Michael Hurst  New Zealander Actor

Current Status

Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Michael Hurst have been married for 28 years.


Michael Hurst has 2 children, Jack Louis Ward (19) and Cameron Lane Ward (16).


Michael Hurst is a 58 year old New Zealander Actor. Born Michael Eric Hurst on 20th September, 1957 in Lancashire, England and educated at Papanui High School, he is famous for Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in a career that spans 1976–present. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Michael Hurst has been in an on-screen matchup with Renée O'Connor in Xena: Warrior Princess (1995).

Michael Hurst is a member of the following lists: New Zealand male stage actors, New Zealand male television actors and New Zealand people of British descent.


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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Michael Hurst58 VirgoActor
New Zealander
Jennifer Ward-Lealand53 ScorpioActress
New Zealander


Jack Louis Ward
Male25th January, 199719 years old
Cameron Lane Ward
Male2nd December, 199916 years old


Terry Teo2015Cornelius JonesMovie
Death Walks Into a Bar2014God of WarMovie
Auckland Daze2012MichaelTV Show
Path of Exile2012Emperor Izaro (voice)Movie
The Almighty Johnsons2011KvasirTV Show
Spartacus: War of the Damned2010Roman MessengerTV Show
Bitch Slap2009GageMovie
The Map Reader2008Alison's fatherMovie
Legend of the Seeker2008AmfortasTV Show
Jono's New Show2008Michael HurstTV Show
The Last Magic Show2007Trevor NortonMovie
The Tattooist2007CrashMovie
We're Here to Help2007Rodney HideMovie
The Adventures of Voopa the Goolash2007MoogabiTV Show
Maddigan's Quest2005MaskaTV Show
Power Rangers S.P.D.2005SilverheadTV Show
Fracture2004Athol PeetMovie
Treasure Island Kids: The Monster of Treasure Island2004Ferry PilotMovie
Power Rangers Ninja Storm2003VexacusTV Show
Mataku2002Dr. ForbesTV Show
Honey2002NicShort Film
Love Mussel2001Stephen JessopTV Movie
The Man Who Has Everything2001George AllwellTV Movie
Andromeda2000RyanTV Show
Jack of All Trades2000Captain Nardo da VinciTV Show
Topp Twins III2000Celebrity GolferTV Show
Going, Going, Gone2000NarratorTV Show
I'll Make You Happy1999LouMovie
This Is It1999Narrator, Host, Various historical figuresTV Movie
Young Hercules1998CharonTV Show
A Moment Passing1998JoeyShort Film
Hercules & Xena: Wizards of the Screen1997IolausShort Film
Duggan1997Michael TaylorTV Show
Good Morning1997Riff RaffTV Show
Highwater1997Hugh ChanceTV Movie
The Bar1997Short Film
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys1995IolausTV Show
Xena: Warrior Princess1995CharonTV Show
Sunday1995Riff RaffMovie
Hercules and the Amazon Women1994IolausTV Movie
Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur1994IolausTV Movie
Hercules in the Underworld1994Charon the BoatmanTV Movie
Desperate Remedies1993Willam PoyserMovie
Typhon's People1993ConstantineTV Movie
Shortland Street1992Greg VicelichTV Show
The Footstep Man1992Henri de Toulouse-LautrecMovie
For the Love of Mike1991LaurieTV Show
The New Adventures of Black Beauty1990KurtTV Show
Shark in the Park1989David JenningsTV Show
The Shadow Trader1989Bob HoyleMovie
The Ray Bradbury Theater1985Lt. Simmons, Roger ShumwayTV Show
Dangerous Orphans1985MoirMovie
Hanlon1985Defence Lawyer, ElliottTV Show
Constance1984Photographer (scenes deleted)Movie
Death Warmed Over1984Michael TuckerMovie
Heroes1984Dave NelsonTV Show
Country GP1984Mark SloaneTV Show
Casualties of Peace1982PeterTV Movie
Daphne and Chloe1982Kevin McDermottTV Movie
Both Sides of the FenceGary McNabbTV Show
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c182Jun 8, 2009

i loved ailus...more than hercules! haha

waianaegirlmarieMar 28, 2008


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    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 an...

    Confirmed Relationships1
    Longest Relationship28 yrs, 8 mths
    Shortest Relationship28 yrs, 8 mths
    Average Relationship Length28 yrs, 8 mths
    First Name Michael
    Middle Name Eric
    Last Name Hurst
    Full Name at Birth Michael Eric Hurst
    Alternative Name Michael Eric Hurst, Michael Hurst
    Age 58 years
    Birthday 20th September, 1957
    Birthplace Lancashire, England
    Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
    Build Athletic
    Eye Color Blue
    Hair Color Blonde
    Zodiac Sign Virgo
    Sexuality Straight
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality New Zealander
    High School Papanui High School
    University University of Canterbury
    Occupation Text Actor, director, writer
    Occupation Actor
    Claim to Fame Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    Year(s) Active 1976–present
    Official Websites http://www.michaelhurst.co.nz/
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