Michael J. Fox talks about his new acting role

Today, Michael J. Fox appeared on “Good Morning America” to discuss his new guest arc on ABC’s “Designated Survivor” and the importance of connecting people to clinical trials.

Michael is playing a Washington attorney named Ethan West who is appointed as a special prosecutor to investigate former President Cornelius Moss’ alleged leak of classified information. Naturally, Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) is sceptical about the latest visitor to the White House.

This new role brings together Michael and Kiefer Sutherland who last acted together 30 years ago on “Bright Lights, Big City” in 1988 

Michael J Fox & Kiefer Sutherland

Watch the full interview with Michael here.

In Australia, Designated Survivor appears on Netflix. The first episode featuring Michael airs tonight.

Michael also discussed  MJFF’s recent work on clinical trial recruitment through Fox Trial Finder (foxtrialfinder.org). Michael shared what he tells people living with Parkinson’s about the importance of getting involved:

“That’s the key. I always drive the point home: We are the answer we’re looking for. We have the answers within us somewhere. We need to find a way to identify the disease before symptoms ever exist. People say ‘Is there a cure?’ There’s not a cure, we have a lot of questions to answer before then, but we’re answering them.”

Then, learn about the power you hold to help speed a cure for Parkinson’s by participating in a clinical trial. Download the free Parkinson’s Trial Participant Pack at michaeljfox.org/ParticipantPack to answer your questions about what it means to participate in research.

Learn more about the Parkinson’s research currently being funded in Australia