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Michael J. Fox

Biography

Star of Back again to the Future who have became known for fighting with each other Parkinson’s disease, and who have won 3 Emmy Honours for his part in Family members Ties. He also portrayed Mike Flaherty in Spin Town. He performed a a 10-year-old personality on it series, Leo and Me, at age group 15. He shifted to LA at age group 18. His performing career experienced when he was identified as having Parkinson’s disease, nevertheless, he previously a recurring part as himself on Limit your Excitement. His dad was a officer and his mom was an celebrity. He married celebrity Tracy Pollan in July 1988 as well as the few had four kids collectively. He starred with Christopher Lloyd in the trunk to the near future trilogy.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michael J. Fox
Date Of Birth June 9, 1961
Place Of Birth Edmonton, Canada
Height 1.63 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Burnaby Central Secondary School
Nationality Canadian, American
Spouse Tracy Pollan
Children Sam Michael Fox, Schuyler Frances Fox, Aquinnah Kathleen Fox, Esmé Annabelle Fox
Parents Phyllis Piper, William Fox
Siblings Kelli Fox, Karen Fox, Jacki Fox, Steven Fox
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, TV Land Fan Favorite Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor, TV Land "Character You'd Pay to Do Your Homework for You" Award
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Guest Star, Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Animal Star, TV Land "Break Up That Was So Bad It Was Good" Award, People's Choice Award for Favorite All-Time TV Star
Movies Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, The Secret of My Success, Teen Wolf, Casualties of War, The Frighteners, Back to the Future Part III, Doc Hollywood, Light of Day, Stuart Little, Bright Lights, Big City, Greedy, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, The Hard Way, For Love or Money, The American President, Life with Mikey, Mars Attacks!, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Midnight Madness, Stuart Little 2, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, Class of 1984, High School U.S.A., Poison Ivy, Blue in the Face, Where the Rivers Flow North, Interstate 60, Coldblooded, Back in Time, Don't Drink the Water, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, The Magic 7, Mickey's 60th Birthday, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, 50 Watt Fuse, A.R.C.H.I.E, Palmerstown, U.S.A., Family Ties Vacation
TV Shows The Good Wife, The Michael J. Fox Show, Spin City, One to Grow On, Family Ties, Leo and Me, Palmerstown, U.S.A., ODYSSEY: Driving Around the World
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1 Was mentioned by Eminem in the songs "Cold Wind Blows" and "Won't Back Down".
2 He has two roles in common with David Kaufman: (1) Fox played Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990) and Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime (2011) while Kaufman played him in Back to the Future (1991) and (2) Fox played Stuart Little in Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002) and Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005) while Kaufman played him in Stuart Little (2003).
3 Michael J. Fox is good friends with Boston Bruin's Legend, Cam Neely. He attended the retirement of Cam Neely's number on January 12th, 2004 at the Fleet Center in Boston.
4 Becomes the 2209th actor that puts his star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 16, 2002.
5 He has Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry.
6 His acting mentor was Gary David Goldberg.
7 Became a father for the 4th time at age 40 when his wife Tracy Pollan gave birth to their daughter Esme Annabelle Fox on November 3, 2001.
8 Became a father for the 2nd and 3rd time at age 33 when his wife Tracy Pollan gave birth to their daughters Aquinnah Kathleen Fox and Schuyler Phyllis Fox on February 15, 1995.
9 Became a father for the 1st time at age 27 when his wife Tracy Pollan gave birth to their son Sam Michael Fox on May 30, 1989.
10 Pictured on one of a set of four nondenominated ("permanent") Canadian postage stamps commemorating Difference Makers, issued 22 May 2012. Others honored in this issue were Rick Hansen, Sheila Watt-Cloutier and Louise Arbour.
11 His quote, "Pain is temporary, film is forever", is from the comedy movie Three O'Clock High (1987).
12 Fox has often recounted that when he went to tell one of his teachers that he was about to drop out of high school to pursue an acting career, the teacher told him, "Fox, you're not going to be cute forever", to which Fox responded, "Maybe just long enough, sir". When he retold the story on David Letterman's show in 2011, Fox added, "it turns out we were both right".
13 Was considered for the role of Conrad in Ordinary People (1980) but Timothy Hutton, who went on to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance, was cast instead.
