FILM & TELEVISION ACTOR
Michael J. Fox is a Canadian Army Brat. His father retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1971.
Born Michael Andrew Fox to parents William and Phyllis in Edmonton, Alberta, Fox adopted the “J” as an homage to legendary character actor Michael J. Pollard.
Fox, an “army brat,” moved several times during his childhood, along with his parents, brother, and three sisters. The Foxes finally planted roots in Burnaby, B.C. (a suburb of Vancouver), when William Fox retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1971.
Information from the Michael J. Fox Foundation Web site: www.michaeljfox.org/