Polito appeared on Broadway in American Buffalo (1977), Curse of the Aching Heart (1982), Total Abandon (1983) and the 1984 revival of Death of a Salesman (which was broadcast on CBS in 1985) and also starred in the original Hartford Stage Company production of Other People's Money opposite Mercedes Ruehl.
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(2011, on The Hudsucker Proxy) The funny part with that was that character was just a one-scene screaming part that the Coens wanted to shove me in, sort of like a talisman for their film, because I had been in the other two. And the way it worked out was, I was going to be in North Carolina doing The Crow at the very same studio. So that's how we were able to work out me doing the cameo. They ...
Won the Best actor OBIE award for five different performances in the 1979/1980 off-Broadway season.