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In the fall of 1975 Ernest arrived in Los Angeles with a $200 grant from The Actorʼs Fund in his pocket and landed a role playing a thief on The Jeffersons within two weeks. Shortly after, he auditioned for the upcoming sitcom Whatʼs Happening, which was loosely based on the 1975 film “Cooley High, and the rest is history.