Jun. 9th, 1961
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Michael J. Fox's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2002 - Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road
2002 - Stuart Little 2
2001 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
1999 - Stuart Little
1996 - Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
1996 - Mars Attacks!
1996 - The Frighteners
1995 - Coldblooded
1995 - The American President
1995 - Blue in the Face
1995 - Your Studio and You
1994 - Greedy
1993 - Life With Mikey
1993 - For Love or Money
1991 - The Hard Way
1991 - Doc Hollywood
1990 - Back to the Future Part III
1989 - Casualties of War
1989 - Back to the Future Part II
1988 - Bright Lights, Big City
1987 - Light of Day
1987 - Secret of My Succe$s
1985 - Teen Wolf
1985 - Back to the Future
1982 - Class of 1984
1980 - Midnight Madness
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Kevin Casey
Gandhi's Remaining Kidney (Voiced)
Michael J. Fox, (born Michael Andrew Fox; June 9, 1961) is a Canadian American actor, author, producer, activist and voice-over artist. With a film and television career spanning from the late 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985–1990); Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties (1982–1989) for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; Mike Flaherty from Spin City (1996–2000), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards; and Private Max Eriksson in the Brian DePalma film Casualties of War. Fox's middle initial "J" does not stand for anything. His birth name is Michael Andrew Fox but when he registered for the Screen Actors Guild, the name "Michael Fox" was already taken. Fox said he did not want to register "Michael A. Fox" because it presented a play on words, and that he was paying homage to actor Michael J. Pollard. Born Michael Andrew Fox in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 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.
- He was on Planet Hollywood's Wall Of Fame.
- Admits there was a period when he was living, and working in the US illegally, and would not return to Canada, for fear of not being allowed back in to the US. Had to hire immigration lawyers to "straighten it all out".
- He, 'Jim Carrey' (qv) and the late 'Raymond Burr' (qv) head the list of top Canadians in U.S. television compiled by Banff Television Festival, June 2002.
- Revealed in the 7 December 1998 issue of People magazine that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991.
- NBC President 'Brandon Tartikoff' (qv) didn't initially like him because he couldn't see his face looking good on a lunchbox. Ironically, Fox did not allow this type of marketing when Family Ties became popular.
- According to an interview with Fox, he originally decided to use the middle initial J instead of his own A because he didn't want teen magazines to use headlines such as "Michael, A Fox!".
- Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.
- Younger sister is stage (Stratford and Shaw Festivals) and TV actress 'Kelli Fox' (qv).