ER alum Eriq La Salle will have double duty in CBS’ summer drama series Under The Dome. He’s been cast in a lead role for Season 3 and will direct episode 9. He previously directed an episode of Season 2. La Salle will play Hektor Martin, a ruthless CEO of the energy company run by Barbie’s (Mike Vogel)  father.

La Salle, best known for his role as Dr. Peter Benton on ER, has most recently been in the director’s chair for TV series including CSI: Cyber, The Night Shift, The Messengers, Madam Secretary and Ringer. As an actor he’s had roles in CBS’ A Gifted Man, HBO’s How To Make It In America, USA’s Covert Affairs, and Fox’s 24. La Salle is repped by Paradigm, Principato-Young and attorney Fred Toczek.