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Michael J. Fox

Knowledge Identifier: +Michael_J._Fox


Michael J. Fox

Canadian American actor, author, producer, activist and voice-over artist add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1961.

Countries: United States (73%), Canada (10%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Back to the Future, Spin City, Carl Zeiss AG

Linked to: Karolinska Institutet, Burnaby Central Secondary School, Fordham Law School, Kansas State University




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Michael J. Fox was born in 1961 add something


Woody Allen - Because he was not particularly happy with the 1969 film version of his play, in 1994, Allen directed and starred in a third version for television, with Michael J. Fox and Mayim Bialik.


The family finally moved to the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby, British Columbia, when his father retired in 1971 add something


Fox starred in the Canadian television series "Leo and Me" at the age of fifteen, and in 1979, moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career at the age of eighteen add something


Fox's first feature film roles were "Midnight Madness" and "Class of 1984" , credited in both as Michael Fox. Shortly afterward, he began playing "Young Republican" Alex P. Keaton in the show "Family Ties" which aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 1982 to 1989 add something


Lauri Hendler - In 1983, she appeared in "High School U.S.A." with Michael J. Fox


Colleen Camp - She has worked steadily in film comedies like Peter Bogdanovich's "They All Laughed", 1983's "Valley Girl" and the Michael J. Fox comedy "Greedy"


Jerry Levine - His career started as an actor on the television series "Charles in Charge" in 1984, before moving into films as well, with his debut in 1985's "Teen Wolf" alongside Michael J. Fox


Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents to fall in love, while finding a way to return to 1985 add something


"Back to the Future" tells the story of Marty McFly , a teenager who is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955 add something


Eric Stoltz - Originally cast as Marty McFly for "Back to the Future" in 1985, he was replaced after five weeks of filming, when Michael J. Fox agreed to divide time between the movie and his television sitcom, "Family Ties"


Fox won three Emmy awards for "Family Ties", in 1986, 1987 and 1988 add something


Frankie Miller - In 1986 Miller wrote and sang the opening and closing songs in "Act of Vengeance", which starred Charles Bronson, and his song "It's All Coming Down Tonight" sung by Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox, appeared on the 1987 film "Light of Day"


Cindy Crawford - In 1987, Crawford appeared during the opening credits of the Michael J. Fox film "The Secret of My Success"


Joan Jett - She made her acting debut in 1987, co-starring with Gena Rowlands and Michael J. Fox in the Paul Schrader film "Light of Day"


Rainey Haynes - She worked in scenes with Martin Landau and tried to break into films, once being considered for a role opposite Michael J. Fox in the 1987 film, "Light of Day" , as well as for the Ellen Aim character in "Streets of Fire"


Fox married actress Tracy Pollan on July 16, 1988, at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont add something


He won a Golden Globe award in 1989 add something


Two sequels, "Back to the Future Part II" and "Back to the Future Part III", were released in 1989 and 1990 respectively add something


Thuy Thu Le - Thuy Thu Le is best known for her role in the 1989 Brian De Palma film "Casualties of War", starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn


Fox started displaying symptoms of early-onset Parkinson's disease in 1990 while shooting the movie "Doc Hollywood", although he was not properly diagnosed until the next year add something


His father died on January 6, 1990, from a heart attack add something


Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, and disclosed his condition to the public in 1999 add something


"The Hard Way" was released in 1991, with Fox playing an undercover actor learning from police officer James Woods add something


Between 1992 and 1996, he continued making several films, such as "For Love or Money" , "Life With Mikey" and "Greedy" add something


Gail Strickland - She played Esther MacInerney, the wife of A.J. MacInerney , Chief of Staff for President Andrew Shepherd , in the 1995 blockbuster movie "The American President", which starred Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, and Richard Dreyfuss


"Spin City" ran from 1996 to 2002 on American television network channel ABC add something


Carla Gugino - After playing Michael J. Fox's love interest, Ashley Schaeffer, during the first season of the sitcom "Spin City" in 1996, Gugino starred with Nicolas Cage in Brian De Palma's "Snake Eyes", and in "Judas Kiss", which she co-produced


Barry Bostwick - From 1996 to 2002, Bostwick portrayed Randall Winston, the mayor of New York City in the sitcom "Spin City" opposite Michael J. Fox and his successor, Charlie Sheen


In 1998, he decided to go public with his condition, and since he has been a strong advocate of Parkinson's disease research add something


In "Lucky Man", Fox wrote that he did not take his medication prior to his testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in 1998; add something


