Michael J. Fox may be frozen in time in our minds as the young Marty McFly, from Back to the Future. But time has not stopped for the fantastic Mr. Fox. He is turning 53 today, and it is only appropriate that we congratulate him, and offer a bit of data on the issues that make the iconic actor tick.
Politically, Fox is a solid liberal, with a score of 6.1L. He is actively engaged in politics, having made significant contributions to federal democratic candidates John Kerry, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, among others.
Mr. Fox is also a vocal activist for Parkinson's disease research, and established the Michael J. Fox Foundation to foster research on the illness. Most famously, he appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in 1999 intentionally having failed to take his medications, to raise awareness of the devastating effect of Parkinson's disease.
Mr. Fox has been part of our lives on screen, and an important part of the lives of people fighting Parkinson's every day. We wish you all the best, Mike, and please consider doing Back to the Future 4 (Or don't, actually - let's freeze it in time).