Eriq La Salle

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  • Birth Name: Erik Ki La Salle
  • Birth Place: Hartford, CT
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/23/1962, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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Watch My Show: A Gifted Man's Neal Baer Answers Our Showrunner Survey

A Gifted Man, which moves to its new 9 p.m. time slot on Friday, February 17, could use a bit of divine intervention. CBS still sees potential in the medical drama, which stars Patrick Wilson as a doctor haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife, but the show remains firmly on the bubble. Executive producer Neal Baer is no stranger to medical drama, both on screen and in real life. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Baer used to practice medicine between seasons as a writer on ER. Later, he made the transition to Law & Order: SVU, which he ran for 11 seasons. Now, as the creator of A Gifted Man, Baer has made several tweaks to the show in recent months, putting the focus on the show's medical setting (where Wilson's character is assisted by critics' fave Margo Martindale) and bringing in both Rachelle Lefevre as a love interest and ER alum Eriq La Salle as an old colleague. Baer answered our showrunner survey in the hopes that Man will be gifted with more viewers. 

TV Guide Magazine: Friday night is usually date night. Why should I stay home and watch A Gifted Man instead?
Neal Baer
: We're a cheaper date thanread more

Matt's Guide to Weekend TV: Premieres of Once Upon a Time, Boss and More!

Once is not enough. Sometimes a second look, or a second episode, is necessary to convince a skeptic that a show is worth taking a risk on. So it is with ABC's dazzling but dauntingly precious Once Upon a Time (Sunday, 8/7c), which back when I was considering it for Fall Preview left me wondering: "Is this ambitiously whimsical fantasia the next Pushing Daisies cult fave or the next Eastwick insta-flop? (Either way, it will likely be an uphill climb to happily ever after.) It would be easier to love if it weren't so convoluted and campy."

But then ABC made another episode (the third, airing Nov. 6) available for review, and I started to find myself enchanted and beguiled, ready to curl up with more chapters of this fractured fairy tale. First, though, you have to digest the premise, and the overstuffed and often overripe pilot is a lot to swallow. We begin in a lavishly rendered fairy-tale land ...
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VIDEO: Special One Hour "ER" Retrospective

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Special One Hour "ER" Retrospective
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Length: 41:37
Aired: 4/2/2009

As "ER" comes to a close, this hour-long retrospective takes a look back at fifteen seasons of patients, trauma, and all the drama that goes along with it. The retrospective features clips of the series' most memorable moments and interviews with many of the series' stars reflecting on their time on the show. watch

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One Hour Photo
Johnny Was
Er: Dr. Lockheart

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Credits

Year Title Description
2011 A Gifted Man TV Show Series, Actor - "E-Mo" Morris
2007 King TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Concert for Hurricane Relief TV Show Series, Appearing
2002 Crazy As Hell Movie, Producer
2002 Crazy As Hell Movie, Director

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5 Reasons to Watch How to Make It in America Season 2

When How to Make It In America returns, best friends Ben (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam (Victor Rasuk) will be back in New York hustling to become successful designers. With their business finally off the ground, Greenberg says viewers will see them move forward, albeit slowly, while growing personally as well. Check out the top reasons to watch Season 2 when it premieres Sunday at 10:30/9:30c on HBO.

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A Gifted Man Books Eriq La Salle For Recurring Role

Eriq La Salle will reunite with his ER boss Neal Baer on A Gifted Man.

The Hollywood Reporter says La Salle will play Evan Morrison, a neuropsychiatrist who focuses on human behavior. La Salle's arc on the upcoming series will include at least four episodes.

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24's Gregory Itzin Heading to Covert Affairs

24 alum Gregory Itzin has signed on for a multi-episode arc on USA's upcoming spy series Covert Affairs, a series rep said.

The 62-year-old Itzin — who played President Charles Logan in 24 — will play... read more

Fox Cancels 24

Season 8 is going to be 24's last. The long-running action series starring Kiefer Sutherland has been canceled, Fox announced Friday.

Check out our gallery of other shows that should be canceled

"This has been the role of a lifetime, and I will never be able to fully express my appreciation to everyone who made it possible," Sutherland said. "While the end of the series is bittersweet, we always... read more

ER: Get Ready for George Clooney's Top-Secret Return!

George Clooney is returning to ER for one episode (Thursday at 10 pm/ET, NBC), but how is it all going to go down? Read on to refresh your memory about his character's past, catch up on current storylines and weigh in on our best guesses for how Dr. Doug Ross makes his reappearance at County General. read more

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