David Anthony Faustino known to many of us as Bud Bundy, courtesy his most iconic role in the 1980s-90s sitcom ‘Married…with Children’, is a renowned American television and film actor and also a passionate rapper. David’s most long-running and cult show ‘Married… with Children’ brought him unprecedented fame and recognition making him one of the most sought-after actors on television and launched his successful career as a film actor.
Apart from this, he has also dabbled with some music right from the beginning of his career and even came out with an album called ‘Balystix’ which was well received. As of 2017, David Faustino is the host of a Sunday radio show named ‘Old Scratch Radio.’ Let’s find out more about how much is David Faustino’s net worth in 2018.
David Faustino was born in Los Angeles, literally the hub of American entertainment, to Roger and Kay Faustino. The entertainment world beckoned David to become an actor, which he did when he appeared on the ‘Lily Tomlin Special’ aged barely 3 months old, too young even to understand the depth of the word.
However, it wasn’t until 1980 that his career as a full-time actor took off with minor roles in television shows, like ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ ‘St. Elsewhere’ and ‘The Love Boat’ to name a few before he eventually landed his breakthrough role of Bud Bundy in 1987.
On the personal front, David Faustino has 2 siblings, an older half-brother named Jeff Leiber and a younger brother named Michael Faustino, both of whom are actors. He has been married twice. He took his first wedding vows in 2004 with Andrea Elmer whom he married after a courtship of 5 years eventually calling it quits 2 years later. He is also the proud father of a daughter named Ava Marie Grace born to his long-time girlfriend, Lindsay Bronson in 2015.
After a series of guest appearances in various television shows, David Faustino’s life changed in the year 1987 when he bagged his breakthrough role of Bud Bundy which he went on to portray for the next 10 years. His growing popularity with each successive season of the show brought him the opportunity to guest star in many other successful shows on television and in many of them, like ‘Parker Lewis Can’t Lose’ and ‘Top of the Heap’ he ended up reprising his most appreciated role of Bud Bundy.
Over the course of his illustrious career that spans almost 38 years, David Faustino has been a part of television shows, like ‘The New Addams Family’, ‘One on One’, ‘Entourage’, ‘Bones’, ‘Trapper John, M.D.’, ‘Fantasy Island’, ‘The Love Boat’, ‘I Had Three Wives’, ‘The Young and the Restless’ among others. He also participated in popular reality show ‘Celebrity Boot Camp,’ a military training camp for celebrities.
Along with a venerated television career, David Faustino also went on to enjoy a rewarding film career with films, like ‘Killer Bud’, ‘RoboDoc’, ‘Not Another B Movie’, ‘I’m Naked Thinking of You’, ‘Perfect Harmony’, ‘Kiss & Tell’, ‘The Heist’ and ‘I Know That Voice’ under his belt.
Despite tasting much success as an actor, David Faustino couldn’t shake off his childhood dream of becoming a musician and continued to dabble with music eventually coming out with his debut rap album ‘Balistyx’ under the stage name of D’ Lil. He also collaborated with popular musician Jon Dishon on his 2008 electronica album ‘Hollowdreams,’ penning down various songs and even producing the album.
Among David Faustino’s many talents is voice acting with various voice characters in much loved animated series, like ‘The Legend of Korra’ and ‘DreamWorks Dragons,’ a computer-generated animated television series spawned to bridge the story between the 2010 film ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and its 2014 sequel. The two seasons of the show that came in between the release of the aforesaid two movies had David Faustino voicing Dagur the Deranged the supporting and main villain of the 1st and 2nd seasons respectively.
David Faustino’s comic timing was at its utmost glory in the over the internet comedy series called ‘Star-ving,’ a project very close to his heart as he not only starred in it but also was its key developer. After the success of ‘Star-ving’, he became a part of well-received web series, like ‘Dark Christmas’ and ‘Bad Samaritans.’
Awards & Achievements
David Faustino has been conferred with the TV Land Award for his cult show ‘Married…with Children’ twice in 2008 and 2009.
Net Worth of David Faustino
The total estimated net worth of David Faustino is a considerable $7.5 million, thanks to his amazing acting talent which also gave way to many lucrative endorsements deals with brands like McDonald’s.
Artists of David Faustino’s caliber are both hard to find and forget. His memorable performances continue to entertain audiences of all ages and effectively enhance his net worth.