Christopher Lloyd Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Christopher Allen Lloyd is an actor, born on 22 October 1938, in Stamford, Connecticut USA, who is perhaps best known for his roles in “Back to the Future” trilogy, “Taxi”, “The Addams Family” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, also for doing voice-over work in several animations. Lloyd is the winner of three Primetime Emmy Awards and an Independent Spirit Award. Additionally, he has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards and two Saturn Awards.
Have you ever wondered how rich Christopher Lloyd is? According to sources it is estimated that Christopher Lloyd’s overall net worth is over $50 million. Lloyd has earned this impressive wealth from his involvement in numerous successful movies and TV series during the ‘80s and ‘90s. The number of awards he has won during his acting career has also increased his net worth.
Christopher Lloyd Net Worth $50 Million
Christopher Lloyd is the youngest child in a family of three boys and four girls, one of whom, Samuel Lloyd was also an actor. His maternal grandfather was one of the founders of the “Texaco’’ oil company. Christopher first discovered his love for acting while at summer school when he was 14, and by the time he was 19 he was taking classes from the famous acting teacher Sanford Meisner at New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse School. He soon made his stage debut as a replacement in a production of “And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers”. His Broadway debut was in the less successful “Red, White and Maddox” (1969), but he soon transferred to off-Broadway roles in plays like “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “The Seagull”, “Total Eclipse”, “King Lear” and many others. All contributed to his growing net worth.
Christopher’s first movie role was in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), but he’s probably best known for his role in the TV sitcom “Taxi” which aired from 1978 to 1982, in which he played Jim Ignatowski, for which role Lloyd won two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1982 and 1983. His next notable part was in the “Back to the Future” trilogy, which brought him a Saturn Award nomination. Other important roles from that period include the TV series “Amazing Stories” (1985-87), as a Klingon Commander Kruge in “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984), and as Professor Plum in “Clue” (1985). Again, these appearances added to his increasing net worth.
Thanks to his distinctive voice, in 1988 Christopher did a voice-over for the villain Judge Doom in the half-animated fantasy-comedy film “Who Framed Roger Rabitt”. During the ‘90s, Lloyd also achieved fame by his appearances in several films and series, for example in the part of Professor Dimple in an episode of “Road to Avoniea” (1990-96), which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series. Also, his portrayal of Uncle Fester in the movie adaptation of “The Addams Family” (1991), starring alongside Raul Julia and Angelica Houston, is something for which Lloyd is remembered very well. Then Christopher won an Independent Spirits Award for Best Supporting Male in the 1993 film “20 Bucks”.
His recent achievements include two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for an Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program in 2008 and 2015, which he earned for his voice-overs in an American-Canadian animated TV series “Cyberchase”.
When it comes to relationships and love life, Lloyd has had quite an interesting time. He was married four times, firstly to Catharine Dallas Dixon Boyd(1959-71), then to actress Kay Tornborg(1974-87). His third was to Carol Ann Vanek in 1988, but which lasted just three years, and his last marriage was to screenwriter Jane Walker Wood from 1992-2005.
Christopher is a passionate cyclist and also enjoys hiking and fly-fishing. He currently lives in a modest home in Montana.
To prepare for the role of Taber in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), he lived in a mental institution for several weeks and studied the patients. He modeled his character after one of the patients and stayed in character through all filming even when not on screen.
Attended the prestigious Fessenden School in West Newton, Massachusetts.
Attended the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
For his brief 1985 scenes in Back to the Future (1985), he wore prosthetic make-up to appear 30 years older than in his 1955 scenes, which dominate the film. In the sequels, the 1985 Doc Brown has more scenes. To avoid having to put him through extensive make-up every morning, writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale came up with the idea of Doc Brown visiting a rejuvenation clinic in the future, which results in his face looking much younger.
Has appeared in over two hundred plays, including many on Broadway, regional and summer stock productions.
As a young actor, he performed at the Yale Repertory Theater with Meryl Streep.
Attended and graduated from Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut (1958).
[2012, on filming Dennis the Menace (1993)] I had a scene in that when I'm walking along an alley and I see a boy eating an apple. I reach over the fence with a big knife and snare the apple, and I eat the apple. And the boy playing that role must have been about six or seven years old - he was horrified of me. Even when I was out of makeup. He'd hide behind his mother when he saw me just walking as myself. Just absolutely terrified.
[2012, on Goin' South (1978)] Well, that happened in a rather interesting way. I was doing a Broadway musical called "Happy End", a Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill collaboration, and Nicholson was looking for a leading lady, a new actress, to be in Goin' South (1978), which he was directing. So he came to see "Happy End" not knowing I was in it but, rather, to see Meryl Streep, who was my co-star. And I remember after the play, the stage manager said that Jack Nicholson was going to be coming back to my dressing room to say hello. And Meryl Streep was there, and he said that there was a script that he'd like for me to see, that he'd like for me to do a part in it. And the film was Goin' South (1978), and I did it. And ultimately, he found Mary Steenburgen to play the role that he was trying to cast. But it was just fortuitous that he came by that night.
[2012, on working with John Belushi in Goin' South (1978)] I remember him well. John Belushi was doing Saturday Night Live (1975) at the time, which he had to be in New York to do, and we were shooting Goin' South (1978) in Durango, Mexico, which meant that for three or four weeks he had to do Saturday Night Live (1975), fly to Durango - which was fairly complicated, because you had to go to Mexico City and then up to Durango - shoot for a couple of days, and then fly back to New York to do Saturday Night Live (1975) again. But he was wonderful to work with. I mean, he was absolutely right for the part. He had a lot of energy, of course. He was great. We had a good routine together. It was cool.
[2012, on landing Back to the Future (1985)] I was shooting a film in Mexico City that I'm not sure ever came out. But it was shooting in Mexico City, and I was kind of implanted there, focusing on that, when my agent sent me the script for Back to the Future (1985). I scanned it, but I wasn't terribly impressed, mostly because I'd been offered the chance to go back East and do a play at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven. I'd be playing Hans Christian Andersen - I grew up with Danny Kaye. And Colleen Dewhurst, an amazing, wonderful actress, was going to be my mother in it, and I just thought, "I need to go back to my roots." So I just dismissed the Back to the Future (1985) script. And then a friend who was with me at the time said, "My mantra has always been to never leave any stone unturned." In other words, whenever someone has an interest in you, whatever it is, at least check it out. So based on that, I flew back to Los Angeles, met Bob Zemeckis, and the rest is history.
[2012, on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)] Here was another guy who, okay, he was a toon, but he was also just so evil. So evil. I mean, dipping the little shoes and other little toons into the dip? He was just nasty. And, of course, I loved the makeup. That outfit I wore, the glasses, the whole look of it. It was a lot of fun to play. Yeah, that was great. And working with Bob Hoskins and, again, Bob Zemeckis. I've been lucky.