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Funny In Failure

Apr 29, 2024

Ernie Hudson is an actor, author, speaker and executive producer. He is perhaps one of this generation’s most well-versed actors. He is currently back as Winston in “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, one of the original OG’s from the classic films.

He currently stars opposite Raymond Lee and Caitlin Bassett in the reboot of “Quantum Leap” on NBC and streaming on Peacock, which just finished season two. Ernie also stars and executive produces the television series “The Family Business,” now in its fifth season on BET Plus and streaming on Netflix. He previously starred in the acclaimed Netflix’s drama series “Grace and Frankie,” starring opposite Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. He won the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series for his performance in HBO’s acclaimed prison series “OZ.” Other television credits include, Modern Family, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Law & Order, LA’s Finest with Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, Twin Peaks,” Scandle, Blue Bloods, Grey’s Anatomy, and Ballers, with Duane Johnson, the Rock.

His film credits include all five “Ghostbusters movies, “The Crow,” with Brandon Lee, “Miss Congeniality 1 and 2,” with Sandra Bullock, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle,” opposite Julianne Moore and Rebecca DeMornay, “Congo,” with Laura Linney. More recent film releases include, “Champions,” with Woody Harrelson, “Retirement Plan,” with Nicolas Cage, and “Prisoner’s Daughter,” with Brian Cox.

We chat about life changing fights, the crazy story behind how he got Ghostbusters, moving beyond adversity, horrible agents, fork in the road moments, happiness, beautiful story of how he got his acting scholarship, his grandmother and plenty more!


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