History Creator / MichaelJFox

18th Oct '17 2:19:23 AM ClintEastwood
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* ''Film/TheSecretOfMySuccess'' (1987)
* ''Film/CasualtiesOfWar'' (1989)
* ''Film/DocHollywood'' (1991)

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* ''Film/TheSecretOfMySuccess'' (1987)
(1987) - Brantley Foster/Carlton Whitfield
* ''Film/BrightLightsBigCity'' (1988) - Jamie Conway
* ''Film/CasualtiesOfWar'' (1989)
(1989) - PFC. Max Eriksson
* ''Film/DocHollywood'' (1991)(1991) - Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Stone



* ''Film/ForLoveOrMoney'' (1993)

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* ''Film/ForLoveOrMoney'' (1993)(1993) -



* ''Film/{{Greedy}}'' (1994)

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* ''Film/{{Greedy}}'' (1994)(1994) - Daniel "Danny" McTeague


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* ''Film/MarsAttacks'' (1996) - Jason Stone
9th Oct '17 11:17:07 AM dlchen145
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Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, OC, (June 9, 1961-) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] actor, author, [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice over artist]], and [[TheWoobie woobie]] with a face that seems born to make us laugh.

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Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, OC, (June (born June 9, 1961-) 1961) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] actor, author, [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice over artist]], and [[TheWoobie woobie]] with a face that seems born to make us laugh.
23rd Aug '17 3:10:35 PM ngh93
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* ArtifactAlias: he added the imaginary middle initial J because there was already a Michael Fox in the union. (His real middle name is Andrew.) When Michael Fox died, SAG offered Michael J. the opportunity to change his professional name back to his real name, but by then he and the public were used to it.

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* ArtifactAlias: he added the imaginary middle initial J J because there was already a Michael Fox in the union. (His real middle name is Andrew.) When Michael Fox died, SAG offered Michael J. the opportunity to change his professional name back to his real name, but by then he and the public were used to it.



* OneSteveLimit: There was already a Michael Fox in the Screen Actor's Guild when Michael J. Fox was just starting out, so he used the middle initial "J" in homage to actor Michael J. Pollard. For the record, his middle name is actually Andrew, but he wanted to avoid headlines like "Michael, A Fox!" or [[CanadaEh "Michael 'Eh?' Fox"]]. Now he's taken over as videos of the other Michael Fox are impossible to find.

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* OneSteveLimit: There was already a Michael Fox in the Screen Actor's Guild when Michael J. Fox was just starting out, so he used the middle initial "J" in homage to actor Michael J. Pollard. For the record, his middle name is actually Andrew, but he wanted to avoid headlines like "Michael, A Fox!" or [[CanadaEh "Michael 'Eh?' Fox"]]. Now he's taken over as videos of the other Michael Fox are impossible to find. [[note]]Fox stated in interviews that the J stands for "Jenius". [[/note]]
30th Jul '17 5:22:04 PM billybobfred
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Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, OC, (June 9, 1961-) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{TheUnitedStates}} American]] actor, author, [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice over artist]], and [[TheWoobie woobie]] with a face that seems born to make us laugh.

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Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, OC, (June 9, 1961-) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{TheUnitedStates}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] actor, author, [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice over artist]], and [[TheWoobie woobie]] with a face that seems born to make us laugh.



He also appeared as himself in his prime time special ''Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist (A Personal Journey of Hope)'' in May 2009. He made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, where he declared [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming everyone attending to be honorary Canadians]] - [[CrowningMomentOfFunny which he then claims means that]] [[FridgeBrilliance Canada won every gold medal of the games]]! On May 4, 2010, he (for lack of a better word) trolled Creator/StephenColbert on his own [[Series/TheColbertReport show]]. In 2011, he also trolled Creator/LarryDavid on his [[Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm show]].

