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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 29, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor

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Heavyset, bald character player who often sports a distinctive, pencil-thin moustache and is frequently cast as gangsters or cops. Polito appeared on Broadway in "American Buffalo" (1977), "Curse of the Aching Heart" (1982) and the 1984 revival of "Death of a Salesman" (which was broadcast on CBS in 1985) and starred in the original Hartford Stage Company production of "Other People's Money". He made his film debut in "The Killing Hour" (1981) and played Tommy Lucchese on the 1981 TV series "The Gangster Chronicles". Polito is best known for his roles in two films by the Coen brothers: as obsequious yet vicious crime lord Johnny Caspar in "Miller's Crossing" (1990) and as the toadying Lou Breeze in "Barton Fink" (1991).

Heavyset, bald character player who often sports a distinctive, pencil-thin moustache and is frequently cast as gangsters or cops. Polito appeared on Broadway in "American Buffalo" (1977), "Curse of the Aching Heart" (1982) and the 1984 revival of "Death of a Salesman" (which was broadcast on CBS in 1985) and starred in the original Hartford Stage Company production of "Other People's Money". He made his film debut in "The Killing Hour" (1981) and played Tommy Lucchese on the 1981 TV series "The Gangster Chronicles". Polito is best known for his roles in two films by the Coen brothers: as obsequious yet vicious crime lord Johnny Caspar in "Miller's Crossing" (1990) and as the toadying Lou Breeze in "Barton Fink" (1991).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Big Eyes (2014)
2.
 Locker 13 (2014)
3.
 Gangster Squad (2013)
5.
 Burning Palms (2011)
6.
7.
 Wedding Bros (2009)
8.
 Super Capers (2009)
9.
 Rock Monster (2008)
10.
 Bart Got a Room (2008)
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1976:
Off-Broadway debut in "The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie"
1977:
Broadway debut as understudy to Kenneth McMillan in David Mamet's "American Buffalo" opposite Robert Duvall
1981:
Film debut, "The Killing Hour"
1981:
TV series debut, "The Gangster Chronicles"
1982:
Appeared opposite Faye Dunaway on Broadway in "Curse of the Aching Heart"
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Played Crosetti for a time on the NBC police drama series, "Homicide: Life on the Street"
1994:
Acted in "The Hudsucker Proxy", directed by the Coen brothers
1997:
Had supporting role in the NBC TV miniseries "Robin Cook's Invasion"
1998:
Reteamed with the Coens for "The Big Lebowski"
2001:
Played the editor in chief of the titular newspaper in "The Chronicle", a Sci-Fi Channel series
2002:
Co-starred in the ABC drama mystery series "Push, Nevada"
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Education

Villanova University: Villanova , Pennsylvania -

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