Ernie hosted the nature/travel show The World Around Us from 1998 to 2001.
Ernie's first job was as an apprentice sign writer when he was 17.
Ernie's younger brother, Murray Dingo, was killed in a car crash in August, 2007, when he was on the way to a funeral.
Ernie was one of the members of the selection committee for the Aussie Rules Indigenous Team Of The Century.
Ernie is a keen Australian Rules Football supporter and cheers for the West Coast Eagles.
In 1990, Ernie was made a member of The Order Of Australia for his services to the performing arts.
Ernie has been married to Sally Dingo since 1989.
Ernie has hosted the popular travel show The Great Outdoors since its commencement in 1992.
He starred in the second series of the Australian reality show It Takes Two, where he was partnered up with Rachael Beck.
He appeared in the classic Australian comedy series Fast Forward, sending up Robert Gottliebsen, an Australian financial expert.
For the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, he narrated the Indigenous segment of the broadcast.
He attended Mullewa Primary School and Geraldton High School for his education.
Ernie played basketball for the East Perth Eagles, a state league first division team.
Ernie is the second born of nine children.
Ernie originates from the Yamatji Aboriginal tribe, which is part of the Maheleny region in Western Australia.
He appeared in the Australian Government commercials for the 2006 Australian Census.
Ernie: (About Paul Hogan) He's still mad as a cut snake and very quick witted - still the same character we know from the TV.
Ernie: (On the perks of presenting on The Great Outdoors) One of the good things about doing The Great Outdoors is you can track down people on the road that you know and catch up. I knew that Hoges (Paul Hogan) was over in America somewhere, but it was good to find out exactly where.
Ernie: (On catching up with Paul Hogan for a segment on The Great Outdoors) We haven't seen each other for about 10 years - Chance (Paul's son) wasn't born the last time I saw him and now he's eight.