• Eriq La Salle is a well-known actor, director, producer, and writer.
• He attended several educational institutions including Juilliard School and New York University’s Tisch School of Arts.
• He is most well known for his portrayal of Peter Brenton in the TV series "ER" which earned him a fortune of $27 million.
• He has also directed episodes of several TV series, and published his first novel in 2012.
• His net worth is estimated to be around $25 million.
Known for movies
|Net Worth||$25 million|
|Date Of Birth||July 23, 1962|
|Fact||Skilled in martial arts.|
|Payments||Earned $27,000,000 (for 3 seasons - 1999-2002) from ER (1994)|
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Early life and Education
- 3 Career
- 4 Other Career Endeavors
- 5 Personal Life
- 6 Net Worth
- 7 Physical characteristics
- 8 General Info
- 9 Family
- 10 Accomplishments
- 11 Social profile links
- 12 Salary
- 13 Quotes
- 14 Facts
- 15 Pictures
- 16 Movies
- 17 Awards
Some people have more than one talent, and such is the case of Eriq La Salle, who is known not only for his portrayal of Peter Brenton in the well-known TV series “ER”, but also for being considered a spectacular director, producer and a writer. Where did he learn his acting skills? Does he have a wife?
Early life and Education
Erik Ki La Salle was born on 23 July 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut USA, where he and his three siblings were raised by their mother, Ada Haynes, after his parents divorced. He attended Weaver High School, and after matriculating became a part of the interdisciplinary cultural institution in Hartford, called Artists Collective, Inc, in which he studied the art and culture of the African Diaspora.
In 1980 he joined the Drama Division of the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, and remained a member of Group 13 for two years – he was supposed to remain for four years, but the instructors didn’t think La Salle could overcome his inner-city speech pattern, and so they asked him to leave.
Eriq then enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and in 1984 earned himself a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Graduate Acting Program. During this time he decided to make Eriq La Salle his professional name.
La Salle started as a theater actor in New York – his first notable role was in Joseph Papp’s version of “Henry V”, played at the Shakespeare in the Park festival. This led to him being cast in various off-Broadway and Broadway plays.
In 1985, he made his feature film debut when he appeared in the movies “Rappin’” and “Cut and Run”. Just a year later, he was cast as a guest in several TV series, such as “Spenser: For Hire”, “ABC Afterschool Specials”, and “One Life to Live”. He also portrayed Deputy Bernie Miles in the drama-thriller “Where Are the Children”.
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Similar happened in 1987, as he made guest appearances in “Another World”, “Vietnam War Story”, “Mariah” and “Leg Work”, and appeared in the crime film “Five Corners”, opposite Jodie Foster and Todd Graff.
In 1988, he co-starred as Darryl Jenks in the film “Coming to America”, co-starring with Eddie Murphy. Before the start of the ‘90s, La Salle was also in the TV series’ “Knightwatch” and “Gideon Oliver”, as well as in TV films “When We Were Young” and “Magic Moments”.
In the early 1990s, he was cast in films such as “Jacob’s Ladder” and “Color of Night”, acting alongside Bruce Willis, Jane March and Ruben Blades, and appeared in several TV series such as “L.A. Law”, “Quantum Leap”, “Under Suspicion” and “Screenplay”. During this time, he also portrayed the recurring character Michael Stoven in the TV drama series “The Human Factor”, but which was canceled after the first season.
In 1994 he made his breakthrough, when he joined the main cast of the most famous medical TV series “ER”; his portrayal of Peter Benton brought him worldwide fame, appearing in more than 170 episodes and remaining in the show until it ended in 2009.
He won several awards for his contribution, most notably the Magnolia Stage Award in the category of Best Supporting Actor in 1996, and (jointly) the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in years 1996-1999, and NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series in 1999, 2000 and 2002.
In 1996 he appeared with James Earl Jones and Don Cheadle in the biographical film “Rebound: The Legend of Earl ‘The Goat’ Manigault”, and in 1999 he starred in “Mind Prey”, a TV adaptation of John Sandford’s novel of the same name about a detective trying to solve a kidnapping case.
La Salle acted alongside Robin Williams in the drama film “One Hour Photo”, in which he portrayed Detective James Van Der Zee. That same year he directed “Crazy as Hell”, starring Michael Beach and Ronny Cox, and for his minor acting role in this movie, he won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Independent Actor in 2003.
Also in 2003 he appeared in the crime TV series “The System”, in which he portrayed Andrew Evans, and that same year appeared in an episode of “The Twilight Zone”. Two years later in 2005, he starred in David Ogden’s thriller film “Inside Out”, and the following year in “Johnny Was”, portraying Julius, and co-starring with Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin and Laurence Kinlan.
