Michael J. Fox

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Michael Andrew Fox

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of William Fox and <private> Piper
Husband of <private> Pollan
Father of <private> Fox; <private> Fox; <private> Fox and <private> Fox
Brother of <private> Fox; Karen Fox; <private> Fox and <private> Fox

Occupation: Actor
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Pollan
      spouse
    • <private> Fox
      child
    • <private> Fox
      child
    • <private> Fox
      child
    • <private> Fox
      child
    • father
    • <private> Piper
      parent
    • <private> Fox
      sibling
    • sister
    • <private> Fox
      sibling
    • <private> Fox
      sibling

About Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox, OC (born June 9, 1961 as Michael Andrew Fox), is a Canadian–American actor, author, comedian, producer, activist and voice-over artist. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985–1990); Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and Mike Flaherty from Spin City (1996-2000), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, and disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. Fox semi-retired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of his disease worsened. He has since become an activist for research toward finding a cure. This led him to create the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and on March 5, 2010, Sweden's Karolinska Institutet gave him a honoris causa doctorate for his work in advocating a cure for Parkinson's disease.

Since 2000 Fox has mainly worked as a voice over actor in films such as Stuart Little and Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and taken minor TV roles such as in Boston Legal, The Good Wife and Scrubs. He has also released three books, Lucky Man: A Memoir (2002), Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist (2009) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned (2010). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010.

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Michael J. Fox's Timeline

1961
June 9, 1961
Edmonton, AB, Canada