Ernie Hudson Biography
Earnest Lee Hudson commonly known as Ernie Hudson is an American character actor, playwright, and producer who was born December 17, 1945, Benton Harbor, Michigan, U.S.
He has appeared in dozens of film and television roles throughout his career, but is perhaps best known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Sergeant Darryl Albrecht in The Crow (1994), and Warden Leo Glynn on HBO’s Oz (1997-2003).
Hudson has also acted in the films Leviathan (1989), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), Airheads (1994), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Congo (1995), and Miss Congeniality (2000). He had a cameo in the remake of Ghostbusters (2016).
Ernie Hudson Age
He is 77 years old as of 2022, having been born on December 17, 1945.
Ernie Hudson Height and Weight
He has an estimated Peak height of 6ft 0 (182.9 cm) while his weight is yet to be updated but very soon.
Ernie Hudson Family
Hudson grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan he never knew his father who left his mother while he was still a toddler. His mother, Maggie Donald, died of tuberculosis when he was two months old. He was subsequently raised by his maternal grandmother, Arrana Donald.
Ernie Hudson Education
Having been raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Hudson attended school in his elementary level in the same city, and later he joined the United States Marine Corps immediately after high school where he was dismissed after only three months due to asthma, before he moved to Detroit, Michigan.
Later, he enrolled and subsequently graduated from Yale School of Drama.
Hudson married his first wife, Jeannie Moore, in 1963, when she was sixteen and he was eighteen. They had two sons, Ernie Hudson Jr. and Rahaman Hudson.
When Ernie and Jeanie divorced in 1976, their sons moved to live with Hudson in California.
Hudson remarried in 1985 to the former Linda Kingsberg; they also had two sons, Andrew and Ross.
Ernie Hudson Children/Kids
Hudson had about four known children from his two marriages, first marriage before divorce with Jeannie Moore he had two sons Ernie Hudson Jr. and Rahaman Hudson.
Then later after divorce, he remarried and was blessed with two more sons Andrew and Ross.
One of Hudson’s early films was in Penitentiary II starring Leon Isaac Kennedy. Hudson gained fame playing Winston Zeddemore, who enlists with the Ghostbusters in the feature film Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel.
Hudson was cast as Warden Leo Glynn on HBO’s series Oz. On Oz, his son ErnieHudson Jr. co-starred with him as Muslim inmate Hamid Khan. He also appeared as Reggie in the film The Basketball Diaries.
Hudson also had a recurring role on the final season of Law & Order as Lt. Anita Van Buren’s boyfriend and then fiancé. Beginning in 2015, Hudson was cast in a recurring role as Jacob, an organic farmer who is the romantic interest for Frankie Bergstein in the series Grace and Frankie.
Hudson appeared in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, playing Bill Jenkins, the uncle of Leslie Jones‘ lead character Pattie Tolan.
Hudson as an actor has a net worth of $15 million as of 2023.
Ernie Hudson Ghostbusters
Well, you can count on Ernie Hudson, aka Winston Zeddemore.Footage Ernie Hudson on new Ghostbusters movie: Everybody is in, Of course, Harold Ramis, who sadly passed away in 2014, will not be returning as Egon Spengler.
In the same interview with The Daily Mail, Hudson commented on the loss, that he miss Harold because Harold was really the glue that he thought held everybody together. He was always his go-to point and anything that was a little bit weird, or whatever, Harold was the guy who would sort of say, ‘Ernie, just‘ and explain the world to me. Now, here’s where things get interesting, if not a little confusing.
In the same report, The Daily Mail’s sources say that Aykroyd is “The driving force behind the new movie” who “Completed a script treatment” for Sony.
While we now know Reitman co-wrote the actual script with director Gil Kenan, the source’s comments do parallel Aykroyd’s own from back in November.
If you recall, Aykroyd discussed the sequel on AXS TV’s The Big Interview withDan Rather, insisting, “There is a possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters,” confirming that “It’s being written right now.” He even felt confident about Murray’s involvement, adding“I think Billy will come. The story’s so good. Even if he plays a ghost.” Perhaps he wrote the treatment for Reitman and Kenan to work off of? Or helped them develop ideas? After all, the Ghostbusters franchise has always been Aykroyd’s baby – and he was even creatively involved in the 2016 reboot – so it’s possible.
All we really know is that Reitman is directing, the script is done, and that he reportedly “On the lookout to cast four teens in the movie, two boys and two girls.” That description certainly doesn’t fit Hudson, Aykroyd, or Murray, which means they may be waiting by the phone for a little longer.
Ernie Hudson Dead
Ernie is alive and kicking and is currently 77 years old.
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