Erik Palladino
(Dr. Dave Malucci)

As a second-year resident, Malucci has a lot to learn about bedside manner. Due to his brash, immature nature he often finds himself in trouble with the other doctors -- and on the wrong end of the bedpan. Ambitious and passionate, Malucci's ego sometimes gets in the way of his work.

The youngest of three children, Erik Palladino grew up in Yonkers, New York, and wanted to become an actor at the age of 12, after seeing Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull. His acting career took off when he landed the role of Dr. Dave Maluccin in ER (1999-) Other credits include the TV series Love and Marriage and such films as Can't Hardly Wait, U-571, This Space Between Us, Finder's Fee and Strange Frequency.