|Intro||American musician and actor|
|Is||Actor Musician Composer Singer Television actor Songwriter|
|From||United States of America|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music|
|Birth||17 October 1949, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, U.S.A.|
William "Bill" Hudson (born October 17, 1949) is an American musician and actor. He is best known for being in the band The Hudson Brothers.
Hudson was born in Portland, Oregon, the eldest of three sons (Brett and Mark are his two younger 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). His father left his family when he was six. He was raised Roman Catholic.
As an actor, Hudson appeared in the film Big Shots (1987) and three episodes of the television series Doogie Howser, M.D. from 1989 to 1992.
Hudson released his memoir, Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family, in December 2011.
Hudson married actress Goldie Hawn in 1976. Hudson filed for divorce in 1980 and it was finalized two years later. They have two children, Oliver (b 1976) and Kate (b 1979), who were raised by Goldie and Kurt Russell.
Hudson married Cindy Williams, of Laverne & Shirley fame, in 1982. They have two children, Emily (b. 1982) and Zachary (b. 1986). That marriage ended in divorce in 2000. He also has a daughter, Lalania Hudson, born in 2006 to a long-term girlfriend .