"This is my year, I can feel it. You're looking at Degrassi's next big man on campus. I'm talking A-list, celebrity status, people. You're gonna see me at all the parties, lookin' fly... that is if I can bum a ride from somebody..."
David "Dave" Turner was a student at Degrassi Community School. Dave's goal was to get noticed and become popular because he was tired of blending into the crowd, which often caused him to appear judgmental to his friends. He is Chantay Black's younger cousin and his father, Officer Turner, was working at Degrassi Community School.
Dave was best friends with Drew Torres, K.C. Guthrie, Connor DeLaurier, and Wesley Betenkamp. He was also good friends with Adam Torres before his death, and Eli Goldsworthy. Additional friends of his included Jenna Middleton, Fiona Coyne and Tristan Milligan. He had a conflict with Luke Baker. Dave was portrayed by Jahmil French.
Season 9Dave first appears in Just Can’t Get Enough (2), when Holly J. is asking for ideas. Dave suggests that there should be a Toga Day, which she says she'll consider, but rejects once he's out of earshot. He appears again with Connor at a party when Connor is complaining that the football guys are cutting the line, even though their season is over. Dave eagerly asks when the Toga Day is going to be held. Holly J. snaps at both of them, and Dave and Connor run back into the party.
In Shoot to Thrill, Dave relentlessly flirts with Fiona. In order to stop these unwanted advances, Fiona lies and says that she's dating Riley. Dave, afraid that Riley might come after him for flirting with his "girlfriend," begs Fiona not to tell Riley that he was hitting on her, and Fiona agrees as long as Dave backs off.In Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', Dave decides to try to make a name for himself. After he begs Chantay to write something about him in the Anti-Grapevine, she tells him to do something big to gain attention. He tries playing with soda and mentos in the cafeteria, but Bruce pours the drink on him, embarrassing him. Danny and Sav make a remark about whoever takes down Bruce should receive a medal.
Dave decides to get back at Bruce and make a name for himself. He urinates in a bottle and pours it on Bruce's locker. Bruce catches him in the act and a frightened Dave runs away. Dave comes back in a disguise, but Johnny confronts him and tells him to meet Bruce in the alleyway after school. After school in the alleyway, Bruce says he won't fight him, but ends up throwing a water balloon full of urine at Dave. Dave eventually makes a name for himself, and he makes peace with Bruce and Johnny.In Beat It (1), Dave has a crush on Jenna, thinking that she's a total babe. He asks her on a date, and she agrees to go, as friends. Dave misinterprets the situation and thinks that they're dating. She plays along, but grows tired of the charade. Jenna tells him she only likes him as a friend, and he is upset, because he'll lose his new reputation. She agrees to help him keep his reputation, and tells the Power Squad that Dave dumped her. Their plan works out, and Dave keeps his status.
In Somebody, Dave and Connor become friendly in class and on the basketball team, but Connor isn't feeling secure in his basketball skills. Dave and Connor's friendship becomes strained as Dave tries to improve his popularity among the basketball team. After seeing the other players openly mock Connor, Dave doesn't stand up for him right away, because he's too caught up in being "cool." After Ethan's bullying, Connor decides that he is going to quit the team. Ethan bullies him again, and this time Dave and K.C. step in and tell him to back off. Later, when Dave learns that Connor has been keeping statistics all year, he shows them to the coach and gets a very indirect form of revenge. Everyone, especially Ethan is surprised at how well Connor kept statistics, as it is revealed Ethan is the least valuable team member.
In Heart Like Mine (1), Dave is seen with the basketball team, practicing and playing at the athletic's banquet.In Why Can't This Be Love? (1), Alli is upset that she has to go to Degrassi on a Saturday to help set up for the Prom, by serving the drinks to the people at prom with Dave. Dave tries to cheer up all and tells her that the drink could be called the 'Bhandurner'. Alli finds him funny, but kind of strange. At prom, her and Dave become friends.
When Johnny comes over to get a drink, he purposely mocks them to get angered reactions out of them, and Alli tells Johnny DiMarco to back off. Later on, Alli finds Dave hilarious when he starts dancing and doing crazy moves. The next day, Alli and Dave are seen playing a card game, and Alli realizes that she wants to be more mature—Dave is too childish for her. She walks away, angering Dave. Later on, she apologizes and tells him that she really wants to be his friend, and he forgives her.
In Innocent When You Dream, Dave is shown at Connor's party and is pretty bored until Alli announces that they will be playing "Seven Minutes in Heaven."
In What a Girl Wants (1), Dave is back at Degrassi and is with his best friend Connor. As the stand outside, Connor and Dave both check out Alli as she walks into school. Connor also suggests that Dave should be tenth grade class rep, because he'll be good for it. Alli logs on to a computer and yells at Dave for making her hottest girl #42 on the Hottest Degrassi Girls List. Dave is embarrassed and doesn't know how to react. Later on, him and Connor are in the hallways and they are talking about why Alli is acting so weird, since they were friendly all summer. Dave makes a remark about Connor's Asperger's Syndrome.
