David Faustino at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
|Born||David Anthony Faustino
March 3, 1974
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, rapper, radio personality on Dash Radio|
Faustino was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 3, 1974, to Roger and Kay Faustino, a costumer. His older stepbrother Jeff Leiber is also an actor, and his younger brother Michael made many guest appearances on Married... with Children, including the episode David wrote, "T*R*A*S*H".
Faustino made his television debut at the age of three months when he appeared on the Lily Tomlin Special. He did not start regularly acting until 1980 after a smaller part on Little House on the Prairie. Throughout the early to mid-1980s, Faustino guest-starred on many well-known TV shows such as Family Ties, St. Elsewhere, and The Love Boat. He also guest-starred in many not-so-well-known TV shows, but in 1987, he landed a full-time gig on Married... with Children.
Fox's Married... with Children was Faustino's big break, as he played Bud, the younger of the two Bundy children. He played the character from its debut on April 5, 1987, until its final episode broadcast on June 9, 1997. Faustino appeared in 259 episodes. While filming the sitcom throughout the 1990s, Faustino continued to make guest appearances in many sitcoms and dramas. He reprised the role of Bud Bundy in such shows as Parker Lewis Can't Lose and Top of the Heap. Faustino also appeared in Burke's Law, MADtv, and The New Addams Family.
In 2002, he appeared in the reality television special Celebrity Boot Camp (a shortened version of the Boot Camp series for celebrities). In 2001, he appeared in the low-budget film Killer Bud produced by Aglet Productions. In 2005, Faustino guest-starred on two episodes of One on One with one of the roles was as Flex Washington's agent.
Faustino also starred as Jason Dockery in the 2008 movie RoboDoc. In April 2007, he was featured in an American McDonald’s commercial introducing the "Dollar Menunaires". He developed and starred in Star-ving, a weekly Internet comedy series on Crackle, an online video network backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. A total of 12 episodes of Star-ving were produced. Faustino played an exaggerated version of himself in the series, which he wrote and developed with several friends as an “anti-Entourage.”
Faustino appeared with the cast of Married... with Children again at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards in 2009, presented by Dr. Phil. He also had cameo appearances in two episodes of the HBO series Entourage and co-starred in the feature Not Another B Movie which was distributed by Troma Entertainment in 2011.
By 2012, Faustino was cast in The Legend of Korra as the voice of firebender Mako, a central character named after the late Mako Iwamatsu (the voice of Iroh in the original series). He also played Dagur the Deranged as a secondary villain on season one and main villain in season two of DreamWorks Dragons. He appears in the Bones 12th-season episode "The Radioactive Panthers in the Party", playing a fictional version of himself as a suspect in the death of an aspiring filmmaker.
After meeting at a spiritual center in Los Angeles and dating for five years, he married Andrea Elmer on January 24, 2004, at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They separated in May 2006. Faustino sought not to pay spousal support, according to the papers filed in Los Angeles. On February 6, 2007, Faustino officially filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.
On November 14, 2015, Faustino and his girlfriend Lindsay Bronson welcomed a daughter, Ava Marie Grace Faustino.
Faustino co-founded and co-hosted a night club in Los Angeles named Balistyx, which is the same name as his rap album. The club was "the first hip-hop/funk club on the Sunset Strip", and was originally held on Thursday nights at the Whisky a Go Go in 1991. The club "capped off" with a final New Year’s Eve party at The Roxy to ring in 1993.
|1982||Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures||Martin|
|1983||The Star Chamber||Tony Hardin|
|1986||Mister Boogedy||Corwin Davis|
|1987||Bride of Boogedy||Corwin Davis|
|1990||I'm Naked Thinking of You||Cousin Dave|
|1994||Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara Story||Joey Pagan|
|1996||Kiss & Tell||Strip-E, "The Bird"|
|Lovers & Liars||Darrel|
|2000||Get Your Stuff||Ron|
|Killer Bud||Buzz Frawley|
|10 Attitudes||Billy (Attitude #3)|
|2005||Freezerburn||Paul the P.A.|
|2006||National Lampoon's Pucked||Carl|
|Puff, Puff, Pass||Steve|
|RoboDoc||Jason Dockery||Also Associate Producer|
