Kevin Sorbo is an American actor best known for the roles of Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda, and Kull in Kull the Conqueror. Sorbo quickly rose to stardom in the title role of the hit series, Hercules, the Legendary Journeys. The immense popularity of the 5 initial 2-hour telefilms resulted in the launch of a weekly series. The series not only became a breakout hit by becoming the number one first-run program in syndication, it also passed Baywatch as the most-watched TV show in the world. The innovative action hour revitalized the entire action/adventure genre on television and fostered two spin-off series, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Young Hercules. Sorbo also directed two episodes of the show and co-wrote one installment.
Following the success of Hercules, Sorbo went on to star in the lead role of Captain Dylan Hunt in Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda. The series, based upon writings from the late Star Trek creator’s archives, debuted as the number one hour show in first-run syndication and held that spot throughout its five-year run.