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In 2010, La Salle made brief appearances in two episodes of “24”, portraying the UN Secretary General. The following year, he was cast as Evan ‘E-Mo’ Morris in the TV series “A Gifted Man”, appearing in five episodes over a span of two years. He also portrayed Everton Thompson in the TV series “How to Make It in America”.
La Salle appeared in the TV series “Blackout” in 2012, in which he portrayed George Lumas. In 2015 he played the character of Hektor Martin in several episodes of the sci-fi series “Under the Dome”, and the following year guest-starred as Dr. Brainerd in the TV series “Angie Tribeca”. His final feature film appearance happened in 2017, when he portrayed Will Munson in “Logan”, alongside Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Dafne Keen.
Other Career Endeavors
As well as being an actor, La Salle is also a director and a producer; he’s directed episodes of several TV series, including Showtime’s “Soul Food: The Series”, “The Twilight Zone”, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” – for which he was nominated in the NAACP Image Awards for the Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series – and “CSI: NY”. He also directed an episode of the famous TV series “Lucifer”, called “Wingman”. He was the writer and the director of the short film “Psalms from the Underground” in 1996, but Mel Gibson later bought the rights.
La Salle is also a published writer – his first novel, “Laws of Depravity”, was published in 2012.
La Salle is the founder of the production company called “Humble Journey Films” in 1997.
His hobbies include playing billiards, table tennis and weightlifting.
La Salle likes to keep his personal life private – unlike his business endeavors. It isn’t known whether or not he’s dated anyone from the Hollywood scene. However, some rumors state that he was in a relationship with a woman named Angela Johnson, and that the two were even engaged, but broke up after several years. As of May 2020, it is supposed that he is single.
He is rather active on various social media platforms, including Twitter on which he has more than 40,000 followers.
Eriq La Salle makes a lot of money from his other career endeavors, but most of his fortune acting in TV series such as “ER” – his three-season salary for that work earned him an impressive $27 million! Because of all of this, as of May 2020 his net worth is estimated at around $25 million. He owned a mansion in Beverly Hills, California US, which was listed for sale in 2019 for a price of $7.9 million!
La Salle is of African-American descent. He is 6ft 2ins (1.87m) tall and weighs around 200lbs (90kgs) – he has an athletic build, and takes good care of his body. His hair is short and black, and his eyes are dark brown.
|Full Name||Eriq La Salle|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
|Date Of Birth||July 23, 1962|
|Profession||Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Television Director|
|Education||New York University, Juilliard School|
|Awards||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series|
|Nominations||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for ...|
|Movies||Coming to America, Logan, Crazy as Hell, Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault, Relative Stranger, One Hour Photo, Drop Squad, The Salton Sea, Johnny Was, Jacob's Ladder, Color of Night, Megafault, Five Corners, Rappin', Mind Prey, Cut and Run, Inside Out, Conviction|
|TV Shows||ER, The Human Factor, Retrosexual: The '80s, Under Suspicion|
|ER (1994)||$27,000,000 (for 3 seasons - 1999-2002)|
|1||So It's not like I go from being this disciplined person who has to get up and go to work to now I just lay around all day in my underwear eating Cheerios. I have this structure. I still have to do this and the difference is I'm doing this for me and my company.|
|2||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.|
|3||The films that have influenced me and the films that have motivated me and inspired me were films that resonated, films that made me think after I saw them.|
|4||Ever since I've left, I've been doing nothing but this film and traveling, promoting and doing festivals. So the good thing is that I'm not sitting around pining over whether I made the right choice in leaving. I'm moving and grooving.|
|5||I don't see me doing $100 million films because $100 million films, the very nature of them, you need to offend as few people as possible just to make your money back.|
|6||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.|
|7||Maybe It's not the biggest blockbuster film, but there will be some people that will see it, that will be debating it, that will be questioning their own sense of spirituality. If the film resonates, then I have succeeded in what I set out to do.|
|8||Regardless of what people ultimately think about Crazy As Hell, It's not the type of film that, ten minutes after seeing it, you're only focused on what you want to eat.|
|9||Well that's the point: People don't normally take away things from films anymore. You go and see a $100 million film, half an hour later, your biggest concern is what are you going to be eating.|
|10||You can't do psychological thrillers. There's no audience. I've heard this. I've heard this from studios.|
|11||But I try not to become preoccupied with that because with whatever direction I follow, with whatever advice I've followed or not followed, It's landed me in New York, in a very beautiful hotel, talking to people about something that I love. So I ain't that far off.|
