Aldis Hodge started his acting career at the age of three, when he went on a print job with his brother and was chosen for an ad in Essence magazine. Hodge was doing print ads and commercials when he was bitten by the acting bug.
At the age of 9, Hodge was cast in the Tony-winning revival of Showboat on Broadway. During that period, he also appeared in several movies, including Die Hard with a Vengeance and Bed of Roses.
Hodge headed to Los Angeles to continue his acting career and quickly landed several recurring television roles, including the role of Voodoo on Friday Night Lights. He has appeared in such shows as Supernatural, Girlfriends, American Dreams and City of Angels. Other TV appearances include Bones, CSI, ER, Cold Case, Charmed and Boston Public. His movie credits include the independent The Stone House, Edmond, the Coen brothers’ remake of The Lady Killers and Big Momma’s House.
In addition to acting, Hodge writes scripts for film and television, designs watches and is actively pursuing his own watch company.
Source: Aldis Hodge Biography on TNT
Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge was born in Onslow County, North Carolina. Both of his parents, Aldis Hodge Sr. and Yolette Evangeline Richardson, served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Hodge’s mother is from the state of Florida and his father is of Dominican heritage.
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, paints, and attends the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, although he does take breaks from attending full time due to his acting work.
In 2007, Hodge was awarded the role of Alec Hardison on his twenty-first birthday. In 2010, he received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Television for his role on “Leverage” (2008). He was nominated alongside Jeremy Davies and Michael Emerson of ABC’s “Lost” (2004), Aaron Paul of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” (2008), John Noble of Fox’s “Fringe” (2008), and Alexander Skarsgård of HBO’s “True Blood” (2008). The win went to Aaron Paul.