Greg McHugh is a Scottish actor and writer. He is the creator, writer and star of the BBC1 comedy series Gary: Tank Commander. He also played Howard in the Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat.
McHugh can be seen briefly on screen in the Still Game episode “Faimly” as a friend or relative visiting the patient in the bed beside Winston Ingram. 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. McHugh was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA as writer of Gary: Tank Commander. Between 2011 & 2016 McHugh starred as Howard in the Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat. In 2013 McHugh appeared in the Channel 4 serial Dates. McHugh appeared in the 2013 Bad Education Christmas special as Bonehead, a homeless man. In 2014 McHugh appeared in the BBC film Marvellous playing the part of Malcolm, the long-time friend of Neil Baldwin. 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.
In 2016 & 2017 he appeared as Eddie Scott in the Cumbria-based BBC1 drama The A Word, and went on to star in series 2 of The A Word. On 21 September 2016 McHugh made a secret guest appearance at the first Andy Murray Live event, a charity tennis exhibition event raising funds for UNICEF and the Glasgow-based charity, Young People’s Futures. From 20–22 October 2016, he reprised his role as Gary: Tank Commander in a stage version of the sitcom at The Hydro in Glasgow.
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