Michael J. Fox

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Michael Andrew Fox

Also Known As: "Michael J. Fox"
Current Location:: Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of William Nelson Fox and Private
Husband of Private
Father of Private; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Karen Charlotte Lang; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Actor, activist
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is a Canadian and American activist and retired actor. Beginning his career in the 1970s, Fox rose to prominence portraying Alex P. Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties (1982–1989) and Marty McFly in the Back to the Future film trilogy (1985–1990). He went on to star in films such as Teen Wolf (1985), The Secret of My Success (1987), Casualties of War (1989), Doc Hollywood (1991), and The Frighteners (1996). Fox returned to television on the ABC sitcom Spin City in the lead role of Mike Flaherty (1996–2000).

In 1998, Fox disclosed his 1991 diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. He subsequently became an advocate for finding a cure, and founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000 to help fund research. Worsening symptoms forced Fox to reduce his acting work.

Fox voiced the lead roles in the Stuart Little films (1999–2005) and the animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). He continued to make guest appearances on television, including FX comedy-drama Rescue Me (2009), the CBS legal drama The Good Wife (2010–2016) and spinoff The Good Fight (2020), and the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm (2011). His last major role was the lead on the short-lived NBC sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show (2013–2014). Fox officially retired in 2021 due to his declining health.

Fox won five Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010, and was inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame in 2000 and the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002. For his advocacy of a cure for Parkinson's disease, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in 2022. (Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 4.0)


  • "Michael J. Fox." Wikipedia, revision of 15 July 2023. < link > Accessed 16 July 2023.
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Michael J. Fox's Timeline

June 9, 1961
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada