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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 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.

Erik Palladino
Born (1968-05-10) May 10, 1968 (age 51)
Years active1994–present
Jaime Palladino (m. 2005)

Early lifeEdit

Palladino was born in Yonkers, New York, in 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).[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 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] Palladino was also the host of the short-lived TV series, Hit Parader's Heavy Metal Meltdown, in the late '80s.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Hollywood Boulevard Seamus
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Cousin Ron
1998 The Week That Girl Died Vinnie
1999 Road Kill Alex
1999 This Space Between Us Jesse Fleer
2000 U-571 Seaman Anthony Mazzola
2001 Finders Fee Tepper
2002 Life Without Dick Tony the Turner Moretti
2003 Latter Days Keith Griffin
2003 Justice Drew Pettite
2004 Dead & Breakfast David
2004 Breach Taylor
2005 Alchemy Groom
2005 L.A. Dicks Sal 'Goldberg' DeVolio
2005 Barry Dingle Derek Childers
2006 The Thirst Jason
2007 Return to House on Haunted Hill Desmond Niles
2008 Hotel California Troy
2008 Lower Learning Smooth Bob Willoman
2008 Adult Entertainment Expo Hayes (segment "Porno Fireplace")
2009 The New Daughter Officer Lowry
2009 A Day In The Life Special Agent Budden
2010 Buried Special Agent Harris (voice)
2011 Answers To Nothing Jerry
2011 Scopers Butler
2013 Violet Erik
2013 Caught On Tape Hector
2014 Mischief Night Mr. Payton
2015 A Deadly Adoption Sheriff J. Moore
2016 Happy Birthday Texican
2018 Sky Fighter Father
2018 Volunteers, a Rwandan Comedy Erik
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Short Attention Span Theatre Himself Episode – Comedy Bootcamp
1994 Party Of Five Customer Episode – Private Lies
1995 Live Shot Episode – Love Is A Mainly Splintered Thing
1996 Love and Marriage 17-year-old Michael Nardini
1997 Malcolm & Eddie Jason
1997 Murphy Brown Danny
1999 DiResta Tully
1999–2001 ER Dave Malucci
2000 My VH1 Music Awards Himself
2000 The List Himself Episode – Best Hellraiser
2001 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself Episode dated 24 August 2001
2001 The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards Himself
2001 Strange Frequency Buck TV Movie (segment 'Disco Inferno')
2002 Judging Amy Anthony Cangiano Episode – A Pretty Good Day
2003 Joan Of Arcadia Lt. Michael Daghlian
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Dave Duethorn
  • Episode – Dominance
  • Episode – Damaged
2004 Mystery Girl Dr. Scott Garrison TV Movie
2004 Dr. Vegas John Gallo Jr.
  • Episode – Lust For Life
  • Episode – Limits
2004 Less Than Perfect Mike Abrejo Episode – Ain't It A Shame, Claude
2005 Over There Sgt. Chris 'Scream' Silas
2005 World Poker Tour Himself Episode – Hollywood Home Game VII
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dan Nobler Episode – Werewolves
2007 Suspect Det. Robbie Panelli TV Movie
2007 Numb3rs Captain Adams Episode – Under Pressure
2007 Crossing Jordan Agent Gropius Episode – Post Hoc...
2007 Crash And Burn Kevin Hawkins TV Movie
2008 Raising The Bar ADA Brandon Radley Episode – Roman Holiday
2008 Eleventh Hour Blake Miller Episode – Titans
2008 Criminal Minds Detective Cooper
  • Episode – Mayhem
  • Episode – Lo-Fi
2009 Cupid Mick Kazarian Episode – Live And Let Spy
2009 Reaper Michael 'Red' Sabatino Episode – The Sweet Science
2009 Private Practice Mitch Thompson Episode – Wait And See
2009 Stuck Erik TV Movie
2009–2010 Make It Or Break It Marty Walsh
2009 Burn Notice Matheson Episode – Fearless Leader
2009 NCIS Staff Sergeant Daniel Cryer Episode – Good Cop, Bad Cop
2009 Fringe Eliot Michaels Episode – Inner Child
2010 Deadly Honeymoon Sherrick TV Movie
2010 White Collar Herrera Episode – Bad Judgement
2010–2011 The Defenders Agent Bukant
  • Episode – Nevada v. Dennis
  • Episode – Nevada v. Doug The Mule
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Detective Bobby Marino Episode – When The Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang
2010–2011 The Whole Truth Detective
  • Episode – Uncanny
  • Episode – The State Calls Kathryn Peale
2011 Harry's Law Ms. Harrington's Lawyer Episode – Insanity
2011 Castle Coach Rome Episode – The Dead Pool
2012–2013 666 Park Avenue Tony DeMeo
2012 Celebrity Ghost Stories Himself Episode – Biz Markie/Erik Palladino/Rita Rudner
2012–2015, 2017–2019 NCIS: Los Angeles CIA Officer Vostanik Sabatino
2015 Agatha Capt. Benjamin Cooper TV Movie
2015 Hell's Kitchen Himself Episode – 12 Chefs Compete
2015 Blue Bloods Jimmy Costa Episode – With Friends Like These
2016 Designated Survivor Jeffrey Meyers Episode – The Traitor
2016 Arrow Lieutenant Joyner Episode – A.W.O.L.
2016, 2019 Suits Kevin Miller
2018 Six Scott Hughes
2018 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Frank Episode – Simone
2018–present Good Eggs Dan
2019 The Fix Leo Foster


  1. ^ "Erik Palladino Biography (1968–)". 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  2. ^ "Rosie's Free-For-All". The Wichita Eagle. January 24, 2000. 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. ^ "Happy Birthday To Yonkers' Erik Palladino". Yonkers Daily Voice. May 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Thomas, Bryan (October 22, 2016). "'Hit Parader's Heavy Metal Meltdown': This short-lived metal-themed magazine-style TV show aired on 'Night Flight' in the late 80s". Retrieved October 10, 2019.

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