Combining acting with a distinguished career as a singer songwriter, Hugh Dillon is a dark horse that has been galvanized as one of North America's most respected performers.
Dillon first earned notoriety in Canada and abroad as the lead singer in the multi-platinum rock and roll band, The Headstones. Signed to Universal Music in the early nineties, the band released six albums. It was early on in The Headstones' success when Hugh caught the attention of legendary filmmaker Bruce McDonald. Bruce cast Hugh in Dance Me Outside in 1994. Next came his critically acclaimed lead performance as Joe Dick in McDonald's 1996 feature film, Hard Core Logo. Quentin Tarantino distributed the movie through his company and brought international attention to the indie classic and its lead actor.
The Gemini award winning actor has since starred in the critically acclaimed Sundance Film Festival award winning movie, Down To The Bone alongside Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air) as well as notable roles in Feature Films Lone Hero, Assault On Precinct 13, The Trailer Park Boys: The Movie and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning.
Hugh's ability to capture honest, realistic portrayals of complicated characters has been his calling card. In 2007 he began his starring role as Mike Sweeney in the dark and twisted serial Durham County. His performance as Ed Lane in the CBS/CTV co-production Flashpoint is his first step across the border in network primetime and has recently begun their fourth season of production. Other television appearances have included ReGenesis and Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Dillon has never strayed far from his musical roots, bringing his music with him to film and television. His latest musical musings are featured in Flashpoint, Durham County, The Trailer Park Boys: The Movie and the Jennifer Lynch-directed movie, Surveillance. In between on-screen takes he retreated to The Tragically Hip's Bathouse Studio near his hometown of Kingston, Ontario, to record new tracks with Hip-ster Paul Langlois (producer). His aptly titled album, Works Well With Others, was released in the Fall of 2009.
STEVE STACK | Actor