Birth Date: July 23, 1962 / Age: 53
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Also Credited as: Eriq La Salle
Biography: Eriq La Salle (born July 23, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Peter Benton during the first eight seasons of the NBC drama series ER. He has also performed in movies such as Coming to America and One Hour Photo. He has also directed for the Showtime series Soul Food (TV series).