewing it as a disability, the driven youngster used the loss as a means to maximize his potential in other arenas. At the age of 21, Ferrigno became the youngest contender ever to win the Mr. Universe title, and with a second consecutive win the following year, he became the only man ever to win the Mr. Universe competition two years in a row. The later part of Ferrigno's remarkable career in bodybuilding can be witnessed firsthand as he unsuccessfully faced off against then up-and-comer Arnold Schwarzenegger in the absorbing cult documentary Pumping Iron. It was around the mid-'70s that Ferrigno decided to expand his horizons into the realm of acting with starring roles in Arsenic and Old Lace and Requiem for a Heavyweight, earning him particularly positive critical notice. A leap to the small-screen in The Incredible Hulk found Ferrigno ideally cast as the raging alter ego of mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner, a role that he would continue to play until the show drew to a close in 1982. A mere year later, Ferrigno made the leap to the big-screen with Hercules, though the remainder of the decade he would reprise both roles in such efforts as The Adventures of Hercules and The Incredible Hulk Returns. As his career dried up a bit in the '90s, the old green meanie would continue to land work in such efforts as the 1996 animated series The Incredible Hulk. After appearing opposite former Batman stars Adam West and Burt Ward in the 2002 feature From Heaven to Hell, Ferrigno's involvement in the 2003 feature Hulk was relegated to a cameo appearance. Reunited with former competitor Schwarzenegger for the 2002 follow-up documentary Raw Iron: The Making of Pumping Iron, Ferrigno got the last laugh by appearing noticeably larger than the man who had previously dethroned him at the 1975 Mr. Olympia competition.Though not an actor by trade,Ferrigno continued to appear frequently in film and television in such efforts as the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Bandit Hound
  • Willy
2016
No Score Yet Instant Death
  • Actor
2016
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
  • Agent Banner
2015
No Score Yet Avengers Grimm
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power
  • Skizurra
2015
18% Moms' Night Out
  • The Hulk
2014
80% Generation Iron
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet 1313: Hercules Unbound!
  • Zeus
2012
84% I Love You, Man
  • Himself
2009
No Score Yet Why We Train
  • Actor
2009
67% The Incredible Hulk
  • Voice of The Incredible Hulk/Security Guard
2008
No Score Yet Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Miss Castaway and the Island Girls
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Surge of Power
  • Muscle Guy on Street
2004
61% Hulk
  • Security Guard
2003
No Score Yet Frank McKlusky, C.I.
  • Himself
2002
No Score Yet From Heaven to Hell
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Ping!
  • Dogcatcher
2000
No Score Yet The Godson
  • Bugsy
1998
100% ...And God Spoke (The Making of '...And God Spoke')
  • Cain
1994
No Score Yet Cage 2: Arena of Death
  • Billy Thomas
1994
No Score Yet Frogtown II
  • Ranger John Jones
1993
No Score Yet The Naked Truth
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Adventures of Hercules
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Hangfire
  • Smitty
1991
No Score Yet The Death of the Incredible Hulk
  • The Incredible Hulk
1990
No Score Yet Liberty and Bash
  • Bash
1990
No Score Yet The Trial of the Incredible Hulk
  • The Hulk
1989
No Score Yet Cage
  • Billy Thomas
1989
No Score Yet Sinbad of the Seven Seas
  • Sinbad the Sailor
1989
No Score Yet All's Fair
  • Klaus
1988
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk Returns
  • Hulk
1988
No Score Yet Desert Warrior
  • Zerak
1988
No Score Yet The Adventures of Hercules
  • Hercules
1985
No Score Yet Lou Ferrigno's Body Perfection
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet The Seven Magnificent Gladiators (I sette magnifici gladiatori)
  • Actor
1984
14% Hercules
  • Hercules
1983
No Score Yet The Return of the Incredible Hulk
  • Actor
1977
57% The Incredible Hulk
  • The Hulk
1977
96% Pumping Iron
  • Himself
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012
  • Guest
83% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Actor
  • Reality cast member

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