Gary Hudson (actor)

Gary Hudson (born March 26, 1956) is an American-Canadian actor.

Gary Hudson
Born (1956-03-26) March 26, 1956
Newport News, Virginia, United States
CitizenshipAmerican-Canadian (dual citizenship)
Alma materChristopher Newport College
Years active1979–present

Early life

Hudson was born on March 26, 1956, in Newport News, Virginia, and raised in historic Hilton Village, where his father was also born. He left Virginia in 1977 after attending Christopher Newport College for two years to pursue his acting career in Los Angeles. His first acting job was in the film Hooper starring Burt Reynolds.


From there Hudson's career began, and has led to numerous work in films, TV shows, stage, producing and directing. His credits include series regular roles on Safe at Home, As the World Turns, Paradise Falls, in 1990 Santa Barbara as Blackie Simpson and the 2009 Canadian TV series Wild Roses in Calgary, Canada, where he was nominated for Best Actor at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. He recurred on Smallville, Dynasty, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., The Tracey Ullman Show, Air America and L.A. Heat.[1][2][3]

His guest appearances are numerous including Cold Case, ER, Missing, Mike Hammer, Doc, Too Close for Comfort, Mama's Family, Three's Company, Matt Houston, The Facts of Life and Hotel among others.

Hudson has starred in over 30 films and worked with numerous Oscar and Emmy winners. His films include the cult classic Road House with Patrick Swayze, Battle in Seattle with Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson, After Alice with Kiefer Sutherland, She's Too Young with Marcia Gay Harden, All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story with Mercedes Ruehl and Penelope Ann Miller, Jasper, Texas with Jon Voight and Louis Gossett Jr., A Season on the Brink with Brian Dennehy, Love Thy Neighbor, Deception with Dina Meyer, Perfect Sport and Cheyenne among others.

Personal life

For the last 14 years, Hudson has split up his time between the United States and Canada. He later became a Canadian citizen and spends time in the Great White North in the northern border of the United States of America.

Hudson has 9 nieces and nephews.



Year Title Role Notes
1979 Skatetown, U.S.A. Extra
1981 King of the Mountain Gang Leader
1988 Cameron's Closet Bob Froelich
1989 Road House Steve
1990 Night Angel Rod
1993 Wild Cactus Randall Murphy
1993 Sexual Intent John Direct-to-video
1993 Indecent Behavior Nick Sharkey
1993 Martial Outlaw Sergeant Jack White Direct-to-video
1993 Mind Twister Daniel Strahten
1994 Scanner Cop Damon Pratt Direct-to-video
1994 The Force Des Flynn Direct-to-video
1995 Texas Payback Cody
1995 Serial Killer Cole Grayson Direct-to-video
1995 The Wrong Woman Lieutenant Nagel
1996 Hungry for You Cowboy Uncredited
1996 Cheyenne Jeremiah
1998 Black Thunder Jannick
1999 Treasure of Pirate's Point Al Brock / Hook Direct-to-video
1999 Bridge of Dragons Emmerich
1999 Operation Delta Force 4: Deep Fault Sparks
2000 After Alice John Hatter
2000 Bless the Child Maggie's Date
2000 The Stepdaughter Paris Direct-to-video
2001 Extreme Limits Captain Ed Lorenzo
2002 The Circuit 2: The Final Punch Baxter Direct-to-video
2005 Two for the Money Brandon's Dad
2007 Battle in Seattle Lieutenant
2007 Resident Evil: Extinction Umbrella Captain Uncredited
2007 King of Sorrow Anthony Franco
2008 Perfect Sport Joe Kross
2008 A Line in the Sand Monsignor
2008 Necessary Evil Sanders
2009 The Least Among You Attorney
2010 Dancing Ninja Garland Jones
2011 Girl Walks into a Bar Mr. Trombone
2011 Deadline Brills
2012 The Nevsky Project Ralph
2013 Defending Santa Robert Nielson
2014 The Dependables Captain Landers
2014 Wings of the Dragon Cody Blake
2016 Chris Tasara: Chaos Direct-to-video
2016 Dead Unanimity Captain Short film
2017 Sean's New Groove Trout Conaway (voice) Direct-to-video
2018 Fifty Shades Freed Elena's Ex-Husband
2019 Extracurricular Activities Mr. Collins


