Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Christopher Allen Lloyd. He is an actor, known for Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990). He was previously married to Jane Walker Wood, Carol Vanek, Kay T...

Born on October 22, 1938

Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Height 1.85m / 6' 1"

Biography

Christopher Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Christopher Allen Lloyd. He is an actor, known for Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990). He was previously married to Jane Walker Wood, Carol Vanek, Kay Tornborg and Catherine Boyd.Read More

Known For

TradeMarks

Deep gravelly voice

Often plays eccentric characters

Wildly animated facial expressions

Trivia

Uncle of actor Sam Lloyd.

To prepare for the role of Taber in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), he lived in a mental institution for several weeks and studied the patients. He modeled his character after one of the patients and stayed in character through all filming even when not on screen.

In a scene in Back to the Future (1985), his character Dr. Emmett L. "Doc" Brown, hangs on the arm of a large clock. This mimics a stunt done by Harold Lloyd (no relation) in the movie Safety Last! (1923).

Attended the prestigious Fessenden School in West Newton, Massachusetts.

Attended the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.

For his brief 1985 scenes in Back to the Future (1985), he wore prosthetic make-up to appear 30 years older than in his 1955 scenes, which dominate the film. In the sequels, the 1985 Doc Brown has more scenes. To avoid having to put him through extensive make-up every morning, writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale came up with the idea of Doc Brown visiting a rejuvenation clinic in the future, which results in his face looking much younger.

Has appeared in over two hundred plays, including many on Broadway, regional and summer stock productions.

As a young actor, he performed at the Yale Repertory Theater with Meryl Streep.

Attended and graduated from Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut (1958).

Younger brother of Sam Lloyd Sr..

Quotes

[2012, on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)] Here was another guy who, okay, he was a toon, but he was also just so evil. So evil. I mean, dipping the little shoes and other little toons into the dip? He was just nasty. And, of course, I loved the makeup. That outfit I wore, the glasses, the whole look of it. It was a lot of fun to play. Yeah, that was great. And working with Bob Hoskins and, again, Bob Zemeckis. I've been lucky.

[2012, on filming Dennis the Menace (1993)] I had a scene in that when I'm walking along an alley and I see a boy eating an apple. I reach over the fence with a big knife and snare the apple, and I eat the apple. And the boy playing that role must have been about six or seven years old - he was horrified of me. Even when I was out of makeup. He'd hide behind his mother when he saw me just walking as myself. Just absolutely terrified.

[2012, on Goin' South (1978)] Well, that happened in a rather interesting way. I was doing a Broadway musical called "Happy End", a Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill collaboration, and Nicholson was looking for a leading lady, a new actress, to be in Goin' South (1978), which he was directing. So he came to see "Happy End" not knowing I was in it but, rather, to see Meryl Streep, who was my co-star. And I remember after the play, the stage manager said that Jack Nicholson was going to be coming back to my dressing room to say hello. And Meryl Streep was there, and he said that there was a script that he'd like for me to see, that he'd like for me to do a part in it. And the film was Goin' South (1978), and I did it. And ultimately, he found Mary Steenburgen to play the role that he was trying to cast. But it was just fortuitous that he came by that night.

[2012, on working with John Belushi in Goin' South (1978)] I remember him well. John Belushi was doing Saturday Night Live (1975) at the time, which he had to be in New York to do, and we were shooting Goin' South (1978) in Durango, Mexico, which meant that for three or four weeks he had to do Saturday Night Live (1975), fly to Durango - which was fairly complicated, because you had to go to Mexico City and then up to Durango - shoot for a couple of days, and then fly back to New York to do Saturday Night Live (1975) again. But he was wonderful to work with. I mean, he was absolutely right for the part. He had a lot of energy, of course. He was great. We had a good routine together. It was cool.

