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Aldis Hodge
Hodge at the premiere of Hidden Figures in December 2016
Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge

(1986-09-20) September 20, 1986 (age 37)
EducationArt Center College of Design
Years active1993–present
Known for
RelativesEdwin Hodge (brother)

Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge (born September 20, 1986) is an American actor. Among his significant roles, he played Alec Hardison in the TNT series Leverage, MC Ren in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, Levi Jackson in the 2016 film Hidden Figures, Noah in the WGN America series Underground, Matthew in Girlfriends and Jim Brown in the 2020 film One Night in Miami.... He portrays Hawkman in the DC Film Black Adam and John Stewart / Green Lantern in animated film Green Lantern: Beware My Power.

Life and career


Hodge was born on September 20, 1986, in Jacksonville, North Carolina.[1] Both of his parents, Aldis Basil Hodge and Yolette Evangeline Richardson, served in the U.S. Marine Corps.[2] His mother is from Florida, while his father is originally from Dominica.[3] His older brother is actor Edwin Hodge. Hodge played both the clarinet and the violin as a child.[4] He currently plays the violin.[5] He attended ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.[6] In addition to acting, Hodge designs watches, writes, and paints.[7] In 2018, he collaborated with painter Harmonia Rosales on a series of paintings collectively titled "Through the Looking Glass", exhibited in Los Angeles from January 10 to 14.[8] Hodge is a self-taught horologist and watchmaker, with his own brand of luxury watches, A. Hodge Atelier.[6][9] He has spoken about the need for more diversity in the watchmaking industry.[10]

In 2007, Hodge was cast as Alec Hardison in the TNT series Leverage.[11] In 2009, he received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor on Television for this role.[12] In 2014, it was announced that he was cast in Randall Miller's Midnight Rider, a biopic of Gregg Allman.[13]

In 2019, he began his role as Decourcy Ward in Showtime's City on a Hill with Kevin Bacon. In 2020, it was confirmed that Hodge will play Carter Hall / Hawkman in the Jaume Collet-Serra's DCEU 2022 film Black Adam alongside Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, and Pierce Brosnan.[14][15] In October 2022 it was announced that he would play the lead role of Alex Cross in the Amazon Prime Video streaming series Cross based on the James Patterson series of novels.[16]


Hodge in New York City in 2019


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Raymond Film debut
1996 Bed of Roses Prince
2000 Big Momma's House Basketball Teen #2
2004 The Ladykillers Donut Gangster
2005 The Tenants Sam Clemence
Little Athens Pitt
Edmond Leafletter
2006 Happy Feet Other Voices
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 Lieutenant Foxy
2015 Straight Outta Compton MC Ren
2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Captain Anthony Espin
Hidden Figures Levi Jackson
2018 Brian Banks Brian Banks
2019 Clemency Anthony Woods
What Men Want Will
2020 The Invisible Man James Lanier
Magic Camp Devin Moses
One Night in Miami... Jim Brown
2021 The Birthday Cake Eagle
2022 Green Lantern: Beware My Power John Stewart / Green Lantern Voice, direct-to-video[17]
Black Adam Carter Hall / Hawkman
2024 Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths John Stewart / Green Lantern, Power Ring Voice, direct-to-video[18]
Marmalade Otis
Parallel Alex Also writer and producer
TBA The Dutchman Filming[19]


Year Title Role Notes
1993–1995 Sesame Street Himself Recurring role
1997 Between Brothers Reggie Episode: "Family Affair"
1998 NYPD Blue Eddy Episode: "Weaver of Hate"
1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Camper #1 Episode: "The Wall/The Chalkboard/The Getaway/The Prescription/Summer Camp"
1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Masked Teen Episode: "Fear, Itself"
1999–2000 Pacific Blue Maurice Raymond 2 episodes
2000 Judging Amy Lester Clancy Episode: "Zero Tolerance"
City of Angels Marcus Hall 2 episodes
2001–2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tony Thorpe 2 episodes
2001 Becker Graduate #1 Episode: "2001½: A Graduation Odyssey"
2002 Boston Public Andre Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Seven"
Charmed Trey Episode: "Long Live the Queen"
2003 ER Young Man Episode: "The Lost"
Cold Case Young Mason Tucker Episode: "The Runner"
American Dreams Travis Grant 2 episodes
2005–2006 A.T.O.M. King / Wrecka Voice, main role (52 episodes)[17]
2006 Half & Half Kadeem Episode: "The Big Training" Episode
Numb3rs Travis Grant Episode: "The OG"
Girlfriends Matthew Miles / Derwin Davis 4 episodes
Bones Jimmy Merton Episode: "The Soldier on the Grave"
2006–2007 Friday Night Lights Ray "Voodoo" Tatum 6 episodes
2007 Supernatural Jake Talley 2 episodes
Standoff Nathan Hall Episode: "The Kids in the Hall"
2008–2012 Leverage Alec Hardison Main cast, 77 episodes
2009 Castle Azi Episode: "Always Buy Retail"
The Forgotten Danny Rowe Episode: "Prisoner Jane"
2010 Mad Usher / Sinestro / Frog Voice, episode: "WALL-E-NATOR/Extreme Renovation: House Edition - Superman's Fortress of Solitude"
Private Practice Esau Ajawke Episode: "Fear of Flying"
The Chicago Code Deon Luckett Episode: "St. Valentines Day Massacre"
2011 CSI: Miami Isaiah Stiles Episode: "Sinner Takes All"
2014 Rectify Stefon Whitman Episode: "Donald the Normal"
The Walking Dead Mike Episode: "After"
The After D. Love Television film
2014–2017 Turn: Washington's Spies Jordan / Akinbode Recurring, 17 episodes
2016–2017 Underground Noah Main role
2017 The Blacklist Mario Dixon Episode: "Mr. Kaplan"
Black Mirror Jack Episode: "Black Museum"
2018 Star Trek: Short Treks Craft Episode: "Calypso"
2019 Medal of Honor Edward Carter Episode: "Edward Carter"
2019–2022 City on a Hill Decourcy Ward Main character
2021–2023 Leverage: Redemption Alec Hardison Recurring role
2022 The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Frankie / Opposing Coach Voice, 2 episodes[17]
2024 Cross Alex Cross Main role

