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|Born||May 31, 1963|
|Origin||Kingston, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Hard rock, Rock'n'roll, Indie rock, Soft rock|
|Occupations||Singer, actor, record producer|
|Associated acts||The Headstones
Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir
After The Headstones broke up in 2003, Dillon formed the band Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir, an indie rock band whose style draws from country, pop, punk and New Wave influences. They released The High Co$t of Low Living in 2005. Hugh has released a solo album entitled, Works Well with Others, and it came out on October 13, 2009.
Dillon and the rest of the Headstones reformed the band in 2011.
Dillon landed his first big screen part in director Bruce McDonald's Dance Me Outside (1995). Next came his critically acclaimed lead performance as Joe Dick in McDonald's 1996 feature film, Hard Core Logo. The film caught the eye of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, and his company, Rolling Thunder Pictures, distributed the movie, bringing international attention to the film.
Dillon went on to build a repertoire of notable roles in feature films, including Lone Hero, also starring Robert Forster and Sean Patrick Flanery, 2005's Assault on Precinct 13 with Ethan Hawke, and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning. In 2007 he was nominated for a 2007 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Trailer Park Boys: The Movie. He received critical acclaim when he starred opposite Vera Farmiga in the Sundance Film Festival award-winning movie, Down to the Bone. Dillon has guest-starred on numerous television programs, such as The Eleventh Hour, ReGenesis, Degrassi: The Next Generation. He also does the voice-overs for Canadian Chevrolet ads, both on TV and radio, and for Manulife One financial services.
Dillon starred as Mike Sweeney in the critically acclaimed Canadian dramatic series Durham County. Durham County follows the tormented life of Detective Mike Sweeney, a world-weary homicide detective, who moves with his wife Audrey (Hélène Joy, ReGenesis) and daughters Sadie (Laurence Leboeuf) and Maddie (Cicely Austin) to a seemingly idyllic suburban community in the hopes of a new beginning. Hugh Dillon’s performance earned him a Gemini nomination for Best Actor in 2008. Durham County season 1 was widely received by Canadian audiences and earned a total of 14 Gemini nominations which resulted in five wins. Durham County season 2 premiered in July 2009 on TMN and Movie Central.
Dillon starred as Sergeant Ed Lane in the CTV/CBS co-production police drama series Flashpoint, which ran for five series between 2008 to 2012. The one-hour drama series also starred Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars), Amy Jo Johnson and David Paetkau, and followed the tough but emotional lives of an elite Strategic Response Unit that was clearly set in Toronto through the many establishing shots, but never explicitly stated in the show until late in the third season. The series was picked up by CBS for broadcast later in 2008 in the United States, making it the first Canadian series since CTV's Due South in 1994 to air on network primetime in both Canada and the United States. He has most recently voiced Nick in Left 4 Dead 2, a video game developed by Valve. Dillon also played the role of Francis Becker on the third season of the American crime drama series, The Killing.
|1994||Dance Me Outside||Clarence Gaskill|
|1995||Curtis's Charm||Spitting White Trash Thug|
|1996||Hard Core Logo||Joe Dick / Joseph Mulgrew|
|1999||Johnny||Dell and Alice's Dad|
|2004||Down to the Bone||Bob|
|2004||Ginger Snaps Back||Rev. Gilbert|
|2005||Assault on Precinct 13||Tony|
|2006||Hope and a Little Sugar||Bar Construction Worker|
|2006||Trailer Park Boys: The Movie||Sonny|
|2008||About Face||The Agent|
|2008||Down to the Dirt||Renny|
|2012||Cosmology||Short film, post-production|
|2013||The Last Crop||Vincent||post-production|
|1995||Prince for a Day||(uncredited)||TV movie|
|2000||Twitch City||Howard the Cannibal
Guy in Convenience Store
|Episode: "The Return of the Cat Food Killer"
Episode: "I'm Fat and I'm Proud"
|2002||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Albert Manning||Episode: "When Doves Cry: Part 1"
Episode: "When Doves Cry: Part 2"
|2003||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Albert Manning||Episode: "Tears Are Not Enough: Part 1"|
|2003||Blue Murder||Kevin Marshall||Episode: "Necklace"|
|2004||Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh Hour||Eddie||Episode: "Hard Seven"|
|2004||Love Crimes of Gillian Guess, TheThe Love Crimes of Gillian Guess||Bobby Tomahawk||TV movie|
|2004||Wool Cap, TheThe Wool Cap||Leather Jacket||TV movie|
|2004||ReGenesis||Danny Dexter||Episode: "Prions"
Episode: "The Oldest Virus"
|2005||ReGenesis||Danny Dexter||Episode: "Resurrection"|
|2005||Our Fathers||Johnny DeFranco||TV movie|
|2007||Gathering, TheThe Gathering||Det. Gamble||TV miniseries|
|2007-2010||Durham County||Mike Sweeney||18 episodes|
|2008||Quality of Life, TheThe Quality of Life||Jean Tellier||TV movie|
|2008||Of Murder and Memory||Vincent Nichol||TV movie|
|2008||Ink: Alter Egos Exposed||Narrator (Himself)||TV movie|
|2008-2012||Flashpoint||Ed Lane||Main role|
|2013||The Killing||Francis Becker|
|2009||Left 4 Dead 2||Nick||Valve Software|
- Picture of Health (1993)
- Teeth and Tissue (1995)
- Smile and Wave (1997)
- Nickels for Your Nightmares (2000)
- The Greatest Fits (2001)
- The Oracle of Hi-Fi (2002)
- Love + Fury (2013)
Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir
- The High Co$t of Low Living (2005)
- Works Well with Others (2009)