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Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan, 1988
Birth name Michael Andrew Fox
Born June 9, 1961 (1961-06-09) (age 46)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Other name(s) Mike Fox
Spouse(s) Tracy Pollan (1988-present)

Michael J. Fox (born June 9, 1961) is a Canadian/American film and television actor. His best known roles include Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990); Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties (1982-1989), for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and Mike Flaherty from Spin City (1996-2000), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (705x1024, 483 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michael J. Fox Tracy Pollan User:Garion96/Images ... Tracy Pollan and her husband Michael J. Fox. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 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Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, and disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. As the symptoms of his disease worsened, he retired from full-time acting in 2000.

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Early life

Michael Andrew Fox was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the son of Phyllis Fox, an actress and payroll clerk, and William Fox, a police officer and member of the Canadian Forces.[1][2] Fox's family lived in various cities and towns across Canada because of his father's career.[2] The family finally settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the suburb of Burnaby when his father retired in 1971.[3] Fox also attended Burnaby South Secondary where there is currently a theater named after him. For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... The Canadian Forces (CF) (French: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the unified armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Act, which states: The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735 km... “Burnaby” redirects here. ... Burnaby South Secondary is a public high school in Burnaby, British Columbia part of School District 41 Burnaby. ...



Fox co-starred in the Canadian television series Leo and Me at age fifteen and in 1979, at eighteen, moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.[2] He was "found" by producer Ronald Shedlo and made his American television debut in the television movie Letters from Frank, credited under the name "Michael Fox". He intended to continue to use the name, but when he registered with the Screen Actors Guild, which does not allow duplicate registration names to avoid credit ambiguities, he discovered that Michael Fox, a veteran character actor, was already registered under the name.[2] As he explained in his autobiography, Lucky Man, and in interviews, he needed to come up with a different name. He did not like the sound of "Andrew" or "Andy" Fox. He decided against using his middle initial because he didn't want to fit into a Canadian stereotype, as in Michael "Eh?" Fox, and because he did not want teen fan magazines referring to him as "Michael, A Fox!". He decided to adopt a new middle initial and settled on "J" in reference to character actor Michael J. Pollard.[3] Sometimes he jokes that the J stands for "Jenius" or "Jenuine". A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Leo and Me was a Canadian television sitcom that was originally produced in 1976 but did not air until 1981. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about television in the United States, specifically its history, art, business and government regulation. ... “Telefilm” redirects here. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ... Michael Fox (February 27, 1921-1996) was an American character actor born in Yonkers, New York. ... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ... Michael J. Pollard (born Michael J. Pollack, May 30, 1939 in Passaic, New Jersey) is an actor. ...


Acting career

Stardom did not come easily for Fox. Although he landed a rapid succession of parts after Letters from Frank (in the films Midnight Madness and Class of 1984 and in guest roles on Lou Grant and Trapper John M.D.), he hit a dry spell. At one point, he was forced to sell off pieces of his sectional couch, which actor Lance Guest purchased. Fox has called this period his "macaroni days", presumably as opposed to "salad days", jokingly referring to the fact that he ate so many penny-pinching macaroni and cheese dinners. Midnight Madness is a 1980 cult comedy film from Walt Disney Productions, starring David Naughton. ... Class of 1984 is a 1982 film about a new music teacher at a troubled inner city school, where students have to pass through a metal detector due to problems with gangs, drugs, and violence. ... This article is about the television series. ... Trapper John, M.D. was a television series spinoff of the show M*A*S*H that ran on CBS from September 23, 1979 to September 4, 1986. ... Lance Guest (born July 21, 1960 in Saratoga, California) is an American actor. ... Penne, a very common kind of maccheroni in Italy. ... Salad Days is a romantic Shounen Manga created by Shinobu Inokuma, which is a collection of romance stories occuring in a High School/college setting Salad Days is different as compared to other mainstream manga which usually have plotlines relating to super heroes/super heroines, adventures or in contrary, mushy... Macaroni and cheese with a breadcrumb topping. ...


