Michael J. Fox young
June 9, 1961
Canada - U.S.
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 in Canadian sitcom Leo and Me (originally produced in 1976), in role as Jamie, at the age of 15.
He got his American television debut in drama movie 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 movie Back to the Future (1985), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
See You Yesterday (2019) science fiction in role as Mr. Lockhart
He played Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy:
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
He was nominated for the American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance as Lewis Rothschild in romantic comedy drama movie The American President (1995).
The Frighteners (1996) horror comedy directed by Peter Jackson
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 three Primetime Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Alex P. Keaton in NBC sitcom Family Ties (1982–1989).
He won three Golden Globe Awards and one Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor for his role as Mike Flaherty in ABC sitcom Spin City (1996–2000, 2001).
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dwight in FX comedy drama series Rescue Me (2009).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Daniel Post in ABC comedy drama television series Boston Legal (2006).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Louis Canning in CBS political drama television series The Good Wife (2010-2016).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his role as Mike Henry in NBC sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show (2013-2014).
He guest starred in HBO comedy television series Curb Your Enthusiasm (2011, 2017), for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
He played Willy-Joe Hall in CBS television drama series Palmerstown, U.S.A. (1980–1981).
Designated Survivor (2018) ABC political thriller drama television series in role as Ethan West
The Good Fight (2020) CBS legal web television series in role as Louis Canning
Attended Burnaby Central Secondary Schoolin in British Columbia.
Has Irish, English and Scottish ancestry.
He received a Star on the Canada's Walk of Fame in 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 2002.
Became a US citizen in 1999.
He voiced Milo James Thatch in animated science fantasy action adventure film Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001).
He won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Always Looking Up (2010).
He voiced Stuart Little in Stuart Little franchise:
Stuart Little (1999)
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
Published three 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)
He voiced A.R.C.H.I.E. in family science fiction movies: A.R.C.H.I.E. (2016) and A.R.C.H.I.E. 2 (2018).
Lives in Manhattan, New York, U.S.
He married actress Tracy Pollan in 1988, they have four children.
He dated Susanna Hoffs (1986), Jennifer Grey (1986), Kari Michaelsen (1985-1986), Sarah Jessica Parker (1984), Nancy McKeon (1982-1985) and Karla Michelle (1976-1982).
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.