Ernie Hudson Net Worth

February 12, 2023
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Ernest Lee “Ernie” Hudson was born on the 17th December 1945, in Benton Harbor, Michigan USA, and is an actor probably best known for his roles of Winston Zeddemore in the films released under the franchise of “Ghostbusters” (1984, 1989), Albrecht Sergeant in the cult movie “The Crow” (1994) and Sifu Norris in the film “Dragonball Evolution” (2009). Hudson has been active in the entertainment industry since 1976.

How much is the net worth of Ernie Hudson? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $15 million, as of the data given in the middle of 2016. Acting is the main source of Hudson’s wealth.


Ernie Hudson Net Worth $15 Million


To begin with, Hudson grew up in Benton Harbor; he never knew his father, and his mother died from tuberculosis just two months after his birth, so the boy was raised by his grandmother from his mother’s side. After matriculation from high school, Ernie joined the US Marine Corps, then after service, he moved to Detroit where he played at Concept East, the oldest USA theatre for blacks. While studying at Wayne State University, he deepened his acting skills, so that later he graduated from the Yale School of Drama. Soon, he played in the musical “Daddy Goodness” in which he met Gordon Parks, who gave him his first film role in “Leadbelly” (1976). Afterwards, Hudson enrolled at the University of Minnesota to study for a doctorate, before he returned to acting.

Concerning his professional career, the roles which made him famous were as Winston Zeddemore in the films “Ghostbusters” (1984) and the sequeal “Ghostbusters II” (1989), although he lost this role in an audition for the animated series “The Real Ghostbusters on Arsenio Hall” (1986 – 1992). In 2016, he landed the cameo role in the film “Ghostbusters” directed by Paul Feig. He appeared as Munro in “Congo” (1995). In 1994, in the film “The Crow” he portrayed Sergeant Albrecht. He played a preacher, Walter Andrews who opened the eyes of a small town in the 1950s in “Stranger in the Kingdom” (1998). Also he is known as Harry McDonald, the FBI assistant of the superior character of Sandra Bullock in “Miss Congeniality” (2000), the same role he landed in the sequel released in 2006. He participated in the series “Stargate SG-1” as Pernaux. He was also in the television series “Desperate Housewives” (2006 – 2007), “Bones” (2007 – 2008), “Psych” (2008), “Heroes” (2009), “Modern Family” (2012) and other popular ones. Recently, Reggie Hudson also appeared in the film “Turning Point” (2012) by Niyi Towolawi, “You’re Not You” (2014) by George C. Wolfe and “God’s Not Dead 2” (2016) by Harold Cronk. Overall, all the above mentioned roles have significantly increased the net worth of Hudson.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Hudson was married with Jeannie Moore from 1963 to 1976, with whom he has two sons, one of whom is the actor Ernie Hudson Jr. Since 1985, he has been married to his second wife Linda King Mountain, with whom he also has two sons.

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