Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox Brief Biography

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox, OC (born Michael Andrew Fox; June 9, 1961) is a Canadian American actor, author, producer, activist and voice-over artist. With a film and television career spanning from the late 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985"1990); Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties (1982"1989) for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; Mike Flaherty from Spin City (1996"2000), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards; and Private Max Eriksson in the Brian DePalma film Casualties of War.

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, and disclosed his condition to the public in 1999. He semi-retired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of his disease became more severe. He has since become an activist for research toward finding a cure. This led him to create The Michael J. Fox Foundation. On March 5, 2010, Sweden's Karolinska Institutet awarded him a doctorate of medicine degree, Honoris causa, for his work in advocating and fundraising for a cure for Parkinson's disease.

Michael J. Fox News

• The Almanac for June 9, the 160th day of 2019
• Michael J. Fox shares health issues amid Parkinson's battle
• Selma Blair says she felt "relief" after MS diagnosis
• Kiefer Sutherland's 'Designated Survivor' gets Season 3 order by Netflix after ABC cancellation

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