Brian Bonsall

Brian Bonsall

  • Highest Rated: 10% Father Hood (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Blank Check (1994)
  • Birthday: Dec 3, 1981
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Best known as Andy Keaton, the moon-faced embodiment of childhood innocence, on the classic '80s sitcom Family Ties, actor Brian Bonsall inherited that role after series producer Gary David Goldberg decided to have the character magically "grow up" within a very short span of time. Bonsall joined the program in 1986 (at four years old) and remained with it through its final episode in the fall of 1989. He subsequently tackled occasional TV movies (such as the melodrama Do You Know the Muffin Man?, about child abuse) and -- on a grim and best-forgotten note, attempted to expand his range as a young actor by playing a satanically evil, homicidal tyke in the 1992 thriller Mikey. Bonsall's greatest claim to fame outside of Family Ties, however, lay in playing Alexander on Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 2007, after almost 13 years out of the Hollywood spotlight, then 25-year-old Bonsall made headlines once again, this time for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. He faced criminal charges and a hefty bail.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Father and Scout Michael 1994
9% Blank Check Preston Waters 1994
No Score Yet Lily in Winter Michael Towler 1994
10% Father Hood Eddie 1993
No Score Yet Desperate Motive Alex Sullivan 1993
No Score Yet Mikey Mikey 1992
No Score Yet False Arrest Actor 1991
No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Michael 1990
No Score Yet Do You Know the Muffin Man? Teddy Dollison 1989
No Score Yet Go Toward the Light Zack 1988

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Alexander Alexander Rozhenko
  • 1994
  • 1992
  • 1990
  • 1988
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Andrew Keaton
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986

QUOTES FROM Brian Bonsall CHARACTERS

Preston Waters
(shakes Shay's hand in the limousine as he's about to hop out of it and walk in his house) Good night, Shay.
Preston Waters
Good night, Shay.
Mikey
y'know dead people aren't the one to be scared of, living people are..
Mikey
Ya know dead people aren't the one to be scared of, living people are.