Christopher Allen Lloyd shortly named as Christopher Lloyd is an American actor who rose to fame in Northeastern theater productions during the 1960s and early 1970s, earning Drama Desk and Obie awards for his work. He gained widespread recognition as Jim Ignatowski in the comedy series Taxi (1978-1983), for which he won two Emmy Awards. After that, he starred in many movies including Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Emmett “Doc” Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993). He has also been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a BIFA Award. Overall, he is a very talented person.
‘NCIS’ Viewers Blown Away by Christopher Lloyd’s Moving Guest-Starring Role
The Season 17 finale of NCIS featured a thrilling story about Joe Smith (played by guest star Christopher Lloyd), a 95-year-old who claimed to have served on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, the date of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Smith wished to be interned there upon his death. However, the issue was that there were no records that indicated that he served on the battleship and, as a result, Gibbs and the team needed to figure out whether Smith was telling the truth. Ultimately, the team was able to discover that Smith did indeed serve on the USS Arizona and, following his death at the end of the episode, was able to be interned at Pearl Harbor. Fans were particularly enthralled by this story because of the appearance of the enigmatic Lloyd, and they said as much on social media. It was definitely a moving story and fans, in turn, responded to it accordingly by discussing the episode on social media. In particular, many fans specifically took time to mention Lloyd’s guest-starring role and the impact that he was able to create in NCIS’s moving season finale.
- Being a famous actor.
- For his varied roles in films and TV series like Back to the Future (1985) as Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) as Judge Doom, Addams Family Values (1993) as Uncle Fester Addams, Twenty Bucks (1993) as Jimmy, I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) as Crowley, Taxi (1978-1983) as Reverend Jim Ignatowski, Road to Avonlea (1992) as Alistair Dimple, and Cyberchase as the Hacker in PBS Kids series.
What is the birthplace of Christopher Lloyd?
Christopher Lloyd was born as Christopher Allen Lloyd on 22nd October 1938. His birthplace/hometown is in Stamford, Connecticut, the USA. His father, Samuel R. Lloyd is a Lawyer by profession and his mother, Ruth Lapham Lloyd was a singer. She died at the age of 88 in 1984. Regarding his siblings, he has five siblings named Donald L. Mygatt, Antoinette L. Mygatt Lucas, Samuel Lloyd III, Ruth Lloyd Scott Ax, and Adele L. Kinney. His brother, Sam Lloyd Sr. is an actor by profession. She is American by nationality and her ethnicity is Mixed. As per his education, he attended Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut. During his High School days, he co-founded high school’s theatre company, Staples Players. She follows the Christian religion. As of 2019, he celebrated his 81st birthday.
How Christopher Lloyd pursue his acting career?
- Christopher Lloyd initially began his career with summer theatre in New York as an apprentice.
- He took an acting class Playhouse School of the Theatre.
- He recalled making his New York theater debut in a 1961 production of Fernando Arrabal’s play And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers, saying, “I was a replacement and it was my first sort of job in New York.”
- In the year 1969, he debuted with the play Red, White and Maddox in broadway.
- He then went on to Off-Broadway roles in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kaspar (February 1973), The Harlot and the Hunted, The Seagull (January 1974), Total Eclipse (February 1974), Macbeth, In the Boom Boom Room, Cracks, Professional Resident Company, What Every Woman Knows, The Father, King Lear, Power Failure and, in mid-1972, appeared in a Jean Cocteau double bill, Orphee and The Human Voice, at the Jean Cocteau Theater at 43 Bond Street.
- He returned to Broadway for the musical Happy End and performed in Andrzej Wajda’s adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed at Yale Repertory Theater and in Jay Broad’s premiere of White Pelican at the P.A.F. Playhouse in Huntington Station, New York, on Long Island.
- In the early 70s, he earned Drama Desk and Obie awards for his work on Theater.
- In 1975, he debuted in Movies through the American comedy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest directed by Milos Forman as Max Taber, a psychiatric patient which was based on the novel Ken Kesey who won 5 Oscars for Best Actor, Actress, Director, Writing and Best Picture.
- He is known for his work as “Reverend” Jim Ignatowski, the ex-hippie cabbie on the sitcom Taxi, for which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and the eccentric inventor Emmett “Doc” Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award.
