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Ernie Hudson

Actor / Film Producer | * 12/17/1945 (78) | Benton Harbor, Michigan (United States of America (USA))
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Earnest Lee Hudson (born December 17, 1945) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters franchise. Hudson has also acted in the films Leviathan (1989), The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992), The Crow (1994), Airheads (1994), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Congo (1995), Miss Congeniality (2000), and The Ron Clark Story (2006). On television, his most prominent role was Warden Leo Glynn on HBO's Oz (1997–2003). Hudson has also appeared in the telev... ()
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Earnest Lee Hudson is an American actor and voice actor. He is most known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Warden Leo Glynn on HBO's Oz, and Sergeant Albrecht in The Crow.He's had recurring roles on several TV shows including St. Elsewhere, Twin Peaks, Law & Order, HBO's Oz, Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Franklin & Bash, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Modern Family, Graves, Grace and Frankie, APB, LA's Finest, Carl Weber's The Family Business, City on a Hill, and Quantum Leap (2022).He's been in numerous films - most notably are the Ghostbusters series, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The Crow and its sequel The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Miss Congeniality and its sequel Miss Congeniality 2, and You're Not You. He has also appeared in a few Hallmark movies.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Action

Known for these Movies & Shows

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Movies with Ernie Hudson as Actor(124)

as Winston Zeddemore2024 Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
as Wayne Proctor2023 Mr. Beebee
as Coach Phil Peretti2023 Champions
as Self - Interviewee2022 In Search of Tomorrow
as Winston Zeddemore2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife
as Santa Claus (voice)2021 Beebo Saves Christmas
as Ed Paxton2021 Redemption Day
as Richard Jones2018 Nappily Ever After
as Joe2016 Spaceman
as Donatello2016 Heaven Sent
as Judge Stennis2016 God's Not Dead 2
as Lucius Fox (voice)2016 Batman: Bad Blood
as Uncle Bill2016 Ghostbusters
as himself2016 Ghostheads
as Atticus (voice)2016 Infinity Train
as Bob Collins2015 Gallows Road
as Guest2014 The Last Song
as himself2014 Showing Up
as John2014 You're Not You
as Joe2014 To Hell and Back
as Detective Gerry Claymar2014 The Grim Sleeper
as Dr. Beck2014 Touched
as Pastor Ed2014 Merry Ex-Mas
as Pastor Avery2013 Dear Secret Santa
as Leroy Jackson2013 Doonby
as Max Stevens2013 Battledogs
as Joe Johnson2013 Turning Point
as Captain Bailey2012 Deer Crossing
as Cyrus Parker2012 Ambush at Dark Canyon
as Clarence2011 Game of Death
as Lord Vater (voice)2011 Deep Blue Breath
as Anthony Vejar2010 Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball
as Sheriff Taylor2010 Machete Joe
as Captain Morgan2009 Lonely Street
as Detective Carter2009 Fatal Secrets
as Deacon Harold Todd2009 Pastor Brown
as Master Mutaito2009 Dragonball Evolution
as Agent Lorenzo Dawson2008 Final Approach
as Jackson Jones2007 All Hat
as Sgt. Bill Canega2007 Nobel Son
as Principal Turner2006 The Ron Clark Story
as Tom2005 Halfway Decent
as Himself / Commander2005 Confessions of an Action Star
as Dick Barrymore2005 Lackawanna Blues
as P.T. (voice)2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie
as Principal2003 Anne B. Real
as Hawk2001 Walking Shadow
as FBI Special Agent in Charge Mike Ibby2000 The Watcher
as Jake2000 Everything's Jake
as Danny Gorlin2000 Nowhere to Land
as Harry McDonald2000 Miss Congeniality
as Detective Ron Mills2000 Paper Bullets
as Detective Glen Teal2000 Red Letters
as Lawrence Rhodes1999 Shark Attack
as President Westwood1999 Stealth Fighter
as Senator Douglas Wilson1999 Hijack
as Major1999 Interceptors
as Rev. Walter Andrews1999 A Stranger in the Kingdom
as Curtis '8-Ball' Harris1998 Butter
as Detective Gresko1998 Best of the Best 4: Without Warning
as Arthur1998 October 22
as Downbeat1997 Levitation
as Joe Lee1997 Fakin' Da Funk
as Agent CIA Gus Anders1997 Mr. Magoo
as Major Tipton1997 Operation Delta Force
as Gaten Hill1997 Clover
as Claude Rolle1996 The Substitute
as Nat Love aka Deadwood Dick1996 The Cherokee Kid
as DEA Agent Baxter1996 For Which He Stands
as Willie1996 Just Your Luck
as Dr. Joe Branson1996 Tornado!
as Captain Munro Kelly1995 Congo
as Lolly Jonas1994 Sugar Hill
as Sergeant O'Malley1994 Airheads
as Officer Sam 'Mad Dog' Shaw1994 The Cowboy Way
as Ventura1994 Speechless
as Sergeant Albrecht1994 The Crow
as Hawkins1994 No Escape
as Justin Jones1989 Leviathan
as Winston Zeddemore1989 Ghostbusters II
as Shortcut1989 Collision Course
as Jefferson Carter1989 Trapper County War
as Dawson1988 The Wrong Guys
as Bagdad1987 Weeds
as Night Train1986 The Last Precinct
as Lamar1985 Love on the Run
as Winston Zeddemore1984 Ghostbusters
as Mr. Porter1984 Joy of Sex
as Muhammed Jerome Willy1983 Going Berserk
as Det. Skaggs1983 Two of a Kind
as Charles Wilson1983 Women of San Quentin
as Half Dead1982 Penitentiary II
as Harold 'Jazzman' Malloy1981 Crazy Times
as Mr. Harrison1981 A Matter of Life and Death
as Homer Burden1980 The $5.20 an Hour Dream
as Heckler1980 The Jazz Singer
as Counsellor1980 White Mama
as Quinine1980 The Octagon
as Earl1979 Joni
as Killer1979 The Main Event
as El Coliph1978 Last of the Good Guys
as Black Bart1977 Mad Bull
as Archie (as Earnest L. Hudson)1976 Leadbelly

