Death in the Family


2 of season 1
Alan J. Levi
Original airdate
November 27, 1977
David Benton
Preceded by
Followed by

Death in the Family is episode two of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. In syndication, it is shown in two parts, but was originally aired on November 27, 1977, before the series began—as a two-hour movie entitled "The Return of The Incredible Hulk."


With the world believing that he was killed in the lab fire which also claimed the life of Elaina Marks, David goes on the run, in an effort to avoid reporter Jack McGee and the authorities. While attempting to access some sophisticated hospital equipment which may hold the key to a cure for his transformations, David stumbles across a plot to murder a young, crippled heiress. Can he keep her from harm and himself from getting discovered by McGee?


  • Bill Bixby ... David Banner
  • Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee
  • Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
  • Laurie Prange ... Julie Griffith
  • Dorothy Tristan ... Margaret Griffith
  • John McLiam ... Michael
  • Mills Wattson ... Sheriff
  • William Daniels ... Dr. John Bonifant
  • Gerald McRaney ... Denny Kayle
  • Victor Mohica ... Rafe
  • Robert Phillips ... Phil
  • Ann Weldon ... 1st Nurse
  • Linda Wiser ... 2nd Nurse
  • Roger Aaron Brown ... Lab Technician
  • Janet Adams ... 3rd Nurse
  • Socorro Swan ... Receptionist
  • Rita Gomez ... Maid
  • Rick Garcia ... The Cuban


  • The Hulk slugs it out with a bear.
  • The Hulk drinks alcohol but doesn't like it.


  • The bear knocked the wig off of Lou Ferrigno's head, licked off his makeup, and caused a number of other production difficulties
  • This is the first of four appearances in the series for Gerald McRaney, and the first of two for Laurie Prange


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