Benjamin Salisbury

Actor
The blond, cherubic-faced male charge of Fran Drescher's "The Nanny" (CBS, 1993-99), Benjamin Salisbury is a Minnesota native who has been acting and performing from an early age. He appeared in national TV commercials ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (11)

The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

S1M0NE 2002 (Movie)

P. A. (Actor)

Celebrity Homes 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

D3: The Mighty Ducks 1996 (Movie)

Josh (Actor)

Kirk 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oy to the World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

The Nanny 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him 1995 (Movie)

Hogan Boy No 2 (Actor)

Iron Will 1994 (Movie)

1st Scout (Actor)

Captain Ron 1992 (Movie)

Benjamin Harvey (Actor)

Shimmer (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The blond, cherubic-faced male charge of Fran Drescher's "The Nanny" (CBS, 1993-99), Benjamin Salisbury is a Minnesota native who has been acting and performing from an early age. He appeared in national TV commercials and in "The Nutcracker" with the Joffrey Ballet before making his film debut playing the son of Martin Short and Mary Kay Place taken on a raucous sea ride by Kurt Russell in "Captain Ron" (1992). He had a small role as a scout in "Iron Will" (1994) and also appeared in "D3: The Mighty Ducks" (1996). Most of Salisbury's career has been "The Nanny" on which he was Brighton Sheffield, the middle child and only son of the family, a character who began as a would-be promoter and has evolved into a hormone-driven teen. He has also found time for guest appearances on "Kirk" (The WB, 1995), and "Promised Land" (CBS, 1996). In a 1997 interview with "Entertainment Tonight," he also revealed that before he found series success, he and his family were homeless and living in their car.

Relationships

Mindy Peterson

Mother

Step-Father
dishonorably discharged from the Navy in 1986, leaving the family homeless

Mark Peterson

Step-Father
married Mindy in 1991 father of Jacob

Jacob Peterson

Brother
younger

Kristy Salisbury

Sister
born c.1969

Laura Salisbury

Sister
born c. 1974

EDUCATION

American University

Washington, Washington D.C.
enrolled in fall 1999

Milestones

1993

Had regular role as Brighton Sheffield on the CBS sitcom "The Nanny"

1992

Played son to Martin Short in "Captain Ron"

Family was homeless and living in a car before Salisbury found success

Performed in "The Nutcracker" with the Joffrey Ballet

Appeared in numerous national TV commercials

Bonus Trivia

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Salibury was an intern for US House of Representative minority leader Richard Gephardt

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