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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.

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[hide]*1 Early life

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Palladino was born and raised in Yonkers, New York, the son of Queenie, a high school teacher, and Peter Palladino, a heating contractor.[1] He is of Italian American descent.[2]

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Palladino has appeared 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. When he first landed in Hollywood he worked in such sitcoms as Murphy Brown and Diresta. He also co-starred in the movie U-571, playing the role of Seaman Mazzola.

Palladino landed his breakthrough role, one month after returning to the USA on ER as Dr. Dave Malucci, which he played from Seasons 6 to 8 (1999 to 2001).

In 2005, he starred in the 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.

Erik was also the host of Hit Parader's Heavy Metal Meltdown, a show that featured Hard Rock and Metal interviews and news in the late 1980s.

Palladino is a lead singer for the rock band Hearing Red.[3]

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  1. ^ "Erik Palladino Biography (1968-)". Filmreference.com. 2010. http://www.filmreference.com/film/20/Erik-Palladino.html. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  2. ^ "Rosie's Free-For-All". The Wichita Eagle. 2000-01-24. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=WE&s_site=kansas&p_multi=WE&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EADB1C8CE58C6F9&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. 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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