Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Highest Rated: 100% Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% Spaceman (2016)

Birthday: Dec 17, 1945

Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA

Immortalized in popular culture as the African-American Ghostbuster in the 1984 mega-hit and its 1989 sequel, Ernie Hudson enjoyed a longer and more diverse career than many of the movie stars he once supported. The Yale graduate's impressive physique won him a scattering of bruiser roles early on, including bits in Gordon Parks' "Leadbelly" (1976) and the Barbra Streisand vehicle "The Main Event" (1979), until his ability to underscore menace with intelligence earned him more substantial roles in Jamaa Fanaka's "Penitentiary II" (1982) and the 3-D actioner "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" (1983). Although "Ghostbusters" (1984) augured a significant uptake in the quality of his assignments, the actor continued to struggle well into the next decade. Better parts in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992), "The Crow" (1994), "Congo" (1995) and "The Basketball Diaries" (1995) with Leonardo DiCaprio boosted Hudson to the next level and to greater success on the small screen. Frequently seen as a guest actor on dozens of primetime series, the actor enjoyed a six-year run on the critically-lauded HBO prison series "Oz" (1997-2003), as well as subsequent semi-regular roles on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) and "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-2012). Remaining in demand past the age of retirement, Hudson made his Broadway debut in 2009 in the Tony Award-winning revival of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," proving himself to be one of the most unsung but invaluable actors of the American stage and screen.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
14% 59% Redemption Day Ed Paxton (Character) $20K 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghostbusters: Afterlife Dr. Winston Zeddemore (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 88% Adventure Force 5 Dr. Abel (Character) - 2019
71% 72% Nappily Ever After Richard Jones (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet High & Outside: A Baseball Noir Sanzone (Character) - 2017
10% 62% God's Not Dead 2 Judge Stennis (Character) $20.8M 2016
0% 40% Spaceman Joe (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 87% Heaven Sent Donatello (Character) - 2016
74% 50% Ghostbusters Uncle Bill (Character) - 2016
100% 64% Batman: Bad Blood Lucius Fox (Voice) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Hell and Back Joe (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Song Guest (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 33% The Grim Sleeper Detective Gerry Claymar (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 33% Merry Ex-Mas Pastor Ed (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 50% Gallows Road Bob Collins (Character) - 2014
48% 70% You're Not You John (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched Dr Beck (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adonis Chick Magnet CEO (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 53% Dear Secret Santa Pastor Avery (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Fear Death Director,
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet 62% Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 15% Battledogs Max Stevens (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 57% Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy Ivan Stumpwater (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 22% Ambush at Dark Canyon Cyrus Parker (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 82% The Man in the Silo Marcus Wells (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turning Point Joe Johnson (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 33% Deer Crossing Captain Bailey (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarwheels Prof. Zaccharine Ragus PhD (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 50% Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Pedro (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 66% Doonby Leroy (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 19% Game of Death Clarence (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 12% Machete Joe Sheriff Taylor (Character) - 2010
44% 22% Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball Anthony Vejar (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 17% Lonely Street Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 21% Balancing the Books Detective Carter (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 53% Pastor Brown Deacon Harold Todd (Character) - 2009
15% 20% Dragonball: Evolution Master Mutaito (Character) $9.4M 2009
26% 44% Nobel Son Lasasso (Character) $333.9K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Approach Agent Lorenzo Dawson (Character) - 2007
20% 18% All Hat Unknown (Character) - 2007
11% 36% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror Roscoe Lee (Character) $2.3M 2006
No Score Yet 85% The Ron Clark Story Principal Turner (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Halfway Decent Tom (Character) - 2005
75% 91% Lackawanna Blues Dick Barrymore (Character) - 2005
22% 61% Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Blake Rische (Character) $247.1K 2005
15% 43% Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Harry McDonald (Character) $48.5M 2005
No Score Yet 90% Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story Perry Beasley (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 39% Anne B. Real Principal Davis (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Town Without Christmas Ted (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking Shadow Hawk (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 7% Nowhere to Land Danny Gorlin (Character) - 2000
11% 29% The Watcher FBI Director (Character) $28.9M 2000
41% 69% Miss Congeniality McDonald (Character) $106.8M 2000
No Score Yet 82% Everything's Jake Jake (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 20% Red Letters Detective Glen Teal (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 52% Michael Jordan: An American Hero Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 22% Stealth Fighter President Westwood (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle on the 17th Green Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 26% Interceptor Force Major (Character) - 1999
