In 2008, he began a recurring role as Dr. Fields on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. His mother died when he was two months old. Hosted Cinemax's "Summer of a Thousand Movies". competent group, capable of knocking out imitations of the nineteen‐fifties or original material with no embarrassment at all. Acting is what I do. He was on the television series Fantasy Island in a first-season episode as a voodoo man named Jamu. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 1972.. Billboard Hot 100) from their fourth studio album, Ba-Fa. (The "Hudsons" which recorded for Columbia in 1983 is not the same group.) , Beginning in 2015, Hudson was cast in a recurring role as Jacob, an organic farmer who is the romantic interest for Frankie Bergstein (Lily Tomlin) in the series Grace and Frankie.  By October 1968, The New Yorkers had switched to Jerry Dennon's Pacific Northwest label Jerden Records and issued "Adrianne" (#906), following that up with "Land of Ur" (#908) in March 1969. He is the son of actor Ernie Hudson, and Dr. Jeannie L. Hudson, Ph. They had two sons, Ernie Hudson Jr. and Rahaman Hudson. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest black theatre in the country. He was on the shortlist for the role of The Master in. And it's really unfortunate what happened. Being an actor never occurred to me. Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy, The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VV9T-5H7, Original ‘Ghostbuster’ has home here. For the release in spring 1971 of "Love Nobody" on Lionel Records (L-3211), their name was shortened to Hudson. He was briefly in a doctoral program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities before leaving to appear in a stage production of The Great White Hope. It's one of those characters where I go, "I have no idea what this is, I don't know any human being on the planet who would be this stupid, but I'm committed to it." Ernie Hudson Jr. also co-starred with his father in Oz, playing Muslim inmate Hamid Khan. It was good. It's as important as anything I do in life. - IMDb Mini Biography By: It's very easy to say to a child, 'You can be whatever you want to be', but then that child in turn looks at me and says, 'But why weren't you what you wanted to be?' A friend of mine [Badja Djola] portrayed the first Half Dead, and there were some problems.  In August 2019, he confirmed his involvement in Ghostbusters: Afterlife directed by Jason Reitman, joining original cast members, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Annie Potts. He did not complete the program. He is renowned for his role as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters movie series.  Under the name Hudson, they released "If You Really Need Me" (MCA-40141), which was recorded in France and produced by Taupin and mixed by Andy Scott. Hudson gained fame playing Winston Zeddemore, who enlists with the Ghostbusters in the feature film Ghostbusters (1984) and its 1989 sequel. He had a cameo as Patty Tolan's uncle in the remake of Ghostbusters (2016), and will reprise his role as Winston in the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). He appears in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Ethon" as Pernaux. But, they say all of us actors have our own signature and...I'm trying to find the right words here. The between songs routines still have a touch of slickness to them, and the comedy effort—although those in the audience who knew the television show seemed to find them uproarious —sounded lame indeed. But I realized that I wanted to do something more with my life, and after getting married at 18 and my wife getting pregnant, and then suddenly realizing that I had to change things and I finally got accepted to the university and got involved with theatre. It was silly, but it was fun.  In August 2019, he confirmed his involvement in Ghostbusters: Afterlife directed by Jason Reitman, joining original cast members, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Annie Potts. But Jay was great. Tom Fontana's an amazing writer. Hudson gained fame playing Winston Zeddemore, who enlists with the Ghostbusters in the feature film Ghostbusters (1984) and its 1989 sequel. It's one of those audition stories I tell: Sometimes you can turn things around. It was some of the best work I've ever done. Musically, this is a fully confident. He was subsequently raised by his maternal grandmother, Arrana Donald. But I loved the character.  They also released numerous hit singles during this time for producer Bernie Taupin, including "So You Are a Star" (1974), "Rendezvous" (1975), "Lonely School Year" (1975), and "Help Wanted" (1976). program at the prestigious Yale School of Drama. He had a cameo as Patty Tolan's uncle in the remake of Ghostbusters (2016), and will reprise his role as Winston in the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). Hudson also appeared as Reggie in the film The Basketball Diaries (1995). The Hand That Rocks The Cradle broke that a little bit. The Hudson Brothers were an American musical group formed in Portland, Oregon, consisting of brothers Bill Hudson, Brett Hudson and Mark Hudson. It was just so much fun, and it's probably my favorite character of all. (2012, on filming Collision Course and what he thought of Jay Leno as an action star) That was one of those films that started with one director; he got fired. He has had various roles over the years. I'm so glad I got a chance to do that, and when people ask about my career, put (my character) Munro Kelly up against the guys I played on Oz and The Crow and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, and that's my career. Not before or since. Other feature film credits include The Jazz Singer (1980), The Main Event (1979), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), Penitentiary II (1982), Going Berserk (1983), Joy of Sex (1984) and, of course, the mega-hit Ghostbusters (1984). In addition to his acting, he is a published author of poetry. He switched gears when he played a preacher opening the eyes of a small town's prejudice in the 1950s in Stranger in the Kingdom. After graduating with a B.A. I thought they played very well together. Loved John.  They had two sons, Ernie Hudson Jr. and Rahaman Hudson. He switched gears when he played a preacher opening the eyes of a small town's prejudice in the 1950s in Stranger in the Kingdom. David Steinberg directed, and I got a chance to work with those guys for the first time, that whole Second City troupe.