Christopher Lloyd (TV producer)

Christopher Lloyd (born June 18, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is an American TV screenwriter and producer. Lloyd was co-creator and executive producer of the TV series Modern Family, which he produced with Steven Levitan. Prior to that, Lloyd had an extensive career on many series, primarily Frasier. He has won 12 Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Modern Family and Frasier. He holds the record for Primetime Emmy awards as either a comedy or drama series producer.[1]

Christopher Lloyd
Born (1960-06-18) June 18, 1960 (age 60)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationCreator, screenwriter, television producer
(m. 1995)
RelativesDavid Lloyd (father)


Lloyd began screenwriting with the first four seasons of The Golden Girls. He then wrote for the comedy Wings; then Frasier, where he became its showrunner. While he was executive producer, Frasier won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for five consecutive years, the first time any series had done so.[1] Lloyd left Frasier after its seventh season, then returned to helm its final (eleventh) season. He then produced the series Out of Practice (where he first worked with Modern Family’s Ty Burrell); Back To You; and Modern Family, which also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for five consecutive years. As a screenwriter, Lloyd's work includes the animated feature film Flushed Away (2006), for which he received an Annie Award. In 2000, he received an overall deal at Paramount.[2] He quit in 2006 to join Fox in partnership with Lloyd Levitan.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Lloyd is the son of Arline and sitcom writer David Lloyd (1934–2009).[4] Since 1995, he has been married to actress, writer, and voiceover performer Arleen Sorkin, with whom he has two sons,[5] Eli and Owen.[6]


Year Title Credited as Network
Writer Producer
1986–1989 The Golden Girls Yes No NBC
1991–1993 Wings Yes Yes
1993–2004 Frasier Yes Executive
2005–2006 Out of Practice Yes Executive CBS
2007–2008 Back to You Yes Executive Fox
2009–2020 Modern Family Yes Executive ABC
TBA Untitled Alec Baldwin/Kelsey Grammer project Yes Executive

Writing creditsEdit

The Golden Girls
  • "Second Motherhood"
  • "The Sisters"
  • "Dorothy's Prized Pupil"
  • "Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself"
  • "Strange Bedfellows"
  • "The Artist"
  • "Mixed Blessings"
  • "The One That Got Away"
  • "Scared Straight"
  • "Blind Date"
  • "Little Sister"
  • "Marriage, Italian Style"
  • "The Taming of the Shrew"
  • "Take My Life, Please"
  • "Lifeboat"
  • "It May Have Happened One Night"
  • "Goodbye Old Friend"
Modern Family

Producing creditsEdit


  1. ^ a b Chris Beachum (11 August 2014). "Producer Christopher Lloyd on making Emmy history with 'Modern Family' and 'Frasier' [Exclusive Video]". GoldDerby. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  2. ^ Adalian, Josef (2000-03-28). "'Frasier' producer Lloyd ends session". Variety. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  3. ^ Adalian, Josef (2006-07-13). "Laffer scribes fit for Fox TV". Variety. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  4. ^ Bruce Weber, "David Lloyd, 75, Dies; Wrote ‘Chuckles’ Episode", The New York Times, November 12, 2009
  5. ^ Whipp, Glenn (August 22, 2014). "Christopher Lloyd's award-winning funny bones". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "The art of writing and making films: Flushed Away". "About the Filmmakers", Flushed Away press kit, via The Writing Studio. Archived from the original on February 25, 2007.

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