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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: :  -- Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength.


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16 January 1995 (USA) See more »
Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 264)

Kevin Sorbo ... Hercules / ... (111 episodes, 1995-1999)

Michael Hurst ... Iolaus / ... (79 episodes, 1995-1999)

Series Directed by
Bruce Campbell (7 episodes, 1995-1999)
Charlie Haskell (7 episodes, 1996-1999)
Charles Siebert (7 episodes, 1996-1999)
Michael Hurst (6 episodes, 1996-1999)
Garth Maxwell (5 episodes, 1995-1999)
Gus Trikonis (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
John T. Kretchmer (4 episodes, 1995-1997)
Bruce Seth Green (4 episodes, 1995)
Philip Sgriccia (4 episodes, 1997-1999)
Mark Beesley (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
John Laing (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Timothy Bond (3 episodes, 1995-1997)
Peter Ellis (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
T.J. Scott (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Doug Lefler (3 episodes, 1995)
Oley Sassone (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Chris Graves (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Stephen L. Posey (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Harley Cokeliss (2 episodes, 1995)
George Mendeluk (2 episodes, 1995)
Michael Lange (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael Levine (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kevin Sorbo (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Anson Williams (2 episodes, 1996)
Rick Jacobson (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Long (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Robert Radler (1 episode, 1998-1999)
John Cameron (1 episode, 1998)
Series Writing credits
Christian Williams (111 episodes, 1995-1999)
Robert Bielak (17 episodes, 1995-1998)
Alex Kurtzman (16 episodes, 1997-1999)
John Schulian (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
Roberto Orci (15 episodes, 1997-1999)
Paul Robert Coyle (14 episodes, 1997-1999)
Gene O'Neill (9 episodes, 1996-1999)
Noreen Tobin (9 episodes, 1996-1999)
Adam Armus (4 episodes, 1995-1999)
Nora Kay Foster (4 episodes, 1995-1999)
Brian Herskowitz (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jerry Patrick Brown (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Gerry Conway (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lisa Klink (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Andrew Dettmann (3 episodes, 1995)
Daniel Truly (3 episodes, 1995)
Steven Baum (3 episodes, 1996)
Liz Friedman (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Michael Marks (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Steve Roberts (2 episodes, 1995)
Patricia Manney (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Melissa Rosenberg (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Nelson Costello (2 episodes, 1996)
Tom O'Neill (2 episodes, 1999)
Vanessa Place (2 episodes, 1999)
George Strayton (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Sam Raimi .... executive producer (111 episodes, 1995-1999)
Robert Bielak .... co-executive producer (31 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Eick .... co-producer (13 episodes, 1995)
Bernadette Joyce .... associate producer / producer (6 episodes, 1995-1999)
Eric Gruendemann .... co-executive producer / producer (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Robert G. Tapert .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1995-1999)

Paul Robert Coyle .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Gene O'Neill .... producer (unknown episodes)
Christian Williams .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca (111 episodes, 1995-1999)
Series Cinematography by
Kevin Riley (2 episodes, 1999)

John Cavill (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Daniel T. Cahn (7 episodes, 1995)
Steve Polivka (4 episodes, 1995-1999)
David E. Blewitt (3 episodes, 1995-1999)
Series Casting by
Diana Rowan (110 episodes, 1995-1999)
Series Production Design by
Robert Gillies (3 episodes, 1995-1999)
Series Art Direction by
Nigel Tweed (2 episodes, 1999)
Jennifer Ward (2 episodes, 1999)

Mike Becroft (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Viv Kernick (1 episode, 1995)
Series Costume Design by
Jane Holland (2 episodes, 1999)

Ngila Dickson (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Annie Single .... hair stylist supervisor / makeup supervisor / ... (2 episodes, 1999)

Mark Alfrey .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Vance Hartwell .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Michael Krehl .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Jane O'Kane .... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Jane Lindsay .... production manager (8 episodes, 1999)
Chloe Smith .... production manager / unit production manager (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Marco Majorana .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1999)

Nicki Ellis .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Eric Gruendemann .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
D. Gunther Tarampi .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wayne Rose .... second unit director (32 episodes, 1998-1999)
Gabriel Reid .... additional assistant director (5 episodes, 1996)
George Lyle .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jen Butcher .... additional assistant director (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Rachel Heath .... assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 1999)

Liz Tan .... first assistant director (unknown episodes, 1997-1999)
Jane Grey .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Claire Richardson .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Phil Chitty .... construction manager (111 episodes, 1995-1999)
Fraser Harvey .... construction foreman (111 episodes, 1995-1999)
Chris Halligan .... construction leading hand (103 episodes, 1995-1999)
Kate Lang .... sculptor (72 episodes, 1996-1999)
Todd Smythe .... carpenter (44 episodes, 1998-1999)
Paul Radford .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Daniel Staig .... propmaker (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Paul Herndon .... 2D design / conceptual designs (2 episodes, 1997)
Sue Gandy .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)
Viv Kernick .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1999)
Grant Vesey .... property master (2 episodes, 1999)

