Michael J. Fox young
June 9, 1961
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm
56 kg | 123 lbs
9 US | 42 EU
Michael J. Fox was born in Edmonton, Canada, on June 9, 1961, is an Canadian-American actor. Young Michael J. Fox began his acting career on Canadian sitcom Leo and Me, at age of 15. He made his American television debut in television film Letters from Frank (1979) in role as Ricky. He made his big screen debut in comedy teen film Midnight Madness (1980) in role as Scott Larson. Michael's breakthrough performance came as Marty McFly in science fiction film Back to the Future (1985). He played the same character in sequels: Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990).
The Frighteners (1996) horror comedy directed by Peter Jackson
The American President (1995) romantic comedy drama opposite Michael Douglas, Annette Bening and Martin Sheen
Casualties of War (1989) war drama with Sean Penn and John C. Reilly
Teen Wolf (1985) fantasy comedy in role as Scott Howard
The Secret of My Success (1987) comedy opposite Helen Slater and Margaret Whitton
The Hard Way (1991) action comedy with James Woods and Christina Ricci
Doc Hollywood (1991) romantic comedy opposite Woody Harrelson and Bridget Fonda
Bright Lights, Big City (1988) drama with Phoebe Cates Kline and Kiefer Sutherland
Class of 1984 (1982) action thriller crime opposite Merrie Lynn Ross, Perry King and Tim Van Patten
Blue in the Face (1995) comedy with Harvey Keitel and Madonna
Interstate 60 (2002) road drama opposite James Marsden, Kurt Russell and Gary Oldman
Greedy (1994) comedy with Kirk Douglas
For Love or Money (1993) romantic comedy opposite Gabrielle Anwar
Don't Drink the Water (1994) comedy directed by Woody Allen
He won five Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.
He portrayed Alex P. Keaton on the American sitcom Family Ties (1982–1989).
He received a star on the Canada's Walk of Fame in 2000.
He married actress Tracy Pollan in 1988, they have four children.
He played Mike Flaherty on the ABC sitcom Spin City (1996–2000).
He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, at age of 29.
He was awarded a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California in 2002.
Lives in Manhattan, New York, U.S.
My view of life is colored by humor and looking at the best in any situation.
I mean, I enjoy my work as an actor. But to make a difference in people's lives through advocacy and through supporting research - that's the kind of privilege that few people will get, and it's certainly bigger than being on TV every Thursday for half an hour.
The moment I understood this - that my Parkinson's was the one thing I wasn't going to change - I started looking at the things I could change, like the way research is funded.
As a kid, I was into music, played guitar in a band. Then I started acting in plays in junior high school and just got lost in the puzzle of acting, the magic of it. I think it was an escape for me.
Vanity's really overrated. When I was 20, teenage girls had my picture on the wall... I don't need to be pretty anymore. I just am who I am.
So I never spend a lot of time analyzing why people respond to my work. But I think that it's just the joy, a passion for life, that I think has always been in my characters. Beyond that, I'm just grateful for it.
What other people think about me is not my business.