David Anthony Faustino is an American actor and Rapper born in Los Angeles, California on March 3, 1974. He is best known for portraying the role of Bud Bundy on sitcom Married… with Children. He appeared in 33 films and more than 100 Television series. Other than being excellent at acting, Faustino has other amazing talents too, he did voice-overs for various tv shows and animated films as well. He got a knack for rapping too. As for achievements, David won Tv Land Award for his remarkable acting in Married… with Children for two consecutive years, 2008 and 2009.
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He started off as a child actor and debut on the small screen when he was three months old on the ‘Lily Tomlin Special’. His parents knew it was early too early to drag him into the acting so they waited and he continued acting at the age of six. Since he was fated to be an actor and get his talent recognized by people.
At first, he played trivial roles, such as in Little House on the Prairie (1980), Trapper John M.D. (1981), In the Custody of Strangers (1982). In 1983 he appeared back to back in three tv shows, Shooting Stars, Fantasy Island and Family Ties. He acted in St’ Elsewhere’ and The Love boat (1984). In 1985, he was cast in his first lead role Andrew Beaudine in I had three wives. At last, his big break came in 1987 and he was cast as Bud Bundy in Married… with Children. He played the iconic character of Bud, the youngest in the family for 259 episodes. The character was brilliantly played by him. He stayed in the show from April 5, 1987, till the season finale on June 9, 1997.
Faustino also reprised his role as Bud Bundy in tv series Top of the Heap (1991) and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose (1990).
In 2001, he appeared in the independent film of Aglet Production, Killer Bud. In 2002, he was seen in the reality television special Celebrity Boot Camp. In 2008, he did a movie, named RoboDoc, as Jason Dockery.
In 2009, he was starred in the feature film, Not Another B Movie and appeared as a cameo in the HBO’s series, Entourage.
Along with shining tv career, some great movie credits are also under his name, The New Adam’s Family (1999), One On One (2005), The Young and the Restless (2016), 7 Days and Bones (2017) which serves as a feather in a cap.
The industry knows him as one of the successful actors as he got his artistry acknowledged through his perseverance and determination. Despite being a tremendous actor, RJ, and Rapper, Faustino is also a gifted voice-over artist. In 2000, he did a voice-over for Batman Beyond as Sean Miller in the episode (The Last Resort). In 2005, What’s New, Scooby-Doo as Curt Crunch in the episode “Wrestle Maniacs” followed by Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010), episode “Revenge of the Man Crab”. In 2011- 2014 he was cast as the voice of Helia, a character in Winx Club, Animated series by Nickelodeon Network. From 2012 to 2014, he did a voiceover as Mako for The Legend of Korra, a protagonist inspired by the late Mako Iwamatsu. In the year 2013 to 2018, he was cast as voice role of Dagur the Deranged, for dream Works Dragons.
To mention another feather in a cap, he also created and produced web comedy series Star-Ving, for Crackle, Online Video Network. Series comprised of twelve episodes; David played the overbearing version of himself. Furthermore, he was cast in Netflix web series, Bad Samaritans as Dax Wendell as a tiny Parole officer.
As of February 2010, David Faustino is known as one of the wealthiest actors born in California. His name is Forbes Magazine among the most popular Tv actors. His estimated Net worth is $46 Million. His major earnings came from his tv shows and movies. The actor is loved by the huge number of fans due to his heart-winning performance as Bud Bundy which earned him much acclaim from the critics. He is multi-talented and most of his money came from his acting career which contributes to the huge portion of his Net worth and he is still in the game! In addition, his appearances in the brand endorsement like McDonald’s are also another source of income.
Rap Music Career
Other than getting acknowledged for his unprecedented acting skills, David didn’t get over his childhood dream of becoming a musician and pursued his dream in the music industry as a Rapper. In the early ’90s, he got into a Musical Rock Band, as a temporary member by the name D’ Lil. He released his then most popular Rap album “Balistyx” in 1992, including a single I Told Ya. The album received a positive response from the audience. In 2017, Faustino hosted Sunday radio show called “Old Scratch Radio”
In 2008, he co-wrote and produced an independent electronica Album “Hollow dreams” along with his dear friend Corin Nemec featuring musician Jon Dishongh.
He is a co-founder of a club in Los Angeles, Sunset Strip on the name of his rap album named ‘Balistyx’. It was the first hip-hop fun club held on Thursday night at the Whiskey a Go-Go. The club was shut down in 1993 after a New Year’s Eve Party.
Faustino’s parents are Roger Faustino and Kay Faustino. He has two brothers, one older step-brother Jeff Lieber and one younger brother. Both of them are actors as well. His younger brother Michael Faustino is an actor as well. Michael was born in November 1979, in Los Angeles and has done several movies. His prominent works include Monster Squad (1987), Suburban Commando (1991), Fatal friendship (1991), Blank Check (1994), CBS School Break (1988), Highway to Heaven (1988), Alien Nation, Equal Justice (1990). He appeared numerous times on Married… with Children as a guest actor. He was seen in following Episodes (You Better Watch Out) as Nestor, (Buck saves the day) as Joey, (Life’s a Beach) as a kid, (Kelly doesn’t live here anymore) as kid, (Get the Dodge out of hell) as car wash manager, Mikey. He also appeared in the episode (Trash), written by David.
Personal Life, Wife
David Faustino met Andrea Almer at a spiritual center in Los Angeles. The started seeing each other and dated for five years before getting married in 2004. The couple tied the knot on January 24, 2004. The wedding ceremony was held at Little White Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada in the presence of his close friends and family.
After two years of marriage in May 2006, the couple declared their separation publicly. According to the sources David refused to pay alimony and applied for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior court at no-fault grounds to formally end their marriage.
Since then, he is in a relationship with Lindsay Branson. On November 14, 2015, they welcomed their first child, daughter, Ava Marie Grace Faustino.