The Disciple

The Disciple

17 of season 2
Reza Badiyi
Nicholas Corea, James G. Hirsh
Original airdate
March 16, 1979
David Blaine
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 Joe 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


2-28 The Disciple

Ending sequence (same as in "Alice in Disco Land", "Earthquakes Happen", "Like a Brother", "Captive Night", "The Lottery", and "Patterns")

  • Hulk out 1: With his hands and feet in a metal brace, the Chinese martial arts master collapses and David screams for help
  • Hulk out 2: Getting stuck in the back of a police car


  • This episode was the proposed pilot for a spin-off series starring Rick Springfield that never materialized
  • Gerald McRaney makes his third appearance
  • Contains the often used scene of the Hulk running away down the lighted alleyway
  • This episode contains the often used scene of the Hulk running away down a lighted alley
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