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Eriq La Salle (I)


Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juilliard and graduated from New York University graduate theater program with a B.F.A. degree in theater. Meanwhile he participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company. Later he supported himself by acting on and off ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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ER
ER Peter Benton / Himself - Memorial Episode Introducer
(1994-2009)
Coming to America
Coming to America Darryl Jenks
(1988)
One Life to Live
One Life to Live Mike Rivers (1985)
(1968)
Another World
Another World Charles Thompson
(1987)

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 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
Dr. Brainerd
- Organ Trail (2016) ... Dr. Brainerd
 2013 We Need Help (TV Series)
Police Officer
 2012 Blackout (TV Series)
George / George Lumas
- Blackout (2012) ... George
- Part 2 (2012) ... George
- Part 1 (2012) ... George Lumas
 2011 How to Make It in America (TV Series)
Everton Thompson
- What's in a Name? (2011) ... Everton Thompson
- I'm Sorry, Who's Yosi? (2011) ... Everton Thompson (as Eriq Lasalle)
- Money, Power, Private School (2011) ... Everton Thompson (as Eriq Lasalle)
 2009 MegaFault (TV Movie)
Charley 'Boomer' Baxter
 2009 Relative Stranger (TV Movie)
Walter Clemons
 2006 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Aaron Gibbs
- The Calm Before (2006) ... Aaron Gibbs
 2005 Conviction (TV Movie)
Peter Seidman
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ray Ellison
- Memphis (2003) ... Ray Ellison
 2003 The System (TV Series)
Andrew Evans
- Video Vigilantes (2003) ... Andrew Evans
- Fakers and Takers (2003) ... Andrew Evans
- Caught Redhanded (2003) ... Andrew Evans
- Against All Odds (2003) ... Andrew Evans
- A Deadly Game (2003) ... Andrew Evans
 1999 Mind Prey (TV Movie)
Lucas Davenport
 1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Eriq La Salle
- Beverly's Secret (1998) ... Eriq La Salle (as Eriq Lasalle)
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
King Menelaus
- Determination (1998) ... King Menelaus (voice, as Eriq Lasalle)
 1994 Under Suspicion (TV Series)
Det. LeBlanc
- Pilot (1994) ... Det. LeBlanc
 1993 Empty Cradle (TV Movie)
Detective Knoll
 1992 The Human Factor (TV Series)
Michael Stoven
- Do the Right Thing (1992) ... Michael Stoven
- A Gift from Frankie Perazzo (1992) ... Michael Stoven
- Between the Sheets (1992) ... Michael Stoven
- Second Opinions (1992) ... Michael Stoven
- Pilot (1992) ... Michael Stoven
 1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Bobby Lee
- A Song for the Soul - April 7, 1963 (1992) ... Bobby Lee (as Eric LaSalle)
 1991 Screenplay (TV Series)
Eric
- Murder in Oakland (1991) ... Eric
 1991 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Kenny Webster
- Speak, Lawyers, for Me (1991) ... Kenny Webster
 1991 Eyes of a Witness (TV Movie)
Mchumbo
 1990 A Different World (TV Series)
Prof. Paul Mann
- The Power of the Pen (1990) ... Prof. Paul Mann
 1990 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
Mark Hastings Jr.
- Winner Takes All (1990) ... Mark Hastings Jr.
 1989 When We Were Young (TV Movie)
Virgil Hawkins
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Ezra
- By the Waters of Babylon (1989) ... Ezra
 1989 Magic Moments (TV Movie)
Dancing Guy
 1988 Knightwatch (TV Series)
Derek D.
- Codes (1988) ... Derek D.
 1988 What Price Victory (TV Movie)
Trumayne James
 1987 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
K.C.
- The Mine (1987) ... K.C.
 1987 Mariah (TV Series)
- Equations (1987)
 1987 Another World (TV Series)
Charles Thompson
- Episode #1.5762 (1987) ... Charles Thompson
 1986 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Charlie
- Teen Father (1986) ... Charlie
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Jeffrey Miller
- Angel of Desolation (1986) ... Jeffrey Miller
 1985 Out of the Darkness (TV Movie)
Bobby
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Mike Rivers (1985)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in August Wilson's play, "Two Trains Running," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, with Bellary Darden also in the cast.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Eric LaSalle | Eriq LaSalle | Eriq Lasalle

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

So that, to me, is important that audiences are treated with an amount of respect toward their intelligence. Most Hollywood films don't respect their intelligence. See more »

Trivia:

Auditioned for the role of Ben in Night of the Living Dead (1990). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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