- Christopher Lloyd
Lloyd in October 2010
Born Christopher Allen Lloyd
October 22, 1938
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Residence Montecito, California Nationality American Education Fessenden School Alma mater Staples High School Occupation Actor Years active 1952–present Home town New Canaan, Connecticut,
Spouse Catherine Boyd (1959–1971)
Kay Tornborg (1975–1987)
Carol Ann Vanek (1988–1991)
Jane Walker Wood (1992–2005)
Parents Samuel R. Lloyd,
Ruth (nee Lapham) Lloyd
Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family films, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He played Reverend Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi and more recently Mr. Goodman in the remake Piranha 3D. He also starred in the short-lived television series Deadly Games, and also was a regular in the short-lived TV series Stacked, in the mid-2000s.
Lloyd has used his vocal talents in animation, frequently voicing villains. He provided voice to 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.
He began acting by age 14 and started apprenticing in summer stock. He took acting classes in New York City at age 19, some at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner. He appeared in several Broadway productions, including Happy End, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Red, White and Maddox, Kaspar, The Harlot and the Hunted, The Seagull, Total Eclipse, Macbeth, In the Boom Boom Room, Cracks, Professional Resident Company, What Every Woman Knows, And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers, The Father, King Lear, and Power Failure.
His first major motion picture role was as a psychiatric patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Prior to this, he appeared uncredited in the 1970 film Airport. However, he may be most remembered 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 Back to the Future trilogy of science fiction films, for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award. He portrayed the villain Maj. Bartholomew 'Butch' Cavendish in The Legend of the Lone Ranger a role he has played numerous times in various spin-offs and incarnations. He also played notable roles as Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Professor Plum in Clue, Professor Dimple in an episode of Road to Avonlea, the title role in The Pagemaster, the villain Judge Doom in Disney/Amblin's Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a wacky sound effects man named Zoltan in Radioland Murders, and Uncle Fester in the big screen adaptations of The Addams Family. In 1999 Lloyd was reunited onscreen with Michael J. Fox in an episode of Spin City titled "Back to the Future IV — Judgment Day" where Lloyd plays Owen Kingston, Mike Flaherty's (Fox's character) former mentor who stops by City Hall to see him, only to proclaim himself as God. That same year, he starred in the movie remake of the 1960s series My Favorite Martian. Also in November 2007, Lloyd was reunited onscreen with his former Taxi co-star Judd Hirsch in the Season 4 episode "Graphic" of the TV series Numb3rs.
Lloyd also acted as the star in the point-and-click adventure game Toonstruck, which released in November 1996.
He played Ebenezer Scrooge in a 2008 production of A Christmas Carol at the Kodak Theatre with John Goodman and Jane Leeves. In 2009, he appeared in a trailer for a fake horror film, entitled Gobstopper, where he played Willy Wonka as a horror movie villain.
In October 2009, he did a two-man show with comedy upcomer Joe Gallois in several Midwest cities.
In August 2011 he was hired as the character of Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future by Garbarino appliance company in Argentina, to an advertising campaign, and also worked for Nike, in the campaign "Back For the Future" for the benefit of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Lloyd seldom appears in public or gives interviews. Some of his best friends, co-stars and fans who have met him describe Lloyd as a very shy and quiet man. Lloyd has been married four times but he has never had children. His nephew, Sam Lloyd, is best known for playing Ted Buckland, the lawyer on Scrubs. Lloyd's home was destroyed in the Tea Fire of November 2008 in Montecito, California.
At a Q&A session at a Back to the Future trilogy showing in Hollywood in the summer of 2009, Lloyd was asked which of the Back to the Future films was his favorite. He responded "the third one, because for one thing it's a Western and I'm a fan of those, and second, it had a love story. I had always wanted to be in a love story and here I got a chance to be at the center of one". Nearly a year later on May 1, 2010, he appeared at the Tampa Theatre during a screening of Back to the Future, where he participated in another Q&A.
