Michael Andrew Fox was born
June 9th, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His
acting career began with a Canadian series in
1976 titled Leo & Me. Due to the
fact that there was already a Michael Fox and a
Michael A. Fox in the Screen Actors Guild Michael
took the J. as a tribute to Michael J Pollard.
His role on the Canadian series led on to roles
in the US, such as a recurring role on Trapper
John MD and appearances on such shows as Family
and Lou Grant but it wasn't until Gary
David Goldberg cast him as the Nixon loving son
of hippie parents Alex P Keaton on the new family
comedy Family Ties that his career
really took off.
The show ran for seven
years and in that time Michael also established
his film career with the blockbuster Back To
The Future in 1985.
Also in 1985 a new
love interest for Alex was introduced; Tracy
Pollan played the outspoken art major Ellen Reed.
Although Tracy was only on the show for one
season, she played a major part in Michaels real
life and on July 16, 1988 they were wed. The
couple also appeared together in Michaels film Bright
Lights Big City where he protrayed a cocaine
addict where Michael inhaled powdered sugar to
emulate the look of cocaine.
Family Ties ended
in 1989 which gave Michael more time for his
movie career. In 1989 Michael and Tracy had their
first child, a son named Sam was born. Also that
fall the long awaited sequal to Back To The
Future was released in the United States, the
third movie in the trilogy opened the next summer.
Michael appeared in amny
more movies, but dedicated most of his time to
his family and his ranch in Connecticut. In 1995
Michael and Tracy had two more childen, twin
girls named Schuyler Frances and Aquinnah
In 1996 Michael
returned to television with the ABC series Spin
City. The show was a hit and Michael
recieved praise and Emmys for his role as Deputy
Mayor Michael Flaherty.
In 1998 Michael announced
to the world that he had been suffering from
Parkinsons Disease since 1991.
In May 2000 Michael
appeared on his last episode of Spin City to
focus oh his foundation for Parkinson research
and to spend more time with his family.