Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Ernest Harden Jr.


ErnestHardenJrLG.jpgGuest Actor of Beethoven and the Misfortune Cookies (2013)

Ernest Harden Jr. has starred in many movie roles in such well known films such as ‘White Man Can’t Jump’, ‘Skins’, ‘Out on Parole’, ‘The Final Terror’, ‘White Mama’ with Bette Davis, ‘Roots-The Gift’, and ‘Atlanta Child Murders’. He also played supporting roles in ‘The Exorcism’ and ‘The Real Deal’. In addition he held featured roles in such films as Sidney Pollack’s ‘Three Days of The Condor’, Martin Scorses’ ‘Taxi Driver’, Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’,and Woody Allen’s ‘The Front’. His television career has also been most notable to start with he was a regular for four season on ‘The Jeffersons’,‘The Buffalo Soldiers’, ‘V’, ‘The Insiders’, and ‘The Robert Guillaume Show’. Last but not least, he have also appeared on stage most recently in ‘Beethoven and the Misfortune Cookies’ directed by TJ Castronovo and written by Joni Ravenna, which examines the true story of Kabin Thomas, a University of Arkansas music professor who was fired for using profanity in the classroom.

Supported in part by a Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant from the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.