Michael J. Fox, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Michael J. Fox

Canadian-American actor

Date of Birth: 09-Jun-1961

Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Profession: actor, voice actor, blogger, television actor, film actor, autobiographer

Nationality: Canada, United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Michael J. Fox

  • Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J.
  • Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, film producer and activist with a film and television career spanning from the 1970s.
  • He starred in the Back to the Future trilogy in which he portrayed Marty McFly.
  • Other notable roles have included his portrayal of Alex P.
  • Keaton on the American sitcom Family Ties (1982–1989) and Mike Flaherty on the ABC sitcom Spin City (1996–2000).
  • He has won five Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Fox 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.
  • Sweden's Karolinska Institute gave him an honoris causa doctorate on March 5, 2010, for his work advocating a cure for Parkinson's disease.Since 1999, Fox has mainly worked as a voice-over actor in films such as Stuart Little and Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
  • On the CBS TV show The Good Wife, he earned Emmy nominations for three consecutive years for his recurring role as crafty attorney Louis Canning.
  • He has also taken recurring guest roles and cameo appearances in Boston Legal, Scrubs, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rescue Me, and Designated Survivor.
  • He has written 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).
  • He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010, and was also inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2000.

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