[2012, on landing Back to the Future (1985)] I was shooting a film in Mexico City that I'm not sure ever came out. But it was shooting in Mexico City, and I was kind of implanted there, focusing on that, when my agent sent me the script for Back to the Future (1985). I scanned it, but I wasn't terribly impressed, mostly because I'd been offered the chance to go back East and do a play at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven. I'd be playing Hans Christian Andersen - I grew up with Danny Kaye. And Colleen Dewhurst, an amazing, wonderful actress, was going to be my mother in it, and I just thought, "I need to go back to my roots." So I just dismissed the Back to the Future (1985) script. And then a friend who was with me at the time said, "My mantra has always been to never leave any stone unturned." In other words, whenever someone has an interest in you, whatever it is, at least check it out. So based on that, I flew back to Los Angeles, met Bob Zemeckis, and the rest is history.

Spouses

Jane Walker Wood Jane Walker Wood February 21, 1992 - December 28, 2005 (divorced)
Catherine Boyd Catherine Boyd June 06, 1959 - present (divorced)
Kay Tornborg Kay Tornborg - present (divorced)

Filmography

Today Today Himself/...(2episodes,2015)
NFL Monday Night Football NFL Monday Night Football WackyMinister(uncredited)(1episode,2003)
Barney Miller Barney Miller ArnoldScully/...(2episodes,1978-1979)
One Day at a Time One Day at a Time CellMate(1episode,1979)
Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live Himself(uncredited)(2episodes,1982-2008)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  Taber
The Adams Chronicles The Adams Chronicles TsarAlexandreI(1episode,1976)
Three Warriors  Three Warriors  SteveChaffey
Another Man, Another Chance  Another Man, Another Chance  JesseJames(uncredited)
Taxi Taxi ReverendJimIgnatowski(84episodes,1978-1983)
The Word The Word HansBogardus(unknownepisodes)
Goin' South  Goin' South  DeputyTowfield
Lacy and the Mississippi Queen  Lacy and the Mississippi Queen  Jennings
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days  Butch and Sundance: The Early Days  BillTodCarver(asChrisLloyd)
The Lady in Red  The Lady in Red  Frognose
Semi-Tough Semi-Tough FrankMullens(1episode,1980)
The Black Marble  The Black Marble  Arnold'sCollector
Best of the West Best of the West TheCalicoKid(3episodes,1981-1982)
Entertainment Tonight Entertainment Tonight Himself(3episodes,2015)
The Postman Always Rings Twice  The Postman Always Rings Twice  TheSalesman
Cheers Cheers PhillipSemenko(2episodes,1984)
Wogan Wogan Himself(1episode,1990)
Money on the Side  Money on the Side  SergeantStampone
Mr. Mom  Mr. Mom  Larry
To Be or Not to Be  To Be or Not to Be  Capt.Schultz
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock  Star Trek III: The Search for Spock  CommanderKruge
Amazing Stories Amazing Stories ProfessorB.O.Beanes(1episode,1986)
Street Hawk Street Hawk AnthonyCorrido(1episode,1985)
Back to the Future  Back to the Future  Dr.EmmettBrown
Clue  Clue  ProfessorPlum
Legend of the White Horse  Legend of the White Horse  JimMartin
Biography Biography Himself(1episode,2010)
Walk Like a Man  Walk Like a Man  ReggieShand/HenryShand
Eight Men Out  Eight Men Out  'Sleepy'BillBurns
Track 29  Track 29  HenryHenry
Who Framed Roger Rabbit  Who Framed Roger Rabbit  JudgeDoom
The Simpsons The Simpsons ReverendJimIgnatowski(1episode,2015)
Back to the Future Part II  Back to the Future Part II  DoctorEmmettBrown
The Dream Team  The Dream Team  HenrySikorsky
Avonlea Avonlea AlistairDimple(1episode,1992)
Back to the Future Part III  Back to the Future Part III  Dr.EmmettBrown
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp  DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp  Merlock(voice)
Why Me?  Why Me?  BrunoDaley
Back to the Future Back to the Future Dr.EmmettBrown(live-actionsegments)(26episodes,1991-1992)
