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ERIQ LA SALLE, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Peter Benton on the NBC smash-hit medical drama "ER," has earned three Emmy nominations as well as several Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award nominations. He recently won his third NAACP Image Award.

La Salle's feature film credits include D.R.O.P. SQUAD, directed by David Johnson and executive produced by Spike Lee, JACOB'S LADDER, COMING TO AMERICA and FIVE CORNERS. He has guest-starred on several television series including "L.A. Law," "Quantum Leap," "A Different World" and "HBO Vietnam War Stories." He also had a three-month stint as a regular on "One Life To Live." In 1991, La Salle co-starred in "The Human Factor," a medical series.

In 1997, La Salle formed film and television production company. Humble Journey Films. The first project made under the Humble Journey banner was "Mind Prey," which La Salle starred in and produced. "Mind Prey" aired on ABC-TV in March of 1999. In 2000 La Salle directed the pilot for Showtime's television series, "Soul Food," based on the successful film of the same name.

During his summer 2001 hiatus from "ER," La Salle made his feature film directorial debut with CRAZY AS HELL, which he produced and starred in along with Mike Beach (WAITING TO EXHALE), Ronny Cox (ROBOCOP), John C. McGinley (PLATOON) and comedian, Sinbad. In February 2002, CRAZY AS HELL made its debut as the opening film of the Pan African Film Festival. Also this year, La Salle produced with Frank Darabont the Castle Rock Pictures film, THE SALTON SEA, directed by D.J. Caruso and starring Val Kilmer. Presently, La Salle is preparing to direct the feature version of his acclaimed short, PSALMS FROM THE UNDERGROUND.

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