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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John LaMotta | John Polito
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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(2011, on his El Gato character on Miami Vice) I remember everything about El Gato. El Gato was brilliant. That was an insane role. Basically, the word I got was an offer, there was no audition. They said, "We've got a gay Hispanic drug-dealing, drug-taking lunatic, and we thought of you." I thought...
He 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.