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Michael J. Fox

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Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian and American activist and retired actor. Beginning his career as a child actor in the 1970s, he rose to prominence portraying Alex P. Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties (1982–1989) and Marty McFly in the Back to the Future film trilogy (1985–1990). Fox went on to star in films such as Teen Wolf (1985), The Secret of My Success (1987), Casualties of War (1989), Doc Hollywood (1991), and The Frighteners (1996). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael J. Fox has received more than 31,742,648 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 81 in 2019). Michael J. Fox is the 258th most popular actor (down from 209th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Canada (down from 17th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Canadian Actor.

Michael J. Fox is best known for his role as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy, and for his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton in the 1980s television series Family Ties.

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  • 80

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  • 6.68

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  • 4.71

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Among actors, Michael J. Fox ranks 258 out of 9,996Before him are Julianne Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Colin Firth, Malcolm McDowell, Cate Blanchett, and Lauren Bacall. After him are Anna Karina, Danny Trejo, Goldie Hawn, Bryan Cranston, Ernest Borgnine, and Ralph Fiennes.

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Among people born in 1961, Michael J. Fox ranks 7Before him are Barack Obama, Diana, Princess of Wales, Ilham Aliyev, George Clooney, Stephen Hillenburg, and Lothar Matthäus. After him are Nadia Comăneci, Eddie Murphy, Enya, Bill de Blasio, Carl Lewis, and Woody Harrelson.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Michael J. Fox ranks 19 out of 1,350Before him are Christopher Plummer (1929), James Cameron (1954), Celine Dion (1968), Frederick Banting (1891), Margaret Atwood (1939), and Glenn Gould (1932). After him are David Cronenberg (1943), Eric Berne (1910), Saul Bellow (1915), William Shatner (1931), Gilles Villeneuve (1950), and Dan Aykroyd (1952).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Michael J. Fox ranks 5Before him are Leslie Nielsen (1926), Donald Sutherland (1935), Jim Carrey (1962), and Christopher Plummer (1929). After him are William Shatner (1931), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Mary Pickford (1892), Lois Maxwell (1927), Ryan Reynolds (1976), Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), and Geneviève Bujold (1942).

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