Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd


10/22/1938, Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Birth Name

Christopher Allen Lloyd



Also Known As

Chris Lloyd
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Christopher was drawn to acting at the age of 14, and two years later he was appearing in summer stock. At 19 he moved to New York and began acting classes, most notably at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner. Chris moved to New York City to study…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1992, Christopher won a Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series playing Alistair Dimple on Road to Avonlea: Another Point of View.

    • In 1982-1983, Christopher won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series playing Reverend Jim Ignatowski on Taxi.

    • Christopher Lloyd is described as a shy person by his friends and co-stars. He has only appeared on one chat show, The Tony Danza Show! In 2004.

    • Chris was married to Catherine Boyd from 1959 until they got divorced in 1971. Then he married Carol Vanek from 1988 until they were divorced in 1991. He then married Jane Walker Wood a year later and they divorced in 2005.

    • Chris graduated from Staples High School in Westport, CT in 1958.

    • Chris is 6'1" (1.85 m).

    • He has appeared in over 200 plays.

    • Chris Lloyd has starred alongside Lea Thompson in five movies (Back to the Future parts 1, 2 and 3, Dennis the Menace, Haunted Lighthouse) and yet they have only spoken on-screen once, in Back to the Future part 1.

    • Lloyd was accused of underpaying his wife Catherine Boyd's alimony. They married in 1959 and divorced 12 years later. Lloyd signed an agreement that he would pay his ex $1,500 a month until she remarried or died. While Catherine remained single, she claimed that he owed her more than $200,000 in payment.

    • Christopher Lloyd is Jack Nicholson's best friend.

    • Christopher Lloyd is an animal lover and also enjoys in line skating.

    • Christopher Lloyd first decided that he wanted to be an actor at the age of 14.

    • For the role of Taber in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Lloyd gave it the "method treatment" and lived in a mental institution for a few weeks, studying the patients. He picked one patient and and used him as a model for his own role in the movie, and stayed in character the entire time the movie was in production.

    • Director Robert Zemeckis said that while filming Back to the Future (1985), that Michael J. Fox was so much shorter than Lloyd that the latter would voluntarily hunch himself over in order to fit into the camera frame with Fox.

    • Chris Lloyd is uncle of actor Sam Lloyd, who has appeared on many episodes of Scrubs, etc.

    • Back To The Future, Part 3 (1990) featured Christopher Lloyd's first on-screen kiss.

  • Quotes

  • Christopher Lloyd is an actor who played my favorite movie villain, Judge Doom, in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

    He is one of my favorite actors and was known for playing my favorite movie villain, Judge Doom, in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

    I remember that movie since I was a kid. That's how I think Doom is my favorite villain. In that movie, he is a judge trying to kill Roger Rabbit for killing Maroon. In order to do that, he uses the Dip, a concoction used to kill Toons. I watched the part where he killed a Toon shoe. Later, in the Acme warehouse, he plans to erase Toontown with the Dip. Doom gets into a fight with Valiant where he is revealed to be a Toon. When Doom reveals himself as a Toon with red eyes and squeaky voice, Valiant recognizes him to be his brother's murderer. Doom is destroyed by the Dip in the end.moreless
  • Christopher Lloyd is a veteran character actor who has done yeomen work in movies and TV. I first saw him in "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest" and then on Taxi as Rev. Jim, and in many films, most famously in Back to the Future as Doc Emmett Brown.moreless

    If Christopher Lloyd never did anything after Taxi, he would still earn a spot on my list. Reverend Jim was one of the most truly original characters in the history of American sitcoms. Lloyd couldve played him as a one dimensional stereotype of an aging hippie, but he imbued the character with such depth that he was very likeable and sweet. And he had a basic decency that wasnt corny. He was genuine. After Taxi ended, Lloyd moved on to movies. He had a small part in Mr. Mom as one of Michael Keatons co-workers. He did all right with what screen time he had. Then he did Back to the Future where he had the chance to create another memorable character. Indeed, I think it was Lloyd portrayal of Doc Brown that give the movie its emotional resonance. After the 3 BTTF films, he moved on the remake of The Addams Family, playing Uncle Fester in 2 films. He also appeared in the underrated The Dream Team sharing time with Keaton, Peter Boyle and Stephen Furst. The last time I saw Lloyd in a movie was Things to do in Denver when Youre Dead, where he made the most of limited screen time in a film that I felt was kind of overrated. I havent seen him in anything since then, but Im ever wary of his next role. "Now youre going to see some serious shi-!"moreless