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Born: June 9, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta, CA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Canada
1976:
Made professional acting debut on the CBC series "Leo and Me"
1979:
TV-movie acting debut, "Letters From Frank" (CBS); encouraged by Art Carney to pursue acting in Los Angeles, CA
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Added middle initial 'J' to his professional name to distinguish him from the <i>other</i> Michael Fox (a much older character actor)
1980:
Made TV series debut as a regular on "Palmerstown U.S.A." (CBS)
1980:
Made film debut in "Midnight Madness"
1982:
Achieved fame as Alex P Keaton, the conservative elder son of two former hippies on popular NBC sitcom "Family Ties"
1985:
Feature debut in a leading role, playing Marty McFly in Robert Zemeckis' "Back to the Future"
1986:
Directed first short, "The Iceman Hummeth" for "David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival" (NBC)
1987:
Acted opposite rocker Joan Jett in Paul Schrader's "Light of Day"
1988:
Starred as a young Midwesterner whose NYC life is coming apart at the seams in "Bright Lights, Big City"
1989:
Delivered fine dramatic turn as the conscience-stricken soldier in Brian De Palma's Vietnam drama "Casualties of War"
1989:
Reprised role of Marty McFly in "Back to the Future II" (1989) and "Back to the Future III" (1990), both directed by Zemeckis; also played multiple roles in both sequels
1991:
Made TV directorial debut with an episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt"
1992:
Helmed "Rainy Day" episode of "Brooklyn Bridge" (CBS), re-teaming with executive produce and creator Gary David Goldberg, who worked on "Family Ties"
1993:
Provided the voice of Chance (the Bulldog) in "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey"
1993:
Played rare supporting turn as a heavy in "Where the River Flows North"
1994:
Portrayed Alex Magee in ABC movie version of Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water"
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Formed Snowback Productions with Matt Tolmach
1995:
Producing debut, "Coldblooded"; also appeared in a cameo
1995:
Delivered dead-on portrayal of advisor to "The American President"
1995:
Appeared in Wayne Wang and Paul Auster's improvizational "Blue in the Face"
1996:
Reprised Chance for "Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco"
1996:
Joined the all-star cast of Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!"
1996:
Re-teamed with Zemeckis (this time as executive producer) for Peter Jackson directed feature "The Frighteners"
1996:
Returned to series TV playing mayoral aide Michael Flaherty on ABC sitcom "Spin City"; also executive produced; announced plans to leave the show in 2001 to concentrate on raising money and awareness for Parkinson's disease; remained on as an executive producer; won an Emmy for his work as an actor in his final season
1997:
Re-teamed with director Rob Reiner for the musical comedy special "I Am Your Child" (ABC)
1998:
Publicly disclosed his 1991 diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in an interview with <i>People</i> magazine (November); also revealed he underwent brain surgery to alleviate tremors
1999:
Voiced the title character in the feature "Stuart Little"; returned for 2002 sequel "Stuart Little 2"
2001:
Provided the voice for the leading explorer in the Disney animated feature "Atlantis: The Lost Empire"
2002:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
2003:
Released the bestselling memoir <i>Lucky Man</i>
2003:
Wrote and produced the ABC sitcom pilot "Hench at Home" about a forcibly retired pro hockey player's home life
2004:
Guest starred on "Scrubs" (NBC) as a surgeon with obsessive-compulsive disorder
2006:
Played a business tycoon who suffers from cancer on three episodes of ABC's "Boston Legal"; earned an Emmy nomination
2009:
Guest starred on "Rescue Me" (FX) as Janet's (Andrea Roth) love interest
2009:
Traveled the world and sought out examples of what makes people from different cultures their happiest as host of the one-hour ABC special "Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist"
2009:
Earned Grammy nomination in Best Spoken Word category for <i>Always Looking Up</i>
2010:
Earned Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for the album <i>A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Future...</i>
2011:
Joined cast of CBS' "The Good Wife" as a wily and cynical attorney afflicted with a neurological condition, which he exploits to sway jurors and potential clients

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