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Christopher Lloyd

Highest Rated:   97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Lowest Rated:   0% InSight (2011)
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Birthplace:   Stamford, Connecticut, USA
A reclusive character actor with an elongated, skull-like face, manic eyes and flexible facial expressions, Christopher Lloyd is best known for portraying neurotic, psychotic, or eccentric characters. He worked in summer stock as a teenager, then moved to New York. After studying with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse, he debuted on Broadway in Red, White and Maddox in 1969. Lloyd went on to much success on and off Broadway; for his work in the play Kaspar (1973) he won both the Obie Award and the Drama Desk Award. His screen debut came in the hugely successful One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), in which he played a mental patient. He went on to appear in a number of films, but first achieved national recognition for playing the eccentric, strung out, slightly crazy cab-driver "Reverend" Jim in the TV series Taxi from 1979-83; he won two Emmy Awards for his work. He extended his fame to international proportions by playing the well-meaning, wild-haired, mad scientist Doc Brown in Back to the Future (1985) and its two sequels; this very unusual character continued the trend in Lloyd's career of portraying off-the-wall nuts and misfits, a character type he took on in a number of other films in the '80s, including The Addams Family (1991), in which he played the crazed uncle Fester. His "straight" roles have been infrequent, but include Eight Men Out (1989).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
46% Going in Style
  • Milton
$45.1M 2017
No Score Yet Boundaries
  • Actor
2017
94% I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • Crowley
2016
No Score Yet Just in Time for Christmas
  • Grandpa Bob
2015
No Score Yet Back In Time
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The Boat Builder
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The One I Wrote For You
  • Actor
$49.1k 2014
42% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Kroenig
$11.1M 2014
No Score Yet Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse
  • Actor
2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Doc Brown
$37.4M 2014
No Score Yet Jungle Master
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys
  • Mayor
2014
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Pirate's Code
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Dead Before Dawn 3D
  • Horus Galloway
2013
No Score Yet Sid The Science Kid: The Movie
  • Dr. Bonanodon
2013
No Score Yet Serial Buddies
  • Dr. Von Gearheart
2013
No Score Yet Last Call
  • Pete
2013
No Score Yet Action Pack: Clue Quote-along
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Adventures Of Serial Buddies
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Freedom Force
  • Actor
2013
15% Delhi Safari
  • Air India (English version)
2012
No Score Yet Anything But Christmas
  • Actor
2012
14% Excuse Me for Living
  • Lars
2012
27% The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure
  • Lero Sombrero
$1.1M 2012
14% Piranha 3DD
  • Mr. Goodman
$0.4M 2012
No Score Yet Dorothy and the Witches of Oz
  • Wizard of Oz
2012
No Score Yet Foodfight!
  • Mr. Clipboard
2012
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure
  • Grandpa Jack
2012
No Score Yet Duck Tales
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Chateau Meroux
  • Nathan
2012
67% Snowmen
  • The Caretaker
2011
0% InSight
  • Shep
$17.5k 2011
0% Love Wedding Marriage
  • Dr. George
$1.9k 2011
No Score Yet Enfants Terribles
  • Actor
2011
73% Piranha 3-D
  • Mr. Goodman
$24.9M 2010
No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Headmaster
2009
No Score Yet Call of the Wild 3D
  • "Grandpa" Bill Hale
2009
20% Santa Buddies
  • Stan Cruge
2009
No Score Yet Meteor
  • Dr. Lehman
2009
No Score Yet Knights of Bloodsteel
  • Tesselink
2009
56% The Tale of Despereaux
  • Hovis
$50.9M 2008
19% Fly Me to the Moon
  • Grandpa
$13.6M 2008
22% Flakes
  • Willlie
2007
No Score Yet A Perfect Day
  • Michael
2006
72% Flushed Away
  • Screenwriter
$64.5M 2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
  • Everett Neely
2006
No Score Yet Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie
  • Mr. Sassafras
2005
No Score Yet The Bad Girls From Valley High
  • Mr. Chauncey
2005
No Score Yet 5-25-77
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Admissions
  • Stewart Worthy
2004
No Score Yet Merry Christmas, Space Case
  • Narrator
2003
No Score Yet Haunted Lighthouse (R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos
  • Actor
