Michael J. Fox

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Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American retired actor, author, film producer, television director, and activist. Beginning his career in the 1970s, he first rose to prominence for portraying Alex P. Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties (1982–1989). Fox achieved further recognition as protagonist Marty McFly in the Back to the Future film trilogy (1985–1990). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael J. Fox has received more than 20,811,868 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Michael J. Fox is the 209th most popular actor (up from 240th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Canada (up from 18th 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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  • 81

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  • 6.50

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  • 4.49

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Among actors, Michael J. Fox ranks 209 out of 10,030Before him are Paulette Goddard, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeff Bridges, Janet Leigh, Sharon Stone, and Doris Day. After him are Richard Kiel, Daniel Day-Lewis, Peter Fonda, Leonard Nimoy, Dianne Wiest, and Franco Nero.

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Among people born in 1961, Michael J. Fox ranks 4Before him are Barack Obama, Diana, Princess of Wales, and George Clooney. After him are Lothar Matthäus, Stephen Hillenburg, Bill de Blasio, Eddie Murphy, Ilham Aliyev, Nadia Comăneci, Enya, and Peter Jackson.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Michael J. Fox ranks 17 out of 1,130Before him are Justin Trudeau (1971), Christopher Plummer (1929), James Cameron (1954), Jim Carrey (1962), Margaret Atwood (1939), and Glenn Gould (1932). After him are Saul Bellow (1915), Eric Berne (1910), Celine Dion (1968), David Cronenberg (1943), Frederick Banting (1891), and Gilles Villeneuve (1950).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Michael J. Fox ranks 5Before him are Leslie Nielsen (1926), Donald Sutherland (1935), Christopher Plummer (1929), and Jim Carrey (1962). After him are William Shatner (1931), Mary Pickford (1892), Pamela Anderson (1967), Lois Maxwell (1927), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Ryan Reynolds (1976), and Glenn Ford (1916).

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