|12||I think that you make the best choice with the information that you have before you at that given time.|
|13||But I did on projects that I produced, that I directed, that I acted in because it was important. I want to be a filmmaker. I don't want to be an actor who directs, I want to be a director. I want to be a filmmaker. So that's a big difference.|
|14||Normally, we see characters that have God complexes. How interesting, I thought, it would be to capitalize on that. And say, OK, well fine, you have a God complex, well this person has a Satan complex. And the doctor chooses to treat him scientifically.|
|15||Art should offend people because art should challenge people.|
|16||I think American cinema, particularly, has become so disposable. It's not even cinema, It's just moviemaking.|
|17||It's my company and I believe in the company that's why I started it.|
|18||The Sixth Sense is not a good white film. Insomnia is not a good white film. They're just good films. So why we can't we have good films that happen to have black people, or Asian, or Latino, or any other minority group in them?|
|1||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.|
|2||BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1984)|
|3||Auditioned for the role of Ben in Night of the Living Dead (1990).|
|4||Wrote, directed and produced two short films that won awards at the Worldfest Houston film competition and the USA Film Festival.|
|5||Skilled in martial arts.|
|Where Are the Children?||1986||Deputy Bernie Miles|
|ABC Afterschool Specials||1986||TV Series||Charlie|
|Spenser: For Hire||1986||TV Series||Jeffrey Miller|
|Out of the Darkness||1985||TV Movie||Bobby|
|Inferno in diretta||1985||Fargas (as Eriq Lasalle)|
|One Life to Live||1968||TV Series||Mike Rivers (1985)|
|Angie Tribeca||2016||TV Series||Dr. Brainerd|
|Under the Dome||2015||TV Series||Hektor Martin|
|We Need Help||2013||TV Series||Police Officer|
|A Gifted Man||2011-2012||TV Series||Evan 'E-Mo' Morris|
|Blackout||2012||TV Series||George / George Lumas|
|How to Make It in America||2011||TV Series||Everton Thompson|
|Covert Affairs||2010||TV Series||Christopher McAuley|
|24||2010||TV Series||UN Secretary General|
|MegaFault||2009||TV Movie||Charley 'Boomer' Baxter|
|ER||1994-2009||TV Series||Peter Benton|
|Relative Stranger||2009||TV Movie||Walter Clemons|
|Without a Trace||2006||TV Series||Aaron Gibbs|
|Inside Out||2005/I||Doctor Peoples|
|Conviction||2005||TV Movie||Peter Seidman|
|The Seat Filler||2004||Alonso Grant (uncredited)|
|The Twilight Zone||2003||TV Series||Ray Ellison|
|Biker Boyz||2003||Tariq 'Slick Will' (uncredited)|
|The System||2003||TV Series||Andrew Evans|
|Crazy as Hell||2002||Man|
|One Hour Photo||2002||Det. James Van Der Zee|
|Mind Prey||1999||TV Movie||Lucas Davenport|
|The Larry Sanders Show||1998||TV Series||Eriq La Salle|
|Adventures from the Book of Virtues||1998||TV Series||King Menelaus|
|Psalms from the Underground||1996||Short|
|Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault||1996||TV Movie||Diego|
|Drop Squad||1994||Bruford Jamison Jr|
|Under Suspicion||1994||TV Series||Det. LeBlanc|
|Color of Night||1994||Anderson|
|Empty Cradle||1993||TV Movie||Detective Knoll|
|The Human Factor||1992||TV Series||Michael Stoven|
|Quantum Leap||1992||TV Series||Bobby Lee|
|L.A. Law||1991||TV Series||Kenny Webster|
|Eyes of a Witness||1991||TV Movie||Mchumbo|
|Hammer, Slammer, & Slade||1990||TV Movie||Jack Spade|
|A Different World||1990||TV Series||Prof. Paul Mann|
|B.L. Stryker||1990||TV Series||Mark Hastings Jr.|
|When We Were Young||1989||TV Movie||Virgil Hawkins|
|Gideon Oliver||1989||TV Series||Ezra|
|Magic Moments||1989||TV Movie||Dancing Guy|
|Knightwatch||1988||TV Series||Derek D.|
|Coming to America||1988||Darryl Jenks|
|What Price Victory||1988||TV Movie||Trumayne James|
|Five Corners||1987||Samuel Kemp|
|Vietnam War Story||1987||TV Series||K.C.|
|Another World||1987||TV Series||Charles Thompson|
|Chicago Med||2016||TV Series 1 episode|
|Chicago P.D.||2016||TV Series 1 episode|
|Murder in the First||2016||TV Series 1 episode|
|Once Upon a Time||2016||TV Series 1 episode|
|CSI: Cyber||2015-2016||TV Series 3 episodes|
|Lucifer||2016||TV Series 1 episode|
|Rosewood||2015||TV Series 1 episode|
|Under the Dome||2014-2015||TV Series 2 episodes|
|The Night Shift||2014-2015||TV Series 5 episodes|
|The Messengers||2015||TV Series 1 episode|
|Battle Creek||2015||TV Series 1 episode|
|Madam Secretary||2014||TV Series 1 episode|
|Crisis||2014||TV Series 1 episode|
|Notes from Dad||2013||TV Movie|
|Ringer||2011-2012||TV Series 2 episodes|
|A Gifted Man||2012||TV Series 1 episode|
|CSI: NY||2010||TV Series 1 episode|
|ER||2009||TV Series 1 episode|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||2007-2008||TV Series 2 episodes|
|Without a Trace||2007||TV Series 1 episode|
|The Twilight Zone||2003||TV Series 1 episode|
|Crazy as Hell||2002|
|Soul Food||2000||TV Series 1 episode|
|Psalms from the Underground||1996||Short|
|Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault||1996||TV Movie|
|The Salton Sea||2002||producer|
|Crazy as Hell||2002||producer|
|Mind Prey||1999||TV Movie producer|
|Rappin'||1985||performer: "Two of a Kind", "Snack Attack", "Courtroom" / writer: "Courtroom"|
|The Twilight Zone||2003||TV Series written by - 1 episode|
|Tricks of the Trade||2015/II||Short additional thanks|
|Bloomers||2011||TV Series special thanks|
|Sworn to Justice||1996||very special thanks|
