Where Are the Biggest Sitcom Stars of the ’80s Today?

Sitcoms were so big in the ’80s. Some of the hit shows included Family Ties, The Facts of Life, and Cheers, to name a few. But what happened to all those actors and actresses who made us laugh out loud every week? Some have remained in the spotlight while others seemed to fade away.

Here’s what your favorite stars from your favorite TV shows are up to today.

1. Michael J. Fox

Actor Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox | Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

Michael J. Fox starred on the sitcom Family Ties from 1982 to 1989. Following his role as Alex P. Keaton, Fox continued to act in movies and TV shows including playing the lead role on Spin City, a show in which his TV parents Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross each made appearances on.

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 and revealed his diagnosis to the public in 1998. He has worked for years as an advocate on research and finding a cure for the disease and established the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000 to promote these efforts.  

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