Fox, Michael J. 1961–
Fox, Michael J. 1961–
(Michael Fox, Mike Fox)
Original name, Michael Andrew Fox; born June 9, 1961, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; immigrated to the United States, naturalized citizen; son of William (member of the Canadian Army and a police officer) and Phyllis (a payroll clerk and actress) Fox; brother of Kelli Fox (an actress); married Tracy Pollan (an actress), July 16, 1988; children: Sam Michael, Schuyler Frances, Aquinnah Kathleen, Esme Annabelle. Avocational Interests: Music, hockey.
Addresses: Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Baker/Winokur/Ryder, 909 Third Ave., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10022.
Career: Actor and producer. Snowback Productions, founder; Lottery Hill Entertainment, partner; Michael J. Fox Productions, principal; appeared in advertisements for products and political causes. Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, founder, 2001; appeared in public service announcements promoting awareness of Parkinson's disease; appeared in other public service announcements. Member of the band Helix.
Member: Screen Actors Guild, Actors' Equity Association.
Awards, Honors: Honorary high school diploma, John Dewey High School, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City; named one of the most promising new actors of 1985, John Willis' Screen World; named most exciting star, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1985; Emmy awards, outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, 1986, 1987, and 1988, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, 1985, and outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, 1989, Q awards, Viewers for Quality Television, best supporting actor in a quality comedy series, 1986, and best actor in a quality comedy series, 1987, Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actor in a television series—comedy/musical, 1986, 1987, and 1988, and Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a television series—comedy/musical, 1989, all for Family Ties; Saturn Award, best actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture—comedy/musical, both 1986, for Back to the Future; American Comedy Award nomination, funniest supporting actor in a motion picture, 1996, for The American President; Saturn Award nomination, best actor, 1997, for The Frighteners; People's Choice Award, favorite male performer in a new television series, 1997, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, 1997, 1998, and 1999, Golden Satellite Award nominations, best performance by an actor in a television series—comedy or musical, International Press Academy, 1997, 1998, and 1999, Blimp Award nominations, favorite television actor, Kids' Choice awards, 1997 and 2000, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a television series—comedy/musical, 1997, Golden Globe awards, best performance by an actor in a television series—comedy/musical, 1998, 1999, and 2000, Screen Actors Guild awards, outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series, 1999 and 2000, American Comedy Award nominations, funniest male performer in a television series (leading role) network, cable or syndication, 1999 and 2000, TV Guide Award nominations, favorite actor in a comedy, 1999 and 2000, and Emmy Award, outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, 2000, all for Spin City; Family Television Award, actor, 2000; Blimp Award nomination, favorite voice from an animated movie, Kids' Choice awards, 2000, for Stuart Little; Man of the Year Award, GQ magazine, 2000; Aftonbladet TV Prize (Sweden), best foreign television personality—male, 2001; received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2002; Grammy Award nomination, best spoken word album, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 2003, for Lucky Man: A Memoir; named one of the greatest Canadians in a poll featured on the CBC miniseries The Greatest Canadian, 2004; named one of television's twenty-five greatest teen idols, TV Guide, 2005; named one of the 100 greatest teen stars, VH1, 2006; named to the Wall of Fame at Planet Hollywood; the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada named in his honor.
Television Appearances; Series:
(As Mike Fox) Jamie, Leo and Me, CBC, taped beginning c. 1976, broadcast beginning c. 1981.
(As Michael Fox) Willy Joe Hall, Palmerstown U.S.A., CBS, 1980, later known as Palmerstown, CBS, 1981.
Alex P. Keaton, Family Ties, NBC, 1982–89.
Deputy mayor Michael Flaherty, Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1996–2000, 2001.
Himself, Healthy Kids, beginning 1998.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Himself, The Greatest Canadian (documentary), CBC, 2004.
Himself, 100 Greatest Teen Stars (also known as The Greatest), VH1, 2006.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Ricky Miller, Letters from Frank, CBS, 1979.
