|Eriq La Salle|
|Date of birth||July 23, 1962|
|Birth place||Hartford, Connecticut, USA|
|Years active||1985 to present|
|Seasons||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 15|
|First episode||"24 Hours"|
|Last episode||"And in the End..."|
|Credits||171 episodes (see below)|
He has also appeared in the daytime soap operas One Life to Live (in 1985) and Another World (in 1987). He played Darryl Jenks in the film Coming to America (1988).
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 5
- Season 6
- Season 7
- Season 8
- Season 15 - "Old Times" and "And in the End..."
- Is one of four children.
- Is an alumnus of the Artists Collective, Inc. in Hartford.
- Attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division for two years as a member of Group 13 from 1980 to 1984.
- Attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984.
- Skilled in martial arts.
- 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.
- Wrote, directed and produced two short films that won awards at the Worldfest Houston film competition and the USA Film Festival.
- Directed the Law & Order Season 8 episode Burned(http://lawandorder.wikia.com/wiki/Burned_(SVU)), starring Mariska Hargitay, who played Cynthia Hooper for 13 episodes in season 4.
- In addition to returning as Peter Benton for 2 episodes during the final season, he directed episode 15 “The Family Man”
- Directed The Librarians Season 4 Episode 2, starring Noah Wyle. Eriq tweeted “20 years later and I still get to torment and boss Noah Wyle around. This time as a director. #TheLibrarians #Reunited”