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Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd turns 76 on Wednesday.
Christopher Lloyd turns 76 on Wednesday. Photo Credit:

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Christopher Lloyd.

Christopher Allen Lloyd, who grew up in New Canaan, turns 76 on Wednesday. The actor was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Stamford.

Among his best-known roles are Emmett "Doc" Brown in the "Back to the Future" trilogy,

Lloyd began his acting career at the age of 14 and  made his Broadway debut in the short-lived "Red." He went on to Off-Broadway roles, including "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

His first movie role was as a psychiatric patient in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and is best known for his roles as Jim Ignatowski, the ex-hippie cabbie on the TV sitcom "Taxi," for which he earned an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He has also done voiceover work in animation and won three Primetime Emmy Awards and an Independent Spirit Award and has been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award.

He took part in the advertising campaign of the Nike Company's "Back For the Future" for the benefit of The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

In May 2013, he appeared as the narrator and the character Azdak in the Bertold Brecht play "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" in New York.

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