Yossi was born in Israel in 1945. He graduated Beit Zvi acting School.
After his graduation he joined Habima Theater, and performed the leading roles in “Othello”, “Uncle Vanya” and many other classical plays. He also played in Nissim Aloni’s “Aunt Lisa”, “Gypsies of Jaffa” and “Napoleon Dead or Alive”. Yossi was engaged with the main Israeli theaters: Cameri, Haifa and Beit Lessin – where he performed at the play “I am not Rapaport” and received the “best Actor” award of the theater academy. Yossi won the “Margalit Award” for his leading role in Strindberg’s play “The Father”. He also directed the plays: “Endgame” by Beckett, “Robinson Crusoe”, “Othello”, “Romeo & Juliet”, “of Mice & Men”, Strindberg’s “The Father” and plays by Nissim Aloni.
Pollak acted in several Israeli films including “Chezi Chezi”, “Chacham Gamliel” by Yoel Zilberg, “Matana MiShamayim” by Gad Ben Artzi, “The House on Chelouche Street” by Moshe Mizrahi, which was nominated for the Israeli Academy Award, and he acted in the television series “Nevelot” based on a novel by Yoram Kaniuk.
Yossi joined the Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company in 1998.