Christopher Lloyd

Actor, Producer
Renowned character actor Christopher Lloyd won over critics and audiences alike with the wide array of quirky, off-beat characters he brought to life on the big and small screens. A former Broadway actor, Lloyd seemed ... Read more »
Born: 10/22/1938 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (151)

88 2015 (Movie)

Cyrus (Actor)

Last Call at Murray's 2015 (Movie)

Bennett (Actor)

The Simpsons 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 (Movie)

Doc Brown (Actor)

Bad Girls From Valley High 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Enfant Terribles 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 (Movie)

Kroenig (Actor)

Freedom Force 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Jack and the Beanstalk 2014 (Movie)

Headmaster (Actor)

Over the Garden Wall 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Sid the Science Kid: The Movie 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Chateau Meroux 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The One I Wrote For You 2014 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Wish You Were Dead 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Adventures of Serial Buddies 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Von Gearheart (Actor)

Dead Before Dawn 2013 (Movie)

Horus Galloway (Actor)

Last Call 2013 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Raising Hope 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Delhi Safari 2012 (Movie)

(Voice)

Excuse Me for Living 2012 (Movie)

Lars (Actor)

Piranha 3DD 2012 (Movie)

Mr. Goodman (Actor)

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure 2012 (Movie)

Lero Sombero (Voice)

Fringe 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Insight 2011 (Movie)

Shep (Actor)

Love, Wedding, Marriage 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

NTSF:SD:SUV 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snowmen 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chuck 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Piranha 3-D 2010 (Movie)

Mr. Goodman (Actor)

Call of the Wild 3-D 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

King of the Hill 1996 - 2009 (TV Show)

Voice

Knights of Bloodsteel 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Meteor 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

77 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fly Me to the Moon 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Grandpa (Actor)

Foodfight! 2008 (Movie)

Mr. Clipboard (Voice)

Head Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Live From Lincoln Center: Camelot 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tale of Despereaux 2008 (Movie)

Hovis (Voice)

Flakes 2007 (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Masters of Horror 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stacked 2004 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Clubhouse 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peter Cottontail: The Movie 2004 (Movie)

Mr. Sassafras (Voice)

Admissions 2003 (Movie)

Stewart Worthy (Actor)

Ed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tremors: The Series 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Easter 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hey Arnold! the Movie 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Coroner (Actor)

Interstate 60 2002 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Malcolm in the Middle 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Time 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Cyberchase 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Kids World 2001 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

The Tick 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chasing Destiny 2000 (Movie)

Jet James (Actor)

When Good Ghouls Go Bad 2000 (Movie)

Uncle Fred (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Geniuses 1999 (Movie)

Heep (Actor)

My Favorite Martian 1999 (Movie)

Uncle Martin (Actor)

Spin City 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dinner at Fred's 1998 (Movie)

Fred's father (Actor)

Premonition 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Blonde 1998 (Movie)

Ernst (Actor)

Anastasia 1997 (Movie)

of Rasputin (Voice)

Avonlea 1989 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Cadillac Ranch 1997 (Movie)

Wood Grimes (Actor)

Changing Habits 1997 (Movie)

Theo Teagarden (Actor)

Deadly Games 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rent-a-Kid 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Best of Taxi 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

In Search of Dr. Seuss 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Payback 1995 (Movie)

Ed Jarvis (Actor)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995 (Movie)

Pieces (Actor)

Angels in the Outfield 1994 (Movie)

Al the Angel (Actor)

Camp Nowhere 1994 (Movie)

Dennis Van Welker (Actor)

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

Zoltan (Actor)

The Pagemaster 1994 (Movie)

Mr Dewey (Actor)

A Menace Called Dennis 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Addams Family Values 1993 (Movie)

Uncle Fester Addams (Actor)

Back to the Future 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis the Menace 1993 (Movie)

Switchblade Sam (Actor)

Twenty Bucks 1993 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Suburban Commando 1991 (Movie)

Charlie Wilcox (Actor)

The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

Uncle Fester Addams (Actor)

Back to the Future III 1990 (Movie)

Dr Emmett L Brown (Actor)

DuckTales: The Movie 1990 (Movie)

of Merlock (Voice)

Legend of the White Horse 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Me? 1990 (Movie)

Bruno Daley (Actor)

Back to the Future II 1989 (Movie)

Dr Emmett Brown (Actor)

The Dream Team 1989 (Movie)

Henry Sikorsky (Actor)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

Bill Burns (Actor)

