Brian Bonsall

Actor, Singer, Musician
A precocious blond moppet of television fame who graduated to features upon adolescence, Brian Bonsall made his first impact as Andrew Keaton, the adorable little brother of Michael J Fox, during the last three seasons ... Read more »
Born: 12/02/1981 in Torrance, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

100 Greatest Kid Stars 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Blank Check 1994 (Movie)

Preston Waters (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 7th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Father Hood 1993 (Movie)

Eddie Charles (Actor)

Desperate Motive 1992 (Movie)

Alex Sullivan (Actor)

Mikey 1992 (Movie)

Mikey (Actor)

Super Mario Bros. Super Show 1989 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Up to No Good 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel of Death 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Ties 1982 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Mickey's 60th Birthday Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Know the Muffin Man? (TV Show)

Actor

False Arrest (TV Show)

Actor

Father and Scout (TV Show)

Actor

Go Toward the Light (TV Show)

Actor

Lily in Winter (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A precocious blond moppet of television fame who graduated to features upon adolescence, Brian Bonsall made his first impact as Andrew Keaton, the adorable little brother of Michael J Fox, during the last three seasons (1986-89) of the hit NBC sitcom "Family Ties. " So cute as to tug at maternal heartstrings, he proved a natural for issue-oriented TV movies about such subjects as juvenile AIDS like "Go Toward the Light" (CBS, 1988) and child molestation with "Do You Know the Muffin Man?" (CBS, 1989). Bonsall's credits include various TV specials and series guest spots. Under heavy make-up, he portrayed the Klingon youth Alexander, the son of Worf, on the syndicated "Star Trek: The Next Generation." In his feature debut, "Mikey" (1992), Bonsall was improbably cast as a psychotic kid who murders a succession of foster families. He reverted to type as the innocent son of Patrick Swayze in "Father Hood" (1993).

By 1994, Bonsall was tiring of the acting grind and after appearing in that year's uninspired "Blank Check" and two TV movies - "Father and Scout" (ABC) and "Lily in Winter" (USA Network) - he more or less retired when his mother and future stepfather relocated to Denver, CO. Proving unruly in school, he was sent to the Missouri Military Academy for a year before returning to Colorado. In Denver, he and two friends formed the punk rock band, Late Bloomers, and issued a recording, This One's for Dick. When asked about a possible return to acting, Bonsall stated he planned instead to defer college and concentrate on a music career when he graduated from high school in 2000. He would make news almost a decade later after several run-ins with the law, including an arrest for assault in 2009 and another arrest only two months later for marijuana usage in violation of the terms of his release from the previous incident.

Relationships

Garth Bonsall

Father
Divorced from Bonsall's mother

Jennifer Bonsall

Sister
Born c. 1977

Victor DiMattia Actor

Step-Brother
Starred n films such as "Radio Flyer" (1992) and "The Sandlot" (1993)

Kathleen Larkin

Mother
Divorced from Bonsall's father remarried in 1996

Ken Larkin

Step-Father

EDUCATION

Boulder High School

Boulder , Colorado 2000

Milestones

1998

Formed the rock band Late Bloomers

1994

Played the son of Bob Saget in the ABC TV-movie "Father and Scout"

1994

Last film to date, "Blank Check"

1993

Played Patrick Swayze's young son in "Father Hood"

1992

Made his feature debut in the title role of "Mikey"

1992

Cast as Alexander Rozhenko, the son of Worf, on the syndicated series "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

1990

Had a starring role in the made-for-TV movie "Do You Know the Muffin Man?"

1988

First TV movie, "Go Toward the Light," a CBS-TV movie about juvenile AIDS

1986

Made acting debut playing Andrew Keaton on the hit NBC sitcom "Family Ties"

Appeared in a series of three TV commercials with Art Carney for Coca Cola

Bonus Trivia

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In 2001, Bonsall was convicted of driving under the influence.

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In May 2004, Bonsall was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

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On March 28, 2007, Bonsall was arrested for charges of second degree assault and false imprisonment after an altercation with his girlfriend. In a plea bargain, Bonsall pleaded guilty to third degree assault and the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to 24 months probation.

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On Dec. 11, 2009, Bonsall was charged in Colorado with second-degree assault after police say he repeatedly hit a friend in the head with a broken wooden stool in a bar brawl.

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On Feb. 19, 2010, Bonsall was arrested in Boulder, CO on a charge of using marijuana in violation of the terms of his release for his December 2009 arrest for assault.

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