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Christopher Lloyd

 
Date Of Birth:
October 22, 1938 (84)
Birth Place:
Stamford, CT, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 22, 1938 (84)

Birth Place: Stamford, CT, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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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

Christopher Lloyd Biography

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).

Christopher Lloyd Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
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by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2022

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by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022

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The cast of Back to the Future The Musical led by Roger Bart took the stage last night on Britain's Got Talent! Check out the full performance video here!

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by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2020

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Christopher Lloyd Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Christopher Lloyd been in?
Christopher Lloyd has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Christopher Lloyd been in?
Christopher Lloyd has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Christopher Lloyd been nominated for?
Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Kasper .

What awards has Christopher Lloyd won?
Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Kasper.