Michael Eric Hurst, ONZM (born 20 September 1957) is a New Zealand actor, director and writer, mostly on stage and television. He is probably best known internationally for playing Iolaus in the television programs Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and companion series Xena: Warrior Princess. Most recently, he is known for directing Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Ash vs. Evil Dead, 800 Words, and Westside. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Hurst, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.