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Maddigan's Quest (2005)  " … we went through all of New Zealand's topo male actors, basically, for this part and they all did their variations on robots and futuristic, and Michael came in and just did it as slightly psychpathic … "  "And very still.  And the way he would move his eyes before his head was really interesting, it was good, it was really underplayed".  (commetary on Maddigan's Quest dvd's by Zane Holmes, Co-Producer, and Rachel Lang, Executive Producer and Head Writer)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1998)  " . . . Michael's so insanely talented . . . we knew he could carry virtually anything". (Rob Tapert, Executive Producer, commenting in Exculsive Interviews, Hercules season 4 dvd's)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1996) "I've never had a more professional, more ready-to-go actor that I've worked with in my life . . . "  "Michael is a terrific actor . . . he is probably one of the only sidekicks in history . . . that has total leading man quality and can carry a show very easily".  (Eric Gruendemann, Co-Executive Producer, commenting on Hercules season 3 dvd's, episode 'Love Takes a Holiday')

 

 
2016 High Road (web series), Hardboiled; episode:
3.04 "39 Lashes": 'The Director'
   
2015

Terry Teo (series), Semi-Professional; episode:
1.04 "Head to Head": 'Cornelius Jones'

   
2014 Auckland Daze (series), Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions; episodes:
2.06: 'Michael Hurst'
2.05: 'Michael Hurst'
   
2012

Auckland Daze (series), TVOne; episode:
1.06: 'Michael Hurst'

The Almighty Johnsons (series), South Pacific Pictures; episode:
2.13 "Does This Look Like Asgard?": 'Kvasir'
2.12 "You Call This the Real World?": 'Kvasir'
2.11 
"The House of Jerome": 'Kvasir'

Spartaus: Vengeance (series), Starz Productions; episode:
2.09 "Monsters":  'Roman soldier'

The Almighty Johnsons (series), South Pacific Pictures; episode:
2.01 "And Then She Will Come to You":  'Kvasir'

   
2011 Auckland Daze (series), Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions; episode:
1.06: 'Michael Hurst'
   

2010

The Jono Project (series), C4; episode:
1.12 'Michael Hurst' (watch teaser here)
   
2008 Legend of the Seeker (series), Disney/ABC Studios; episode:
1.13 "Revenant":  'Amfortas'
   
2007

Ask Your Uncles (series), Alt TV; 20 episodes:
beginning October 2007:  presenter

Voopa the Goolash (series), Photon Animation
'Moogabi' and 'Choo' (core cast; voice)

Here to Stay (series), Gibson Group; episode:
1.03 "The English ":  himself (watch excerpt on NZ On Screen)

   
2005

Power Rangers, S.P.D. (series), Buena Vista Television, BVT International; episode:
13.28 "Robotpalooza":  'Silverhead' (voice)

Maddigan's Quest (series), South Pacific Pictures (watch trailer on NZ On Screen); episodes:
1.13  "Solis":  'Maska'
1.12  "Laketown":  'Maska'
1.11  "Pilgrim's Vantage":  'Maska'
1.10  "Bird Boys":  'Maska'
1.09  "Off the Map":  'Maska'
1.08  "Tunnelers":  'Maska'
1.07  "Newton":  'Maska'
1.06  "Plague":  'Maska'
1.04  "Greentown":  'Maska'
1.03  "Gramth":  'Maska'
1.02  "Hillfolk":  'Maska'
1.01  "Road Rat ":  'Maska'

   
2003

Shortland Street (series), South Pacific Pictures; episodes:
5 June 2003:  ‘Dr. Greg Vicelich’
4 June 2003:  ‘Dr. Greg Vicelich’
3 June 2003:  ‘Dr. Greg Vicelich’
30 May 2003:  ‘Dr. Greg Vicelich’
29 May 2003:  ‘Dr. Greg Vicelich’
28 May 2003:  ‘Dr. Greg Vicelich’
27 May 2003:  ‘Dr. Greg Vicelich’
22 May 2003:  ‘Dr. Greg Vicelich’
20 May 2003:  ‘Dr. Greg Vicelich’
19 May 2003:  ‘Dr. Greg Vicelich’

