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Jack McGee

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Occupation
Investigative reporter for a tabloid newspaper
Portrayed by
Number of episodes
56 of 82


"Good idea. Call the cops. I`m dying to hear you explain that." —Jack McGee (to Dr. Banner and Dr. Marks in the Hulk series pilot, while gesturing at the destroyed hyperbaric chamber)

Jack McGee is a character in the TV series, "The Incredible Hulk" (1978–1982). He was played by Jack Colvin.

Biography Edit

Reporter Jack McGee first made his appearance in the "The Incredible Hulk" TV series pilot movie. He first wanted to interview Dr. Banner, for his tabloid newspaper The National Register, about the research the scientist was conducting on "tapping into the hidden strength that all people have." He would later focus his energy on the rampaging, green monster he dubbed in a headline the "Incredible 'Hulk'." 

Mr. McGee always struggles to wrangle interviews, because people think he is crazy for believing in the Hulk, and his newspaper has such a bad reputation for questionable, "tabloid" journalism. As the series goes, McGee's character is further developed, as the audience begins to sympathize with his constant failures. Over time, McGee learns to sympathize with the creature. He initially garners sympathy when he discovers a man turn into the hulk, in the episode Mystery Man. Since then, McGee has made his motivations very clear, in the sense that he will not permit the murder of the creature. For example in the episode Bring Me the Head of the Hulk, McGee aims to stop a mercenary from killing the hulk. McGee is proven to have grown from his role, as merely an antagionistic nosy reporter in the Pilot, into three-dimensional character in the episode Proof Positive. That episode solely focuses on McGee and his quest to find the hulk, and is the only episode not containing Bill Bixby.

AppearancesEdit

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A portrait of Jack McGee

Jack McGee appears in 56 of the 82 episodes of the series. His final appearance is in the television movie The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988), in which at the end, it is implied that he will begin searching for Thor, as well as the Hulk. 

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