Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox
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Birth name Michael Andrew Fox
Born June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Notable Roles Family Ties: Alex P. Keaton
Spin City: Michael Flaherty
Notable Episodes
Awards 4 Emmys
4 Golden Globes (TV)
2 SAG TV Awards
TV Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1 People's Choice TV Award
1 Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden
1 Family Television Award, USA
2 Viewers for Quality Television Q Awards, USA
Other Awards: 1 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Film Saturn Award

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Biography

Michael J. Fox is a Canadian actor, director and producer who became one of the top stars of the 1980s with his role as Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties and his appearances in the classic Back to the Future trilogy, among other films. In the 1990s, he experienced a revival with his role as New York mayoral chief of staff Michael Flaherty on Spin City. Several seasons into that show, he announced that he suffered from Parkinson's disease. Since then, he has continued to make several TV and film appearances while becoming a leading advocate for medical research into Parkinson's and other nervous system diseases.


Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Palmerstown, U.S.A. Willy-Joe Hall 1980–1981 1 2
Leo and Me Jamie 1981 1
Family Ties Alex P. Keaton 1982–1989 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Spin City Mike Flaherty 1996–2000 1 2 3 4
The Michael J. Fox Show Mike Henry 2013–  1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Magic Lie The Master -
Lou Grant Paul Stone 3x13 - Kids December 24, 1979
Family Schoolboy 5x09 - Such a Fine Line March 17, 1980
Trapper John, M.D. Elliot Schweitzer 2x18 - Brain Child May 17, 1981
The Love Boat unknown - 1983
Night Court Eddie Simms 1x02 - Santa Goes Downtown January 11, 1984
Tales from the Crypt Prosecutor 3x01 - The Trap June 15, 1991
Spin City Mike Flaherty 6x01 - The Arrival (1) September 18, 2001
Spin City Mike Flaherty 6x02 - A Tree Falls in Manhattan (2) September 18, 2001
Spin City Mike Flaherty 6x03 - Wife with Mikey October 2, 2001
Scrubs Dr. Kevin Casey 3x12 - My Catalyst February 10, 2004
Scrubs Dr. Kevin Casey 3x13 - My Porcelain God February 17, 2004
Boston Legal Daniel Post 2x12 - Helping Hands January 17, 2006
Boston Legal Daniel Post 2x13 - Too Much Information January 24, 2006

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Family Ties Vacation Alex Keaton September 23, 1985 Family Ties
Escape to Beer Mountain: A Rope of Sand Gandhi's Remaining Kidney November 2, 2002 Clone High

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Back to the Future Marty McFly July 3, 1985
Back to the Future Part II Marty McFly November 22, 1989
Back to the Future Part III Marty McFly May 25, 1990
Stuart Little Stuart Little (voice) December 17, 1999
Stuart Little 2 Stuart Little (voice) July 19, 2002

Awards and Accolades

IVy Awards

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Best Guest Actor or Actress in a Drama Series (2005-06)
Boston Legal - 2x11 - The Cancer Man Can through 2x14 - Breast in Show and 2x27 - BL: Los Angeles

Primetime Emmy Awards

(10 Nominations/4 Wins)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1985-86)
Family Ties
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1986-87)
Family Ties
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1987-88)
Family Ties
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1999-2000)
Spin City
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1984-85)
Family Ties
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1988-89)
Family Ties
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1996-97)
Spin City
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1997-98)
Spin City
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1998-99)
Spin City
  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2005-06)
Boston Legal

Golden Globes (TV)

(8 Nominations/4 Wins)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1988)
Family Ties
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1997)
Spin City
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1998)
Spin City
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1999)
Spin City
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1985)
Family Ties
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1986)
Family Ties
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1987)
Family Ties
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1996)
Spin City

SAG TV Awards

(2 Nominations/2 Wins)

  • Won: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (1998)
Spin City
  • Won: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (1999)
Spin City

Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • TV Star

People's Choice TV Awards

(1 Nomination/1 Win)

  • Won: Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series (1996)

Aftonbladet TV Prizes, Sweden

(1 Win)

  • Won: Best Foreign TV Personality - Male (2000)

American Comedy TV Awards, USA

(2 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication (1998)
Spin City
  • Nominated: Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication (1999)
Spin City

Family Television Awards, USA

(1 Win)

  • Won: Actor (1999-2000)

Kid's Choice TV Blimp Awards, USA

(2 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Favorite Television Actor (1996)
Spin City
  • Nominated: Favorite Television Actor (1999)
Spin City

Satellite TV Awards, USA

(3 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (1996)
Spin City
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (1997)
Spin City
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (1998)
Spin City

TV Guide Awards, USA

(2 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Favorite Actor in a Comedy (1998)
Spin City
  • Nominated: Favorite Actor in a Comedy (1999)
Spin City

Viewers for Quality Television Q Awards, USA

(2 Wins)

  • Won: Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (1985-86)
Family Ties
  • Won: Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (1986-87)
Family Ties

Other Awards

  • Golden Globes (Motion Picture)
    • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical (1985) - Back to the Future
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Film Saturn Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Actor (1985) - Back to the Future
    • Nominated: Best Actor (1996) - The Frighteners
  • American Comedy Motion Picture Awards, USA
    • Nominated: Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (1995) - The American President
  • Kid's Choice Movie Blimp Awards, USA
    • Nominated: Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (1999) - Stuart Little