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Michael J. Fox
Born Michael Andrew Fox in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, he adopted the J as a homage to character actor Michael J. Pollard. He has written an autobiographical book, called Lucky Man, about his experience of young-onset Parkinson's disease.
Notable roles include the Back to the Future movies, Mars Attacks!, Teen Wolf, and the TV series Family Ties and Spin City. He is the voice of Stuart Little in the series of movies based on the popular book by E. B. White; Chance in the Homeward Bound series; and Milo Thatch in Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
In 2000, he announced that he would be retiring from the lead role of Spin City after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. (A new lead character would be created for Charlie Sheen, who replaced Fox on Spin City.) He has since become a prominent advocate and fundraiser for stem cell research, which he believes may one day help sufferers of Parkison's and other debilitating illnesses.
- Scrubs (2003/2004) (Guest appearance)
- Stuart Little 2 (2002) (voice)
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) (voice)
- Stuart Little (1999) (voice)
- Frighteners, The (1996)
- Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) (voice)
- Mars Attacks! (1996)
- The American President (1995)
- Greedy (1994)
- For Love or Money (1993)
- Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) (voice)
- Doc Hollywood (1991)
- Back to the Future Part III (1990)
- Back to the Future Part II (1989)
- Casualties of War (1989)
- The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
- Teen Wolf (1985)
- Back to the Future (1985)
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