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Ernie Hudson


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 ... See full bio »
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 2015 Mr. Beebee (announced)
Wayne Proctor
 2014 Merry ExMas (filming)
Pastor Ed
 2014 High and Outside (filming)
Sanzone
 2014 Wizardream (filming)
Lieutenant Schwieger
 2014 Gallows Road (post-production)
Bob Collins
 2014 Living the Dream (TV Movie)
Benny
 2014 You're Not You
John
 2014 Scorpion (TV Series)
Brooks
- Pilot (2014) ... Brooks
 2014 The Lottery (TV Series)
- Sleep Deprived (2014)
 2011-2014 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Admiral Frost
- ...Goodbye (2014) ... Admiral Frost
- Sailor Man (2011) ... Admiral Frost
 2014 The Grim Sleeper
Detective Gerry Claymar
 2014 Haunted Hathaways (TV Series)
Duke Preston
- Haunted Visitor (2014) ... Duke Preston
 2014 The Millers (TV Series)
Walter
- Dear Diary (2014) ... Walter
 2013 Mob City (TV Series)
Bunny
- Oxpecker (2013) ... Bunny
- His Banana Majesty (2013) ... Bunny
 2013 Dear Secret Santa (TV Movie)
Pastor Avery
 2013 Dads (TV Series)
 2013 Doonby
Leroy
 2013 Ironside (TV Series)
- Uptown Murders (2013)
 2013 Scandal (TV Series)
Commander Randolph Boles
- Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington (2013) ... Commander Randolph Boles
 2010-2013 Transformers Prime (TV Series)
Agent William Fowler
- Deadlock (2013) ... Agent William Fowler (voice)
- Synthesis (2013) ... Agent William Fowler (voice)
- Persuasion (2013) ... Agent William Fowler (voice)
- Minus One (2013) ... Agent William Fowler (voice)
- Plus One (2013) ... Agent William Fowler (voice)
 2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (TV Movie)
Percy
 2013 Let's Stay Together (TV Series)
Anthony
- Troy Story (2013) ... Anthony
 2013 Battledogs (TV Movie)
Max Stevens
 2013 Talent Watch (TV Series)
Guest
- Night of 100 Stars Oscar Party (2013) ... Guest
 2013 Last Resort (TV Series)
Conrad Buell
- The Pointy End of the Spear (2013) ... Conrad Buell
- Damn the Torpedoes (2013) ... Conrad Buell
 2013 Guys with Kids (TV Series)
The Judge
- Marny's Dad (2013) ... The Judge
 2013 Adonis (Short)
Chick Magnet CEO
 2013 Reckless (TV Movie)
Frank Wolfe
 2012/I Turning Point
Joe Johnson
 2012 Ambush at Dark Canyon
Cyrus Parker
 2012 Modern Family (TV Series)
Miles
- Bringing Up Baby (2012) ... Miles
- Virgin Territory (2012) ... Miles
 2012 Deer Crossing
Captain Bailey
 2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! (Video)
Pedro (voice)
 2012/I Dinner Date (Short)
Man / Roy
 2012 Beautiful People (TV Movie)
Jack
 2012 Hart of Dixie (TV Series)
Ernie Hayes
- Snowflakes & Soulmates (2012) ... Ernie Hayes
 2012 Nosferajew (TV Series)
CDC Director
- Community Blech (2012) ... CDC Director
 2011 Deep Blue Breath (Short)
Lord Vater (voice)
 2011 Torchwood (TV Series)
Stuart Owens
- Miracle Day: The Middle Men (2011) ... Stuart Owens
 2011 Sugarwheels (Short)
Prof. Zaccharine Ragus PhD
 2011 White Collar (TV Series)
Mr. Jeffries
 2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (Video)
Pedro (voice)
 2010 Game of Death
Clarence
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Lt. Al Garner
- Devil's Night (2010) ... Lt. Al Garner
 2010/II Stasis (Short)
Stranger
 2009-2010 Law & Order (TV Series)
Frank Gibson
- Rubber Room (2010) ... Frank Gibson
- Love Eternal (2010) ... Frank Gibson
- Crashers (2010) ... Frank Gibson
- Innocence (2010) ... Frank Gibson
- Fed (2009) ... Frank Gibson
 2010 Machete Joe
Sheriff Taylor
 2009 Pastor Brown
Deacon Harold Todd
 2009 Ghostbusters (Video Game)
Winston Zeddemore (voice)
 2009 Meteor (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Brasser
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Gen. Brasser
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Gen. Brasser
 2009 Fatal Secrets
Detective Carter
 2009 Lonely Street
Captain Morgan
 2008 Pie'n Burger (Short)
Cedric
 2007 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Bob Casey
- The High Price of Gas (2007) ... Bob Casey
- My Uncle's a Gas (2007) ... Bob Casey
 2007 Nobel Son
Bill Canepa
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Moses Jones
- 8:03 AM (2007) ... Moses Jones
 2006 Hood of Horror
Roscoe
 2006 ER (TV Series)
Colonel James Gallant
