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Kevin Sorbo: Part 1

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October 9, 2021 12:00 pm

Kevin Sorbo: Part 1

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October 9, 2021 12:00 pm

Nikita is joined this week by Christian actor Kevin Sorbo. From their early days in Minnesota, to their love of God, Nikita and Kevin have lots in common.






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Once the Russian nightmare. Now the devil's worst night in your tagteam partner not keyed a call this time. Welcome back to another episode of the van up show the cuticle off the devil's nightmare here and I excited about my guest today was looking up some of his credentials and I realized if I were to list everything this man has accomplished already, that would take an entire show, in and of itself, so try to condense this down and my guest today you, you might recognize once I introduce them in and say his name. You might recognize him from the movie God's not dead. As Prof. Jeffrey Radisson, you might recognize him from the television series Hercules with his ripped physique back in the day and I'm stunned. We still keep yourself in shape.

Now course with those two little hands. It's just such a pleasure to have Kevin Sorbo on the map show today. Kevin thank you for joining us here.

Yeah, he is speaking of which, I want to give our listeners a little little back story all on that it what you just said reconnect and actually doing the math and I'm no MIT graduate doing the math at 39 years from when when you and I donned the same college campus. 39 years later we connect a quote number and lighting. Yeah, just what exactly did Ed really really really a few few months apart in age. They were really about the same age, but I got a job but it's okay to abuse drugs use quick I gotta tell this back story of of a few years back where you get that the MSU alumni newsletter right. The Morehead State University it's Moorehead Minnesota not Minnesota. Not not Kentucky but but I get the newsletter and and I'm glad I'm glancing through it and like many men, I'm reading the headlines you know I don't often read the fine print that that's just the way it is for me but and I see this big feature article about about Kevin Sorbo and I'm like, what's gonna get a weird look.

Why is my wife is my alma mater highlighting Kevin Sorbo, Chris II knew you from my from the Hercules days and that the TV show and and add as I went on to read the fine print of Mike. Oh well what the Morehead State University that's really cool. And then I continued reading. I go when it graduated the same year I graduated. How did I not know this guy right this is crazy so so I call one of my former over my old college teammates, college roommates, Alister Amber.

I don't know if you go to the story or or or document that I call Alan Egle, L.



Did you know this guy Kevin Sorbo goes as we hung out all the time.

You know, and play poker on Friday nights and play golf in this and the other in and I'm like what how come I never met this guy give you any to play football when it goes well that's easy you can play poker, and even play golf. So you weren't invited. I was out all of the little FedEx ally Priya really appreciate that.

But the sun was blown away that were on the same college campus but yet our paths never crossed, but I know you you would mention. I know when we were talking a few weeks ago, you'd mentioned how Coach Olson the defensive coordinator would try to talk you into into football but was that's just a little back story there for you know for my introduction to to meeting you why I wait in on our day out every day we have a great team with the other teammate why God why we Marty and Elder Road.

We are all about what you're about. The document I will be filing validated wanted to lay low like my blood work it out looking like every I got my Hercules bag 30 year I have been driving by luck or drive you more but I would like to ask you where in there all the time back one year.

I actually would remain with that with Marty in El Dorado, though I guided I got a good memory bargain marred my older brother went to Concordia on college up there back in the night and Concordia on the yeah I got it would've been together in orbit. Even NCAA division I declared NCAA but yeah they would've been a Division II course we played Concordia Morehead is back in the states on our schedule of the big rival right right down the road. It was and that you just even mentioning those names. John Wiley.

Some of the guys I'm like I'm like Magis brings back so many memories that's crazy.

So you lived with them your senior year omelette with Alister Amberg and and and Michael asked Randy remember but so just adjusted starlight global guy locked up. Well I think it's Kevin I think is a combination of thinkers believe it or not like I look back as I wanted to graduate like I because I was a transfer transferred in from Golden Valley Lutheran college. Believe it or not play Jukka ball there in the transfer neon but in the not all my credits transfer so want to trick a credit graduate on time. So, believe it or not I there was this was during one of the fall seasons, but it three quarters that were instead I took 20 2022 and 23 and 23 credits per quarter while yeah but what most people would take you 60s try to be the average for maybe those you know that I'm like non-like Michelle and I want to build a graduate time and and and move on in and do my thing and and so so yeah I took it down all of me.

I will we would go to greater wrapper. No mixup. I knew you I bog around I knew your name on your other name. Yeah, the last militant goes that your real name I go yet is the look and become some of look sideways ago was that your birthday doesn't like you don't sound very Russian and know what that's a different answer I go, but the kickoff is my legal name and I'll tell you what your other name ago. I can give you effort frequently to work for that, by the book. You know, but so you see that just again that just blows my mind is if you are in the gym that much and and and I was as well because you are looking like you just it was a combination of me trying to graduate on time and just you know in in my studies, but also spent a lot of time in the weight room and consumed the football on the my passion know my desire was to play pro football?

Read Bobby I know you know that name. We get together every drop with Marty and wipe everything together back and we see that that's just as is unbelievable of just like how how have we not met really officially might say before now, but that's a step just for me just highlights even more. The story just makes it that much greater for me. There ain't no good thing came in the mail came and got a good college name to it where we were freaked out in the middle may act under Bay, Ontario came down to the college up there okay. Heard about it later about the Canadian baffle team became the game Saturday afternoon and we had about 200 people made a big deal in The hundred 2575. Oh my gosh oh my gosh golf that's part of it to the kiss kiss I could. I couldn't dribble the ball of my life depended on it like for real I got was that guy that would've I took my eyes off the ball.

It went somewhere else and I couldn't find it. You know so and I remember all those guys Yoplait play ball player play basketball, and in all that and so that's just it is just amazing to me in and requested that the dragons that we we we had some fish with Rita quarterback and then even the following year. We had it's a pretty decent football team. So as I was fortunate to be a part of those and your Golden Valley. One of my Apple or college, or gold ideal woman name. I remember the nisei play for flip Saunders flip flip and I went I went BACK on the ninth and 10th grade, this is even getting more crazy because just the flight when flip graduated from University Minnesota. His first his first coaching job was Golden Valley Lutheran college and and I tell people this to Kevin. I go I want to go valid. I got to go to learn about Jesus good if you don't even know was a Bible college because you're one of the other, you're either what we call Bible thumpers or jocks over a Golden Valley rate is about 500 students max there and you are one of the other. It was pretty obvious which one you were and when flip came in and we hung out eye candy but I remember how many games of of horse and pig and haply we played with flip in it and in security for the basketball team in the winter and in yeah I remember that for sure.

Remember that name.

Absolutely I do is crazy well.

Not only did we end up then on the same college campus, but we really kind of.

Which is funny to come to group next door to each of the mound, Minnesota for you right mound Minnesota course I can start out Minneapolis the went out to Robbinsdale high school and so you're from Mount Minnesota and add I would like to utilize we can to move beyond our of reminiscing about our college days to like to the audience know little bit about your family a course I know your your your bride is married to Sam right your bride and and she Bush she is said she's written some books and what what I was in the course. I know she do some acting with you as well. What all is well. Is she doing to only book on Amazon.

The word warrior and all but little radical warrior really pro-American book world living right now living in a country that rather Brown flag.

I think that ignorant and education brainwashed people out there) give people some positive reinforcement about that. You know how to how to fight back to camp comes from the book world right now to get crazy what with pain and yet feel better. Main thing is really on for 11 years now. I got board 20 and 17 my daughter Damon were married in the travel the world in her book called their your wonderful book by Gomez, to take the children with you, how horrible our public schools really are about the work a long time, but people woke up today we Did. You have the baby kids are just going to brainwashed the public at multi-University grade almost start to finish might say writing that is one thing that's positive thing that came out all the right is is like you said is that parents were introduced to the curriculums that were being taught in schools which they may not ever most likely had not been paying that much attention to right so she's got titles of the books again. One is about their your very old friend Amanda below to follow together next month and in all of those questions to be to be on Amazon.

That's a big all kind of information my website my wife went by brought together there so I went shopping for people with Domingo would not only book but my DVD might find information on everything, down the pipeline would like to go and will knows that it is at the conclusion of the shows as well so she's writing books you got to get the 33 chill away what what what each of those names. I got great about a 20-year-old. I got training. 17. My daughter Octavia and my my 20 and 20 really good laugh. I'm 635 9230 pounds and am growing immediate personal best and the dead lift at 400 and 495 pounds and that you got personal best on the bench waiting to be well over 300 guy program of the weightlifting right now so you see citizens falling in dad's footsteps rapidly surpassing that it is that AA 65 that that's for sure. And it already matched what what that something you way back in the Hercules days and back in college, but government let's let's talk about. We can just kinda give RR the audience is a snapshot of kind to your your spiritual journey am you you you mentioned some of the books and homeschooling and doing some of things you're doing, but at what point were you believer back in college or what. When did that transition happened that because you're very outspoken in your faith in him and in the word and your wife you will knows that when that how how did that happen when that happened along the Russian nightmare here for crescent automotive buying a car is a nightmare for you.

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I want to limit for supporting my new show man on Saturday afternoon. 1230 on the truth that were growing up we were Lutheran you think your little mound working for like the doctor and the whole life 13 ago we took a big field trip PBM Rev. Billy Graham paragraph yeah about a hot August night and we are outside dream about the people. It was unbelievable. While people are no living telegram command quite a crowd. For some reason that I would normally do that but when he called up a lot about prayer clock paying out. Come on up. I walked up and I got up and down the ground. McGrath compartment guy, now 1330 really old right there talking and hand on my head. I turned around and it was while you don't forget it was a full moon had with perfectly cut moon glow of the moon circulating around like wow moment back with me. I told that story on the Larry King show them everything one time and then I got a call from Bill Grant be blotted out that with a rep all your story left it in for the sole is doing 100 one-story God like that hardcover book about would you be 100 one-story yonder like that it once the public. They came to me and said the rebel beloved, if you would go out into the public form.