The Addams Family  The Addams Family  UncleFesterAddams/GordonCraven
Back to the Future... The Ride  Back to the Future... The Ride  Dr.EmmettBrown
Suburban Commando  Suburban Commando  CharlieWilcox
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster  Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster  FrankIarossi-Exxon
Fallen Angels Fallen Angels TheContinentalOp(1episode,1995)
Addams Family Values  Addams Family Values  UncleFesterAddams
Twenty Bucks  Twenty Bucks  Jimmy
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Mr.Moohead(unknownepisodes)
The Pagemaster  The Pagemaster  Mr.Dewey/ThePagemaster
Radioland Murders  Radioland Murders  Zoltan
Deadly Games Deadly Games JordanKennethLloyd/...(13episodes,1995-1997)
Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie  Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie  EdJarvis
Rent-a-Kid  Rent-a-Kid  Lawrence'Larry'Kayvey
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead  Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead  Pieces
The Daily Show The Daily Show Himself(1episode,2015)
Spin City Spin City OwenKingston(2episodes,1999)
Cadillac Ranch  Cadillac Ranch  WoodGrimes
The Ransom of Red Chief  The Ransom of Red Chief  SamHoward
The Right to Remain Silent  The Right to Remain Silent  JohnnyBenjamin
King of the Hill King of the Hill Smitty(1episode,2005)
Anastasia  Anastasia  Rasputin(voice)
Quicksilver Highway  Quicksilver Highway  AaronQuicksilver
The Real Blonde  The Real Blonde  Ernst
My Favorite Martian  My Favorite Martian  UncleMartin
The Wonderful World of Disney The Wonderful World of Disney AltheBossAngel(1episode,1997)
Chasing Destiny  Chasing Destiny  JetJames
The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy  The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy  Dr.EmmettBrown(archivefootage)
Live from Lincoln Center Live from Lincoln Center KingPellinore(1episode,2008)
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius  Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius  PatHobby
Rescue the Scientists  Rescue the Scientists  LieutenantJackTempus
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road  Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road  Ray
American Playhouse American Playhouse Paul(1episode,1982)
Showbiz Today Showbiz Today Himself(2episodes,1991-1997)
Caiga quien caiga - CQC Caiga quien caiga - CQC Dr.EmmettBrown(1episode,2011)
The West Wing The West Wing ProfessorLawrenceLessig(1episode,2005)
Malcolm in the Middle Malcolm in the Middle Walter(1episode,2002)
The Tick The Tick Mr.Fishladder(uncredited)(1episode,2001)
Wit  Wit  Dr.HarveyKelekian
Ed Ed BurtKiffle(1episode,2003)
Foodfight!  Foodfight!  Mr.Clipboard(voice)
The Earth Day Special  The Earth Day Special  Dr.EmmettL.Brown
The 64th Annual Academy Awards  The 64th Annual Academy Awards  Himself-Co-Presenter:BestMakeup
Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town  Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town  Himself
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Law & Order: Criminal Intent Carmine(1episode,2008)
1998 MTV Movie Awards  1998 MTV Movie Awards  Himself
Haunted Lighthouse  Haunted Lighthouse  Cap'nJack
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Snail(1episode,2004)
Cybermatt Cybermatt TheHacker(34episodes,2002-2015)
Hey Arnold! The Movie  Hey Arnold! The Movie  Coroner(voice)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live! DocBrown(1episode,2015)
Tremors Tremors Dr.CletusPoffenberger(3episodes,2003)
Visions Visions (1episode,1980)
The 31st Annual Tony Awards  The 31st Annual Tony Awards  Himself-Performer(uncredited)
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards  The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards  Herself-Presenter:OutstandingLeadActorinaComedySeries
Admissions  Admissions  StewartWorthy
Detective  Detective  AndersoninLaunderette
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