Eric Lloyd originally known as David Eric Lloyd Morelli was born on May 19, 1986, in Glendale, California, U.S.A. Eric Lloyd is famous for his work as a child artist. He has worked in several films as a child artist and is often known as “the kid from the Santa Clause.” Mainly, Eric’s occupation was acting, besides he is also a comedian, a musician, and a producer. After his childhood days in the sets of his movies, Eric completed his graduation in Film and Media Arts from the Chapman University Dodge College, and soon after that, he made a comeback in the industry.
He worked as a child artist playing the role of Tim Allen’s son Charlie in The Santa Clause Trilogy for of twelve years (1994-2006). Besides the blockbuster, he played the role of the son of several Hollywood superstars such as the son of
Jason Alexander in Dunston Checks In (1995), Woody Allen’s child in Deconstructing Harry (1997) and
Christina Applegate had been his mother in the NBC Sitcom Jesse (1998-2000). Besides being the son of a star, he even portrayed the younger versions of the stars like Robert Downy Jr. in Heart and Souls (1993) and
Fred Savage in The Wonder Years (1988-1992).
Eric made his acting debut when he was just 18 months old, in a Unisys Computer ad-film, and then with his elder sister, Emily Ann Lloyd in Huntington Bank ad-film. In his debut feature film, Heart, and souls, he brought his audience to tears, playing the role of the younger version of Robert Downy Jr. when he was just five years of age. In 1993, Eric co-starred alongside
Kirk Douglas and Michael J. Fox in Greedy, Jonathan Lynn’s feature film. Later in the same year, he was cast as Carol Burnett’s grandson by
Lee Grant, in the TV movie, The Seasons of the Heart, which had been followed by two more TV series, A Family Torn Apart and In the Best of Families, respectively. Eric did two cameos as the young
George Clooney in Batman and Robin, and as young
Billy Crystal in My Giant.
In 1996, Dream Works SKG (Dream Works Interactive) developed their second game, Goosebumps…Escape from Horror land, which was filmed by Eric. Next, he worked on animation and tried to contribute his voice as a voice artist, and successful dubbed the characters Neddie in the Warner Brothers’ series Little Wizards and Blankey in The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, and The Brave Little Toaster Goes to School for Disney. Eric played the role of young Truman Capote in A Christmas Memory, a Hallmark television movie, in 1997. Eric also contributed in a science fiction movie, Chameleon, which was shot in Australia, along with Bobby Philips, for UPN. Later as his high school days approached, Eric began to part away from acting and gave way to his education.
During this period, he appeared twice on the screens in a guest appearance opposite Noah Wylie on the show ER in 2001, and to play the role of Charlie once again in Santa Clause sequel in 2002. In his high school days, Eric enrolled himself in a production class, in which later he had become the head editor and producer. Eric managed the school bulletins. Eric also started taking guitar lessons when he got his first guitar. A year later he even bought a drum set and got exposed to an array of music, he gathered a team of boys and formed his band.
Eric formed a company named Crate Recording Company and recorded his band’s first composition, produced the recordings, engineered it applying his skills and sent one hundred copies of the recording to the local shops. He continues to write and play his compositions and is setting himself for a comeback on the silver screen. Eric obtained the Young Artist Award for his performance in a TV comedy series for playing the young actor in Jesse, in 1999. He has also achieved several nominations for his acting.