Christopher Lloyd

Birth Place: Stamford, CT, USA

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Christopher Lloyd is an American actor with a relatively long career. His better known roles include drug-using taxicab driver Jim Ignatowski in the sitcom "Taxi" (1978-1983), Klingon officer Commander Kruge in the film "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (1984), inventor Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown in the 'Back to the Future" film trilogy (1985-1990), the villainous Judge Doom in the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988), and deranged Uncle Fester in the film "The Addams Family "(1991) and its sequel "Addams Family Values" (1993).
In 1938, Lloyd was born in Stamford, Connecticut. His parents were lawyer Samuel R. Lloyd and singer Ruth Lapham (1896-1984). His maternal uncle was politician Roger Lapham, mayor of San Francisco (1883-1966, term 1944-1948). His maternal grandfather was businessman Lewis Henry Lapham (1858-1934), co-founder of the oil company Texaco. Lloyd is a distant descendant of indentured servant John Howland (c.1592-1673), one of the passengers of the ship Mayflower and signers of the Mayflower Compact.
Lloyd was raised in the town Westport, Connecticut, which changed from a community of farmers to a suburban development during the 20th century. Many artists and writers from New York City settled in the town. Lloyd was educated at Staples High School. He was a co-founder of the Staples Players, the school's theatre company.
Lloyd was interested in an acting career, and served as an apprentice at summer theaters in Mount Kisco, New York, and Hyannis, Massachusetts. In 1957, he started pursuing acting classes in New York City. He took lessons at the "Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre", a full-time professional conservatory for actors. His acting teacher was Sanford Meisner (1905-1997), eponymous creator of the Meisner technique.
Lloyd made his New York theatrical debut in a 1961 production of play "And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers" by Fernando Arrabal (1932-). He was reportedly a replacement for another actor. He made his Broadway debut in a 1969 performance of Red, White and Maddox (1969). Until the mid-1970s, Lloyd was primarily a theatrical actor. He performed both on Off-Broadway shows and in Broadway.
Lloyd made his film debut in the role of psychiatric patient Max Taber in the drama "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975). His first major role in television was drug-using taxicab driver Jim Ignatowski in the sitcom "Taxi" (1978-1983). His character was an aging hippie, son of an affluent Boston family , and former student of Harvard University. Ignatowski was one of the sitcom's most colorful characters and Lloyd won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, Lloyd played most of his most notable film roles. Lloyd was first nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown in "Back to the Future" (1985). The award was instead won by rival actor Roddy McDowall (1928-1998). He was nominated for the same award for his role as Judge Doom in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988). The award was instead won by rival actor Robert Loggia (1930-2015).
Lloyd also performed as a voice actor, voicing the evil sorcerer Merlock in "DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp" (1990) and historical figure Grigori Rasputin (1869-1916) in "Anastasia" (1997).
Lloyd had another notable television role when cast in the role of villain Sebastian Jackal in the science fiction series "Deadly Games" (1995-1997). He also played the character of Dr. Jordan Kenneth Lloyd, the despised father of the show's protagonist Dr. Gus Lloyd (played by James Calvert).
Lloyd's last notable film role in the 1990s was playing the Martian Uncle Martin in "My Favorite Martian". The film was an adaptation of the classic sitcom "My Favorite Martian" (1963-1966), and the character was previously played by Ray Walston (1914-2001). The film under-performed at the box office.
In the 2000s, Lloyd played the role of recurring character of Cletus Poffenberger in the comic science fiction series "Tremors" (2003), and recurring character Professor Harold March in the sitcom "Stacked" (2005-2006). As March, Lloyd played a retired rocket scientist who was a regular customer of the bookstore which served as the series' setting.
In the 2010s, Lloyed returned to the role of Doc Brown in cameo appearances in "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (2014) and "Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie" (2016), and as the protagonist of the short film "Doc Brown Saves the World" (2015).

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Christopher Lloyd STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2013
Azdak

[Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2002
Carl Bolton

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1977
Bill Cracker

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1977
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Performer


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Tickets Go On Sale Today For BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL in Cleveland

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BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL Extends Booking Period and Celebrates 1000th Performance In the West End

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Feature: 10 CELEBRITIES AT TOKYO COMIC CON 2023 OF GRAND FINALE

Tokyo and Osaka Comic Con: Since 2016, a pop culture festival providing opportunities for communication with celebrities and artists, exhibition of props used in movies, and interaction among cosplay enthusiasts. In the past, celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Orlando Bloom gathered, and the 8th Tokyo Comic Con 2023 took place over three days from December 8th. This time, ambassador Mackenyu, and celebrities such as Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Logan, Mads Mikkelsen, Christopher Lloyd, and others participated. Here, we bring you the highlights from the grand finale on the last day.

