Character Bio: Lloyd Lowery
Breast-fed until he was five, Lloyd – a genius with a 210 IQ - graduated high school at 12, college at 16, med school at 20. Lloyd quickly rose in the field of Human Behavior Analysis, becoming a successful psychiatrist and published professor. Things often came easy to Lloyd, perhaps too easy – this drove him to a hobby that proved more difficult, gambling, which spiraled out of control. His addiction eventually landed him in prison for a 25 year stretch. What exactly Lloyd did to get such a long sentence is a mystery to most of his fellow convict Breakout Kings teammates, but they very much want to know. But all Lloyd cares about is the fact that he’s out of maximum security prison – he’s ready to flex his human behavior muscle while catching fugitives with the Breakout Kings.
Actor Bio: Jimmi Simpson
Jimmi Simpson is an accomplished actor who is rapidly emerging as one of Hollywood’s most prolific and versatile talents. Simpson’s character in the pilot “Breakout Kings,” directed by Gavin Hood, scored higher than any character has ever tested at 20th TV. Simpson is also widely recognized as David Letterman’s beloved “Lyle the Intern” on CBS’s “Late Night with David Letterman.” His character has received so much critical praise and is such a fan favorite that CBS is now in talks for Simpson to star in a “Lyle” spin-off. Rounding out his TV career, he has had recurring roles on the FX hit comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “My Name is Earl,” “Psych,” “Party Down,” HBO’s “Carnivale” and FOX’s “24.”
On the features side, Simpson was most recently seen in the FOX feature film Date Night opposite comedic geniuses Tina Fey and Steve Carrell as well as the Ricky Gervais film, This Side of the Truth for Warner Bros and MRC.
In 2008, Simpson played the title role of “Philo T. Farnsworth” opposite Hank Azaria in the Aaron Sorkin-scripted and Steven Spielberg-produced production of “The Farnsworth Invention” on Broadway. His performance earned him the prestigious Theatre World Award.
Simpson will next be seen in the independent feature Knights of Badassdom opposite Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten as well as Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for FOX which Timur Bekmambetov directed. Simpson stars alongside Benjamin Walker, Anthonie Mackie and Dominic Cooper and the film opens wide on June 22nd, 2012.
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