David Faustino: Six Quick Facts

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David Faustino

David Faustino is a complete showman whose career transcends acting. What do you know about the actor? How much of him are you aware of? Here are six quick facts about him.

1. David Faustino started acting when he was three months old

David Faustino was born on March 3, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, United States. His father Roger Faustino was a costume designer while his mother Kay Faustino supported her husband to chase clients in Hollywood. At three month, David made his debut in the film “The Lily Tomlin Special”.

He was pretty little and never knew what the world entailed but his parents who have been in the show business and lived all their life in Los Angeles the capital city of Hollywood started very early to prepare an acting career path for their son. Roger Faustino his father urged him and his two brothers to enter the show business perhaps because of how lucrative it is or for fame.  Little is known if David attended high school or college.

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David has a stepbrother Jeff Leiber who is a performing artist while his other brother Michael has some acting credits to his name.

2. He has released a hip hop album titled Balistyx

David Faustino entered the entertainment industry to dominate. While he has so many acting credits under his belt, he is also a rapper who rose to the rungs of the rap game under the name D’Lil. His punch lines and witty metaphors weren’t going to fade away so he dropped a rap album in 1992 titled Balistyx.

The album was a hit back in the day having named it after a nightclub he co-owned with a friend in the early “90s where upcoming rappers like Xhibit and Will.i.am clash with others in a rap battle. The club is usually described as “the first hip-hop/funk club on the Sunset Strip,” Unfortunately the nightclub closed down before New Year’s even in 1993 but his rap career remained alive. In 2008, David co-wrote an independent electronica album with Austin-based musician Jon Dishongh titled Hollowdreams

3. The actor has starred in many films and TV series

After that his debut at three months old, David returned to the screen in 1980 starring in one episode of “Little House On the Prairie” as Josh. His first film came in 1982 when he portrayed the character of Martin in “Neil Simon’s I Ought to Be in Pictures”.

His career flourished as many producers went after him because commercially, his talent rewarded film budgets. He starred in many TV films in the early ‘90s.

David Faustino was in “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” as Bud Shelton, he was also in “The Legend of Kora” as Mako. Altogether, he appeared in 27 films and 38 Tv series. He also created a Web series called Star-ving with fellow ’90s teen star Corin Nemec in 2009.

4. He was once arrested

In May 2007, David Faustino was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. No, he didn’t get the chance to be sentenced as the charge was later dropped after he agreed to enroll in a drug rehabilitation facility. Aside from this, he has tried to stay in the right side of the law as he manages his career, his home, and whatever else that needs to be managed.

5. David Faustino refused to pay spousal support to his former wife

Marriages are not made in heaven, only a few stand the test of time and unfortunately a beautiful love story that led David Faustino to marry Andrea Elmer on January 24, 2004, at a Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada packed up in 2006.

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While they separated, David Faustino refused to pay spousal support and on February 6, 2007, he officially filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences.

On November 14, 2015, his girlfriend, Lindsay Bronson gave birth to their daughter, Ava Marie Grace Faustino.

6. His Net Worth is $6 million

His colleagues in the rap game would boast “Cash rules everything around me” and David can also rap about that too. In a career that started at three months old, David has touched dollar bills and his net worth is $6 million dollars.

Although he has never revealed his salary before, the actor could worth more considering he had a stint in the rap game. He is still active in the acting industry and his net worth is expected to rise in the near future.

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