David appeared on Sesame Street from 1971 until 1989, as the second adult African-American male resident, after Gordon. A hip, upbeat individual, David was fond of eccentric hats and singing. He initially worked part-time at Hooper's Store while studying law. For several years, it was implied that David and Maria had a romantic relationship. However, in later seasons, Maria fell in love with, and eventually married, Luis.
Following Mr. Hooper's death in 1983, David inherited Hooper's Store and operated it with help from Petey and later Gina. David's family includes his sassy grandmother Harriet, who visited periodically.
When Northern Calloway left the show in 1989, it was explained that David had moved away from Sesame Street to live on a farm with his grandmother, and ownership of the store was turned over to Mr. Handford.
- Big Bird's Busy Book (1975)
- The Tool Box Book (1980)
- Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1981)
- I'll Miss You, Mr. Hooper (1984)
- Big Bird Goes to the Doctor (1986)
- Big Bird's Bedtime Story (1987)
- Elmo's doll, David