Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is a Canadian-American actor, author, comedian, film producer, as well as an activist.

Michael J. Fox is a Canadian-American actor, author, comedian, film producer, as well as and activist. He made his debut TV show appearance on the adventure comedy series “The Beachcombers” in 1973. He made his theatrical film debut with the comedy film “Midnight Madness” in 1980 as Scott Larson.

He is famous for starring in the “Back to the Future” trilogy in which he portrayed Marty McFly. He appeared as Alex P. Keaton on the American sitcom “Family Ties” (1982-1989) and Mike Flaherty on the Michael J. Fox sitcom “Spin City” (1996-2000). He has also worked as a voice-over actor in films such as “Stuart Little” and Disney’s “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”. 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. 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)”. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010 and was also inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2000. His acting has earned him many nominations and has awarded him with multiple Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the most prestigious Grammy Award.

Michael J. Fox goes back to Back To The Future for Lil Nas X video

Rapper Lil Nas X is going back to the future with Michael J. Fox. Fox appears in a new time-traveling teaser video for the singer’s upcoming song “Holiday.” He appears in a trailer for the upcoming single, Holiday, which sees Nas arrive in the Wild West just as Santa Claus is thrown out of a saloon. In the clip, the hip-hop artist is known for the hit “Old Town Road” goes back in time on a horse to a Western town, replaces a drunk Santa, and blasts through a time portal on a sleigh. After he picks up Santa’s hat, Nas discovers he’s been chosen as “the new Santa” and must travel to the future. The clip ends with Fox, star of the Back of the Future film franchise, telling him: “Whatever you do, Nas, don’t go to 2020.”

Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality

Michael J. Fox was born on 9th June 1961. His place of birth is Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His full name/birth name is Michael Andrew Fox. He was born to his parents;  William Fox (father), a police officer, and Phyllis (nee Piper) (mother), an actress and payroll clerk. Talking about his siblings, he has four siblings named Kelli Fox (Younger Sister), a stage & television actress), Karen Fox (Sister), Jacki Fox (Sister), and Steven Fox (Brother).

He holds both Canadian-American nationalities. His ethnic background is mixed whereas his race is White. His Zodiac sign is Gemini and his religion is Judaism. He is of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. He celebrated his 59th birthday in 2020. Concerning his education, he attended Burnaby Central Secondary School. He graduated from Kansas State University. On 22nd May 2008, he received an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) from the University of British Columbia.

Quick Facts About Michael J. Fox

Nickname Michael
Gender Male
Age 61 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth June 9, 1961
Real Name Michael Andrew Fox OC
Profession Actor, Comedian, Producer
Nationality American-Canadian
Birthplace Edmonton, Canada
Religion Judaism
Zodiac Sign Gemini

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox – Career, Net worth – 2023

Michael J. Fox is a well-renowned actor, comedian, author, film producer, as well as and activist who has made a tremendous amount of money and fame throughout his career span. Michael J. Fox’s net worth is believed to have $65 Million as of 2020 as per sources. He made a salary of $250,000 starring in “Back to the Future”. As of now, his exact salary and wealth are still to get disclosed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is making a considerable amount of salary from his present work. He has endorsed Nike Mags indirectly and has also 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). His major source of income comes from his acting career. 

  • His very first feature film roles were “Midnight Madness” (1980) and “Class of 1984” (1982). After his feature films, he was seen in the show “Family Ties”, which aired on NBC for seven seasons from 1982-1989.
  • Leaving 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”.
  • After that, he made his role in “Teen Wolf” and “Back to the Future”. What’s more, the VH1 television series The Greatest later named him among their “50 Greatest Teen Idols.”
  • He was 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 “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 with Tracy Pollan (Michael J. Fox’s wife).
  • He then co-starred again with Tracy Pollan, his on-screen girlfriend from “Family Ties”.
  • Later, 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). He made his final major film role was in “The Frighteners” (1996).
  • He is also a voice actor who 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 the year 1996 until 2002 on the American television network Michael J. Fox; starring Fox as Mike Flaherty.
  • During the third season of Spin City, he announced the cast and crew of the show that he had Parkinson’s disease due to which he left the show.
  • 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 the year 2006.
  • He appeared in five episodes of the television series “Rescue Me” in the year 2009.
  • Moreover, he is also an author. Altogether, 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).
  • Furthermore, he played a recurring role in the US drama “The Good Wife” in the year 2010.
  • He was also featured as himself in the eighth season of the Larry David vehicle, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in the year 2011.
  • NBC announced “The Michael J. Fox Show”, loosely based on his life on 20th August 2012 which was granted a 22-episode commitment from the network and premiered on NBC on 26th September 2013.
  • He also made several appearances in other media. At the 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he delivered comedy monologues, along with William Shatner and Catherine O’Hara, in the “I am Canadian” part of the show.
  • He was cast in the recurring role of Ethan West on the second season of the Michael J. Fox political drama “Designated Survivor” in 2018.

Body Measurements – Height, Weight

At the age of 59, Michael J. Fox still looks very handsome and young like the age of twenty-five. He has got a very magnetic personality attracting a lot of people towards him. His body build is slim. He stands tall at the height of 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm with a body weight of 66 kg or 145.5 Pounds. His hair color is dark brown and he has a pair of light blue eyes.

He strongly believes that exercise has therapeutic benefits for people with PD. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the year 1991 at age 29 and disclosed his condition to the public in the year 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, he started drinking heavily and suffered from depression. At present, he has got a healthy body.

Relationship Status of Michael J. Fox

Reflecting on the marital status of Michael J. Fox, he is a married man. He is married to his longtime girlfriend-turned-wife, Tracy Pollan. On 16th July 1988, the lovebird got married at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont. The couple also shared four children/kids together named Sam Michael (son), twin daughters Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances, and daughter Esme Annabelle. Michael met Tracy while working in the sitcom “Family Ties”, where Tracy played the role of Michael’s girlfriend on the show. After that, the duo next appeared together in the drama film “Bright Lights, Big City” in the year 1988. In 2008, the duo bought a 6-bedroom house in Quogue, New York for which they paid $6,300,000. Regarding his sexual orientation, he is straight and he is not gay.

Back then, his name was linked with Rebecca De Mornay, Karla Michelle, Nancy McKeon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kari Michaelsen, Jennifer Grey, and more. At present, there is no sign of divorce between him and his wife. They are living happy life.

Awards and Achievements of Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is an award-winning actor who has won five Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He 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. His awards and achievements include:

  • 2000: Honored by the Family Television Awards for Acting.
  • 2000: Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, which acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful Canadians.
  • December 16, 2002: Received the 2209th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of his contributions to the motion picture industry, presented to him by the Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2011: Honored with the Golden Camera Award for Lifetime Achievement-International.
  • 2010: Appointed Officer of the Order of Canada-The Officer O.C. recognizes national service or achievement.
  • 2013: Honored with the Golden Apple Award by the Casting Society of America.

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