Kevin was born in Mound, Minnesota. By the time he was college, Kevin was covering tuition costs with modeling work, which swiftly translated into a career in television with his first appearances on Prime Time shows such as Murder She Wrote and The Commish. In 1993, Kevin emerged as a full fledged international TV star when he was cast as the lead role of Hercules in a series of TV films that would lay the groundwork for the immensely popular series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
Just as the Hercules series came to an end, Kevin received a call from the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, personally requesting him to play the lead role in Roddenberry’s second sci-fi series, Andromeda. The show ran for five seasons and further fueled Kevin’s already ferociously loyal global following.
He has overcome several major medical complications, suffering an aneurysm and three strokes while filming Hercules. In 1998, he married actress Sam Jenkins. He has appeared in countless movies including Soul Surfer and God’s Not Dead.