Fast Facts

  • Began his career working as a model in Europe; after returning to the U.S., appeared in TV commercials for companies like Budweiser, BMW and Jim Beam.
  • Was considered for the role of Superman on ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman but lost the part to Dean Cain.
  • Breakout role came in 1995 with the syndicated action-adventure series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
  • Landed his first big-screen starring role in 1997, playing the title character in the fantasy box-office bomb Kull the Conqueror.
  • Has provided voice-overs for several video games, including The Conduit and God of War III.
  • Released the 2011 memoir True Strength: My Journey From Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life, in which he details his recovery from an aneurysm in his shoulder and several small strokes.
  • Is the spokesperson for A World Fit For Kids!, an organization that trains young people to become mentors for children in after-school programs.


  • Shane Haaken Sorbo — Son
  • Braeden Cooper Sorbo — Son
  • Sam Jenkins — Wife
  • Octavia Flynn Sorbo — Daughter
  • Lynn Sorbo — Father
  • Ardis Sorbo — Mother
  • Erin Dodson — Ex-significant Other


  • Attended Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN; attended University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN


  • Birth Name: Kevin David Sorbo
  • Birth Place: Mound, MN
  • Profession: Actor

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