Michael J. Fox

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Full Name Michael J. Fox
Age 59 Years Old
Nick Name Mike
Gender Male
Birth Date June 9th, 1961
Birth Place Edmonton, Alberta

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About Michael J. Fox

Michael Andrew Fox renowned as Michael J. Fox is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, film producer, and activist. Since the 1970s, he is active in the film and TV career. In the year 1980, he made his theatrical film debut with the comedy film "Midnight Madness" where he played the role of Scott Larson. In the year 1973, he made his debut TV show appearance on the adventure comedy series "The Beachcombers". He starred in the "Back to the Future" trilogy in which he portrayed Marty McFly. On television, he played Alex P. Keaton on the American sitcom "Family Ties" (1982-1989) and Mike Flaherty on the ABC sitcom "Spin City" (1996-2000). He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 at age 29 and disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. He semi-retired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of the disease worsened. He has since become an advocate for research toward finding a cure and founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He has mainly worked as a voice-over actor since 1999 in films such as Stuart Little, Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and more. As an author, he has written four books: "Lucky Man: A Memoir" (2002), "Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist" (2009), "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned" (2010), and "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality" (2020). Overall, he is a very talented actor with a net worth of $65 Million. 

Recent in the news, Michael J. Fox says the tumor almost had him 'heading for paralysis,' reflects on his 'darkest moment'. Michael J. Fox is revealing how he overcame health setbacks in the years after his Parkinson's disease diagnosis. He detailed his journey to positivity following his health struggles, which "led him to question his signature optimism," in a People interview published Tuesday. Fox first publicly talked about the nervous system disorder in 1998. He opened up about almost "heading for paralysis" after discovering a noncancerous tumor, which he had removed in 2018. The tumor “was constricting the (spinal) cord, so they had to be very careful in removing it so they wouldn’t do further damage,” he said. Shortly after undergoing surgery, Fox reflected on what he called his "darkest moment": He said falling in the kitchen and breaking his arm was "as low as it gets for me." "I just snapped," he said. "It was when I questioned everything. Like, 'I can't put a shiny face on this. There's no bright side to this, no upside. This is just all regret and pain.' " He said he jumpstarted his journey to "reclaiming his positive outlook" during his bed rest in a way that is common for many: watching TV (more specifically, '70s game shows). 

Michael J. Fox, a famous actor, author, activist

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Michael J. Fox is famous for his role as Marty McFly in the movie Back to the Future franchise (1985, 1989 & 1990). He is best known for playing Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties (1982-1989), playing the role as Mike Flaherty on the ABC sitcom Spin City (1996-2000, 2001), and setting up the "Michael J. Fox Foundation", a research institute to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. 

On 9th June 1961, Michael J. Fox was born with the birth name of Michael Andrew Fox in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was born to his parents;  William Fox (Police Officer) (father) and Phyllis (née Piper) (Actress /Payroll Clerk) (mother). He also has three siblings; Kelli Fox (Younger Sister) (Stage & Television Actress), Karen Fox (Sister), Jacki Fox (Sister), Steven Fox (Brother). He holds dual nationality of Canadian and American. His ethnicity is Mixed and his race is White. He is of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. As of 2020, he celebrated his 59th birthday. Gemini is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Judaism. 

As per his education, Michael J. Fox attended Burnaby Central Secondary School and later Burnaby South Secondary School. He also received an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) from the University of British Columbia on May 22, 2008.

With a slim body build, Michael J. Fox stands tall at the height of 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm with a bodyweight of 66 KG or 145.5 Pounds. His hair color is dark brown and his eye color is light blue. He has a distinctive youthful voice with short stature. Nothing specific has been said about the shoe size Michael wore, however, Nike Inc. made a shoe, Nike Mag (limited edition), donned by the character Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) in the movie Back To The Future Part 2. The shoes were made in different sizes because of the different shoe sizes of Michael and the stunt doubles. Not much is known about his workout and diet, but, Michael J. Fox strongly believes that exercise has therapeutic benefits for people with PD. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 at age 29 and disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. He started displaying symptoms of early-onset Parkinson's disease in 1991 while shooting the movie Doc Hollywood and was diagnosed shortly after. He semi-retired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of the disease worsened. After his diagnosis, Fox started drinking heavily and suffered from depression.  He has since become an advocate for research toward finding a cure and founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Sweden's Karolinska Institute gave him an honorary doctorate on March 5, 2010, for his work advocating a cure for Parkinson's disease.

