Erik Palladino (born May 10, 1968) is an American actor known for his portrayal of Dr. Dave Malucci in the NBC medical drama ''ER''. He is also known for his recurring roles as Lt. Michael Daghlian in ''Joan of Arcadia'', Vostanik Sabatino in ''NCIS: Los Angeles'' and Kevin Miller on '' Suits''. He has also had major supporting roles in the films ''Buried'', ''Latter Days'' and ''U-571''.

Early life

Palladino was born the youngest of three boys in Yonkers, New York, in the spring of 1968 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).


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 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. Palladino was also the host of the short-lived TV series, ''Hit Parader's Heavy Metal Meltdown'', in the late '80s.





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