Life and Career
Gary 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 Gary'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 International Television Festival. He recurred on Smallville, Dynasty, The Adventures of Brisco County, The Tracey Ullman Show, Air America and LA Heat. 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, Facts of Life and Hotel among others.
He 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, Eye of the Killer with Kiefer Sutherland, She's Too Young with Marcia Gay Harden, The Mary Kay Leterneau Story with Mercedes Ruehl and Penelope Ann Miller, Jasper Texas with Jon Voight and Lou Gossit, A Season on the Brink with Brian Dennehey, Perfect Sport and Cheyenne among others.
Gary was nominated for Best Actor for the Canadian series "Wild Roses" for the CBC at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2009. The show was also nominated. Born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. He is a proud uncle, and son of Joe and Bev, and has 9 nieces and nephews. Gary moved to Los Angeles in 1979, but always considers Virginia his home. For the last 14 years he has split his time between the States and Canada. Gary is now a dual citizen, and enjoys the time he spends in the great white north. He has been teaching acting for the past 15 years, doing seminars in the US and Canada, and just finished teaching a semester at the University of the Arts in San Francisco. He enjoys his "frustrating" time on the golf course, playing in numerous charity events every year, and still swings a pretty mean tennis racket. A big sports fan, he cheers for the underdog: Cowboys - Joe Torres team in New York City, and the house that Jerry West built.