Kevin David Sorbo is an American actor who has best been known for his appearance in two television series namely ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’ where he featured as Hercules and in ‘Andromeda’ where he featured as Dylan Hunt. Keep reading to learn more on the net worth of Kevin Sorbo in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Kevin Sorbo was born in 1958 on September 24th in Mound, Minnesota to Ardis, who was working as a nurse and Lynn Sorbo, who was working as a mathematics teacher. He had Norwegian descent and grew up in Lutheran Family. He schooled at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he graduated with majors in marketing and advertising. To enable him to raise the tuition money, he worked as a model for the print and television marketing.
While he was on a publicity tour for the ‘Kull the Conqueror’ and in between the 4th and 5th seasons of the ‘Hercules,’ he experienced an aneurysm that caused four strokes. For the next four years that followed, he was very weakened, a condition that was kept away from the members of the public. During the last episodes of ‘Hercules,’ he had to minimize the filming schedule to ensure he catered for his condition and this meant that more guest actors had to feature to cater for the condition of Sorbo. The stroke caused a lot of damage including reducing his vision, impaired balance, and migraines. Sorbo has come out to the public to acknowledge how his wife helped him recover.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Sorbo started his career when he landed minor roles in various commercial adverts. In total, Sorbo was able to appear in over 150 adverts by 1993, and this grew his popularity among the general public. After the adverts, it opened the doors for him to feature in various television series which he nailed but due to stroke, he made less apparent.
Among the television series that he featured in includes ‘Murder She Wrote’, ‘The Commish’ and ‘1st & ten’. The television series gave him a chance to showcase his excellent skills whenever it came acting. In the film ‘X Files,’ he featured as a lead character, and he nailed it according to the general public reaction.
His breakthrough came in 1994 after he landed a role in the film ‘Hercules.’ The producer decided for him to appear in the fifth role of Hercules in Maze Minotaur. He executed this role very well, and the producers were very with his work. Sorbo has voiced several characters in the film ‘Hercules.’
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Kevin Sorbo is over $13 million. This fortune has been generated from his career in the film industry where he has worked as an actor in very many films as well as television series. Also, he has voiced several characters in various films, and this has gone a long away to increase his net worth.
Sorbo has continued to make a huge contribution to the film industry. His career has not been smooth as he has had to deal with a stroke which limited the number of times that he appeared in the series ‘Hercules.’ Despite this, he soldiered on, and it’s amazing how he executed the role despite the challenges he was facing at that time.