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Encyclopedia > Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
Birth name Christopher Allen Lloyd
Born October 22, 1938 (1938-10-22) (age 69)
Stamford, Connecticut
Years active 1975 - present
Spouse(s) Catherine Boyd (1959-1971)
Carol Vanek (1988-1991)
Jane Walker Wood (1992-2005)

Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning American character actor. He often plays eccentric or comically weird individuals. He is perhaps best known for playing the scientist Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy although he has played many other notable roles. His unique voice has also made him popular with animation, frequently voicing villains. There are several people named Christopher Lloyd Christopher Lloyd (1938- ), an American actor Christopher Lloyd (art historian), Surveyor of the Queens Pictures, 1988-2005 Christopher Lloyd (gardener) (1921-2006), an author of gardening books The birth name of rapper Lloyd Banks Christopher Lloyd (screenwriter), an American TV screenwriter and... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... // January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winners: // Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy 1974: Rob Reiner, All In The Family Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy-Variety/Variety/Music Series 1974: Cloris Leachman, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1975-76: no information Outstanding... Taxi was an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC, and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series focused on the everyday lives of a handful of New York City taxi drivers working for the Sunshine Cab Company, as well as their abusive dispatcher. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winners: 1974: Telly Savalas - Kojak 1975: Robert Blake - Baretta 1976: Peter Falk - Columbo 1977: James Garner - The Rockford Files 1978: Edward Asner - Lou Grant 1979: Ron Leibman - Kaz 1980: Edward Asner - Lou Grant... Road to Avonlea focuses equally on its child and adult characters. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Dr. Emmett Lathrop Doc Brown is a fictional character, one of the lead characters in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Christopher Lloyd in the three films and the live action sequences of the animated series. ... The Back to the Future trilogy is a science fiction film trilogy written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, directed by Zemeckis and distributed by Universal Pictures. ...

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Personal life

Lloyd was born in Stamford, Connecticut, to Ruth Lapham (the sister of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham) and Samuel R. Lloyd.[1] He attended the Fessenden School, a prestigious pre-preparatory school in Newton, Massachusetts. He is a 1957 graduate of Staples High School. His family has lived in New Canaan, Conn. and donated the historical 'Waveny Mansion' to the town. Since its donation, the mansion and its land have become a well renowned park in the town. He seldom appears in public or gives interviews (he gave a rare interview on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Family Films in 2005). Some of his best friends, co-stars and fans who meet him describe him as a very shy and quiet man. His nephew, Sam Lloyd, is best known for playing Ted Buckland, the lawyer on Scrubs. Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Roger Dearborn Lapham (6 December 1883 – 16 April 1966) was a shipowner and businessman who was elected Republican mayor of San Francisco from 1944 to 1948. ... The Fessenden School is a private day and boarding school for boys founded in 1903 by Fredrick Fessenden. ... For other uses, see Newton (disambiguation). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Staples High School is a public secondary school, located in the town of Westport, Connecticut, USA. Staples High School is named after Horace Staples who founded the school in 1884. ... New Canaan is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Sam Lloyd in Scrubs episode My Hypocritical Oath Sam Lloyd is an actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of beaten down lawyer Ted Buckland on the Bill Lawrence sitcom Scrubs. ... Theodore Ted Buckland, Esq. ... This article is about the US sitcom. ...


Career

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. [2] 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", "As They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers", "The Father", "King Lear", and "Power Failure." [3] Summer Stock is an MGM musical made in 1950. ... Sanford Meisner (August 31, 1905-February 2nd, 1997) was an actor and acting coach well known for the Meisner technique. ...


His first major motion picture role was as a psychiatric patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. 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 sci-fi films. He also played notable roles as Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Professor Dimple in an episode of Road to Avonlea, the villain Judge Doom in 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. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman. ... Jim Ignatowski, played by Christopher Lloyd, was a fictional character in the 1970s television series Taxi. ... Singer of a modern Hippie movement in Russia The hippie subculture was a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread around the world. ... Taxi was an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC, and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series focused on the everyday lives of a handful of New York City taxi drivers working for the Sunshine Cab Company, as well as their abusive dispatcher. ... For other uses, see Inventor (disambiguation). ... Dr. Emmett Lathrop Doc Brown is a fictional character, one of the lead characters in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Christopher Lloyd in the three films and the live action sequences of the animated series. ... The Back to the Future trilogy is a science fiction film trilogy written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, directed by Zemeckis and distributed by Universal Pictures. ... This article is about the fictional race. ... Kruge is a fictional villain from the Star Trek universe. ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Road to Avonlea focuses equally on its child and adult characters. ... Bad guy redirects here. ... Judge Doom throttles Roger Rabbit. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released on its Touchstone Pictures banner), which blends traditional animation and live action. ... Radioland Murders was a 1994 film directed by Mel Smith, with a screenplay by George Lucas. ... For the author who uses this as a pseudonym, see Uncle Fester (author) Uncle Fester Uncle Fester is a member of the fictional Addams Family. ... The Addams Family is a black comedy film based on the characters, The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ...


