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 Frasier . He has won 12 Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Frasier and Modern Family .
Born in Stamford, Connecticut, on October 22, 1938, Christopher Lloyd began acting as an apprentice in summer stock at age 14 and appeared in more than 200 stage productions before working in film. Lloyd made his big-screen debut in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), which won five Academy Awards, including for best picture. He also starred in the commercially successful Back to the Future films as the eccentric Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown. One of Lloyd's more famous television roles was as "Reverend" Jim Ignatowski on the hit series Taxi .
Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.