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Born: November 9, 1951
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Residence: Santa Monica, California, USA
Nickname: Big Louie
Height: 6' 4" (195 cm)
Competition Weight: 275 lbs (125 kg)
Off season Weight: 310 lbs (140 kg)
Arms: 23" (58 cm)
Thighs: 29" (74 cm)
Calves: 20" (51 cm)
Waist: 34" (86 cm)
Chest: 58" (147 cm)
Mr. & Masters Olympia Results
1974 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 2nd (HeavyWeight)
1994 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 3rd
1992 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 12th
1993 - IFBB Masters Olympia : 2nd
- WBBG Pro Teen Mr. America
- IFBB Mr. America
- IFBB Mr. Universe
- IFBB Mr. International
- IFBB Mr. Universe
Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno (born November 9, 1951) is
an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired
professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an
IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe
titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary
As an actor, he is best known for portraying the title role
in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk. He
has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures
such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules,
and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and
the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man.
a teenager, Ferrigno trained in his home basement in Brooklyn,
infections as a youngster caused Ferrigno to suffer permanent
hearing loss, but he continued to hear the call of iron and
entered his first contest, the 1970 Mr. New Jersey Open
Hercules, which was staged in Trenton.Twenty-one
men placed ahead of him, but last place would not last long on
several more minor contests, Ferrigno switched to the IFBB in
1973, winning the Mr. America and the tall class of the
Universe in Geneva.The
next year, he won the Mr. Universe in Verona, Italy.Then,
in the 1975 Mr. Olympia in South Africa, Ferrigno faced
whose physique he had tried to emulate.Ferrigno
came in third, and he was done with physique competitions for
17 years, until 1992, when he appeared in Helsinki, finishing
12th in the Olympia.
1993, a final try for the Olympia yielded 10th place, so he
switched to the Masters Olympia in 1994, but was edged out by
Robby Robinson for that inaugural crown.It
would be Ferrigno’s last contest.
Ferrigno played the Incredible Hulk on
television from 1978-1982, where fits of rage would hurl him
from quiet to chaotic when his 6' 4" body would explode
with green-tinted muscularity.
Other acting appearances have been TV’s
Center in 1983 and several movies including
Currently, he occasionally appears on the TV show
King of Queens, and he has a role in the upcoming movie
release The Hulk.Ferrigno
married Carla Green on May 30, 1980.They
have three childrens: Shanna, Lou Jr. and Brent.
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1973 IFBB Mr. Universe -
Lou won this event taking his class and then the Overall
title beating such '70s stars as Mike Katz, Ken Waller, Al
Beckles and Giuseppe Deiana. I feel that this was possibly
the best Lou ever looked in amateur competition. He truly
dominated and took...
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Universe titles two...
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