Top 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Hulk
8. LOU FERRIGNO HAS APPEARED IN EVERY LIVE-ACTION ADAPTATION
While Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine is commendable, it doesn’t come close to former bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno’s 35 plus years of playing the Hulk. When producers were casting the live-action Hulk TV show in the ’70s, both Richard Kiel (Jaws from the James Bond movies) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (who was deemed too short for the role) were considered.
Despite Kiel briefly getting the part, the show’s creators swapped him out for the more massive Ferrigno, who has today become synonymous with the character and can now be spotted (or heard) in every movie featuring the Green Goliath.
In both 2003’s Hulk and 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, Ferrigno cameos as a security guard and, in the latter, delivers all six of the words spoken by Hulk. In The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron when the Hulk grunts and says awesome things like “Puny Gods” – that’s Lou we’re hearing. Anything said in the late ’90s Incredible Hulk animated series, that’s him too.
But wait, there’s more. In an episode of Steven Spielberg’s short lived Amazing Stories, Lou Ferrigno is credited as appearing as the Hulk, along with some odd reason 2014’s Mom’s Night Out. Be rest assured that when the Hulk hits screens in Thor: Ragnarok, Lou Ferrigno won’t be far behind.