Family Ties

Fox auditioned for the role of Alex P. Keaton, the arrogant, wise-cracking Republican teenager on the television series Family Ties. The first audition did not go very well, as creator Gary David Goldberg did not think he was right for the part. But casting director Judith Weiner convinced Goldberg to give Fox another shot. Goldberg had a change of heart at the next audition, but now Fox faced opposition from NBC executive Brandon Tartikoff.[2] Goldberg tried to convince Tartikoff that Fox would be good for the role, and Tartikoff finally relented, famously commenting, "Go ahead if you insist. But I'm telling you, this is not the kind of face you'll ever see on a lunch box". A few years later, after Back to the Future opened to big success, Tartikoff received a lunch box in the mail that had Fox's picture on it. There was a note inside that read, "To Brandon: This is for you to put your crow in. Love and Kisses, Michael J. Fox." Tartikoff kept the lunch box in his office for the rest of his career. The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... For other uses, see Family Ties (disambiguation). ... Gary David Goldberg (born June 25, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American writer and producer for television and film . ... This article is about the television network. ... Brandon Tartikoff (January 13, 1949 — August 27, 1997) was a popular NBC executive who was credited with turning around NBCs low prime time reputation with such hit series as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, ALF, Family Ties, The Cosby Show, Cheers, Miami Vice, The Golden Girls, Knight Rider... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... To eat boiled crow is to be proven wrong after having strongly expressed ones opinion. ...


Family Ties struggled out of the gate, barely getting renewed in its first season. In 1984, it was paired up with The Cosby Show on Thursday nights, and the two shows ranked in the top two for the Nielsen ratings until 1987, when Family Ties was moved to Sunday nights. Fox won three Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe for his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton. A famous episode in 1987, called "My Name is Alex" was directed like a theatrical play, with Alex seeing a psychiatrist to cope with the death of his best friend. This episode was picked as the 68th best in television history in a 1997 issue of TV Guide. In a 1999 issue, Alex P. Keaton was ranked #27 on their list of the 50 Greatest TV Characters Ever. Fox also met his future wife Tracy Pollan, when she portrayed Alex's girlfriend Ellen Reed in the 1985–1986 season. The couple met again on the set of his 1988 movie, Bright Lights, Big City.[2] For other uses, see Family Ties (disambiguation). ... The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, first broadcast on September 20, 1984 and ran for eight seasons on the NBC television network, until April 30, 1992. ... Nielsen, a surname originally meaning son of Niels (cf. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... Tracy Pollan and her husband Michael J. Fox. ... For the 1984 novel, see Bright Lights, Big City (novel). ...


Movie career

Fox shot to movie stardom in the mid 1980s with his leading role as Marty Mcfly in the Back to the Future trilogy starting with the first installment in 1985 and the last installment in 1990. His other notable films included Teen Wolf (1985), The Secret of My Success (1988), Doc Hollywood (1991), For Love Or Money (1993) or The Concierge in some countries , Life With Mikey (1993), The American President (1995) and Mars Attacks! (1996).[2] His last major film role was in The Frighteners (1996). Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Martin Seamus Marty McFly is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Michael J. Fox in the three films and voiced by David Kaufman in the animated series. ... The Back to the Future trilogy is a science fiction film trilogy written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, directed by Zemeckis and distributed by Universal Pictures. ... This article is about the film. ... The Secret Of My Success is a 1987 movie starring Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, and Margaret Whitton. ... Doc Hollywood is a 1991 comedy film based on the book, What? Dead again?, by Dr. Neil Shulman. ... Life with Mikey is a 1993 movie starring Michael J. Fox as a former child star, now an agent for child actors. ... This article is about a movie. ... This article is about the film. ... For the Matt Helm spy novel by Donald Hamilton, see The Frighteners (novel). ...


He is also the voice of Stuart Little in the movie of the same name and its sequel which was based on the popular book by E. B. White. He voiced Chance in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and its sequel Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco as well as Milo Thatch in Atlantis: The Lost Empire. A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... This article is about the book. ... Stuart Little is a 1999 live-action film, very loosely based on the novel of the same name (few of the events in the movie actually occurred in the book). ... Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 film, directed by Rob Minkoff. ... Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899, Mount Vernon, New York – October 1, 1985, North Brooklin, Maine) was a leading American essayist, author, humorist, poet and literary stylist. ... Milo trying to convince scholars of Atlantis existence. ...