14 In his book "Always Looking Up" (2009), he reveals that in 2000 he and his entire family flew from Paris back to New York on a Concorde on a Monday, the day before the Concord plane crash occurred. Originally, they had considered flying on Tuesday, the same day the plane crashed. When Michael heard about the tragedy on the news, he was so shocked and relieved that he immediately started crying.
15 In 2010, he was given an honorary doctorate by Sweden's Karolinska Institute, the same organization that awards the Nobel Prize in medicine. The honor was given in recognition of his work in advocating a cure for Parkinson's disease.
16 Fox says in his autobiography "Always Looking Up" that although he was raised nominally Anglican, he is now a member of a Reform Jewish congregation in New York. His wife, Tracy Pollan, was raised Jewish; their wedding ceremony had Jewish ritual elements (including a chuppah, the traditional Jewish wedding canopy); and their four children are being raised Jewish.
17 Fox was a supporter of then-candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election. He says in "Always Looking Up" that on Election Day, he went to vote wearing a t-shirt reading "Barack to the Future" that a friend had made for him; the shirt's words and design were both references to Fox's famous role in the "Back to the Future" movies.
18 His father William Fox died on January 6, 1990.
19 Brother-in-law of Michael Pollan.
20 Longtime friends with Denis Leary. They both share a love of hockey.
21 Michael was the first guest on The Daily Show (1996) when Jon Stewart took over as host on January 11, 1999.
22 As he revealed in his autobiography "Lucky Man", he happened to be sitting right next to Princess Diana at the world premiere of Back to the Future (1985).
23 Admits there was a period when he was living, and working in the United States illegally, and would not return to Canada, for fear of not being allowed back in to the United States. Had to hire immigration lawyers to "straighten it all out".
24 Michael J. Fox was invited by Sandeep Marwah President AAFT to visit the Asian Academy of Film and Television in film city Noida, India to interact with film and acting students.
25 Received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in September 2008.
26 Received an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) from the University of British Columbia on May 22, 2008.
27 Received an honorary degree (Doctor of Fine Arts) from New York University in May 2008.
28 Met his wife, Tracy Pollan, on his situation comedy Family Ties (1982).
29 He and his wife paid $6,300,000 for a newly built, six-bedroom house in Quogue, New York (2008).
30 In 1982, appeared on the first episode of the Peter Marshall wish-fulfilling series Fantasy (1982). Marshall mentioned that Fox was a great fan of James Cagney, then drew Fox's attention to a video screen. Cagney appeared in a taped statement, telling Fox "Keep a-goin'!" This brought tears to Fox's eyes. Marshall then announced that Cagney had personally selected Fox to play him in a developing biopic about the legendary actor. Fox was overwhelmed with joy, but sadly, the film never got made.
31 Once lived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
32 Having both American and Canadian passports, he also lived near the Nantucket Bay area of the Eastern United States.
33 He donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
34 When he was paying his dues as a struggling actor in Hollywood, he sold half of a sectional couch to a neighbor, and sold paper back books to a local bookstore for cash to buy groceries. He also had to borrow money from his parents to pay the rent, shortly before he landed the role in Family Ties (1982).
35 His best-known roles, Alex P. Keaton and Marty McFly, both contain numerous references to Ronald Reagan. Alex P. Keaton is a conservative Republican whose hero is Ronald Reagan. In Back to the Future (1985), Marty informs an incredulous Doc Brown that Ronald Reagan, the actor, becomes the President of the United States. In Back to the Future Part II (1989), Marty goes into the Cafe 80s, which is "hosted" by a computer-generated video image of President Reagan. In Back to the Future Part III (1990), Michael almost got to work with Reagan himself. By this time, Reagan's second term was drawing to a close, if not already over, so director Robert Zemeckis offered him the role of the 1885 mayor of Hill Valley (which may have been in reference to Reagan's first public office, that of Governor of California). Reagan declined.
36 Ranked #23 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (January 23, 2005 issue).
37 Due to his suffering from Parkinson's Disease, during his run on Spin City (1996), he often hid his left hand in his pocket.
