Johnny Palermo

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Johnny Palermo
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Born John Joseph Palermo
March 1, 1982
Rochester, New York
Died June 8, 2009(2009-06-08) (aged 27)
North Hollywood, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004-2009

John Joseph "Johnny" Palermo (March 1, 1982 — June 8, 2009) was an American television actor.

Early life[edit]

A native of Rochester, New York, Palermo graduated from Webster High School in 2000. He is the son of John M. Palermo and Patricia A. Crawford and brother to Jennifer M. Alma and Rick F. Palermo. While there, he played football and was a member of the school's state championship team in 1999. Johnny also loved to make movies as a kid using his father's camera and anyone and anything he could find to star in his feature films. Palermo later attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where he studied special-effects movie makeup.


In 2002, Palermo moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. He subsequently appeared in more than 30 television shows. He was a regular on the Nickelodeon series Just for Kicks, and he had appeared in Everybody Hates Chris as Chris' overgrown classmate Frank DiPaolo.[1]


On June 8, 2009, he and his girlfriend Alessandra Giangrande were both killed in an early morning car crash in North Hollywood, California.[2] Giangrande was driving at the time. Palermo was 27 years old at his death.



  1. ^ Reuters Editorial (11 June 2009). "Actor Johnny Palermo dies in car accident". Reuters. 
  2. ^ "Actor Johnny Palermo dead at 27". UPI. 11 June 2009. 

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