Spin City

Spin City was a sitcom that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, based on a fictional local government running New York City, originally starring Fox as Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York.[2] After leaving the show, he was replaced by Charlie Sheen who portrayed the character Charlie Crawford. Altogether 145 episodes were made (see list of episodes). Spin City was an American sitcom television series that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, and was created by Gary David Goldberg & Bill Lawrence, based on a fictional local government running New York City, originally starring Michael J. Fox as Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Micheal Patrick Mike Flaherty (middle row, 3rd from the left) with the rest of the Spin City cast Michael Patrick Flaherty is a fictional character played by Michael J. Fox on the American sitcom Spin City. ... Charles Irwin Sheen (born September 3, 1965 as Carlos Irwin Estévez ) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... The following is an episode list for the ABC series, Spin City. ...


Other notable roles

In 2004, Fox guest starred in the comedy Scrubs as Dr. Kevin Casey, who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder. In 2006, he appeared in four episodes of Boston Legal as a lung cancer patient who used his influence in an experimental drug test to ensure he received the real drug instead of a placebo. The producers brought him back in a recurring role for season 3, beginning with the season premiere. Though his character did not survive the season, Fox was nominated for an Emmy Award for best guest appearance. Scrubs is an American sitcom that premiered on October 2, 2001, on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence, who also co-created Spin City. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for 1. ... For other uses, see Placebo (disambiguation). ... An Emmy Award. ...


Personal life, illness and advocacy

Fox married actress Tracy Pollan on 16 July 1988, at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, VT. The couple have four children: Samuel Michael (born May 30, 1989), twins Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances (born February 15, 1995), and Esmé Annabelle (born November 3, 2001). Fox holds dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship.[4] Tracy Pollan and her husband Michael J. Fox. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Fox started displaying symptoms of young-onset Parkinson's disease in 1990 while shooting the movie Doc Hollywood, though he wasn't properly diagnosed until the next year. In 1998 he decided to go public with his condition, and since then he has been a strong advocate of Parkinson's disease research.[2] Fox has focused on embryonic stem cell research, which many in the scientific community believe may one day help sufferers of Parkinson's and other debilitating illnesses. His foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, was created to help advance this research.[2] Doc Hollywood is a 1991 comedy film based on the book, What? Dead again?, by Dr. Neil Shulman. ... Human embryonic stem cell colony. ... logo The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research was established by actor Michael J. Fox in May 2000, shortly after announcing his retirement from the ABC television show Spin City. ...


In 1998, he was honoured with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.[5]


He is an outspoken Detroit Tigers fan, attending all 2006 World Series games. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver[1] Umpires Randy Marsh, Alfonso Márquez, Wally Bell, Mike Winters, John Hirschbeck, Tim McClelland The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, began on...


Stem cell research advocacy

See also: Stem cell controversy

Fox, in a 2006 interview with Katie Couric explained his political advocacy, "I'm in this situation with millions of other Americans...and we have a right, if there’s answers out there, to pursue those answers with the full support of our politicians."[6] There is widespread controversy over stem cell research fue to techniques used in the creation and usage of embryonic stem cells. ...


Two years earlier, Fox had appeared in a television commercial for Republican Arlen Specter's 2004 Senate campaign.[7] In the commercial, sponsored by Specter's re-election campaign, Fox comments that Specter "gets it" and Specter's voice is heard saying "there is hope." Arlen J. Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ...