Murder on the Blade? (docu-drama), Hunter Productions; Keith Hunter, director; defence lawyer

Power Rangers Ninja Storm (series), Buena Vista Television, BVT International; episodes:
11.38 "Storm Before the Calm", part 2: ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.37 "Storm Before the Calm", part 1: 'Vexacus' (voice)
11.36 "Down and Dirty": ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.35 "A Gem of a Day": ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.34 "General Deception", part 2: ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.33 "General Deception", part 1: ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.32 "Eye of the Storm": ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.31 "Double-Edged Blake": ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.30 "The Wild Wipeout": ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.27 "Shimazu Returns", part 1: ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.26 "Shane’s Karma", part 2: ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.25 "Shane’s Karma", part 1: ‘Vexacus’ (voice)
11.20 "Good Will Hunter": ‘D.J. Drummond’ (voice)

   
2002

Andromeda (series), Tribune Entertainment/Fireworks Entertainment; episode:
2.20 "The Knight, Death, and the Devil": ‘Ryan’

Showstoppers (series); Jump Productions Limited/TV2; episodes:
1.08  2 October 2002:  himself (as talent judge)
1.07  1 October 2002: 
himself (as talent judge)
1.06  24 September 2002: 
himself (as talent judge)
1.05  17 September 2002: 
himself (as talent judge)
1.04  10 September 2002: 
himself (as talent judge)
1.03  3 September 2002: 
himself (as talent judge)
1.02  27 August 2002: 
himself (as talent judge)
1.01  20 August 2002:  himself (as talent judge)

Mataku (series), South Pacific Pictures; episode:
2.04 "The Final Plume: Te Raukura": ‘Dr. Forbes’

   
2001

The Man Who Has Everything, NHNZ/Discovery Health; episode:
series pilot: ‘George Allwell’

Love Mussel (television movie), Frame Up Films, Michael Hurst, director; ‘Stephen Jessop’ (watch excerpts on NZ On Screen)

Xena: Warrior Princess (series), Renaissance Pictures; episode:
6.13 "You Are There": ‘Nigel’

   
2000

Topp Twins, (series), Diva Productions; episode:
5 September 2000: ‘celebrity golfer’

Jack of All Trades (series), Renaissance Pictures; episode:
2.02 "Shark Bait": ‘Captain Nardo da Vinci’

   
1999

This Is It (live 3-hour millennium celebration in Auckland Domain; parts carried by television stations worldwide), Inside Out Productions/TV3; Michael Mizrahi, director; narrator and various historical figures

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (series), Renaissance Pictures; episodes:
6.08 "Full Circle": ‘Iolaus’
6.07 "A Wicked Good Time": ‘Iolaus’
6.06 "City of the Dead": ‘Iolaus’
6.04 "Darkness Visible": ‘Iolaus’
6.02 "Love, Amazon Style": ‘Iolaus’
6.01 "Be Deviled": ‘Iolaus’
5.22 "Revelations": ‘Iolaus’
5.21 "My Best Girl’s Wedding": ‘Iolaus II’
5.20 "Fade Out": ‘Iolaus II’
5.18 "Love on the Rocks": ‘Iolaus II’
5.17 "The Academy": ‘Iolaus II’
5.15 "Greece is Burning": ‘The Widow Twanky’, ‘drunk’
5.14 "Just Passing Through": ‘Iolaus II’, ‘Iolaus’
5.13 "Stranger and Stranger": ‘Iolaus II’
5.11 "Redemption": ‘Dahak’, ‘Iolaus’
5.10 "Let There Be Light": ‘Dahak’, ‘Iolaus’’
5.09 "For Those of You Just Joining Us": 'Paul Robert Coyle', 'Iolaus'

   
1998

Duggan (series), Gibson Group; episodes:
1.4 "A Shadow of Doubt", part 2: ‘Michael Taylor’
1.3 "A Shadow of Doubt", part 1: ‘Michael Taylor’

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (series), Renaissance Pictures; episodes:
5.08 "Darkness Rising": ‘Dahak’
5.03 "Resurrection": ‘Iolaus’
5.02 "Descent": ‘Dahak’
5.01 "Faith": ‘Iolaus’
4.22 "Reunions": ‘Iolaus’
4.21 "Top God": ‘Iolaus’
4.20 "Twilight": ‘Iolaus’
4.19 "War Wounds": ‘Iolaus’
4.18 "My Fair Cupcake": ‘Iolaus’
4.17 "One Fowl Day": ‘Iolaus’
4.16 "Porkules": ‘Iolaus’
4.15 "Yes, Virginia, There is a Hercules": ‘Paul Robert Coyle’, ‘Iolaus’
4.14 "Armageddon Now", part 2: ‘Iolaus’
4.13 "Armageddon Now", part 1: ‘Iolaus’
4.12 "Men in Pink": ‘The Widow Twanky’
4.11 "Medea Culpa": ‘Iolaus’
4.10 "Hercules on Trial": ‘Iolaus’

Young Hercules (series), Renaissance Pictures; episode:
1.22 "A Lady in Hades": ‘Charon’

Young Hercules: The Movie (two hour movie), Renaissance Pictures, T.J. Scott, director; ‘jeweler’

Pale Blue, Gibson Group; Harry Sinclair, director; ‘Waren’

   
1997

Highwater (Charlie deSalis), Rocket Pictures Ltd.; Mark Beesley, director; ‘Hugh’ (television play; episode 1.01 of New Zealand Theatre)

Blood (documentary), Fiona Copeland Productions; Fiona Copeland and Judy Daragh, directors; various

Witi Ihimaera (documentary), Seannachie Productions; Aileen O'Sullivan, director; 'The Angel'

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (series), Renaissance Pictures; episodes:
4.08 " . . . And Fancy Free": ‘The Widow Twanky’
4.06 "Two Men and a Baby": ‘Iolaus’
4.05 "Stranger in a Stranger World": ‘Iolaus’, ‘jester Iolaus’
4.04 "Web of Desire": ‘Iolaus’
4.02 "Hero’s Heart": ‘Iolaus’
3.21 "A Rock and a Hard Place": ‘Iolaus’
3.20 "War Bride": ‘Iolaus’
3.17 "Les Contemptibles": ‘Jean Pierre’, ‘Iolaus’
3.16 "Lost City": ‘Iolaus’
3.15 "Judgement Day": ‘Iolaus’
3.14 "When a Man Loves a Woman": ‘Iolaus’
3.13 "Encounter": ‘Iolaus’
3.12 "Surprise": ‘Iolaus’
3.11 "Long Live the King": ‘Iolaus’, ‘King Orestes’
3.10 "The Lady and the Dragon": ‘Iolaus’

Xena: Warrior Princess (series), Renaissance Pictures; episode:
2.13 "The Quest": ‘Iolaus’

   
1996

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (series), Renaissance Pictures; episodes:
3.09 "A Star to Guide Them": ‘Iolaus’
3.08 "Prince Hercules": ‘Iolaus’
3.06 "Monster Child in the Promised Land": ‘Iolaus’
3.05 "Not Fade Away": ‘Iolaus’
3.03 "Love Takes a Holiday": ‘Iolaus’
2.24 "Cave of Echoes": ‘Iolaus’
2.21 "The Wedding of Alcmene": ‘Iolaus’
2.20 "Protean Challenge": ‘Iolaus’
2.19 "King for a Day": ‘Iolaus’, ‘King Orestes’
2.18 "Promises": ‘Iolaus’
2.17 "The Apple": ‘Iolaus’
2.15 "Heedless Hearts": ‘Iolaus’
2.14 "Once a Hero": ‘Iolaus’

Xena: Warrior Princess (series), Renaissance Pictures; episodes:
1.16 "Mortal Beloved": 'Charon'
spacespace space 1.13 "Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards":  'Iolauspaces'
space space 1.08 "Prometheus": ‘Iolaus’

