Christopher Lloyd began his career in theater. He has appeared in over 200 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 Morning’s at Seven, directed by Dan Sullivan; Twelfth Night in New York Festival’s 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 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series.
In 1992, Lloyd made Emmy history when he won Best Dramatic Actor for Disney’s drama series Road To Avonlea. In a category dominated by series regulars, Lloyd 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 (1995); Eight Men Out (1998); The Addams Family (1991); Addams Family Values (1993); BBC’s Dead Ahead: Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992); The Pagemaster (1994); Dennis the Menace (1993); Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984); Track 29 (1988); Clue (1985); The Dream Team (1989); Angels in the Outfield (1994); Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984); Goin’ South (1978); Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988); My Favorite Martian (1999); The Tale of Despereaux (2008); Snowmen (2010); and Mike Nichols’ HBO adaptation of Wit (2001), starring Emma Thompson.
Lloyd was nominated for a BIFA award for his work in the independent feature, I Am Not A Serial Killer (2016). He also won an Independent Spirit Award for his chilly depiction as a soulless murderer in Twenty Bucks (1993).