On July 18, 2006, Fox appeared in a taped interview on ABC's Good Morning America, defending a Senate bill (Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act) that would have expanded federal funding for stem cell research.[8] The bill was not enacted, however, being vetoed by President George W. Bush. is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act was the first bill ever vetoed by United States President George W. Bush, more than five years after his inauguration. ... Look up Act on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Act may refer to: in law, a written document that attests the legality of the transaction. ... The word veto comes from Latin and literally means I forbid. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


For the November 2006 U.S. midterm elections, Fox endorsed candidates on the basis of their support of embryonic stem cell research, as different from adult stem cell research. He appeared at events for several candidates including New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, Iowa Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Chet Culver,[9] Illinois congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth, Virginia senatorial candidate James Webb and Ohio senatorial candidate Congressman Sherrod Brown. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey. ... Chester John Chet Culver (born January 25, 1966) is the current Governor of the U.S. state of Iowa, having recently won the 2006 election. ... Tammy Duckworth Ladda Tammy Duckworth (born March 12, 1968) is a U.S. Army Major and Iraq War veteran from the U.S. state of Illinois. ... James Webb or Jim Webb may refer to: Politics Jim Webb (born 1946), former US Secretary of the Navy and Senator-elect from Virginia Jim Webb (Canada), a Canadian politician James Webb (governor) (died 1761), Commodore Governor for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador for 1760 Sciences James Edwin... Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is the Democratic Junior United States Senator from the state of Ohio. ...


2006 political advertisement controversy

In late October 2006, Fox appeared in a television campaign commercial, endorsing Claire McCaskill, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri and opposing incumbent senator Jim Talent for his specific opposition to federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Fox also made similar ads in Wisconsin (supporting Governor Jim Doyle) and in Maryland, endorsing senatorial candidate Congressman Ben Cardin. All three of the endorsed politicians won their respective elections. Claire McCaskill (born July 24, 1953) is an American Democratic politician, currently the junior United States Senator from the state of Missouri and former State Auditor of Missouri. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Missouri Senate election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006 to decide who would serve as senator of Missouri between January 3, 2007 and January 3, 2013. ... James Matthes Jim Talent (born October 18, 1956) is an American politician and former Senator from Missouri. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... For other persons named James Doyle, see James Doyle (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Benjamin Louis Ben Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States Senate representing the state of Maryland. ...


Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh caused controversy by claiming Fox was "either off his medication or acting" in the ad for McCaskill, calling Fox "really shameless".[10] According to the Washington Post, Limbaugh also told his listeners that Fox was "exaggerating the effects of the disease... He's moving all around and shaking, and it's purely an act."[11] Limbaugh later said he would apologize to Fox "if I am wrong in characterizing his behavior on this commercial as an act. . ."[12][13][14] Elaine Richman, a neuroscientist in Baltimore who co-wrote Parkinson's Disease and the Family offered the opinion that "Anyone who knows the disease well would regard his movement as classic severe Parkinson's disease. Any other interpretation is misinformed."[11] For other uses, see Limbaugh. ...


Fox responded to Limbaugh's comments, ". . .it's difficult for people who don't have Parkinson's, or don't know about Parkinson's, to understand the symptoms and the way they work and the way medication works. You get what you get on any given day."[15]


Fox on living with Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic neurological disorder which can be characterized by a triad of symptoms: rigidity (specifically "leadpipe" and "cogwheeling" rigidity), resting tremor, and bradykinesia (slow movement). At present, there is no cure, but medications provide some relief from the symptoms. Fox manages his symptoms using Sinemet,[16] a commercial form of Levodopa (L-dopa). L-dopa treatment decreases in effectiveness as it is used over a long period of time, so Fox, like many PD sufferers, extends the life of its effectiveness by using it as little as possible. Sinemet® is a combination of carbidopa and levodopa, used to treat Parkinsons disease and Dopa-Responsive Dystonia (DRD). ... // Therapeutic use L-DOPA is used to replace dopamine lost in Parkinsons disease because dopamine itself cannot cross the blood-brain barrierwhere its precursor can. ... Parkinsons disease (also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferers motor skills and speech. ...


In his memoir, Lucky Man, Fox wrote that he did not take his medication prior to his testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in 1998. "I had made a deliberate choice to appear before the subcommittee without medication. It seemed to me that this occasion demanded that my testimony about the effects of the disease, and the urgency we as a community were feeling, be seen as well as heard. For people who had never observed me in this kind of shape, the transformation must have been startling."[17]


After years of L-dopa treatment, new symptoms may develop called dyskinesia, which are different than that of PD. In an April 2002 NPR interview,[16] Fox explained what he does when he becomes symptomatic during an interview: // Therapeutic use L-DOPA is used to replace dopamine lost in Parkinsons disease because dopamine itself cannot cross the blood-brain barrierwhere its precursor can. ... Dyskinesia refers to an impairment of voluntary movement. ...

