Whilst in his final year at NIDA, Hugh was cast as 'Ben Rafter' in Australia's highest rating family drama Packed To The Rafters and continued in the role for 5 seasons. Following Rafters he starred in the Seven Network telemovie
Never Tear Us Apart, based on Australia's most successful band, INXS, Opera Australia / ABC co-production The Divorce and most recently House Husbands.
Theatrically Hugh’s credits include, the sold out, one man show, Newley discovered, at the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. He then took Newley to the Sydney Opera House and New York's Snapple. In late 2012, Hugh starred
alongside Geoffrey Rush and Magda Szubanski in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. He was recently given a residence at Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill Jazz in LA.
After signing with Sony in 2010 Hugh released his first single Just Can't Throw Us Away which made an impressive #2 debut on the iTunes singles chart and was followed by his successful debut album Speak Love. He is currently one third of California Crooners Club which enjoyed sell-out shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and winning them Best Music Act and Critics Circle Pick.
During his time on Packed To The Rafters Hugh received three Silver Logie Awards for Most Popular Actor, a 2013 Silver Logie Award nomination for Most Popular Actor, a 2011 Silver Logie nomination for Most Outstanding
Actor, a Silver Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent and a Graham Kennedy Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent.