Original Cast Of ER: Where Are They Now?
ER was one of the first big medical drama’s on television! The series ran from 1994 to 2009 and spawned a whopping 15 seasons. ER followed the lives of the physicians and staff who worked in the fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and acted as a stepping ground for many big stars like George Clooney and Julianna Margulies. It goes down in history as not only one of the best shows ever, but also the most nominated drama in history with 23 Primetime Emmy Award nods. The series ended quite some time ago, but many of the original cast members left the show long before the series finale. So what are they up to now? Here’s a closer look at where 9 of the original cast members are now!
9. Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards played the role of Dr. Mark Greene on the first eight seasons of ER. During his time on the show he received a Golden Globe and six Screen Actors Guild Awards, but asked to be written off in 2002 so he could pursue his dream of becoming a director. Afterwards he was cast in the show Zero Hour, but it was cancelled due to poor ratings. He then appeared in a few films and did some one episode appearances on big shows like Blue Bloods, Girls and Billions. His biggest accomplishment was as executive producer for Temple Grandin and My Louisiana Sky, both Emmy Award winning TV films. When he’s not acting or directing, he serves as a chairman for Shoe4Africa and in 2012 he became a certified private pilot!
8. Eriq La Salle
From 1994 to 2002, Eriq La Salle played the role of Dr. Peter Benton on ER. He returned to the show for three episodes in the last season to act and direct an episode. After leaving ER back in 2002, he got busy working as a filmmaker. He produced the feature film, The Salton Sea, and produced, directed and starred in Crazy as Hell. In 2003, he wrote, directed and starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone and has since directed several TV episodes on shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: NY, Ringer, Lucifer, Under the Dome and A Gifted Man. In 2012 he used his experiences both in front and behind the camera to write his first novel, “Laws of Depravity.” He was recently cast in the upcoming film, Logan.