In What a Girl Wants (2), Alli is still angry with Dave, so she decides to make a Degrassi Loser List, posting it around the whole school. She even gave the list to Dave, who looked at it and was very upset. Later on at The Dot, Clare tells Alli she's being overdramatic. Dave shows up at The Dot, and asks Clare if he can talk to Alli privately. Dave tells her that the list that he made is stupid, because he thinks she's the hottest in the school, and he's not lying. Alli kisses him and he asks if they're going out now, but she says they're only friends. Dave jokingly inquires if they are "friends with benefits."
In Breakaway (2), Dave walks in on Anya and Sav and asks them if he and the other grade representatives can throw them a baby shower, not knowing they are lying about having a baby. They say no and he leaves. Later, he films them again for the school news. In gym, Dave is hanging with Connor, Wesley, K.C. and Jenna in gym class, and they're talking about the rumor of Clare's "fake boobs." Connor doesn't understand why she wants to change them. Dave asks him if he'd want to fix his Asperger's if he had the chance to. Connor, apparently uncomfortable, answers him no.
In 99 Problems (2), Sav announces Alli and her no-show dance club to perform. Alli states she was wrong and if anyone would join to dance with her, please do. Clare, being a good friend, goes up to dance with her. Seeing this, a few more people join them such as Wesley and Dave.
In Better Off Alone (1), Alli has a crush on Drew, and she invites Drew to her party to get his attention. At the party Alli asks Dave for advice on getting Drew, but Dave misunderstands Alli, and thinks she loves him. Alli gets the party to play a game of I Never, where when someone says something they have never done, anyone who has done it must remove an item of clothing. While, playing the game Dave keeps his arm around Alli, thinking they're a couple or close to being a couple.
In Better Off Alone (2), Alli thinks that Drew is now her boyfriend. She tells Dave, and at first he thinks she is talking about him, and is heartbroken when he finds out she means Drew. Later on, Alli asks Drew if he wants to go see a movie with her or go to The Dot. He says that he already has plans and that since he's QB1 he's really busy. Drew later tells Alli that he still wants to spend time with her and she suggests that they go see the movie. Instead he suggests they go make out some more and they go back to Alli's house.
In Try Honesty (1), Wesley, Connor, and Dave are walking into school, and they try to discuss what they're going to do over the weekend. Dave tells them that they should go make out with their girlfriends at the movies, but they don't have girlfriends. Wesley makes a reference that girls are as gentle as hamsters and you can get on easily, Dave thinks it's kind of weird, and they go into the school. In homeroom, Wesley and Connor listen to Sav's "Band Slam" which was about signing up with your band to enter a contest.
When Wesley asks Connor what his favorite band is, Connor told him he doesn't have one, thus giving Wesley the idea to create a band, even though they don't have talent. Connor then tells him that their band can be his favorite. Later, they go sign up for the "Band Slam," putting Dave's name on the list, and naming the band "The Three Tenners." Sav confronts them and talks to them, they seek advice from him, and he tells them that he was once a geeky band geek, and he leaves them to be. Later on, they're practicing, Wesley with his flute, and Connor with his computer music, Dave comes and they tell him what is going on. He ends up alright with it, and he tries singing the song they wrote, despite his bad singing.
In Try Honesty (2), Wesley, Connor, and Dave finish recording the song with the help of Sav. But, when they play their song out loud, Connor isn't afraid to tell Dave that his singing sucks. Dave gets offended and tells them they're losers and they can do the song by themselves. In class, Wesley discovers he's learning symbiosis, he gets the idea to fix Dave's voice and make it better, using a computer. Wesley accidentally yells out loud in class, "That's it!", and embarrasses himself. Later that day, Wesley shares his ideas of what to do with Connor and Sav. Connor and Sav edited Dave's voice using synthesizers, and computer electronics, and made it 100% better. They got Dave and he listened to the song, thinking it's cooler and more robotic like than the original, but he is upset it isn't the original, and it isn't his real voice. He leaves and goes and sits in the hallway.
Sav comes out to talk to him, and gives him good, friendly,and cool advice. Sav then takes out his cell phone and starts playing the song, and tells him it's a really cool song, and that it will score big time at "Band Slam," Dave is happy that Sav gave him good self esteem boosting advice, and Dave gets up and tells Connor and Wesley he likes the song. Later on, at the Dot, Dave puts his iPhone in a boombox and he plays their song aloud in the restaurant. Anya and a group of girls hear the song and think it's cool and catchy. Dave asks them if they'll be at Band Slam, and they tell him they will be and they can't wait to watch them perform. Dave turns back and he realizes he's happy to be friends with Connor and Wesley.
In You Don't Know My Name (1), Dave learns from Sav that Mr. Simpson has cancelled Band Slam. Connor, Dave, and Wesley are upset to find out that their band is dropping out of "Band Slam," because Mr. Simpson had to cut the event. The next day Connor, is still at school, and is asleep at the desk over the computer. Dave and Wesley walk in to notice him knocked out cold sleeping. Ms. Oh walks around and notices Connor sleeping as well and bangs on the table to wake him up, and gets mad at him for drooling on the keyboards, since the computers are expensive. Dave and Wesley nudge him to wake him up even more, Connor tells them he wishes he didn't hate coffee, and Wesley goes off talking about how it took him that long to beat the villager. It turns out Connor was up all night long playing RPG's.
