Ernie Hudson
Ernie Hudson
Real Name/Full Name Earnest Lee Hudson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ernie Hudson
Birth Place: Benton Harbor, Michigan, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 December 1945
Age/How Old: 78 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – Maggie  Donald
Siblings: Lewis Hudson
School: N/A
College: Wayne State University, University of Minnesota, Yale School of drama.
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Linda Kingsberg (m. 1985), Jeannie Moore (m. 1963–1976)
Kids/Children Name: Ernie Hudson Jr., Rahaman Hudson, Ross Hudson, Andrew Hudson
Profession: Actor, Producer, Playwright
Net Worth: $6 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Ernie Hudson is an admired American actor who has worked in super hit movies. He was first noticed by the directors and critics in 1994 when he starred in ‘The Crow.’ Apart from movies, he has also delivered phenomenal performances in Television series. His characters Winston Zeddemore (Ghostbusters), Sergeant Darryl Albrecht(The Crow), etc., are well-liked. Ernie played a cameo in the remake of ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016). He’s also going to reprise Winston’s role in Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

Well, how well do you know about Ernie Hudson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ernie Hudson’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ernie Hudson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Ernie was born to Maggie Donald in the year 1945 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the U.S. He did not know who his father was. Unfortunately, his mother died of tuberculosis when he was two months old. His maternal grandmother then raised him.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ernie Hudson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ernie Hudson’s age is 78 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024 having been born on 17 December 1945. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.


After high school, Ernie enrolled in the United States Marine Corps but had to discontinue after three months due to asthma. He then moved back to Michigan and went on to become the resident playwright at Concept East. Later, he enrolled in the Wayne State University to refine his writing and acting skills. He graduated in 1973. He launched the Actors’ Ensemble, where he and the other black writers would perform their work. At the University of Minnesota, he completed a doctoral program. For a year after that, he went to Yale School of Drama for the Master of Fine Arts in Acting.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ernie Hudson With Wife Linda Kingsberg
Ernie Hudson With Wife Linda Kingsberg

Ernie is married twice. He married Jeannie Moore in 1963, from which he has two sons; Ernie Hudson Jr., Rahaman Hudson. After their parents’ separation, Hudson Jr. and Rahaman moved to California to stay with their father. Later Ernie married Linda Kingsberg in 1985. He has two more sons from this marriage, Andrew and Ross Hudson.

Is Ernie Hudson Gay?

Ernie is married twice, which makes it clear that he is interested in women. He is not gay. No rumor or incident proves otherwise.

Professional Career

Ernie started off as an actor for one of his earliest movies, Penitentiary II (1982). He also appeared in TV series like ‘The Dukes of Hazard’ and ‘The A-Team’ in guest roles. He gained popularity since he played Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters and its sequel in 1989. He played a major supporting role in ‘The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)’. Hudson and his son were starred together in an HBO series, ‘Oz.’

In the ‘Stranger in The Kingdom,’ he showed a variation in his acting when he played a preacher. His character, Harry McDonalds in Miss Congeniality (2000), was quite appreciated. He had recurring roles as Dr. Fields in The Secret Life of the American Teenager and as boyfriend and fiancé in the final season of Law and Order. In Torchwood, he played Stuart Owens in 2011.

In 2015, he played another recurring role as Jacob in the series Grace and Frankie. He confirmed his involvement in his next project, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, in 2019, which is all set to release on 11th June 2021. Apart from acting, Hudson is also a producer for films and television series. He is also a playwright.


  • 2011: Winner Outstanding cast performance at Action on Film International Film Festival, USA
  • 2006: winner Career Achievement award at Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
  • 1999: Winner Best Actor in a Series, Drama at Satellite Awards
  • 1995: Winner Best Supporting Actor in a Genre motion picture at Sci-Fi Universe Magazine, USA

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ernie Hudson in 2024

Ernie Hudson Net Worth
Ernie Hudson Net Worth

Hudson’s net worth is $6 Million as of 2024. He stays in Los Angeles now. Being an Actor, Film Producer, and playwright has earned him a good amount of money.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Hudson didn’t know who his father was.
  • He has a Masters in Fine Arts in acting from Yale School of drama.

Having gone through a rough childhood without his parents, Hudson’s career is a prime example of overcoming problems in their life. As we can see, he is a versatile actor since he has performed different kinds of roles in movies and serials.


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