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Writer:
Kenneth Johnson (developed for television by)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
10 March 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry See more »
Plot:
A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(108 articles)
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A good TV show made with passion and great actors See more (47 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 81)

Bill Bixby ... Dr. David Banner / ... (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee (82 episodes, 1977-1982)

Lou Ferrigno ... The Incredible Hulk / ... (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
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Series Directed by
Frank Orsatti (12 episodes, 1978-1981)
Reza Badiyi (8 episodes, 1978-1980)
John McPherson (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jeffrey Hayden (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Barry Crane (5 episodes, 1979-1981)
Kenneth Johnson (4 episodes, 1977-1980)
Kenneth Gilbert (4 episodes, 1978)
Michael Vejar (4 episodes, 1981)
Alan J. Levi (3 episodes, 1977-1979)
Chuck Bowman (3 episodes, 1978-1981)
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (3 episodes, 1978)
Nicholas Corea (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joseph Pevney (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Larry Stewart (2 episodes, 1978)
Patrick Boyriven (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Dick Harwood (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jack Colvin (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Kenneth Johnson (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
Nicholas Corea (12 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jill Donner (12 episodes, 1978-1981)
Karen Harris (12 episodes, 1978-1981)
Andrew Schneider (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Reuben Leder (5 episodes, 1981)
Chris Bunch (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Allan Cole (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Migdia Chinea (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Richard Christian Matheson (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Thomas E. Szollosi (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Frank Dandridge (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Justin Edgerton (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Tisdale (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
James D. Parriott (2 episodes, 1978)
Deborah Dean Davis (2 episodes, 1979-1981)
Daniel B. Ullman (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Craig Buck (2 episodes, 1979)
Sam Egan (2 episodes, 1979)
Diane Frolov (2 episodes, 1981-1982)

Series Produced by
Kenneth Johnson .... executive producer / producer (81 episodes, 1977-1982)
Stephen Caldwell .... associate producer (71 episodes, 1978-1981)
Nicholas Corea .... supervising producer / producer (54 episodes, 1978-1981)
Alan Cassidy .... associate producer (53 episodes, 1979-1981)
Robert Bennett Steinhauer .... producer / supervising producer / ... (46 episodes, 1979-1982)
Chuck Bowman .... supervising producer / producer (34 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jill Donner .... producer (28 episodes, 1980-1982)
Karen Harris .... producer (23 episodes, 1980-1982)
James G. Hirsch .... producer (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
James D. Parriott .... supervising producer / producer (11 episodes, 1978)
Jeff Freilich .... producer (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
Craig Schiller .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Andrew Schneider .... producer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Original Music by
Joseph Harnell (73 episodes, 1977-1982)
C.R. Cassey (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
John McPherson (56 episodes, 1977-1981)
Eddie Rio Rotunno (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Vincent A. Martinelli (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jack W. Schoengarth (29 episodes, 1977-1980)
Alan C. Marks (24 episodes, 1977-1980)
George Ohanian (19 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robert K. Richard (19 episodes, 1978-1981)
Alan L. Shefland (5 episodes, 1979)
Glenn Lawrence (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
William Martin (3 episodes, 1978)
Ralph Schoenfeld (2 episodes, 1978)
Lawrence J. Vallario (2 episodes, 1978)
Edward W. Williams (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting by
Ron Stephenson (44 episodes, 1979-1981)
Phil Benjamin (25 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mark Malis (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Direction by
Frank Grieco Jr. (26 episodes, 1978-1981)
Louis Montejano (17 episodes, 1978-1981)
David Marshall (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Charles R. Davis (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Seymour Klate (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Robert Wingo (56 episodes, 1978-1981)
Joe D. Mitchell (9 episodes, 1978)
Robert C. Bradfield (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Brienne Glyttov (56 episodes, 1978-1981)
Charles Waldo (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
George Whittaker (5 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Norman T. Leavitt .... special makeup effects artist (1 episode, 1977)
Sylvia Nava .... hair technician (1 episode, 1977)
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Production Management
Mark A. Burley .... unit production manager (43 episodes, 1977-1981)
Robert Bennett Steinhauer .... unit production manager (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mike Frankovich Jr. .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1978)
Bud Brill .... unit production manager / unit manager (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Forrest .... second assistant director (57 episodes, 1978-1981)
Wolfgang E. Marum .... first assistant director (25 episodes, 1978-1981)
John Liberti .... first assistant director (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Paul Samuelson .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1978)
Mark A. Burley .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gene Marum .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Carla Reinke .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1978)
Jan R. Lloyd .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Roger Apperson .... construction coordinator (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Sound Department
Claude Riggins .... sound / boom operator (75 episodes, 1977-1981)
Kyle Wright .... sound effects editor (30 episodes, 1977-1980)
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound effects editor (14 episodes, 1979-1981)
David Pettijohn .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1978)
Lawrence E. Neiman .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1978)
Jeff Bushelman .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Pat Somerset .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bruce Bell .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kendrick Sweet .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects coordinator (76 episodes, 1978-1982)
 
