Sunday, July 12 and 19 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET both nights)
Emmy Award winner Christopher Lloyd stars in NBC's new miniseries "Meteor" as Dr. Lehman, an eccentric scientist who discovers that the giant meteor Kassandra is heading towards Earth, and with his assistant, Imogene O'Neil (Marla Sokoloff, "The Practice"), tries to save the world from destruction.
Lloyd began his career in theatre. He has appeared in over two hundred plays, including on- and off-Broadway, regional and summer stock productions. For the title role in KASPAR, he took home an Obie and Drama Desk award. Christopher starred in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of "Morning at Seven," directed Dan Sullivan, as well as "Twelfth Night" in NY Festival's Shakespeare in the Park, and Center Stage's "Waiting For Godot," and as Dalton Trumbo in the New York production of "Trumbo."
In 1975, Lloyd began his film career in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." This was soon followed by a two-year run as Jim Ignatowski on the television series "Taxi," for which Lloyd won two of his three Emmys.
In 1992, Lloyd made Emmy history when he won Best Dramatic Actor for Disney's "Road to Avonlea." In a category dominated by series regulars, Lloyd was the first actor to win for a guest appearance. The following year, the rules were changed to include a Guest Appearance category.
He has appeared in over ninety film and television productions including the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead," "Eight Men Out," "Addams Family" and "Addams Family Values," BBC's "Dead Ahead: Exxon Valdez Disaster," "The Pagemaster," "Dennis the Menace," "Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai," "Track 29," "Clue," "The Dream Team," "Angels in the Outfield," "Star Trek III," "Goin' South," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "My Favorite Martian," "Tales of Despereaux" and Mike Nichols' adaptation of "Wit," starring Emma Thompson.
Lloyd won an Independent Spirit Award for his chilly depiction as a soulless murderer in "Twenty Bucks."