Actor/Writer/Director Ty Hodges was raised in a Barbadian and Trinidadian family in Miami, FL. Ty started acting at the age of 11, first in theater, and then in television and film. At 16, Mr. Hodges landed a starring role in Janet Jackson’s video “Go Deep”. His family soon moved to Hollywood to follow his passion. Shortly thereafter, he became a Disney actor for five years, most notably in the roles of Larry Beale in the Emmy-nominated “Even Stevens” and Larry Houdini in “Don’t Look Under the Bed.” He had the honor of being in Oprah Winfrey’s “David and Lisa” alongside Sidney Poitier. Other roles include “The Young Little Richard Story” and parts in “Boston Public,” “Felicity,” “The District,” and “NYPD Blue.” Mr. Hodges appeared in “The Challenge” with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, “Material Girls” with Hilary and Haylie Duff and numerous other movies.
In 2006, Mr. Hodges added writing and directing to his repertoire. His first feature film, “Miles From Home”, garnered film festival awards for writing, directing and for his performance in the title role. Mr. Hodges has written and directed five features since then: “You, Me & The Circus” for Omar Epps’ production company Brooklyn Works Films; “Video Girl” starring Meagan Good and Ruby Dee, which premiered on BET to one million viewers and was an AMC limited release; “Charlie, Trevor and A Girl Savannah” released in 2015 and was in the 2016 German Film Market; and “A Girl Like Grace” starring Meagan Good, Garcelle Beauvais, Raven-Symoné, Romeo Miller, Paige Hurd and which introduced Ryan Destiny. Mr. Hodges directed the controversial biopic film “Bobbi Kristina” about the life and death of Whitney Houston’s only daughter. It premieres on TV One on October 8, 2017.
Mr. Hodges is currently developing projects for his production company -- Art Farm Entertainment -- creating and focusing on television and film projects geared towards the millennial generation. He is incredibly honored to add concert dance to his repertoire by collaborating with choreographer Christopher Rudd on “ Witness ” - a multimedia contemporary ballet.