Erik Palladino Biography
Erik Palladino Age
Erik Palladino was born on May 10, 1968, in Yonkers, New York, U.S. He is 53 years old as of 2021.
Palladino was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. Queenie, a high school teacher, and Peter Palladino, a heating contractor of Italian descent. He is the youngest of three boys namely Chris (b. 1961) and Todd (b. 1963).
Erik Palladino is married to Jaime Lee since 12 August 2005 and the couples have 3 children.
Erik Palladino is an American actor who stands at a height of 6′ 0″ tall.
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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. Moreover, he has starred in movies U-571 alongside Matthew McConaughey and Harvey Keitel, Finders Fee opposite James Earl Jones and the teen comedy Can Hardly Wait.
Palladino got 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. Furthermore, 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. Besides, 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.
Erik Palladino Net Worth
Palladino has an estimated Net Worth of around $200 thousand.
Erik Palladino Suits
Suits is an American legal drama television series where Erik Palladino featured in playing the role of Kevin Miller. It follows talented college dropout Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), who begins working as a law associate for Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), despite never attending law school.
Erik Palladino Er
Palladino starred in ER an American medical drama television series playing the role of Dave Malucci.
Erik Palladino Castle
Castle is an American crime comedy-drama television series, where Erik Palladino featured in playing the role of Coach Rome.
Erik Palladino Interview
USA Network: What has it been like for you to come on to a show that’s been on for six years now, and joining with a veteran cast?
Erik Palladino: It was interesting. I was talking to Patrick [J. Adams] about it because it’s a new experience for him as well. The prison is a completely new world for him. One of the things that Patrick kept saying he loved was that he didn’t have to change outfits. Because of my ER background, I never had to change an outfit — I loved that! Never having to change wardrobe in between scenes is fantastic! In this show, the change would be a shirt on, shirt off. And the blue jean shirt was a well-made shirt that I was wearing, of course, because this is Suits!
Everyone couldn’t have been nicer. I know this is a bit cliché but, from when I’ve started out, an older actor who had been around for a long time told me, “When you’re a series regular on a show, there’s a reason why they’re called ‘guest stars.’ You treat them like guests in your home.” However, these guys could not have been more lovely in treating me like a guest in their home, gracious and giving.
For me, that was really nice and really helpful because you want to feel comfortable in a new environment. The more comfortable an artist feels, the better their performance is, the more grounded they are in their work. I believe that. Besides, I’ve been on a couple of sets where people are not very friendly. Like, “Whoa, this is not a good, healthy environment to be in,” and this was the polar opposite of that, a super-friendly set. And also I think that because it was new for Patrick, we were on a similar playing field which was nice.
USA Network: Going onto a set like that, especially a hostile environment like a prison, you don’t really know what the vibe is going to be!
Erik Palladino: Totally. All of us in the prison world got along very well. In fact, I definitely feel like I’ve become [friends] with Paul Schulze, and Patrick as well. We hung out socially up in Toronto a bunch and it was really a very nice experience. Especially being that I got this gig right as my wife and I had our third baby a month earlier. I was back and forth over the last three-and-a-half months from L.A. to Toronto. It would have been a really bad thing had it not been a good experience and I was missing time with my baby.
USA Network: There are always situations in prison stories about making deals and alliances and informing — all the politics. Do you ever find yourself saying, “What would I do?”
Erik Palladino [laughing]: It’s the same thing as Hollywood! You don’t know who to trust. It felt very familiar to me!
I try to align whatever the characters going through as best as I can with things in my own personal life. One of the fantastic things about this character was that he was missing his family. Me, being away from my family, I was really able to connect with that emotion while I was gone. I have a five-year-old boy, a four-year-old boy, and now I have a five-month-old daughter, and to be away from my daughter was not easy. I connected that to Kevin missing his children.
USA Network: So, specifically, Kevin makes a very emotional confession to Mike at the end of this week’s episode, “Trust.” Was that emotion coming from a personal place for you in the scene?
Erik Palladino: Part of the struggle is about survival, obviously. I’m surviving the environment of the prison. But the emotional struggle of someone in prison — especially if they’re a family man, which Kevin is — that’s got to be the most difficult aspect of it. Approaching that scene when I read episode five, I was like, “Wow. They’re definitely going there.” It’s really hard for him. There’s a lot of inner conflicts because he doesn’t know whether or not to trust Mike.
He doesn’t know if this information is going to hurt him, but he also wants to talk about it. We’re human beings. Additionally, the biggest thing is we want to connect to each other, and he’s spent this amount of time in prison not connecting — hiding, hiding, hiding. Finally, at this moment, he opens up the part of his struggle to Mike, and once he opens that up, he’s very vulnerable, obviously.
USA Network: It’s interesting, too, that Kevin tells Mike that he was arrested for drunk driving — and Mike’s own parents were killed by a drunk driver.
Erik Palladino: Yes. When he has that confession, he knows that Mike’s family was, in fact, killed — and he knows that this could go a really bad way. That’s why there’s a lot of hesitation there as well.
USA Network: If you — or someone you know — ended up in a little bit of legal trouble, which characters from the main Suit ensemble would you want as a lawyer?
Erik Palladino: I would say Mike, but obviously, he’s a pretend lawyer! And Harvey’s so dogged in his pursuit. This is a tough one. They both figure out the angles. So, I would say Mike if he had his law degree and was an actual practicing lawyer. But since he’s not at this point, I would have to go with Harvey.