Socorro, NM – Legendary bodybuilder and actor Lou Ferrigno, who played the Incredible Hulk in the 1970s and 1980s TV show, is set to become a deputy in New Mexico.
Ferrigno, 68, is scheduled to be deputized by Socorro County Sheriff William Armijo next week, according to KRQE.
Officials has said that the celebrity will bring decades of law enforcement experience to the job and will be a key part of recruiting for the department and the county, according to USA Today.
Ferrigno has worked as a reserve sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles County and also served as a member of the volunteer sheriff posse in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to USA Today.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Ferrigno has also worked for law enforcement in Texas and Ohio.
Ferrigno was sworn in as an honorary officer of the Manchester Police Department in April of 2019, according to KMOV.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department swore Ferrigno in as an honorary officer in October of 2019.
“I want to show my support because it’s not easy being an officer,” Ferrigno said in 2019, according to WKOW.
Ferrigno was sworn in as an honorary police officer with the Irving Police Department in March of 2018, according to the Dallas Morning News.
In September of 2013, Ferrigno was also sworn in as a special deputy for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio. His role with that department was with promoting health and wellness, particularly among fellow deputies.
The actor’s father was a police lieutenant who worked in New York.
The famous bodybuilder has kept his acting career going since he made it big in The Incredible Hulk. He has appeared in numerous TV series and movies over the past several years. He’s had roles in more than 20 TV and movie productions since 2015, according to the Internet Movie Database.