Lou Ferrigno Net Worth

Lou Ferrigno Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lou Ferrigno net worth is
$6 Million

Lou Ferrigno Wiki Biography

Lou Ferrigno is a well known actor, retired bodybuilder and also a fitness trainer. When he was a body builder, Lou won IFBB Mr. Universe and IFBB Mr. America. In his career as an actor, he is best known for appearing as “The Incredible Hulk”, and in such shows as “Hercules”, “I Love You, Man” and others. Lou suffers from hearing loss, but despite this fact, he is still working hard and continuing his acting career.

So how rich is Lou Ferrigno? It is estimated that Lou’s net worth is $2 million. Of course, the main source of this sum of money is his career as an actor and he still continues to appear in different projects. That is why there is a chance that Lou Ferrigno’s net worth will continue to grow.

Lou Ferrigno Net Worth $2 Million

Louis Jude Ferrigno, known as Lou Ferrigno, was born in 1951 in New York. When he was only 13 years old, Lou started training and considered Steve Reeves as his role model. Lou studied at St. Athanasius Grammar School and later at Brooklyn Technical High School. In 1969 Lou participated in IFBB Mr. America and won this competition. Later he had an opportunity to work with Arnold Schwarzenegger and there was even a documentary made about him trying to beat Arnold. This documentary was called “Pumping Iron” and helped Ferrigno become a lot more famous. Despite the fact that Lou became more and more successful, he still had to work as a metal worker in order to gain enough money for a living. Later, Lou also participated in other competitions, then in 1996 he decided to retire from his career as a body builder.

In 1977 Ferrigno had begun his career as an actor. He gained the title role in the TV series called “The Incredible Hulk”. This added a lot to Lou’s net worth. In 1983 Ferrigno appeared in the television show called “Trauma Center”. He also acted in the movies “The Incredible Hulk” and “Hulk”. In 2009 he got the role in “I Love You, Man”, where he worked together with Jason Segel, Rashida Jones, Jane Curtin, Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg and others. This movie also made Lou Ferrigno’s net worth grow. In addition to this, Lou has his own company, called “Ferrigno Fitness”, which sells fitness equipment. Recently he has worked on such movies as “The Avengers” and also on the upcoming movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. What is more, during his career, Lou has appeared on covers of different magazines, including “Flex”, “Strength & Health”, “Iron Man” and others. This has also had an effect on the growth of Lou Ferrigno’s net worth.

In his personal life, Ferrigno has three children and now is married to Carla Green.

Lastly, it could be said that Lou Ferrigno is a really successful actor and fitness trainer. Now he is more concentrated on his acting career and will probably appear in more movies and television shows in the future. As long as he will continue working Lou’s net worth will also grow.

