Gary Hudson (actor)

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Gary Hudson
Born (1956-03-26) March 26, 1956 (age 61)
Newport News, Virginia, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979-present

Gary Hudson (born March 26, 1956) is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Hudson was born on March 26, 1956, in Newport News, Virginia, and raised in historic Hilton Village where his father was also born. He left Virginia in 1977 after attending Christopher Newport College for two years to pursue his acting career in Los Angeles. His first acting job was in the film Hooper starring Burt Reynolds.


From there Hudson's career began, and has led to numerous work in films, TV shows, stage, producing and directing. His credits include series regular roles on Safe at Home, As the World Turns, Paradise Falls, in 1990 Santa Barbara as Blackie Simpson and the 2009 Canadian TV series Wild Roses in Calgary, Canada, where he was nominated for Best Actor at The Monte-Carlo International Television Festival. He recurred on Smallville, Dynasty, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., The Tracey Ullman Show, Air America and LA Heat.[1][2][3] His guest appearances are numerous including Cold Case, ER, Missing, Mike Hammer, Doc, Too Close for Comfort, Mama's Family, Three's Company, Matt Houston, The Facts of Life and Hotel among others.

Hudson has starred in over 30 films and worked with numerous Oscar and Emmy winners. His films include the cult classic Road House with Patrick Swayze, Battle in Seattle with Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson, Eye of the Killer with Kiefer Sutherland, She's Too Young with Marcia Gay Harden, All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story with Mercedes Ruehl and Penelope Ann Miller, Jasper, Texas with Jon Voight and Louis Gossett, Jr, A Season on the Brink with Brian Dennehy, Love Thy Neighbor, Deception with Dina Meyer, Perfect Sport and Cheyenne among others.


  1. ^ Glen Schaefer (January 27, 2009). "Sex permeates saga of Alberta greed; CBC series reaches back to glory days of prime time soaps". Times Colonist. 
  2. ^ REAGEN SULEWSKI (December 10, 2008). "Alberta setting for CBC series Wild Roses; Show that's a little bit Dallas, a little bit Grey's Anatomy, will take Canadian drama in a new direction". Cochrane Times. 
  3. ^ SUN MEDIA (January 6, 2009). "Calgary on display in Wild Roses". 24 Hours. 

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