Carter-Hudson
Carter Hudson | Biography

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  • Full Name Carter Hudson
  • Occupation Actor, Voice Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Louisiana, USA
Cast of the series 'Snowfall'

Carter Hudson | Biography

Hudson had given voice in the 2010 action-adventure video game 'Red Dead Redemption'

Carter Hudson got his major break when he was cast in the leading role in the crime drama series 'Snowfall,' alongside Damson Idris. Co-created by Eric Amadio, John Singleton, and Dave Andron, the series premiered on 5 July 2017 on FX. Hudson played Theodore 'Teddy' E. McDonald, a CIA officer who turns an undercover drug dealer to help Contra fighters in the war against the communists. The fifth season of the series will premiere in July 2022.


Carter Hudson is an American actor best known for playing Teddy McDonald in the FX’s crime drama ‘Snowfall.’

Who is Carter Hudson?

Carter Hudson began his acting career in 2009, appearing in plays at different Off-Broadway theaters. He has appeared in Lucy Prebble’s The Effect in 2016, Robin Baitz’s The Substance of Fire in 2014, Steven Dietz’s Honus and Me in 2009, and many more. 

Hudson began his on-screen career in 2013, appearing in the crime documentary series A Crime to Remember. He then earned his breakout role as CIA agent Teddy McDonald in the crime drama series Snowfall in 2017.

Early Life and Education

Carter Hudson was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Later, he moved to Texas to study Theater at Collin College in Plano, Texas. He eventually transferred to Purchase College at State University of New York (SUNY), where he graduated with Conservatory of Theater Arts in 2009.

Theater Career

After graduation, Hudson began his professional acting career, performing at different theaters around the country. In June 2009, he performed in the role of Pitcher in the production of Honus and Me at Mountain Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Honus and Me was a play by Steven Dietz adapted from Dan Gutman’s 1997 children’s novel of the same title. 

The following year, he performed in the production of The Chosen at the Portland Centre Stage in Portland, Oregon. He also appeared in plays like Unbuilt City at New York Stage and Film, The Whipping Man at Portland Center Stage, Mai Dang Lao at JAW New Play Festival, and Empire Comics Presents… at Strangemen & Co. 

Hudson then appeared in Jon Robin Baitz’s celebrated play The Substance of Fire at Second Stage Theater in 2014. He later appeared in the productions of Abyss at The Play Company and The Boogeyman at the New York Fringe Festival. 

In 2016, Hudson played in Lucy Prebble’s critically acclaimed play The Effect, portraying the role of Tristan, a young man who participates in a pharmaceutical trial for an antidepressant. Directed by David Cromer, the play was performed at the Barrow Street Theater in New York City.

Video Game  

Hudson had also served as a voice actor in the 2010 action-adventure video game Red Dead Redemption, developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. Hudson was one of the voices of the local population in the Red Dead Redemption.

Screen Career

Hudson made his on-screen acting debut in 2013, appearing in one episode of the Investigation Discovery crime documentary series A Crime to Remember. He played the role of Jack Graham in Season 1 Episode 4 of the series titled ‘Time Bomb’ that aired on 3 December 2013. Created by Christine Connor, the series premiered on 12 November 2013.

On 17 July 2016, Hudson appeared in the role of Attorney in Line in one episode titled ‘Subtle Beast’ of the multiple ‘Primetime Emmy Award’-winning mystery crime television mini-series The Night Of. The mini-series was co-created by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian.

He then starred in the role of Bear in John Joseph MacDonald’s short film Bear + Stella that premiered on 1 September 2018. In 2020, he appeared in the role of Jeffrey Galanis in two episodes ‘Day One,’ ‘Day Twelve’ of the mystery adventure series The Wilds, created by Sarah Streicher for Amazon Prime Video.

‘Snowfall’

Hudson got his major break when he was cast in the leading role in the crime drama series Snowfall, alongside Damson Idris. Co-created by Eric Amadio, John Singleton, and Dave Andron, the series premiered on 5 July 2017 on FX.

In the series, Hudson played Theodore ‘Teddy’ E. McDonald, a CIA officer who turns an undercover drug dealer to help Contra fighters in the war against the communists.

Hudson had to learn Spanish for his character Teddy. In an interview with The Baltimore Sun in May 2017, he shared that he was panicked seeing his script for Episode 4 when informed that his lines would be translated into Spanish at some point in the series. Hudson initially tried getting help from his friends but ultimately learned Spanish by taking sessions with multilingual Aaron.

Snowfall had completed its four seasons. The fifth season is scheduled to premiere in July 2022, as per Digital Spy.

Upcoming Projects

Hudson will be appearing in the role of Publisher in Sarah Mack’s upcoming short film The Art of Hosting. The short film is in its post-production phase and is expected to be released in 2021. He will also be seen in Jonathan Avigdori’s upcoming thriller short film The Therapist, also in its pre-production phase. 

Personal Life

Hudson tied the knot with actress Hollye Hudson on 21 June 2014. Hollye had appeared in the 2010 romantic short film Mary Last Seen and the 2012 comedy film Art Machine. She was also seen in comedy television series such as It’s Fine in 2016 and the crime documentary series I, Witness in 2017.

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