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|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
Greg McHugh (born 5 January 1980) is a Scottish actor and writer. He is the creator, writer and star of the BBC1 comedy series Gary: Tank Commander. He also plays Howard in the highly successful Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat.
Early life and education
McHugh went to St Thomas of Aquin's High School or St Tams as it's known locally, he then studied business at the University of Stirling and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Initially, McHugh had intended to study sports science but found it too difficult.
McHugh played Josh Elvey in the TV movie Not Safe for Work.
In 2010, McHugh appeared in the episode "Don the Musical" of the English sitcom How Not to Live Your Life. He played Randy, a local actor of amateur dramatics who played the Tom Cruise character, Charlie Babbitt, in a musical version of Rain Man. He was in two 2010 episodes of Rab C. Nesbitt as Liam O'Hagan. The episodes were "Muse" and "Candy."
McHugh appeared on Red Nose Day 2011 reporting the fund-raising going on throughout Scotland for Comic Relief.
In 2013, McHugh appeared in the Channel 4 serial Dates.
From 6 December 2014 to 11 January 2015 McHugh starred as the character of Smee in the pantomime production of Peter Pan at the King's Theatre, Glasgow.
From 20–22 October 2016, he will reprise his role as Gary in a stage version of his hit sitcom at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
|2013||Bad Education Christmas Special||Bonehead|
|2009–2012||Gary Tank Commander||Gary McLintoch||(actor, writer)|
|2010||Rab C. Nesbitt||Liam|
|2014||The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night||Howard|
|2014/15||Peter Pan||Smee||King's Theatre,Glasgow|
|2016||Gary Tank Commander||Gary McLintoch||SSE Hydro, Glasgow|
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- "BAFTA Scotland Award Winners in 2008 - Awards - Scotland". BAFTA. 9 November 2008.