Happy Birthday To Yonkers’ Erik Palladino

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Erik Palladino turns 46 on Saturday.
Erik Palladino turns 46 on Saturday.

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Yonkers’ Erik Palladino.

Palladino, who was born in Yonkers, turns 46 on Saturday, May 10.

Palladino, an actor, best-known for his portrayal of Dr. Dave Malucci in the NBC drama series "ER," was born May 10, 1968. 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" and "NCIS." 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 series regular role, one month after returning from the "U-571" shoot in Rome, on "ER" as Dr. Dave Malucci, which he played in season six until season eight in 2001. In 2005, he was one of the leads of the critically acclaimed 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.

He is also a singer of the rock band Hearing Red.

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