Benjamin Salisbury

Benjamin Salisbury

Oct. 19th, 1980
Born in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
170 cm

Benjamin Salisbury's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Nanny TV Show
The Nanny

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Benjamin David Salisbury (born October 19, 1980) is an American actor best known for playing the role of Brighton Sheffield on the CBS television sitcom, The Nanny, from 1993 to 1999.


Salisbury was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 19, 1980. In 1998, he graduated from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota, and enrolled in American University in Washington, D.C., that fall.[citation needed]

An accomplished dancer, Salisbury would often treat The Nanny studio audiences to improvisational routines when the cameras were not rolling.

Salisbury also played Martin Short's son in the 1992 film Captain Ron, and appeared in D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996) as the sports announcer.

Salisbury was also lined up to play Bart Simpson in the Simpsons live-action movie which was greenlit at the height of Simpsons mania in 1992.[citation needed]

Salisbury was a contestant on the hit quiz show Jeopardy! where he competed in a very special Teen Celebrity Jeopardy! against Kirsten Dunst and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Salisbury won with $1 but received $15,000 for his charity while Dunst and Levitt each received $10,000 for theirs.

He appeared in the 2004 reunion of the sitcom The Nanny titled The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember with Fran Drescher, Renee Taylor, Rachel Chagall and other The Nanny cast.

In 2005, he had a minor role as a train expert on the episode "Sabotage" of the series Numb3rs. In August 2006, Salisbury was featured in Domino's Pizza commercials featuring Fudge-ums, Domino's then-new mini-brownies.

  • Enjoys dancing.
  • Attended Wayzata High School, Minnesota
  • Completed a BA in Broadcast Journalism from American University. Graduated Maga cum laude, having made the Dean's List six times.
  • Ben also works at the Mann Theatre in Plymouth, MN.
  • Has two sisters and one brother.
  • Although it was reamed by critics, he loved working on the movie _Captain Ron (1992)_ (qv) and claims it is "definitely worth the price of an overnight rental." Moreover, he considers his co-star 'Martin Short (I)' (qv) "the funniest man on the face of the Earth."

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