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David Anthony Faustino (born March 3, 1974) is an Americanmarker actor best known for his role as Bud Bundy on the sitcom Married with Children.

Career

Early career

Faustino made his television debut at the age of three months when he made an appearance on the Lily Tomlin Special. Faustino didn't start regularly acting till 1980 when he made an appearance on Little House on the Prairie. Throughout the rest of the early to mid 80s, Faustino would go on to guest star in many well known TV shows such as Family Ties, St. Elsewhere, and The Love Boat. He would also guest star in many not-so-well known TV shows. But in 1987 he would land a full-time gig on Married with Children.

Married with Children

Fox's Married with Children was Faustino's big break as he would play the the youngest of two children named Bud Bundy. He would play the role from its debut on April 5, 1987 until its final first-run episode broadcast on June 9, 1997. Faustino would appear in 260 episodes.

1990s

While filming the sitcom Married with Children throughout the '90s, Faustino would continue to make guest appreances 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.

2000s

In 2002, he appeared in the celebrity reality television special Celebrity Boot Camp (a shortened version of the Boot Camp series for b-list celebrities). In 2001, he appeared in the low-budget film Killer Bud produced by Aglet Productions. In 2005, Faustino guest-starred on an episode of One on One as Flex Washington's agent.

He 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 currently stars in Star-ving, a weekly Internet comedy series on Crackle, an online video network backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. 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. He has also signed a deal with National Lampoon to be involved with three low-budget films.

He ranked #48 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Kid Stars.

He appeared with the cast of Married with Children again at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards in 2009, presented by Dr. Phil.

He appeared as himself in the September 27, 2009 episode of the HBO series Entourage.

He stands 5'3" tall.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1982 I Ought to be in Pictures Martin
1983 The Star Chamber Tony Hardin
1994 Men Lie
1996 Kiss & Tell Strip-E, "The Bird"
1998 12 Bucks Cornfed
1998 Lovers & Liars Darrel
1999 Dirt Merchant Sponge
2000 Get Your Stuff Ron
2001 MacArthur Park Bobby
2001 The Heist Chuck
2001 Killer Bud Buzz Frawley
2001 10 Attitudes Billy (Attitude #3)
2005 Freezerburn Paul the P.A.
2006 Pucked Carl
2006 Nice Guys Ben
2006 Puff, Puff, Pass Steve
2007 Leo David
2008 The Hustle Derrick
2008 RoboDoc Jason Dockery Also Associate Producer
2008 Boston Strangler: The Untold Story Albert De Salvo
2008 Unconventional Himself
2009 Busted Wilburt
2009 Official Rejection Himself
2009 Not Another B Movie Hines
2010 Hollywont Rob
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"
1983 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"
1984 St. Elsewhere Boy Episode: "Two Balls and a Strike"
1984 E/R Randy Beal Episode: "Save the Last Dance for Me"
1985 Highway to Heaven Robbie Brown Episode: "Plane Death"
1985 I Had Three Wives Andrew Beaudine Appeared in five episodes
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Actor Episode: "Utopia Now"
1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special Louie Dawson Episode: "The Drugs Knot"
1986 The Twlight Zone Micah Frost Episode: "The Storyteller"
1987-1997 Married with Children Bud Bundy Appeared in 260 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"
1990 Earth Day Special Himself
1991 "Perfect Harmony" Paul (Disney TV Movie)
1991 Top of the Heap Bud Bundy Episode: "The Agony and the Agony"
1991 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?"
1994 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"
1999 The New Addams Family Greg the Alien Episode: "The Close Encounters of the Addams Kind"
1999 Unhappily Ever After Jimbo Bacilli Episode: "Tiffany Burger"
2000 Batman Beyond Sean Wallace Voice role

Episode: "The Last Resort"
2000 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family Older Chance, Narrator Episode: "Just Act Normal," "The Line"

Uncredited
2000 Nash Bridges Simon Episodes: "Hard Cell"
2000 Nash Bridges Denny Episode: "Jump Start"
2001 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family Older Change, Narrator Episode: "Borderline Normal"

Uncredited
2001 Intimate Portrait Narrator Episode: "Katey Sagal"
2001 The Zeta Project Scruffy Voice role

Episodes: "His Maker's Name"
2001 The Test Himself Episode: "The Sex Etiquette Test"
2001 Going to California Kurt Beamis Episode: "The Big Padoodle"
2002 The X-Files Michael Daley Episode: "Sunshine Days"
2002 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"
2004 The Help Adam Ridgeway Episodes: "Pilot," "Dwayne Gets a Cold," "Pahtay," "Ollie Shares, "Doghouse"
2004 Entourage Himself Episode: "The Review"
2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Curt Crunch Voice role

Episode: "Wrestle Maniacs"
2005 One On One Ian Episode: "Contract High"
2005 One on One Chad Episode: "Study Buddy"
2005 TV Land Confidential Himself Episode: "Changing Times and Trends"
2006 American Dad Himself Voice role

Episode: "Rough Trade"
2006 Loonatics Unleashed Arthur, Time Skip Voice role

Episode: "Time After Time"
2007 TV Land Confidential Himself Interviewee

Episode: "Finales"
2008 The Batman Fox Voice role

Episode: "Attack of the Terrible Trio"
2008 Rules of the Game Executive Producer
2009 Robot Chicken Himself, Dr. Rudy Wells, Grandfather Voice role

Episode: "Love, Maurice"
2009 Entourage Himself Episode: "Scared Straight"
2009 Star-ving Himself Also Executive Producer, Director, and Writer

Web series


Music

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 an album Balistyx which spawned one single entitled "I Told Ya."

Discography

  • Balistyx (1992)


Singles

  • "I Told Ya" (1992)


Business ventures

Faustino owns a night club in Los Angeles named Balistyx which is the same name as his rap album.

Personal life

Faustino was born in Los Angeles, Californiamarker, the son of Kay (née Freeman), a homemaker, and Roger Faustino, a costumer. His younger brother, Michael (born on November 16, 1979), is an actor, as was his oldest brother Randy; (their only sister, Nichole, didn’t follow in her brothers’ footsteps).

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 Chapelmarker in Las Vegas, Nev. 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. The divorce was finalized on December 28, 2007.

Faustino was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana in May 2007, following an argument with Elmer. A disorderly intoxication charge was later dropped after Faustino agreed to enroll in a drug rehabilitation facility.

References

  1. http://www.tvsquad.com/tag/Crackle.com/
  2. David Faustino re-emerges to tell (almost) all in 'Star-ving'
  3. The Futon Critic Entourage Episode Guide
  4. IMDB Bio
  5. David Faustino Biography
  6. Married ... With Children's David Faustino Divorcing
  7. David Faustino's mugshot
  8. Report on Faustino's arest

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