Spin City - In 1998, Michael J. Fox announced he had Parkinson's disease


Jamie Luner - In late August 1998, she appeared on "The Howie Mandel Show" with Michael J. Fox


Fox semiretired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of his disease worsened add something


Fox 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 add something


"Washington Post", May 24, 2000, C1 add something


Back to the Future (franchise) - The footage that was shot with Eric Stoltz in the role of Marty McFly before he was replaced with Michael J. Fox was not included in Universal's original DVD release in 2002 or in 2009, despite many fans hoping that Universal would include it


In 2004, Fox guest starred in two episodes of the comedy-drama "Scrubs" as Dr. Kevin Casey, a surgeon with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder add something


In 2006, Fox starred in a campaign ad for State Auditor of Missouri Claire McCaskill in her 2006 Senate campaign against incumbent Jim Talent , expressing her support for stem cell research add something


In 2006, he appeared in four episodes of "Boston Legal" as a lung cancer patient add something


Rush Limbaugh - In October 2006 Limbaugh said Michael J. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, had exaggerated the effects of his affliction in political TV ad advocating for funding of stem cell research


His work led him to be named one of the 100 people "whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world" in 2007 by Time add something


Roger Daltrey - The Who played with special guest Michael J. Fox at the 2008 "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's" benefit


In 2009, he appeared in five episodes of the television series "Rescue Me" which earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series add something


Brian Grant - Through discussions and encouragement by well-known Parkinson's sufferers Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali, Grant publicized his diagnosis in 2009


Tony Burman - Then, in November 2009, the Canadian Expat Association announced that he had been voted the third most influential Canadian living abroad, behind Michael J. Fox and Wayne Gretzky


In 2010, Fox returned to television as a guest star in the US drama "The Good Wife" and has since appeared in four more episodes as rival attorney Louis Canning add something


On February 28, 2010, Fox provided a light-hearted segment during the 2010 Winter Olympics' closing ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia, wherein he expressed how proud he is to be Canadian add something


On March 5, 2010, Fox received an honorary doctorate in medicine from Karolinska Institutet for his contributions to research in Parkinson's disease add something


This led him to create the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and on March 5, 2010, Sweden's Karolinska Institutet gave him a "Honoris causa" doctorate for his work in advocating a cure for Parkinson's disease add something


On June 4, 2010, the City of Burnaby, British Columbia honoured Fox by granting him the Freedom of the City add something


Along with Tatjana Patitz, Fox appears in the 2011 Carl Zeiss AG calendar, photographed by Bryan Adams in New York City in the summer of 2010 add something


Despite a soundalike, A.J Locascio, voicing his character of Marty McFly in the 2011 "Back to the Future" episodic adventure game, Fox lent his likeness to the in-game version of McFly alongside Christopher Lloyd add something


In 2011, Fox was featured as himself in the eighth season of the Larry David vehicle, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" add something


He was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 27, 2011, for his outreach and fundraising work add something


Tatjana Patitz - Along with Michael J. Fox, she appears in the 2011 Carl Zeiss AG calendar, photographed by Bryan Adams in New York City in the summer of 2010


On May 31, 2012, he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the Justice Institute of British Columbia to recognize his accomplishments as a performer as well as his commitment to raising research funding and awareness for Parkinson's disease add something


On August 20, 2012, NBC announced that Fox will star in a new comedy series, loosely based on his life add something


It was granted a 22-episode commitment from the network and is set to premiere in the fall of 2013 add something


It was granted a 22-episode commitment from the network and premiered on NBC on September 26, 2013 add something


Geraldine Laybourne - Sam Laybourne is a writer and producer for television series such as "Arrested Development," "Cougar Town" and the upcoming Michael J. Fox comedy series set to air on NBC in 2013-2014


Wendell Pierce - The film will be released on September 13, 2013, around the same time that The Michael J. Fox Show debuts on NBC, in which Pierce plays Michael J. Fox's boss, "Harris Green


In an interview with Jimmy Fallon in April 2014, Fox stated he negotiated the role at a payphone at Pioneer Chicken add something


Gary K. Michelson - In the December 2015 issue of Forbes Magazine, Gary K. Michelson was featured alongside Warren Buffett, William A. Ackman, Michael Milken, Michael J. Fox as one of "10 People with Big Ideas to Change the World"


Back to the Future (franchise) - Pairs of the shoes will be sold via auction in 2016 to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research


In 2018, Fox was cast in the recurring role of Ethan West on the second season of the ABC political drama "Designated Survivor" add something