Pollard, Michael J. 1939–

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Pollard, Michael J. 1939–

(Michael Pollard)


Original name, Michael John Pollack Jr.; born May 30, 1939, in Passaic, NJ; son of Michael John and Sonia (maiden name, Dubanowich) Pollack; married Beth Howland (an actress), November, 1961 (divorced); children: Holly. Education: Trained at Actors Studio, New York City.

Career: Actor.

Member: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Film Award, most promising newcomer to leading film roles, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Academy Award nomination, best actor in a supporting role, Golden Globe Award nominations, best supporting actor and promising male newcomer, and nominations for Golden Laurel Award, best supporting actor and best male new face, Producers Guild of America, all 1968, for Bonnie and Clyde.


Film Appearances:

George, Adventures of a Young Man (also known as Ernest Hemingway's "Adventures of a Young Man" and Hemingway's "Adventures of a Young Man"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962.

(As Michael Pollard) Digby Popham, Summer Magic, Buena Vista, 1963.

Jelly, The Stripper (also known as Woman of Summer), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963.

Pigmy, The Wild Angels (also known as All the Fallen Angels), American International Pictures, 1966.

(Uncredited) Stanley, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, United Artists, 1966.

Barney, Caprice (also known as Operation Caprice), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.

C. W. Moss, Bonnie and Clyde (also known as Bonnie and Clyde … Were Killers), Warner Bros., 1967.

Marvin, Enter Laughing, Columbia, 1967.

Dill, Jigsaw, Universal, 1968.

Packy, Hannibal Brooks, United Artists, 1969.

Little Fauss, Little Fauss and Big Halsy Paramount, 1970.

Marshal, Les petroleuses (also known as Frenchie King, The Legend of Frenchie King, Oil Girls, Petroleum Girls, Las petroleras, and Le pistolere), Hemdale Releasing, 1971.

Billy Bonney (title role, also known as Billy the Kid), Dirty Little Billy, Columbia, 1972.

Morbo (also known as Morbidness), Bocaccio Distribucion, 1972.

Clem, I quattro dell'apocalisse (also known as Four Gunmen of the Apocalypse, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Four of the Apocalypse), Coralto Cinematografica, 1975.

Leroy, Sunday in the Country (also known as Blood for Blood and Vengeance Is Mine), American International Pictures, 1975.

The hawker, Between the Lines, Midwest Films, 1977.

Little Red, Melvin and Howard, Universal, 1980.

Snake, Heated Vengeance, Fries Entertainment, 1985.

Bob Jolly, America (also known as Moonbeam), ASA Communications, 1986.

Doc Tesla, Riders of the Storm (also known as The American Way), Miramax, 1986.

Howard, The Patriot, Crown International, 1986.

Andy, Roxanne, Columbia, 1987.

Woody, American Gothic (also known as Hide and Shriek), Image Entertainment, 1987.

Herman, Scrooged, Paramount, 1988.

Bob, Season of Fear (also known as An American Murder), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989.

Bud, Fast Food, Fries Entertainment, 1989.

Harold, Next of Kin, Warner Bros., 1989.

Herman Miranda, Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (also known as Nightmare Vacation III), Double Helix Films, 1989.

Owen, Tango & Cash, Warner Bros., 1989.

Boner, I Come in Peace (also known as Dark Angel),Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Bug Bailey, Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990.

Motel manager, Enid Is Sleeping (also known as Over Her Dead Body), Vestron Pictures, 1990.

Ralph, Why Me?, Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Stanley Willard, Night Visitor (also known as Never Cry Devil), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990.

Alan, Joey Takes a Cab, Bandwagon Productions, 1991.

(Uncredited) Brad, Another You, TriStar, 1991.

Delbert, The Art of Dying, PM Entertainment Group, 1991.

Lou, The Arrival (also known as The Unwelcomed), Prism Entertainment, 1991.

Dr. Harrison Lubbock, Heartstopper (also known as Dark Craving), 1992.

Rat catcher, Split Second, InterStar Releasing, 1992.

Leotis, Candy the Stripper, c. 1993.

Lou, Motorama, Two Moon Releasing, 1993.

Hopper, Skeeter, August Entertainment, 1994.

Fabian (some sources say Paul), Arizona Dream (also known as The Arrowtooth Waltz), Kit Parker Films, 1995.

Red Nash, Mad Dog Time (also known as Trigger Happy), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996.

Gabe Sinclair, The Unknown Cyclist, Trident Releasing, 1997.

Hotel manager, Stir, Cinetel Films, c. 1998.

Merchants of Venus (also known as A Dirty Little Business), Amazing Movies, 1998.

Mr. Cummings, Tumbleweeds, Fine Line Features, 1999.

The Debtors (also known as The Debtor$ and High Expectations), 1999.

Berquist, Danny and Max (also known as Missing Link), 2000.

Don, Backflash (also known as Backflash Blues), Paragon Film Group, 2001.

Ned, Out of the Black (also known as Buried Lies), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 2001.

Stucky, House of 1000 Corpses, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jerome Krebs, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (also known as Dobie Gillis), CBS, c. 1959–60.

Leonard, Leo and Liz in Beverly Hills, CBS, 1986.

