Actor Lou Ferrigno played The Incredible Hulk on television from 1978 to 1982.
Photo: Ari Perilstein
Photo: Ari Perilstein

'Incredible Hulk' star Lou Ferrigno becomes honorary deputy

The newest deputy in a Texas county has a reputation for being mean and green. And the Travis County Sheriff’s Office is more than happy to have actor Lou Ferrigno on its staff.

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Ferrigno, who starred in “The Incredible Hulk” television series from 1978 to 1982, stopped by the Sheriff’s Office on Thursday on his way to Wizard World Comic Con, which began Friday in Austin and runs through Sunday, KXAN reported. 

Ferrigno is a reserve deputy in Los Angeles County, the television station reported. The former bodybuilder said he stopped by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office to offer “encouragement and thanks,” while mugging for photographs with deputies.

Sheriff Sally Hernandez swore Ferrigno in as an honorary deputy, KXAN reported.

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