Christopher Allen Lloyd
October 22, 1938
Actor, Voice actor
Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938) is an  American actor. Among his best-known roles are Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in and its sequel The Addams Family , and Addams Family Values Judge Doom in . He rose to prominence in the 1980s as Who Framed Roger Rabbit Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi.
Lloyd has used his vocal talents in animation, frequently voicing villains. He provided the voice of the character Hacker on the animated PBS series
Cyberchase. Lloyd has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and an Independent Spirit Award, and has been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award.
Early life Edit
Lloyd was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Samuel R. Lloyd, a lawyer, and his wife Ruth (
née Lapham), a singer and sister of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham. He is the youngest of four girls and three boys, one of whom, Samuel Lloyd, was an actor in the 1950s and 1960s.  Lloyd's maternal grandfather,  Lewis Lapham, was one of the founders of the Texaco oil company, and Lloyd is also a descendant of Mayflower passengers including  John Howland. Lloyd attended the  Fessenden School, a preparatory school in Newton, Massachusetts. Lloyd was raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, and attended high school in nearby Westport.
Lloyd began acting when he was 14, and started apprenticing in
summer stock. Template:Ifsubst He took acting classes in New York City at age 19--some at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner --and made his New York theater debut in  Fernando Arrabal's play And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers. Lloyd recalled, "I was a replacement and it was my first sort of job in New York." He made his  Broadway debut in the short-lived Red, White and Maddox, and went on to Off-Broadway roles in , A Midsummer Night's Dream Kaspar, The Harlot and the Hunted, , The Seagull Total Eclipse, , Macbeth , In the Boom Boom Room Cracks, Professional Resident Company, , ' What Every Woman Knows The Father, , and King Lear Power Failure. He returned to Broadway for the musical Happy End.
His first movie role was as a psychiatric patient in
. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest He is perhaps best known for his roles as  "Reverend" Jim Ignatowski, the ex- hippie cabbie on the TV sitcom Taxi, and the eccentric inventor Emmett "Doc" Brown in the trilogy of Back to the Future science-fiction films, for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award. In 1986, he played the reviled Professor B.O. Beanes in the television series Amazing Stories, and the villainous Major Bartholomew 'Butch' Cavendish in and its numerous spin-offs, and appeared in that role in a variety of other incarnations as well. Some of his other notable roles include The Legend of the Lone Ranger Klingon Commander Kruge in , Professor Plum in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock , Professor Dimple in an episode of Clue (for which he won a Road to Avonlea Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series), the title role in , the villain The Pagemaster Judge Doom in , a wacky sound-effects man named Zoltan in Who Framed Roger Rabbit , and Radioland Murders Uncle Fester in the big-screen adaptations of .
The Addams Family
In 1994, he played an angel named Al in the movie "Angels in the Outfield". In 1999, he was reunited onscreen with
Michael J. Fox in an episode of entitled "Back to the Future IV — Judgment Day", in which Lloyd plays Owen Kingston--the former mentor of Fox's character, Spin City Mike Flaherty's--who stops by City Hall to see him, only to proclaim himself God. That same year, Lloyd starred in the movie remake of the 1960s series . Also in November 2007, Lloyd was reunited onscreen with his former My Favorite Martian Taxi co-star Judd Hirsch in the Season 4 episode "Graphic" of the TV series . He starred in the television series Numb3rs in the mid-1990s, and was a regular in the TV series Deadly Games in the mid-2000s.
Lloyd portrayed the star character in the point-and-click adventure game
, released in November 1996. He played Toonstruck Ebenezer Scrooge in a 2008 production of at the A Christmas Carol Kodak Theatre with John Goodman and Jane Leeves. In 2009, he appeared in a trailer for a "fake horror" film entitled Gobstopper, in which he played Willy Wonka as a horror-movie-style villain. In October 2009, he did a two-man show with comic performer  Joe Gallois in several Midwest cities. Lloyd also played Mr. Goodman in the 2010 remake .
