Sometimes, an actor moves into our psyche as American’s in such a profound way, that it’s important for us to take some time out to identify them, and bring attention to their work. Today, I want to point out the vast and varied career of Michael J. Fox. Below, everything you need to know to understand his incredible rise to superstardom.

(IMPORTANT NOTE: This article was written by a fiverr person I hired to write a blog post about Michael J. Fox. With the only caveat being that they were not allowed to mention either Family Ties or Back to the Future when explaining his rise to success. Enjoy!)

Michael J. Fox, most famous as the boy from Leo & Me.

Born on June 9, 1961, in Alberta, Canada, to a police officer father and a small time actress/payroll clerk mother, Michael J. fox lived in various cities and towns of Canada due to this father’s career until the family finally moved to the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby, British Columbia. His acting career started very early and at the age of 15, he starred in the Canadian television series Leo and Me produced by CBC. Michael moved to Los Angeles 3 years later to further his acting career. Ronald Shedlo, a TV producer, discovered Michael and gave him his American debut in his television film Letters from Frank.

Soon after, Fox started getting a bigger role and his first feature film role came in the 1980’s Midnight Madness followed by Class of 1984 released in 1982. His work in Teen Wolf earned him into a teen idol with VH1’s The Greatest naming him among their “50 Greatest Teen Idols”.

Michael J. Fox. You probably know him from Midnight Madess, as the voice of Stuart Little or from his wildly successful TV Series Spin City.

Some of his major films include Teen Wolf (1985), Light of the Day (1987), The Secret of My Success(1987), Bright Lights, Big City(1988) and Causalities of War(1989). Michael played a wide variety of roles in these movies ranging from a recent Kansas State University graduate dealing with the ups and downs of the business world to alcoholic fact-checker for a New York magazine.

Micheal J. Fox also did a lot of voice-over acting in his later career. His famous projects in this category include the likes of Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, Stuart Little, Atlantis:

The Lost Empire, Stuart Little 2, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild and The Magic 7.