Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge (born September 20, 1986) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Alec Hardison on the TNT series Leverage, MC Ren in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, Levi Jackson in the 2016 film Hidden Figures, and as Noah in the WGN America series Underground.
Hodge at the premiere of Hidden Figures in December 2016
|Born||Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge
September 20, 1986
Onslow County, North Carolina, U.S.
|Education||Art Center College of Design|
|Known for||Alec Hardison – Leverage
Noah - Underground
Life and careerEdit
Hodge was born on September 20, 1986, in Onslow County, North Carolina. Both of his parents, Aldis Basil Hodge and Yolette Evangeline Richardson, served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Hodge's mother is from Florida, while his father is originally from Dominica. 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. In addition to acting, Hodge designs watches, writes, and paints. In 2007, Hodge was awarded the role of Alec Hardison on the day of his 21st birthday. In 2010, he received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Television for this role on Leverage. He is also one of two actors to portray two different roles in two different Die Hard films, the other being Anthony Peck.
|1995||Die Hard with a Vengeance||Raymond|
|1996||Bed of Roses||Prince|
|2000||Big Momma's House||Basketball Teen #2|
|2004||The Ladykillers||Donut Gangster|
|2005||The Tenants||Sam Clemence|
|2006||Happy Feet||Other Voices|
|2006||American Dreamz||Soldier Chuck|
|2007||Equal Opportunity||Leroy Williams Jones III/The 'Bling Killa'|
|2012||The East||Ex-military anarchist|
|2013||A Good Day to Die Hard||CIA Ops Officer Lt. Foxy|
|2015||Straight Outta Compton||MC Ren|
|2016||Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||Espin|
|2016||Hidden Figures||Levi Jackson|
|1997||Between Brothers||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|
|The Game||Derwin Davis||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Numb3rs||Travis Grant||Episode: "The OG"|
|Girlfriends||Matthew Miles||3 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||The Walking Dead||Mike||Episode: "After"|
|The After||D. Love||TV Movie|
|2014–2017||Turn: Washington's Spies||Jordan a.k.a. Akinbode||Recurring, 17 episodes|
|2017||The Blacklist||Mario Dixon||Episode: "Mr. Kaplan"|
|Black Mirror||Jack||Episode: "Black Museum"|
|2018||City on a Hill||Decourcy Ward||Main character|
|2004||Video Game||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Pedestrian|
|2010||Short Film||Death, Inc.||Leon|
|2010||Music video||Christian Kane||Security|
|2011||Commercial||State Farm||LeBron James' friend|
|2011||Short Film||A Standard Story||Serious #1|
|2013||Web Series||"That Guy"||Party Attendee|
|2017||Music Video||"Legacy"||Prison Inmate|
|2010||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor Television||Leverage||Nominated|
|2017||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Hidden Figures||Won|
- . (July 30, 2010). "aldis-hodge.com". Accessed 2010-09-20.
- The Weekend of Awesome aka Supernatural LA 2009 - Friday (April 21, 2009). "Whedonopolis". Accessed 2010-09-20.
- Leverage ConCon The Guys Panel posted by supershinygirl. (March 24, 2010). "youtube.com". Accessed 2010-04-08.
- 'Hmm Awards-Aldis Hodge Complete Interview' by JD247 (November 22, 2009) Youtube.com. Accessed 2010-02-09.
- 'Interview: Aldis Hodge from Leverage' by Emma (December 5, 2008) Fanbolt.com. Accessed 2010-02-09.
- 'Leverage Interview II: Talking with Dean Devlin' by Joseph Dilworth, Jr. (December 11, 2008) Pop Culture Zoo. Accessed 2010-02-09.
- '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.