Christopher Lloyd turns 73 today and he is one of my favourite actors mainly because no matter how many remakes there will be of the “Back to the Future” movies he will always be the best crazed professor Emmett Brown for me. The panicked widening of the eyes and the enthusiasm with which he portrayed that particular role will never be done better by anyone else. Below is some general information you can read. Tell me if you also enjoy watching his movies.

Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family films, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He played Reverend Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi and most recently Mr. Goodman in the remake Piranha 3D. He also starred in the short-lived television series Deadly Games, and also was a regular in the short-lived TV series Stacked, in the mid-2000s.

Early life

Lloyd was born and raised in Connecticut.

His mother, an heiress to the Lapham-Texaco oil fortune, donated her family’s ancestral home, Waveny Park, to the town of New Canaan.


He began acting by age 14 and took acting classes in New York City at age 19, He appeared in several Broadway productions.

His first major motion picture role was as a psychiatric patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Prior to this, he appeared uncredited in the 1970 film Airport.However, he may be most remembered for his roles as Reverend Jim Ignatowski, the ex-hippie cabbie on the TV sitcom Taxi, and the eccentric inventorEmmett “Doc” Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy of science fiction films, for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award. He portrayed the villain Maj. Bartholomew ‘Butch’ Cavendish in The Legend of the Lone Ranger a role he has played numerous times in various spin-offs and incarnations. He also played notable roles as Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Professor Plum in “Clue”, Professor Dimple in an episode of Road to Avonlea, the title role in The Pagemaster, the villain Judge Doom in Disney/Amblin’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a wacky sound effects man named Zoltan in Radioland Murders, and Uncle Fester in the big screen adaptations of The Addams Family. In 1999 Lloyd was reunited onscreen with Michael J. Fox in an episode of Spin City titled “Back to the Future IV — Judgment Day” where Lloyd plays Owen Kingston, Mike Flaherty‘s (Fox’s character) former mentor who stops by City Hall to see him, only to proclaim himself as God. That same year, he starred in the movie remake of the 1960s series My Favorite Martian. Also in November 2007, Lloyd was reunited onscreen with his former Taxi co-star Judd Hirsch in the Season 4 episode “Graphic”of the TV series Numb3rs.

In September 2010, he reprised his role as Doctor Emmett Brown in Back to the Future: The Game, an episodic adventure game series being developed by Telltale Games.

On its January 21, 2011 episode, he appeared in the J.J. Abrams television series Fringe.

In August 2011 he was hired as the character of Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future by Garbarino appliance company in Argentina, to an advertising campaign, and also worked for Nike, in the campaign “Back For the Future” for the benefit of the foundation of Michael Fox

Personal life

Lloyd seldom appears in public or gives interviews. Some of his best friends, co-stars and fans who have met him describe Lloyd as a very shy and quiet man. Lloyd has been married four times but he has never had children. His nephew, Sam Lloyd, is best known for playing Ted Buckland, the lawyer on Scrubs. Lloyd’s home was destroyed in the Tea Fire of November 2008 in Montecito, California.

At a Q&A session at a Back to the Future trilogy showing in Hollywood in the summer of 2009, Lloyd was asked which of the Back to the Future films was his favorite. He responded “the third one, because for one thing it’s a Western and I’m a fan of those, and second, it had a love story. I had always wanted to be in a love story and here I got a chance to be at the center of one”. Nearly a year later on May 1, 2010, he appeared at the Tampa Theatre during a screening of Back to the Future, where he participated in another Q&A.

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