Kevin Sorbo

Actor, Model
Square-jawed, 6'3" leading man Kevin Sorbo shot to television stardom as a mythical action hero, although it was the sense of fun he brought to his roles that maintained his place as a fan favorite for years to come ... Read more »
Born: 09/23/1958 in Mound, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Alone For Christmas 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cybill 1994 - 1995, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda 1993 - 2001, 2003 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

God's Not Dead 2014 (Movie)

Professor Radisson (Actor)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1993 - 2001, 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Julia X 3D 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

King of the Nerds 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1993 - 1995, 2000 - 2001, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Paradox 2014 (Movie)

Sean Nault (Actor)

The Commish 1993 - 1995, 2000 - 2001, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Whole Banana 2014 (Movie)

Hermes (Actor)

One Shot 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shadow on the Mesa 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Coffin 2011 (Movie)

Sean Justice (Actor)

Soul Surfer 2011 (Movie)

Holt Blanchard (Actor)

Tales of an Ancient Empire 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Santa Suit 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Bitch Slap 2010 (Movie)

Mr Phoenix (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kings of Mykonos 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lightning Strikes 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

What if... 2010 (Movie)

Ben Walker (Actor)

Gary Unmarried 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heroes Among Us: The 2009 Hero Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Carol 2008 (Movie)

George Mulrooney (Actor)

Meet the Spartans 2008 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

The Middleman 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The O.C. 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love, Inc. 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope & Faith 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

According to Jim 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clipping Adam 2003 (Movie)

Fr. Dan (Actor)

Xena: Warrior Princess 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Files: The Truth About Drinking 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Weddings (07/12/98) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Golf 2000 With Peter Jacobsen 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Kull the Conqueror 1997 (Movie)

Kull (Actor)

All-Star TV Censored Mega Bloopers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Condition Critical 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Avenging Angel (TV Show)

Actor

Hercules in the Underworld (TV Show)

Actor

Never Cry Werewolf (TV Show)

Actor

Prairie Fever (TV Show)

Actor

Something Beneath (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Square-jawed, 6'3" leading man Kevin Sorbo shot to television stardom as a mythical action hero, although it was the sense of fun he brought to his roles that maintained his place as a fan favorite for years to come. Getting his start as a male model, Sorbo first attracted attention with a memorable appearance in a 1992 PSA for HIV awareness. Early dramatic roles came in the form of TV movies like "Condition: Critical" (NBC, 1992) and guest spots on such series as "The Commish" (ABC, 1991-95). Everything changed for Sorbo when he landed the role of a lifetime as the Greek demigod in producer Sam Raimi's "Hercules and the Amazon Women" (syndicated, 1994), the first of five made-for-TV movies that led to the wildly popular series, "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (syndicated, 1994-99). At the height of the show's popularity, the actor also starred in the feature film "Kull the Conqueror" (1997). Even after Hercules' journeys came to an end, Sorbo's loyal fans followed him to his second successful series, the Gene Roddenberry project, "Andromeda" (syndicated, 2000-2005), on which he played the captain of a sentient space vessel. In the post-"Andromeda" years, he continued to work consistently, with appearances in such feature films as "Meet the Spartans" (2008) and "Soul Surfer" (2010) and on series like "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS, 2010- ). A man of action, armed with a hefty dose of good humor, Sorbo remained a popular presence on screens both large and small.

Relationships

Erin Dodson

Companion
Together c. 1993 to c. 1995

Sam Jenkins

Wife
Married January 5, 1998

Lynn Sorbo

Father
Born in 1928

Ardis Sorbo

Mother

Octavia Sorbo

Daughter
Born October 16, 2005 mother, Sam Jenkins

Braeden Sorbo

Son
Born August 22, 2001 mother, Sam Jenkins

Shane Sorbo

Son
Born March 31, 2004 mother, Sam Jenkins

Al Sorbo

Brother
Born c. 1952

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota at Minneapolis

Minneapolis , Minnesota
Dropped out

Mound-Westonka High School

Mound , Minnesota

University of Minnesota at Minneapolis

Minneapolis , Minnesota
Dropped out

Milestones

2008

Co-starred in the spoof/parody "Meet the Spartans"

2007

Co-starred in the direct-to-video sequel "Walking Tall: Lone Justice"

2006

Cast in a recurring role on the final season of "The O.C" (Fox)

2000

Starred in the syndicated sci-fi series "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda"

1996

Accepted seven-figure salary to star in feature film "Kull, the Conqueror"

1995

Starred in syndicated series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"

1993

Lost role of Superman to Dean Cain

1993

Made TV guest-starring debut in episode of "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS)

1992

Had first co-starring role in busted pilot "Condition Critical" (NBC)

1987

Arrived in Hollywood

Moved to Europe and began to model

Made numerous TV commercials in Europe and US

Quit college and joined Dallas theatre group

Bonus Trivia

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"My first films will be action, because that's what people expect of me. But eventually I hope to show what else I'm capable of." - Sorbo in USAToday, Feb. 15, 1996

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