Signs for HULK

ASL signs for HULK

Meaning: A fictional muscular green superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Video clip contributed by Deaf artist/3D animator Mark Lee aka DragonessLife, 2017.

Also this sign can be two-handed. Video contributed by Joseph Wheeler.


Did you know that the famous Hulk TV and movie star Lou Ferrigno best known for playing The Incredible Hulk is deaf? He became deaf at age 4.


Related signs: Wonder Woman.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Culture/History

Did you know that the famous Hulk TV and movie star Lou Ferrigno (1951-) best known for playing The Incredible Hulk is deaf? He became deaf at age 4.

Furthermore, Ferrigno had won the "Mr. Universe" title twice. Ref. He trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as competed against him in the 1970s.

Actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno told a funny anecdote when an interviewer Michael Mackie asked him, "Tell me a nugget of information about starring on The Incredible Hulk that hardly anyone knows."

"A fun fact! One time—it was about two in the morning—I was really tired and said to the make-up person, ‘Leave the make-up on. I’m going to drive home.’ I’m driving on the freeway and look to the right and see an SUV and the guy looks at me and yells, “Holy sh*t! Is that the Incredible Hulk?! Oh. My. God.” And his SUV hit the back of a bus!"

"I said to myself I better get home. I felt so bad. I quietly drove home and that was the last time I’ve ever driven with my make-up on. That was in the second season, I think." Ref

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