Michael Andres Fox (Michael J Fox) is among the rarest Hollywood figures, due to his charitable effort on behalf of Parkinson disease research and his courage and performance as Back to the future hero Martry Mcfly. Following his diagnosis of the Parkinson disease about three decades ago, Michael has raised a lot of for the research of the disease. Here is everything you need to know about the famous Hollywood Actor
Michael J Fox Date of Birth
Fox was born in 1961 9 June in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Michael Fox Family
Fox mother Phyllis was a payroll clerk and actress whereas his father William was a veteran of Canadian forces.
Height and weight
Michael stand at 5 feet 4 inch tall and weights around 66 kgs.
The famous Canadian American actor is estimated to have a net worth of about $65 million dollars in estimation.
Health: Parkinson Disease
At 29 years old in 1991, the actor was diagnosed with Parkinson disease but disclosed the information about his condition to the public at around 1998. He committed himself to increase research on Parkinson disease. Michael will later launch The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research in 2000. The foundation was dabbed as the most credible voice of Parkinson research in the world by the New York Times. The foundation has galvanized for the cure of Parkinson disease.
Two years ago, the actor stepped away from acting due to symptoms of the Parkinson disease and he has passed through various health struggles in the past year.
The actor who is currently 61 years has suffered an infection, broken several bones and has experienced trouble walking as revealed to the current story. He did not only break a cheek, but he also broke his elbow and right arm. After undergoing a surgery to help him heal his broken am, the actor suffered an infection. He admitted that his injuries are healing up nicely. The physical toll impacted on his mental attitude as well, as the actor admitted that at some point, he started to became cranky and short with people.
Michael admitted that he was stepping away on his acting roles because the disease was affecting his memory and cognitive ability to read scripts.
In 2020, Michael revealed some of his darkest moments due to Parkinson disease. He was detected with a noncancerous tumor on his spine that was causing intense pain throughout his body. Although the surgery was risky because the tumor was constricting the spinal cord, it was carried out successfully. He learnt how to walk again.
Later that year, he survived a bad fall in his kitchen that badly broke his arm. It was the darkest moment of the actor, according to his forth memoir– because of the negative feelings that started swept across his minds.
Michael always strive to live positively by being optimistic in life by focusing on his marriage and children.
His wife is Tracy Pollan, an American actress known for his role as Ellen Reed on the Sitcom Family Ties. The couple have been married for over three decades and are still growing strong. Michael and Tracy met on the set of family ties although their relationship was platonic in real life unlike what was depicted in the film. The couple appeared together during the Emmy awards in 1987. On the same year, Fox proposed to Pollan and they wedded in 1988 June 16.
Michael and Pollan have four children, Sam Michael (1989), twin Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Francis (1995), and Esme Annabelle (2001). The couple celebrated their 34th anniversary on July, 16 2022. Michael admits that he found joy during his darkest moments in 2020 through the support o his wife and children.
Career & Awards
Michael career started in 1970s and he has won five Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award. He has been appointed as an officer of the Order of Canada, inducted to Canada Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, received Honorary Doctorate form Karolinska institute and an honorary Oscar in 2022.
|1980||Midnight Madness||1996||The Frighteners Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Mars Attacks!|
|1982||Class of 1984||1999||Stuart Little|
|1985||Back to the Future Teen Wolf||2001||Atlantis: The Lost Empire|
|1987||Light of Day The Secret of My Success||2002||Interstate 60 Stuart Little 2|
|1988||Bright Lights, Big City||2005||Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild|
|1989||Back to the Future Part II Casualties of War||2013||Drew: The Man Behind the Poster|
|1990||Back to the Future Part III||2014||Annie|
|1991||Doc Hollywood The Hard Way||2015||Back in Time Being Canadian Mr Calzaghe|
|1993||For Love or Money Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Life with Mikey||2016||A.R.C.H.I.E.|
|1994||Greedy Where the Rivers Flow North||2018||A.R.C.H.I.E. 2: Mission Impawsible|
|1995||The American President Blue in the Face Coldblooded||2019||See you Yesterday|
|2021||Back Home Again|
|1978||The Magic Lie Leo and Me Witch of Westminster Crossing||2003||Hench at Home|
|1979||Letters from Frank Lou Grant||2004||Scrubs|
|1980||Family Here’s Boomer Trapper John, M.D.||2005||Saving Milly|
|1980- 1981||Palmerstown, U.S.A.||2006||Boston Legal|
|1982||Teachers Only||2009||Rescue Me The Magic 7|
|1982- 1989||Family Ties||2010-2016||The Good Wife|
|1983||The Love Boat High School USA||2011||Phineas and Ferb|
|1983-1984||The $25000 Pyramid||2011, 2017||Curb Your Enthusiasm|
|1984||Night Court The Homemade Comedy Special Don’t Ask Me Again||2013-2014||The Michael J. Fox Show|
|1985||Family Ties Vacation Poison Ivy||2015||Jimmy Kimmel Live!|
|1986||David Letterman’s 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival||2016||Nightcap|
|1987||Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam The Return of Bruno Muppet Babies||2018||Designated Survivor|
|1990||Sex, Buys, & Advertising||2019||Corner Gas Animated|
|1991||Saturday Night Live Tales from the Crypt||2020||The Good Fight|
|1992||Brooklyn Bridge Shelley Duvall’s Bedtime Stories||2021||Expedition: Back to the Future|
|1994||Don’t Drink the Water|
|1997||The Chris Rock Show|
|2002||Otherwise Engaged Clone High|