Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno was a guest at our 2018 Nickel City Con event. To see this year’s lineup, click here.

 

Louis Jude “Lou” Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to Vistoria and Matt Ferrigno, an Italian American Police Lieutenant. Soon after he was born, he suffered a series of ear infections and lost 75%-80% of his hearing, though his condition was not diagnosed until he was three years old. He started weight training at the age of 13, citing body builder and actor Steve Reeves as one of his role models. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron (1977). As an actor, he is best known for portraying the title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk (1977-1982). He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Hercules (1983) and Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989), and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998-2007) and the comedy I Love You, Man (2009).