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Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd is among Hollywood's busiest and best character actors and has created a number of unforgettable roles on television and in film. Lanky, dark-haired, gravel-voiced, hollow-eyed, and possessing almost skeletal facial features that belie their flexibility, he takes after Lon Chaney in his ability to transform himself into a variety of odd personages ranging from malevolent villains to lovable cooks, most of which are comical. Lloyd is also a versatile theatrical actor known for his ability to improvise in inventive, often outrageous ways. This despite the fact that in his personal life he is famously reclusive and shy. Raised in New Canaan and Westport, CT, Lloyd became interested in acting at age 14 and started out in summer stock at age 16. Following high school, he moved to New York to study acting with such noted drama coaches as the Neighborhood Playhouse's Sanford Meisner. Beginning in 1969 with a Broadway appearance in Red, White and Maddox, he went on to appear on and off-Broadway and with several New York Shakespeare Festivals; in one production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lloyd starred opposite Meryl Streep. In 1973, he won an Obie and a Drama Desk Award for his work in Kaspar. He became interested in becoming a film actor after making a memorable debut as the cynical, sadistic mental patient Taber in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). He moved to Los Angeles in 1976, but did not get his big break until 1978 when he walked into an audition for the innovative comedy Taxi. They were looking for someone to play Reverend Jim Ignatowsky, a burned-out nut case who took one drug too many during the '60s and never recovered. Lloyd shuffled into the audition wearing a faded, funky jean jacket, with his hair all askew, and his eyes bleared: he was instantly cast. His character was only meant for one episode, but proved so popular that he was written in as a regular character. Between 1979 and 1983, Lloyd won two Emmy's for Reverend Jim and the actor remains closely identified with him. His success on Taxi led Lloyd to larger film roles, but he did not become a big name in pictures until he portrayed the crazy but lovable inventor Doc Emmett L. Brown opposite Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future (1985) and its sequels. He later voiced Doc Brown in the CBS morning cartoon version of the popular trilogy, Back to the Future--The Animated Series, and also appeared in a version of the film made especially for a theme park ride. Some of his other memorable roles from the '80s include that of a Klingon in Star Trek II: The Search for Spock (1984), the sneaky Professor Plum in Clue (1985), and the nefarious Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988). He played his third most recognizable role, that of Uncle Fester opposite Angelica Huston's Morticia and Raul Julia's Gomez in both Addams Family films (1991 and 1993). Occasionally Lloyd plays "normal" people in such films as Eight Men Out (1988). In addition to film and television work, Lloyd is also finding success as a voice artist in such projects as Anastasia (1997), where he played the wicked Rasputin. In regard to his hermit-like tendencies, Lloyd insists on signing a contract for every project that frees him from all promotion duties so he won't have to do interviews and have people pry into his private life. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide


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Christopher Lloyd Trivia

When was Christopher Lloyd born?
Christopher Lloyd date of birth: October 22, 1938

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Fly Me to the Moon 3-D?
Christopher Lloyd was Grandpa in Fly Me to the Moon 3-D

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Kids World?
Christopher Lloyd was Leo in Kids World

What role did Christopher Lloyd portray in Angels in the Endzone?
Christopher Lloyd played Al in Angels in the Endzone

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Wit?
Christopher Lloyd was Dr. Harvey Kelekian in Wit

What role did Christopher Lloyd play in It Came From the Sky?
Christopher Lloyd played Jarvis Moody in It Came From the Sky

What role did Christopher Lloyd play in My Favorite Martian?
Christopher Lloyd played Uncle Martin in My Favorite Martian

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Baby Geniuses?
Christopher Lloyd was Heep in Baby Geniuses

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Changing Habits?
Christopher Lloyd was Theo Teagarden in Changing Habits

Who did Christopher Lloyd portray in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead?
Christopher Lloyd was Pieces in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

What role did Christopher Lloyd play in Camp Nowhere?
Christopher Lloyd played Dennis Van Welker in Camp Nowhere

