Hugh Dillon
Jean Tellier


HUGH DILLON'S ability to capture honest, realistic portrayals of complicated characters has been his calling card. Dillon landed his first big screen part in the notorious director Bruce McDonald's Dance Me Outside (1994). Next was his critically acclaimed lead performance as Joe Dick in McDonald's 1996 feature film, Hard Core Logo. The film caught the eye of legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his company, Rolling Thunder Pictures who distributed the movie and brought international attention to the revered indie classic and its lead actor.

Dillon was recently nominated for a 2007 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sonny in Canadian box office hit The Trailer Park Boys: The Movie. He also received critical acclaim for his starring role opposite Vera Farmiga (The Departed) in the Sundance Film Festival award winning movie, Down To the Bone.

Dillon's repertoire of notable roles in feature films includes Lone Hero also starring Robert Forster and Sean Patrick Flannery, 2005's Assault on Precinct 13 with Ethan Hawke and the cult classic Ginger Snaps: The Prequel as well as television guest-starring appearances on The 11th Hour, Regenesis, Degrassi: The Next Generation to name a few. He just completed work on the feature Surveillance, directed by Jennifer Lynch.

Dillon hit the screen this May as Detective Mike Sweeney in The Movie Network/Movie Central's highly anticipated new series, Durham County which follows the tormented life of Sweeney, a world-weary homicide detective, who moves with his wife Audrey and daughters Sadie to a seemingly idyllic suburban community in the hopes of a new beginning. In contrast to its backdrop of suburban placidity, Durham County takes a raw look into the tangled and twisted hearts, minds and motivations of the series' characters.

Combining acting with a commendable career as a singer songwriter, 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 90s, the band released six albums. After The Headstones he formed the Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir and released The High Cost Of Low Living. Their second album, Works Well With Others, is due out this spring. Transcending the rock world, Dillon has consistently scored and written compositions for numerous movie and television productions including Durham County. Hugh Dillon currently resides in Los Angeles.