Full NameLou Ferrigno
Net Worth$6 Million
Salary$6 million
Date Of BirthNovember 9, 1951
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height6 ft 4 in (1.943 m)
Weight287 lbs (130 kg)
ProfessionBodybuilder, Actor, Personal trainer, Voice Actor
EducationBrooklyn Technical High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseCarla Ferrigno (m. 1980), Susan Groff (m. 1978–1979)
ChildrenLouis Ferrigno Jr., Shanna Ferrigno, Brent Ferrigno
ParentsMatty Ferrigno, Victoria Ferrigno
SiblingsAndy Ferrigno
NicknamesLouis Jude Ferrigno , Louis Ferrigno , Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno , Hulk , Big Louie
NominationsTV Land Superest Super Hero Award
Movies“Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), “Pumping Iron”
TV Shows“The Incredible Hulk” (2008), "Hulk" (2003), “Hercules”, “I Love You, Man” (2009), “Trauma Center” (1983)
1Towering height
2Huge muscular physique
3Is most live action feature filmmakers' preferred choice to voice the Hulk.
4Vocal slur
1[on Bill Bixby's battle against prostate cancer]: When I saw him --- on the set, he did for Entertainment Tonight, I was horrified when I see how he looked. I mean, he's actually breaking down into tears in his face, it was like 2 weeks before he died. It was so sad that it took a lot of courage for him to do the interviews, and so sad as to how life had lost him.
2[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Bill Bixby, who played Dr. Bruce Banner]: You know, a couple of times on the set if I was late, I remember that look he gave me, oh boy! I thought, he would be 'The Hulk.'
3[Of Bill Bixby]: Bill was a great guy. He was a great mentor, great director, great producer and all the things that were great. Bill had a lot on him, because he loved his son, Christopher. When he lost his son, 2 days later, he came on the set and continued filming, and I knew he did that!
4[regarding then competing series Wonder Woman (1975)] And as for "Wonder Woman" . . . there's nothing there . . . nothing to show at all but a "beautiful body", and that's it. You never get a chance to find out anything about the person at all. What a bore! I can't understand why that show ran as long as it did.
5[his response (in 1979) to an indication that he shared the spotlight with Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) villain Darth Vader, played by David Prowse, another muscle-bound actor] Anybody could play Darth Vader. Vader is basically just a big guy behind a costume. The character shows no emotion, no nothing! If you really showed the emotional side of The Hulk he could be even hotter than "Star Wars". Battlestar Galactica (1978) didn't show any feelings and that's the big reason why I think it was canceled.
6If I hadn't lost my hearing, I wouldn't be where I am now. It forced me to maximize my potential. I had to be better than the average person to succeed. That's why I chose bodybuilding. If I became a world champion, if I could win admiration from my peers, I could do anything.
7Everyone has his own "little Hulk" inside him.
1Appeared, with Erik Estrada, in a commercial for "Butterfinger". [2010]
2Acting mentor was Bill Bixby.
3In his peak body-building days, he could bench press nearly 500 pounds.
4Along with Stan Lee, he is one of only two actors to appear in both Hulk (2003) and The Incredible Hulk (2008).
5Former personal trainer for Michael Jackson. Jackson invited him to be his personal trainer to prepare for the This is It concerts. Ferrigno had appeared in Jackson's "Liberian Girl" short film in 1989 and they remained friends until Jackson's death in 2009.
6Although Lou played "The Hulk" in the TV series, the growls and snarls heard in it aren't his. They were made by actor Ted Cassidy (Lurch in The Addams Family (1964)) until 1979 (first two seasons). Then, after Cassidy's death in that year, the Hulk was voiced by actor Charles Napier for the remaining three seasons and the three movies made in later years.
7Best known by the public for his starring role as The Incredible Hulk (1978).
8In October 1981 he was in Egypt, scheduled to be one of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's personal guests at a public event. However, at the last minute Sadat canceled his appearance. A few days later Muslim fundamentalists killed Sadat, along with 12 others, at an annual military parade. It was later discovered that Sadat's killers had originally planned to assassinate him at the event where Ferrigno would have been seated next to him. Ferrigno believes that he would have been killed along with Sadat if Sadat had not canceled his appearance.
9In his book "My Incredible Life As The Hulk", he stated that he has never been compensated for any merchandising related to The Incredible Hulk (1978) TV series. He said it was because no such deals existed for him during the show's prime-time run.
10He stands 6' 3" and he was the tallest professional body builder of the 1970s.
112/11/06: He was sworn in as a Los Angeles County Reserve Deputy Sheriff. He will serve for at least 20 hours each month. His duties will include helping recruit new deputies and working with the sheriff's Youth Activities League and the Special Victims Bureau.
12Attended Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY--the same neighborhood where director Spike Lee now resides.
13With the death of Jack Colvin on December 1, 2005, he is the only surviving star of The Incredible Hulk (1978). Bill Bixby died on November 21, 1993.
14Has appeared in four different adaptations of "The Incredible Hulk". The first was the live-action television series of the late 1970s and early 1980s (The Incredible Hulk (1978)), in which he played the Hulk--and does not speak. In the 1990s he played the role again in an animated series for the UPN network, The Incredible Hulk (1996) -- this time providing the creature's voice. In Ang Lee's 2003 film Hulk (2003) the Hulk is computer-generated, so Lou plays a completely different part - that of a security guard (along with Stan Lee) at the lab where Bruce Banner works. In the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk (2008), he plays a security guard again, this time one who allows Bruce Banner to enter with a pizza -- and also, once again, voices the Hulk.
15Beat out Arnold Schwarzenegger for the role of the Hulk on the TV series The Incredible Hulk (1978). Ferrigno won reportedly because Arnold, at 6' 2", was deemed not tall enough, while Lou was 6' 5".
16Was originally cast as 'Tigris of Gaul' in Gladiator (2000), but was replaced during production by Sven-Ole Thorsen who had been trying hard for over a year to get the part.
17Stated that his father was very critical of and negative towards him when he was growing up due to his hearing disability. Though Lou respected his father, he was very hurt when his father expressed his belief that Lou would never achieve success.
18Like so many of the bodybuilders who starred in the "Hercules" films of the late '50s and early '60s, his voice was dubbed for his own "Hercules" films.
19Declares The Incredible Hulk (1978) episode "King of the Beach" (in which he played a bodybuilder, in addition to the Hulk) his favorite episode of the series.
20Bench-pressed 560 lbs in his prime (age 25). Now, at the age of 50, he benches 400 lbs.
21There was supposed to be another TV movie after The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990) showing the Hulk's return, but the death of Lou's co-star Bill Bixby ended that possibility.
22Growing up, he was a fan of the '50s "Hercules" films that starred bodybuilder Steve Reeves and a fan of the Incredible Hulk comic books. He went on to play both the Incredible Hulk (both live action and providing the voice of the Hulk for an animated series) and Hercules.
23In the late '80s he decided to tone down his massive body so that people would be more likely to see him as a person and not just as his "monster" alter ego "The Hulk".
24His parents, Matty Ferrigno and Victoria Ferrigno, appeared with him in the documentary Pumping Iron (1977).
25The youngest bodybuilder ever to hold the "Mr. Universe" title (age 20).
26Has three children with Carla Ferrigno: Shanna Ferrigno (b. 1981), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (b. 1984) and Brent Ferrigno (b. 1990).
27Weighs 275 pounds - with 59" chest - 34" waist - 221/2" bicep - 29" thighs and 19" neck.
281970: Won the bodybuilding title, "Teenage Mr. America".
291973: Won the bodybuilding title, "Mr. Universe".
301973: Won the bodybuilding title, "Mr. America".
311974: Won the bodybuilding title, "Mr. Universe".
32Partially hearing-impaired
33Professional bodybuilder. Played professional football in Canada.


