Contact Us

‘Bad News Bears’ Star Is Running for Congress

David Pollock
Paramount Pictures / Facebook

As a child actor, David Pollock played Rudi Stein, one of the lovable losers in the ‘Bad News Bears‘ film franchise from the ’70s.

That role was pretty much the bulk of Pollock’s acting career, and he never made the transition to adult actor.

Now, he hopes to make the transition to congressman. He is running for Congress as a Democrat representing California’s 26th Congressional District.

To borrow a phrase that would’ve fit in ‘The Bad News Bears,’ his decision isn’t coming out of left field. After getting an MBA, Pollock worked for Boeing and, for the last 17-years, the 50-year-old has been serving on the City Council and the Board of Education in Morpark, California.

If he wins he would join a group of actors who eventually became national politicians that includes Sonny Bono, Al Franken, Fred Grundy (Gopher from ‘Love Boat’), Fred Thompson and, of course, Ronald Reagan.

Enjoy the classic ending to the original ‘Bad News Bears,’ below.


Best of WFNT

Recommended for You

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for WFNT Treasure Trove quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WFNT Treasure Trove contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.