One of the original cast members of NBC's long-running medical drama is back, but behind the camera. According to Variety, Eriq La Salle will make his return to ER as a director.

La Salle, who appeared on the hit series from 1994 to 2002 as Dr. Peter Benton, will direct an episode of the series' final season that will air in February.

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La Salle left the series to focus on writing and directing and his directing credits include episodes of Without a Trace, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the HBO film Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault.

"In the years since Eriq left 'ER' he's established himself as a very accomplished director," executive 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."