New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says there’s no chance of him giving up his day job so he can give acting a try.

The Republican filmed a guest appearance — as himself — on Michael J. Fox’s new NBC show, which will air this fall. The Huffington Post reported Monday that this is Christie’s “first foray into scripted comedy” after making several appearances on late-night TV talk shows.

“You’re not gonna have to worry about me leaving New Jersey to go begin my acting career,” Christie said Tuesday. “I think I’m much better at this than that.”

Fox, who won Emmy Awards playing young conservative Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties and the deputy mayor on Spin City, returns to the sitcom world in The Michael J. Fox Show. This time, the actor plays a TV news anchor who has to give up his career after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which Fox has in real life.

Christie said he’s long been a fan of Fox’s acting and his efforts to fight Parkinson’s, adding he was “happy to make a brief appearance.”

“No chance of me getting my SAG (Screen Actors Guild) card anytime soon,” said the governor, who is running for a second term in November.

Wow. Huge fan of Michael J. Fox. NBC could really use a shot in the arm with their low ratings. Make sure and connect with me on facebook page by clicking here.

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July 16, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Kevin Machado, On Air | No comment