Eriq La Salle
Eriq La Salle is an actor, director, writer and producer.
He is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Peter Benton on NBC drama series ER. His portrayal of the commanding Dr. Peter Benton in the award-winning, critically acclaimed medical drama, E.R. This role earned him three NAACP Image Awards, a Golden Globe Award nomination, and three Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
Educated at Juilliard and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, his credits range from Broadway to film roles opposite Eddie Murphy in Coming to America and Robin Williams in One Hour Photo. La Salle has maintained a prolific acting career while at the same time working steadily as a director, taking the helm for HBO and Showtime in addition to episodes such as Law & Order, CSI: New York and Under the Dome.
La Salle his debut novel, Laws of Depravity, has gained stunning reviews, including the coveted Kirkus Star, Reader’s Choice Best Thriller of 2013.