Michael J. Fox Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Michael J. Fox Biography
  • Name: Michael J. Fox
  • Age: 57 years old
  • Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Net Worth: US $65 Million
  • Status: Alive

ORIGIN Edit
Michael J. Fox is an Award-winning actor, producer, author and activist. He starred as “Marty McFly” in the Back to the Future film franchise. His television credits include Spin City, Family Ties, The Good Wife and The Michael J. Fox Show. He’s won 5 Emmys, 4 Golden Globes and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Fox published three books between 2002 and 2010. He’s also a strong advocate of Parkinson’s disease research. Michael Andrew Fox was born on June 9, 1961, in Edmonton, Canada. His mother, Phyllis, was an actress, and his father, William (d. 1990), a police dispatcher. He has four siblings: Kelli, Karen, Jacki and Steven. Fox attended Burnaby Central Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia. His childhood sport was ice hockey. He became an American citizen in 2000.

CAREER
Fox made his television debut at age 15 on the Canadian sitcom Leo & Me (1976). His American television debut was the CBS movie Letters from Frank (1979). He moved to Los Angeles, California, at 18 to pursue acting role. Fox starred in the CBS drama series Palmerstown, U.S.A. (1980-81). Other early television roles followed in Family, Here’s Boomer, Trapper John, M.D., and Teachers Only. His feature film debut was the comedy Midnight Madness (1980) opposite David Naughton. It made $2.9 million at the box office. Fox starred as “Alex P. Keaton” on the NBC sitcom Family Ties (1982-89). The show ran for 7 seasons. His performance earned him 3 Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. Fox was a celebrity contestant on ‘The $10,000 Pyramid’ game show. He appeared in a total of 30 episodes between 1983 and 1984.

Fox landed his breakout film role as “Marty McFly” in the sci-fi Back to the Future (1985). The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and co-stars Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover. The role of Marty was reprised in Back to the Future II (1989) and Back to the Future III (1990). Fox had lead roles in the 1980s films Teen Wolf (1985), Light of Day (1987) and The Secret of My Success (1987). He starred alongside Sean Penn in the war drama Casualties of War (1989). Fox voiced the title character in the Stuart Little film trilogy. He supplied the voice of “Milo James Thatch” in Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). Fox starred as “Mike Flaherty” on the sitcom Spin City and as “Mike Henry” on The Michael J. Fox Show. He also served as executive producer. His television credits include The Good Wife, Boston Legal, Rescue Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Designated Survivor.

In addition to acting, Fox is a New York Times bestselling author. His first book ‘Lucky Man: A Memoir’ was published in 2002. It details his childhood, acting career and his struggles with Parkinson’s disease. His second book ‘Always Looking Up’ arrived in 2009 and his third ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future’ in 2010.

PERSONAL
Michael J. Fox’s height is 5ft 4in and he’s of Irish, English and Scottish descent. He holds dual citizenship for the United States and Canada. His current residence in Manhattan, New York. Fox’s net worth is estimated at $65 million. He married Family Ties actress ‘Tracy Pollan’ in July 1988. They have four children: Sam Michael, Aquinnah Kathleen, Schuyler Frances and Esme Annabelle.

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. He went public in 1998 and became an advocate for Parkinson’s disease research. His efforts led to the 2000 establishment of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The foundation has invested more than $650 million in research since its inception. Fox underwent spinal surgery in April 2018. The surgery was unrelated to his Parkinson’s.

Michael J. Fox Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Michael J. Fox Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Michael Andrew Fox
  • Birthday: June 9, 1961
  • How Old : Age: 57 years old
  • Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor, Producer, Author, Activist
  • Years Active: 1973-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $65 Million
  • Marriage(s): Tracy Pollan
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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