Benjamin Salisbury turned his back on Hollywood!

Benjamin Salisbury and Madeline Zima in The Nanny

The Nanny was one of the most successful sitcoms of the nineties. Fans not only loved Fran Drescher, but Benjamin Salisbury, who played Brighton Sheffield, was also an instant hit. Nearly two decades after the hit series finished however, Benjamin has turned his back on Hollywood.

Benjamin Salisbury (37) found fame playing Brighton Sheffield in the cult series The Nanny when he was just thirteen. He played one of Maxwell Sheffield's (played by Charles Shaughnessy, 63) three children, alongside Nicholle Tom (40) and Madeline Zima (33). 

Benjamin is a studied journalism 

Even though Benjamin was a household name by the time he was thirteen, he decided to retake his high school finals when he was nineteen. At the same time, he was still appearing in minor roles in Numbers and Pledge of Allegiance

However, instead of pursuing a career in show business like his fellow cast members, Benjamin Salisbury moved to Washington D.C to study journalism.

Benjamin Salisbury has two children

The former star looks very different today and we have to admit, we hardly recognised him. Teenage heartthrob Brighton has grown up, and not only that, he is now a husband and father. Benjamin Salisbury has been married since 2006 and lives with his wife in California with their two children. Salisbury used his fame for good in May 2009, when he was photographed for the campaign NO H8, which was aimed at promoting equality everywhere.