Kevin Sorbo
American actor
Kevin Sorbo
Kevin David Sorbo is an American actor best known for the roles of Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda and Kull in Kull the Conqueror.
Biography
Kevin Sorbo's personal information overview.
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Kevin Sorbo opens up about 'Let There Be Light'
Fox News - 3 months
The actor talks about the powerful movie
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Kevin Sorbo explains why he thinks Jesus would vote Trump
Fox News - 7 months
Actor and his wife Sam
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I Play One On TV (Saturday at 10PM ET on FNC)
Fox Business News - about 3 years
HOLLYWOOD HYPOCRITES: Kevin Sorbo, former star of the TV series Hercules, pushes back against celebrities who say they "know how to fix the world." Jason Mattera, author of Hollywood Hypocrites, confronts celebrities like "environmental activist" Harrison Ford (he owns seven airplanes) and Robert Redford (after his Bill Ayers movie). He chases them down with his camera and "ambushes" them because, he says, the liberal media won't confront them. CELEBRITY ECOCRITES (my word for Eco-hypocrites): James Hirsen, author of Hollywood Nation, says environmentalism is like a religion to celebrities, and their leader, Al Gore, is one of the biggest hypocrites of all. ANTI-CAPITALISTS: Special Correspondent Kennedy points out how celebrities contradict themselves by constantly attacking capitalism, even though the film industry benefits from it. ANTI-GUN ACTORS: Former screenwriter, Michael Medved, says that although many actors call for gun control, they sure don't control guns in their ow ...
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I Play One On TV (9PM ET on FBN)
Fox Business News - over 3 years
HOLLYWOOD HYPOCRITES: Kevin Sorbo, former star of the TV series Hercules, pushes back against celebrities who say they "know how to fix the world." Jason Mattera, author of Hollywood Hypocrites, confronts celebrities like "environmental activist" Harrison Ford (he owns seven airplanes) and Robert Redford (after his Bill Ayers movie). He chases them down with his camera and "ambushes" them because, he says, the liberal media won't confront them. CELEBRITY ECOCRITES (my word for Eco-hypocrites): James Hirsen, author of Hollywood Nation, says environmentalism is like a religion to celebrities, and their leader, Al Gore, is one of the biggest hypocrites of all. ANTI-CAPITALISTS: Special Correspondent Kennedy points out how celebrities contradict themselves by constantly attacking capitalism, even though the film industry benefits from it. ANTI-GUN ACTORS: Former screenwriter, Michael Medved, says that although many actors call for gun control, they sure don't control guns in their o ...
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<i>God's Not Dead</i>: A Conversation With Shane Harper
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As a freshman in college, I've experienced things that I never experienced before leaving home. I know it's natural for freshmen to be unfamiliar with a lot of things because in college we are exposed to such a variety of cultures and people. But for me, coming to college opened my eyes to how many different beliefs and religions there are in the world. I grew up very religious. I've been attending church since I was very young. My relationship with God has been a big part of my life. And I know for someone my age, that isn't something you hear very often. I didn't come to college to drink, and party, and find out how many boys I could sleep with before I found real love. I came to get an education, discover the world and just enjoy life. Coming into college though, I was a little afraid of how people would view me if I was open about my faith. But I actually was pleasantly surprised. Of the people I encountered so far, no one has disrespected me, or even questioned me. In fact, s ...
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Kevin Sorbo co-authors new 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' book
Fox News - over 3 years
Actor wants kids to 'Think Positive'
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Kevin Sorbo: Like My Character, Hercules, I Used to Think I Was Invincible
Popeater - about 4 years
Then in 1997, I began experiencing tingling and cold sensations in my left arm into my fingers and searing pain on my left side. A doctor's visit found a lump in my left shoulder. A biopsy was ordered, but before that procedure was able to take place, the lump decided to act on its own. An aneurysm was the culprit in my left subclavical which sent hundreds of clots into my arm, three found their way into my brain resulting in three strokes. At the age of 38, I learned I was only mortal. The clots had lodged in the balance and vision centers of my brain. Vertigo took over and I lost 10 percent of my vision in both eyes. I couldn't even stand up to balance myself. I was experiencing vision problems, migraines, overwhelming fatigue, and arm pain from circulation loss and nerve damage. But even with all of this physical pain, the shock of experiencing such a life changing illness -- before I even had the chance to go through a midlife crisis -- was even more painful. No on ...
