Ernie is the voice of the apostle Pater in The Word of Promise, a dramatized audio book of the New Testament released by Thomas Nelson in October of 2007.
Ernie's mother died of tuberculosis when he was four months old.
Ernie was raised by his grandmother.
Ernie's first job was a janitor at a manufacturing company.
Ernie served in the Marine Corps.
Ernie was the lead playwright of Concept East in Detroit.
Ernie founded the Actors' Emsemble Theatre.
Ernie graduated from the Yale School of Drama.
He is the father of Ernie Hudson, Jr.
Ernie made his feature film debut in Leadbelly.
Ernie appeared in Ray Parker, Jr.'s music video for "Ghostbusters."
Ernie auditioned to reprise his role as "Winston Zeddemore" in the animated series of The Real Ghostbusters, but was declined in favor for Arsenio Hall.
Ernie has been a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in the San Bernardino County of California since 1989.
Ernie won the Golden Satellite Award in 1999 for Best Performance by and Actor in a Television Series - Drama, he won for his performance on Oz.
Ernie's son appeared alongside him in the third season of Oz playing inmate Hamid Kahn.
Ernie has appeared in the following plays:
-The Great White Hope
Ernie is an African-American.
Ernie has a MySpace page.
Ernie attended the University of Minnesota.
Ernie graduated from Wayne State University.
Ernie has 4 sons.
Ernie has been married twice.
[On the rumored animated Ghostbusters III]
Ernie Hudson: I don't know how much of it is real and how much of it is wishful thinking at this point. I know Danny wants to to do it, but Danny has always wanted to do something. I think they have Bill on board now to do the voice. I think that's been the main thing holding a third one up. Bill had some kind of approval rights that was holding it up, or there would have already been a third one. I'll know for sure when the studio calls for me to do the voice, and right now, they haven't called, but the rumor is out there, so we'll see what happens.
[On being an actor]
Ernie Hudson: Being an actor never occurred to me. There was no one even remotely connected to the industry where I was from. It wasn't until I got to college that I realized how much I enjoyed it.
Ernie Hudson: The thing that altered my life the most was when my first marriage ended and my two young sons came to live with me. Thankfully, their mother had taught them how to cook and clean.