Kevin Sorbo, best known for his role in ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’, boldly shared his conservative values during his prolific acting career. Hollywood’s response was to ostracize him. Hailing from Norwegian ancestry, Kevin was born in Minnesota. His mother worked as a nurse and his father taught junior high school resulting in a down-to-earth upbringing and unshakeable work ethic. By the time he was in University, Kevin was covering tuition costs with modeling work, which translated into a career in television with his first appearances on Prime Time shows such as Murder She Wrote and The Commish.
In 1993, Kevin emerged as an international TV star when he was cast as the lead role of Hercules in a series of TV films that would lay the groundwork for the popular series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Kevin also guest-starred as Hercules in episodes of the successful spin-off series Xena: Warrior Princess as well as providing his voice to the animated Hercules films. Along the way, Kevin played characters in video games such as Mortal Kombat 4, God of War, and The Conduit.
Kevin guest-starred on the sitcom Two and a Half Men and played a recurring role on the final season of The O.C. In addition to his work onscreen, Kevin now also produces films, recently serving as Executive Producer and star of the movie Abel's Field. Kevin recently authored the widely praised book, True Strength, which recounts the painful recovery from serious health setbacks that changed his life during his Hercules years.
Kevin also donates his time to causes he believes in, serving as the national spokesperson for The Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit working to ensure that all children have access to quality after-school programs, and as the spokesperson for the nonprofit organization, A World Fit For Kids.
Sorbo is married to actress Sam Jenkins. They have three children together, Braeden, Shane, and Octavia.