Before he appeared as Flynn's dad on Power Rangers: RPM, Jason Hoyte (Mr. McAllistair, RPM) played the villainous god Hephaestus in the Hercules/Xena universe. The son of the wicked Hera, Hephaestus was known as the craftsman of the gods, creating many of their unbeatable weapons. Hephaestus made his last appearance in the universe on "Xena: Warrior Princess" during the show's fifth season. In the episode "Looking Death in the Eye," the new mother, Xena is fed up with trying to protect herself and her baby from the gods, who seek to destroy the baby girl. Xena tangles with a trio of gods, including Hephaestus and manages to convince them that she & Gabrielle have perished, along with the baby in order to stop their endless pursuit and begin the legendary Twilight. Jason Hoyte appears throughout this episode. Stephen Lovatt (voice of Hamhock, Jungle Fury) also appears in the episode playing the god Hades.
Season 5 of "Xena: Warrior Princess" is available on DVD
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