Think back to the first time you saw Michael J. Fox on screen. It was probably in his breakout role as Alex P. Keaton on the classic TV series Family Ties. At the time of its premiere in 1982, Michael was a fresh-faced 21-year-old who would go on to become the megastar we know and love today. Now, if you take a look at his son Sam, you might think you’re staring at a time machine that takes you right back to Michael’s younger days.
Michael and his wife Tracy Pollan welcomed Sam, their first of four children, in 1989. As their only son, Sam is a dead ringer for his dad — they both share the very same wholesome good looks! Even their crooked smiles are uncannily alike.
Michael and Tracy’s other children include twin girls Aquinnah and Schuyler (born in 1995), who clearly take after their mom’s side of the gene pool, and their youngest daughter Esmé (born in 2001), who looks to be a perfect mix of each parent.
Even though Sam would be an excellent choice to remake any of his dad’s old films, he has yet to follow in Michael’s footsteps with any acting gigs. He did, however, fill in the role of Mr. Golden Globe during the 2013 award ceremony. That year also happened to be hosted by funny ladies Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. At one point, Fey joked about how Taylor Swift (who was nominated for Original Song) should “stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.” It was all in good fun, of course, but it would certainly be strange to turn on the radio and hear a song about how Marty McFly’s son did Swift wrong.
And while Sam might not be popping up on our screens like his dad any time soon, you can still see him and the rest of the beautiful Fox family featured frequently on Michael’s Instagram page.