Director Rob Zombie, the one who worked with Pollard on “House of 1000 Corpses,” made the announcement on Facebook on Friday.
“I lost another member of our team from ‘The House of 1000 Bodies.’ I woke up with the news that Michael J. Pollard was dead. I always liked what he did and his unique presence on screen,” said Zombie. “He was one of the first actors I knew I wanted to work with. We will miss him.”
Born in 1939 in Passaic, Pollard attended the Montclair Academy and the Actors Studio in New York. He began working on television in the late 1950s and appeared in series such as “Lost in Space” and “Star Trek,” but became known as CW Moss in “Bonnie and Clyde,” the 1967 film. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
Pollard received an Academy Award nomination for “Best Secondary Role” and a Bafta Award for Young Hope. He has also played in “Dirty Little Billy”, “Melvin and Howard”, “Roxanne” and “Tango & Cash”.
Pollard recently appeared in the cult film of 2003, “House of 1000 Corpses.” His last role was in “The Woods” in 2012.