Michael J Pollard

Actor
With his impish grin, the diminutive Michael J Pollard became a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers in the 1960s, often in offbeat roles. The stage-trained New Jersey native racked up numerous credits on ... Read more »
Born: 05/29/1939 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Beautiful Darling 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

House of 1,000 Corpses 2003 (Movie)

Stucky (Actor)

Disney's Teamo Supremo 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Out of the Black 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Becker 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack & Jill 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek 1966 - 1968, 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

Mr Cummings (Actor)

Merchants of Venus 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Unknown Cyclist 1997 (Movie)

Gabe Sinclair (Actor)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

Red Nash (Actor)

Arizona Dream 1995 (Movie)

Fabian (Actor)

Wings 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Came the Dawn 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Skeeter 1994 (Movie)

Hopper (Actor)

Motorama 1993 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Heartstopper 1992 (Movie)

Harrison Lubbock (Actor)

Split Second 1992 (Movie)

The Rat Catcher (Actor)

The Adventures of Superboy 1988 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Toxic Crusaders 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

End of the Night 1991 (Movie)

Sales Assistant (Actor)

Joey Takes a Cab 1991 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

Bug Bailey (Actor)

Enid Is Sleeping 1990 (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

I Come in Peace 1990 (Movie)

Boner (Actor)

The Arrival 1990 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

The Art of Dying 1990 (Movie)

Delbert (Actor)

Why Me? 1990 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Fast Food 1989 (Movie)

Bud (Actor)

Next of Kin 1989 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

Night Visitor 1989 (Movie)

Stanley Willard (Actor)

Season of Fear 1989 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Tango & Cash 1989 (Movie)

Owen (Actor)

American Gothic 1988 (Movie)

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Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

Herman (Actor)

Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland 1988 (Movie)

Herman (Actor)

Roxanne 1987 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

The American Way 1987 (Movie)

Tesla (Actor)

America 1986 (Movie)

Bob Jolly (Actor)

Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Patriot 1986 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

Heated Vengeance 1985 (Movie)

Snake (Actor)

Melvin and Howard 1980 (Movie)

Little Red (Actor)

Between the Lines 1977 (Movie)

Hawker (Actor)

Dirty Little Billy 1972 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Les Petroleuses 1970 (Movie)

Marshal (Actor)

Little Fauss and Big Halsy 1970 (Movie)

Little Fauss (Actor)

Hannibal Brooks 1969 (Movie)

Packy (Actor)

Jigsaw 1968 (Movie)

Dill (Actor)

Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lucy Show 1962 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Bonnie and Clyde 1967 (Movie)

C W Moss (Actor)

Enter Laughing 1967 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

Caprice 1966 (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

The Wild Angels 1965 (Movie)

Pigmy (Actor)

Dobie Gillis 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Magic 1963 (Movie)

Digby Popham (Actor)

The Stripper 1963 (Movie)

Jelly (Actor)

Adventures of a Young Man 1962 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim (TV Show)

Actor

Stuck With Each Other (TV Show)

Actor

The Odyssey (TV Show)

Actor

The Smugglers (TV Show)

Actor

Working Trash (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With his impish grin, the diminutive Michael J Pollard became a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers in the 1960s, often in offbeat roles. The stage-trained New Jersey native racked up numerous credits on and off Broadway from his 1958 debut in "Comes a Day", including "A Loss of Roses" (1959), co-starring Warren Beatty, the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" (1960), "Enter Laughing" (1963), as the oddball friend of the leading character, a role he recreated in the 1967 feature version, and Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class" (1978).

Pollard entered films with Martin Ritt's "Adventures of a Young Man" (1962) and went on to portray a number of small roles in films ranging from "The Stripper" (1963) to the motorcycle drama "The Wild Angels" (1966). Pollard received his widest exposure in Arthur Penn's groundbreaking "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967). For his turn as the getaway-car driver C.W. Moss, he received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Despite the acclaim, Pollard lacked leading man qualities and except for "Little Fauss and Big Halsey" (1970), he was relegated to playing quirky supporting parts. Among his better-known features are "Melvin and Howard" (1980), "Roxanne" (1987), "Tango & Cash" (1989) and "Dick Tracy" (1990).In 1991, Pollard's voice was heard on the animation series "The Toxic Crusaders" (1991). After working on several projects, he was cast as Mr. Cummings in Gavin O'Conner's drama feature "Tumbleweeds" (1999). Since he began his career in the late 1950s, Pollard has been a frequent guest on TV on everything from "The Andy Griffith Show" to "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" to "Star Trek". He was a regular in support of Harvey Korman and Valerie Perrine in the short-lived sitcom "Leo and Liz in Beverly Hills" (CBS, 1986). Pollard was formerly married to actress Beth Howland, remembered as Vera in the long-running sitcom "Alice".

Relationships

Beth Howland Actor

Wife
Co-starred on Broadway in "Company" (1970), best-known as Vera on TV series "Alice" married in November 1961 divorced

Holly Pollard

Daughter
mother, Beth Howland

EDUCATION

Monclair Academy

New Jersey

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Milestones

2002

Cast in the horror feature "House Of 1000 Corpses"

2001

Played Ned in the drama mystery "Out Of The Black"

1999

Cast in the Gavin O'Conner drama "Tumbleweeds"

1991

Lent his voice for the animation series "The Toxic Crusaders"

1989

Cast in the action comedy "Tango and Cash"

1986

TV series debut as regular in the short-lived "Leo and Liz in Beverly Hills" (CBS)

1969

Co-starred with Robert Redford in "Little Fauss and Big Halsey"

1967

Reprised stage role of Marvin in feature version of "Enter Laughing"

1967

Played C.W. Moss in "Bonnie and Clyde"

1963

Created role of Marvin in Broadway production of "Enter Laughing"

1962

Feature acting debut, "Adventures of a Young Man"

1958

Made Broadway debut in "Comes a Day"

1955

Stage acting debut, "Anniversary Waltz" in Nutley, NJ

TV acting debut, "Dobie Gillis"

Made numerous guest appearances on TV series including "Lost in Space", "The Lucy Show" and "Star Trek"

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