David Faustino

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David Faustino
David Faustino by Gage Skidmore.jpg
David Faustino at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Born David Anthony Faustino
(1974-03-03) March 3, 1974 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present

David Anthony Faustino (born March 3, 1974) is an American actor and rapper primarily known for his role as Bud Bundy on the FOX sitcom Married... with Children and for voicing Mako in The Legend of Korra.

Early life[edit]

Faustino was born in Los Angeles, California on March 3, 1974, to Kay (née Freeman) and Roger Faustino, a costumer.[1] 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".

Career[edit]

Faustino made his television debut at the age of three months when he appeared on the Lily Tomlin Special.[2] Faustino did not start regularly acting until 1980 after a smaller part on Little House on the Prairie. Throughout the early to mid 80s, 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 first-run episode broadcast on June 9, 1997. Faustino appeared in 257 episodes.

While filming the sitcom Married...with Children throughout the '90s, 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 celebrity 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, Faustino was featured in an American McDonald’s commercial introducing the "Dollar Menunaires". He developed and stars in Star-ving, a weekly Internet comedy series on Crackle, an online video network backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.[3] There was a total of six episodes of Star-ving produced. Faustino plays an exaggerated version of himself in the series, which he wrote and developed with several friends as an “anti-Entourage.”

"This is a very twisted take on what I’ve been through all these years," Faustino said.[4] He has also signed a deal with National Lampoon to be involved with three low-budget films.

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.

In October 2010, he travelled to Auckland, New Zealand, to take part in the Armageddon 'pulp culture' Expo.[5]

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).

Personal life[edit]

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.[6]

Faustino was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana in May 2007. A disorderly intoxication charge was later dropped after Faustino agreed to enroll in a drug rehabilitation facility.[7][8]

Faustino co-founded and co-hosted a night club in Los Angeles named Balistyx, which is the same name as his rap album.[2] 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. [9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1982 Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures Martin
1983 The Star Chamber Tony Hardin
1986 Mister Boogedy Corwin Davis
1990 I'm Naked Thinking of You Cousin Dave
1991 Perfect Harmony Paul
1994 Men Lie
1996 Kiss & Tell Strip-E, "The Bird"
1998 12 Bucks Cornfed
Lovers & Liars Darrel
1999 Dirt Merchant Sponge
2000 Get Your Stuff Ron
2001 MacArthur Park Bobby
The Heist Chuck
Killer Bud Buzz Frawley
10 Attitudes Billy (Attitude #3)
2005 Freezerburn Paul the P.A.
2006 National Lampoon's Pucked Carl
Nice Guys Ben
Puff, Puff, Pass Steve
2007 Leo David
2008 The Hustle Derrick
RoboDoc Jason Dockery Also Associate Producer
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story Albert De Salvo
Unconventional Himself
2009 Busted Wilburt
Official Rejection Himself
Not Another B Movie Hines
2010 Hollywont Rob
2012 Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom Helia Voice in Nickelodeon dub
Supporting role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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"
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 Appeared in 257 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 Madtv Himself Episode: "#1.12"
1997 Madtv Host Episode: "#2.21"
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 Wallace 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"
Uncredited
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"
Uncredited
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
Episode: "Showtime"
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
Episode: "Finales"
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 - present The Legend of Korra Mako Voice role
Main character
2013 Dragons: Riders of Berk Dagur the Deranged Voice role
Modern Family Tater Episode: "Bad Hair Day"
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Star-ving Himself Also Executive Producer, Director, and Writer
Web series
Dark Christmas[10] Himself Web series
2012 SuperF*ckers Jack Krak Voice role
Web series
2013 Bad Samaritans Dax Wendell Web Series

Music[edit]

Aside from his acting, Faustino has been in the music industry in the rap genre under the name D' Lil.

In 1992, D' Lil released the album Balistyx, which spawned one single entitled "I Told Ya."[2][11]

Discography[edit]

  • Balistyx (1992)[2]

Singles[edit]

  • "I Told Ya" (1992)

Collaborations[edit]

Co-wrote 2008 independent electronica album with Austin-based musician Jon Dishon titled " Hollowdreams" on which he also produced alongside close friend Corin Nemec.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Faustino Biography". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d "David Faustino profile". MarriedWithChildren.com. Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Crackle.com Articles on AOL TV". Tvsquad.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  4. ^ Braxton, Greg (January 15, 2009). "David Faustino re-emerges to tell (almost) all in 'Star-ving'". Latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  5. ^ http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Interview-with-David-Faustino-from-Married-With-Children/tabid/506/articleID/16851/Default.aspx
  6. ^ Jones, Oliver. "Married ... With Children's David Faustino Divorcing", People magazine, February 6, 2007
  7. ^ Time Waster. "David Faustino's mugshot". Thesmokinggun.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  8. ^ Report on Faustino's arrest[dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.facebook.com/pages/BALISTYX
  10. ^ "Exclusive Set Visit: Deon Taylor's Dark Christmas / Updates on Chain Letter and Dead Tone". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  11. ^ "D' Lil". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 

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