Eriq La Salle

Highest Rated: 93% Logan (2017)
Lowest Rated: 14% Drop Squad (1994)
Birthday: Jul 23, 1962
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Forceful yet smooth actor Eriq La Salle worked on the stage and on television before breaking into films, directing, and producing his own projects. He is perhaps best known for his role of the confident Dr. Peter Benton on the NBC series ER, which has earned him several Emmy nominations. He grew up in New England and got a prestigious education at Juilliard and N.Y.U. Living in New York, he made a living doing Broadway, off-Broadway, and soap operas. He worked intermittently between film and television for a few years, with one of his first movies being the breakdancing drama Rappin' with Mario Van Peebles. During this time, he made numerous TV guest appearances, briefly joined the cast of the NBC soap Another World, and played the role of Jeri-curled Darryl in Coming to America. A couple TV movies later, he strayed away from comedy and got a small part in the drama Jacob's Ladder. In 1991 he moved to L.A. for a part in the series The Human Factor, giving him an introduction to the prolific world of medical dramas. He also played two detectives in a row for the thrillers Empty Cradle and Color of Night, and appeared in the crime series Under Suspicion. In 1994, he joined the cast of ER and got his first starring role in the drama Drop Squad, produced by Spike Lee. In 1996, he made his directorial debut with the HBO movie Rebound, about the life of basketball player Earl "The Goat" Manigault, which he also appeared in. The same year he directed the short film Psalms From the Underground. He moved on to producing for the made-for-TV thriller Mind Prey, which he also starred in. Along with some small roles in Biker Boyz and One Hour Photo, 2002 saw La Salle make his first feature as director, producer, and star with the psychological thriller Crazy as Hell. He appeared in the outrageous action film Biker Boyz in 2003, and went on to have major parts in a variety of projects including Inside Out, Johnny Was, and Megafault.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
93% Logan Will Munson $226.3M 2017
No Score Yet Notes from Dad Director 2013
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
No Score Yet Megafault Boomer 2009
No Score Yet Relative Stranger Walter Clemons 2009
No Score Yet King: Man of Peace in a Time of War Actor 2007
No Score Yet Johnny Was Julius 2005
No Score Yet Inside Out Dr. Peoples 2005
No Score Yet NOVA Readings from the Declaration 2005
23% Biker Boyz Slick Will $21.8M 2003
50% Crazy as Hell Screenwriter Producer Director The Man 2002
81% One Hour Photo Det. James Van Der Zee $31.5M 2002
63% The Salton Sea Producer $0.7M 2002
No Score Yet Ultimate Jordan Actor 2001
No Score Yet John Sandford's Mind Prey Lucas Davenport 1999
No Score Yet Rebound: The Legend of Earl the Goat Manigault Director Diego 1996
No Score Yet Michael Jordan, Above and Beyond Actor 1996
14% Drop Squad Bruford Jamison Jr. 1994
21% Color of Night Anderson 1994
No Score Yet Empty Cradle Detective Knoll 1993
No Score Yet Eyes of a Witness Mchumbo 1991
71% Jacob's Ladder Frank 1990
No Score Yet ER Peter Benton 1990
67% Coming to America Darryl Jenks 1988
No Score Yet Vietnam War Story 1 Actor 1988
78% Five Corners Samuel Kemp 1987
33% Where Are the Children? Deputy Bernie Miles 1986
No Score Yet Rappin Ice 1985
No Score Yet Cut and Run Actor 1985

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
35% APB
2017
Director Producer
  • 2017
73% Chicago Justice
2017
Director
  • 2017
24% Training Day
2017
Director
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chicago Med
2015
Director Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
87% Lucifer
2016
Director Producer
  • 2016
80% Once Upon a Time
2011-2018
Director
  • 2016
34% CSI: Cyber
2015-2016
Director
  • 2016
  • 2015
96% Battle Creek
2015
Director
  • 2015
9% Rosewood
2015-2017
Director Producer
  • 2015
47% The Messengers
2015
Director Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Nuits blanches à l'urgence
2014-2017
Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Night Shift
2014-2017
Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
69% Under the Dome
2013-2015
Director Hektor Martin
  • 2015
  • 2014
61% Crisis
2014
Director
  • 2014
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Director
  • 2014
49% Ringer
2011
Director
  • 2012
66% A Gifted Man
2011-2012
Director "E-Mo" Morris
  • 2012
  • 2011
66% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • 2011
86% 24
2001-2014
UN Secretary General
  • 2010
93% Covert Affairs
2010-2014
Christopher McAuley
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Director
  • 2010
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Director Peter Benton
  • 2009
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Director
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Director Aaron Gibbs
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
Voice
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
Screenwriter Director Ray
  • 2003
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Bobby Lee
  • 1992
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Paul Mann
  • 1990
No Score Yet For Your Love
1998-2002
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