38 There is a pub in London, Ontario, called "The Alex P. Keaton" in honor of his character on Family Ties (1982).
39 Family Ties (1982) creator Gary David Goldberg did not like Michael after his first audition, stating that he played Alex too smart-alecky. Casting director Judith Weiner fought for him, so Goldberg gave him one more chance. He approached the second audition differently and was later called and offered the role.
40 He, Jim Carrey and the late Raymond Burr head the list of top Canadians in American television compiled by Banff Television Festival. [June 2002]
41 Announced he is leaving Spin City (1996) because of Parkinson's disease. [January 2000]
42 Orginally, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale were unable to get Michael J. Fox, their first choice for the role of Marty McFly due to scheduling conflicts. The role had then gone to Eric Stoltz. After filming for six weeks, Eric Stoltz was let go from the film because Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale felt he was "too intense" for the character. Michael J. Fox, who was then available, accepted when asked again and took over the role of Marty McFly.
43 Accidentally injured co-star James Woods's finger on the set of The Hard Way (1991). Woods was throwing him into a popcorn machine when his finger got caught in the button hole of Fox's jacket and dislocated it.
44 Negotiated the deal for Family Ties (1982) from a phone booth outside a now defunct Pioneer Chicken restaurant in Hollywood because he had no phone at home. He was told the network would need to call, and he said he was only home between the hours of four and five. He waited for the call, and fortunately he was there to answer it and secure the Family Ties (1982) role.
45 NBC President Brandon Tartikoff didn't initially like him because he couldn't see his face looking good on a lunch box. Ironically, Fox did not allow this type of marketing when Family Ties (1982) became popular.
46 Good friends with Boston Bruins legend Cam Neely. He attended the retirement of Neely's number on January 12, 2004 at the Fleet Center in Boston.
47 Received a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 16, 2002.
48 He was on Planet Hollywood's Wall of Fame.
49 Received his first guitar for Christmas when he was 8. He taught himself how to play.
50 Received his General Educational Development in 1995.
51 Has a theatre named after him located in his hometown of Burnaby, Brtitish Columbia, Canada.
52 Although he never received a real high school diploma, Fox was given an honorary high school diploma from John Dewey High School in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, when he spoke at their graduation in 1984.
53 When filming Doc Hollywood (1991), he noticed his finger twitching. He was unable to control it. He then saw a doctor and was diagnosed with Parkinson's.
54 Has written his own book titled "Lucky Man" about Parkinson's and other things he has to deal with in life.
55 Was not the first choice to play Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties (1982). He was only chosen after Matthew Broderick, who was originally considered for the role, refused to have a long-term television obligation.
56 Younger sister is stage (Stratford and Shaw Festivals) and television actress Kelli Fox.
57 Is a vegetarian.
58 According to an interview with Fox, he originally decided to use the middle initial J instead of his own A because he didn't want teen magazines to use headlines such as "Michael, A Fox!".
59 Has forbidden any of his kids to quit high school for Hollywood, demanding that they at least finish high school and maybe attend 1-2 years of college.
60 Quit high school before graduating from his senior year. Has said he regrets quitting high school as a "stupid youthful mistake".
61 Owned a black Ferrari Mondial coupe (1987).
62 Adopted the "J." as an homage to character actor Michael J. Pollard.
63 Parents are William and Phyllis Fox.
64 Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.