Wesley tries to tell him loves RPG's too, but he's gone to deep and he needs to come up for air. Connor tells them that they don't understand, and nobody else in his life does as well. After class, Connor is on "Realm of Doom," and is refreshing the page to see if his "girl-friend" is online, after he sent her a chat message about playing again. Dave and Wesley come in to ask him if he wants to shoot some hoops, Connor tells them in a little bit because he's waiting for something from a girl. Wesley asks if it's a girlfriend, and Connor tells them no just a friend that's a girl, but a "girl-friend." Dave tells him to "shut the front door," and Connor tells him yes that they play online and they listen to each other and talk to each other and understand each other.
Dave and Wesley ask if he has a picture of her, but he says yes right here, he points to her avatar "LoveQueen16." They laugh, and ask if he's serious. Dave and Wesley laugh, and Connor tries to explain she may not be perfect, Dave tells him that he's never seen her so for all he knows she could be some fat dude. Connor is upset, but they tell him to come play basketball, he tells them he'll be out in a minute, they leave and he gets a message from her which is her cell number, she asks for his and he gives it too her, being happy.
In You Don't Know My Name (2), Connor continues talking to LoveQueen16, and doesn't tell Dave and Wesley. But, after they learn that he made plans to meet up with her after school, they decide it's best if they follow him to make sure everything goes okay. When they get to the meeting spot, they see a older woman, who is wearing a "Realm of Doom" shirt, they leave before things get too risky. But, Connor wants to meet her still, and continues to text her.
In My Body Is A Cage (1), Dave and Wesley learn that their Lenix grades are ready, and Ms. Oh feels she graded them all very fairly. When, Dave checks his grades, he sees a 60 and that he's failing. He checks Wesley's grades against Wesley and his dad's wishes and Wesley has a 95. Dave is upset and confronts Ms. Oh on what to do to boost his grade. Ms. Oh tells him that he can fool around less, and he can accept that grade, and strive harder for a better grade on their blogging project. After class Wesley and Dave stay behind. Dave looks up Ms. Oh on FaceRange, against Wesley's opinions and he sees racy photos of Winnie Oh, and he sees photos of her and her boyfriend on a motorcycle.
Dave gets the idea that he can use the topic of Motorcycles for his blog, and that he can post the link to show the whole class who the real Ms. Oh is, Dave is excited. He travels through the hallways happy, and excited. Connor walks with him to media immersions the next day. Connor busts Dave's chops and asks him if he's ready for more Ms. Oh, and Dave says more than ever.While in class, Dave presents his motorcycle blog, and Ms. Oh finds it a bit queer, but interesting. When he clicks his photo links it brings up Ms. Oh's Facerange page, and her motorcycle pictures, she's furious and she starts yelling at him. She tells him that he has an immediate F and he should sit down. Ms. Oh is humiliated, and tries to calm her students down, from the laughter the pictures gave them, she doesn't know what to do.
In My Body Is A Cage (2), Dave, while talking to Connor and Wesley before school, he tells them that he'll make Ms. Oh laugh to make her change her mind about the grades. Dave continues trouble in class with Ms. Oh. When she enters the class room, she asks them how their project, blogging, was going. Dave raises his hand and while Ms. Oh has her back turned, gets out of his seat, with no pants on, and says he felt comfortable with his pants down and that her instructions were bare.
In his underwear, he starts stretching (Ms. Oh still hasn't noticed) and asks to talk to her during class. When she sees his pants are missing, she tells him to put his pants back on. Wesley asks what was up and Dave shrugs. Dave is walking with Wesley and Connor, joking about the incident in class. Connor mentions that Ms. Oh seemed sad and they see Ms. Oh heading towards her car, crying. Connor checks her MyRoom profile and notes that her status went from being in a relationship to being single and says that she has a broken heart.
In Tears Dry On Their Own (1), Connor continues talking to LoveQueen16 online, against Dave and Wesley's opinions. He is playing a game of Realm of Doom, with her, until Dave and Wesley walk in the mi room. He shuts the game off, and listens to them bombarding him with advice. Dave asks him why he still talks to her, if she is like 42, and he was -12 when she was born. Dave tells him that it's just plain weird, and asks what he sees in her. Connor tells them that she's just a friend that he plays "ROD" with, Wesley agrees that ROD is cool, but that they're his friends. Connor tells them that she's different, and she listens to him and understands him. Dave and Wesley try to tell him that they do all that stuff, but he doesn't seem to listen or care. Dave tries to tell him to get over her, but Connor isn't too sure what's to get over. They leave, and he continues to play ROD.
Later, Dave comes up with the perfect plan to show Connor that there are other girls that are their age, that he can interact with. They go on a chat roulette type site called, ChatSoFast. They go through lots of people until they find three girls their age, Wesley and Dave are ready to smoothly talk to them, and they tell Connor to start up a conversation. Connor types them, "do you guys play realm of doom?", they stare confused. Dave feels that Connor's going to make them leave the chat, so he then takes over. Connor is mad at Dave, and looks around concerned. Connor leaves, and a few moments after Wesley and Dave walk in trying to find Connor, they don't know where he is, and Wesley goes on the ROD website to see if anything is up, Dave figures that Connor probably went with the online girl to get the expansion pack.
