Jon Polito, prolific character actor, dead at 65

September 2, 2016 6:27 PM

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Jon Polito, the prolific and raspy-voiced character actor whose many credits ranged from "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Modern Family" to the Coen Brother films "Barton Fink" and "The Big Lebowski," has died.

Polito died Thursday at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte. California, according to his manager, Maryellen Mulcahy. Polito was 65 and was being treated for multiple myeloma, Mulcahy told The Associated Press on Friday.

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