Greig Pickhaver

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Actor and comedian Greig Pickhaver (also known as H.G. Nelson) is one half on the Australian sports comedy duo Roy and HG. The duo originally teamed up in 1986 for the Triple J radio comedy program This Sporting Life, which is still on air after 18 years and has led to several successful TV spinoffs.

With John Doyle as Roy Slaven, they have appeared on television shows such as The Dream, This Sporting Life, Club Buggery, The Channel Nine Show, Planet Norwich, The Monday Dump, The Nation Dumps, The Dream in Athens.

Pickhaver was born in Nuriootpa, South Australia and is a graduate of Flinders University. After a stint as a roadie for Australian rocker Billy Thorpe in the early 1970s, Pickhaver moved into acting and comedy and first developed the HG Nelson character while performing in the Melbourne radio sports comedy show Punter To Punter in the early 1980s. He met Doyle in 1985 while both were playing minor characters in an SBS TV show and they teamed up as Roy and HG in 1986.

Pickhaver has appeared in many TV programs and advertisements (often as HG Nelson) and starred in the cult Australian comedy film Only When I Laugh opposite Jacqueline McKenzie.

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