You can do it well. It is 90 left lifestages and then he said that I would like you could make it all about the radio form for about we can map it was an honor was critical that is in Mark Victor Hansen is a lot of great chicken soup books for many audiences and that that is very very cool and so what what a memory though man.

The Rev. releases that you didn't do. I just gotta get the visual that hope hope the rest thought is got a visual that full moon.

You know the kind of the Rev. Graham stand there and so so let's say you had that that count. That encounter that impacted your life and then and then what about to tell us about how Jimmy Sampley, how did that happen in LA and went to the grind and Balearic clap and got the commercial about what you want and never had to do any other department about LAL and I got a lot of commercial working. I might find book Hercules is being underwritten by John Moody. By the third movie called the beloved is nothing like anyone to make a theory about it and I got hardly in a private tree we became most what he saw more than 100 countries and my wife going came down to get even five map that we met lightning bolt immediately and I was working on her right away so I don't act if I don't think I belong on the company to limit along Eric I wore out and I were down, date, month I married a year later and we are 2020. Later in the week.

In the old Bill rock 'n' roll on it, but that's about. That's awesome. Well, for some to say about persistence, persistent stuff you persisted in your pursuit of of the damsels. All my guys that you give me my gosh that's awesome well why what point Okay so I guess at the opening of the show. I mean, oh my gosh I mean from from movies to the television to video games a bit so much to talk about which which were going to have to do a part two, but leading leading up to some of that. Let's let's talk about at what point Kevin did you realize Cassatt did you go to did you go to Morehead State University for acting or you didn't write a double major market okay but I know lightly of minor drama I would going to talk about but I like my guys double degree, Mark Abbott, I think that's what you do when you got to let you your marketing advertising and branding trying to brand yourself right yeah I remember the body, mind, but I played Morehead might not want my quarterback Michael Mark mode go to but he was a quarterback but he remembered all the cultural bit not-so-subtle and okay I mean I was on top of everything about think that what was right or not, but my all the time why my not on the audit and I never wanted something Kevin I have hundred of the client like a crap about another client. You think they care about me right Mike. Mike my mantle and let me get the opportunity to be rejected. Okay let me go and let Matt let you decide if I get a chance to go to something that I might go, I will. I was diligent and I kept on plugging away every Island caddy at open country club Jewish country club art and I immediately got my number for the project everybody but my parents never fell out without rich kids in my school lived on like that I would never envy that I that with the goal member talking to the guys and how did you become rich guys on caddy. How did you become everything.

The one thing I fail fail begin my field and flight out people at an academic 13-year-old is a lot of know but you gotta look at failure and know that the positive and negative and I think that would hold people back that they don't put some felt that the best metallized and blame God.

Family friend of the world and hand out to become better than that become part of an people in the local media, you gotta fight through think God never promised you like.

So you're all going to have a robot like how you react to global waterway look at. Well, that's a great approaching and in leaving for audience if the tick tick tick this way today you we joke about his persistence in pursuit of say, but obviously his calves persistence in and pursuing an acting career and his willingness to fail and and and or or be rejected if you will, but not take it personal and and and and and will be in and overcome or I mean that's that's that's what I'm hearing you you you were in overcome. Got this a couple minutes left in it. Like I said whether so much a word to bring back report to you and talk more about your movie career. Your television career. Some of the other things and and including some of the things you made up of the project you're currently working on Kevin and but it I get what you just said I hope I hope our listeners really take that the hard because that is one key you know when I promised there's a lot of promises but we still have to go out and work for right yeah I think all you wanted to drop me a great big they get older and I think the way one. I think a lot of people get better because life didn't turn out the way they're open with.

God never promised you like hardware, make their own happiness to be one capsule out anyway to go through it know it is not in and be be encouraged by that. I hope you're encouraged via this conversation that Kevin and I are having today in and and we make sure heavy tuning for it for part two. Because I know you can want to hear not only some of the other things he's he's accomplished in that persistency but also some of the current projects that that that he's working on in and he's got some amazing things come up here in the future, and it skewed 1/32 teaser Kevin I know you just finished you just wrapped up a movie right just finished a movie regularly bring and I'm looking for them, but I got one right now call the girl believed the miracle family movie that would merit be known. I look up was named all recognize a lot of basketball and I'm busy and make a busy amount company and I around I love you I hate not working. At sophomore I did it.

You and I are to relate that must be a Minnesota upbringing force but just something something want to talk about when to come back report to you is, is how how receptive I think our listeners would would want to know was how receptive is the Hollywood world it when one's an outspoken Christ followers will become back that will go talk about that. Hey listen I hope you're enjoying this conversation with with Kevin Sorbo, a.k.a. Hercules, as well as many many many other characters and as you insert a little bit of his testimony little bit.

His story met. If you don't know Jesus cannot can I encourage you wherever you're at where you listening to this right now. Just hit the pause but just pause quote you don't close riser driver but just pause and encourage us run your life to Jesus.

And I mean you you you won't regret making that decision. There is no promise of tomorrow. Hey, there's no promise of 20 minutes from now.

You may slip on a banana peel or choke on the breakfast burrito so that's the importance of of having relation with Jesus late June and again for part two with Kevin Sorbo coming back gotcha.

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