Think of Robert Downey Jr., and his near-death brush with heroin. Or Philip Seymour Hoffman, who ended his fantastic acting career, and life, with a fatal overdose,
The seeming endless list of actors, celebrities and sports stars ruining their lives and careers with drugs and other stupidity lacks the names of Sam and Kevin Sorbo.
Their serious practice of Christianity may be at least in part be responsible for their continued, but not mainstream success.
Kevin Sorbo’s lead role in the syndicated TV series Hercules made him very successful as an actor. His series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys was a sort of off-the-shelf plug-in show which aired here and there, worldwide, without a major network such as ABC, NBC, or the cable networks pushing it as their own product. The writers and producers seemed to approach TV scripts and historical accuracy in a free- wheeling and extra-historical way. Translation : they made this crap up- and seemed to love doing it.
Sam Sorbo played the character Serena who married Hercules and is now married to him in real life.
Today Sam Sorbo hosts a daily talk show on Talk Radio Network, heard via TalkStreamLive as an internet radio
show. She freely discusses her religious and conservative/libertarian beliefs on the air in a most calm and balanced and frankly girlish voice. She sounds like she is thirty-five going on fifteen, as she peacefully calmly sedately posits her views from a rightist perspective.
She clearly enjoys motherhood, having shared with her listeners her wish to hold one pregnant friend around the belly-from behind- just to re-experience the fullness of pregnancy.
How raw and open and honest is that ?
This from a former fashion model who used to call every birthday ” another nail in the coffin ” of her modeling career !
If you wish, you can clearly call-no defame- her and husband Kevin Sorbo religious fanatics. It’s your life.
Sam Sorbo and co- author Marius Forte have produced the book The Answer: Proof of God in Heaven. Not an ambiguous title, that.
Sam’s husband Kevin Sorbo stars as atheist professor Jeffrey Radisson, in the 2014 film God is Not Dead. Radisson demands his students deny the existence of God in order to get a passing grade in his class.
Much religious apologetics and carefully-crafted religious drama ensue.
In other words , a sermon, however well- meaning.
Both Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln veered successfully into great oratory which might be construed as sermons.
People tend to think of those two titanic men rather fondly.
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Editor’s Update: While working out at the gym, this editor watched a Kevin Sorbo movie, translated to Spanish , on xfinity 245, which demonstrated a rather sad lack of acting prowess by Mr. Sorbo. This editor feels really stupid about it, but really likes actress Sam Sorbo for her mind anyway.