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'''Christopher Lloyd''' (October 22, 1938-) is an American character actor best known for his "quirky" roles as "Reverend" Jim Ignatowski on the 1970's TV series ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown in the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy, and Uncle Fester in ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' theatrical films. Also played the evil Judge Doom in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. Most of Lloyd's recent roles have been guest starring appearances or minor parts most likely due to his age. In contrast to many of his onscreen characters, Lloyd is quiet and reserved in real life and rarely gives interviews.

He is not to be confused with an Executive Producer on ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' and ''Series/ModernFamily'' with the same name.

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!Roles of Note
* "Reverend" Jim Ignatowski in ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
* Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown in the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy.
** He reprised this role for [[WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture the animated series]], appearing during the live-action educational segments that bookend each episode. He voiced Doc again in 2010 for the official movie sequel video game based on the franchise.
*** In 2011, he played the character once again for a series of TV commercials for, of all things, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iK83wP3HjE an electronics store in Argentina]].
*** [[spoiler:In 2014, he reprised the role once again in Creator/SethMacFarlane's ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest'', hiding the Delorean in a barn.]]
*** He's going to reprise the role yet again in ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions''.
* Merlock in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp''.
* Professor Plum in the film adaptation of ''Film/{{Clue}}''.
* Uncle Fester in ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' theatrical films.
* Judge Doom in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
* [[MeaningfulName Drew Blanc]] blurred the lines between cartoon and reality in the video game ''VideoGame/{{Toonstruck}}.
* [[LargeHam Commander Kruge]] in ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. (His premier theatrical role, a case of PlayingAgainstType going incredibly right.)
* Rasputin in the Creator/DonBluth animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''.
* Hacker in WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}, which has ran for 8 seasons and still going.
* Al the head angel in ''AngelsInTheOutfield''.
* The eponymous Martian in the remake of ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian''
* Dr. Cletus Poffenberger, the creator of Mixmaster and something of a Doc Brown {{Expy}}, in ''Film/{{Tremors}}: The Series''
* As Charlie, is subject to HulkHogan's extraterrestrial antics in ''Film/SuburbanCommando''.
--> '''Charlie:''' '''[[MemeticMutation I WAS]] ''[[HarmlessFreezing FROZEN]]'' [[LargeHam TODAY!]]'''
* Uncle Fred in ''Film/WhenGoodGhoulsGoBad''
* The Old, narrator King Graham in ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuest2015 King's Quest (2015)]]''.[[labelnote:*]]Young Graham was played by [[Creator/JoshKeaton Josh Keaton]].[[/labelnote]]

!Minor parts
* The psychologist that leads Sarah to admit her love for Chuck in ''Series/{{Chuck}}''.
* The mortician in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!''.
* John [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY Bigbooté]] in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension''.
* Max Taber, one of the inmates in ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''. His first film role. Also interestingly [[spoiler:his character is one of five inmates (out of 18) who is actually committed, and not attending the hospital voluntarily.]]
* Mr. Goodman, the marine biologist in ''Film/Piranha3D''
* The [[PlayingAgainstType gangster]] Pieces in ''Film/ThingsToDoInDenverWhenYoureDead''.
* [[SadistTeacher Professor B.O. Beanes]] in the ''Series/AmazingStories'' episode "Go to the Head of the Class."
* Portrays aged rock-legend and personal hero of [[MadScientist Walter]], Roscoe Joyce, of the semi-fictional band ''Violet Sedan Chair'' in an episode of ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.
* Lero Sombrero in ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure''.
* Grandpa Montgomery in ''Series/TheHauntingHour'' episode "Grampires".
* Walter, the titular character's paternal grandfather in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''.
* Willie B in ''Film/{{Flakes}}''.
* A BackAlleyDoctor visited by Johnny in ''ComicBook/SinCity: A Dame to Kill For''.

!Related Tropes
* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: His characters tend to be larger than life. Anyone who's worked with him comes away saying that he's a pretty quiet, shy, unassuming man.
* LargeHam: And ''how''!
* MoneyDearBoy: Got a lot less selective in picking roles after a fire destroyed his home in 2008.
* NamesTheSame: Very coincidentally shares his name with a producer of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' and ''Series/ModernFamily''.