Michael Andrew Fox, OC known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a retired Canadian-American actor, author, film producer, and activist who is best known for his roles as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy, Alex P. Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties from 1982 to 1989, and Mike Flaherty on the ABC sitcom Spin City from 1996 to 2001. He also voiced the titular character in the Stuart Little film trilogy.
For Disney, he played Scott Larson in the 1980 film, Midnight Madness. He also provided the voice of Chance in the 1993 film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and its 1996 sequel, as well as voiced Milo Thatch in the 2001 animated feature film, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Michael in the Phineas and Ferb episode "The Curse of Candace". Additionally, he portrayed Michael Chapman in the 1993 Touchstone Pictures film, Life with Mikey and Ethan West in the ABC TV show, Designated Survivor.
- Fox came up with the fake middle initial "J" because there was already another Michael Fox in the union and he didn't want magazine headlines to read "Michael A. Fox". He said that the J stood for "Jenius".
- James Arnold Taylor replaced Michael as the voice of Milo Thatch in the 2003 sequel Atlantis: Milo's Return for budgetary reasons.
- Fox was considered for the role of Flik in A Bug's Life before Dave Foley was chosen.
- Fox was also considered for the role of Chicken Little in the 2005 film of the same name, along with Matthew Broderick and David Spade before Zach Braff was chosen.
- Hischak, Thomas S. (2011-09-15). Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary (in en). McFarland. ISBN 9780786486946.