The family nickname of James Anderson, Jr. (Billy Gray), the second oldest of three children from Springfield, Illinois on the sitcom FATHER KNOWS BEST/CBS/NBC/ABC/1954-63.
All the kids in the family also had nicknames. His two sisters were Betty “Princess” Anderson (Elinor Donahue); and Kathy “Kitten” Anderson (Lauren Chapin).
Note: On the sitcom MARRIED…WITH CHILDREN/FOX/1987-97, David Faustino played a girl-chasing boy named Budrick “Bud” Bundy (middle name is Franklin). As he once said to his father, “I was named after a beer, wasn’t I dad?”
Larry “Bud” Melman was the pseudonym of actor Calvert DeForest who appeared in sight gags and silly sketches on NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN in the 1980s and 1990s.