Pat Hobby Teamed With Genius 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Track 29 1988 (Movie)

Henry Henry (Actor)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

Judge Doom (Actor)

Walk Like a Man 1987 (Movie)

Reggie Henry (Actor)

Miracles 1986 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Back to the Future 1985 (Movie)

Dr Emmett L Brown (Actor)

Clue 1985 (Movie)

Professor Plum (Actor)

The Cowboy and the Ballerina 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheers 1984 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joy of Sex 1984 (Movie)

Coach Hindenberg (Actor)

Old Friends 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek III 1984 (Movie)

Kruge (Actor)

Mr. Mom 1983 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Taxi 1978 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

To Be or Not to Be 1983 (Movie)

Captain Schultz (Actor)

Best of the West 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies 1981 (Movie)

Samuel Starkman (Actor)

The Legend of the Lone Ranger 1981 (Movie)

Cavendish (Actor)

The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

The Black Marble 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 1979 (Movie)

Bill Carver (Actor)

Pilgrim, Farewell 1979 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Schizoid 1979 (Movie)

Gilbert (Actor)

The Onion Field 1979 (Movie)

Jailhouse Lawyer (Actor)

The Word 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Goin' South 1978 (Movie)

Frank Towfield (Actor)

The Lady in Red 1978 (Movie)

Frognose (Actor)

The Adams Chronicles 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Warriors 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 (Movie)

Taber (Actor)

A Perfect Day (TV Show)

Actor

Angels in the Endzone (TV Show)

Actor

It Came From The Sky (TV Show)

Actor

Money on the Side (TV Show)

Actor

On the Edge (TV Show)

Actor

Quicksilver Highway (TV Show)

Actor

September Gun (TV Show)

Actor

Stunt Seven (TV Show)

Actor

T Bone N Weasel (TV Show)

Actor

The Ransom of Red Chief (TV Show)

Actor

The Right to Remain Silent (TV Show)

Actor

Wit (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Modern Family 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Writer
Producer (1)

Dream For an Insomniac 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Renowned character actor Christopher Lloyd won over critics and audiences alike with the wide array of quirky, off-beat characters he brought to life on the big and small screens. A former Broadway actor, Lloyd seemed to spring from nowhere to earn a number of Emmys for his role as burnt out ex-hippie Jim Ignatowski on the acclaimed sitcom "Taxi" (ABC, 1978-82; NBC, 1982-83). Of the many times he portrayed mad scientists and inventors with unkempt hair and elastic facial expressions, his biggest legacy was that of bringing to life eccentric garage tinkerer Doc Brown in the blockbuster "Back the Future" film series. Lloyd's physical plasticity supported his penchant for the offbeat, unstable, unpredictable characters he embodied so memorably. In retrospect, it would be impossible to imagine anyone else inhabiting such iconic roles as Uncle Fester in "The Addams Family" film series or and the villainous Judge Doom in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988). Many actors tried their hand at playing "kooky," but Lloyd succeeded by always going beyond the half-mad stereotype to offer an appealing humanity that kept audiences laughing with his characters rather than at them.

Relationships

Catherine Boyd Set Dresser

Wife
Married June 6, 1959 Divorced 1971

Adele Kinney

Sister

Sam Lloyd Sr. Set Dresser

Brother
Born Sept. 8, 1925

Samuel Lloyd

Father

Ruth Lloyd

Mother
Took son to see Laurence Olivier in "Hamlet" when he was 12, and he remembered being "quite struck by that"

Ruth Lloyd

Sister

Donald Mygatt

Half-Brother

Antoinette Mygatt Lucas

Half-Sister

Kay Tornborg Actor

Wife
Married 1974 Divorced 1987

Carol Vanek

Wife
Married 1988 Filed for divorce July 1991 Divorced 1991

Jane Walker Wood Actor

Wife
Married Feb. 21, 1992 Divorced Dec. 28, 2005

EDUCATION

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

Milestones

2012

Returned for the thriller sequel "Piranha 3DD"

2011

Cast as The Wizard of Oz in the Syfy miniseries "The Witches of Oz"

2010

Acted opposite Elisabeth Shue in the action thriller "Piranha 3D"

2008

Voiced the character of Hovis in the animated fantasy film "The Tale of Despereaux"

2006

Cast in Showtime's "Masters of Horror" anthology series

2005

Cast in the Fox series "Stacked" opposite Pamela Anderson

2001

Starred opposite Holland Taylor in a Los Angeles production of Yasmina Reza's play "The Unexpected Man"