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Hercules star Kevin Sorbo packs a paunch as he hits the beach on a Hawaiian family holiday
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
The actor was worlds away from his heyday when he stripped down to his printed blue swimming trunks and revealed his rounded belly.
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What To Watch This New Year's Eve
Huffington Post - about 4 years
As 2012 comes to a close, viewers will have a lot of New Year's Eve TV programming to pick from. There's something for everyone tonight, whether you're feeling traditional and want to celebrate with "New Year's Rockin' Eve" (sadly without Dick Clark for the first time) or a splatter-tastic "Walking Dead" marathon -- here's a list of TV highlights for December 31, 2012. "Pretty Woman" (8 p.m. EST, Lifetime) Get nostalgic with the classic Julia Roberts/Richard Gere rom-com before the night's festivities begin. "Enchanted" (8 p.m. EST, NBC) Those looking for family-friendly fare will enjoy this magical Disney movie starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey and Susan Sarandon. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" Marathon (8 p.m. EST, The Hub) A 10-episode marathon of Kevin Sorbo's fantasy series, if you want to ring in the new year with a sword and sandals fix. "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark" (8 p.m. EST, ABC) The night kicks off with a two-hour countdo ...
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Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 - Episode 4 - Review
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
Luke Graham continues his episode by episode review of E4's latest American sitcom... After what I felt was a relatively weak episode, the latest episode of Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 not only picked things up, but might be the best episode so far. The strength of The Wedding was how it changed things up, placing its eccentric bunch of characters in new settings and mixing up the pairings. "Ouch! You blinded me with my own hair!" The episode began at a wedding reception with Chloe (Krysten Walker) calling roommate June (Dreama Walker) a bitch as she kissed James Van Der Beek (erm... James Van Der Deek), grabbing our attention before the title sequence started and the plot flashbacked to a few days before. This was interesting because it drew on something I had ruminated on from the first episode: as June grows to cope with New York life, would she become the bitch of apartment 23? The plot properly begins with June at her lowest point as she is invited to a friends’ wed ...
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Hercules is thrilled with his New Vision
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
Well known actor, producer, and director Kevin Sorbo is loved by fans for his role in the television series Hercules and Andromeda and the recent feature film Soul Surfer. For many years Kevin suffered from the common eye disorder called pterygium as well as poor vision. He was recently introduced to corneal specialist and Lasik expert Dr. Rajesh Khanna. Dr. Khanna has treated thousands of patients suffering from pterygium and has specialized in vision correction for over twenty years. Dr. Khanna recommended and performed pterygium removal surgery and Kevin had great results. ...
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Hack N' Smack Celebrity Golf To Raise Money For Melanoma Research
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
Celebrities including Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement), Joe Pesci (Goodfellas), Nick Searcy (Justified), Dennis Haysbert (The Unit), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Reunion), Jason Gedrick (Luck), JK Simmons (The Closer), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules/Andromeda), Ryan Mathews (NFL-Chargers), Kenny Johnson (The Sheild), Mike Vogel (The Help), Kahlil Bell (NFL-Bears), and many others have been confirmed for the 9th Annual Hack n’ Smack, Kerry Daveline Memorial, Celebrity Golf Classic at El Caballero Country Club on Monday, April 30. The event kicks off at 11:00am with a shotgun start. Created by founder/co-host Kevin E. West and Presented by The Actors’ Network, the annual tournament benefits the U.C.I. Dept. of Dermatology to uphold the memory and spirit of friend and actor, Kerry Daveline. Since 2004, the tournament has garnered top support and was named one of the Top Ten Celebrity Golf Tournaments in Southern California b ...
