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Born: December 17, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began stage work as resident playwright with Concept East, a Detroit-based African American theater company
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While attending Wayne State University, established the Actors' Ensemble Theatre where he and other black writers directed and appeared in their own works
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Awarded a full scholarship to the Yale School of Drama
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Left Yale to appear in the L.A. Production of Lonnie Elder's musical, "Daddy Goodness"
1976:
Feature film debut (listed as 'Earnest L. Hudson' in credits) as Archie in Gordon Park's feature, "Leadbelly"
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Starred as Jack Jefferson in the Minneapolis Theatre-in-the-Round production of "The Great White Hope"
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Produced and starred in "The Great White Hope" at the Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center
1978:
Appeared in "King", Abby Mann's TV miniseries
1979:
First role as a TV series regular as Smythe on "Highcliffe Manor" (NBC), a spoof of Gothic horror movies
1984:
Played Winston Zeddemore in "Ghostbusters"
1986:
Appeared as a TV series regular in a major supporting role as Sgt. 'Night Train' Lane on NBC's "The Last Precinct", a cop show spoof
1989:
Reprised role of Winston Zeddemore in "Ghostbusters II"
1990:
Co-starred with Miguel Ferrer on CBS police/action TV series, "Broken Badges"
1992:
Played Solomon in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"
1997:
Cast as the warden in the HBO series "Oz"
1997:
Co-starred in "Mr. Magoo"
2000:
Had featured role in the thriller "The Watcher"
2000:
Appeared as a FBI Asst. Director in "Miss Congeniality"
2001:
Assumed role of Hawk in the A&E original "Walking Shadow", based on a Robert Parker Spenser mystery novel
2005:
Starred in the HBO movie "Lackawanna Blues," based on an autobiographical one man show by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
2005:
Reprised role as FBI Asst. Director in "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous"
2006:
Had a recurring role as a detective on the third season of the ABC series, "Desperate Housewives"
2007:
Cast with Snoop Dogg in the animated feature, "Hood of Horror"

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