(As Michael Fox) Jay Jay Manners, High School U.S.A., NBC, 1983.
Alex P. Keaton, Family Ties Vacation, NBC, 1985.
Dennis Baxter, Poison Ivy, NBC, 1985.
Axel (some sources cite Alex) Magee, Don't Drink the Water, ABC, 1994.
Himself, Saving Milly, CBS, 2005.
Voice of Marcel Maggot, The Magic 7 (animated), c. 2006.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Host, The Homemade Comedy Special, NBC, 1984.
Himself, Battle of the Network Stars XVI, ABC, 1984.
Himself, Battle of the Network Stars XVII, ABC, 1984.
Host and narrator, Time Travel: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy, syndicated, 1985.
Himself, The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1985.
Himself, Bob Hope Buys NBC?, NBC, 1985.
The NBC All-Star Hour, NBC, 1985.
Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1985.
The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1986.
Comic Relief, HBO, 1986.
"The Iceman Hummeth," David Letterman's Second Annual Holiday Film Festival, NBC, 1986.
NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986.
Himself, Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno (also known as The Return of Bruno), HBO, 1987.
Himself, Funny, You Don't Look 200 (also known as Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville), ABC, 1987.
Narrator, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (documentary; also known as Dear America), HBO, 1987.
Alex P. Keaton, "Mickey's 60th Birthday Special" (also known as "Mickey's 60th Birthday" and "Mickey's 60th Birthday Anniversary Shorts"), The Magical World of Disney, NBC, 1988.
Inside Family Ties: Behind the Scenes of a Hit (documentary), PBS, 1988.
Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1988.
Himself, Miles Turns 21, 1990.
Himself and Marty McFly, The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy, 1990.
Sex, Buys, and Advertising, NBC, 1990.
Dan Quayle, Saturday Night Live: President Bush, NBC, 1992.
Host, James Cagney: Top of the World, TNT, 1992.
The Last Laugh: Memories of the Cosby Show, NBC, 1992.
Himself, I Am Your Child (also known as From Zero to Three and Johnson & Johnson Presents: I Am Your Child), ABC, 1997.
The Late Show with David Letterman Fifth Anniversary Special, CBS, 1998.
Himself, Stuart Little: Making It Big (documentary), HBO, 1999.
Not Gettin' Any Steve Charleston, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock, NBC, 1999.
Himself, David Blaine: Frozen in Time, ABC, 2000.
Himself and Dan Quayle, Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000, NBC, 2000.
Himself, The Concert for New York City, VH1, 2001.
Himself, What Lies Beneath: Constructing the Perfect Thriller (documentary), 2001.
Himself, NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002.
Himself, Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary, Comedy Central, 2003.
(In archive footage) Himself, 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.
Presenter, ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.
Himself, Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses, Comedy Central, 2004.
Himself, Comedy Gold (documentary), CBC, 2005.
(In archive footage) Himself, La marato 2005, TV3 (Television de Catalunya, Spain), 2005.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1986.
The 38th Annual Emmy Awards, NBC, 1986.
The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1987.
The 40th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1988.
The 1996 Emmy Awards, ABC, 1996.
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1997.
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.
The 55th Golden Globe Awards, 1998.
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1999.
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1999.
Golden Hanger Awards, 1999.
Himself, GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards, Fox, 2000.
Presenter, The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 2000.
The Second Annual Family Television Awards, CBS, 2000.
Sixth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (also known as Screen Actors Guild Sixth Annual Awards), TNT, 2000.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Paul Stone, "Kids," Lou Grant, CBS, 1979.
Schoolboy, "Such a Fine Line," Family, ABC, 1980.
Elliot Schweitzer, "Brain Child," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1981.
"The Make-Up Test," Teachers Only, NBC, 1982.
"I Like to be in America/He Ain't Heavy/Abbey's Maiden Voyage," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.
Eddie Simms, "Santa Goes Downtown," Night Court, NBC, 1984.
