Jon Raymond Polito was an American character actor. In a film and television career spanning 35 years, he amassed over 220 credits. Notable television roles included Detective Steve Crosetti in the first two seasons of Homicide: Life on the Street and as Phil Bartoli on the first season of Crime Story. He also appeared in several films including The Rocketeer, The Crow and Gangster Squad, as well as his work with the Coen brothers. He appeared in five of their films, including Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink and The Big Lebowski. Polito also portrayed legendary “hungry i” nightclub impresario Enrico Banducci in a large supporting role in Tim Burton’s 2014 film Big Eyes starring Amy Adams.
|Born:||Jon Raymond Polito, December 29, 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died:||September 1, 2016 (aged 65), Duarte, California, U.S.|
|Relatives:||Jack Polito (brother)|
|Awards:||Cinequest Film Festival, Maverick Spirit Event Award (2005), HRIFF, Best Actor in a Short Film (2012)|
|IMDb:||Jon Polito’s IMDb|
About Jon Polito
Played the role of Ned opposite fellow actor Dylan McDermott in the thriller Burning Palms.
He studied drama at Villanova University and began his career as a New York stage actor.
He played the role of Judge Dominick Ventimiglia on the TV series Raising the Bar.
He began a long-term relationship with Darryl Armbruster in 2000.
He and Josh Brolin both appeared in the film Gangster Squad.
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