Quick Facts of Benjamin David Salisbury

  • Full NameBenjamin David Salisbury
  • Net Worth$1.5 Million
  • Date of Birth19 October, 1980
  • NicknameBenjamin
  • Marital Status Divorced
  • BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Ethnicity White
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActor, Dancer, Journalist
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1992–2006
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseKelly Murkey (m. 2006; div. 2013)
  • Height5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)
  • Body MeasurementMuscular
  • EducationWayzata High School
  • Children2 - Tanya Salisbury (born on 2008; age 11 years) and a lovely son, James Salisbury (born on 2013; age 6 years)
  • Horoscope Libra

Benjamin Salisbury is an American actor and dancer best known for playing the role of Brighton Sheffield on the CBS television sitcom, The Nanny from 1993 to 1999. Furthermore, he appeared in the role of Benjamin Harvey in the 1992 American comedy movie, Captain Ron (1992) under the direction of Thom Eberhardt. Benjamin earns an impressive amount of salary and has maintained a lucrative net worth from his profession.

Besides, Salisbury was once happily married to Kelly Murkey for seven years before divorce. The couple even shared 2 children, a beautiful daughter Tanya, and a handsome son, James Salisbury. To know more in details about Benjamin Salisbury’s career as well as his personal life, read more.

Who is Benjamin David Salisbury? His Bio & Wiki

Benjamin Salisbury is one of the famous actors. Moreover, he enjoyed dancing as much as acting and would often treat The Nanny studio audiences to improve his acting skills. Furthermore, he had a role on an episode of CBS’s Numb3rs along with David Krumholtz.


Benjamin was born as Benjamin David Salisbury on 19th October 1980, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.  Moreover, his nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. He was born to parents, David Arthur Salisbury and Mindy Jo Salisbury. Moreover, he grew up playing with his three siblings.

Moreover, Benjamin Salisbury graduated from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota in 1998. Later, he enrolled at the American University in Washington, D.C., that fall.

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Benjamin Salisbury’s Career Highlights

Benjamin before fame did several low-end jobs and was a pizza delivery boy for Domino’s Pizza in September 2006. Later, Salisbury got his debut role as Martin Short’s son in the 1992 movie, Captain Ron. After that, he starred as the sports announcer in a 1996 American sports comedy-drama movie, D3: The Mighty Ducks under the direction of Robert Lieberman.

Other than being a well-rounded actor, Salisbury is also an accomplished dancer. He appeared in The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember along with Fran Drescher, Rachel Chagall, Renée Taylor, and many others from The Nanny cast in 2004. Benjamin is currently serving as the Vice President of Operations for the park at Universal Studios Hollywood.

How much is Benjamin Salisbury’s Salary & Net Worth?

Benjamin Salisbury has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million as of 2019. Added that, he earns an impressive amount of salary from his profession and as of 2019 his yearly earnings grosses over $500 thousand. Currently, he is enjoying his money on his lavish lifestyle.

Furthermore, Benjamin’s debut movie, Captain Ron, a 1992 American comedy movie $22,518,097 against the budget of $24 Million with release date on September 18, 1992, in the United States. Besides, Benjamin’s next movie, D3: The Mighty Ducks, a 1996 American sports comedy-drama movie $22,936,273 in the US and became the lowest-grossing film of the trilogy.

Benjamin Salisbury
Benjamin Salisbury

Moreover, Benjamin has worked with Lauren Lane, Fran Drescher, and Charles Shaughnessy in the American television sitcom, The Nanny. Further, Lauren and Charles have the same amount of net worth of $2 Million. Besides, Drescher who is also the highest grossing cast member for The Nanny has an impressive amount of net worth of $25 Million as of 2019.


Young Benjamin Salisbury
Young Benjamin Salisbury

Benjamin 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. Luckily, he won with $1 but received $15,000 for his charity while Dunst and Levitt each received $10,000 for theirs.

Working as a successful actor, Benjamin has earned lots of respect alongside money from his appearance in many movies and television sitcoms.

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Who is Benjamin Salisbury’s Wife? His Marriage & Children

Benjamin is a 38 years old divorced actor who was once married to Kelly Murkey on 2 July 2006 in a private ceremony in Minneapolis, MN. From a seven years long marriage, the former couple share 2 beautiful children including a daughter, Tanya Salisbury (born on 2008; age 11 years) and a lovely son, James Salisbury (born on 2013; age 6 years). However, after seven years of their marriage, the pair separated sighting irreconcilable difference as the reason behind their divorce in 2013.

Benjamin Salisbury and his Wife, Kelly Murkey
Benjamin Salisbury and his Wife, Kelly Murkey

Besides, Benjamin wasn’t linked in any extra-affair with any woman while he was married. Further, he hasn’t faced any controversies and rumors regarding his personal life or career wise. Hence, he is living a single life and is busy with his work concentrating his career.