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Jon Cor Cast as Hodge Starkweather in ‘Shadowhunters’


It’s time to welcome a new member to the Shadowhunters family!

On day four of filming on the show’s pilot episode, ABC Family announced that Jon Cor has been cast as Hodge Starkweather in the network’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

Hodge, who is described as “the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member,” will be a recurring role in the series.

“John Cor’s audition really worked for me,” Cassie told TMI Source, Fangirlish and Mundie Moms. “It brought home a different aspect of Hodge than the movie. I really saw the man who had been in school with Jocelyn and Valentine. One of his lines was that Jocelyn was one of his best friends in high school, and I could believe it. I loved Jared but I think this is going to illuminate the Hodge who was once a young man with promise that went terribly wrong.”

Here’s the press release that went out:



Burbank, CA (May 28, 2015) – ABC Family has cast Jon Cor (“Dark Matter”) as Hodge Starkweather. It was announced today by the network. Cor will be a recurring guest star on the series.

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

Hodge Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member.

“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode. The network has previously announced Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood for the role of Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane and Alan Van Sprang in the recurring guest star role of Valentine.

Shadowhunters is currently filming in Toronto. The show will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

Welcome to the family, Jon!

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26 Comments on Jon Cor Cast as Hodge Starkweather in ‘Shadowhunters’

  1. I am not sure I understand how a 30y/o can play Hodge

  2. He looks too young in my opinion, plus I really loved the actor who played Hodge in the movie. Hopefully he will be a fantastic Hodge

  3. Cassandra just confirmed on twitter that Hodge is actually suppose to be younger than Clary’s mom. He’s 36 not in his middle 50, the movie director just casted someone older. MCG is still on the money, his casting has been awesome so far.

  4. Ravena B. // May 28, 2015 at 6:13 PM // Reply

    Hodge…looks good…like handsome kinda good
    I’m pretty sure he was described as old and had a bad shoulder and looked exactly unlike this guy
    this is the first major fail in the casting so far
    Hopefully they won’t cast a 60-year old as Raphael…

    • He’s not described as old as all just a bit of an old soul from being stuck in the institute for so long. Hodge was always the youngest most impressionable of the group that’s why he still follows Valentine like a puppy haha Plus you can be young (Hodge is 36 in the books) and have a bad shoulder he was in a “War” after all 🙂

      • You´re right. I guess that´s why I always pictured him as an old man, I had that image in my mind of the typical wise professor/librarian/mentor type and I kind of associated that with old age… a rather prejudiced view now that I think about it… ^^
        Anyway, I like our new Hodge

  5. I feel like he’s way too attractive to play Hodge :/

  6. the fact that the actors playing teenagers and the actor playing a mid thirty year old look almost exactly the same is going to be weird to watch. like he’s supposed to be wiser and smarter and yet he looks like someone isabelle would have a thing with

  7. Chelsea George // May 28, 2015 at 6:34 PM // Reply

    I have to say, I wasn’t expecting this at all! But I will say, that he’s very hot! Nice going McG😼

  8. Warren McAndrew // May 28, 2015 at 6:54 PM // Reply

    Cassie confirmed via twitter that Hodge is younger than Jocelyn and that he’s 36! They can easily make Hodge look withered o.o

  9. OH HOT DAYUM!!!! *fans self* I’m in love with Hodge already. Can’t wait for Jon Cor to play Hodge!!!

  10. Woop woop! A lot more weapons trainer than never-goes-outside and roams the library but I’ll roll with it.

  11. Hot damn i never never thought i would have a crush on hodge, oh god. Send help!!!

  12. Hmmmm… Isn’t hodge supposed to be older? Maybe I am remembering wrong. Anyways I pictured him older. But I am not against this casting it could be great!

  13. If Hodge is 30 in current events, you know what that means? TWELVE-YR OLD HODGE IN THE CIRCLE. Which is pretty sad.

    • Just because Jon Cor is chronologically 30 doesn’t mean that the Hodge in the show is going to be called out as being 30 years old. They can still say he is 36, or 40 even if they want. It’s much easier to make someone look older and withered than it is to make someone looked younger.

  14. Oh my god, I never thought I could be attracted that much to Hodge Starkweather 😮
    Damn, is he hot!! ❤
    Is it very shallow of me that I instantly like him better now…? ^^
    Highly approve of this casting choice 😀

  15. I hope they don’t turn him into a hero like in the movie. That would really throw a spanner into the plot. It will be cool if the aspect of Hodge’s curse is developed and his raven “familiar” is included.

  16. Hodge look so young!! and gorgeous! =O

  17. Pilar sundblad // May 30, 2015 at 6:32 PM // Reply

    He looks more like Jace that Hodge but i got to tell you he is HOT!!!

  18. Tobias Winchester Morgenstern // May 31, 2015 at 1:18 AM // Reply

    Why is Hodge so HOT?

  19. I agree with Pilar sundblad he looks more like Jace than Hodge. No offence to Dom because I like him as Jace but just going on appearance this guy looks more like how I pictured Jace.

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