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Michael J. Fox ACTOR


Michael J. Fox was born on June 9th, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada with the birth name Michael Andrew Fox to parents, Phyllis who was an actress and William Fox.  His family lived in a variety of places throughout Canada due to his fathers occupation and finally settled down in Vancouver where he went to school at Burnaby Central Secondary School.  He first became involved in acting at the age of fifteen when he appeared on a television series titled, "Leo and Me" (1981) in Canada followed by a stage role in, "The Shadow Box".  He then decided to move to Los Angeles California in 1979 and pursue a career as an actor.
He received a small number of parts on television series and had an agent, but was having a hard time finding steady work.  His big break came when he was offered the role of, Alex Keaton on the television show, "Family Ties" (1982-1989) which at it's peak was a highly popular series and earned Fox three Emmy Awards as well as a Golden Globe Award.
Other feature film roles soon followed such as, "Teen Wolf" (1985) and television movies, "High School U.S.A" (1983), "Poison Ivy" (1985), "Light of Day" (1987), "The Secret of My Success' (1987), "Bright Lights, Big City" (1988) and "Casualties of War" (1989).  
Along with being well known for his television roles, Michael J. Fox will always be known as Marty McFly, the teenager from the feature film, "Back to the Future" (1985), which was a major success spending eight weeks as the number one grossing movie at the box office.  Two sequels followed, "Back to the Future Part II" (1989) and "Back to the Future Part III" (1990).
Along with adding such films to his resume as, "For Love or Money" (1993), "Life With Mikey" (1993), "Greedy" (1994) and "The American President" (1995) he was also cast in a recurring role on the television series, "Spin City" (1996-2001) for which he won an Emmy in 2000, three Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actor Guild Awards. 
Fox has also done some voice over work for the animated film, "Stuart Little" (1999), it's two sequels and the voice of the American Bulldog, Chance in, "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" (1996)
Michael J. Fox has been married only once to Tracy Pollan an actress he met on the set of, Family Ties" whom he wed in 1988 and they have four children together and remain married today.  He is one of the members of the cast of, "Leo and Me" who developed Parkinson's Disease and this has actually lead to an investigation as to if there is a possibility environmental factors on the set played a role in him contracting this disease. 
He first began showing symptoms of the disease in 1990 and about a year later decided to go public with his condition.  He is a strong advocate of Parkinson's Disease research and even started the Michael J. Fox Foundation which helps create advanced research studies through stem cell research.
Michael J. Fox continues to work in the industry and has made guest star appearances on such series as, "Boston Legal" (2006), "Rescue Me" (2009) and his latest appearance on the HBO series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2011).  He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm
2011 Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime
2010-2011 The Good Wife
2009 Rescue Me
2009 The Magic 7
2006 Boston Legal
2005 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
2004 Scrubs 
2002 Clone High
2002 Stuart Little 2
2002 Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road r
1996-2001 Spin City 
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
1999 Stuart Little 
1996 Mars Attacks!
1996 The Frighteners
1996 Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco
1995 The American President
1995 Your Studio and You
1995 Blue in the Face
1995 Coldblooded
1994 Don't Drink the Water
1994 Greedy
1993 Where the Rivers Flow North
1993 For Love or Money
1993 Life with Mikey
1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
1992 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories  
1991 Doc Hollywood 
1991 Tales from the Crypt 
1991 The Hard Way 
1990 Back to the Future Part III 
1989 Back to the Future Part II
1989 Casualties of War
1982-1989 Family Ties
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday 
1988 Bright Lights, Big City 
1987 The Secret of My Succe$s 
1987 Light of Day 
1986 David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival
1985 Family Ties Vacation
1985 Teen Wolf 
1985 Back to the Future
1985 Poison Ivy 
1984 Night Court 
1984 Don't Ask Me, Ask God 
1983 High School U.S.A.
1983 The Love Boat
1982 Class of 1984 
1982 Teachers Only 
1980-1981 Palmerstown, U.S.A. 
1981 Leo and Me 
1981 Trapper John, M.D. 
1980 Trouble in High Timber Country
1980 Here's Boomer 
1980 Family 
1980 Midnight Madness 
1979 Lou Grant 
1979 Letters from Frank 
1977 The Magic Lie
1973 The Beachcombers 

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