The Disciple
17 of season 2
Reza Badiyi
Nicholas Corea, James G. Hirsh
Original airdate
March 16, 1979
San Fransisco, CA
Preceded by
Followed by

The Disciple is episode seventeen in season two of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on March 16, 1979, on CBS. It is the sequel to the episode "Another Path."


David returns to San Francisco to continue working with his old friend Li Sung on a cure for his becoming the Hulk. Unfortunately, the old philosopher is now dying, and his entire dynasty will fade away unless one of his students can be convinced to take over his teachings.


  • Bill Bixby as David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk
  • Rick Springfield as Michael Roark
  • Gerald McRaney as Colin Roark
  • George Loros as Joseph Lynch
  • John Fujioka as Man
  • Mako as Li Sung
  • Lina Raymond as Jo Lee
  • Stacy Keach Sr as Sgt. Tim Roark
  • Fred Ward as Lynch's Henchman
  • Bill Dietz as Newscaster
  • Anne Bellamy as Michael's Mother
  • Rene Le Vant as 1st Cop
  • Frederic Franklin as Lynch's Doctor
  • Brian Baker as Thayer
  • Doug McGrath as Al
  • Arliss Howard as Policeman (unconfirmed)
  • Andy Carpenter as Shaggy Haired Karate Kid


This episode was the proposed pilot for a spin-off series that never materialized.