- Erv Hurd is Kim Field’s father and the husband of the famous actress, singer, and director, Chip Fields
- He is a famously referred to as a celebrity father and husband but has proven to be more than that
- Hurd is a technical director who has been nominated almost 20 times and won 4 of the nominations.
Just as we have celebrity wives, so also there are celebrity husbands and Erv Hurd is one of such. In his case, he isn’t just a celebrity husband though, as he earned another title. Erv Hurd is Kim Field’s father and as such, is a celebrity father.
Related to celebrities who are well-known in Hollywood, Erv has earned the attention of the media. However, given that he hasn’t achieved as much as some of his other family members there aren’t a lot of internet-found details about him.
Nonetheless, we know that he is not just a celebrity relative. He is also a professional who built a strong career for himself for decades.
What’s There to Know about Erv Hurd?
Topping the list of what should be known about the father of Kim Field is the fact that he is a very private man. He is so private that little or no details about his life before his rise to fame are known.
Ervin D. Hurd is the name he was given at birth but with exposure, work, and friends, the name was shortened to what we now know and use. He is said to have been born sometime in the 1940s though some other research claims his year of birth falls between the 1940s and 50s.
He holds an American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. According to an article from biographypost.org, Chip’s husband grew up in California and attended university there where he studied ‘Film’ and graduated in 1979.
Hurd is a Technical Director
The African-American is not just a celebrity relative as disclaimed earlier. He is also into the entertainment industry and from the looks of his achievement, he is doing quite well. Hurd has been active in the American entertainment industry as a technical director since the 1980s.
Starting out in the late 1980s (1986 to be precise), Erv has remained active and relevant to date. There has been no news of his retirement yet and as of 2020, he was still involved in the making of movies.
His job as a technical director keeps him just where he loves to be; behind the scenes. He is more on the side of seeing things work out well technically and being behind the cameras than in front of them.
This being said, Erv D. Hurd has earned himself as many as 19 nominations for his various contributions to movie making. He has been nominated for the Primetime and Daytime Emmy Awards a total of 19 times. Some of the nominations are;
The four awards which Ervin has won are;
These awards stem from his contributions to movies and shows such as The Young and Restless, The $10,000 Pyramid, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Hurd has also worked on sets of award shows such as The 77th Annual Academy Awards.
About Ervin’s Marriage to Chip Fields
Chip Fields is an American actress, singer, director, and producer. She was named Laverne Fields at birth and was born on 5 August 1951. She is currently 72 year old.
Laverne was very active in front of the screens for more than a decade, however, she soon swapped that for behind the scenes. Fields was so good, she juggled music and movies and knew how well to balance both. She soon became very famous for her distinct voice and ability to own every role assigned to her.
Chip would be fondly remembered for her role as Mrs. Lynetta Gordons in the movie Good Times. Here she played an abusive mother to Penny Gordons (Janet Jackson). Fields also featured in movies such as the 1979 movie The Lady in Red as Satin.
As a producer and director, Fields saw productions such as House of Payne, Hannah Montana, and Young Dylan, to name a few.
On the 12th of May 1969, Chip gave birth to her first child at the age of 17. The child, a girl, was named Kim Victoria Fields. About 10 years after, she welcomed a second child with the same man. The name of Chip’s second child is Alexis Fields who was born on March 3, 1979.
Purportedly, when Laverne was barely 20, she got married to a man whom she had been dating in her teen years. The name of her first husband is said to be John Randolph and their marriage lasted for quite a while.
Shortly after the birth of her second daughter, Chip and John got divorced. She reportedly remained unmarried till the 1990s when she met Erv Hurd on the set of a movie. Hurd and Field were both working on the movie set and they soon fell in love.
By 20 August 1994, the actress cum director and technical director boyfriend got married. The wedding was intimate and had close family and friends in attendance. Since then, the Field-Hurd marriage has waxed strong and stood the test of time. They are almost 3 decades together as husband and wife.
Was Erv Hurd Previously a Family Man?
The answer to this is was not easy to get considering how private Hurd has been over the years. However, there are no details of him being previously married. His marriage to Field is his first recorded.
Ervin Hurd has not been married before 1994 and he has no children before Kim and Alexis. In fact, even with his present wife, he has no kids of his own. Hurd adopted the daughters his wife had with her ex-husband.
Kim and Alexis, though they do not bear the ‘Hurd’ last name, are his stepdaughters. Through them, he has also become a step-grandfather to at least 5 grandchildren.
Kim has been married twice like her mother. She first got married in 1995 to film producer, Jonathan Freeman. However, 6 years later, they divorced and had no children together. She then moved and 6 years after, got married to fellow actor, Christopher Morgan on July 23, 2007. Kim and Christopher have at least two sons together.
Alexis got married to Kevin Jackson and has been married to him for about 17 years. They both share sons together just like with her elder sister. However, sometime in 2022, there were speculations of a looming divorce.
The rumors had it that Alexis filed for a divorce from her husband and cited ‘irreconcilable differences’. She also demanded for spousal support and agreed to have joint custody of their kids.
His Step Daughters are Movie Stars
Chip Field-Hurd’s daughters all took after her and followed her footsteps career-wise. Both girls are actresses and are successful as such. Kim is renowned and has marked her name as a great actress with roles like Kim in Good Times.
Some other notable roles Kim has played are;
Alexis has also featured in movies such as;
The family of Ervin D. Hurd and Chip Fields-Hurd is unarguably a talented one. The family has actresses, singers, producers, directors, and even technical directors altogether.