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Christopher Allen Lloyd

(1938-10-22) October 22, 1938 (age 85)
Years active1961–present
Catherine Boyd
(m. 1959; div. 1971)
Kay Tornborg
(m. 1974; div. 1987)
Carol Ann Vanek
(m. 1988; div. 1991)
Jane Walker Wood
(m. 1992; div. 2005)
Lisa Loiacono
(m. 2016)

Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938)[1] is an American actor. He has appeared in many theater productions, films, and on television since the 1960s. He is known for portraying Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy (1985–1990) and Jim Ignatowski in the comedy series Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won two Emmy Awards.

Lloyd came to public attention in Northeastern theater productions during the 1960s and early 1970s, earning Drama Desk and Obie awards for his work. He made his cinematic debut in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and went on to star as Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Professor Plum in Clue (1985), Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993), Switchblade Sam in Dennis the Menace (1993), Mr. Goodman in Piranha 3D (2010), Bill Crowley in I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) and David Mansell in Nobody (2021).

Lloyd earned a third Emmy for his 1992 guest appearance as Alistair Dimple in Road to Avonlea (1992), and won an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in Twenty Bucks (1993). He has done extensive voice work, including Merlock in DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990), Grigori Rasputin in Anastasia (1997), the Hacker in the PBS Kids series Cyberchase (2002–present), which earned him Daytime Emmy nominations, and the Woodsman in the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall (2014).

Early life

Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938, in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Ruth Lloyd (née Lapham; 1896–1984), a singer and sister of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham,[1][2] and her lawyer husband Samuel R. Lloyd Jr. (1897–1959). He is the youngest of three boys and four girls, one of whom, Samuel Lloyd, was an actor in the 1950s and 1960s.[3] Lloyd's maternal grandfather, Lewis Henry Lapham, was one of the founders of the Texaco oil company[4] and Lloyd is also a descendant of Mayflower passenger John Howland.[5] Lloyd was raised in Westport, Connecticut, where he attended Staples High School and was involved in founding the high school's theater company, the Staples Players.[6]


Lloyd as a high school senior, 1958

Lloyd began his career apprenticing at summer theaters in Mount Kisco, New York, and Hyannis, Massachusetts.[7] He took acting classes in New York City at age 19—some at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre with Sanford Meisner[3]—and he recalled making his New York theater debut in a 1961 production of Fernando Arrabal's play And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers, saying, "I was a replacement and it was my first sort of job in New York."[3] He made his Broadway debut in the short-lived Red, White and Maddox (1969), and went on to Off-Broadway roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kaspar (February 1973),[8] The Harlot and the Hunted, The Seagull (January 1974),[9] Total Eclipse (February 1974),[10] Macbeth, In the Boom Boom Room, Cracks, Professional Resident Company, What Every Woman Knows, The Father, King Lear, Power Failure and, in mid-1972, appeared in a Jean Cocteau double bill, Orphée and The Human Voice, at the Jean Cocteau Theater at 43 Bond Street.[11]

Lloyd returned to Broadway for the musical Happy End.[3] He performed in Andrzej Wajda's adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Possessed at Yale Repertory Theater,[12] and in Jay Broad's premiere of White Pelican at the P.A.F. Playhouse in Huntington Station, New York, on Long Island.[13]

In 1977, he said of his training at the Neighborhood Playhouse under Meisner, "My work up to then had been very uneven. I would be good one night, dull the next. Meisner made me aware of how to be consistent in using the best that I have to offer. But I guess nobody can teach you the knack, or whatever it is, that helps you come to life on stage."[14]

His first film role was psychiatric patient Max Taber in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), alongside future co-star Danny DeVito.[15] He is known for his work as "Reverend" Jim Ignatowski, the ex-hippie cabbie on the sitcom Taxi, for which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series;[16] and the eccentric inventor Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award. In 1985, he appeared in the pilot episode of Street Hawk. The following year, he played the reviled Professor B.O. Beanes on the television series Amazing Stories. Other roles include Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) (on suggestion of fellow actor and friend Leonard Nimoy), Professor Plum in Clue (1985), Professor Dimple in an episode of Road to Avonlea (for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series),[16] the villain Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Merlock the Sorcerer in DuckTales the Movie (1990), Switchblade Sam in Dennis the Menace (1993), Zoltan in Radioland Murders (1994), and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993).

