Michael J. Pollard

Michael J. Pollard

Highest Rated: 93% Between the Lines (1977)

Lowest Rated: 14% Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (1989)

Birthday: May 30, 1939

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, USA

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." Michael J. Pollard died on November 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 80.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 36% Toxic Crusaders: The Movie Psycho (Voice) - 2004
20% 65% House of 1000 Corpses Stucky (Character) $12.6M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buried Lies Ned (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 56% Forever Lulu Hippie (Character) - 2000
82% 65% Tumbleweeds Mr. Cummings (Character) $1.3M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merchants of Venus The Senator (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 20% The Unknown Cyclist Gabe Sinclair (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stir Hotel Manager (Character) - 1997
17% 47% Mad Dog Time Red Mash (Character) $102.9K 1996
20% 12% Skeeter Hopper (Character) - 1994
87% 86% Arizona Dream Fabian (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 56% Split Second The Rat Catcher (Character) $4.8M 1992
60% 61% Motorama Lou (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 57% The Art of Dying Delbert (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arrival Lou (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over Her Dead Body Motel Manager (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 61% Working Trash Palomar (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 39% Why Me? Ralph (Character) $49.9K 1990
No Score Yet 41% Fast Food Bud (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 16% Night Visitor Stanley Willard (Character) $108.4K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Season of Fear Bob (Character) $41.8K 1989
30% 52% Tango & Cash Owen (Character) $61.8M 1989
14% 30% Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland Herman Miranda (Character) - 1989
56% 45% Next of Kin Harold (Character) $15.4M 1989
71% 71% Scrooged Herman (Character) $58.2M 1988
88% 63% Roxanne Andy (Character) $34.8M 1987
No Score Yet 0% The Patriot Howard (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 76% The American Way Tesla (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet America Bob Jolly (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 40% Heated Vengeance Snake (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Candy, the Stripper Leotis (Character) - 1982
91% 60% Melvin and Howard Little Red (Character) - 1980
93% 57% Between the Lines The Hawker (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 57% Four of the Apocalypse Clem (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Targets Leonard Marvin (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 54% Sunday in the Country Leroy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 65% Dirty Little Billy Billy Bonney (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 44% The Legend of Frenchie King The Sheriff (Character) - 1971
33% 46% Little Fauss and Big Halsy Little Fauss (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 85% Hannibal Brooks Packy (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smugglers Piero (Character) - 1968
54% 38% Enter Laughing Marvin (Character) - 1967
88% 88% Bonnie and Clyde C.W. Moss (Character) - 1967
86% 74% The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Stanley (airplane mechanic) (uncredited) (Character) - 1966
63% 45% The Wild Angels Pigmy (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 43% The Stripper Jelly (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 76% Summer Magic Digby Popham (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 55% Adventures of a Young Man George (Character) - 1962

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack & Jill Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Mr. Benedict (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leo and Liz in Beverly Hills Leonard (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
80% 88% Star Trek Jahn (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 71% Lost in Space The Boy (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Cyrus (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Virgil (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959

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