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Hudson, Ernie (1945–)

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HUDSON, ERNIE (1945–). Actor. Born and raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Hudson is an actor with an impressive list of credits in both television and film. He wrote short stories as a child and envisioned them being performed on a stage. After spending time in the U. S. Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit and became the resident playwright at the vintage black theater Concepts East. He attended Wayne State University and, upon graduation, was given a full scholarship to study acting in the MFA program at the Yale School of Drama. He received his first film role in Leadbelly , 1976, after meeting Gordon Parks, the film’s director. When additional acting opportunities failed to materialize, Hudson enrolled in the Ph  program at the University of Minnesota. While there, he played the starring role in the Minneapolis Theater In The Round’s production of The Great White Hope , and his career finally kicked into gear. A string of television appearances followed, including Fantasy Island, Little House on the Prairie, Taxi, The A-Team , and The Incredible Hulk . He also accepted a host of film roles, including Roots: The Next Generation , 1979; Spacehunter , 1983; and as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters series of films. He more recently portrayed the prison warden in the HBO series Oz .

Filmography: Dolemite 2: The Human Tornado , 1976; The Jazz Singer , 1980; Penitentiary 2 , 1982; Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone , 1983; Joy of Sex , 1984; Ghostbusters , 1984; The Wrong Guys , 1988; Leviathan , 1989; Ghostbusters 2 , 1989; The Hand That Rocks the Cradle , 1992; The Crow , 1993; Sugar Hill , 1994; No Escape , 1994; In the Army Now , 1994; The Basketball Diaries , 1994; Congo , 1995; Tornado , 1996; The Substitute , 1996; Operation Delta Force , 1997; Mr. Magoo , 1997; Never 2 Big , 1998; Urban Menace , 1999; Stealth Fighter , 1999; Interceptor Force , 1999; Corrupt , 1999; The Watcher , 2000; Red Letters , 2000; Nowhere to Land , 2000; Miss Congeniality , 2000. </

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