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Eriq La Salle Net Worth

Eriq La Salle Net Worth is
$25 Million

Eriq La Salle Biography

Eriq La Salle was born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA on 23 July 1962 of African-American ancestry. He is best known as surgeon Peter Benton from the popular ‘90s drama “ER”, and also Darryl from the Eddie Murphy comedy film “Coming to America”.

A recognizable actor, director, and producer, how rich is Eriq La Salle? Sources estimate that Eriq’s net worth is around $25 million, as of early 2017. Among his assets is T-ranch shaped house in Bel-Air, which he bought for $3.03 million late in 2016.

Eriq La Salle Net Worth $25 million

Eriq La Salle grew up in Harford, where he went to Weaver High School. He was raised solely by a foster mother, Ada Haynes, who worked many different jobs in order to support their family. Eriq grew up as a minority in an area where the majority consisted of white people. His foster mother instilled in him the virtue of hard work and excellence; that he would have to work harder than whites just to be considered equal. He discovered acting after joining a local youth acting group when he was 14 years old, which sparked his passion and he decided that he would make acting his career. Fast forward a few years later, to when he was accepted into the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City where he developed his acting skills until graduation.

Eriq appeared in several on and off-Broadway shows in the 80’s, but also found the time to finish his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Graduate Program of New York University. However, his Hollywood career started only in 1985 when he landed a role in the daytime soap opera, “One Life to Live”. After a slew of minor projects, he landed a minor role as Darryl in the blockbuster comedy “Coming to America” in which he acted alongside comedian Eddie Murphy. He moved on towards other projects, including “The Human Factor” and “D.R.O.P. Squad” among others, before finally landing his big break with the 1994 hit TV drama “ER – this has been his most successful role and he acted in almost 200 episodes spanning 15 years, making a big impact on his net worth.

Although his ER role was his most popular, Eriq’s net worth can also be credited to many other sources. He is an aspiring director, and he has directed numerous TV series such as “CSI”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” among others.

Outside Hollywood, he is also a fiction writer, having written thrillers “Laws of Depravity” and “Laws of Wrath.” Currently, Eriq is hard at work writing the third novel of his trilogy.

Not much is known about Eriq’s personal life. He was previously engaged to Angela Johnson back in 1998, but the wedding was called off, and he’s still single. Eriq attends various fund raisers such as the Places With No Name benefit auction, which supports the relief effort in Afghanistan, and conflicts on the African continent. Also, he is active in giving back to his former alma mater Weaver High School, where he gives inspirational talks and speeches to graduates.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameEriq La Salle
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 23, 1962
Place Of BirthHartford, Connecticut, US
Height1.88 m
ProfessionActor
EducationJuilliard School, New York University
NationalityAmerican
ParentsAda Haynes
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/eriqlasalle23
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriq_La_Salle
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
MoviesER, Logan, Coming to America, Crazy as Hell, The Salton Sea, Relative Stranger, Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault, One Hour Photo, Jacob's Ladder, Johnny Was, Color of Night, Drop Squad
TV ShowsER, The Human Factor, Retrosexual: The '80s, Under Suspicion


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He 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.
2BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1984)
3Auditioned for the role of Ben in Night of the Living Dead (1990).
4Wrote, directed and produced two short films that won awards at the Worldfest Houston film competition and the USA Film Festival.
5Skilled in martial arts.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
ER (1994)$27,000,000 (for 3 seasons - 1999-2002)