He also appeared as the lead character in the 1996 computer game Toonstruck. He performs the voice of The Hacker on the children's math mystery cartoon Cyberchase (January 2002-present) on PBS Kids GO!, and was a regular on the Pamela Anderson sitcom Stacked. Lloyd has guest-starred on numerous TV programs during his career. For example, on one episode of Malcolm in the Middle, he plays Malcolm's eccentric paternal grandfather. He also portrayed the Constitutionalist Lawrence Lessig (who in real life is twenty-three years younger than Lloyd) in an episode of the sixth season of The West Wing. Toonstruck is a 1996 point-and-click adventure game in which, although all the imagery is drawn and scanned into the game, the protagonist Drew Blanc (played and voiced by Christopher Lloyd) is an actual video-captured representation of the actor (the name is probably a homage to Mel Blanc... This is a list of characters that have appeared on the PBS Kids GO! series CyberChase. ... CyberChase and Cyber Chase redirects here. ... PBS Kids GO! is an educational television brand used by PBS for programs intended at early elementary school children, an older demographic than the separate PBS Kids banner. ... Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian/American[1] actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author. ... Malcolm in the Middle is a seven-time Emmy-winning,[1] one-time Grammy-winning[1] and seven-time Golden Globe-nominated[1] American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Network. ... Not to be confused with Lawrence Lessing. ... This article is about a TV show. ...


Many of his roles seem to lean toward comic relief, whether as hyper characters like Reverend Jim or Doc Brown, or as uptight conservatives such as in The Dream Team and Mr. Mom. Lloyd has shown considerable range as a dramatic actor, however, in movies such as Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, as a leprous projectionist, and Wit. The Dream Team is a 1989 comedy starring Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst & James Remar. ... For the Lonestar song, see Mr. ... Things to Do in Denver When Youre Dead is a 1995 movie directed by Gary Fleder and written by Scott Rosenberg. ... Wit is a 2001 HBO television movie based on the play Wit, and starring Emma Thompson as Vivian Bearing, a woman suffering through ovarian cancer and her attempt at keeping a calm position through all the problems she goes through. ...


His most recent role was in a Season 2 episode of the Showtime series Masters of Horror entitled "Valerie on the Stairs". Lloyd has also recently appeared in a series of DirecTV commercials as his trademark Back to the Future character Emmett Brown. They premiered January 8, 2007, during the BCS Championship Football Game. This article is about the pay TV channel. ... Masters of Horror is an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network. ... Valerie on the Stairs is the eighth episode of the second season of Masters of Horror. ...


He was knighted "Chevalier de l'Ordre du Corbeau" (literally "Knight in the Order of the Raven") in Belgium at the BIFFF (Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film) - www.bifff.org - on 12 April 2007. Lloyd appeared in person, answered audience questions and signed selected items.


He appeared as a guest performer during the opening keynote of Microsoft TechEd 2007 on June 4th 2007 in character as Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future as a comic foil for Bob Muglia, Microsoft's Senior Vice President, Server and Tools Business. Lloyd carried with him a squeeze-operated horn touted as his "Vision Speak" disruption device, threatening to interrupt Muglia if he should slip into corporate cliché language. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


