Facts of Michael J Fox
|Full Name||Michael Andrew Fox|
|Birth Name||Michael Andrew Fox|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, Author, Producer|
|Ethnicity||Irish, English, Scottish|
|Birth City||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Father Name||William Fox|
|Father Profession||Police Officer, Canadian Forces Member|
|Mother Name||Phyllis Piper|
|Mother Profession||Actress/Payroll Clerk|
|No Of Children||4|
|Awards||Primetime Emmy Award,Golden Globe Award,Grammy Award,Screen Actors Guild Award|
|Sibilings||Kelli Fox, Karen Fox, Jacki Fox, Steven Fox|
|Filmography||Back to the Future,Back to the Future Part II,Back to the Future Part III,Teen Wolf,Family Ties,Light of Day,The Secret of My Success,Bright Lights Bright City,Casualties of War|
|Date of Birth||June 6,1961|
|Married Date||July 16,1988|
Michael J. Fox is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, and producer most famous as Marty McFly from the Back to the Future franchise.
Before time-travel was a common movie trope, Back to the Future was pushing boundaries on what was visually conceivable on the screens, and Michael J. Fox was pushing the envelope as a new kind of protagonist: the plucky underdog Marty McFly, who inspired Halloween cosplayers for generations.
While he is not as active as he was for reasons we will discuss below, it can't be understated the impact he had on movies and on pop culture as a whole.
In this article, we look at the net worth of the person behind one of the greatest characters to be realized on the screen Marty McFly: Michael J. Fox.
What Is The Net Worth Of, Michael J. Fox?
As of May 2020, 58-year-old Michael J. Fox's net worth stands at $65 million.
Fox made his on-screen debut in 1973 and made appearances in movies like Midnight Madness and Class of 1984 before finding success as Alex P. Keaton in the sitcom Family Ties.
His career would take off in 1985 when he landed the lead roles in the movies Teen Wolf and Back to the Future. While he found a modicum of popularity with Teen Wolf, it seemed infinitesimal compared to the universal adoration he found as Marty McFly in Back to the Future.
Not only was it the highest-grossing movie of 1985, but its cultural significance can be felt even in 2020, more than three decades after its release.
The success of the movie spawned two sequels, 1989's Back to the Future Part II and 1990's Back to the Future Part III.
Galvanized by his rising stardom, studios cast Michael in numerous high-profile that included Light of Day, The Secret of My Success, Bright Lights, Big City, and Casualties of War.
His career did slow down in the early-to-mid 2000s, but even in the twilight of his career, he landed roles in TV shows like Spin City, Scrubs, and his Emmy Award-winning turn in Rescue Me. He also had a show based on his life, The Michael J. Fox Show, produced by NBC that premiered on September 26, 2013.
Salary From His Filmography:
- Greedy (1994) starring Kirk Douglas & Nancy Travis- $5 million
- Back to the Future Part III (1990) alongside Christopher Lloyd & Lea Thompson- $5 million
- Back to the Future Part II (1989)- $5 million
- The Secret of My Success (1987) starring opposite Helen Slater- $2 million
- Teen Wolf (1985)- $750,000
- Back to the Future (1985)- $250,000
Box Office Revenue Of Michael J. Fox Movies
|Movie||Release Date||Budget (In $)||Box Office Earnings (In $)|
|Teen Wolf||1985||1.2 million||80 million|
|Back to the Future||1985||19 million||389.1 million|
|The Secret of My Success||1987||12–18 million||110.9 million|
|Back to the Future Part II||1989||40 million||335.9 million|
|Back to the Future Part III||1991||40 million||246.1 million|
Apartment In Upper West Side Of Manhattan
The 5 ft. 4. 5 inches tall actor owns a high-end apartment in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. He had bought the home in 1997 to have a private retreat for him and his wife, and when their four kids arrived, it was a sanctuary for the family.
It has stayed the same since purchase, but in late 2012, the Fox family decided that refurbishing was in order. They entrusted the task to Mariette Himes Gomez and her daughter, Brooke, of the private interior design firm, Gomez Associates.
Michael wanted an apartment with a "younger feel", and Mariette set out doing exactly that. The updated living room was ideal for family gatherings, with lacquered tables, antique carpets, tufted seating, and modern furnishing. The dining rooms and the master bedroom had also been touched up to exude a modern feel.
The full extent of the refurbishing was featured in the December 2012 issue of Architectural Digest.
Furthermore, with his wife Tracy, the Back to the Future actor owns a 6-bedroom house in Quogue, New York; they purchased the property in 2008 for $6.3 million.
New England, Connecticut Home
In 2016, Michael put up his home in New England, Connecticut, for sale asking $4.25 million.
The inspiration for the home came when a 10-year-old Michael became enamored with a similar house on an island in British Columbia.
Michael reminisced of the talk he had with the owner of the home in an interview; he said:
“I’d never seen anything like it. When I asked the lady who lived there why they’d built it that way, she said, ‘I wanted to stand in the middle of the room, call out my children’s names and have them be able to hear—and answer—me from any room in the house.’ Something about that struck me as a great idea. I never forgot it.”
Fast forward to 1997, and Michael enlisted the help of the architect, Charles Myer, and interior designers Marc Charbonnet to have a similar house built on eighty acres of lush New England farmland owned by his wife's parents.
The 5000-square-foot rustic home basically opens to an open-room ground floor that serves as a living room/dining hall/office/library.
The private bedrooms are on the second floor and reached via front and back staircases.
Philanthropy And Activism
Michael J. Fox was at the height of his career and enjoying unprecedented fame and fortune when he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's Disease in 1991. The diagnosis pushed Fox into depression and alcoholism.
He entered into rehab and achieved full sobriety, upon which he became a strong activist for raising awareness about the motor-neuron disability.
He founded The Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000 to raise funds for Parkinson's Disease research. To date, the foundation has raised over $650 million, all of which went into research and rehabilitation.
Michael has been hands-on with the organization and its Team Fox for Parkinson's Research campaign that raises community-wide funds and awareness on the condition.
Michael J. Fox: Short Biography
Childhood And Early Life
Michael Andrew Fox, or Michael J. Fox as he would universally come to be known as, was born on June 9, 1961, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
One of five children born to the police officer, William Fox, and his actress/payroll clerk wife, Phyllis Piper, Michael exhibited an acumen for acting at 15 when he starred in the Canadian TV series Leo and Me.
He moved to Los Angeles once he became of legal age, and his career took off.
Marriage And Personal Life
Michael J. Fox married his Family Ties co-star, Tracy Pollan, on July 16, 1988. The ceremony took place at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont.
Together, they have four children: son Sam Michael Fox, born on May 30, 1989; twin daughters, Aquinnah Kathleen Fox and Schuyler Phyllis Fox, born on February 15, 1995; and daughter, Esme Annabelle Fox, born on November 3, 2001.