Unlike Bud Bundy, David Faustino doesn’t appear to have much trouble with the ladies (ex-wife Adrea Faustino and this towering brunette are both very easy on the eyes). But while the girls have come easy, the acting gigs have not.
Christina Applegate went on to Jesse and Broadway, but the actor that played her lovelorn younger brother never outgrew the epithet “Child Star.” After a decade of Married…with Children, Faustino’s biggest roles have been in reality series reserved for celebrities from decades ago.
Luckily, that washed up celebrity story makes for great satire (and if Grandmaster B is any indication, the dude knows how to make fun of himself). Variety reports Faustino has signed a 13-episode deal with Sony’s Crackle to star in the online series STAR-ving – an “exaggerated version” of the 34-year-old’s life. From the article:
“Skein finds him running a struggling porn shop that was willed to him by a fan. After losing his wife to a rap star, he’s reduced to begging for money from his old Hollywood pals.”
And from Faustino:
Produced by FNB Entertainment and Sony Pictures, and created and executive produced by Faustino, Corin Nemec, Todd Bringewatt, and Sam Kass, the “has-been answer to Entourage” is set to premiere in early 2009.
Shooting is scheduled to start this Fall but there are a couple roles still open. Former Married with Children casting director Tammara Billik is looking for Faustino’s mother (Seeking actress to play his mother. Must be a Little Person or very, very short – 4’10” and under) and an Osama Bin Laden lookalike (Should be tall and slender and have believable Middle Eastern accent). Interested parties should visit AreUaStar.com.