Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox

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Jun. 9th, 1961
Born in
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5' 5

Michael J. Fox's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Michael J Fox Show TV Show
The Michael J Fox Show
Family Ties TV Show
Family Ties
Spin City TV Show
Spin City
100 Greatest Teen Stars TV Show
100 Greatest Teen Stars
Showbiz Today TV Show
Showbiz Today
Leo and Me (CA) TV Show
Leo and Me (CA)
Palmerstown, U.S.A. TV Show
Palmerstown, U.S.A.

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Annie
2013 - Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
2002 - Stuart Little 2
2002 - Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road
2001 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
1999 - Stuart Little
1996 - Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
1996 - Mars Attacks!
1996 - The Frighteners
1995 - The American President
1995 - Your Studio and You
1995 - Coldblooded
1995 - Blue in the Face
1994 - Greedy
1993 - Where the River Flow North
1993 - For Love or Money
1991 - The Hard Way
1991 - Doc Hollywood
1991 - The Hard Way
1990 - Back to the Future Part III
1990 - Back to the Future Part III
1989 - Back to the Future Part II
1989 - Back to the Future Part II
1989 - Back to the Future Part II
1989 - Casualties of War
1988 - Bright Lights, Big City
1987 - Light of Day
1987 - Secret of My Succe$s
1987 - Secret of My Succe$s
1985 - Back to the Future
1985 - Teen Wolf
1982 - Class of 1984
1980 - Midnight Madness

Guest TV Roles

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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.

  • While filming _Teen Wolf (1985)_ (qv), a location scout was in the same neighborhood, and Michael asked what company he was with. The scout said it was for the new 'Robert Zemeckis' (qv) movie called _Back to the Future (1985)_ (qv). Michael remarked how it sounded like a good movie and how he hoped someday he'd be part of a film like that. When 'Eric Stoltz' (qv) was fired as Marty McFly, on Back to the Future, Fox went on to replace him and the ambition came true.
  • Has four children with 'Tracy Pollan' (qv); 'Sam Michael Fox' (qv) (born May 30, 1989), twins Aquinnah Kathleen Fox and Schuyler Frances Fox (born February 15, 1995) and Esme Annabelle Fox (born November 3, 2001).
  • Has a theatre named after him located in his hometown of Burnaby, B.C., Canada.
  • Accidentally injured co-star 'James Woods (I)' (qv)'s finger on the set of _The Hard Way (1991)_ (qv). Woods was throwing him into a popcorn machine when his finger got caught in the button hole of Fox's jacket and dislocated it.
  • Was not the first choice to play Alex P. Keaton on _"Family Ties" (1982)_ (qv). He was only chosen after 'Matthew Broderick (I)' (qv), who was originally considered for the role, refused to have a long-term TV obligation.
  • Had a relationship with 'Claudia Wells (I)' (qv), his girlfriend in _Back to the Future (1985)_.
  • _"Family Ties" (1982)_ (qv) creator 'Gary David Goldberg' (qv) didn't like Michael after his first audition, stating that he played Alex too smart-alecky. Casting director 'Judith Weiner' (qv) fought for him, so Goldberg gave him one more chance. He approached the second audition differently and was later called and offered the part.
  • Has written his own book titled "Lucky Man" about Parkinson's and other things he has to deal with in life.

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