Jul. 23rd, 1962
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Eriq La Salle's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Johnny Was
2004 - Seat Filler
2003 - Biker Boyz
2002 - Crazy As Hell
2002 - One Hour Photo
1994 - Color of Night
1988 - Coming to America
1988 - Five Corners
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juillard and graduated from New York University graduate theater program with a B.F.A. degree in theater. Meanwhile he participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company. Later he supported himself by acting on and off Broadway and as "Mike Rivers" in the soap "One Life to Live" (1968). After that he moved to L.A. to guest-star in numerous TV series and TV movies.
- 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.
- Auditioned for the role of Ben in _Night of the Living Dead (1990)_ (qv).
- Skilled in martial arts.
- Wrote, directed and produced two short films that won awards at the Worldfest Houston film competition and the USA Film Festival.
- BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1984)