Ferrigno began weight training at age of 13. He claims bodybuilder Steve Reeves as his inspiration. Later he became the winner of IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles. He made his acting debut in a 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron, which was directed by George Butler.
As a successful actor and bodybuilder, Ferrigno has appeared in an American superhero movie, The Avengers, which was directed by Joss Whedon. The co-stars of this movie are Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Hemsworth. The movie became a huge hit and made a collection of $1.519 billion at the box office against the budget of $220 million.
Recently, Ferrigno appeared in another American superhero movie of Taika Waititi called Thor: Ragnarok. The cast members of this movie are Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. The total budget for this movie was $180 million and grossed $854 million at the box office.
Similarly, Ferrigno has appeared in numerous movies including The Adventures of Hercules, Stand Tall, The Incredible Hulk, Moms' Night Out, Avengers Grimm, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Likewise, he also appeared in some hit television series like The Incredible Hulk, Amazing Stories, Adventure Time, and We Bare Bears.
Ferrigno is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Ferrigno has been married twice in his life. He first married his longtime girlfriend Susan Groff in 1978. However, the couple was unable to continue their married life and they divorced.
After divorcing his first wife, he married psychotherapist Carla Green. The couple is blessed with three children, Shanna, Louis, Jr., and Brent. He lives a happily married life with his spouse.
Most of Ferrigno income comes from his professional acting and fitness-training career. He has appeared in numerous hit movies and television series from which he must have collected a decent amount of salary. According to some source, his net worth is around $6 million.