As the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards draw near, we look back at the careers of the lead acting nominees.
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My Boyfriend's Back
Fox made his big-screen debut in this 1993 comedy about a boy who comes back from the dead as a zombie to ask his crush out. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger and Cloris Leachman also appear in the film.
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Party of Five
In 1994, Fox shot to fame as Charlie Salinger, the eldest of five orphaned siblings in this teen drama, which won the Golden Globe for best drama series in 1996.
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Fox returned to TV in 2002 in this short-lived UPN series about a cop-turned-private eye who, after a near-death experience, can communicate with the ghosts of murdered people. The show was canceled after seven episodes due to low ratings.
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Fox has earned Emmy, Golden Globe and Television Critics Association award nominations for his portrayal of troubled surgeon and de facto island leader Jack Shephard on the hit ABC drama. Fox has said he has no plans to do another TV show after logging in six years each on Party of Five and Lost.
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We Are Marshall
Fox played William "Red" Dawson, the former real-life assistant coach of Marshall University's football team in this 2006 drama. Fellow 2010 Emmy nominee January Jones played his wife.
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Fox played Kent Taylor, a Secret Service agent, in this political thriller that showed an assassination attempt on the president from eight points of view.
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X marks the spot — Racer X, that is. Fox played the masked vigilante in this 2008 live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime series.