A rare interview with one of television’s most beloved stars. We all remember his days as Alex P. Keaton, but now at 51, Michael J. Fox is gearing up as a comeback kid with a return to television. The actor, philanthropist, and father of four opens up about parenting, his family and favorite on-screen roles. Plus, he talks candidly about living and working with Parkinson’s Disease and how it will be a part of his new script.
From his famous role on “Family Ties” to his roles in movies like “Secret of My Success” and “Back to the Future,” Michael J. Fox is one of the most beloved actors of all time. And since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, Michael J. Fox has gone from actor to tenacious advocate, marshaling scientists, politicians, and financial experts to try to find a cure for the disease. He weighed in on last night’s election and spoke candidly about live and working with Parkinson’s disease.
“I feel better than I look.” -Michael J. Fox
— Kristi Carroll (@_KristiC_) November 7, 2012
Next year, Michael J. Fox will be making a triumphant return to series television in a comedy for NBC. The dad of four opens up about why he’s diving back into TV and the inspiration behind the new show.
“She’s the CEO of the family.” -Michael J. Fox
— Meaghan (@meaghan416) November 7, 2012
Our next two guests were not even twinkles in their father’s eyes when Michael J. Fox was starring in his first TV series “Family Ties,” but these two high school seniors from Las Vegas say they are the show’s biggest fans. We decided to see who knew more about the show, Michael or them! And to up the stakes, we are giving $1000 to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for every correct answer.
“It’s flattering, but it’s odd!” -Michael J. Fox
@katieshow micheal j. fox is such an inspiring person <3 today’s show made me cry. you are wonderful, thank you
— stephanie ✌ (@shorency_) November 7, 2012
Have you ever had a child look up at you and ask, “What is air?” Or how about, “Why is the sky blue?” Although they’re simple questions, they have incredibly complicated answers. Alan Alda is a scientist, and an award-winning actor, director, screenwriter and bestselling author, who is helping answer those questions in an understandable way.
“If you do science, and you can’t communicate it, it kind of lowers the ability of science to make a difference.” -Alan Alda
Danica Patrick is the fiercest, foxiest and most famous female racecar driver in the world. The thirty-year old was also the first woman in the world to ever win a race in an Indy car. So who could be better to help make Katie’s YOLO to drive fast come true than the first lady of the fast lane?