Date of Birth : Oct 22nd 1938
Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning American character actor. He often plays eccentric or comically weird individuals. He is perhaps best known for playing the scientist Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy although he has played many other notable roles. His unique voice has also made him popular with animation, frequently voicing villains.
Lloyd was born in Stamford, Connecticut, to Ruth Lapham (the sister of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham) and Samuel R. Lloyd. He attended the Fessenden School, a prestigious pre-preparatory school in Newton, Massachusetts. He is a 1957 graduate of Staples High School. His family has lived in New Canaan, Conn. and donated the historical ‘Waveny Mansion’ to the town. Since its donation, the mansion and its land have become a well renowned park in the town. He seldom appears in public or gives interviews (he gave a rare interview on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Family Films in 2005). Some of his best friends, co-stars and fans who meet him describe him as a very shy and quiet man. His nephew, Sam Lloyd, is best known for playing Ted Buckland, the lawyer on Scrubs.
His first major motion picture role was as a psychiatric patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. 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 inventor Emmett “Doc” Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy of sci-fi films. He also played notable roles as Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Professor Dimple in an episode of Road to Avonlea, the villain Judge Doom in 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.