Ernie Hudson
Ernie Hudson
Celebrated Name: Ernie Hudson
Real Name/Full Name: Earnest Lee Hudson
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: 17 December 1945
Birth Place: Benton Harbour, Michigan, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Linda Kingsberg (m. 1985), Jeannie Moore (m. 1963–1976)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Ernie Hudson Jr., Rahaman Hudson, Ross Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Rahaman)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Ernie Hudson Gay?: No
Profession: Actor
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in May 2024 $6 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Ernie Hudson is a popular American actor who is known for his roles as the character Winston Zeddemore which he played in the American movie series Ghostbusters, and various other characters he played in his professional career. He rose to fame after he worked in movies such as Leviathan (1989), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), Airheads (1994) and The Basketball Diaries (1995) which were blockbuster hits in the box office. He is set to play his famous character of Winston in the upcoming Ghostbusters movie.

Maybe you know about Ernie Hudson very well but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Ernie Hudson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Hudson (born on 17 December 1945) was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan knew nothing of his father. And then he lost his mother, Maggie(Donald), to Tuberculosis when he was two months old. He was brought up by his grandparents, Arrana Donald.

After his high school, Hudson joined the US Marine Corps but was soon dismissed due to his asthma conditions. He debuted at Concept East, the oldest black theatre in the United States as a play writer after he moved to Detroit, Michigan. Ernie then went to Wayne State University to sharpen his writing and acting skills. He graduated from the same in 1973. He founded the Ensemble Theatre for young black talented writers and actor. He went to Yale School of Drama to complete his Masters in acting.

Personal Life

He met his love of life when he was eighteen, Jeannie Moore, sixteen at that time. They married and had two sons, Ernie Hudson Jr. and Rahman Hudson. Unfortunately, they separated in 1976, and their sons moved with Ernie Hudson in California. He married his second wife Linda Kingsberg and had two sons Andrew and Ross. She was a former flight attendant.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 17 December 1945, Ernie Hudson is 78 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024. His height is 1.83 m, and his weight is 70 kg.


One of the debut films for Hudson was Penitentiary 2(1982). Then he got various tv series such as The Duke of Hazzard and The A-Team. But the character that brought him into the spotlight was of Winston Zeddemore, in the feature film Ghostbuster(1984) and its sequel in 1989. He had a crucial role in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle(1992) as a mentally Challenged handyman Soloman.

He was offered in a position in HBO’s tv series Oz as Warden Leo Glynn. His son Ernie Husdon jr. also stared in the show as a Muslim inmate Hamid Khan. He also played the roles of Police Sergent Albrecht in The Crow(1994) and as Murano in Congo(1995). He also had a role in Law and Order as Lt. Anita Van Buren’s boyfriend.

Ernie then appeared in the Ghostbusters reboot in 2016. He is currently working on the sequel which is set to release on July 10, 2020.

Awards & Achievements

Ernie is one of the major actors of the movie industry who has worked in several popular movies which includes Ghostbusters, Leviathan, Airhead and many more. He has not won many but few awards in his career and also been nominated a few times for his great acting exposure. He lifted the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a television series.

Net Worth & Salary of Ernie Hudson in 2024

Ernie Hudson Net Worth
Ernie Hudson Net Worth

As of May 2024, The net worth of Ernie Hudson is around $6 million. By this fortune, he has earned his homes in various cities of the world, cars, luxury items etc. He accumulated this net worth by being a professional American actor, who worked in several blockbuster movies which were super hits in the box office.

Although. the Ghostbusters famed actor is old enough, but he is still working with full energy. Its tough seeing our favourite actors age but guess that’s life. He rose to fame after he worked as the character of Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters movie series. He has also featured in several other movies portraying crowd’s favourite characters.


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