The two decide to go before things happen, but they email Mr. Simpson explaining everything. In line, Connor is bombarded with flattery from LoveQueen16, and is confused, and embarrassed. They make plans to go back to her house to test out the expansion pack afterward. Wesley and Dave get there a few moments later to see Connor and the creep walking out, they stop him and make her leave. They talk to him and make him promise not to do that again, even if they're going to trust and understand him. They decide to leave until Mr. Simpson comes by, he takes Connor and brings him home, telling Connor that he should be lucky to have friends like Dave and Wesley.In Tears Dry On Their Own (2), Dave and Wesley are still trying to regain Connor's friendship again. Later on, Dave and Wesley are playing Frogger with Mr. Simpson, and Connor.
In Still Fighting It (1), Wesley signs himself up as a Bachelor, at the Bachelor contest, Dave doesn't think that he'll make it, and asks why he even wants to. Wesley claims that he wants to impress Anya. Dave tries to explain that Anya goes for guys more like Drew. Wesley then makes it his mission to become more like Drew, deciding to follow him, and see if he could act like him. Also, he is confronted and pushed by Riley, after saying something is gay, instead of just saying lame or stupid.In Umbrella (1), Dave is seen receiving school money from his dad, who is a police officer. Wesley compliments the fact that Dave’s dad is a cop and Dave freaks out. He tells Wesley to never talk about it again and then tells Wesley he’s not cool enough to hang out with Dave’s new friends. Dave then goes to the basketball court and shoots some hoops with the guys the court, Julian is impressed by Dave's attitude. Later, in the hallway Dave tells Wesley to stay out of his way. Later Wesley, reveals to Julian and the other guys that Dave's father is a cop and leaves Dave with his new "friends," who label Dave as a "Narc."
In Umbrella (2), Dave is seen trying to convince the gang of boys that he is nothing like his dad. Wanting proof, Dave goes into his Dad's car to steal something, when Wesley interrupts him. The two get into an argument about their friendship, and Wesley leaves. Dave finds a tazer gun and steals it. The gang of boys is impressed, but they want him to taze someone, picking Wesley, So Dave decides to do so. He eventually regrets this decision and apologizes, becoming friends with Wesley again.
In Halo (1), Dave is seen in the cafeteria with Wesley and Connor, when Wesley reveals his wet dream about Anya. Dave especially finds it funny and tells him to not get his hopes up, especially with a girl like Anya.
In When Love Takes Over, Dave strikes up a conversation with Sadie about Sweetheart Week. Dave musters up all his courage and asks Sadie on a date to the date, which she accepts. Dave later drags Connor and Wesley over to the library so they can check out Sadie, and they discover that she is about a foot taller than Dave. At The Dot, Dave finds that him and Sadie have a lot in common, but when she stands up to get food for them, he freaks out and leaves.
The next day, when Sadie asks Dave about their upcoming date, he cancels on her, proceeding to make fun of her in front of Connor and Wesley, not realizing that she can hear him. Later, Dave finds her on the basketball court playing with a group of girls, and discovers she is angry with him about his earlier comment. He tries to convince her the comment was a compliment, but fails and wants to make it up to her for mocking her height. Dave makes a bet to her: if she wins a game of basketball, then they don't go out, but if Dave wins, he gets to go out with her. At the end of the episode, we don't know the score, but Dave makes the final shot, and the two walk away hand in hand.In The Way We Get By (1), Dave is seen playing basketball with K.C., Drew, and the rest of the basketball team. He and K.C. gloat about all the time they have been spending with their girlfriends. Later on, Dave and K.C. explain to Drew that after his hookup in the Boiler Room with Bianca, he is considered gross by association. He seems unsure of how things turn out when Drew invites Bianca to hang out with them.
In The Way We Get By (2), Dave says he doesn't even know Bianca when Drew accuses him and K.C. of disliking her because of her reputation. The five hang out later on, but things go badly, and Bianca and Drew leave, with Dave and Sadie staying behind with K.C. and Jenna.
In Drop the World (1), Dave is seen with K.C. playing basketball. When Jenna comes to talk to K.C., Dave says, "Oh crap domestic, I'm out of here." When Jenna sees Dave in the hallway she asks if he can throw K.C. a bachelor party. He says yes and walks away.
In Drop the World (2), Dave is seen walking into K.C.'s house with a mask on his mouth and giving him a video game. Later, Dave and Drew give handcuffs to K.C. When Drew tries to break the handcuffs, Chantay calls and tells them that Jenna's water broke. When they get there, Dave takes a picture of Jenna with Tyson.
In Spring Fever, Dave is seen downtown with K.C., Drew and Bianca, when Bianca wins tickets for the Keke Palmer concert. He is later seen doing volunteer work at Degrassi over Spring Break with K.C. and Drew, teaching kids how to play basketball. He then goes to the concert with Sadie and the rest of the gang. The next day, Dave is seen talking to his dad. When Drew and Bianca come over, he asks them if they heard about the murder of Anson Wells. He is also there when Drew tells Officer Turner everything that happened.
