Tuesday, February 14, 2006
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The Incredible Hulk is now a county sheriff's department reserve deputy.
Lou Ferrigno, 54, who played the green-skinned monster on the CBS-TV show from 1977 to 1982, was sworn in during a ceremony Monday night.
"My father was a police officer with the New York Police Department; I've always had a high respect for officers," Ferrigno told The Associated Press. "I want to give back to the community, and I want to work with young kids, help them get off drugs."
Ferrigno was a bodybuilder before he starred on the TV show. The late actor Bill Bixby played mild-mannered scientist David Bruce Banner who, as Ferrigno, turned into a Herculean, green-skinned monster whenever he lost his temper. He switched back to Bixby's character as soon as he calmed down.
And just how did the Hulk get to be the Hulk anyway? Wasn't it some lab experiment gone wrong?
Wonder if he will teach kids not to use ummmm...steroids?