Lloyd is the son of Ruth Lapham ( the sister of former Mayor of San Francisco, Roger Lapham ) and Samuel R. Lloyd. He has four sisters and two brothers. Lloyd completed his secondary education in 1958 at the Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut / USA.
After graduating from the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre in New York City he played, among others, on Broadway. His film debut was Christopher Lloyd in 1975 in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with Jack Nicholson. He has since appeared in over 100 films and television series with. He embodied the most strange or crazy, but good-natured characters in comedies.
His most famous roles were those of Dr. Doc ' Emmett Lathrop Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy and Uncle Fester in the successful 1991 comedy film The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family in crazy tradition. He played in 1988 wrong in the comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit the villain Judge Doom alongside Bob Hoskins. In 1999, he starred in the television movie Alice in Wonderland as a white knight.
Lloyd has four marriages behind her. From 1959 to 1971 he was married to Catherine Boyd from 1975 to 1987 Kay Tornborg from 1988 to 1991, Carol Ann Vanek and from 1992 to 2005 Jane Walker Wood.