Back To The Future Cast
Back to the Future, the classic 1980s film turns 38 on July 3, and all we want is to rewatch it again before then so we can celebrate. Reunite with actors like Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd as they discuss the film’s lasting impact. If you keep scrolling down, you should be able to find the cast of Back to the Future listed below.
Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly
Marty McFly, a teenager from California who is unhappy with his family’s current situation, accidently travels back in time, changing the future for his parents and himself.
Michael J. Fox’s portrayal as Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties, for which he won three Emmys, propelled him to stardom. After the popularity of Back to the Future (and its two sequels), Fox went on to star in several films and television shows, including Spin City, The Good Wife, and The Michael J. Fox Show. His cameo spot on Rescue Me earned him his fifth Emmy a decade later.
Fox revealed his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 1996 when he established a foundation to gather funds for the study. Fox received an honorary Oscar in November 2022, just before the 95th Academy Awards, at the 13th annual Governors Awards for his work raising awareness about Parkinson’s disease. Fox has been married to Tracy Pollan since 1988; the couple has four children.
Christopher Lloyd as Emmett “DOC” Brown
Christopher Lloyd, already well-known in Hollywood because of his Emmy-winning role in Taxi, played Dr Emmett “Doc” Brown, the scientist who ensures Marty’s safe passage to and from the past. He came back for the sequels and the TV show’s brief run.
Since the release of Back to the Future, the actor has appeared in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993), featuring him as Uncle Fester. Lloyd has voiced several characters in popular children’s shows, including Dennis the Menace (1993), Angels in the Outfield (1994), and Baby Geniuses (1999), and he was also Hacker on the PBS Kids animated series Cyberchase (2002–2022).
The Tender Bar (2021), Spirit Halloween (2022), and Self Reliance (2023) are a few of the other movies that feature their talents. Lloyd has tied the knot with Lisa Loiacono for the fifth time.
Lea Thompson as Lorraine Baines-McFly
Lea Thompson, a relative unknown at the time of the film’s release, played Marty’s mother, who developed an unrequited crush on her son during his time travels.
Thompson landed her own critically praised series in the mid-1990s with Caroline in the City and obtained other projects, such as the Jane Doe film series for Hallmark and the Switched at Birth reboot for ABC Family (now Freeform). She co-starred with her Back to the Future co-star Lloyd in the 1993 film Dennis the Menace.
The films J. Edgar (2011), The Trouble with the Truth (2012), Left Behind (2014), Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018), Little Women (2018), and Unplugging (2022) round out Thompson’s outstanding filmography. Thompson has starred in the CTV police drama The Spencer Sisters since 2023.
After meeting on the set of 1987’s Some Wonderful, Thompson has been married to director Howard Deutch since 1989. Madelyn Deutch wrote the 2017 film The Year of Incredible Men, which starred both her mother and sister. Her younger sister, Zoey Deutch, is also a writer and actress.
Crispin Glover as George McFly
Crispin Glover, who played Marty’s dad George in the new timeline, arrived where he was meant to be and developed into a formidable adult. There were no more films with Glover in it because he decided not to return.
He has a reputation for taking on a wide variety of roles, and in 2007’s performance capture film Beowulf, he reunited with Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis. Aside from his work on Alice in Wonderland (2010), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), and The Bag Man (2014).
He has also appeared in the films The Doors (1991), What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), and The Doors. Glover portrayed Mr World in American Gods, which aired on Starz from 2017 to 2021. Glover is the offspring of Bruce Glover, who starred in Chinatown back in 1974.
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Claudia Wells as Jennifer Parker
Jennifer Parker, played by Claudia Wells, was Marty’s modern-day girlfriend who appeared both at the beginning of the film to cheer him on and at the end to reunite with him. Elisabeth Shue, who was most known at the time for her role in 1987’s Adventures in Babysitting, took over the part from Glover, who also did not return for the sequels.
Wells appeared on Off the Rack and Fast Times after Back to the Future but took a sabbatical from acting in 1986.
Nonetheless, she’d make a comeback in 2008’s Still Waters Burn. Back to the Future: The Game, released in 2011, included her reprisal as Jennifer. In Studio City, California, Wells also has a high-end menswear store called Armani Wells. They have a son together; his name is Sebastian.
Thomas F. Wilson as Biff Tannen
As George’s bully Biff, Thomas F. Wilson was eventually put in his place by Marty’s previous antics. Wilson voiced Biff and other Tannen family members in sequels and the animated TV series. His resume also includes guest roles on television shows like Freaks and Geeks and Ghost Whisperer and voice work for animation series like the SpongeBob SquarePants movies and The Spectacular Spider-Man.
The actor also had a small role in the 2013 Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy buddy police comedy The Heat. Wilson and his wife Caroline started a family in 1985, and now they have four kids.
Marc McClure as Dave McFly
Dave McFly, one of Marty’s two annoying siblings, was played by Marc McClure, best known as Jimmy Olsen in the Christopher Reeve Superman films, and the late Wendie Jo Sperber, best known for her role as Linda McFly.
Like many of his co-stars from “Back to the Future,” McClure has kept busy in Hollywood since the 1985 picture premiere.
He has appeared in movies like “Apollo 13,” “That Thing You Do!,” “Daybreak,” “Freaky Friday,” “Coach Carter,” and “Frost/Nixon.” McClure made cameos in Justice League (2017) and Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) as a homage to his efforts in Superman. Since their 1985 wedding, McClure and his wife Carol Courson Cowley have been happily raising their son together.