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Michael J. Fox

Actor | * 06/09/1961 (58) | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, and film producer with a film and television career spanning from the 1970s. He starred in the Back to the Future trilogy in which he portrayed Marty McFly. Other notable roles have included his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton on the American sitcom Family Ties (1982–1989) and Mike Flaherty on the ABC sitcom Spin City (1996–2000). He has won five Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1992 at age 31, and disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. He partly retired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of the disease worsened. He has since become an advocate for research toward finding a cure, and founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Sweden's Karolinska Institute gave him an honoris causa doctorate on March 5, 2010 for his work advocating a cure for Parkinson's disease. Since 1999, Fox has mainly worked as a v... ()
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Born Michael Andrew Fox in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, he adopted the "J" as an homage to character actor Michael J. Pollard. Moving several times during the course of his childhood, Michael and his family settled in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver. At the age of 15 he made his professional acting debut in the situation comedy "Leo and Me" (1981). Moving to Los Angeles at the age of 18, Fox appeared in several small parts and a television series, "Palmerstown, U.S.A." (1980), before landing the role that would bring him to prominence in "Family Ties" (1982). Some of his other films include Bright Lights, Big City (1988), The Hard Way (1991), Light of Day (1987), Doc Hollywood (1991) and the three "Back to the Future" films.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Kids & Family

Known for these Movies & Shows

The Frighteners

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1996 | 3.4/5 | 1h 50min
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Back to the Future Part II

Certification unknown

1989 | 3.9/5 | 1h 48min
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Family Ties

Certification unknown

1982 | 3.6/5 | 30min per episode

Awards & Nominations for Michael J. Fox

Officer of The Order of Canada Saturn Award Emmy Award Golden Globe Award People's Choice Award Screen Actors Guild Award Grammy Award Canada's Walk of Fame

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Movies with Michael J. Fox as Actor(61)

as Mr. Lockhart2019 See You Yesterday
as A.R.C.H.I.E. (voice)2018 A.R.C.H.I.E. 2: Mission Impawsible
as A.R.C.H.I.E. (voice)2016 A.R.C.H.I.E.
as himself2015 Back in Time
as himself2015 Being Canadian
as himself2015 Mr. Calzaghe
as himself2014 Annie
as Marty McFly (uncredited) (archival footage)2011 Synchronize
as Stuart Little (voice)2002 Stuart Little 2
as Mr. Baker2002 Interstate 60
as Milo James Thatch (voice)2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
as Stuart Little (voice)1999 Stuart Little
as Himself (archive footage)1996 The Universal Story
as Frank Bannister1996 The Frighteners
as Jason Stone1996 Mars Attacks!
as Tim Alexander1995 Coldblooded
as Lewis Rothschild1995 The American President
as Curious Guy on the Porch1995 Your Studio and You
as Pete Maloney1995 Blue in the Face
as Axel Magee1994 Don't Drink the Water
as Daniel McTeague1994 Greedy
as Clayton Farnsworth1993 Where the Rivers Flow North
as Doug Ireland1993 For Love or Money
as Michael Chapman1993 Life with Mikey
as Himself - host1992 James Cagney: Top of the World
as Benjamin Stone1991 Doc Hollywood
as Ray Casanov | Nick Lang1991 The Hard Way
as Marty McFly / Seamus McFly1990 Back to the Future Part III
as Marty McFly Sr. / Marty McFly Jr. / Marlene McFly1989 Back to the Future Part II
as Private Eriksson1989 Casualties of War
as Jamie Conway1988 Bright Lights, Big City
as Alex P. Keaton (archive footage) (uncredited)1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday
as Joe Rasnick1987 Light of Day
as himself1987 The Return of Bruno
as Pfc. Raymond Griffiths (voice)1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
as Brantley Foster aka Carlton Whitfield1987 The Secret of My Success
as Dennis Baxter1985 Poison Ivy
as Alex P. Keaton1985 Family Ties Vacation
as Marty McFly1985 Back to the Future
as Scott Howard1985 Teen Wolf
as Jay-Jay Manners1983 High School U.S.A.
as Arthur1982 Class of 1984
as Scott Larson1980 Midnight Madness

TV Shows/Series with Michael J. Fox as Actor(23)

as Ethan West2016 Designated Survivor
as Mike Henry2013 The Michael J. Fox Show
as Louis Canning2009 The Good Wife
as Kevin Casey2001 Scrubs
as Michael J. Fox2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm
as Mike Flaherty1996 Spin City
as Alex P. Keaton1982 Family Ties
as Willy-Joe Hall1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A.
as Jamie1976 Leo and Me

TV Shows/Series with Michael J. Fox as Crew(3)

Production/Producer1996 Spin City
Directing/Director1991 Brooklyn Bridge
Directing/Director1989 Tales from the Crypt

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Michael Andrew Fox
Born: Friday, 06/09 1961 (June) in Edmonton (current age: 58 years + 73 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Burnaby Central Secondary School
Spouses (current/former): Tracy Pollan
Children: Sam Fox, Aquinnah Fox, Schuyler Fox, Esmé Fox
Siblings: Kelli Fox, Jacki Fox, Steven Fox, Karen Fox
Father: William Fox
Mother: Phyllis Piper
Other names for Michael J. Fox (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Michael Andrew Fox"
"Michael Fox"
"Mike Fox"
"마이클 J. 폭스"
Michael J. Fox frequently works together with these people:
Bob Gale (25x, Crew)
Robert Zemeckis (19x, Crew)
Martin Short (11x, Actor)
Tom Hanks (10x, Actor)
Christopher Lloyd (10x, Actor)
Zach Braff (10x, Actor)
Rosie O'Donnell (10x, Actress)
Lea Thompson (9x, Actress)
Chris Rock (9x, Actor)
Kiefer Sutherland (9x, Actor)
Heather Locklear (9x, Actress)
Alan Silvestri (9x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:498, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/18/2019