Lloyd, Sam Sr. 1925–

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LLOYD, Sam Sr. 1925–


Born September 8, 1925, in New York, NY; father, a lawyer; mother, a singer; brother of Christopher Lloyd (an actor); married second wife, Barbara (an actress), 1981; children: Samuel (an actor) and a daughter. Education: Attended Feagin School of Drama and Radio, New York City.

Addresses: Office—c/o Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, 703 Main St., Weston, VT 05161.

Career: Actor. Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH, apprentice; Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston, VT, member of board of directors, 1952–. Weston Bowl Mill (manufacturer), past owner. Weston Volunteer Fire Department, vice president, 1963–73; Weston Planning Commission, chair, 1969–76; town moderator of Weston, 1970–; Weston town zoning administrator, 1970–76; Vermont House of Representatives, Democratic representative 1973–80, and member of House Natural Resources Committee; other civic positions include member of local environmental board and past trustee of Vermont Land Trust and Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Awards, Honors: Walter Cerf Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, Vermont Arts Council, 2002.


Stage Appearances:

Blithe Spirit, Weston Playhouse, Weston, VT, 1952.

The Tender Trap, Weston Playhouse, 1956.

Philoctetes, American National Theatre and Academy, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1959.

Abrams, A Cook for Mr. General, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1961.

Brown ant, Under the Sycamore Tree, Cricket Theatre, New York City, 1963.

Sherlock Holmes, 1990.

Dimas, The Triumph of Love, Weston Playhouse, 2002.

M. Loyal, Tartuffe, Weston Playhouse, 2004.

Harry Trevor (Baptista), Kiss Me, Kate (musical), Summer Mainstage, Weston Playhouse, 2005.

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, Caribbean Community Theatre, U.S. Virgin Islands, 2005.

Appeared in Brigadoon (musical) and The Importance of Being Earnest, both Weston Playhouse; performed in A Love Greater than 70 Bushels of Baker Potatoes: Helen and Scott Nearing in Vermont (dramatic reading), Hooker Dunham Theatre and Gallery, Brattleboro, VT; understudy, A Shot in the Dark, Broadway production.

Major Tours:

Toured in the solo show The Magic of Shakespeare, Vermont cities.

Film Appearances:

The judge, Where the Rivers Flow North, Caledonia Pictures, 1994.

Meeshack Boggs, The Spitfire Grill (also known as Care of the Spitfire Grill), Columbia, 1996.


Lloyd's performance in the dramatic reading A Love Greater than 70 Bushels of Baker Potatoes: Helen and Scott Nearing in Vermont was recorded on video and released by Wild Root Arts.



Rutland Herald, July 24, 2005.