Earnest Lee "Ernie" Hudson is an American character actor. He has appeared in dozens of film and television roles throughout his career, but he is perhaps best known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Sergeant Darryl Albrecht in The Crow (1994), and Warden Leo Glynn on HBO's Oz.
One of his early films was in Penitentiary II in 1982 starring Leon Isaac Kennedy. He landed various guest roles on TV shows such as The Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team. Hudson gained fame playing Winston Zeddemore, who joins the Ghostbusters in the 1984 feature film Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel.
Hudson was cast as Warden Leo Glynn on HBO's series Oz. In Oz, his son Ernie Hudson Jr. co-starred with him as Muslim inmate Hamid Khan. Hudson also appeared as Munro in Congo and in the 1994 film The Crow as Police Sergeant Albrecht. As well, he is known for his role as Harry McDonald, the FBI superior of Sandra Bullock's character in the feature film Miss Congeniality.
Starting 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.
Hudson appeared in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, playing Bill Jenkins, the uncle of Leslie Jones' lead character Pattie Tolan.
Ernie Hudson will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday at Hamilton Comic Con.