Sorbo, Kevin

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Sorbo, Kevin Gender: M
Kevin David Sorbo
born on 24 September 1958 at 07:48 (= 07:48 AM )
Place Minneapolis, Minnesota, 44n59, 93w16
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 01°00' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 23°58 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 20°12'

Kevin Sorbo
photo: Jeff Hitchcock from Vancouver, BC, Canada, license cc-by-2.0


American actor known for the TV series "Hercules." He started lifting weights in high school in Mound, MN to develop his great chest, 6' 3" and 215 lbs. He now watches his diet and spends over an hour a day in a Fitness Gym in Auckland, New Zealand where his winning show is filmed. The hour-long action show is the highest-rated action series in 1996, airs in 65 countries, and shows the adventures of a mythic pre-Hellenic superhero in high camp, swashbuckling style.

The fourth of five kids, Kevin was the son of a high-school teacher and a nurse. Since he was 11, he wanted to be an actor. Instead, he studied marketing at the University of Minnesota. Then he followed a girlfriend to Europe, where he began a modeling career that in turn, led to doing many commercials. When he moved to Los Angeles in 1986, his spots for Budweiser, Diet Coke and BMW paid the bills. He appeared in a few TV pilots, then in 1993, on his 35th birthday, "Hercules" producers decided that he was exactly what they were looking for. Sorbo was very confident growing up and had no doubt that he would make it as an actor: "I know it sounds corny-call it destiny or whatever..;" his positive attitude paid off and resulted in several movies and the series.

Sorbo broke up with his girlfriend Erin Dodson in January 1995. He married Sam Jenkins (noted for her starring role on "Chicago Hope") on 1/05/1998 in Pacific Palisades, CA; it is the first marriage for both of them. Their daughter Deborah Grimes was born on 8/22/2001, Henderson, NV. The couple live in the Las Vegas area.

Sorbo's health took a turn for the worse when, on 9/05/1997, he was hospitalized for an aneurysm in his left shoulder; he did not undergo surgery. The aneurysm did force Sorbo to abandon his role in the film, "Black Dog" to heal from the injury before going back to his TV show, "Hercules: Legendary Journeys," where he often spends 12 to 16 hours a day on the set, a lot of those hours doing stunts. As he is now starring as the spaceship captain in the syndicated sci-fi series "Andromeda," the family spends much of its time at a second home in Vancouver, where "Andromeda" is filmed.

Sorbo and his wife, Sam, collaborated with the California-based Boyd Furniture to design three furniture collections, the first of which will be unveiled at this year's market and Sorbo is promoting the line in mid-2002.

The former star of "Hercules" and his wife now have a second son, Shane Haaken Sorbo, delivered by emergency C-section on March 31, 2004 in Henderson, NV. At birth the baby was appropriately large for a son of Hercules! He was 21 inches long and weighed 12 pounds, 6 ounces.

The actor’s first daughter and third child made her appearance on October 16, 2005 in Henderson, NV.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Misc. : Great Insight 1969 (Decided at 11 to be actor)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 24 September 1993 (Big break, selected for Hercules)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship January 1995 (With Erin Dodson)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1996 (Show becomes No. 1 rated)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 5 September 1997 (Aneurysm in shoulder)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 5 January 1998 (First marriage Sam Jenkins)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 22 August 2001 (First child, a daughter)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 31 March 2004 (second son, Shane Haaken Sorbo, by c-section)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 16 October 2005 (Third child, first daughter)
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Source Notes

Linda Clark quotes him 4/1996


  • Traits : Body : Aerobic exercise (Works out at gym daily)
  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Traits : Body : Size (6' 3," 215 lbs.)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Circulatory problems (Aneurysm in shoulder)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fourth of five)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Born in U.S., works in Australia/New Zealand)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Model
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Interior design (Furniture line)
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Advertising (Started with TV commercials)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Hercules, Andromeda)