Jon Polito Has Died

On Friday, actor Jon Polito has died at the age of 65. He was best known for his roles in Coen brothers films including The Big Lebowski, Miller's Crossing, and Barton Fink.

Over the course of his career, Philadelphia native John Polito acted in more than 100 movies, and dozens of TV shows. Most recently, he appeared in shows such as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Modern Family, and Bunheads.

The news first appeared on film director John McNaughton's Facebok page, who wrote that his dear friend had 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 on the Facebook post.

The director continued, "He appeared in over 100 films, countless TV episodes and on Broadway. Jon was a born actor and will be deeply missed by his legion of friends, fans, family and of course his longtime partner, Darryl Armbruster to whom I send my condolences. R.I.P. old pal — JM."

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The talented actor also provided the voice for characters in a number of comic book related animated movies and video games. He voiced Carmine Falcone in Batman: Arkham Underworld and Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb in Batman: Arkham Origins, among others. He also appeared as Gideon in The Crow.

Polito's cause of death has yet to be announced.


[H/T NY Daily News]