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October 16, 2021 12:00 pm
Nikita is once again joined by Christian actor Kevin Sorbo. They discuss Kevin's Hollywood experience as a Christian.
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Welcome back to the man of show it's time to man up your hose. The cuticle of the devil's nightmare and picking on hills doors and building the kingdom of God is will be here to do and I would welcome back this week guest to that was just so much to talk about.
We could squeeze it into one show or seminar referred to Kevin Sorbo, the storied actor and a Kevin welcome back to the mat of Joe writing regular rock I love I love you my journey yeah I want to jump into that really for those who maybe missed part one go back into the archives listen to part one you're going to want to hear one how Kevin and I connected after 39 years job just to kinda leave it at that for you that what is that story go back and listen up the part wanted it.
Some of Kevin's personal life and and then transition from from his early days out to out to Hollywood and into the acting career. So let me just Let me just open with this question so I know you said you know you are marketing major in college and and and what you did up a minor in drama and so have you always got a hat like maybe back in high school junior high like it like a passionfruit for acting or how that happened. I don't know another low In Minneapolis and Broadway New York Minneapolis think I really embraced the art so we went and here I let you go. I don't know what the hell are on the way home I mama out about my mom around what you think I said.
She looked at me and did a leg that's good so you know know I'm being a doctor and all I got there, but come with that would not want to go into a drama club right yes so I would always do anything ago. I got college really happy I would go to all the way the people were doing member talking to Mr. G (with the theater, drama coach, teacher, and my high school and mound their knowledge back. I can't and I have to question because we could jump in your cabinet if I told Mike my football baffled by got one of the I would imply I got to college to get it damp but not really reinvent, but maybe they'll take this is who I am. Most good people here don't know me know for a class that click that we all have altered you think all of their with all of the iceberg doing nothing. A lot of people don't realize the national headquarters of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Yet bilberry 3M Best Buy target Dairy Queen got demo mill I got that all-important yellow card by doing commercials during during my college while yeah it was great.
I was doing personal time something but book and I drive up the drive down from from Morehead State to go out toward you and I were college go to a commercial and it was great that you can be in front of the camera was the kind of like a good battle came to him about soluble all that's that's pretty amazing so I at school Guthrie theater for you to save the planet to see but maybe, that was already exceeded a desire in you and that just that just brought it more to the forefront right.
Hey, I can't say this to get this is funny today and for those of us in the first first show but will understand this morbid, but I am my mind when I was first introduced to you through the Morehead State alumni newsletter.
I thought again how to not how did I not know the sky all he's an actor in my mind he thought all he's an actor I'm I'm down of the jock into the campus like you just that he's up on the drama and of the campus will that make sense. That's why we never rented each of them come to find out you're in the gym all the time and then obviously with her with the Hercules in the physique and all that it is still gonna lose my my, we did meet, but okay so so that gives a little Baxter little backdrop on on kinda what led in into your acting career. You got to LA you make it make the decision to move out to LA and it did. At what point did you go from from commercials to like what you first land what was maybe her first big you know shoulder or movie that you landed a quick timeline for me so well. After college I met at the girl model gorgeous sunny and we felt the way I moved up because I'm been about an IQ to my buddy were down there point of view with Craig James America and I went down there time runner-up and in hypo Lot and I both time and he hit it off. We are all good, but that we bring together down there. I spent about you and happy dollars, but a lot of commercial work is fine with me, and often small plate down there 99 my girl from federal time to go to Europe. Now you want to come with Mike that what you get there late summer in Italy with Matt about why not 313 months in Europe during the pre-half-year. While I would do a lot of work a lot of commercial work and live in Milan for eight months.
