A 90-minute career retrospective with Ernie Hudson. Moderated by Jazz Tangcay, Variety.
Ernie Hudson, one of this generation’s most well-versed actors, is back on TV. He stars in the “Quantum Leap” reboot on NBC, which was just renewed for season two. The series follows a new team as they restart the Quantum Leap project, hoping to understand the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it. Ernie portrays a no-nonsense career military man who has to answer to his bosses who won’t be happy after hearing about the breach of protocol. He next stars opposite Kate Beckinsale and Brian Cox in the feature Prisoner’s Daughter which will be released theatrically on June 30th. The film follows an imprisoned man’s (Cox) attempt to reconnect with his daughter (Beckinsale) after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. He recently starred in Bobby Farrelly’s heartwarming film “Champions” opposite Woody Harrelson and Cheech Marin.
Ernie previously starred in the acclaimed Netflix drama series “Grace and Frankie” as the love interest of Lily Tomlin. He also stars and executive produces “The Family Business” for BET and guest starred in two episodes of STARZ’s show “City on a Hill.” Other television credits include, “Modern Familly,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Law & Order,” “Oz”, and ”LA’s Finest” in which he portrayed Gabrielle Union’s father. Hudson earned a Golden Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series for his performance in HBO’s acclaimed prison drama “Oz.” His additional film credits include “Miss Congeniality,” with Sandra Bullock and Michael Caine; Jay Craven’s “A Stranger in the Kingdom”; “The Crow” with Brandon Lee; Curtis Hanson’s “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle,” opposite Matt McCoy and Julianne Moore; and ”Sugarwheels” with Vincent Maeder, and Navah Rapharl. The multi-faceted actor is probably best known for his work on the enduring franchise “Ghostbusters,” in which he portrayed Winston Zeddemore, one of the four Ghostbusters. He recently reprised the role in Ghostbusters: Afterlife and confirmed that he will be starring in their new upcoming film.
His additional credits include “Redemption Day,” “Spaceman,” “Fatal Secrets,” “Miss Congeniality 2:Armed & Fabulous,” “Collision Course,” “Ballers,” “Blue Bloods,” “Twin Peaks,” “Graves,” “Once Upon aTime,” “Mob City,” “Scandal”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “White Collar”.
Ernie enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He also prides himself on staying fit and healthy. The Michigan native resides between Los Angeles and Lake Arrowhead.
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