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Erik Palladino

Highest Rated:   87% Buried (2010)
Lowest Rated:   9% Answers to Nothing (2011)
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Birthplace:   Yonkers, New York, USA
Erik Palladino was supposed to join the family's heat contracting business. Raised in Yonkers by his schoolteacher mother and contractor father, the 12-year-old Palladino caught the acting bug from Robert De Niro's famed performance as Jake La Motta in Raging Bull. He quickly joined a local children's repertory company and soon began hosting a heavy metal television show in New York. But like many actors, the adult Palladino took the long road to success. He built an arrest record, struggled through New York's Marymount Manhattan College, sang in a mediocre indie rock band, and survived several canceled television shows. By the late '90s, Palladino had a familiar face -- as a regular on Comedy Central, a voluble MTV video jockey, an indolent stepson on Murphy Brown, and Jennifer Love Hewitt's unctuous cousin in Can't Hardly Wait (1998) -- but not a well-known name. However, perseverance and ubiquity will lead to stardom and, in 1999, Palladino scored two plum roles: the part of an American sailor opposite Matthew McConaughey in U-571 and a coveted slot as Dr. Dave Malucci on NBC's top-rated ER. Both characters are Italian-American; both characters pigeonhole Palladino as the insolent, self-important bastard. Yet, his performances project the strength of an actor who has been around the bend and can create brazen men that are not simply ogres, but refreshingly forthright, occasionally tender, and always heroic. Despite a public outcry and an Internet petition to keep him on the show, Palladino left ER in 2001. He then added to his movie credits -- which already included This Space Between Us (2000) with fellow ER star Alex Kingston and Finder's Fee (2000) with James Earl Jones -- by starring in the "Disco Inferno" segment of the VH1' Strange Frequency (2001). He also began racing cars in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Though his career forced him to relocate to California, Palladino remains a die-hard New Yorker and a loyal Yankees fan.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Happy Birthday!
  • Texican
2016
No Score Yet Mischief Night
  • Mr. Payton
2014
No Score Yet Caught on Tape
  • Hector
2013
9% Answers to Nothing
  • Jerry
$22.5k 2011
No Score Yet The Speed of Thought
  • Butler
2011
87% Buried
  • Special Agent Harris
$0.2M 2010
33% The New Daughter
  • Sheriff Lowry
2009
No Score Yet Crash and Burn
  • Kevin
2008
No Score Yet The Thirst
  • Jason
2007
33% Return to House on Haunted Hill
  • Desmond
2007
No Score Yet Hotel California
  • Producer
  • Troy Walkens
2006
No Score Yet L.A. Dicks
  • Actor
2005
50% Dead and Breakfast
  • David
2005
No Score Yet Dingle, Barry
  • Derek
2005
No Score Yet Alchemy
  • Groom
2005
No Score Yet Over There
  • Actor
2005
43% Latter Days
  • Keith
2004
No Score Yet Breach
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Strange Frequency
  • Actor
2001
60% Finder's Fee
  • Tepper
2001
68% U-571
  • Mazzola
2000
No Score Yet Road Kill
  • Alex
1999
No Score Yet This Space Between Us
  • Jesse
1999
40% Can't Hardly Wait
  • Cousin Ron
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Vostanik Sabatino Yostanik Sabatino CIA Agent Vostanik Sabatino Roger McAdams Vostanik Sobatino
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
87% Suits
2011
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Jimmy Costa
  • 2015
58% 666 Park Avenue
2012-2013
  • Tony DeMeo
  • 2013
  • 2012
47% The Whole Truth
2010
  • Det. Kipper Jenks
  • 2013
  • 2010
74% Castle
2009-2016
  • Coach Rome
  • 2011
  • 2010
75% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • Ausa Bukant Agent Bukant
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Actor
  • 2010
100% White Collar
2009-2014
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Make It or Break It
2009-2012
  • Marty Walsh
  • 2010
  • 2009
40% Cupid
2009
  • Mick
  • 2009
92% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Eliot Michaels
  • 2009
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Sgt. Daniel Cryer
  • 2009
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Mitch
  • 2009
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Det. Cooper
  • 2008
No Score Yet Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
  • Blake Miller
  • 2008
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Captain Adams
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Dan Nobler
  • 2006
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. Dave Malucci Dave Malucci
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Det. Deuthorn
  • 2003

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