Bench-pressed 560 lbs in his prime (age 25). Now, at the age of 50, he benches 400 lbs.
1970: Won the bodybuilding title, "Teenage Mr. America".
In October 1981 he was in Egypt, scheduled to be one of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's personal guests at a public event. However, at the last minute Sadat canceled his appearance. A few days later Muslim fundamentalists killed Sadat, along with 12 others, at an annual military parade. It was later discovered that Sadat's killers had originally planned to assassinate him at the event where Ferrigno would have been seated next to him. Ferrigno believes that he would have been killed along with Sadat if Sadat had not canceled his appearance.
Best known by the public for his starring role as The Incredible Hulk (1978).