Christopher Lloyd
Born (1960-06-18) June 18, 1960 (age 63)
Years active1986–present
Notable workFrasier, Modern Family
(m. 1995; died 2023)
RelativesDavid Lloyd (father)

Christopher Lloyd (born June 18, 1960) is an American television producer and screenwriter. Lloyd is the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC mockumentary family sitcom Modern Family, which he co-created and produced with Steven Levitan. Lloyd has had an extensive career on many series, primarily Frasier.

Lloyd 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]


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 Steven Levitan.[3]

Personal life

Lloyd was born in Waterbury, Connecticut,[4] the son of Arline and sitcom writer David Lloyd (1934–2009).[5] From 1995 until her death in 2023, he was married to actress, writer, and voiceover performer Arleen Sorkin, with whom he had two sons,[6] Eli and Owen.[7]


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 TBA[8]

Writing credits

The Golden Girls
Modern Family

Producing credits


  1. ^ a b Beachum, Chris (August 11, 2014). "Producer Christopher Lloyd on making Emmy history with 'Modern Family' and 'Frasier'". Gold Derby. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  2. ^ Adalian, Josef (March 28, 2000). "'Frasier' producer Lloyd ends session". Variety. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  3. ^ Adalian, Josef (July 13, 2006). "Laffer scribes fit for Fox TV". Variety. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  4. ^ "Christopher Lloyd".
  5. ^ Bruce Weber, "David Lloyd, 75, Dies; Wrote ‘Chuckles’ Episode", The New York Times, November 12, 2009
  6. ^ Whipp, Glenn (August 22, 2014). "Christopher Lloyd's award-winning funny bones". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Alec Baldwin-Kelsey Grammer Comedy Passed on by ABC". April 24, 2021.