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Jon Polito


A veteran of nearly 100 films, Jon Polito is most recognized for his work with The Coen brothers, as well as his many television appearances as a series regular and guest star. Notable Motion Picture roles are in Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Crow, Blankman, and The Freshman with Marlon Brando, and Big Eyes. He is ... See full bio »

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Known For

Miller's Crossing
Miller's Crossing Johnny Caspar
(1990)
The Man Who Wasn't There
The Man Who Wasn't There Creighton Tolliver
(2001)
The Big Lebowski
(1998)
Barton Fink
Barton Fink Lou Breeze
(1991)

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 2016 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Dino Kotero
- Cashed Out (2016) ... Dino Kotero
 2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Frank O'Brien
 2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
Freddy
- Roots (2016) ... Freddy (voice)
 2015 Broker (TV Movie)
Ignacio Ronconi
 2014 39 to Go (TV Series)
Mathis
- The Down Low (2014) ... Mathis
- Union Rules (2014) ... Mathis
 2014 Castle (TV Series)
Harold Metzger
- That '70s Show (2014) ... Harold Metzger
 2014 Saint Francis (TV Movie)
Cupcake
 2012 Mike & Molly (TV Series)
Frankie
- Thanksgiving Is Canceled (2012) ... Frankie
 2012 Franklin & Bash (TV Series)
'Lucky' Louie Gianelli
- Jango and Rossi (2012) ... 'Lucky' Louie Gianelli
 2011 Thundercats (TV Series)
Conquedor
- Berbils (2011) ... Conquedor (voice)
 2011 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series)
Gino
- Frank's Brother (2011) ... Gino
 2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (TV Series)
Mizaru
- Simian Says (2011) ... Mizaru (voice)
 2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Eddy (segment "United States Police Department")
- Episode #2.1 (2011) ... Eddy (segment "United States Police Department")
 2009-2010 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Vito Renzuli
- Life Swap (2010) ... Vito Renzuli (voice)
- We've Created a Mobster (2009) ... (voice)
 2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Bertram Duesterberg
- Red Herring (2010) ... Bertram Duesterberg
 2009 Citizen Jane (TV Movie)
Detective Romer
 2009 Monk (TV Series)
George Gionopolis
- Mr. Monk Fights City Hall (2009) ... George Gionopolis
 2008 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Mr. Sharipa
- He Smelled the Ham, He Got Excited (2008) ... Mr. Sharipa
 2008 Chocolate News (TV Series)
Harvey Silverstein
- Episode #1.7 (2008) ... Harvey Silverstein
 2008 Do Not Disturb (TV Series)
R.J.
- Dosing (2008) ... R.J.
 2008 Chowder (TV Series)
Funjl / Guy
- The Heavy Sleeper/The Moldy Touch (2008) ... Funjl / Guy (voice)
 2008 Rock Monster (TV Movie)
The Colonel
 2008 Las Vegas (TV Series)
The Cleaner
- Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast (2008) ... The Cleaner
 2005-2008 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Joe Grimaldi
- Pilot (2005) ... Joe Grimaldi
 2007 Medium (TV Series)
Vincent Discala
 2006 Handy Manny (TV Series)
Joe Bolotero
- Supremoguy/Tool Talk (2006) ... Joe Bolotero (voice)
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
Montesquino
 2005 The Buzz on Maggie (TV Series)
New Pupert / New Aldrin
- Those Pesky Roaches (2005) ... New Pupert / New Aldrin (voice)
 2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV Series)
Chief Arnook / Additional Voices
- The Waterbending Master (2005) ... Chief Arnook / Additional Voices (voice)
 2005 Threshold (TV Series)
Nicky Frost
- The Order (2005) ... Nicky Frost
 2005 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Jimmy 'The Tooth' Fusco
- Lone Star (2005) ... Jimmy 'The Tooth' Fusco
 2005 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Charles Skouras
- Love Is in the Air (2005) ... Charles Skouras
 2005 Family Plan (TV Movie)
Gold