I did a lot of work.love me me always so overstaffed and so the women have been picked realize women how you guys like 595 that right and then I went to Paris for my unit for your now unit was great. I do a lot of commercial and then I finally make it to LA house in LA not more than I book my great work on this note down the Australia month. I did the I did commercials and I bonded to play me when I finally get back to LA to do it. I'm only 27 years old. I'm pretty much on the road for over five year and it was amazing amazing journey for me that many girls a lot quicker. I think I think that I did so I know I plugged the way I ducked, I got a lot to get spots on TV shows like commercial but obviously when I got the Hercules roll it seven audition for the seventh time in 2800 active all of North America and when I finally got the role that feeling of one year five star movie I got to do a whole Europe. Anthony Quinn. Here's a guide of one unit or the factor award that he played and then this theory became a monster even three and seven years on that and that I did. After back up in Vancouver called Andromeda. Where was I played Dylan not Been created after Work like a library met with the country and both that's 12 years right there really a foundation for me in terms of being Hollywood and having a solid name in Hollywood and I'm been a bunch of movie. Well, yeah, I get in the in and I think your writing for those who maybe have never traveled.
Haven't traveled much or certainly when you travel internationally what you just described, which is phenomenal. By the way damages just what you just shared was what what us. What a story career in just that short span of time, but it'll grow you up for sure. I mean, when you travel internationally because you get to see how other cultures are how other people live in and you not been so far been to 30 different countries and in many, many Third World countries of travel and a lot of ministry in preaching and Crusades revivals and just humanitarian type of work in orphanages, etc. and you you you learn real quick like you said, you grow up much quicker than if you never do that, you know, and so that's that's that's just fascinating and and so you launch into see how this to him, and by the way, and looking up your you just mention a few television show, but I mean the list of your television shot. It just is too long to name them all, but there's about people can go research and find out what all be everything from solving from first attend the Santa Barbara cheers to the murder she wrote to the commission. I may just goes on and on and on for a bet with the original one hour programming from a field nor the cable cable everywhere now, but back then I feel like a handful of you cable outlet right that was a very one-hour show and Garrett here. I'm going to pop up a wide receiver. Yeah, and I would be on there without the Lord and we would pick their during break in the football field. All like call their other wedges from one one and don't have the other 20 yard went back to try to get up when the goalpost that was what we did or kill climate between camera set up so that launch the course that the television career and then that so the television career parlayed you into the movie career that we are saying we so appreciate our listeners if you will support this program with a financial gift of any amount.
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The number one.com because you are number one right away five American like them of the year 1995. And then once I got back I want to do and wanted to move on my side of 7.3 lineup right now but you are doing everything from the movie the Hallmark movie like what I love doing Western in our every guy wants to cobble animal John Wayne. That's right. The question, but like a turning point for me because I got to point more bulk on people apparent – I think I will like that with another you know what's going on this like a precursor of the sample culture of the world out there right now but I'm what you mean by that make comment the negative and apelike. But what what why can't someone be conservative. Why can't someone have faith in God.
What what is negative about that and from 2010, but it might outthink in my know the work you do. Now the chosen chosen ballot done everything right. One of the writers along with blood behind. Which by the way, but behind will be now be directing and acting that can in October, November 10, but became a mere prescriptive: what and I read it, the girlfriend of mine like I'm Been a think I don't know. I really do like you were special about the movie I got. I don't care if movie is unbelievable off while I stop what it movie and that was my really my first movie and another movie out your foot in the next guy… With the court become out of it like in my mind what it is a better moving… All a matter of how to get the best word-of-mouth computing in Hollywood. 309 Don will play the same right of the good… But whatever check it out but that open the door for me to want to do more movie that had a positive impact of all the hate and anger bind coming all the will always be right now you get.
I wanted to movie that habit.
Abigail have foot baseball club redemption (yeah and there's people out there there's an audience out there starving for that right hungry for that and add so 67 movies and in in working on three more presently and limits quick summaries up and it's is that leaves me actually into question the Kenneth I think we finished show one talking about this, but so Hollywood and and obviously you be a more outspoken as a believer is a Christ follower.