65 Revealed in the December 7, 1998 issue of People magazine that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nightcap 2016 TV Series Michael J. Fox
A.R.C.H.I.E. 2016 A.R.C.H.I.E. (voice)
The Good Wife 2010-2016 TV Series Louis Canning
Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition 2015 Video Game Willie McFly Marty Future (voice)
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game Marty McFly Seamus McFly Marty McFly Jr. ... (voice)
Annie 2014 Michael J. Fox
The Michael J. Fox Show 2013-2014 TV Series Mike Henry
Phineas and Ferb 2011 TV Series Werewolf / Michael
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 TV Series Michael J. Fox
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime 2011 Video Game Willie McFly Marty Future (voice)
The Magic 7 2009 TV Movie Marcel Maggot (voice)
Rescue Me 2009 TV Series Dwight
Boston Legal 2006 TV Series Daniel Post
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild 2005 Stuart Little (voice)
Scrubs 2004 TV Series Kevin
Outtakes 2002 Video short Marty McFly Seamus McFly (uncredited)
Clone High 2002 TV Series Gandhi's Remaining Kidney
Stuart Little 2 2002 Stuart Little (voice)
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road 2002 Mr. Baker
Spin City 1996-2001 TV Series Mike Flaherty
Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001 Milo James Thatch (voice)
Stuart Little 1999 Stuart Little (voice)
Mars Attacks! 1996 Jason Stone
The Frighteners 1996 Frank Bannister
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco 1996 Chance (voice)
The American President 1995 Lewis Rothschild
Blue in the Face 1995 Pete Maloney
Your Studio and You 1995 Short Curious Guy on the Porch (uncredited)
Coldblooded 1995 Tim Alexander
Don't Drink the Water 1994 TV Movie Axel Magee
Greedy 1994 Daniel
For Love or Money 1993 Doug Ireland
Where the Rivers Flow North 1993 Clayton Farnsworth
Life with Mikey 1993 Michael Chapman
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey 1993 Chance (voice)
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories 1992 TV Series Narrator (segment "There's a Nightmare in My Closet")
Doc Hollywood 1991 Ben Stone
Tales from the Crypt 1991 TV Series Prosecutor
The Hard Way 1991 Nick Lang
Back to the Future Part III 1990 Marty McFly Seamus McFly
Back to the Future Part II 1989 Marty McFly Marty McFly Jr. Marlene McFly
Casualties of War 1989 Eriksson
Family Ties 1982-1989 TV Series Alex P. Keaton
Bright Lights, Big City 1988 Jamie
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary Pfc. Raymond Griffiths (voice)
The Secret of My Succe$s 1987 Brantley Foster Carlton Whitfield
Light of Day 1987 Joe Rasnick
David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival 1986 TV Movie segment "The Iceman Hummeth"
Family Ties Vacation 1985 TV Movie Alex P. Keaton
Teen Wolf 1985 Scott Howard
Back to the Future 1985 Marty McFly
Poison Ivy 1985 TV Movie Dennis Baxter
Night Court 1984 TV Series Eddie Simms
Don't Ask Me, Ask God 1984 TV Movie Future Son
High School U.S.A. 1983 TV Movie Jay-Jay Manners (as Michael Fox)
The Love Boat 1983 TV Series Jimmy Cowens
Class of 1984 1982 Arthur (as Michael Fox)
Teachers Only 1982 TV Series Jeff
Palmerstown, U.S.A. 1980-1981 TV Series Willy-Joe Hall
Trapper John, M.D. 1981 TV Series Elliot Schweitzer
Trouble in High Timber Country 1980 TV Movie Thomas Elston (as Michael Fox)
Here's Boomer 1980 TV Series Jackie
Family 1980 TV Series Richard Topol
Midnight Madness 1980 Scott Larson
Lou Grant 1979 TV Series Paul Stone
Letters from Frank 1979 TV Movie Ricky
Leo and Me 1978 TV Series Jamie (as Mike Fox)
The Magic Lie 1977 TV Series Nicky
The Beachcombers 1973 TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Michael J. Fox Show 2013-2014 TV Series executive producer - 19 episodes
Hench at Home 2003 TV Movie executive producer
Otherwise Engaged 2002 TV Movie executive producer
Spin City 1996-2000 TV Series executive producer - 100 episodes
Anna Says 1999 TV Series executive producer
Coldblooded 1995 producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spin City 2000-2002 TV Series executive consultant - 45 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spin City 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Light of Day 1987 performer: "Rude Mood", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "You Got No Place to Go" / writer: "You Got No Place to Go"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brooklyn Bridge 1992 TV Series 1 episode
Tales from the Crypt 1991 TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hench at Home 2003 TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back for the Future 2011 Short special thanks
Love & Other Drugs 2010 thanks
Looking Back to the Future 2009 Video documentary special thanks
The Making of 'Spin City: Season One' 2008 Video documentary short special thanks
Choke 2008 thanks
Boys of Summer 2006 Documentary special thanks
The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt 1995 Documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showbiz Today 1991-1996 TV Series Himself
The Sunday Show 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
Maury 1991-1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Host
The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt 1995 Documentary short Himself
Club Disney 1994 TV Series Himself
Time Machine: The Journey Back 1993 Video documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1985-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Howard Stern Show 1992 TV Series Himself
James Cagney: Top of the World 1992 TV Movie documentary Host
The Last Laugh: Memories of the Cosby Show 1992 TV Special documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1988-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wogan 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1991 TV Series Himself - Host Dan Quayle Jasper ...
