Jon Polito

Actor
Heavyset, bald character player who often sports a distinctive, pencil-thin moustache and is frequently cast as gangsters or cops. Polito appeared on Broadway in "American Buffalo" (1977), "Curse of the Aching Heart" ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (146)

Big Eyes 2014 (Movie)

Enrico Banducci (Actor)

Carlo's Wake 2014 (Movie)

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Castle 2014 (Tv Show)

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Locker 13 2014 (Movie)

Don Dillon (Actor)

Modern Family 2014 (Tv Show)

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Murder in the First 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Box 2014 (Movie)

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Bunheads 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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From the Head 2013 (Movie)

Vinnie (Actor)

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

Dragna (Actor)

Franklin & Bash 2012 (Tv Show)

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Mike and Molly 2012 (Tv Show)

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Atlas Shrugged Part One 2011 (Movie)

Orren Boyle (Actor)

Burning Palms 2011 (Movie)

Ned (Actor)

The Last Godfather 2011 (Movie)

Bonfante (Actor)

Glenn Martin, DDS 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2010 (Tv Show)

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Bart Got a Room 2009 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

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Raising the Bar 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Super Capers 2009 (Movie)

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Venus & Vegas 2009 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Burke's Law 1991 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1991 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Chowder 1992 - 1994, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Do Not Disturb 2008 (Tv Show)

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Early Edition 1991 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1991 - 1995, 1998 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Gideon's Crossing 1991 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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High Incident 1991 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Las Vegas 2008 (Tv Show)

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Mad About You 1992 - 1995, 1998 - 1999, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Millennium 1991 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1991 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1991 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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New York Undercover 1991 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Popular 1992 - 1995, 1998 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Rock Monster 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Short Order 2008 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Drew Carey Show 1991 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2005, 2008 (Tv Show)

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Two and a Half Men 2008 (Tv Show)

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Veronica's Closet 1992 - 1994, 1998 - 1999, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Viper 1992 - 1994, 1998 - 1999, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Wedding Bros 2008 (Movie)

Mo Brown (Actor)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

Rossi (Actor)

Grilled 2007 (Movie)

Leon Waterman (Actor)

Happily N'Ever After 2007 (Movie)

Wolf 1 (Voice)

Medium 2007 (Tv Show)

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Big Nothing 2006 (Movie)

Agent Hymes (Actor)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Borough President (Actor)

Gone, But Not Forgotten 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Lies & Alibis 2006 (Movie)

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Stiffs 2006 (Movie)

John "The Prince" Monaco (Actor)

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005 (Tv Show)

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Desperate Housewives 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Honeymooners 2005 (Movie)

Kirby (Actor)

Threshold 2005 (Tv Show)

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With Friends Like These 2005 (Movie)

Rudy Ptak (Actor)

Without A Trace 2005 (Tv Show)

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It's All Relative 2004 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 2004 (Tv Show)

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My Wife and Kids 2004 (Tv Show)

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Oliver Beene 2004 (Tv Show)

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Scrubs 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Jury 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Last Shot 2004 (Movie)

Wally Kamin (Actor)

29 Palms 2003 (Movie)

The Security Guard (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2003 (Tv Show)

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Gilmore Girls 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Dragnet 2003 (Tv Show)

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TV Road Trip: New York 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Lyon's Den 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Singing Detective 2003 (Movie)

Second Hood (Actor)

View From the Top 2003 (Movie)

Roy Roby (Actor)

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Becker 2002 (Tv Show)

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Invisible Man 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Push, Nevada 2002 (Tv Show)

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She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Chronicle 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Black Mask 2: City of Masks 2001 (Movie)

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The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 (Movie)

Creighton Tolliver (Actor)

The Tailor of Panama 2001 (Movie)

Ramon Rudd (Actor)

GvsE 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Inside Out 2000 (Movie)

Paparazzi (Actor)

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 (Movie)

Schoentell (Actor)

Angel's Dance 1999 (Movie)

Uncle Vinnie (Actor)

Nowhere Land 1999 (Movie)

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Road Kill 1999 (Movie)

Jelly (Actor)

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

Officer Sherman (Actor)

