Michael J. Fox was first seen in the Episode: "The Master" in the CBC television anthology ‘The Magic Lie’ in 1978. That same year, he also became a part of the Canadian television sitcom ‘Leo and Me’ where he portrayed ‘Jamie Romano.’ The series aired 12 episodes and went off-air in 1981. He made his silver screen debut in the 1980 American comedy film ‘Midnight Madness’ directed by Michael Nankin and David Wechter. The film failed to perform at the box office. In 1982, he starred as ‘Arthur’ in the crime action thriller film ‘Class of 1984’ directed by Mark Lester. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics. That same year, he also joined the cast of the American sitcom television series ‘Family Ties’ created by Gary David Goldberg. He portrayed ‘Alex P. Keaton’ in the show which earned him several awards including the ‘Golden Globe Award’ and 3 ‘Primetime Emmy Awards.’ The series ran for 7 seasons and went off-air in 1989. He portrayed ‘Marty McFly’ in the 1985 American science fiction film ‘Back to the Future’ directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film earned praise from critics and was a massive box office success, grossing over $388.8 million on a budget of $19 million. Back to the Future is now widely considered to be one of the best films ever made.
Fox went on to star in films like ‘Light of Day’ (1987), ‘The Secret of My Success’ (1987), ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ (1988), ‘Back to the Future Part II’ (1989), ‘Back to the Future Part III’ (1990), ‘The Hard Way’ (1991), ‘Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey’ (1993), ‘Greedy’ (1994), ‘Blue in the Face’ (1995), and ‘The American President’ (1995). In 1996, he grabbed the role of ‘Mike Flaherty’ in the American sitcom television series ‘Spin City’ created by Gary David Goldberg and Bill Lawrence. The series ran for 6 seasons and aired its final episode in 2002. He next appeared in television series like ‘The Chris Rock Show’ (1997), ‘Clone High’ (2002), ‘Scrubs’ (2004), ‘Boston Legal’ (2006), ‘Rescue Me’ (2009), ‘The Good Wife’ (2010-2016), ‘Phineas and Ferb’ (2011), ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (2011, 2017), ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ (2013-2014), ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ (2015), ‘Nightcap’ (2016), ‘Designated Survivor’ (2018), ‘Corner Gas Animated’ (2019), and ‘The Good Fight’ (2020). He was last seen in the 2021 television miniseries ‘Expedition : Back to the Future.’
An ordinary high school student’s life turns upside down upon realizing that he is actually a werewolf. However, he soon comes to learn that his hereditary curse also has its own advantages.
Doc convinces Marty McFly and his girlfriend Jennifer to go to the future in 2015, where Marty poses as his future son to save him from imprisonment. However, they return to a nightmarish 1985 in which Biff Tannen has become wealthy thanks to a sports almanac from the future, prompting the duo to go back to 1955.
In the final movie in the Back to the Future trilogy, Marty McFly, stuck in 1955, learns about the death of his friend Dr. Emmett Doc Brown in 1885. To save his friend, he travel backs in time in the DeLorean car and convinces Doc to return to the present. However, DeLorean is damaged and the Doc falls for a local woman.
17-year-old Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955 in a time-travelling DeLorean built by his friend and eccentric scientist Doc Brown. Marty gets in the way of his parents' relationship and must make sure that they fall in love, while also convincing a younger Doc to help him go back to the future.
This war drama film takes us to the Vietnam War, and it tells the story of Private Eriksson who must not only fight against the enemy but also his own squad leader, Sergeant Tony Meserve, when he orders the squad members to kidnap and rape a poor farm girl.
Rich and old Uncle Joe is surrounded by relatives who are waiting for him to die and leave his fortune to them. Things soon take a turn when their uncle decides to hire a new beautiful nurse named Molly.
Doug works hard at a luxury hotel, hoping to start his own business one day. His life takes a turn when he discovers that the woman, whom he likes, is being seduced by the same man who is his potential investor. Now, Doug must decide whether his business is more important or the girl.
