Lloyd is the bartender in the Overlook Hotel. Making his debut in the 1977 Stephen King novel The Shining, he appears in the Stanley Kubrick 1980 film adaptation, the 2016 opera, and Universal Studio's 2017 Halloween Horror Nights. He was played by actor Joe Turkel in the film and John Robert Lindsey in the opera.
Lloyd was once a bartender who worked in the lounge at the Overlook Hotel. Through unrevealed circumstances, Lloyd died and his ghost remained behind, cleaning glasses and serving drinks at the hotel. During the busy season, nobody was aware of Lloyd's presence, but the haunting power of the hotel allowed him to present himself to its new caretaker, Jack Torrance.
The Shining (film)
Jack found Lloyd in the lounge after he had already begun to succumb to the effects of the malevolent forces governing the hotel. He had forgotten that the building was empty but for he and his family. A recovering alcoholic, Jack ordered up a bit of the "hair o' the dog that bit me", which Lloyd gladly accommodated. Lloyd was a man of few words, but kept a keen ear towards Jack's voiced frustrations concerning his wife, Wendy, and young son, Danny. Maintaining a tight smile, Lloyd invoked the old adage, "Women: can't live with them, can't live without them".
Notes and Trivia
- Lloyd does not have a counterpart in the 1997 television miniseries.
- Playing the part of Lloyd was actor Joe Turkel's second-to-last film role.
The Shining (film)
|Main||Jack Torrance • Wendy Torrance • Danny Torrance • Stuart Ullman • Dick Hallorann|
|Minor||Albert Shockley • Bill Watson • Delbert Grady • Doctor • Grady Twins • Horace M. Derwent • Jack's Mother • Lorraine Massey • Mark Torrance • Robert Townley Watson • Roger • Suzie • Tony • List of characters in The Shining (book)|
|Doctor Sleep||Abra Stone • Concetta Reynolds • Lucy Stone • Sandy Reynolds|
|Other||Andrew Pomeroy (Misery)|