Lou Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant and retired professional bodybuilder who won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles. He also played the title role in the television action series The Incredible Hulk, from 1978-1982.
In the 2008 film reboot directed by Louis Leterrier, Ferrigno provided the voice of The Hulk with a cast that included Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt and Robert Downey, Jr.
He also made a special cameo appearance in Ang Lee's Hulk in 2003. He further provided voiceover for the UPN animated series The Incredible Hulk, with Peter Strauss, Mark Hamill, Kathy Ireland and Richard Moll.
Ferrigno starred on television in a recurring role on King of Queens and guest starred on My Wife and Kids. Lou has voiced several characters for The Cartoon Network and serves as spokesman for the Sit Up-Sit Down Home Gym and for Nestle USA, Inc.
In 2009, Ferrigno starred with Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Rashida Jones in the DreamWorks romantic comedy I Love You, Man directed by John Hamburg.
The summer of 2009 presented a personal challenge for Ferrigno when his long-time friend, pop legend Michael Jackson, for whom he was a personal trainer for over 15 years, suddenly passed away.
In honour of Michael, Ferrigno made over two-dozen television appearances, including on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The ABC Morning Show and Anderson Cooper. In recognition, Ferrigno was credited on the recently released Michael Jackson movie This Is It.
He was also a contestant on the fifth season (the 12th overall) of the reality competition The Celebrity Apprentice, in 2012.
Ferrigno lives in California with his family.