Coast to Coast, 1990.
Prosecutor, "The Trap" (also known as "Carrion Death" and "Loved to Death"), Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1991.
Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1991.
Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1991.
Narrator, "There's a Nightmare in My Closet," Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories, Showtime, 1992.
Himself, The Howard Stern Show, syndicated, 1992.
Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 1993, 1995, 2005.
Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002.
The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 1997, 1999.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1998.
Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998, 1999.
"Stuart Little," HBO First Look, HBO, 1999.
Himself, "Meredith Baxter: Perfection & Reality," Biography (also known as A & E Biography: Meredith Baxter), Arts and Entertainment, 2000.
Himself, "What Lies Beneath," HBO First Look, HBO, 2000.
Voice of Gandhi's remaining kidney, "Escape to Beer Mountain: A Rope of Sand," Clone High (animated; also known as Clone High U.S.A.), MTV, 2002.
Himself, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2002.
Himself, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2002.
Himself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, ET, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2003.
Dr. Kevin Casey, "My Catalyst," Scrubs, NBC, 2004.
The E! True Hollywood Story: Heather Locklear (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2004.
Dr. Kevin Casey, "My Porcelain God," Scrubs, NBC, 2005.
(In archive footage; uncredited) Marty McFly, "Flashback," VM Show Vol. 2, 2005.
Himself, "Heather Locklear," Biography (also known as A & E Biography: Heather Locklear), Arts and Entertainment, 2005.
Himself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2005.
Daniel Post, "The Cancer Man Can," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2006.
Daniel Post, "Helping Hands," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2006.
Daniel Post, "Too Much Information," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2006.
Appeared in "The Master," The Magic Lie, ABC; and in episodes of other series, including 20/20 (also known as ABC News 20/20), ABC.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
(As Michael Fox) Thomas Elston, Trouble in High Timber Country (also known as The Yeagers), ABC, 1980.
(As Michael Fox) Willy Joe Hall, "Palmerstown U.S.A.," Palmerstown U.S.A., CBS, 1980, series later known as Palmerstown.
Alex P. Keaton, Family Ties, NBC, 1982.
Deputy mayor Michael Flaherty, Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1996.
Television Work; Series:
Executive producer, Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1996–.
Executive consultant, Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 2000–.
Television Director; Specials:
"The Iceman Hummeth," David Letterman's Second Annual Holiday Film Festival, NBC, 1986.
Television Director; Episodic:
"The Trap" (also known as "Carrion Death" and "Loved to Death"), Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1991.
"Rainy Day," Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1992.
Television Work; Pilots:
Executive producer, Anna Says, 1999.
Executive producer, Otherwise Engaged, Lifetime, 2002.
Producer, Hench at Home, ABC, 2003.
Scott, Midnight Madness (also known as The Great All-Nighter), Buena Vista, 1980.
Arthur, Class of 1984, United Film Distribution Company, 1982.
Marty McFly, Back to the Future, Universal, 1985.
Scott Howard, Teen Wolf, Atlantic Releasing, 1985.
Brantley Foster/Carlton Whitfield, The Secret of My Success (also known as The Secret of My Succe$s), Universal, 1987.
Joe Rasnick and song performer, Light of Day, TriStar, 1987.
Jamie Conway, Bright Lights, Big City, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988.
Marty McFly, Marty McFly, Jr., and Marlene McFly, Back to the Future, Part II (also known as Paradox), Universal, 1989.
Private first class Eriksson, Casualties of War, Columbia, 1989.
Marty McFly ("Clint Eastwood") and Seamus McFly, Back to the Future, Part III (also known as Three), Universal, 1990.
Dr. Benjamin Stone, Doc Hollywood, Warner Bros., 1991.
Nick Lang, The Hard Way, Universal, 1991.
Clayton Farnsworth, Where the Rivers Flow North, Caledonia Pictures, 1993.
Doug Ireland, For Love or Money (also known as The Concierge), Universal, 1993.
