Why Famous: Famous roles have included 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 in "Spin City" (1996–2001), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, he has since become an advocate for research toward finding a cure.
- 1988-07-16 "Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont
- 1982-09-22 Sitcom "Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC
- 1985-07-03 "Back to the Future" directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released
- 1986-09-21 38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J. Fox win