Birth Date: February 27, 1921
Birth Place: Yonkers, New York, USA
Date of Death: June 1, 1996 / Age: 75
Location of Death: Los Angeles, California, USA
Biography: Michael Fox first "trod the boards" in grade school plays in his hometown of Yonkers, New York. After toying with the idea of becoming a history teacher, Fox did "something as foreign to my nature as one could think of, " becoming a "boomer" (a migratory railroad worker) and taking jobs as a brakeman with various lines. His interest in acting was rekindled in the mid-1940s and he appeared in several "little theater" plays in Los Angeles. An acting- directing stint in a Players Ring production of "Home of the Brave" caught the eye of Harry Sauber, an associate of exploitation mogul "Jungle Sam" Katzman, and Fox landed his first film role (A Yank in Indo-China (1952)). He appeared in dozens of movies (and innumerable TV episodes) in the decades since; one of his regular TV roles was as the coroner in the courtroom drama "Perry Mason" (1957).