"Flashpoint" Actor Hugh Dillon
ION Television is the home of the newly acquired hit police drama Flashpoint. Starring Hugh Dillon (Durham County), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) and Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity), “Flashpoint” is an emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of police in the Strategic Response Unit (inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force). Members of a highly-skilled tactical team, they are trained in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the subject's head to understand the emotional breaking point (the "flashpoint") that triggered the crisis. Flashpoint airs Tuesdays at 10:00 pm on ION Telveision.
Hugh 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.