Michael J. Fox to Guest Star on ‘The Good Wife’

by | August 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM | The Good Wife, TV News

Michael J. Fox (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Michael J. Fox (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Brave Michael J. Fox, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nearly 20 years ago, continues to go right on acting on TV, this time in an upcoming episode of ‘The Good Wife‘ in which his illness is incorporated into the plotline.

He’ll play an attorney named Simon Canning who defends a big pharmaceutical company against a class-action suit whose complainants are represented by Alicia Florrick (Juliana Margulies).

There’s a reason Fox was cast for the role (besides his years and years of experience and huge popularity): His illness. In announcing the casting, CBS described Fox’s character as so cunning that he’s “willing to use anything in court, including symptoms of his neurological condition, to create sympathy for his otherwise unsympathetic client.”

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There was no word on when the Michael J. Fox episode of ‘The Good Wife’ would turn up this fall. Fox, 49, won Emmy awards for both ‘Family Ties‘ and ‘Spin City.’ In recent years, he’s turned up in recurring roles in ‘Boston Legal‘ (where he also played an attorney) and in ‘Rescue Me.’

What do you think of the news that Michael J. Fox is appearing on ‘The Good Wife’?