David Anthony Faustino (born March 3, 1974) is an American actor, rapper and radio personality, primarily known for his role as Bud Bundy on the FOX sitcom Married... with Children. He has also voiced animated characters for Nickelodeon, including Mako on The Legend of Korra and Helia on Nickelodeon's revival of Winx Club.
David Anthony Faustino
March 3, 1974
|Occupation||Actor, rapper, radio personality|
|Spouse(s)||Andrea Elmer (m. 2004; div. 2007)|
Faustino was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 3, 1974, to Roger Faustino, a costumer, and Kay Faustino (nee Freeman), a homemaker. His younger brother Michael made many guest appearances on Married... with Children, including the episode David co-wrote, "T*R*A*S*H".
Faustino made his television debut at the age of 3 months when he appeared on the Lily Tomlin Special. He did not start regularly acting until 1980 after a small role on Little House on the Prairie. Throughout the early to mid-1980s, Faustino guest-starred on a number of TV shows such as Highway to Heaven, Family Ties, St. Elsewhere, and The Love Boat.
In 1987, he landed a full-time gig on Married... with Children, which was his big break. He played Bud, the younger of the two Bundy children, in 259 episodes, from April 5, 1987, until the season finale on June 9, 1997. He reprised the role of Bud Bundy in such series as Parker Lewis Can't Lose and Top of the Heap. Faustino also appeared on Burke's Law, MADtv, and The New Addams Family.
In 2001, Faustino appeared in the independent film Killer Bud, produced by Aglet Productions.
In 2005 Faustino guest-starred on two episodes of One on One.
In April 2007 he was featured in an American McDonald's commercial introducing the "Dollar Menunaires."
Faustino also starred as Jason Dockery in the movie RoboDoc (2008).
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." "This is a very twisted take on what I've been through all these years," Faustino said.
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.
In 2011, Faustino was cast in Nickelodeon's revival of Winx Club as the voice of Helia. By the next year, Nickelodeon cast him again in the sequel series 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 first two seasons of the original series Avatar: The Last Airbender). He also voiced Dagur the Deranged as a secondary villain on season one and main villain in season 2 of DreamWorks Dragons.
Faustino has been in the music industry in the rap genre under the name D' Lil.
He co-wrote a 2008 independent electronica album with Austin-based musician Jon Dishongh titled Hollowdreams, which he also produced alongside close friend Corin Nemec.
Faustino has hosted Old Scratch Radio, a digital radio program featuring older hip-hop music on the Skee 24/7 radio stream through Dash Radio.
Faustino co-founded and co-hosted a nightclub 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 closed after a final New Year's Eve party at The Roxy in 1993.
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.
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.
On November 14, 2015, his girlfriend Lindsay Bronson gave birth to their daughter.
|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|
|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||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 role|
|2013||Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure||Helia||Voice role|
|I Know That Voice||Himself|
|TBA||Nite Tales 2: The Movie||Himself||Completed|
|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||Television film|
|1983||Summer Girl||Jason Shelburne||Television film|
|Shooting Stars||Patrick||Television film|
|Fantasy Island||Michael Ashley||Episode: "Random Choices/My Mother, the Swinger"|
|Family Ties||Keith Baily||Episode: "To Snatch a Keith"|
|1984||The Love Boat||Scott Russell||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||Main role|
|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|
|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!"|
|1992||Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?||Himself||Episode: "The Immigration Station Perpetration"|
|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||Television film|
|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|
|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 October 22, 2010
|Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||Bud Shelton||Voice role |
Episode: "Revenge of the Man Crab"
|Working Class||Derek||Episode 12: "Short, Then Sweet"|
|2011–2015||Winx Club||Helia||Voice role|
Nickelodeon re-records of seasons 3 and 4
Original records for seasons 5 and 6
|2012||SuperFuckers||Jack Krak||Voice role|
|2012–2014||The Legend of Korra||Mako||Voice role |
|2013–2014||DreamWorks Dragons||Dagur the Deranged||Voice role|
|2013||Modern Family||Tater||Season 4 episode 16: "Bad Hair Day"|
|Bad Samaritans||Dax Wendell|
|2015||The Exes||Donny Lutz||Season 4 episode 15: "Good Will Hinting"|
|2015-2018||Dragons: Race to the Edge||Dagur||Voice role|
|2016||TMI Hollywood||Host||Season 6 episode 31: "The Fast and the Faustino"|
|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"|
|The Young and the Restless||Howard Green||8 episodes|
|2019||Drop the Mic||Himself||Season 3 episode 8: "Jason Mitchell vs. Adina Porter / David Faustino vs. Joey Lawrence"|
|Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas||Ronny||Voice|
|1992||"I Told Ya"||D' Lil|
|1995||MC's Act Like They Don't Know||KRS-One|
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