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Kevin Sorbo

Sorbo at Gatecon
Birth name Kevin David Sorbo[citation needed]
Born September 24, 1958 (1958-09-24) (age 49)
Mound, Minnesota Flag of the United States United States
Spouse(s) Sam Jenkins (1998-present)
Official site Official Website

Kevin David Sorbo[citation needed] (born September 24, 1958) is an American actor probably best known for the role of Hercules on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x3008, 3700 KB) Kevin Sorbo, Hercules and Andromeda actor, at a science-fiction convention. ... Gatecons logo The concept of Gatecon was born back in 2000 to provide a place for fans of the show Stargate SG1 to meet members of the cast and crew of the show as well as to get to know their fellow fans. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mound is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sam Jenkins (born 1966) is an American actress best-known for playing the role of Serena on the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hercules (disambiguation). ... Hercules: The Legendary Journeys was a television series produced from 1995 to 1999, very loosely based on the tales of the classical culture hero Hercules. ... This article concerns the character Dylan Hunt from the fictional Andromeda universe. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ...

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Biography

Early life and career

Born in Mound, Minnesota and educated at Moorhead State University he worked as a model for print and television advertising in the 1980s. He then made guest appearances in several television series such as 1st & Ten, Murder She Wrote and The Commish. 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. Mound is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Minnesota State University Moorhead is a four year university part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) located in Moorhead, Minnesota. ... Photograph of the once famous model Dovima A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... 1st & Ten was an HBO sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1991. ... Categories: Television stubs | Crime television series ... The Commish 2nd Season DVD release The Commish was a television series that aired on ABC in the United States from 1991 to 1995. ... Dean Cain (born as Dean George Tanaka on July 31, 1966 in Mount Clemens, Michigan) is an American actor who is best known for his role as comic book legend Superman in the television series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, in which he co-starred with Teri... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a live-action television series based on the Superman comic books. ... X-Files intro from first 8 seasons The X-Files was a popular 1990s American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter. ... David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American television and film actor perhaps best known for his role as Fox Mulder on The X-Files. ...


Career

He became famous when he landed the role of Hercules in several television films which aired in 1994 and then played the role regularly in the fantasy action drama series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 1995 to 1999. He also guest-starred as Hercules in episodes of the spin-off series Xena: The Warrior Princess and provided the voice of Hercules in the animated film Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus which released in 1998. For other uses, see Hercules (disambiguation). ... Hercules: The Legendary Journeys was a television series produced from 1995 to 1999, very loosely based on the tales of the classical culture hero Hercules. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ...


After the cancellation of Hercules in 1999, he played the starring role of Captain Dylan Hunt in the science-fiction drama series Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda from 2000 to 2005. He also played the leading role in the fantasy film Kull the Conqueror (1996). He appeared in the direct-to-video film Walking Tall 2 which is a sequel to the 2004 film Walking Tall. He recently played a recurring role on the final season of The O.C and guest-starred in the sitcom Two and a Half Men. He is also set to reprises his role in another upcoming direct to video sequel to Walking Tall titled Walking Tall 3. He most recently starred in the Hallmark Channel movie Avenging Angel, co-starring his real life wife Sam Sorbo. This article concerns the character Dylan Hunt from the fictional Andromeda universe. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ... Kull of Atlantis or Kull the Conqueror is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard. ... Walking Tall 2 is a 2007 direct-to-video sequel to Walking Tall. ... Walking Tall is a 2004 remake of the 1973 film of the same name. ... The O.C. ( stands for Orange County) is an American television drama/soap opera program broadcast on the Fox Network. ... Two and a Half Men is an Emmy-nominated television sitcom centered around a freewheeling bachelor, Charlie, whose carefree lifestyle is interrupted when his newly separated brother, Alan, moves in, along with Alans son Jake. ... Walking Tall: Lone Justice is a 2007 direct-to-video sequel to Walking Tall 2. ... Avenging Angel may refer to: Avenging Angel, a 1985 film starring Betsy Russell. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sam Jenkins. ...


He also guest starred as a bounty hunter in the midseason finale of season 2 of USA network series "Psych".


Private life

Sorbo married actress Sam Jenkins on January 5, 1998. Their first child, 7lb. 8oz. son Braedon Cooper Sorbo, was born on August 22, 2001. Second child, son Shane Haaken Sorbo was born on March 31, 2004. His birth weight of 12lbs. 6oz. broke the Nevada hospital's record. The couple's third child, 8lb. 7oz. daughter Octavia Flynn Sorbo was born on October 16, 2005. Sam Jenkins (born 1966) is an American actress best-known for playing the role of Serena on the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Charity

Sorbo is the spokesman and chair of AWFFK! A World Fit For Kids!, a non-profit organization that trains teenagers to become mentors to younger children.


