CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (Grandpa) began his long and illustrious acting career in the theatre. He has appeared in over 200 plays, including on-and-off Broadway, regional and summer stock productions. For his title role in "Kaspar," Lloyd took home an Obie and Drama Desk Award. Other theatre credits include the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of "Mornings at Seven," directed by Dan Sullivan; "Twelfth Night," in N.Y. Festival's Shakespeare in the Park; Center Stage's "Waiting for Godot" and the New York production of "Trumbo," in which Lloyd played blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.
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 TV series "Taxi," for which Lloyd won two of his three Emmys. In 1992, he made Emmy history when he won Best Dramatic Actor for Disney's "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, Eight Men Out, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, BBC's "Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster," The Pagemaster, Dennis the Menace, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Track 29, Clue, The Dream Team, Angels in the Outfield, Star Trek III, Goin' South, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, My Favorite Martian and Mike Nichols' HBO adaptation of "Wit," starring Emma Thompson.
In 1993, Lloyd won an Independent Spirit Award for his chilly depiction of a soulless murderer in Twenty Bucks.