My Teacher Ate My Homework
American actor Edwin Hodge is probably best known to TV audience as Cody in the Showtime film Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework (1997), in which he was handed a Young Artist Award. He has had recurring roles in “Boston Public” (2000-2002), “Jack & Bobby” (2004-2005) and “Invasion” (2006), and has appeared in guest roles in such shows as “Touched by an Angel” (2003) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (2006). As a film actor, Hodge has dotted his resume with such vehicles as Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), Big Momma’s House (2000), Coastlines (2002), National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze (2003), The Alamo (2004), All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006) and the forthcoming Beautiful Loser (2006).
Off camera, the North Carolina native is currently a resident of Los Angeles. When not working, he enjoys practicing his favorite sports like bowling, basketball and rock climbing. He is also a motorcycle aficionado and enjoys writing in his leisure time.
Childhood and Family:
Edwin Hodge, nicknamed Eddie, was born Edwin Martel Basil Hodge on January 26, 1985, in a military base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was raised there until age 3, when he and his family relocated to New York. He has two siblings, one of whom is actor Aldis Hodge.
9-year-old Edwin Hodge attended a cattle call for what he considered was an audition for a commercial and before long made his first film appearance in the Bruce Willis vehicle Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), as Michael Alexander Jackson’s friend. A guest spot in “New York Undercover” (1995) followed before the young actor had his sophomore effort in the action/thriller The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.
Leaving New York for Los Angeles to continue his acting career, Hodge immediately won a supporting role in Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework (1997), a Showtime movie directed by Stephen Williams. Delivering a bright performance, as Cody, he picked up a 1998 Young Artist for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series. He rounded out the decade with a guest role in “7th Heaven” (1998) and a small part in the comedy feature The Breaks (1999).
Entering the new millennium, Hodge kept on alternating between television and film. He appeared in Martin Lawrence’s Big Momma’s House (2000), the family film A Light in the Forest (2002), the drama In My Life (2002, TV) and Timothy Olyphant-Sarah Wynter’s Coastlines (2002). From 2000-2002, he also could be seen playing Jamaal Crenshaw, a troubled pupil who finished up getting convicted of a crime in order to shield his brother in thirteen episodes of “Boston Public.” 2003 saw Hodge take on supporting parts in the horror Hangman’s Curse and the comedy National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze, as well as guest star in an episode of “Touched by an Angel.”
Hodge then portrayed Elliot Davis in director Dan Polier’s Debating Robert Lee (2004), appeared with Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton in the war film, The Alamo (2004) and acted in the mystery Control (2005). On the small screen, he was cast as Darnell on Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005), based on a true story of a former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell (played by Jami Gertz), and had a recurring role on “Jack & Bobby,” playing Marcus Ride from 2004 to 2005.
In 2006, Hodge played the recurring role of Brett in the drama/ sci-fi series “Invasion,” starring William Fichtner and Eddie Cibrian, guest starred in an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” and supported Anson Mount and Amber Heard in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), a horror movie helmed by Jonathan Levine. He will be soon seen as Morgan, a young incarnation of Keith David’s, in the comedy feature Beautiful Loser (2006), penned and directed by John Nolte.