Erik Palladino

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Erik Palladino
Born (1968-05-10) May 10, 1968 (age 48)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Jaime Lee (m. 2005)
Children 1

Erik Palladino (born May 10, 1968) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Dave Malucci in the NBC medical drama ER. He starred in the critically praised FX war drama Over There.

Early life[edit]

Palladino was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. He was born in spring of 1968, the youngest of three boys born to an Armenian mother, Queenie, a high school teacher, and Peter Palladino, a heating contractor of Italian descent. His older brothers are Chris (b. 1961) and Todd (b. 1963).[1][2]


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, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. 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 starring role, one month after returning from the U-571 shoot in Rome, on ER as Dr. Dave Malucci, which he played in the sixth season until the eighth season in 2001. In 2005, he starred in the critically acclaimed FX war drama Over There as Sgt. Scream, the leader of a squad of U.S. 3rd Infantry Division soldiers involved in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

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



  1. ^ "Erik Palladino Biography (1968-)". 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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