Tough to tough to be an outspoken Christian Christ follower in Hollywood. Yeah bye-bye 2012. My manager called me often work with anymore. Why because they prayed up really because of that with you and I looked at my bed while you guys are the one through the cracks of Alzheimer's screening for you know people on the people on the right and the Great Depression that have power. When you went but in reality you have about played out now likely the last decade the hip pocket that were they do what they say, but not as I do and that's the mentality that I don't harbor that hate me for a loop board that eight I have a friend that is not the writer, Dalton have a beer like I don't harbor that anger that comes from the people toward people like you and me. We get back. Oligarchs will which which yeah which will only only better illustrates the mean when you have the love of God in you.
God is love right so when you have the love of God in you.
Then you can open your arms. Just as Jesus did, illustrated hello on the cross and embrace anybody and everybody is he illustrated by the way, I just you mentioned of the chosen in Dallas Jenkins shot out to Dallas Jenkinson. Kudos to two I watch believer, not people probably get a think I'm crazy making the statement that we did this not because I was bored have to much time on my hands. I did this because of how well the show is I watched season one Kevin seven different time I got on all eight episodes. Sarah and I learned something new in it for me.
I'm a visual guy I will love reading the Bible, levering the word the logo's and then when it comes to life and it becomes Rhema lives and dwells in me is written on the tablet, my hearted, but at same time. I'm visual so I love you owed the shows you your work on the movies and things you're doing it as well as Dallas and others because it just resonates with me when I can see it. It just brings it that much more to life and I can't compare to what I did a pilgrimage about I guess maybe about 10 years ago to to Israel and you may remember the name of the million dollar man Ted DiBiase and Ted and I and another wrestler from the three of us did a a 11 day pilgrimage to Jordan and to Israel and I was just I was impacted up my mind walking streets that Jesus walked.
I'm sailing the Sea of Galilee. Looking at the Golan Heights going Jesus had the look see the same thing with his eyes and I got overemotional. A number of times but but all that. All that said, so you know, and in in my mind of thinking you know were embracing anybody whether you said an atheist and agnostic so you doesn't believe the way we believer like I can unfriend you still be your friend. Even though we don't agree. I'm still love you is to be your friend right that's were called to be right as Christ followers called our my friend argue about, not people that think the holier than thou people before I take the University Christian University. You know what I that their belief in the Bible is nothing but brothers by the look of the log in your own right word want to be the most forgiving and a lot really giving got I'm a jump back to Dallas to give them a hard time you and I rented the NRB the national religious broadcaster Dallas and were still good friends like no required law, Dallas work together in 11 year and work together.
I got that you meant that if I do a lot of documentary plate. I got up but I hope the thing down, wanted called before the wrap or the wrap like the wrath of God on the book of Revelation. I narrated the number one documentary and Amazon for five months is phenomenal. The other one if I spent I spent them time to document John Lennox that they don't know Don Lennox you the retired map from Oxford University apologist.
The beta dock and to configure all the grading of the world three weeks and in Oxford, England in two weeks in Israel and it's called it's called against the tide go to against the tide.movie in order that document is amazing about proving God in the world. I and I my camera with them.
I'll narrated but really John is the rock star.
I know amazing and like you said we walked the footsteps of the net and we went back we went back, played with my wife with a group of 50 people. People want to join it next next March were going to get a marked Israel to walk again, or both.
Don't.com to find out.com the first 50 people and I'll tell you what is so amazing. You mentioned you can get you communicate a history of their even powerfully world admit the other what commanding you can't deny so go there and check it out if anything just for the history behind it really really spectacular.
