Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Hello, McFly!: Five-Time Emmy Award Winner Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson To Appear At Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia
The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada native Fox first gained wide attention in the role of lovable conservative Alex P. Keaton on “Family Ties” from 1982-89. He went on to star in "Spin City from 1996-2001.
Fox also had time during his busy TV work to become an international film star, appearing in over a dozen features showcasing his keen ability to shift between comedy and drama. These include the Back to the Future trilogy, The Hard Way, Doc Hollywood, The Secret of My Success and many others.
Though the five-time Emmy Award winner (three for “Family Ties,” one for “Spin City” and one for a guest role on “Rescue Me”) would not share the news with the public for another seven years, Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease in 1991. Upon disclosing his condition in 1998, he committed himself to the campaign for increased Parkinson’s research. Fox announced his retirement from “Spin City” in January 2000, effective upon the completion of his fourth season and 100th episode. Today the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s drug development in the world, the Foundation has galvanized the search for a cure for Parkinson’s disease, and Michael is widely admired for his tireless work as a patient advocate.
Thompson also starred in All the Right Moves, Howard The Duck, Dennis The Menace, Some Kind of Wonderful and numerous other hit films among more than 80 large and small screen credits before prominent roles in several Broadway plays.
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