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You Won't Recognize the Kid from 'Blank Check' These Days

Brian Bonsall quit acting in 1995 and doesn't look like this anymore.

You Won't Recognize the Kid from 'Blank Check' These Days
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Back in the '80s and early '90s, Brian Bonsall was best known as Andy Keaton from Family Ties, Mr. Worf's son from Star Trek: The Next Generation‍ , and Preston Waters from Blank Check.

Remember that 1994 Disney movie — where Preston is mistakenly given $1 million and goes on an epic kid shopping spree?

Maybe this will jog your memory:

You Won't Recognize the Kid from 'Blank Check' These Days
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Anyway, it's been 21 years since Bonsall had a wall of TVs and his own personal water park and you'd never recognize him now. This is what he looks like in more recent history. (He turned 40 in December 2021):

You Won't Recognize the Kid from 'Blank Check' These Days
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Here's the side-by-side for comparison:

You Won't Recognize the Kid from 'Blank Check' These Days
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Bonsall quit acting the year after Blank Check came out and moved with his mom and stepdad to Colorado, where he went to high school and formed a band (and got a bunch of tattoos). Since then, he's been focused on music.

Bonsall's been in an assortment of punk bands over the years and was part of the duo Bootjack & Bonz (he was Bonz) for a while. According to their Facebook page, the band was "two ultra-hypergangsta's audible debauchery of Acoustic/Folk/Punk."

In 2016, he toured with the Ataris and claimed he'd been clean and sober since some brushes with the law a decade prior. 

In 2017, Bonsall married Courtney Tuck and they welcomed a son in 2019. He most recently is in a band called Sunset Silhouette. 

Here's footage from one of Bootjack & Bonz's 2014 performances:

Bonsall said in an interview in the early '00s that he has no desire to go back to acting, so don't expect to see him on the big screen — even if he had the chance to do this all over again.

You Won't Recognize the Kid from 'Blank Check' These Days

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