Voice of Psycho, The Toxic Crusaders (animated), syndicated, 1991.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Aeolus, The Odyssey (also known as Homer's "Odyssey," Die Abenteuer des Odysseus, and Odissea), NBC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Piero, The Smugglers, NBC, 1968.

Smitty, Stuck with Each Other, NBC, 1989.

Palomar, Working Tra$h (also known as Garbage Blues), Fox, 1990.

Hippie, Forever Lulu (also known as Along for the Ride), Starz!, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Henry Fonda and the Family, CBS, 1962.

Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim, HBO, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Davey, "The Unknown Town," Five Fingers, NBC, 1959.

Hansel Eidelpfeiefer, "Anniversary Gift," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1959.

Spider, "The Miss and the Missiles," Lux Playhouse, CBS, 1959.

"Appointment at Eleven," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1959.

"The Human Comedy," The DuPont Show of the Month, CBS, 1959.

Doug, "The Man," Startime (also known as Ford Star Time and Lincoln-Mercury Startime), NBC, 1960.

"The Secret of Freedom," Sunday Showcase, NBC, 1960.

Virgil, "Cousin Virgil," The Andy Griffith Show (also known as Andy of Mayberry), CBS, 1962.

Danny Larkin, "Tell Me When You Get to Heaven," Going My Way, ABC, 1963.

Jody Haig, "Night Sounds," The Nurses (also known as The Doctors and the Nurses), CBS, 1963.

Vinny, "And Make Thunder His Tribute," Route 66, CBS, 1963.

Cyrus Gifford, "Journey for Three," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1964.

Ted Mooney Jr., "Chris Goes Steady," The Lucy Show (also known as The Lucille Ball Show), CBS, 1964.

Chester, "Sam and the Invisible Man," The Baileys of Balboa, CBS, 1965.

Chester, "Sam and the Surfers," The Baileys of Balboa, CBS, 1965.

Chester, "Sam's Nephew," The Baileys of Balboa, CBS, 1965.

Digby Popham, "Romany Roundup: Parts 1 & 2," Branded, NBC, 1965.

Go-go reader, "Honor—and All That," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1965.

"The Princess and the Paupers," Honey West, ABC, 1965.

Alien boy, "The Magic Mirror," Lost in Space, CBS, 1966.

Bernie, "Trial by Treehouse," I Spy, NBC, 1966.

Georgie Sam, "The Wolves Up Front, the Jackals Behind," The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), NBC, 1966.

Jahn, "Miri," Star Trek (also known as Star Trek: TOS), NBC, 1966.

Bert, "The Battle of Bloody Stones," Cimarron Strip, CBS, 1967.

Herbie, "The U.N.C.L.E. Samurai Affair," The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1967.

"The Scene," The Danny Thomas Hour, NBC, 1967.

Leonard Marvin, "The Longest Fall," Get Christie Love!, ABC, 1974.

"The Time of His Life," Movin' On (also known as In Tandem), NBC, 1974.

Billy Hutton, "Dead Bounty," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1984.

"The Couch," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

"Something for Sarah," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1986.

Leon Barski, "Brothel Wars," Crime Story, NBC, 1988.

Voice of Mr. Mxyzptlk, "Meet Mr. Mxyzptlk," Superboy (animated; also known as The Adventures of Superboy), syndicated, 1989.

Voice of Mr. Mxyzptlk, "Mr. and Mrs. Superboy," Superboy (animated; also known as The Adventures of Superboy), syndicated, 1989.

"Desert Run," Nasty Boys, NBC, 1990.

"Then There Was One," The Young Riders, ABC, 1990.

"A Study in Fear," Paradise (also known as Guns of Paradise), CBS, 1991.

Claude, "Marshall's Theory of Believability," Eerie Indiana, NBC, 1992.

Mr. Benedict, "The Handler," The Ray Bradbury Theater (also known as The Bradbury Trilogy, Mystery Theater, Ray Bradbury Theater, Le monde fantastique de Ray Bradbury, and Ray Bradbury presente), USA Network, 1992.

Ed, "Came the Dawn," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1993.

Benny, "Gone but Not Faygotten," Wings, NBC, 1995.

8294-7, "Fear of Flying," L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998.

Elliott, "Santa on Ice," Becker, CBS, 1999.

Ice cream man, "When You Wish upon a Car," Jack & Jill, The WB, 2000.

Provided a voice characterization for Teamo Supremo (animated; also known as Disney's "Teamo Supremo"), ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Spider, The Miss and the Missiles, CBS, 1964.

Stage Appearances:

Anniversary Waltz, Nutley, NJ, 1955.

Joe Glover, Comes a Day, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1958.

Geoffrey Beamis, A Loss of Roses, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1959.

Wally Webb, Our Town, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1959.

Hugo Peabody, Bye Bye Birdie (musical), Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1960, 54th Street Theatre, New York City, 1960–61, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1961.

Marvin, Enter Laughing, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1963–64.

Headmaster, Leda Had a Little Swan, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Company (musical), Alvin Theatre, New York City, c. 1970–72.

Emerson, Curse of the Starving Class, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Sweet Bird of Youth, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1984.

Have, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 1985.

Female Transport, Cab Theatre Company, Our Studios, 1986.

All My Sons, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1988.