- 21 Guns (2006) ... Colonel James Gallant
- Strange Bedfellows (2006) ... Colonel James Gallant
 2006 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Pernaux
- Ethon (2006) ... Pernaux
 2006 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Colonel Wirth
- Code of Ethics (2006) ... Colonel Wirth
 2006 The Ron Clark Story (TV Movie)
Principal Turner
 2005 Halfway Decent
Tom
 2005 Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (TV Movie)
Perry Beasley
 2005 Bathsheba (Short)
Nathan
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Dick Barrymore
 2004 Everwood (TV Series)
Bill Hoover
- The Birds and the Batteries (2004) ... Bill Hoover
 2003-2004 10-8: Officers on Duty (TV Series)
Senior Deputy John Henry Barnes
- Wild and the Innocent (2004) ... Senior Deputy John Henry Barnes
- Love Don't Love Nobody (2004) ... Senior Deputy John Henry Barnes
- Gypsy Road (2004) ... Senior Deputy John Henry Barnes
- Flirtin' with Disaster (2004) ... Senior Deputy John Henry Barnes
- Lucy in the Sky (2003) ... Senior Deputy John Henry Barnes
 2003 Anne B. Real
Principal Davis
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Manny Aybar
- Kam Li (2003) ... Manny Aybar
 2001 Hostage Rescue Team (TV Movie)
 2001 A Town Without Christmas (TV Movie)
Ted
 2001 Walking Shadow (TV Movie)
Hawk
 2000 Paper Bullets
Detective Ron Mills
 2000/I The Watcher
Ibby
 2000 Red Letters
Detective Glen Teal
 2000 Nowhere to Land (TV Movie)
Danny Gorlin
 1999 Lillie
Larry Miller
 1999 Miracle on the 17th Green (TV Movie)
Earl Fielder
 1999 A Stranger in the Kingdom
Rev. Walter Andrews
 1999 Interceptor Force
Major
 1999 Stealth Fighter
President Westwood
 1999 Hijack
Senator Douglas Wilson (as Ernie Hudson Sr.)
 1999 Shark Attack (TV Movie)
Lawrence Rhodes
 1998 October 22
Arthur
 1998 Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (Video)
Detective Gresko
 1998 Butter
Curtis '8-Ball' Harris
 1998 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Warden Leo Glynn
 1998 The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series)
Jack
- Carpe Diem (1998) ... Jack
 1997 Mr. Magoo
Agent Gus Anders
 1997 Fakin' Da Funk
Joe Lee
 1997 Superman (TV Series)
Professor Felix
- Action Figures (1997) ... Professor Felix (voice)
 1997 Clover (TV Movie)
Gaten Hill
 1997 Operation Delta Force (TV Movie)
Major Tipton
 1997 Levitation
Downbeat
 1996 Just Your Luck (Video)
Willie
 1996 For Which He Stands
DEA Agent Baxter
 1996 Tornado! (TV Movie)
Dr. Joe Branson
 1996 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
Thad Alford
- Love Thy Neighbor (1996) ... Thad Alford
 1994 Speechless
Ventura
 1994 No Escape
Hawkins
 1993 The Pitch (Short)
Vet
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Zambini
- Food for Thought (1993) ... Zambini
 1993 Sugar Hill
Lolly Jonas
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series)
Tommy Lazlo
- Hello, I Must Be Going (1993) ... Tommy Lazlo
- Hungry Ghosts (1993) ... Tommy Lazlo
- Rising Sons (1993) ... Tommy Lazlo
- The Floating World (1993) ... Tommy Lazlo
- Everything Must Go (1993) ... Tommy Lazlo
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series)
Howard
- Heros Exoletus (1993) ... Howard
 1992 Angel Street (TV Movie)
Thurman Nickens
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Joker's Wild (1992) ... Security Guard (voice)
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series)
The Tennis Captain
- With Bobcat Goldthwait (1992) ... The Tennis Captain
 1991 Miss Jones (TV Movie)
Evinrude Johnson
 1990 Cop Rock (TV Series)
- Cop Rock (1990)
 1989 Trapper County War
Jefferson Carter
 1989 Collision Course
Shortcut
 1988 The Wrong Guys
Dawson
 1988 The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (TV Movie)
Joe Hamilton
 1987 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Police Officer / Lisa's Father / Officer Chauncey
- Cooler, Come Back (1987) ... Police Officer (voice)
- Snow Puppies/Nose Marie Day (1987) ... Lisa's Father (voice)
- The Rescue Pups/Good Night, Sweet Pups (1987) ... Officer Chauncey (voice)
 1987 Weeds
Bagdad
 1987 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
 1986 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Digger Love
- Harlem Nocturne (1986) ... Digger Love
 1986 It's a Living (TV Series)
