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

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ER Peter Benton / Himself - Memorial Episode Introducer
One Hour Photo
One Hour Photo Det. James Van Der Zee
Logan Will Munson
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Coming to America Darryl Jenks


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 2017 Logan
Will Munson
 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
Dr. Brainerd
 2015 Under the Dome (TV Series)
Hektor Martin
 2013 We Need Help (TV Series)
Police Officer
 2012 Blackout (TV Series)
George / George Lumas
 2011-2012 A Gifted Man (TV Series)
Evan 'E-Mo' Morris
 2011 How to Make It in America (TV Series)
Everton Thompson
 2010 Covert Affairs (TV Series)
Christopher McAuley
 2010 24 (TV Series)
UN Secretary General
 2009 MegaFault (TV Movie)
Charley 'Boomer' Baxter
 1994-2009 ER (TV Series)
Peter Benton
 2009 Relative Stranger (TV Movie)
Walter Clemons
 2006 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Aaron Gibbs
 2006 Johnny Was
 2005 Conviction (TV Movie)
Peter Seidman
 2005/I Inside Out
Doctor Peoples
 2004 The Seat Filler
Alonso Grant (uncredited)
 2003 The System (TV Series)
Andrew Evans
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ray Ellison
 2003 Biker Boyz
Tariq 'Slick Will' (uncredited)
 2002 Crazy as Hell
 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
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
King Menelaus
 1994 Drop Squad
Bruford Jamison Jr
 1994 Under Suspicion (TV Series)
Det. LeBlanc
 1994 Color of Night
 1993 Empty Cradle (TV Movie)
Detective Knoll
 1992 The Human Factor (TV Series)
Michael Stoven
 1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Bobby Lee
 1991 Screenplay (TV Series)
 1991 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Kenny Webster
 1991 Eyes of a Witness (TV Movie)
 1990 Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie)
Jack Spade
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder
 1990 A Different World (TV Series)
Prof. Paul Mann
 1990 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
Mark Hastings Jr.
 1989 When We Were Young (TV Movie)
Virgil Hawkins
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
 1989 Magic Moments (TV Movie)
Dancing Guy
 1988 Knightwatch (TV Series)
Derek D.
 1988 Coming to America
Darryl Jenks
 1988 What Price Victory (TV Movie)
Trumayne James
 1987 Five Corners
Samuel Kemp
 1987 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
 1987 Mariah (TV Series)
 1987 Another World (TV Series)
Charles Thompson
 1986 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
 1986 Where Are the Children?
Deputy Bernie Miles
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Jeffrey Miller
 1985 Out of the Darkness (TV Movie)
 1985 Inferno in diretta
Fargas (as Eriq Lasalle)
 1985 Rappin'
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Mike Rivers (1985)
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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


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Just trying to get a film made which is always difficult no matter what kind of a budget you have. Not having a budget makes it even more difficult. Having nineteen days and no budget makes it extremely difficult. See more »


He was nominated for a 1993 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Two Trains Running" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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