Actor/Director/Author Eriq La Salle Guests on Harvey Brownstone Interviews


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Harvey Brownstone does an in-depth interview with actor, director, author and “ER” Star Eriq La Salle.

Eriq La Salle, is a spectacularly gifted actor, director, producer and author who has literally done it all.

On the big screen, you’ve seen him in “Coming to America”, “Jacob’s Ladder”, “Color of Night”, “One Hour Photo”, “Inside Out”, “Logan” and many more great movies. He’s also appeared in some memorable TV movies including “What Price Victory”, “When We Were Young”, “Eyes of a Witness”, “Empty Cradle”, “Mind Prey”, “Relative Stranger”, and most recently, “A Second Chance at Love”.

He’s also appeared in dozens of TV shows including “LA Law”, “The Human Factor”, “The System”, “A Gifted Man” and “Under the Dome”. But there can be no doubt that he is best known for his iconic portrayal of Dr. Peter Benton on the groundbreaking medical drama ER, for which he was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and 3 Online Film and Television Association Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

He was also nominated for 9 NAACP Image Awards and won 3 times. He and his fellow ER cast members were also nominated 6 times for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble, and they won 3 times. Starting in the mid-90s, Eriq La Salle began a distinguished career as a director, bringing us movies like “Rebound: The Legend of Earl ‘The Goat’ Manigault”, “Crazy as Hell”, and “Notes From Dad”, as well as episodes from TV shows including “Soul Food”, “Without a Trace”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Madam Secretary”, “The Night Shift”, “E.R.” and 21 episodes of “Chicago P.D.”, for which he also was the executive producer for 69 episodes.

And if all of that weren’t enough, Eriq La Salle is also a critically acclaimed author. He’s written 3 novels in the Martyr Maker series: “Laws of Depravity”, “Laws of Wrath”, and “Laws of Annihilation”. And he also wrote an unforgettable episode of “The Twilight Zone” called “Memphis”, which he also directed.

Harvey Brownstone is a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He is also the bestselling author of "Tug of War: A Judge's Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court" and hosted "Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone," a television talk show on matters involving the family justice system.

After a distinguished legal career, Harvey was appointed a judge at the age of 38 in 1995. He has presided in family and criminal courts. He has been a trailblazer in several ways. He was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He was the first sitting judge in the world to write a national best seller and to host a TV talk show.

Harvey has been a role model and icon in the LGBTQ community. When same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2003, he was the only judge to make himself publicly available to officiate at weddings for lesbian and gay couples travelling to Toronto from all over the world to get married. In 2007, he officiated at the wedding of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, the American couple whose marriage triggered the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision overturning the definition of "spouse" in the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

In February 2021, Harvey launched his online talk show "Harvey Brownstone Interviews" on his own YouTube channel. He saw this as an interesting hobby. Within several months, the show attracted hundreds of thousands - and then eventually, millions - of viewers. Because of the overwhelming success of the show, Harvey decided to retire from the judiciary on December 31, 2021 after having presided as a full-time judge for 26 1/2 years. Free from the constraints imposed upon judges regarding the expression of opinions and the endorsement of private enterprise, Harvey now happily devotes his full-time attention to hosting "Harvey Brownstone Interviews" as a regular member of the public - albeit one with a rather illustrious and unique career history.

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February 25, 2024 1:29pm ET by World Star PR  

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