Erv Hurd Wiki Bio
Ervin D. Hurd was born in 1953, in California, USA – he is of African-American ethnicity and holds American nationality. He’s a technical director and video operator, but also known for being the husband of the actress and singer Chip Fields, and father of the actress Kim Fields.
Early life and education
Despite being a member of a celebrity family, and working with famous actors all the time, Erv has mostly kept out of the public eye, and hasn’t revealed a lot of details about his early life. Apparently, Erv grew up in California, and was interested in becoming a film director from an early age. He studied film at the University of California, graduating in 1979.
Career in the entertainment industry
Erv had a very successful career as a technical director, and was even nominated for nine Primetime Emmy Awards. He started off his career in 1979, when he worked as a video editor on an episode of the short-lived children’s TV series “Beat the Clock”. In the same year, he also worked on six episodes of the sitcom “The Ropers”.
In 1982, Erv started working as a technical director on the TV series “Tattletales; subsequently, his body of work includes projects such as “The $25,000 Pyramid”, “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful”, among many others. Since the mid 2000’s, Erv has regularly been commissioned to work on TV specials of popular award shows, such as American Music Awards, BET Comedy Awards, and most notably, the Academy Awards.
Since 2004, he’s been working as the technical director on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, on more than 2,500 episodes of the show, and has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards, in the Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series category, but hasn’t won any. Furthermore, he was also nominated for nine Daytime Emmys, for his work on “The $10,000 Pyramid” and “The Young and the Restless”, winning four times, in 1987, 1990, ‘91, and ‘93.
Erv came into media spotlight when he married the famous singer and actress Chip Fields; the two tied the knot on 20 August 1994, after being in a relationship for more than five years. By the time they married, Chip already had two grown up daughters, Kim, who was born on 12 May 1969, and Alexis, born on 3 March 1979.
She was apparently previously married to a non-celebrity man, whom she divorced while Kim and Alexis were still young.
Since they married, Erv has been spotted accompanying his wife on several public events, particularly charity fundraisers, although he has mostly lived his life away from the public eye. Erv and Chip are currently residing in their house in Santa Clarita, California. In his spare time, Erv enjoys going fishing with his friends, or doing woodwork in his home workshop.
Appearance, age and net worth
Erv is 68 years old. He has short gray hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of December 2021, his net worth is estimated at more than $2 million.
Who is Erv’s step-daughter Kim Fields?
Kim Victoria Fields was born in New York City, USA, on 12 May 1969 – her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she holds American nationality. She’s a singer, actress and a director, perhaps known best for her role as Regine Hunter, in the sitcom “Living Single”, and as Tootie Ramsay in “The Facts of Life”.
Kim grew up in New York City, alongside her younger sister, Alexis. She started acting when she was only five years old, appearing in her first TV commercial at the age of seven. After her parents divorced, Kim and Alexis moved to Burbank, California with their mother, where she attended the local Burbank High School, matriculating in 1987, and then enrolled at Pepperdine University in Malibu.
Kim made her movie debut in 1977, when she had a supporting role in the TV comedy drama “Have I Got a Christmas for You”. In the same year, she landed the recurring role of Angie Ellis, in the sitcom “Baby… I’m Back!”, which focused on an estranged father returning to his family after seven years; it starred Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas and Tony Holmes.
A year later, Kim appeared in two episodes of the CBS sitcom “Good Times”, playing a friend of Penny Gordon Woods, portrayed by a young Janet Jackson. From 1979 to 1988, she starred in the NBC comedy series “The Facts of Life”, created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon, as a spin-off from “Diff’rent Strokes”. Many consider this role to be Kim’s breakthrough, and she became known for her character’s catchphrase “We’re in troouu-ble!”
In the following years, Kim took a break from acting to focus on her education. One of her first role after the hiatus was in the series “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, in which she played a love interest of Will Smith’s character. From 1993 to 1998, she played one of the leads in the Fox sitcom “Living Single”, created by Yvette Lee Bowser, and which also starred Queen Latifah and Erika Alexander.
More recently, we saw her play recurring roles in series “Lens on Talent” (2010) and “Living the Dream” (2017). Kim is currently starring alongside Mike Epps and Diamond Lyons, in the Netflix comedy series “The Upshaws”, centered on a working-class family from Indiana.
Kim made her directing debut with the 1994 short film “Silent Bomb”.
In the following years, she went on to direct 27 episodes of the series “Kenan & Kel”, also appearing in two episodes of the show. She has since worked as the director of several other sitcoms, including “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns”, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Let’s Stay Together”.
Kim has also briefly ventured into music, releasing her debut single “He Loves Me He Loves Me Not” in 1984, followed by “Dear Michael”, which became a minor R&B hit, reaching #50 on the US charts.
In 2015, Kim joined the cast of the eighth season of the reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, but hasn’t returned for another season. In the following year, she was featured as one of the celebrity contestants in the show “Dancing with the Stars”, partnered with the professional dancer Sasha Farber.
As for her personal life, Kim was previously married to the film producer Jonathon Franklin Freeman; the two married in 1995, but divorced in 2001 – they didn’t have children together. Six years later, in May 2007, Kim and her then-boyfriend, actor Christopher Morgan, welcomed their son Sebastian Alexander, and on 23 July that year, Kim and Christopher tied the knot in a private ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia. She gave birth to their second child, son Quincy Morgan, in December 2013.
Kim is 52 years old, with long black hair and brown eyes; she’s 4ft 11ins (1.52m) tall, and weighs around 105lbs (48kgs).
As of December 2021, her net worth is estimated at more than $8 million.