Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox marked his 62nd birthday on Friday, June 9 amidst a wave of heartfelt birthday wishes from both fans and celebrities alike.
Fox himself marked the day with a photo posted to Instagram of him alongside Happy Days star Henry Winkler at a recent FAN EXPO event in Philadelphia.
“62 and STILL cool… wait dammit …look who it is …..The C*O*A*T! Aaaayyy!!! I’m not worthy,” he wrote.
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Fox’s wife Tracy Pollan also took to social media to wish her husband a happy birthday, celebrating the day with a picture of the two of them together on a boat
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Beyond those close to him, fellow celebrities also joined in the birthday festivities. Colleagues from the entertainment industry took to social media to express their admiration and send their warm wishes to the beloved star.
Fellow Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd posted a picture to social in celebration of Fox’s birthday.
— Christopher Lloyd (@DocBrownLloyd) June 9, 2023
Ryan Reynolds also wished Fox a happy birthday with a touching message celebrating his “generosity and devotion”.
“A very happy birthday to the one and only @realmikejfox. I love this man, his work, his sense of humour, generosity and devotion to his incredible family,” he wrote.
Fox’s adoring fanbase also rallied together to make his birthday a memorable one. Social media platforms erupted with a flurry of posts, messages, and heartfelt wishes from admirers spanning multiple generations. Fans shared their favourite moments from Fox’s illustrious career, expressing gratitude for the joy and entertainment he has brought into their lives.
Join us in wishing our founder, Michael J. Fox, a very happy birthday! Your optimism and unwavering dedication have helped us accomplish so much in pursuit of a cure for Parkinson’s. Happy birthday, @realmikefox! pic.twitter.com/7mijChhvef
— michaeljfox.org (@MichaelJFoxOrg) June 9, 2023
— Back to the Future™ (@BacktotheFuture) June 9, 2023
Happy Birthday to Michael J Fox pic.twitter.com/PRGQrltRQx
— Delorean Rental (@DeloreanRentals) June 9, 2023
Does it get more 80’s than this?
MICHAEL J FOX & PEPSI
Happy 62nd Birthday Michael ????
— Michael Warburton (@MichaelWarbur17) June 9, 2023
Happy Birthday Michael J. Fox.
Back to the Future (1985) hit me at exactly the right time and Marty McFly was my hero. It’s good to know the actor who plays him is one of the greatest people on the planet. pic.twitter.com/WJrX2JPsPO
— The Sting (@TSting18) June 9, 2023
Happy birthday to Michael J. Fox! pic.twitter.com/BXgN9iR7id
— Films to Films ????️???? (@filmstofilms_) June 9, 2023
The overwhelming response to Fox’s 62nd birthday celebration serves as a testament to his enduring legacy. Despite his ongoing health challenges, Fox has continued to inspire and captivate audiences through his work and advocacy. His ability to evoke genuine emotion and connect with people on a profound level has made him a beloved figure in popular culture.