Actor Edwin Hodge resisted being typecast and pigeonholed, and felt equally at home in projects representing a myriad of genres, from frat-boy comedies (National Lampoon Presents: Dorm Daze) to period epics (The Alamo) to teen-oriented thrillers (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane). Hodge (the brother of actor Aldis Hodge) debuted in the early 2000s, signing for one of his first jobs with a supporting role in Victor Nuñez's fine, overlooked ensemble drama Coastlines (2002), and at around the same time made guest appearances on such series as Angel and Touched By an Angel. In 2004, he appeared on the critically praised but short-lived series drama Jack & Bobby; he then tackled roles in the telemovie Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005) and the teen drama Debating Robert Lee (2006).
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Parents were both Marines, and he was raised on a military base while they served.
- Was a child model, appearing with his brother Aldis Hodge in an Essence magazine spread at age 3, in 1988.
- Saw The Cosby Show at age 3 and wanted to be on it; appeared on the show two years later.
- At age 9, attended what he thought was a Pepsi commercial audition; was actually cast in the 1994 Broadway revival of Show Boat.
- Made his film debut, alongside his brother Aldis, in Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995).