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Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
Birth name: Michael Andrew Fox
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film; Television
Roles: Actor
Date of birth: June 9th, 1961
Place of birth: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Notable works: Teen Wolf; The Frighteners
1st Horror: Teen Wolf (1985)

Michael J. Fox is a Canadian film and television actor. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta on June 9th, 1961. With a career spanning more than three decades, Michael J. Fox has played several memorable and iconic characters on both the big and small screen.

His first major work in the horror genre was actually in a comedy film. Michael played teenager Scott Howard, a high school student who gains instant popularity after discovering that he is also a werewolf in the 1985 film Teen Wolf. This film was released hot on the heels of Michael's more successful box office smash, Back to the Future, which was released theatrically only a month before Teen Wolf.

In 1991, Michael directed and starred in "The Trap" episode of the horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt, which is also the premiere episode of season three. Michael played a prosecutor in the episode. This episode also marked Michael's debut as a director.

In 1996, Michael starred in another horror-comedy, Peter Jackson's The Frighteners, where he played a psychic con man named Frank Bannister. Fox's character had the ability to commune with spirits and convinced two of the recently departed to help him launch a fake career as a "ghost buster".

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On TV, Michael J. Fox is best known for playing teeange Reaganite Alex P. Keaton on the 1982-1989 sitcom series Family Ties. From 1996 to 2002, Michael had the starring role of politician Mike Flaherty in the comedy show Spin City. Fox also served as executive producer on the series. He has also appeared in several episodes of the legal drama/comedy Boston Legal and the medical comedy Scrubs. Beginning in 2010, Michael had a recurring role on The Good Wife playing Louis Canning.

Michael's film works include the Back to the Future film series where he played Marty McFly - a teenager who has to rely upon a time machine designed by a wacky scientist to go back in time to insure that his parents get together.

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