Brett Hudson

Brett Stuart Patrick Hudson[1] (born January 18, 1953)[2] is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He was the youngest member of the musical group the Hudson Brothers, which was formed by his older brothers, Mark and Bill, in 1965.[3] He is now a TV producer and writer.

Brett Hudson
Brett Hudson.jpg
Hudson in 1974
Born (1953-01-18) January 18, 1953 (age 70)
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter, producer, writer
Years active1965–present
Lavinia Lang
(m. 1992)

Early lifeEdit

Hudson was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, the youngest of three boys, (Mark and Bill are his two elder brothers) born to Eleanor (née Salerno) and William Louis Hudson. His mother was Italian American (his maternal grandfather came from Carlentini, Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy).[4][5][6][7] He and his brothers were nephews of actor Keenan Wynn.[8] Hudson's father walked out on the family when he was six,[7] and Eleanor was forced to raise her boys alone, relying on welfare to raise her boys during their upbringing.[9] He was raised Roman Catholic.[7]


Hudson formed the production company Frozen Pictures[10] with Burt Kearns. He has produced many television shows including All the Presidents' Movies with Martin Sheen for Bravo, The Secret History of Rock 'N' Roll for Court TV[11] hosted by Gene Simmons of KISS as well as Fox TV's A Current Affair.[12] He also co-wrote and produced the Burt Reynolds movie Cloud 9. In 2012, Hudson co-produced Hansel & Gretel Get Baked released theatrically by Tribeca Film.[13] He previewed his movie The Chris Montez Story[14] with Chris Montez at The Fest for Beatles Fans convention held March 2010 in Secaucus, New Jersey.[15]

He can be heard singing background on an odd assortment of CDs including Alice Cooper's 1994 The Last Temptation and Ringo Starr's 1999 I Wanna Be Santa Claus. He is also a trumpet player.

Honors and awardsEdit

Hudson received the 2009 Las Vegas Film Festival's Golden Ace Award in the Documentary Feature category for The Seventh Python.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

Hudson married Lavinia Lang in 1992.[17]

He was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer in 2007 and after receiving many conventional as well as alternative cancer treatments has been in remission since 2009.[18] He is the uncle of singer/songwriter Sarah Hudson,[19] actress Kate Hudson of Almost Famous and actor Oliver Hudson of Splitting Up Together.


Producing and directingEdit

Year Title Notes
1988 Offshore Television Television series; producer
2001 Adults Only: The Secret History of the Other Hollywood Miniseries; director and producer
2001 The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll with Gene Simmons Television film; producer
2002 All the Presidents' Movies Television documentary; director and producer
2003 My First Time Television series; executive producer
2005 A Current Affair Television series; producer
2006 Cloud 9 Producer
2007 Basketball Man Documentary; producer
2008 The Seventh Python Documentary; producer
2009 All the Presidents' Movies: The Movie Documentary; producer
2011 What The Television series; executive producer
2013 Hansel & Gretel Get Baked Producer
2014 The Chris Montez Story Documentary; producer


Year Title Role Notes
1978 Zero to Sixty Harry
1978 The Millionaire Harold Reardon Television film
1979 Bonkers! Himself 1 episode
1980 The Love Boat Ed Corey 1 episode
1983 Hysterical Fritz
1994 Chantmania: The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Damonica Ray Nosseris
2009 Cloud 9 Blind man Uncredited


  1. ^ Children's Television: The First 35 Years, 1946 - 1981. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. 1983. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-810-81557-5.
  2. ^ Pilchak, Angela M. (2005). Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music. Detroit, Michigan: Cengage Gale. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-787-68069-5.
  3. ^ "Hudson Brothers Discography". Archived from the original on September 14, 2008.
  4. ^ Fisher, Emily (May 14, 1975). "The Hudson Brothers Ensnarled Into The Hollywood Situation' ". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. pp. 2–D – via Google News Archive.  
  5. ^ "Hudson". McCall's. McCall Pub. Co. 108: 32. 1981.
  6. ^ Buck, Jerry (November 13, 1986). "Cindy Stars In A Disney Movie". The Free Lance-Star. Fredericksburg, Virginia. p. 30 – via Google News Archive.  
  7. ^ a b c Hudson, Bill (2011). 2 Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family. Bellevue, Washington: Dailey Swan Publishing. pp. 1–10. ISBN 978-0-983-80900-5.
  8. ^ Witbeck, Charles (July 28, 1974). "At Last, the Hudson Brothers Have Got It Made". Detroit Free Press. Detroit, Michigan. p. 10 – via  
  9. ^ Cowan, Ron (May 17, 1988). "Hudson takes a new act on the road". Statesman Journal. Salem, Oregon. p. 7 – via  
  10. ^ "Frozen Pictures". Archived from the original on December 2, 2005. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "The Secret History of Rock 'N' Roll". Archived from the original on March 23, 2005.
  12. ^ "Bigfoot News Transcript". A Current Affair. Archived from the original on September 24, 2005.
  13. ^ "Exclusive: Director Duane Journey Talks Hansel & Gretel Get Baked". Dread Central. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "The Chris Montez Story". Frozen Pictures.
  15. ^ "The Fest for Beatles Fans". Archived from the original on February 14, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
  16. ^ "The Seventh Python". Frozen Pictures. 2008. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  17. ^ "Dropping the Ax Via Fax". People. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  18. ^ Mullins, K.J. (May 22, 2009). "The Triple M-Brett Hudson's A Modern Medical Miracle". Digital Journal. Archived from the original on December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  19. ^ Klein, Joshua. "Woman on the Verge: Sarah Hudson". Archived from the original on June 7, 2011.

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