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George Pollock has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatre as well as on film and t.v.  Whether he’s a serious, central character or comic relief, George has never had a bad review.  On Broadway, he originated one of the five principle roles, Jobby Rosen, in the Tony-, New York Drama Desk-, and New York Drama Critic’s-nominated Lamppost Reunion, written by Louis LaRusso II.  John Madden of Variety wrote “George Pollock is affecting as the stooge, given a brief moment to defend his dignity, which becomes one of the show’s highlight scenes”.  

Clive Barnes of the New York Times said “…five actors are absolutely perfect… George Pollock as the put-upon hanger-on…are all in their ways ideal”.  Douglas Watt of the New York Daily News wrote “The play, tellingly acted by the five men who make up the cast…came across like a punch in the mouth…and…George Pollock has his amusingly stunned moments as the Jewish stooge”.  Emery Lewis from The Record reported that “the cast…is superb.  They work together like a mellow chamber music ensemble.  There are star turns too by George Pollock…”.   T.E. Kalem of Time Magazine wrote “the cast could not be better” and Marjorie Gunner of The Nassau Star reported that “George Pollock is perfectly cast as the sentimental goon”

Off-Broadway, Mr. Pollock created the roles of Sal in Sweatshop and Saint Peter in Saints Alive, and appeared as the Duke in Huckleberry Finn.  For Sweatshop, New York.com reported that “the finest work comes from…George Pollock as long-suffering boss, Sal”.  Irene Backalenick of Back Stage said that a first rate characterization surfaced from George Pollock.  “As Duke”, Maria S. Rost from Show Business wrote, “George Pollock…provide[s] much of the life of the show with [his] broad, romping caricature of [a] comic villain”.


Among others, additional New York credits include Pietro in Mario Fratti’s The Cage, Isadore in Black Marble Shoeshine Stand, Larry in Momma’s Little Angels, Saint Peter in Sanctimoneous Monday, and Charlie in The Breakers, as well as It’s Snowig Up North, Shhh and Frizzi Lazzi, all of which showcased Mr. Pollock’s singular stage presence.   Of The Cage, Sy Syna from American News Inc. wrote” George Pollock as the angry Pietro creates a plebian, coarse, funny, alive character”.  Leah B. Frank of WNYC radio reported “George Pollock is forceful as the angry and resentful brother”.  Of Momma’s Little Angels, Janet Barkas of Back Stage wrote “George Pollock is superb as the poet “older angel”.

George portrayed the priest in the critically-acclaimed pre-Broadway tour of Marat de Sade, King Duncan and the porter in the National Shakespeare Company’s MacBeth, and Borrachio in the National Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing.  Regional credits include several productions of Play it Again, Sam (Bogart) and The Odd Couple (Oscar), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit) and Don’t Drink the Water (Drobney) with Paul Lynde. Reviews for Play it Again, Sam, The Odd Couple and Don’t Drink the Water include:  “George Pollock’s impersonation of Bogie is so endearing, it’s a let-down every time he exits…”  “George Pollock [is] fresh and funny…and [is] sensitive…hilarious…swinging slob, a man’s man with a face like an unmade bed…outstanding performance by Pollock”  “Drobney is played by George Pollock who strikes just the right degree of tongue in cheek humor without going overboard.  On opening night, it was Drobney…who stole the show.  He was tremendous.”

Mr. Pollock portrayed the title character in the dark independent film Nobody Beats Charlie and was featured as Walter in The Street and Father Whelan in Evan’s GateOy Vey!, a 28-minute film in which Mr. Pollock portrayed Saul, a man who exudes wealth and power and can face anything except the death of his son, was just named the winner of the 2007 Fort Lee Film Commission Asian-American Film Festival Best in Show.  Other film credits include Mob Queen, Pain and Suffering, The Godmother, The Kill, Red Hot Shot, Dot, Dot, Dot and Hercules in New York.

George Pollock - Nobody Beats Charlie

George Pollock - The Finellis On television, George was nominated as Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film at the 2021 London International Film Festival for his role as Pete Finelli in the new sitcom The Finellis. Also on television, he played Sgt. Pepitone in the PBS docudrama Eye Witness and was featured on One Life to Live and As the World Turns.

Mr. Pollock began his career after having graduated from The Juilliard School.  His first appearances were in musicals including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Betty Hutton, Paint Your Wagon with Earl Wrightson, Roberta with Edward Everett Horton, South Pacific with Betty White and Georgio Tozzi, My Fair Lady with Sally Ann Howes, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying with Daryl Hickman, Mr. President with Bert Parks, and Sound of Music.