(Samuel Lloyd, Sam Lloyd, Jr.)
Sometimes cited as Sam Lloyd, Jr.; son of Samuel Lloyd (an actor); nephew of Christopher Lloyd (an actor).
Addresses: Agent—Stone Manners Talent and Literary Agency, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager—Heidi Rotbart, Heidi Rotbart Management, 4000 Warner Blvd., Building 160, Room 716, Burbank, CA 91522.
Career: Actor. The Blanks (a capella singing group), performer.
Member: Screen Actors Guild.
Television Appearances; Series:
Lance Armstrong, City, CBS, 1990.
Barkley, Double Rush (also known as Lickety Split), CBS, 1995.
Verder and Milo, My Generation, VH1, 1998.
Ted Buckland, Scrubs, NBC, 2001–.
Television Appearances; Other:
Leonard, Bucket of Blood (movie; also known as Dark Secrets, The Death Artist, and Roger Corman Presents "Bucket of Blood"), Showtime, 1993.
Roy Galilean, Battery Park (pilot), NBC, 2000.
Appeared as Bobo in pilot for Circus, Fox; and Mr. Larue in pilot for Talking Shop, NBC.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Wedding guest, "Sophia's Wedding: Part 1," The Golden Girls, 1988.
Waiter, "Harry and the Tramp," Night Court, NBC, 1988.
Balloon salesman, "Yet Another Day in the Life," Night Court, NBC, 1989.
"The President's Coming! The President's Coming!," The Golden Girls, 1990.
Waiter, "The Abduction," Matlock, NBC, 1992.
Ricky, "The Cigar Store Indian," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.
Ricky, "The Pie," Seinfeld, NBC, 1994.
Ed Haffley, "Save the Wave," Coach, ABC, 1996.
Pizza guy, "The One with the Friends' Theme," The Last Frontier, Fox, 1996.
Sy, "Goode and Fired," Goode Behavior, UPN, 1996.
David Buchman, "Citizen Buchman," Mad About You, NBC, 1997.
Lionel Burton, "Face Off," Ink, CBS, 1997.
Vince, "Something about Carly on a Hot Tin Roof," Something So Right, NBC 1997.
David Buchman, "The Touching Game," Mad About You, NBC, 1997.
Jack, "Batmobile," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1997.
Eddie, "Jailhouse Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1997.
Walter, "The Paul Lassiter Story," Spin City, ABC, 1998.
Eddie, "My Daddy's Little Girl," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1998.
Mr. Kurtz, "Under Mom's Thumb," Zoe, Duncan, Jack, & Jane, The WB, 1999.
Mr. Sanders, "Two Guys, a Girl, and Barenaked Ladies," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1999.
Bob, "The Crackpots and These Women," The West Wing, NBC, 1999.
Larry Hanson, "The Man with Two Right Shoes," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2000.
Ray Giddeon, "Rabbit Punch," Battery Park, NBC, 2000.
Roy Galilean, "How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?," Battery Park, NBC, 2000.
First paleontologist, "The Bone Collectors," Spin City, ABC, 2000.
Andy Fickman, "Battle of the Bahamas," Jack & Jill, The WB, 2001.
Cable guy, "Losin' It," The Random Years, UPN, 2002.
Bob Engler, "The Two Bartlets," The West Wing, NBC, 2002.
Leonard Dexter, "Meat Me in Philly," Philly, ABC, 2002.
The Lab Partner Episode," Maybe It's Me, The WB, 2002.
Mr. Smith, "Gotcha," Providence, NBC, 2002.
Dr. Albert Goldfine, "Ah, but Underneath," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004.
Dr. Albert Goldfine, "Pretty Little Pictures," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004.
Dr. Albert Goldfine, "Running to Stand Still," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004.
Dr. Albert Goldfine, "Love Is in the Air," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2005.
Jim, "Buseys Take a Hostage," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2005.
Appeared as Becker Madison in an episode of Blue Skies, ABC; as Doyle, Champs, ABC; and as Sam, The Last Frontier, Fox; appeared in episodes of American Dreamer, NBC; Family Law, CBS; and The Nightmare Room, The WB.
Rick, Rising Sun, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.
(As Samuel Lloyd) Coach Willy Barker, Flubber (also known as Disney's Flubber: The Absent Minded Professor), Buena Vista, 1997.
Deputy, Back by Midnight, Imageworks Entertainment International, 2002.
