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Michael J. Fox
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Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Actor. (b. June 9, 1961, Edmonton, Alberta.) Who would have guessed that this wee sitcom star would replicate his TV success on the big screen, becoming such an engaging young leading man? Certainly the odds were against it: many TV personalities have failed to make the transition, and the brash, diminutive Fox could easily have been a washout. He'd appeared in films before achieving success on TV, first in the obscure Midnight Madness (1980, Disney's first PG-rated movie), and subsequently as the runty, bullied high-school student in the ultraviolent Class of 1984 (1982). Cast as irrepressible yuppie-in-training Alex P. Keaton on the TV sitcom "Family Ties" (1982-89), though, Fox shot to immediate stardom and won three consecutive Emmy awards. Amazingly, this success transferred almost as quickly to film when he was selected to replace Eric Stoltz (midway into production) as time-traveler Marty McFly in the Steven Spielberg production Back to the Future (1985), reprising the role in two sequels (1989 and 1990, which were actually shot back-toback). While he does possess a winning mix of subtle naiveté and wise-guy opportunism, his stabs at more serious fareLight of Day (1987), Bright Lights, Big City (1988), and Casualties of War (1989)-have not met with critical or commercial success. Fox is married to actress Tracey Pollan who played his girlfriend on "Family Ties."

OTHER FILMS INCLUDE: 1985: Teen Wolf 1991: The Hard Way; Doc Hollywood 1993: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (as the voice of Chance the dog), Life With Mikey, For Love or Money 1994: Greedy

Height
5' 4"
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Spouse
Tracy Pollan (16 July 1988 - present)
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Trivia


Changed his name from Michael Andrew Fox to Michael J. Fox because he didn't want to be known as Michael A Fox (as in "is a Fox).

Revealed in the 7 December 1998 issue of People magazine that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991.

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.

Mother is actress 'Phyllis Fox'

3 children: Schuyler Frances and Aquinnah Kathleen (twins ca. 1995) and Sam (b.1989)

Adopted the "J." as an homage to character actor Michael J. Pollard.

Dated Nancy McKeon

Is suffering from Parkinson's Disease

(January 2000) Announced he is leaving 'Spin City' because of Parkinson's disease.

Has not yet become a U.S. citizen, but has been contemplating it.

Went to school with Bryan Adams in Vancouver, BC, Canada in the late 1970s.

Michael J. Fox stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Teen Wolf 1985 With Jessica 1/2 *
Back to the Future 1985 With Jessica Digital ***
The Secret of My Suce$s 1987 With Jessica **
Back to the Future II 1989 With Jessica Digital *
Back to the Future III 1990 With Jessica Digital ***
Doc Hollywood 1991 Showcase North Have DVD ***
The Hard Way 1991 Adam Brusic **
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey 1993 family on DVD ** 1/2
For Love or Money 1993 With Adam Brusic at Showcase North Haven? *** 1/2
Life with Mikey 1993 Showcase North Haven? ***
Greedy 1994 Don't Remember ** 1/2
The American President 1995 DVD *** 1/2
Stuart Little 1999 With Kendra at Suzy's ** 1/2
Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001 At Berlin Hoyts w/ Suzy + Kendra Digital ***