Ed Lane, Team Leader & Sniper
Combining acting with a distinguished career as a singer songwriter, Hugh Dillon is a dark horse that has become one of North America's most respected performers.
Dillon first earned notoriety in Canada and abroad as the lead singer in the multiplatinum 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.
The award winning actor has since starred in the critically acclaimed Sundance Film Festival award winning movie, Down To The Bone alongside Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air) as well as notable roles in feature films Lone Hero, Assault On Precinct 13, The Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning.
Hugh's ability to capture honest, realistic portrayals of complicated characters has been his calling card. In 2007 he began his starring role as Mike Sweeney in the dark and twisted serial DURHAM COUNTY. His performance as Ed Lane in the CBS/CTV coproduction FLASHPOINT is his first step across the border in network primetime where it is currently enjoying its third season of production. Other television appearances have included REGENESIS and DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION.
Dillon has never strayed far from his musical roots, bringing his music with him to film and television. His latest musical musings are featured in FLASHPOINT, DURHAM COUNTY, Trailer Park Boys: The Movie and the Jennifer Lynch-directed movie, Surveillance. In between on-screen takes he retreated to The Tragically Hip's Bathouse Studio near his hometown of Kingston, Ontario, to record new tracks with Hipster Paul Langlois (producer).
His aptly titled album, Works Well With Others, was released in the Fall of 2009.
Ed Lane, Team Leader & Sniper
Ed is the alpha male of Team One. He’s outgoing, uncompromising, and charismatic.He thrives on the high-risk calls that are the bread and butter of his career, and rises to meet any tactical challenge with the laser-sharp instincts of a man born to be a leader.But under the uniform he’s a profoundly thoughtful man who carries the burden of every decision he’s made, in a world where there may be no right answers, and where human fates are sealed in a split-second.
It’s one of these split-second decisions at the very beginning of Season Five that threatens to destroy Ed: protocol forces him to take the life of a bright, brave young woman, saving the life of her violent father instead. The entire team is shattered, but it’s Ed more than any other who will be haunted by what his job demanded of him that night.
Though Ed performs his Team Leader duties flawlessly, below the surface he struggles with doubts and second-guessing – until the fateful day when he is forced to confront his demons head-on. In this emotionally charged confrontation, Ed will define who he is as a cop and as a man.