Michael J. Fox

Canadian actor Michael J. Fox

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.
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09 June 1961
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Michael J. Fox's fight against Parkinson's
CBS News - 4 months
Actor Michael J. Fox is known to millions for the "Back to the Future" films and the TV series "Family Ties" and "Spin City." But for the past two decades it's been his battle with Parkinson's disease, and his search for a cure, that may have generated the most attention. Looking back, he tells anchor Jane Pauley that sharing his battle publicly and joining with others to raise money has been "one of the great gifts of my life." He is now launching an online study to help researchers develop new therapies for the disease.
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Michael J. Fox Fast Facts
CNN - 9 months
Take a look at CNN's Fast Facts on the life of Michael J. Fox, actor, producer and advocate for Parkinson's Disease research.
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'Back To The Future' Fan Popped Doing 88 MPH In DeLorean
Huffington Post - 9 months
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How Winona Ryder, Madonna And Other Celebrities Lived In The ’90s
Huffington Post - 11 months
For Architectural Digest, by Colleen Egan. Winona Ryder, Sylvester Stallone and Michael Keaton have all captured attention (and awards) for their bold performances over the past few years, but they also have something else in common: They all appeared in the pages of Architectural Digest in the 1990s. The stars — along with other luminaries such as David Bowie, Claudia Schiffer, Barbra Streisand and Clint Eastwood — opened their homes to the magazine, offering a glimpse into their private worlds. See how these A-listers showcase their design passions, from blue-chip art to Art Deco furnishings. While interiors may have changed since the 90s, these celebrities are definitely still in style. Supermodel Claudia Schiffer stands in the entrance to her house in Majorca, Spain, which was designed by architect Pedro Otzoup. Actor Sylvester Stallone holds his daughter Sophia Rose at his home in Miami. Stallone’s home features a bronze statue of his character Rocky Balboa at o...
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A Peek Inside This Year's Academy Award Gifting Suites
Huffington Post - 12 months
Hollywood gifting suites bloom at awards show time and this week I visited an Academy Awards gifting suite where guests were able to score tons of Hollywood swag before tonight’s show. Invitees, honorees and some Academy Award nominees paraded through the glittering suite with me as top of the line designers made sure everyone departed with gift bags bursting. Brand creators and marketers showered us with goods hoping for one of the great opportunities in the marketing world, a ‘brand identifier’, which is when a celebrity is charmed enough to use a product themselves in their daily life. Creators and marketers talked to stars one on one and shared stories about their product’s origins and mission statements. It all went down at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, hosted by Secret Room Events who organize gifting suites for every major event in Hollywood. There were fascinating things to see and fascinating people to meet. Doris Morgado who stars as ‘Marie’ in the new Wolver...
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Foster, Fox call for unity at rally for immigration rights
ABC News - 12 months
While most celebrities are gearing up for Oscar events, Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan Michael Key were among those who spoke Friday at a rally in support of immigrant rights
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'Back To The Future Part II' Was Only A Year Off In Predicting The Cubs' World Series Win
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The Chicago Cubs became World Series champions for the first time in 108 years on Wednesday night. The team beat the Cleveland Indians, 8-7, in Game 7 of the series, and naturally fans went wild.  What’s most amazing about the Cubs’ win, though, is not just the general fact that they broke their over-century long streak, but they did it only a year after it was predicted to happen in 1989’s “Back to the Future II.” Great Scott!  Michael J. Fox, who played the film’s main character Marty McFly, pointed out the crazy coincidence on Twitter Thursday morning:   Only off by a year, not bad. Congrats @Cubs. This is so heavy. #FlyTheW — Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) November 3, 2016 Plenty of others noticed, too:  @realmikefox @Cubs yeah I made this meme last night and thought the same thing! Crazy! pic.twitter.com/3iQgacDCoI — MikeDrastic (@MikeDrastic) November 3, 2016 Back to the Future II was only one year off! Cong...
