Lou Ferrigno

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Lou Ferrigno in the 1978 "Incredible Hulk" episode, "Married"

Lou Ferrigno (born Louis Jude November 9, 1951) is a bodybuilder and actor. Ferrigno has appeared in such television shows and movies as The Incredible Hulk, Pumping Iron, — with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco ColumbuSinbad of the Seven Seas, and Hercules.

A two-time Mr. Universe, Lou now plays himself during his guest appearances on the CBS show, The King of Queens.

Born in Brooklyn, New York. Height 6 ft 5 in (1,95 m). Married to Carla with three children, Shanna, Louis, and Brent. Lou is 80% deaf since he was three years old. He started training at 13 and in 1973 won several shows weighing in at 275 lb (125 kg). In the nineties he started training again, and competed at around 325 pounds (around 150 kg) in his 40s, got very decent places competing against younger contestants.

Contests

  • 1971 Pro Mr. America - WBBG, Teen 1st
  • 1971 Teen Mr. America - AAU, 4th, Most Muscular 5th
  • 1972 Pro Mr. America - WBBG, 2nd
  • 1972 Universe NABBA, Tall 2nd
  • 1973 Mr. America IFBB, Overall Winner
  • 1973 Universe IFBB, Tall 1st, Overall Winner
  • 1974 Mr. International IFBB, Tall 1st, Overall Winner
  • 1974 Mr. Olympia IFBB, Heavyweight 3rd
  • 1992 Mr. Olympia IFBB, 12th
  • 1993 Mr. Olympia IFBB, 10th
  • 1994 Olympia Masters IFBB, 2nd

Magazine Covers

Total 37

  • 10 Muscle & Fitness ('82-'83-'86-'87-'88-'89-'93-'94)
  • 8 Flex ('83-'85-'89-'92-'93-'94)
  • 7 Muscle Builder ('74-'77-'79-'80)
  • 4 Iron Man ('73-'88-'92-'94)
  • 2 Muscle Mag International ('83-'94)
  • 2 Bodybuilding Lifestyle ('91-'92)
  • 1 Strength & Health ('83)
  • 1 Muscular Development ('81)
  • 1 Natural Bodybuilding ('83)
  • 1 Muscle Training Illustrated ('72)

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