Eriq La Salle's House: Is the Former ER Star Attempting to Doctor His Portfolio?

By on January 10, 2013 in ArticlesCelebrity Homes

For much of the 90s and early 2000s, Eriq La Salle was a household name.  After attending Juilliard, and graduating from Tisch School of the Arts in the mid-80s, the actor and director began to work steadily in off-Broadway and Broadway productions, and on soaps such as "One Life to Live".  By the late 80s, he was adding film work to his resume, including a co-starring role in the hit film, "Coming to America".  However, it was television where he enjoyed the most success, and guest starring roles on such shows as "Gideon Oliver", "L.A. Law", and "Quantum Leap", along with starring roles in multiple television films, eventually lead to the role that would make him a bonafide star.  In 1994, he was cast as Dr. Peter Benton on the incredibly successful series, "ER".  He appeared on "ER" for eight seasons, and then returned briefly during its fifteenth, and final, season.  Since leaving "ER", he has guest starred or played co-starring roles on multiple television shows such as, "The System", "The Twilight Zone", "Without a Trace", "24", "Cover Affairs", "How to Make It in America", and "A Gifted Man".  Though he has yet to book a show with the kind of massive popularity that "ER" experienced, he has managed to work steadily.  Recently, however, he placed his Beverly Hills home on sale, which may point to the fact that money from steady work, and the salary from a hit show, are actually quite different amounts.

Eriq La Salle's house in Beverly Hills is 6,000 square feet and contains 4 bedrooms and five and half bathrooms.  He purchased the home in 1996, when it was clear that "ER" was going to be around for a while, and then remodeled it a great deal ten years later.  With a design that is relatively common to Southern California, Eriq La Salle's house is a mixture of Spanish styling and contemporary lines, and features a wall made entirely of glass that swings open to give access to the backyard from the living room.  There is also a walk-in wine closet, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and a private gym.  Outside of Eriq La Salle's house, there is pool, a landscaped back yard, and a large guest house with its own kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom.  The remodeled manse, which has many luxe touches, such as a television that drops down out of the ceiling, and copper bathtubs, is on the market for $7.95 million.  This is the third property Mr. La Salle has decided to sell since 2011.  Is he trying to put his "ER"-related life in the past?  Or is he just broke?

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