Eriq La Salle

Eriq La Salle

Highest Rated: 93% Logan (2017)

Lowest Rated: 14% Drop Squad (1994)

Birthday: Jul 23, 1962

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

As the supremely confident surgeon Peter Benton on the long-running medical drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009), actor Eriq La Salle raised the performance bar on a series that featured a number of quality turns from other top actors. For eight seasons, he portrayed Dr. Benton and allowed the character to grow in various directions, all the while turning the actor into a bona fide star. Prior to "ER," La Salle appeared frequently on stage before landing a role as reporter Mike Rivers on "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968-2012). From there, he shifted over to "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999) and was memorable as the Jheri-curled heir to a hair product dynasty in the Eddie Murphy vehicle "Coming to America" (1988). Following turns in "Jacob's Ladder" (1990), "Color of Night" (1993), and "Drop Squad" (1994), La Salle had his big breakthrough on "ER," and upon departure, contributed supporting turns to several features, including "One Hour Photo" (2002). Starting in 1996, he began a second career as a director, helming episodes of "ER" as well as "The Twilight Zone" (UPN, 2002-03), "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) and "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09). Whether in front of the camera or behind, La Salle was always forceful presence on any project.

Highest rated movies

One Hour Photo
Jacob's Ladder
Coming to America
Crazy as Hell
Color of Night
Drop Squad




93% 90% Logan Will Munson (Character) $226.3M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playing Father Director - 2013
No Score Yet 43% Relative Stranger Walter Clemons (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 17% Megafault Charley "Boomer" Baxter (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 46% Johnny Was Julius (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 36% Inside Out Dr. Peoples (Character) - 2005
82% 65% One Hour Photo Det. James Van Der Zee (Character) $31.6M 2002
63% 82% The Salton Sea Producer $676.7K 2002
53% 54% Crazy as Hell The Man (Character),
$20.7K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mind Prey Lucas Davenport (Character),
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mockery for Justice Lucas Davenport (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 94% Rebound -- The Legend of Earl The Goat Manigault Diego (Character),
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet ER Dr. Peter Benton (Character) - 1994
14% 46% Drop Squad Bruford Jamison Jr (Character) $595.7K 1994
22% 30% Color of Night Anderson (Character) $19.7M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empty Cradle Detective Knoll (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: Winner Takes All Mark Hastings Jr. (Character) - 1990
73% 84% Jacob's Ladder Frank (Character) $24.8M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet When We Were Young Virgil Hawkins (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magic Moments Dancing Guy (Character) - 1989
72% 85% Coming to America Darryl Jenks (Character) $128.1M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam War Story K.C. (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 37% Cut and Run Fargas (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 33% Rappin' Ice (Character) - 1985


No Score Yet 87% Chicago P.D. Director,
Executive Producer
50% 69% Law & Order: Organized Crime Director 2021
89% No Score Yet The Quest Director 2017
24% 64% Training Day Director 2017
96% 72% Angie Tribeca Dr. Brainerd (Guest Star) 2016
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Director 2016
34% 36% CSI: Cyber Director 2015-2016
68% 45% Under the Dome Unknown (Guest Star),
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
47% 70% The Messengers Director 2015
96% 67% Battle Creek Director 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Director 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
49% 78% Ringer Director 2011-2012
66% 70% A Gifted Man Evan "E-Mo" Morris (Guest Star),
87% 85% 24 UN Secretary General (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Director 2010
No Score Yet 83% ER Dr. Peter Benton (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
2009 1994-2002
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star),
50% 80% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Director 2000
100% 83% The Larry Sanders Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Human Factor Michael Stoven (Character) 1992
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Bobby Lee (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star)


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