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.
Ardis Sorbo — Mother
Octavia Flynn Sorbo — Daughter
Erin Dodson — Ex-significant Other
Shane Haaken Sorbo — Son
Braeden Cooper Sorbo — Son
Sam Jenkins — Wife
Lynn Sorbo — Father
Attended Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota, United States; attended University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States