Reach for the Stars 1990: The Official Boston Bruins Video 1990 Video documentary Narrator (voice)
Sex, Buys & Advertising 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy 1990 TV Special documentary short Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'Back to the Future III' 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Miles Turns 21 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Back to the Future Part II Behind-the-Scenes Special Presentation 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Back to the Future II' 1989 Video short Himself
The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit 1988 TV Special Himself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Winner & Presenter
Citizen Steve 1987 Documentary short Himself
Comic Relief '87 1987 TV Special Himself
The Wil Shriner Show 1987 TV Series Himself
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Winner & Presenter
The Late Show 1987 TV Series Himself
The Return of Bruno 1987 TV Movie Himself
One to Grow On 1986-1987 TV Series short Himself
The 1986 Jewish National Funds Annual Tree of Life Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Winner & Presenter
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
Comic Relief 1986/I TV Special Himself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical & Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The National Association of Theater Owners Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Winner
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Nominee & Presenter
Bob Hope Buys NBC? 1985 TV Special Himself
America 1985 TV Series Himself
The NBC All Star Hour 1985 TV Movie Himself
Playboy Mid Summer Night's Dream Party 1985 1985 TV Movie Himself
Time Travel: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host / Narrator
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'Back to the Future' 1985 TV Short documentary Himself
Battle of the Network Stars XVII 1984 TV Special Himself - NBC Team
Star Search 1984 TV Series Himself - Introducer
The $10,000 Pyramid 1983-1984 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1984 TV Special Himself - NBC Team
The Homemade Comedy Special 1984 TV Movie Himself - Host
Breakaway 1984 TV Series Himself
Northwest Afternoon 1984 TV Series Himself
Go 1983 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 1990-2017 TV Series Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2017 TV Series Himself
The 89th Annual Academy Awards 2017 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
EW Reunites 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Marty McFly
Rachael Ray 2007-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Good Morning America 1994-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2016 2016 TV Movie Himself
Mr Calzaghe 2015 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009-2015 TV Series Himself / Marty McFly / Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2008-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Back in Time 2015 Documentary Himself
Being Canadian 2015 Documentary Himself
The Mask with Henrik Lundqvist 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Bystander Revolution 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
2014 NHL Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
The View 1997-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014 TV Special Himself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee & Presenter
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster 2013 Documentary Himself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Hour 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Katie 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Emmys Red Carpet Live 2012 TV Special Himself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Love We Make 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2002-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ace of Cakes 2011 TV Series Himself
Tales from the Future 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Scream Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
The Colbert Report 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself - Closing Ceremony Speaker (2010)
Canada for Haiti 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Larry King Live 2002-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 1997-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Back to the Future: Michael J. Fox Q&A 2009 Video short Himself
Frontline 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of 'Spin City: Season One' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres 2008 TV Movie Himself
Odyssey: Driving Around the World 2007 TV Series Himself
Biography 2005-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
This Week 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric 2006 TV Series Himself
The Apprentice 2006 TV Series Himself
Dateline NBC 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Reichen Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Comedy Gold 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
Saving Milly 2005 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Jane Pauley Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1998-2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2003 TV Movie Himself
Back to the Future: Making the Trilogy 2002 Video documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1999-2002 TV Series documentary short Himself / Stuart Little
NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2002 TV Special Himself
Charlie Rose 1997-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire' 2002 Video documentary Himself / Milo
Eriksson's War: A Talk with Actor Michael J. Fox 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
David Blaine: Frozen in Time 2000 TV Special Himself - Guest Appearance
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Outstanding Made for Television Movie
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Stuart Little: Making It Big 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Special documentary Himself - Winner & Presenter
Healthy Kids 1998 TV Series Himself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee & Presenter
The Making of 'The Frighteners' 1998 Video documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical & Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Nominee & Presenter
Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party 1997 TV Movie Himself
The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Dennis Pennis R.I.P. 1997 Video Himself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Very Important Pennis 1997 TV Series Himself
I Am Your Child 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition 2006-2017 TV Series documentary Himself
Le Fossoyeur de Films 2017 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
No Sleep TV3 2016 TV Series Frank Bannister
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Actor, 'Family Ties'
Welcome to the Basement 2015-2016 TV Series Marty McFly / Marty McFly Jr.