Instant Death2017completedJohn Bradley
Thor: Ragnarok2017post-productionHulk (voice, rumored)
Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden : Puddy McFadden License to Golf2016Short post-production
Surge of Power: Revenge of the SequelcompletedIon
The Bandit Hound2016Willy
We Bare Bears2016TV SeriesPaul
Adventure Time2010-2016TV SeriesBilly / Bobby
Con Man2016TV SeriesLou Ferrigno
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieAgent Banner
Groovey.TV's Celebration of Badassery Interview Series2015TV Series
Avengers: Age of Ultron2015Hulk (voice, uncredited)
Avengers Grimm2015Iron John
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power2015VideoSkizurra
Moms' Night Out2014The Hulk
Star Trek Continues2014TV SeriesZaminhon
Liberator2012ShortEd Migliocetti The Liberator
The Avengers2012The Hulk (voice, uncredited)
Chuck2010TV SeriesSofia's Bodyguard
The Jace Hall Show2008TV Series
The Incredible Hulk2008Security Guard / The Incredible Hulk (voice)
The King of Queens2000-2007TV SeriesLou Ferrigno
Reno 911!2004TV SeriesNew Junior - Deputy Cletus Senior
My Wife and Kids2004TV SeriesBig Guy
Hulk2003Security Guard
From Heaven to Hell2002
Frank McKlusky, C.I.2002Knife Thrower
Black Scorpion2001TV SeriesThe Slave Master
Ping!2000Dog Catcher
The Godson1998Bugsy
The Incredible Hulk1996-1997TV SeriesThe Hulk
Conan1997TV SeriesMog
Living Single1996TV SeriesThe Workman
The Misery Brothers1995Quazzie
Cage II1994Billy
The Making of '...And God Spoke'1993Cain
Frogtown II1992Ranger John Jones
Detective Extralarge: Yo-Yo1992TV MovieGoodwin
The Naked Truth1992Fed. #1
The Death of the Incredible Hulk1990TV MovieThe Hulk
Liberty & Bash1989Bash
Wolf1989TV SeriesDanny
Cage1989Billy Thomas
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk1989TV MovieThe Hulk
Sinbad of the Seven Seas1989Sinbad
All's Fair1989Klaus
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl1989Video shortLou Ferrigno (uncredited)
Desert Warrior1988Zerak
The Incredible Hulk Returns1988TV MovieThe Hulk
The Adventures of Hercules II1985Hercules
Night Court1985TV SeriesThe Klondike Butcher
The Fall Guy1983-1984TV SeriesLou Ferrigno / Six
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesKing Steele
Matt Houston1984TV SeriesSteve Otto
I sette magnifici gladiatori1983Han
Trauma Center1983TV SeriesJohn Six
The Incredible Hulk1977-1982TV SeriesThe Incredible Hulk Carl Molino
Billy1979TV SeriesHulk


This Is It2009Documentary conditioning coach: Michael Jackson


COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages2016Documentary special thanks
Jacked2014TV Series acknowledgment - 3 episodes
Artists of the Roundtable2008Video documentary special thanks
Raw Iron: The Making of 'Pumping Iron'2002TV Movie documentary special thanks
Iron and Beyond2002Video documentary short special thanks


