";s:4:"text";s:8934:"That same year Pollard played the role of Digby Popham in the Walt Disney family musical Summer Magic, opposite Hayley Mills. It's more like The Making of a Sociopath, with Michael J. Pollard starring as displaced, 17-year-old Billy Bonney, in the days leading up to his evolution into the notorious Billy the Kid ... this is the perfect role for Pollard.  In 1962, Pollard appeared in the short-lived Robert Young comedy/drama series Window on Main Street in the episode "The Boy Who Got Too Many Laughs". She went on to have roles in the musicals Bye Bye Birdie, High Spirits, Drat! Moss in the film Bonnie and Clyde (1967), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Pollard was twice divorced. In 1963, he appeared on an episode of ABC's Channing, a drama about college life starring Jason Evers and Henry Jones. Per her request, her death was not reported to the media until May 24, 2016, four days before her 75th birthday. , Michael J. Pollard died on November 20, 2019 from cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, California. In 1987, Pollard played the role of an inquisitive volunteer firefighter, Andy, in the film Roxanne, starring Steve Martin. and a snippet from real candidate Robert F. Kennedy; Kennedy was assassinated soon after the disc came out, which led many radio stations to refuse to play it.).
The song was originally recorded during the intense, presidential election of ‘68 as a way of trying to lighten the mood. The pint-sized Michael J. Pollard was born the son of a bar manager of Polish ancestry in Passaic (New Jersey).
Later that same year, Pollard appeared in episode five of CBS's The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis as Jerome Krebs, the first cousin of Maynard G. Krebs, played by Bob Denver, who in real life had been drafted into the United States Army. Coolest DC Superheroes/Supervillains name? Also in 1988, Pollard played a villain in the horror film American Gothic. Cherubic, wispy-haired looks made his typecasting as impish or eccentric characters somehow inevitable. There is something about Pollard that is absolutely original and seems to strike audiences as irresistibly funny and deserving of affection. Episode: "For Whom the Phone Rings" (S 1:Ep 14), Episode: "Thinking of You/Mama's Soup Pot/The Letter" (S 1:Ep 17), Episode: "Arthur, Interrupted" (S 1:Ep 8), "Farnsworth's Fling/Three in a Bed/I Remember Helen/Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia/Gopher Farnsworth Smith: Part 1" (S 5:Ep 8), "Farnsworth's Fling/Three in a Bed/I Remember Helen/Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia/Gopher Farnsworth Smith: Part 2" (S 5:Ep 9), "Hits and Missus/Return of Annabelle/Just Plain Folks Medicine/Caught in the Act/The Real Thing/Do Not Disturb/Lulu & Kenny (Country Music Jamboree): Part 1" (S 6:Ep 27), "Hits and Missus/Return of Annabelle/Just Plain Folks Medicine/Caught in the Act/The Real Thing/Do Not Disturb/Lulu & Kenny (Country Music Jamboree): Part 2" (S 6:Ep 28), This page was last edited on 26 September 2020, at 23:10. MOSS (MICHAEL J. POLLARD) Character Analysis", "Winners & Nominees : Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture 1968", "Oscar Ceremony 1968 (Actor In A Supporting Role)", "Jim Lowe (2) – Michael J. Pollard For President", "Leo And Liz In Beverly Hills - CBS (ended 1986)", "Ray Bradbury Theater – The Handler (10/27/92)", "Steve Winwood : NOTES : The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Michael_J._Pollard&oldid=982851553, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 19:17. , Pollard created the non-singing role of Hugo Peabody in the original Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie.
His mother was born in New York and his father was born in New Jersey. Michael John Pollard (May 30, 1939 – November 20, 2019) was an American character actor and comedian, mainly known for his supporting role as C.W. And though a little old to play a teenager (he was 33), he hands us a Billy who's perpetually victimized by bad luck, until he finally blows a gasket at the very end and sparks his future. The song included actual voice recordings of presidential candidates in the track, including Bobby Kennedy.
 For her work on Alice, Howland received four Golden Globe Award nominations. Charles Kimbrough added that the actress, best known for playing the role of Vera Louise Gorman on the classic sitcom Alice, requested no funeral … , Howland originated the role of Amy in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company, in which she introduced the patter song "Getting Married Today". and Darling of the Day. She made occasional guest appearances (including Murder, She Wrote; Chicken Soup for the Soul; Sabrina the Teenage Witch; and The Tick) and starred in the ABC Afterschool Special, "Terrible Things My Mother Told Me". Their short marriage lasted only six years but their union produced one daughter, named Holly. Also in 1989, he had a two-episode role as the fifth-dimensional imp-villain Mr. Mxyzptlk in the Superboy TV series.  In 1965, he played the role of "Jingles" in the episode "The Princess and the Paupers" on the ABC crime drama, Honey West, starring Anne Francis.. He studied drama at the Actor's Studio (with a young Marilyn Monroe in the same class) and made his theatrical debut in November 1958 on Broadway in "Comes the Day", with George C. Scott and Judith Anderson .  (The record features Pollard himself, asking, "Hey, man...president of what...?" Pollard was born in Passaic, New Jersey, and raised in the nearby North Jersey communities of Garfield and Clifton. Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Robert Michael Lewis. Pollard also portrayed Homer McCauley, the dramatic lead, in a television adaptation of William Saroyan's novel The Human Comedy, narrated by Burgess Meredith, and broadcast as an episode of the DuPont Show of the Month. After the sitcom ended in 1985, Howland went into semi-retirement. , The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, "Michael J. Pollard, scene-stealing actor in 'Bonnie and Clyde,' dies at 80", "Michael J. Pollard, Oscar-Nominated Actor in 'Bonnie and Clyde,' Dies at 80", "The Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940", "Michael J. Pollard, 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'House of 1000 Corpses' Actor, Dies at 80", https://newspaperarchive.com/kansas-city-star-nov-17-1968-p-133/, "Actor Michael J. Pollard, known for 'Bonnie and Clyde,' 'House of 1000 Corpses' dead at 80", "9 bonkers fan theories about classic TV shows", "C.W.
Pollard played the role of Cyrus in a 1964 episode of the CBS western series Gunsmoke, entitled "Journey for Three".  He was 80. , He also appeared in a first-season episode of Irwin Allen's Lost In Space as a nameless Peter Pan-like boy who lives in the dimension behind all mirrors ("The Magic Mirror"). Kimbrough and Howland had appeared together in Company. , In 1974, he played the role of a young man dying of cancer, in the season one opening episode, "The Time of His Life", of the trucking TV series Movin' On.
Looking for a movie the entire family can enjoy? Pollard had his earliest screen roles in television, with multiple appearances in programs broadcast during 1959. , Pollard played Bug Bailey in the popular 1990 film Dick Tracy. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. The role led to his joke candidacy in 1968 for President of the United States, complete with a campaign song: "Michael J. Pollard for President", recorded by DJ and recording artist Jim Lowe, best known for the 1950s hit "The Green Door". Pollard's character was to have been a replacement for Maynard but disappeared when Denver was classified 4-F and was able to return to the series. Both unions ended in divorce. The Cat!