Edwin Hodge

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Edwin Hodge
Born Edwin Martel Basil Hodge
(1985-01-26) January 26, 1985 (age 31)
Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

Edwin Martel Basil Hodge (born January 26, 1985) is an American actor and the older brother of actor Aldis Hodge.[1] He is recognized for portraying Dwayne "Dante" Bishop in The Purge film series, and is the only actor to appear in all three films.

Early life[edit]

Hodge was born on January 26, 1985,[2] in Jacksonville, North Carolina, to Aldis Hodge and Yolette Evangeline Richardson, but he was raised in New York.[3] Hodge's mother is from the state of Florida and his father from Dominica. He is the brother of actor Aldis Hodge.


Hodge guest starred on an episode of the TNT series Leverage which stars his younger brother. He guest starred on an episode of One Tree Hill.

Hodge played the role of the "Stranger" in the horror film The Purge (2013) and its sequels The Purge: Anarchy (2014) and The Purge: Election Year (2016); the "Stranger" was revealed to be named Dante Bishop in the third film. He also appeared in the horror film As Above, So Below (2014).



Year Title Role
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Dexter's friend
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Todd Henessey
1997 Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework Cody
1999 The Breaks Tiki
2000 Big Momma's House Basketball Teen #1
2002 In My Life
2002 A Light in the Forest Krebs
2002 Coastlines Roy
2003 Hangman's Curse Blake Hornsby
2003 National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze Tony
2004 Debating Robert Lee Elliot Davis
2004 The Alamo Joe
2004 The Cure for a Diseased Life (scenes deleted) Julio
2005 Control Kieran
2005 Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story Darnell
2006 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Bird
2008 Beautiful Loser Teenage Morgan
2009 Kill Theory Paul (uncredited)
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Bryce
2012 Red Dawn Danny Jackson
2013 The Purge Dante Bishop
2014 The Purge: Anarchy
2014 As Above, So Below Benji
2016 The Purge: Election Year Dante Bishop


Year TV Show Role Episode
1995 New York Undercover Memo Man's Best Friend
1998 7th Heaven Freshman Guy #1 ...And a Nice Chianti
2000 Angel Kennan First Impressions
2001 Grounded for Life Guy #2 Jimmy's Got a Gun
2000–2002 Boston Public Jamaal Crenshaw (13 episodes)
2003 Touched by an Angel Jesse As It Is in Heaven
2004–2005 Jack & Bobby Marcus Ride (Main Cast, 20 episodes)
2005 Cold Case Vaughn Bubley (age 18) Saving Patrick Bubley
2006 Invasion Brett (4 episodes)
2006 Grey's Anatomy Greg Stanton Let the Angels Commit
2009 Ghost Whisperer John Ghost Busted
2009 Heroes Young Charles Deveaux Chapter Ten '1961'
2009 Bones Robert Hooper The Beaver in the Otter
2009 Mental Malcolm Darius Washington (12 episodes)
2010 Leverage Billy Epping The Jailhouse Job
2010 One Tree Hill Will 'The Space In between"
2010 CSI: Miami James Reed Reality Kills
2012-13 Cougar Town Wade Recurring Seasons 3-4
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Kai Ashe 2 Episodes
2013–15 Chicago Fire Rick Newhouse Recurring Seasons 2-3


  1. ^ Exclusive: Edwin Hodge to Guest-Star on Leverage by Adam Bryant. (March 5, 2010). seattlepi.com. Accessed 2010-04-01.
  2. ^ Edwin Hodge (1990-2010) IMDb. Accessed 2010-02-08.
  3. ^ Edwin Hodge: Summary (2010) Tv.com. Accessed 2010-02-09.

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