Ernie Hudson Biography

Birthday: 1945-12-17
Place of Birth: Benton Harbor, Michigan USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: As a child growing up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Ernie Hudson wrote short stories, poems and songs, always thinking that his words might one day come to life on stage. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest black theatre in the country. In addition, he enrolled at Wayne State University to further develop his writing and acting skills and found time to establish the Actors' Emsemble Theatre, where he and other talented young black writers directed and appeared in their own works. After graduating with a B.A. from Wayne State, he was rewarded a full scholarship to the M.F.A. program at the prestigious Yale School of Drama. While performing with the school's repertory company, he was asked to appear in the Los Angeles production of Lonne Elder III's musical "Daddy Goodness," which led to his meeting Gordon Parks, who gave Hudson the costarring role in his first feature film, Leadbelly (1976). Unfortunately, all that followed "Leadbelly" was a year of "bit parts and some harsh lessons about Hollywood," which led Hudson to enroll in another academic program at the University of Minnesota that would lead to a Ph.D. Through his experience, he learned another vital lesson: "There are those who spend their lives studying it and those who spend their lives doing it." Hudson definitely wanted to be in the second group. Keeping in mind this self-revelation, Hudson accepted the starring role of Jack Jefferson in the Minneapolis Theatre In The Round's production of "The Great White Hope," a role that he put "everything he had into," including shaving his head. A series of starring and guest roles followed on such television shows as "Fantasy Island" (1977), "The Incredible Hulk" (1978), "Little House on the Prairie" (1974), "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978), "Taxi" (1978), "One Day at a Time" (1975), "Gimme a Break!" (1981), "The A-Team" (1983) and "Webster" (1983), as well as costarring roles in the TV movies White Mama (1980) (TV) with Bette Davis, "Roots: The Next Generations" (1979), Women of San Quentin (1983) (TV), California Girls (1985) (TV), Mad Bull (1977) (TV) and Love on the Run (1985) (TV). Other feature film credits include The Jazz Singer (1980), The Main Event (1979), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), Penitentiary II (1982), Going Berserk (1983), Joy of Sex (1984) and, of course, the mega-hit Ghostbusters (1984).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Oz Warden Leo Glynn Crime
Highcliffe Manor 1979 Comedy
Two of a Kind 1983 Comedy
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians Cyborg (Victor Stone) 1985 Adventure
The Last Precinct 1986 Comedy
Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore 1986 - 1988
Wild Palms 1993 Drama
The Watcher 2000 Crime
Celebrity Paranormal Project 2006 Reality Tv
Transformers Prime Agent William Fowler 2010 Animation
Transformers: Prime Agent William Fowler 2010 Animation
Twist Of Fate Det. Skaggs 2011
The Substitute Principal Claude Rolle 2011 Family
The Paranormal Project Himself 2013 Drama
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Percy 2013 Drama
APB Ned Conrad 2017 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Tornado 1917
Oz Warden Leo Glynn 1976 0, 0
The Human Tornado 1976 0, 0
White Mama 1980 Drama
Going Berserk 1983
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone 1983 0, Sport
Two of a Kind 1983 Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Joy of Sex Mr. Porter 1984 Comedy, Romance
Weeds Bagdad 1987 Drama
The Wrong Guys Dawson 1988 Comedy
Ghostbusters II Winston Zeddemore 1989 0, 0
Trapper County War Jefferson Carter 1989 Action, Adventure
Leviathan Justin Jones 1989 Adventure, Horror, Mystery
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Solomon 1992 0
Airheads Sergeant O'Malley 1994 0, Comedy
The Crow Sergeant Albrecht 1994 Action, Fantasy, Thriller
The Cowboy Way 1994 Action, Comedy, Drama
Speechless 1994 Comedy, Romance
Congo Captain Munro Kelly 1995 Action, Adventure, Mystery
Tornado! 1996
For Which He Stands DEA Agent Baxter 1996 Crime, Drama
The Cherokee Kid 1996 Comedy
Levitation Downbeat 1997 Drama
Butter Curtis '8-Ball' Harris 1998 Action, Thriller
Best of the Best: Without Warning Detective Gresko 1998 Action, Adventure, Thriller
October 22 Arthur 1999 Action, Drama, Thriller
Interceptor Force Major 1999 Action, Drama
A Stranger in the Kingdom Rev. Walter Andrews 1999 Drama
The Watcher 2000
Stealth Fighter President Westwood 2000 Action, Drama
Fakin' Da Funk Joe Lee 2000
Paper Bullets Detective Ron Mills 2000 Action, Crime
Red Letters Detective Glen Teal 2000 Crime, Drama
Miss Congeniality 2000 Action, Comedy, Crime
Hijack Senator Douglas Wilson 2002 Action, Thriller
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous FBI Asst. Director Harry McDonald 2005 Biography, Game Show, 0, 0
Lackawanna Blues 2005 Drama, Music
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story 2005 Drama
Halfway Decent Tom 2005 Comedy, Drama
Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror Roscoe Lee 2006
The Ron Clark Story 2006
Everything's Jake Jake 2006 Comedy, Drama
Nobel Son Sgt. Bill Canega 2007 0, Comedy, 0
Hood of Horror 2007 Comedy, Horror
Lonely Street 2008
Confessions of an Action Star Himself / Commander 2009 Action, Comedy, Musical
Pastor Brown Deacon Harold Todd 2009 Drama, Family
Fatal Secrets Detective Carter 2010 Drama, Thriller
Machete Joe Sheriff Taylor 2010 Horror
Game of Death Clarence 2010 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Underground Entertainment: The Movie Ernie 2011 Comedy
Doonby Leroy 2012 Mystery, Thriller
Deer Crossing Captain Bailey 2012 Crime, Drama, Horror
The Man in the Silo Marcus Wells 2012 Drama
Ghostbusters III Winston Zeddmore 2013
Dark Canyon Cyrus Parker 2013
The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure Ivan Stumpwater 2013 Family
High and Outside Sanzone 2014 Drama, Sport
Wizardream Lieutenant Schwieger 2014
The Grim Sleeper Detective Gerry Claymar 2014 Biography, Drama
No Escape 2015 0, Game Show
Heaven Sent Donatello 2016 Family
Ghostbusters Winston Zeddmore 2016 0, 0, Reality Tv, Sport
God's Not Dead 2 Judge Stennis 2016 Drama
The Substitute Principal Claude Rolle 2017