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, and Matthew in Girlfriends and Jim Brown in the 2020 film One Night in Miami.
Hodge at the premiere of Hidden Figures in December 2016
Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge
September 20, 1986
|Education||Art Center College of Design|
|Known for||Alec Hardison – Leverage|
Noah - Underground
|Relatives||Edwin Hodge (brother)|
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 Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. 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 in the TNT series Leverage on the day of his 21st birthday. In 2009, he received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor on Television for this role. 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 Hawkman in the DC film Black Adam.
|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|
|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||Lt. 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|
|What Men Want||Will|
|2020||The Invisible Man||James Lanier|
|Magic Camp||Devin Moses|
|One Night in Miami||Jim Brown|
|TBA||The Birthday Cake||Eagle|
|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|
|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 a.k.a. Akinbode||Recurring, 17 episodes|
|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–present||City on a Hill||Decourcy Ward||Main character|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Pedestrian|
|2018||NBA 2K19||Corey Harris|
|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|
|2016||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Straight Outta Compton||Nominated|
|2021||One Night in Miami||Pending|
|NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor||Pending|
- "Aldis Hodge Online - Est 2010 – All About Aldis". Aldis-hodge.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- 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.
- 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 Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine (December 5, 2008) Fanbolt.com. Accessed 2010-02-09.
- '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.
- '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.
- "'Black Adam': Aldis Hodge in Talks to Play Hawkman in Superhero Movie". TheWrap. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
- "Aldis Hodge on Instagram: "So the cat's out of the bag 😎. @therock, it's going to be an honor to join you, @ncentineo and the #BlackAdam/#DCU family 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿. Let's…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
- ""The Blacklist" Mr. Kaplan (No. 4) (TV Episode 2017)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 16 March 2019 – via m.imdb.com.