Michael J. Fox is the Hollywood actor who became a household name with the success of the film Back To the Future trilogy. He is well known to the American TV viewers for his role in the Family Ties which ran for seven seasons. He is also an author and a film producer. Now let’s have a close look at Michael J Fox’s net worth.
Michael J. Fox was christened at birth as Michael Andrew Fox. He was born on June 9, 1961, in Edmonton, Canada; which makes him a Canadian-American. His father William Fox was a Canadian police officer and his mother Phyllis was an actress. Due to the transferable nature of his father’s services, his family lived in several cities of Canada; before settling down at Burnaby, British Columbia after his father’s retirement. He had his schooling in Burnaby. He later moved to Los Angeles for a career in acting, in 1979.
In 1988, Fox married actress Tracy Pollan, who was his co-star in Family Ties. The couple has four children.
Fox began his acting career in 1976, at the age of 15, starring in a Canadian TV series, Leo and Me. He later acted in the American television film, Letters from Frank. He changed his screen name to Michel J. Fox, as there was already an American actor by the name of Michael Fox.
In 1980 his first feature films Midnight Madness was released, which was followed next year by Class of 1984. He then acted in the hugely successful show Family Ties, which ran from 1982 to 1989. His role of brought him three Emmy awards and a Golden Globe Award.
In 1985 Fox starred in the film Back To the Future, which went on to become a huge runaway hit worldwide, grossing about $400 million. It was followed by two equally successful sequels in 1989 and 1990.
He has starred in a film like Teen Wolf, Light of Day, The Secret of My Success, Bright Lights Big City.
Doc Hollywood and the Hard Way came in 1991.
When he was 29 and at the peak of his career; he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Thereafter he appeared only in a few films like For Love or Money, Life With Mikey, and Greedy. He took up smaller supporting roles, like in The American President and Mars Attacks. His last major film role was in The Frighteners, which came in 1996.
As his condition worsened, he retired from acting in 2000. Since then Fox took up small guest roles and cameo appearances. He also switched over to a voice-over actor. He gave his voice to hit films like Stuart Little, and its two sequels. He also voiced for a few Disney films like Homeward Bound and Atlantis.
He also turned into an author and wrote three autobiographical books.
Awards & Achievements
Michael J. Fox has won five Emmy awards, four Golden Globe awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for his roles in American TV series Spin City, Family Ties, and The Good Wife. Fox has also been listed as one of the 50 Greatest Teen Idols.
In 2010 he was honored with a place in Canada’s Walk of Fame. The Canadian government also honored him as an Officer of the Order of Canada (OC).
He set up the Michael J. Fox Foundation, for research on Parkinson’s disease. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Karolinska Institute of Sweden, Justice Institute of British Columbia, and few other universities.
Net Worth of Michael J Fox
Michael J. Fox has an estimated net worth of $74 million. There is nothing surprising about it since he started his career when he was just 15 years old. He has had a film career spanning more than four decades. His earnings come from his work as an actor, voice-over artist, author, and film producer. He has also endorsed several top brands like Nike and Pepsi.
Fox has Canadian-US citizenship and his family resides both in the USA and Canada. He has a house in New York as well as in Vancouver, Canada. It is also rumored that he owns a manor house in Southampton, New York; which is worth over $7 million. This is apart from the luxury apartment in Manhattan, New York, and a luxury villa in Los Angeles. He also owns a country house in Connecticut, New England.
Michael J. Fox, despite being short in height, remains the tallest teenager in the memories of people who loved him during the days of his movie trilogy, Back To the Future. He remains one of the most highly paid and most loved TV actors who endeared himself in the shows Family Ties which ran for seven years. Even today, he continues to be among people, working for the noble cause of raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease. He continues to work for other charities and philanthropic causes.