Philip Ivey .... props (unknown episodes)
Andy McLaren .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Michael Sarley .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Tim Boggs .... adr supervisor (110 episodes, 1995-1999)
George Haddad .... supervising sound editor (87 episodes, 1995-1999)
Steve Finnigan .... adr recordist (74 episodes, 1996-1999)
Takako Ishikawa .... sound effects editor (51 episodes, 1997-1999)
David Mann .... sound effects editor (46 episodes, 1995-1997)
Michael Abel .... dialogue editor (21 episodes, 1997)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (12 episodes, 1995)
Kathryn Korniloff .... sound editor (9 episodes, 1997)
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor (8 episodes, 1999)
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
David Grimaldi .... sound re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1995-1996)

Michael Mullane .... sound editor (unknown episodes, 1995-1999)
Bill Brown .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1995-1996)
Robert Getty .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes, 1997-2000)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Gregory Hainer .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Michael Hertlein .... adr editor / dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Dean Hovey .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer / sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Steve Scoville .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Anne Slack .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
William Smith .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Vandever .... sound effects editor / sound re-recording mixer / ... (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Wareham .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Mike Westgate .... sound mixer / sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Les Nairn .... special effects technician (61 episodes, 1997-1999)
Phil McLaren .... special effects technician (16 episodes, 1998-1999)
Brendon Durey .... special effects technician (5 episodes, 1996-1998)
Ken Durey .... mechanical effects supervisor (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Karl Chisholm .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 1995-1996)

Alistair Anderson .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Asquith .... designer / sculptor (unknown episodes)
Jabin Dickins .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Jason Durey .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Ryan Hartnett .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Kevin O'Neill .... visual effects supervisor (111 episodes, 1995-1999)
Phil Carbonaro .... visual effects artist (110 episodes, 1995-1999)
Kevin Blank .... visual effects coordinator (62 episodes, 1996-1999)
Dee McClelland .... colourist (43 episodes, 1996-1997)
Anna Tkatch .... visual effects coordinator (14 episodes, 1996-1997)
Deborah Wiltman .... digital effects artist: Anderson Video (3 episodes, 1995)
Kevin VanHook .... visual effects (3 episodes, 1999)
Kirstin Wright .... character animation / character animator (2 episodes, 1999)

Mark Breakspear .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Adam Buckner .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Everett Burrell .... 3D supervisor (unknown episodes)
Andy Clement .... 3D character animator, Creature Designer (unknown episodes)
Chadd B. Cole .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Joseph B. Conmy IV .... visual effects coordinator / visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
Trey Freeman .... digital artist: Anderson Video (unknown episodes)
John Gibbons .... 3D artist (unknown episodes)
Owen Hammer .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Edward Irastorza .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Mark Kochinski .... 3D supervisor (unknown episodes)
Craig Kuehne .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Bob Lloyd .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Steven Lloyd .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Omar McClinton .... visual effects coordinator: Flat Earth Productions (unknown episodes)
Don Myers .... 3D animator (unknown episodes)
David Rednour .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Eric Reinhard .... 2D composite artist: Flat Earth Productions (unknown episodes)
Rod Ripley .... data management: Flat Earth Productions (unknown episodes)
Ken Stranahan .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Kevin Struckman .... digital artist: Flat Earth productions (unknown episodes)
Fred Tepper .... visual effects consultant (unknown episodes)
Juan Carlos Vargas .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Todd Vaziri .... digital artist: Flat Earth Productions (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Voss .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Jason Tahu .... stunt performer (111 episodes, 1995-1999)
Markos Rounthwaite .... stunt performer (109 episodes, 1995-1999)
Ben Cooke .... assistant stunt coordinator (80 episodes, 1995-1998)
Amand Weaver .... stunts (54 episodes, 1995-1999)
Chris Easley .... stunt performer (52 episodes, 1997-1999)
Glen Levy .... stunt performer (29 episodes, 1998-1999)
Steve McQuillan .... stunt performer (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Marcus Goldfinch .... stunt performer (18 episodes, 1995-1999)
Ryan Carey .... stunt performer (12 episodes, 1995)
Peter Bell .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Sean Button .... stunts (2 episodes, 1999)

Patrick Kake .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Sharon Maxwell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Allan Poppleton .... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Mike Rufino .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Paul Shapcott .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Kim Worthington .... grip (48 episodes, 1996-1998)
Ulric Raymond .... first assistant camera (36 episodes, 1998-1999)
Geoffrey Short .... still photographer (34 episodes, 1995-1999)
Ben Ruffell .... second assistant camera (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Scott Harman .... lighting technician (8 episodes, 1999)
Dale McCready .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1999)
Geoff Jamieson .... key grip (3 episodes, 1995-1999)
Henare Mato .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1999)

Sean Aston .... additional grip (unknown episodes)
David Hall .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Luke Thomas .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Alan Wilson .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Don Waller .... 3-d animation supervisor (1 episode, 1995)
Series Casting Department
Danielle White .... cast personal assistant (30 episodes, 1998-1999)
Riwia Fox .... casting assistant (19 episodes, 1997-1999)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hayley May .... costume assistant (90 episodes, 1995-1999)
Liz McGregor .... wardrobe coordinator (84 episodes, 1995-1999)
Simone Knight .... costume stand-by (80 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jake Collier .... costume props assistant (30 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hilary Niederer .... background costume coordinator (13 episodes, 1995)
George Giordano .... additional costumer (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Editorial Department
Edwin Stalter .... post-production coordinator (52 episodes, 1996-1999)
Roger La Prairie .... colorist: dailies (12 episodes, 1995)

