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David Anthony Faustino (born March 3, 1974) appeared in the role as Bud Bundy on Married... with Children and voicing Mako in The Legend of Korra animated series.

Early lifeEdit

Faustino was born in Los Angeles to Kay (née Freeman), a homemaker, 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.

CareerEdit

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 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 landed a full-time gig on Married...with Children.

Fox's MWC was Faustino's big break as he would play 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 MWC throughout the '90s, Faustino would continue 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, David appeared in the VHI celebrity reality TV 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 two episodes of One on One. 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 currently stars in Star-ving, a weekly Internet comedy series on Crackle, an online video network backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment .[3] 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 TV 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]

On April 14, 2012, The Legend of Korra premiered. He is the voice of Mako, a teenage firebender who is the captain of his Pro-Bending team The Fire Ferrets and Avatar Korra's boyfriend. The character is named after the late Mako Iwamatsu, who provided the voice of Iroh in the original series.

Personal lifeEdit

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. 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 L.A. County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.[6] Faustino owns a night club in Los Angeles named Balistyx, which is the same name as his rap album.[2]

MusicEdit

Aside from his acting, David has performed 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][7]

DiscographyEdit

  • Balistyx (1992)

SinglesEdit

  • "I Told Ya" (1992)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "David Faustino Biography". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/0/David-Faustino.html. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "David Faustino profile". MarriedWithChildren.com. http://www.marriedwithchildren.com/cast_david.html. Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  3. "Crackle.com Articles on AOL TV". Tvsquad.com. http://www.tvsquad.com/tag/Crackle.com/. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  4. January 15, 2009 (2009-01-15). "David Faustino re-emerges to tell (almost) all in 'Star-ving'". Latimes.com. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-married15-2009jan15,0,2185858.story. 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. "D' Lil". Yahoo! Music. http://music.yahoo.com/d-lil/. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 

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