   
1995

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (series), Renaissance Pictures; episodes:
2.13 "The Enforcer": ‘Iolaus’
2.12 "The Sword of Veracity": ‘Iolaus’
2.11 "Highway to Hades": ‘Iolaus’, ‘Charon’
2.10 "Cast a Giant Shadow": ‘Iolaus’
2.08 "The Other Side": ‘Charon’
2.07 "The Mother of All Monsters": ‘Iolaus’
2.04 "Siege at Naxos": ‘Iolaus’
2.03 "What’s in a Name?": ‘Iolaus’
2.01 "The King of Thieves": ‘Iolaus’
1.13 "Unchained Heart": ‘Iolaus’
1.11 "Vanishing Dead": ‘Iolaus’
1.10 "Gladiator": ‘Iolaus’
1.09 "Warrior Princess": ‘Iolaus’
1.08 "The March to Freedom": ‘Iolaus’
1.07 "Pride Comes Before a Brawl": ‘Iolaus’
1.01 "The Wrong Path": ‘Iolaus’

   
1994

Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur (two hour tv movie), Renaissance Pictures; Josh Becker, director; ‘Iolaus’

Hercules in the Underworld (two hour tv movie), Renaissance Pictures; Bill Norton, director; ‘Aelus’, ‘Charon’

Hercules and the Amazon Women (two hour movie), Renaissance Pictures; Bill Norton, director; ‘Iolaus’

   
1993 Typhon’s People (Margaret Mahy; mini-series), Gibson Group; Yvonne Mackay, director; 2 episodes: ‘Constantine’
   
1992

Ray Bradbury Theatre (series), Atlantis Films; episode:
6.17 "The Long Rain": ‘Lt. Simmons’

   
1991

Shark in the Park (series), Gibson Group; episode:
2.08:  "Acting Sergeant", ‘David Jennings’

For the Love of Mike (series), Comedia Productions; episode:
  1.06:  ‘Laurie’

   
1990

The New Adventures of Black Beauty (series), Isambard Productions; episode:
1.08 "The Bird Man": ‘Kurt' (watch excerpts on NZ On Screen)

Ray Bradbury Theatre (series), Atlantis Films; episode:
5.08 "The Toynbee Convector": ‘Roger Shumway’

   
1989

The Arcadia Factor, TVNZ, 'journalist'

The Shadow Trader (Debra Daley; mini-series); TVNZ; episodes:
1.01  9 July 1989: ‘Bob Hoyle'

1.02  11 July 1989: ‘Bob Hoyle'

   
1986 Heroes (series), TV2; episodes:
2.06  17 August 1986: ‘Dave Nelson’
2.05  10 August 1986: ‘Dave Nelson’
2.04  3 August 1986: ‘Dave Nelson’
2.03  27 July 1986: ‘Dave Nelson’
2.02  20 July 1986: ‘Dave Nelson’
2.01  13 July 1986: ‘Dave Nelson’
   
1984

Heroes (series), TV2; episodes:
1.08  9 December 1984: ‘Dave Nelson’
1.07  2 December 1984: ‘Dave Nelson’
1.06  25 November 1984: ‘Dave Nelson’
1.05  18 November 1984: ‘Dave Nelson’

1.04  11 November 1984: ‘Dave Nelson’
1.03  4 November 1984: ‘Dave Nelson’
1.02  28 October 1984: ‘Dave Nelson’
1.01  21 October 1984: ‘Dave Nelson' (watch on NZ On Screen)

Country GP (series), TVNZ; episode:
1.32  24 September 1984: 'Mark Sloane’

Hanlon (series), TVNZ; episodes:
1.7 "In Defence":  ‘Elliot’
1.6 "In Defence of Shue Rock":  ‘Elliot’

   
1983 Both Sides of the Fence (series); Keith Hunter, director; episode:
1.09:  ‘Gary McNabb’
   
1982

Casualties of Peace (Judy Callingham), TVNZ; Mike Smith, director; ‘Peter’ (watch on NZ On Screen)

Daphne & Chloe (Bruce Mason), TVNZ; John Anderson, director; 'Kevin McDermott' (watch on NZ On Screen)

   
1977 The McKenzie Affair, TV2; extra
   
1976 Thirty Minute Theatre, TV2; episode:
"Tinkling Brass": ‘Jim’