Michael Chapman, Life with Mikey (also known as Give Me a Break), Buena Vista, 1993.
Voice of Chance (the bulldog), Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Buena Vista, 1993.
Daniel McTeague, Jr., Greedy, Universal, 1994.
Lewis Rothschild, The American President, Columbia, 1995.
Himself, Your Studio and You (short film), Universal, 1995.
Peter Maloney, Blue in the Face (also known as Brooklyn Boogie), Miramax, 1995.
Tim Alexander, Coldblooded (also known as The Reluctant Hitman), IRS Releasing/Propaganda Films, 1995.
Frank Bannister, The Frighteners (also known as Frighteners and Robert Zemeckis Presents: "The Frighteners"), Universal, 1996.
Jason Stone, Mars Attacks!, Warner Bros., 1996.
Voice of Chance (the bulldog), Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, Buena Vista, 1996.
(Uncredited) Himself, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (documentary), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1997.
Voice of Stuart Little, Stuart Little, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.
Thirty Wishes, Buena Vista, 1999.
Voice of Milo James Thatch, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (animated; also known as Atlantis), Buena Vista, 2001.
Mr. Baker, Interstate 60 (also known as Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road and I-60), Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2002.
Voice of Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2 (also known as SL2), Columbia, 2002.
Himself, In Search of Ted Demme (documentary), IFC Films, 2005.
Voice of Stuart Little, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c. 2005.
(In archive footage) Himself, Looking Back at the Future (documentary), Agenda Films, 2006.
Producer, Coldblooded (also known as The Reluctant Hitman), IRS Releasing/Propaganda Films, 1995.
Director and executive producer, Thirty Wishes, Buena Vista, 1999.
Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985.
Appeared as Steve, The Shadow Box, Vancouver Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Appeared in other productions.
Narrator, Reach for the Stars 1990: The Official Boston Bruins Video (documentary), 1990.
Himself, Time Machine: The Journey Back (documentary), Warner Bros., 1993.
Himself, The Making of "The Frighteners" (documentary), Universal Studios Home Video, 1998.
Himself, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize (short documentary), National Hockey League/United Services, 2000.
Himself, Back to the Future: Making the Trilogy (documentary), 2002.
Marty McFly, Back to the Future, 2004.
Huey Lewis and the News, "Back in Time," 1985.
Huey Lewis and the News, "Power of Love," 1985.
Julian Lennon, "Stick Around," 1986.
Joan Jett, "Light of Day," c. 1987.
Michael J. Fox, Lucky Man: A Memoir, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2002.
Hench at Home, ABC, 2003.
Film Music; Songs:
"You've Got No Place to Go," Light of Day, TriStar, 1987.
Lucky Man: A Memoir (autobiography), Hyperion, 2002.
Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale Group, 2001.
Entertainment Weekly, September 5, 1997, p. 32; February 4, 2000, p. 18; April 12, 2002, pp. 68-69; September 12, 2003, p. 160.
GQ, November, 1999.
Interview, January, 1988, p. 26; August, 1996.
New York Times, January 10, 1988.
O, the Oprah Magazine, March, 2002, pp. 142-49.
People Weekly, April 20, 1987, p. 86; December 4, 1989, p. 142; September 22, 1997, p. 164; June 26, 2000, p. 113; December 25, 2000, p. 54; June 18, 2001, p. 61; March 25, 2002, pp. 100-104, 106, 108, 111-12; February 23, 2004, p. 26; April 12, 2004, p. 82.
Premiere, October, 1989, p. 84.
Prevue, September, 1990, pp. 50-53.
Redbook, September, 1996, p. 106.
Rolling Stone, January 15, 1987, pp. 25-26; March 12, 1987, pp. 30-32.
Starlog, February, 1990.
TV Guide, September 30, 1996; February 4, 2000, p. 5; May 13, 2000, pp. 22-28, 30-34.
US, August 21, 1989, p. 21.
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