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Incredible Hulk Actor Lou Ferrigno Is Now Real Life Sheriff's Deputy

Incredible Hulk Actor Lou Ferrigno Is Now Real Life Sheriff's Deputy

Actor Lou Ferrigno - best known for playing the Incredible Hulk - has got himself a new job as a sheriff's deputy. I'm sure the criminals won't like him when he's angry.

The 68-year-old announced the news on his website, revealing he's set to start working at the Socorro County sheriff's department in New Mexico.

Credit: CBS
Credit: CBS

Ferrigno told his fans: "This is the real thing because I've played sheriff over the years in different films. I've done over 40 films. This, I take very seriously and I'm very excited, very proud to be a deputy because my whole life I've always wanted to be a sheriff."

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The former Mr Universe stressed that the role was legit, adding: "People assume it's just an honorary thing. It isn't, because I'm certified and I have police powers which I'm very proud of.

"So, I went through all the driving, the shooting, the studying, and it changed my life and I'm very happy to be a real-life hero, protecting life and property."

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This isn't the first time bodybuilder Ferrigno has worked for a sheriff's office; he volunteered 20 hours a month to the San Luis Obispo County sheriff's office since 2012 and was also a member of former Arizona sheriff's volunteer sheriff posse in 2016, where Ferringo patrolled the US/Mexican border.

Sheriff Ian Parkinson explained: "Lou started at L.A. sheriffs as a reserve. He was interested in volunteering time here and wanted to commit time to San Luis County because he was a part time resident here as well for many years.

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"I'd known Lou for years, so first it was kind of the personality test to make sure he was the type of guy that I thought would represent us well, which I obviously did, otherwise I would not have been friends with him."

Ferringo's dad was a lieutenant at the New York Police Department, something the actor is immensely proud of.

He added: "Growing up, I always wanted to be an officer... People would talk about him in the neighbourhood, Officer Ferrigno, there was a lot of respect. That was something I wanted to earn for myself."

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, US News, Marvel

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