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Lou Ferrigno 'Hulks out' at Pensacon 2018

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The Hulk is has arrived in Pensacola!

Lou Ferrigno is an American actor best known for portraying the title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk.

According to the Pensacon.com website, Lou was born in Brooklyn, New York, and soon after his birth he suffered a series of ear infections and lost 75% of his hearing. Undeterred by what some may have perceived as a disadvantage, Lou threw himself into athletics, especially weightlifting and bodybuilding.

Lou appeared in the 1975 documentary 'Pumping Iron' and caught the attention of television producer Kenneth Johnson, who was seeking the right person to portray the comic book superhero, the Incredible Hulk.

With his 6? 5?, 285 lb. frame, Lou was the biggest professional bodybuilder at the time. He auditioned for the part of the green-skinned Goliath, winning the part over fellow bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Lou continued playing the Hulk role until 1981, and the show was a huge ratings success that spawned several TV movies after the initial series ended.

Lou continued to remain busy after the end of The Incredible Hulk. Pensacon.com lists his most recent credits, including guest appearances on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens, from 2000 until 2007, Hulk (2003), The Incredible Hulk (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), The Avengers (2012), and Celebrity Apprentice: Season 5 (2012).

Most recently, he and his family started Ferrigno FIT – a community focused on positive habits, lifestyles, and ideas.


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