When Hugh Dillon was a member of the band Headstones, he had substance-abuse problems.
Hugh Dillon's band, The Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir, released their first album, The High Cost of Low Living, in 2005.
Hugh records his music at The Tragically Hip's Bathouse Studio.
Hugh was nominated for a best supporting actor Genie for playing Sonny in Trailer Park Boys: The Movie.
Hugh's band, The Headstones, used to perform at a Vietnamese nightclub in Kensington market in Toronto.
High Dillon's band, The Headstones, released six albums from 1987-2003.
Hugh's first acting role was a small town villain in Dance Me Outside.
Hugh Dillon is the voice of Canadian Chevrolet ads and Canada's Sleeman Beer.
Hugh Dillon: (about his love for "Durham Country") The best analogy I can give is that when I started out in music, listening to Nirvana, I thought: 'This is going to change the face of music.' And that's how I feel about this show. I think it could change Canadian television.
Hugh Dillon: I've been really fortunate to have found my way in both music and acting.
Hugh Dillon: I used to always think everything's easy but it isn't. Anything worthwhile is a struggle.
Hugh Dillon: I'd always been interested in acting. In high school - it goes back that far - I had a great dramatic arts teacher, and I just loved it. But the music took me somewhere else, and I just couldn't devote my time to acting. But I grew up fascinated with movies and music, and that's all I've ever really cared about, other than, you know, my wife.
Hugh Dillon: (about "Durham County") I hate to say this, but it's true - we all, and my friends in the States, we all tend to think: 'Oh, it's Canadian' and you know, there's a sense of disappointment there sometimes, but this shatters that. It is so risky and so dangerous but it's also beautifully artistic and poetic. It's groundbreaking. It's a gift to Canadian television in terms of this show isn't complacent, this show is dark and hard-hitting and it's writer-driven. It tells a great story that needs to be told.
Hugh Dillon: I'm one of those guys who'll wait until the last... Procrastination's a wild fucking thing.
Hugh Dillon: We've got a lot of songs and now it's the difficult part of paring down. Personally, if it were up to me, I'd release a double record, but we can't, so... There's gonna be 13 songs and they're all really good songs, like I'm just excited about playing them. I like the way they're written, they're the kind of thing you do, like after you write a piece, and you read it back and you can't believe you did it, it's that good. I don't know how I did it, I fluked out, but it's good. These songs just came out of nowhere and just flew in and we nailed 'em.
Hugh Dillon: Writing songs is great because it gets you off your ass and you have to do it.
Hugh Dillon: It's just totally organic...It's the essence of rock 'n' roll... It's got more to do with the songwriting than with the show.