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Following The Beek: Stars Who Play Themselves On TV
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
We love a good comedic celebrity cameo. From Oprah Winfrey on "30 Rock" to Carl Weathers on "Arrested Development" and pretty much everyone on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," there's just something amazing about actors who have enough self-awareness to spoof themselves. "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (premieres Wed., Apr. 11, 9:30 p.m. on ABC) has really embraced the "actors playing themselves" thing, tapping star James Van Der Beek to do just that, mocking his "Dawson's Creek" roots and his particularly bizarre place in the world of fame. But Dawson The Beek James isn't alone in the self-mockery; "Superman" star Dean Cain, "Hercules" himself Kevin Sorbo and "Mad Men's" Sally Draper, a.k.a. Kiernan Shipka, are all popping by "Apartment 23" to play "themselves." To honor their obvious love of lampooning, we've compiled a list of our own favorite self-parodying celebs on TV and feel free to share yours in the comments.
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TED BAEHR, KEVIN SORBO AND CORBIN BERNSEN TO PRESENT AT THIS WEEKEND'S FAITH 'N' FILM SUMMIT
The Cypress Times - almost 5 years
The 168 Film Project hosts summit this Sunday in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV - The 168 Film Project is, once again, partnering with NAB Show to offer the Faith 'N' Film Summit. &amp;nbsp; According to a news release, the event will be held on Sunday, April 15, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Las Vegas Convention Center - Room S219. The announcement was made today by John David Ware, Founder of the 168 Film Project. 'Last year's Summit was a monumental success,' noted Ware. 'The faith community has no shortage of talented people who have produced compelling, inspirational content for the entertainment industry. They are professionals; stellar at their craft and eager to offer ideas and insights in the ongoing conversation. The NAB Show is the perfect venue for such an event.'
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Kevin Sorbo talks Keystone
Calgary Sun - about 5 years
Actor <a class="fplink fp-164479" href="/kevin+sorbo+1">Kevin Sorbo</a> dives into lefty Hollywood, the Keystone debate and his near death experience.
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Kevin Sorbo Reclaims His Life After Suffering 3 Strokes, Aneurysm
Fox News - over 5 years
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kevin Sorbo
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 55
    Sorbo is a Christian, and believes that his religious views have caused Hollywood to limit his career. In August 2014, he gave a call-in interview to the Christian-themed Peter Heck Radio Show, during which the 2014 film Noah and its writer-producer-director Darren Aronofsky were briefly discussed.
    More Details Hide Details Sorbo made the following comment about Hollywood not being serious about Biblical movies, as evidenced by Aronofsky, a professed atheist, being hired to make the Old Testament story of Noah: "I sort of understand why they don't want to deal with the New Testament in Hollywood because, you know, it's, it's pretty much run by the world of the Jewish population, and, at the same time, at least get someone who has, at least beliefs, that the potential is there, that it could be a real story." Sorbo considers himself politically independent, but has expressed interest in the libertarian philosophy of agorism.
  • 2013
    Age 54
    In July 2013, Sorbo, along with his wife, Sam, provided voice over for characters in the video game Cloudberry Kingdom In 2014, Sorbo co-starred in God's Not Dead, a Christian film in which he portrayed an atheist college professor who requires his students to disown their religions on the first day of his class.
    More Details Hide Details He also voiced Crusher in the Skylanders franchise and Retro Hercules in Smite. He has an uncredited role as a Security Guard in Paranormal Movie.
  • 2012
    Age 53
    In 2012, Sorbo appeared in an episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories to recount an experience he had while in Minnesota shortly after he graduated from college.
    More Details Hide Details He and his girlfriend claimed to have seen the ghost of the "Bride of White Rock Lake" – a woman who supposedly died on her wedding day, murdered by a former lover. Sorbo voiced one of the main protagonists, Prometheus, in the Wii video game The Conduit. Sorbo returned to the role of Hercules in a more sinister portrayal, in the video game God of War III, which was released for the PlayStation 3 in March 2010.
