Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 1995
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network

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Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena, the warrior princess is bent on overcoming her dark and hateful past. She must save innocents to redeem herself, in the eyes of the world and to herself. She is aided along the way by best friend Gabrielle, a struggling bard who later turns warrior herself.

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Iolaus

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Michael Hurst was born on September 20, 1957 in Lancashire, England as Michael Eric Hurst. He is an actor ...

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Iolaus of Thebes was the loyal traveling companion and best friend of Hercules.

By the age of two, Iolaus was stealing cookies from local vendors. This was the start of his boyhood troubles where he broke the law. In one episode, this past kept him from obtaining a job.

As a teenager, Iolaus trained at Cheiron's Academy. It was there that he met Hercules and Jason of Corinth. This training coupled with "old hunter's tricks" give him the talents that allowed him to become a hero. The "old hunter's tricks" involve things from slowing his heart beat down to picking locks. One of his famous qotes is after a certain ting he might have done he would often say 'an old hunter's trick' (many times he and hercules jinx this because of both knowing what he will say).

Iolaus had a cousin, King Orestes, that looks just like him (and was also played by Michael Hurst). On two occasions throughout the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, he trades places with him in order to fight evil and preserve his cousin's kingdom.

Iolaus is fond of festivals and women. His fondness for women led him to a romantic relationship with Xena she used to get to Hercules. In one HLJ and XWP crossover, Gabrielle and Iolaus both flirt with each other, but nothing became of the encounter.



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05x04 - Animal Attraction
Season 5, Episode 04
04x08 - Crusader
Season 4, Episode 08
02x13 - The Quest
Season 2, Episode 13
03x02 - Been There, Done That
Season 3, Episode 02
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