Original “ER” cast member Eriq La Salle will sit in the director’s chair for an episode scheduled to air during February sweeps, reports Variety.
The actor left the long-running NBC drama in 2002 to write and direct TV and features.
“In the years since Eriq left ‘ER’ he’s established himself as a very accomplished director,” the show’s exec producer David Zabel said. “We’re all thrilled to have him contributing a different talent to a show that he’s already contributed so much to.”
La Salle’s recent directing resume includes two episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” and “Without A Trace.” as well as the HBO film “Rebound.”
La Salle’s next on-camera appearance comes in March via the Hallmark Channel original movie “Relative Stranger.”