Michael J. Pollard (born May 30, 1939 in Passaic, New Jersey) is an actor.
He played the character C. W. Moss in the film Bonnie and Clyde, for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor and won a British Academy Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles.
He is noted for his short stature, which had him playing child roles well into his twenties (including on Star Trek, where he played one of the inhabitants of the planet of children in the episode "Miri") and resulted in a recurring role as the diminutive trans-dimensional imp Mister Mxyzptlk in the Superboy television series.
Michael Pollard appeared in episode #2-30, production #062 of "The Andy Griffith Show" which originally aired on April 30, 1962. Pollard portrayed Barney's clumsy young cousin, Virgil who stops by for a visit and manages to wreak havoc at the courthouse.
The actor Michael J. Fox adopted the J in his name as a homage to Pollard.