Michael J. Pollard Net Worth

January 25, 2023
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Michael John Pollack Jr. was born on the 30th May 1939, in Passaic, New Jersey, USA, and is an actor. best known for his role of C. W. Moss in the 1967 Arthur Penn cult crime drama “Bonnie and Clyde”. Apart from this role, he is also widely recognized for starring in “Melvin and Howard” (1980), “Roxanne” (1987), “Scrooged” (1988), “Tango & Cash” (1989) and “Arizona Dream” (1993).

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this veteran actor has accumulated so far? How rich Michael J. Pollard is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Michael J. Pollard’s net worth, as of early 2017, is over $1.5 million, acquired largely through his career in the moviemaking industry which has been active since 1959.


Michael J. Pollard Net Worth $1.5 million


Michael was born to Sonia and Michael John Pollack of American as well as Polish ancestry. After attending Montclair Kimberley Academy in New Jersey, he moved to New York City where he graduated from the Actors Studio Drama school. He debuted as an actor in 1958 when he appeared in Ambassador Theatre’s Broadway stageplay drama “Comes a Day”, while in the following year, Pollard appeared in Eugene O’Neill Theatre’s production “A Loss of Roses”. These engagements helped Pollard to enter the world of entertainment, acting, and also provided the basis for his net worth.

His small screen debut occurred in 1959 with a side role in “The Human Comedy”, episode seven of season two of “The DuPont Show of the Month” TV series. This engagement was followed by appearances in several other TV series, such as “Five Fingers”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”, all in 1959. Pollard’s big screen debut came with the role of George in 1962, in Martin Ritt’s thriller “Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man”. These involvements helped Michael J. Pollard to establish himself as a prominent young acto,r and also increased his net worth by a respectable amount of money.

Through the 1960s, he managed to maintain a continuous streak of acting engagements, and appeared in movies “The Stripper” (1963), “Wild Angels” (1966) and “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!” (1966) as well as TV series such as “Route 66”, “Channing”, “Gunsmoke” and “Star Trek”. However his real career breakthrough occurred in 1967 when Michael J. Pollard was cast for the role of the loyal but “moronic” character C. W. Moss in the cult classic crime drama “Bonnie and Clyde”. For this performance, Pollard was honored with prestigious Academy Award’s Oscar nomination as well as with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations. It is certain that these ventures dramatically increased Michael J. Pollard’s popularity as well as his overall wealth.

In his acting career, Michael J. Pollard so far has added over 110 acting credits to his portfolio. Despite his talent, skills and wide recognition, his career somehow lacks many main and leading roles – he starred in the title role in 1970 drama “Little Fauss and Big Halsy”. Other memorable acting engagements include numerous appearances in movies, apart from those already mentioned above – “Dick Tracy” (1990), “Tumbleweeds” (1999) and Rob Zombie’s 2003 horror “House of 1000 Corpses” as well as TV series “The Ray Bradbury Theatre”, “The Toxic Crusaders”, “The Odyssey” and “Jack & Jill”. All these roles and appearances boosted Michael J. Pollard’s net worth by a significant margin.

During his professional acting career, Pollard has made a strong impact on modern and pop culture – Jim Lowe dedicated a song “Michael J. Pollard for President” to him, while Michael J. Fox, whose real middle name is Andrew, honored Pollard by adopting initial “J.”. Toy manufacturer AMT released “Michael J. Pollard Flower Power 1936 Ford”, a 1:25 toy car model replica decked out in paisley which Pollard drove in “Hannibal Brooks” (1969) movie.

When it comes to his personal life, Michael J. Pollard has been married once – between 1961 and 1969 with colleague, actress Beth Howland, with whom he has one child.

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