Michael J. Fox
(born Michael Andrew Fox
; June 9, 1961
) is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist who is best known for his role as Marty McFly
in the Back to the Future
trilogy, Alex P. Keaton
on the NBC
sitcom Family Ties
and as Mike Flaherty on the ABC
sitcom Spin City
His first acting role came in the 1980 Disney film Midnight Madness as Scott Larson. He also provided the voice for Chance, the American Bulldog in the 1993 Disney film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, and in its sequel, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco.
Michael J. Fox has provided his voice for a number of Disney films, among them are Milo Thatch in the 2001 Disney animated film, Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
He also voiced Michael in the episode "The Curse of Candace" of the Disney Channel animated series, Phineas and Ferb. He also played Michael Chapman in the 1993 Touchstone Pictures film Life with Mikey.
Since 1991, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and has since become an advocate for the disease's cure.
Micheal J. Fox as his iconic role Marty McFly
- Fox came up with the fake middle initial J because there was already another Michael Fox in the union and he didn't want magazine headlines to read "Michael A. Fox".