0% 23% Shark Attack Lawrence Rhodes (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 40% Hijack Senator Douglas Wilson (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Bullets Detective Ron Mills (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 34% Best of the Best: Without Warning Detective Gresko (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 67% Butter Curtis `'8-Ball'` Harris (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet October 22 Arthur (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger in the Kingdom Rev. Walter Andrews (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 30% Operation Delta Force Major Tipton (Character) - 1997
7% 24% Mr. Magoo Agent Gus Anders, CIA (Character) $21.4M 1997
No Score Yet 62% Fakin' Da Funk Joe Lee (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Levitation Downbeat (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clover Gaten Hill (Character) - 1997
42% 40% The Substitute Principal Claude Rolle (Character) $14.8M 1996
No Score Yet 60% The Cherokee Kid Nat Love (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Which He Stands DEA Agent Baxter (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Your Luck Willie (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 26% Tornado! Dr. Joe Branson (Character) - 1996
22% 29% Congo Captain Munro Kelly (Character) $80.1M 1995
45% 76% The Basketball Diaries Reggie (Character) $2.1M 1995
50% 41% No Escape Hawkins (Character) $14.2M 1994
11% 34% Speechless Ventura (Character) $19.6M 1994
21% 59% The Cowboy Way Officer Sam "Mad Dog" Shaw (Character) $19.6M 1994
23% 50% Airheads Sergeant O'Malley (Character) $4.9M 1994
83% 90% The Crow Sergeant Albrecht (Character) $47.3M 1994
20% 69% Sugar Hill Lolly Jonas (Character) $18.3M 1993
63% 61% The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Solomon (Character) $87.5M 1992
No Score Yet 31% Collision Course Shortcut (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 0% Trapper County War Jefferson Carter (Character) - 1989
53% 61% Ghostbusters II Winston Zeddemore (Character) $110.4M 1989
24% 26% Leviathan Justin Jones (Character) $15.4M 1989
No Score Yet 10% The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission Joe Hamilton (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 51% The Wrong Guys Dawson (Character) $601.3K 1988
80% 56% Weeds Bagdad (Character) $1.5M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Precinct Sergeant Lane (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on the Run Lamar (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Girls Ernie (Character) - 1985
97% 88% Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore (Character) $298.2M 1984
No Score Yet 50% Joy of Sex Mr. Porter (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women of San Quentin Charles Wilson (Character) - 1983
23% 37% Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Washington (Character) - 1983
18% 37% Two of a Kind Detective Skaggs (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penitentiary II Half Dead (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Times Harold "Jazzman" Malloy (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $5.20 an Hour Dream Homer Burden (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 100% White Mama Counsellor (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Bull Black Bart (Character) - 1977
80% 69% The Human Tornado Bo (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2021
No Score Yet 70% L.A.'s Finest Joseph Vaughn (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carl Weber's The Family Business LC Duncan (Character) 2018-2020
100% 98% Infinity Train Atticus (Voice) 2019-2020
86% 63% Arrow Four-Star General of the Defense Intelligence Agency (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Puppy Dog Pals Buddy (Guest Voice) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Darryl Ward (Guest Star) 2018
88% 89% Grace and Frankie Jacob (Guest Star) 2015-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2018
89% 76% Lethal Weapon Peterson (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Colonel Davis (Guest Star) 2017
35% 75% APB Captain Ned Conrad (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
85% 87% Modern Family Miles (Guest Star) 2016 2012
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 78% Hot in Cleveland Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
61% 92% Franklin & Bash Judge Lawrence Perry (Guest Star) 2014 2012
61% 79% Scorpion Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Admiral Frost (Guest Star) 2014 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Haunted Hathaways Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
47% 46% The Millers Walter (Guest Star) 2014
66% 80% Mob City Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
93% 73% Scandal FBI Commander Randolph Boles (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transformers Prime Agent William Fowler (Voice) 2010-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Stay Together Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
79% 96% Last Resort Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
7% 60% Guys With Kids Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 48% The Secret Life of the American Teenager Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
81% 87% Hart of Dixie Ernie Hayes (Guest Star) 2012
83% 83% How I Met Your Mother Ernie Hudson (Guest Star) 2011
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
94% 74% Torchwood Stuart Owens (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
53% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
51% 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Approach Agent Lorenzo Dawson (Character) 2008
90% 81% Bones David Barron (Guest Star) 2007-2008
72% 89% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 80% ER Colonel James Gallant (Guest Star) 2006
9% No Score Yet 10-8: Officers on Duty Sgt. John Henry Barnes (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
92% 98% Oz Warden Leo Glynn (Character) 1997-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Palms Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 80% Full House Reggie "The Sandman" Martin (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Dougie (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Precinct Sgt. Night Train Lane (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Odd Couple Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Avery (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taxi Terry Carver (Guest Star) 1981
78% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 61% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978

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