    He served as Executive Producer and star of the movie Abel's Field in 2012.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 49
    He appeared in the 2008 spoof film Meet the Spartans, which was a box office success despite being universally negatively reviewed by critics.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in the Albert Pyun directed science fiction vampire film Tales of an Ancient Empire.
  • 2007
    Age 48
    In 2007, he starred in the direct-to-video film Walking Tall: The Payback, which was a sequel to the 2004 film Walking Tall.
    More Details Hide Details He reprised his role in the second sequel, Walking Tall: Lone Justice which released later that year. He also starred in the Lifetime Channel film Last Chance Café, the Hallmark Channel film Avenging Angel, co-starring his real life wife Sam Jenkins and guest starred as a bounty hunter in the season-two episode "Bounty Hunters!" of the series Psych.
  • 2006
    Age 47
    In 2006, he played a recurring role on the final season of The O.C. and guest-starred in the sitcom Two and a Half Men.
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  • 2000
    Age 41
    After Hercules came to an end, Sorbo played the starring role of Captain Dylan Hunt in the science-fiction drama series Andromeda from 2000 to 2005.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 39
    On January 5, 1998, Sorbo married actress Sam Jenkins, whom he met the previous year when she had a guest role on Hercules.
    More Details Hide Details They have three children: Braedon Cooper (born 2001), Shane Haaken (born 2004), and Octavia Flynn (born 2005). Sorbo is the spokesman and chair of A World Fit for Kids! (AWFFK!), a non-profit organization that trains teenagers to become mentors to younger children. In 2001, Sorbo was featured on the Celebrity Edition of TV Hit Game Show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, winning $32,000 after giving Regis Philbin the wrong answer at the $125,000 question for his charity A World Fit For Kids.
  • 1997
    Age 38
    In late 1997 while on a publicity tour for Kull the Conqueror and between the fourth and fifth seasons of Hercules, the newly engaged Sorbo experienced an aneurysm in his shoulder which caused three strokes.
    More Details Hide Details As a result, he was weakened for the next several years, a condition kept secret from the public while he recovered. During the last two seasons of Hercules (the fifth and sixth, which aired in 1998 and 1999), Sorbo had a reduced filming schedule to accommodate his condition, and more guest stars were featured in the show in order to reduce Sorbo's duties. The strokes, thought to be triggered when chiropractic manipulation of his shoulder released multiple blood clots from the aneurysm, left Sorbo with a permanent 10 percent vision loss, weakness, impaired balance, and migraines. In his 2011 autobiography True Strength, Sorbo revealed the details of his injury and how his wife Sam helped him recover.
  • 1995
    Age 36
    During the series run, he also guest-starred in two episodes of the 1995–2001 spin-off series Xena: Warrior Princess and provided the voice of Hercules in the 1998 direct-to-video animated film Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus.
    More Details Hide Details In between the years playing Hercules, he played his first leading film role in Kull the Conqueror (1997).
  • 1994
    Age 35
    In 1994, he got his breakthrough leading role of Hercules in a series of television pilots first of which was titled Hercules and the Amazon Women.
    More Details Hide Details These pilots led to him starring in the fantasy adventure series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, which ran from 1995 to 1999 and lasted for 111 episodes. He also directed a few episodes of the series.
  • 1993
    Age 34
    He worked in commercials, and in 1993 he began a popular series of international TV ads for Jim Beam bourbon whiskey, known for Sorbo's repeated catchphrase "It ain't Jim Beam".
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 27
    Sorbo started his acting career in 1986 making guest appearances in several television series such as 1st & Ten, Murder She Wrote and The Commish.
    More Details Hide Details He was considered for and lost out to Dean Cain as Superman in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and was a possible contender for the role of Agent Mulder in The X Files which went to David Duchovny.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Born on September 24, 1958.
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