Lloyd portrayed the star character in the adventure game Toonstruck, released in November 1996. In 1999, he was reunited onscreen with Michael J. Fox in an episode of Spin City entitled "Back to the Future IV — Judgment Day", in which Lloyd plays Owen Kingston, the former mentor of Fox's character, Mike Flaherty, who stopped by City Hall to see Kingston, only to proclaim himself God. That same year, Lloyd starred in the film remake of the 1960s series My Favorite Martian. He starred on the television series Deadly Games in the mid-1990s and was a regular on the sitcom Stacked in the mid-2000s. In 2003, he guest-starred in three of the 13 produced episodes of Tremors: The Series as the character Cletus Poffenburger. In November 2007, Lloyd was reunited onscreen with his former Taxi co-star Judd Hirsch in the season-four episode "Graphic" of the television series Numb3rs as Ross Moore. He then played the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in a 2008 production of A Christmas Carol at the Kodak Theatre with John Goodman and Jane Leeves.[17] In 2009, he appeared in a comedic trailer for a faux horror film version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory entitled Gobstopper, in which he played Willy Wonka as a horror film-style villain.[18]

In 2010, the Vermont-based Weston Playhouse, of which Lloyd's brother Sam was an active member, asked if there was a role Lloyd would be interested in taking on. Lloyd chose Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, which played at Weston and at other venues throughout Vermont that fall.[19] Also that September, he reprised his role as Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown in Back to the Future: The Game, an episodic adventure game series developed by Telltale Games.[20] That same month, the production company 3D Entertainment Films announced Lloyd would star as an eccentric professor who with his lab assistant explore the various dimensions in Time, the Fourth Dimension, an approximately 45-minute Imax 3D film that was planned for release in 2012.[21][22]

On January 21, 2011, he appeared in "The Firefly" episode of the J. J. Abrams television series Fringe as Roscoe Joyce.[23] That August, he reprised the role of Dr. Emmett Brown (from Back to the Future) as part of an advertising campaign for Garbarino,[24] an Argentine appliance company, and also as part of Nike's "Back For the Future" campaign for the benefit of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. In 2012 and 2013, Lloyd reprised the role of Doc Brown in two episodes of the stopmotion series Robot Chicken. He was a guest star on the 100th episode of the USA Network sitcom Psych as Martin Khan in 2013.

In May 2013, Lloyd appeared as the narrator and the character Azdak in the Bertolt Brecht play The Caucasian Chalk Circle, produced by the Classic Stage Company in New York.[25]

On the October 21, 2015, episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Lloyd and Michael J. Fox appeared in a Back to the Future skit to commemorate the date in the second installment of the film trilogy.[26]

In May 2018, Lloyd made a cameo appearance in the episode titled "No Country for Old Women" of Roseanne, where he played the role of Lou, the boyfriend to the mother of Roseanne and Jackie. He is set to reprise the role in an episode of its spin-off, The Conners, airing May 4, 2022.[27] In late 2019, he provided the voice of Xehanort in the "Re Mind" downloadable content of Kingdom Hearts III, taking over the role from the late Leonard Nimoy and Rutger Hauer, and reprised the role in the 2020 video game Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory.

