Who is Lou Ferrigno and what is his net worth 2018? Lou Ferrigno has had many accomplishments in his career. He is an actor and also a retired bodybuilder. He portrayed the lead character in the TV series ‘The Incredible Hulk’. He is also a former professional bodybuilder who won the title of IFBB Mr. America. Ferrigno has also won IFBB Mr. Universe title twice. He is also a fitness consultant and fitness trainer. He has trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger and was seen in the documentary ‘Pumping Iron’ in 1975. From 2000 to 2007, he appeared in the television series ‘The King of Queens’.
Louis Jude “Lou” Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 9, 1951. He was born to parents Matt Ferrigno, who was a police lieutenant and Victoria. He suffered from an ear infection and lost up to 80% of hearing. He used to get bullied in childhood owing to his hearing defect. When he was 13 years old, he started taking weight training.
As a child, his role model was Steve Reeves of the movie ‘Hercules’. He got inspired by superhero movies like Hercules, Spiderman, and the Hulk. He went to St. Athanasius Grammar School this was followed by Brooklyn Technical High School. After completing his high school, in 1969 he participated in the IFBB Mr. America contest and won the coveted title. After a gap of four years, he won Mr. Universe title.
In 1974, he competed in the Mr. Olympia contest. However, these titles did not ensure him a stable income and he started to work in a Brooklyn factory in the capacity of a sheet metal worker. Lou Ferrigno was also a member of the Toronto Argonauts in Canadian Football league but never got the opportunity to football. In 1977, he competed in the World’s Strongest Man competition.
In 1978, Ferringo married Susan Groff and divorced a year later. In May 1980, he married Carla Green, a psychotherapist. They have three children together, Shana, Louis Jr., and Brent. His wife served as his manager and his daughter Shana has appeared in many TV series.
In 1977, Lou Ferringo became a cast in ‘The Incredible Hulk’ as Hulk. He continued to be Hulk till 1981. He was then seen in ‘Battle of the Network Stars’ in November 1978 and May 1979. He was seen in the medical drama ‘Trauma Center’ in 1983. In the television series ‘The King of Queens’ he played as himself. It started in 2000 and continued till 2007. He made a cameo appearance in the 2003 movie ‘Hulk’ and also lends his voice to the 2008 movie ‘The Incredible Hulk’.
In 2009, Ferringo was then seen in the movie ‘I Love You, Man’. In the early 1990s, he trained Michael Jackson and helped him to stay fit for his concerts. He has his own line of fitness equipment, Ferrigno Fitness. In 2012, he lent his voice to the movie ‘The Avengers’. He then appeared in ‘Star Trek Continues’. He was seen in ‘Lego Marvel’s Avengers’ In 2016.
Lou Ferringo has won the title of IFBB Mr. America in 1973. He is also the winner of Mr. Universe in 1973 and 1974. In 2003 and 2004, he was nominated for Superest Super Hero by TV Land Awards.
Net Worth of Lou Ferrigno
Lou Ferrigno has made several endeavours both as an actor and as a fitness trainer. He has appeared in many TV series and films. Having won the title of Mr. Universe title twice, the actor has accumulated good wealth. Lou Ferrigno’s net worth is an estimated $7 million. He began his first job by getting $10 for an hour. Part of his income also comes by participating in the TV series ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’. He has placed several times in body building competitions like Mr. Olympia, Pro Mr. America, and Olympia Masters. He has also featured on the cover of various magazines. He is the owner of ‘Ferrigno Fitness’ which supplies fitness equipment.
Apart from being in the media industry, Ferrigno has also held various positions in the public capacity. He has also appeared in ‘Pumping Iron’ which is a bodybuilding documentary. He also runs his own charity called ‘Muscular Dystrophy Association’. He has done various shows to raise the money for the charity. He was a part of Maricopa County in Arizona along with actor Steven Seagal to control influx in Phoenix Valley.