Filmography

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman. ... Goin South is an American western-comedy film, directed by Jack Nicholson. ... Taxi was an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC, and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series focused on the everyday lives of a handful of New York City taxi drivers working for the Sunshine Cab Company, as well as their abusive dispatcher. ... The Onion Field is a 1973 nonfiction book by Joseph Wambaugh, a sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department, regarding the kidnapping of two plainclothes LAPD officers by a pair of criminals during a traffic stop, and the subsequent murder of LAPD Officer Ian James Campbell. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Lonestar song, see Mr. ... To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 comedy film directed by Alan Johnson, written by Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, and starring Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! (also more simply referred to as Buckaroo Banzai) is a science fiction film that has reached cult film status. ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... This article is about the 1985 film. ... Miracles may be: Miracles, a 1989 film starring and directed by Jackie Chan. ... Walk Like a Man is a 1987 comedy film about a young man who is finally returns to his high-society family after having been raised by wolves. ... Eight Men Out is an American dramatic sports film, released in 1988, based on 8 Men Out, published in 1963, by Eliot Asinof. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released on its Touchstone Pictures banner), which blends traditional animation and live action. ... The Dream Team is a 1989 comedy starring Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst & James Remar. ... Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 film and the first sequel to the 1985 film Back to the Future. ... For the video game based on this film, see Back to the Future Part III (video game). ... DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp is a movie made by The Walt Disney Company that is based on the animated series DuckTales. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Addams Family is a black comedy film based on the characters, The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Addams Family Values (1993) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated sequel to the 1991 comedy The Addams Family. ... Twenty Bucks is a 1993 film that follows the travels of a $20 bill from a crisp new bill from the ATM through various transactions an incidents from person to person through the city. ... Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 Disney film starring Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd. ... Camp Nowhere is a 1994 film directed by Jonathan Prince, written by Andrew Kurtzman and Eliot Wald, and starring Jonathan Jackson, Christopher Lloyd, Melody Kay, Andrew Keegan, and Marne Patterson. ... The Pagemaster is a live action/animated film released by 20th Century Fox on November 23, 1994 and based on the illustrated book of the same name. ... Radioland Murders was a 1994 film directed by Mel Smith, with a screenplay by George Lucas. ... Things to Do in Denver When Youre Dead is a 1995 movie directed by Gary Fleder and written by Scott Rosenberg. ... Quicksilver Highway is a 1997 horror film directed by Mick Garris. ... Anastasia is an American Academy Award-nominated animated feature film produced and directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman at Fox Animation Studios, and was released on November 14, 1997 by Twentieth Century Fox. ... The Real Blonde is a 1997 movie directed and written by Tom DiCillo. ... My Favorite Martian is a 1999 comedy feature starring Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Hurley, Daryl Hannah, Wallace Shawn and Ray Walston. ... Starring Tina Minorjino this is a recreation of Lewis Carrolls classic book. ... Baby Geniuses is a 1999 action/comedy directed by Bob Clark, rated PG for crude humor and mild expletives and violence. ... This article is about the film. ... Yasmine Bleeth and John Ritter in the movie It Came From the Sky It Came From the sky, also known as Visiteurs impromtus, Les (Canada: French title) was a 1999 made-for-TV movie which was a comedy drama that starred Yasmine Bleeth, John Ritter, Christopher Lloyd and JoBeth Williams. ... Wit is a 2001 HBO television movie based on the play Wit, and starring Emma Thompson as Vivian Bearing, a woman suffering through ovarian cancer and her attempt at keeping a calm position through all the problems she goes through. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Wish You Were Dead (2002) is a comedy/thriller about two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper. ... Haunted Lighthouse is a short 3-D film. ... Tremors: The Series is a spin-off of Tremors and was produced at the same time as Tremors 4: The Legend Begins. ... I Dream was a half-hour-long British childrens musical television comedy programme aimed at and mostly about teenagers, which aired in 2004 (see 2004 in television). ... Stacked was an American television show originally aired in 2005 on FOX. It was hailed as the opposite of Cheers, instead of a smart person in a dumb place, it is based on the concept of perceived-as-dumb person in a smart place. ... A Perfect Day (Arabic: Yawmon Akhar, يوم اخر) is a 2005 lebanese film directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. ... For other films with this name, see Fly Me to the Moon (disambiguation). ... Valerie on the Stairs is the eighth episode of the second season of Masters of Horror. ... The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread ) is a fantasy book written by Kate DiCamillo that won the Newbery Medal in 2004. ... Foodfight! is a computer-animated film produced by Threshold Entertainment and directed by Larry Kasanoff. ... A Christmas Carol is an announced film to be directed by Robert Zemeckis and star Jim Carrey in multiple roles. ...

References

  1. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/celeb/lloyd.htm
  2. ^ http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Christopher%20Lloyd
  3. ^ http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Christopher%20Lloyd

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Christopher Lloyd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (446 words)
Lloyd currently appears in the role of a retired rocket scientist on the Fox sitcom Stacked, opposite Pamela Anderson Lee.
The actor Lloyd is sometimes confused with another Christopher Lloyd, an American TV writer and the producer of the shows Frasier and Wings, among others.
Christopher Lloyd is the birth name of rapper Lloyd Banks.
Christopher Lloyd - definition of Christopher Lloyd in Encyclopedia (207 words)
Christopher Lloyd (born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut) is an American actor.
Lloyd's first major motion picture role was as a psychiatric patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
However, he may be most remembered for his roles on the TV sitcom Taxi as Reverend Jim Ignatowski, the ex-hippie cabbie and as the eccentric inventor Emmett "Doc" Brown he played in the Back to the Future trilogy in 1985, 1989, and 1990.
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