by Whitney Ullman
Photo by: PhotoGraphics
NJ.com: Thank you for coming out to The Pool After Dark, how cool does it feel to be in Atlantic City?
FAUSTINO: It's a trip because I've never been to Atlantic City in my life. I grew up on the West Coast, so I grew up going to Vegas. You would just get in the car and drive out to the desert for four hours, and that's our party station, so for you guys it's obviously Atlantic City. I've never been here before and I'm excited to be here.
Did you eat anywhere fun when you got here?
FAUSTINO: Nope, we got here and ordered room service. [Laughs] we are real exciting.
You were in 'Married With Children' years ago and 'Modern Family' recently. What are you doing now?
FAUSTINO: Right now I have a show I just released on Netflix called 'Bad Samaritans.' It's a comedy about - some bad Samaritans [laughs]. So that's a funny show that's out now. And then I run a hip-hop music label, that's my passion.
You're known as D' Lil right?
FAUSTINO: Well D' Lil was when I was 18 years old, so you're going way back now, easy easy. The company I run now is called Old Scratch Records, we have a few artists on it, and I do my own thing. I'm Italian so I created my own character called Lil Gweed, perfect place for it, New Jersey. It's like comedy hip-hop but then we have some really great hip hop artists on the label itself. That's Old Scratch Records and you can go to www.oldscratchrecords.com.
You appeared on 'Modern Family' with Ed O'Neil, how cool was it to work with him again?
FAUSTINO: It was a cool reunion except that we didn't have a scene together. It was one of those things where my agent saw the role and thought I might be right for it, but there were no scenes with Ed, so the fans were a little disappointed at that. But I love Ed and we see each other all the time. So it wasn't like, hey I haven't seen you in years, we go to eat a lot, so it was cool to be able to be on the show.
Did you ever have a crush on Christina Applegate or anyone that you worked with on Married with Children?
FAUSTINO: I mean not with Christina, because she was almost my sister. We grew up since I was 12 and she was 15, plus there were so many other girls on that set..I was looking at the other girls to be honest with you. But, Alyssa Milano was doing 'Who's the Boss' right next door to us and I had a painful crush on her. [laughs] It was un-reciprocated.
Whitney is an on-air multimedia personality, and works behind the scenes helping businesses gain extra exposure, through her WIN Promotions video production services.