After getting injured in a car accident that killed his wife, Frank Bannister acquires ability to see and interact with ghosts. Befriending some spirits, he uses them to frighten people and then ‘exorcises’ them for a fee. Then emerges the ghost of a mass murderer capable of attacking both living and dead, and maybe, only Frank can stop the ‘Reaper’ from killing.
Life with Mikey is a comedy film which tells the story of Mikey, a former child star from a 1970s sitcom, who is now running a talent agency. Things get interesting when he meets a young girl who picks pockets for a living. He tries to help her by earning her a role on a series of TV commercials.
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road is a comedy drama film, which revolves around a confused young man who is an artist. He decides to go on a road trip, and takes a highway that doesn’t exist on any map. He eventually finds himself in strange places that he has never even heard of, and also meets a half-leprechaun on the way.
The US President Andrew Shepherd is running for re-elections and has a high approval rating. As the widower with a young daughter meets environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade, both are drawn towards each other. But this gives a chance to his opponent, Senator Bob Rumson, to question the popular president’s character. With plummeting approval rating, Shepherd has a hard decision to make.
Bright Lights, Big City is a drama film which tells the story of a young aspiring writer living in New York, who is forced to turn to drugs and drinking, in order to forget his dead mother as well as his wife who has left him. Meanwhile, he also struggles to deal with his unfulfilling job at a magazine.
Blue in the Face is a comedy film which tells the story of a group of locals who gather at the neighborhood cigar shop in Brooklyn.
Earth is surrounded by a fleet of Martians spaceships who initially claim to have come in peace. But they soon kill the entire U.S. Congress and later assassinate President James Dale. Earth survives when it is accidentally discovered that Martians die on hearing Slim Whitman’s song “Indian Love Call” which is then played all over the world.
Benjamin, a young doctor, is on his way to Los Angeles for a job interview. However, after he crashes his car in a small town, he is sentenced to work there for some days. Within some time, he finds himself attached to the place and the people.
Hoping to improve his credibility as actor, a Hollywood actor Nick Long, is allowed to tag alongside a New York City policeman. The latter initially finds him superficial and annoying, but soon they team up in order to catch a murderer.
Annie is a young girl, who has lived all her life in the foster care of a cruel woman named Miss Hannigan. However, when a New York mayoral candidate decides to adopt her, her life finally takes an interesting turn.
See You Yesterday is a sci-fi action adventure film which tells the story of two teen science enthusiasts CJ Walker and Sebastian Thomas, who spends their time trying to create an invention that would enable time travel. When one of their brothers is killed, they decide to put their unfinished project to the test.
When a family goes on vacation, their pets, Chance—a bulldog, Shadow—a retriever, and Sassy—a cat, are left with a friend. Anxious about never seeing their owners again, they embark on a journey to find their family. Risking their lives, they travel through the Sierra mountains wilderness, open countryside, and learn to keep their differences aside to reach their owners.
Stuart Little is an animated family film where the 'Little' family adopts a young mouse who speaks and acts like a teenage boy, but their housecat, Snowbell, tries to get rid of him. Drama and adventure ensue as Stuart is taken away by imposters posing as his real parents and he tries to make his way back to the Littles.
Chance, Shadow and Sassy are three adventurous pet dogs who are separated accidentally from their owners during a vacation. As they start exploring the new city alone looking for a way back home, they must also fend for themselves.
One of Walt Disney’s best animated films, Atlantis: The Lost Empire is the story of a modest museum employee who sets out on an expedition to locate the submerged civilization with a diverse crew. But when they finally reach the continent he is forced to go against his companions, who plan to steal the mystery crystal from the aging king and his beautiful daughter.
This adventure comedy film revolves around the mouse Stuart, who along with his friend Snowbell, search across the city for his new friend Margalo, a canary. In order to rescue his friend, Stuart must overcome several obstacles.
Michael J. Fox Awards
|Spin City||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||2000|
|Spin City||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||1999|
|Spin City||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||1998|
|Family Ties||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||1989|
|Rescue Me||Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series||2009|
|Spin City||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||2000|
|Family Ties||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||1988|
|Family Ties||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||1987|
|Family Ties||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||1986|
|Winner||Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series||1997|
|Winner||Best Spoken Word Album||2010|