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 syndication and is entering into its third season. Kevin has also been named the third most bankable star in syndication, behind Regis Philbin and Oprah Winfrey.
Recently, Kevin was cast as the lead in the independent feature Clipping Adam for first-time director Michael Picchiottino. Kevin will play Father Dan, a freethinking priest who helps a young boy cope with the death of his mother and sister.
Kevin quickly rose to international stardom in the title role of the hit series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Beginning as five two-hour telefilms in 1993, the popularity of the made-for television movies resulted in the January 1995 launch of the weekly one-hour series, which became a breakout hit. Quickly becoming the number one first-run program in syndication, the innovative action hour revitalized the entire action/adventure genre on television and prompted two spin-off series. Kevin also directed two episodes of the show, and co-wrote one installment.
In 1997, Kevin made his feature film debut with Kull the Conqueror, a prequel to Conan the Barbarian. Kevin has also appeared on several hit television shows such as Dharma & Greg, Just Shoot Me, Cybill, The Commish, and Murder, She Wrote.
In addition to acting, Kevin is the spokesperson for A World Fit for Kids,’ a non-profit organization that provides gang, drug and dropout prevention programming to kids at risk. In his role, Kevin raises awareness of the importance of mentoring and acting as a positive role model to the youth of our country.