Christopher Lloyd began his career in theatre. He has appeared in over two hundred plays including on and off Broadway, regional and summer stock productions. For his title role in KASPAR he took home an Obie and Drama Desk award. Lloyd starred in the Tony Award winning Broadway production of Mornings at Seven, directed by Dan Sullivan, as well as Twelfth Night in New York Festivals’ Shakespeare in the Park, Center Stage’s Waiting for Godot, as Dalton Trumbo in the New York production of Trumbo and Caucasian Chalk Circle at Classic Stage Company with Brian Kulick directing.
In 1975, Lloyd began his film career in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. This was soon followed by a two-year run as Jim Ignatowski on the television series “Taxi,” for which Lloyd won two of his three Emmys.
In 1992, Lloyd made Emmy history when he won Best Dramatic Actor for Disney’s “Road to Avonlea.” In a category dominated by series regulars, he was the first actor to win for a guest appearance. The following year, the rules were changed to include a Guest Appearance category.
Lloyd has appeared in over 90 film and television productions including the Back to the Future trilogy, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, Eight Men Out, Addams Family and Addams Family Values, BBC’s “Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster,” The Pagemaster, Dennis the Menace, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Track 29, Clue, The Dream team, Angels in the Outfield, Star Trek III, Goin’ South, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, My Favorite Martian, The Tale of Despereaux, Snowmen, Nobody and Mike Nichols’ HBO adaptation of “Wit,” starring Emma Thompson.
Lloyd was nominated for a BIFA award for his work in the independent feature, I Am Not a Serial Killer. He also won an Independent Spirit Award for his chilly depiction as a soulless murderer in Twenty Bucks.