Well, actually, I've been erring on the side of caution--I think 'erring' is actually the right word--in that I've been medicating perhaps too much, in the sense times the symptoms that people see in some of these interviews that have been on are actually dyskinesia, which is a reaction to the medication. Because if I were purely symptomatic with Parkinson's symptoms, a lot of times speaking is difficult. There's a kind of a cluttering of speech and it's very difficult to sit still, to sit in one place. You know, the symptoms are different, so I'd rather kind of suffer the symptoms of dyskinesia. . .this kind of weaving and this kind of continuous thing is much preferable, actually, than pure Parkinson's symptoms. So that's what I generally do...

...I haven't had any, you know, problems with pure Parkinson's symptoms in any of these interviews, because I'll tend to just make sure that I have enough Sinemet in my system and, in some cases, too much. But to me, it's preferable. It's not representative of what I'm like in my everyday life. I get a lot of people with Parkinson's coming up to me saying, 'You take too much medication.' I say, 'Well, you sit across from Larry King and see if you want to tempt it.' Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American writer, journalist and broadcaster. ...

Filmography

Leo and Me was a Canadian television sitcom that was originally produced in 1976 but did not air until 1981. ... This article is about the television series. ... Midnight Madness is a 1980 cult comedy film from Walt Disney Productions, starring David Naughton. ... Class of 1984 is a 1982 film about a new music teacher at a troubled inner city school, where students have to pass through a metal detector due to problems with gangs, drugs, and violence. ... For other uses, see Family Ties (disambiguation). ... Michael J. Fox as Alex P. Keaton Alex P. Keaton is a fictional character, portrayed by Michael J. Fox, on the 1980s American sitcom Family Ties. ... High School U.S.A. is a 1983 made-for-TV film directed by Rodney Amateau. ... Night Court was an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 1984 until May 1992. ... This article is about the film. ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... Martin Seamus Marty McFly is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Michael J. Fox in the three films and voiced by David Kaufman in the animated series. ... For other uses, see Family Ties (disambiguation). ... Light of Day is a 1987 drama film starring Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett and Michael McKean. ... The Secret Of My Success is a 1987 movie starring Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, and Margaret Whitton. ... For the 1984 novel, see Bright Lights, Big City (novel). ... Casualties of War is a 1989 war drama about the Vietnam War, starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn. ... Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 film and the first sequel to the 1985 film Back to the Future. ... For the video game based on this film, see Back to the Future Part III (video game). ... Tales from the Crypt is an American horror anthology TV series that ran from 1989 to 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO. It was based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and was produced by The Geffen Film Company in association with Warner Bros. ... Doc Hollywood is a 1991 comedy film based on the book, What? Dead again?, by Dr. Neil Shulman. ... The Hard Way is a 1991 action-comedy film starring James Woods and Michael J. Fox and directed by John Badham. ... For Love or Money (also known as The Concierge) is a 1993 romantic comedy film that stars Michael J. Fox as Doug Ireland. ... Life with Mikey is a 1993 movie starring Michael J. Fox as a former child star, now an agent for child actors. ... Greedy is a 1994 film starring Michael J. Fox and Kirk Douglas. ... Dont Drink the Water is a television movie directed by Woody Allen, based on a play he wrote in the 1960s. ... The film Blue in the Face (1995) is a comedy directed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. ... Coldblooded is a 1995 movie about hitmen, directed by Wallace Wolodarsky, and starring Jason Priestly, Peter Riegert, Robert Loggia and Kimberly Williams. ... This article is about a movie. ... For the Matt Helm spy novel by Donald Hamilton, see The Frighteners (novel). ... This article is about the film. ... Spin City was an American sitcom television series that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, and was created by Gary David Goldberg & Bill Lawrence, based on a fictional local government running New York City, originally starring Michael J. Fox as Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York. ... Stuart Little is a 1999 live-action film, very loosely based on the novel of the same name (few of the events in the movie actually occurred in the book). ... Milo trying to convince scholars of Atlantis existence. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 film, directed by Rob Minkoff. ... Clone High (occasionally referred to in the U.S. as Clone High U.S.A.) is an American animated series that aired for one season (November 2002 — April 2003) on MTV and Teletoon. ... This article is about the US sitcom. ... The Magic 7 is an animated TV movie written and directed by Roger Holzberg. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... A Christmas Carol is an announced film to be directed by Robert Zemeckis and star Jim Carrey in multiple roles. ...

