Hodge in 2012
|Born||Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge
September 20, 1986
Onslow County, North Carolina, United States
Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge (born September 20, 1986) is an American actor best known for portraying Alec Hardison on the TNT series Leverage. He also portrayed MC Ren in the 2015 biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
Life and career
Hodge was born on September 20, 1986 in Onslow County, North Carolina. Both of his parents, Aldis Basil Hodge and Yolette Evangeline Richardson, served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Hodge's mother is from Florida, while his father is originally from Dominica. 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. In addition to acting, Hodge designs watches, writes, and paints.
In 2007, Hodge was awarded the role of Alec Hardison on the day of his twenty-first birthday. In 2010, he received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Television for this role on Leverage. The win went to Aaron Paul of AMC's Breaking Bad.
|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|
|2006||Happy Feet||Other Voices|
|2006||American Dreamz||Soldier Chuck|
|2007||Equal Opportunity||Leroy Williams Jones III/The 'Bling Killa'|
|2012||The East||Ex-military anarchist|
|2013||A Good Day to Die Hard||CIA Ops Officer Lt. Foxy|
|2015||Straight Outta Compton||MC Ren|
|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"|
|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|
|2004||Video Game||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Pedestrian|
|2004||Short film||The Cure for a Diseased Life||Steveo (scenes deleted)|
|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|
|2010||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor Television||Nominated|
- . (July 30, 2010). "aldis-hodge.com". Accessed 2010-09-20.
- The Weekend of Awesome aka Supernatural LA 2009 - Friday (April 21, 2009). "Whedonopolis". Accessed 2010-09-20.
- Leverage ConCon The Guys Panel posted by supershinygirl. (March 24, 2010). "youtube.com". Accessed 2010-04-08.
- 'Hmm Awards-Aldis Hodge Complete Interview' by JD247 (November 22, 2009) Youtube.com. Accessed 2010-02-09.
- 'Interview: Aldis Hodge from Leverage' by Emma (December 5, 2008) Fanbolt.com. Accessed 2010-02-09.
- 'Leverage Interview II: Talking with Dean Devlin' by Joseph Dilworth, Jr. (December 11, 2008) Pop Culture Zoo. Accessed 2010-02-09.
- 'Nominations for the 36th Annual Saturn Awards' (2010) The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films. Accessed 2010-09-20.
- 'And the Winners Are...' (2010) The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films. Accessed 2010-09-20.
- Official website
- Aldis Hodge on Facebook
- Aldis Hodge on Twitter
- Aldis Hodge at the Internet Movie Database
- Profile of the official site for Red Sands