|Celebrated Name/Nick Name:||Lou Ferrigno|
|Real Name/Birth Name:||Louis Jude Ferrigno Sr.|
|Age:||71 years old|
|Birth Date/Birthday:||9 November 1951|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Height/How Tall:||1.96 m|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Carla Ferrigno (m. 1980), Susan Groff (m. 1978–1979)|
|Children:||Yes (Louis Ferrigno Jr., Shanna Ferrigno, Brent Ferrigno)|
|Is Lou Ferrigno Gay? (Name of Partner):||No|
|Does he have tattoos?:||No|
|Profession:||American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$14 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Every talent pays if you put your effort in every way required. Lou Ferrigno is one such person who has worked hard in the field of bodybuilding to become popular in America. Although he retired, he now uses his skills as a fitness trainer and a fitness consultant. Lou Ferrigno is also an actor.
Perhaps you know a thing or two about Lou Ferrigno, however, how well do you know about him? For instance, how old is he? How about his height and weight, moreover his net worth? In another case, Lou Ferrigno might be a stranger, fortunately for you we have compiled all you need to know about Lou Ferrigno’s biography-wiki, his personal life, today’s net worth as of 2023, his age, height, weight, career, professional life, and more facts. Well, if your all set, here is what I know.
Early Life & Biography
He is a son of Victoria and Matt Ferrigno and he was born in Brooklyn in 1951. His parents are both Italian. He schooled in St. Athanasius School and later attended Brooklyn Technical High School.
During his childhood life he had a hearing problem due to infection in the ear. This made him lose about 80% of his sense of hearing. His condition made his peers bully him calling him names like ‘deaf Louie or deaf mute.’
Lou Ferrigno developed an interest in bodybuilding at the age of thirteen when he started training. People such as Steve Reeves, the Hulk, and Spider Man inspired him to become who he is today.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
Lou Ferrigno’s age is 71 years old as of today’s date 24th September 2023 having been born on 9 November 1951. Though, he is 1.96 m tall, he weighs about 143 kg.
Personal Life: Affair, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
He has used hearing aids since the age of five and he is not ashamed to talk about it. In 1978, he married Susan Groff but unfortunately, they separated a year later. He then married Carla Green who became his manager and a personal trainer. The couple has children, namely Shanna, Brent, and Lous Jr. His Daughter Janice is an actress in the famous film, ‘Days of our Lives’ while Lous Jr. is a talented footballer.
Career, Awards & Nomination
Lou career began after graduating from high school. He trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger and became polished his skills. His name came to the limelight after he tried to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1975.
However, the fame could not pay his bills. Lou ventured into other fields and became a sheet metal worker in a Brooklyn Factory in order to make a living. He then left after three years.
He later competed for the World’s Strongest Man in 1977 where he became fourth. He competed with other professionals like Boyer Coe and Robbie Robinson.
Lou Ferrigno retired from competition and began to focus on acting. In 1977, he was featured in the movie ‘The Incredible Hulk’ where he played the role of the Hulk. He acted for almost five years.
In 1983, he acted the drama ‘Trauma Center.’ He continued to play different roles in various films such as ‘The King of Queens,’ ‘I Love You, Man,’ ‘Sonny with a Chance,’ and many others.
Apart from being a celebrity, he is a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles County the job he taken since 2006. On the other hand, he is a member of Maricopa County Arizona, together with other famous people like Peter Lupus and Steven Seagal whom they collaborate to curb illegal immigration.
He was awarded the prestigious Razzie Award in 1984 and he also won various titles during his time as a bodybuilder.
Lou Ferrigno’s Net Worth & Salary in 2023
As of 2023, Lou Ferrigno has an estimated net worth of about $14 million which he has acquired from the title of Mr. Universe. His job as a personal fitness instructor and consultant also adds to his net worth. The various roles he played on different films have been a source of income that we cannot ignore as well.
Despite his childhood trauma because of being bullied by his peers and his condition of not hearing properly, he was not discouraged at. He went on and got the training that is required to become what he wanted. His hard work eventually became a success that many people celebrate.