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Michael J. Fox

1961-06-09 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Michael Andrew Fox OC (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a retired Canadian-American actor. Beginning his career in the 1970s, he rose to prominence portraying Alex P. Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties (1982–1989). Fox is famous for his role as protagonist Marty McFly in the Back to the Future film trilogy (1985–1990), a critical and commercial success. He went on to headline several films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including 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 from 1996 to 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 activities and led to his return to television in Spin City when he was still a major movie star. He continued to make guest appearances on television, including recurring roles on the FX comedy-drama Rescue Me (2009) and the CBS legal drama The Good Wife (2010–2016) that garnered him critical acclaim. He voiced the lead roles in the Stuart Little films (1999–2005) and the animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). His final major role was on the NBC sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show (2013–2014). Fox retired in 2020 due to his declining health. Fox won five Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award. He was also appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010, along with being 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 an honorary doctorate in 2010 from the Karolinska Institute and an honorary Oscar in 2022.


Cine Docs: Back to the Future Marty McFly (archive footage) 2024-01-23
Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make Believe Self 2023-09-08
STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie Self 2023-01-20
Back Home Again Michael J. Bird (voice) 2021-10-28
See You Yesterday Mr. Lockhart 2019-05-03
A.R.C.H.I.E. 2: Mission Impawsible A.R.C.H.I.E. (voice) 2018-07-17
A.R.C.H.I.E. A.R.C.H.I.E. (voice) 2016-04-19
Mr. Calzaghe Himself 2015-11-20
Back to the Present: The Special 2015-10-18
Back in Time Self 2015-10-20
Being Canadian Self 2015-09-18
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Annie Himself 2014-12-18
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Self 2013-07-19
Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (archive footage) 2012-02-04
The Love We Make Self 2011-09-10
Tales from the Future Self 2010-10-26
Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist Himself 2009-05-07
Looking Back to the Future Self (archive footage) 2009-02-10
VH1 Rock Honors: The Who Self 2008-07-17
Looking Back at the Future Himself 2006-06-16
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Stuart Little (voice) 2005-07-14
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary Himself 2003-08-10
Stuart Little 2 Stuart Little (voice) 2002-07-19
NBC 75th Anniversary Special Self 2002-05-05
Interstate 60 Mr. Baker 2002-04-13
The Making of 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire' Self 2002-01-29
Back to the Future: Making the Trilogy Self 2002-12-17
Eriksson's War: A Talk with Actor Michael J. Fox Himself 2001-12-11
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Milo James Thatch (voice) 2001-06-02
The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
Stuart Little Stuart Little (voice) 1999-12-17
The Making of 'The Frighteners' Himself 1998-11-24
Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party Self 1997-02-28
Mars Attacks! Jason Stone 1996-12-13
The Frighteners Frank Bannister 1996-07-18
The Universal Story Himself (archive footage) 1996-04-21
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Chance (voice) 1996-03-08
Coldblooded Tim Alexander 1995-09-15
The American President Lewis Rothschild 1995-11-17
Your Studio and You Curious Guy on the Porch 1995-02-01
Blue in the Face Pete Maloney 1995-09-15
Greedy Daniel McTeague 1994-03-04
Don't Drink the Water Axel Magee 1994-12-18
Time Machine: The Journey Back Himself 1993-08-25
Where the Rivers Flow North Clayton Farnsworth 1993-06-14
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Chance (voice) 1993-02-03
For Love or Money Doug Ireland 1993-10-01
Life with Mikey Michael Chapman 1993-06-04
James Cagney: Top of the World Self - Host 1992-07-05
Doc Hollywood Benjamin Stone 1991-08-02
The Hard Way Nick Lang 1991-03-08
The Secrets of the 'Back to the Future' Trilogy Self 1990-06-12
Back to the Future Part III Marty McFly / Seamus McFly 1990-05-25
Casualties of War Private Eriksson 1989-08-18
Back to the Future Part II Marty McFly / Marty McFly Jr. / Marlene McFly 1989-11-22
Back to the Future (Part II): Behind-the-Scenes Special Presentation Himself 1989-11-17
Bright Lights, Big City Jamie 1988-04-01
Mickey's 60th Birthday Alex P. Keaton (archive footage) (uncredited) 1988-11-13
The Return of Bruno Michael J. Fox 1987-02-07
The Secret of My Success Brantley Foster aka Carlton Whitfield 1987-04-10
Citizen Steve Self - Actor 1987-01-01
Light of Day Joe Rasnick 1987-02-06
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Raymond Griffiths (voice) 1987-10-01
The Making of Back to the Future Self 1986-10-25
Teen Wolf Scott Howard 1985-08-23
Poison Ivy Dennis Baxter 1985-02-10
Back to the Future Marty McFly 1985-07-03
Night of 100 Stars II Self 1985-03-10
Family Ties Vacation Alex P. Keaton 1985-09-22
Don't Ask Me, Ask God Future Son 1984-01-01
High School U.S.A. Jay-Jay Manners 1983-10-16
Class of 1984 Arthur 1982-08-20
Midnight Madness Scott Larson 1980-02-08
Trouble in High Timber Country Thomas Elston 1980-06-27
Letters from Frank Ricky 1979-11-22
Back to the Future: Bonus Disc