Michael Fox (American actor)

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Not to be confused with Michael J. Fox.
Michael Fox
Born (1921-02-27)February 27, 1921
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Died June 1, 1996(1996-06-01) (aged 75)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Years active 1952–1995
Spouse(s) Hannah Fox (1947–1996) (his death); 2 children

Michael Fox (February 27, 1921 – June 1, 1996) was an American character actor who was in numerous movies and television roles. Some of his most famous recurring roles were as various autopsy physicians in Perry Mason, as Coroner George McLeod in Burke's Law, as Amos Fedders in Falcon Crest, and as Saul Feinberg in The Bold and the Beautiful. He is also notable for being the reason Michael J. Fox registered his name with a middle initial when he first joined the Screen Actors Guild (to differentiate his name from "Michael Fox").


Michael Fox began acting in stage plays in southern California circa 1945. Through his stage endeavors, Fox met Harry Sauber who introduced him to Sam Katzman.[1]

Two of his regular TV roles were as the coroner in the courtroom drama Perry Mason, and as Saul Feinberg on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 1989–1996.

Among his earlier television work was the next-to-last episode of Adventures of Superman, as the ringleader of a criminal gang that tried to conduct a Perils of Pauline–style series of murder attempts on the show's various protagonists. He also appeared in several episodes on the 1955–1957 television series Science Fiction Theatre.

Personal life and death[edit]

He was married to Hannah, an actress he met while acting in the stage play The Dybbuk, in a Los Angeles area theatre run by Lou Smuckler, father-in-law of Lee J. Cobb. Borrowing a car from Dorothy Gish, Fox drove Hannah to a judge and married her in between the matinee and evening performances of The Story of Mary Surratt.[1]

Fox died of pneumonia June 1, 1996, in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.[1][2]

Acting roles[edit]

Non-recurring multiple roles in television series[edit]

Singular appearances in television series[edit]

Feature-length films[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Weaver, Tom (2004). It Came from Horrorwood: Interviews with Moviemakers in the Science Fiction and Horror Tradition. McFarland & Company. pp. 102–121. ISBN 978-0-7864-2069-8. 
  2. ^ Michael Fox at Find a Grave

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