By Robert Waldman : Most actors are just good in the arts. Smart to a fault comes Aldis Hodge. Count being a musician and watchmaker among his traits. Clearly no slouch this North Carolina whippersnapper continues to lean. Quite happy are we to have made his acquaintance in the first rejuvenated Die Hard extravaganza. Now catch him if you can in two additional thrillers including the troubling The East.
Born to parents of the military this smart young man originally had a passion for music. As a child learning the clarinet was easy and was supplanted by a fondness for the violin, having bought his first one at 18.
Soon the acting bug caught Aldis and he hasn’t let up. Television audiences know this handsome 6 1 ½ inch bloke through a host of series including such major draws as ER, NYD Blues, Boston Public, City of Angels, CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation plus a highly acclaimed recurring role on Leverage. Still on the big screen Mr. Hodge continues to blossom. Whether asked to comedy or high drama no challenge is too stiff for this friendly guy who counts among his credits Big Momma’s House and The Ladykillers among his favourites.
Lucky audiences will catch Aldis on the run in the chilling new home grown terrorist thriller The East or the more macho-oriented A Good Day To Die Hard, now out on DVD. Just put Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge’s name on the credits and you always seem to be guaranteed a good time.