Michael Andrew Fox, OC , known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, comedian, producer, and activist. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox starred in the Back to the Future trilogy, where he portrayed Marty McFly. Other notable roles have included Mike Flaherty on the ABC sitcom Spin City and his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton on the American sitcom Family Ties. Throughout his career, he has won five Emmys, four Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.