Kevin Sorbo

Square-jawed, 6'3" leading man Kevin Sorbo shot to television stardom as a mythical action hero, although it was the sense of fun he brought to his roles that maintained his place as a fan favorite for years to come. Getting his start as a male model, Sorbo first attracted attention with a memorable appearance in a 1992 PSA for HIV awareness. Early dramatic roles came in the form of TV movies like "Condition: Critical" (NBC, 1992) and guest spots on such series as "The Commish" (ABC, 1991-95). Everything changed for Sorbo when he landed the role of a lifetime as the Greek demigod in producer Sam Raimi's "Hercules and the Amazon Women" (syndicated, 1994), the first of five made-for-TV movies that led to the wildly popular series, "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (syndicated, 1994-99). At the height of the show's popularity, the actor also starred in the feature film "Kull the Conqueror" (1997). Even after Hercules' journeys came to an end, Sorbo's loyal fans followed him to his second successful series, the Gene Roddenberry project, "Andromeda" (syndicated, 2000-2005), on which he played the captain of a sentient space vessel. In the post-"Andromeda" years, he continued to work consistently, with appearances in such feature films as "Meet the Spartans" (2008) and "Soul Surfer" (2010) and on series like "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS, 2010- ). A man of action, armed with a hefty dose of good humor, Sorbo remained a popular presence on screens both large and small.