Mostly Credited As: Michael J. Pollard
Birth Name: Michael John Pollack Jr.
Date Of Birth: May 30, 1939 (Age 76)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Passaic, New Jersey
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)
Michael J. Pollard is the type of actor whose name may not be as well known as his face. Upon seeing him people are likely to say, "Oh it's that guy!" and point out which quirky role they remember him from. A rather funny faced man-child, born in Passiac, NJ in 1939, he is a graduate of the New York City Actor's Studio. He has appeared on TV, film and even Broadway (in BYE BYE BIRDIE in the early 60's). He first came to the public's attention in 1959 as "Jerome Krebs", cousin of Bob Denver's character "Maynard G. Krebs" on the series THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS. After several more TV and movie appearances his next big break came in 1967's BONNIE AND CLYDE as gas station attendant turned outlaw C. W. Moss. That role, co-starring with Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, won him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. He has also appeared as "Billy the Kid" in DIRTY LITTLE BILLY (1972), the Bill Murray film SCROOGED (1988), reunited with Warren Beatty in DICK TRACY (1990) and most recently appeared in Rob Zombie's film HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES (2002).
One of his most recognizable television roles was as "Jahn", leader of a planet full of homicidal, parent-less, children in the STAR TREK episode "Miri". He has also made countless guest appearances throughout the years on shows like THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, GUNSMOKE, THE FALL GUY, SUPERBOY, and TALES FROM THE CRYPT to name a few, and provided the voice of the character "Psycho" in the animated series THE TOXIC CRUSADERS.