Who was is Michael J Pollard

Michael J. Pollard

Michael J. Pollard, actually Michael John Pollack, (Born May 30, 1939 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA) is an American film actor.


Michael Pollard was born in 1939 to Michael John Pollack and his wife Sonia Dubanowich-Pollack, and trained first at Montclair State University and later at The Actors Studio. In 1959, at the age of 20, Pollard first appeared on the theater television show The DuPont Show of the Month in front of the camera, he continued his career as a guest actor in television series.

Due to his small height of 168 centimeters as an adult, but also because of his youthful face, he was offered youth roles, especially at the beginning of his career. The best-known example of this was the episode produced in 1966 Miri, a little boy of the series Star Trek. Here Pollard, at that time already 27 years old, played a 14-year-old boy according to the script.

After working mainly in the television sector until the end of the 1960s, he took on more roles in cinema and feature films from the beginning of the 1970s. In 1967 Pollard was in Bonnie and Clyde in front of the camera, one of his most famous feature films, and was nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Supporting Actor in 1968. Pollard, who was seen mostly in independent films, played in over 100 feature films by 2003; one of his last films was the two-parter produced in 1997 The adventures of Ulysses.

Michael J. Pollard was married to the American actress Beth Howland from 1961 until her divorce in 1969; the two have a daughter together.


The American actor Michael J. Fox gave him the letter in his honor J from the name of Michael J. Pollard taken over.

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