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He also appeared as himself in his prime time special ''Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist (A Personal Journey of Hope)'' in May 2009. He made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, where he declared [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming everyone attending to be honorary Canadians]] - [[CrowningMomentOfFunny which he then claims means that]] [[FridgeBrilliance Canada won every gold medal of the games]]! On May 4, 2010, he (for lack of a better word) trolled Creator/StephenColbert on his own [[Series/TheColbertReport his own show]]. In 2011, he also trolled Creator/LarryDavid on his [[Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm his show]].
3rd Jun '17 5:00:59 AM bombadil211
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Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox (June 9, 1961-) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{TheUnitedStates}} American]] actor, author, [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice over artist]], and [[TheWoobie woobie]] with a face that seems born to make us laugh.

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Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox Fox, OC, (June 9, 1961-) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{TheUnitedStates}} American]] actor, author, [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice over artist]], and [[TheWoobie woobie]] with a face that seems born to make us laugh.
11th May '17 8:37:55 AM CosmicFerret
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* DawsonCasting: He was 23 playing 17 year old Marty [=McFly=], and due to his short stature and youthful face has almost never played a character the same age. In ''Series/SpinCity'' Michael Flaherty was established as just turning 30 just as Fox was approaching 40.



* FakeAmerican: Many people are very surprised to learn he is Canadian born (though he holds dual US citizenship).
* FatalMethodActing: Almost fell victim to this in ''Back to the Future: Part III''. While shooting the hanging scene, his hand slipped and he got hanged for real, until a crewmember noticed he wasn't breathing and resuscitated him.



* OldShame:
** He really hated working on ''Film/TeenWolf'' and refused to come back for the sequel.
** He regrets dropping out of high school in order to pursue his career as an actor as "a stupid youthful mistake", that he has since mandated that his children should at least finish high school and maybe one year of college themselves.
** On a recent appearance on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nstFFtq_uE4 The Howard Stern Show]], Fox admits he doesn't like most of the films he made after his Parkinson's diagnosis, because during that time his thinking was, [[MoneyDearBoy "I'd better do as many movies as I can before I can no longer act"]], and started accepting roles for movies that, in the end, weren't very good.
27th Feb '17 2:41:51 PM Aquila89
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Michael J. Fox (June 9, 1961-) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{TheUnitedStates}} American]] actor, author, [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice over artist]], and [[TheWoobie woobie]] with a face that seems born to make us laugh.

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Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox (June 9, 1961-) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{TheUnitedStates}} American]] actor, author, [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice over artist]], and [[TheWoobie woobie]] with a face that seems born to make us laugh.
12th Dec '16 2:12:48 PM Xtifr
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'''Michael J. Fox''' (June 9, 1961-) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{TheUnitedStates}} American]] actor, author, [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice over artist]], and [[TheWoobie woobie]] with a face that seems born to make us laugh.

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'''Michael Michael J. Fox''' Fox (June 9, 1961-) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{TheUnitedStates}} American]] actor, author, [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice over artist]], and [[TheWoobie woobie]] with a face that seems born to make us laugh.
7th Nov '16 4:12:08 PM dewelar
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* ''Film/MidnightMadness'' (1980) - Scott
18th Jul '16 9:59:29 AM JoieDeCombat
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Despite his "retirement" he has guest starred on various television shows and also some voice acting work, most notably ''Film/StuartLittle'' and ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', where his distinctive child-like voice adds to the generally benign nature of his characters. Some of his guest spots have him [[DisabledCharacterDisabledActor pigeon-holed as a man with an illness]], when he guested on ''Series/BostonLegal'' he had lung cancer, when he guested on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' he had OCD and when he guested on ''Series/TheGoodWife'' he had a neurological disorder.

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Despite his "retirement" he has guest starred on various television shows and also some voice acting work, most notably ''Film/StuartLittle'' and ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', where his distinctive child-like boyish voice adds to the generally benign nature of his characters. Some of his guest spots have him [[DisabledCharacterDisabledActor pigeon-holed as a man with an illness]], when he guested on ''Series/BostonLegal'' he had lung cancer, when he guested on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' he had OCD and when he guested on ''Series/TheGoodWife'' he had a neurological disorder.
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