Michael J. Fox

Highest Rated: 100% Mr Calzaghe (2015)
Lowest Rated: 27% Life with Mikey (1993)
Birthday: Jun 9, 1961
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta
Born June 9th, 1961, Michael J. Fox made his television debut in Vancouver at the age of 15. Three years later, he moved to the U.S., living in spartan conditions until he was able to get his green card. Things started breaking for Fox in 1980, when he made his simultaneous American TV and movie bow, winning a regular role on the weekly series Palmerstown, U.S.A. and a supporting part in the theatrical film Midnight Madness. Previously billed as Michael Fox, the actor was compelled by the Screen Actors Guild to add the "J" to his name to avoid confusion with an older character actor who went by the same name. At 5'4", the baby-faced Fox was able to play adolescents and teenagers well into his twenties; during the early stages of his career, however, his height lost him as many roles as he won. Fox had sold all his furniture and was subsisting on macaroni and cheese at the time he won his star-making role as junior conservative Alex P. Keaton on the long-running (1982-1989) sitcom Family Ties. Before the series ran its course, Fox had won three Emmys, one of them for an unforgettable "one-man show" in which his character soliloquized over the suicide of a close friend. Fox's movie career caught fire after he replaced Eric Stoltz in the role of time-traveling teen Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1985), an enormous hit which spawned two sequels. Not all of Fox's subsequent movie projects were so successful -- although several of them, notably The Secret of My Success (1987) and Casualties of War (1989), were commendable efforts that expanded Fox's range. In later years, the actor seemed to be have difficulty finding the vehicle that would put him back on top, although he continued to keep busy. In the fall of 1996, Fox returned to television in the ABC sitcom Spin City, in which he starred as Michael Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York City. That same year, he could also be seen in Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! and Peter Jackson's The Frighteners. In 1999, the diminutive actor lent his talents to another wee character, voicing the title role of Stuart Little for the film adaptation of E.B. White's beloved children's book about a walking, talking mouse. Married to actress Tracy Pollan since 1988 -- she played his long-time girl friend on Family Ties -- Fox credited her with helping him survive his battle with Parkinson's Disease, with which he was diagnosed in 1991. Fox voiced a variety of animated characters throughout the 2000s, and appeared on TV shows including CBS' The Good Wife and the FX drama Rescue Me,

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
78% Bad Reputation Actor 2018
No Score Yet A.R.C.H.I.E. 2 A.R.C.H.I.E. 2018
No Score Yet A.R.C.H.I.E. A.R.C.H.I.E. 2016
100% Mr Calzaghe Actor 2015
No Score Yet Back In Time Actor 2015
28% Annie As Himself $58.7M 2014
50% Drew: The Man Behind The Poster Actor $3.6K 2013
No Score Yet The Accidental Advocate Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Magic 7 Actor 2007
No Score Yet Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Stuart Little 2006
No Score Yet 50 Watt Fuse Actor 2006
No Score Yet GE Smith - 50 Watt Fuse Actor 2006
81% Stuart Little 2 Stuart Little $64.8M 2002
No Score Yet Interstate 60 Mr. Baker 2002
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire Milo Thatch $83.6M 2001
67% Stuart Little Stuart Little 1999
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
53% Mars Attacks! Jason Stone 1996
63% The Frighteners Frank Bannister 1996
53% Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco Chance 1996
91% The American President Lewis Rothschild 1995
41% Blue in the Face Peter 1995
No Score Yet Coldblooded Producer Tim Alexander 1995
No Score Yet Cold Blooded Actor 1995
44% Don't Drink the Water Axel Magee 1994
28% Greedy Daniel 1994
100% Where the Rivers Flow North Clayton Farnsworth 1994
37% For Love or Money Doug Ireland 1993
27% Life with Mikey Michael Chapman 1993
87% Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey Chance 1993
No Score Yet James Cagney: En la Cima del Mundo Host 1993
No Score Yet Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Actor 1992
69% Doc Hollywood Ben Stone 1991
74% The Hard Way Nick Lang 1991
No Score Yet Secrets of the 'Back to the Future' Trilogy Actor 1991
No Score Yet Remember Pearl Harbor Actor 1991
75% Back to the Future Part III Marty McFly 1990
84% Casualties of War Eriksson 1989
65% Back to the Future Part II Marty McFly 1989
63% Bright Lights, Big City Jamie Conway 1988
No Score Yet The Return of Bruno Actor 1988
57% The Secret of My Success Carlton Whitfield 1987
53% Light of Day Joe Rasnick 1987
100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Narrator 1987
No Score Yet Bob Hope Buys NBC? Actor 1985
44% Teen Wolf Scott Howard 1985
96% Back to the Future Marty McFly $3M 1985
No Score Yet Poison Ivy Dennis Baxter 1985
No Score Yet High School U.S.A. Jay-Jay Manners 1983
72% Class of 1984 Arthur 1982
No Score Yet Midnight Madness Scott 1980

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
72% Designated Survivor
2016
Ethan West
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016-2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Louis J. Canning Louis Canning
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
70% The Michael J. Fox Show
2013-2014
Producer Executive Producer Mike Henry
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dateline NBC
1992
Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Michael J. Fox
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Michael J. Fox
  • 2011
89% Rescue Me
2004-2011
Dwight
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2009
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Daniel Post
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Appearing
  • 2006
84% Scrubs
2001-2010
Dr. Kevin Casey
  • 2004
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Michael Flaherty Mike Flaherty
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
100% Brooklyn Bridge
1991-1993
Director
  • 1992
No Score Yet Back to the Future
1991-1992
Voice
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1991
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Director
  • 1991
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Alex P. Keaton
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Eddie
  • 1984

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