whatever happened to michael j pollard?

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  1. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener "It 'a'int why...it just is" Thread Starter

    united kingdom
    did he upset someone? seemed for a while he was at the top of the tree for "quirky" roles and then no more...is there a story as to why?
  2. PROG U.K.

    PROG U.K. Audiophile-Anglophile

    New England
    Don't know what happened to him. Great actor.

    However, his daughter is a family friend and I can try to get some information.
  3. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    Pollard's been in more than 50 movies and more than 50 TV episodes, so he worked a lot from about 1960 to 2000. Pollard definitely slowed down in the last ten years, but he does have a new indie film coming out next year, Sunburnt Angels, so at least he's still working. No clue as to his personal life or situation.

    Terrific actor, one of the weirdest, quirkiest guys ever. Anybody remember him in Star Trek's "Miri" episode? "Bonk bonk on the head!" Classic.
  4. Michelle66

    Michelle66 Forum Resident

    He was close to 30 when he did the Star Trek episode - even though he was supposed to be a boy in his young teens.

    I also remember him from an episode of Lost In Space (he lives a weird space mirror that traps Penny & Dr. Smith).

    Michael J. Fox must also like Michael J. Pollard as he borrowed the J as an homage.
  5. Hawkman

    Hawkman Supercar Gort Staff

    New Jersey
    He was a guest at a Chiller Theatre convention here in New Jersey a few years ago and I had him sign a picture from Bonnie & Clyde.
  6. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member

  7. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    He also borrowed his height and his first name.

    Love him in Between the Lines - a great movie with a great cast and great music.
  8. Ramon

    Ramon New Member

    New York, N.Y.
    Amazing that he played Hugo, the clean cut boyfriend, in the original Broadway production of Bye, Bye Birdie.... and Dick Gautier (Hymie the Robot on Get Smart) played Conrad Birdie!
  9. dirwuf

    dirwuf Temporarily Misplaced Chicagoan

    Fairfield, CT
    I'll always think of him as Cousin Virgil on The Andy Griffith Show...
  10. stumpy

    stumpy Forum Resident

    South of Nashville
    The last thing I remember him doing was Melvin & Howard years ago. Looks like he does steady work on the IMDb list.
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