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Ernie Hudson



Actor Ernie Hudson received his training at Wayne State, Yale School of Drama and the University of Minnesota. Following a hitch with the Marines, Hudson appeared in such stage productions as The Great White Hope, The Cage and Daddy Goodness. He made his earlier film appearance in 1976's Leadbelly. Most of us know Hudson best as Winston Zeddmore in the two Ghostbusters films, a role he repeated in Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters" music video. His best--and most controversial--screen assignment was the The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992); Hudson played retarded handyman Solomon, virtually the only character in the film who doesn't buy into the "perfect" facade of homicidal baby-sitter Rebecca DeMornay. On TV, Ernie Hudson has been seen as Smythe in Highcliffe Manor (1977), undercover officer "Night Train" Lane in The Last Precinct (1986), and kleptomaniac cop Toby Baker in Broken Badges (1990). He had a memorable supporting part in the 1992 thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and appeared in Heart and Souls as well as the comedy Airheads. In 1994 he was cast in a prominent role in the action film The Crow, and followed that up in 1995 with part in Congo. In 1997 he started work on the HBO drama Oz, playing the warden of the meanest, cruelest inmates imaginable for six seasons. He co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the 2000 comedy Miss Congeniality. He continued to work steadily in projects as diverse as Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, The Ron Clark Story, and 2010's Smokin' Aces 2: Assassin's Ball.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% Spaceman
  • Joe
2016
73% Ghostbusters
  • Uncle Bill
2016
9% God's Not Dead 2
  • Judge Stennis
2016
No Score Yet Heaven Sent
  • Donatello
2016
No Score Yet Ghostheads
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Gallows Road
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet To Hell and Back
  • Joe Patterson
2015
44% You're Not You
  • John
2014
No Score Yet The Grim Sleeper
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Merry Ex-Mas
  • Pastor Ed
2014
No Score Yet Touched
  • Dr. Beck
2014
No Score Yet Dear Secret Santa
  • Pastor Avery
2013
No Score Yet Doonby
  • Leroy
2013
No Score Yet Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
  • Percy
2013
No Score Yet Battledogs
  • Max Stevens
2013
No Score Yet Dark Canyon (Ambush at Dark Canyon)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Man In The Silo
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Deer Crossing
  • Captain Bailey
2012
No Score Yet Turning Point
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure
  • Ivan Stumpwater
2012
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
  • Pedro
2011
No Score Yet Game of Death
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Machete Joe
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Smokin' Aces 2: Assassin's Ball
  • Anthony Vejar
2010
14% Dragonball Evolution
  • Sifu Norris
2009
No Score Yet Pastor Brown
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Meteor
  • General Brasser
2009
25% Nobel Son
  • Lasasso
2008
No Score Yet Fatal Secrets
  • Det. Carter
2008
No Score Yet Final Approach
  • Lorenzo Dawson
2008
No Score Yet Lonely Street
  • Capt. Morgan
2008
11% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
  • Roscoe
2007
20% All Hat
  • Jackson Jones
2007
No Score Yet The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
  • Actor
2007
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
  • Blake Rische
2006
No Score Yet The Ron Clark Story
  • Principal Turner
2006
No Score Yet Halfway Decent
  • Tom Black
2005
No Score Yet Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story
  • Perry Beasley
2005
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous
  • McDonald
2005
71% Lackawanna Blues
  • Dick Barrymore
2005
No Score Yet Confessions of an Action Star
  • Actor
2005
53% Clifford's Really Big Movie
  • P.T.