Video games

Year Project Role
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Pedestrian
2018 NBA 2K19 Corey Harris

Other work

Year Project Type Role
2010 Taco Bell Commercial The manager
2010 Death, Inc. Short Film Leon
2010 Christian Kane Music video Security guard
2011 State Farm Commercial LeBron James' friend
2011 A Standard Story Short film Serious #1
2013 That Guy Web series Party attendee
2017 Legacy Music video Prison inmate

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Status
2009 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor Television Leverage Nominated
2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Straight Outta Compton Nominated
2017 Hidden Figures Won
2021 One Night in Miami Nominated
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated
2023 North Carolina Film Critics Association Ken Hanke Memorial Tar Heel Award Black Adam Nominated


  1. ^ "Aldis Hodge Online - Est 2010 – All About Aldis". Aldis-hodge.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ The Weekend of Awesome aka Supernatural LA 2009 - Friday Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine (April 21, 2009). "Whedonopolis". Accessed 2010-09-20.
  3. ^ Leverage ConCon The Guys Panel posted by supershinygirl. (March 24, 2010). "youtube.com". Accessed 2010-04-08.
  4. ^ 'Hmm Awards-Aldis Hodge Complete Interview' by JD247 (November 22, 2009) Youtube.com. Accessed 2010-02-09.
  5. ^ ""@DPosival: @AldisHodge do you really play the violin like you did in #Leverage Scheherazade?" Yup, every now and then I'll practice violin". X (formerly Twitter). Retrieved 2023-09-05.
  6. ^ a b Flowers, Bianca (2022-09-30). "A Timeless Legacy: Actor Aldis Hodge Looks to Launch Luxury Watch Collection". Finurah. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  7. ^ 'Interview: Aldis Hodge from Leverage' by Emma Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine (December 5, 2008) Fanbolt.com. Accessed 2010-02-09.
  8. ^ Williams, Maxwell (2018-01-09). "'Hidden Figures' Star Aldis Hodge, Painter Harmonia Rosales to Debut Collab Works at L.A. Art Show". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  9. ^ Reddinger, Paige (2020-08-13). "Actor Aldis Hodge Just Became the Horological Society of New York's Most Famous Trustee". Robb Report. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  10. ^ Hodge, Aldis (2022-02-20). "Aldis Hodge on Why It's Time to Build More Doors for Diversity in the World of Watchmaking". Robb Report. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  11. ^ 'Leverage Interview II: Talking with Dean Devlin' by Joseph Dilworth, Jr. Archived 2010-08-06 at the Wayback Machine (December 11, 2008) Pop Culture Zoo. Accessed 2010-02-09.
  12. ^ 'Nominations for the 36th Annual Saturn Awards' Archived 2012-07-17 at the Wayback Machine (2010) The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films. Accessed 2010-09-20.
  13. ^ Kit, Borys (February 14, 2014). "Gregg Allman Biopic Adds Three More". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  14. ^ "'Black Adam': Aldis Hodge in Talks to Play Hawkman in Superhero Movie". TheWrap. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  15. ^ Vary, Adam B. (2020-09-25). "Aldis Hodge to Play Hawkman in DC Films' 'Black Adam'". Variety. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  16. ^ Black Adam's Aldis Hodge To Lead 'Alex Cross' Series at Prime Video
  17. ^ a b c "Aldis Hodge (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved December 24, 2023. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.
  18. ^ "Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One: Exclusive Clip and Voice Cast Reveal". 4 December 2023.
  19. ^ Grobar, Matt (2023-10-17). "'The Dutchman': Aldis Hodge, Lauren E. Banks Board Andre Gaines Thriller". Deadline. Retrieved 2023-10-22.