David Freidin .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Mel Friedman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
James Seidelman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Philip Tallman .... supervising music editor / music editor (111 episodes, 1995-1999)
Randall Monday .... music recordist/engineer (8 episodes, 1999)

Jared DePasquale .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Dan Kolton .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Crystal Taylor .... script coordinator (78 episodes, 1995-1998)
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (74 episodes, 1996-1999)
Linus Murphy .... first assistant accountant (66 episodes, 1996-1999)
Michelle Fraser .... production assistant (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Keith MacKenzie .... production accountant (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Sally Sherratt .... location manager (2 episodes, 1995-1999)

Ursula Adeane .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Pam Hislop .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Beth Humphreys .... legal supervisor (unknown episodes)
Teresa Rowlee .... creative associate (unknown episodes)
T.J. Scott .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Kim Stretch .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jasmine Watson .... jeweller (unknown episodes)
Amand Weaver .... body double / stand-in (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Netherlands:50 min | USA:45 min (excluding commercials) (116 episodes) | Argentina:60 min | Israel:45 min | Spain:45 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-13 (Season 1 DVD) | Germany:16 (season 1) | Germany:12 (season 2) | Germany:12 (season 3) | Germany:12 (season 4) | Germany:12 (season 5) | Germany:16 (season 6)

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Kevin Smith who recurred twenty-three times on the show most notably as Ares, passed away in a tragic accident in 2002.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Characters often measure distances in the metric system which was gradually developed in the Renaissance, perfected in the late 18th century, and made internationally popular only in the mid 20th century. It can be assumed that conversion to modern units is part of the "translation" we are hearing of what they said.See more »
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Referenced in God of War III (2010) (VG)See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I Loved This Show the way Woody Allen "Loufed" Annie Hall, 15 April 2012
Author: XweAponX from United States

I was excited when I saw that Kevin Sorbo was to be in a Series based on his "Hercules" character which had been the subject of several of those Universal "Action Pack" TV-Moovies. I loufed those too, I totally dug that Heracle's Dad was Anthony Quinn. And his wife was Tawny Kitaen.

But the Weekly Series could not include Quinn as Zeus, and they killed off Tawny Kitaen as Heracle's original wife Deianeira - Who according to the actual Myth of Hercules was killed by being sopped in a poison cloak by a Centaur... So Zeus, as he could change form often, could use several different actors to play him, and they did bring back Deianeira in several episodes where Hercules visited her in The Elysian Fields.

I set aside "Hercules Time" for myself each week - As this show was syndicated, at first that was difficult because they moved the show around a little bit at first. Eventually, they showed it at relatively the same time on relatively the same channel each week, so I was able to eventually build a continuity for watching this show.

And as the show itself ran, it built internal continuities for itself - And for Michael Hurst, Heracle's "Side Kick" Iaolus - And his Dad "Zeus" (Eventually played by Roy Dotrice for several Episodes)- and stepmother always in his "Hera" sometimes played by Meg Foster - And his Brother Iphicles, and Even later visits by Xena and Ares and Strife. And Sorbo's wife "The Golden Hind" (Played by Sorbo's Wife Sam Jenkins - They met while filming the Golden Hind Ep and got married, always thought that was cool)-I had a comfort with these characters.

The Locations, all in New Zealand, were majestic - Whenever there was some Fort or Castle or Village, I was always convinced of Antiquity. Which was amazing considering the sheer amount of deliberate anachronisms they used to use as gags in the episodes - Especially with Robert Trevor's "Used Toga Salesman" character Salmoneus. I just think about this stuff, and have to giggle, I was amused and entertained by this show for several long years.

Sorbo not only took us through Ancient Greece as if it were a walk through our own neighborhoods, but later in the series especially the last season, he actually visited several other Mythological Milieus - Asengard, Ireland, England, there were even visits by Angels from Christian Mythos. So Hercules basically visited not only all of the Grecian places that may have been associated with him, but also places in other Myths from other cultures.

Of course, "historically" none of this was ever meant to be "accurate" - It was just meant to be fun. If was fun to watch, as it must have been fun to make. The Spin-off series, "Xena Warrior Princess" turned out to be even more popular - When they changed her from a crook to a Heroine.

It took a while for the "Family" to develop, but most of the characters were beloved by the fans - Of which I was one.

This was Kevin Sorbo's signature role - He'll always be Hercules to me, even while being Captain Dylan Hunt in "Andromeda"

This show basically put Sam Raimi on the map of the world - And the Underworld - And all of the worlds Hercules visited. And producer Robert Tapert as well. From the moment these episodes started playing, until the end credits and the "Renniassance" logo - Suspiciously similar to Mel Gibson's "Icon" Logo- rolled, this series entranced and enthralled me for all the years it played.

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