2001

Played supporting role in the HBO adaptation of "Wit"

1999

Played the White Knight in the NBC movie adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland"

1999

Portrayed Uncle Martin in "My Favorite Martian," the feature version of the 1960s CBS sitcom

1999

Reteamed with Clark for "Baby Geniuses" opposite Kathleen Turner

1999

Appeared as himself in Milos Forman's "Man on the Moon," the biopic of Lloyd's "Taxi" cohort Andy Kaufman

1999

Reteamed with Michael J. Fox for the "Back to the Future IV: Judgment Day" episode of the ABC sitcom "Spin City"

1998

Acted in the off-Broadway revival of "Waiting for Godot"

1998

Starred in Bob Clark's "The Ransom of Red Chief," a "Wonderful World of Disney" remake of the O. Henry story

1997

Provided voice of Rasputin for animated feature "Anastasia"

1997

Reprised Al for "The Wonderful World of Disney" (ABC) presentation of "Angels in the Endzone"

1996

Executive produced Tiffanie DeBartolo's feature directing debut "Dream for an Insomniac"

1996

Made his CD-ROM game debut in the interactive "Toonstruck," reprising his Judge Doom character from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

1995

Landed role as the villainous Sebastian Jackal on UPN's "Deadly Games," executive produced by Leonard Nimoy

1995

Played Pieces, a porno projectionist with leprosy whose toes and other parts are falling off in "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead"

1995

Acted in the first interactive film "Mr. Payback"; directed by Bob Gale

1994

Portrayed Al the Angel for "Angels in the Outfield"

1993

Reprised Uncle Fester for "Addams Family Values"

1993

Won an Independent Spirit Award for his outstanding supporting portrayal of a well-spoken, purposeful stick-up man in "Twenty Bucks"; Endre Bohem wrote the original screenplay in 1935, and his son Leslie rewrote it and saw it into production

1992

Won his third Emmy for guest appearance on Disney's "Avonlea"

1991

Played Uncle Fester in "The Addams Family," a featured based on the 1960s ABC series

1991

Provided the voice of Dr. Emmett Brown and appeared in live-action intros and epilogues for the animated series "Back to the Future" (CBS): reprised the character for the Universal Studios' theme park attraction "Back to the Future...The Ride"

1990

Returned as Brown for "Back to the Future III"

1989

Reprised Doc Brown in "Back to the Future II"

1989

Returned to the loony bin as self-serious tidiness freak of "The Dream Team"

1988

Portrayed Judge Doom in Zemeckis' "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

1986

Teamed with Zemeckis and Gale for the "Go to the Head of the Class" episode of NBC's "Amazing Stories"

1985

First collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale, "Back to the Future" as Doc Emmett L. Brown opposite Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly

1985

Portrayed Professor Plum in "Clue," based on the play inspired by the board game

1984

Appeared as Phillip Semenka on two-part episode of "Cheers" (NBC)

1984

Played the villain (Jim Ignatowski goes Klingon) in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"

1978

"Goin' South" reteamed him with Nicholson and De Vito

1978

Starred as 'Reverend Jim' Ignatowski in the classic TV sitcom "Taxi" (ABC); joined as regular cast member in second season; won two Emmy Awards

1978

TV movie debut, "Lacy and the Mississippi Queen" (NBC)

1978

TV miniseries debut, "The Word" (CBS)

1977

Acted opposite Meryl Streep in Broadway production of "Happy End"

1976

Played Czar Alexander I in the PBS miniseries "The Adams Chronicles"

1975

Feature film debut playing one of the inmates in Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" opposite Jack Nicholson

1973

Appeared off-Broadway in "Kaspar," winning an OBIE and a Drama Desk Award

1958

Moved to New York at age 20 (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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"For a period in the mid-60s I decided I'd try commercials. They were all pretty much disasters. I had one where I had to pour coffee and it kept spilling all over the saucer and the director told me I should go home and practice. I tried it for a year and gave up." – Lloyd to USA TODAY, Nov. 29, 1994

.

Lloyd was an extremely shy individual who preferred to keep his personal life separate from his acting career. He almost never gave interviews or appeared on talk shows to promote his movie and TV projects, always establishing this up front in a signed contract that excluded him from such obligation. That said, he has promoted two films by appearing in music videos, first as Doc Brown in Huey Lewis & the News' "Power of Love," and later as Uncle Fester Addams in Hammer's "Addams Groove."

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