John Hug is an English actor.
Born in Leicestershire, Hug had the usual childhood fantasies of being a railroad engineer and even a doctor. While his father wasn't particularly interested in the theatre, Hug's mother was, as was his godmother, whom the family often visited.
After leaving school, Hug travelled to Canada, where he attended Montreal's McGill University studying French and German. Actually, though, Hug spent most of his time doing plays with the school drama society, and upon graduation made his acting debut on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Network.
After spending the summer working in repertory theater in Montreal, Hug returned to England to pursue acting. Along with various stage roles, including a part in the West End production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Hug worked with both the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He also appeared in a number of British TV series, including The Cedar Tree, Tom Brown's Schooldays and Crown Court.
After Space: 1999, Hug appeared in such TV series as Alias Smith and Jones, The Fourth Arm, Operation Julie and an episode of Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected opposite the late Cyril Cusack. Over the past several years, Hug has also done extensive theatre work, both in Britain and elsewhere in Europe. One of his most memorable experiences came playing Lennox opposite Peter O'Toole's Macbeth at the Old Vic Theatre, a production which was slammed by critics but played to packed houses nightly.
Hug also played Trotter, a soldier in R.C. Sheriff's classic WWI drama Journey's End. He has also performed in a number of stage productions directed by his long-time companion Dee Hart.