A veteran of over 100 films, Jon Polito is most recognized from his film work with the Coen Brothers, as well as his many television appearances as a series regular and guest star. Notable Motion Picture performances are in Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Crow, The Tailor of Panama, The Big Nothing, Death of a Salesman with Dustin Hoffman, and The Freshman with Marlon Brando as well as the recent blockbuster American Gangster. On television, he starred as a series regular on the critically acclaimed Homicide, Life on the Street, Michael Mann’s Crime Story and SciFi’s The Chronicle. Notable TV guest starring roles include the befuddled landlord Sylvio on Seinfield, and his only role as a woman, Rhonda, on The Chris Isaak Show. He starred on Broadway with Faye Dunaway in Curse of an Aching Heart, and in the 1985 Tony award-winning revival of Death Of a Salesman, with Hoffman and John Malkovich. He is the recipient of the Best Actor OBIE Award for his work in five very different performances during the 1979/1980 New York Theatre season. In 2005 he received the LA Film Festival Award for excellence in acting, as well as the Maverick Spirit Award for outstanding achievement in Film and Television at the Cinequest Film Festival.