Aldis Hodge

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

(1986-09-20) September 20, 1986 (age 36)
EducationArt Center College of Design
Years active1995–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 Carter Hall / Hawkman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Black Adam (2022).

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 in the TNT series Leverage on the day of his 21st birthday.[6] In 2009, he received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor on Television for this role.[7]

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 the role of Carter Hall / Hawkman in the Jaume Collet-Serra's DCEU 2022 film Black Adam alongside Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi and Pierce Brosnan.[8][9] 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.[10]


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
Black Adam Carter Hall / Hawkman
TBA Parallel Also writer and producer


Year Title Role Notes
Reggie Episode: "Family Affair"
1998 NYPD Blue Eddy Episode: "Weaver of Hate"
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 cast, 52 episodes
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 TV Movie
2014–2017 Turn: Washington's Spies Jordan / Akinbode Recurring, 17 episodes
2016–2017 Underground Noah Main character
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 Leverage: Redemption Alec Hardison Recurring role
2022 The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Frankie / Opposing Coach (voices) 2 episodes

Video games[edit]

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

Other work[edit]

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[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Aldis Hodge Online - Est 2010 – All About Aldis". 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). "". 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 Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine (December 5, 2008) Accessed 2010-02-09.
  6. ^ '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.
  7. ^ '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.
  8. ^ "'Black Adam': Aldis Hodge in Talks to Play Hawkman in Superhero Movie". TheWrap. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  9. ^ Vary, Adam B. (2020-09-25). "Aldis Hodge to Play Hawkman in DC Films' 'Black Adam'". Variety. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  10. ^ Black Adam's Aldis Hodge To Lead 'Alex Cross' Series at Prime Video

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