History Creator / MichaelJFox

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.
18th Jul '16 9:54:47 AM Premonition45
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* {{Determinator}}: He did the first ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' film while simultaneously working full-time on ''Series/FamilyTies'', effectively carrying the show himself, since his ''Family Ties'' costar Meredith Baxter-Birney was out because she was pregnant, getting at most a few hours of sleep on most days. And then there's his battle with Parkinson's disease, originally told he'd have less than 10 years before the disease would overtake him, but more than 20 years later, is still working.

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* {{Determinator}}: He did the first ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' film while simultaneously working full-time on ''Series/FamilyTies'', effectively carrying the show himself, since his ''Family Ties'' costar Meredith Baxter-Birney was out because she was pregnant, getting at most a few hours of sleep on most days. And then there's his battle with Parkinson's disease, originally told he'd have less than 10 years before the disease would overtake him, but more than 20 25 years later, is he's still working.
27th May '16 3:18:32 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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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 ''SpinCity'' Michael Flaherty was established as just turning 30 just as Fox was approaching 40.

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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 ''SpinCity'' ''Series/SpinCity'' Michael Flaherty was established as just turning 30 just as Fox was approaching 40.
9th May '16 11:01:11 AM Premonition45
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In TheNineties, he played Mike Flaherty on ''Series/SpinCity'' (1996-2000), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He was also Jon Stewart's first guest as host of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' in 1999.

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In TheNineties, he played Mike Flaherty on ''Series/SpinCity'' (1996-2000), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He was also Jon Stewart's Creator/JonStewart's first guest as host of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' in 1999.
5th Apr '16 6:29:14 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' (and sequels) (1993) - Chance (voice)



* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' (and sequels) (2001) - Milo Thatch

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* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' (and sequels) (2001) - Milo ThatchThatch (voice)
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