Brian Bonsall

  • Birth Name: Brian Eric Bonsall
  • Birth Place: Torrance, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Musician
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Biography

Back in the mid-1980s, this cute kid was guilty of helping Family Ties jump the shark after he joined the sitcom as the Keaton clan's youngest member when he was just 4 years old. After the series was canceled, he popped up in guest spots, sentimental TV-movies and the occasional film (as the murderous title character in Mikey). In 1994, after wrapping up a recurring role as Worf's adolescent Klingon son on Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 13-year-old retired from acting. But he didn't abandon his artistic aspirations, founding a succession of punk bands including Late Bloomers and Thruster.

Fast Facts

  • At age 4, joined the cast of Family Ties as Andrew Keaton, kid brother of Michael J. Fox's Alex Keaton.
  • Played Art Carney's grandson in three Coca Cola TV commercials.
  • In 1992, made his feature-film debut in Mikey. 
  • Formed a band called Late Bloomers in high school and released an album called This One's for Dick.

Relationships

  • Garth Bonsall — Father
  • Jennifer Bonsall — Sister
  • Kathleen Larkin — Mother
  • Ken Larkin — Stepfather
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