Kevin Sorbo Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Kevin Sorbo Quick Info
Height6 ft 3 in
Weight95 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 24, 1958
Zodiac SignLibra
SpouseSam Sorbo

Kevin Sorbo is an American actor who rose to fame for his major character portrayals as Hercules in the mega-popular mythology series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and as Captain Dylan Hunt in the science-fiction series Andromeda. At the age of 28, he debuted as an actor and made his first on-screen appearance on NBC’s 1986 TV soap opera Santa Barbara. Shortly after his acting debut, he was offered to guest-star on various television series including Murder, She Wrote, The Commish, and 1st & Ten. Amongst all his works as an actor, his major portrayal of the fan-favorite character Hercules was his greatest breakthrough. Shortly after it was released, he became an international star and later received more top-rated projects including Xena: Warrior Princess which also turned out to be extremely popular at that time.

In 1998, a spin-off direct to video animated version of the series titled Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus had been released with Sorbo and Lucy Lawless voice-acting their characters. When the series ended, he was immediately offered to play another well-loved character as Captain Dylan Hunt in the hit series Andromeda from 2000 to 2005. During the early 2000s, he has had notable roles on various series and movies including The O.C., Two and a Half Men, Walking Tall: The Payback, Walking Tall: Lone Justice, Last Chance Cafe, Avenging Angel, and Psych.

Born Name

Kevin David Sorbo

Nick Name

The Sorbs, K-Sorbs

Kevin Sorbo as seen in December 2015 at the Phoenix Comic-Con Fan Fest
Kevin Sorbo as seen in December 2015 at the Phoenix Comic-Con Fan Fest (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Mound, Minnesota, United States

Nationality

American

Education

He went to the Minnesota State University Moorhead to double major marketing and advertising.

Occupation

Actor

Family

  • Father – Ardis Sorbo
  • Mother – Lynn Sorbo
  • Siblings – Unknown
  • Others – Selmer Cornelius Sorbo (Paternal Grandfather), Bertha Rodina Loberg (Paternal Grandmother), Lester Samuel Thompson (Maternal Grandfather), Opal Irene Grandfield (Maternal Grandmother), Oliver Austin Grandfield (Maternal Great-Grandfather), Della May Fife (Maternal Great-Grandmother)

Manager

Kevin Sorbo is represented by Kamakazee Kiwi Corporation, Production Company.

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

Weight

95 kg or 209.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Kevin Sorbo has dated –

  1. Sam Jenkins (1998-Present) – Kevin Sorbo met actress and author, Sam Jenkins whom during his Hercules days. They later started dating and got married on January 5, 1998. The couple has 3 children together – sons Braedon Cooper (b. 2001) and Shane Haaken (b, 2004), and daughter Octavia Flynn (b. 2005). From the looks of his Instagram, it seems that the actor loves to spend most of his free time traveling and hanging out with his wife and kids.
Kevin Sorbo with his whole family as seen in December 2018
Kevin Sorbo with his whole family as seen in December 2018 (Kevin Sorbo / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has Norwegian ancestry on his father’s side and English, Scottish, and German ancestry on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Downward Pointed Nose
  • Tall Height
  • Thin Lips
  • Square-shaped Jawline
Kevin Sorbo as seen in September 2010
Kevin Sorbo as seen in September 2010 (J. Neal Goggins / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0)

Brand Endorsements

He has endorsed brands such as –

  • Jim Beam
  • Bourbon Whiskey
  • Pert Shampoo
  • Budweiser

Religion

Christianity

He attends the nondenominational church.

Best Known For

His portrayals of the characters Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995-1999) and Captain Dylan Hunt in the science-fiction series Andromeda (2000-2005)

First Film

In 1993, he made his theatrical film debut in a supporting role in Slaughter of the Innocents as John Willison.

First TV Show

In 1986, Sorbo made his first TV show appearance in an episode of the series Santa Barbara as Lars.

Personal Trainer

Looking at his Instagram, he can be seen hitting the gym for workouts with his son, Braedon Cooper.

Kevin Sorbo Favorite Things

  • Hobbies – Traveling with his family

SourceInstagram, Instagram, Instagram

Kevin Sorbo as seen in April 2018 at the Civil Axe Throwing, Huntsville
Kevin Sorbo as seen in April 2018 at the Civil Axe Throwing, Huntsville (Kevin Sorbo / Instagram)

Kevin Sorbo Facts

  1. Before he entered showbiz, he had once worked as a model for print and television advertising to help pay for tuition.
  2. He’s the spokesperson and chair of a non-profit organization called A World Fit for Kids! It is an organization that trains teenagers to become mentors to younger children.
  3. In 2001, he appeared on the hit game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Celebrity Edition, during which he won $32,000. The money was later donated to his charity, A World Fit For Kids.
  4. He thinks that his religious belief is a factor that limits his career in Hollywood.
  5. He was considered to portray the character of Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, but the role ultimately went to Dean Cain.
  6. Before fame, Sorbo joined an actors theater group and traveled around Europe and Australia to film commercials. In the early 1990s, he had completed more than 150 commercials.
  7. Visit his official website @ kevinsorbo.net.
  8. Connect with Kevin Sorbo on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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