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Jon Polito Biography

Jon Polito
  • Age: 66 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Sagittarius
  • Name: Jon Polito
  • Nationality: Ameriacn
  • Birth Place/City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actress
  • Net Worth: N/A
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Hair Color: Dark-Brown
  • Weight in KG: 75 kg
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Darryl Armbruster (m. 2000)
  • Education: Villanova University
  • Awards: Obie Award for Performance
  • Movies: Miller's Crossing 1990
  • TV Show: Miami Vice
  • Siblings: Jack Polito
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John Polito is a retired voce artist and actor of American nationality who has been known for his roles in the series Homicide: Life on the Street and the film Miller’s Crossing. He was born on the 29th of December, 1950 and his expertise and subsequent success through his acting credits have made him a liked and respected personality all across the world. His bio and career details are widely searched by fans in sites like the wiki.

Polito was born in Philadelphia and rose to fame after he started working with the Coen Brothers. He played the role of the Italian gangster named Johnny Caspar in the movie Miller’s Crossing and this role of his was highly appreciated by fans across the world.  The first two seasons of the television series Homicide: Life on the Street portrayed him as Det. Steve Crosetti. This highly acclaimed role led him to international recognition and fame. He was initially reluctant to do his part in the series he later was renowned for his role. He was departed from the series after the end of his second season as the producers wanted to replace him with a female character to gain wider acclaim. The character of Steve was promised to be brought back but since Polito expressed his discontent on the media outlets, he was sacked off from the show.

The other endeavors of John Polito include acting in the miniseries The Gangster Chronicles, the 1982 film The Clairvoyant, the 1984 film C.H.U.D, the 1985 film Compromising Positions, Death of a Salesman, Highlander, Fire with Fire, Critical Condition, Crime Story, Dream Lover, Ohara, Wiseguy, Homeboy, The Equalizer and many more. For his contributions in acting he has attained the Maverick Spirit Event Award at the Cinequest Film Festival and the Best Actor in a Short Film Award at the Hollywood Reel Independent Award.

John is openly gay. He has never hidden the fact that he likes the people of his own gender and has been every open about the matter. An avid supporter of LGBT rights, he is one of the few people to have come out of the closet back in a time when this was not deemed to be good. However, he seems to be a bit more secretive when it comes to the details of his boyfriend. He has never had a girlfriend but has also never been associated with anyone in the acting fraternity. He has not been married and does not have a spouse as far as the news of the tabloids is to be taken into consideration. He has no children and his affair has been well hidden from the media outlets.

Polito has managed to come across as a successful actor whose net worth and salary must certainly be huge. His height is 5 feet and 8 inches but his stern personality has won the hearts of people all across.

  • Last modified : 08 March, 2016
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