David Faustino Biography
David Faustino was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States as David Anthony Faustino. He is an American actor and rapper, famous for his role in FOX sitcom Married. David Faustino is currently the host of Old Scratch Radio Sundays on Skee 24/7 on Dash Radio.
David Faustino Age
David Anthony Faustino was born on March 3, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is 45 years old as of 2019.
David Faustino Family | David Faustino Brother
Faustino was born in Los Angeles, California, to Roger and Kay Faustino, a costumer. He has two siblings a younger brother Michael Faustino an actor and an older Half-brother Jeff Leiber an actor.
David Faustino Wife | David Faustino Married
He married Andrea Elmer on January 24, 2004, after dating for five years. They later separated in May 2006, and On February 6, 2007, He officially filed for divorce.
Faustino also dated Lindsay Bronson, the two were then blessed with a daughter.
David Faustino Daughter
- Ava Marie Faustino: born on November 14, 2015.
David Faustino Height
David Anthony Faustino stands at 1.6m tall.
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David Faustino Career
Faustino made his television appearance at the age of 3 months when he appeared on the Lily Tomlin Special. In 1980 he appeared with 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 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 featured 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.
Faustino also starred as Jason Dockery in the movie RoboDoc (2008). In April 2007 he was featured in an American McDonald’s commercial introducing the “Dollar Menunaires.” He developed and starred in Star-ving, a weekly Internet comedy series on Crackle, an online video network backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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 and co-starred in the feature Not Another B Movie which was distributed by Troma Entertainment in 2011.
By 2012 Faustino was cast in 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 original series). He also voices Dagur the Deranged as a secondary villain on season one and main villain in season 2 of DreamWorks Dragons. He appears in the Bones 12th-season episode “The Radioactive Panthers in the Party,” playing a fictional version of himself as a suspect in the death of an aspiring filmmaker.
David Faustino Net Worth
David Faustino is an American actor who has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
David Faustino Modern Family
Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family sitcom where David Faustino featured in as Tater. The film follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles.
David Faustino Bones
Bones is an American crime procedural comedy-drama television series, David Faustino appeared in as Fictional version of himself. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology.
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Published: July 24, 2012, | 10:32 AM
pHopDX: You know we gotta do the intro right for this thing, so … Whaddup Grandmaster B! [Laughs]
David Faustino: [Laughs] Whaddup, man. What’s goin’ down?
DX: It never gets old, does it? [Laughs]
David Faustino: Never gets old. It’s funny; I’ll never hear the end of that. But, I don’t mind. I used to mind when I was a kid, like when I first started doing the show when I was young. You know how when you’re a teenager everything pisses you off, you’re like ready to fight and shit? [Laughs] So when people used to call me Bud and Grandmaster B I used to get mad, ‘cause I didn’t get that they just said it ‘cause they loved me. So I used to be like, “Why you calling me that?!” Now I don’t really care. It just means that people liked the character, and people still love the character.
DX: I gotta ask, the world wants to know, do you still got that Starter jacket? [Laughs]
David Faustino: Ah, fuck, that Starter jacket. Do you know what I do have? I have one of the O.G. Raiders hats. I don’t think I have a Starter jacket. But I definitely have a few cool pieces that I pulled from that show.
DX: Starter coats were starting to be kinda played out by ‘91/‘92. You shoulda been rockin’ my fly-ass L.A. Kings Chalk Line jacket on TV…
David Faustino: See, this is true. But I had to school the kids who didn’t know what was up and I had to take ‘em back a little bit. [Laughs]
DX: [Laughs] That scene in season six where you rhyme for one of your female acquaintances using the telephone as a mock mic came across to the viewer as a little awkward. Did it feel as awkward as it looked, or were you thinking internally like, “This is awesome, I’m rhyming on national television”?
David Faustino: I don’t remember exactly the episode you’re talking about but I vaguely remember it, like I have a slight remembrance of that, and no [I didn’t think it was a good look]. I mean, anytime a writer – What I should have done was just wrote the shit myself but I didn’t. But anytime a writer of a TV show is gonna try to write a rhyme for you, you know it’s not gonna be that dope. [Laughs] So I mean, it felt awkward as I remember. And if I was to do it again I just would have written it myself. I would have just said, “Yo, let me write the rhyming part myself.” They probably would have said no though. [Laughs]
DX: Speaking of the writers, was Grandmaster B all your creation or did the writers come up with that alter ego for Bud?
David Faustino: The writers were definitely running shit there. But, they were the coolest cats. We all got along like we were really cool and it was a really easygoing set. But that was a little bit of a collaboration, just in that they knew how much of a Hip Hop head I was. And at that time no one else on that set really was. Like, no one else was really feeling Hip Hop, yet. It wasn’t mainstream at all. So they all felt I was [weird]. ‘Cause I would bring Hip Hop cats around – people would come to visit, from just different deejays and whoever – and they were like, “What’s this kid doing?” They didn’t really understand it that much but they found a way to kind of poke fun at it and [Grandmaster B] was their attempt.
That’s what they did with all of our characters. They would find ways to poke fun at our little things that we did in real life. Like, Marcy being a man and all that shit, that was just them fucking with her. [Laughs]
DX: [Laughs] And was it you or set decorators that put up those posters for Ice Cube’s Death Certificate, Nas’ Illmatic in Bud’s fictional bedroom?
