Social Icons

Social Connect

John J. Lloyd

  • Birthplace: Dearborn, Michigan
Date of passing: 
October 01, 2014

John J. Lloyd was an art director and production designer for film and television who won an Emmy in 1961 for the detective drama Checkmate.

Born in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1922, Lloyd moved with his family to Ramona, California, a few years later. For a time, they operated a store and a turkey farm. Later, after relocating to Culver City, Lloyd's father and uncle found work at nearby to MGM Studios.

During World War II, Lloyd served in the Navy, stationed in Oklahoma, where he helped to train pilots. After the war he attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.

John J. Lloyd was an art director and production designer for film and television who won an Emmy in 1961 for the detective drama Checkmate.

Born in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1922, Lloyd moved with his family to Ramona, California, a few years later. For a time, they operated a store and a turkey farm. Later, after relocating to Culver City, Lloyd's father and uncle found work at nearby to MGM Studios.

During World War II, Lloyd served in the Navy, stationed in Oklahoma, where he helped to train pilots. After the war he attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.

He broke into the entertainment industry in the mid-1950s as an art director on several television programs, including Lux Video Theatre, Studio 57 and Wagon Train. In the years that followed, he amassed dozens of other TV credits, including such shows as Suspicion, The Millionaire, Buckskin, Leave it to Beaver, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, The Jack Benny Program, The Munsters, The Bold Ones, Emergency!, Kojak, Ellery Queen, Columbo and many others.

In addition to his Emmy for Checkmate, he received Emmy nominations for General Electric Theater, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Vanished and It Happened One Christmas.

His numerous feature film credits included The Hell with Heroes, The Day of the LocustMacArthurAnimal House, Raggedy Man, Into the Night, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Crazy People, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! and The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear.

Lloyd died October 1, 2014, in Woodland Hills, California. He was 92.

 

Show more