Michael J. Fox Turns 50! [VIDEO]
I love Michael J. Fox and have ever since his days as the tie-wearing, die-hard Republican, Alex P. Keaton on the 80s hit sitcom, “Family Ties.” And today, Fox turns the big 5-0, although he doesn’t look a day over 25. Fox rose to fame on the small screen and proved to be a box office hit with films such as “Teen Wolf,” “The Back to the Future Trilogy,” “The Secret to My Success,” “Casualties of War,” “Doc Hollywood,” “Greedy” and “The Frighteners.” Fox has won five Emmys, four Golden Globes and two SAG awards for his roles on “Family Ties” and “Spin City.” Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991 but didn’t go public with his condition until 1998. In 2000, he stepped backed from the acting spotlight to become an activist for research toward finding a cure for Parkinson’s which led to the Michael J Fox Foundation. Since that time, Fox has done voice-overs for hit films such as “Stuart Little” and “Atlantis: the Lost Empire” and has guest starred on “Boston Legal,” “Scrubs” and “The Good Wife.” He has also added author to his resume and has published three books, “Lucky Man: A Memoir,” “Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned.” Fox’s courage and outlook on life is an inspiration to us all. Happy Birthday Michael!