David Faustino (Actor) - Married... with Children
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Updated: 4/24/23

Name: David Faustino

Birth Name: David Anthony Faustino

Born: March 3, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Claim To Fame: David Faustino is an American actor best known for his role as Budrick "Bud" Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married... with Children.

Family Life: In 2004, Faustino married Andrea Elmer. They separated in May 2006 and divorced in 2007. In 2015, his girlfriend Lindsay Bronson gave birth to their daughter, Ava Marie Grace.

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Info: Was born to Roger Faustino, a costumer, and Kay Faustino, a homemaker.

Older brother of actor Michael Faustino.

Faustino co-founded and co-hosted a nightclub in Los Angeles named Balistyx, which is the same name as his rap album.

In 2007, Faustino was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana in Florida. A disorderly intoxication charge was later dropped after Faustino agreed to enroll in a drug rehabilitation facility.

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Trivia: Faustino made his television debut at the age of three months, when he appeared on the Lily Tomlin Special.

In 1986 and 1987, David played the older of two young sons in the Disney films Mr. Boogedy and Bride of Boogedy.

In 1987, he landed his big break on Married... with Children. 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.

Faustino said, "Basically, everything that I would do in my outside life ended up in the [Married... with Children (1987)] script, whether it was my battle with zits, or just growing up."

On Married... with Children his character's persona, "Grandmaster B", is a parody of Faustino's real attempts at becoming a rap star.

Ranked #48 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars".

He reprised the role of Bud Bundy in such series as Parker Lewis Can't Lose and Top of the Heap.

In 1992, Faustino was featured on the album Balistyx, which spawned one single titled "I Told Ya."

He appeared in the reality television special Celebrity Boot Camp (a shortened version of the Boot Camp series for celebrities).

In 2007-09, Faustino 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."

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

He has also voiced animated characters for Nickelodeon, including Mako on The Legend of Korra and Helia on Nickelodeon's revival of Winx Club.

He also voiced Dagur the Deranged as a secondary villain on season one and main villain in season 2 of DreamWorks Dragons, and Later, redeemed character in Race to the Edge.

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Where Are They Now: Faustino seems to be busier than ever these days. He has three projects in production; the comedy 90 Days Past Due, the animated series Hollywould, and there's an untitled family film currently in post-production.

I also heard that there's a Married... with Children animated series in the works! That could be awesome! Whoa, Bundy!


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