Quotes

#Quote
1So It's not like I go from being this disciplined person who has to get up and go to work to now I just lay around all day in my underwear eating Cheerios. I have this structure. I still have to do this and the difference is I'm doing this for me and my company.
2So that, to me, is important that audiences are treated with an amount of respect toward their intelligence. Most Hollywood films don't respect their intelligence.
3The films that have influenced me and the films that have motivated me and inspired me were films that resonated, films that made me think after I saw them.
4Ever since I've left, I've been doing nothing but this film and traveling, promoting and doing festivals. So the good thing is that I'm not sitting around pining over whether I made the right choice in leaving. I'm moving and grooving.
5I don't see me doing $100 million films because $100 million films, the very nature of them, you need to offend as few people as possible just to make your money back.
6Just trying to get a film made which is always difficult no matter what kind of a budget you have. Not having a budget makes it even more difficult. Having nineteen days and no budget makes it extremely difficult.
7Maybe It's not the biggest blockbuster film, but there will be some people that will see it, that will be debating it, that will be questioning their own sense of spirituality. If the film resonates, then I have succeeded in what I set out to do.
8Regardless of what people ultimately think about Crazy As Hell, It's not the type of film that, ten minutes after seeing it, you're only focused on what you want to eat.
9Well that's the point: People don't normally take away things from films anymore. You go and see a $100 million film, half an hour later, your biggest concern is what are you going to be eating.
10You can't do psychological thrillers. There's no audience. I've heard this. I've heard this from studios.
11But I try not to become preoccupied with that because with whatever direction I follow, with whatever advice I've followed or not followed, It's landed me in New York, in a very beautiful hotel, talking to people about something that I love. So I ain't that far off.
12I think that you make the best choice with the information that you have before you at that given time.
13But I did on projects that I produced, that I directed, that I acted in because it was important. I want to be a filmmaker. I don't want to be an actor who directs, I want to be a director. I want to be a filmmaker. So that's a big difference.
14Normally, we see characters that have God complexes. How interesting, I thought, it would be to capitalize on that. And say, OK, well fine, you have a God complex, well this person has a Satan complex. And the doctor chooses to treat him scientifically.
15Art should offend people because art should challenge people.
16I think American cinema, particularly, has become so disposable. It's not even cinema, It's just moviemaking.
17It's my company and I believe in the company that's why I started it.
18The Sixth Sense is not a good white film. Insomnia is not a good white film. They're just good films. So why we can't we have good films that happen to have black people, or Asian, or Latino, or any other minority group in them?


Pictures

All Eriq La Salle pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Independent ActorCrazy as Hell (2002)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)George Clooney

Anthony Edwards

Laura Innes

Alex Kingston

Julianna Margulies

Kellie Martin

Paul McCrane

Gloria Reuben

Noah Wyle
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)Maria Bello

George Clooney

Anthony Edwards

Laura Innes

Alex Kingston

Julianna Margulies

Gloria Reuben

Noah Wyle
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)George Clooney

Anthony Edwards

Laura Innes

Julianna Margulies

Gloria Reuben

Sherry Stringfield

Noah Wyle
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)George Clooney

Anthony Edwards

Julianna Margulies

Gloria Reuben

Sherry Stringfield

Noah Wyle
1996Magnolia AwardShanghai International TV FestivalBest Supporting ActorER (1994)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialRelative Stranger (2009)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Independent FilmCrazy as Hell (2002)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)Anthony Edwards

Laura Innes

Alex Kingston

Julianna Margulies

Kellie Martin

Paul McCrane

Michael Michele

Ming-Na Wen

Erik Palladino

Maura Tierney

Goran Visnjic

Noah Wyle
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)Anthony Edwards

Laura Innes

Alex Kingston

Julianna Margulies

Kellie Martin

Paul McCrane

Michael Michele

Erik Palladino

Gloria Reuben

Goran Visnjic

Noah Wyle
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionER (1994)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1997Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)George Clooney

