Born in Brawley, California. Ernie was raised 30 minutes south in the city of El Centro.
Entertaining since the age of 11 and first recording at the age of 14. Ernie has done for charities, orphanage's, local fairs, street markets, ARC Recycling Center, local prisons, and Convalescent hospitals and Nursing homes. Throughout the years, Ernie was given the opportunity to sing the National Anthem for college basketball games and for a national baseball league, Casino's, National Latino Awards Gala, and the United Way Gala. Ernie has auditioned for Destination Stardom, New Star Search, Sabado Gigante, American Idol, X Factor, and The Voice. Ernie was seen on NBC's Your Big Break produced by Dick Clark. Ernie has auditioned for small roles in television and has modeled for John Casablanc