Standing in the Stars: The Peter Mayhew Story2016Documentary post-productionHimself
GiftedDocumentary announcedHimself
Svengoolie2016TV SeriesHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages2016DocumentaryHimself
Eye on Entertainment2016TV SeriesHimself
Lego Marvel's Avengers2016Video GameHimself (voice)
I Am Your Father2015DocumentaryHimself
Through the Keyhole2015TV SeriesHimself
Tom Felton Meets the Superfans2015TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
I Am Thor2015DocumentaryHimself, Bodybuilder
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Close-Up2015TV SeriesHimself
Live @ the Con2015TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Groovey.TV's Celebration of Badassery Interview Series2014TV SeriesHimself
Cinerockom2014TV SeriesHimself - Best Actor Award Winner
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimself
Creative Continuity2014TV SeriesHimself
The Eric Andre Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Generation Iron2013DocumentaryHimself
Marie2013TV Series documentary
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
AM Northwest2013TV SeriesHimself
Pioneers of Television2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Electric Playground2012TV Series documentaryHimself
81st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2012TV MovieHimself
Cocktails with Stan2012TV SeriesHimself
MDA Show of Strength2012TV MovieHimself
unCONventional2012TV SeriesHimself
FOX News First2012TV SeriesHimself
Great Day SA2012TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice2012TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself
From the Mouths of Babes2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Sabrina Parisi Awards & Fashion Facts2012TV SeriesHimself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay2012TV SeriesHimself
Evolution of Bodybuilding2012DocumentaryHimself
10th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Comic Vibe2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Con2011DocumentaryHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself
The Incredible Ferrignos2011TV SeriesHimself
MMA H.E.A.T.2010TV SeriesHimself
MKP Celebrity Talk2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sonny with a Chance2010TV SeriesHimself
Totally Tracked Down2010TV SeriesHimself
Heroic Ambition2010DocumentaryHimself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story2010DocumentaryHimself
Gone Too Soon2010DocumentaryHimself
Smosh2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Move Like Michael Jackson2009TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jackson's Last Days: What Really Happened2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson: Stars Remember the Time2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
I Love You, Man2009Himself
Reg Park: The Legend2009Video documentaryHimself
Troldspejlet2009TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Price Is Right2009TV SeriesHimself
Mother Goose Parade2008TV Movie documentary
The Incredible Hulk: Becoming the Hulk2008Video documentary shortHimself
Why We Train2008DocumentaryHimself
Baby Fighting2008ShortHimself
American Gladiators2008TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Séries express2008TV SeriesHimself
Shakespeare's Punk Rock2007VideoHimself
Stand Up with HAS2007VideoHimself
Sci-Fi Department2007TV SeriesHimself
Karloff and Me2006DocumentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Battle of the Network Reality Stars2005TV SeriesHimself
Big Brother's Efourum2005TV SeriesHimself
Fur on the Asphalt: The Greg the Bunny Reunion Show2005TV MovieHimself
Surge of Power2004Himself
Street Smarts2004TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
I'm with Busey2003TV SeriesHimself
Banzai2003TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Introduction by Lou Ferrigno: The Incredible Hulk TV Pilot2003Video documentary shortHimself
Dans la peau de Jean-Claude Van Damme2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Man Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Muscling in on the Movies2003Video documentary shortHimself
Player$2003TV SeriesHimself
Raw Iron: The Making of 'Pumping Iron'2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Mr. Universe 1974
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Whatever Happened to Your Favorite TV Action Heroes?2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bodybuilders2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good vs Evil1999TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHimself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Stand Tall1997DocumentaryHimself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
¿Qué apostamos?1996TV SeriesHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1996TV SeriesHimself
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?1992TV SeriesHimself
WBF Bodystars1991TV SeriesHimself (1992)
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania VII1991TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Double Dare1987TV SeriesHimself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
This Is Your Life1983TV SeriesHimself
The Love Boat Fall Preview Special1983TV MovieHimself
Battle of the Video Games1983TV MovieHimself - Gray Team Member
The 24th Annual TV Week Logie Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
The Fall Guy1982TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Family Feud Special1982TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Family Feud1982TV SeriesHimself
Saturn Awards1981TV Special
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1980TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope for President1980TV Special
The Mike Douglas Show1979-1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself / Bodybuilder
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood1980TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1980TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The Television Annual: 1978/19791979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Battle of the Network Stars VI1979TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
Battle of the Network Stars V1978TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
Pumping Iron1977DocumentaryHimself (as Louis Ferrigno)
ABC's Wide World of Sports1976TV SeriesHimself - Contestant

Archive Footage

Heroes Manufactured2016DocumentaryHimself
Kapitän Cozzi2015Video documentary shortSinbad (uncredited)
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHercules (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesThe Hulk
WWE: Summerslam2010TV SpecialHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentaryHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesThe Incredible Hulk
De Superman2001TV Movie documentaryThe Incredible Hulk

Won Awards

1984Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst New StarHercules (1983)

Nominated Awards

2009DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Acting EnsembleI Love You, Man (2009)
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsSuperest Super HeroThe Incredible Hulk (1978)
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsSuperest Super HeroThe Incredible Hulk (1978)
1984Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorHercules (1983)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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