In LoveGame, Dave asks Adam if Drew was OK. He is also at Above The Dot with his friends.
In Idioteque, Dave and Drew play one on one. Dave asks him if everything was alright, and then gives him advice about Bianca.
In Cry Me A River (1), Dave and Adam compete for a spot on the new Degrassi radio show. Sav gives the job to both of them since the audience likes them together. They name their new show Mano a Mano, and Dave and Adam become friends. While walking down the hall with Adam excited Dave leaves to go to the bathroom, Adam then follows him in. Dave is standing at the urinal and notices Adam watching his stance. Dave leaves mad at Adam. Now Dave is mad at Adam, and doesn't want to do the show with him, but he decides to stay after his dad tell's him how proud he is.
Dave and Adam are talking about show ideas, and Dave is still weirded out by him, he then leaves to go to the restroom again. Adam follows again this time standing at the urinal, while Dave is washing his hand he notices Adams stand to pee device, and says "What is that?" Adam tells him he doesn't have to stare and accidentally spills pee on Dave's shoes. Dave leaves the restroom and tells Adam to stay away from him. During another radio taping, Dave suggest that they talk about girls, and goes on and asks should girls be able to use the boys bathroom. There you are trying to whiz and there's some tranny staring at your Junk. Sav cuts him off, Adam leaves, and Dave is left there.In Cry Me A River (2), The LGBT Club makes a petition to ban Dave from the radio. Dave goes to Sav, and Sav tell him he's off the show due to all the controversy. Dave doesn't think its fair that Adam still gets to do it, and takes action by dressing up like a girl and uses their bathroom. The girls kick Dave out, and Adam notices how he's dressed. Dave calls him a baby and tells him everyone know he's not a dude. Dave walks away, shoving Adam. Adam pushes him down, and the two fight, until Simpson breaks them up. Dave is in Simpson's office with his dad and Simpson give him a six week detention. Dave and Adam are in detention and he say's it's all his fault. Adam asks him how come everyone else can accept him and he can't. Adam makes Dave think about what he did. He later locks himself in the radio room, and goes on air without permission, and apologizes to Adam. The two of them get their show back, and are now good friends.
In Dirt Off Your Shoulder (1), Dave misses his radio show with Adam because he is at home sick with the sniffles. The next day, he is still congested, but is present at school. When Marisol approaches K.C. at lunch about work the previous night, he recognizes that K.C. might be interested in her.
In Dirt Off Your Shoulder (2), Dave is at his locker when K.C. and Marisol are talking, and once again notices something between them.
In Should've Said No (1), Dave and Alli are hanging out again, while planning movie night. They then go to the dot for fundue night. The two of them are having a good time until Marisol says they look cute together. Dave says he has to go, because he is still dating Sadie.
In Should've Said No (2), Dave realizes he still has feeling for Alli, and breaks up with Sadie. At the end of the movie they decide to go on another date and start dating.In U Don’t Know (1), in addition to his job at Degrassi Radio co-hosting a show with Adam, he is the host of Degrassi's prom fundraiser fashion show. After Dave and Adam interview Katie on their radio show ManoAMano, Dave pushes Adam to start something with Katie since he is sure she was flirting with Adam.
In U Don't Know (2), as Adam's friend, Dave talks with him about Adam's chest problem and the once-supposed-relationship between Adam and Katie.
In Lose Yourself (1), Dave welcomes Jenna back, and notices her breast leaking in Perino's class.
In Lose Yourself (2), Dave reveals to Jenna that K.C. is cheating on her.
In Mr. Brightside (1), Dave is on the phone with Alli. Later, Clare suggests that Alli introduce Dave to her parents, which Alli considers. Alli asks Dave if he would meet her parents that evening. She explains how difficult her parents can be. She gives him the do's and don'ts about her family. She tells him that for now to her parents they'll have to be friends. After an awkward introduction, Dave (to the Bhandari's "David") eventually charms her parents. When things are going well, Dave realizes Alli's parents will never know the real him. Alli insults him by saying he wouldn't have lasted a minute with her parents. Dave leaves giving the excuse that he has to help his father with some yardwork.
In Mr. Brightside (2), Alli talks to Dave and they agree to start over and introduce Dave to her parents as her boyfriend. Alli tells her parents that Dave is her boyfriend, and they are OK with him coming over again. Dave dresses and behaves normally, and they all play cards together. With Dave getting along so well with her family that means they can spend a lot of time together over the summer.
In Drop It Like It's Hot (1), Dave gets the idea from Adam that Alli wants to have sex, and goes over with condoms. Alli tells him she's going away for the summer. Dave leaves upset, but they make up later when she gets him a jersey and tickets to a game.
In Drop It Like It's Hot (2), Dave is upset with Alli when he finds out her hobby for gambling goes too far. He tells his dad before things get to bad, and they breakup afterwards.Nowhere to Run, he meets up with Alli at The Dot after a summer of texting while she was away. He tells her that he had sex with another girl while Alli was away, which deeply upsets her. He asks if there is anything he can do to fix it, but Alli says nothing will help, and ends the relationship.