TV Shows/Series with Ernie Hudson as Actor(72)

as Jack2024 Beautiful People
as Herbert 'Magic' Williams2022 Quantum Leap
as Grini Millegi (voice)2021 Star Wars: The Bad Batch
as Prince Humperdinck2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride
as himself2020 Reunited Apart
as Joseph Burnett2019 L.A.'s Finest
as Franklin Ward2019 City on a Hill
as Atticus (voice)2019 Infinity Train
as Ned Conrad2017 APB
as Jacob Mann2016 Graves
as Milton Bozer2016 MacGyver
as Santa Claus (voice)2016 DC's Legends of Tomorrow
as Hank Peterson2016 Lethal Weapon
as Pete Tribeca2016 Angie Tribeca
as Jacob2015 Grace and Frankie
as Brooks2014 Scorpion
as Roy Stewart2012 Arrow
as Commander Randolph Boles2012 Scandal
as himself2012 Comic Book Men
as King Poseidon2011 Once Upon a Time
as Judge Lawrence Perry2011 Franklin & Bash
as Admiral Frost2010 Rizzoli & Isles
as Darryl Ward2010 Blue Bloods
as Agent William Fowler (voice)2010 Transformers: Prime
as himself2010 Hot in Cleveland
as Gen. Brasser2009 Meteor
as Miles2009 Modern Family
as Mr. Jeffries2009 White Collar
as Captain Frank2007 Private Practice
as Stuart Owens2006 Torchwood
as William Guster2006 Psych
as Captain Lubbock2006 Heroes
as Lt. Al Garner2005 Criminal Minds
as himself2005 How I Met Your Mother
as David Barron2005 Bones
as Detective Ridley2004 Desperate Housewives
as Bob Casey2003 Las Vegas
as Moses Jones2003 Cold Case
as Manny Aybar2002 Without a Trace
as Bill Hoover2002 Everwood
as Colonel Wirth2001 Crossing Jordan
as Pernaux1997 Stargate SG-1
as himself1997 The View
as Leo Glynn1997 Oz
as Professor Felix (voice)1996 Superman: The Animated Series
as Colonel James Gallant1994 ER
as Tommy Lazlo1993 Wild Palms
as Security Guard (voice)1992 Batman: The Animated Series
as Frank Gibson1990 Law & Order
as Colonel Davis1990 Twin Peaks
as Toby Baker1990 Broken Badges
as Zambini1989 Tales from the Crypt
as Reggie "The Sandman" Martin1987 Full House
as Sergeant Lane1986 The Last Precinct
as Cal Freeman1983 The A-Team
1983 Webster
as Smythe1979 Highcliffe Manor
as Johnson1978 The White Shadow
as Cyborg (voice)1973 Super Friends

Additional Information

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Full Name: Ernie Hudson
Born: Monday, 12/17 1945 (December) in Benton Harbor, Michigan (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 78 years + 160 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Wayne State University, Yale School of Drama, Benton Harbor High School
Children: Ernie Hudson Jr.
Other names for Ernie Hudson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"어니 허드슨"
"Earnest Lee Hudson"
Ernie Hudson frequently works together with these people:
Dan Aykroyd (17x, Actor)
Frank Welker (15x, Actor)
Marc Guggenheim (15x, Crew)
Bethany Rooney (13x, Crew)
Miguel Ferrer (12x, Actor)
Harold Ramis (12x, Crew)
Greg Berlanti (12x, Crew)
Raphael Sbarge (12x, Actor)
Owen Dennis (12x, Crew)
Ivan Reitman (11x, Crew)
Loren Lester (11x, Actor)
Edward D. Murphy (11x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1073, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/22/2024