Christopher Lloyd (TV producer)

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This article is about the writer/producer. For the actor, see Christopher Lloyd. For others with the same name, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation).
Christopher Lloyd
Occupation Creator, screenwriter, television producer
Spouse Arleen Sorkin (1995–present)
Relatives David Lloyd (father)

Christopher Lloyd is an American TV screenwriter and producer. Lloyd is co-executive producer and co-creator of the TV series Modern Family, which he produces with Steven Levitan. Prior to that, Lloyd had an extensive career on many series, including the award-winning Frasier. He has won 12 Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Frasier and Modern Family.


Lloyd began screenwriting with the first four seasons of The Golden Girls. From there he moved on to the comedy Wings, and then to Frasier, where he became its showrunner. While Executive Producing Frasier it won the Emmy for best comedy an unprecedented five consecutive years. Lloyd left Frasier after its first seven seasons, returning to helm its final season. From Frasier he moved on to such series as Out of Practice and Back To You and then to Modern Family. Modern Family equaled Frasier's record of winning the Emmy for best comedy in its first five years and with that Lloyd became the only person to have achieved this distinction on two different series. For his work on Modern Family he has also won a Peabody Award and multiple Writers' Guild Awards. Recent works as a screenwriter include the animated feature film Flushed Away (2006), for which he received an Annie Award.

Personal life[edit]

Lloyd is the son of Arline and sitcom writer David Lloyd (1934–2009).[1] Since 1995, he has been married to actress and voiceover performer Arleen Sorkin, with whom he has two sons,[2] Eli and Owen.[3]

Writing credits[edit]

The Golden Girls
  • "Second Motherhood"
  • "The Sisters"
  • "Dorothy's Prized Pupil"
  • "Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself"
  • "Strange Bedfellows"
  • "The Artist"
  • "Mixed Blessings"
  • "The One That Got Away"
  • "Scared Straight"
  • "Blind Date"
  • "Little Sister"
  • "Marriage, Italian Style"
  • "The Taming of the Shrew"
  • "Take My Life, Please"
  • "Lifeboat"
  • "It May Have Happened One Night"
  • "Goodbye Old Friend"
Modern Family

Producing credits[edit]


  1. ^ Bruce Weber, "David Lloyd, 75, Dies; Wrote ‘Chuckles’ Episode", The New York Times, November 12, 2009
  2. ^ Whipp, Glenn (August 22, 2014). "Christopher Lloyd's award-winning funny bones". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The art of writing and making films: Flushed Away". "About the Filmmakers", Flushed Away press kit, via The Writing Studio. Archived from the original on February 25, 2007. 

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