Michael J. Fox

by ethnic on August 21, 2010

Tracy Pollan, Michael J. Fox

Birth Name: Michael Andrew Fox

Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: June 9, 1961

Ethnicity: Irish, English, Scottish

Michael J. Fox is a Canadian and American actor, writer, producer, and activist. He is the son of Phyllis (Piper) and William Nelson Fox. Michael is married to actress Tracy Pollan, with whom he has four children.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was William Robert Fox (the son of Robert John Fox and Mary Ann “Minnie” Fulton). Michael’s great-grandfather Robert was born in Forfarshire, Scotland, to Irish-born parents, Robert Fox and Margaret Pritchard. Mary Ann was born in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of William Robert Fulton, whose parents were from Scotland and Ireland, and of Mary Wiggins, who was Irish.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Lillian Agnes “Dolly” Atley (the daughter of James Atley and Margaret Katherine Bryan). James was born in Ontario, Canada, the son of William Atley, who was born in Ireland, and of Mary Ann Charles, who was born in Middlesex, England. Michael’s great-grandmother Margaret Bryan was born in Middlesex, England, the daughter of James Bryan and Sarah Ann Rubbins.

Michael’s maternal grandparents were Harry Piper and Jenny.

Michael’s wife, Tracy, is Jewish, and their children were raise Jewish.

Sources: http://abcnews.go.com

Genealogy of Michael’s paternal grandfather, William Robert Fox – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Creative Commons License photo credit: Alan Light

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

bearboy October 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Beliefnet.com says Michael J. Fox’s religion is Judaism

undashing June 22, 2015 at 7:27 am

He looks very Irish.

jack March 11, 2011 at 3:09 am

he is a mixture of irish and english

roman2886 March 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Just like Ryan Reynolds he is a mixture of Irish and English a very common mix in America Britain and Canada and also Australia and New Zealand it’s also very common for people in America Britain Canada Australia and New Zealand too have all 4 ethnicities English Irish Scottish and Welsh ancestry.

rafa August 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm

he is irish borreby short headed

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