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Net Worth:
$6 Million
Mar 3, 1974 (50 years old)
Los Angeles
5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Actor, Rapper, Voice Actor
United States of America
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What is David Faustino's Net Worth, Salary and Royalties?

David Faustino is an American actor who has a net worth of $6 million. David is probably best-known for starring on the long-running Fox sitcom "Married… with Children". He appeared in all 259 of the show's episodes between 1987 and 1997. David Faustino began acting as an infant, appearing on the "Lily Tomlin Special" when he was three months old. In 1980, he scored a part on "Little House on the Prairie", and began acting more consistently throughout the decade. He landed the role of Bud Bundy on "Married…with Children" in 1987 and starred alongside Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, and Christina Applegate. Since then, he has appeared on "Blossom", "Burke's Law", "MADtv", "The New Addams Family", "Celebrity Boot Camp", "Killer Bud", "One on One", "RoboDoc", "Modern Family", "Not Another B Movie", and "Entourage". He has also voiced characters on the animated series "The Legend of Korra" and "Winx Club." He released his debut album, "Balistyx" in 1992 under the name D'Lil. Faustino also opened a nightclub in Los Angeles with the same name.

Married… with Children Residuals/Royalties

David and the other cast members actually do not make very much money from the ongoing syndication of "Married… with Children", despite the fact that the show has generated over a billion dollars in royalties since being syndicated. When asked about the residual situation, David once explained:

"We got really screwed over. I mean, the show 'Married With… Children' was on for 11 years, and we all made really good money while we were doing it. We made great weekly pay checks, but residuals — we all got screwed over because Fox at the time was not a network, it was a cable network, and so it was under a cable contract. So the show 'Married With… Children' has made over a billion dollars, and we didn't really get a piece of that." – David Faustino

Early Life

David Faustino was born on March 3, 1974 in Los Angeles, California. He was born to parents Roger Faustino, who worked as a costumer, and Kay Faustino, who was primarily a homemaker. He grew up with his younger brother, Michael, who would later make a guest appearance on an episode of "Married…with Children." He acted throughout much of his childhood.


At the age of three months, Faustino made his television debut when he appeared on the "Lily Tomlin Special." However, he did not begin acting regularly until 1980 after landing a small role on "Little House on the Prairie." From that point on until the mid-1980s, he guest-starred on a number of television shows like "Highway to Heaven," "Family Ties," "St. Elsewhere," and "The Love Boat." In 1986, he appeared in the Disney film "Mr. Boogedy" as the older of two young sons. He then reprised the role in "Bride of Boogedy" in 1987.

The same year, in 1987, he landed what would become his most prominent and longest lasting television role. He was cast as character Bud, the younger of the two Bundy children on the show "Married…with Children." He first appeared on air in the first episode which aired on April 5, 1987. He appeared in 259 episodes before the show concluded in the series finale on June 9, 1997. He later reprised the role of Bud Bundy in the series "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" and then again in "Top of the Heap." He also appeared on "Burke's Law," "MADtv," and "The New Addams Family."

While on "Married…with Children," Faustino tried his hand at business and music. He co-founded and co-hosted a nightclub in Los Angeles called Balistyx. This was also the name of Faustino's one rap album, which he released in 1992. The album produced one single called "I Told Ya." The nightclub opened in 1991 and was billed as the first hip-hop and funk club on the Sunset Strip. The club closed after a final New Year's Eve party in 1993.

After "Married…with Children" concluded, Faustino began booking other work. He appeared in the independent film "Killer Bud" in 2001. The next year, he appeared in the reality television special "Celebrity Boot Camp." In 2005, he guest-starred in two episodes of "One on One."

In 2007, Faustino began starring in "Star-ving," a weekly Internet series on Crackle, an online video network backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. He also developed the series. A total of 12 episodes of "Star-ving" were produced between 2007 and 2009. In the series, Faustino played an exaggerated version of himself. He had developed the series with some friends with the concept that it would be an "anti-Entourage" show, in reference to the very popular show "Entourage" which aired on HBO at the time. In the series, his character is depicted experiencing some exaggerated versions of events that happened in Faustino's own life. Faustino later appeared as a guest-star in two episodes of "Entourage."

In 2008, Faustino appeared in the movie "RoboDoc" as character Jason Dockery. He also made an appearance with the cast of "Married…with Children" at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards in 2009. In 2011, Faustino co-starred in the feature satirical film, "Not Another B Movie," which was distributed by Troma Entertainment. The same year, he was also cast in Nickelodeon's revival of "Winx Club." In the series, he voices the character of Helia. He was again cast by Nickelodeon in the sequel series to "Avatar: The Last Airbender," "The Legend of Korra." In the series, he voices the character of a firebender. His role was central to the series. Later, he also voiced the character of Dagur the Deranged in season one and two of "DreamWorks Dragons."

In 2017, Faustino appeared in the 12th season of the series "Bones." In the episode in which he guest-starred, he played a fictional version of himself who is a suspect in the death of an aspiring filmmaker.

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Personal Life

In 1999, Faustino met Andrea Elmer at a spiritual center in Los Angeles. The two began dating an after five years, married on January 24, 2004 at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They separated in May of 2006. In February of 2007, Faustino officially filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. The same year, Faustino was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana in Florida. A disorderly conduct charge was later dropped after Faustino agreed to complete a drug rehabilitation program.

Later, Faustino began dating Lindsay Bronson. The couple had a daughter together in November of 2015.

Real Estate

In 1995 David paid $592,000 for a home in LA above the Sunset Strip. He still lives in the home which today is worth $2.5 – 3.5 million.

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