Michael J. Fox is a jack-of-all-trades; he is an author, producer, activist, and an actor. Since in the 1970s, he is well known for his film and television career in the industry. He is from a Canadian origin. Fox is famous for his encouraging quotes and for starring in various television series
Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Michael J Fox in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
The birth name for Michael J Fox is Michael Andrew Fox. He was born on June 9thth, 1961 to his mother Phyllis and father William Fox. His mother was an actor and a clerk as well, while his father was a police officer and a member of the Canadian Forces.
Because of his father’s career in the police force, the family moved from various cities and towns across the country. They finally settled to in the lower mainland to the town called Burnaby in the British Columbia. Fox was enrolled in Burnaby Central Secondary School.
Fox loved ice hockey at a young age and even wanted to join the National Hockey League, but it was unsuccessful. In his teenage, he developed an interest in art, acting, and playing guitar.
Michael J. Fox married Tracy Pollan who was once a co-star in the ‘Family Ties’ on July 16th, 1988. Together they have four kids namely Sam Michaels, twin daughters Aquinnah Kathleen & Schuyler Frances and Esme Annabelle.
He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 29 and he semi-retired from acting in 2000 after the symptoms became worse. Fox and his family currently reside in Manhattan.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Fox first did his first audition for a Canadian television series ‘Leo and Me’ at the age of 15. He got part in it and the next three years, he continued to play other roles in the local theatres, American movie shootings, and sitcoms.
In 1982 to 1989, at the age of 18 years, he relocated to Los Angeles where he appeared in NBC’s famous TV series ‘Family Ties.’ During the same years, he also featured in other films and movies like ‘Back to the Future,’ ‘The Secret of my Success,’ and ‘The Frighteners.’
Michael J. Fox has also done voiceovers for different movies such as ‘Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey,’ ‘Lost in San Fransisco,’ and ‘Atlantia; The Lost Empire.’ He has authored three books to his name like ‘Lucky Man: A Memoir,’ ‘A Funny Thing,’ and ‘Always Looking Up.’
Michael Andrew Fox has received several awards and nominations for his work in the filming industry and television. He was nominated in the Golden Globe Award nominations, Primetime Emmy Award nominations, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and Creative Arts Emmy Award nominations, among many others.
He won the Jupiter Award for Best International Actor and, Saturn Award for Best Lead Actor, Viewers for Quality award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series, and many others. He received the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002 because of his contribution to Motion Pictures.
Net Worth & Earnings
Due to his roles in various Tv series and playing the star in different movies, Michael J. Fox wealth has proliferated over the years. It is estimated that he has a net worth of $75 million. His years of professional acting have earned him a great deal of fortune and can live a comfortable life together with his family.
Despite his ailment been in the front line as an iconic model for the fight against Parkinson disease and he established the Michael J. Fox Foundation as well which aids in researching for a cure for the disease so that the ones living with it may live a dignified life.