2002
29% Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • Coroner
$13.6M 2002
No Score Yet Interstate 60
  • Ray
2002
No Score Yet The Big Time
  • Doc
2002
No Score Yet Wish You Were Dead
  • Bruce
2002
No Score Yet Kid's World
  • Leo
2001
No Score Yet When Good Ghouls Go Bad
  • Uncle Fred
2001
No Score Yet On the Edge
  • Attorney Bum
2001
No Score Yet Chasing Destiny
  • Jet James
2001
80% Wit
  • Dr. Harvey Kelekian
2001
63% Man on the Moon
  • himself
1999
No Score Yet Convergence (Premonition)
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet It Came from the Sky
  • Jarvis Moody
1999
2% Baby Geniuses
  • Heep
1999
33% Alice in Wonderland
  • White Knight
1999
12% My Favorite Martian
  • Uncle Martin
1999
No Score Yet Dinner at Fred's
  • Dad
1999
No Score Yet The Ransom of Red Chief
  • Sam Howard
1998
No Score Yet The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Judge Thatcher (voice)
1998
32% The Real Blonde
  • Ernst
1998
No Score Yet Angels in the Endzone
  • Al
1997
85% Anastasia
  • Rasputin
1997
No Score Yet Quicksilver Highway
  • Aaron Quicksilver
1997
No Score Yet Cadillac Ranch
  • Wood Grimes
1997
No Score Yet Changing Habits
  • Theo Teagarden
1997
50% Dream for an Insomniac
  • Executive Producer
1996
33% Things to Do in Denver...When You're Dead
  • Pieces
1995
No Score Yet Rent-a-Kid
  • Larry Kayvey
1995
No Score Yet The Right To Remain Silent
  • Actor
1995
18% The Pagemaster
  • Mr. Dewey/The Pagemaster
1994
No Score Yet In Search of Dr. Seuss
  • Actor
1994
24% Radioland Murders
  • Zoltan
1994
18% Camp Nowhere
  • Dennis Van Welker
1994
35% Angels in the Outfield
  • Al "The Boss"
1994
78% Addams Family Values
  • Fester Addams
1993
23% Dennis the Menace
  • Switchblade Sam
1993
75% Twenty Bucks
  • Jimmy
1993
No Score Yet T Bone N Weasel
  • William 'Weasel' Weasler
1992
No Score Yet Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster
  • Frank Iarossi
1992
60% The Addams Family
  • Uncle Fester Addams
1991
17% Suburban Commando
  • Charlie Wilcox
1991
No Score Yet Secrets of the 'Back to the Future' Trilogy
  • Actor
1991
88% DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp
  • Merlock
1990
No Score Yet Why Me?
  • Bruno Daley
1990
74% Back to the Future Part III
  • Dr. `Doc' Emmett Brown
1990
54% The Dream Team
  • Henry Sikorsky
1989
63% Back to the Future Part II
  • Dr. Emmett Brown
1989
67% Track 29
  • Henry Henry
1988
85% Eight Men Out
  • Bill Burns
1988
97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Judge Doom
1988
No Score Yet Walk Like a Man
  • Reggie Shand
1987
No Score Yet Miracles
  • Harry
1986
62% Clue
  • Professor Plum
1985
96% Back to the Future
  • Dr. Emmett Brown
$3M 1985
71% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • John Bigboote
1984
No Score Yet Joy of Sex
  • Coach Hindenberg
1984
79% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock
  • Commander Kruge
1984
No Score Yet Street Hawk
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Ballerina
  • Woody
1984
63% To Be or Not to Be
  • Capt. Schultz
1983
85% Mr. Mom
  • Larry
1983
No Score Yet September Gun
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Lady in Red
  • Frognose
1982
No Score Yet The Legend of the Lone Ranger
  • Cavendish
1981
83% The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Salesman
1981
No Score Yet Schizoid (Murder by Mail)
  • Gilbert
1980
No Score Yet The Black Marble
  • Actor
1980
83% The Onion Field
  • Jailhouse
1979
71% Goin' South
  • Deputy Towfield
1978
No Score Yet Three Warriors
  • Steve Chaffey
1977
95% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Taber
1975
No Score Yet Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
  • Bill Carver
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
86% Modern Family
2009
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Screenwriter
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Theodore
  • 2016
No Score Yet Cyberchase
2002-2015
  • Voice
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Over the Garden Wall
2014
  • Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
  • 2013
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Dennis Powers
  • 2013
92% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Roscoe Joyce
  • 2011
87% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Dr. Leo Dreyfus
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Carmine
  • 2008
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Pellinore
  • 2008
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Prof. Lawrence Lessig
  • 2005
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Walter
  • 2002
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • Phillip Semenko
  • 1984

Quotes from Christopher Lloyd's Characters