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Escaping Hollywood – An Interview with Kevin Sorbo – Episode 450

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by Kevin Sorbo. Kevin returns to the show as he has been busy on the set of upcoming independent films and recently became more vocal about his conservative views.

Chuck and Mark ask Kevin about being more vocal on twitter when it comes to his conservative views. They discuss how conservative views can work their way back into entertainment and media industries. Kevin also explains how he has been fighting the battle and the roadblocks he has encountered.

They also discuss how the left continues to push the narrative of America being a horrible place. Kevin explain how he has heard from people about how much better the United states are than where they came from. They also discuss how immigrants, and those moving between states, bring their politics and mindset with them.

More about Kevin:

Sorbo received international stardom when he booked the lead role in Hercules, the Legendary Journeys (1993-1999) the most watched TV show in the world, airing in 176 countries.  Following that success, Sorbo had the lead role as “Captain Dylan Hunt” in Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, the first show created by Roddenberry after the original Star Trek series.  Andromeda debuted as the number one hour-long show in first run syndication and remained at number one for its entire run from 2000-2005.

Notable movies include Kull, the Conqueror, Walking Tall, the Payback, Avenging Angel, and Meet the Spartans.  The independent film What If was nominated for Best Family Movie of the Year 2011 by the Movie Guide Awards. Sorbo also received the Movie Guide Award for Most Inspirational Performance of the Year.

Some of his many television credits include Just Shoot Me, Two and a Half Men, Dharma and Greg, According to Jim, Gary Unmarried, Psych, Hawaii 5-0, and a recurring role in the final season of The O.C.

Sorbo also starred alongside Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt in Soul Surfer. 2014 saw the release of the faith-based movie God’s Not Dead. The $2 million-dollar budgeted movie became the most successful independent faith-based movie ever, with over $75 million U.S. Box Office.

Let There Be Light was released in October 2017. Sorbo directed and acted in this faith/family movie, which ranked number 4 out of the top 10 family movies of that year. LTBL follows the life of the world’s greatest atheist and the road he follows where his beliefs are challenged.

Another movie being released in the Fall of 2018 is One Nation Under God. The movie drama deals with controversy over that quote in our Nation’s Pledge of Allegiance. Two more releases for 2018 include The Reliant, which is a drama dealing with the economic collapse of America.  Bernie, the Dolphin hits theaters in December of 2018.

Upcoming projects include, East Texas Oil, which Sorbo is directing/acting and Carpool Lane, starring opposite Dean Cain.

He also recently produced which is a theatrical 18 CD collection reading of The New Testament. Over 80 actors voice the biblical figures, and Sorbo voices God – a nice upgrade from his half-god days on Hercules!

Kevin released his memoir in 2012, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life. The book chronicles his near-death experience when he suffered three strokes and the battle back to regain his life. Sorbo also co-authored a Chicken Soup for the Soul, “Think Positive for Kids.”

In real life, Kevin leads “A World Fit for Kids,” a successful mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports and positive role models for themselves. World Fit is the number one after-school program in the state of California.

Sorbo resides in Los Angeles with his wife Sam and three children.

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