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"The Incredible Hulk" (1978) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1978-1982

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The Incredible Hulk: :  -- The Incredible Hulk is based on the popular comic book tale of the metamorphosis of a scientist who achieves mysterious superhuman strength when he is angered.
The Incredible Hulk: Season 4: Episode 8 -- A private detective investigating a blackmail attempt suspects Banner. Directed by series star Jack Colvin.
The Incredible Hulk: Season 3: Episode 23 -- Firefighters believe Banner set a blaze.
The Incredible Hulk: Season 3: Episode 22 -- Banner is captured by government scientists who believe he's from another planet. Part 1 of 2.
The Incredible Hulk: Season 3: Episode 22 -- A hospital patient with evidence of gang activities is next on the list of the group's hit men.


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10 March 1978 (USA) See more »
Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry See more »
A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. Full summary »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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 (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)

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)
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

When the TV series was on the air, Bill Bixby was very careful never to be photographed with Lou Ferrigno in his Hulk makeup because he felt for photos to get out of the two of them together would destroy the illusion to children and fans of the show that they were not the same person. The tabloids of that era were always trying to get a picture of David Banner and the Hulk creature together but were unable to do so.See more »
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 »
[opening sequence to the episode: "A Death in the Family"]
Narrator:Dr. David Banner, Physician/Scientist, searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all humans have. Then an accidental overdose of gamma radiation interacts with his unique body chemistry. And now, when David Banner grows angry or outraged, a startling metamorphosis occurs.
[while trying to change a tire during a thunderstorm, David changes into the Hulk]
Narrator:The creature is driven by rage and pursued by an investigative reporter.
David Banner:Mr. McGee, don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
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Referenced in Dirty Sanchez: The Movie (2006)See more »


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26 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
This Show Will Always Rock!, 18 May 2007
Author: daltonml-1 from United States

I grew up watching this show very faithfully every Friday night during its run on CBS from 1978 to 1982. It may have been altered from the comic book, but I couldn't care less. This was my favorite show. Bill Bixby, God rest his soul, was so terrific as Dr. David Banner I can't imagine another actor playing that part. Lou Ferrigno was almost the closest thing we would have to a real, breathing Hulk on this Earth. You'd think it was the real deal if you watched enough episodes of this classic. And Jack Colvin, another treasured loss to mourn since his passing in 2005, was so perfect in his role of hyperactive nosy tabloid reporter Jack McGee. He never caught the Hulk or even found out the truth that Banner was still alive at all during the series run. One of a number of disappointments in my life watching this show. Another one was that Banner never got his cure that he so hungered for. He came close sometimes, but never did. And Hulk never did a chance to speak any during the show. It would've been so cool to hear the big green dude say a few words. Instead he would roar and often cry. What a shame. This show fares tons better than the 2003 Ang Lee movie, which would have been better probably if Bill Bixby had not died and maybe did a nice cameo. It did have a short scene with Lou Ferrigno and Stan Lee as security guards which was okay, but too darn short. I think that the show also fared better than the three reunion movies that later aired on NBC in 1988, 1989, and 1990. They promised some more, but they never came to be due to Bill Bilxby's needless and tragic cancer death in 1993. In closing, all I can say is that this show will always rock. And The Hulk is still the man. Love him.

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