Kevin Sorbo is an American Actor who received international stardom when he booked the lead role in “Hercules, the Legendary Journeys” (1993-1999) the most watched TV show in the world, airing in 176 countries.
Following that success, Kevin had the lead role as “Captain Dylan Hunt” in “Gene Roddenberry’s, Andromeda”. The first show created by Roddenberry after the original Star Trek series. Andromeda debuted as the number one, hour-long show in first run syndication and remained at number one for its entire run from 2000-2005.
Notable movies include “Kull, the Conqueror”, “Walking Tall, the Payback”, “Avenging Angel”, “Meet the Spartans”. The independent film “What If” won for Best Family Movie of the Year 2011 at the Movie Guide Awards. Kevin also received the Movie Guide Award for Most Inspirational Performance of the Year.
Some of his many television credits include “Just Shoot Me, “Two and a Half Men”, “Dharma and Greg”, “According to Jim”, “Gary Unmarried”, “Psych”, “Hawaii 5-0”, and a recurring role in the final season of “The OC”.
Kevin also starred alongside Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt in “Soul Surfer”, the true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton who at the age of 13 lost her arm in a tiger shark attack. 2014 saw the release of the faith-based movie, “God’s Not Dead”. The $2 million dollar budgeted movie became the most successful independent faith based movie ever with over $100 million US Box Office, DVD, VOD and merchandise sales.
Another movie being released in the Spring of 2018 is “One Nation Under God”. The movie drama deals with controversy over that quote in our Nation’s Pledge of Allegiance.
Kevin just completed directing/acting in “Let There Be Light” which releases theatrically nationwide in the Fall of 2017. LTBL is a strong dramatic Christmas movie.
He also recently released BreatheBible.com which is a theatrical 18 CD collection reading of The New Testament. Kevin voices God. Nice upgrade from his half-god days on Hercules!
Kevin released his memoir in 2012, “True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life”. The book chronicles his near death experience when he suffered three strokes and the battle back to regain his life. Kevin also co-authored a Chicken Soup for the Soul, “Think Positive for Kids”. His follow up book to “True Strength” is “True Faith” and will be released Christmas, 2017.
In real life, Kevin leads "A World Fit for Kids”, a successful mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports and positive role models for themselves. World Fit is the number one after school program in the state of California.
Kevin resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Sam and three young children.