David Faustino: Now you know that was me.
DX: Did you have to physically go and put ‘em up yourself?
David Faustino: No, I just remember that when we finally did a scene in Bud’s bedroom – It was a few seasons in before we actually showed the bedroom. I don’t remember when it was, but I remember the prop masters approaching me and just saying, “Hey, there’s a show coming up here in a week or so where they’re gonna use your bedroom finally, what’s the vibe, what do you want?” So we talked about a few things and then I just remember that was when Illmatic had just dropped … and so I said, “Can you get this Nas poster?” And they were like, “Who?” [Laughs] So they went and researched it for me and they hooked it up. And that goes with all the posters you saw there.
DX: Speaking of Nas, what was your reaction when you read what Esco told the LA Weekly back in December about that placement: “My album poster being on Bud’s wall was one of the illest moments for me. My whole projects went crazy. It was a sign that I’d made it in a lot of ways. Great times.”
David Faustino: That quote just blew it up for me. That put a giant smile on my face and made it real for me. I mean, at that age the thought crossed my mind that maybe he [saw it]. I was guessing he probably saw it. But when you’re that age and you’re young and you’re just living your life you’re not like viewing it, you’re living it, and so you don’t really get the depth of it all.
But I ended up getting to meet Nas once or twice. We never really connected too much, but we got to party together once or twice out at the clubs. And, I just remember him saying something [about the poster] at that point. And it was done, but to see that quote in the LA Weekly was really cool.
DX: Bud Bundy was getting mad love in QB, how ill is that?!
David Faustino: That’s pretty ill, man. Especially for a kid that was born in Burbank, California. [Laughs]
DX: Now, at the time on screen, you were the fictional Grandmaster B, but off-screen, you were the very real D’Lil. D.L. wasn’t quite Rakim with the rhymes on “I Told Ya,” and so I have to ask, not to degrade a then 17-year-old’s attempt at expressing his genuine love of Hip Hop in every way he could, but years later when you start hearing Eminem, El-P of Company Flow, Apathy, all the white guys who succeeded that early-90s era that nearly ended the possibility of there ever being a quote-unquote legitimate White emcee, were you regretful at all about your decision to maybe rock the mic a little too prematurely?
David Faustino: I’m one of those dudes where I know that nothing can be changed. What you did you did, it is what it is, and the world sort of unfolds as it will. And, I mean, yeah, I agree that the rhymes, as you said, it definitely was not Rakim – it wasn’t even close. Yet, on some level, there’s a way I think you can feel a little bit of the love of just what I’m doing [through that song].
The opportunity was there to do a record, it presented itself. And, I only co-wrote that shit. The bottom line is I wasn’t ready to do that. I wasn’t even close to ready. I wasn’t even really rhyming much then; I just loved the game. I was caught up in [my Hip Hop club night], Balistyx. So the Balistyx thing and just loving Hip Hop and going to shows, I just loved the game so much that when the opportunity presented itself I was just like, “Oh yeah, fuck it, let’s do it!” Not really thinking like, How am I approaching this? So, it wasn’t thought out. And I regret that. But at the same time, I just loved it so much that I just had to do something.
DX: So you weren’t watching 8 Mile when it came out a decade later like, “Damn, I kinda contributed in making this guy’s road harder than it should have been”?
David Faustino: [Laughs] No, I can honestly say I never had that thought. But now that you bring it to my attention I might have to meditate on that. [Laughs]
DX: You mentioned Balistyx, during your D’Lil days you were also co-running one of L.A.’s then hottest Hip Hop spots [at Whisky a Go-Go on the Sunset Strip]. I’ve got a few questions about that time, first of which being is it true that will.i.am actually beat Xzibit in a battle there?!
David Faustino: Yes, it is true. [will.i.am] rocked the mic for so long there. And in Xzibit’sdefense – and not to take anything away from Will whatsoever – Will had built up quite a fan base at Balistyx by that time. He had just built up a giant fan base in that audience. And like I said, he murdered shit on the mic. So cats that didn’t have that fan base yet built up, because he had been reigning champion on that mic for so long, they didn’t really stand too much of a chance. I can’t quite remember how close the battle was, but yes, Will definitely continued to hold his place at #1 on the mic there.
DX: Wow. So will.i.am was there, Xzibit was there, were like Ras Kass and Kurupt and all the up-and-coming L.A. spitters sliding through Balistyx to battle?
David Faustino: There were a lot of people sliding through. I’m fuzzy on a lot of the details because A, it was from the time I think I was like 16 to 19.
DX: And you were drunk off your ass. [Laughs]
David Faustino: I was drunk, I was high; I was enamored with just it all. I was trippin’ on the whole thing. I was as much of a fan as anybody in that place. And so I was just sort of – I had girls in my face … there’s a blur to it. [Laughs] But, a lot of it I do remember crystal clear. Like, just moments of Eazy-E being there, and just certain cats that would slide through, Xzibit and Will and all these guys. But there’s a lot of cats who I hear about that slid through that I didn’t even know about and I’m like, “What?!” So I missed a lot of it just due to, like you said, the drinking, the girls and just the whole fame thing.
DX: I understand will.i.am first met Fergie there. So this weekly Hip Hop party you guys were throwing was like an ageless, race-less, come one come to all affair, huh?