Overview

The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character, the Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee.

In the TV series, Dr. David Banner, a widowed physician and scientist, who is presumed dead, travels across America under assumed names, and finds himself in positions where he helps others in need despite his terrible secret: in times of extreme anger, he transforms into a huge, incredibly strong green creature, who has been given the name "The Hulk”. In his travels, Banner earns money by working temporary jobs while searching for a way to control his condition.

The series was originally broadcast by CBS from 1978 to 1982, with 82 episodes over five seasons. The two-hour pilot movie, which established the Hulk's origins, aired on November 4, 1977. It was developed and produced by Kenneth Johnson, who also wrote or directed some episodes.

After the series ended, the fate of David Banner was a cliffhanger until 1988. The franchise was purchased from CBS by rival NBC. They produced three made-for-television films: The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk and The Death of the Incredible Hulk. Since its debut, The Incredible Hulk series has garnered a worldwide fan base.

  1. Kenneth Johnson

    Creator

  2. Jack Kirby

    Creator

  3. Stan Lee

    Creator

Top Billed Cast

  1. Bill Bixby

    Bill Bixby

    Dr. David Bruce Banner

  2. Lou Ferrigno

    Lou Ferrigno

    The Incredible Hulk

  3. Jack Colvin

    Jack Colvin

    Jack McGee

  4. Charles Napier

    Charles Napier

    Hulk voice/roar

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The Incredible Hulk

Season 5

1981 | 7 Episodes

Season 5 of The Incredible Hulk premiered on October 2, 1981.

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Status Ended

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Certification

  • TV-PG

    Meaning

    This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m

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