Kevin Sorbo

Kevin Sorbo was born in Mound, Minnesota. His mother worked as a nurse and his father taught junior high school. By the time he was in college, Kevin was covering tuition costs with modeling work, which swiftly translated into a career in television.

Kevin is well known for playing Hercules, first in a series of TV films, and then later in the immensely popular series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, which became the number one show in the world. Just as the Hercules series came to an end, Kevin received a call from the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, personally requesting him to play the lead role in Roddenberry's second sci-fi series, Andromeda.

In 1997 Kevin accepted his first leading film role in the fantasy action feature Kull the Conquerer, and followed that with many more films, including What if... and Soul Surfer. He has also played characters in video games such as Mortal Kombat 4, God of War and The Conduit.

In addition to his work onscreen, Kevin now also produces films, and is both executive producing and starring in several films that are coming out in the 2013-4 timeframe.

Kevin recently authored the widely praised book True Strength that recounts the painful recovery from a series of strokes that changed his life during his Hercules years. He also wrote one of the stories for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Billy Graham & Me.

He and his wife Sam met during her guest appearance on Hercules in 1998 and they have three children together: Braeden, Shane and Octavia.

Aside from a successful career in entertainment, Kevin has always devoted a hearty portion of his time to causes he believes in. Since 1997 Kevin has donated his time as the spokesperson for the non-profit organization, A World Fit For Kids!, a gold medal winner for after school programs, and in 2005 he was named successor to Arnold Schwarzenegger as the national spokesperson for The Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit working to ensure that all children have access to quality after-school programs. Kevin is contributing his royalties from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids to A World Fit for Kids! to fund its programs for children.

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