3 of season 5
Michael Vejar
Reuben Leder, Nicholas Corea (story)
Original airdate
October 16, 1981
David Barnes
Preceded by
Followed by

Veteran is episode three in season five of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on October 16, 1981 on CBS.


David rescues a disturbed young man from an assault, only to discover that the deranged fellow is planning to kill a politician who was a war hero in the Vietnam war.


  • Bill Bixby ... David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
  • Paul Koslo ... Doug Hewitt
  • Bruce Gray ... Harrison Cole
  • Wendy Girard ... Lisa Morgan
  • William Boyett ... Det. Harnell
  • Richard Yniguez ... Frank Rivera
  • David White ... Archer Hewitt
  • Alexander Zale ... Howard Miller
  • Michael Boyle ... Junior Chamber of Commerce Emcee
  • Barret Oliver ... Jimmy the Kid
  • James Saito ... Viet Interpreter
  • Jerry Loo ... Vietnamese


The producers do a particularly good job portraying the psychosis of the sniper. The twist ending is a pleasant surprise too.


  • Paul Koslo also guest starred in "Long Run Home"
  • David White (of Bewitched) portrays a man who endured the death of a son; tragically, the actor would eventually go through a similar ordeal in real life: In December of 1988, his son Jonathan was killed in the bombing of Pan Am Fight 103

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