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2015 TV Series Marty McFly
A to Z 2014 TV Series Marty McFly
The O'Reilly Factor 2006-2014 TV Series Marty McFly / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-1989 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011-2012 TV Series Marty McFly
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2012 TV Series documentary Scott Howard
A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington 2012 TV Movie documentary Marty McFly
Visionado obligado 2011 TV Series Marty McFly
Troldspejlet 2011 TV Series Himself / Marty McFly
E! True Hollywood Story 2006-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series 2009 Video Himself
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Looking Back to the Future 2009 Video documentary Himself
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2008 TV Special Himself
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series Marty McFly
Saturday Night Live 2008 TV Series Marty McFly
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Marty McFly
100 Greatest Teen Stars 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
La Marató 2005 2005 TV Special Himself
VM Show Vol. 2 2005 TV Series Marty McFly
The Greatest Canadian 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - #32
Back to the Future Video Slots 2004 Video Game Marty McFly
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize 2000 Video documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 2000 TV Special Himself / Dan Quayle
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock 1999 TV Special documentary Not Gettin' Any Steve Charleston (uncredited)
The Universal Story 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 1992 TV Special Dan Quayle (uncredited)
Back to the Future... The Ride 1991 Short Marty McFly (uncredited)
Mickey's 60th Birthday 1988 TV Movie Alex P. Keaton (uncredited)
Muppet Babies 1987 TV Series Alex P. Keaton
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1987 TV Series Brantley Foster in film THE SECRET OF MY SUCCE$S
The Dick Cavett Show 1986 TV Series Alex P. Keaton

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Lego Dimensions (2015) · Troy Baker
· Elizabeth Banks
· Tom Kane
· Gary Oldman
· Joel McHale
· Travis Willingham
· Laura Bailey
· Christopher Lloyd
· Peter Capaldi
· Ellen McLain
· Stephen Merchant
· Chris Pratt
· Scott Menville
· Frank Welker
2016 BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Lego Dimensions (2015) · Troy Baker
· Elizabeth Banks
· Tom Kane
· Gary Oldman
· Joel McHale
· Travis Willingham
· Laura Bailey
· Christopher Lloyd
· Peter Capaldi
· Ellen McLain
· Stephen Merchant
· Chris Pratt
· Scott Menville
· Frank Welker
2015 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Guest Actor The Good Wife (2009)
2013 Golden Apple Award Casting Society of America, USA
2013 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Actors and Actresses
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
2011 Golden Camera for Lifetime Achievement Golden Camera, Germany International
2011 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album For the album "Always Looking Up."
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Rescue Me (2004)
2008 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Character You'd Pay to Do Your Homework for You Family Ties (1982)
2002 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 16 December 2002 at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
2001 TV Prize Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden Best Foreign TV Personality - Male (Bästa utländska manliga tv-personlighet)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Spin City (1996)
2000 Family Television Award Family Television Awards Actor
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Spin City (1996)
2000 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Spin City (1996)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Spin City (1996)
1999 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Spin City (1996)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Spin City (1996)
1997 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series Tied with Bill Cosby
1990 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actor Back to the Future Part II (1989)
1989 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Family Ties (1982)
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Family Ties (1982)
1988 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Actor Family Ties (1982)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Family Ties (1982)
1987 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series Family Ties (1982)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Family Ties (1982)
1986 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Back to the Future (1985)
1986 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series Family Ties (1982)
1985 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Back to the Future (1985)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2016 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Actor in a New TV Series
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical The Michael J. Fox Show (2013)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Guest Actor The Good Wife (2009)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Guest Actor The Good Wife (2009)
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actor Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2012 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Guest Star The Good Wife (2009)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2009 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Guest Actor Rescue Me (2004)
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series Rescue Me (2004)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Special · Nelle Fortenberry (executive producer)
· Rudy Bednar (executive producer)
· Ann Reynolds (senior producer)
· Mary Hanan (producer)
2007 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Break Up That Was So Bad It Was Good Family Ties (1982) · Courteney Cox
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Supporting Actor Boston Legal (2004)
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actor Scrubs (2001)
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs (2001)
