Michael J. Fox is a Canadian American actor, producer, author, and activist with an estimated net worth of $65 million dollars. Fox is best known for his TV roles and his starring role in the Back to the Future films. Fox began his acting career at fifteen on the Canadian television series Leo and Me. Fox won the role of Alex P. Keaton of Family Ties on NBC from from 1982 to 1989. Family Ties secured Fox three Emmy awards for the series in 1986, 1987 and 1988, and a Golden Globe Award. Fox starred as Marty McFly in the popular Back to the Future trilogy from 1985 to 1990. Fox's next foray into television was Mike Flaherty from Spin City from 1996 to 2000, winning an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
In 1990 Fox started displaying symptoms of early-onset Parkinson's disease, and was diagnosed with the condition in 1991. Fox went public with his diagnoses in 1998. Since the 1990′s Fox has been a voice-over artist for a number of animated films, and appeared in minor roles in Boston Legal and Scrubs. Fox was a guest star on FX's Rescue Me, earning Fox an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Fox is an author of three books, and received an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010. Fox created The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research to help advance research work with embryonic stem cell studies with a goal of finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.