Dougie
- The Bar (1986) ... Dougie
 1986 The Last Precinct (TV Series)
Sergeant Lane / Night Train
- Three Ring Circus (1986) ... Sergeant Lane
- Toehold (1986) ... Sergeant Lane
- Ghost of a Chance (1986) ... Sergeant Lane
- Never Cross a Vampire (1986) ... Sergeant Lane
- I Want My Mummy (1986) ... Sergeant Lane
 1985 Love on the Run (TV Movie)
Lamar
 1985 California Girls (TV Movie)
Ernie
 1983 Two of a Kind
Det. Skaggs
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Cal Freeman
- The Taxicab Wars (1983) ... Cal Freeman
 1983 Women of San Quentin (TV Movie)
Charles Wilson
 1983 Going Berserk
Jerome Willy Muhammed
 1983 Webster (TV Series)
Rudy
- Happy Un-Birthday (1983) ... Rudy
 1982 The New Odd Couple (TV Series)
Moses Brown
- That Was No Lady (1982) ... Moses Brown
 1982 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
Chandler
- Murder, They Said (1982) ... Chandler
- The Harder They Fall (1982) ... Chandler
- The Bad and the Beautiful (1982) ... Chandler
- The High and the Mighty (1982) ... Chandler
 1982 Penitentiary II
Half Dead
 1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Avery
- Dear Diary (1982) ... Avery
 1981 Taxi (TV Series)
Terry Carver
- Of Mice and Tony (1981) ... Terry Carver
 1981 Bosom Buddies (TV Series)
Rochelle
- One for You, One for Me (1981) ... Rochelle
 1981 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
William Thomas
- Chicago (1981) ... William Thomas
 1981 Crazy Times (TV Movie)
Harold 'Jazzman' Malloy
 1981 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Kwane
- Almost American (1981) ... Kwane
 1981 A Matter of Life and Death (TV Movie)
Mr. Harrison
 1981 Underground Aces
African General
 1980 The Jazz Singer
Heckler
 1980 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Sam Morton
- The Bag Lady (1980) ... Sam Morton
 1980 The Octagon
Quinine
 1980 White Mama (TV Movie)
Counsellor
 1980 The $5.20 an Hour Dream (TV Movie)
Homer Burden
 1980 Skag (TV Series)
- Pilot (1980)
 1979 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Desk Sergeant
- A Little Larceny (1979) ... Desk Sergeant
 1979 Detective School (TV Series)
Bombacaa
- Nick Is Smitten (1979) ... Bombacaa
 1979 The Main Event
Killer
 1979 Joni
Earl
 1979 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Johnson
- Little Orphan Abner (1979) ... Johnson
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Muslim at Door
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Muslim at Door
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Lee
- Like a Brother (1979) ... Lee
 1979 Highcliffe Manor (TV Series)
Smythe
- Stark Terror (1979) ... Smythe
- Sex & Violence (1979) ... Smythe
- Love Blooms (1979) ... Smythe
- The Evil from Within (1979) ... Smythe
- The Blacke Death (1979) ... Smythe
 1978 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
King George
- A Little Bit of England (1978) ... King George
 1978 Last of the Good Guys (TV Movie)
El Coliph
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Jamu
- Family Reunion/Voodoo (1978) ... Jamu
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Corbin
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Jack Corbin
 1977 Mad Bull (TV Movie)
Black Bart
 1977 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Minion
- The Disappearances (1977) ... Minion
 1976 The Human Tornado
Bo (as Louis Hudson)
 1976 Leadbelly
Archie (as Earnest L. Hudson)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Come and Gone" by Joe Turner at the Belasco Theater on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ernie Hudson Sr. | Earnest L. Hudson | Louis Hudson

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Being an actor never occurred to me. There was no one even remotely connected to the industry where I was from. It wasn't until I got to college that I realized how much I enjoyed it. See more »

Trivia:

Hudson was on the shortlist for the role of The Master in Doctor Who (1996), Eric Roberts won the role. His only association with the Doctor Who franchise is a major guest role of Stuart Owens in Torchwood: Miracle Day (2011). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays good, heroic characters See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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