Ernie Hudson is best known for his role in the classic movie Ghostbusters. He also made appearances on numerous television shows in recurring roles such as Desperate Housewives and the TV show Law & Order. Most recently he has had a recurring role in Grace and Frankie as Jacob, Frankie’s love interest.
But well before these appearances, he also had a guest-starring role on Little House on the Prairie.
Ernie played William Thomas on the episode Chicago, the episode where Mr. Edwards learns of his son’s death in Chicago, where it turns out that John Jr. was murdered.