Actor Johnny Palermo, who appeared in more than 30 television shows in his brief career, has died in a car accident in North Hollywood. He was 27.
Palermo was a regular on the Nickelodeon series Just for Kicks and appeared in three episodes of the CW’s Everybody Hates Chris as Frank DiPaolo, Chris’ overgrown classmate.
His girlfriend, Alessandra Giangrande, who was driving at the time, also was killed, and her brother suffered serious injuries. Palermo and Giangrande were pronounced dead at the scene.
Palermo also appeared in Cold Case, General Hospital, CSI: Miami, Rules of Engagement, How I Met Your Mother and CSI: NY.
He will also appear in the indie film Pizza With Bullets.
(NB: Not to be confused with John Palermo of Hugh Jackman’s SEED Productions)