Michael J Fox Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

5th October 2016

Quote: "Back in Back To The Future II, I wore a pair of shoes called the Nike Mag, and they were self lacing and really space age, and it's funny how much modern shoes followed the pattern and look like the Mags." Michael J. Fox is surprised the look of the self-tying Nike sneakers he wore in the 1989 movie have influenced other sports shoe designs over the years. Nike bosses have since made the futuristic shoes a reality and have placed 89 pairs up for grabs as part of a raffle this month (Oct16) to raise money for the actor's eponymous charity foundation, which supports research for Parkinson's disease, a condition he was diagnosed with in 1992.

15th November 2006

Quote: "I don't rap - that's the kiss of death. I saw K-FED rapping on TV, and he's certainly no Kanye West." Michael J Fox recently jammed on guitar with rocker Sheryl Crow at a charity event, but knows his limits when it comes to his talent.

31st October 2006

Quote: "I guess I'm not supposed to speak with you until my symptoms go away. Or maybe I'm just supposed to go away. But I'm not gonna go away." Actor Michael J Fox pokes fun at radio host Rush Limbaugh, who accused the star of exaggerating his Parkinson's Disease trembling symptoms during the taping of a political campaign ad.

8th May 2006

Fact: Michael J Fox raised $1.2 million (GBP686,000) for his Parkinson's Disease Foundation on Thursday night (04MAY06) when he hosted a star-studded party at a private Beverly Hills mansion. Guests included Matthew Perry while Aimee Mann performed live.

18th April 2006

Quote: "It makes me pee." Michael J Fox on the latest green tea medication aimed at halting the progression of Parkinson's Disease.

1st November 2005

Fact: <p>Actor Michael J Fox's birth name is MICHAEL ANDREW FOX. His career name is a tribute to BONNIE + CLYDE star MICHAEL J POLLARD. </p>

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