In Smash Into You (1), Dave signs up to help Alli organize the Model UN in a desperate attempt to get her back. He decides to cut off all communication with Jacinta, his summer fling who's been texting him nonstop. It looks like things might work out with Alli- until Jacinta shows up at Degrassi.In Smash Into You (2), Dave must deal with Jacinta, who shows up at Model UN to explain how much she likes him. When he tells her the summer was a mistake, she is an emotional wreck. Jacinta steals Dave's phone, then uses it to send Alli a break-up text. Crying and upset, she runs into the street with the phone. Jacinta is then hit by a car and taken to the hospital. Dave is left to feel guilty for treating her badly.
In Hollaback Girl (1), Dave wants to pay Jacinta a visit in the hospital as he still feels guilty about her unfortunate accident. Alli is less than comfortable with this and she feels worse when she sees a FaceRange page for Jacinta, with her friends wishing her a full recovery and wishing harm on Dave. It becomes apparent to Alli that Jacinta's friends blame Dave for what happened to her, so she defends him. Dave, however, doesn't want Alli to defend him; he claims to have accepted his guilty and responsibility for what happened to Jacinta. Alas, Dave and Alli's relationship is becoming rocky because the former refuses to talk to her about how he feels.
In Come As You Are (1), Dave is seen walking to the front of the school with all his friends. He brings up the school being shut down to Drew's dismay and is later seen cheering at the assembly when the uniforms are abolished.
In Got Your Money (1), Dave gets the part of Romeo in the school play. He celebrates with Alli, who tells him to stay away from the girl who is going to play Juliet. He says that Alli is his only Juliet, and that it's just acting. They kiss, and Eli interrupts to introduce Dave to Tristan, and tells him that they will be working very closely on the set of the play. When Dave questions this, Eli says, "Meet your Juliet!" Alli smiles at him, but he is very surprised. Later, Dave rehearses the play with Tristan, but can't seem to be comfortable with it, even though they've been rehearsing for an hour. Dave states that it's too weird for him, and that he doesn't know how to act gay.
Eli tells him to just follow Tristan's lead. Dave got the wrong idea of this, and tried to act like a stereotypical gay guy. (talking in a high pitched voice, snapping a lot.) Eli and Tristan tell him that he did horrible. He says he was trying to act gay, but Eli tells him that he needed to forget about Tristan and Jules, and think about the girl he loves, Alli. He takes his advice and impresses everyone with him performance. Afterwards, he goes to The Dot, where he sees Becky. Becky tells him that performing Romeo and Jules every night may get him confused about his sexuality, and gives him a flyer.In Got Your Money (2), Dave is first seen reading the pamphlet Becky handed him when Alli walks up asking what it is. She tells him not to worry and that everything's fine and he agrees. She accidentally pulls out her birth control and she tells him her parents are out of town that night and asks if he'd like to come over and have sex which he accepts. He is full of happiness that day and poses perfectly at the poster photoshoot with Tristan when the hockey team starts heckling them. Luke tells them to "keep their gay stuff a little more private" and Eli tells him off. At the dance that night, he sees a large billboard of him and Tristan close together and begins to panic. Alli comes out of the bathroom to see him distracted and asks what's wrong when Luke and another hockey guy begin to bug him. To tell them off, he talks about how he's gonna have sex with his girlfriend that night, causing them to leave but also making Alli upset. He is later seen trying to take the billboard down when Eli stops him and asks why he's getting upset about what jocks think when he could be having sex with Alli and this gets him to leave. He walks into her room at her house and apologizes and asks if they can still do it. She says her parents will be home soon but they have time and he says he forgot the condoms in his car. She says it'll be fine and the two proceed to kiss and have sex.
In Say It Ain't So (1), he is first seen approaching Alli in the lab. He asks if they can be together for a little bit and she agrees and the two start to make out. He takes off his jacket and accidentally tosses it on the burner causing a fire. She tells him to get out as she puts out the fire. He later learns that she was accepted early into M.I.T. but doesn't want her to take the offer. At night at her house, he comes over to hear that she might be pregnant, leaving him shocked.
In Say It Ain't So (2), he walks up to Alli to help her with her books and talk about the pregnancy. They discuss what would be best and he reveals that he wants her to stay and keep the baby, but unsure how they would do it. At Alli's party for her acceptance, he stands back and watches her make a toast to her leaving. This causes him to get upset and leave to her room. When she meets him there, he's upset that she's just throwing everything they have away and storms out. At school they meet and he is relieved that she isn't pregnant. She does however, say that she will still go to M.I.T. and he wants to enjoy their last months together. She tells him that she will try but needs to focus on catching up for early graduation and on her research, leaving them in an awkward relationship.
In Closer to Free (1), he works in a group with Alli and Connor.
In Closer to Free (2), he walks onstage after Tori and Tristan finish singing. He is also later seen in the "Stuff Clare Says" video.
