Jon Polito Biography

Birthday: 1950-12-29
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: A veteran of over 100 films, Jon Polito is most recognized for his work with The Coen brothers, as well as his many television appearances as a series regular and guest star. Notable Motion Picture roles are in Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Crow, Blankman, and The Freshman with Marlon Brando. On Television he starred as a series regular on Crime Story, Ohara, Hearts are Wild, The Chronical, and the critically acclaimed Homicide, Life on the Street. Notable guest star roles include the befuddled landlord Sylvio on Seinfeld, and his only role as a woman, Rhonda, on The Chris Isaak Show. He starred on Broadway with Faye Dunaway in The Curse Of An Aching Heart and with Dustin Hoffman in the 1985 Tony award winning revival of Death Of A Salesman, which he also filmed for CBS. He received the Best Actor OBIE award for Off Broadway theater in 1980. Other awards include the 2001 TELLY for animation voice over in The Dancing Pumpkin which was directed by his brother Jack Polito, The New York Independent Festival Award for Excellence in Acting, and the 2005 Cinequest Maverick Award for his body of work in Film and Television. He credits his success to three people, his mentor Dominic Garvey, his only acting teacher Irene Baird, and to a great director and friend, Paul Bettis. In addition, his inspiration to this day is New York Theater Artist Theodora Skipitares, who taught him film and design in University and who has since never been far away from his life. She is Art surviving.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Trying Times 1987 Comedy
Ohara Capt. Ross 1987 - 1988
Highlander Det. Walter Bedsoe 1992 - 1998 Adventure
The Chronicle Donald Stern 2001 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Marconi Bros. Lou Burns 0000
Gangster Wars Thomas "Three Fingers Brown" Lucchese 1981 Crime, History
The Clairvoyant Detective Sporaco 1982 Mystery, Thriller
Death of a Salesman 1985 Drama
Highlander Det. Walter Bedsoe 1986 0
Dream Lover Doctor James 1986 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Fire with Fire Boss 1986
Critical Condition 1987
Homeboy Moe Fingers 1988 Drama, Romance, Sport
The Freshman 1990 0
Miller's Crossing Johnny Caspar 1990
The Rocketeer 1991 Action, Adventure, Family
Barton Fink Lou Breeze 1991 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Leather Jackets Fat Jack 1992 Action, Drama
Flodder in Amerika! Larry Rosenbaum 1992 Comedy
Girls in Prison 1994 0, Game Show
The Crow Gideon 1994 Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Bushwhacked Agent Palmer 1995
Fluke 1995 0, 0
Tale of the Mummy Parsons 1999 Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Road Kill Jelly 1999 Action, Comedy, Drama
Nowhere Land Frank 2000 Action, Drama, Crime
The Shrink Is In 2001
Mimic 2 2001
Black Mask 2: City of Masks 2003 Action, Drama, Sci Fi
View from the Top 2003 Comedy, Romance
The Box Michael Dickerson 2003 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Singing Detective Second Hood 2003 Comedy, Crime, Musical
Charlie the Ox Freddy Boon 2004 Thriller, Crime
The Honeymooners Kirby 2005 Comedy, Drama, Family
Big Nothing Agent Hymes 2006 0, 0, Comedy
Grilled Leon Waterman 2006 0, 0, 0
Lies & Alibis Jimmy the Photographer 2006 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cougar Club Mr. Archibald 2007
Bart Got a Room Bob 2008
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion Captain Sludge 2009 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Stiffs John "The Prince" Monaco 2010 Comedy
Cutting Room Sandy 2010 Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Venus & Vegas Frank 2010 Action, Comedy, Crime
After Sex Naldo 2011 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Son of Morning Mr. Bordasche 2011 Comedy, Drama
From the Head Vinnie 2011 Drama
Big Eyes Enrico Banducci 2014 0
Locker 13 Don Dillon 2014 Drama, Thriller