Seen in: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995-1999)
His reign may have been limited to television, but for many, Kevin Sorbo's run on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is untouchable. Both his strength and adventures may have been on a smaller scale than in prior or upcoming films, but the TV series (running alongside the spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess) made Hercules a household name for fans both young and old.
Sorbo's next major role on the sci-fi series Andromeda made him one of the few nerd icons capable of leaping from swords to spaceships, but the son of Zeus he will forever be. He even reprised the role in God of War III - who knew?