Sorbo, Kevin 1958-
Sorbo, Kevin 1958-
Full name, Kevin David Sorbo; born September 24, 1958, in Mound, MN; son of Lynn (a junior high school biology and mathematics teacher) and Ardis (a nurse) Sorbo; married Sandra "Sam" Jenkins (an actress), January 5, 1998; children: Braedon Cooper, Shane Haaken, Octavia Flynn. Education: Attended Moorhead State College (now Minnesota State University, Moorhead) and University of Minnesota Twin Cities; studied acting in Los Angeles; trained in the martial arts with Douglas Wong. Avocational Interests: Playing guitar, sports, golf.
Manager—Matt Luber, Luber Roklin Entertainment, 8530 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Actor and producer. Worked as a model and a bouncer. Appeared in many television commercials for products such as BMW and Lexus automobiles, Diet Coke, Budweiser beer, and Jim Beam whiskey. A World Fit for Kids (mentoring program), chair and spokesperson; Afterschool Alliance, national spokesperson, 2005—.
Saturn Award nomination, best actor on television, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2001, for Andromeda.
Television Appearances; Series:
Title role, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (also known as The Legendary Journeys of Hercules), syndicated, 1995-99.
Captain Dylan Hunt, Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, 2000-2005.
Frank Atwood, a recurring role, The O.C., Fox, 2006-2007.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Title role, Hercules and the Amazon Women, syndicated, 1994.
Title role, Hercules and the Circle of Fire (also known as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys—Hercules and the Circle of Fire), syndicated, 1994.
Title role, Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (also known as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys—Hercules and the Lost Kingdom), syndicated, 1994.
Title role, Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur, syndicated, 1994.
Title role, Hercules in the Underworld, syndicated, 1994.
John Willison, Slaughter of the Innocents, HBO, 1994.
Chance Coulter, Last Chance Cafe, Lifetime, 2006.
Father Douglas Middleton, Something Beneath, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.
Preacher, Avenging Angel, Hallmark Channel, 2007.
Sheriff Preston Biggs, Prairie Fever, Ion, 2008.
Redd, Never Cry Werewolf, Sci-Fi Channel, 2008.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Dr. Thaddeus Kocinski, Condition: Critical (also known as Critical Condition and Final Pulse), NBC, 1992.
Title role, Bobby Cannon, ABC, 2005.
Television Appearances; Specials:
All-Star TV Censored Mega Bloopers, NBC, 1996.
Celebrity Weddings, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.
Teen Files: The Truth about Drinking, UPN, 1999.
Hercules (in archive footage), Tawny Kitaen: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.
Big Break All-Star Challenge, 2006.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002.
I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Barry, "The Clock Runs Out," 1st & Ten (also known as 1st & Ten: Do It Again, 1st & Ten: Going for Broke, 1st & Ten: In Your Face!, 1st & Ten: The Bulls Mean Business, 1st & Ten: The Championship, and 1st & Ten, Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back), HBO, 1988.
Delivery man, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1991.
"License to Hill," Cheers, 1992.
Mark Hague, "Dying Affection," The Commish, ABC, 1993.
Michael Burke, "A Virtual Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.
Hercules, "Prometheus," Xena: Warrior Princess (also known as Xena), syndicated, 1995.
Rick, "The Last Temptation of Cybill," Cybill, CBS, 1995.
Hercules (in archive footage), "Athens City Academy for the Performing Bards," Xena: Warrior Princess (also known as Xena), syndicated, 1996.
20/20, ABC, 1996.
Pat Bullard Show, syndicated, 1997.
Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's "Sin City Spectacular"), FX Network, 1998.
"Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (also known as The Legendary Journeys of Hercules), syndicated, 1998.
Scott, "An Axe to Grind," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1999.
Hercules, "God Fearing Child," Xena: Warrior Princess (also known as Xena), syndicated, 2000.
"Kevin Sorbo," Celebrity Profile, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.
Charlie, "Educating Dharma: Parts 1 & 2," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.
Charlie, "The End of Innocence: Parts 1 & 2," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.
Darryl Buckner, "The Pass," According to Jim, ABC, 2003.
Kenny, "Mismatch," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2004.
Father John, "Amen," Love, Inc., UPN, 2005.
HypaSpace (also known as HypaSpace Daily and HypaSpace Weekly), Space Channel, 2005.
"Tournament 8, Game 1," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2006.
Andy, "Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Burro," Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2006.
Byrd Tatums, "Bounty Hunters!," Psych, USA Network, 2007.
Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2007.
Jury Duty, 2007.
Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:
The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.
Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Letterman), CBS, 1997.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998.
Mad TV, Fox, 1998.
Golf 2000 with Peter Jacobsen, syndicated, 1998.
Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2000, 2001.
The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 2001.
The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001.
Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.
The John Kerwin Show, syndicated, 2008.
Also appeared in an episode of The Daily Show, Comedy Central.
Television Producer; Episodic:
"Soon the Nearing Vortex," Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, 2003.
Television Director; Episodic:
"The Apple," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (also known as The Legendary Journeys of Hercules), syndicated, 1996.
"War Bride," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (also known as The Legendary Journeys of Hercules), syndicated, 1997.
Also directed episodes of Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated
Title role, Kull the Conqueror, Universal, 1997.
Voice of Hercules, Hercules and Xena—The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (animated), Universal Pictures Home Video, 1997.
Hercules, Hercules & Xena: Wizards of the Screen, 1997.
Father Dan, Clipping Adam, 2004.
Nick Prescott, Walking Tall: The Payback, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.
Nick Prescott, Walking Tall: Lone Justice (also known as Walking Tall 3), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.
Captain, Meet the Spartans, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2008.
Jake Denning, Fire from Below, Cinetel Films, 2008.
Executive producer, Fire from Below, Cinetel Films, 2008.
"Two Men and a Baby," an episode of the series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, was based on a story by Sorbo.
Cult Times, December, 2001, pp. 22-25.
Cult Times Special, December, 2003, pp. 24-27; September, 2004, pp. 72-76.
Cyberex, January, 2003.
Dreamwatch, November, 2003, pp. 20-21; January, 2006, p. 82.
Parade, January 28, 2001, p. 17.
People Weekly, July 3, 1995, p. 81; October 16, 1995, pp. 96-97; July 5, 1999, p. 157; September 17, 2001, p. 196.
Starburst, January, 2005, pp. 38-42.
Starlog, February, 1995; May, 1997.
TV Guide, July 15, 1995, pp. 16-18; August 14, 1999, pp. 16-20; August 24, 2002, pp. 3-4.
TV Zone, May, 2001, pp. 24-29; September, 2003, pp. 12-16.
TV Zone Special, October, 2002, pp. 12-15.
Kevin Sorbo Official Site,http://www.kevinsorbo.net, May 28, 2008.
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