In Sabotage (1), Dave, Tori and Tristan take a break from rehearsing for Romeo and Jules to go to the mall and audition to win a guest role on their favourite show, West Drive. Dave tells Alli about the contest and invites her to cheer him on, but she has too much homework. Alli offers to text him to come over after she's done studying. Alli texts Dave right before his big audition and he ignores her. Instead, he hits the stage and wows the crowd and the judges. Dave wins the competition and gets free pizza for a year and a guest role on West Drive. Tori suggests he invite Alli to celebrate with them, but Dave is upset that Alli wasn't there to support him.In Sabotage (2), Dave tells Alli that he won the role on West Drive and expects her to be upset he blew off his plans with her. Instead, Alli is happy for Dave and congratulates him, leaving him looking disappointed. Dave is worried that neither of them is putting the other person first and tells Adam that he's determined to get the spark back in their relationship, starting that night. At the party, Alli is having a great time, but Dave doesn't feel the same way. Dave wants to talk, but Alli asks Dave to wait until later. Later he helps Eli, Jake, Clare and Katie fight off the Ice Hounds and rescues Alli from a hockey player during the fight. Dave and Alli finally have their talk and while Alli is happy that he saved her, Dave thinks she treats him like dirt. Therefore ending it with her then and there.
In Scream (1), Tristan and Dave are rehearsing for the play, but Tristan holds back before each kiss scene. Dave says he doesn't want to get all 'lovey' anyways. Later on, Eli gives the cast a pep talk about the play, but still is worried about it being cancelled, so Dave gives Eli some insightful advice on how to save the play.
In Scream (2), Dave performs in Romeo & Jules which was a success.In I Want It That Way (1), he is seen talking to Alli about hanging out at the Dot which he agrees to. He is later seen waiting for Alli who is late, gets upset and leaves.
In I Want It That Way (2), he is seen sitting outside of the hallway while Alli is studying. Later, while Dallas performs his rapology to Clare, Alli sees him in the audience glaring at her. She goes to confront him to stay out of her life and it turns out she was hallucinated because she was taking uppers.
In Bitter Sweet Symphony (1), he is seen suggesting to Eli that he read Clare's diary.
In Bitter Sweet Symphony (2), he is seen talking with Eli about Cam's body.
In Ray of Light (1), he is seen in Eli's yearbook video.
In Ray of Light (2) , he is seen in the yearbook video.
In Karma Police (1) , he is seen at the mall giving free juice samples when he runs into Fiona He sees her struggling to get a job, so he talks to his manager, and helps get Fiona a job at Juwanna Juice .
In Karma Police (2), he is seen acting in Eli's zombie movie.
Season 13In Young Forever, he comes downstairs with Imogen to see how Drew's doing. He eases the tension by asking everyone how their summer was, but it doesn't fix anything and Dave calls himself stupid. He later arrives at the memorial with many people. He is then seen hugging Connor and then watches the memorial and smiles during a clip of him and Adam together. Later, he watches the lantern being lifted into the air.
- He is one of many present and former Degrassi students who don't go by their full name. The others being:
- Zig (Zigmund)
- Drew (Andrew),
- Becky (Rebecca),
- Cam (Campbell)
- Eli (Elijah).
- Fitz (Mark)
- K.C. (Kirk Cameron)
- Sav (Savtaj)
- Dave (David)
- Dallas (Michael)
- Jake (Jacob)
- Mo (Mohammed)
- Ellie (Eleanor)
- Tiny (Deon)
- Frankie (Francesca)
- J.T. (James Tiberius)
- Manny (Manuella)
- Holly J. (Holly Jeanette)
- Jimmy (James)
- Jay (Jason)
- Alex (Alexandra)
- Toby (Tobias)
- Wheels (Derek)
- Joey (Joseph)
- Alli Bhandari (Allia)
- Spinner (Gavin)
- Danny (Daniel)
- Jack (Jacqueline)
- Blue (Bradley)
- Rick (Richard)
- Luke (Lucas)
- B.L.T. (Bryant Lester Thomas)
- Johnny (Jonathan)
- Spike (Christine)
- Snake (Archie)
- L.D. (Lorraine Delacorte)
- Bronco (Basil)
- Dave has gotten urine on himself from another character twice. Once by Bruce (purposely) and the next by Adam Torres (accidental).
- Dave is the first person in his grade to date Alli.
- Dallas later dated Alli while repeating senior year, so they were in the same grade, although they were not the same age and were not in the same grade when they first met and developed an attraction to one another.
- Dave's father is a cop who currently works at Degrassi as a guard.
- His Twitter
- Dave has gotten more popular since he first appeared on the show:
- Season 9: He was friends with Connor, Jenna, Alli, Clare, and K.C.
- Season 10: He was friends with Connor, Jenna, Alli, Clare, K.C., Wes, Sadie, and Drew.
- Season 11: He was friends with Connor, Jenna, Alli, Clare, K.C., Wes, Drew, and Adam.
- Season 12: He is friends with Connor, Jenna, Alli, Clare, K.C., Wes, Drew, Adam, Eli, Zig, Tristan and Tori.
- Dave lost his virginity to Jacinta while his girlfriend at the time, Alli, was at science camp.
- He and Alli share the line, "What a bitch."