(As Samuel Lloyd) Fingers, Scorcher, Cinetel Films, 2002.
Abraham, The Real Old Testament, 2003.
Gus Blanderskud, Advantage Hart (short film), 2003.
Dr. Jacobs, Spelling Bee (short film), Great Wazu, 2004.
Gil, The Swidge (short film), Instant Films, 2004.
John, Cry for Help (short film), NL3 Audio/Farmer Co., 2005.
Some sources cite appearance (as Samuel Lloyd) as Neru in Galaxy Quest, DreamWorks, 1999; and as old man, Bereft, 2004.
Appeared as Mortimer Brewster, Arsenic and Old Lace, regional production; Touchstone, As You Like It, Los Angeles; Ted, Big Time, Los Angeles; Sparky, Forever Plaid, regional production; O'Reilly, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Los Angeles; Rick Steadman (title role), The Nerd, regional production; Gately, Private Wars, Los Angeles; George, She Loves Me, regional production; and John Foreman, Sherlock Holmes, regional production.
TV Guide, November 7, 2004, p. 10.
Born in Southport, England. Education: University of Brighton, degree (illustration).
Illustrator and author of children's books.
British Booktrust Early Years Award for Pre-School, 2006, for Mr. Pusskins.
3, 2, 1, Bedtime, illustrated by Ben Cort, Little Tiger (London, England), 2003.
Yummy, Yummy! Food for My Tummy!, illustrated by Jack Tickle, Little Tiger (London, England), 2003, Tiger Tales (Wilton, CT), 2004.
This Alien Wears a Bra, Little Hippo (London, England), 2001.
What Colour Are Your Knickers?, Alligator Books (London, England), 2001, published as What Color Is Your Underwear?, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.
Super Sid: The Silly Sausage Dog, Little Tiger (London, England), 2003.
Happy Dog, Sad Dog, Good Books (Intercourse, PA), 2004.
Who's Tail?, Good Books (Intercourse, PA), 2004.
Farting Fred and the Dog Show, Running Press (Philadelphia, PA), 2004.
Trumpie Trevor, Chrysalis (London, England), 2006.
Grumpie Gertie, Chrysalis (London, England), 2006, published as Grumpy Gracie, Running Press (Philadelphia, PA), 2006.
Calm Down Boris!, 2006.
Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2007.
Vincent the Vain,, 2007.
Mr. Pusskins and Little Whiskers: Another Love Story, 2008.
Steve Mills and Hilary Koll, Mathswork, Wayland (Hove, England), 1999.
Sam Lloyd began her career as a children's book illustrator after studying at the University of Brighton. Her animated art and humorous tales, which are featured in books such as Grumpy Gracie, What Color Is Your Underwear?, Super Sid: The Silly Sausage Dog, and Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story, have been a hit with young readers both in her native England and the United States.
In Mr. Pusskins, Lloyd introduces readers to a curmudgeonly puss with a sense of mischief. Mr. Pusskins despises such ordinary cat-type activities as chasing after cat toys, and the cuddling and snuggling he receives from his human companion, Emily, is also something to be avoided. However, after sneaking out of the house one night in defiance of house rules, Mr. Pusskins gets a taste of real life as a stray on the streets while running with the local Pesky Cat Gang. Cold and hungry, he realizes that perhaps a bit of snuggling in exchange
for good food and a comfy lap is not so bad. The contrite kitty's change of heart is brought to life in Lloyd's "vigorous" art, noted Booklist critic Ilene Cooper, the reviewer adding that children "will also appreciate Pusskin's transformation and the happy ending." In School Library Journal, Linda Ludke observed that Lloyd's "humorous illustrations capture" the orange tabby "in all of his grouchy glory," while a Kirkus Reviews writer noted that the cartoon kitty's "google eyes and ornery expressions caricature the raucous and righteous behavior" of Lloyd's feisty but lovable feline."
Biographical and Critical Sources
Booklist, November 1, 2006, Ilene Cooper, review of Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story, p. 52.
Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2006, review of Mr. Pusskins, p. 1175.
Publishers Weekly, December 4, 2006, review of Mr. Pusskins, p. 57.
School Librarian, spring, 2004, Derek Lomas, review of 3, 2, 1, Bedtime, p. 19.
School Library Journal, July, 2004, Andrea Tarr, review of Yummy, Yummy! Food for My Tummy!, p. 81; January, 2007, Linda Ludke, review of Mr. Pusskins, p. 98.