AceShowbiz - Actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno has been appointed to U.S. President Donald Trump's special advisory council on sports and fitness. The former Mr. Universe, best known for playing "The Incredible Hulk" on TV in the '70s and '80s, has been made a member of the President's Council on Sports Fitness and Nutrition alongside TV personality Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, and Bill Belichick, general manager of the New England Patriots football team, among other Olympians, physicians, fitness and nutrition experts.
"I want to change America and make America healthy again. Nobody can surpass what I do, especially the life I have lived, what I have overcome and my passion with bodybuilding and fitness," said Ferrigno in a statement.
The special advisory council will be tasked with public awareness and education campaigns to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
The "Pumping Iron" star and fitness trainer is a supporter of Trump, having appeared alongside him on reality TV show "The Celebrity Apprentice" in 2012, and is unconcerned about the controversy surrounding the leader.
"Trump is a great president," he said. "I feel safe with him when it comes to homeland security for our people. Trump went to a great college, he is an educated man and I did the 'Celebrity Apprentice' with him. He is a great man and he cares about his family. I don't care what anybody says... I really think he is a good-hearted person, and I feel safe with the guy."
The 66-year-old added that one of his proposals for the council, which was set up in 1956, would be to help people learn what exercise to undertake if they have an injury.