In the past, he may have been less featured in the beginning, but in a way, he really laid out the the bar for black characters in a paranormal comedy like Ghostbusters. Fortunately, the IDW comics have really treated him much better with much well deserved character development.
Roland Jackson from Extreme Ghostbusters; Lou Kamaka from Chicago Ghostbusters in the IDW comics; Gabriel Sitter from the Sanctum of Slime video game; Patty Tolan from ATC: Without a character like Winston Zeddemore, there wouldn't be black GB characters like these in the Ghostbusters lore.
Roland Jackson: It's OK, Kylie.
Kylie Griffin: I blocked it from my memory. Until it came back last night.
-Extreme Ghostbusters - Grundlesque (early script)
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