Aldis Hodge

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Aldis Hodge
Aldis Hodge 2012.jpg
Hodge in 2012
Born Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge
(1986-09-20) September 20, 1986 (age 29)
Onslow County, North Carolina, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present

Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge (born September 20, 1986) is an American actor best known for portraying Alec Hardison on the TNT series Leverage and MC Ren in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton.

Life and career[edit]

Hodge was born on September 20, 1986, in Onslow County, North Carolina.[1] Both of his parents, Aldis Basil Hodge and Yolette Evangeline Richardson, served in the U.S. Marine Corps.[2] Hodge's mother is from Florida, while his father is originally from Dominica.[3] Aldis is the younger brother of actor Edwin Hodge.

Hodge played both the clarinet and the violin as a child, but as an adult, his focus is on the violin; he purchased his first at the age of 18.[4] In addition to acting, Hodge designs watches, writes, and paints.[5]

In 2007, Hodge was awarded the role of Alec Hardison on the day of his 21st birthday.[6] In 2010, he received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Television for this role on Leverage.[7] The win went to Aaron Paul of AMC's Breaking Bad.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Raymond
1996 Bed of Roses Prince
2000 Big Momma's House Basketball Teen #2
2004 The Ladykillers Donut Gangster
2005 The Tenants Sam Clemence
2005 Little Athens Pitt
2005 Edmond Leafletter
2006 Happy Feet Other Voices
2006 American Dreamz Soldier Chuck
2007 Equal Opportunity Leroy Williams Jones III/The 'Bling Killa'
2009 Red Sands Trevor
2012 The East Ex-military anarchist
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard CIA Ops Officer Lt. Foxy
2015 Straight Outta Compton MC Ren
2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Filming


Year Title Role
1997 Between Brothers Reggie "Family Affair"
1998 NYPD Blue Eddy "Weaver of Hate"
1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Masked Teen "Fear Itself"
1999–2000 Pacific Blue Maurice Raymond "Juvies" 1999 and "Kangaroo Court" 2000
2000 Judging Amy Lester Clancy "Zero Tolerance"
City of Angels Marcus Hall "SWATs Happening" and "Lake Erie"
2001 Becker Graduate #1 "2001½: A Graduation Odyssey"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tony Thorpe "Too Tough to Die"
2002 Boston Public Andre "Chapter Thirty-Seven"
2002 Charmed Trey "Long Live the Queen"
2003 ER Young Man "The Lost"
Cold Case Young Mason Tucker "The Runner"
American Dreams Travis Grant "Rescue Me" and "Another Saturday Night"
2005 A.T.O.M. King 52 episodes
2006 Half & Half Kadeem "The Big Training Episode
The Game Derwin Davis Pilot Episode
Numb3rs Travis Grant "The OG"
Girlfriends Matthew Miles "The Game", "Good News, Bad News", and "L.A. Bound"
Bones Jimmy Merton "The Soldier on the Grave"
2006–2007 Friday Night Lights Ray "Voodoo" Tatum "Wind Sprints", "Who's Your Daddy", "Git'er Done", "Best Laid Plans", and "State"
2007 Supernatural Jake Talley "All Hell Breaks Loose Part 1" and "All Hell Breaks Loose Part 2"
Standoff Nathan Hall "The Kids in the Hall"
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tony Thorpe "The Happy Place"
2008–2012 Leverage Alec Hardison Main cast, 77 episodes
2009 Castle Azi "Always Buy Retail"
The Forgotten Danny Rowe "Prisoner Jane"
2010 Private Practice Esau Ajawke "Fear of Flying"
The Chicago Code Dion Luckett "St. Valentines Day Massacre"
2011 CSI: Miami Isaiah Stiles "Sinner Takes All"
2014 The Walking Dead Mike "After"
The After Dee Love Pilot
2014–present Turn: Washington's Spies Jordan aka Akinbode Recurring, 10 episodes

Other work[edit]

Year Type Project Role
2004 Video Game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Pedestrian
2004 Short film The Cure for a Diseased Life Steveo (scenes deleted)
2010 Commercial Taco Bell Manager
2010 Short Film Death, Inc. Leon
2010 Music video Christian Kane Security
2011 Commercial State Farm LeBron James' friend
2011 Short Film A Standard Story Serious #1
2013 Web Series "That Guy" Party Attendee


Year Award Category Status
2010 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor Television Nominated


  1. ^ [1]. (July 30, 2010). "". Accessed 2010-09-20.
  2. ^ The Weekend of Awesome aka Supernatural LA 2009 - Friday (April 21, 2009). "Whedonopolis". Accessed 2010-09-20.
  3. ^ Leverage ConCon The Guys Panel posted by supershinygirl. (March 24, 2010). "". Accessed 2010-04-08.
  4. ^ 'Hmm Awards-Aldis Hodge Complete Interview' by JD247 (November 22, 2009) Accessed 2010-02-09.
  5. ^ 'Interview: Aldis Hodge from Leverage' by Emma (December 5, 2008) Accessed 2010-02-09.
  6. ^ 'Leverage Interview II: Talking with Dean Devlin' by Joseph Dilworth, Jr. (December 11, 2008) Pop Culture Zoo. Accessed 2010-02-09.
  7. ^ 'Nominations for the 36th Annual Saturn Awards' (2010) The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films. Accessed 2010-09-20.
  8. ^ 'And the Winners Are...' (2010) The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films. Accessed 2010-09-20.

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