Trivia

  • He is 6' 3" (191 cm) tall.
  • In high school his nickname was "The Sorbs".[citation needed]
  • In the fall of 1997, during the fourth season of Hercules, Sorbo suffered from an aneurysm in his left shoulder, causing him to be noticeably gone or rarely seen in 4-5 episodes of Hercules.[citation needed]

Filmography

Starring roles

Guest-starring roles

Year Title Role Other notes
1991 "Santa Barbara" Delivery man TV Series
1992 Condition: Critical Dr. Thaddeus Kocinski TV
1994 Slaughter of the Innocents John Willison TV
1994 Hercules and the Amazon Women Hercules TV
1994 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom Hercules TV
1994 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Circle of Fire Hercules TV
1994 Hercules in the Underworld Hercules TV
1994 Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur Hercules TV
1995 "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" Hercules TV Series (1995-1999)
1997 Kull the Conqueror Kull
1998 Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus Hercules (voice) Video
2000 "Andromeda" Captain Dylan Hunt (2000-2005) TV Series
2004 Clipping Adam Father Dan
2006 Walking Tall: The Payback Nick Prescott
2007 Something Beneath Father Douglas Middleton Sci Fi Channel/RHI Films
2008 Zombie Number 5: Eye of the Storm Zombie Hercules Money In The Bank Entertainment
Year Title Role Episode
1988 "1st & Ten" (uncredited) 5.5 "...The Clock Runs Out"
1992 "Cheers" (uncredited) 10.18 "License to Hill"
1993 "Murder, She Wrote" Michael Burke 10.5 "A Virtual Murder"
1993 "The Commish" Mark 3.8 "Dying Affection"
1995 "Cybill" Rick 1.11 "The Last Temptation of Cybill"
1995 "Xena: Warrior Princess" Hercules 1.8 "Prometheus"
1996 "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" Himself
"Sin City Spectacular" Himself 1.3
1998 "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" Himself
1998 "Mad TV" Himself 4.5
1999 "Just Shoot Me!" Scott 4.7 "An Axe to Grind"
2000 "Xena: Warrior Princess" Hercules 5.12 "God Fearing Child"
2000 "Celebrity Profile" Himself "Kevin Sorbo"
2000 "Howard Stern" Himself
2001 "Dharma & Greg" Charlie 4.13 "Educating Dharma: Part 1"
2001 "Dharma & Greg" Charlie 4.14 "Educating Dharma: Part 2"
2001 "The Howard Stern Radio Show" Himself
2001 "Howard Stern" Himself
2001 Dharma & Greg Charlie 4.23 "The End of the Innocence: Part 1"
2001 Dharma & Greg Charlie 4.24 "The End of the Innocence: Part 2"
2001 "The Big Breakfast" Himself
2003 "According to Jim" Darryl Buckner 2.19 "The Pass"
2004 "Hope & Faith" Kenny 1.15 "Mismatch"
2004 "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" Himself
2005 "Love, Inc." Father John 1.7 "Amen"
2006 "Two and a Half Men" Andy "Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Burro"
2007 "The O.C." Frank Atwood "'4.08 The Earth Girls Are Easy, 4.09 The My Two Dads, 4.12 The Groundhog Day, 4.13 The Case Of The Franks, 4.14 The Shake-Up, 4.15 The Night Moves, 4.16 The End's Not Near, It's Here'"
2007 "Psych" Byrd Tatums "Bounty Hunters!"

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Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... 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The premise of the show was a relationship between two characters regarded as cultural opposites. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Dharma & Greg was an American television situation comedy broadcast between 1997 and 2002 on ABC. The premise of the show was a relationship between two characters regarded as cultural opposites. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... 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Two and a Half Men is an Emmy-nominated television sitcom centered around a freewheeling bachelor, Charlie, whose carefree lifestyle is interrupted when his newly separated brother, Alan, moves in, along with Alans son Jake. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... For the style of music often known as psych, see Psychedelic music. ...

Producer

Year Title Role Notes
2001 "Andromeda" Executive Producer 2001-2005 TV Series

For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ...

Director

Year Title Notes
1995 "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" TV Series

The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Hercules: The Legendary Journeys was a television series produced from 1995 to 1999, very loosely based on the tales of the classical culture hero Hercules. ...

External links

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Kevin Sorbo profile - Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (344 words)
Sorbo was cast as Father Dan, a freethinking priest who helps a young boy cope with the death of his mother and sister.
In addition to acting, Sorbo is the spokesperson for “A World Fit for Kids,” a non-profit organization that provides gang, drug and dropout prevention assistance to kids at risk by providing mentoring training for teens and using them as positive role models for youngsters.
Currently, Sorbo and his wife, Sam design furniture titled “The Sorbo Collections.” The first two lines, “Camargue” and “The Hamptons” are solid wood pieces with warm earthy tones and old-world designs, for the living room, dining room and bedroom.
SCIFI.COM | Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (421 words)
Kevin Sorbo stars as Captain Dylan Hunt, the last starship captain of the System's Commonwealth High Guard.
Sorbo made his movie debut in the 1992 telefilm Condition: Critical and his big-screen debut in writer-director James Glickenhaus' Slaughter of the Innocents (1994).
Sorbo is also involved with The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), which promotes awareness and understanding of people affected by this disease.
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