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Also Known As: Kevin David Sorbo Died:
Born: September 24, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Mound, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor, model

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Square-jawed, 6'3" leading man Kevin Sorbo shot to television stardom as a mythical action hero, although it was the sense of fun he brought to his roles that maintained his place as a fan favorite for years to come. Getting his start as a male model, Sorbo first attracted attention with a memorable appearance in a 1992 PSA for HIV awareness. Early dramatic roles came in the form of TV movies like "Condition: Critical" (NBC, 1992) and guest spots on such series as "The Commish" (ABC, 1991-95). Everything changed for Sorbo when he landed the role of a lifetime as the Greek demigod in producer Sam Raimi's "Hercules and the Amazon Women" (syndicated, 1994), the first of five made-for-TV movies that led to the wildly popular series, "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (syndicated, 1994-99). At the height of the show's popularity, the actor also starred in the feature film "Kull the Conqueror" (1997). Even after Hercules' journeys came to an end, Sorbo's loyal fans followed him to his second successful series, the Gene Roddenberry project, "Andromeda" (syndicated, 2000-2005), on which he played the captain of a sentient space vessel. In the post-"Andromeda" years, he continued to work consistently, with...

Square-jawed, 6'3" leading man Kevin Sorbo shot to television stardom as a mythical action hero, although it was the sense of fun he brought to his roles that maintained his place as a fan favorite for years to come. Getting his start as a male model, Sorbo first attracted attention with a memorable appearance in a 1992 PSA for HIV awareness. Early dramatic roles came in the form of TV movies like "Condition: Critical" (NBC, 1992) and guest spots on such series as "The Commish" (ABC, 1991-95). Everything changed for Sorbo when he landed the role of a lifetime as the Greek demigod in producer Sam Raimi's "Hercules and the Amazon Women" (syndicated, 1994), the first of five made-for-TV movies that led to the wildly popular series, "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (syndicated, 1994-99). At the height of the show's popularity, the actor also starred in the feature film "Kull the Conqueror" (1997). Even after Hercules' journeys came to an end, Sorbo's loyal fans followed him to his second successful series, the Gene Roddenberry project, "Andromeda" (syndicated, 2000-2005), on which he played the captain of a sentient space vessel. In the post-"Andromeda" years, he continued to work consistently, with appearances in such feature films as "Meet the Spartans" (2008) and "Soul Surfer" (2010) and on series like "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS, 2010- ). A man of action, armed with a hefty dose of good humor, Sorbo remained a popular presence on screens both large and small.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 God's Not Dead (2014)
2.
 One Shot (2014)
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4.
5.
 Christmas Angel (2012)
6.
 Abel's Field (2012)
7.
 Young Picasso (2012)
8.
 Soul Surfer (2011)
9.
 Julia X 3D (2011)
10.
 Flesh Wounds (2011)
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Milestones close milestones

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Quit college and joined Dallas theatre group
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Moved to Europe and began to model
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Made numerous TV commercials in Europe and US
1987:
Arrived in Hollywood
1992:
Had first co-starring role in busted pilot "Condition Critical" (NBC)
1993:
Made TV guest-starring debut in episode of "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS)
1993:
Lost role of Superman to Dean Cain
1995:
Starred in syndicated series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"
1996:
Accepted seven-figure salary to star in feature film "Kull, the Conqueror"
2000:
Starred in the syndicated sci-fi series "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda"
2006:
Cast in a recurring role on the final season of "The O.C" (Fox)
2007:
Co-starred in the direct-to-video sequel "Walking Tall: Lone Justice"
2008:
Co-starred in the spoof/parody "Meet the Spartans"
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Education

Mound-Westonka High School: Mound , Minnesota -
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis: Minneapolis , Minnesota -
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis: Minneapolis , Minnesota -

Notes

"My first films will be action, because that's what people expect of me. But eventually I hope to show what else I'm capable of."--Kevin Sorbo in USA TODAY, February 15, 1996

"I've paid my dues. It's not like I was an accountant and all of a sudden I said, 'Hey, I want a series.'"--Kevin Sorbo in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY YEAREND SPECIAL, December 1995.

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companion:
Erin Dodson. Clothing designer. Together c. 1993 until c. 1995.
wife:
Sam Jenkins. Actor. Married on January 5, 1998.

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father:
Lynn Sorbo. Teacher. Born on October 10, 1928.
mother:
Ardis Sorbo. Nurse, homemaker.
brother:
Al Sorbo. Actuary. Born c. 1952.
son:
Braeden Cooper Sorbo. Born August 22, 2001.
son:
Shane Haaken Sorbo. Born March 31, 2004.
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