Ernie Hudson
Born on 17 December 1945 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
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Ernest Lee "Ernie" Hudson Sr. (born December 17, 1945) is an American actor known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Sergeant Albrecht in The Crow, and Warden Leo Glynn on HBO's Oz.Hudson was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Hudson never knew his father. His mother, Maggie Donald, died of tuberculosis when he was two months old. He was subsequently raised by his maternal grandmother, Arrana Donald. He has a half-brother, Lewis Hudson.

He joined the United States Marine Corps straight from High School, dismissed after only 3 months due to asthma, before he moved to Detroit, Michigan. He became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest black theatre company in the US. He enrolled at Wayne State University to further develop his writing and acting skills. He established the Actors' Ensemble Theatre where he and other talented young black writers directed and appeared in their own works. Later, he enrolled and subsequently graduated from Yale School of Drama.

In an interview with, Hudson stated that he is a practicing Christian, but does not believe that "one church is the right one."

Full Name at Birth--Earnest Lee Hudson


Birthday--17th December, 1945, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Height--6' 0" (183 cm)


Eye Color--Brown - Dark

Hair Color--Black

Zodiac Sign--Sagittarius




University--Wayne State University, University of Minnesota, Graduated Yale School of Drama

Occupation Text--Actor, playwright, producer


Claim to Fame--Oz, 10-8

Year(s) Active--1976—present

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7409 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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