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      Eriq La Salle

      Eriq La Salle

      Highest Rated: 94% Logan (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 13% 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

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




      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Second Chance at Love Jack (Character) - 2022
      94% 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 37% Inside Out Dr. Peoples (Character) - 2005
      53% 54% Crazy as Hell The Man (Character),
      $20.7K 2002
      81% 65% One Hour Photo Det. James Van Der Zee (Character) $31.6M 2002
      63% 82% The Salton Sea Producer $676.7K 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
      13% 46% Drop Squad Bruford Jamison Jr (Character) $595.7K 1994
      22% 30% Color of Night Anderson (Character) $19.7M 1994
      No Score Yet 57% Empty Cradle Detective Knoll (Character) - 1993
      72% 84% Jacob's Ladder Frank (Character) $24.8M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: Winner Takes All Mark Hastings Jr. (Character) - 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
      73% 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 38% Cut and Run Fargas (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 35% Rappin' Ice (Character) - 1985


      No Score Yet 89% Chicago P.D. Director,
      Executive Producer
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Director 2022
      No Score Yet 78% Law & Order: Organized Crime Director 2021
      89% 88% The Quest Director 2017
      24% 63% Training Day Director 2017
      96% 74% 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 7% The View Guest 2015
      47% 69% The Messengers Director 2015
      96% 67% Battle Creek Director 2015
      No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Director 2014
      49% 80% Ringer Director 2011-2012
      66% 73% A Gifted Man Evan "E-Mo" Morris (Guest Star),
      87% 87% 24 UN Secretary General (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: New York Director 2010
      No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Peter Benton (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star),
      1994-2002 2009
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 2007-2008
      No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star),
      50% 75% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character),
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Director 2000
      100% 55% The Larry Sanders Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Human Factor Michael Stoven (Character) 1992
      No Score Yet 86% Quantum Leap Bobby Lee (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screenplay Eric (Character) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star)