PUBLISHED: 18:43, Mon, Mar 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:59, Mon, Mar 2, 2020
NCIS: Los Angeles first premiered on CBS in September 2009 and the series follows the LA-based Office of Special Projects. The team is part of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the series is in its 11th season. The LA series is the first spin-off of the successful NCIS series and one character in particular has been singled out.
In the spin-off series Vostanik Sabatino is a CIA Agent who appeared in five seasons of the show.
He is arrested by the team while undercover and is friends with Michelle Hanna (Aunjanue Ellis) and later in the series joins Kensi Blye’s (Daniela Ruah) Afghanistan team.
To begin with Kensi believes him to be a suspect, but later it is revealed he is a skilled operative and will be a useful asset.
In the eighth season, it is revealed Sabatino is working as part of a rogue CIA clique plotting to dismantle the NCIS team.
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NCIS Los Angeles: Sabatino is played by Erik Palladino (Image: Getty)
NCIS LA: Eric Palladino plays Sabatino (Image: Getty)
In the series he is played by Erik Palladino, an American actor from New York who has three children.
Palladino is best known for his role as Dr Dave Malucci in the medical drama ER on NBC.
He has also starred in Joan of Arcadia and played Kevin Miller in the much-loved series Suits.
The actor has starred in more than 20 feature films and has had many roles in TV, mainly in crime and police dramas.
NCIS LA: Sabatino has just returned to the series (Image: Getty )
NCIS LA: Sabatino is an agent (Image: Getty)