Birth Date: May 10, 1968 / Age: 49
Birth Place: Yonkers, New York, USA
Biography: Youngest of 3 sons born to Peter and Queenie Palladino. He grew up in Yonkers, and wanted to become an actor since seeing Robert De Niro's performance in _Raging Bull (1980)_ when he was 12. A year later he joined a children's repertory company. He and his brother, Chris, performed together in Chris' alternative rock band No More Happy Faces. Erik majored in theatre at Marymount Manhattan College, graduating in 1991. He then continued playing in NMHF, while also pursuing his acting career. His breakthrough role came on TV's _"ER" (1994)_.
Engaged to clothing designer Jaime Lee as of New Years Eve 2003. They are due to get married on New Years eve 2004.