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Eriq LaSalle

ERIQ La SALLE has been nominated for three Emmy's for his portrayal of ‘Dr. Peter Benton,' a demanding and intense surgical resident on NBC's hit medical drama E.R., as well as a Golden Globe nomination and two NAACP Image Awards. La Salle recently directed and starred in the independent film Crazy as Hell, a film which he produced with D. J. Caruso, Butch Robinson and Ken Aguado.

In addition to acting, La Salle is very active in developing film projects and in gaining experience on the other side of the camera. He has written, directed and produced several short films, two of which have won awards on the film festival circuit including The Worldfest Houston Film Competition and The USA Film Festival.

In November of 1996, La Salle directed and appeared in Rebound for HBO Pictures, the true story of Earl Manigault, a legendary Harlem athlete whose basketball career was destroyed through drug addiction.

In December 1997, Humble Journey Films was formed. The first project made under the Humble Journey banner was Mind Prey for ABC-TV in which La Salle starred and served as a producer.

Among the actor's feature film credits are Gramercy Pictures' D.R.O.P. Squad, directed by David Johnson and executive produced by Spike Lee, Jacob's Ladder, Coming To America and Five Corners. La Salle has guest-starred on several television series including L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, A Different World as well as HBO's Vietnam War Stories.

La Salle studied for two years at The Juilliard School, before going on to receive a BFA degree in Theatre Arts at New York University.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Eriq LaSalle Facts

OccupationActor, Producer
BirthdayJuly 23, 1962 (60)
BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, USA

Selected Filmography

Crazy As Hell (2002) tv-movie user recommendation as Satan (breakthrough)
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