The Tangerine Bear 1999 (Movie)

of Virgil (Voice)

Music From Another Room 1998 (Movie)

Lorenzo Palmieri (Actor)

Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Seinfeld 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Big Lebowski 1998 (Movie)

Private Snoop (Actor)

The Closer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Robin Cook's Invasion 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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High Society 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco 1996 (Movie)

of Ashcan (Voice)

Roseanne 1996 (Tv Show)

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Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Invaders 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Bushwhacked 1995 (Movie)

Agent Palmer (Actor)

Fluke 1995 (Movie)

Boss (Actor)

The Shaggy Dog 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Blankman 1994 (Movie)

Michael "The Suit" Minelli (Actor)

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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The Crow 1994 (Movie)

Gideon (Actor)

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

Mr Bumstead (Actor)

Likely Suspects 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Flodder in Amerika 1992 (Movie)

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Hearts Are Wild 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Barton Fink 1991 (Movie)

Lou Breeze (Actor)

Leather Jackets 1991 (Movie)

Fat Jack (Actor)

The Contenders 1991 (Movie)

Pedro Perusia (Actor)

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

Bigelow (Actor)

Death and Taxes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Miller's Crossing 1990 (Movie)

Johnny Caspar (Actor)

The Freshman 1990 (Movie)

Chuck Greenwald (Actor)

Livin' Large 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Homeboy 1988 (Movie)

Moe Fingers (Actor)

Dream Lover 1986 (Movie)

Dr James (Actor)

Fire With Fire 1986 (Movie)

Boss (Actor)

Highlander 1986 (Movie)

Detective Walter Bedsoe (Actor)

Compromising Positions 1985 (Movie)

1st Cop (Actor)

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins... 1985 (Movie)

Zack (Actor)

C.H.U.D. 1984 (Movie)

Newscaster (Actor)

The Gangster Chronicles 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Killing Hour 1980 (Movie)

Sporaco (Actor)

A Deadly Business (TV Show)

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Alone in the Neon Jungle (TV Show)

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Animated American (Movie)

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Death of a Salesman (TV Show)

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Dream On (TV Show)

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Family Plan (TV Show)

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Girls in Prison (TV Show)

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Homicide: The Movie (TV Show)

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Jenny (TV Show)

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Money Plays (TV Show)

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Running Out (TV Show)

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The Apartment Complex (TV Show)

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The Shrink Is In (TV Show)

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WOMEN vs. MEN (TV Show)

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Biography

Heavyset, bald character player who often sports a distinctive, pencil-thin moustache and is frequently cast as gangsters or cops. Polito appeared on Broadway in "American Buffalo" (1977), "Curse of the Aching Heart" (1982) and the 1984 revival of "Death of a Salesman" (which was broadcast on CBS in 1985) and starred in the original Hartford Stage Company production of "Other People's Money". He made his film debut in "The Killing Hour" (1981) and played Tommy Lucchese on the 1981 TV series "The Gangster Chronicles". Polito is best known for his roles in two films by the Coen brothers: as obsequious yet vicious crime lord Johnny Caspar in "Miller's Crossing" (1990) and as the toadying Lou Breeze in "Barton Fink" (1991).

EDUCATION

Villanova University

Villanova , Pennsylvania
graduated

Milestones

2002

Co-starred in the ABC drama mystery series "Push, Nevada"

2001

Played the editor in chief of the titular newspaper in "The Chronicle", a Sci-Fi Channel series

1998

Reteamed with the Coens for "The Big Lebowski"

1997

Had supporting role in the NBC TV miniseries "Robin Cook's Invasion"

1994

Acted in "The Hudsucker Proxy", directed by the Coen brothers

1982

Appeared opposite Faye Dunaway on Broadway in "Curse of the Aching Heart"

1981

Film debut, "The Killing Hour"

1981

TV series debut, "The Gangster Chronicles"

1977

Broadway debut as understudy to Kenneth McMillan in David Mamet's "American Buffalo" opposite Robert Duvall

1976

Off-Broadway debut in "The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie"

Played Crosetti for a time on the NBC police drama series, "Homicide: Life on the Street"

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