Michael J. Fox is a Canadian-American actor, author, and advocate. He is best known for the famous role of Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990). He became successful for the role of Alex P. Keaton in NBC’s show Family Ties (1982-1989), which he won 3 Emmy Awards and a Golden Award. he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, and made it public to his fans in 1998. He created the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He published 3 books: Lucky Man: A Memoir (2002), Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist (2009), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns, and Lessons Learned (2010).