Jon Polito

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Jon Raymond Polito (December 29, 1950 – September 1, 2016) was an American actor. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] His best known works were as Detective Steve Crosetti in the first two seasons of Homicide: Life on the Street and as Phil Bartoli on the first season of Crime Story.

Polito starred as The Rocketeer, The Crow and Gangster Squad, as well as his work with the Coen brothers. He appeared in five of their movies, including Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink and The Big Lebowski.

Polito last appeared as Enrico Banducci in a large supporting role in Tim Burton's 2014 movie Big Eyes.

Polito died from multiple myeloma on September 1, 2016 in Duarte, California, aged 65.[2]

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  1. "Jon Polito, Actor in Coen Brothers Films, Dies at 65". Variety. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  2. Nicole Bitette (September 2, 2016). "Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brothers films, dead at 65". nydailynews.com. Retrieved September 1, 2016.