Who is David Faustino?

American actor and radio personality David Anthony Faustino was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 3 March 1974, meaning that his zodiac sign is Pisces. He’s had roles in over 100 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for his playing of the lead character Bud Bundy in the critically acclaimed comedy series “Married… with Children”, which Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt created, and which also starred Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate and Ed O’Neill. It follows the lives of low-earning shoes salesman Al Bundy, his wife and their two children, the series aired from 1987 to 1997, and won seven of its 43 award nominations.

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Education and early life

David and his younger brother Michael, who’s also active in the film industry, were raised in Los Angeles by their father Roger Faustino who was a costume designer, and their mother Kay Faustino (nee Freeman) who was a housewife; Michael made several guest appearances in the series “Married… with Children”.

David was somewhat thrown into the film industry, as he was six when he made his debut film appearance, playing Joey in the 1980 drama “Act of Love”, and the same year saw him make his debut TV series appearance, playing Josh in the episode “The Silent Cry” in the hit romantic family drama “Little House on the Prairie”.

He acted throughout his entire education, and upon matriculating in 1992, David remained focused on acting, and so didn’t enroll at college.

Roles in movies

In 1981, David portrayed Bobby Hofstedter in the family comedy “And They All Lived Happily After”, but he only gained recognition in 1983, when cast to play Tony Hardin in the mystery crime drama “The Star Chamber”, written and directed by Peter Hyams, and which starred Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook and Yaphet Kotto. It follows a group of judges who hire hitmen to kill the criminals who’ve avoided court justice. Some of David’s notable performances in the ‘80s were in the 1984 action drama “Velvet”, the 1985 drama “Love, Mary”, and the 1986 short animated drama “How to Catch a Cold” (voice role).

What marked the ‘90s for him was perhaps his playing of Felix Navidad in the 1996 science fiction crime drama “Alien Nation: Millennium”, which Kenneth Johnson wrote and directed, and which starred Michele Scarabelli, Eric Pierpoint and Gary Graham. It follows a group of people who’ve found a holy Tenctonese relic, and the movie won an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Award for Best Single Genre Television Presentation. David could then have been seen appearing in the 1997 comedy drama “Kiss & Tell”, and the 1998 dramas “12 Bucks” and “Lovers and Liars”.

In 2001, he portrayed Bobby in the action drama “MacArthur Park”, Buzz Frawley in the comedy “Killer Bud”, and Billy in the comedy drama “10 Attitudes”. The year 2006 saw him star as Carl in the popular sports comedy “Pucked”, which directed by Arthur Hiller, follows the life of an unsuccessful attorney, and also starred Jon Bon Jovi and Estella Warren. Some of David’s following roles were in the 2006 comedy “Puff, Puff, Pass”, the 2008 comedy “The Hustle”, and the 2014 drama “Hacks”.

In 2015, he portrayed himself in the critically acclaimed comedy drama “Entourage”, which Doug Ellin wrote and directed, and which starred Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly and Adrian Grenier. It follows movie star Vincent Chase who’s making a film together with his three friends.

David’s three most recent film roles have been in the action adventure comedies “Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens”, “Atomic Shark” and “Saltwater”, all released in 2016.

Roles in TV series

David’s first notable TV series role was his playing of Andrew Beaudine in the 1985 comedy drama “I Had Three Wives”, created by Peter Lefcourt, and which starred Victor Garber, Shanna Reed and Teri Copley; it follows the life of private investigator Jackson Beaudine, who’s remained on good terms with all his three former wives, and often asks them to help him solve cases. David appeared in an episode or two of a couple of series in the remainder of the ‘80s, including the romantic adventure comedy “Scarecrow and Mrs King”, the fantasy horror drama “The Twilight Zone” and the fantasy comedy “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”.

He spent most of the ‘90s focused on shooting for “Married… with Children”, then in 2004, David was cast to play Adam Ridgeway in the comedy “The Help”, created by Ron Leavitt, and which starred Camille Guaty, Al Santos and Brenda Strong; it follows 22 years old Maria who’s begun working for the wealthy Ridgeway family as their maid, while she’s dreaming of becoming a beautician. The remainder of the 2000s heard David voice various characters in the animated comedy “American Dad!”, and the animated action adventures “Loonatics Unleashed” and “The Batman”.

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From 2012 to 2014, he voiced one of the main characters Mako in the hit animated action adventure “The Legend of Korra”, created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and which also starred Janet Varney and P. J. Byrne; it follows Avatar Korra as she’s fighting to protect her city from various enemies, and the series won 27 of its 68 award nominations.

David’s three most recent TV series roles have been in eight episodes of the 2017 romantic drama “The Young and the Restless”, 28 episodes of the animated action adventure “Dragons: Race to the Edge” from 2015 to 2018 (voice role), and also in 2018, the episode “Ignite Good to Help the Environment” of the animated drama “Cape Kids” (voice role); he’s currently shooting for the upcoming series “Hollywould”.

Other credits

David received special thanks for the 2009 biographical historical crime movie “Danny Greene: The Rise and Fall of the Irishman”.

He wrote and produced the 2008 comedy series “Rules of the Game”, and wrote, produced and directed the 2009 comedy series “Star-ving”.

David’s appeared in numerous talk-shows, most recently in “A Celebrity’s Guide to Giving”, “Inventions That Changed History”, and “Entertainment Tonight”.

Awards and nominations David’s won six of his 20 award nominations. Some of his wins include a 2008 TV Land Award for Siblings That Make You Grateful for Your Own Crazy Family, for his and Christina Applegate’s performance in “Married… with Children”, and a Behind the Voice Actors (BTVA) Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series in 2013, ‘14 and ‘15, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “The Legend of Korra”.

Love life and wife

David’s more or less open when it comes to talking about his love life, and it’s known that he was a married man. He met non-celebrity American woman Andrea Elmer at a spiritual center in 1998, and they were in a relationship for the following five years; the two married in Las Vegas’ Little White Wedding Chapel on 24 January 2004, but separated in May 2006, and filed for divorce on 6 February 2007.

Sometime in the first half of the 2010s, David began dating American entrepreneur and social media star Lindsay Bronson; she’s followed by nearly 20,000 people on Instagram, and has posted close to 800 pictures and videos. Lindsay gave birth to their daughter Ava Marie Grace on 14 November 2015.

David hasn’t mentioned other women whom he’s dated he’s in a long-term relationship with Lindsay Bronson as of November 2022, with whom he has a daughter, and was married to Andrea Elmer.

Interesting facts and hobbies

David’s highly active on Instagram, and has posted over 2,100 pictures and videos onto the social media network, while there are today close to 55,000 people following him.

In 1991, he co-founded the nightclub Balistyx in Los Angeles, which closed after the 1993 New Year’s Eve; he was also a co-owner of the Los Angeles’ restaurant The Central.

David was arrested for possession of marijuana in May 2007, but the charges were dropped after he agreed to enter a drug rehabilitation program.

He was only three months old when he appeared in a commercial.

David’s two favorite actors are Morgan Freeman and Samuel L. Jackson, while some of his favorite films are “Lean on Me”, “Now You See Me”, and “The Magic of Belle Isle”.

Height, eyes and wealth

David’s age is 48, and has light blue eyes and short brown hair. He weighs around 140lbs (64kgs) and is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall.

David’s net worth’s been estimated at over $8 million, as of November 2022.

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