A veteran actor, producer and director whose prolific career in entertainment spans more than five decades, Norman Lloyd creates another memorable character in UPN's action-packed new series "Seven Days."
Lloyd was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and attended high school and college in New York City. He began his career in the theater starting with Eva LeGailienne's Civic Repertory in New York. He then worked for two years in off Broadway productions before making his Broadway debut in "Noah." He was the leading actor of the "Living Newspaper" and then joined the original company of the Orson Welles and John Houseman Mercury Theatre. More Broadway roles followed, including playing Johnny Appleseed in "Everywhere I Roam," selected as one of the ten best Broadway performances of the year.
In 1942, Alfred Hitchcock brought Lloyd to Hollywood for the title role in "Saboteur." He followed that film with performances in "The Unexpected"; Hitchcock's "Spellbound"; Renoir's "The Southerner"; Milestone's "A Walk in the Sun"; "Scene of the Crime"; "The Light Touch"; "No Minor Vices"; and Charlie Chaplin's "Limelight." He later starred in "Audrey Rose," "FM" and "The Return of Maxwell Smart," as well as playing the headmaster in "Dead Poets' Society," starring Robin Williams. He also played the lawyer Latterblair in Martin Scorsese's film, "The Age of Innocence." For six seasons, Lloyd played Dr. Daniel Auschiander in the popular television series "St. Elsewhere." His numerous guest-star appearances include "Murder, She Wrote"; "The Twilight Zone"; "Wiseguy"; "Star Trek: The Next Generation"; "Wings"; "The Practice"; and "Civil Wars." His television movies include "Dark Secret of Harvest Home" with Bette Davis; "Amityville: The Final Escape"; "The Omen"; "Journey of Honor"; and the PBS documentary "The Battle Over Citizen Kane." Lloyd has also been a prominent player behind-the-scenes. He directed numerous theater productions, including the musical "The Golden Apple," which won the New York Critic's Award; and more than 16 plays at the La Jolla Playhouse. He directed "Companions in Nightmare," "Columbo" and five episodes of the classic series "Omnibus," as well as directing and producing four of the series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour."
Lloyd also produced "Tales of the Unexpected"; "Journey to the Unknown"; a season of the "Name of the Game"; and the telefilms "The Bravos" and "What's a Nice Girl Like You." In addition, he produced and directed numerous specials and plays for the Hollywood Television Theater at KCET, the public broadcasting station in Los Angeles.
Lloyd is married and resides in Los Angeles.
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