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Hart to Hart Hairdresser #1 Episode: "Does She or Doesn't She?"
1982 Romance Theatre 5 episodes
1982 Three's Company Jerry Episode: "The Brunch"
1983 The Facts of Life Chad Broxton Episode: "Magnificent Obsession"
1983 The Fall Guy Greg Cominsky Episode: "Manhunter"
1983 Too Close for Comfort Rick Patterson Episode: "Don't Rock the Boat"
1983 Mama's Family Glen Episode: "Ellen's Boyfriend"
1983 Emerald Point N.A.S. Tony Episode: "#1.11"
1984 Matt Houston Mick Gifford Episode: "Deadly Games"
1985 The Colbys Drunk Man Episode: "The Celebration"
1986 Safe at Home Roger Kyle Unknown episodes
1987 Dynasty Skip Maitland 3 episodes
1988 Jake and the Fatman Bradford Archer Episode: "After You've Gone"
1988 Ladykillers Michael Foster Television movie
1988 Hunter Goetz Episode: "Payback"
1989 Beauty and the Beast Gus Episode: "What Rough Beast"
1990 Matlock Peter Southcott Episode: "The Pro"
1990 Santa Barbara Blackie Simpson Episode: "#1.1450"
1991 Silk Stalkings Dr. Marc Dennison Episode: "Pilot"
1994 Empty Nest Drake Episode: "Gesundheit"
1994 Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story Steve Television movie
1994 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Sheriff Aaron Viva 3 episodes
1996 Touched by an Angel Tom Pound Episode: "The Sky Is Falling"
1996 Silk Stalkings Artie Sayles Episode: "Pre-Judgement Day"
1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Frank Valen Episode: "Full Contact"
1997 The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! Riker Television movie
1997 JAG Episode: "Ghosts"
1998–1999 Air America Henry Stanley 5 episodes
1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Frank Episode: "Dump the Creep"
1999 ER Frank Putnam Episode: "Rites of Spring"
1999 L.A. Heat Bobby Cole 5 episodes
2000 All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story Charles Dunphy Television movie
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Mr. Harmony Episode: "The Night Before Christmas"
2001 The Familiar Stranger Bill Sellers Television movie
2001 Blue Murder Dr. Shoenfeld Episode: "Intensive Care"
2001 Paradise Falls Brick Madison 15 episodes
2001 Dark Realm Marty Episodes: "Black Out: Parts 1 & 2"
2002 A Season on the Brink Ron Felling Television movie
2003 Doc Episode: "Lost and Found"
2003 Mutant X Warden Wallington Episode: "Hard Time"
2003 Jasper, Texas Sonny Cribbs Television movie
2003 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company Tony Thomopolous Television movie
2003 Playmakers Episode: "Tenth of a Second"
2003 Tarzan Detective Sands Episode: "Surrender"
2004 Smallville FBI Agent Frank Loder 4 episodes
2004 She's Too Young Bill Vogul Television movie
2004 Deception Jack Television movie
2005 Snakeman Dr. John Simon Television movie
2005 1-800-Missing Dr. Aaron Flowers Episode: "Last Night"
2005 A Lover's Revenge Rob Manners Television movie
2006 Love Thy Neighbor Jim Benson Television movie
2006 Murder in My House Brian Ellis Television movie
2007 Angels Fall Rick Marsden Television movie
2007 Termination Point Martin Television movie
2009 Wild Roses David McGregor 13 episodes
2009 Cold Case Jebediah Buford Episode: "The Long Blue Line"
2010 Blue Mountain State Greg James Episode: "Pay for Play"
2011 Criminal Minds Tim Episode: "The Thirteenth Step"
2012 Desperate Housewives Jerry Episode: "Is This What You Call Love?"
2013 The Perfect Boss Don Renfro Television movie
2013 Drop Dead Diva Walter Clark Episode: "Back from the Dead"
2013 Missing at 17 Mike Foster Television movie
2014 Officer Blue Sergeant Duke Norton 11 episodes
2014 The Girl He Met Online Dr. Harris Kohling Television movie
2015 Suits Richard McIntyre Episode: "Derailed"
2015 Rizzoli & Isles Jay Butler Episode: "Bassholes"
2017 Blue Eyes Attorney James Kimble Television movie
2018 Taken General Reed Episode: "OPSEC"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Solar Eclipse Stuntman - Lieutenant Jake Cross Voice role
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 The Local Pedestrian Population


  1. Glen Schaefer (January 27, 2009). "Sex permeates saga of Alberta greed; CBC series reaches back to glory days of prime time soaps". Times Colonist.
  2. REAGEN SULEWSKI (December 10, 2008). "Alberta setting for CBC series Wild Roses; Show that's a little bit Dallas, a little bit Grey's Anatomy, will take Canadian drama in a new direction". Cochrane Times.
  3. SUN MEDIA (January 6, 2009). "Calgary on display in Wild Roses". 24 Hours.
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