Michael J. Fox has begun shooting his new TV show 'The Henrys' in New York City.
Michael J. Fox has begun filming his new TV show.
The 'Back to the Future' actor - who suffers from Parkinson's disease, a debilitating condition which affects the nervous system - was spotted in New York City filming the pilot episode of 'The Henrys', braving the freezing temperatures in a light jacket on the third day of shooting.
However, despite the chilly conditions, Michael was unconcerned, with crew members describing him as a ''doll'' to work with.
The outdoor scenes were the first away from those shot already on location in an apartment in the city, though a source told the New York Daily News newspaper the property will be recreated on a stage when shooting resumes in May.
'The Henrys' sees 51-year-old Michael - who has children Sam, 23, twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, 17, and Esme, 11, with wife Tracy Pollan - play a local newscaster who is married with three children.
A source said: ''The show is really based on his life.''
Michael has previously spoken of his excitement about the new show.
He said: ''I wake up every day and I feel good and if I don't go forward with something like this, it's another day wasted when I should be doing what I'm doing.
''I'm really excited about [the show]. It's a great idea and it's a great group of people I'm working with and NBC has been really supportive of the idea.''