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in The Pagemaster?
Christopher Lloyd was Mr. Dewey in The Pagemaster

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Walk Like a Man?
Christopher Lloyd was Reggie Henry in Walk Like a Man

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Suburban Commando?
Christopher Lloyd was Charlie Wilcox in Suburban Commando

What role did Christopher Lloyd play in The Dream Team?
Christopher Lloyd played Henry Sikorsky in The Dream Team

What role did Christopher Lloyd play in Addams Family Values?
Christopher Lloyd played Uncle Fester Addams in Addams Family Values

What role did Christopher Lloyd portray in The Legend of the Lone Ranger?
Christopher Lloyd played Cavendish in The Legend of the Lone Ranger

Who did Christopher Lloyd portray in Goin' South?
Christopher Lloyd was Towfield in Goin' South

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in The Addams Family?
Christopher Lloyd was Gordon Craven in The Addams Family

What role did Christopher Lloyd portray in A Perfect Day?
Christopher Lloyd played Michael in A Perfect Day

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Foodfight!?
Christopher Lloyd was Mr. Clipboard in Foodfight!

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Anastasia?
Christopher Lloyd was Rasputin in Anastasia

Who did Christopher Lloyd portray in Angels in the Outfield?
Christopher Lloyd was Al the Angel in Angels in the Outfield

What role did Christopher Lloyd portray in Twenty Bucks?
Christopher Lloyd played Jimmy in Twenty Bucks

What role did Christopher Lloyd portray in Eight Men Out?
Christopher Lloyd played Bill Burns in Eight Men Out

What role did Christopher Lloyd portray in Dennis the Menace?
Christopher Lloyd played Switchblade Sam in Dennis the Menace

Who did Christopher Lloyd portray in Clue?
Christopher Lloyd was Prof. Plum in Clue

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!?
Christopher Lloyd was John Bigboote in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Cadillac Ranch?
Christopher Lloyd was Wood Grimes in Cadillac Ranch

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Taxi: Season 02?
Christopher Lloyd was Reverend Jim in Taxi: Season 02

Who did Christopher Lloyd portray in The Onion Field?
Christopher Lloyd was Jailhouse Lawyer in The Onion Field

Who did Christopher Lloyd portray in Flakes?
Christopher Lloyd was Willie in Flakes

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Hey Arnold! The Movie?
Christopher Lloyd was Coroner in Hey Arnold! The Movie

What role did Christopher Lloyd portray in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?
Christopher Lloyd played Taber in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in The Tale of Despereaux?
Christopher Lloyd was Hovis in The Tale of Despereaux

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Mr. Mom?
Christopher Lloyd was Larry in Mr. Mom

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Radioland Murders?
Christopher Lloyd was Zoltan in Radioland Murders

What role did Christopher Lloyd play in National Lampoon's Movie Madness?
Christopher Lloyd played Samuel Starkman in National Lampoon's Movie Madness

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie?
Christopher Lloyd was Mr. Sassafras in Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie

What role did Christopher Lloyd portray in Taxi: Season 03?
Christopher Lloyd played "Reverend" Jim Ignatowski in Taxi: Season 03

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Man on the Moon?
Christopher Lloyd was himself in Man on the Moon

What role did Christopher Lloyd portray in Alice in Wonderland?
Christopher Lloyd played White Knight in Alice in Wonderland

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in In Search of Dr. Seuss?
Christopher Lloyd was Mr. Hunch in In Search of Dr. Seuss

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in The Pagemaster?
Christopher Lloyd was The Pagemaster in The Pagemaster

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock?
Christopher Lloyd was Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Who did Christopher Lloyd play in The Postman Always Rings Twice?
Christopher Lloyd was Salesman in The Postman Always Rings Twice

What role did Christopher Lloyd portray in Butch and Sundance: The Early Days?
Christopher Lloyd played Bill Carver in Butch and Sundance: The Early Days


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