In September 2010, he reprised his role as Doctor Emmett Brown in
, an episodic adventure game series developed by Back to the Future: The Game Telltale Games. 
In the summer of 2010, he starred as
Willy Loman in a Weston Playhouse production of . Death of a Salesman
On January 21, 2011, he appeared in an episode of the
J. J. Abrams television series . Fringe
In August 2011, he reprised the role of Dr. Emmett Brown (from
Back to the Future) as part of an advertising campaign for Garbarino, an  Argentine appliance company, and also as part of the Nike Company's "Back For the Future" campaign for the benefit of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. In 2012 and 2013, Lloyd reprised the role of Brown in two episodes of the claymation series . He will be a guest star on the 100th episode of the USA Network sitcom, Psych as Martin Khan on March 27, 2013.
Personal life Edit
Lloyd seldom appears in public or gives interviews. His nephew,
Sam Lloyd, is best known for playing Ted Buckland, the lawyer on .
Lloyd's home was destroyed in the
Tea Fire of November 2008 in Montecito, California. (citation needed)
On May 1, 2010, he appeared at an outdoor screening of Back to the Future held by the Tampa Theatre at The River Tower Park in Tampa, Florida, where he participated in a question-and-answer session.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Max Taber
Goin' South Deputy Towfield
Taxi Reverend Jim Ignatowski
Emmy Award for  Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1982 & 1983)
The Onion Field Jailhouse lawyer
The Lady in Red Frognose
The Legend of the Lone Ranger Maj. Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Mr. Mom Larry
To Be or Not to Be S.S. Captain Schultz
Cheers Phillip Semenko
Episode "I'll Be Seeing You" (season 2, episode 21)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Klingon Commander Kruge
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension John Bigbooté
National Lampoon's Joy of Sex Coach Hindenberg
Back to the Future "Doc" Emmett L. Brown
Nomination - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Clue Professor Plum
Street Hawk Anthony Corrido
Special guest star in pilot episode
Walk Like a Man Reggie Shand / Henry Shand
Track 29 Henry Henry
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Judge Doom
Nomination - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Eight Men Out Bill Burns
The Dream Team Henry Sikorsky
Back to the Future Part II "Doc" Emmett L. Brown
Back to the Future Part III "Doc" Emmett L. Brown
Why Me? Bruno Daley
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Merlock the Magician
Back to the Future: The Ride "Doc" Emmett L. Brown
Back to the Future: The Animated Series
"Doc" Emmett L. Brown
Live action segments
Suburban Commando Charlie Wilcox
The Addams Family Uncle Fester Addams / Gordon Craven
Amazing Stories: Book Two Professor B.O. Beanes
Road to Avonlea Professor Dimple-Guest star role
Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
T bone 'N' Weasel
William 'Weasel' Weasler
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Frank Iarossi
Dennis the Menace Switchblade Sam
Addams Family Values Uncle Fester Addams
Twenty Bucks Jimmy
Independent Spirit Award
Angels in the Outfield Al "The Boss" Angel
Camp Nowhere Dennis Van Welker
The Pagemaster Mr. Dewey / The Pagemaster
In Search of Dr. Seuss Mr. Hunch
Rent-a-Kid Lawrence 'Larry' Kayvey
Deadly Games Jordan Kenneth Lloyd / Sebastian Jackal
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Pieces
Toonstruck Drew Blanc
Point-and-click adventure game
Quicksilver Highway Aaron Quicksilver
Anastasia Grigori Rasputin
speaking voice talent
Angels in the Endzone Al "The Boss" Angel
The Real Blonde Ernst
My Favorite Martian Uncle Martin
Alice in Wonderland The White Knight
Baby Geniuses Heep
Original film title: Premonition
Man on the Moon Jim Ignatowski,Taxi Remake