By July 2020, Lloyd was cast as The Alchemist in Man & Witch, a family-friendly fantasy-adventure film directed by Rob Margolies, with Jim Henson's Creature Shop set to create the puppets for the film.[28]

In March 2021, Lloyd played the best friend of William Shatner in the romantic comedy film Senior Moment, also starring Jean Smart.[29]

Christopher Lloyd at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2023

In September 2021, Lloyd portrayed Rick Sanchez in a series of promotional interstitials directed by Paul B. Cummings for the two-part fifth season finale of Rick and Morty, a character inspired by Lloyd's portrayal of Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown from Back to the Future, alongside Jaeden Martell as Morty Smith.[30][31] Addressing his own and original voice actor Justin Roiland's portrayals of Sanchez compared to Doc Brown, Lloyd stated that "he felt like Doc and Rick were like two brothers that took different paths."[32]

In March 2022, Lloyd appeared in a promotion for the time travel film The Adam Project along with two of its stars, Ryan Reynolds and Mark Ruffalo.[33]

In April 2022, it was announced that Lloyd will star in Spirit Halloween: The Movie, a film produced in partnership with the Spirit Halloween retailer.[34][35] He plays Alec Windsor, a wealthy land developer who disappeared one Halloween night, and whose spirit is said to haunt the town in which the film is set each year on Halloween.[36][37] The film was released on video-on-demand (VOD) on October 11, 2022.[36][38]

In April 2023, Lloyd guest starred in an episode of the third season of The Mandalorian, portraying the role of Commissioner Helgait.[39] More recently, he was announced to be starring in the live-action Knuckles series.[40]

Personal life

Lloyd married Catharine Dallas Dixon Boyd, on June 6, 1959.[7] They divorced in 1971.[41] He married actress Kay Tornborg in 1974, divorcing her circa 1987.[42] Lloyd's third marriage, to Carol Ann Vanek, had lasted more than two years when they were in the process of divorce in July 1991.[43] His fourth marriage, to screenwriter Jane Walker Wood, lasted from 1992 to 2005.[1][41] In 2016, he married Lisa Loiacono,[44] who was Lloyd's real estate agent when he sold his house in Montecito, California, in 2012.[45] His former house on that lot was destroyed in the Tea Fire of November 2008.[45][46]

Lloyd's philanthropist mother, Ruth Lapham Lloyd, died in 1984 at age 88. Her other surviving children were Donald L. Mygatt, Antoinette L. Mygatt Lucas, Samuel Lloyd III (who later died in 2017), Ruth Lloyd Scott, Ax Lloyd, and Adele L. Kinney.[47] Lloyd's nephew, Sam Lloyd (1963–2020), was known for playing lawyer Ted Buckland on Scrubs.