 2004 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
Minister
- The Wedding (2004) ... Minister
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series)
Mr. Summers
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Johnny Pappas
- The Boxer (2004) ... Johnny Pappas
 2003-2004 Oliver Beene (TV Series)
Mr. Rayfield
 2004 The Mentalist (TV Movie)
Duesterberg
 2004 It's All Relative (TV Series)
Leonard
 2004 10-8: Officers on Duty (TV Series)
Enzo Fontana
- Wild and the Innocent (2004) ... Enzo Fontana
 2003 Life on Parole (TV Movie)
Ernie
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Mr. Carpeggi
- Trick or Treat (2003) ... Mr. Carpeggi
 2002-2003 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Pete / 'Father' in Kirk's Film
- Happy Birthday, Baby (2003) ... Pete
- Teach Me Tonight (2002) ... 'Father' in Kirk's Film
 2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dick
- Wild Card (2003) ... Dick
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
Richard Maughm
- The Silver Slayer (2003) ... Richard Maughm
 2002 She Spies (TV Series)
Edward Malloy
- Ice Man (2002) ... Edward Malloy
 2002 Push, Nevada (TV Series)
Silas Bodnick
- The Amount (2002) ... Silas Bodnick
 2002 Women vs. Men (TV Movie)
Desk Sgt.
 2002 Becker (TV Series)
Leonard Nagle
- Piece Talks (2002) ... Leonard Nagle
 2001-2002 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Stansfield / The Baby
- The Enabler (2002) ... Stansfield
- Drew and the Baby (2001) ... The Baby (voice)
 2001 The Chris Isaak Show (TV Series)
Rhonda Parks
- Our Place (2001) ... Rhonda Parks
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Lou Peda
- The Race (2001) ... Lou Peda
 2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Major
- Betrayal (2000) ... Major (voice)
 2000 Nature Boy (TV Short)
Mort Ruby
 2000 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Eddie The Mammoth
- Pilot (2000) ... Eddie The Mammoth
 2000 Popular (TV Series)
Caesar Croutons
- Hard on the Outside, Soft in the Middle (2000) ... Caesar Croutons
 1997-2000 Early Edition (TV Series)
Cliff Mourning / Louie DeFozio
- Snow Angels (2000) ... Cliff Mourning
- The Cat (1997) ... Louie DeFozio
 1996-2000 The Pretender (TV Series)
Constantin Falzone / Ben Hansel
- Cold Dick (2000) ... Constantin Falzone
 2000 Oh Yeah! Cartoons (TV Series)
Fisherman (segment "Tales from the Goose Lady: The Fisherman, the Fisherman's Wife, and the Fish")
- The Fairly OddParents: The Really Bad Day/Baxter and Bananas: Monkey See, Monkey Don't!/Tales from the Goose Lady: The Fisherman, the Fisherman's Wife, and the Fish (2000) ... Fisherman (segment "Tales from the Goose Lady: The Fisherman, the Fisherman's Wife, and the Fish") (voice)
 1999 Good vs Evil (TV Series)
Howard
- Sunday Night Evil (1999) ... Howard
 1999 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Roland Margolis
- Truth & Consequences (1999) ... Roland Margolis
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Mr. Lehman
- Veronica's Dog Day Afternoon (1998) ... Mr. Lehman
 1998 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV Series)
Marv Fishland
- Honey, She's Like a Fish Out of Water (1998) ... Marv Fishland
 1998 Money Play$ (TV Movie)
Lou Spano
 1998 The Defenders: Choice of Evils (TV Movie)
D.A. Al Orsini
 1996-1998 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Rinaldi / John Dennis
- Drop Dead Gorgeous (1998) ... Rinaldi
 1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Silvio
 1998 Jenny (TV Series)
Sid Bouchie
- A Girl's Gotta Get It (1998) ... Sid Bouchie
 1998 Players (TV Series)
Pappas
- Mint Condition (1998) ... Pappas
 1997 NightMan (TV Series)
Al Capone
 1997 Life with Louie (TV Series)
- Louie's Harrowing Halloween (1997) ... (voice)
 1997 Over the Top (TV Series)
Mr. Hamstead
- The Bee Story ... Mr. Hamstead
 1997 Fired Up (TV Series)
Sam Harris
- Domestic Bliss ... Sam Harris
 1997 Invasion (TV Series)
Det. Kemper
