'Family Ties': Where Are They Now?
Brian Bonsall (Andy Keaton)
Amping up the cuteness factor in the third year of "Family Ties," Elyse delivered her fourth child midseason. He grew quickly, as TV kids are known to do. In 1986, 4-year-old Brian Bonsall joined the cast as Andy. The adorable blond even won Young Artist Awards three years in a row.
He went on to appear on shows like "On the Television" and "Parker Lewis Can't Lose," and he was in the films "Mikey" and "Blank Check." He became known to a new group of fans when he took on the role of Worf's son, Alexander Rozhenko, on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" from 1992 to 1994.
Bonsall retired from acting in his early teens, relocating to Boulder, Colorado, with his mother, and graduated from Boulder High School. These days Bonsall is focused on his music career. He's had a number of bands over the years.
He's also had his share of troubles, including arrests and charges for drunk driving, marijuana possession, failure to appear, and assault. It seems that the 30-year-old might be back on track now, though. His last reported offense was in 2010, and just last month he tweeted that his band A Life Worth Living is booking gigs in Colorado.