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Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1981
FactLiving in/around the Boulder, Colorado area, he is now a member of the band Thrasher. [July 2006]

Brian Bonsall is an American actor, musician, and artist. He is best known for his roles as Andrew Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties and as Alexander Rozhenko on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Bonsall was born in Torrance, California, on December 3, 1981. His parents are Mike and Karen Bonsall. He has two older sisters, Katie and Kelly. Bonsall’s father is a retired professional baseball player. His mother is a homemaker.

Bonsall began his acting career at the age of three, appearing in a national commercial for Folgers coffee. He made his television debut in 1982 on an episode of the sitcom Cheers. In 1984, he was cast as Andrew Keaton, the youngest child of Steven and Elyse Keaton (played by Michael J. Fox and Meredith Baxter Birney), on the hit sitcom Family Ties. Bonsall appeared on Family Ties until 1987, when he left the show to focus on his education.

After Family Ties, Bonsall had guest roles on several television shows, including The Wonder Years, Doogie Howser, M.D., and Empty Nest. In 1992, he was cast as Alexander Rozhenko, the son of Worf (played by Michael Dorn) and Deanna Troi (played by Marina Sirtis), on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Bonsall appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation until 1994, when his character was written out of the show.

In 1995, Bonsall retired from acting to focus on his education. He attended Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado, and graduated in 1999. He then attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied English and philosophy.

Bonsall has been married twice. His first marriage was to actress Ashley Taylor in 2002. The couple divorced in 2006. His second marriage was to actress Stephanie Sorenson in 2009. The couple has two children together.

Bonsall currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with his family. He is a member of the band Wake Up Lucid.

General Info

Full NameBrian Bonsall
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1981
Height1.85 m
ProfessionMusician, Child actor
EducationBoulder High School


MoviesLily in Winter, Father and Scout, Blank Check, Father Hood, Desperate Motive, Mikey, False Arrest, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, Do You Know the Muffin Man?, Go Toward the Light, Mickey's 60th Birthday
TV ShowsFamily Ties, 100 Greatest Kid Stars

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1"Music is my passion and it's how I want to spend the rest of my days. I have no interest in returning to acting right now, but I might in the future." Interview, 2005.
2[talking about his band's future] Even if the band doesn't work out, I want to be associated with music somehow.


1Living in/around the Boulder, Colorado area, he is now a member of the band Thrasher. [July 2006]
2his band Thruster broke up, and Brian is still living in Colorado. [December 2006]
3Since leaving the screen, Bonsall has had a number of run-ins with the law back in Colorado. In 2001, he was convicted of driving under the influence, and in 2004, he was arrested under suspicion of drunk driving. In March, 2007, he was arrested for charges of second degree assault and false imprisonment after an altercation with his girlfriend. In a plea bargain, he pleaded guilty to third degree assault and the other charges were dropped. He was then sentenced to 24 months probation on August 31st.
4Decided to take a break from acting to focus more on music. He and his family also move to Colorado. [1995]
5Graduated from Boulder High School. [June 2000]
6He donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
7His favorite TV show is Seinfeld (1989).
8His favorite book is Clockwork Orange.
9His favorite movie is The Goonies (1985).
10States his heroes as his father, his grandfather, and Fat Mike.
11Attended Missouri Military Academy for one year
12Began band, Late Bloomers, with friends in 1998
13Got a black armband tattoo on his 18th birthday




SlaughsagesShort filmingBonz
Lily in Winter1994TV MovieMichael Towler
Heaven Help Us1994TV SeriesBarnett's Son
Father and Scout1994TV MovieMichael Paley
Star Trek: The Next Generation1992-1994TV SeriesAlexander Rozhenko
Blank Check1994Preston Waters
Father Hood1993Eddie Charles
Distant Cousins1993Alex Sullivan
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1992TV SeriesAndrew Keaton
False Arrest1991TV MovieJason Lukezic
Shades of LA1991TV SeriesAndy Makowski
The Young Riders1991TV SeriesJeremy
On the Television1991TV SeriesGoogie Chowder
Married People1990TV SeriesBrian
Angel of Death1990TV MovieJosh
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme1990TV MovieMichael
Booker1989TV SeriesBilly
Do You Know the Muffin Man?1989TV MovieTeddy Dollison
Family Ties1986-1989TV SeriesAndrew 'Andy' Keaton
Day by Day1988TV SeriesAndrew 'Andy' Keaton
Go Toward the Light1988TV MovieZack
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV MovieAndy Keaton


The Greatest2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Favorite Stars: Then & Now2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '941994TV SpecialHimself
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!1989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1988TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Family Comedy Hour1987TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor Under Nine Years of AgeFamily Ties (1982)
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Under Nine Years of AgeFamily Ties (1982)
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Under Ten Years of Age in Television or Motion PicturesFamily Ties (1982)

Nominated Awards

1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or SpecialDo You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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