Christopher Lloyd (Actor) as Doc Brown - Back to the Future
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Updated: 8/12/10

Name: Christopher Lloyd

Born: October 22, 1938, Stamford, Connecticut

Claim To Fame: Lloyd is probably best known for his portrayal of Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy. However, he has also played other iconic characters, such as Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and Addams Family Values, Kruge the Klingon commander in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Reverend Jim Ignatowski on television's Taxi.

Family Life: He was most recently married to writer/producer Jane Walker Wood from 1992-2005; he was married three times previously.

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Info: Lloyd's interest in acting began when he was 14 and he joined summer stock theatre at age 16. After high school, he moved to New York to pursue his acting ambitions, and studied under drama coach Sanford Meisner from the Neighborhood Playhouse. His career began with a 1969 Broadway appearance in Red, White and Maddox, and he went on to make several appearances on and off-Broadway and in a number of New York Shakespeare Festivals.

He made his film acting debut in 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, playing the sadistic mental patient Taber. In 1978, he got his big break when he was cast as the nutty Reverend Jim Ignatowsky in the comedy Taxi. Although he was only suppposed to appear in one episode, his character was such a hit that Lloyd ended up being a regular on the show. He won two Emmy's for this role.

He found even greater success when he played the crazy inventor Doc Emmett Brown in the 1985 hit Back to the Future, and its sequels. He also provided the voice of Doc in the CBS morning cartoon, Back to the Future - The Animated Series, and appeared in a special version of the film made for a theme park ride. His other major roles include that of a Klingon in Star Trek II: The Search for Spock (1984), the nefarious Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), and as Uncle Fester in both Addams Family films (1991 and 1993).

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Trivia: Is a descendant of a Mayflower passenger John Howland.

Is a fan of fly fishing.

His nephew, Sam Lloyd, is best known for playing Ted Buckland, the lawyer on Scrubs.

Seldom appears in public or gives interviews.

Is a devoted bicyclist.

Insists on signing a contract for every project that frees him from all promotion duties.

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Where Are They Now: Recent projects include playing Ebenezer Scrooge in a 2008 production of A Christmas Carol at the Kodak Theatre, and appearing in a trailer for the fake horror film, Gobstopper, as a villainous Willy Wonka.

His voice can also be heard in many animated productions, including 2008's The Tale of Despereaux. He was the voice of The Hacker on the animated PBS series Cyberchase from 2002-2008.

On May 1 2010, he made a rare public appearance at the Tampa Theatre for a screening of Back to the Future, and even took part in a Q&A.

Write To Christopher Lloyd:
Christopher Lloyd
c/o the Gersh Agency
9465 Wilshire Blvd, 6th floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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