• Benjamin Salisbury is a former actor and dancer best known for his role in the sitcom “The Nanny” (1993-1999).
• He has a net worth of over $1.5 million earned from his time in show business.
• He attended Wayzata High School and American University.
• He made appearances in films such as “Captain Ron” (1992) and “The Mighty Ducks” (1996) and voiced Tin Boy in the animated series “The Oz Kids” (1996).
• He is now the Director of Operations for Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Short Info

Net Worth$1.5 million dollars
Date Of BirthOctober 19, 1980
SpouseKelly Murkey
FactAttended Wayzata High School, Minnesota

Who is Benjamin Salisbury?

Benjamin David Salisbury was born on 19 October 1980, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and is a former actor as well as a dancer, probably best known for his work in the sitcom entitled “The Nanny” in which he portrayed Brighton Sheffield, and was a part of the show from 1993 to 1999.

The Riches of Benjamin Salisbury

Benjamin Salisbury has a net worth estimated to be over $1.5 million, primarily earned thanks to his success in acting during his youth. He was active in the industry from 1992, and filmed his final project in 2006.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

At a young age Benjamin became passionate about dance, and was able to achieve much thanks to competitions. He later attended Wayzata High School, which is the largest high school in Minnesota in terms of enrollment with over 3,400 students, and in terms of size, serving eight municipalities. It’s ranked as one of the top 500 high schools in the US by US News and World Report.

After matriculating, he continued his studies at the private American University located in Washington, D.C.,  located on the site of the former Fort Gaines. I

He began his career in 1992, appearing as the son of Martin Short in the film entitled “Captain Ron”.

Benjamin Salisbury

It starred Kurt Russell as the titular character, while Short played an upper-middle-class family man who hires the captain for a trip through the Caribbean on the captain’s yacht.

The Nanny

In 1993, Salisbury was cast in his most notable role, in “The Nanny”, playing one of the children under the care of the titular character. The show aired on CBS, and followed the life of a Jewish fashion queen who becomes the nanny of three children living in high society. The show proved successful, winning an Emmy Award and 12 nominations in total.

The show also earned a Rose d’Or, an award given at international festivals, focused on programming and broadcasting. The main star of the show Fran Drescher also gained several award nominations for her performance as the nanny. The fame of the show reached a point that international editions were created, loosely based on the original script.

Concurrently, he had other opportunities, including an appearance in “D3: The Mighty Ducks” in 1996, playing a sports announcer. The film was produced by Disney, and is the final installment of “The Mighty Ducks” trilogy, continuing the story of the team, and reached fourth spot at the box office, although faring less well compared to its previous iterations.

Latter Career and Recent Endeavors

Benjamin then voiced Tin Boy in the animated series entitled “The Oz Kids”, which aired during the same year. It’s based on the children’s novel “The Wizard of Oz”, along with its sequels; the main characters are the children of Dorothy.

He subsequently became a contestant in the television game show “Jeopardy!”, in which he competed against Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kirsten Dunst in an episode featuring teen celebrity contestants. He won $15,000 which went to a charity, while his fellow contestants won $10,000 each, which was also given to their respective charities. He returned to “The Nanny” in 2004, in a reunion entitled “The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember”, with most cast members returning to reprise their roles. The television special aired through Lifetime and had the cast members talk about their time with the show as well as their current endeavors.

Only Daniel Davis was not able to attend the reunion due to appearing in a Broadway show at the time. One of Benjamin’s last projects on television was a guest appearance in the show “Numb3rs”, playing the role of a train expert.

Personal Life

Salisbury married Kelly Murkey in 2006 – their marriage lasted until 2013 when they settled for a divorce, since when he appears to have officially been single. His final television appearance coincided with the year of his marriage, as he appeared in commercials for the company Domino’s Pizza, promoting their new mini-brownies called the Fudge-ums.

Since 2017, it’s reported that he now works at Universal Studios Hollywood, as the Director of Operations for the entire park. It is a film studio and theme park that occupies an island known as Universal City near the border of Los Angeles. The theme park was initially created to offer tours of real sets of Universal Studios, but was later converted into a theme park as others Universal has around the world.

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General Info

Full NameBenjamin Salisbury
Net Worth$1.5 million dollars
Date Of BirthOctober 19, 1980
Height1.7 m
ProfessionJournalist, Actor, Dancer
EducationAmerican University, Wayzata High School


SpouseKelly Murkey
ChildrenTanya Salisbury, James Salisbury
ParentsDavid Arthur Salisbury, Mindy Jo Salisbury


MoviesCaptain Ron, Simone, D3: The Mighty Ducks, Players, Shimmer
TV ShowsThe Nanny, The Oz Kids

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