David Faustino

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David Faustino
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David Faustino at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
BornDavid Anthony Faustino
(1974-03-03) March 3, 1974 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1980–present
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David Faustino
David Faustino by Gage Skidmore.jpg
David Faustino at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
BornDavid Anthony Faustino
(1974-03-03) March 3, 1974 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1980–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".


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 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 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 starred 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 12 episodes of Star-ving produced. Faustino played 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]


1982Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in PicturesMartin
1983The Star ChamberTony Hardin
1986Mister BoogedyCorwin Davis
1990I'm Naked Thinking of YouCousin Dave
1991Perfect HarmonyPaul
1994Men Lie
1996Kiss & TellStrip-E, "The Bird"
199812 BucksCornfed
Lovers & LiarsDarrel
1999Dirt MerchantSponge
2000Get Your StuffRon
2001MacArthur ParkBobby
The HeistChuck
Killer BudBuzz Frawley
10 AttitudesBilly (Attitude #3)
2005FreezerburnPaul the P.A.
2006National Lampoon's PuckedCarl
Nice GuysBen
Puff, Puff, PassSteve
2008The HustleDerrick
RoboDocJason DockeryAlso Associate Producer
Boston Strangler: The Untold StoryAlbert De Salvo
Official RejectionHimself
Not Another B MovieHines
2012Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost KingdomHeliaVoice in Nickelodeon dub
Supporting role
2013I Know That VoiceHimself
1974Lily Tomlin SpecialHimselfWas three months old
1980Little House on the PrairieJoshEpisode: "The Silent Cry"
1981Trapper John, M.D.Little BoyEpisode: "'Tis the Season"
1983Fantasy IslandMichael AshleyEpisode: "Random Choices/My Mother, the Swinger"
Family TiesKeith BailyEpisode: "To Snatch a Keith"
1984The Love BoatActorEpisode: "Ace in the Hole/Uncle Joey's
Song/Father in the Cradle"
St. ElsewhereBoyEpisode: "Two Balls and a Strike"
E/RRandy BealEpisode: "Save the Last Dance for Me"
1985Highway to HeavenRobbie BrownEpisode: "Plane Death"
I Had Three WivesAndrew BeaudineAppeared in five episodes
Scarecrow and Mrs. KingActorEpisode: "Utopia Now"
1986CBS Schoolbreak SpecialLouie DawsonEpisode: "The Drug Knot"
The Twilight ZoneMicah FrostEpisode: "The Storyteller"
1987–1997Married... with ChildrenBud BundyAppeared in 257 episodes
1987Disney's Adventures of the Gummi BearsCavinEpisode: "The Knights of Gummadoons"
1990Parker Lewis Can't LoseBud BundyEpisode: "Musso & Frank"
The Earth Day SpecialBud Bundy
1991Perfect HarmonyPaulDisney TV Movie
Top of the HeapBud BundyEpisode: "The Agony and the Agony"
BlossomHimselfEpisode: "Blossom – A Rockumentary"
1992CBS Schoolbreak SpecialTravis BickleEpisode: "Words Up!"
1994Burke's LawCarl LoomisEpisode: "Who Killed the Soap Star?"
Robin's HoodActorEpisode: "Memories Are Made of This"
1996MadtvHimselfEpisode: "#1.12"
1996Dead Man's IslandHaskell PrescottTV Movie
1997MadtvHostEpisode: "#2.21"
1999JesseDwayneEpisode: "The Best Deal Possible"
The New Addams FamilyGreg the AlienEpisode: "The Close Encounters of the Addams Kind"
Unhappily Ever AfterJimbo BacilliEpisode: "Tiffany Burger"
2000Batman BeyondSean WallaceVoice role
Episode: "The Last Resort"
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI FamilyOlder Chance, NarratorEpisode: "Just Act Normal", "The Line"
Nash BridgesSimon/DennyEpisodes: "Hard Cell" and "Jump Start"
2001Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI FamilyOlder Change, NarratorEpisode: "Borderline Normal"
Intimate PortraitNarratorEpisode: "Katey Sagal"
The Zeta ProjectScruffyVoice role
Episodes: "His Maker's Name"
The TestHimselfEpisode: "The Sex Etiquette Test"
Going to CaliforniaKurt BeamisEpisode: "The Big Padoodle"
2002The X-FilesMichael DaleyEpisode: "Sunshine Days"
The Rerun ShowPeteEpisodes: "The Partridge Family: My Son, the
Feminist/Married... with Children: The Dance Show"
2003Static ShockStarburstVoice role
Episode: "Showtime"
2004The Bernie Mac ShowDroobieEpisode: "Droobie or Not Droobie"
The HelpAdam RidgewayEpisodes: "Pilot", "Dwayne Gets a Cold"
"Pahtay", "Ollie Shares", "Doghouse"
EntourageHimselfEpisode: "The Review"
2005What's New, Scooby-Doo?Curt CrunchVoice role
Episode: "Wrestle Maniacs"
One On OneIan/ChadEpisodes: "Contract High" and "Study Buddy"
TV Land ConfidentialHimselfEpisode: "Changing Times and Trends"
2006American DadHimselfVoice role
Episode: "Rough Trade"
Loonatics UnleashedArthur, Time SkipVoice role
Episode: "Time After Time"
2007TV Land ConfidentialHimselfInterviewee
Episode: "Finales"
2008The BatmanFox / DavidVoice role
Episode: "Attack of the Terrible Trio"
Rules of the GameExecutive Producer
2009Robot ChickenHimself, Dr. Rudy Wells, GrandfatherVoice role
Episode: "Love, Maurice"
EntourageHimselfEpisode: "Scared Straight"
20107 DaysHimselfMember of Team 1
Episode dated 22 October 2010
2011–2014Winx ClubHeliaVoice Role
2012-2014The Legend of KorraMakoVoice role
Main character
2013Dragons: Riders of BerkDagur the DerangedVoice role
Modern FamilyTaterEpisode: "Bad Hair Day"
Web series
2009Star-vingHimselfAlso Executive Producer, Director, and Writer
Web series
Dark Christmas[10]HimselfWeb series
2012SuperF*ckersJack KrakVoice role
Web series
2013Bad SamaritansDax WendellWeb Series


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]




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]


  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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