For so many years Kevin Sorbo has been making the most of his rare acting abilities in Hollywood. He gained immense popularity as the lead actor in the critically acclaimed television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, which ran six seasons from January 1995 to November 1999, and the role of Captain Dylan Hunt in the Canadian-American science fiction television series Andromeda. Outside of acting, Kevin is a spokesperson and chairman of a non-profit organization that trains teenagers to become role models for young children, A World Fit for Kids! (AWFFK) EDUCATES.
Kevin Sorbo’s Biography
It was on September 24, 1958, when Sorbo was born by his parents – Lynn Sorbo and Ardis Sorbo. The former is a biology and math teacher at a junior high school, while the latter is a nurse. The actor’s birthplace is Mound, 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 American and belongs to the Norwegian ethnic group.
The actor has three siblings identified as Pam, Scott, and Tom Sorbo. Further details about his family background are not available to the public. He received his high school education at Mound Westonka High School, from where he went to Minnesota State University Moorhead, where the actor earned a double degree in marketing and advertising. While still in college, Sorbo worked as a model for print and television advertising to raise money for his education, and also did television commercials for various brands. By 1993, the actor is said to have appeared in over 150 commercials at the time, as he was much sought after by advertisers.
He started his acting career in 1984 and to date has appeared in more than 70 films and has been a guest star in more than 40 screenings. 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 executive produced the following works: Andromeda (2001-2005), Wolf Canyon (2009), and Along Along Night (2014).
In addition to acting, his career includes dubbing and voice-over work. One of his most notable projects to which he lent his voice is “Breathe Bible”, while the rest are video games, including “The Conduit” (2009, in which he sang Prometheus), “The Cloudberry Kingdom” (2013, he sang characters with his wife) and “Skylanders”: Imaginators” (2016, in which he sang Crusher).
What’s His Net Worth?
One interesting thing about Kevin Sorbo’s wealth and fame is how he created and handles both. He often gives his best in every role he plays, and that has helped his career and financial life a lot. Through his roles in high-profile movies, video games, and other ventures, the actor has raised $10 million. His salary is currently under review but is believed to be adequate.
Sometime in 2001, the Andromeda actor appeared on the celebrity edition of the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, where he won $32,000 after giving a wrong answer to the $125,000 question. Sorbo later donated the money to his charity, A World Fit For Kids.
Kevin Sorbo is currently in a marital relationship with his long-time lover Sam Jenkins, whom he met in 1997 and married the following year. The actor first met his wife when she played a guest role in Hercules. Their wedding, which took place on January 5, 1998, was blessed with three wonderful children – sons Braedon Cooper (born 2001), Shane Haaken (born 2004), and a daughter Octavia Flynn (born 2005).
Sam Jenkins was born on October 18, 1966, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Her maiden name is Sandra Lynn Jenkins. She is a writer, actress, and radio presenter. She graduated from Duke University, where she studied biomedical engineering. After graduating, however, she decided to focus on modeling and acting. So far she has made about 25 film appearances in the film industry.
Before her marriage, Jenkins played a key role in restoring Sorbo’s health after the then newly engaged actor suffered four strokes as a result of an aneurysm in his shoulder. The incident occurred during a promotional tour for his first film Kull the Conqueror and between the 4th and 5th seasons of Hercules in late 1997. The stroke left Kevin with weakness, migraines, balance problems, and a permanent 10 percent vision loss, but he eventually recovered with the help of his wife, as described in his 2011 autobiography True Strength.
How Tall is He?
Unlike most stars who appear taller than they are on screen, Sorbo is tall in real life and on-screen. His height is stated as 6 feet 3 inches, which apparently matches his torn body build and features. The Hollywood actor’s body weight is 107 kilograms, 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 his hair color is dark brown.