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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 include: Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Crow, Blankman, and The Freshman with Marlon Brando, and Big Eyes. Directors he has worked with include; Russel Mulcahy, Clint Eastwood, John McNaughton, Tom Hanks, Andrew Bergman, Michael Apted, Ridley Scott, and Tim Burton amongst others. On television, he starred as a series regular on Crime Story, Ohara, Hearts are Wild, The Chronical, and the critically acclaimed Homicide, Life on the Street. Notable guest star roles include the befuddled landlord Sylvio on Seinfeld, his only role as a woman - Rhonda, on The Chris Isaak Show, Danny Devito's brother Frank on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,, and Earl Chambers on Modern Family. He starred on Broadway with Faye Dunaway in The Curse Of An Aching Heart, and with Dustin Hoffman in the 1985 Tony award winning revival of Death Of A Salesman, which he also filmed for CBS. He received the Best Actor OBIE award for Off Broadway theatre in 1980. Other awards include the 2001 TELLY for animation voice over in The Dancing Pumpkin which was directed by his brother Jack Polito, The New York Independent Festival Award for Excellence in Acting, and the 2005 Cinequest Maverick Award for his lifetime body of work in Film and Television. In 2012 Jon received the Best Actor Award for the short film Anti-Muse from the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. He credits his success to three people; his mentor Dominic Garvey, his only acting teacher Irene Baird, and to the late, great director, and friend, Paul Bettis. In addition, his inspiration to this day is New York theatre artist, Theodora Skipitares, who taught him film and design in university, and who has since never been far away from his life. She is 'Art' surviving.

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Dec 29, 1950 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Gangster Chronicles 1981-02-12
Latest Project:
Series Murder in the First 2014-06-09

2 wins.

Known For
Poster of Modern Family
Poster of Castle
Poster of Avatar: The Last Airbender
Poster of Two and a Half Men
Murder in the First Unknown 2014-06-09
Bunheads Unknown 2012
Ultimate Spider-Man Unknown 2012-04-01
Major Crimes Unknown 2012-08-13
Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown 2012-06-01
Franklin & Bash Unknown 2011-06-01
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Unknown 2010-04-23
Funny or Die Presents... Unknown 2010-02-19
Mike & Molly Unknown 2010-09-20
Castle Unknown 2009
Modern Family Unknown 2009-09-23
Raising the Bar Unknown 2008-09-01
The Mentalist Unknown 2008-09-23
Chocolate News Unknown 2008-10-15
Chowder Unknown 2007-11-02
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Avatar: The Last Airbender Unknown 2005-02-21
Medium Unknown 2005-01-03
Masters of Horror Unknown 2005-10-28
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Unknown 2005-08-04
Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Threshold Unknown 2005-09-16
Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Oliver Beene Unknown 2003-03-09
Dragnet Unknown 2003-02-02
Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
She Spies Unknown 2002-07-20
Without a Trace Unknown 2002-09-26
Crossing Jordan Unknown 2001-09-24
My Wife and Kids Unknown 2001-03-28
Scrubs Unknown 2001-10-02
The Invisible Man Unknown 2000-06-09
Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Good vs Evil Unknown 1999-07-18
Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Popular Unknown 1999-09-29
Becker Unknown 1998-11-02
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Unknown 1997-09-01
NightMan Unknown 1997-09-30
Millennium Unknown 1996-10-25
The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
The Drew Carey Show Unknown 1995-09-13
New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Viper Unknown 1994-01-02
Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Life with Louie Unknown 1994-12-18
The Untouchables Unknown 1993-09-01
Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Dinosaurs Unknown 1991-04-26
Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Crime Story Unknown 1986-09-18
The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
The Gangster Chronicles Thomas 'Three Finger Brown' Lucchese 13 episodes, 1981 1981-02-12