Bill Hudson -Bio, Family, Net Worth

Who is Bill Hudson?

Bill Hudson is an American actor and musician. He is famously known for his roles in Big Shots, Doogie Howser, M.D., Zero to Sky, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, Hysterical, etc. In addition, he was in a band called The Hudson Brothers.

Furthermore, Bill Hudson is also known for his marriage to American actresses Goldie Hawn and Cindy Williams. In addition, Bill shares a total of five children with his ex-wives.

Moreover, he lives in Portland, Oregon, United States, by himself.

Bill Hudson Biography
Bill Hudson Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameWilliam Louis Hudson Jr.
Also Known AsBill Hudson
BirthdayOctober 17, 1949
Age 73 years old
Sun SignLibra
TraitsPositive: Expert communicator, intelligent, and charismatic
Negative: Self-centered, shallow, and manipulative 
BirthplacePortland, Oregon, USA
Currently residing Portland, Oregon, USA
EducationHigh Schooling from Grover Cleveland High School
ParentsWilliam Louis Hudson (Father)
Eleanor Hudson (Mother)
SiblingsBrett Hudson (Brother)
Mark Hudson (Brother) 
Height5 feet 4 inches (1.65 m)
Weight70 kg (154.32 lbs)
HobbyTraveling/Playing Golf
Eye ColorBrown
Marital StatusDivorced 
Spouse Name Cindy Williams (Wife)
Goldie Hawn (Wife)
ChildrenOliver Hudson (Son) 
Kate Hudson (Daughter)
Emily Hudson (Daughter)
Zachary Hudson (Son)
Lalania Hudson (Daughter)
Profession Musician/Actor
Net worthUSD 6 million

Bill Hudson Early life and Childhood

On October 17, 1949,  William Louis Hudson Jr., also known as Bill Hudson, was born in Portland, Oregon, United States. He is the oldest son of William Louis Hudson and Eleanor Hudson. Moreover, his mother is Italian American.

Unfortunately, Bill’s father left his family when he was only six. As a result, his mother had to raise Bill and his brothers all by herself. In addition, Bill is a Roman catholic.


Mark Hudson (Brother) 

On August 23, 1951, Mark Jeffery Anthony Hudson was born in Portland, Oregon, United States. He is a songwriter, musician, and record producer based in Los Angeles and New York.

Mark Hudson
Mark Hudson

Furthermore, Mark was a part of the musical band The Hudson Brothers. In addition, Mark made quite a name for himself after working with many successful artists like Harry Nilson, Cher, Aerosmith, Ozzy Ozbourne, Ringo Star, etc.

Mark was married to Wendy Gotelee, who is a British dancer. Unfortunately, their marriage ended after six years. In addition, Wendy and Mark have a daughter, Sarah Hudson, a singer/songwriter.

Brett Hudson (Brother)

On January 18, 1953, Brett Stuart Patrick Hudson was born in Portland, Oregon, United States. He is a musician, writer, and T.V. producer. He is also a member of the ex-band, The Hudson Brothers.

Brett is the youngest son of William Hudson and Elanor Hudson. Some of his films include Hysterical, Bonkers!, The Love Boat, Zero to Sixty, etc. Moreover, Brett also produced and directed movies like Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, Basketball Man, A Current Affair, The Seventh Python, etc.

Furthermore, Brett got married to Lavinia Lang in 1992. Unfortunately, he got diagnosed with throat cancer in 2007. In addition, he began his treatment in 2009 and is living in remission.

Bill Hudson Romantic Affairs and Relationship

Goldie Hawn (Wife)

On November 21, 1945, Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born in Washington, D.C., USA. She is an actress, singer, producer, and dancer.

Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn

Goldie is known for many of her films like Shampoo, The Banger Sisters, Private Benjamin, The Christmas Chronicles, Bird On Wire, etc. In addition, she won a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for her role in Cactus Flower.

Furthermore, Goldie and Bill got married in 1976. They have a son Oliver Hudson, and a daughter Kate Hudson. Unfortunately, after six years of marriage, Bill and Hawn got divorced.

