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Martin "Marty" McFly
Back to the Future character
Marty 1985.JPG
Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly
Portrayed by Michael J. Fox
Voiced by David Kaufman (on the Animated Series)
Role Protagonist
Appeared in Part I, Part II, Part III, AS
Occupation Student
Original time 1985
Time traveler Yes
Years visited 1885, 1955, 1985A, 2015

Martin Seamus "Marty" McFly is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Michael J. Fox in the three films and voiced by David Kaufman in the animated series.



Marty was born in Hill Valley, California [1]. He and his family are of Irish descent. Little is known about Marty's life prior to the first Back to the Future film, except for the fact that he accidentally set his parents' living room rug on fire when he was 8[1].

In 1985, Marty plays lead guitar with his group The Pinheads[1] and likes listening to Huey Lewis and the News, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Eddie Van Halen. He is also a talented skateboarder and proven to be quite the shot with a gun, honed by endlessly playing shooting games at his local 7-Eleven[2][3].

Although Marty is often accident prone and sometimes thought to lack critical thinking skills, he is nevertheless brave in the face of danger and can be very resourceful and clever. His major character flaw is his pride, which causes him to take unnecessary risks to show others that he is not a coward[3]. He loses all sense of control when someone refers to him as a chicken. In this way, Marty McFly is similar to James Dean's character Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause. When Marty heard about how Martin Mcfly, Seamus' brother, got killed due to his pride, he starts being able to resist being called names.

Depiste his small size, Marty is shown to be very physically strong, and though he may be intimidated by people older than himself, Marty is very well capable of facing them in hand-to-hand combat, throwing powerful punchs that can knock out even the strongest bully in town.


Marty is the youngest of the three children of George and Lorraine McFly. He has a brother Dave and a sister Linda. His secondary entourage consists of girlfriend Jennifer Parker and best friend Emmett Brown, a scientist whom Marty and Jennifer call "Doc." There is an impression that Marty is embarrassed by his family and does not spend much time at home, preferring to hang out with Doc, Jennifer, or the guys in his band, The Pinheads[1].

How exactly Marty and Doc met has never been explained, although a draft script for the first film states that, in 1983, Doc turned up at Marty's garage one day and offered him $50 a week, plus free beer and use of his record collection, to clean his garage[4]. This explanation is not accepted by most fans, however, as it contradicts the characterizations of Marty and Doc seen in the finished film. Writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale say they once considered expanding on their relationship, but decided against it, reasoning that children and adolescents are often attracted to eccentric or mysterious neighbors.

By 2015, Marty has married his girlfriend Jennifer and they have two children, Marty Jr and Marlene, who were born on the 28th April 1998 (both played by Fox)[2].

Back to the Future: The Animated Series

In the animated series, Marty and Jennifer study at Hill Valley College after graduating from Hill Valley High School. Marty spends a lot of time visiting the Brown house where Doc, Clara, and their sons now live. He continues to travel through time alongside Jennifer, Doc and the rest of the Brown family on many of their adventures; in the process learning a lot about his family's ancestry and future.

The animated series reveals that Marty has not completely overcome his "chicken" problem established in the films. For instance, in the episode Roman Holiday, Bifficus Antanneny taunts Marty into a chariot race by calling him the Latin word for "chicken."

An episode set in 2091 (Solar Sailors) establishes that Marty's music becomes famous to Elvis-like proportions, as there are Marty impersonators mimicking his act on stage. His great-granddaughter Marta remarks, "If only my great-grandfather was still alive to see that his music continues on...."


The British band McFly was named after Marty McFly because the vocalist Tom Fletcher is a fan of the Back to the Future trilogy.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Information from Back to the Future
  2. ^ a b Information from Back to the Future Part II
  3. ^ a b Information from Back to the Future Part III
  4. ^ The "Back to the Future" Universe -
  5. ^ "McFly - Harry chats to". September 2004. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 

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