Year Title Role Notes
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Max Taber
1977 Another Man, Another Chance Jesse James Uncredited[48]
1978 Three Warriors Steve Chaffey
Goin' South Deputy Towfield
1979 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Bill Tod Carver
The Lady in Red Frognose
The Onion Field Jailhouse lawyer
1980 The Black Marble Arnold's Collector
Schizoid Gilbert
1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger Maj. Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish
The Postman Always Rings Twice The Salesman
National Lampoon's Movie Madness Samuel Starkman Segment: "Municipalians"
1983 Mr. Mom Larry
To Be or Not to Be S.S. Captain Schultz
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Cmdr. Kruge
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension John Bigbooté
National Lampoon's Joy of Sex Coach Hindenberg
1985 Back to the Future Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown
Clue Prof. Plum
1986 Miracles Harry
1987 Walk Like a Man Reggie Shand / Henry Shand
Legend of the White Horse Jim Martin
1988 Track 29 Henry Henry
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Judge Doom
Eight Men Out Bill Burns
1989 The Dream Team Henry Sikorsky
Back to the Future Part II Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown
1990 Back to the Future Part III
Why Me? Bruno Daley
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Merlock Voice[49]
1991 Suburban Commando Charlie Wilcox
The Addams Family Uncle Fester/Gordon Craven
1993 Twenty Bucks Jimmy
Dennis the Menace Switchblade Sam
Addams Family Values Uncle Fester Addams
1994 Angels in the Outfield Al "The Boss" Angel
Camp Nowhere Dennis Van Welker
Radioland Murders Zoltan
The Pagemaster Mr. Dewey / The Pagemaster [49]
1995 Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie Ed Jarvis Short film
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Pieces
1996 Cadillac Ranch Wood Grimes [50]
1997 Changing Habits Theo Teagarden
Dinner at Fred's Dad
Anastasia Grigori Rasputin Voice[49]
1998 The Real Blonde Ernst
The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer Judge Thatcher Voice[49][51]
1999 My Favorite Martian Uncle Martin
Baby Geniuses Heep
Convergence Morley Allen [52]
Man on the Moon Himself - Taxi actor Cameo
2001 Kids World Leo
On the Edge Attorney Bum Segment: "Happy Birthday"[53]
2002 Interstate 60 Ray
Wish You Were Dead Bruce
Hey Arnold!: The Movie Coroner Voice[49]
2003 Haunted Lighthouse Cap'n Jack Short film
2004 Admissions Stewart Worthy [54]
2005 Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie Seymour S. Sassafras Voice[49]
Bad Girls from Valley High Mr. Chauncey
Enfants Terribles Reverend Burr [51]
2007 Flakes Willie
2008 Fly Me to the Moon Amos Voice[49]
The Tale of Despereaux Hovis Voice[49]
2009 Call of the Wild "Grandpa" Bill Hale
Santa Buddies Stan Cruge
2010 Snowmen The Caretaker
Jack and the Beanstalk Headmaster
Piranha 3D Mr. Goodman
2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage Dr. George
InSight Shep
Adventures of Serial Buddies Dr. Von Gearheart
Snowflake, the White Gorilla Dr. Archibald Pepper Voice, English dub
The Chateau Meroux Nathan [55]
2012 Foodfight! Mr. Clipboard Voice
Cadaver Cadaver Voice, short film[56]
Piranha 3DD Mr. Goodman
Delhi Safari Pigeon Voice, English dub[49]
Axe Boat 2012 Night Watchman Short film[57]
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Lero Sombrero
The Illusionauts Teacher English dub
Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy Grandpa Jack
Dead Before Dawn Horus Galloway
Excuse Me for Living Lars
Sid the Science Kid: The Movie Dr. Bonanodon Voice[49]
Last Call Pete
Freedom Force Professor Voice, English dub[58]
2013 Jungle Master Dr. Sedgwick Voice[49]
The Coin William Short film
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Doc Brown Cameo
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Kroenig
The One I Wrote for You Pop [59]
2015 88 Cyrus
Back in Time Himself Documentary
Doc Brown Saves the World Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown Short film
The Boat Builder Abner
2016 I Am Not a Serial Killer Mr. Crowley
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown Cameo
Cold Moon James Redfield
2017 Going in Style Milton Kupchak
Muse Bernard Rauschen
The Sound Clinton Jones
2018 Boundaries Stanley
Making a Killing Lloyd Mickey
Rerun Future George Benson [60]
2019 The Haunted Swordsman The Black Monk Voice, short film[61]
2021 Nobody David Mansell
Senior Moment Sal Spinelli [62][63]
Queen Bees Arthur Lane
The Tender Bar Grandpa Moehringer
2022 Spirit Halloween: The Movie Alec Windsor [36][37]
Tankhouse Buford[64] [65][66]
2023 Self Reliance[67] Dennis Walcott
Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose Dr. Harry Price
Camp Hideout Falco
TBA The Movers Henry Solomon


Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Adams Chronicles Tsar Alexandre Episode: "Chapter VIII: John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State"
1978 Lacy and the Mississippi Queen[51] Jennings Television film
The Word Hans Bogardus Television miniseries
1978–1979 Barney Miller Arnold Scully / Vincent Carew 2 episodes
1978–1983 Taxi Reverend Jim Ignatowski 84 episodes
1979 Stunt Seven[68] a.k.a. The Fantastic Seven[69] Skip Hartman Television film
1982 Best of the West The Calico Kid 3 episodes
American Playhouse Paul Episode: "Pilgrim, Farewell"
Money on the Side Sergeant Stampone Television film
1983 September Gun[51] Jack Brian Television film
1984 Cheers Phillip Semenko 2 episodes
Old Friends[51] Jerry Forbes Pilot
The Cowboy and the Ballerina[51] Woody Television film
1985 Street Hawk Anthony Corrido Episode: "Pilot"
1986 Amazing Stories Prof. Beanes Episode: "Go to the Head of the Class"
1987 Tales from the Hollywood Hills:
Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius
Pat Hobby Television film
1990 The Earth Day Special Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown[70] Television special
1991–1992 Back to the Future: The Animated Series Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown Live action; 26 episodes
1992 T Bone N Weasel William "Weasel" Weasler Television film
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Frank Iarossi Television film
Road to Avonlea Alistair Dimple Episode: "Another Point of View"
1994 In Search of Dr. Seuss Mr. Hunch Television film
1995 Fallen Angels The Continental Op Episode: "Fly Paper"
Rent-a-Kid Lawrence 'Larry' Kayvey Television film
1995–1996 Deadly Games Sebastian Jackal /
Jordan Kenneth Lloyd
13 episodes
1996 The Right to Remain Silent Johnny Benjamin Television film
1997 Quicksilver Highway Aaron Quicksilver Television film
Angels in the Endzone Al "The Boss" Angel Television film
1998 The Ransom of Red Chief[51] Sam Howard Television film
1999 Spin City Owen Kingston Episode: "Back to the Future IV"
Alice in Wonderland The White Knight Television film
It Came from the Sky Jarvis Moody Television film
2001 The Tick Mr. Fishladder Uncredited
Episode: "Pilot"
Wit Dr. Harvey Kelekian Television film
Chasing Destiny Jet James Television film
When Good Ghouls Go Bad Uncle Fred Walker Television film
2002–present Cyberchase The Hacker Voice, 134 episodes[49]
2002 Malcolm in the Middle Walter Episode: "Family Reunion"
The Big Time Doc Powers Television film
2003 Ed Burt Kiffle Episode: "The Move"
Tremors Dr. Cletus Poffenberger 3 episodes
2004 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Snail Voice, episode: "Dumb Luck"
I Dream Prof. Toone 13 episodes
2004–2005 Clubhouse Lou Russo 11 episodes
2005 The West Wing Prof. Lawrence Lessig Episode: "The Wake Up Call"
King of the Hill Smitty Voice, episode: "Care-Takin' Care of Business"
Detectives Anderson in Launderette Television film
2005–2006 Stacked Harold March 19 episodes
2006 Masters of Horror Everett Neely Episode: "Valerie on the Stairs"
A Perfect Day Michael Television film
2007 Numbers Ross Moore Episode: "Graphic"
2008 Live from Lincoln Center King Pellinore Episode: "Camelot"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Carmine Episode: "Vanishing Act"
2009 Meteor Prof. Daniel Lehman 2 episodes
Knights of Bloodsteel Tesselink 2 episodes
2010 Chuck Dr. Leo Dreyfus Episode: "Chuck versus the Tooth"
2011 Fringe Roscoe Joyce Episode: "The Firefly"
Family Practice Robert Passion Foote Unaired pilot
2011–2013 Robot Chicken Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown /
Early Hacker / Schlomo
Voice, 2 episodes
2012 Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Wizard of Oz Television film
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Grandpa Episode: "Grampires: Part 1"
Anything But Christmas[51] Harry Television film
2013 Raising Hope Dennis Powers Episode: " Credit Where Credit Is Due"
Psych Martin Kahn Episode: "100 Clues"
2014 The Michael J. Fox Show Principal McTavish Episode: "Health"
Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys Mayor Akerman Television film
Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse Harry Setag Television film
Over the Garden Wall The Woodsman Voice, 4 episodes[49]
2014–2015 Granite Flats Professor Hargraves 12 episodes
2015 The Simpsons Rev. Jim Ignatowski Voice, episode: "My Fare Lady"
Just in Time for Christmas[51] Grandpa Bob Television film
2016 The Big Bang Theory Theodore Episode: "The Property Division Collision"
2017–2018 12 Monkeys The Missionary / Zalmon Shaw 3 episodes
2018 Roseanne Lou Episode: "No Country for Old Women"
Guess Who Died Mort Unaired pilot
2019 A.P. Bio Melvin Episode: "Melvin"
Big City Greens Santa Claus Voice, episode: "Green Christmas"
2020 NCIS Joseph "Joe" Smith Episode: "The Arizona"
2021 Next Stop, Christmas Train Conductor Hallmark television film
2022 The Conners Lou Episode: "The Best Laid Plans, A Contrabassoon and A Sinking Feeling"
2023 The Mandalorian Commissioner Helgait Episode: "Chapter 22: Guns for Hire"
A Million Little Things Himself Episode: "Father's Day"
2024 Knuckles Pachacamac Voice, 2 episodes[71]
Hacks Larry Arbuckle Episode: "The Deborah Vance Christmas Spectacular"
2025 Wednesday TBA Season 2; guest role