- Coincidentally, he and Alli dated for most of his time on the show.
- Dave is the co-host of The Mano-A-Mano with Adam Torres.
- He has had a crush on Alli since Season 9; however, he was interested in Jenna Middleton first.
- Dave was the second love interest who was given a blessing by the Bhandaris to date their child. The first was Holly J. Sinclair, who dated Sav Bhandari.
- Dave couldn't sing in Season 10, but is suddenly a very skilled singer by the end of Season 12, as seen in Romeo and Jules.
- Dave got the very sought-after part of Romeo in the school play Romeo and Jules.
- He has interacted with Riley twice. On both occasions, Riley threatens him: first in Shoot to Thrill and again in Still Fighting It (1).
- Dave is one of the seven characters to have had a crush on a teacher. The other six were Melanie, J.T., Paige, Darcy, Sav, and Tristan.
- Dave shares a few similarities to late Degrassi character J.T. Yorke.
- They were both class clowns who wanted to break free of their "nerd" identity with their "nerdy" friends.
- Dave and Chantay were the second set of cousins in Degrassi history. The first set were Stephanie Kaye and her brother Arthur Kobalewscuy and their cousin Dorothy.
- He stated that he is very good with interacting with adults.
- Dave was perfectly fine accepting the Bhandaris' strict rules, unlike Anya MacPherson who had a major issue with it.
- He was the second main character to be offered a role on West Drive.
- Dave is one of many to have lost his close friend Adam Torres.
- He is one of six characters to begin the opening theme. The other five are Emma, Ellie, Peter, Sav, and Adam.
- "Holly to the J! What up, Prez?" to Holly J. (first line)
- "This is exactly what the people need." (last line)
- "TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!"
- "Before we start, I'd just like to say that once the paramedics arrive, my medical card is in my shoe."
- "It's warm..."
- (To Connor, about his "mystery lady"): "Shut the front door, you have a woman?!"
- (To Wesley): "Connor's being mauled by Grizzlies!"
- (To Alli): "Why leave now? It's just getting good!"
- "LoveQueen16? More like LoserQueen42!"
- (To Alli): "I don't want your vote. I want you."
- Wesley: "I had a wet dream today. In class."
Connor: "Um *clears throat* isn't that supposed to happen in the comfort of your own bed?" -Dave to Wesley
- Dave: "Dude, that's so gay!"
Riley: "So gay? You mean it's bad to be gay? Huh?"
Dave: "Whoa, I didn't mean it like that! Sorry for the trouble! I'm just gonna..."
- Dave: "That's typical Riley. He's a playa!"
Fiona: "Well, I tamed that playa. We're dating."
Dave: "D-don't tell him I said that!"
- "Us sweetheart week haters gotta stick together!"
- "She's a giraffe!"
- "Giraffes are very graceful. They can pick the highest leaves off the trees...That sounded WAY better in my head."
- Jenna: "DAVE!"
Dave: "Huh? What? Don't hurt me! What?"
- "You're too cool for school...You're kind of a snob."
- "If I actually got in the game, my parents would buy me a solid gold Ferrari."
- (To K.C.) "You need to end it with one of them, before someone gets hurt."
- (To Adam) "Go for it."
- (To Drew) "What a bitch."
- Dave: "She's a freak of nature."
Sadie: "And you're a jerk."
- Dave: "You know, people know you're not a dude, Adam."
Adam: "That's what you care about? Do you know what Simpson said to me?"
Dave: "What'd he do? Give you a lollipop?"
- (To Sadie): "Look Sadie, you're a great girl."
Sadie: "Oh my god, Alli?"
Dave: "I never cheated."
- "I went after this girl once already and got brutally rejected."
- "Apparently honesty isn't the best policy."
- "She's not all that bad. She makes me laugh, a lot. She can eat more than I can and uh *whew* she's kinda hot." (to Alli about Alli)
Alli: "How hot?"
Dave: "At least a 7."
- (To Adam) "What's up, LL Cool A!"
- (To Alli) "Yeah, and you're my princess."
- (To Alli) "Yeah, for you it's eight."
- (To K.C. about Jenna) "Don't put that on me, bro."
- (To Adam) "Adam, bro... I know you're trying your best but let's be real... boobs are happening."
- (To Zig and Maya) "Sorry niners, this table's taken."
- (To Adam and Drew) "Nothing worth having comes easy."
- (To Jacinta on the phone) "Yeah I blocked you on everything. Are you pregnant? Do you have a STI? Good, don't call me ever again!"
- (To Alli) "You're the only girl in the world to me."
- (To Alli) "I've got one rule for you."
Dave: "Dance with me."
- (To Alli about Jacinta) "I treated her like she was nothing!"
- "Hi! I'm over here!"
- "I will not tell you my name!" *snaps*
- (To Alli about the "baby"): "I'll stay here and take care of the little Bhandurner baby or whatever."
- (To Alli about M.I.T.): "So that's just it... you're gone?" (In Say It Ain't So (2))
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- Sadie Rowland
- Main article: Dave-Alli Relationship
- Alli Bhandari
- Main article: Jacinta-Dave Relationship
- Jacinta Morley (Affair)
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