• 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
FactBen also works at the Mann Theatre in Plymouth, MN.

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, best known for his work in the sitcom entitled “The Nanny” in which he portrayed Brighton Sheffield. He 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.

LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 3: The Nanny, a CBS television situation comedy. Premiere episode aired November 3, 1993. Pictured is Benjamin Salisbury (as Brighton Sheffield). (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

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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, andthe largest secondary school in the state in terms of size, serving eight municipalities. It is 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 American University located in Washington, D., a private university located on the site of the former Fort Gaines. It has been operational since 1914, offering programs in numerous disciplines, and has over 13,000 students representing all US states, and 141 countries.

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.

While working on the show, he also 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 is 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. In 2004, he returned to “The Nanny” 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 his 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. 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.

In 2017, it was 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.

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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1Recently completed his freshman year at American University in Washington DC. He is a dean's list honoree and also works as an intern for House minority leader Richard Gephardt. He hopes to eventually pursue a career in either politics or sportscasting, but plans to act occasionally. (June 2000)
2Appearing in advertising for Domino's Pizza as a Delivery boy [September 2006]
3Lives in southern California when not on location. [December 2004]
4American University
5Enjoys dancing.
6Although it was reamed by critics, he loved working on the movie Captain Ron (1992) and claims it is "definitely worth the price of an overnight rental." Moreover, he considers his co-star Martin Short "the funniest man on the face of the Earth."
7Completed a BA in Broadcast Journalism from American University. Graduated magna cum laude, having made the Dean's List six times.
8Has two sisters and one brother.
9Attended Wayzata High School, Minnesota
10Ben also works at the Mann Theatre in Plymouth, MN.




On the Brink2006ShortCraig
Numb3rs2005TV SeriesDocent
Red Zone2003Derek (as Ben Salisbury)
S1m0ne2002Production Assistant
Mahô shôjo neko Taruto2001TV SeriesNachos (English version, voice)
The Nanny1993-1999TV SeriesBrighton Sheffield
Christmas in Oz1996Video shortTin Boy (voice)
Guide to the World of Family Computers, Software & Games1996VideoBen
The Oz Kids1996TV SeriesTin Boy (voice)
Who Stole Santa?1996VideoTin Boy (voice)
D3: The Mighty Ducks1996Josh
The Nome Prince and the Magic Belt1996VideoTin Boy (voice)
Toto Lost in New York1996VideoTin Boy (voice)
Virtual Oz1996VideoTin Boy (voice)
Promised Land1996TV SeriesTrevor Riley
Kirk1996TV SeriesPreston Beckman IV
Iron Will1994Scout #1
Shimmer1993Young Spacy
Captain Ron1992Benjamin Harvey


The Nanny1993TV Series performer - 1 episode


Making the Nanny2005Video documentary short special thanks


Making the Nanny2005Video documentary shortHimself - 'Brighton Sheffield'
The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!1997TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Making of 'The Oz Kids'1996Video short documentaryHost


Won Awards

1997Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Drama Series - Guest Starring Young ActorPromised Land (1996)
1996Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor - TV Comedy SeriesThe Nanny (1993)

Nominated Awards

1999YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV SeriesThe Nanny (1993)
1998Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young ActorThe Nanny (1993)
1997YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV SeriesThe Nanny (1993)
1995Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance by a Youth Ensemble in a Television SeriesThe Nanny (1993)
1995YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV SeriesThe Nanny (1993)
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television SeriesThe Nanny (1993)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a Motion PictureCaptain Ron (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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