Year Title Role Venue
1961 And They Put Handcuffs on Flowers New York
1969 Red, White and Maddox Bombardier Cort Theatre, Broadway
1973 Kaspar Kaspar Chelsea Theater Center, Off-Broadway
The Seagull Konstantin Treplev Roundabout Stage II, Off-Broadway
1974 Macbeth Banquo / Cathness Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Off-Broadway
Total Eclipse Verlaine Chelsea Theater Center, Off-Broadway
In the Boom Boom Room Al The Public Theater, Off-Broadway
1977 Happy End Bill Cracker Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway
1990 The Father Captain Lassen American Repertory Theater, Massachusetts
1998 Waiting for Godot Pozzo CSC Theatre, Off-Broadway
2001 The Unexpected Man Parsky Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles
2002 Morning's at Seven Carl Bolton Broadway, Broadway
Twelfth Night Malvolio Delacorte Theatre, Off-Broadway
2003 Trumbo: Red, White and Blacklisted Dalton Trumbo Westside Theatre, Off-Broadway
2008 A Christmas Carol Scrooge Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles
2010 Death of a Salesman Willy Loman Weston Playhouse, Vermont
2013 The Caucasian Chalk Circle The Singer / Azdak CSC Theatre, Off-Broadway
2018 Our Town Stage Manager Weston Playhouse, Vermont
2018 Pound Ezra Pound Theatre Row, Off-Broadway
2021 King Lear King Lear New Spruce Theater, Lenox, Massachusetts

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Rescue the Scientists Lieutenant Jack Tempus Also likeness
1996 Toonstruck Drew Blanc[49] Also likeness and live action sequences
2006 Back to the Future Video Slots[49] Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown
2010–2011 Back to the Future: The Game[49]
2013 Back to the Future Back in Time Video Slots
2015 Lego Dimensions[72][73]
King's Quest Elderly King Graham[74]
2020 Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind Xehanort[49]
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

Music videos

Year Artist Title Role
1985 Huey Lewis and the News "The Power of Love" Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown
2008 O'Neal McKnight "Check Your Coat"


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Back to the Future: The Pinball Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown Pinball machine
1991 Back to the Future: The Ride Simulator ride
2008 The Simpsons Ride


Year Award Category Production / Role Result
1973 Obie Award Distinguished Performance[75] Kaspar Won
Drama Desk Award Best Performance
1982 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series[16] Taxi
1986 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor Back to the Future Nominated
1990 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1992 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series[16] Road to Avonlea (Episode: "Another Point of View") Won
1994 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male[76] Twenty Bucks
2008 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Cyberchase Nominated
2013 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Screen Ensemble (shared with the entire cast)[77] The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
2015 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Cyberchase
2016 British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actor[78] I Am Not a Serial Killer
NAVGTR Awards Performance in a Comedy, Lead[79] King’s Quest: The Good Knight Won
2024 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series[16] Hacks (Episode: "The Deborah Vance Christmas Spectacular") Pending


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