Christopher Llyod – An Actor, Active in the Industry Since 1961, Best Known for the role in “Taxi” and “Road to Avonlea”

Who is Christopher Llyod?

Christopher Llyod is a famous name in the entertainment industry. He has well-established his name in the Industry from his brilliant acting. He is well-known as an actor. The actor has been active since 1961. Being in the industry for about six decades, he has played many roles that are widely loved by the critics. From his debut film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, Christopher won five Academy Awards for Best Picture. Since then he gave many successful films. Besides, his hit TV series includes Taxi, and “Road to Avonlea”.

Quick Info 
Celebrated NameChristopher Llyod
Birth DateOctober 22, 1938
Birth PlaceStamford, Connecticut, US
Full NameChristopher Allen Llyod
Star SignLibra
ParentsFather: Samuel R. Llyod
Mother: Ruth Lapham Llyod
Height6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Weight78 kg
Eye ColorBrown
WifeCatherine Dallas Dixon Boyd (divorced)
Kay Tornborg (divorced)
Carol Ann Vanek (divorced)
Jane Walker Wood (divorced)
Net Worth$70 million

Christopher Llyod

Early Life of Christopher Llyod

Christopher was born on October 22, 1938, in Stamford, Connecticut, US, as the name Christopher Allen Llyod. He was born to his father Samuel R. Llyod and his mother, Ruth Lapham Llyod. Samuel worked as a lawyer, whereas Ruth was a fantastic singer. Likewise, Christopher grew up along with his six siblings; four sisters and two brothers. His maternal grandfather is among the founder of the Texaco oil company.

For education, he joined Staples High School, located in Westport, Connecticut. During his school days, he co-founded the theatre company in school. Just at the age of fourteen, he started his acting. Also, he enrolled in the Neighbourhood Playhouse School of the Theatre when he was nineteen.

Personal Information

Furthermore, he holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he is mixed. He is Christian by religion. Standing at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighing about 78 kg, he has a fantastic personality. His eye colour is brown. He has the star sign of Libra.


Christopher started his career working in 200 stage productions. Working for many years, finally, in 1975, he got his first role in the film One Flew Over a Cuckoo’s Nest. The film won five Oscars. Also, in 1976, he started to appear on the television as a guest role in the miniseries “The Adam’s Chronicle”. Then in between appearing in some films and television shows, he got a leading role in the comedy series “Taxi”. He appeared in 84 episodes from 1978 to 1983. Also, he won his first Emmy Award from the series.

Christopher Llyod

In 1984, he appeared in the “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” as the role of Commander Kruge, from where he started getting more parts. He appeared in numerous television films including “Money On the Side”, “Old Friends”, “T Bone N Weasel”, and “Dead Ahead” including many others.

In1985, he had played the film “Back to the Future” which gained immense success. Therefore, he also got to play in the second as well as third parts of the film, which became the highest-grossing film of the year. Similarly, he featured in multiple films in the after decades. His most notable films include “Clue”, “The Addams Family”, “Addams Family Values”, “Anastasia”, “Fly Me to the Moon”, and “The Tale of Despereaux”, among many others.

Side by side, his notable further TV series includes “Back to the Future: The Animated Series”, which ran from 1991 to 1992. Likewise, he appeared in “Deadly Games” in 13 episodes from 1995 to 1997. Also, he featured in 13 episodes in “I Dream”, 11 episodes in “Clubhouse”, 19 episodes in “Stacked”, and 12 episodes in “Granite Flats”. Recently, in 2020, he has appeared in the series “Tooned Out”, and “NCIS”.

Besides, his recent films released in 2018, “Boundaries”, “Making a Killing”, and “ReRun”. In 2019, he featured in a short film, “The Haunted Swordsman”. Furthermore, he is playing in the movie “Nobody”, which is supposed to be released in 2021. Likewise, he has further four films in pending.

Awards and Achievements

The actor has gained honours multiple times from his profession. He won his first award in 1972 as an “Obie Award”. The next year, he won the “Drama Desk Award” for the Best Performance in Kaspar. Then, Christopher won Primetime Emmy Award for two successive years, 1982 and 1983, in the category “Primetime Emmy Award” for his role in the TV series “Taxi”.

Later, in 1992, he again won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in “Road to Avonlea”. Then, in 1994, he won the Independent Spirit Awards as a Best Supporting Male for the film, Twenty Bucks.

In 2017, he won the “National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers”. His recent award in Pop Culture Hall of Fame in 2019, for the category, Class of 2019, Actor.

Christopher Llyod

Personal Life of Christopher Llyod

Regarding his personal life, he is married and divorced four times. Firstly, he married Catherine Dallas Dixon Boyd. They tied a knot on June 6, 1959, however, after 12 years they divorced in 1971. Then, in 1974, he married Kay Tornborg. Kay is also a popular actress. However, after thirteen years of marriage, they divorced. After a year of divorce with Kay, he married Carol Ann Vanek, which ended in 1991 after three years of marriage. His final marriage became with Jane Walker Wood to whom he married in 1992. However, the couple also ended up with divorce in 2005.

Net Worth

Christopher has earned massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, along with earning name and fame, he has been able to make a handsome amount of money. The actor has an estimated net worth of $70 million as of 2020.  He is living a luxurious lifestyle.




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