Kevin David Sorbo was born on September 24, 1958 in Mound, Minnesota USA.
He spent years as a print model and guest starring on television series like Cheers, Murder, She Wrote and The Commish before landing the role of Hercules for Hercules and the Amazon Women. He played Hercules in all 5 Action Pack movies and 111 episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He also played the role in 2 crossover episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess.
On January 5, 1998 he married Sam Jenkins whom he met while working on Hercules. They have three children together.
Sorbo went on to some cult fame as Kull in the Conan prequel Kull: The Conqueror and as Captain Dylan Hunt on Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. Sorbo consented to a number of in-jokes about his role as Hercules during the show's early seasons, but was dissatisfied with the "deification" of Dylan Hunt in later seasons, since that character was meant to be an ordinary soldier in extraordinary circumstances.
In 2008, he co-starred in the comedy movie Meet the Spartans, parodying both the movie 300 and his role as Hercules.
Sorbo "reprised" the role of Hercules for the God of War video game series. This Hercules is portrayed very differently from the Xenaverse incarnation, perhaps intentionally.