Moreover, Goldie is in a relationship with American Actor Kurt Russell. Kurt and Goldie have a son Wyatt Russel. They have been together for almost forty years now. However, Kurt and Goldie are not married.

Cindy Williams (Wife)

On August 22, 1947, Cynthia Jane Williams was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress and producer.

Moreover, she is known for her roles in Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, The Creature Wasn’t Nice, The Biggest Fan, etc.

Bill and Cindy got married in 1982 and divorced each other in 2000. They have a daughter named Emily and a son named Zachary together.

Bill Hudson Children 

Oliver Hudson (Son)

On September 7, 1976, Oliver Rutledge Hudson was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is the only son of actor Bill Hudson and actress Goldie Hawn. 

As for his profession, Oliver is an actor. He is mainly known for his roles in Grown Up 2, Rocket’s Red Glare, Going Greek, Walk of Shame, The Christmas Chronicles, etc.

Furthermore, Oliver is married to American actress Erinn Bartlett. The two share three children, Wilder, Bodhi, and Rio.

Kate Hudson (Daughter)

On April 19, 1979, Kate Garry Hudson was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress and businesswoman.

Moreover, she is also the only daughter of Bill Hudson and Goldie Hawn.

Goldie Hawn with her daughter, Kate.
Bill Hudson’s ex-wife, Goldie Hawn, and daughter, Kate Hudson.

Kate is famous for her roles in many rom-com movies like My Best Friend’s Girl, Bride Wars, You, Me and Dupree, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, etc.

Moreover, as a businesswoman, Kate owns a clothing line called TechStyle Fashion Group.

Furthermore, Hudson got married to American musician Chris Robinson in 2000 and divorced him in 2007. In addition, she has three children with three different men. 

Emily Hudson (Daughter)

Emily Hudson was born in 1982. She is the first child of Bill Hudson and Cindy William together.

Zachary Hudson (Son)

In 1986, Bill and Cindy welcomed their second child Zachary Hudson.

Lalania Hudson (Daughter)

Lalania Hudson is the daughter of musician Bill Hudson and his ex-girlfriend, Caroline Graham.

Moreover, she was born in 2006.

Read the full life story of Lalania Hudson here.

Bill Hudson Career

Bill started his career as a musician. He formed a band, ‘The Hudson Brothers,’ along with his brother Brett and Mark. After this, he moved on to become an actor.

The Hudson Brothers
The Hudson Brothers, Bill, Mark, and Brett Hudson.

Bill got his first role in Zero to Sixty as Eddie. He also got his first role in a Television Series, Dr. Louis DaCosta, in The Love Boat. Besides these, some of his hit films/series are Just Like Family, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, Big Shots, Doogie Howser, M.D., Hysterical, etc.

Controversies involving Bill Hudson

In June 2015, Bill Hudson’s oldest son, Oliver Hudson, had a message for his father. On Father’s day, Oliver posted a picture of himself with his sister Kate Hudson and father, Bill Hudson.

Moreover, he captioned the photo as ‘Happy abandonment day.’ 

The post was a slap for Bill and probably the worst Father’s Day of his life. After that, he became furious with his ex-wife Goldie Hawn and accused her of telling lies about him to their children.

Bill further stated that his daughter never said anything wrong about him after splitting with her mother. But, after the American actor Kurt Russel came into the picture, things changed between the father-daughter duo.

Furthermore, both Oliver and Kate accused Bill of being an absent father. And when Bill asked Goldie about this, the actress replied that this story narrative made better headlines. The musician got furious and asked the children to remove Hudson from their names.

Bill became very angry with his children and thus disowned Kate and Oliver publicly.

In contrast, he blamed his ex-wife Goldie for being the cause of it all.

Net Worth

Bill Hudson’s net worth is USD 6 million. However, his ex-wife, Cindy Williams’s net worth is USD 10 million.

Meanwhile, Bill’s other ex-wife, Goldie Hawn’s net worth is USD 90 million.

Social Media

Unfortunately, Bill Hudson is not available on social media. He doesn’t have a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account.


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