It's not easy being superhuman, asKevin Sorbo, the buff, blue-eyed star of "Hercules: the Legendary Journeys" can attest.
At the center of the over-the-top action/fantasy series, Sorbo plays the half-man, half-god of ancient Greece, protecting humankind from capricious deities, evil centaurs, fire-breathing dragons and other assorted bad guys. That translates into a lot of kick-boxing, sword-fighting and additional acts of prowess worthy of a demi-god. Sounds exhausting, but for Sorbo, 38, who performs many of his own stunts, such feats are all in a day's work.
And, the flaxen-haired actor says, he tops off those long days on the set with a strenuous workout, keeping those muscles -- and his 43-inch chest -- up to snuff. "I go to the gym and spend 90 minutes there every day, after a 14-hour day. I work out all the time," the Minnesota native told New York's Daily News.
Yet, as fans of the show can attest, the actor is more than just ahunk in leather pants and chamois shirt. Much of the show's appeal stems from Sorbo's own personality -- an affable mix of wholesome Midwestern and laidback surfer dude -- making this modern-day Hercules more complex and human than the Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Conan the Barbarian") and Lou Ferrigno ("Hercules") cartoon-type characters more typical of the sword-and-sorcery genre.
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