Actor, comedian and writer Greig Pickhaver (also known as H.G. Nelson) is one half of iconic Australian sports comedy duo “Roy & HG”. The award-winning duo originally teamed up in 1986 for the ABC Triple J radio comedy program “This Sporting Life”, which was broadcast nation-wide for 22 years and led to several successful TV spinoffs. Pickhaver 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.
Greig was recognised in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday honours list, receiving an OAM for service to the media as a presenter and entertainer, and as a supporter of a range of charitable organisations, particularly the United Nations Children’s Fund in Australia.