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Det. Kemper
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Det. Kemper
 1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
Mr. Russo
- Millions from Heaven (1996) ... Mr. Russo
 1996 Swift Justice (TV Series)
Tom Luddy
- Supernote (1996) ... Tom Luddy
 1995-1996 Dream On (TV Series)
Louie
- All About Louie (1996) ... Louie
- Toby's Choice (1995) ... Louie
- Significant Author (1995) ... Louie
 1995 High Society (TV Series)
Alvin Spalding
- We Ought to Be in Pictures (1995) ... Alvin Spalding
 1995 The Invaders (TV Series)
Whitley, Metro HQ (uncredited)
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Paul Biaggi
- One Big Happy Family (1995) ... Paul Biaggi
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
 1995 Mad About You (TV Series)
Ralphy
- My Boyfriend's Back! (1995) ... Ralphy
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Det. Bill Ranford
- Life Support (1995) ... Det. Bill Ranford
 1994 The Shaggy Dog (TV Movie)
Detective Al
 1994 Girls in Prison (TV Movie)
Boss Johnson
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Boss Ed Johnson
- Girls in Prison (1994) ... Boss Ed Johnson
 1994 Viper (TV Series)
Councilman Strand
- Pilot (1994) ... Councilman Strand
 1994 Viper (TV Movie)
 1993 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Tommy Palumbo
- Railroaded (1993) ... Tommy Palumbo
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Al Reseck
- I'll Be Waiting (1993) ... Al Reseck
 1993 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Ty Warner
- Swamp Music (1993) ... Ty Warner (voice)
 1992 Hearts Are Wild (TV Series)
Leon 'Pepe' Pepperman
- Episode #1.8 (1992) ... Leon 'Pepe' Pepperman
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Leon 'Pepe' Pepperman
- The Catch (1992) ... Leon 'Pepe' Pepperman
- Pilot (1992) ... Leon 'Pepe' Pepperman
 1991 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Slocum
- Harry's Got a Gun (1991) ... Slocum
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Nikos Stano
- Deadline (1991) ... Nikos Stano
 1989 Trying Times (TV Series)
Agent Caponello
- Death and Taxes (1989) ... Agent Caponello
 1989 Livin' Large (TV Movie)
Sal
 1986-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
David Pfieffer / Gene Carmack / Carmack / ...
- Memories of Manon: Part 2 (1987) ... Gene Carmack
- Unpunished Crimes (1986) ... Gianni
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
El Gato
- Hostile Takeover (1988) ... El Gato
 1988 Memories of Manon (TV Movie)
Carmack
 1988 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Eddie Van Platt
- Player to Be Named Now (1988) ... Eddie Van Platt
 1987 Ohara (TV Series)
Capt. Ross
- Brian (1987) ... Capt. Ross
- Frannie (1987) ... Capt. Ross
- Jesse (1987) ... Capt. Ross
- Laura (1987) ... Capt. Ross
- Louie (1987) ... Capt. Ross
 1986 A Deadly Business (TV Movie)
Vitola
 1985 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Howard
 1984 A Good Sport (TV Movie)
Man in Taxi
 1983 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Propney
- Into the Ring (1983) ... Propney
 1983 Running Out (TV Movie)
Joe Poswalsky
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Other Works:

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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Alternate Names:

John Polito

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

You can't act alone. Use the props, the setting, the crew around you, and of course your fellow actors. Acting is like a sporting match; a tennis game, but no one should win or lose. The game's the thing! See more »

Trivia:

Was not rehired for the second season of Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) because the network wanted to add a female cast member. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy voice

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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