Child Abuser And Former 'Hey Dad!' Actor Robert Hughes Bids For Parole

Former Hey Dad! star and convicted child sex offender Robert Hughes is set for a parole hearing after spending six years in a NSW prison.

Hughes was jailed for at least six years in 2014 after a jury found the Australian actor guilty of 10 charges relating to sexual and indecent acts perpetrated on four young girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

A 2017 High Court challenge against his conviction was dismissed. Hughes' legislated parole hearing will take place on Thursday but he is not required to appear at the meeting.

Former Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes leaves the Downing Centre court after giving evidence in Sydney, 2014. (Image: AAP)

"In the case of Hughes, his non-parole period of six years expires on April 6 2020, making him eligible at this time for consideration," the NSW State Parole Authority said in a statement on Wednesday.

Judge Peter Zahra at the time of Hughes' conviction described the actor as a sexual predator who systematically exploited young girls and relied on his position to ensure the compliance and silence of his victims.