|Eriq La Salle|
|Date of birth:||July 23, 1962|
|Place of birth:||Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Role:|| Television Producer|
Eriq La Salle is executive producer of the hit NBC drama "Chicago P.D."
Best known for his portrayal of Dr. Peter Benton on NBC’s smash medical drama ER, La Salle has been nominated for three Emmys as well as several Golden Globe, SAG, and three NAACP Image Awards. La Salle, can last be seen acting alongside Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in "Logan," directed by James Mangold.
La Salle has also appeared in feature films "Jacob’s Ladder," starring Tim Robbins, and the classic comedy "Coming to America," appearing opposite Eddie Murphy. His other film credits include "Drop Squad," "One Hour Photo," and "Mind Prey."
A multi-faceted star, La Salle can wear several hats on set. He produced, directed, and acted in both "Crazy as Hell" and "Rebound," a project for HBO featuring Don Cheadle and Forest Whitaker. In addition, La Salle has also produced the film "Salton Sea."
Outside of the film and television world, La Salle is known as an award-winning author. His books, Laws of Depravity followed up by Laws of Wrath, have earned him renown in the literary community. La Salle is currently in the midst of writing his third novel.