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
2000 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication Spin City (1996)
2000 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Stuart Little (1999)
2000 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Television Actor Spin City (1996)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Spin City (1996)
2000 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor in a Comedy Spin City (1996)
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Spin City (1996)
1999 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication Spin City (1996)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Spin City (1996)
1999 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Spin City (1996)
1999 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor in a Comedy Spin City (1996)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Spin City (1996)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Spin City (1996)
1998 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Television Performer
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Spin City (1996)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Spin City (1996)
1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Frighteners (1996)
1997 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Television Actor Spin City (1996)
1997 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Television Performer
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Spin City (1996)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Spin City (1996)
1996 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture The American President (1995)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Family Ties (1982)
1989 Kids' Choice Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Actor Family Ties (1982)
1989 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1988 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Family Ties (1982)
1987 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Family Ties (1982)
1986 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Performer
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Back to the Future (1985)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Family Ties (1982)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Family Ties (1982)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)

TitleSalary
Greedy (1994) $5,000,000
Back to the Future Part III (1990) $5,000,000
Back to the Future Part II (1989) $5,000,000
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987) $2,000,000
Teen Wolf (1985) $750,000
Back to the Future (1985) $250,000

#Quote
1 [In 2001, on his "Family Ties" co-star] Justine Bateman who played my sister Mallory. Two names that I think now become part of lexicon of American girls names that I don't think either one of them were really prevalent before. You meet so many 15 and 16-year old girls whose names are Justine and Mallory now that it's interesting. She was amazing. She came from a acting background in the sense that she and her brother Jason Bateman are both talented actors. We immediately bonded. Our three-year age difference shrunk over time, so we got closer over time. She was fantastic. She was nominated for an Emmy, and she didn't win, and she was nominated again, and I was really sad that she didn't win. She did work that was undervalued. She would set me up and I come back with something. There is a generous way to do that, and an ungenerous way to do that. But she would set up lines that were beautiful. She would talk about her character's boyfriend, "Nick and I--it's like we've one heart, we've one mind." She would leave it out there, and I could just wait and wait and say, "Who's using it tonight?" That kind of partnership, that kind of willingness to make the thing work. She was tremendously talented. It was probably difficult for her to be that attractive and that successful and that young, but I think she did a pretty good job at it. She was always fantastic to work with.
2 [2014] Look at the choices you have, not at the choices that have been taken a way from you. In them, there are whole worlds of strength and new ways to look at things.
3 In a happy marriage, there are no heroes. It's gotta be steam all the way!
4 You hear people say "Keep your head down" when times are tough. But I find the opposite is better: Keep your head up!
5 [on The Michael J. Fox Show (2013)] My view of life is colored by humor and looking at the best in any situation. One of the things I love about the show is that it gives me the opportunity to tell people who have disabilities or different challenges that they deal with, that you can step back into life. You can be a part of life. You just have to allow for the facts of your situation. Instead of hiding that or being in denial about it, put it out there. That's what I'm doing.
6 Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
7 After a year or so, I really thought I was Howard Hughes. Here I was at eighteen years old, getting all these checks...
8 When you're a short actor you stand on apple boxes, you walk on a ramp. When you're a short star everybody else walks in a ditch.
9 A creative mess is better than idle tidiness.
10 [on Back to the Future Part II (1989)] I think this movie's gonna blow people away. It's just everything. It's everything... everything you go to movies for.
11 In every aspect, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work toward leaving an impact on the world and on the lives around me and to be a partner in the critical research for answers.
12 If 2 + 2 = 4 every time, what good is it? That's no fun.
13 [on being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease] People always ask me if I say to myself "Why me?" and I tell them, "Why not me?".
14 (on his future wife Tracy Pollan) One day, she came back from lunch with bad breath and I said "Whoa, scampi for lunch?", and she said "You are the rudest son of a bitch I have ever met in my life" and I was immediately attracted to her like "Who is this woman?!".
15 I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
16 Pain is temporary, film is forever.

#Trademark
1 Youthful voice
2 Short stature
3 Brown hair and blue eyes
4 Usually plays easygoing, even-tempered nice guy characters

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