Jon Polito Biography
Birthday: December 29, 1950 (Capricorn)
Born In: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Jon Polito was an American film, television and theatre actor and a voiceover artist. His film and television credits amount to more than 220 and he is best remembered for his role as ‘Detective Steve Crosetti’ in the television series ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’, as ‘Phil Bartoli’ on ‘Crime Story’ and for his roles in various Coen Brothers movies. He developed a love for acting in school and studied theatre at college. He began his 35-year-long career with Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre and thereafter progressed to noteworthy roles in film and television. Most of the roles of his career portrayed him as an Italian gangster or law enforcement officer. He had notable parts in films like ‘Gangster Squad’, ‘The Rocketeer’, ‘Big Eyes’. He also played memorable characters in television series like ‘Seinfeld’, ‘Modern Family, and gave voice to many animated film, television and video game characters. He died of cancer in 2016.