Actor Lou Ferrigno, who played “The Incredible Hulk” on TV, is about to undergo another remarkable transformation.
The 68-year-old former bodybuilder will be sworn in as a New Mexico sheriff’s deputy next week, according to reports.
Ferrigno became a reserve deputy with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office in California in 2012 and was a member of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s volunteer sheriff posse in 2016 where he helped patrol the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Socorro County Sheriff William Armijo, whose jurisdiction is south of Albuquerque, said Ferrigno will play a crucial role in department recruitment efforts.
Starting in 1973, Ferrigno won several bodybuilding titles, including Mr. America and Mr. Universe; he also worked as a sheet metal worker in a Brooklyn, N.Y., factory at that time, according to his website.
He is best known for his title role on the 1977-83 TV series “The Incredible Hulk,” but has also acted on other shows, including a recurring role on the comedy “The King of Queens.”
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Ferrigno’s father was an NYPD lieutenant, according to his website.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.