Contact Lou Ferrigno® about his Motivational Seminars! Lou FerrignoIn January 2010, Lou Ferrigno® signed on with Nestlé USA, Inc. in the Butterfinger Promotion, as a Spokesperson for what promises to be a funny and exciting Campaign that will be launching this year. He and his family are also currently in negotiations with TV Land for a new Reality TV project – The Incredible Ferrigno’s which will focus on “coaching” viewers on how to improve the quality of their physical and mental health. Who better than Lou Ferrigno to take on this “Incredible” task. Be sure to stay tuned for the launch of both projects!
In recent news, Lou was a guest on The Tonight Show hosted by his long-time friend and colleague, Jay Leno.You can catch a clip of the Interview on YouTube. Lou has also recently been doing Voice Overs for cartoon characters on The Cartoon Network.
The Summer of 2009 presented a personal challenge for Lou when his long-time friend, Pop legend Michael Jackson, for whom he was a personal trainer over the past 20 years, suddenly passed away stunning both Lou and the entire World. In honor of Michael, Lou made over two-dozen television appearances, including Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The ABC Morning Show and Anderson Cooper. In recognition, Lou was credited on the recently released Michael Jackson movie “This Is It”.
In 2009, Lou played a wonderful supporting role in the DreamWorks romantic comedy “I Love You, Man” which was directed by John Hamburg (Zoolander, Along Came Poly, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers), with a cast that includes Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. The DVD was released just a few months ago, in August, 2009.
Shortly before that Lou also appeared in, and did the voice of The Hulk, in Superhero blockbuster feature films, The Incredible Hulk, directed by Louis Leterrier, with a cast that included Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, and Robert Downey Jr. That was, of course, the squeal to the blockbuster hit feature film Hulk, directed by Ang Lee where Lou also had a cameo appearance. He also provides the voice for the UPN animated series The Incredible Hulk, with a cast that includes Peter Strauss, Mark Hamill, Kathy Ireland, and Richard Moll.
Lou also enjoyed his 7 year Guest Star role on King of Queens, where he was the next door neighbor with his wife Carla Ferrigno on CBS Television Network.
Also just prior, Lou Guest Starred on the ABC Television sitcom My Wife and Kids, became the spokesman for the Sit Up-Sit Down Home Gym, and was the lead in the debut video for the band “Edgewater” for MTV. Lou also headed first to Italy where he shot two commercials used in the International market where he has a huge fan base, and to the East coast to shoot two Longhorn Steakhouse commercials, one of which was rated as the No. 3 top commercial of the year by “Shoot Magazine.”
Over the past several years Lou completed an extensive physical and academic training program through the Sherrif’s Academy and became a “Deputy” for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. At the induction ceremony, Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca introduced Lou, who spoke publicly before a packed house of other Deputy Sheriffs, their families, friends and press who were present to witness the formal “white glove” event. Lou’s involvement with the Sherrif’s Department includes working with children to keep them out of gangs arms training for new cadets and search and rescue.
Lou Ferrigno is regularly invited by universities, corporations, non profit hearing loss and disability organizations to give motivational and inspiring speeches all over the world.
In addition to his film and television career, Lou recently released his autobiography, “My Incredible Life as the Hulk,” which included forwards by both Stan Lee and Ang Lee.
Lou was only 21 when he won his first Mr. Universe title. Lou was the only person to ever win Mr. Universe titles two years in a row consecutively and the youngest ever to win Mr. Universe and that records still stands today in the Guinness Book of world records. Lou carried the world of bodybuilding to new heights and himself to superstardom with the film documentary, Pumping Iron, which chronicled the fabled exploits of the youngest and only person to ever become Mr. Universe twice in a row! Exploding onto the film scene, with his place as a bodybuilding legend secured, Lou set out to do the same thing in film and television.
In less than a year after Pumping Iron, Lou was again larger than life and created a new cult legend as the title character of the hit show The Incredible Hulk. The same hard work that crafted his six foot five inch, two hundred eighty five pound frame into a piece of human art, define him as an actor with the uncanny ability to assume characters of mythic proportions that carry a primal humanity.
Undoubtedly the discipline and resiliency that have made Lou into a bodybuilding icon lend themselves to his willingness to train as a serious theatrical actor. Lou immersed himself in the actor’s theatrical experience with the help of his acting mentors, Milton Katselas, Howard Fine, and Hulk co-star Bill Bixby. The results were great theatrical notices in Texas, Canada, and Chicago (at Drury Lane Theater), for his starring role in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and starring roles in ambitious stage presentations of “Requiem for a Heavyweight” and “Of Mice and Men” – shows that toured throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lou’s passionate pursuit of excellence has brought this Brooklyn-born actor more than fame and fortune; it has brought him the joy of fulfilling his life-long dreams. Remaining true to his host of fans after a 17 year retirement at the age of 40 he reentered the bodybuilding world. Lou starred in the sequel to Pumping Iron doing the film “Stand Tall”. it is a film that documents Lou’s 1994 comeback in the Masters Olympia title and his return to bodybuilding. Lou has starred in over forty featured films including Cage and Cage II, All’s Fair, Seven Magnificent Gladiators, and Godson. In two unforgettable performances in Hercules and The Adventures of Hercules, Lou lived a life-long dream by playing the legendary Greek hero.
All this led to an amazingly successful personal training business that includes such star clientele as Mickey Rourke, Michael Jackson, and Chuck Norris, and led him to author the book “Lou Ferrigno’s Guide to Personal Power, Bodybuilding and Fitness for Everyone.”
Lou continues his regular study of acting and he works out daily, all with the same passion and vigor that made him a household name and established him as one of the most sought-after entertainers in the business. He has truly become an American Icon.