He's also known for his semi-retirement from the film industry after being diagnosed with the neurological disorder.
Michael J. Fox was first diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's disease in 1991 at the age of 29. However, it wouldn't be for another 7 years in 1998 that Michael would publicly disclose his diagnoses.
In the year 2000, Michael J. Fox launched The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Today, the foundation is the largest non-profit funder for Parkinson's drug and research development.
He is widely admired across the world for his tireless work in advocating for more research into Parkinson's disease and for using his platform to bring more attention to the disease.