Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct

8 of season 2
Ray Danton
William Whitehead, Joel Don Humphreys
Original airdate
November 10, 1978
David Burnett
Los Angeles, CA
Preceded by
Followed by

Killer Instinct is episode twenty of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on November 10, 1978 on CBS.


David takes a job working as an assistant trainer for a professional football team in order to learn more about the research of a sports psychologist studying abnormal aggression in football players.


  • Bill Bixby as David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk
  • Denny Miller as John Tobey
  • Rudy Solari as Dr. Byron Stewart
  • Barbara Leigh as June Tobey
  • Pepper Martin as Coach Haggerty
  • Paul Coufos as Bob Turner
  • Wyatt Johnson as Tony Bowers
  • Pat Studstill as Kermit Connelly
  • Herman Poppe as J.P. Tobey
  • Bill Baldwin as Mitch Adams
  • Frank Orsatti as Kurt Donahue
  • Wally K. Berns as Drunk
  • Tiger Williams as Young John Tobey
  • Jerry Canter as Scalper
  • Mello Alexandria as Security Guard


2-19 Killer Instinct

Ending sequence

  • Very well written, and Denny Miller turns in a good performance as a football star struggling to deal with overly aggressive tendencies
  • Hulk out 1:  Having two mean football players snap wet towels at him and shove him into the steam room which they have turned on to full blast
  • Hulk out 2: Being trapped inside a football stadium drunk tank while his friend is in danger, and then having one of the drunks hit him over the head with a metal object


Game footage used is of the Chicago Bears.

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