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Raffle of 86 pairs of Nike self-lacing shoes raises $6.75 million for Parkinson's research
ABC News - over 1 year
Fans of Nike and "Back to the Future" raised $6.75 million from raffle tickets sold in hopes of winning one of 86 pairs of self-lacing Nike MAG shoes, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research revealed Thursday. Nike sold $10 tickets from Oct. 4-11 and notified winners on Monday. The money raised from the raffle will be donated by Nike to the foundation. Taking into account the 1,500 pairs of MAG shoes -- which were not self-lacing -- that were auctioned off on eBay in 2011, plus a matching donation, Nike has now raised more than $16 million for the foundation. "Thanks to Nike, we've raised a boatload of money for research and we've had a ton of fun doing it," said actor Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 and famously wore self-lacing shoes as Marty McFly in the 1989 film "Back to the Future II." It's not known how much the lucky winners will be able to sell the shoes for on the open market, should...
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Great Scott! How to get the 'Back to the Future' self-lacing shoes
Fox News - over 1 year
"Power laces — all right!" In "Back to the Future Part II," teenage time traveler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) was understandably impressed by a pair of sneakers that conformed to his feet and laced themselves automatically.
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Michael J. Fox's Nike Mags from 'Back to the Future' to be raffled
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Marty McFly's iconic futuristic kicks are here, and you can get the chance to own them for $10.
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Nike Is Raffling Off These 'Back To The Future' Self-Lacing Shoes For A Very Good Cause
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Party Coverage: Scene City: Eli Manning, Michael J. Fox and Sarah Ferguson at 9/11 Charity
NYTimes - over 1 year
Last week’s galas included Cantor Fitzgerald’s annual Charity Day; special dinner and song for Lincoln Center trustees.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael J. Fox
  • 2014
    Age 52
    In an interview with Jimmy Fallon in April 2014, Fox stated he negotiated the role at a payphone at Pioneer Chicken.
  • 2012
    Age 50
    On August 20, 2012, NBC announced The Michael J. Fox Show, loosely based on his life.
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    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 48
    On March 5, 2010, Fox received an honorary doctorate in medicine from Karolinska Institutet for his contributions to research in Parkinson's disease.
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    On June 4, 2010, the city of Burnaby, British Columbia, honoured Fox by granting him the Freedom of the City.
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    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.
    Fox also made several appearances in other media. At the 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Vancouver, Canada, he delivered comedy monologues, along with William Shatner and Catherine O'Hara, in the "I am Canadian" part of the show.
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    Starting in 2010, Fox played a recurring role in the US drama The Good Wife as crafty attorney Louis Canning and earned Emmy nominations for three consecutive years.
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    He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 47
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 44
    In 2006, Fox starred in a campaign ad for then State Auditor of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D) in her successful 2006 Senate campaign against incumbent Jim Talent (R), expressing her support for stem cell research.
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    In 2006, he appeared in four episodes of Boston Legal as a lung cancer patient.
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  • 2004
    Age 42
    In 2004, Fox guest starred in two episodes of the comedy-drama Scrubs as Dr. Kevin Casey, a surgeon with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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  • 2000
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 1991
    Age 29
    After being privately diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1991 and being cautioned he had "ten good working years left," Fox hastily signed a three-film contract, appearing in For Love or Money (1993), Life With Mikey (1993) and Greedy (1994).
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    The Hard Way was also released in 1991, with Fox playing an undercover actor learning from police officer James Woods.
    In 1991, he starred in Doc Hollywood, a romantic comedy about a talented medical doctor who decides to become a plastic surgeon.
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  • 1989
    Age 27
    He also won a Golden Globe Award in 1989.
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  • 1988
    Age 26
    Fox married actress Tracy Pollan on July 16, 1988, at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont.
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  • 1986
    Age 24
    Fox won three Emmy awards for Family Ties, in 1986, 1987 and 1988.
  • 1985
    Age 23
    The film spent 8 consecutive weekends as the number-one grossing movie at the US box office in 1985 and eventually earned a worldwide total of $381.11 million.
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  • 1982
    Age 20
    Shortly afterward, he began playing "Young Republican" Alex P. Keaton in the show Family Ties which aired on NBC for seven seasons, 1982–89.
  • 1979
    Age 17
    Fox, at age 15, starred in the Canadian television series Leo and Me produced by the CBC, and in 1979, at age 18, he moved to Los Angeles to further his acting career.
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  • 1971
    Age 9
    Fox's family lived in various cities and towns across Canada because of his father's career. The family finally moved to the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby, British Columbia, when his father retired in 1971.
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  • 1961
    Fox was born on June 9, 1961, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Phyllis (née Piper), an actress/payroll clerk, and William Fox, a police officer and Canadian Forces member.
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