Kevin Sorbo

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Kevin Sorbo

Born

9/24/1958, Mound, Minnesota, USA

Birth Name

Kevin David Sorbo

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Kevin David Sorbo
8.9
out of 10
User Rating
158 votes

Biography

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A native of Mound, Minnesota, Kevin Sorbo stars as Dylan Hunt in the science-fiction/action hour sensation, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, based upon an idea from the late Star Trek creator's archives. Since its debut in 2000, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda has been the number one action hour in first run…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Kevin: (on his charity A World Fit for Kids) I have been their spokesperson for six years... they came to me... I was looking to do something with kids. A lot of great charities help kids with illnesses, but there are so many kids who need help of a different variety. Kids are looking for a place to belong... I loved school, I thought it was great and sports were my haven. They kept me out of trouble... and that is what we do with kids. We help inner-city kids become mentors to younger kids, this way it gives them responsibility and offers [the kids] people who care.

    • Kevin: (when asked if he feared being typecast after playing Hercules) I didn't care... it's tough enough to get a job, whether it's in Hollywood or on TV, let alone the politics... I started thinking about it maybe in season six, and definitely season seven, like, what if I become the Gilligan of my show!

    • Kevin: (revealing he is angry at director Sam Raimi, for not casting him in any of his Spider-Man films) I busted my ass on Hercules and I almost died doing it. I had an aneurysm that exploded in my body that almost killed me. I think I'm a good enough actor that he can put me in a secondary part in one of his feature films. It would be nice if he did that. I think he's holding a grudge over me. He wanted me to do a movie back in 1996 when I decided to do Kull the Conqueror. ... Quite frankly, the movie was horrible. It is very infantile from a guy who's as powerful as he is and as wealthy as he is. Throw me a bone. Why not let me do something?

    • Kevin Sorbo: (when asked if he's watched the new Hercules DVD set) I watched a few of them not too long ago to do some commentary. I haven't seen the episodes in years so it was weird to look back on them.

    • Kevin Sorbo: (when asked to compare his shows Andromeda and Hercules) I think what makes them similar is that I am lucky to be working with great groups of people.

    • Kevin: (about his show Andromeda ending after five seasons) I think the studio and I are both ready to do other things. It's not the monster that Hercules was, but it is still the number one first-run syndicated show.

    • Kevin: (on whether he enjoys sci-fi/fantasy genre shows) I was always a big Star Trek fan.

    • Kevin Sorbo: (comparing Andromeda to other Gene Roddenberry shows) What makes this show different from other Gene Roddenberry shows is simple. I think the blend of characters is different than other Roddenberry series.

    • Kevin: (on his early career as a model and commercial actor) I was an actor first. The whole modeling thing happened because I was dating a model. I didn't ever look at myself as a commercial actor.

    • Kevin: (asked what superpower he'd like to have) The ability to kill every terrorist on the planet.

    • Kevin: The funny thing about television is that once you start to do it you never get time to watch it.

    • Kevin: (asked his favorite favorite episode from the third or fourth seasons of Hercules) "Mercenary" is one that is in my top-ten. That was Michael's directorial debut.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • 10
    He's just great!The only who could do such a wonderful work as Hercules and Dylan Hunt. He's always welcome as a guest star. I love his movies.Prairie Fever,Last Chance Cafe,Walking Tall 2 and 3, Avenging Angel,Fire From Below, Something beneath and all the others... It's really a shame that things went wrong with the TV series Bobby Cannon. We would love watching it. I really miss him in a TV series! And by the way, he's a wonderful person, always giving support to events and foundations that take care of children. I wish more actors did such things! We really need more Kevin Sorbo! Carmen, Rio Grande do Sul,Brazilmoreless
  • Great actor - not so good at directing

    7.9
    Having only watched Andromeda and the odd episode of Hercules, I have to say, he can act. This is rare in a guy with brawn, but Andromeda cast three actors with both muscle and acting talent. (The guys who player Tyr Anasazi and Telemachus Rhade being the other two). Unfortunately, there was a noticeable shift when Mr. Sorbo became more influential over the direction of the show. It seemed like less of an epic and more like Hercules - Sorbo beating people up and being an all round stock character. In fact, most of the characters turn from 3D to 2D. This is because Sorbo's influence made Robert Hewitt Wolfe, the original developer, leave the show, and it suffers greatly.



    In summary, from what I've seen with Andromeda, Mr. Sorbo is an excellent actor, which is a strength he should stick with. He limited himself by influencing the direction of Andromeda rather than acting well, which could've made it as big as other big Sci-Fi shows.moreless
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