Erik Palladino

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Erik Palladino
Born (1968-05-10) May 10, 1968 (age 46)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Jaime Lee (2005-present)
Children 1

Erik Palladino (born May 10, 1968) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Dave Malucci in the NBC drama series ER. He was also a series regular on the critically praised FX Television series Over There.

Early life[edit]

Palladino was born and raised in Yonkers, New York, the youngest of three sons to an Armenian mother Queenie, a high school teacher, and Peter Palladino, a heating contractor of Italian descent.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Palladino has been in over 20 feature films. He is also known for his work in television on shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Fringe, Burn Notice, and NCIS. He has starred in movies U-571 alongside Matthew McConaughey and Harvey Keitel, Finders Fee opposite James Earl Jones and the teen comedy Can't Hardly Wait.

In 1999, Palladino landed his breakthrough series regular role, one month after returning from the U-571 shoot in Rome, on ER as Dr. Dave Malucci, which he played in season six until season eight in 2001.

In 2005, he was one of the leads of the critically acclaimed FX television series Over There as Sgt. Scream, the leader of a squad of U.S. 3rd Infantry Division soldiers involved the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

He is also a singer of the rock band Hearing Red.[3]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erik Palladino Biography (1968-)". Filmreference.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Rosie's Free-For-All". The Wichita Eagle. 2000-01-24. Retrieved 2010-10-26. "The character's name was Dave Norquist originally. "I'm Italian American and Norquist didn't sound like an ethnic name to me," says the 31-year-old actor, who nailed his audition, forcing a change in ethnicity for the part." 
  3. ^ Hearing Red (Myspace)

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