Michael J. Fox’s profile picture

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $65 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Edmonton, Canada
Country: Canadian
BirthDay: 9 June 1961
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.63 m

Michael J. Fox was bornon 9 June 1961 in Edmonton, Canada, Canadian, is Actor. Michael J. Fox is a Canadian-American actor, author, and producer. Afflicted with Parkinson's disease at the peak of his career, he is also active in advocating a cure for the disease. Belonging to a small Canadian city, he realized his passion for acting at a very young age. He dropped out of college at the age of 18, moved to Los Angeles, USA, and very soon became a teen icon. He established himself not only as a teen icon but also as a full-fledged adult actor as the years went by. With a career spanning over 30 years, he has become a well-known face in primetime television and also on the big screen. He has many accolades and awards to his name, including Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actor Guild awards. When he got diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, it was not the end of Fox’s career; rather it spurred him to work even more and eventually he also turned into an activist and advocate for research towards finding a cure. He created the renowned Michael J. Fox Foundation to help people fighting Parkinson’s disease; the foundation is today hailed as "the most credible voice on Parkinson's research in the world". Fox was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010.


$65 Million


Fox has done guest appearance in the TV Series ‘Scrubs’ (2004), ‘Boston Legal’ (2006), ‘Rescue Me’ (2009) , and ‘The Good Wife’ (2002), earning him numerous Emmy nominations and wins


He has authored three books, ‘Lucky Man: A Memoir’ (2002), ‘Always Looking Up’ (2009) and ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future’ (2010) depicting his struggles with Parkinson’s disease and how to cope with it


In 1998, he went public with his diagnosis and founded the Michael J


Fox’s role as Frank Bannister in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Frighteners’ (1996) was his last major film role and received much critical praise


However he continued to act and starred in ‘Doc Hollywood’ (1991), ‘For Love or Money’ (1993), ‘Life with Mikey’ (1993) and ‘Greedy’ (1994) after his diagnosis


He also earned praise and acclaim in the Vietnam saga ‘Casualties of War’ (1989)


Fox married his ‘Family Ties’ co-star Tracy Pollan on July 16, 1988 and has four kids


Fox went on to become a teen icon with his continuous streak of roles in other movies like ‘Teen Wolf’(1985) , the rock-oriented ‘Light of Day’ (1987), and the comedy ‘The Secret of my Success’ (1987)


Fox is best known for his role in the popular series ‘Family Ties’ (1982-89) and ‘Spin City’ (1996–2000)


Owing to his father’s career in the army, the family kept moving from one city to another, till they finally settled in Burnaby, British Columbia (Vancouver) in 1971 post his father’s retirement


Michael Andrew Fox was born on June 9, 1961 in Alberta (Canada) to William Fox, a police officer and Canadian Forces member, and Phyllis, an actress and a payroll clerk

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