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A veteran of over 85 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 his cameo performance... See full bio »

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 2014 Big Eyes (completed)
Enrico Banducci
 2012 Anti-Muse (Short) (completed)
Anti-Muse
 2014 Murder in the First (TV Series)
Judge Greer / Judge Emerson Greer
- Win Some, Lose Some (2014) ... Judge Greer
- Suck My Alibi (2014) ... Judge Greer
- Punch Drunk (2014) ... Judge Emerson Greer
 2014 Castle (TV Series)
Harold Metzger
- That '70s Show (2014) ... Harold Metzger
 2014 Saint Francis (TV Movie)
Cupcake
 2012 From The Head
Vinnie
 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 Jonny Boy (Short)
Jonny Boy
 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")
 2010 The Talking Head (Short)
Mr. Opportunity
 2010 DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (Video short)
Police Captain
 2009-2010 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Vito Renzuli
- Life Swap (2010) ... Vito Renzuli (voice)
- We've Created a Mobster (2009) ... (voice)
 2010 The Grind
HIM
 2010 Burning Palms
Ned
 2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Bertram Duesterberg
- Red Herring (2010) ... Bertram Duesterberg
 2010 DC Showcase: The Spectre (Video short)
Police Captain (voice)
 2009 Citizen Jane (TV Movie)
Detective Romer
 2009 Locker 13: Down and Out (Short)
 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 Animated American (Short)
Max Rabbit
 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 Dead Head Fred (Video Game)
Ulysses S. Pitt (voice)
 2007 Medium (TV Series)
Vincent Discala
 2006 Happily N'Ever After
Wolf 1 (voice, as John Polito)
 2006 Handy Manny (TV Series)
Joe Bolotero
- Supremoguy/Tool Talk (2006) ... Joe Bolotero (voice)
 2006 Grilled
Leon Waterman
 2006 Cutting Room
Sandy
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
Montesquino
 2006 Lies & Alibis
Jimmy the Photographer
 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 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Jimmy 'The Tooth' Fusco
- Lone Star (2005) ... Jimmy 'The Tooth' Fusco
 2005 Short Order
 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 Charlie the Ox
Freddy Boon
 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
 2003 No Credits, No Peace (Short)
The Network Executive
 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 View from the Top
Roy Roby
 2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dick
- Wild Card (2003) ... Dick
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
Richard Maughm
- The Silver Slayer (2003) ... Richard Maughm
 2003 The Singing Detective
Second Hood
 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 Mimic 2 (Video)
Morrie Deaver
 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
 2001 The Shrink Is In
Judge Bob
 2001 The Tailor of Panama
Ramón Rudd, the Banker
 2001 Frank's Last Dance (Short)
Frank
 2000 Flies on Cupid
Giorgio Gagantano
 2000 Nowhere Land
Frank
 2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Major
- Betrayal (2000) ... Major (voice)
 2000 Nature Boy (TV Short)
Mort Ruby
 2000 Boys Life 3
Paparazzi (segment "Inside Out")
 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
 2000 After Sex
Naldo (as John Polito)
 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
 1999 Carlo's Wake
Uncle Gus
 1999 Surgeon General's Warning (Short)
The Other Guy
 1999 Good vs Evil (TV Series)
Howard
- Sunday Night Evil (1999) ... Howard
 1999 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Roland Margolis
- Truth and Consequences (1999) ... Roland Margolis
 1999 Lands of Lore III (Video Game)
Dark Army Orc / Elliott the Guard / Viscosa (voice)
 1999 Road Kill
Jelly
 1999 Angel's Dance
Uncle Vinnie
 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 Music from Another Room
Lorenzo Palmieri
 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 The Corporate Ladder
Mr. Deacon
 1997 Invasion (TV Movie)
Det. Kemper
 1997 Fired Up (TV Series)
Sam Harris
- Domestic Bliss ... Sam Harris
 1997 Inside Out (Short)
Paparazzi Man
 1996 Just Your Luck (Video)
Nick
 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 Movie)
Whitley, Metro HQ (uncredited)
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Paul Biaggi
- One Big Happy Family (1995) ... Paul Biaggi
 1995 Bushwhacked
Agent Palmer
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
 1995 Fluke
Boss
 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 Blankman
Michael 'The Suit' Minelli
 1994 Girls in Prison (TV Movie)
Boss Johnson
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Boss Ed Johnson
- Girls in Prison (1994) ... Boss Ed Johnson
 1994 The Crow
Gideon
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Mr. Bumstead
 1994 Viper (TV Series)
Councilman Strand
- Pilot (1994) ... Councilman Strand
 1994 Viper (TV Movie)
 1993 The Contenders
Pedro Perusia
 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 Flodder in Amerika!
Larry Rosenbaum
 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
 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
 1991 The Rocketeer
Bigelow
 1990 The Freshman
Chuck Greenwald
 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
 1989 Memories of Manon (TV Movie)
Carmack
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
El Gato
- Hostile Takeover (1988) ... El Gato
 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
 1987 Critical Condition
Kline
 1986 Fire with Fire
Boss
 1986 A Deadly Business (TV Movie)
Vitola
 1986 Dream Lover
Doctor James
 1985 Compromising Positions
Cop #1 (as John Polito)
 1985 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Howard
 1984 The Princess and the Call Girl
Private Detective
 1984 C.H.U.D.
Newscaster
 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
 1982 The Clairvoyant
Detective Sporaco
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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:

(2011, on getting cast in Miller's Crossing) Now, Miller's Crossing, of course, the story's out there and people know that the Coens had seen me in Death Of A Salesman years before and I was 150 pounds playing Howard. And this was four years later, 'cause I did that at 35 and now I was 39, and I received the script for Miller's Crossing and read the script cover-to-cover. It was one of those ... See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared in five Coen Brothers films: Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998) and The Man Who Wasn't There (2001). See more »

Trademark:

Raspy voice

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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