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Incredible Hulk

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The Incredible Hulk is one of several cartoons based on a Marvel superhero in the 1980’s, and the first solo cartoon show for the green giant. The Incredible Hulk is of course based on the comic book of the name same by Marvel Comics. Reserved scientist Bruce Banner is accidentally exposed to high levels of gamma radiation during a test detonation of a gamma, when he saves youngster Rick Jones but fails to save himself. As a result Bruce Banner unwillingly turns into a raging green monster known as the Hulk whenever he gets angry or stressed.

Though Banner doesn’t want to become the Hulk, the Hulk does fight off a lot of super villains. Unfortunately the army wants to capture Hulk, so the Hulk is always on the run from the army. Like a typical superhero Bruce Banner therefore tries to keep his identity as the Hulk secret from everyone, including the woman he loves, Betty Ross. The only person who knows Bruce Banner is the Hulk, is Rick Jones.

The Incredible Hulk contains everything you’d want from a Hulk cartoon. The Hulk is strong like hell, unlike the Hulk from the 80s live action TV series starring Lou Ferigno as the Hulk. That Hulk was just a weakling compared to the Hulk we know from the comics. Similar to the comic book we can clearly see Bruce Banner struggling with his alter ego the Hulk. The frustration he feels every time he unwilling transforms into the Hulk is very well done in this cartoon aimed at children.

Along with the Hulk in the Avengers movie, this is one of the best Hulk adaptions outside of the comic books.


Good Guys

The good guys are Bruce Banner’s friends.

Incredible Hulk Hulk headshot


The Hulk, a green-skinned monster, is the alter ego of scientist Bruce Banner. As one of the most powerful creature on Earth the Hulk fortunately stands on the side of good, and fights villains when he can only limited by his intelligence. Though often portrayed as a raging monster, the only thing Hulk really wants is peace and quiet. Whenever he's calm, he turns back into Bruce Banner. Just like Bruce Banner the Hulk also has a liking for Betty Ross. Whenever Betty is in trouble the Hulk pursues to save her.


Bob Holtvoice of Hulk

Voiced by: Bob Holt. Born December 28, 1928. Died August 2, 1985. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Incredible Hulk Bruce Banner headshot

Bruce Banner

Banner is considered one of the greatest scientific minds on Earth with a specialization gamma. It's his invention that radiated him with gamma rays that turns him into the Hulk whenever he gets mad or stressed.

Michael Bell voice of Bruce Banner

Voiced by: Michael Bell. Born July 30, 1938. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Incredible Hulk Rick Jones headshot

Rick Jones

A teenager whom Banner saved, causing Banner to be caught in his life-changing explosion. Rick Jones is the only person who knows Bruce Banner's secret and helps hm out whenever he can. Sadly Rick Jones is often the damsel in distress who needs to be saved by the Hulk.

Michael Horton voice of Rick Jones

Voiced by: Michael Horton. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Incredible Hulk Betty Ross headshot

Betty Ross

In this incarnation, Betty is a research scientist working alongside Bruce Banner at Gamma Base, and is unaware that Banner transforms into the Hulk. Even though she's the daughter of General Ross, she does not share his hatred for the Hulk.

B.J. Ward voice of Betty Ross

Voiced by: B.J. Ward. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Incredible Hulk Rita


Rita works at the local bar owned by Rio who's also a friend of Bruce Banner. She's the love interest for Rick Jones.



Susan Blu voice of Vipra

Voiced by: Susan Blu. Born July 12, 1948. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Incredible Hulk She-Hulk


A cousin to Dr. Bruce Banner, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) once received an emergency blood transfusion from him when she was wounded, which led to her acquiring a milder version of his Hulk condition. As such, Walters becomes a large powerful green-hued version of herself while still largely retaining her personality. The She-hulk only appears in 1 episode.

Victoria Carroll voice of She-Hulk

Voiced by: Victoria Carroll. Born January 21, 1941. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Bad Guys

The villains include well known super powered evil guys like The Leader who want to take over the world as well as the army, represented by General Ross and Glenn Talbot.

Incredible Hulk Thunderbolt Ross headshot

Thunderbolt Ross

Ross is a United States military officer, the father of Betty Ross and was head of the Gamma Bomb Project that turned Banner into the Hulk. After the creation of the Hulk, Ross pursues the creature with a growing obsession. Even though Bruce is Betty's love interest, Ross doesn't like Bruce that much because he's a weakling in his eyes.

Robert Ridgely voice of Thunderbolt Ross

Voiced by: Robert Ridgely. Born December 24, 1931. Died February 8, 1997. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Incredible Hulk Glenn Talbot headshot

Glenn Talbot

He was a close compatriot to General Thaddeus Ross and an active participant in his operations to capture or kill the Hulk. His most significant blow was discovering and informing his superiors that Doctor Bruce Banner physically transformed into the Hulk, which made the scientist a wanted fugitive.

Patrick Fraley voice of Glenn Talbot

Voiced by: Patrick Fraley. Born February 18, 1949. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Incredible Hulk Puppet Master headshot

Puppet Master

He gets control of the residents in Mesa City while also attempting to control the Hulk (his Hulk 'doll' even allows him to exert some slight influence over Bruce Banner, although Banner simply feels uncomfortable rather than falling under the Puppet Master's control) simultaneously causing the Hulk's true identity to be revealed. The only person he doesn't make a puppet of is his stepdaughter Alicia, which allows Bruce and Rick to track him down, Rick subsequently using the Puppet Master's equipment to erase all memory of the Hulk's true identity prior to its destruction.

Bob Holtvoice of Puppet Master

Voiced by: Bob Holt. Born December 28, 1928. Died August 2, 1985. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Incredible Hulk The Leader / Samuel Sterns headshot

The Leader / Samuel Sterns

Born Samuel Sterns in Boise, Idaho, he worked for a chemical plant there in a menial capacity. While moving radioactive materials into an underground storage area, some of the radioactive materials exploded, bombarding Sterns with gamma radiation. He recovered, and found that the radiation had changed him from an ordinary human into a green-skinned, super-intelligent entity with an oversized brain housed in a towering cranium.

Stan Jones voice of The Leader / Samuel Sterns

Voiced by: Stan Jones. Born October 23, 1926. Died December 30, 1998. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.


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