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 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 International Television Festival. He recurred on Smallville, Dynasty, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., 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, The Facts of Life and Hotel among others.
Hudson has starred in over 30 films and worked with numerous Oscar and Emmy winners.