Lou Ferrigno, TV's 'Hulk,' to become New Mexico sheriff's deputy

Actor Lou Ferrigno, who played “The Incredible Hulk” on TV, is about to undergo another remarkable transformation.

The 68-year-old former bodybuilder will soon be sworn in as a New Mexico sheriff’s deputy, telling "Fox & Friends" Monday that he wants to "give back to society" and "earn the public's trust."

Ferrigno became a reserve deputy with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office in California in 2012 and was a member of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s volunteer sheriff posse in 2016 where he helped patrol the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Socorro County Sheriff William Armijo, whose jurisdiction is south of Albuquerque, said Ferrigno will play a crucial role in department recruitment efforts. He is set to be sworn in on Thursday.

Starting in 1973, Ferrigno won several bodybuilding titles, including Mr. America and Mr. Universe; he also worked as a sheet metal worker in a Brooklyn, N.Y., factory at that time, according to his website.

He is best known for his title role on the 1977-83 TV series "The Incredible Hulk," but has also acted on other shows and movies, including "I Love You, Man" and a recurring role on the comedy "The King of Queens."

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Ferrigno’s father was an NYPD lieutenant for 26 years.

"Growing up, I always wanted to be an officer. ... People would talk about him in the neighborhood, Officer Ferrigno, there was a lot of respect. That was something I wanted to earn for myself," he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.