Kevin Sorbo has enjoyed success on television for over 25 consecutive years, a feat rarely accomplished by an actor.
Sorbo quickly rose to stardom in the title role of the international hit series, “Hercules, the Legendary Journeys . The immense popularity of the 5 initial 2-hour telefilms in 1993 resulted in the launch of a weekly series, which ran from 1993-2000.
The series not only became a breakout hit by becoming the number one first-run program in syndication, it also passed “Baywatch” as the most watched TV show in the world. Sorbo also directed two episodes of the show, and co-wrote one installment.
Following the success of “Hercules”, Sorbo went on to star in the lead role of “Captain Dylan Hunt” in “Gene Roddenberry’s, Andromeda”, which ran from 2000-2005. The series, based upon writings from the late “Star Trek” creator’s archives, debuted as the number one hour show in first run syndication and held that spot throughout it’s five year run.
Additional television guest roles include, “Dharma and Greg”, “Just Shoot Me”, “Two and a Half Men”, “Hawaii 5-0”, “Don’t Talk to the B@*#& in Apartment 23”, “Psych” and “The OC”.
His 40 plus movies include, “Walking Tall: The Payback”, “Soul Surfer”, “What If”, “Avenging Angel”, “God’s Not Dead”, “Julia X”, “Poolboy: Drowning out the Fury”, and “Meet the Spartans”.
Kevin has just released his memoir, “True Strength: My Journey From Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life”. The book chronicles his near death experience in 1997 at the end of season 5 on Hercules where he suffered three strokes and deals with the battle to gain back his life. It is an honest account of celebrity, personal tragedy, and the power of letting go. It is a book for anyone who experiences a setback in life and is struggling to find a way to move on.
He enjoys speaking at Hospitals, Book stores, Neurological centers …..any place dealing with health. He brings humor to the speaking and video and pictures.
In real life, Kevin leads “A World Fit for Kids”, a successful mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to become positive role models school, fitness, sports, and uses them to mentor younger children. In 2005, the program was awarded the Governor’s Gold Star for the most successful after-school program in the state of California. In 2003, Kevin was also named national spokesperson, successor to Arnold Schwarzenegger, for the Afterschool Alliance; a non-profit organization working to ensure that all children have access to safe, enriching afterschool programs.
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