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 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, "Hey! That's perfect." The best part for me was when I walked on the set and I walked to wardrobe...
directed Jon in a commercial for the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His first Broadway job was when he was 26 years old and was hired as standby for 45 year old Kenneth McMillan
in the original production of David Mamet's "American Buffalo".