Michael J. Fox

Canadian-American actor, social activist, author, and film producer Michael J Fox has a net worth of $75 million as of March, 2024.

Michael Andrew Fox was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on June 9, 1961, to mother Phyllis Fox (née Piper) and father, William Fox.

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His mother was an actress & payroll clerk, while his father was a police officer & Canadian Forces, member.

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Michael J. Fox (Source: POPSUGAR)

Michael J Fox is most notably known for his role as Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school kid from the movie franchise Back to the Future, released in 1985.

After that, two more sequels of the film were released in 1989 & 1990.

Quick Facts

Residence Manhattan, New York
Religion Unavailable
Age 62
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity Irish, English, Scottish
Education High School dropout. However, he later received Honorary High School Diploma from John Dewey High School in Coney Island, Brooklyn, in 1984, when he went to their graduation ceremony.
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Father’s Name William Fox
Mother’s Name Phyllis Fox (née Piper)
Height 1.63 m, 5 ft 4 inches
Weight 146 pounds (66 kg)
Hair Color Light Brown
Hair Length Short
Eye Color Blue
Feet Size 10
Sexual Orientation Straight
Tattoo Sea Turtle tattoo on his right forearm
Siblings 3 sisters (Kelli Fox, Karen, & Jacki) & 1 brother (Steven Fox)
Spouse Tracy Pollan
Ex-Girlfriends Jennifer Grey, Helen Slater, Kari Michaelsen
Children 4 [Sam Michael (born 1989), twins Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances (born 1995), and Esme Annabelle (born 2001)]
Nickname Mike
Profession Actor, Producer, Writer, Social Activist
Movies See the full list here
TV appearances See the full list here
Active since 1978
Political Belief Republican
Social Media Instagram, YouTube
Website The Michael J . Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Last Update March, 2024

Michael J Fox Net Worth and Income

With years of acting in different movies & television series, Michael has accumulated over $75 million worth of wealth as of March, 2024.

Not only from acting, but he has also made his fortune working in over 4 books as an author.

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Michael J Fox Family Photo (Source: Instagram)

As per IMDb, he earned a gross salary of $18 million dollars from six of the movies mentioned below.

Source: IMDb
Back to the Future (1985) $250,000
Teen Wolf (1985) $750,000
The Secret of My Success (1987) $2,000,000
Back to the Future Part II (1989) $5,000,000
Back to the Future Part III (1990) $5,000,000
Greedy (1994) $5,000,000

Net Worth of Michael J Fox in Different Currencies

Michael J Fox’s net worth in different currencies & bitcoin is tabulated as follows:

Currency Net Worth
Euro 62,866,125
Pound Sterling £ 53,917,875
Australian Dollar A$ 98,799,900
Canadian Dollar C$ 92,261,250
Indian Rupee 5,564,925,000
BitCoin ฿ 2177.847

Michael J Fox Houses

Michael J Fox is quite fond of houses and this can be seen from his ownership of 6 houses.

Some are already sold, whereas some still belong to the famous actor.

He has a $6.3 million house in Quogue village, Southampton, New York. The beautiful house has 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms & 1 half bathroom.

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Fox with his family in Southampton home (Source: Pinterest)

In 1997, Michael and his wife Tracy Pollan constructed their dream house in New England. The property is located within eighty acres of Lush Farmland.

The architect and interior designs of the building are brilliant & are the results of Michael J Fox’s childhood fantasy.

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Interiors of Michael J Fox’s New England home (Source: www.architecturaldigest.com)

Apart from these, he also has houses in Malibu, Vermont, Connecticut, & an apartment in Manhattan, New York.

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Michael J Fox with his wife in their Manhattan Apartment (Source: www.architecturaldigest.com)

At present, Michael lives with his wife Tracy Pollan & their 4 children at their Manhattan apartment.

Michael J Fox Lifestyle and Vacation

Lifestyle

Albeit having such a huge net worth and income source, Michael J Fox lives a rather simple lifestyle.

After establishing The Michael J . Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, he has been more involved in research than any other thing.

He either likes to keep a low profile or is not much of a showoff person; very little has been known regarding his lifestyle.

Most of the time, he is just spending his time working on Parkinson’s research in his foundation and raising funds.

Vacation

Michael J Fox most often likes to keep his personal life to himself. Any details regarding his vacations and his destination are still not publicized.

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Foxs’ vacation home in Connecticut (Source: www.architecturaldigest.com)

But it is known that he & his family spend their holidays in their $4.25 million Connecticut home.

