Michael J. Pollard

Highest Rated: 90% Melvin and Howard (1980)
Lowest Rated: 11% Another You (1991)
Birthday: May 30, 1939
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Actors Studio-graduate Michael J. Pollard was first thrust upon the public as Maynard G. Krebs' funky cousin on the 1959 TV series Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959). The leprechaunish Pollard had been hired as a potential replacement for Bob Denver (aka Maynard), who'd been drafted; but when Denver flunked his physical and returned to the series, Pollard was shown the exit. He went on to co-star in the 1961 musical Bye Bye Birdie (1961), then made his film debut in Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962). Pollard earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as the moronic C.W.Moss in Bonnie and Clyde (1967); he followed this triumph by sharing co-star billing with Robert Redford in Little Fauss & Big Halsey (1969), and by essaying the role of Billy the Kid in Dirty Little Billy (1972). In all the above-mentioned films, as well as his many TV appearances in series like The Andy Griffith Show, Lost in Space and Star Trek, Pollard essentially played the same character: a slow-witted, stammering child-man, ever out of step with an unfeeling world. Audiences eventually tired of Pollard's one-note characterizations. No longer a star, Michael J. Pollard has continued accepting sizeable character roles in films, and was seen as Leonard the handyman in the 1986 TV sitcom Leo and Liz in Beverly Hills. In 1990, Michael J. Pollard was reunited with his Bonnie and Clyde co-star Warren Beatty in Dick Tracy, playing the amusing supporting part of police wiretapper Bug Bailey (also in the Tracy cast was another B&C alumnus, Estelle Parsons).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
19% House of 1000 Corpses Stucky 2003
No Score Yet Out of the Black Actor 2002
No Score Yet Backflash Don 2002
No Score Yet Toxic Crusaders: The Movie Actor 2002
No Score Yet Forever Lulu Hippie 2000
82% Tumbleweeds Mr. Cummings 1999
No Score Yet The Unknown Cyclist Gabe Sinclair 1998
No Score Yet A Dirty Little Business Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Odyssey Aeolus 1997
No Score Yet Toxic Crusaders Actor 1997
No Score Yet Stir Hotel Manager 1997
17% Mad Dog Time Red Nash 1996
No Score Yet Skeeter Hopper 1994
87% Arizona Dream Fabian 1993
No Score Yet Split Second Rat Catcher 1992
60% Motorama Lou 1992
11% Another You The Patient 1991
No Score Yet The Art of Dying Delbert 1991
No Score Yet Toxic Crusaders Actor 1991
No Score Yet The Arrival Lou 1991
No Score Yet Working Trash Palomar 1990
64% Dick Tracy Bug Bailey 1990
No Score Yet Enid Is Sleeping Hotel Manager 1990
No Score Yet Why Me? Ralph 1990
21% I Come in Peace Boner 1990
33% Tango & Cash Owen 1989
56% Next of Kin Harold 1989
No Score Yet Night Visitor Stanley 1989
14% Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland Herman Miranda 1989
No Score Yet Fast Food Bud 1989
70% Scrooged Herman 1988
No Score Yet Riders of the Storm Tesla 1988
No Score Yet American Gothic Woody 1988
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim Actor 1988
89% Roxanne Andy 1987
No Score Yet Heated Vengeance Snake 1987
No Score Yet The Patriot Howard 1986
No Score Yet America Bob Jolly 1986
No Score Yet Candy, the Stripper Leotis 1982
90% Melvin and Howard Little Red 1980
No Score Yet Between the Lines Hawker 1977
No Score Yet Four of the Apocalypse Clem 1975
No Score Yet Vengeance Is Mine (Blood for Blood) Actor 1974
No Score Yet Dirty Little Billy Billy Bonney 1972
No Score Yet Morbidness Actor 1972
No Score Yet Legend of Frenchie King Actor 1971
20% Little Fauss and Big Halsy Little Fauss 1970
No Score Yet Hannibal Brooks Packy 1969
No Score Yet Vengeance Is Mine Actor 1969
No Score Yet Jigsaw Dill 1968
88% Bonnie and Clyde C.W. Moss 1967
14% Caprice Barney 1967
55% Enter Laughing Marvin 1967
61% The Wild Angels Pigmy 1966
84% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Stanley 1966
No Score Yet Summer Magic Digby Popham 1963
No Score Yet The Stripper Jolly 1963
No Score Yet Heningway's Adventures of a Young Man George 1962

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Elliot
  • 1999
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Ferry Brother
  • 1995
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1993
No Score Yet Blossom
1991-1995
Randy
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
Boy
  • 1966
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Jahn
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Cyrus
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Virgil
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Hansel Shoeshine Boy
  • 1959

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