Michael J. Fox's Career

  • Michael J. Fox's very first feature film roles were Midnight Madness (1980) and Class of 1984 (1982). 
  • He then appeared in the show "Family Ties", which aired on NBC for seven seasons from 1982-1989.
  • When he left the TV series "Spin City", his final episodes made numerous allusions to Family Ties: Michael Gross (who played Alex's father Steven) portrays Mike Flaherty's (Fox's character's) therapist, and there is a reference to an off-screen character named "Mallory".
  • His acting in Teen Wolf and Back to the Future, he became a teen idol. The VH1 television series The Greatest later named him among their "50 Greatest Teen Idols."
  • He was then cast to replace Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly in "Back to the Future" from 1985 to 1955. The film was followed by two successful sequels, Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990).
  • After that, he starred in Teen Wolf (1985), Light of Day (1987), The Secret of My Success (1987), Bright Lights, Big City (1988), and Casualties of War (1989).
  • In "Bright Lights, Big City", he played a fact-checker for a New York magazine. 
  • He co-starred again with Tracy Pollan, his on-screen girlfriend from "Family Ties".
  • He starred in "Casualties of War", a dark and violent war drama about the Vietnam War.
  • He starred in Doc Hollywood in 1991, The Hard Way in 1991,  For Love or Money (1993), Life With Mikey (1993), Greedy (1994), The American President (1995), and Mars Attacks! (1996).
  • His last major film role was in The Frighteners (1996). 
  • As a voice actor, he voiced the American Bulldog Chance in Disney's live-action film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and its sequel Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, the titular character in Stuart Little and its two sequels Stuart Little 2 and Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, and Milo Thatch in Disney's animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire. 
  • Spin City ran from 1996 to 2002 on American television network ABC; starring Fox as Mike Flaherty. 

Michael J. Fox on Family Ties

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  • During the third season of Spin City, he made the announcement to the cast and crew of the show that he had Parkinson's disease. Later, he left the show.
  • He then served as an executive producer during his time on the show, alongside co-creators Bill Lawrence and Gary David Goldberg.
  • He guest-starred in two episodes of the comedy-drama Scrubs in the year 2004 and also he appeared in four episodes of Boston Legal as a lung cancer patient in 2006. 
  • He appeared in five episodes of the television series Rescue Me in 2009. 
  • As an author, he has 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 played a recurring role in the US drama The Good Wife in 2010. 
  • He was featured as himself in the eighth season of the Larry David vehicle, Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2011. 
  • On 20th August 2012, NBC announced "The Michael J. Fox Show", loosely based on his life. It was granted a 22-episode commitment from the network and premiered on NBC on 26th September 2013. 
  • He made a special guest appearance in the final episode of the series as an elder version of Marty, as well as his great-grandfather Willie McFly.
  • In the year 2018, Fox was cast in the recurring role of Ethan West on the second season of the ABC political drama "Designated Survivor". 

Awards and Achievements of Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox won three Emmy awards for Family Ties in 1986, 1987, and 1988. He also won a Golden Globe Award in 1989. He won an Emmy award for Spin City in 2000, three Golden Globe Awards in 1998, 1999, and 2000, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1999 and 2000. For his role in Rescue Me, he earned Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Michael J. Fox's Wife, Tracy Pollan

Michael J. Fox with his wife Trcy Pollan, and their kids

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Michael J. Fox is a married man. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Tracy Pollan. While working in the sitcom "Family Ties", he met actress Tracy Pollan. She played his girlfriend on the show. Later, they both appeared together in the drama film "Bright Lights, Big City" in 1988. On 16th July 1988, the couple got married at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont. The couple also has four children/kids; Sam Michael (b. May 30, 1989) (son), twin daughters Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances (b. February 15, 1995), and daughter Esme Annabelle (b. November 3, 2001). In the year 2008, the couple bought a 6-bedroom house in Quogue, New York for which they paid $6,300,000. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.  

Previously, he has affairs with Rebecca De Mornay, Karla Michelle, Nancy McKeon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kari Michaelsen, Jennifer Grey, Susanna Hoffs. 

Michael J. Fox's Net Worth 2020

Michael J. Fox is a multi-talented person who is an actor, comedian, author, film producer, and activist. With his multi career, he has made a huge amount of money throughout his career. As of 2020, the net worth of Michael J. Fox is estimated to have $65 Million. While he starred in "Back to the Future", he made a salary of $250,000. At present, the exact income and career earnings of Fox are still to get revealed. His major source of income comes from his acting career. Indirectly, he has endorsed Nike Mags. He has campaigned for the nonprofitable purpose of promoting research on stem cells, thus advocating for the American politician Claire McCaskill (United States Senator; 2009 to 2019). As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings.