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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 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

ER Peter Benton / Self - Memorial Episode Introducer
(1994-2009)
Coming to America Darryl Jenks
(1988)
Logan Will Munson
(2017)
One Hour Photo Det. James Van Der Zee
(2002)

Filmography

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  I Do Again (TV Movie) (filming)
Jack
 2022 A Second Chance at Love (TV Movie)
Jack Roberts
 2017 Logan
Will Munson
 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
Dr. Brainerd
- Organ Trail (2016) ... Dr. Brainerd
 2015 Under the Dome (TV Series)
Hektor Martin
- Incandescence (2015) ... Hektor Martin
- Love Is a Battlefield (2015) ... Hektor Martin
- Legacy (2015) ... Hektor Martin
- But I'm Not (2015) ... Hektor Martin
- Move On (2015) ... Hektor Martin
 2013 Hollywood Help (TV Series)
Police Officer
 2012 Blackout (TV Series)
George / George Lumas
- Blackout (2012) ... George
- Part 2 (2012) ... George
- Part 1 (2012) ... George Lumas
 2011-2012 A Gifted Man (TV Series)
Evan 'E-Mo' Morris
- In Case of Letting Go (2012) ... Evan 'E-Mo' Morris
- In Case of Blind Spots (2012) ... Evan 'E-Mo' Morris
- In Case of (Re)Birth (2012) ... Evan 'E-Mo' Morris
- In Case of Exposure (2011) ... Evan 'E-Mo' Morris
- In Case of Loss of Control (2011) ... Evan 'E-Mo' Morris
 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)
 2010 Covert Affairs (TV Series)
Christopher McAuley
- In the Light (2010) ... Christopher McAuley
 2010 24 (TV Series)
UN Secretary General
- Day 8: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (2010) ... UN Secretary General
- Day 8: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (2010) ... UN Secretary General
 2009 MegaFault (TV Movie)
Charley 'Boomer' Baxter
 1994-2009 ER (TV Series)
Peter Benton
- And in the End... (2009) ... Peter Benton
- Old Times (2009) ... Peter Benton
- On the Beach (2002) ... Peter Benton
- It's All in Your Head (2002) ... Peter Benton
- I'll Be Home for Christmas (2001) ... Peter Benton
 2009 Relative Stranger (TV Movie)
Walter Clemons
 2006 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Aaron Gibbs
- The Calm Before (2006) ... Aaron Gibbs
 2006 Johnny Was
Julius
 2005 Conviction (TV Movie)
Peter Seidman
 2005/I Inside Out
Doctor Peoples
 2005 Nova (TV Series documentary)
Voice
- Saving the National Treasures (2005) ... Voice
 2004 The Seat Filler
Alonso Grant (uncredited)
 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
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ray Ellison
- Memphis (2003) ... Ray Ellison
 2003 Biker Boyz
Tariq 'Slick Will' (uncredited)
 2002 Crazy as Hell
Man
 2002 One Hour Photo
Det. James Van Der Zee
 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 Drop Squad
Bruford Jamison Jr
 1994 Under Suspicion (TV Series)
Det. LeBlanc
- Pilot (1994) ... Det. LeBlanc
 1994 Color of Night
Anderson
 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 Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie)
Jack Spade
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder
Frank
 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 (uncredited)
 1988 Knightwatch (TV Series)
Derek D.
- Codes (1988) ... Derek D.
 1988 Coming to America
Darryl Jenks
 1988 What Price Victory (TV Movie)
Trumayne James
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
Goro Asato
- Mystery Woman (1987) ... Goro Asato
 1987 Five Corners
Samuel Kemp
 1987 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
K.C.
- The Mine (1987) ... K.C.
 1987 Holland Festival (TV Series)
- Ajax (1987)
 1987 Mariah (TV Series)
- Equations (1987)
 1987 Another World (TV Series)
Charles Thompson
- Episode #1.5762 (1987) ... Charles Thompson
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Smoker (Bob Roberts)
- Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) ... Smoker (Bob Roberts) (uncredited)
 1986 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Charlie
- Teen Father (1986) ... Charlie
 1986 Where Are the Children?
Deputy Bernie Miles
 1986 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Mike Rivers
- Episode #1.4725 (1986) ... Mike Rivers
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Jeffrey Miller
- Angel of Desolation (1986) ... Jeffrey Miller
 1985 Out of the Darkness (TV Movie)
Bobby
 1985 Rappin'
Ice
 1984 Cut and Run
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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.

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Alternate Names:

Eric LaSalle | Eriq LaSalle | Eriq Lasalle

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Parents:

Haynes, Ada
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Art should offend people because art should challenge people. See more »

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Wrote, directed and produced two short films that won awards at the Worldfest Houston film competition and the USA Film Festival. See more »

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