Eddie Hodges
Biographical Information
Born March 5th, 1947
Hattiesberg, Mississippi, United States
Productions The Music Man as Winthrop Paroo (original Broadway cast)
A Hole in the Head as Ally Manetta
Summer Magic as Gilly Carey
The Dick Van Dyke Show as Roger McChesney
The Happiest Millionaire as Livingston
Recordings The Music Man (original cast recording)
I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
(Girls, Girls, Girls) Made to Love
Bandit of My Dreams
Seein' Is Believin'
Summer Magic (film soundtrack)
New Orleans
Love Minus Zero
Hitch Hike
Shadows and Reflexions
The Happiest Millionaire (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Tenor

Eddie Hodges is an American actor.


Born in Hattiesberg, Mississippi, Samuel "Eddie" Hodges moved to New York City with his family in 1952 and soon made his stage debut as Winthrop Paroo in the musical The Music Man. In 1959 he made his first film appearance opposite Frank Sinatra, and later played the lead in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Hodges would also make a number of television appearances, including Bonanza and Gunsmoke, before leaving performing to work as a musician and producer, and later becoming a mental health consultant.


After his debut in The Music Man, Hodges made a number of musical appearances in films such as A Hole in the Head (in which he duetted "High Hopes") as well as releasing several albums, beginning with I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door in 1961. In 1963 he performed several numbers in the children's musical film Summer Magic.

Hodges' recording career was very prolific in the 1960s, releasing three singles in 1965 alone. In 1967 he released his final album, Shadows and Reflexions, as well as appearing in the musical film The Happiest Millionaire.


A Hole in the Head (1959)Edit

  • High Hopes (duet)

Summer Magic (1963)Edit

  • Fliterrin' (contains solo lines)
  • Beautiful Beulah (duet)
  • Pink of Perfection (duet)

The Happiest Millionaire (1967)Edit

  • Watch Your Footwork (duet)


The Dick Van Dyke Show (1964)Edit

  • The Thing (solo)


The Music Man (1957)(originated the role)Edit

  • The Wells Fargo Wagon (contains solo lines)
  • Gary, Indiana (contains solo lines)
  • Finale


I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door (1961)Edit

  • I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door (solo)
  • Ain't Gonna Wash For a Week (solo)

(Girls, Girls, Girls) Made to Love (1961)Edit

  • (Girls, Girls, Girls) Made to Love (solo)
  • I Make Believe It's You (solo)

Bandit of My Dreams (1962)Edit

  • Bandit of My Dreams (solo)
  • Mugmates (solo)

Seein' Is Believin' (1962)Edit

  • Seein' Is Believing (solo)
  • Secret (solo)

Halfway (1963)Edit

  • Halfway (solo)
  • Raining in My Heart (solo)

New Orleans (1965)Edit

  • New Orleans (solo)
  • Hard Time for Young Lovers (solo)

Love Minus Zero (1965)Edit

  • Love Minus Zero (solo)
  • The Water Is Over My Head (solo)

Hitch Hike (1965)Edit

  • Hitch Hike (solo)
  • The Old Rag Man (solo)

Shadows and Reflexions (1967)Edit

  • Shadows and Reflexions (solo)
  • Love Could Rule the World (solo)

High HopesEdit

  • High Hopes (solo)
  • Don't Dance on Mama's Rug (solo)