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Old 05 May 2015, 08:27 PM
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Comment: Dear Snopes, I had read several times since the 90s that Michael
J. Fox's middle name was left up to him to choose, and that when he was
six years old, he chose "Jello." I recently wondered about that and
looked it up on wikipedia, which has no reference of this and a completely
different explanation of his middle initial. However, the jello story
still exists out there if you Google it. My question is, how did this
urban legend even start circulating? Thanks!
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Old 05 May 2015, 08:29 PM
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Actually, he wanted to choose that name, but there was already a Michael Jello Fox in SAG, so he opted for Michael Jazzhands Fox.
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Because people make up stupid nfbsk all the time. Sometimes because they know no better, sometimes as a joke and they really don't expect anyone to be stupid enough to believe it.
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As an homage to Jello Biafra?
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Actually, he wanted to choose that name, but there was already a Michael Jello Fox in SAG, so he opted for Michael Jazzhands Fox.
Six-year-olds can be SAG members now?

Actually, I would love to know if the J actually does stand for something (and yes, I am aware that his real middle name is Andrew).
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The story is that he chose it in honor of Michael J(ohn) Pollard so if it stood for anything, I guess it would be John.
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Six-year-olds can be SAG members now?
That's been the case for a long time. If children can legally work, then why shouldn't they be eligible for union membership?

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Actually, I would love to know if the J actually does stand for something (and yes, I am aware that his real middle name is Andrew).
http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/michaeljfox.asp
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Six-year-olds can be SAG members now?
SAG-AFTRA, as it's now known, has an entire website devoted to young performers, including information on the Coogan Law, which the SAG Young Performers Committee has been instrumental in fine-tuning over the years.
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