Hudson, Mark 1951-

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Hudson, Mark 1951-


Original name, Mark Salerno; born August 23, 1951, in Portland, OR; brother of Bill Hudson (a singer and actor) and Brett Hudson (a singer and actor); uncle of Kate Hudson (an actress), Oliver Hudson (an actor); children: Sarah (a singer).


Musician, vocalist, recording artist, songwriter, producer, director, and cinematographer. Musician and recording artist with the Hudson Brothers, beginning c. 1965; producer of record albums and songwriter for other artists, including Aerosmith and Ringo Starr. Hollywood Records, songwriter and producer, 1994-95; Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps, counselor, 2007, 2008. Also an artist and printmaker.


Television Appearances; Series:

Cohost, The Hudson Brothers Show, CBS, 1974.

Stuart Webber, Sara, NBC, 1985.

Cohost, Offshore Television, syndicated, 1988.

The Xtra Factor, ITV2, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Cohost, The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Comedy Show, CBS, 1974.

More than Brothers, ABC, 1985.

Club Rhino, 1990.

All We Are Saying, Showtime, 2006.

Audience member, An Audience with Joan Rivers, ITV, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mike Reardon, The Millionaire, CBS, 1978.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(With the Hudson Brothers) The Sonny and Cher Show, 1976.

The Brady Bunch Hour, ABC, 1977.

Guest, The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1977.

Host, Bonkers!, syndicated, 1979.

Jerry, "Not So Fast, Gopher/Haven't We Met Before?/Foreign Exchange," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980.

"The Grudge Fight," BBC2 Playhouse, BBC, 1981.

Guest, The Late Show (also known as The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers), Fox, 1986, 1987.

"The Way the Music Died," Frontline, PBS, 2004.

This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), ITV, 2004, 2005, 2006.

Judge, The One: Making a Music Star, ABC, 2006.

The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2006.

Television Work; Series:

Musical director, The Late Show (also known as The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers), Fox, 1986.

Director, Offshore Television, syndicated, 1988.

Executive producer, My First Time, Showtime, 2003.

Producer, A Current Affair, 2005.

Theme music producer, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Arts and Entertainment, 2005-2006.

Television Work; Other:

Music supervisor, Meet Hanson (special), ABC, 1997.

Song producer, Sweetwater: A True Rock Story, VH1, 1999.

Film Appearances:

Sammy, Zero to Sixty, First Artists, 1978.

Dr. Paul Batton, Hysterical, Embassy, 1983.

Me and Graham: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (documentary), Humanity Entertainment/Jeffrey Butscher Entertainment, 2005.

Who Is Harry Nilsson (and Why Is Everybody Talkin' about Him)? (documentary), LSL Productions, 2006.

Film Work:

Music supervisor, The Seventh Python, Frozen Pictures, 2008.

Stage Appearances:

Livin on the Edge (solo show), Doylestown, PA, 2007.


Albums; With the Hudson Brothers:

Hudson, Playboy Records, 1972.

Hollywood Situation, Casablanca, 1974.

Totally Out of Control, Rocket Records, 1974.

Ba-Fa, Rocket Records, 1976.

The Hudson Brothers, 1978.

The Truth About Us, Rocket Records, 1978.

Damn Those Kids, Elektra, 1980.

So You Are a Star: The Best of the Hudson Brothers, Varese, 1995.


Producer, director, and cinematographer, Ringo Rama, Koch Vision, 2003.


Film Scripts:

Hysterical, Embassy, 1983.

Songs Featured in Films:

"Zomboogie," Hysterical, Embassy, 1983.

"Smooth Talker," Body Rock, New World, 1984.

"Under the Same Sun," On Deadly Ground, Warner Bros., 1994.

"Candy in the Sun," Never Been Kissed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

"Happy," Rat Race, Paramount, 2001.

"Blink," A Guy Thing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

"Catch Me if You Can," How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (also known as Wie werde ich ihn los in 10 Tagen), Paramount, 2003.

Television Series:

Composer of theme song, Joanna, ABC, 1985.

Composer of theme music, The Late Show (also known as The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers), Fox, 1986.

Offshore Television, syndicated, 1988.

Music composer, Haywire, Fox, 1990.

Theme music, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Arts and Entertainment, 2004-2007.

Television Composer; Specials:

The Osbourne Family Christmas Special, MTV, 2003.



Contemporary Musicians, Volume 56, Gale, 2006.