Lloyd appeared at a '25th Anniversary' screening of "Back to the Future" in February 2010 at the Hollywood Blvd. Theater in Woodridge, Illinois along with Lea Thompson, Claudia Wells and James Tolkan. All the proceeds were donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Year Film Role Notes 1970 Airport Patron in diner Uncredited 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Max Taber 1978 Goin' South Deputy Towfield Taxi (TV) Reverend Jim Ignatowski Emmy Award, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1982, 1983) Three Warriors Steve Chaffey 1979 The Onion Field Jailhouse lawyer The Lady in Red Frognose 1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger Maj. Bartholomew 'Butch' Cavendish 1983 Mr. Mom Larry To Be or Not to Be S.S. Captain Schultz 1984 Cheers (TV) 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 1985 Back to the Future "Doc" Emmett L. Brown Nomination - Saturn Award, Best Supporting Actor Clue Professor Plum Street Hawk (TV) Anthony Corrido Special guest star in pilot episode 1986 Miracles Harry 1987 Walk Like a Man Reggie Shand / Henry Shand 1988 Track 29 Henry Henry Who Framed Roger Rabbit Judge Doom Nomination - Saturn Award, Best Supporting Actor Eight Men Out Bill Burns 1989 The Dream Team Henry Sikorsky Back to the Future Part II "Doc" Emmett L. Brown 1990 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 Voice talent 1991 Back to the Future: The Ride "Doc" Emmett L. Brown Simulator ride Back to the Future: The Animated Series Doc Emmett L. Brown Human parts Suburban Commando Charlie Wilcox The Addams Family Uncle Fester Addams 1992 Amazing Stories: Book Two (TV) Professor B.O. Beanes Road to Avonlea (TV) Professor Dimple-Guest star role Emmy Award, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series T bone 'N' Weasel William 'Weasel' Weasler Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Frank Iarossi 1993 Dennis the Menace Switchblade Sam Switchblade Sam is the only character in the film never referred to by his name, and the main antagonist. Addams Family Values Uncle Fester Addams Twenty Bucks Jimmy Won an Independent Spirit Award 1994 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 Radioland Murders Zoltan: Eccentric sound designer 1995 Rent-a-Kid Lawrence 'Larry' Kayvey Deadly Games Jordan Kenneth Lloyd / Sebastian Jackal Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Pieces 1996 Cadillac Ranch Wood Grimes Toonstruck Drew Blanc Point-and-click adventure game 1997 Quicksilver Highway Aaron Quicksilver Anastasia Grigori Rasputin Voice talent Angels in the Endzone Al "The Boss" Angel The Real Blonde Ernst 1999 My Favorite Martian Uncle Martin Alice in Wonderland The White Knight Baby Geniuses Heep Convergence Morley Allen Original film title: Premonition Man on the Moon Jim Ignatowski,Taxi Remake Spin City Owen Kingston It Came From the Sky Jarvis Moody 2001 Wit Dr. Harvey Kelekian When Good Ghouls Go Bad Uncle Fred Walker Kids World Leo 2002 Interstate 60 Ray Wish You Were Dead Bruce Hey Arnold!: The Movie Coroner Cyberchase (TV) Hacker Voice talent and lead role The Big Time (TV) Doc Powers 2003 Haunted Lighthouse Cap'n Jack Tremors (TV) Cletus Poffenberger 2004 I Dream (TV) Prof. Toone Malcolm in the Middle (TV) Hal's Father 2005 Stacked (TV) Professor Harold March Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie Seymour S. Sassafrass Bad Girls From Valley High Mr. Chauncey The West Wing (TV) Lawrence Lessig Portrayed the real life Lawrence Lessig 2006 A Perfect Day (TV) Michael Valerie on the Stairs (TV) Everett Neely Episode of Masters of Horror 2007 Numb3rs (TV) Ross Moore 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV) Carmine Episode Vanishing Act Fly Me to the Moon Grandpa The Tale of Despereaux Hovis 2009 Meteor (TV) Dr. Lehman Knights of Bloodsteel (TV) Tesselink Call of the Wild 'Grandpa' Bill Hale Foodfight! Mr. Clipboard Santa Buddies Stan Cruge 2010 Piranha 3-D Mr. Goodman Snowmen The Caretaker Chuck (TV) Dr. Leo Dreyfus Episode S03E16: "Chuck Versus the Tooth" Jack and the Beanstalk Headmaster Back to the Future: The Game Doctor Emmett "Doc" Brown Video game The Witches of Oz Wizard of Oz 2011 Fringe (TV) Roscoe Joyce Episode S03E10: "The Firefly" Piranha 3DD Mr. Goodman post-production Last Call Pete post-production Love, Wedding, Marriage Dr. George 2012 Thicker Augustine filming Excuse Me For Living Lars filming 2 Headed Shark Attack Mr.Goodman (cameo) filming
