Which actor got his first major role as Alex P. Keaton the the TV show Family Ties?
Michael J. Fox
Answer: Michael J. Fox rose to fame as Alex P. Keaton on the popular sitcom Family Ties. The fictional character was a young conservative often spouting viewpoints at odds with his hippie parents, Steven (Michael Gross) and Elyse Keaton (Meredith Baxter). Fox had received the role after Matthew Broderick turned it down. President of the United States Ronald Reagan once stated that Family Ties was his favorite television show. The show won multiple awards, including three consecutive Emmy Awards for Michael J. Fox as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
Michael Andrew Fox, OC, known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist. Wikipedia
Born: 9 June 1961 (age 56), Edmonton, Canada
Height: 1.63 m
Spouse: Tracy Pollan (m. 1988)
Children: Sam Michael Fox, Aquinnah Kathleen Fox, Schuyler Frances Fox, Esmé Annabelle Fox
Alex P. Keaton is a fictional character on the United States television sitcom Family Ties, which aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 1982 to 1989. Wikipedia
Played by: Michael J. Fox
Political party: Republican
Creator: Gary David Goldberg
Movies and TV shows: Family Ties, Mickey’s 60th Birthday