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Ernie Hudson

Last updated 05 March 2013


Ernest Lee Hudson

Born: Mon 17th December 1945 (age: 72)

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Ernie Hudson is an American actor known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Sergeant Albrecht in The Crow, andWarden Leo Glynn on HBO's Oz.

One of Hudson's early films was in Penitentiary II in the late 1970s starring Leon Isaac Kennedy. After various TV guest roles on shows such as The Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team, Hudson went on to bigger fame playing Winston Zeddemore, who enlists with the Ghostbusters in the 1984 film Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel (he auditioned to reprise the role for the animated series but lost to Arsenio Hall), as well as Warden Leo Glynn on HBO's Oz. On Oz, his son Ernie Hudson Jr. co-starred with him as Muslim inmate Hamid Khan. He appeared as the character Munro in Congo, and he starred in the 1994 film The Crow as Sergeant Albrecht. He switched gears when he played a preacher opening the eyes of a small town prejudice in the 1950s in Stranger in the Kingdom. He is also known as Harry McDonald, the FBI superior of Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality. He appeared in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Ethon" as Pernaux. He had a major supporting role as the mentally challenged Solomon in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. He was on the TV series Fantasy Island as a voodoo man named Jamu in season one. Hudson also appeared as Reggie in the film The Basketball Diaries alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2008, he began a recurring role as Dr. Fields in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Hudson also had a recurring role on the final season of Law & Order as Lt. Anita Van Buren's boyfriend and then fiancé.

He played Stuart Owens in Torchwood: Miracle Day.