Awards and Honors
Award Category Result Year Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series/Taxi Won 1982 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Won 1982 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series/Road to Avonlea Won 1992 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor/Back to the Future Nominated 1986 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor / Who Framed Roger Rabbit Nominated 1990 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male/Twenty Bucks Won 1994 DVD Exclusive Awards Best Actor/When Good Ghouls Go Bad Nominated 2001 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program/Cyberchase Nominated 2008 Drama Desk Award Best Performance/Kaspar Won 1973
- Chelsea on the Edge: The Adventures of an American Theater, Davi Napoleon. Includes discussion of Lloyd's early work off-Broadway, including the production of Happy End at the Chelsea Theater Center and on Broadway, Kaspar, and Total Eclipse. Iowa State University Press. ISBN-0-8138-1713-7, 1991.
- ^ Christopher Lloyd at the Internet Movie Database
- ^ "Graphic" at the Internet Movie Database
- ^ "Gobstopper The Movie". Gobstopper The Movie. http://gobstoppermovie.com/. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
- ^ Meghan Watt. "Back to the Future video games to include the voice of Christopher Lloyd". http://www.geek.com/articles/games/back-to-the-future-video-games-to-include-the-voice-of-christopher-lloyd-2010093.
- ^ Snider, Mike (2010-09-01). "Telltale Games times 'Back to the Future' project". USA Today. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/08/telltale-games-times-back-to-the-future-project/1. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
- ^ Itzkoff, Dave (2010-08-25). "Christopher Lloyd stars in 'Death of a Salesman'". NYTimes.com. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/theater/26lloyd.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1. Retrieved 2010-09-08.
- ^ Tucker, Ken (2011-01-21). "The return of 'Fringe' recap: 'The Firefly' glowed with love, loss, and Christopher Lloyd". Entertainment Weekly. http://watching-tv.ew.com/2011/01/21/fringe-firefly-season-3-episode-10/. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
- ^ http://www.lagaceta.com.ar/nota/454208/Tucumanos/Campa%C3%B1a-publicitaria-Doc-Emmet-Brown-exito-YouTube.html
- ^ "'Doc Brown' is in Tampa Bay? Whoa, that’s heavy: Christopher Lloyd hitting sci-fi and movie fests". http://blogs.tampabay.com/80s/2010/04/doc-brown-is-in-tampa-bay-whoa-thats-heavy-christopher-lloyd-hitting-scifi-and-movie-fests.html.
- ^ "The Big Time (TV 2002)". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0294362/. Retrieved Nov. 5, 2010.
- ^ "Could The Wizard of Oz 2 Be The Most Demented Film Of 2010?". http://io9.com/5520467/could-the-wizard-of-oz-2-be-the-most-demented-film-of-2010.
- ^ "Excuse Me For Living". http://www.excusemeforliving.net/.
- Christopher Lloyd at the Internet Movie Database
- Christopher Lloyd at the Internet Broadway Database
- Christopher Lloyd at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Christopher Lloyd at AllRovi
- Christopher Lloyd at Memory Alpha (a Star Trek wiki)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series (1976–2000)
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