Michael J. Pollard

Michael J. Pollard

About Michael J. Pollard

Michael John Pollack, Jr. (born May 30, 1939) is an American actor. Pollard was born in Passaic, New Jersey, he is the son of Sonia (ne Dubanowich) and Michael John Pollack. He attended the Montclair Academy and the Actors Studio. From November 6, 1961, to 1969, he was married to actress Beth Howland, with whom he has a daughter named Holly. In 1959, he played Homer McCauley, the dramatic lead, in a television adaptation of William Saroyan's novel, The Human Comedy, production narrated by Burgess Meredith. Also in 1959, Pollard, at twenty, appeared in the episode 'The Unknown Town' of David Hedison's 16-segment NBC espionage series, Five Fingers. Pollard created the non-singing role of Hugo Peabody in the Original Broadway cast of the 1960 musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie (lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse).

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