Anthony Edwards

Julianna Margulies

Sherry Stringfield

Noah Wyle


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Where Are the Children?1986Deputy Bernie Miles
ABC Afterschool Specials1986TV SeriesCharlie
Spenser: For Hire1986TV SeriesJeffrey Miller
Out of the Darkness1985TV MovieBobby
Inferno in diretta1985Fargas (as Eriq Lasalle)
Rappin'1985Ice
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesMike Rivers (1985)
Logan2017post-production
Angie Tribeca2016TV SeriesDr. Brainerd
Under the Dome2015TV SeriesHektor Martin
We Need Help2013TV SeriesPolice Officer
A Gifted Man2011-2012TV SeriesEvan 'E-Mo' Morris
Blackout2012TV SeriesGeorge / George Lumas
How to Make It in America2011TV SeriesEverton Thompson
Covert Affairs2010TV SeriesChristopher McAuley
242010TV SeriesUN Secretary General
MegaFault2009TV MovieCharley 'Boomer' Baxter
ER1994-2009TV SeriesPeter Benton
Relative Stranger2009TV MovieWalter Clemons
Without a Trace2006TV SeriesAaron Gibbs
Johnny Was2006Julius
Inside Out2005/IDoctor Peoples
Conviction2005TV MoviePeter Seidman
The Seat Filler2004Alonso Grant (uncredited)
The Twilight Zone2003TV SeriesRay Ellison
Biker Boyz2003Tariq 'Slick Will' (uncredited)
The System2003TV SeriesAndrew Evans
Crazy as Hell2002Man
One Hour Photo2002Det. James Van Der Zee
Mind Prey1999TV MovieLucas Davenport
The Larry Sanders Show1998TV SeriesEriq La Salle
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1998TV SeriesKing Menelaus
Psalms from the Underground1996Short
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault1996TV MovieDiego
Drop Squad1994Bruford Jamison Jr
Under Suspicion1994TV SeriesDet. LeBlanc
Color of Night1994Anderson
Empty Cradle1993TV MovieDetective Knoll
The Human Factor1992TV SeriesMichael Stoven
Quantum Leap1992TV SeriesBobby Lee
Screenplay1991TV SeriesEric
L.A. Law1991TV SeriesKenny Webster
Eyes of a Witness1991TV MovieMchumbo
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade1990TV MovieJack Spade
Jacob's Ladder1990/IFrank
A Different World1990TV SeriesProf. Paul Mann
B.L. Stryker1990TV SeriesMark Hastings Jr.
When We Were Young1989TV MovieVirgil Hawkins
Gideon Oliver1989TV SeriesEzra
Magic Moments1989TV MovieDancing Guy
Knightwatch1988TV SeriesDerek D.
Coming to America1988Darryl Jenks
What Price Victory1988TV MovieTrumayne James
Five Corners1987Samuel Kemp
Vietnam War Story1987TV SeriesK.C.
Mariah1987TV Series
Another World1987TV SeriesCharles Thompson

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chicago Med2016TV Series 1 episode
Chicago P.D.2016TV Series 1 episode
Murder in the First2016TV Series 1 episode
Once Upon a Time2016TV Series 1 episode
CSI: Cyber2015-2016TV Series 3 episodes
Lucifer2016TV Series 1 episode
Rosewood2015TV Series 1 episode
Under the Dome2014-2015TV Series 2 episodes
The Night Shift2014-2015TV Series 5 episodes
The Messengers2015TV Series 1 episode
Battle Creek2015TV Series 1 episode
Madam Secretary2014TV Series 1 episode
Crisis2014TV Series 1 episode
Notes from Dad2013TV Movie
Ringer2011-2012TV Series 2 episodes
A Gifted Man2012TV Series 1 episode
CSI: NY2010TV Series 1 episode
ER2009TV Series 1 episode
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007-2008TV Series 2 episodes
Without a Trace2007TV Series 1 episode
The Twilight Zone2003TV Series 1 episode
Crazy as Hell2002
Soul Food2000TV Series 1 episode
Psalms from the Underground1996Short
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault1996TV Movie

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Salton Sea2002producer
Crazy as Hell2002producer
Mind Prey1999TV Movie producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rappin'1985performer: "Two of a Kind", "Snack Attack", "Courtroom" / writer: "Courtroom"

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Twilight Zone2003TV Series written by - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tricks of the Trade2015/IIShort additional thanks
Bloomers2011TV Series special thanks
Sworn to Justice1996very special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2014TV SeriesHimself
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The John Kerwin Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Can We Take Off the Blindfold?2011DocumentaryHimself (Active Footage)
10 Minutes2010ShortHimself
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots2010TV Movie documentary voice
Previously On: E.R.2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Séries express2009TV SeriesHimself
ER2008TV SeriesHimself - Memorial Episode Introducer
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather2007TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War2007Video documentaryHimself
A Concert for Hurricane Relief2005TV SpecialHimself
Nova2005TV Series documentaryVoice
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'One Hour Photo'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Ultimate Jordan2001Video documentaryNarrator
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best TV-Series Drama
31st NAACP Image Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Essence Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Presenter
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Series
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 18th Annual CableACE Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Michael Jordan, Above and Beyond1996Video documentaryNarrator
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Television Series
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV and Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / New Dramatic Television Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesHimself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
ER2005TV SeriesPeter Benton
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
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