American actor Earnest Lee Hudson is most popularly known as Ernie and is also known for his playwrighting skills and stints as a producer. Active since 1976, he has a plethora of film and television roles to his name. His roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series and Warden Leo Glynn on HBO’S Oz have been some of the major spotlights of his career, the characters being cherished fondly by his fans. He has an estimated net worth of $16 million.
Ernie Hudson Biography
Ernie Hudson was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan on December 17, 1945. He was raised by his maternal grandmother after his mother, Maggie Donald passed away of tuberculosis. After graduating from high school, he went on to join the UMarine Corps. However, since he suffered from chronic asthma, he was soon released from the same.
He then joined the Concept East theatre when he moved to Detroit in Michigan as the incumbent playwright. He is also associated with the Wayne State University and the prestigious Yale School of Drama, having graduated with acting and writing degrees.
He is currently married to Linda Kingsburg since 1985. His past relationship involved a 13-year long marriage with Jeannie Moore which dissolved in 1976.
Hudson debuted in Hollywood in 1976 with Leadbelly. Since then, he has gone on to play several roles in over 80 movies and television shows coupled with a few voice over roles in video games.
Hudson shot to fame with the role of Winston Zeddemore in the 1984 feature film The Ghostbusters. He reappeared as Zeddemore in its 1989 sequel. One of his most notable roles involves the portrayal of Solomon in the 1992 movie, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle.
This role explored that of a mentally challenged handyman and spoke volumes of Hudson’s talents. He has also appeared in several pop-culture movies like The Basketball Diaries, The A Team and The Dukes of Hazzard.
Ernie Hudson is also a very popular face in television shows, having appeared as recurring characters as well as starring in guest appearances. Some of his most memorable roles include that Warden Leo Glynn in Oz, Dr. Ken Field in The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Jacob in Grace and Frankie.
Besides his movie and TV stints, he has also lent his voice for the video games, 2009’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game and 2015’s Lego Dimensions.
How much is Ernie Hudson Net Worth in 2017
Fans almost invariably associate Hudson’s name to The Ghostbusters character, Zeddemore. But with over 80 movies and television shows to his name, this character is the least of his achievements. He is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood today with a net worth estimated at $16 million US dollars.
Hudson, now 71, is still making appearances on the big screen. In 2017, he has appeared in three TV series, as Sergeant Ned Conrad in APB, Colonel Davis in Twin Peaks and Pete Tribeca in Angie Tribeca. Armed with tons of talent, there is indeed no limit to the multitude of roles that this versatile actor can play and own. His acting game is still going strong and this is evident from all the power packed performances that he has delivered.