For so many years, Kevin Sorbo has been making the most of his rare acting skills in Hollywood. He rose to an immense popularity for starring as the title character in the critically acclaimed television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys which ran for six seasons from January 1995 to November 1999 and the role of Captain Dylan Hunt in the Canadian/American science fiction TV series Andromeda. Outside of acting, Kevin is a spokesman and chairman of a non-profit organization that trains teens to become role models to young children, A World Fit for Kids! (AWFFK).
Kevin Sorbo’s Biography
It was on September 24, 1958, that Sorbo was born to his parents – Lynn Sorbo and Ardis Sorbo. The former is a junior high school biology and mathematics teacher while the latter is a nurse. The actor’s birthplace is called Mound which is in Minnesota, in the United States and his full name is Kevin David Sorbo. Born and raised in a Lutheran family, Kevin is an American by nationality and belongs to the Norwegian ethnicity.
The actor has three siblings identified as Pam, Scott, and Tom Sorbo. Other details of his family background are not accessible to the public. He received his high school education at Mound Westonka High School, from where he joined Minnesota State University Moorhead, where the actor double majored in marketing and advertising. While he was still in college, Sorbo worked as a model for print and television advertising to help raise money for his education and also did television commercials for several brands. By 1993, the actor is reported to have appeared in over 150 commercials at the time, because he was highly wanted by the advertisers.
He launched his acting career in the year 1984. So far, he has appeared in more than 70 films and has also guest-starred in more than 40 screen shows. As a film director, he has two projects (Let There Be Light – 2017 and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – 1995) under his wings. He is known to have executively produced the following works Andromeda (2001–2005 ), Wolf Canyon (2009), and Alongside Night (2014).
In addition to acting, his career includes voice acting or voice-over work. One of his most notable projects he has lent his voice to, is Breathe Bible while the rest are video videos games, including “The Conduit” (2009, in which he voiced Prometheus), “Cloudberry Kingdom” (2013, he voiced characters along with his wife) and “Skylanders: Imaginators” (2016, in which he voiced Crusher).
Kevin Sorbo is currently in a marital relationship with his long-term sweetheart, Sam Jenkins whom he met in 1997 and married the following year. The actor first met his wife while she was playing a guest role on Hercules. Their wedding, which took place on the 5th of January 1998 has been blessed with three wonderful children – sons Braedon Cooper (born 2001), Shane Haaken (born 2004), and a daughter Octavia Flynn (born 2005).
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, on October 18, 1966, Sam Jenkins’ birth name is Sandra Lynn Jenkins. She is a writer, actress, and radio host. She graduated from Duke University where she studied Biomedical Engineering. She, however, decided to pursue modeling and acting after her graduation. She has so far, made about 25 screen appearances in the movie industry.
Prior to their marriage, Jenkins played pivotal roles in the restoration of Sorbo’s health, after the actor, who was newly engaged at that time, suffered four strokes as a result of an aneurysm in his shoulder. The incident occurred while he was on a publicity tour for his first film, Kull the Conqueror and in between the 4th and 5th seasons of Hercules, in late 1997. The stroke left Kevin with weakness, migraines, impaired balance, and a permanent 10 percent vision loss but he eventually recovered with time with the help of his wife, as detailed in his 2011 autobiography, True Strength.
What’s His Net Worth?
One interesting thing about Kevin Sorbo’s fortune and fame is how he made and handles both. He often puts in his best in every role he plays and this has greatly helped his career and financial life. From his roles in high-profile films, video games, as well as other endeavours, the actor has amassed $10 million. Presently, his salary is still under review but it is presumed to be befitting.
Sometime in 2001, The Andromeda actor appeared on a Celebrity Edition of the game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, where he won $32,000 after putting forward an incorrect answer at the $125,000 question. Sorbo later donated the money to his charity, A World Fit For Kids.
How Tall is He?
Unlike most stars who appear taller than they are on the screen, Sorbo stands tall both in real life and on the screen. His height is recorded as 6 feet 3 inches, which apparently compliments his ripped physique and body features. The Hollywood actor’s body weight is 107 kilograms, which is equivalent to 235 pounds and his shoe size is 11 (US) or 44 (EU). As you already know, he has a pair of blue eyes and the colour of his hair is dark brown.