Feature: LIVE-ACTION ZORO - MACKENYU at TOKYO COMIC CON 2023 OF GRAND FINALE

Known worldwide for his role as Zoro in the live-action 'ONE PIECE'series. He won the Newcomer of the Year at the Awards of the Japanese Academy for his role in the movie 'Chihayafuru'. His major works include the movie 'Rurouni Kenshin' series and the 'Fullmetal Alchemist' series. He served as the ambassador for Tokyo Comic Con 2023, held from December 8th for three days. 'Tokyo Comic Con' is a pop culture festival that provides opportunities for communication with celebrities and exhibits props used in movies. Here, we present excerpts from the scene where he appeared at the grand finale of this event.

Feature: BACK TO TOKYO - CHRISTOPHER LLOYD AT TOKYO COMIC CON 2023 OF CELEBRITY STAGE

​​​​​​​Christopher Lloyd: Known for his role as Emmett 'Doc' Brown in the “Back to the Future” film series. Other notable works include “The Addams Family” and 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” He visited Japan for the Tokyo Comic Con 2023 held from December 8th for three days. 'Tokyo Comic Con' is a pop culture festival that provides opportunities for communication with celebrities and exhibits props used in movies. Here, we bring you the highlights of the talk show that Christopher participated in during the event.

Feature: 'I AM LOKI' - TOM HIDDLESTON at TOKYO COMIC CON 2023 of CELEBRITY STAGE

​​​​​​​Tom Hiddleston: A talented actor known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having won numerous awards including the Golden Globe. His notable works include the 'Avengers' series, 'Kong: Skull Island,' dramas like 'Loki' and 'The Night Manager.' He visited Japan for the Tokyo Comic Con 2023, held from December 8 for three days. 'Tokyo Comic Con' is a pop culture festival that provides opportunities for communication with celebrities and exhibits props used in movies. Here, we bring you the highlights of the talk show that Tom participated in during the event.

Interview: Mackenyu [Tokyo Comic Con 2023 Ambassador]

​​​​​​​Mackenyu: Known worldwide for his role as Zoro in the live-action 'ONE PIECE'series. He won the Newcomer of the Year at the Awards of the Japanese Academy for his role in the movie 'Chihayafuru'. His major works include the movie 'Rurouni Kenshin' series and the 'Fullmetal Alchemist' series. He served as the ambassador for Tokyo Comic Con 2023, held from December 8th for three days. 'Tokyo Comic Con' is a pop culture festival that provides opportunities for communication with celebrities and exhibits props used in movies. Here, we bring you the interview with Mackenyu on the first day.

Feature: 10 CELEBRITIES GATHERED AT TOKYO COMIC CON 2023'S OPENING CEREMONY

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BACK TO THE FUTURE Releases New Block Of Tickets On Sale Now

A new block of tickets has been released for BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical! Get your tickets now for performances through Sunday, December 1, 2024. 

BACK TO THE FUTURE The 2022 Olivier Award-Winning Best New Musical Sets Its Destination For Schenectady

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CAMP HIDEOUT Starring Christopher Lloyd & Corbin Bleu Out On Digital & On Demand

The movie stars Emmy Award winner Christopher Lloyd (“Taxi,” Back to the Future) as a wacky camp owner, reminiscent of his role in Camp Nowhere. The film also stars Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Amanda Leighton (“The Fosters”) and Ethan Drew (“Danger Force”) and is directed by Sean Olson (Max Winslow and the House of Secrets).

BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL Extends Performances in London

 BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical will extend to 21 July 2024 at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End. Tickets are on sale now.

Video: BACK TO THE FUTURE Reveals Special Performance To Celebrate Back to the Future Day

The Broadway production of BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical will celebrate with a special performance at both the matinee and evening performances on Saturday, October 21.

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival to Return in 2024

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival will partner with The Town Players of New Canaan to bring an exciting new season to the historic Powerhouse Theatre in Connecticut.

Christopher Lloyd FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Christopher Lloyd has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Christopher Lloyd has not appeared in the West End.

Christopher Lloyd has been nominated for the Outstanding Performance award at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in the show Kasper.

Christopher Lloyd has won the Outstanding Performance award at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in the show Kasper.

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