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  • Was left with partial hearing loss as a child, due to an infection.
  • As a bodybuilder, trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and starred with him in 1976 documentary Pumping Iron.
  • Bodybuilding contest wins include Mr. America, and Mr. Universe, twice.
  • Played briefly with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.
  • Took on a comical turn, playing himself, in the acclaimed 2009 comedy film I Love You, Man.
  • Worked as a personal trainer for Michael Jackson.
  • In 2010, took part in the controversial police work of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who spearheaded Arizona efforts to combat illegal immigration. 
  • Owns Ferrigno Fitness, a manufacturer of fitness equipment.


  • Brent Ferrigno — Son
  • Carla Green — Wife
  • Victoria Ferrigno — Mother
  • Susan Groff — Ex-wife
  • Shanna Ferrigno — Daughter
  • Matthew Ferrigno — Father
  • Louis Ferrigno Jr. — Son

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  • Birth Name: Louis Jude Ferrigno
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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