Kevin Sorbo has enjoyed success on television for over 20 consecutive years, a feat rarely accomplished by an actor. Sorbo quickly rose to stardom in the title role of the hit series, Hercules, the Legendary Journeys. The immense popularity of the five initial two-hour telefilms in 1993 resulted in the launch of a weekly series by 1994. The series not only became a breakout hit by becoming the number one first-run program in syndication, it also passed Baywatch as the most watched TV show in the world airing in 176 countries. The innovative action hour revitalized the entire action/adventure genre on television and fostered two spin-off series: Xena, Warrior Princess and Young Hercules. Sorbo also directed two episodes of the show, and co-wrote one installment.
Following the success of Hercules, Sorbo went on to star in the lead role as Captain Dylan Hunt in Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda. The series, based upon writings from the late Star Trek creator’s archives, debuted as the number-one hour show in first run syndication and held that spot throughout its five-year run from 2000-2005. The show was seen in over 150 countries around the world.
In 1997, Sorbo made his feature film debut in Kull, the Conqueror, a prequel to Conan, the Barbarian. His other films include: Walking Tall: the Payback, Walking Tall: Lone Justice, The Last Chance Café, Something Beneath, Clipping Adam, Avenging Angel, Meet the Spartans, Prairie Fever and Jackie A. A string of SyFy channel movies include: Fire From Below, Lightning Strikes, Paradox, Never Cry Werewolf and Flesh Wounds.
More recently, Sorbo starred in UP’s highly rated film Christmas Angel, Tales of an Ancient Empire, The King of Mykonos, Julia X, Soul Surfer, The Hit and What If... Future films include Piranha Sharks and Poison Sky. In addition to his work onscreen, Kevin now also produces films, recently serving as Executive Producer and star of the movie Abel's Field, which also premiered on UP.
Sorbo has starred and guest-starred on numerous TV shows, including Key and Peele, Don’t Trust the B--- in Apartment 23, Hawaii Five-0, Gary Unmarried, Just Shoot Me, Wolf Canyon, According to Jim, Hope and Faith, Two and a Half Men, Psych, Dharma and Greg and The OC.
Electronics Media Magazine named Sorbo TV’s third most bankable star behind Oprah and Regis.
Sorbo is also spokesman for A World Fit For Kids, a non-profit organization that provides gang, drug, and dropout prevention to teens through mentoring programs. Sorbo has headed up that foundation since 1997 serving 12 schools in the Los Angeles school district and over 12,000 students. The program was awarded the Governors Gold Star for being the most successful after school program in the state of California in 1997. Sorbo was also named national spokesperson as successor to Arnold Schwarzenegger for The Afterschool Alliance in 2003, a nonprofit organization working to ensure that all children have access to safe, enriching afterschool programs.
A native of Mound, Minnesota, Sorbo is a sports enthusiast and an avid golfer. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Sam, and three young children.
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