Faustino Di Bauda was born on September 16, 1965 in the city of Turin, Italy. At a year old, he immigrated to Canada with his family and grew up in Vancouver. His native tongue is Italian and he’s kept the language alive by attending school at the Italian Cultural Center for many years.
Faustino developed a love for performances, plays, television shows and movies, but stage fright kept him from participating in front of an audience. Instead, he channeled himself in physical sports. He competed in national wrestling championships and earned medals as a junior and juvenile in Olympic freestyle, but a shoulder injury at age twenty did not allow him to continue.
In March of 2011, an audition for ABC’s Once Upon a Time earned him his very first television role as Sleepy. Faustino’s feature film debut is in the upcoming film Seventh Son, based on the first book of Joseph Delaney’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles, with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.