That's amazing. You can't go there and not be impacted how careful you are, you can go to his stake out. Kevin just tell you you made reference to so so you doing in addition to your movies and directing producing goods starring roles in you and your wife and family and your children so you do go out and in and and speak as well and take a couple think of 30 seconds and then tell people what you're doing on the speaking circuit came back about human trafficking event promotes my speaking education or pro-life ideological like and I just signed on with people not pro-life narration and impactful. Instead of showing the aborts look like reality for animation got amazing animator from the give me a universal jump ship and wanted part of this be very amazing for people, by the way, I'm heading back to Jordan and Israel in January I'm doing documentary there narrating all spin camera on earth in Jordan. What they now… The oldest temple archaeological dig that they never found over and talk about that one. I got another documentary that came out dealing with this whole thing about Damocles's mouth and that I think you will find it very interesting to hear what the other side about that all the documentary about Robert though I have been very fortunate to be involved a lot of wonderful documentary that I have all found out that only my mind and probably be part of a lot of going on right man will find a lot of guys the guy or the rat.com I just finished narrating the coming out Easter next year." Eating with the enemy in a deal with the laptop and I think people get a better look at what the button for about I love the title. And because there's a guy named so I think you will find a document are very fast in a coming out Easter next year will you have it in and little side note here, in addition to to all the kill is involved in video games to others a ton ton of them go check out some of the video games and looking up little leg God of war three. Sky Landers giant sky Landers supercharges the imagine Ater's and in all that go to because of his believing stupid.
Got to just a couple minutes left your cabin and in my goodness you have you given the audience them some really great heat up some really great stories of things to check out in and you're making a difference in you will use mad I couldn't be more blessed to be able to have this conversation with you and and build let others know about how you are making a difference with with your life and impacting God's kingdom. Whether it's through movies or television, video games, speaking documentaries, and I can't.
I just can't thank you enough for carbon some time out and in being up on the man up, show down the road here so I'm based out of the Carolinas to the Carolinas longer now than anywhere else, so don't all my Minnesotan was there, but I'm going to let you know I'm coming.
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I hope so maritime well before our past cross would come close.
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Think I was almost at the NRB and endows up with another one next year and in Nashville. Pablo one-stop shop your website course has your wife's books and okay so it was the website again where people can find out more about you come back, make real equipment for printed on their part but I went to a great story about what I went through five and are doing an aneurysm that I didn't know about my left shoulder like left on my arm with a mayor and unfortunately when it opened up for class my brain or stroke me three years to fully recover from it. Me five month learn how to walk in doubt again though I love true strength of my journey from Hercules, a mere mortal how Millie done said my life.
I will people talk about book while go to his website and and learn more about Kevin Sobel's beautiful bride salmon and I hope you are blessed by not only this conversation. The part one.
If you miss that. Go back and listen to part one again and let me just say this for you listening out there.
Maybe you know maybe you've never surrendered your life to Jesus and then you heard some some of what Kevin is doing how God's using him as such a mighty way, could you make that decision to surrender your life to Jesus today and if you have surrendered your life years. Here's my challenge as I close out the show today. My challenge to you. What are you doing what what are you doing with your life and to impact the kingdom of heaven.
God's kingdom and what you doing to damage the kingdom of darkness which you wanted post is you wanted poster in hell with your picture on it, you know are you are are you are you disturbing the enemy that much that he's aware of who you are.
He knew Paul was. He knew Jesus was busy know who you are, Kevin, they should be on the mat of show my throat all right to do it again next time for another great episode of the man up so it's time to man up men. I would like to challenge each of you to consider spending five days less live or die, and pursuing the heart of ladies you're listening. Will send your manhole with God godly husband's and God you give them your blessing them. Sign up today at band camp.all pastors you would like to bring Holland for Christ ministries. Man up conference to your community. Go to co-op.org and email member this, it's time to man up along the Russian nightmare here for aggressive automotive buying a car is a nightmare for you, my friend Ryan Jimmy Johnson at present automotive make it simple to find your preowned dream car, no hassle fuel pricing no matter where you drive.com is always right there with) everybody you should try present drain tile from the top right number one thing this is Nikita Cole and I want to limit for supporting my new show man on Saturday afternoon. 1230 on the truth that were this is the Truth Network say what would you do if you were a new Christian and you didn't have a Bible Michael Woolworth my way from Bible, the international you probably say well and hop in my car and go to Christian bookstore or have one shipped to me. What if those weren't options sing with.
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