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|Also Known As:||Louis Jude Ferrigno||Died:|
|Born:||November 9, 1951||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor bodybuilder|
One of the most recognizable faces - and physiques - to emerge from the sport of professional bodybuilding in the 1970s, Lou Ferrigno went on to become an actor and beloved pop-culture icon for his personification of "The Incredible Hulk" (CBS, 1978-1982). Seen opposite future megastar-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger in the documentary "Pumping Iron" (1977), the record-setting muscleman caught the attention of the producers of "The Incredible Hulk," who were in desperate need of a suitably gigantic performer to play the green-skinned behemoth. The success of the series soon led to work in feature films playing similarly rippled superheroes, such as "Hercules" (1983) and "Sinbad of the Seven Seas" (1989). Further iterations of The Hulk in made-for-TV movies and animated series, as well as non-Hulk work on television shows like "The King of Queens" (CBS, 1998-2007) kept him in the public eye. Even 30 years after the premiere of the series that made him famous, cameos in films like "The Incredible Hulk" (2008) and "I Love You, Man" (2009) proved the fans still loved the perpetually bulked actor, with or without the green makeup.
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