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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 September 1958Mound, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameKevin David Sorbo
Nickname The Sorbs
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kevin spent 3 years traveling around the world, modeling for print ads and appearing in over 150 commercials, before landing in his breakout series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995).

Kevin David Sorbo was born in Mound, Minnesota, on September 24, 1958, to Ardis (Thompson), a nurse, and Lynn Nain Sorbo, a high school teacher. His father was of Norwegian descent and his mother's ancestry was English, Scottish, and German. In high school, he excelled at football, baseball and basketball; in college, he played these 3 sports, plus hockey. Kevin was also in a number of plays. After leaving college, Kevin joined an actors theater group, and traveled to Europe, then to Sydney, Australia appearing in commercials. At the end of 1986, he settled in Los Angeles. Kevin began to make guest appearances on such popular shows as Murder, She Wrote (1984). At 6' 3" and very muscular, Kevin was a natural for the title role in what would become his signature series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995). Kevin became internationally famous, and he learned the craft of film-making well enough to direct and co-write some of the episodes. Kevin even studied martial arts in order to do many of his own stunts. In real life, Kevin's heart is as big as Hercules'-- he leads "A World Fit for Kids!" as the chair and spokesperson. Kevin devotes much of his time to "A World Fit For Kids!" which is a successful mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports and positive role models for themselves, and then become the coaches and mentors for younger children. In 1998, Kevin married lovely actress Sam Sorbo, best known for her dual role on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995) as Serena/the Golden Hind ("Hind" is a female red deer).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: kdhaisch@aol.com

Spouse (1)

Sam Sorbo (5 January 1998 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Long hair
Deep voice
The title role in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995)
Towering height and muscular frame

Trivia (17)

(Fall 1997) Underwent drug therapy for an aneurysm in his left shoulder; complications from the medication forced him to withdraw from a planned role in Black Dog (1998) and he was replaced by Patrick Swayze.
He was runner-up to Dean Cain for the role of Superman on TV's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993).
Worked as a bouncer & a model before getting his break in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995).
Began his career with a one-liner in a TV commercial for Jim Beam whiskey: 'This ain't Jim Beam.'.
Was a possible for David Duchovny's role in The X-Files (1993).
Born at 7:48am-CDT
First child, son Braedon Cooper Sorbo, was born to his wife Sam Sorbo weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces, in Henderson, Nevada. [August 2001]
Attended Minnesota State University Moorhead (then known as Moorhead State University).
Grew up in Mound, Minnesota.
Second child, son Shane Haaken Sorbo, weighing in at 12 pounds, 6 ounces. [31 March 2004]
Lost twenty pounds of muscles between the end of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995) and the beginning of Andromeda (2000) He has since regained the muscle mass.
Third child, a daughter - Octavia Flynn, was born to his wife Sam Sorbo on October 16, 2005. Their daughter weighed in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces.
An avid golfer, he is a celebrity spokesman for Dixon Golf, an eco-friendly golf company in Tempe, Arizona.
Has a park named after him in Mound, Minnesota, called Sorbo park.
Reported to have suffered several small strokes during the filming of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995).
Is a self-described independent who voted for Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
He is of Norwegian descent on his father's side, and of English, Scottish, and German ancestry on his mother's side.

Personal Quotes (11)

(On losing the opportunity to star in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)) "You know what? It happened for the right reason. Although, I would have made a good Clark Kent. I look better in glasses".
I've always been a religious guy, but not overly religious. I've always believed in God and Jesus. I pray.
It doesn't matter how successful you are in this business, it's tough to get through the next door.
I'm definitely more understanding of people who have disabilities and who are suffering.
If you ever watched 'Hercules,' you can see that it was made in a comical way for the most part. I remember getting lots of letters from kids around the world saying that the show helped them curb their temper and not look for trouble and just walk away from it because that was the stronger thing to do.
Christianity takes this beating that I really don't understand and yet you can't say anything negative about the Muslims because that's horrible, you can't say anything negative about other faiths.
If you keep saying two plus two equals five over and over again, then that is what people are going to think. Maybe it does equal five if we keep changing the definition of what's normal and what's right and what's wrong.
The funny thing about television is that once you start to do it you never get time to watch it.
This is our lance. See, you're making me laugh about this now, because there have been a few jokes on the set about what they actually look like. But, see, I personally think they'd be a great toy. So... just batteries aren't included.
Hollywood likes to put out their own message out a lot of times, and that message isn't the best one for everyone.
Well, anything can happen and it happened to me. I learned everybody has a story.

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