|The View||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|The Real||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Pioneers of Television||2014||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|Home & Family||2013||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|The John Kerwin Show||2012||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Can We Take Off the Blindfold?||2011||Documentary||Himself (Active Footage)|
|For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots||2010||TV Movie documentary voice|
|Previously On: E.R.||2009||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Séries express||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|ER||2008||TV Series||Himself - Memorial Episode Introducer|
|Entertainment Tonight||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather||2007||TV Movie||Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)|
|King: Man of Peace in a Time of War||2007||Video documentary||Himself|
|A Concert for Hurricane Relief||2005||TV Special||Himself|
|Nova||2005||TV Series documentary||Voice|
|TV in Black: The First Fifty Years||2004||Video documentary||Himself|
|The Making of 'One Hour Photo'||2002||Video documentary short||Himself|
|Ultimate Jordan||2001||Video documentary||Narrator|
|The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards||2001||TV Special||Himself - Presenter: Best TV-Series Drama|
|31st NAACP Image Awards||2000||TV Special||Himself|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||1999||TV Series||Himself|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||1996-1999||TV Series||Himself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1996-1999||TV Series||Himself|
|The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||1998||TV Special||Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series|
|Essence Awards||1998||TV Special||Himself - Co-Host|
|The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards||1998||TV Special||Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV|
|The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||1997||TV Special||Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Presenter|
|The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards||1997||TV Special||Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Series|
|50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The 18th Annual CableACE Awards||1996||TV Special||Himself - Presenter|
|Michael Jordan, Above and Beyond||1996||Video documentary||Narrator|
|The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards||1996||TV Special||Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Television Series|
|The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards||1996||TV Special||Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV and Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV|
|The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards||1995||TV Special||Himself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / New Dramatic Television Series|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1995||TV Series||Himself|
|The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||1995||TV Special||Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series|
|The More You Know||1989||TV Series||Himself|
|Reinventando Hollywood||2008||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|ER||2005||TV Series||Peter Benton|
|Retrosexual: The 80's||2004||TV Mini-Series documentary|
|2003||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Theatrical - Best Independent Actor||Crazy as Hell (2002)|
|2002||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|2000||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1999||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1999||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1998||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1997||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1996||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1996||Magnolia Award||Shanghai International TV Festival||Best Supporting Actor||ER (1994)|
|2010||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special||Relative Stranger (2009)|
|2009||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)|
|2003||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Best Independent Film||Crazy as Hell (2002)|
|2001||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|2001||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|2000||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1999||OFTA Television Award||Online Film & Television Association||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1998||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1998||OFTA Television Award||Online Film & Television Association||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1998||Golden Globe||Golden Globes, USA||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||ER (1994)|
|1998||Primetime Emmy||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1997||Primetime Emmy||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1997||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1997||OFTA Television Award||Online Film & Television Association||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1997||Q Award||Viewers for Quality Television Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1996||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1995||Primetime Emmy||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
|1995||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia