Aldis Hodge started his acting career at the age of three, when he went on a print job with his brother and was chosen for an ad in Essence magazine. Hodge was doing print ads and commercials when he was bitten by the acting bug. At the age of nine, Hodge was cast in the Tony-winning revival of Showboat on Broadway. During that period, he also appeared in several movies, including Die Hard with a Vengeance and Bed of Roses. Hodge headed to Los Angeles to continue his acting career and quickly landed several recurring television roles, including the role of Voodoo on Friday Night Lights.