Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox

Date of Birth

Birthday: June 9
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Michael J. Fox, OC 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.

Michael J. Fox, OC 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.

Since 2000 Fox has mainly worked as a voice-over actor in films such as Stuart Little and Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and taken guest TV roles such as in Boston Legal, The Good Wife, Scrubs, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Rescue Me. He has also released 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 inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 27, 2011, for his outreach and fundraising work.

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Awards & Nominations

18 Nominations | 5 Emmys
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Michael J. Fox, as Louis Canning
  • The Good Wife
  • CBS
  • Eye Productions in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Michael J. Fox, as Louis Canning
  • The Good Wife
  • CBS
  • Eye Productions in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Michael J. Fox, as Louis Canning
  • The Good Wife
  • CBS
  • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Michael J. Fox, as Louis Canning
  • The Good Wife
  • CBS
  • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2012
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Michael J. Fox, as Louis Canning
  • The Good Wife
  • CBS
  • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Outstanding Nonfiction Special - 2009
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2009
  • Winner
  • Michael J. Fox, as Dwight
  • Rescue Me
  • "Sheila"
  • FX Networks
  • Apostle, Dreamworks Television and The Cloudland Company in association with Sony Pictures Television
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2006
  • Nominee
  • Michael J. Fox, as Daniel Post
  • Boston Legal
  • ABC
  • David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2000
  • Winner
  • Michael J. Fox, as Michael Flaherty
  • Spin City
  • ABC
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1999
  • Nominee
  • Michael J. Fox, as Michael Flaherty
  • Spin City
  • ABC
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1998
  • Nominee
  • Michael J. Fox, as Michael Flaherty
  • Spin City
  • ABC
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1997
  • Nominee
  • Michael J. Fox, as Michael Flaherty
  • Spin City
  • ABC
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1989
  • Nominee
  • Michael J. Fox, as Alex Keaton
  • FAMILY TIES
  • NBC
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