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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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Known For

Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters Winston Zeddmore
(1984)
Oz
Oz Warden Leo Glynn
(1997-2003)
The Crow
The Crow Sergeant Albrecht
(1994)
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality Harry McDonald
(2000)

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 2017 Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (TV Movie) (filming)
Harvey (voice)
 2015-2017 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Jacob
- The Musical (2017) ... Jacob
- The Apology (2017) ... Jacob
- The Gun (2017) ... Jacob
- The Sign (2017) ... Jacob
- The Incubator (2017) ... Jacob
 2016 The Grindhouse Radio (TV Series)
Ernie Hudson
- GHR: Ernie Hudson & Evan Ginzburg (2016) ... Ernie Hudson
 2016 Graves (TV Series)
Jacob Mann
- Not Giants But Windmills (2016) ... Jacob Mann
- Through a Glass Gravely (2016) ... Jacob Mann
- TV Is the Shepard (2016) ... Jacob Mann
- The Careless Giant (2016) ... Jacob Mann
- A Tincture of Madness (2016) ... Jacob Mann
 2016 Heaven Sent (TV Movie)
Donatello
 2016 Infinity Train (TV Short)
Atticus (voice)
 2012-2016 Modern Family (TV Series)
Miles
- A Stereotypical Day (2016) ... Miles
- Thunk in the Trunk (2016) ... Miles
- Bringing Up Baby (2012) ... Miles
- Virgin Territory (2012) ... Miles
 2016 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Detective Ernie / Judge Hudson, Jr. / Dad
- Blackout Window Heatstroke (2016) ... Detective Ernie / Judge Hudson, Jr. / Dad (voice)
 2016 Four Kings (TV Series)
Ed Armstrong
- First Rule (2016)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Ed Armstrong
- Episode #1.2 ... Ed Armstrong
 2015 Delores & Jermaine (TV Movie)
 2015 To Hell and Back (TV Movie)
Joe
 2014 Living the Dream (TV Movie)
Benny
 2014 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Dad
- Terrorist Meeting (2014) ... Dad
 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 Touched (TV Movie)
Dr. Beck
 2014 The Haunted Hathaways (TV Series)
Duke Preston
- Haunted Visitor (2014) ... Duke Preston
 2014 The Millers (TV Series)
Walter
- Dear Diary (2014) ... Walter
 2014 American Storage (TV Series)
Rich
- Pilot (2014) ... Rich
 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)
Detective Swan
- Comic Book Issues (2013) ... Detective Swan
 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 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 Reckless (TV Movie)
Frank Wolfe
 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 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Ernie Hudson
- The Rebound Girl (2011) ... Ernie Hudson
 2011 Torchwood (TV Series)
Stuart Owens
- Miracle Day: The Middle Men (2011) ... Stuart Owens
 2011 White Collar (TV Series)
Mr. Jeffries
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Lt. Al Garner
- Devil's Night (2010) ... Lt. Al Garner
 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
 2009 Meteor (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Brasser
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Gen. Brasser
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Gen. Brasser
 2007 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Bob Casey
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Moses Jones
- 8:03 AM (2007) ... Moses Jones
 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 Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (TV Movie)
Perry Beasley
 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 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 Nowhere to Land (TV Movie)
Danny Gorlin
 1999 Miracle on the 17th Green (TV Movie)
Earl Fielder
 1999 Shark Attack (TV Movie)
Lawrence Rhodes
 1998 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Warden Leo Glynn
 1998 The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series)
Jack
- Carpe Diem (1998) ... Jack
 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
 1996 Tornado! (TV Movie)
Dr. Joe Branson
 1996 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
Thad Alford
- Love Thy Neighbor (1996) ... Thad Alford
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Zambini
- Food for Thought (1993) ... Zambini
 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)
Warren Osborne
- Pilot (1990) ... Warren Osborne
 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 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Prince
- Someday My Prince... (1987) ... Prince
 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 The A-Team (TV Series)
Cal Freeman
- The Taxicab Wars (1983) ... Cal Freeman
 1983 Women of San Quentin (TV Movie)
Charles Wilson
 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 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)
Kwame
- Almost American (1981) ... Kwame
 1981 A Matter of Life and Death (TV Movie)
Mr. Harrison
 1980 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Sam Morton
- The Bag Lady (1980) ... Sam Morton
 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 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 Winners (TV Series)
Ted
- Journey Together (1978) ... Ted
 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
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in the Ray Parker Jr. video "Ghost Busters" See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(2012) Congo was my film. It was my character, and I got a chance to do my version of whatever a leading man is, which has always been a bit of a challenge, finding those parts. I had so much fun with that character, and they allowed me, reluctantly, to do the accent and be the African guide. It was just so much fun, and it's probably my favorite character of all. Yeah, I have nothing but fond ... See more »

Trivia:

Trained for the stage at the Yale University School of Drama. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays good, heroic characters See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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