Michael J Fox Charity

Like most celebrities, Michael J Fox has also got himself involved with numerous charities and causes.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1998, Michael established the foundation for Parkinson’s disease research, and he has been actively involved in researching since then.

The foundation collects over $14 million worth of funds on an annual basis.

Furthermore, he has also supported many charities and foundations like Make-A-Wish Foundation, Kids Wish Network, Project Sunshine, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, & many more.

Movies, TV appearances, Direction & Production, Endorsements & Book Publications

Movies

At the young age of 20, Michael started his movie career in 1980.

His first movie was Midnight Madness, in which he played the role of Scott Larson.

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Marty McFly from Back to the Future movie franchise (Source: Wikipedia)

He has played more than 30 movies until now, both as a lead actor and a cameo.

Since then, he has acted in popular movies like Back to the Future (trilogy), Stuart Little 1, 2 &3, and many others.

The lists and details about his acting career in movies can be found here.

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TV appearances

Even before his debut as a movie actor, he started his acting career in a television series, The Magic Lie, in 1977.

The most popular TV series Michael was involved in was Family Ties.

Michael J Fox acted in tons of television series in his career. Mentioning all of them would just make our information vaguer.

The lists and details about his acting career in television can be found here.

In the year 2000, after coming out publicly for being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Fox announced a semi-retirement from the movie industry.

Direction & Production

Despite being an actor, he did not just limit himself to acting. He also directed and produced a few movies, short videos, plays, and TV shows.

Michael directed few TV series, namely: The Iceman Hummeth (1986), Tales From The Crypt (1991) & Brooklyn Bridge (1992).

He was the producer of the 1995 movie, Coldblooded and the executive producer of Spin City (1996-2000), Anna Says (1999), Otherwise Engaged (2000), Hench at Home (2003), & The Michael J. Fox Show (2013-14).

Endorsements

Fox has endorsed various products as well as people during his professional career.

For instance, during the ’80s & ’90s, he appeared in numerous Pepsi commercials.

Michael has also endorsed some famous personalities like the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg & former the United States Senator Claire McCaskill.

Fox is also a supporter of CBD (Cannabidiol) oil which he claims to use for relieving the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to that, he himself is an advocate for Parkinson’s disease research and has established a foundation solely for research purposes.

Book Publications

Not only as a prolific actor but Michael J Fox is also known for his writings.

He has solely authored at least 4 books starting his writing career back in 2002 with the book Lucky Man: A Memoir.

In 2008, Michael published his second book entitled “Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist.

The third book of his writing career was A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future…: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned, published in 2008.

Michael J Fox’s latest work comes in the form of a book published in 2020, No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality.

Michael J Fox Career

The prolific personality, Fox, is not limited to a single career throughout his life.

He has indulged himself as an author, social activist, & director/producer, apart from his major career of acting.

Michael started his acting career in 1977 with a television series, The Magic Lie.

He has since established himself as an actor of high caliber and has worked on different movies until now.

However, his most notable work in the industry comes from a movie trilogy, Back to the Future.

After he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Fox took semi-retirement from the movie industry. In the year 2000, he established The Michael J . Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

He has also authored over 4 books since 2002, which are highly rated by readers worldwide.

Facts about Michael J Fox

  • Before Michael J Fox, Eric Stoltz was cast as Marty in the popular movie Back to the Future – but was fired later when it became obvious that he was not the right choice. Michael was provided the role later, and the movie was refilmed with him in a lead role.
  • Since its initiation in 2000, The Michael J . Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has raised over $14 million annually, either through donations or through partnerships.
  • Michael J Fox has been married to Tracy Pollan since 1988, and they together have four children: Sam Michael (born 1989), twins Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances (born 1995), and Esme Annabelle (born 2001).

FAQs

Why does he have J as a middle name when his real name is Michael Andrew Fox?

When he tried to register for the Screen Actor’s Guild, he found out that the name “Michael Fox” was already taken. So, instead of registering as Michael A. Fox, he registered himself as Michael J. Fox. He was paying homage to actor Michael J. Pollard by placing “J” as a middle name.

And, the next reason for not putting “A” was due to the fact that some magazines and newspapers might use headlines such as “Michael, A Fox!” Hilarious, right?

Are Michael J Fox & Michael Douglas related?

Despite having the same first name, Michale J Fox & Michael Douglas are not related.

Does Michael J Fox have Parkinson’s disease?

Michael was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease in 1991, at the age of 29.

However, he did not publicly disclose his diagnosis until 1998. He semi-retired from the film industry after being public about his condition.

In the year 2000, the actor established The Michael J . Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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