He played Winston in Ghostbusters, and in addition wrote and produced many films. His tasks as Sergeant Albrecht within the Crow and Warden Leo Glynn in Oz brought him extra popularity. He was a assisting actor in movies just like the Dukes of Hazzard before striking fame along with his overall performance in Ghostbusters. He enlisted within the Sea Corps after senior high school. He wedded Linda Kingsberg in 1985. He offers four sons called Rahaman, Ernie Jr., Ross and Andrew. He guest-starred as himself on the tv screen show COULD Met Your Mom with Josh Radnor.