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Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938)[1] is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. Lloyd came to public attention in Northeastern theater productions during the 1960s and early 1970s, earning an Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award for his work. He made his screen debut in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and gained widespread recognition as Jim Ignatowski in the comedy series Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won two Emmy Awards. Lloyd also starred as 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).

Lloyd earned a third Emmy for his 1992 guest appearance in Road to Avonlea, and won an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in Twenty Bucks (1993). He has done extensive voice work, including Merlock in DuckTales the Movie (1990), Grigori Rasputin in Anastasia (1997), the Woodsman in the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall (2014), and the Hacker in PBS Kids series Cyberchase (2002–present), which earned him two further Emmy nominations. He has also been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a BIFA Award.

Early life Edit

Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938, in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Samuel R. Lloyd, Jr, a lawyer, and his wife Ruth (née Lapham; 1896–1984), a singer and sister of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham.[1][2] He is the youngest of four girls and three boys, one of whom, Samuel Lloyd, was an actor in the 1950s and 1960s.[3] Lloyd's maternal grandfather, Lewis Henry Lapham, was one of the founders of the Texaco oil company,[4] and Lloyd is also a descendant of Mayflower passengers, including John Howland.[5] Lloyd was raised in New Canaan, Connecticut.[3]

References Edit

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  2. Croft, Amy, ed. (Spring 2013). „A guide to the Roger D. Lapham photograph collection, 1892-1956”. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park via Online Archive of California. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160314042100/http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark%3A/13030/c8jm2c1f/entire_text/. Accesat la November 1, 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lovece, Frank (December 2, 1991). "Christopher Lloyd Is as Mysterious as Character". United Media via The Daily News (Bowling Green, Kentucky). 
  4. "Lewis H. Lapham, Financier, 76, Dies; Retired Leather Merchant Was a Founder of Texas Corporation, an Oil Concern". The New York Times. June 11, 1934. Retrieved February 4, 2013. The near relatives who survive [include] ... two daughters, Mrs. Elinor Ford of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Samuel Lloyd of Stamford, Conn., and two sons [including] Roger D. Lapham of San Francisco, president of the American Hawaiian Steamship Company....  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. Meet John Howland, a lucky Pilgrim who populated America”. The Japan Times. 27 November 2015. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/11/27/world/meet-john-howland-lucky-pilgrim-populated-america/. 
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