Spin City Owen Kingston
Episode: Back to the Future IV
It Came From the Sky Jarvis Moody
Wit Dr. Harvey Kelekian
When Good Ghouls Go Bad Uncle Fred Walker
Kids World Template:Ifsubst
The Tick (TV)
(uncredited) Template:Ifsubst (pilot episode)
Interstate 60 Ray
Wish You Were Dead Bruce
Hey Arnold!: The Movie Coroner
Voice talent and lead role
The Big Time (TV)
Haunted Lighthouse Cap'n Jack
Tremors Cletus Poffenberger
I Dream Prof. Toone
Malcolm in the Middle Hal's Father
Stacked Professor Harold March
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie Seymour S. Sassafrass
Bad Girls From Valley High Mr. Chauncey
The West Wing Lawrence Lessig
Portrayed the real life Lawrence Lessig
A Perfect Day Michael
Valerie on the Stairs Everett Neely
Masters of Horror
Numb3rs Ross Moore
Flakes Willie B
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Carmine
Fly Me to the Moon Grandpa
The Tale of Despereaux Hovis
Meteor Dr. Lehman
Knights of Bloodsteel Tesselink
Call of the Wild 'Grandpa' Bill Hale
Foodfight! Mr. Clipboard
Santa Buddies Stan Cruge
Piranha 3-D Mr. Goodman
The Chateau Meroux
Snowmen The Caretaker
Chuck Dr. Leo Dreyfus
Episode S03E16: " "
Chuck Versus the Tooth
Jack and the Beanstalk Headmaster
Back to the Future: The Game "Doc" Emmett L. Brown
Fringe Roscoe Joyce
Episode S03E10: " "
Love, Wedding, Marriage Dr. George
Robot Chicken Doc Emmett Brown
season 5, episode "Casablankman 2"
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Wizard of Oz
Piranha 3DD Mr. Goodman
Last Call Pete
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Lero Sombrero
Excuse Me for Living Lars
Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy Grandpa Jack
Doc Emmett Brown
season 6, episode "Eaten by Cats"
Raising Hope Dennis Powers
Episode S03E11: " Credit Where Credit is Due"
Psych"" Martin Kahn
Episode S07E5: " 100 Clues"
Further reading Edit
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Lovece, Frank. " Christopher Lloyd Is as Mysterious as Character", Newspaper Enterprise Association via The Daily News ( Bowling Green, Kentucky, December 2, 1991. ↑
Christopher Allen Lloyd. Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com. Archived from the original on January 10, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-10-17.
Lewis H. Lapham, Financier, 76, Dies; Retired Leather Merchant Was a Founder of Texas Corporation, an Oil Concern", , June 11, 1934. Retrieved on The New York Times February 4, 2013. “The near relatives who survive [include] ... two daughters, Mrs. Elinor Ford of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Samuel Lloyd of Stamford, Conn., and two sons [including] Roger D. Lapham of San Francisco, president of the American Hawaiian Steamship Company....”
↑ Harris, Will. "
Christopher Lloyd on playing a vampire, a taxi driver, a toon, and more", , October 12, 2012. Retrieved on The A.V Club October 12, 2012. .
Gobstopper The Movie. Gobstopper The Movie. Retrieved on 2009-10-17.
↑ Meghan Watt.
Back to the Future video games to include the voice of Christopher Lloyd.
↑ Snider, Mike. "
Telltale Games times 'Back to the Future' project", , 2010-09-01. Retrieved on USA Today 2010-09-01.
↑ Itzkoff, Dave. "
Christopher Lloyd stars in 'Death of a Salesman'", NYTimes.com, 2010-08-25. Retrieved on 2010-09-08.
↑ Tucker, Ken (2011-01-21).
The return of 'Fringe' recap: 'The Firefly' glowed with love, loss, and Christopher Lloyd. . Retrieved on 2011-01-25. Entertainment Weekly
Campaña publicitaria del Doc Emmet Brown es un éxito en YouTube. La Gaceta. Retrieved on 2012-06-14.
'Doc Brown' is in Tampa Bay? Whoa, that’s heavy: Christopher Lloyd hitting sci-fi and movie fests.
Christopher Lloyd Emmy Nominated
The Big Time (TV 2002). Retrieved on Nov. 5, 2010. ↑
Could The Wizard of Oz 2 Be The Most Demented Film Of 2010?.
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