Friday, September 2, 2016

Philadelphia Actor Jon Polito, Known For Roles In Coen Brother Films 'The Big Lebowski' And 'Miller's Crossing,' Dead at 65

Nicole Bitette at the New York Daily News reports that actor Jon Polito has died.

Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like "The Big Lebowski," "Miller's Crossing" and "Barton Fink," has died.
He was 65.
Film director John McNaughton broke the tragic news Friday morning on Facebook, writing that he was saddened to hear that his dear friend and collaborator has passed away.
"John is probably best known for his work in Coen Brothers films, notably Barton Fink, Miller's Crossing and The Big Lebowski. Jon and I worked together in TV starting with episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street, some pilots and Masters of Horror," McNaughton wrote.
... The Philadelphia native starred in more than 100 movies and also made countless appearances in television series since the early 80s. Polito was also known for his voice work.
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