Dean O’Gorman (born December 1, 1976) is an actor from New Zealand. He got his start in the television movie, The Rogue Stallion at the age of fourteen, and has appeared in both Hercules and Xena multiple times. His most recent works are guest appearances on New Zealand television shows, as well as a role in the 2008 film, The Legend of Bloody Mary.
O’Gorman was born in Auckland, New Zealand; he has a brother named Brett. He attended Rangitoto College and earned a black belt in karate by the age of ten.
O’Gorman’s beginning was in the made-for-television movies, The Rogue Stallion and Raider of the South Seas, both released in 1990. He moved into television series next, with a role as a nurse on the New Zealand soap opera, Shortland Street, and multiple characters on Hercules and Xena, as well as a recurring role as young Iolaus in Young Hercules, co-starring Ryan Gosling.
Most recently, he’s made guest appearances on shows such as, The Cult, Go Girls and Legend of the Seeker.