- Altogether, he appeared in 84 episodes.
- In 1985, he was cast in Back to the Future as Dr. Emmett Brown along with the actors like Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, and Crispin Glover.
- The movie won 19 awards along with 1 Oscar for the best sound effects.
- In the same year, he played the character of Clue.
- In the movie, he played as Professor Plum. The movie is based on a murder mystery.
- After that, his other roles include Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) (on the suggestion of fellow actor and friend Leonard Nimoy), Professor Plum in Clue (1985), Professor Dimple in an episode of Road to Avonlea (for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series), the villain Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), a wacky sound effects man named Zoltan in Radioland Murders (1994) and Uncle Fester in the movie adaptations of The Addams Family (1991).
- He also portrayed the star character in the adventure game Toonstruck, released in November 1996.
- He was reunited onscreen with Michael J. Fox in an episode of Spin City entitled “Back to the Future IV-Judgment Day” in 1999.
- He starred on the television series Deadly Games in the mid-1990s and was a regular on the sitcom Stacked in the mid-2000s.
- In 2003, he guest-starred in three of the 13 produced episodes of Tremors: The Series.
- After that, he starred as Willy Loman in a Weston Playhouse production of Death of a Salesman.
- He reprised his role as Doctor Emmett Brown in Back to the Future: The Game, an episodic adventure game series developed by Telltale Games.
- On 21st January 2011, he appeared in “The Firefly” episode of the J. J. Abrams television series Fringe as Roscoe Joyce.
- In May 2013, he appeared as the narrator and the character Azdak in the Bertold Brecht play The Caucasian Chalk Circle, produced by the Classic Stage Company in New York.
- On 21st October 2015, episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, he and Michael J. Fox appeared in a Back to the Future skit to commemorate the date in the second installment of the movie trilogy.
- In May 2018, he made a cameo appearance in the episode titled “No Country For Old Women” of Roseanne, where he played the role of Lou, the boyfriend to the mother of Roseanne and Jackie.
- In late 2019 provided the voice of Master Xehanort for the “Re Mind” downloadable content pack of Kingdom Hearts III, taking over the role from the late Leonard Nimoy and Rutger Hauer.
What Awards Christopher Lloyd achieved?
- His awards include Obie Award, Best Performance Drama Desk Award (1973), Emmy Awards for his role in the TV show ‘Taxi’ (1982 and 1983).
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- In 2017, he was recently awarded the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Award for lead performance in a comedy.
- In 2018, he received Festival Award in Northeast Film Festival, US.
What is the Net Worth of Christopher Lloyd?
Christopher Lloyd is a very talented actor and with his earnings, he has an estimated net worth of $70 million as of 2020 which includes a house in Montecito which costs $11 million US in 2013 which later dropped to $6.5 million US. In 1997, he again brought a house that cost $1.6 million US along with his ex-wife Wood. As an actor, his salary is $19k-$210k US. As a voice artist, his earnings are $24k-$585k US. Some of his hit movies are Back to Future (389.1 Million), Clue (14.6 Million), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (329.8 Million) and Addams Family Values(48.9 Million). As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings.
Who is Christopher Lloyd’s Wife?
Christopher Lloyd is a married person. He was married to Lisa Loiacono, his wife. Lisa is a real estate agent by profession. They were married on the 23rd of November 2016 whereas they engaged on the 5th of August 2016. As of now, the duo is living a happy life and their bond is going stronger years by years. His sexual orientation is straight. There is no information regarding his kids.
He was first married to Catharine Dallas Dixon Boyd on the 6th of June 1959. They parted their way after 12 years of marriage. He then married Jane Walker Wood who is a screenwriter. They married on the 21st of February 1992. Their married lasted for 13 years. He also married Carol Ann Vanek in 1988. But they separated after three years. He was married to actress Kay Tornborg in 1974 and divorced in the year 1987.
How tall is Christopher Lloyd?
Christopher Lloyd is a handsome hunk. Being at the age of 81, he still looks very handsome with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. He has brown eyes with light hair. He stands at a height of 6 feet and 1 inch. His weight consists of 78 Kg. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added once we get information about it.