Joel Tobeck is a New Zealand actor best known for his roles as Strife, Nysus Gaius and Deimos in the fantasy television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1996-1999), Young Hercules (1998-1999) and Xena: Warrior Princess, from 2000-2001.
His versatility, in theatre television and film, has long been recognized and is increasingly in demand - at home in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and USA.
Born into an acting family, he made his first stage appearance at age five, and was trained by some of the best in the business.
His nearly two dozen film appearances have seen him work extensively both in New Zealand and Australia starring alongside some of the biggest names in the business including Cate Blanchett, Geena Davis, Josh Hartnett, Hugo Weaving and Sam Neill.
In 1997, he won Best Actor in the NZ Film & TV Awards for Topless Women Talk About Their Lives.
Joel's television career has been equally wide-ranging, including roles in Xena, Hercules and Young Hercules series; the US series A.K.A and Without A Trace; and in the Australian drama Tangle and the comedy 30 Seconds.
In 2010 he starred as Richard Foster in the science fiction mystery thriller television series This is Not My Life. He also played the recurring role of Donny in the motorcycle drama series Sons of Anarchy.