Series Stunts
Don Charles McGovern .... stunts / stunt actor (25 episodes, 1977-1982)
Manny Perry .... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt rigger / ... (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Frank Orsatti .... stunt double: Bill Bixby / stunts (10 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Contarino .... electrician (1 episode, 1977)
Rick F. Gunter .... camera operator (1 episode, 1977)
John C. Moulds .... second assistant camera (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Casting Department
Ron Stephenson .... casting (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diana Wilson .... costumer (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jerry Herrin .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1977-1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Steve Johnson .... colorist (73 episodes, 1977-1981)
 
Series Music Department
Walter Ulric Elliott .... music editor (38 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rick Gleitsman .... music editor (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Joseph Harnell .... composer: theme music (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Arnold Schwarzwald .... music editor (4 episodes, 1979-1981)
Celia Weiner .... music editor (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Herbert D. Woods .... music editor (3 episodes, 1977-1980)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... production driver / driver (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Other crew
Stan Lee .... consultant (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
Rich Sephton .... cars and motors (80 episodes, 1978-1982)
Jill Donner .... executive story consultant / story editor (38 episodes, 1978-1980)
Karen Harris .... story editor / executive story consultant (38 episodes, 1978-1980)
Andrew Schneider .... executive story consultant / story editor (36 episodes, 1979-1981)
Martha Manor .... stand-in (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Frank Dandridge .... story editor (3 episodes, 1978)
Nicholas Corea .... story editor (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Thanks
Bong Soo Han .... special thanks (1 episode, 1979)
 

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60 min (87 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In an interview from the season 3 DVD set, Kenneth Johnson stated that Bill Bixby was his "first and only choice" for the role of David Banner.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the Hulk breaks through a brick wall, (typically at the end of the show) the clothing that he wears changes between his approach to the wall, and to the view of him running down the alley, and this is repeated in several different episodes, which clearly looks like the same stock footage being re-used.See more »
Quotes:
Harold Milburn:I came to confess.
Pamela Morris:Confess to what, Mr. Milburn?
Harold Milburn:I... I... am the Hulk.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A good TV show made with passion and great actors, 13 December 2006
Author: Bjorn (ODDBear) from Iceland

My comments refer to the first season of The Incredible Hulk since it's the only one readily available as of yet.

Although the shows are fairly simple and monotonous they're very entertaining. Dr. Banner travels cross country hoping to some day finding a cure for his condition but along the way he gets into all sorts of trouble that forces the Hulk to surface and square matters. Every episode ends with David leaving before relentless reporter Jack McGee tracks him down.

The shows are made with passion, that's evident. Good quality writing for the most part, well done action sequences (compared to a 70's TV show anyway), compelling story lines in most episodes, nice location crew work and fantastic actors. As said, the premise is fairly simple as David transforms about 20-25 min. into each episode and during the climax. Also, he somehow manages to get into a whole lot of trouble by just being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

The first season shows are not all great and do showcase the limitations budget wise. The episode "Never give a trucker an even break" shamelessly borrows footage from Steven Spielberg's Duel, even the classic ending is fitted into the storyline. "Earhquakes happen" borrows quite a lot from Earthquake, the 70's disaster flick, but that's not as blatant as the previous example. Also there is a lot of stock footage used every now and then. Sometimes it's little snippets of Hulk action and sometimes it's David on the road hitchhiking.

But these quirks aside, there is a lot of professionalism on board here and a big effort put into making each episode. Series that are constantly on the road are expensive as there are no sets that can be used often and studio work is minimal. Instead viewers get a show that's always bringing new scenery in late 1970's America and the "on the road" feel has a big charm about it.

The Las Vegas episode "The Hulk breaks Las Vegas" is a personal favorite. Has some knockout Hulk action and a well written and suspenseful near confrontation between McGee and Banner. "747, The Waterfront story, Terror in Times Square and Life and Death" are all well written and produced episodes that should give a good example as to why the series has such a good afterlife.

And finally the cast is perfect. I doubt seriously that viewers would be as interested in David's quest had he not been played by Bill Bixby. Not only was Bixby a real quality actor with good range but also an irresistibly appealing guy who you find easy to sympathize with. Jack Colvin is also excellent as McGee, a convincing and charming actor who had a great presence on the episodes he was featured in. And Lou Ferrigno was the best possible choice to play the green giant. Managing to be both menacing and sincere is his depiction of David's primal side, he's simply great on the shows.

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