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|Actor||Michael Raymond James|
|Last Appearance||"Triggerfinger" (Corpse)|
|Cause of Death||Shot by Rick Grimes.|
|Rick shoots Dave in the head.|
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- "You don't know anything about us. You don't know what we had to go through out there, the things we've had to do. I bet you've had to do some of those things yourself. Am I right? 'Cause ain't nobody's hands clean in what's left of this world. We're all the same.."
- —Dave to Rick.[src]
Nothing is known about Dave before or as the outbreak began, except for the fact that he may have been from Philadelphia.
He and Tony arrived at Patton's Bar that Hershel, Rick, and Glenn had occupied, and commented on the fact that they were both still alive. Dave, the "people person" of the two, was seemingly thrilled to discover other survivors. However, Hershel and Rick instantly found the men untrustworthy when they mentioned the farm's existence when neither had mentioned it before, as well as Rick's natural instinct upon learning Dave's humor in stealing his pistol from a dead officer. An overzealous Glenn acknowledged the farm's existence until Rick stepped in and said that Dave and Tony would not be coming with them.
Dave once again attempted to earn the survivors' trust before the shoot-out, casually leaping over the bar and placing his gun on top of the counter while looking for better liquor. Upon withdrawing a bottle of whiskey, Rick rebuffed his inquiry of the farm once again before Tony gave away what was obviously an ambush. As Dave went for his gun, Rick whipped out his revolver and shot him in the head, killing him instantly before doing the same to Tony.
Glenn takes the gun from Dave before leaving the bar.
Shane tells him not to bring back Randall because he was with men who wanted to kill Rick, that is, Dave, Tony, Sean and Nate.
Randall argues that he met on the street Dave and the other members of his group.
Rick indirectly mentions Dave and Tony when the voice on the phone asks how many people he has killed, when asked 'why?' he says that it was self defense.
Dave was shot in the head by Rick Grimes after insisting he and Tony join them at Hershel's Farm. This was Rick Grimes' first human kill during the apocalypse.
This list shows the victims Dave has killed:
- Possibly the police officer from whom he got his gun.
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people.
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Dave and Tony are friends, they often insult each other jokingly and are not insulted by each other's remarks. After Rick shot Dave, Tony quickly goes to grab his rifle to shoot Rick, showing they were at least loyal to each other.
- "Triggerfinger" (Corpse)
- "18 Miles Out" (Mentioned)
- "Judge, Jury, Executioner" (Mentioned)
- "Hounded" (Mentioned)
- This character, along with Tony and Randall, were announced in a casting call that was put out to the public in December 2011. Dave and Tony were shown in a preview clip of "Nebraska" that aired on January 16, 2012.
- Dave is the one to mention the title "Nebraska", as he mentions it could be a safe-haven due to its low population and that the state contained plenty of guns. He is also the one to acknowledge the fate of Fort Benning, though he may have, in fact, lied about it.
- Dave and his group referred to the zombies as "roamers", the common name for them in the Comic Series, as opposed to the term "walkers", commonly applied in the TV Series. Upon hearing the latter term, he jokingly states that he prefers it. They have also used the term, "lame brains", implying this may be a regional slang for Zombies.
- Dave appears to be a smooth-talker with great cunning, as he was able to deduce that Rick and his group were located on a farm and was able to carry on an able conversation.
- Dave is the first living character to be killed by Rick in the TV Series.
- Dave is also the first human character to die in the second half of Season 2.