Bibliography

  • Lucky Man: A Memoir (2002) (autobiography)
  • Always Looking Up (2008)

See also

Tracy Pollan and her husband Michael J. Fox. ... logo The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research was established by actor Michael J. Fox in May 2000, shortly after announcing his retirement from the ABC television show Spin City. ... The Back to the Future trilogy is a science fiction film trilogy written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, directed by Zemeckis and distributed by Universal Pictures. ... For other uses, see Family Ties (disambiguation). ... Spin City was an American sitcom television series that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, and was created by Gary David Goldberg & Bill Lawrence, based on a fictional local government running New York City, originally starring Michael J. Fox as Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/76/Michael-J-Fox.html
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Stated in interview on Inside the Actors Studio
  3. ^ a b "About Michael", Michael J. Fox biography from michaeljfox.org, accessed on October 31, 2006.
  4. ^ "Michael J. Fox Becomes American Citizen," from IMDb, accessed on October 28, 2006.
  5. ^ http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/inductees/00_michaelj_fox.xml.htm
  6. ^ Transcript: Michael J Fox The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, October 26, 2006, accessed on 10 November, 2006.
  7. ^ Campaign 2004: Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race provides clear choices, Jeffrey Cohan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 18 October, 2004, accessed on 30 October, 2006
  8. ^ "Senate Approves Embryo Stem Cell Bill", Laurie Kellman, The Washington Post, 18 July, 2006, accessed on 31 October, 2006.
  9. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Michael J. Fox to campaign for Culver" Thomas Beaumont, The DesMoines Register, 25 October, 2006, accessed on October 29, 2006
  10. ^ Limbaugh: Fox `shilling' in stem cell ad, Chicago Tribune, accessed on 27 October, 2006
  11. ^ a b "Rush Limbaugh On the Offensive Against Ad With Michael J. Fox." David Montgomery, Washington Post, October 25, 2006, accessed on 28 October, 2006
  12. ^ "Fox Responds To Limbaugh Accusation." CBS News, October 26, 2006, accessed on 30 October, 2006
  13. ^ Apology as Fox hounded over ad Rupert Cornwell, The New Zealand Herald 27 October, 2006, accessed on 29 October, 2006
  14. ^ "Media falsely reported Limbaugh apologized for attacking Michael J. Fox." Media Matters, 25 October, 2006, accessed on 10 November, 2006
  15. ^ "Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Oct. 25." MSNBC transcript, accessed on 30 October, 2006
  16. ^ a b "Fresh Air" interview by Terry Gross" National Public Radio, April 2002.
  17. ^ Excerpt from Lucky Man, Chapter 8: Unwrapping the Gift. From michaeljfox.org, accessed on 28 October, 2006.

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  • Archive of American Television interviews with Michael J. Fox (in 5 parts)
  • May, 2006 NBC Today Show segment with Katie Couric with Muhammad Ali & Michael J. Fox (annotated video)
  • Historical Videos - Includes an interview with Michael J. Fox on stem cell research, from John Kerry campaign (2004 Presidential elections)
  • Michael J. Fox Records TV Ad for Cardin - Washington Post Article about his Maryland ads.
  • Michael then and now 2002 article from Maclean's online magazine.
  • "Michael J. Fox Fires Back at Critics." ABC News,ThisWeek with George Stephanopoulos, video and transcript. Air date October 29, 2006, accessed on October 30, 2006.

 
 

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