2004
No Score Yet Anne B. Real
  • Principal Davis
2003
No Score Yet A Town Without Christmas
  • Ted Kinkaid
2001
No Score Yet The Last Siege
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Walking Shadow
  • Hawk
2001
42% Miss Congeniality
  • McDonald
2000
10% The Watcher
  • Ibby
2000
No Score Yet Red Letters
  • Det. Glen Teal
2000
No Score Yet Nowhere to Land
  • Danny Gorlin
2000
No Score Yet Stealth Fighter
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Paper Bullets
  • Mills
1999
No Score Yet Stranger in the Kingdom
  • Rev. Walter Andrews
1999
No Score Yet Michael Jordan: An American Hero
  • James Jordan
1999
0% Shark Attack
  • Lawrence Rhodes
1999
No Score Yet Interceptors (The Last Line of Defence) (Interceptor Force)
  • The Major
1999
No Score Yet Wrecking Crew
  • Actor
1999
13% Candyman: Day of the Dead
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Hijack
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Stealth Fighter
  • President Westwood
1999
No Score Yet Miracle on the 17th Green
  • Earl
1999
No Score Yet October 22
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Levitation
  • Downbeat
1998
No Score Yet Best of the Best: Without Warning (Best of the Best 4)
  • Detective Gresko
1998
No Score Yet Never 2 Big
  • Curtis `8-Ball' Harris
1998
7% Mr. Magoo
  • Agent Gus Anders
1997
No Score Yet Operation Delta Force
  • Tipton
1997
No Score Yet Fakin' Da Funk
  • Joe Lee
1997
No Score Yet The Cherokee Kid
  • Nat Love
1996
No Score Yet Tornado!
  • Dr. Branson
1996
No Score Yet For Which He Stands
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Just Your Luck
  • Willie
1996
24% Congo
  • Monroe Kelly
1995
41% The Substitute
  • Claude Rolle
1995
46% The Basketball Diaries
  • Reggie Porter
1995
12% Speechless
  • Ventura
1994
6% In the Army Now
  • Actor
1994
21% Airheads
  • Sergeant O'Malley
1994
15% The Cowboy Way
  • Officer Sam Shaw
1994
53% No Escape
  • Hawkins
1994
20% Sugar Hill
  • Lolly
1994
82% The Crow
  • Albrecht
1994
55% Heart and Souls
  • Barry
1993
63% The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
  • Solomon
1992
No Score Yet Final Approach
  • Actor
1991
51% Ghostbusters 2
  • Winston Zeddemore
1989
No Score Yet Trapper County War
  • Jefferson
1989
No Score Yet Collision Course
  • Shortcut
1989
17% Leviathan
  • Jones
1989
No Score Yet The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission
  • Joe Hamilton
1988
No Score Yet The Wrong Guys
  • Dawson
1988
80% Weeds
  • Bagdad
1987
No Score Yet Love on the Run
  • Lamar
1985
No Score Yet Human Tornado
  • Bo
1984
No Score Yet Joy of Sex
  • Mr. Porter
1984
97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original)
  • Winston Zeddmore
1984
No Score Yet Everything's Jake
  • Jake
1984
No Score Yet California Girls
  • Ernie
1984
20% Two of a Kind
  • Detective Staggs
1983
No Score Yet Going Berserk
  • Muhammed
1983
18% Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
  • Washington
1983
No Score Yet Penitentiary 2
  • Half Dead
1982
No Score Yet Matter of Life and Death
  • Mr. Harrison
1981
33% The Octagon
  • Quinine
1980
No Score Yet White Mama
  • Counsellor
1980
No Score Yet Underground Aces
  • African General
1980
38% The Main Event
  • Killer
1979
No Score Yet Joni
  • Earl
1979
No Score Yet Mad Bull
  • Actor
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hart of Dixie
2011-2015
  • Lavon's Dad
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Frank
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Actor
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Miles
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
  • Reggie "The Sandman" Martin
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Col. Gallant
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • David Barron
No Score Yet APB
2017
  • Capt. Ned Conrad
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012
  • Guest
Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
  • Thad
No Score Yet Children's Hospital
2010
  • Hubert McGraw
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • William Thomas
7% Guys with Kids
2012-2013
  • The Judge
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2008-2013
  • Dr. Fields Dr. Ken Fields
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Bill Hoover
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Manny Aybar
No Score Yet Scorpion
2014
  • Brooks
46% The Millers
2013-2015
  • Walter
Oz
1997-2003
  • Leo Glynn
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Actor
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Brad McDougall
77% Last Resort
2012-2013
  • Conrad Buell
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Det. Ridley
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Capt. Frank
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Moses Jones
81% Once Upon a Time
2011
  • Poseidon
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Lt. Al Garner
94% Scandal
2012
  • Commander Randolph Boles
No Score Yet Delores & Jermaine
2015
  • Rick

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