|Boston Strangler: The Untold Story||Albert De Salvo|
|Not Another B Movie||Hines|
|2012||Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom||Helia||Voice in Nickelodeon dub
|2013||I Know That Voice||Himself|
|1974||Lily Tomlin Special||Himself||Was three months old|
|1980||Little House on the Prairie||Josh||Episode: "The Silent Cry"|
|1981||Trapper John, M.D.||Little Boy||Episode: "'Tis the Season"|
|1982||In the Custody of Strangers||David||TV movie|
|1983||Fantasy Island||Michael Ashley||Episode: "Random Choices/My Mother, the Swinger"|
|Family Ties||Keith Baily||Episode: "To Snatch a Keith"|
|1984||The Love Boat||Actor||Episode: "Ace in the Hole/Uncle Joey's
Song/Father in the Cradle"
|St. Elsewhere||Boy||Episode: "Two Balls and a Strike"|
|E/R||Randy Beal||Episode: "Save the Last Dance for Me"|
|1985||Highway to Heaven||Robbie Brown||Episode: "Plane Death"|
|I Had Three Wives||Andrew Beaudine||Appeared in five episodes|
|Scarecrow and Mrs. King||Actor||Episode: "Utopia Now"|
|1986||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Louie Dawson||Episode: "The Drug Knot"|
|The Twilight Zone||Micah Frost||Episode: "The Storyteller"|
|1987–1997||Married... with Children||Bud Bundy||259 episodes|
|1987||Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears||Cavin||Episode: "The Knights of Gummadoons"|
|1990||Parker Lewis Can't Lose||Bud Bundy||Episode: "Musso & Frank"|
|The Earth Day Special||Bud Bundy|
|1991||Perfect Harmony||Paul||Disney TV Movie|
|Top of the Heap||Bud Bundy||Episode: "The Agony and the Agony"|
|Blossom||Himself||Episode: "Blossom – A Rockumentary"|
|1992||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Travis Bickle||Episode: "Words Up!"|
|1994||Burke's Law||Carl Loomis||Episode: "Who Killed the Soap Star?"|
|Robin's Hood||Actor||Episode: "Memories Are Made of This"|
|1996||Dead Man's Island||Haskell Prescott||TV Movie|
|1999||Jesse||Dwayne||Episode: "The Best Deal Possible"|
|The New Addams Family||Greg the Alien||Episode: "The Close Encounters of the Addams Kind"|
|Unhappily Ever After||Jimbo Bacilli||Episode: "Tiffany Burger"|
|2000||Batman Beyond||Sean Miller||Voice role
Episode: "The Last Resort"
|Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family||Older Chance, Narrator||Episode: "Just Act Normal", "The Line"
|Nash Bridges||Simon/Denny||Episodes: "Hard Cell" and "Jump Start"|
|2001||Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family||Older Change, Narrator||Episode: "Borderline Normal"
|Intimate Portrait||Narrator||Episode: "Katey Sagal"|
|The Zeta Project||Scruffy||Voice role
Episodes: "His Maker's Name"
|The Test||Himself||Episode: "The Sex Etiquette Test"|
|Going to California||Kurt Beamis||Episode: "The Big Padoodle"|
|2002||The X-Files||Michael Daley||Episode: "Sunshine Days"|
|The Rerun Show||Pete||Episodes: "The Partridge Family: My Son, the
Feminist/Married... with Children: The Dance Show"
|2003||Static Shock||Starburst||Voice role
|2004||The Bernie Mac Show||Droobie||Episode: "Droobie or Not Droobie"|
|The Help||Adam Ridgeway||Episodes: "Pilot", "Dwayne Gets a Cold"
"Pahtay", "Ollie Shares", "Doghouse"
|Entourage||Himself||Episode: "The Review"|
|2005||What's New, Scooby-Doo?||Curt Crunch||Voice role
Episode: "Wrestle Maniacs"
|One On One||Ian/Chad||Episodes: "Contract High" and "Study Buddy"|
|TV Land Confidential||Himself||Episode: "Changing Times and Trends"|
|2006||American Dad!||Himself||Voice role
Episode: "Rough Trade"
|Loonatics Unleashed||Arthur, Time Skip||Voice role
Episode: "Time After Time"
|2007||TV Land Confidential||Himself||Interviewee
|2008–2011||The Path of Atticus||Theseus||Voice role
|2008||The Batman||Fox / David||Voice role
Episode: "Attack of the Terrible Trio"
|Rules of the Game||Executive Producer|
|2009||Robot Chicken||Himself, Dr. Rudy Wells, Grandfather||Voice role
Episode: "Love, Maurice"
|Entourage||Himself||Episode: "Scared Straight"|
|2010||7 Days||Himself||Member of Team 1
Episode dated 22 October 2010
|2011–2014||Winx Club||Helia||Voice Role|
|2012–2014||The Legend of Korra||Mako||Voice role
|2013–2017||DreamWorks Dragons||Dagur the Deranged||Voice role|
|2013||Modern Family||Tater||Episode: "Bad Hair Day"|
|2016||Atomic Shark||Fletcher||Television film|
|Sharknado: The 4th Awakens||Bud||Television film|
|2017||Bones||Fictional version of himself||Episode: "The Radioactive Panthers in the Party"|
|2009||Star-ving||Himself||Also Executive Producer, Director, and Writer
|Dark Christmas||Himself||Web series|
|2012||SuperF*ckers||Jack Krak||Voice role
|2013||Bad Samaritans||Dax Wendell||Web Series|
Aside from his acting, Faustino has been in the music industry in the rap genre under the name D' Lil.
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