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 Barton Fink) The story about Barton Fink, which is really lovely, is that I wasn't interested in playing that part even though they supposedly wrote it for me. I wanted them to cast me in the Michael Lerner part of Lipnick. But they wouldn't see me. They would say, "We're not gonna use you. We're all free with Lou Breeze." So I asked them to see me in Other People's Money. I was now in ...
Attended Villanova University on a drama scholarship, graduating on the Dean's list. From there, he began a successful lengthy run on the New York stage both off and on Broadway.